Crazy (or mini) golf has undergone somewhat of a resurgence in recent years. Gone are the days of standing in freezing conditions, watching windmills and the like blow over in the gusts! Mini golf venues with a host of facilities can now be found all over the UK, offering a great day out for you and all the family. The really great thing about these modern ‘adventure’ golf venues is that they’re ideal for all ages. If you’ve got children of differing ages, it can sometimes be very hard to find a venue with activities that suit everyone. But these crazy golf venues are designed to be all-inclusive for all ages meaning you can enjoy your day out with all ages!
Here are some of the most popular crazy golf centres for you to try out.
Mr Mulligans (Venues Nationwide)
Mr Mulligans are the ultimate crazy golf company, with venues around the UK. You will find slightly different facilities at each venue, but all of them have adventure golf courses, usually with 18 holes. The courses are fun and challenging, with extremely reasonable prices! You’ll also find other great activities such as pitch and putt, driving ranges and footgolf alongside restaurants, cafes and dedicated party rooms. You’ll find different themed venues, such as Space, Pirate, Dinosaurs and the Lost World. Mr Mulligans are a complete day out that the kids are sure to adore.
Milton Keynes (Outdoor)
Milton Keynes (Indoor)
Paradise Island (Manchester)
Situated in the grounds of the Trafford Centre in Manchester, Paradise Island has two 18-hole tropical adventure golf courses – the Tiki Hut Trail and the Temple Runs Adventure. Spread over two levels, you could even tackle both courses for a huge 36 holes! This course is in a great location with the Trafford Centre offering a host of great eateries for the kids, shops galore and even the Lego Experience Store. You might find you need to pace your visit over a few days!
Mighty Claws (Bournemouth and Colchester)
Mighty Claws has two venues in Bournemouth and Colchester, both themed around the ever-popular dinosaur theme! Explore 18 holes of awesome dino-adventure golf and then grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, the Kitchen Club. Mighty Claws even produce their own storybooks – perfect for your own little monster to read back at home.
Treetop Adventure Golf (Cardiff)
Treetop Adventure Golf is in Cardiff, with two fantastic 18-hole mini golf courses. The courses are really interactive – the Tropical Trail is set in rainforest canopy, complete with thunderstorms, lightening and singing frogs! Or try the Ancient Explorer course, with clouds, mist and the thundering Mystic River. You’ll also find a lovely café onsite, with lots of options for the whole family.
Adventure Island Mini Golf (Birmingham)
Perfect for a wet and windy day, Adventure Island is an indoor crazy golf venue in Birmingham. You’ll find two 18-hole mini golf courses, the Hidden Cove Challenge and the Lost Hut Trail. Set on three different levels, the courses feature tiki huts, waterfalls and volcanoes alongside talking totem poles! Hidden Cove Challenge is also completely wheelchair accessible and you can enjoy a meal at the Tiki Bar afterwards.
Congo River Crazy Golf (Leicester)
Another indoor venue, Congo River is situated in Leicester. There’s a fantastic Florida-style 18-hole adventure golf course complete with tunnels, inclines and even a broken-down plane. There’s a restaurant onsite and it’s an ideal choice for a last-minute family day out.
Lost City Adventure Golf (Nottingham)
This wheelchair and pushchair friendly venue in Nottingham has two fantastic 18-hole adventure golf courses – Sacred Skull and Temple Trail. With fantastic jungle themes, younger members of the family will love keeping an eye out for the animals – Bengal tigers, parrots, monkeys and a 23-foot long snake! The venue also has a bar with a small menu to replenish everyone after the golf.
Plonk! (Peckham, Hackney, Islington, Battersea and Clapham)
If you live in London, you might think that crazy golf isn’t something you can get the family involved in. But Plonk! have opened a small number of venues in the capital, which allow you to try it out. The crazy golf courses are small, with between 7-9 holes but are all situated in great locations with plenty of other activities to try out. Plonk! Islington would be our first choice for families, with a fully equipped arcade, board games and a football table to try out alongside the mini golf. There’s also a fantastic pizza kitchen!
Dinosaur Encounter Golf (Morpeth)
Featuring 12 challenging holes set amongst a beautiful landscape of waterfalls and mountains, Dinosaur Encounter is sure to keep the whole family entertained. There are a host of life-sized dinosaurs dotted around the course, including a moving Spinosaurus and Brachiosaurus! The course is largely wheelchair accessible and there’s a souvenir shop onsite for budding little T-Rexes in your group!
Top Golf (Chigwell, Watford and Addlestone)
Top Golf isn’t mini golf, but if you have slightly older children it can be great fun. The idea of Top Golf is to score points by hitting micro chipped balls into targets. The more accurate your shot and the further you hit it, the more points you get. Based on a traditional driving range, Top Golf adds a fun dimension to the game. You can even get food and drink delivered directly to your bay. This is a great next step for golfing aficionados!