The UK’s biggest inflatable Aquaglide aqua park has opened at Tattershall Lakes Country Park in Lincolnshire, which is owned by pioneering UK holiday village operator Away Resorts.
The Aquaglide aqua park includes a floating assault course, a trampoline, a human catapult, a cyclone, Kaos, which is a big pillow that blasts people into the air, and the UK’s only volley ball court on water. Popular with kids of all ages, the Aquaglide park is a welcome addition to the other water sports available at Tattershall Lakes, which include cable wakeboarding, kayaking, paddleboarding, waterskiing and jetskiing.
On dry land during May half-term at Tattershall Lakes, there is a whole programme of activities, including: hoverboarding; landzorbing; target archery; raft building; cheerleading; laser tag; Balanceability bikes; body zorbing; waterwalkerz; and cycling. For more sedate activities for younger members of the family, there’s Pirate Play, where children learn all about pirates and design pirate swords, hats and treasure maps, as well as walk the plank. In the Superhero Academy, kids can turn themselves into their very own superhero, with superhero training, games and races.
Among the many other activities are making your own lava lamps and mad scientist workshop. All of the indoor activities take place inside the park’s new £4 million entertainment centre, which also includes a swimming pool, hot tubs, gym and a spa. The swimming pool can be hired out by families after 6pm every day.
Accommodation Accommodation at Tattershall Lakes includes the brand new Tribeca Village. Away Resorts CEO is passionate about reinventing the humble caravan and has worked with holiday home manufacturer ABI to create the Tribeca project, a groundbreaking ’boutique-style’ caravan.
Taking its inspiration from the loft-house apartment in the New York neighbourhood of the same name, the Tribeca has a central, light-filled, airy living space with the adults’ and children’s bedrooms either side. The open-plan kitchen and living area has an apartment feel: with timber-effect walls; a 55-inch screen; American-style fridge/freezer; and panoramic bifold doors.
The adults’ bedroom has boutique hotel features, such as a flatscreen TV, sumptuous bedding, and a stand-alone bath-tub, as well as a separate ensuite. The children’s bedroom has bunk-beds complete with dens underneath, screens and power points for charging their tech, and astro-turf-inspired flooring. No other holiday park has any caravans like this in their fleet. The timber-effect walls and huge windows create a jungle feel and the astro-turf-inspired flooring carries on the theme of bringing the outside in.
The Tribeca also has its own deck, for watching the world go by on, glass in hand, mind switched off, and some come with a private hot tub.