Puxton Park enjoys 25 per cent rise in visitors

PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 September 2015

Alistair Mead at Puxton Park.

Alistair Mead at Puxton Park.

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A FARM and adventure park in North Somerset has been ranked in the top 20 most visited paid-for tourist attractions in the South West.

Puxton Park, in Cowslip Lane in Hewish, experienced a 25 per cent rise in visitor numbers in 2014 compared to 2013.

Visit England has published a list of the most-visited attractions across the UK.

Its figures show Puxton Park had 250,000 visitors in 2014, up from 200,000 in 2013.

It is ranked as the 12th most-visited paid for attraction in the South West, beating the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall and Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol.

Stonehenge in Wiltshire was the most visited paid-for attraction in the South West.

Puxton Park has already attracted 125,000 visitors between January and July this year and welcomed 25,000 people through its doors in a fortnight at Easter.

Managing director Alistair Mead said: “This year we have welcomed an exceptional number of visitors demonstrating that we are a highly popular attraction to visit.

“We are pulling visitors from all over the UK and our exceptional feedback helped us to receive the 2015 Certificate of Excellence, the highest accolade given by online travel review site TripAdvisor.

“We are committed to offering fun for all the family and hope we will have many more busy years to come as we expand and invest further into our facilities.”

The Helicopter Museum in Locking Moor Road had 25,000 visitors in 2014, falling from 27,000 in 2013.

In 2010-12 it had 25,000 visitors.

The Grand Pier was not contacted by Visit England to take part in the survey.

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