With it being the summer holidays I am always looking for something to keep us out of trouble so I was looking forward to trying out the new Treetop Adventure Golf in St Davids Centre 2 in Cardiff.
The girls love playing mini golf and had noticed the signs for Treetop so were very excited! Treetop Adventure Golf is located on the 3rd floor of the St Davids 2 shopping centre. Parking is therefore really easy as you can park in the shopping centre car park and head straight up there.
Inside the staff were really helpful and friendly and told us all about the two courses there and we were provided with appropriately sized clubs and a different coloured ball each. We had a score card and you are encouraged to not take longer than 6 shots at each hole so that you don’t cause a queue! We decided pretty quickly to change that to 4 shots each for us as we’d never have got through it otherwise!
We set off on the first course – a tropical rainforest theme. I was really impressed with the effort that went into the decor there. There were sound effects, talking trees, lights and smoke effects. The girls were really captivated by it. 18 holes is longer than most mini golf courses we have done which is great, and the girls (4 and 8) were interested enough not to get too bored with it.
At the end there is a ’19th hole’ where if you hit the ball into the centre you win a free round next time. I thought it was pretty impossible but clearly not as Bean managed to do just that!
We then stopped for a little break for a coffee and cake. They do snack food at Treetop which is perfect, the cakes come from a local bakery, Cup & Cake and the cake and the coffee was divine. I noticed that they have a mighty fine cocktail menu too for if you were visiting without children!
As it was the holidays they had a face painter there doing face painting for free. The girls love having their face painted so that was a great extra treat.
We then set off on course number two – an ancient explorer trail which was filled with as much wonder and awe as the first. The girls were refreshed after their little break but by the end of the 18 holes were not quite so enthusiastic. I’d say for young children one course per visit would be enough.
One point worth noting is that the venue is completely pushchair friendly which was great for us as the baby could come along with us very easily. Thumbs up for family friendly!
I was really impressed with Treetop Adventure Golf and would definitely recommend it as a great place to while away a rainy morning. It was a little pricey at £25 for a family of four to play one course, plus drinks and snacks on top, but if your little ones are into crazy golf they would definitely love it. Equally I think it would be a great first date venue or to spend a couple of hours with friends and sample the cocktail menu!
Disclosure – we were invited to Treetop Adventure Golf free of charge and provided with snacks too for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.