Cornwall’s Crealy voted best family attraction

Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is celebrating after being voted best family attraction in Cornwall by readers of Primary Times for three consecutive years.

The adventure park, near Wadebridge, received the accolade in Primary Times Reader Star Awards 2014 for its range of facilities, variety of children’s activities and overall appeal.

Voted for by the readers of the Cornish edition of Primary Times, the awards recognise popular family attractions across 11 categories.

Cornwall’s Crealy has been voted best family attraction in Cornwall for three consecutive years by readers of Primary Times.

General Manager Simon Townsend said: “This award means a lot to us because it’s been voted for by the public, which shows we’re ticking the right boxes for our customers.

“It’s the third year in a row we’ve won the award, so it’s great to know that we’re consistently delivering good facilities and customer care for our visitors.”

Primary Times is a free magazine distributed to primary school children. Read by pupils, parents and teachers, there are 58 editions covering regions across the UK which feature events and what’s on guides for parents in the area.

Cornwall’s Crealy, which is planning around £400,000 worth of investment in 2015, is now open all year round. The park is opening a selection of attractions at weekends throughout January, February and March and seven days a week during February half term and the Easter holidays.

All guests can enter the park for £6.95 each during January, February and March and those with annual memberships will be able to enter for free. There is also up to 20% discount when booking tickets online.



Six times lucky for Cornwall in the British Travel Awards

Cornwall has won the heart of the nation and held onto its crown as the Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards 2014 for the SIXTH consecutive year.

Having first secured the title in 2009, Cornwall has successfully shunned competition from rival destinations around the country, including Northumberland and Devon which took silver and bronze respectively, to win the public vote and cement its position as the premier visitor destination.

“The love for Cornwall shows no sign of abating. As well as boasting a very loyal and passionate visitor base, Cornwall is well-known for turning first-time visitors into lifelong fans. Holding the title for six years is real cause for celebration for everyone involved in the industry, it represents value in our product and strength in the Cornwall brand,” enthuses Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall, who was at the award ceremony in London (on 26 November) to collect the trophy on behalf of Cornwall.  

“Yet we should not take this for granted. We are operating in the global arena with powerful competition for our customers from destinations around the world – the need to evolve and stay one step ahead has never been stronger. Let’s work together to ensure the title is ours for a seventh year!”

The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created to reward the best companies in travel. With categories spanning all types of holiday experience, including transport, destination, cruise, customer service, holiday extras, and accommodation, they attracted over one million votes from over 100,000 voters.

Adding to Cornwall’s success, The Eden Project also triumphed by retaining its gold title in the Best UK Leisure Attraction category for the fourth year running and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall picked up silver for the Best UK Heritage Attraction for a second year. Bude added further to Cornwall's success by taking bronze for Best UK Coastal Resort.

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New winter opening for Cornwall’s Crealy

New for 2014, Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is opening its doors to guests at
weekends throughout the winter.

The adventure park, near Wadebridge and Newquay, will open a selection of attractions
from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays from November through to Easter.

Cornwall’s Crealy will be opening its largest heated indoor play zone, The Dragons
Kingdom, alongside other indoor and outdoor attractions.

Guests can also visit the tropical Crocodile Corner reptile house, Crealy Construction Co
sand pit, Safari Trax outdoor race track, the Shire Horse Stables and gift shop.

General Manager Simon Townsend said: “The Dragon’s Kingdom play zone is one of our
most popular indoor attractions with sheer drop slides, giant soft play, aerial walkways,
mazes and ball pools. It’s also home to the Dragon’s Kingdom café which will be serving
food and drink all day!

“Some of our residents from Pets’ Corner will be moving into the Stable with our Shire
horses and our visitors will be able to meet some of the scaly creatures from our reptile
house. There’s plenty to do, and all for a reduced entry rate of £6.95 per person.”

The park is now open every weekend throughout the year, excluding 1 January 2015. It’ll
also be opening during the Christmas period on 22, 23, 29, 30 and 31 December 2014.

All guests can enter the park for £6.95 each and those with annual memberships will be
able to enter for free. There is also up to 20% discount when booking tickets online.

New Attractions at Cornwall's Crealy!

New attraction at Cornish park! A brand new attraction for pre-school children is set to open its gates this Easter at Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park. Named after the park's mascots, Swampy and Dina Land is the park's latest attraction and includes mini thrill rides, fairytale cottages and a sand pit for toddlers. Little ones can dig for treasure in Dina's Dig sandpit or explore the tiny houses in the Toddler's Village while parents watch from the overlooking Swampy's Café decking. Part of the park's £300,000 investment over the winter, the new, enclosed area covers around 2,000 sq m and includes three rides that are suitable for young children under the age of five. General Manager of Cornwall's Crealy, Simon Townsend, said: "Lots of our guests have a younger sibling who are often a bit too young for some of our big rides. We've introduced Swampy and Dina Land to make sure they're well catered for. "There'll be three rides in the new area including a tea cup style ride called Dina's Dancing Flowers; Swampy's Sky Ride, a mini ferris wheel; and a mini drop tower called Swampy's Drop." Opening on Monday 7 April 2013, the new area will be ready for the Easter holiday period when the park will be open seven days a week. Alongside the new attraction, the park's Easter entertainment includes visits from Fireman Sam on 8 April and Peppa Pig on 15 April. There are also ventriloquist shows and circus acts. For a full schedule of entertainment visit Group booking discounts apply. The entry price for a family of four is £63.80 and the price for a family of five is £79.75. Fast-track entry and a 20% discount are available on all tickets when booking via the website.

Devon and Cornwalls Crealy win the prestigious Primary Times Overall Winner Star Award

Crealy Great Adventure Park in Devon and Cornwall sweeps the board at the Primary Times Star Awards in 2013. The overall winner of the Primary Times Reader Star Awards has been awarded to Crealy Adventure Park in both Devon and Cornwall. The hugely popular all weather family attractions won a large percentage of votes across a number of different categories demonstrating its versatility and ability to accommodate the needs of the local family market.

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