Crealy Theme Park and Resort have invested the large sum of money to improve the facilities for visitors in time for the summer, including completely revamping the picnic area, erecting a permanent Big Top arena and creating a toilet facility for people with additional needs. They have also invested in seven new lodges for their resort, Crealy Meadows.
Crealy’s general manager Josh Haywood said: “Every year we look for new ways to improve on our offering at Crealy and this requires consistent investment in the park and resort. We always listen to visitor feedback and act on it because we want people to have the best experience that Crealy can offer and to return to the park.”
Crealy have spent £20,000 on new flooring at their popular Splash Zone and £5,000 on a 20 metre by 10 metre canopy to provide shade for children enjoying the wet play area. They have also installed a new ice cream kiosk and seating next to the Splash Zone.
A new changing room and toilet facility for people with additional needs has been created in the main toilet area, complete with an electric bed costing £10,000. The picnic area has been given an £80,000 revamp and the temporary, 750 seater Big Top arena is being given a £30,000 cash injection to make it into a permanent structure.
Crealy have been granted planning permission under delegated powers by East Devon District Council to turn the marquee into a permanent, all weather structure on the park grounds from June 1 2019 until February 28 2024. The Big Top, which will host key seasonal shows and events, will have concrete flooring, purpose built toilets, new seating, and a dedicated retail area. Josh said: “We are committed to improving the park and to creating a quality experience for all of our visitors. Hopefully, the fact that footfall is up by 26,000 visitors year on year, is proof that our visitors appreciate our response to their feedback and continue to enjoy everything the park has to offer.”
Crealy have also invested £420,000 in seven new lodges for Crealy Meadows, as well as announcing the investment of an additional £500,000 in the Theme Park during 2020; details of which, will be revealed early next year.