THREE South Bucks parks are celebrating attracting more than a million annual visitors for the first time.

The milestone for the 2016/17 financial year - compared to 2015/16 - saw an 8 per cent increase in visitors to Black Park, Denham Park and Langley, with numbers having risen by more than 500,000 over the last decade.

The parks, based in Iver, Iver Heath, and Denham, are all part of the greater Colne Valley Regional Park.

To mark the occasion country parks manager, Andrew Fowler, handed out golden envelopes full of vouchers to three lucky families – one in each park.

He put the increase down to improvements in park facilities, including more food choice, revamped children’s playgrounds, great events and attractions such as Go Ape.

Bucks County Council parks make all the money required to run themselves from their own activities . There are plans to further improve, including a new Go Ape ‘tree-top nets adventure course’ at Black Park.

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