Family day out in Devon at Crealy Adventure Park

If you are looking to have a fun day out then heading to Crealy in East Devon is sure to keep all the family entertained. Living not too far away means I have been taking my girls there since they were toddlers. It’s perfect for primary aged children with a range of indoor and outdoor play areas, gentle rides and animals to pet. But what about older children? There’s plenty to do for them as well as we found out on a recent visit.

5 Best Attractions for Older Children at Crealy

1. The Twister

This is one of those rides that looks innocent enough, but once you get spinning you can’t help but hold on tight!

It’s a bit like a roller coaster version of the fun fair waltzer ride. Just keep an eye on the weather as this ride does not operate if it’s raining.

Family day out in Devon at Crealy Adventure Park Twister
Family day out in Devon at Crealy Adventure Park girls on Twister

2. Tidal Wave Water Flume

You might want to leave this until the end of the day or make sure you take a water proof jacket.

A fun ride with a high speed splash at the end.

Family day out in Devon at Crealy Adventure Park log flume

3. Vortex water Slide

Carry on the watery theme with these high speed slides.

Shoot down sitting on a small inflatable type raft with a choice of three slides  – build up to take the twisting one in the dark if you are feeling adventurous.

Family day out in Devon at Crealy Adventure Park water slides

4. Animal Barn

Whatever your age there is something endearing about animals.

Feed the goats, groom the ponies, or hold a giant African land snail. There’s also rabbits and guinea pigs to cuddle.

No-one’s ever too old for that!

Outside there are more animals to visit like the cute meerkats which have their own enclosure, as well as alpacas, wallabies and emus.

Family day out in Devon at Crealy Adventure Park girls feeding goats

5. Adventure Zone Indoor Play Areas

Even on a rainy day kids of all ages can have fun. The large indoor play area gives plenty of opportunity to to climb, swing or slide. There are three drop slides to choose from, not for the faint hearted!

This is situated by the large indoor cafe,  which is ideal for any parent who decides it’s time for a sit down and a coffee while the youngsters burn off any remaining energy!

Lots More To Do

So that’s just a taster of our favourite rides at Crealy. There’s lots more to choose from. Maximus the family friendly roller coaster, the Jolly Roger pirate boat swing (one for before lunch!) and fun water boats, as well as an outdoor area with a lake and wobbly bridges to explore. Oh and we love the traditional carousel.

Over the holidays there are always new seasonal extras to enjoy.

Family day out in Devon at Crealy Adventure Park roller coaster

Seasonal Entertainment

With a permanent big top tent in place, Crealy offers extra fun shows throughout the year. Singers, children’s entertainers as well as seasonal themed shows and activities will really add to your day out.

Spring Shows

With the Sooty Show, Krazy Kev & Dinky Dino and Little Chix (Little Mix tribute band) all set to entertain you in February as well as a Peter Rabbit egg hunt,  there’s plenty happening for the family. 

Crealy Scarecrow Halloween Fun

Summer Spectacular

Back by popular demand for Summer is the Hydro High Dive! Hold your breath as you watch the Crealy brigade fight the fires and jump from heights of over 80ft into the pool below.

Halloween Fun

Look out for the extra Halloween fun during the autumn half term with attractions like the Scarecrow Scaremaze – a mysterious maze with lots of surprises lurking – enter if you dare! Enjoy the Creaky Hotel or follow the trail of the Tree House Trolls (all included in the usual entry price).

Fireworks at Crealy  –  the annual firework event takes place at the end of  October, with selected rides opening late and a DJ live from 5pm.

Crealy Christmas Spectacular 

The first Crealy Christmas Spectacular was a great success. Alongside a Christmas Ice Show, guests enjoyed a visit to Santa’s Magical Toy Shop, Mary Christmas’ Bakery, Rudy’s Reindeer Food Making Station, an indoor Christmas Market with a wide selection of unique gifts, a Christmas Craft Session, the Singing Snowman Show and Buddy & Blossom’s Seasonal Sing-a-long.

For details of all special events follow this link to the Crealy website.

Crealy Christmas fun

Even though our children are getting older,  we still enjoyed our day out at Crealy and there’s plenty of fun to be had even for a big kid like me!  Find out more and buy tickets online here. If you are looking for more great family days then why not take a look at these other ideas for days out that we have enjoyed. There’s so much to do in the West Country.

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Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets for Crealy Adventure Park in return for this review. All photos and words are my own (except for the Christmas and Halloween promotional elements).