Cornwall Council has received a planning application to convert a part of the old Brocklands Adventure Park in Kilkhampton into a residential dwelling. Application number is PA21/09062.
The application has been submitted by Shorne Tilbey Associates on behalf of Dennis Vanstone.
Some of you may remember Brocklands Adventure Park which was a family-run leisure park in Kilkhampton. Established in 1977, it was originally a tearoom and shop but it quickly grew in the 1980s with the addition of a large car park and 15in (381 mm) gauge railway with a diesel driven train. Expansion included ponds, slides and a pony ride track. In 1987, additions included bouncy castle, trampolines, bumper boats and quad bikes.
The park became known as Pixieland Fun Park. In 1997 a steam train replaced the diesel train, and in 2000 the name of the park was changed to Brocklands Adventure Park. There was also a 4-lane bowling alley. In the 1990s, it was the first north Cornwall attraction to stay open in winter.
The park closed after in 2007 season because the owners Sue and Dennis Vanstone retired. The diesel train, known as ‘Pioneer’ was given to Sherwood Forest Railway. Another park in the area, Killarney Springs, closed the year before. Seems like it was a heyday for tourist attractions in Kilkhampton.
The proposal involves converting the existing steel frame building to form a two-bedroom dwelling.