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.
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