Author Archive: Josh Haywood

Only 80's/90's Kids Will Pass this Quiz!

Posted by on April 26th 2018 in Theme Park

Who doesn’t love a bit of nostalgia?

Take our quiz to be taken back down memory lane to the TV shows that we were obsessed with when we were little, to tell our own kids about! Answers can be found at the bottom of the post, but no cheating! 

Play the Quiz

1. Which hard-working character lived in Greendale?

A) Fireman Sam

B) Rastamouse

C) Postman Pat

2. Who was Bella Lasagne?

A) Café owner from Fireman Sam

B) Shop keeper from Pingu

C) Farmer from Shaun the Sheep

3. Which famous comedy duo made their debut on Byker Grove?

A) David Walliams and Matt Lucas

B) Ant and Dec

C) Mel and Sue

4....

10 Top Tips for Travelling with a Toddler

Posted by on April 12th 2018 in Accommodation

10 Top Tips for Travelling with a Toddler
Those with children aged between 1 – 5 years old will totally understand that it can be a bit of a rollercoaster trying to keep with your tot happy, especially in a new environment that they're not used to.

To ease your worries read our ten terrific tips to make the journey smooth sailing so that you and your family can enjoy your holiday in (a bit more) peace.

  1. Plan Ahead

As you know, with a child under the age of 4 years old, every outing requires a lot of planning and this isn’t any different to travelling on holiday! Leave a little earlier than...

Egg-cellent Easter Activities for Kids

Posted by on March 26th 2018 in Theme Park

The Easter holidays are just around the corner so 'chick' out these Easter themed activities to keep your little ones entertained! Paper Plate Buttons the Bunny

You will need:

  • A paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colouring Pencils
  • Googly Eyes
  • A button
  • Paper

Re-create our very own buttons the bunny with this fun and easy Easter activity to keep young children busy!

  1. Glue the button in the middle of the paper plate and draw a mouth underneath it.
  2. Stick the googly eyes above the nose on the plate.
  3. Draw two long rabbit shaped ears on to the paper, cut them out (with parent supervision) and stick to the top of the plate.
  4. Cut out six long...

Why take a Family Staycation in Exeter?

Posted by on March 13th 2018 in Accommodation

If you’re looking for a unique short break with the family, a family staycation in Exeter is the perfect solution!

Find out how you can spend more time creating precious memories with your family, and less time stressing, with a family staycation.

Be Spontaneous

If you suddenly decide that you want to go on holiday with a free weekend, you can. There’s no need to book months in advance with careful planning, just hop in your car, load it up and go!

No Language Barriers

Although it’s great to be surrounded by different cultures, if you don’t speak the local lingo it can be quite...

Shannon's Food and Beverage Career Journey

Posted by on March 6th 2018 in Theme Park

This week we caught up with another team member on their experiences of working at Crealy. Read about how Shannon has progressed with us during the three years that she has worked in our Food and Beverage department…

Originally, I applied to work for retail and ended up changing my mind at the last minute and decided to go for Food and Beverage. I felt that working in this department would suit me better and give me career options that I would be more interested in.

What do you love most about your job?

The thing that I love the most about my...

Brilliant Birthday Party Themes

Posted by on February 15th 2018 in Theme Park

Your children wait with anticipation for their birthdays all year, so a birthday party in Devon at Crealy Adventure Park and Resort is sure to be a fun-tastic memory to remember.

At the Lost World of Atlantis you can enjoy the private use of four indoor rides, including Dolphin Drop, Shark Bay Rollercoaster, Neptune’s Sea Cups, Super Subs, and a soft play area.  

But once you have the perfect venue, how do you find the right theme to put the birthday boy or girl’s stamp on it?

Each year the trends for birthday change, so if you don’t know where to start,...

What it's like to join the Crealy Crew: A Case Study

Posted by on February 2nd 2018 in Theme Park

Ahead of our 2018 Recruitment Fair, we chat to a member of our Team to provide more detail about what it's like to work here and how he has carved his career during his time as part of the Crealy Crew.

Let's meet Simon, one of our Duty Managers. 

 

How long have you worked at Crealy?

I have worked at Crealy Adventure Park & Resort for 9 years, starting in September 2008.

Which department do you work in?

When I first started working at Crealy, I was positioned in the Gift Shop and Admissions before moving across departments and joining the Photography Team.

When I...

Glamping vs Camping: Choose the holiday that suits you!

Posted by on February 1st 2018 in Accommodation

Glamping vs Camping: Choose the holiday that suits you!
Heard a lot about glamping but unsure about what it involves? We will show the differences between camping and glamping to help you to discover which type of accommodation is best for you.

Ahh camping, sleeping under the stars, eating alfresco, and spending quality time with your family - what's not to love? Finally you can take a well-deserved break away and take some time to relax in the beautiful countryside! 

Why not make it a fun team activity with the kids to put up the tent and reward yourselves with a tasty barbeque on the patio, before bunking down to sleep...

Burial chambers discovered empty at Crealy’s Creaky Hotel

Posted by on October 10th 2017 in Theme Park

Whilst carrying out routine maintenance work ahead of this year’s Halloween celebrations, workers at Crealy Adventure Park & Resort have found what are believed to be Roman burial chambers.

The discovery was made this week when a team of workers were digging in the grounds of the park’s Creaky Hotel.

Following the mysterious discovery, Crealy contacted expert ghost searching team Spook Searches to ask for their assistance. Whilst at the site, the experts were baffled to discover that the burial chambers were empty, with Head Spook Searcher, Chris Watson, stating,

‘We are puzzled that the burial chambers are empty. Structures of this age would...

Crealy joins forces with Follow the Bear®

Posted by on September 1st 2017 in Theme Park

We are pleased to announce that Crealy Adventure Park & Resort has joined forces with the Follow the Bear National Lost Child Safety Scheme and have installed a Lost Child Trail around the Theme Park.

Follow the Bear is an independently-owned company run by parents and grandparents who understand the importance of keeping children safe when out and about in public.

How does Follow the Bear ® work?

Guests can buy either a daily membership for £1.99 per child or just £4.99 for a full 12 month annual membership. In return you are given a durable wristband that contains both a unique membership...