Lightwater Valley has revealed that it will open a new activity area based around smash-hit mobile game Angry Birds in late spring 2013.
Set to sprawl over a 30,000 square feet plot, the Angry Birds Activity Park will cost some £1 million to install. As well as hosting a range of interactive elements aimed at younger guests, the area will also host a retail store selling a variety of Angry Birds merchandise.
The Angry Birds Activity Park will be designed and manufactured by Lappset UK, a Kettering-based firm that provides play equipment. It will feature recognisable characters from the Angry Birds mobile games, which have been downloaded over 1 billion times.
Commenting on the new addition, Lightwatwer Valley's General Manager Mark Bainbridge said: "We are delighted that the global phenomenon that is Angry Birds has landed at Lightwater. We feel that the new activity park is a really good fit for us as a leading family attraction – and what we really like is it will get children and adults alike active whilst having fun together. Its opening will mark the start of an exciting programme of developments, which will improve and diversify the theme park’s offer and reinforce our commitment to providing quality leisure experiences for the whole family."
Lightwater Valley has previously confirmed that it will open another new themed area, Eagle's Creek Farm, for the 2013 season. Headlined by a tractor ride acquired from the shuttered Loudoun Castle theme park in 2010, the new area will be themed around a farmyard. A petting farm will be included alongside the ride, hosting chickens, pigs, pygmy goats, donkeys and a cow.