TELEVISION presented Michaela Strachan has visited a popular North-East attraction to opens its new 40-ft slide.

The Spring Watch presenter was in Durham at Brasside’s Adventure Valley to open the attraction’s new dragon slide.

The slide, which is 40ft high, marks a £45,000 investment in the business.

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As well as opening the slide, Ms Strachan was also signing copies of her book Really Wild Adventures and performed two interactive shows with visitors.

Adventure Valley owner Janine Calzini said: “Having visited several times before, we are delighted to welcome Michaela back to Adventure Valley.”

The park has also recently opened a new play area for children under the age of five, a dragon swing and a swan carousel ride.

Owners say the new slide is the first of its kind in the UK and is aimed at children under the age of ten.

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