Water Sports attraction to make multi-million pound investment

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Scarborough-based attraction North Yorkshire Water Park has plans to invest significantly in its facility in 2021 to expand the current water sports offering and encourage growth.

The destination launched to the public in 2017. Throughout the summer, visitors can book its onsite camping facilities to enjoy an extended stay.

Visitors can already enjoy kayaking, the AquaPark, paddle boarding, open-water swimming, pedalos and more, along with a complement of land-based outdoor pursuits around the lakes.

The North Yorkshire Water Park also houses separate fishing lakes for expert and leisure fishing – both trout and course.

Its latest investment – which follows the granting of planning permission last year – will see a new wake boarding line added to the park’s current leisure offering, along with kickers and rails, allowing visitors to expand their skills with experienced instructors.

In addition, new buildings will house a café and decking viewing area by the lake. The lakeside buildings will function as a modern central facility which will become the base for customers arriving at the park to use both the fishing and water park amenities.

The work is set to be completed by early summer with the investment seeing new infrastructure and signage to further improve customer experiences and ease of navigation around the venue.

North Yorkshire Water Park will also expand its calendar of events and aquatic activities.

David Steel, chief executive of Dawnay Estates, which owns the water park, said: “It’s an extremely exciting time for the water park as we expand our facilities and what we have to offer ready for the summer season.

“Offering wake boarding will complement our fantastic range of outdoor water pursuits as ‘adventure awaits’ for our guests at the ‘New North Yorkshire Water Park’, when we are able to welcome them again as lockdown eases.

“Ultimately, this new development is a huge opportunity for us to cement our new and improved offering and contribute to the leisure and tourist offer in North Yorkshire.”