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Theme Parks: Crealy says time is right for Double Summer Time


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Crealy Great Adventure Park is hosting parliamentary visits during British Tourism Week to promote tourism in the South West, whilst also campaigning for extra hours of sunlight by introducing Double Summer Time in the UK.

Between Thursday 18th March and Saturday 20th March, the family owners of Devon’s Crealy and Cornwall’s Crealy will meet Dan Rogerson MP, Giles Chichester MEP and Sian Flynn at the attractions.

The leisure and tourism industries are campaigning along with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and Age Concern, for the introduction of Double Summer Time in the UK. The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions, of which Angela Wright, MBE, founder and Managing Director of Crealy Great Adventure Parks, is Second Vice Chair, together with The Lighter Evening All Party Parliamentary Group and the Tourism Alliance have been lobbying for Double Summer Time since 2005.

Double British Summer Time would entail moving UK clocks forward by two hours (GMT + 2) during the Summer months, and one hour forward from the current time (GMT + 1) in the Winter months.

The extra hour of daylight, particularly during the warm summer evenings, could be of huge benefit to leisure and tourism attractions around the UK and in particular Devon and the South West, which is renowned for quality of life, outdoor activities and tourism. 

Angela Wright, MBE, founder and Managing Director of Crealy said,

“We are delighted that such important parliamentary representatives are taking the time to visit us at Crealy. We look forward to discussing British Tourism and the need for longer daylight hours with the MPs visiting Devon’s Crealy and Cornwall’s Crealy in March, and to the Daylight Forum Discussion Group with Ben Bradshaw.

“Crealy Great Adventure Parks are the favourite family attractions in the South West and fully support the push towards Double British Summer Time to provide greater safety to evening activities and enable more outdoor leisure time.”

Surveys show that the advantages of moving the clocks forward by one hour in the winter and two hours in the summer, would be widespread, from safer roads, lengthened outdoor play time for children, 80, 000 new full time jobs, a boost to British tourism of £3.5 billion and an annual saving of 1.2 tonnes of carbon.
Road traffic fatalities would drop by more than 80 per annum and other casualties by more than 200 per annum.

It has been almost 40 years since the UK has held a trial to fully evaluate the pros and cons of moving to Double British Summer Time and in that time there have been dramatic changes in both lifestyle and technology. 
Parliamentary dates at Crealy are as follows:
Thursday 18/3 at 3pm Dan Rogerson MP at Cornwall’s Crealy
Friday 19/3 at 10am  Sian Flynn at Cornwall’s Crealy
Friday 19/3 at 3pm  Giles Chichester MEP at Devon’s Crealy


Devon’s Crealy introduces the new Vortex triple tube watercoaster and the new Wilderness wildlife exploration – together with Maximus coaster, Tidal Wave log flume, Queen Bess Pirate Ship, Techno Race Karts, Miniature Spotted, Shetland and Dartmoor Ponies, 75, 000 sq. ft. of indoor play and 100 acres of countryside to explore.

Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park introduces Morgawr the sea-monster rollercoaster, launching in May 2010 at the home to Cornwall’s Heavy Horse Centre.  Cornwall’s beautiful Park, a former silver mine, is located between Padstow and Wadebridge, within sight of the sea, and attractions include the BEAST, Raging Rivers WaterCoaster, Thunder Falls log-flume, Viking Warrier Pirate Ship and Pony Express Ride together with the country’s biggest outdoor adventure zone.

Family time is always Magical Funtime Guaranteed at Crealy Great Adventure Parks in Devon and Cornwall, the favourite family days out in the South West of England. 

The Parks each have six unique areas of magic and adventures, nature and animals, action and heritage, full of real magic and safe adventures, featuring log flumes, coasters, pirate ships, baby animals, miniature ponies and heavy horses, go karts, indoor and outdoor play zones.

Known as both the friendliest and the best-value Parks in Devon and Cornwall, the best value of all is with an Annual Pass or a Fest Pass. Annual Passes are valid for a year. Fest Passes give unlimited entry over 7 days during school holidays, with the unique Returns Wristband. Crealy is giving Fest Passes in 2010 to celebrate the 21st Anniversary.

You can stay at the Parks too – for truly magical holiday memories of family adventures, as only Crealy can provide.

Crealy is the first visitor attraction in the world with the aim of being carbon neutral and holds the Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award.

Crealy Great Adventure Parks are the South West’s favourite family attractions. The award-winning Parks were first established in 1989 by a westcountry family and are still family-owned and operated today, second only to the publicly funded Eden Project in visitor numbers within the South West of England. The Parks’ mission is Magical Fun Guaranteed and the essence is to make the most of childhood.

Location Message: Crealy Great Adventure Parks are easily found, located just minutes from major routes yet nestled in outstanding countryside and near beautiful beaches. Road links are excellent, with Devon’s Crealy being served by public transport every 30 minutes. Buy your Park tickets online and Crealy plants a tree for you, offsetting your travel impact.  Newquay and Exeter airports are only minutes away and have daily links with an increasing number of airports around the UK. For more information visit and

There’s so much to enjoy when you holiday or live in beautiful Devon and Cornwall but best of all is Magical Funtime at Crealy Great Adventure Parks, the most memorable, friendliest family destinations in the south west of England. Visit for all the inside information

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