I wasn't entirely to sure what to expect as I had in my mind that it would be small. I couldn't have been more wrong. On first impressions I couldn't believe how large the place was and how well themed it is. There are 2, 18 hole courses to play which are set amongst a rainforest. If you have ever eaten at a 'rainforest cafe' then I can only describe the decor as very similar to that which is great. Eva seemed ridiculously excited about the whole thing and couldn't wait to get started.
Before we started we decided to grab a drink and a cake. There is a cafe and seating area there which serves a variety of hot and cold drinks and a few snacks. There is also alcohol available so you could have a fun date night here or a night out with friends. The full menu is available here, Menu.
Once we started Eva was overly keen. She found the whole thing fantastic. I think the fact that the place is so well themed managed to keep her entertained. There are lots of bright, vibrant colours, lots of rainforest sounds and of course each hole is themed. She loved holding her infant size club. She particularly enjoyed playing the holes where you hat to hit the ball into a tree or a house. She actually managed to get a hole in one twice!! We only played 18 holes as I think this was just as much as a child her age could take. She began to want to throw the ball in after about 10 holes. If you are taking young children I would advise going in the middle of the day during term time as it will be quieter.
From an adult point of view this place is great. I don't know about you but miniature golf always reminds me of being on holiday. It is such a fun activity and I love the fact that this is in the centre of Cardiff in a busy shopping arcade but yet you feel like you could be somewhere completely different. It is a far cry away from the hustle and bustle of downstairs. I am hoping to come back with the hubby for a date night as soon as we can get a babysitter.
Overall, we had a wonderful time and we'll definitely be going back to Treetop Adventure Golf again. The place is very well themed, the courses are large so they are good value for money, the food and drink were nice, the staff are friendly and helpful and the toilets are very clean. I think Eva will appreciate it more the older she becomes but regardless of that it is still a great place to take her to keep her entertained for a couple of hours as a bribe for going shopping. I can see this being the ideal place for christmas shoppers. Family shopping at that time of year can be unbelievably stressful so I think it would be a fab place to dump dad and the kids whilst you get the shopping done or if you are shopping as a couple it would be a great place to relax and laugh after the stressful and daunting experience of the christmas rush.
Excuse the quality of the pictures, where it is quite dark in there they didn't come out very well.
Have you been yet?