Splash Park expansion

Brean Splash Park are adding a new slide to their facilities.

Brean Splash Park are adding a new slide to their facilities. - Credit: Archant

A £200,000 expansion to Brean Splash water park – which includes a gym and a 60-metre long water slide – is set to open this summer.

Work is now under way on a project which will create 10 permanent jobs as well as opportunities to undertake part-time summer work at the Coast Road park.

In 2014, a £1.8million investment developed a new indoor ‘soft play centre’ which included a shallow fun pool and water slides for children up to the age of 11, with the new slide aimed at older children.

Leisure director Kieran Spottiswoode said although tourists are a prime target for the new facilities, he hopes the community will use the park all year round.

He said: “The slide is larger than anything in our existing splash park and with a lot of young children using the fun pool; this is an opportunity for older children to also enjoy the park.

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“Brean has changed a lot over the last few years and we want to attract new members to use the facilities, as well as our existing customers.

“We are hoping our current members will naturally want to use a gym that is readily available as well as attracting local people to use a gym that is in close proximity to their home.”

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As well as the slide and gym, a steam room and sauna are also being installed.

Mr Spottiswoode added: “These new facilities are for people to enjoy and relax after using our gym.

“One of our main selling points is that we have an easily accessible car park which can often be a problem in bigger gyms.”

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