Overall Winner in the Primary Times Readers Awards
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary Wins Big in the Primary Times Reader Star Awards 2019!
From Primary Times
The best of what Cornwall has to offer families is revealed in the results of this year’s Primary Times Star Awards, as voted for by parents of children aged 4 to 11 years in the county. This year saw the greatest ever response to the Primary Times online survey where readers voted for their favourite local family friendly places and people. Local parents were informed of the survey in Primary Times, a family friendly magazine that is delivered directly to primary schools across Cornwall. With a distribution of 41,000 copies the magazine reaches 238 primary schools in the county. The specially designed online survey appeared on the Primary Times website for five weeks in September and October. Questions in the survey were formulated to incite open and honest replies from readers. The results are truly organic, with the winning awards given to the attraction that gained the most reader nominations in a particular category. The outcome of the survey is of special importance to many local businesses who value the insightful nature of the award results, as the families who complete the survey are often customers or potential customers. In addition, the results provide an interesting snapshot of what is popular with families at this current time. It’s a way of local families recommending venues and attractions that deliver good quality service and provision to other readers. Readers were quizzed over their favourite family attractions – places that they can visit for a full day out and for a half day out; indoor play centre; outdoor play centre; party venue/entertainer; free local family event; best seasonal event of the year; local fair, show or festival; best value for money attraction; best family holiday or break and the readers also chose an overall winner.
Winning the top spot in the Family Attraction Award (for a Half Day Out), was Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary. This beautiful attraction impresses visitors with its pleasant setting and variety of seasonal events. This added interest, along with a wide array of animals and JungleBarn play area, clearly hits the mark with local families who visit the park regularly. Also, the JungleBarn Play area was such a big hit with readers, it was chosen as the favourite Indoor Play Centre. The online offers and great value return tickets make a visit to Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary affordable, enabling it to pick up the top prize in a new category this year: the ‘Best Value for Money Attraction’.
The blue-ribbon category, that of Overall Winner, asked readers to think about their favourite attraction which offered them the best overall experience. Collectively, readers chose Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary as their Overall Winner for 2019.
Director Alison Hales said “We are so happy that Paradise Park has won three Star Awards thanks to Primary Times readers, and become ‘Overall Winner’ as well. For visiting families to choose the Park to get awards for our ‘indoor play’, ‘family half day out’ and for ‘value for money’ is amazing! Sharing how we work with endangered wildlife with visitors of all ages is really important to us, as is providing an entertaining day out. Our staff are delighted to get the recognition of these awards and motivated to do even more in the future. Thank you to all who voted”
Linda Edwards, Publishing Editor at Primary Times, said: “We are so grateful to our readers for their valued contribution to our Reader Star Awards. The results are incredibly insightful which allows us to take a glimpse into the minds of local people, discovering what the children enjoy most. We would like to applaud all the individual winners and runners-up of each category and congratulate them on their success. In particular, we would like to commend Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary on winning the particularly significant Overall Winner award. Paradise Park is an extremely well-maintained attraction offering a large variety of activities and events throughout the year, which clearly appeals to our readers”.
You can read more about the Primary Times Star Awards here.