A WARRINGTON theme park has helped to raise more than £6,000 to boost the conservation of bumblebees.

In total, £6,112 was raised across Gulliver's four UK theme park resorts for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Old Hall location Gulliver’s World hosted a buzzing #BeeKind Weekend, which coincided with World Bee Day on May 20, to create a real buzz with plenty of brilliant bee-themed adventures.

From every ticket sold, £1 has been donated to support the trust, which has a mission to increase the number and distribution of bumblebees.

The #BeeKind Weekend was part of Gulliver's programme of supersized celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Craig Clews, resort director at Gulliver's World, said: “The Bumblebee Conservation Trust does vital work, and we are proud to support it with this donation.

“We had a great time at the #BeeKind Weekend and were also able to show our guests how important bumblebees are and why they must be protected.”

Kamal Hibberd, fundraising officer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, added: “We were delighted to be chosen by Gulliver’s Theme Parks as a beneficiary of its annual donation weekend.

“The #BeeKind weekend, which coincided with World Bee Day this May, raised an incredible £6,122 towards bumblebee conservation.

“This type of fundraising is crucial to help bumblebees to thrive, and we are buzzing with this significant donation.”