The lakes leaving others in their wake

28 November 2019

The North Yorkshire Water Park’s ‘Only pay to play’ slogan went down a treat during the summer months, with more visitors than ever taking advantage of free entry and car parking. Many people enjoyed the new all-terrain two metre wide walkway, tested out by runners from Scarborough Athletic Club before being opened to the public. It creates a two and a half kilometre circuit around the watersports lake, with a five kilometre route on offer too.

“It’s always great to see tourists having a splash around, but this year more local groups have been experiencing our inflatable course, pedalos and kayaking,” says Manager, Andrew Backhouse. “We’ve hosted a corporate day to raise money for Saint Catherine’s Hospice, a security firm’s team day for the third year running as well as welcoming rugby and football groups – both juniors and adults.”

Another success has been the partnership with Hidden Horizons who trialled two bushcraft days for families. As there is no light pollution at the Water Park, they are also keen to operate some Star Watch events in the future.

Closed over the winter months the Aquapark will reopen in late April 2020 with an extended range of water activities, public events plus two wakeboard lines.