£1.5m Waterworld refurbishment to boost tourism

£1.5m Waterworld refurbishment to boost tourism

A £1.5m refurbishment of Stoke-on-Trent’s Waterworld is expected to boost tourism in the area.

The development work has seen an extra 8,000 sq ft added to the indoor waterpark, which is now listed among the top five tourist attractions in the Midlands.

Mo Chaudry, fitness entrepreneur and owner of Waterworld, said the nine-month project had been “challenging” but he was delighted with the end result, which will be completed ahead of the peak summer holiday period

He said: “Since taking ownership of Waterworld in 1999, we have invested over £7million to transform it into the UK’s most successful indoor tropical aqua park, attracting more than 400,000 visitors per annum.

“This new £1.5million investment has created an 10,000 square foot extension and a new

dining area with a seating capacity for 400. This offers much more space for diners and parents watching their children enjoy the wave pool and slides and enjoying their dining.”

Other new amenities include a new front of house restaurant, Festive Thai, which will serve contemporary Thai street food.

The new round of improvements builds on an investment made last year, which saw the heated outdoor pool and sundeck undergo major renovation work.

Mr Chaudry added: “We are already working on exciting plans for a second phase of work to take place at some point in the next 12 months. 

“We currently have nine water slides, a wave pool, the cave of fast rapids and a mini assault course for kids of all ages. I’m going to find a new element to add to all of this to take Waterworld to the next level.”

 

 

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