Cornwall’s award-winning, top family attraction Camel Creek has reopened its doors in on the 15th of May with approved social distancing measures, ensuring the safety of all its guests. The park has chosen not to open from 12th April, when restrictions for attractions are planned to ease, instead making use of the time to continue making enhancements, marking the start of a multi-million-pound makeover. The park now features a new and improved park layout, while slowly introducing exciting new rides, for all to enjoy.
To make the opening even more special, children will be treated to a special ‘DinoWeek’ during half term (Monday 31st May-Sunday 6th June) which will consist of a full week of Dinosaurs, education and more!
Having recently been awarded silver in the Cornwall Tourism Awards’ large attraction category, the team is excited to unveil some of the recent changes made to the layout of the park; including relocation of the water rides, with the aim of creating specific and well-defined zones for visitors to explore.
Fun seekers can experience Camel Creek’s exhilarating rides including the park’s newest roller-coaster The Airbender, Vertigo and fan favourite Morgawr. For those on the lookout for a super soaking, Camel Creek’s water rides Thunder Falls and Raging Rivers will surprise and delight.
There is also a state-of-the-art 5D Cinematic simulator – ‘Mission SIMpossible’ showing a short film – ‘Da Vinci’s Touch’, about the true story behind Mona Lisa’s smile, surrounding the senses and bringing the action to life. Swampy and Dina Land is the home of adventurous rides for younger children including the colourful Clown Coaster.
Operations director Alex Camelin comments: “We have gone above and beyond to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our visitors and we will continually review our processes in accordance with government guidance. After a difficult year, I am looking forward to welcoming families back to the park in May for a special day out, to create happy memories.”
What will be different?
Visitors can now download the brand-new free app to receive exclusive offers and news, as well as pre-plan their visit and keep up-to-date with live park information and ride statuses.
What’s on: Camel Creek’s calendar of characters
May kick starts Camel Creek’s amazing schedule of official children’s characters for 2021, appearing at intervals on selected dates below.
Official Hey Duggee will be visiting the park on the 27th and 28th of July with Official Peppa Pig and George coming to see fans on the 3rd and 4th of August. Further guest appearances include Official PJ masks Catboy and Owlette on the 10th and 11th of August, Official Minions Duo Bob and Keving on the 17th and 18th of August, PAW patrol Duo Chase and Marshall on the 24th and 25th of August. Rounding off the summer holidays, Official Trolls Duo Poppy and Branch will make an appearance on the 31st of August and 1st of September.
What else is there to do at Camel Creek?
For those who like to keep their feet on the ground, the ever-popular Animal Attractions provide a whole day’s worth of entertainment. From Crocodile Corner with caimans, lizards, snakes and frogs, to the Shire Horse enclosure where you can get up close with these gentle giants and not forgetting the emus, pigs, meerkats and deer… the Camel Creek creatures are an essential part of any trip to the park.
How to get to Camel Creek
Camel Creek sits near the popular harbour towns of Padstow, Rock and Newquay. Just a 15-minute drive from Cornwall’s Newquay Airport, it is positioned just off the A30 dual carriageway.
Nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway.
Price: Please check website for seasonal prices. Prices start from £13.95, with free entry for children under 92cm.
Opening times: Open daily 10am-5pm
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