I wrote a while ago about a day out at Camel Creek and we have recently been for another visit to see some of the recent changes there. For more about Camel Creek you can read my original day out post as well.
Originally Camel Creek was Cornwall’s Crealy and I have to confess I still want to say and write Crealy out of habit. We have been going there for years as a family, the boys love it. We had summer passes one year that we bought, and we went every week all summer. They never really tire of it.
I did wonder whether they would be getting a little old for some of it, but our recent visit told me otherwise. Although they weren’t quite so interested in going in to the play park bit with the wooden pirate ship and more this time. They were however still in love with the ridiculously tall slide and climbing up the netted side to get there. In addition to the rollercoaster, animals, water rides and slightly less wet rides.
Camel Creek has had a few changes since the last time that we visited. For a start they have added a lot more coverings to the different play areas, to make them more usable and safe even in the wettest of weather. They also provide shade and protection from the sun for children as well. They had started doing this on our first visit, but it is much more extensive now.
There is also a new carousel for smaller children, which looked very cute. Perfect for the toddlers who may be a bit too small for some of the other rides. This was also undercover.
The day when we went it was a really warm day, so as usual we cooled down in our favourite way with a ride on the log flume. I have to say of all the log flumes and water rides I have ever been on, none gets you as wet as the Camel Creek log flume.
Underneath the big splash above are Si and the boys, I sat out the second go to dry off a bit in the sun. Luckily there is also a giant people dryer – I am sure it has a more sensible name, but I like the sound of people dryer. You do need to pay to use this, but you can fit six plus people in there and on colder days it really does take the edge off of the soggy chill. Everyone else dove in there after their second ride on the flume.
The biggest change at Camel Creek came in the form of the new 5D Super Sim theatre. This is a ride where you sit in the pods pictured below.
The pods are really comfortable with seat belts for safety. You wear 3D glasses whilst in there and watch a 3D film of a rollercoaster ride with a bit of a difference. I won’t tell you more about what you see on-screen as I want it to stay a bit of a surprise. Whilst the ride is on your pod moves and you feel air blowing at you.
Be aware it does jerk you around quite a lot, so bare that in mind if you have any back issues. Also it is in the dark and things do jump out of the screen at you via 3D. Just something to be aware of if you are visiting Camel Creek with small children. It was definitely a fun ride and a little bit different.
I have to confess, that the boys are still slightly gutted that the big haunted house indoor play area that the 5D ride replaced has gone. It was always one of their favourite bits. They will be outgrowing areas like that in the near future though, whereas the 5D ride will appeal to the older children and adults more.
Overall as usual we had a brilliant day out at Camel Creek. If you would like to visit Camel Creek yourself, I have a competition for one lucky person to win a family ticket to Camel Creek for the day! If you win, you will be given a family ticket for a maximum of 2 adults and up to 3 children to enter Camel Creek, and this ticket can be used once any time in the next 6 months.
To win, all you need to do is enter via the rafflecopter below. The winner will be chosen randomly, my usual terms and conditions can be found here A Cornish Mum’s Competition Terms and Conditions.
I have made the competition length on this a lot shorter than my usual ones at 1 week, so that who ever wins can squeeze in a last fun day out before the children go back to school if they want to, so enter quickly!