Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf in Milton Keynes

A new Volcano Falls Adventure Golf centre is opening in Milton Keynes.


Volcano Falls Adventure Golf

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf is opening at Xscape in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

The venue will be home to three indoor courses and a total of 36-holes.

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf have venues in Castleford and Edinburgh.

We've played the Castleford Volcano Falls Adventure Golf centre on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Visit the Volcano Falls Adventure Golf website for further information.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Totally Stockport Comic Con

80s TV, film and pop culture heaven!


Gremlins at the Totally Stockport Comic Con
Gremlins causing a scene

We had a marvellous morning at the Totally Stockport FREE Comic Con. What a brilliant event. So much to see and do.

The Totally Stockport Comic Con

The event was organised by Totally Stockport.

There have been some superb events here in Stockport. The last Comic Con was excellent too. The event was set to become an annual attraction, but the coronavirus put paid to the follow-up event in May 2020.

K.I.T.T. at theTotally Stockport Comic Con
I've wanted to see K.I.T.T. in real life since I was a little kid. This was amazing!

We're so glad the event went ahead and are looking forward to the next Stockport Comic Con already!

Ecto-1 at the Totally Stockport Comic Con
Ecto-1

A tauntaun at the Totally Stockport Comic Con
Urgh, this tauntaun smelled bad on the outside

Chewbacca at the Totally Stockport Comic Con
Me and Chewbacca

R2-D2 at the Totally Stockport Comic Con
R2-D2

Johnny 5 from Short Circuit at the Totally Stockport Comic Con
Johnny 5

The A-Team van at the Totally Stockport Comic Con
The A-Team van

Mini Golf course at Laser Quest Derby

A look at the indoor Mini Golf course at Laser Quest Derby.


Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022
Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022

Many thanks again go to our friend and minigolf rival Jam Trubridge for sending over these photos of the indoor Mini Golf course at Laser Quest in Derby.

Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022
Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022

Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022
Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022

Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022
Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022

Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022
Mini Golf at Laser Quest Derby. Photo by James Trubridge, May 2022

It'll be ace to play it on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in the future. We love playing both minigolf and laser tag so the 9-hole course is in the right location!

The Toys R Us at the Wyvern Retail Park in Derby is no more

The former Toys R Us store at the Wyvern Retail Park in Derby is now a completely lost shop.


Toys R Us at the Wyvern Retail Park in Derby. November 2020
Toys R Us at the Wyvern Retail Park in Derby. November 2020

The unit is now home to a Go Outdoors.

It's good that the site is being used again, but kind of sad to see the relic from the past slip away.

Toys R Us at the Wyvern Retail Park in Derby. November 2020
Toys R Us at the Wyvern Retail Park in Derby. November 2020






Former Toys R Us locations we've visited on our travels:

Cheddar Crazy Golf

A look at the Cheddar Crazy Golf course in Cheddar, Somerset.


Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Thank you to our friend and minigolf rival Simon Brown for these pics of the Cheddar Crazy Golf course. It's an ace layout and one we'd like to return to on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We played there in 2012.

Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Cheddar Crazy Golf. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

New Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Telford

There are plans for a new indoor crazy golf course to open in the former Debenhams retail unit in Telford, Shropshire.


There are plans for a new indoor crazy golf course to open in the former Debenhams retail unit in Telford, Shropshire

The plans come from the team at Putt Putt Noodle who have a three-course venue in Norwich.


Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022

Crazy Hills Putting in Weston-super-Mare

A look at the Crazy Hills Putting course in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset.


A big thank you to our friend and minigolf rival Simon Brown for sending this photo along of the Crazy Hills Putting course in Weston-super-Mare. It's a brilliant Arnold Palmer Putting course and one we played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2011.

Crazy Hills Putting in Weston-super-Mare. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Crazy Hills Putting in Weston-super-Mare. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre

A look at the Pirate Bay Adventure Golf course at Bristol Golf Centre.


Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Many thanks to our friend and minigolf rival Simon Brown for sending over these photos from his trip to play the Pirate Bay Adventure Golf course at Bristol Golf Centre. It's a course we haven't visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour yet.

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre. Photo by Simon Brown, May 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

A Walkabout Mini Golf VR Pencil

An interesting miniature golf pencil.


We always enjoy finding and seeing minigolf courses with branded pencils and our friend Pat Sheridan from The Putting Penguin minigolf review website has passed a fair few our way over the years.

A Walkabout Mini Golf VR Pencil from Pat Sheridan, May 2022

But this one is most peculiar as it's a real life pencil for a virtual minigolf game!

Check out the Walkabout Mini Golf VR website for more information on the game.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Crazy World of Minigolf Tour update

We have now been to 992 courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Crazy World of Minigolf Tour update

947 of them have been in the British Isles (UK home nations, Jersey & the Isle of Man) plus 45 in eleven overseas countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and the USA.

In 2006 we set out to visit every miniature golf course in the UK. When we began there were around 600 courses in the UK. There are now more than 1,000, with new courses opening all the time.

Where will the 1,000th one be???

Crazy Golf at Greenlands Farm Village in Tewitfield, Carnforth

There's a new indoor Woodland-themed Adventure Golf course at Greenlands Farm Village in Tewitfield, Carnforth, Lancashire.


Greenlands Farm Village in Tewitfield, Carnforth, Lancashire is now home to an indoor Woodland-themed Adventure Golf course.

There's a new indoor Woodland-themed Adventure Golf course at Greenlands Farm Village in Tewitfield, Carnforth, Lancashire

Check out the Crazy Golf @ Greenlands website for more information.


We've played Crazy Golf at Greenlands Farm Village on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. But that was a different layout in June 2019. The new course opened in 2020 so we'll have to head back for a game in the future.

Here are snaps and videos from our round on the old Crazy Golf course at Greenlands Farm Village.


Farmyard Adventure Mini Golf at Greenlands Farm Village in Tewitfield, Carnforth

Farmyard Adventure Mini Golf at Greenlands Farm Village in Tewitfield, Carnforth

The 9-hole layout became the 519th course played and 892nd we've visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006.


It was a fun course and we had it to ourselves as the weather was a little rainy.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Happy National Miniature Golf Day

Today is National Miniature Golf Day.


Playing at the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Skegness on a previous National Miniature Golf Day
Playing at the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Skegness on a previous National Miniature Golf Day

Each year there are two Miniature Golf Days - National Miniature Golf Day on the first Saturday in May and Miniature Golf Day on the 21st September.

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Getting close to 1,000 courses

We're edging closer to our 1,000th minigolf course visit!


Crazy Putting Challenge minigolf course at Hamptworth Golf Club (May 2019)
Crazy Putting Challenge minigolf course at Hamptworth Golf Club - the 875th course we visited during a road-trip to Southampton in 2019

Where will it be...?

Our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

In 2006 we set out to visit every miniature golf course in the UK. When we began there were around 600 courses in the UK. There are now more than 1,000, with new courses opening all the time.

At the Adventure Golf Course at the Pleasure Beach Gardens in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 2016
At the Adventure Golf Course at the Pleasure Beach Gardens in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk during a tour of the Norfolk coast in 2016

We have visited 983 courses in total (944 in the British Isles (UK home nations, plus Jersey & the Isle of Man) plus 39 in eleven overseas countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and the USA).

Playing the Mini Golf Pitch and Putt course at Onchan Park on the Isle of Man in July 2018
Playing the Mini Golf Pitch and Putt course at Onchan Park on the Isle of Man in July 2018

Where will the next ones be...?

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Putt Noodle Mini Golf at the Castle Quarter in Norwich

A look at the Putt Noodle Mini Golf course at the Castle Quarter in Norwich.


Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 

My brother Christopher has had a round at the new Putt Noodle Mini Golf at the Castle Quarter in Norwich, Norfolk.

Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 

Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 

Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 

Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 

Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 

Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 

Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 

Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 

Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022
Putt Putt Noodle Crazy Golf in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, May 2022 


Check out the Putt Putt Noodle website for more information.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Great Yarmouth, June 2011

A look at the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Great Yarmouth, June 2011.


Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Great Yarmouth, June 2011

This particular 18-hole course was the 22nd course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in June 2007.


Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Great Yarmouth, June 2011

There has been a miniature golf course on the same spot since the 1920's. First with a grass Putting layout, then the Arnold Palmer Putting Course and now with Castaway Island Adventure Golf.

We're looking forward to a return to the Great Yarmouth area for the Big Mini Golf Tour this summer.

7 days to go until National Miniature Golf Day

There are 7 days to go until National Miniature Golf Day.


There are 7 days to go until National Miniature Golf Day.

Check out this post from the World Minigolf Sport Federation about National Miniature Golf Day 2022.

The Big Mini Golf Tour tees-off in 7 days

The Big Mini Golf Tour 2022 tees-off on National Miniature Golf Day - Saturday 14th May.


The Big Mini Golf Tour tees-off in 7 days

Miniature golf courses across the Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area have come together to promote the game.

The four-month event highlighting miniature golf courses across the Greater Yarmouth area tees-off on National Miniature Golf Day, Saturday 14th May 2022 and runs until Miniature Golf Day on Wednesday 21st September 2022.

Mini Golf course map

You can plan your visit to the nine miniature golf courses in Hemsby, Clippesby, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea by checking out the Big Mini Golf Tour map.


Follow the Big Mini Golf Tour


Visit Great Yarmouth/GYTABIA

Funding from Visit Great Yarmouth/GYTABIA has helped to bring you the ‘Big Mini Golf Tour’. Visit Great Yarmouth/GYTABIA uses money raised from a business improvement district levy which is designed to raise the profile of the area, increase the number of people visiting and staying, improve the visitor experience and increase repeat visits, encourage people to stay longer and to visit more attractions and to provide incentives and opportunities to spend more in local businesses.

Friday, May 06, 2022

Crazy Golf at The Lion by Olivers in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire

There's a new pub Crazy Golf course at The Lion by Olivers in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire.


There's a new pub Crazy Golf course at The Lion by Olivers in Brinsley, Nottinghamhire

Check out The Lion by Olivers website and social media for further details on the 9-hole Crazy Golf course.


It's another new course for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

While the course is outdoors, the pub adds UV lighting so players can putt in the dark. It sounds ace.

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Crazy Putt London Adventure Golf at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range

A look at the Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London.


A big thank to our fellow crazy minigolf adventurer Matt Dodd for sending over these snaps from his visit to the Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London.

Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022
Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022

Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022
Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022

Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022
Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022

Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022
Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022

Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022
Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course at Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range in London. Photo by Matt Dodd, May 2022

Visit the Crazy Putt Adventure Golf course website for more information.


It's another new course in London for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.