Camel Creek Adventure Park

Last weekend we were invited to enjoy a day out at Camel Creek Adventure Park, which is near Wadebridge down here in Cornwall. It was formerly Cornwall’s Crealy.

 

Camel Creek

 

The change of name and ownership is quite recent and when we went around the park something we spied straight away was that most things still have Crealy branding on them. The changeover is clearly still in progress, and I like that they aren’t just throwing money away by disposing of everything with Crealy on in the gift shop etc.

The boys have always loved it at Camel Creek Adventure Park (obviously when it was Crealy, but to save confusion I’ll call it Camel Creek) and we have been there most summer holidays for years.

This time when we went since it was around Easter, the boys were given a creme egg and a sheet for an Easter egg hunt on the way in. The boys were keen to start the hunt, but we had an early lunch first.

There are several places to eat at Camel Creek, all shown on the map you receive on the way in. We chose to eat in the Hand-Made Burger Company, which is part of the Dragon’s Kingdom play zone. This is usually where we eat, as the boys enjoy playing afterwards.

Camel Creek

 

The Dragon’s Kingdom is a brilliant indoor soft play area, with big slides and more. We sometimes end up spending hours in there, the boys running around making friends, and me sat in a corner catching up on emails or relaxing with a book. It’s the first soft play area I’ve ever actually enjoyed being in.

There are little birds that live inside the building, so you can watch them flitting around the place and sneaking under the table for a sneaky taste of crumbs. I was pleased to see this time, that under the new owners the play zone has had a clean up as there used to be rather a lot of bird poo on the walls in there, which was a bit off putting if you sat near the walls.

It looked much cleaner this time though, and the food was delicious. Also reasonably priced, a cheese burger with fries for me, 2 children’s chicken nugget meals and our drinks were only £16.85 in total.

After eating and playing we had fun hunting the big eggs. All of the eggs had a stamp attached to them for children to stamp their Easter egg hunt sheets, to prove they found the eggs, which I thought was a nice touch.

 

Camel Creek Easter

The eggs were spread all over the park with clues to help you, some of them were quite challenging to find. Once we’d finished the hunt, the boys were given a small ‘Scratch it!’ art set. I liked that it wasn’t just chocolate as a prize, as so many children have allergies and intolerances it’s nice the prize was something for everyone.

We didn’t just do the Easter egg hunt, we enjoyed the rest of the park like we always do. We always enjoy seeing the animals, and it was good to see that the crocodile has a much bigger enclosure now as they always looked a bit sad in their small area before.

There are lots of other animals and reptiles to see around the park, including some gorgeous horses. Our favourite though are the Meerkats.

 

Animals

 

Camel Creek has lots of areas for children to play with big slides, new undercover sandpit areas, a small rollercoaster, rides for smaller and bigger children, water rides including a log flume that we love in the warmer months and more. The new owner intends to make much more of Crealy undercover so that it can hopefully in the future be open all year, which is brilliant news for locals and holidaymakers alike.

The boys were a little sad that the old ghost house section was closed down, as they used to really enjoy running around inside there, but it is just part of many changes coming, hopefully for the good. This is where the new 5D experience is planned to go from the looks of the map, which does sound fun.

 

Camel Creek

 

We always enjoyed the place as Crealy and I am sure we’ll continue to enjoy it now that it is Camel Creek Adventure Park. I’m looking forward to seeing what changes happen in the near future and seeing the park grow, especially as it has been bought by the former founder and owner of Alton Towers.

I really do recommend a visit if you have children to entertain when in Cornwall!

Stevie x

*We were allowed free entry to the park for the purpose of writing this post, but all thoughts and opinions as ever are my own and honest*

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28 Comments

  1. 4 April 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Oh this sounds brilliant! I’m glad they’re making the animals happier with bigger enclosures. The soft play sounds like a child’s dream! Definitely somewhere to add to my list for when we’re visit.
    Nat.x

  2. 4 April 2016 / 1:22 pm

    That looks like such a fun day out….It’s the sort of place my girls would love x

  3. 4 April 2016 / 5:37 pm

    Awww, the shots of the animals are lovely! Glad you had a good day out too. It’s been so long since I last visited Cornwall – I was very young the last time I was there, about 10 or 13 and I’m 25 now, so a Cornwall visit is long overdue! – Tasha

  4. 4 April 2016 / 8:40 pm

    This sounds like such a great day out. I’m glad that Crealys is still there – but rebranded – as it’s somewhere I’ve always said I’d love to take the kids when they’re older x

  5. 6 April 2016 / 10:29 pm

    We enjoyed a day at Camel Creek recently. My favourite is the inflatable dingy splash down, water fun, but you don’t get as wet as the log flume! Lots of variety for all ages. My daughter just loves the little houses and could spend all day in there.

  6. 8 April 2016 / 8:30 am

    Do you know I’ve never been to Crealy, but all my Plymouth friends take their children. I’ll be sure to share you review so they can see the changes that have or haven’t happened. Glad you had a great day xx #PickNMix

  7. Helen
    8 April 2016 / 9:51 am

    It looks like the perfect place for a fun family day out! :) #picknmix

    Helen x

  8. 8 April 2016 / 10:06 am

    Wow there is so much to do at Camel Creek Adventure Park! Meercats are so adorable, I love to see them stand up like that. It’s great you had such a fun family day out! #picknmix x

  9. 8 April 2016 / 10:54 am

    That looks brilliant fun! I remember visiting Devon Crealy when I was younger and my sisters and I would constantly nag my parents to take us back there! #picknmix

  10. 8 April 2016 / 11:52 am

    Looks like a great place to visit for a fun packed day out and the egg hunt was a nice touch

  11. 8 April 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Sounds like a great place to visit with so much going on. I like that they are keeping it open while they change it bit by bit. Great that it’s cleaner and the crocodile is happy too. #picnmix :) x

    • 8 April 2016 / 6:47 pm

      Definitely and I’m looking forward to seeing what else they change :)

      Stevie x

  12. 8 April 2016 / 5:03 pm

    looks like you had fun! I haven’t been to Crealy in years! we will have to pop along in the summer xx
    #picknmix

  13. 8 April 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Ahh its nice to see a place when its had a bit of a makeover but still retained some of its ‘older’ features! It looks quite similar to something we have in Nottingham – Wheelgate park and we have just started to take Mia to these kinds of places as shes almost 3 and obviously more interested in parks and rides now! :)

    #PicknMix

    • 8 April 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Aw I love that age when you can start doing more days out where they don’t just nap through it all :) My boys are 10 and almost 12 now so I’m making the most of it whilst they aren’t too embarrassed to be seen with me ;)

      Stevie x

  14. 8 April 2016 / 7:57 pm

    looks fab Stevie! Espec the dragon themed softplay. I like the mix of animals and rides too :) #picknmix

  15. The Pramshed
    8 April 2016 / 8:33 pm

    This looks like a fab day out Stevie, the boys must have had a fab time! The Dragon’s Kingdom sounds like fun. If I’m ever in Cornwall with our little one I will certainly check this out. Claire x #PickNMix

  16. 8 April 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I love the idea of dragon themed soft play, quite different! Sounds like a lovely place to spend the day! #pickNmix

  17. 9 April 2016 / 6:38 am

    That looks like so much fun! I wish there was a place like that near where we live. I love the meerkats too, they have such cute little personalities! Looks like you had a great day! Thanks for sharing on #PicknMix

    • 9 April 2016 / 4:41 pm

      It really is great there, there’s a few water rides too which my boys love in the warmer months – we never go without spare clothes in the boot of the car!

      Stevie :)

  18. 9 April 2016 / 10:52 pm

    Oh we have been here with our boys when we were on holiday in the area. Good to know they are making the animal enclosures a bit bigger! #PicknMix

  19. 11 April 2016 / 12:37 am

    Sounds like there’s lots of things to do there! The egg hunt sounds good. I’m not a fan of being close to birds, but I think my girls would like the Dragon Kingdom! #picknmix

  20. 12 April 2016 / 7:53 am

    Looks like a lot of fun was had! Next time we’re in Cornwall I will be referring to your lovely blog A LOT :-D x #picknmix