The Scarborough News

Water park can serve alcohol and play live music


A water park near Scarboroug­h has been granted permission to sell alcohol and play live music on site.

Earlier this year, the Wykeham Estate Settlement submitted a premises licence applicatio­n for the North Yorkshire Water Park, based at Wykeham Lake.

Following a public consultati­on the applicatio­n has now been granted by Scarboroug­h Council.

The licence will give the business the option to sell alcohol and play live music until 11pm seven days a week.

The park would be open until midnight.

Speaking about the applicatio­n before it was approved, Gareth Davies, general manager at North Yorkshire Water Park, said that a new 70-seater café on the site was due to open in June, with outdoor paved terrace overlookin­g the lake.

“The improved catering, along with a spacious private room, will make the café an ideal venue for parties and corporate team building events,” he said.

“The café will be offering guests bottled beers and a selection of wine. We are also looking to host wine tasting nights and family functions.”

Last year, the water park was granted permission to operate all year round by the borough council.

The park opened in 2017, offering visitors two aquatic challenge tracks alongside pedalos and open water swimming and, more recently, an Aquapark consisting of inflatable equipment that forms an aquatic obstacle course.

A second expansion that added two 240m long wakeboardi­ng lines also came last year.

In next week’s Scarboroug­h l News: your chance to win one of five family passes to the water park’s Aquapark after it reopens on May 17, valid for six months.

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