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Oakwood Reveals Name of New Attraction

After months of secrecy, Oakwood Theme Park has finally revealed the name of its new £4m family-themed attraction which is set to open later this month. The new area which occupies over three acres in total – the equivalent of 14 Olympic swimming pools - will be called ‘Neverland’ and is themed around the world-famous ‘Peter Pan’ story by author J M Barrie. Among the new rides are ‘Skull Rock’ pirate log fl ...

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Onesie World Record Attempt for Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Theme Park is planning to set a new world record for the most number of people wearing ‘onesies’ gathered in any one place. As part of the record attempt, taking place this Saturday 20th April at 12pm, the park will allow anyone sporting a blue, red or yellow all-in-one outfit to pay just £5 entry into the theme park and all other one-piece wearers pay only £10. A minimum of 623 participants w ...

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Reviewed: Zufari at Chessington

James Hardiker takes a look at the new Zufari ride at Chessington World of Adventures.. On a sunny Easter Sunday, we got chance to head to Chessington World of Adventures to ride their new attraction for 2013 ~ Zufari Ride into Africa. Zufari is located on the Wagama Reserve which you`ll need to access via the entrance to the flying jumbos / medical centre. Once there you`ll find a well themed attraction en ...

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Alton Towers Theme Park Plans to Reopen

The weather over the last few days has been exceptional across many parts of the UK resulting in Drayton Manor, Lightwater Valley and Alton Towers being forced to closed for health and safety reasons. It has been announced this evening (Sunday 24th 2013) via the official Alton Towers website that the park does plan to re-open on Monday 25th 2013 providing there is no further snowfall overnight. The Alton To ...

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Alton Towers Resort to Remain Closed for 3rd Day

According to the official Alton Towers website, the resort is to remain closed for a third consecutive following further snowfall across Staffordshire. The statements reads: "In spite of our best efforts, we are very sorry to have to confirm that we will not be opening Alton Towers Theme Park this weekend, as we had hoped and planned, as continued snowfall across the Staffordshire Moorlands has made it impo ...

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Fireman Sam Comes to Oakwood this Easter

Fireman Sam will be on hand to help mark the official start of the new season at Oakwood Theme Park this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend with his very own mini show (March 29th – April 1st). Everyone’s favourite hero next door will be starring in a new mini-show called ‘A Pontypandy Welcome’ and will also be taking part in regular meet and greet sessions throughout the weekend at the Pembrokeshire park. There w ...

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Alton Towers Closed due to Snow

The Ice Age 4D cinema isn't the only snowy part of the park today. Following heavy snowfall across Staffordshire, it was announced today (Friday March 22nd) via the Alton Towers Resort Official Twitter Feed that the park is to remain closed due to the snowfall. Guests with pre-booked tickets will have their tickets revalidated to use another day. Snow will continue, heavy at times leading to further large a ...

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It’s a Dog’s Life at Drayton Manor

Puppy power will head to Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire, this Saturday 23rd March to mark National Puppy Day. Puppy walkers from Guide Dogs, along with man’s best friend, will visit the popular day out attraction as part of the puppies’ training, to get them used to different types of sights, sounds and smells. Puppy walking is a crucial stage in the development of guide dogs. Volunteers dedicate t ...

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