Jurassic-themed play park, Taste of the West food village and events space to open on Exmouth seafront on Friday.

PUBLISHED: 16:06 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:29 22 May 2018

The new play park on Exmouth's sea front.Ref exe 19 18TI 2636. Picture: Terry Ife

The new play park on Exmouth's sea front.Ref exe 19 18TI 2636. Picture: Terry Ife

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Temporary attractions built on the former Exmouth Fun Park site – dubbed the ‘Queen’s Drive Space’ – are set to open this Friday (May 25).

The 'food and drink village' set to be managed by Taste of the West at the Queens Drive Space.The 'food and drink village' set to be managed by Taste of the West at the Queens Drive Space.

Temporary attractions built on the former Exmouth Fun Park site – dubbed the ‘Queen’s Drive Space’ – are set to open on Friday (May 25).

A £150,000 Jurassic-themed play park, a Taste of the West-managed food village and an events zone, screening live performances, will officially open at 3pm.

The temporary attractions, built on the former Exmouth Fun Park, are set to be in place until March next year.

Taste of the West will be offering food and drink from a rota of stallholders, which will change throughout the summer.

The new Jurassic-theme play park at the Queens Drive SpaceThe new Jurassic-theme play park at the Queens Drive Space

Exmouth-based pub Oddfellows will be providing a bar on the site and the ‘food village’ will be open seven days a week.

Events on the site will begin on Tuesday, June 12, with an evening performance of Swan Lake streamed live from the Royal Opera House, in London, on a specially-made screen.

The Queen’s Drive Space is on part of the nine-acre seafront redevelopment site.

Phase one of the redevelopment - a new road and car park - is set to begin in a few months’ time.

The new 'food and drink village' which will on the former boating lake.The new 'food and drink village' which will on the former boating lake.

There is a proposal for phase two, which includes a new watersports centre by Grenadier Estates.

Councillor Phillip Skinner, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for the economy, and chairman of the Exmouth Regeneration Group, said: “I’m delighted that the temporary attractions at Queen’s Drive Space are now opening.

“Along with the big wheel, these new facilities offer something very different for residents and visitors to Exmouth seafront.

“Exmouth will be really buzzing with activity and is set for a great summer.”

The Jurassic-themed play park at the new Queens Drive SpaceThe Jurassic-themed play park at the new Queens Drive Space

John Sheaves, chief executive of Taste of the West, said: “We are so lucky to have some of the best food producers in the country here and our food village in Exmouth provides us with a great opportunity to show them off to potential customers this summer.”

The free play area and seating will remain open until September. Food and a bar will be open all week during school holidays, and weekends at other times.

The play park and the food and drink village are free-to-enter, although some charges may apply for some performances in the event space.

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