Devon's Crealy Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Chris Down with his wife Katie and children William, 6, Georgie, 5 and Josh, 2

Devon's Crealy Celebrates 25 Years in Business

By Rachael Miles

13 April 2014

Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park was adorned in sunshine and smiles as it celebrated it's 25th anniversary in style on Monday 14th April 2014.

Thousands of guests descended on Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park to join the celebrations and the opening of the latest ride, The Flying Machine. 

Chris Down, Managing Director of Devon and Cornwall Crealy Great Adventure Park said; "Where did the last 25 years go? We started off as a small farm attraction and through investment and much support over the years from our members, guests and media supporters, we've got to where we are today."

Chris Down continues: "2014 is our biggest year of investment ever as well as it being our 25th anniversary year. Today we have launched the 5th new ride and we're excited for the new attraction Dino Jeeps to open in May. It all demonstrates our continued commitment to growth and providing a great value and family day out."

Television wildlife presenter Nick Baker recently visited Crealy to open Bugz Unlimited that is the latest addition to the Animal Kingdom.

Youngsters from Clyst St George and Clyst St Mary Primary Schools got up ‘close and personal’ with creatures including a Chilean Rose Tarantula and Madagascan hissing cockroaches.

The Lost World of Atlantis, including the park’s second roller coaster as well as a number of other rides and a soft play area, opened in February.

Josh Haywood, General Manager of Devon’s Crealy, said: “Following last year’s fantastic summer this major investment will be great for us and for the industry as a whole.”

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park won Family Attraction of the Year and Best Overall in Devon for the third successive year at the recent Primary Times Star Awards.

The new ride opening came midway through the school Easter holidays at the start of what is predicted to be a largely fine week of weather.

The warm weather conditions are expected to bring a quarter of a million visitors into the region and generate a multi-million pound boost to local businesses.

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