Flambards theme park sold by administrator

Image caption The theme park had been run by the Kingsford-Hale family since 1976

A troubled theme park languishing in administration has been saved by a buyer, seven months after going on the market.

Flambards in Helston was put up for sale in May and entered administration on Friday.

It has now been sold to Livingstone Leisure Ltd, who said it "aims to develop the park and museums".

The attraction, which had been run by the Kingsford-Hale family since 1976, will reopen at Easter.

Timothy Smart, from Stratton Creber Commercial which was involved in the sale, said: "In simple terms they couldn't afford to trade any longer and the bank decided to look at their overall structure and finances and put them into administration."

Originally called the Cornwall Aero Park, the attraction grew into 27 acres of rides, museums and all-weather facilities.

It will undergo a refurbishment before reopening.

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