ADVENTURE WONDERLAND is set to close most of its outdoor rides at the end of summer in a bid to ‘return to its roots’ after a surge in costs.

The remodel of the family attraction will see a ‘simpler and more natural layout’ as it prepares for the 2024 season.

The Wild Thing indoor play centre will not be affected by the changes and will remain open all year around for birthday parties as well as Halloween and Christmas events.

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A spokesperson for Adventure Wonderland said: “The current trading climate and steep increase in key costs across the board is not conducive to the existing theme park model.

“Exciting plans including the return to some of our roots are now afoot to create a simpler and more natural layout for the site with the maze remaining at its centre.

“The Park has always evolved over the years and this new model will continue the tradition of entertaining local and visiting families as well as employing local talent and purchasing local goods and services.

“The site will continue the trend of broadening its base by adding to the Aviation Museum, Parley Lane Airport Parking and Pony Palace that have successfully developed over recent years and are unaffected by any changes.”