Gulliver’s World in Warrington will likely be getting an enormous new extension to the theme park.
Bosses on the widespread Cheshire attraction say the Woodland Retreat will assist safe lots of of present jobs, together with creating new employment alternatives plus give a big increase to the native financial system.
First introduced in Autumn final yr, the brand new growth will supply distinctive brief breaks for households with younger kids.
That is set to incorporate themed lodging and woodland lodges, that means for the primary time households will be capable of keep in a single day on the theme park.
Different new sights will embrace woodland walks, a tenting meadow, kids’s woodland exercise zone, and a spa and leisure suite. Additionally included within the plans is a brand new HQ for employees coaching and admin help.
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The 5.8ha Woodland Retreat will develop on the prevailing widespread lodging at Gulliver’s World Theme Park Resort however will probably be underneath the Gulliver’s Glades model, which focuses on offering holidays in a woodland setting.
It’s anticipated the brand new growth on the Cheshire park will likely be just like the providing at their lately opened website in South Yorkshire, Gulliver’s Valley.
Purposes had been first submitted in mid-March and have reportedly obtained help alongside some considerations from native residents.
However the resort maintains plans have been designed to enhance the prevailing woodland options, eradicate invasive plant species and up to date to incorporate planting of as much as 3,000 further native bushes.
The Council’s report stated: “The proposed growth would permit the applicant to proceed to diversify its providing, securing their future viability and would supply a lift to the financial system by the creation of jobs and an enhanced leisure/vacationer attraction.”
Julie Dalton, MD of Gulliver’s World stated:”The pandemic has been a difficult time for our operations. Social distancing measures look set to be in place for a while but and having the ability to present visiting households with clear self-contained lodging is a extremely vital a part of our marketing strategy going ahead.
“The permission aligns our Warrington resort with the vary of lodging and actions on supply at our different three resorts and can assist safe over 220 jobs and create 41 new jobs sooner or later. We’re very happy with the result.”
It’s hoped that building work will begin in spring 2021.