Mak­ing a sum­mer splash in Bat­tersea

Park wa­ter fes­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised by the RNLI

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Emily Chudy emily.chudy@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

WITH the weather look­ing hot, hot, hot dur­ing the sum­mer hol­i­days, why not cool down at Splash Fest’s aqua fes­ti­val?

Held at Bat­tersea Park in south-west Lon­don on Sun­day, the fam­ily-friendly aqua ob­sta­cle course fea­tures five zones of wa­ter-themed chal­lenges and games over a 2.5km trail. Splash Fest will see fam­i­lies con­quer­ing slides, foam and wa­ter spouts, as well as en­joy­ing a fun event village.

Or­gan­ised by the Royal Na­tional Lifeboat In­sti­tu­tion (RNLI), Splash Fest is ideal for fam­i­lies with chil­dren aged around seven to 12 years. Lau­ren Pin­cott from the RNLI said: “Splash Fest prom­ises to be an ex­cit­ing day out for all the fam­ily, with five ac­tion-packed zones of wa­tery chal­lenges, and an event village with en­ter­tain­ment, games and an all-im­por­tant dryin­goff area. There will be plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to get wet and have lots of fun, but it is only hap­pen­ing for one day so book tick­ets now to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. Not only will fam­i­lies have fun, they’ll be do­ing it in aid of the RNLI.”

SPLASH FEST ZONES

Crazy Canyon: A se­ries of pools to cross, us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of fun float­ing de­vices, plus a giant in­flat­able wa­ter slide

Splash ‘n’ Shoot: Par­tic­i­pants will nav­i­gate a giant boat be­fore tak­ing aim at float­ing tar­gets on the lake

Wild Wild Wa­ters: There will be gey­ser­spout­ing wa­ters to dodge Slip-Slide Stream: The slip­peri­est to­bog­gan-style wa­ter slides, from fast and foamy to more se­date and slip­pery

Bub­bly Brook: Giant bub­bles, a maze, mu­sic and a band­stand ma­rooned in a sea of foam

Event Village and Splash Out: En­ter­tain­ment, food and drink, and of course a dry­ing-off area, as well as plenty of ways to find out more about the RNLI’s life­sav­ing work

Tick­ets bought in ad­vance cost £22 for adults and £10 for chil­dren. Tick­ets cost £25 for adults and £12.50 for chil­dren on the gate. Kids un­der three go free.

n Pho­tos by Do­minic James

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