Cheddar Indoor Play centre, Ocean Adventurers, are celebrating this week after hearing that they are finalists in both the “New Tourism Business Award” and also the “Resilience and Innovation Award” categories at the highly acclaimed and sought after 2022 Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards. Director Tom Filer said “We are so delighted to be finalists in two award categories and to be the first indoor play site to have ever reached the finals. Being shortlisted as a finalist is a testament to the hard work of our teams and the amazing support that our customers have shown over what has been a difficult two years since the pandemic began.”
These awards which are in their 6th year since starting, recognise tourism businesses that have excelled in a particular area, demonstrated excellence or succeeded against the odds showing resilience and innovation. The awards involve a rigorous selection process including site visits, interviews and a judging panel of industry experts so the company are delighted with this result.
These tourism awards continue to build on the multi-award wins that they have seen since opening due to working tirelessly to focus on pushing the boundaries of indoor play. They saw their most recent success last September when Ocean Adventurers were awarded the Visit England Rose as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction and Tourist Destination. This accolade makes them one of a very limited number of indoor play venues in the UK to have such as accolade and reflects how Ocean Adventurers have focused on diversification and innovation consistently since opening along with significant expansion into day nurseries and opening another indoor play centre, Space Adventurers in Taunton last summer.
The team will find out if they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze on the 17th February at the 2022 Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards Event.