Theme park is set to open again

Looking good: Workers at Camelot's opening back in 2009

Looking good: Workers at Camelot's opening back in 2009

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Bosses at Camelot theme park hope a series of brand new attractions will signal an improvement in visitor numbers in 2011.

The medieval-themed park in Charnock Richard has been plagued by uncertainty in the past after owners Prime Resorts went into administration in early 2009.

The park temporarily shut down, but was re-opened in May that year after the site was bought by Carlisle-based construction company The Story Group.

It was then leased back to a new company called Knight’s Leisure although that has been growing speculation that the owners want to build on the site.

However bosses at Knight’s Leisure have stressed that this season won’t be Camelot’s last, as they reveal plans for new facilities when it opens its doors on April 9.

At the top of the list is ‘King Arthur’s Birds of Prey and Animal Centre’, which includes flying displays from eagles, owls, vultures and hawks.

Bosses are also hoping to recruit over 200 members of staff.

Operations Director, Mark Leader, said: “This is a great opportunity to be a part of a hardworking team that delivers one of the North West’s best days out.

“The opportunities are wide-ranging and we are always looking for confident and enthusiastic people to join us.”

The park is looking for people aged 16 plus to fill roles including catering assistants, ride operators, park patrols and retail assistants. Assistant Managers’ positions are available in Catering and Retail.

After the park re-opened in 2009, more than 60,000 visitors descended on the attraction over the summer, but its long-term future was still uncertain.

Current owners The Story Group said they wanted to transform the 140 acre site, of which Camelot takes up 30 acres, into a major housing development.