Woody Bear is getting old! Pleasurewood Hills turns 30 today

Lowestoft theme park, Pleasurewood Hills celebrates it's 30th birthday.

Lowestoft theme park, Pleasurewood Hills celebrates it's 30th birthday. - Credit: Nick Butcher

It's been the destination for children's birthdays for the past three decades - but yesterday one of the region's most popular tourist attractions had a party for itself.

FURRY FRIENDS: Pleasurewood Hills' mascot Woody Bear with his pals Ronnie Racoon and Clarence the Ca

FURRY FRIENDS: Pleasurewood Hills' mascot Woody Bear with his pals Ronnie Racoon and Clarence the Cat pictured here on May 30, 1990. **For Turning Back the Clock, Lowestoft Journal - Credit: Archant

Popular theme park Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft marked its 30th birthday in a way that couldn't have been more befitting - with its well-loved mascot Woody Bear parachuting into the park.

Lowestoft theme park, Pleasurewood Hills celebrates it's 30th birthday.

Lowestoft theme park, Pleasurewood Hills celebrates it's 30th birthday. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Founder and entrepreneur Joe Larter created the park in 1982 as a small family attraction, with a miniature railway, Cine 180 curved-screen cinema and the Fort Fun adventure playground.

But now Timber Falls, Enigma, Wipeout, Jolly Roger, Tide Traveller, The Wizzy Dizzy and Hobs Pit are all part of the fun.

Ben Rowe, marketing manager for the park, described the day of celebrations as 'amazing', and said the atmosphere from the 1980s and 1990s was recreated.


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'It was a wonderful day with some real family time and family fun.'

Circus entertainers, a live brass band and a new illusionist show from Britain's Got Talent star Sean Alexander all filled the park.

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Five new attractions were added last year and four more are on their way this summer, including the Hobs Pit paranormal abandoned mine shaft ride which was officially opened yesterday.

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