Crealy Theme Park & Resort, Exeter
Looking for the ultimate theme park and family-friendly glamping experience? Award-winning Crealy has over 60 rides, animals galore and did I mention the hot tubs?
Ask any Devon Mudlet, from toddler to tween, where they want to go on a day trip and chances are ‘Crealy’ will be the cry. Devon’s largest theme park with over 60 rides, attractions and animals, Crealy is catnip for nippers, thanks to rides like the 40ft splashdown on the Log Flume (take your kagoule), the aqua blasters (make that 2 cagoules), the Maximus Rollercoaster and the Twister, to name but a few, as well as live shows and indoor options for rainy days.
So, plenty of adrenaline-fulled options for young thrill-seekers, or if you prefer to stay on the flat, then there are Dino Jeeps, the Safari Express train, a water park and miniature houses to play in. Plus, for animal lovers there’s an outdoor zoo and farm animals including meerkats, goats, ponies and cute alpaca.
You’re covered on rainy days too, with a 75,000sqft undercover soft play area with slides and should you want to make a weekend of it (you glutton for punishment, you) you can glamp here.
Stay in a Luxury Safari Cabin, and three different types of lodges, many of which feature hot tubs, for the truly decadent theme-parker! Each type of accommodation has its own section, alongside regular camping, but there’s so much space here it all feels very open and roomy. There are fab kid’s areas featuring all kinds of play equipment, swings and climbing frames, alongside buggies to hire to keep the older kids happy.
It’s just a short drive from Exeter, off junction 30 on the M5, so it’s at the right end of the county if you’re entering Devon from the East or North, and it’s also far enough away for you to warrant the glamping, if you’re making the journey from Cornwall.
Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DR
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