The Crealy Adventure Park is a great place for children to met animals, from the tiny guinea pigs to the large shire horses, for which the park is famous
At the Crealy Adventure Park, visitors can meet the shire horses, gentle giants of the equine world, and their foals. These stunning creatures are an endangered breed. Children can ride, feed, or cuddle the smaller animals in Animal Realm. These are the friendliest creatures, including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and goats. Animal Realm Wranglers will take time to give advice about caring for many different pets, from guinea pigs to goats.
A hundred acres of glorious Cornish countryside with lakes, tranquil trails and picturesque meadows are here to be explored. The Safari Train offers a tour around Silver Mine Lake and much of the park and passengers can always hop off the train to feed the ducks. Swampy’s Swampbusters Eco Adventure offers a great exploration adventure with lots of bridges and river crossings. There are aerial walkways, sheer drop slides, astro-slides and cablewalks. The more adventurous can splash down on Thunder Falls log flume, race the Raging Rivers water coasters or sail through the air aboard the Viking Warrior Pirate Ship.
The Enchanted Realm has areas especially for younger children. There is a village of miniature houses and the Digging Desert where children can build their own sandcastles. In the Enchanted Forest Show visitors can meet characters from stories.
Among the many, many things to do it is always possible just to relax and unwind around the lake. Other attractions include the Sunflower Maze; Pony Express Ride; sing-along Singing Chicken Show; the Fortress; the Haunted House and the Crazy House. There are also a number of creative play areas including the new Round the World Play Zone, the Crealy Construction Co and Playtime Farm, where the whole family can play together. Children’s Craftworks offers the chance for children to discover artistic talent and Cornish Myths and Legends can be explored, starting at Uther’s Giant Challenge.
In addition to all this there are cafés and a gift shop. The Waterwheel Restaurant offers Cornish pasties and clotted cream teas, plus a menu using many local products.
The Crealy Adventure Park is at Wadebridge, near Newquay. It is open daily from the beginning of April until the end of October and on weekends and school holidays during the rest of the year. The park closes for Christmas and New Year.