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Family who Adventure Fun Park in Gippsland, Victoria to sell theme park

A family who built a theme park in their massive backyard are now handing the controls over to a new owner. 

Glenn Calvert was told he was ‘crazy’ when he bought five hectares in Gippsland, Victoria, to build his family a theme park. 

But after being inspired by seeing an archery range of a trip to Western Australia, Mr Calvert knew it would give him more time with his children. 

From that small archery range, the Adventure Fun Park has grown to 25 attractions in just a few years.

Glenn Calvert built Adventure Fun Park in Gippsland, Victoria 30 years in the comfort of his backyard

Glenn Calvert built Adventure Fun Park in Gippsland, Victoria 30 years in the comfort of his backyard

Glenn Calvert built Adventure Fun Park in Gippsland, Victoria 30 years in the comfort of his backyard

He purchased five hectares of land (pictured) where he built the popular theme park

He purchased five hectares of land (pictured) where he built the popular theme park

He purchased five hectares of land (pictured) where he built the popular theme park

The theme park boasts 25 exciting attractions including a merry-go-round (pictured)

The theme park boasts 25 exciting attractions including a merry-go-round (pictured)

The theme park boasts 25 exciting attractions including a merry-go-round (pictured)

The exciting games include karts, mini golf, laser tag, archery, jumping castles, a merry-go-round, batting cages set up for cricket or baseball, and a swimming pool.

‘You won’t find all this anywhere else in the world,’ Mr Calvert told realcommercial.com.au.

But after 30 years, Mr Calvert and his wife Laurel, both in their 60s, want to sell the theme park attached to their home to move closer to family. 

‘Plus the kids are all grown up, and we have had enough fun,’ he said. 

‘It’s the best job in the world, but after 30 years they have had enough fun – and it’s now time to retire’ 

After almost 30 years, Mr Calvert wants to retire and move closer to his family (pictured: theme park for sale)

After almost 30 years, Mr Calvert wants to retire and move closer to his family (pictured: theme park for sale)

After almost 30 years, Mr Calvert wants to retire and move closer to his family (pictured: theme park for sale)

The theme park had a busy summer as people look to move away from Melbourne following the lockdowns

The theme park had a busy summer as people look to move away from Melbourne following the lockdowns

The theme park had a busy summer as people look to move away from Melbourne following the lockdowns 

The entire area along with the house is for sale at $2,300,000 (pictured: the theme park for sale)

The entire area along with the house is for sale at $2,300,000 (pictured: the theme park for sale)

The entire area along with the house is for sale at $2,300,000 (pictured: the theme park for sale)

The area is for sale at a whopping $2,300,000 which could be easily repaid thanks to the theme park. 

With the theme park’s operating hours ranging from 10am-5pm seven days a week, one could make 70 per cent of their salary in just 70 days.

Mr Calvert said this is thanks to the forever changing equipment and Melbournians moving from the city after the Covid lockdowns.   

The house is a comfortable three bedroom home with a spa, swimming pool, ensuite, a large garage, office and a workshop. 

It also has a studio to operate a second business if required for the new owners. 

The three-bedroom home boasts a swimming pool and is for sale along with the theme park

The three-bedroom home boasts a swimming pool and is for sale along with the theme park

The three-bedroom home boasts a swimming pool and is for sale along with the theme park

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