Three new attractions for February half term
Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is launching three brand new attractions for February half term.
The adventure park, which is fully open for the half term week, will see the launch of new attractions Meerkat Magic, Downpour Derby and Berg Bikes on 14 February 2014.
These are the first three of five new attractions coming to the north Cornwall park in 2015, and are all available to visitors at no extra cost.
General Manager Simon Townsend said: “Meerkat Magic is a brand new 90 square metre enclosure, which is now home to two meerkats; one male and one female. Guests can get up close to the meerkats in their glass enclosure and watch daily feeding and meerkat talks at 1pm.
“We’ve also brought in Berg Bikes, which are four-wheeled pedal-powered bikes and Downpour Derby, a competitive water game to soak your opponents. We have two other attractions coming in 2015, which we are looking forward to announcing at Easter.”
The male meerkat, Jambo, is five-years-old and joins a three-year-old female meerkat who is yet to be named. Fully grown meerkats can weigh up to 2.5kg and measure 50cm in length.
Simon added: “We are on the lookout for a name for our female meerkat, so we’re asking for suggestions on our Facebook page. We’ll pick our favourite, and the winning name will win a family membership to come and see her throughout the year.”
All attractions at the park are open for half term from Saturday 14 February until Sunday 22 February. Cornwall’s Crealy opens selected indoor attractions every weekend including the Dragon’s Kingdom, Crocodile Corner reptile house, the Stables and Gift Shop.
The standard entry price is £11.95 between 14 February and 22 March 2015 and £17.95 thereafter. Discounts are available to family groups, and visitors can save up to 20% off tickets when booking online.
Cornwall’s Crealy unveils 2015 events calendar
Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park has unveiled a jam-packed calendar of events for its visitors in spring and early summer 2015.
Throughout school holidays and selected weekends, the park will welcome children’s characters including Peppa Pig, Willy Wonka and Titan the Robot to meet and greet their fans.
General Manager Simon Townsend said: “This is one of our busiest years for the events calendar. We have lots of brand new additions such as a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in June and our Chocolate Weekend with Willy Wonka in July.
“All our guests are invited to meet our characters and performers for free, and there are plenty of photo opportunities.”
For more information visit www.crealy.co.uk/Cornwall
Titan the Robot 31 March 2015
Eight-foot-tall intergalactic superstar Titan the Robot will be kicking off the 2015 events calendar with comedy sketches and routines to wow his audience. Titan, who has performed all over the world, will return to his Cornish roots on Tuesday 31 March to appear at intervals throughout the day.
Peppa Pig 7 April 2015
Children’s TV favourite, Peppa Pig, will be meeting her fans around the park on Tuesday 7 April and performing story time sessions at various times throughout the day. Visitors will be able to meet and greet Peppa around the park with plenty of photo opportunities.
Star Wars weekend 2 - 4 May 2015.
Pirates and Princesses Weekend 9 & 10 May 2015
Captain Jack Sparrow, played by impersonator Jonty Depp, will be joined by his princess sidekick to come and meet aspiring pirates and princesses at the park. Children dressed as either a pirate or princess will receive free entry throughout the weekend. There are prizes up for grabs for the best fancy dress and guests are invited to join in with a treasure hunt.
Superheroes Day 26 May 2015
Superman, Batman, Captain America and Spiderman will be taking time off from their busy crime-fighting schedules to meet fans at the park on 26 May. Children who dress as their favourite superhero will receive free entry to the park.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic 28 & 29 June 2015
Chocolate Weekend with Willy Wonka 11 & 12 July 2015
Jonty Depp returns as famous candyman Willy Wonka for a weekend of chocolate over 11 and 12 July 2015. Guests are invited to hunt down the sought-after golden ticket and dress up as their favourite Charlie and Chocolate Factory character. Willy Wonka will be meeting fans around the park and there’s a surprise Nestlé giveaway too.
Crealy announces charity partnership
Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park has announced Children’s Hospice South West as its chosen charity partner for 2015.
The adventure park, along with its sister park in Devon, will raise money for the charity throughout the year through special events and fundraising activities.
With three centres in the region, Children’s Hospice South West supports children with life-limiting conditions through respite, palliative and emergency care.
Fundraising will take place at both Devon and Cornwall parks, with wishing well collections and sponsored tandem skydives by the Crealy team already confirmed.
Chris Down, Managing Director of Crealy, said: “As a family-owned business, we know how important family time is together, so we’re delighted to be supporting Children’s Hospice South West this year.
“Through our partnership, we are looking forward to raising vital funds and awareness, and also offering families quality time with their children at our parks throughout 2015.”
The charity cares for families in three hospices across the South West: Little Harbour in St Austell, Little Bridge House in north Devon, and Charlton Farm near Bristol.
Sarah Stott, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser for CHSW, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Cornwall’s Crealy has chosen to support Children’s Hospice South West this year.
“As a family orientated attraction, it is lovely to think that the staff and visitors will be helping us to support the families with life limited children that we look after. I am excited to see what fundraising activities are planned for the year ahead”
Easter at Crealy
Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is launching two brand new attractions, and promising an action-packed programme of activities over the Easter holidays.
Monday 30 March sees the opening of brand new thrill ride Wave Rider, and the unveiling of a colony of leaf cutter ants in Pets Corner.
With 32 chairs suspended above the ground and standing at a height of nine metres, guests can see the park from the sky on the Wave Rider, a flying carousel ride standing at a height of nine metres.
The leaf cutter ants join the other residents in the Pets Corner. The insects, which transport leaves that are up to 20 times their own body weight, can be seen creating their own compost to put in the nest.
The park will also host Easter egg hunts from Friday 3 to Monday 6 April with a free chocolate egg for every child.
General Manager Simon Townsend said: “In addition to launching the new attractions, we are hosting two character days during the holidays. Titan the Robot will entertain guests on Tuesday 31 March, and Peppa Pig joins us on Tuesday 7 April for story time sessions and meet and greets.
“Titan is an 8 foot tall interactive robot powered by a human inside. He has performed all over the world, but was originally made near us in Newquay, so it’ll be great to have him return to his Cornish roots."
The two latest launches complete the five brand new attractions for 2015, and follow the of opening meerkat attraction Meerkat Magic, Berg bikes and water game Downpour Derby in February.
The park is open seven days a week from Friday 27 March between 10am and 5:30pm. The standard entry price is £17.95 per person with discount available for families of three or more. Tickets booked online receive a 20% discount.
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.
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.
For more information, visit www.britishtravelawards.com
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!
Devon and Cornwalls Crealy win the prestigious Primary Times Overall Winner Star Award
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