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Magna's Monday Record

13th April 2012

The disappointing Easter holiday weather was a boost for Magna this week as the attraction saw the highest number of visitors through its doors on an Easter Monday for eight years!!

The 1,556 people who visited in the bad weather was the highest number on an Easter Monday since 2004. It was also nearly three times as many as on Easter Monday last year, when 569 turned up on what was a very hot and sunny day. And it was the highest daily total for more than three years.

Even before the end of Easter break this year, by the end of Thursday (12th), 8,713 visitors had turned up. This compares to 7,551 across the whole of the two-week break last year.

And hundreds even braved the cold at Magna's outdoor play areas Sci-Tek, which features trampoline nets, spinning bowls, tilted roundabouts, twisted slides as well as rockets and castles, and Aqua-Tek - one of UK's largest outdoor water play areas.

Magna's indoor four pavilions are on a theme of earth, air, fire and water, and visitors can also see the works' original arc furnace brought back to life through dramatic special effects.

There are daily guided steel tours to explain the steel making process and show what life was life for steel workers.

During the holidays there was also a series of workshops giving children the chance to make slime; handle creepy crawlies like tarantulas and snakes, and meet cuddly Easter bunnies and chicks. There was also the opportunity to "drive" a Formula One simulator at speeds of up to 220mph.

Marketing manager Karen Staniforth said: "Magna offers something for all the family in all weathers. We have the four pavilions inside, which give a fascinating insight into the steel-making process for children and adults.

"And if the weather is good then the Sci-Tek and Aqua-Tek outdoor play areas are great for kids to let off steam."

Full day tickets include entry to the indoor attraction as well as both the outdoor play areas, or families can pay to just visit the outdoor play areas. All full tickets include a further 12 months' free entry.