AN INDOOR play centre has reached the finals in both the ‘New Tourism Business Award’ and the ‘Resilience and Innovation Award’ categories at the acclaimed 2022 Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards.

Ocean Adventurers, based in Cheddar, will take part in the finals next month.

Director Tom Filer said: “We are so delighted to be finalists in two award categories and to be the first indoor play site to have ever reached the finals.

“Being shortlisted as a finalist is a testament to the hard work of our teams and the amazing support that our customers have shown over what has been a difficult two years since the pandemic began.”

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A photo showing some of the facilities at the centre

The tourism awards which are in their sixth year since starting, recognise tourism businesses that have excelled in a particular area, demonstrated excellence, or succeeded against the odds showing resilience and innovation.

The awards involve a rigorous selection process including site visits, interviews, and a judging panel of industry experts so the company is delighted with this result.

The awards continue to build on the other award wins Ocean Adventurers have seen since opening due to working tirelessly to focus on pushing the boundaries of indoor play.

Ocean Adventurers saw their most recent success last September when the company was awarded the Visit England Rose as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction and Tourist Destination.

The Visit England Rose makes them one of a very limited number of indoor play venues in the UK to have such as accolade and reflects how Ocean Adventurers has focused on diversification and innovation consistently since opening along with significant expansion into day nurseries and opening another indoor play centre, Space Adventurers in Taunton last summer.

The team will find out if they have won gold, silver or bronze on February 17 at the 2022 Bristol, Bath, and Somerset Tourism Awards Event.