Outdoor attractions across the UK have opened for the start of the 2021 season.
Owing to the Government restrictions due to COVID-19, the majority of outdoor visitor attractions have been unable to open so far in 2021. With the adjustment in rules from today, it has meant that for the first time all UK outdoor attractions have started their season on the same day.
At Alton Towers, the park opened for guests to enter before the stated 10am opening, with three temporary fairground attractions added to the line-up. The cold weather meant however that the advertised re-opening of the monorail was not able to occur.
Meanwhile, the weather added an unexpected hurdle to opening for southern attractions, with light snow causing operational issues for Thorpe Park, Chessington and Legoland Windsor. Both Thorpe Park and Chessington issued their weather guarantees allowing guests to return for free. Paulton's Park escaped the majority of weather issues, allowing it to successfully launch their new land Tornado Springs.
Additionally, zoos and wildlife parks have been able to re-open across the country, allowing an important revenue stream for them to be restarted.