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Award Winning Theme Park Hails High Flying Wales Football Captain

Award Winning Theme Park Hails High Flying Wales Football Captain

Wales National Football Team
Courtesy of FAW Cymru




Staff at Oakwood Theme Park are confident Wales’ National Football team’s rollercoaster ride at 'Euro 2016' is nowhere near finished #TogetherStronger.

Before leaving for France, Wales captain Ashley Williams brought his family to spend a day out at the theme park.


Whilst there, the Welsh skipper enjoyed a ride on wooden rollercoaster Megafobia – which celebrates its 20th birthday this year – as well as exploring the Peter Pan-themed Neverland attractions with his young family.


Oakwood Theme Park’s Natalie Hunt said: “We were thrilled to welcome Ashley and his family for a day out.  “They seemed to have a great time and it definitely proved to be a highlight for many of the other visitors, as well as our staff, who got the chance to meet the great man in the flesh.  “He was extremely complimentary about the park and said he was particularly impressed with all the rides for younger children in Neverland.”

Oakwood has played host to a number of sporting superstars over the years including Ashley’s Wales team-mate Gareth Bales and the entire Wales rugby team.

Set in more than 90 acres of spectacular Pembrokeshire countryside Oakwood is Wales’ biggest family adventure with more than 40 exhilarating rides and amazing experiences to discover.
Famed as one of the world’s wildest wooden coasters, it was voted the best ride in the UK and the 3rd best ride in the world by coaster enthusiasts from the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain.
Visit Wales has also awarded their Quality Marque to Oakwood Theme Park, following an assessment earlier this month.

The Visit Wales Quality Marque only gets awarded to attractions that have been independently assessed against the national standards of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme.  The assessors look at every facet of the visit from the welcome, the customer service in the café, right through to how easy it is to leave the car park.


Two new sport-themed attractions which opened this year – the Olympic Firing Range and Kickball Challenge – were reported as excellent additions to the park.  The Peter Pan-themed Neverland attractions were described as excellent and the report praised the proactive use of social media throughout the park.

“We are very proud to have achieved the Visit Wales Quality Marque and would like to thank Visit Wales for their comprehensive, honest and constructive report,” said Oakwood Theme Park’s Phil Verbinnen.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Megafobia - one of the planet’s most popular wooden roller coasters.




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