Search launched for operator for waterpark

North Yorkshire Council says it is on the hunt for a new operator for the Alpamare waterpark, in Scarborough.

It hopes to see the attraction re-open to the public in time for the summer 2024 season.

The council took possession of the site in December last year when the waterpark’s tenant, Benchmark Leisure Ltd, went into administration.

A three-week exercise has now been launched to find an operator to take on a 12-month rental agreement. During that time, the council says work will be undertaken to find a permanent solution on the future operation of the site.

Council assistant director for commercial, property and procurement, Kerry Metcalfe, said: “We are working hard to confirm a new tenant to reopen the facility in time for the main 2024 summer season. Once that is in place, we can look to the longer-term options.”

The water park, which is located off Burniston Road, features a wave pool, a splash and play pool, four state-of-the-art slides, two outdoor pools, an alpine themed spa and treatment area, and a café and terrace bar.

It was purpose-built in 2016 overlooking the seaside town’s North Bay.