Total Wipeout style water park opens in Yorkshire

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A new AquaPark with a Total Wipeout-style inflatable obstacle course officially opened to the public today.

The incredible floating course includes a 5m slide, climbing walls, trampolines, balance bars and a 'Blast Bag' - which uses the powerful force of air to catapult people into the sky.

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The new attraction at North Yorkshire Water Park course is Yorkshire's answer to the high adrenaline game show Total Wipeout, which saw 20 contestants battle it out in the water and mud to win £10,000.

Andrew Backhouse, manager of the water park at Wykeham Lakes near Scarborough, told Hull Daily Mail : "The whole team is really excited to be opening tomorrow.

"We've had hugely positive feedback from all those who've experienced the AquaPark so far with everyone from children, families, and groups of friends telling us how much they've enjoyed it.

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Thrillseekers at the park

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"We can't wait for more people to experience the AquaPark and the thrills of a 'total wipeout'."

In the run-up to today's highly anticipated opening, a series of warm-up events to test the water have taken place over the past few weeks and on Monday, lucky adults and children from across Scarborough got to test it out before the big reveal.

As well as the AquaPark, other activities including stand up paddle boarding, sailing, wind surfing, open water swimming and kayaking can all be done in the beautiful setting of Wykeham Lakes, which is part of the Dawnay Estate.

Lord Downe, of Dawnay Estates, said: "North Yorkshire Water Park marks a considerable investment for the Estate and I am delighted that the first phase of the development at Wykeham Lakes, the AquaPark, is now officially open.

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As well as the AquaPark, other activities including stand up paddle boarding, sailing, wind surfing, open water swimming and kayaking can all be done at the park

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Future schemes for the ambitious water park include additional water sports activities including a Wake Park, Pedalos and Mini-Ports

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People enjoying themselves at the park

"It is great to see people down at the Lake having fun! We are looking forward to expanding the range of activities and the facilities at the lake over the next few years."

Future schemes for the ambitious water park include additional water sports activities including a Wake Park, Pedalos and Mini-Ports with plans in the pipeline for a cycle track through the woodland and around the lake side.

Janet Deacon, tourism manager for Scarborough Borough, said: "We welcome these exciting plans for another significant investment in our leisure and tourism sector, which will complement existing attractions in the area.

"The investment by Dawnay Estates demonstrates continuing private sector confidence in the borough's future as a leading visitor destination."

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Total Wipeout style water park opens in Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Water Park in Scarborough

Total Wipeout style water park opens in Yorkshire

The opening of the AquaPark comes just in time for the start of the summer holidays with schools across the UK set to break up on Friday

The opening of the AquaPark comes just in time for the start of the summer holidays with schools across the UK set to break up on Friday.

To draw in customers, the park will be open from Saturday, July 22, to Monday, September 4, from 10am to dusk every single day.

It costs £15 per person to enjoy the AquaPark and this covers the hire of a wetsuit, helmet and buoyancy aids which must be worn at all times.

The experience is not suitable for children under the age of six and anyone wanting to take part in the fun must be over 1.2m tall. Children between six and 12 must be accompanies by a responsible adult at all times.

Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 may enjoy the AquaPark on their own as long as a responsible adult is on site at all times.

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