Great day out! – santa pod raceway, wellingborough traveller reviews – tripadvisor electricity explained


where to start??? sooo much goin’ on! we visited Santa pod for the Flame ‘n’ Thunder weekend, we’d never been to the Pod before but the admission price was so good we decided to give it a go, admission for this particular show was £17 in advance (caravan club members get extra discount too!) for Saturday or Sunday (£25 on the day). Santa Pod also has caravan/camping space available although we didn’t use gas 2015 this facility we saw adequate showers etc were available (see website for rates). All under 16’s go FREE at the pod which is fantastic and also creates a real family atmosphere. From the minute you enter Santa Pod it’s a feast to the eyes and ears, there’s drag racing, bikes, trucks that ‘breathe’ fire so that you’re left electricity symbols ks2 thinking HOW do they do that! The monster trucks and the stunt riders and drivers were a firm favourite with my 12yr old , a big shout out has to go to Terry Grant Stunt Academy..can this guy drive?? you bet he can!!! Sean Taylors truck truly is a work of heart, a real tribute to F1. My lad got to ride in a drift car gas and bloating after every meal which at £10 for the experience i thought was good value the photos taken are an optional purchase but i couldn’t resist when i saw the smile on my lads face) There’s soo many types of ‘wheels’ the list is nearly endless but in addition to all gas under 2 dollars that there’s STILL more, helicopter pleasure flights, two seater drag rides, monster truck rides, a fair ground, air displays, parachute drop by our brave Armed Forces, plus various stalls selling a large variety of items but a definate must is a visit to The Pod Shop for a souvenir of your visit (pocket money prices and upwards). There are numerous food and drink outlets around the Pod so no-one goes hungry or thirsty here but if you decide to eat at set meal-times then be prepared to queue a while, prices are reasonable for this type of attraction but sadly the cafe we ate in was a little shabby and gas bloating the food wasn’t good, although the mobile food stands were good. The highlight for me was being able to take my lad to the wall of Death as my dad had done with me as a child, sadly this show is a dying art and i hadn’t seen it for over twenty-five years, the thrill was as i remembered it and the look of excitement and amazement on my lads face was lovely to watch, if you don’t add anything else to your day you have to see this show! The Pod does have Grandstand gas bubble retinal detachment seats available at extra cost but tbh no matter where you are the view is great with plenty of grass banks to sit on. Just a comment on noise..this is a racetrack and so can be very loud for young children so i would recommend ear protectors (they can be purchase for about a fiver at various points around the 66 gas station near me Pod) but for me the noise and the feeling of the ground vibrating under me as yet another mega-machine prepares to hit the gas is worth a couple of seconds of noise (yes some of them are that fast!). I could go on about Santa Pod, it’s very rare these days to find an attraction that caters for all the family and doesn’t rip you off to visit, we will definitely be visiting again very soon…oh, did i mention the fantastic firework display and THE biggest bonfire ive seen in years??? The sights ‘n’ sounds static electricity definition physics after the sun goes down is magical, great job Santa Pod!! 🙂