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Spring opening for huge new aqua park at Bewl Water near Tunbridge Wells

Bewl Water has revealed the plans for a brand new aqua park set to be the 'first of its kind in Kent'.

Named Bewl Water Aqua Park, the attraction near Tunbridge Wells is due to open at the end of May and will operate with timed sessions throughout the day. Andrew Daniells chief operating officer of Markerstudy Leisure who operate Bewl said: “This is a great attraction that complements our existing activities and will encourage people to get even more active and enjoy the great outdoors."

The giant obstacle course will boast 3,000 square meters of floating inflatable fun, and has been dubbed the ultimate challenge to enjoy with family and friends. The course, reminiscent of those used on popular shows like Total Wipeout, will consist of two trampolines, monkey bars, flippers, slides, hurdles, spring boards, overhang climbing frame, giant iceberg and much much more- the perfect outdoor water adventure for individuals, groups, families, adults and children.

Similar attractions at Rutland Aqua Park and The New Forest Waterpark are said to have proved 'immensely popular'.

“Bewl Water Aqua Park will create around 30 seasonal and full-time jobs,” said Mr Daniells, “and we expect businesses in the area, including hotels, B&Bs, pubs and restaurants to benefit, from the additional visitors brought into the area.”

Deirdre Wells, chief executive at Visit Kent said they were delighted by the news of the new attraction. “The aqua park will bring a unique and exciting contribution to Kent and is the first of its kind in the South East of England," she said. "We’re hoping for a summer as fantastic as last year’s so our visitors can make the most of everything Kent has to offer.”

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has also welcomed the aqua park. Cllr Jane March, head of culture, leisure and tourism, said: “Tourism is very important for the local economy and I welcome the investment in the area. This sounds like it’s going to be a great attraction and I’m sure the water park will be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.”

Bewl is already home to the largest stretch of water in the south east, with a host of activities available on and off the water including fishing, laser challenge, cycling, and sailing.

You can register your interest by visiting www.bewlwateraquapark.co.uk.