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Oakwood Theme Park appoints three directors of fun

Following a two-month search, Oakwood Theme Park has selected three children to become their ‘Directors of Fun’, helping park owners ensure the attraction is working hard to offer the best possible experience to young visitors.

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After battling stiff competition from across the country, the position has gone to Levi Hubbard, 10, from Pontardawe in Swansea, Faith Dee McDermott, 13, from Llanmiloe in Carmarthenshire, and Idris Batteley-de Torres, 7, from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

The Pembrokeshire-based attraction, which first opened its doors thirty years ago, is giving the three Directors of Fun the chance to spend time with senior executives at Oakwood to share their thoughts and ideas on what they love about the park and how it can be improved.


Idris Batteley-de Torres commenting on his appointment, said:

“I am really excited that Oakwood has chosen me to share my ideas. I can’t wait to try all of the rides and have lots of ideas on ways to make Oakwood even better than it already is.”

Sue Elaiho, Director of Oakwood Theme Park, said:

“We are so happy to be welcoming Idris as one of our Directors of Fun. His application demonstrated his true appreciation of Oakwood Theme Park and its family-friendly values, which we thought was fundamental in finding the perfect person for our new role.

“Hearing the thoughts of the public is very important to us at Oakwood so that we can consistently provide an attraction of the highest quality, that Pembrokeshire, and Wales alike, is proud to call its own. We are continually looking at ways to improve Oakwood and continue to offer attractions that people love, which is what inspired us to search for our Directors of Fun.

“We had so many incredible entries, and it was extremely difficult to narrow them down to just three. We look forward to hearing more of their ideas, and hearing what they think we can improve for our young visitors.”

As well as having the opportunity to share their thoughts with park bosses, the ‘Directors of Fun’ will also bag themselves and their family an annual pass to the amusement park, home to the world-famous wooden rollercoaster Megafobia, as part of the role.