Award-winning Devon theme park Crealy Theme Park & Resort has partnered with the world’s longest-running children’s television programme, The Sooty Show, to devise plans for a magical new world at the theme park devoted entirely to the nation’s favourite yellow magic bear, Sooty.
Building work has now started and the attraction is set to open to the public on Saturday 28 May, 2022.
Having been voted as the best day out in Devon for 10 years running, Crealy’s new Sooty Land is set to offer even more fun for the family in 2022. With substantial investment being made in this new area of the park, the plans include:
- Live daily theatre performances of ‘The Sooty Show’ in the new ‘Sooty Show Time’ outdoor theatre.
- 4 new rides at the ‘Seaside Themed’ Sooty Land: ‘Sooty’s Magic Bus’, ‘Sweep’s Flying Circus’, ‘Soo’s Sweet Balloon Ride’ & ‘Izzy Wizzy Let’s Get Dizzy’
- 10 new indoor attractions inside the new ‘Pier’ building: The southwest’s first Interactive Strike Arena, digi-wall ball games, seaside mirror maze, electronic climbing wall, spider climb duo slides, dance tuition studio, giant games room, giant buzz wires, Soo’s music house, Sooty’s TV studio
- Sooty’s Hall of Fame Exhibition: Memorabilia and props from the past 70 years of The Sooty Show
- Sooty’s Magic & Souvenir Shop
- Sooty’s Diner, Sweep’s Hot Dogs, Soo’s Tea Room
- Outdoor Play Park & Wheelchair Accessible Attractions
Josh Haywood, General Manager at Crealy Theme Park & Resort, says: “Crealy Theme Park & Resort has long prided itself on being a family attraction that caters for all generations. Sooty, Sweep & Soo have been entertaining children, parents and grandparents across the country for over 70 years, and so we couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with the gang on our new Sooty Land. We can’t wait to open it to the public in May.”
“This really is such an exciting new chapter for Sooty,” adds Richard Cadell, presenter & owner of The Sooty Show. “As I live close to Exeter myself, I’ve always admired everything they do at Crealy, so to be opening up Sooty Land in partnership with the team there is a real honour. Live daily theatre performances, Sweep selling hot dogs, amazing rides and Sooty’s very own magic shop – there’s going to be so much fun to be had for families and fans of Sooty across the country visiting Devon in 2022.”