Regularly voted the best day out in Devon, Crealy Theme Park and Resort is Southwest England’s largest Family Theme Park. The park is set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside and is home to over 60 rides and attractions, spectacular live entertainment and a wide selection of animals.
Rides at Crealy Adventure Park and Resort
Set in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Exeter, Crealy Theme Park and Resort offers themed accommodation with a variety of entertainment, sports and leisure facilities. The Park has a wide selection of outdoor rides and attractions, ranging from heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests. Crealy Theme Park and Resort is the South West’s number one family day out, catering for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike.
Major attractions at Crealy Theme Park and Resort include The Twister and Maximus Rollercoaster rides. On warm days take a ride on Vortex, a 16 metre tall triple Water Slide and the Tidal Wave Log Flume. Additional water-based attractions include Aqua Blasters bumper boats and Soak Zone splash playground. Families will enjoy a ride on the Flying Dutchman pirate ship and The Flying Machine Chair Swing Ride. Younger children are well catered for too with a number of attractions to entertain them including the Safari Express train, Fort Crealy playground and a Victorian Carousel.
There is a good selection of indoor attractions too, perfect for entertaining younger children when the weather is not so good. The Adventure Zone is a 75,000 square foot undercover play area with slides, aerial walkways, climbing nets, and rope swings. The Lost World of Atlantis features four rides, an indoor play area and a coffee shop. Open throughout the year, this area is perfect to enjoy whatever the weather.
Crealy Theme Park & Resort has teamed up with the longest running children’s television programme, The Sooty Show, to offer a sooty themed area of the theme park. Sooty Land is home to will be home to four rides including Sooty’s Magic Bus, Sweep’s Flying Circus, Soo’s Sweet Balloon Ride and Izzy Wizzy, Let’s Get Dizzy!
Crealy Theme Park and Resort have over 200 cute, cuddly farm and Zoo animals. Animal Land at Crealy is an animal lover’s heaven with residents including Ponies, Llamas, Alpacas, and more. Pay a visit to the family of cheeky Meerkats at Meerkat Manor and be sure not to miss the Bugz Unlimited Show. Reptiles at the park include crocodiles and snakes.
Travelling to Crealy Theme Park and Resort
Crealy Theme Park & Resort is based at Clyst St. Mary on the outskirts of Exeter, minutes from junction 30 of the M5 motorway. There are a number of ways you can get to the attraction. There is also lots of accommodation available nearby.
Travelling by Train
The nearest railway stations are Exeter Central or Exeter St Davids, search for your train tickets using the Raileasy website.
Looking for a family holiday in Devon with an award-winning Theme Park right on your doorstep? With their on-site accommodation, Crealy Theme Park and Resort has everything you need to ensure everyone has a great time whatever your budget. Conveniently located in the East Devon countryside, you’re only minutes away from great days out, beautiful beaches and lots of family fun.
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The History of Crealy Theme Park and Resort
Crealy Theme Park and Resort was initially a vision of Angela Wright and is currently owned by the Down family. The land which the park is located on was bought from Kings College Cambridge in 1982. The park opened to visitors in 1989 under the name Crealy the Great Farm Adventure, with the stated aim of recreating a country childhood. Visitors could experience life on a working farm. One of the main attractions at the time was seeing the cows being milked using, what was considered at the time, a state-of-the-art dairy unit. The Treetops playground and on-site restaurant were also opened during this year.
In 1992 the name of the park was changed to Crealy Country and additional features were introduced, including bumper boats and quad bikes. The family took the decision to sell the cows in 1994 with a view to using the barns that they occupied for undercover attractions. Soon after, in 1995, the Adventure Zone was opened. 1997 welcomed the opening of the Magical Kingdom (now called Buddy Bear’s Kingdom), which was popular with children up to the age of 12.
The First Roller Coaster
In the year 2000, a Vekoma Junior Coaster called Maximus was added, the parks first roller coaster. The Littleland Attraction was also added in the same year. The addition of rides from the year 2000 onwards saw a significant increase in footfall, which led to investment into other areas of the site including toilets and catering facilities.
An Increase in Popularity
In 2012, the park opened accommodation nearby at Crealy Meadows Caravan and Camping Park. Now known as Crealy Meadows, the site offers a variety of accommodation. As the attraction grew in popularity, additional roller coasters were added. The 2015 addition, Twister Rollercoaster, a spinning wild mouse, is the largest ride in the park.
Present Day Attractions
Crealy Theme Park and Resort now has over 60 rides, attractions and live shows, included in these are thrill rides, roller coasters and splashing water rides, indoor play zones and outdoor adventure play areas. There is also the Animal Barn, which houses the zoo and farm animals.