Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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Intu Derby's Paradise Island Adventure Golf.

West Ave, Derby DE1 2PL, UK
Intu Derby has recently developed it's shopping centre by adding two additions under it's roof, a Hollywood Bowl (which I need to give a test drive immediately!) and the Paradise Island Adventure Golf. I was kindly invited to give the adventure golf a test drive so with my competitive boyfriend in tow and a surge of determination to win we gave it a go.

The new indoor adventure golf leisure destination offers the ultimate mini-golf challenge with two bespoke 18-hole golf courses for you to have a go at. It's space is 14,000 sq ft and they really have brought it to life in the two different courses with the various decorations they've chosen. The mini-golfers' skills are tested through a maze of obstacles and uneven terrain. 

The prices vary from £6.00 for a child between 5-16 years to a Adult which is £8.00 for one course, there's an additional charge of around £3-4.50 to play both courses. 

Having experienced quite a few mini-golf adventures this one wasn't as adventurous in it's potting hole challenges. Me and Jordan found it got a bit boring after the 3rd hole because of this, the only really 'challenge' as such was getting the ball over an uneven terrain. It took around 15-20 minutes to complete the course which was quite disappointing, but I suppose you could do this before heading to Hollywood Bowl or to watch a film at the cinema on Intu Derby's site if you fancy it. I would definitely think this activity appeals more to a family than a date night for adults, I think it's lack of challenge was a let down for me personally. 

I do however think the Adventure Golf is a real great addition to the fantastic restaurants, shopping and cinema already offered by Intu Derby so will be enjoyed a lot by young people and their families, especially over the summer months or a rainy day!

*I was invited along to Intu Derby's Paradise Island Adventure Golf in return for this blog to be published. All photos and views are my own. 


  1. I've only tried mini golf once but it was SO good! This looked like so much fun!! :)

    Fatima x www.fatimawrites.co.uk


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