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Continuum purchases popular Welsh theme park Greenwood
POSTED 31 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Visitor attractions operator Continuum is expanding its reach, after the company announced the addition of Welsh theme park GreenWood Forest Park to its growing list of UK attractions.

Opened in 1993, the former GreenWood Centre welcomes 150,000 visitors a year and is one of the highest-ranked theme parks in Wales, second on TripAdvisor only to the popular Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo.

Continuum have now confirmed the acquisition, which took place on 17 July, adding that former owners and park founders Steve and Andrea Bristow were to retire.

Based in Yorkshire, Continuum operates a heritage and entertainment portfolio of eight attractions in the UK. These include the Emmerdale studio and village tours, the Royal Mint Experience, Spinnaker Tower, The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction, Oxford Castle Unlocked, York’s Chocolate Story and The Real Mary King’s Close.

Continuum also ran the extremely successful Coronation Street tour, which proved so popular after a short run in 2014 that Continuum agreed a deal with ITV to extend its life to 2016. The attraction then made way for a cultural quarter, hotel and residential project.

“Continuum has been keen to expand into outdoor, family experiences and GreenWood will offer a fantastic opportunity for us to do so,” said Kevin Smith, Group Attractions director for Continuum.

“North Wales is a fantastic place to visit, not only is it an area of outstanding beauty but as the staycation continues the area is becoming a thriving hub for holiday makers both national and international.”
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Continuum purchases popular Welsh theme park Greenwood
POSTED 31 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Visitor attractions operator Continuum is expanding its reach, after the company announced the addition of Welsh theme park GreenWood Forest Park to its growing list of UK attractions.

Opened in 1993, the former GreenWood Centre welcomes 150,000 visitors a year and is one of the highest-ranked theme parks in Wales, second on TripAdvisor only to the popular Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo.

Continuum have now confirmed the acquisition, which took place on 17 July, adding that former owners and park founders Steve and Andrea Bristow were to retire.

Based in Yorkshire, Continuum operates a heritage and entertainment portfolio of eight attractions in the UK. These include the Emmerdale studio and village tours, the Royal Mint Experience, Spinnaker Tower, The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction, Oxford Castle Unlocked, York’s Chocolate Story and The Real Mary King’s Close.

Continuum also ran the extremely successful Coronation Street tour, which proved so popular after a short run in 2014 that Continuum agreed a deal with ITV to extend its life to 2016. The attraction then made way for a cultural quarter, hotel and residential project.

“Continuum has been keen to expand into outdoor, family experiences and GreenWood will offer a fantastic opportunity for us to do so,” said Kevin Smith, Group Attractions director for Continuum.

“North Wales is a fantastic place to visit, not only is it an area of outstanding beauty but as the staycation continues the area is becoming a thriving hub for holiday makers both national and international.”
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