Monday, August 23, 2021

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf in Sunderland

There's a new Galaxy Quest Mini Golf course in Sunderland.


There's a new Galaxy Quest Mini Golf course in Sunderland

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf is now open at Laser Quest in Sunderland.

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf in Sunderland is the sister venue of the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf courses at Laser Quest Coventry and Laser Quest Derby.

Visit the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf website for more information.


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

Mini-golf at the Urban Playground in Manchester

A mini-golf course is opening as part of the new Urban Playground in Manchester.


A mini-golf course is opening as part of the new Urban Playground in Manchester

A new competitive socialising venue is opening at the Arndale Centre in Manchester and one of the activities on offer will be mini-golf.

The Urban Playground in Manchester will be home to the indoor minigolf course, The Cube Live and food & drinks.

Looking on the website Putters Mini-Golf at the Urban Playground will be a tech-based course.

The Urban Playground will be another new local venue for us to check out on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

The Urban Playground entertainment centre is being created by the Mellors Group who own Skegness Pier and Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells. We've played minigolf at Fantasy Island before. The course there was underneath a rollercoaster! There's a new Lava Creek Adventure Golf course we haven't yet had a go on at Fantasy Island too.

Many thanks to our friend Jam Trubridge for letting us know about Putters Mini-Golf and the Urban Playground.

Minigolf at Laser Quest Derby

There's a minigolf course at Laser Quest Derby.


There's a minigolf course at Laser Quest Derby

Many thanks to my friend and minigolf rival Jam Trubridge for letting me know there's a minigolf course at the Laser Quest centre in Derby. The indoor layout is a 9-hole glow-in-the-dark course. It's a new local course for him and one we're looking forward to playing on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf in Derby is the sister venue of the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf at Laser Quest Sunderland and another new course at Laser Quest Coventry.

Visit the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf website for more information.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes

A look at the Safari Adventure Golf course at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon.


Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Many thanks to our friend, minigolf rival and fellow minigolf explorer Matt Dodd for sending over these photos from his recent visit to play the Safari Adventure Golf course at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon.

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021
This is an interesting hole as this green is it. There isn't any lane leading up to it. It's also a raised 'volcano' type hole so isn't as flat as it first appears in the photo. Quite strange

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Visit the Woodlands Family Theme Park website for more information, opening times and prices.


Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

It's a course we haven't yet been to on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

New minigolf course at Lammas Park in Staines

Lammas Recreation Ground in Staines is getting a new minigolf course.


Lammas Recreation Ground in Staines is getting a new minigolf course

The adventure golf course at Lammas Recreation Ground in Staines-upon-Thames is in the process of being replaced with a new minigolf course.



The new minigolf course at Lammas Recreation Ground in Staines is being created by the team at UrbanCrazy.

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex

A look at the Puttshack indoor miniature golf venue at Lakeside shopping centre in Grays, Essex.

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

A big minigolf thank you to my friend and minigolf rival Simon Brown for sending me some photos from his visit to play Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside shopping centre last weekend.

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Lakeside is home to four 9-hole mini golf courses.

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

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


Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

New Adventure Golf course at Brickfield Farm in Leesthorpe, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

A new Adventure Golf course is opening at Brickfield Farm in Leesthorpe, near Melton, Leicestershire later this month.


A new Adventure Golf course is opening at Brickfield Farm in Leesthorpe, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

The farm-themed layout will be called Ferneley’s Adventure Golf, with the name of the course coming from Ferneley the bull - a very famous bull in the cattle world! You can find out more about Ferneley on the Ferneley's & the Dairy Barn Café website.

We've played a few minigolf courses in Leicestershire on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, but have yet to visit Melton Mowbray. It'll be nice to swing by a new place on our travels.

Visit the Ferneley's & the Dairy Barn Café website and social media for more information and updates on the new adventure golf addition to the venue.

Crazy Golf course on Hastings Pier

A look at the new Crazy Golf course on Hastings Pier.


Crazy Golf on Hastings Pier. Photo by David Gomm, August 2021

Many thanks to my friend, minigolf rival and Putt18 superstar David Gomm of the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club for sending over some snaps of the Crazy Golf course on Hastings Pier.

Crazy Golf on Hastings Pier. Photo by David Gomm, August 2021

Crazy Golf on Hastings Pier. Photo by David Gomm, August 2021

Crazy Golf on Hastings Pier. Photo by David Gomm, August 2021

Monday, August 09, 2021

Crazy Golf on Hastings Pier

There's a new minigolf course on Hastings Pier.


Hastings Pier is now home to a Crazy Golf course

Hastings Pier is now home to a Crazy Golf course.

We've spent a lot of time playing minigolf in Hastings over the years, but haven't been since 2017. The last time we were there we had a wander on the rebuilt pier.

Minigolf on piers

We've played minigolf courses on piers in Clacton, Southend on Sea, Southsea, St Annes on the Sea and Sandown on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and know of another in Boscombe. It's always fun playing minigolf above the sea.

Friday, August 06, 2021

Crazy Golf at Costa Del Kirkwall

There's a free-to-play minigolf course in Kirkwall, Orkney.


There's a free-to-play minigolf course in Kirkwall, Orkney running until the 9th August

The miniature golf course is part of the Costa Del Kirkwall event in the town's Broad Street running until the 9th August.

Crazy Golf at the DL1 Leisure Park in Darlington

There's a pop up crazy golf course at the DL1 Leisure Park in Darlington this month.


There's a pop up crazy golf course at the DL1 Leisure Park in Darlington during August 2021


Many thanks to Phil McFarlane for the heads up about the course.

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Pop up Crazy Golf in Solihull town centre

There's a pop up crazy golf course set up in Solihull town centre for the summer.


There's a pop up crazy golf course set up in Solihull town centre for the summer

Backyard Golf is open daily, 11am to 5pm and can be found on Theatre Square at the Touchwood shopping and entertainment centre in Solihull.

Summer Fair with Crazy Golf at the centre:mk

There's a free-to-play crazy golf course at the centre:mk's Summer Fair in Milton Keynes.


There's a free-to-play crazy golf course at the centremk's Summer Fair in Milton Keynes


We've played a number of courses in Milton Keynes on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour over the years, including three pop-ups at the centre:mk.

Cue Gardens Crazy Pool at The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre in Preston

The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre in Preston is now home to a new Crazy Pool course.


A new Crazy Pool layout has opened at The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre in Preston, Lancashire

A new Crazy Pool layout has opened at The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre in Preston, Lancashire.

As the name suggests, Crazy Pool is a cross between crazy golf and pool, with wacky obstacles traversed by a ball 'potted' by the player using a cue.


Check out The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre's website for more information.


The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre is also home to a Secret Garden Crazy Golf course.

We haven't managed to make it to the centre on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour yet, but are looking forward to playing some games there.

Crazy cue games


Crazy Golf and Pool game crossovers

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Camden Town Brewery's Brewmaster's Open

A look back at The Brewmaster's Open miniature golf competition at the Camden Town Brewery in London.


The Brewmaster's Open miniature golf competition at the Camden Town Brewery in London
Ready to tee-off

We competed in The Brewmaster's Open at the Camden Town Brewery nine years ago today. It was part of 2012's brilliant summer of sport in the capital.

The Brewmaster's Open miniature golf competition at the Camden Town Brewery in London
Some superb crazy golf beer mat scorecards

It's still one of the best settings for a pop-up minigolf course we've seen on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

The Brewmaster's Open miniature golf competition at the Camden Town Brewery in London
What a course!

The layout was the 302nd played on our travels.

The Brewmaster's Open miniature golf competition at the Camden Town Brewery in London
In action as tournament winner Alan Norman looks on

The Brewmaster's Open at the Camden Town Brewery was a marvellous event played on a portable 5-hole minigolf course from UrbanCrazy. More than 200 players competed in the tournament. And I made it onto the podium!

The Brewmaster's Open miniature golf competition at the Camden Town Brewery in London
The scores

Pee Wee's Crazy Golf in Callander

There's a Crazy Golf course in Callander, Scotland.


Pee Wee's Crazy Golf is in Callander

We've found out about another new crazy golf course for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

You can find Pee Wee's Crazy Golf in Callander. Check out the course on Facebook for more information.


We haven't been to Scotland for a few years now and are looking forward to our next trip north of the border.

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Oldham Fried Chicken

My post about Various Fried Chicken shops reminded me of this one we spotted in Oldham a few years ago.

Oldham Fried Chicken

Minigolf at the Devon Railway Centre and Model World in Bickleigh

Finding a mini miniature golf course in Bickleigh, Tiverton.


Devon Railway Centre and Model World in Bickleigh. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, July 2021

My brother and his family were recently down in Devon and swung by the Devon Railway Centre on one of the days of their trip. Sadly the venue wasn't open at that time, but they did return later in the week when it was as there's a crazy golf course there too.

Devon Railway Centre and Model World in Bickleigh. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, July 2021

Unfortunately the course was so busy while they were there they didn't get to have a game, but they did find this superb and very mini crazy golf in the model world part of the centre!

Devon Railway Centre and Model World in Bickleigh. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, July 2021

Devon Railway Centre and Model World in Bickleigh. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, July 2021

Visit the Devon Railway Centre and Model World website for more information.


Devon Railway Centre and Model World in Bickleigh. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, July 2021

Devon Railway Centre and Model World in Bickleigh. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, July 2021

Devon Railway Centre and Model World in Bickleigh. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, July 2021

The Crazy Golf course at the Devon Railway Centre counts as a visit - even though it wasn't played - and the model course is at least half a visit too. This means the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour list of courses visited since September 2006 now stands at 998.5!

Today is National Watermelon Day

Happy National Watermelon Day!


Today is my annual excuse to post this photo of one of my all time favourite niche business shopfronts.

Logman Ltd - a business on Caledonian Road in London that specialises in watermelons
Logman Ltd - a business on Caledonian Road in London that specialises in watermelons

Monday, August 02, 2021

LAPD Food Stockport

Emily recently had a brilliant takeaway tea ordered from LAPD Food Stockport - they deliver your order in an American police car!

LAPD Food's Delivery Police Car
How cool is this for a delivery vehicle! I love the branding

What a brilliant thing to see driving around Cheadle Hulme.