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Stadium Tours - Premiership Football Clubs with Jon, Duncan & Faye

 Stadium Tours - Premiership Football Club

This football crazy group excitedly made their way to Hornsey Road, London to visit the Emirates stadium, home of Arsenal football club!
The tour was great as we were able to complete it in our own time as we followed an audio guide. We went downstairs and checked out both the home and away dressing rooms, sitting on the benches where the players would actually sit. 

 Arsenal is also home to the Diamond Club, an ultra-exclusive luxury suite which is regarded as the most prestigious destination in sport

We were then able to experience what it was like for the Gunners to walk out onto the pitch with the roar of the crowd in the background and sit in the director's box; how luxurious! 

We answered some questions in the press and conference room. Now we felt like proper footballers! 

At Paradise Wildlife Park we dared to step back in time to the Jurassic era as we entered the world of Dinosaurs! It was just like being in the movie Jurassic Park as the animatronic dinosaurs roared and scared us at every turn! We saw everything from Pterodactyls to a Stegosaurus and a ginormous and ferocious T-rex that chased us in a Jeep just like in the movie!  

We marvelled at the amazing exotic creatures on display. We timed our visit to the penguins exactly right as when we got there they were being fed by their keeper. We checked out some of the big cats including a pride of lions and some beautiful and extremely rare snow leopards. 

A fun game of golf was enjoyed on the safari crazy golf course. This 14-hole course was just like playing golf in the jungle and was incredibly challenging but great fun.

We finished off the day in the Speedway Museum, dedicated to the motor sport of speedway and there was a great collection of speedway bikes, trophies and other memorabilia.

Wow! We couldn't believe how impressive Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium is. 

There was plenty of Spurs merchandise to admire, along with their trophies that had been won. We got to see their own gym where they spend hours training in. 

The pitch side experience was brilliant and we even got to sit in Jose Mourinho’s chair and feel what it’s like to be a Premiership football club manager.

We loved sitting in the players dressing room with all their shirts  hanging up, ready for match day. 

Once again it was a great experience to pretend  to be in a match conference, being interviewed by the press. 

 When we weren't being football fans, we hit the bowling alley for a few competitive, but friendly games of bowling and pool.  

Our final tour was at Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea FC. We started our tour in the museum where we were told the full story of the club's 115-year history.  

We were led through to the home dressing rooms, press room and through the player's tunnel to pitch side. We were fascinated to learn that the pitch was a mixture of both real and artificial grass. 

 We had the opportunity to view exclusive match worn items from the Men's 1st Team.

We became proper tourists as we made our way in to central London for a spot of sightseeing. Buckingham Palace looked beautiful in the glorious sunshine which also allowed us to enjoy our picnic lunch in Kensington Gardens. 

After our adventurous days out, how lucky were we to have this relaxing hot tub in our garden! 

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