Our 25th Anniversary

Hi Woodlands Buddies,

What a year it has been so far! This year we are celebrating our 25th Birthday! I can’t believe we have been open since 1989! It seems so long ago and the Theme Park is still run by the same family who work very hard to make sure the Family Theme Park and Caravan and Camping Site provide fantastic days our and wonderful holidays.

To celebrate our 25th Birthday we had Savage Skills, the world’s leading BMX stunt team who thrilled all our guests at the Big Birthday Bash. They were very skilled on their bikes and even jumped over some of our guests who were here celebrating. I’m glad they didn’t ask me to participate. Palm FM was there and I had great fun dancing with everyone and doing the conga.

Here’s a little bit about how Woodlands started for you.

Pat and Graham Bendall diversified from farming in 1989 to open Woodlands as a leisure park with a country shop and café, small animal farm, an action track, pedal boats, rope swing complex and still a firm favourite the triple drop slide all designed and built by family members.  “Sixty-four thousand came and loved it.” Pat said. “The next year we created more attractions and opened the Caravan Park.  We designed the upmarket facilities especially for families using ideas which were new at that time, like terraces for ten units so no one was crowded and with space in the centre for little ones to play safely.

Take care everyone, S.W.D