CBeebies Land brings some of childrens television's most loved characters to life, including Mr Tumble, Igglepiggle, and Postman Pat. A wide range of rides, attractions and shows will guarantee to keep young guests busy for hours as they discover familiar faces as they've never seen them before.
Just like CBeebies broadcasting style there is a whole range of activities for the Resort's youngest guests to take part in, with plenty of educational attractions as well as rides and shows, including hands on scientific experiments with Nina and The Neurons, and lessons in Makaton in the Something Special Sensory Garden.
You enter CBeebies Land through the wooded area at the foot of Towers Street and you don't need to look too far to find plenty to do with the Something Special Sensory Garden laid out before you, whilst the Get Set Go Treetop Adventure glides gently by over head.
Passing by the CBeebies Photo Studio, you soon arrive at the CBeebies Clock Tower, where you have a choice of which direction to take. One path takes you through the heart of Greendale as you pass by Postman Pat's Parcel Express, where a familiar fleet of vans are busy delivering all manner of packages. This path would take you to the hub of the area's rides and attractions, which lie beyond Nina's Science Lab
Alternatively you might want to visit the Big Fun Showtime arena, where the Zingzillas and a host of other characters wait to meet you. A little further along this same path you'll enter Treetopolis, home to the Tree Fu Tom Training Camp.
The Numtums' Number-Go-Round sits at the hub of CBeebies Land, with various rides and attractions surrounding it. From here you can choose whether or not you want to visit Justin's House and have a go with in his Pie-O-Matic Factory, or perhaps you'd prefer to pay a visit to Charlie and Lola and see their Moonsquirters and Greendrops.
Beyond the central hub of CBeebies Land, you can find the entrance to one of the area's signature attractions and climb aboard the In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride. Or perhaps the Tiddlers would prefer to visit Mr Bloom's Allotment, which can also be found towards the back of CBeebies Land.
The latest addition to CBeebies Land is the Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure, which takes little adventurers deep under the sea. Your first port of call is the Octopod sea base, which can be found docked just beyond the Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure.
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The area first opened in 1989 as the Britannia Building Society Farm, a primarily educational area guests could see cows being milked and an exhibition on modern farming (Farm-a-Rama). Guests could also take a leisurely boat ride around the farms paddocks to see the various animals in residence and a pottery studio where guests could have a go at many of the arts founded in Staffordshire. A change of name in 1992 to the Safeway Farm didn't see a huge change to the line-up though Farm-a-Rama didn't survive and the Milking Shed became a barn to view some of the animals up-close.
In 1995 the area had a major change when the farm took on the more fantastical Old MacDonald's Farmyard theme. The area was transformed and Doodle Doo Derby was installed in the centre of the farm, with the Tractor Ride being constructed on the front paddocks and the Singing Barn taking over the Pottery Studios.
The area remained fairly stable until scandal struck the park in 2001, when an outbreak of foot and mouth disease struck the country. Although the park's animals were not infected with the disease, management decided to cull the livestock on the farm to avoid restrictions to the park's opening. To replace the loss of animals in the area the park installed the Bish Bash fun house in the Barn in 2003 and in 2007 the Dung Heap play area was installed in the old paddocks.
In the years to follow the park began to return animals to the farm, with Miniature Donkeys, Ferrets, Chickens and Giant Bunnies taking residence again as well as more sinister creatures arriving during the parks Halloween event and Santa's Reindeer during the Christmas celebrations.
By the end of the 2013 season fences had once more sprung up around the Farmyard, with plans being made for a rethemed area the following season. CBeebies Land was officially announced on 15th October 2013, and promised to bring several popular brands and characters to the new area. Whilst there were to be no new rides, extensive retheming and modification work was listed for many structures and attractions, most notably the removal of The Dung Heap.
The animals from the Farmyard made their way to the Alton Towers Hotel gardens, where they set up shop for the closed season, offering something different to winter hotel guests.