Among the first people to make a splash were two brides-to-be and their hen parties.
With new elements added to the floating structure this year, the course is bigger, as is the stock of wetsuits – now totalling 500, in all sizes from six years old and up.
When it opened in 2019, the Bewl Water Aqua Park fast became one of the most popular summer attractions in the South East.
The popularity of the attraction has been driven by adventure seekers as well as sport enthusiasts and wild swimmers, according to business manager Andrew Daniells.
“There really isn’t just one kind of person taking part,” he said. “It’s not just a kid thing. We get all the rugby clubs, the groups of friends, and everyone else.”
Simon Anthony, Aqua Park manager, added: “We’ve been waiting for this moment since we started this year’s install three weeks ago, it’s great to see so many people, including a couple of hen parties, enjoying the amazing outdoor activities at Bewl Water.”
The giant ‘Wibit’ course on the reservoir will be open on Fridays and at weekends and Bank Holidays throughout May, then from Thursdays from June.
From July to the end of September, the aqua park at Bewl Water, which is run by Elite Leisure Collection, which also owns One Media, publisher of the Times, will be open every day, with timed slots available to book in advance.
Visitors are advised to arrive on site 45 minutes before the slot time. There is a mandatory safety briefing at 15 minutes before the hour.
Lockers are available for valuables if the whole family wants to go on the water, and padlocks are available to buy onsite.
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