Gulliver’s World Theme Park Resort is to go ahead with its Woodland Retreat extension located in Warrington, Cheshire.

The £5.6m project will feature themed accommodation and woodland lodges. Woodland Retreat will also be home to a children’s woodland activity zones, a camping meadow, woodland walks, a spa and relaxation suite.

The development will be built to complement and enhance the natural woodland. It will include the planting of an additional 3,000 trees and the eradication of invasive plant species.

An application for the development were submitted in March 2020. Construction of the new development is due to being in spring 2021.

Julie Dalton, managing director of Gulliver’s World, said: “The pandemic has been a challenging time for our operations. Social distancing measures look set to be in place for some time yet and being able to provide visiting families with clean self-contained accommodation is a really important part of our business plan going forward.

“The permission aligns our Warrington resort with the range of accommodation and activities on offer at our other three resorts and will help secure over 220 jobs and create 41 new jobs in the future. We are very pleased with the outcome,” Dalton continued.