South West Attraction Flying High With Record Numbers

PUXTON Park has recorded its busiest ever Halloween Fright Week with visitors flocking from all over the country to see its first ever witches coven.

The spooky coven was unveiled especially for the Halloween half term and even saw a new wicked witch recruited especially for the role.

In addition to the creepy coven, the Weston-super-Mare attraction offered visitors a Dracula’s Bat Cave with spooky story time, a scarecrow trail, skeleton maze, ghost train and spooky trailer.

The Adventure Park says visitor numbers were their best in seven years for Halloween Half Term, and even attracted a visit from rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson and his family.

Jonny Wilkinson visits Puxton Park
Jonny Wilkinson visits Puxton Park

Puxton’s Alistair Mead says the surge in increased visitor numbers has been an ongoing trend throughout 2015, with 125,000 visitors recorded from January to July alone.

The park was also ranked in the top 20 tourist attractions across the South West this summer by Visit England, as part of the Annual Tourism Survey.

Mr Mead said: “This year has been an exceptional in terms of the number of visitors descending from all over the country to see our new attractions.

“We have been overwhelmed with the continued volume of visitors through our doors and this trend has continued with a record Halloween half term week.

“In addition we held more evening discos this year that completely sold out, which is fantastic and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

“Such support allows us to keep reinvesting into Puxton Park to help us further grow and maintain our position as one of the best attractions in the region.”

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