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TV star Nick Baker unveils brand new attraction Bugz Unlimited at Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park

PUBLISHED: 09:40 02 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:40 02 April 2014

TV Star Nick Baker & Clyst St Mary pupils get up close to the Chilean Rose Tarantula

TV Star Nick Baker & Clyst St Mary pupils get up close to the Chilean Rose Tarantula

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TV Wildlife presenter and bug expert Nick Baker appeared at Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park to officially open Bugz Unlimited, the Park's brand new attraction full of strange and interesting creepy crawlies

Clyst St Mary Primary School pupil getting close to the Madagascan hissing cockroach at Bugz UnlimitedClyst St Mary Primary School pupil getting close to the Madagascan hissing cockroach at Bugz Unlimited

Years 2 and 3 pupils from Lady Seaward’s Church of England Primary School and Clyst St Mary Primary School joined Nick Baker and Devon’s Crealy’s Animal Team for the grand opening on Friday 28th March 2014 where they had the opportunity to get very close to a menagerie of extraordinary bugs and insects.

Nick, former presenter of BBC’s The Really Wild Show, gave the school children a fascinating display and insight into the intriguing world of bugs, including encounters with giant African land snails, Chilean Rose Tarantulas, Madagascan hissing cockroaches and Jungle Nymph Stick Insects.

Clyst St Mary & Lady Seaward Primary School kids peer in to one of the bug encountersClyst St Mary & Lady Seaward Primary School kids peer in to one of the bug encounters

Mr Rogers, Year 2 Teacher at Clyst St Mary Primary School said: “The children absolutely loved getting close to the bugs at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park. Nick Baker was brilliant; the children were really excited to hear about the strange and interesting things insects do and to learn more about the important role they play in the natural environment.”

Nick Baker commented: “It was great to be back at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park and see how far it has come. I really enjoyed opening Bugz Unlimited and telling the children stories of my favourite weird creatures.”

Bugz Unlimited, situated with The Animal Kingdom at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park offers guests the chance to explore a world of interesting creepy crawlies, with a leaf cutter ant display and other fascinating insects. With a range of close encounter sessions, visitors can dare to be brave and get very close to some of these amazing creatures.

With over 100 acres of fun and attractions, including the brand new underwater themed indoor heated play area Atlantis, Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park provides the perfect family value day out, whatever the weather. Families can save up to 20% off entrance tickets by booking online as well as take advantage of the ‘7 Days of Fun for the Price of 1’ offer this coming season. Family Membership provides incredible value too. For more information visit www.crealy.co.uk.

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