AN ADDINGHAM-BASED business is hoping to create a popular tourist attraction on the east coast.
Park Rose Village Limited has been set up by businessmen James Horsley and Trevor Pearce to acquire and develop the Park Rose Leisure Park in Carnaby, Bridlington.
Visitors have already been calling in to see the part of the site that has been opened after winter improvements – and the attraction will be fully open in mid-July.
The venue has an Original Factory Shop outlet, a bird of prey centre, small animal park and wildlife centre, pottery seconds shop and cafe.
Work is under way to create a play barn, children’s character village and other entertainment which will be ready for the school summer holiday.
Mr Horsley is a property developer based in Addingham and runs The Yorkshire Property Company.
Mr Pearce helped set up Hornsea Pottery for the Peter Black company and has been involved in Hornsea Pottery leisure parks in Lancaster and Hornsea, as well as the Hornsea Freeport Shopping Village.
Mr Horsley told the YEP that he was optimistic about the development: “Since acquiring the site in December we have spent four months tidying and upgrading the site to bring it back to its parkland feel and are now in the process of developing traditional fun for children and the family.”
He said there has already been public interest.
Mr Horsley said: “We are pretty low key but I would say that even now the number of visitors has increased markedly.
“I should imagine that has been benefited by the good weather.”
He added: “I think it will be a big success this year. It’s a really nice environment.”
Mr Horsley said that “hundreds of thousands of pounds” have been spent developing the attraction.
Park Rose Village Limited has been advised by the Leeds office of law firm Clarion with bank Santander providing funding for the project.