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Angela Wright MBE, the name in the attractions business that is synonymous with adventure, is embarking on a new family adventure this autumn. The managing director and founder of Crealy Great Adventure Parks, who has given magic and adventures to over 8 million visitor in the last two decades, is moving to Melbourne in Australia with husband David and children Edward, Tim and Amy.
A new managing director designate, Rod Pearson, has been appointed to work alongside the family owners of Crealy to lead the Parks during the next period of development. Angela’s brother Chris Down, one of the family owners who has worked in the business since it’s inception will change roles from Finance Director to Chief Executive whilst Angela and David will continue to be board directors.
“The spirit of adventure is the driving force behind the creation of Crealy and the support from my family in what has always been, and will continue to be, a family business continues to allow Crealy to grow and for us to embark on this new journey. Rod is a seasoned professional who shares our vision and values. He comes from running multiple leisure activities in Singapore and was keen to return to his roots in the UK leisure industry. A two-month handover period will ensure that Rod is fully embedded before we set off down under”, comments Angela.
Angela, David and family established the first Crealy Great Adventure Park in 1989 to recreate her own country childhood. The success of the Devon site allowed the family to quickly add another park – Cornwall’s Crealy – and the award-winning Parks are now the South West’s favourite family attractions, second only to the public funded Eden Project in visitor numbers within the South West of England.
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.
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.