Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen at Magical Journey
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Magical Journey festive park shuts permanently

A much-criticised Christmas attraction near Sutton Coldfield has closed permanently.

Organisers of the Magical Journey, designed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, said they had "no alternative" after a "key financial backer dropped out".

The attraction, at The Belfry Golf Club, shut temporarily after receiving hundreds of complaints on its opening day last month.

Earlier ticket holder Nicole Penney said: "I've not told them (the children) yet because I don't know how to tell them.

"They've been looking forward to it for weeks and to tell them that they're not going to see Santa and to the magical forest and everything I've built it up to be is gutting to say the least."

BBC Midlands Today's Elizabeth Glinka reports.

  • 17 Dec 2014
  • From the section England
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