North Yorkshire Water Park James Whitehead, Andrew Backhouse and Scarborough College students on the AquaPark

Yorkshire’s newest AquaPark to open its doors next week

Yorkshire’s newest AquaPark will open to the public on Tuesday 18 July at North Yorkshire Water Park near Scarborough.

This week, further facilities are being installed at North Yorkshire Water Park which is situated at Wykeham Lakes, approximately 5 miles from Scarborough.

The AquaPark team are undergoing training and students from Scarborough College are visiting to help trial the AquaPark in preparation for the opening.

Once completed, the AquaPark, a ‘Total Wipeout’ inflatable obstacle course, will include floating climbing walls, trampolines, balance bars, rockers and rollers for people to jump, swim and climb on.

It includes a huge slide which towers over the water and sends people flying down from 5 metres up and a Blast Bag, which uses the powerful force of air to blast friends, family and guests skyward.

This summer, the North Yorkshire Water Park will also offer stand up paddle boarding, sailing, team building events, wind surfing, open water swimming and kayaking in the beautiful setting of Wykeham Lakes on the Dawnay Estate. The Park also has specialist fishing lakes set amongst mature woodland.

Andrew Backhouse, manager of the North Yorkshire Water Park, said: “There has been a huge amount of interest in the AquaPark and we are looking forward to a busy summer!”

James Whitehead, manager of the AquaPark, added: “Preparation for our opening is going well. Our team is enjoying testing the facilities and the AquaPark this week and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Water Park and to developing the range of activities.”

Future plans for the North Yorkshire Water Park include expansion of the existing café, changing rooms and showers at the lake, with additional water sports activities including a Wake Park, Pedalos and Mini-Ports. There will also be a cycle track through the woodland and around the lake side.