Showing posts with label Cambridgeshire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cambridgeshire. Show all posts

Monday, October 12, 2020

New indoor Crazy Golf course in Peterborough

There are plans for a new glow-in-the-dark indoor crazy golf course in Peterborough.

There are plans for a new glow-in-the-dark indoor crazy golf course in Peterborough

Peterborough could soon be home to a new glow-in-the-dark indoor crazy golf course.

It'll be a new course for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour when we're visiting friends in the area.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre

A look back at our first visit to Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre.


It's been over five years since we first visited the Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre. Time certainly flies!

It only seems a short while ago that we swung by for a game.

Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre, July 2015

It's a brilliant 12-hole course, full of testing layouts and obstacles. A nice test of putting skill.

The course was the 382nd played and 662nd visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We've now been to 954 courses in total since September 2006.

We actually revisited Peterborough Minigolf in February of this year on one of our last road-trips before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Visit the Peterborough Minigolf course website for more information.


The course was another superb build by the team at UrbanCrazy.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

A look at the Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre.


Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

While traveling around East Anglia last week we stayed over the road from Dobbies Garden Centre in the Hampton area of Peterborough. We had to call in to check out the Peterborough Miniolf course there.


Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

Time has flown since we played it back in July 2015.


Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

The course was the 382nd played and 662nd visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We've now been to 947 courses in total since September 2006.

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

It's an excellent 12-hole course and looks to be in great condition.

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

Visit the Peterborough Minigolf website for more information, opening times and prices.

Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough

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Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough
The approach to the Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre

Minigolf at Priory Golf Centre in Wimblington, March

While on an East Anglian road-trip last week we swung by the Priory Golf Centre in Wimblington, March, Cambridgeshire as our friend and minigolf rival Steve Lovell had told us there was an Adventure Golf course there.


Unfortunately the centre was closed last Friday afternoon.


Priory Golf Centre in Wimblington, March

Steve tells us that the Adventure Golf course is looking in a lot better condition than when he first played it a few years ago.


Minigolf at Priory Golf Centre in Wimblington, March

It appears that the whole of the Priory Golf Centre is undergoing a refurbishment.

Minigolf at Priory Golf Centre in Wimblington, March

There is also a Par-3 Pitch & Putt course there and the signs at the entrance also mention Putting Greens.

Priory Golf Centre in Wimblington, March

Friday, September 06, 2019

New indoor Crazy Golf venue opening in Cambridge

Two new indoor Crazy Golf courses will open in an old pub in Cambridge.


A new indoor Crazy Golf venue will be opening in Cambridge

Plans have been approved to allow the City Pub Group to turn an old fire-damaged pub into a Crazy Golf venue.


The site on Chesterton Road in Cambridge will be home to two 9-hole Crazy Golf layouts.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

The 2019 Sussex Wasps Open minigolf tournament

The third edition of the Sussex Wasps Open minigolf competition is taking place at the Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough on Sunday 1st September.


Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 12 of the Peterborough Minigolf course

More information on the tournament can be found on the competition's Facebook Event.


Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre
Playing hole 7

We visited the Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre just after it opened in July 2015. The course was the 382nd played and 662nd visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. Time has flown by since then - we're now up to 911 course visits!


Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre
Emily playing hole 8

The superb 12-hole Peterborough Minigolf course was designed and built by the team at UrbanCrazy and it's a real test of putting skill.

Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 11 of the Peterborough Minigolf course

If you're playing along with our Summer Mini Golf Checklist a visit to Peterborough Minigolf and playing in the Sussex Wasps tourney could tick off a few of the activities on the list.

Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre
The Peterborough Minigolf course has a lucky last hole where you can try to win a free game too

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Gloof - 100% gluten free in Soham, Cambridgeshire

Last Thursday we visited Gloof, the new 100% gluten free coffee shop in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

Gloof, the new 100% gluten free coffee shop in Soham

We'd heard about it online and were looking forward to our stop-off in the town while en route to Ipswich.

Gloof, the new 100% gluten free coffee shop in Soham
Look at that array of cakes. The empty spot at the front of the counter is where the sausage rolls were

We received a warm welcome and I was amazed by the selection of cakes and sweet treats on the counter. I also spotted sausage rolls and ordered one immediately.

Gloof, the new 100% gluten free coffee shop in Soham
A sign every Coeliac wants to see

We then sat down and had a look at the menu. It was superb to once again read that EVERYTHING is gluten free on the menu. As someone with Coeliac Disease I have struggled for years to find places that are 100% gluten free. Thankfully, the owner of Gloof is also a Coeliac so understands the risks and has ensured that the environment is free of cross-contamination.

We ordered a panini each - I went for Cheese & Ham, while Emily had the Mozzarella and Sun Dried Tomatoes one so we could share.

Luckily we arrived just before three other couples came in, creating a mid-afternoon rush.

All of the food looked great and the sausage rolls were proving popular, so popular that they actually ran out while we were there. Nice to see, but it did stop me from ordering a second one.

Gloof, the new 100% gluten free coffee shop in Soham
Sausage roll starter

The sausage roll arrived shortly after ordering and was served warm, with a sachet of ketchup. It's been so long since I've been able to eat something seemingly so simple for lunch. I might get to eat a sausage roll from M&S, but when I'm out and about I wouldn't be able to get a hot one. Little things like that can make a big difference and I really enjoyed this 'starter'.

Gloof, the new 100% gluten free coffee shop in Soham
Panini main

The paninis were up next and were really good. It's very rare that Emily and I get to have a lunch together where we both get to eat and it was especially nice to be able to share half of our paninis.

We still had room for dessert, so I had the double chocolate cake and Emily had a cheese scone. Both were excellent.

Gloof, the new 100% gluten free coffee shop in Soham
Double chocolate cake with a cake fork for dessert

Before leaving we also had a try of the lemon drizzle cake. It was delicious.

We both rate Gloof highly for the service, environment, range of food and general niceness. We're looking forward to our return visit already.

Check out Gloof for more information and opening times.

Related blog posts:
- Coeliac
- Gluten Free
- 100% gluten free places in the UK

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Peterborough Minigolf

Playing the new Mini Golf course at Dobbies Garden Centre in Peterborough.

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
We had some lovely weather to play the brand new course in Peterborough

On Friday 31st July we were able to play the brand new 12-hole Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre. We'd been looking forward to playing the course since we heard about its construction back in June. We hadn't originally planned to be travelling north using the A1M, but the adverse traffic conditions on the M1 meant we had the opportunity to swing by and give the layout a play.

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Emily tackling the 4th hole

The course became the 382nd played and 662nd visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
On the long 5th

Emily plays the 7th while Dave Gomm looks on
When we arrived we saw fellow pro minigolfer Dave Gomm and his wife and opponent Liz Gomm finishing up a round. Dave joined us on our round. always nice to catch up with the pair

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Playing hole 7
    
The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Playing the lucky last hole

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Unfortunately we didn't win a free game

In our match-up Emily beat me by one shot, with a score of 29 to 30. Neither of us won a free game on the lucky last hole, but I did get a hole-in-one on the 6th hole.

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Emily on the 8th

The Peterborough Minigolf team worked with course designers and builders UrbanCrazy to create the course and they've done a fine job. We've played a lot of UrbanCrazy's courses on our tour and always enjoyed the look and playability of them.

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 1

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Dave Gomm on hole 1

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 2

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
The Dobbies logo forms hole 3 - it's a tricky hole too

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 4

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 5

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
The green on hole 5

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 6

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 7

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 8

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 9

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 10

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 11

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 11's main obstacle

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
The tricky green and water hazard on hole 11

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 12

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Hole 12

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
Lucky hole 13

As a big fan of mini golf merchandise I had to snap up one of the Peterborough Minigolf t-shirts (£8) while I was there.

The Peterborough Minigolf t-shirt
The Peterborough Minigolf t-shirt - it's also available in pink and white versions. The course are selling mugs in the merch range too, but the prices weren't available on our visit

The Peterborough Minigolf course scorecard
The Peterborough Minigolf course scorecard is nicely done. There's a loyalty card to earn a free game after seven visits too. Hopefully we can win a free game on the 13th hole one day and add that card to our collection as well

Check out the Peterborough Minigolf website for more information, prices and opening times. We're looking forward to returning for some more games in the future.

The Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre
The course gets a thumbs up

Links:
Peterborough Minigolf website
Peterborough Minigolf on Facebook
Peterborough Minigolf on Twitter
UrbanCrazy website
Dobbies Garden Centre, Peterborough
The UrbanCrazy World Of Miniature Golf

Related blog posts:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Peterborough
- UrbanCrazy
New Minigolf course opening in Peterborough
- Merchandise

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