Super Saturday: Some of the South east’s tourist attractions reopen

Theme parks have introduced social distancing measures so they can reopen
Social distancing sign at theme park

Tourist attractions across the South East have opened their doors to visitors this weekend, as the Government continues to ease the lockdown rules on the reopening of non-essential businesses.

From Saturday 4th July 2020, zoos, safari parks and wildlife centres can all reopen, provided social distancing and safety measures are put in place.

Theme parks across the south east of England, including Paulton’s Park near Romsey in Hampshire, have welcome visitors, but people can only enter if they book their tickets in advance.

Extra facilities for ticketholders to wash their hands have been installed and signs reminding people to social distance during their visit have been put up.

However, the theme park will be quieter than usual, with the management team at Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park releasing tickets for just 10 percent of their usual visitor numbers .

Other attractions opening their gates to the public include Legoland at Windsor in Berkshire and Sea Life in Brighton.

Sea Life in Brighton has reopened. Credit: Sea Life Brighton

However, not all tourist attractions has taken advantage of the relaxed lockdown rules.

Dreamland's Scenic Railway teddy bear birthday ride to mark amusement park's centenary

On Friday, Dreamland at Margate in Kent celebrated its 100th birthday. However the only guests able to ride the landmark’s historic Scenic Railway were a group of 28 giant teddy bears.

The number of places choosing to reopen to the public may increase as the summer months continue.