Magnificent Miniatures: Our pick of the best mini golf courses in the UK
There are few activities likely to test the skills of parents and kids in equal measure, but mini golf is definitely one of them. Beginner’s luck always seems to prevail, the simplest of putts turn out to be the biggest challenge, and there’s always that one hole that delivers a sub-par performance – just not in a good way!
Ready for the challenge and wondering where the best mini golf near you is located? We’ve teed up 10 of the best mini golf courses in the UK, so all that’s left to do is grab a club and set off in search of that elusive hole-in-one…
Congo River Crazy Golf, LeicesterGiving a little taste of the sunshine state, this Florida-style adventure golf course is the ultimate in family fun. Putt your way through Congo River Crazy Golf’s 18 outdoor holes, navigating tunnels, inclines and even a broken-down plane – how close can you get to par? With no need to book in advance, it’s the ideal spontaneous family fun day out in the East Midlands. This mini golf course is indoors, like many others on the list, which makes it a good day out when the weather isn't great - it's a good choice for winter school breaks like the February half term.
Best for: Last-minute family fun
Paradise Island, ManchesterThere’s much more than just shopping at intu Trafford Centre, including two tropical adventure golf courses! Choose the Tiki Hut Trail or Temple Runs Adventure course, or combine both for a whopping 36-hole adventure, all under one roof. With two levels of paradise-themed golf fun, this is sure to bring out your competitive edge!
Best for: When 18 crazy golf holes just aren’t enough…
Dinosaur Safari, Barnet
Setting the scene for adventure in North London, you’ll find this crazy dinosaur golf course under the watchful eye of nine prehistoric dinosaurs! Compete for glory around the 18-hole outdoor course for adventure golf with plenty of bite, but be sure not to blame the roaring dinosaurs for any wayward putts…Best for: Dinosaur loving little’uns
Birmingham Mini Golf, Birmingham
Found within the popular Cannon Hill Park in Moseley, Golden Putter Mini Golf is filled with putting islands, bridges and wild waterfalls to put you to the test. Choose from 18 or 36 outdoor holes and see if you can make it on to their ultimate leaderboard. After, make sure you check out the rest of the park too!
Best for: A jam-packed day out
The Lost City, Nottingham
Delve into the deepest rainforest to uncover the Lost City Adventure Golf, home to two 18-hole indoor courses designed to put you to the test. Follow the Temple Trail where you can try and get a hole in one at Stone Face Rock, spot lucky parrots and slither past the 23ft long snake, all aiming to reach the Temple. Intrepid explorers should opt for the Sacred Skull course, navigating alligators, Bengal Tigers and dragons, before tackling the challenging 17th and 18th holes.
Best for: The bravest of little explorers
Jungle Creek, Glasgow
Take a walk on the wild side at Jungle Creek, with the 12 indoor holes at Jungle Creek. Navigate hills, twists, turns and even some challenging water features along the way, and be sure to look out for the jungle jeep that’s lost its way!
Best for: Younger families, thanks to fewer holes
Jurassic Golf Bridgemere, Cheshire
Found in the famous Garden Centre, at Jurassic Golf you’ll be joined by some prehistoric pals as you try and beat par on this 12-hole outdoor course. With a roaring and moving Tyrannosaurus Rex to put your concentration to the test, as well as 11 other life-size dinos and plenty more to set the scene, time may have been forgotten here but this is a day out with memories guaranteed to last!Best for: Playing a game of I-Spy whilst putting
Treetop Adventure Golf, Cardiff
As Wales’ first indoor mini-golf attraction, it’s no surprise that this one makes our top 10. Featuring two 18-hole courses, at Treetop Adventure Golf you play your way through 20ft towering trees, along the colour changing mystic river and through the indoor thunderstorm experience, all whilst trying to get the best score. This might be mini golf, but it’s one big rainforest adventure!Best for: Being a putting pioneer
Victoria Falls, Bath
With Bath’s Royal Crescent as a backdrop, Victoria Falls is one of the most picturesque courses on the list. Featuring 18 holes of fun, rushing waterways, bridges and waterfalls, visitors of all ages will love putting their putt to the test, just like Fritha and her family! For a little sneak peek at what’s in store, watch her video review now.Best for: Fun for the whole family
Dinosaur Encounter, Northumberland
Are you ready to come face to face with some dapper dinosaurs? That’s exactly what awaits at this 12-hole outdoor course, as you try to putt amongst a host of life-sized dinos! With a host of tricky Jurassic boulders to beat, and other challenging obstacles too, Dinosaur Encounter Adventure Golf will surely put the whole family to the test.Best for: Crazy dinosaur fun!
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