Crealy unveils ambitious plans for Devon
Crealy Adventure Park has unveiled plans on how it hopes to boost tourism in the South West of England.
According to BBC News, the Devon theme park is due to invest £1.4 million in creating a new camping and caravanning area, with Maximum Fun Holdings (MFH) predicting it could be completed as early as April 2012.
The new six-acre, 135-plot development will add to the already varied selection of spots for camping in Devon and MFH managing director Rod Pearson has revealed the level of ambition behind the move, which he hopes will boost spending in the local community and beyond.
"Our vision is to create the number one holiday destination in the South West. Not only do we want to attract more visitors to Devon's Crealy, but to the region as a whole," said Mr Pearson.
Crealy Adventure Park, which is located in Clyst St Mary near Exeter, hopes to install medieval style tents and a number of 'super pitches' on the site.
The popularity of Devon as a camping destination was recently highlighted by the Ecologist, which picked out the county as one of the best places in the UK to go for a weekend break.
It suggested trying out challenges such as lighting a fire without a match and whittling wooden spoons, while also enjoying the experience of sleeping outdoors.