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I am happy to say we have now run a number of residentials with great success and are now looking to the future with great optimism for less restrictions on the 19th July.
We are not anticipating any movement in the way we are currently operating so we expect all our COVID measures will remain in place for the majority of 2021. None of the policies or procedures we have in place are impacting the experience and our clients have fed back that it feels no different to how it did before.
A massive THANK YOU for everybody’s patients and resilience regarding bookings. The loyalty and commitment shown to make the trips happen has been a real comfort to all those of us working hard to keep the centre running and safe for all.
COVID 19 UPDATE
9th April 2021
I am very pleased to say that starting Monday 12th April Water Park will be welcoming groups back to site to continue delivering some much needed adventures in the outdoors.
The whole team have been working extremely hard to ensure the centre is COVID secure and we are ready to adapt to a very busy period of day visits. We have invested in additional cleaning equipment and materials and are conducting regular reviews to ensure we are meeting current best practices.
The Water Park staff team will be testing regularly as part of the ongoing fight against rising infections. If you are coming to Water Park we would kindly request you have a Lateral Flow Test within 48 hrs of arrival. This is a voluntary request with no reporting to Water Park necessary.
Water Park will be continuing to invoice after your visit to avoid additional admin in the event of course cancelation and we would appreciate swift payment once the invoice has been received.
We will be welcoming residential visitors no earlier than the 17th May.
Looking forward to seeing you,
Garry Dobson (Head of Centre)
9th March 2021
Chris (Deputy Head) left us in March last year. Everyone at Water Park wishes him well in his new venture as a freelance provider of Outdoor Education.
Congratulations to Jack who left Water Park towards the end of last year for his dream job working with people with learning difficulties in Scotland.
2021 CENTRE UPDATE
9th March 2021
Well what a year 2020 was! Just a few updates to let you all know what has been happening here at Water Park Adventure Centre.
The main thing is we are still here thanks to the continued support of The Eric Wright Trust.
We managed to have a few local groups during December to try out a new adventure day for those who could not come for their residential. We will be contacting schools as we go along during 2021 to see what we can offer should your residential not go ahead. These days were very successful and well appreciated.
We welcomed delivery of a new minibus and pickup.
Over the last few months the first phase of new double glazed windows have been put in with no disruption to groups.
The library floor has been sanded and revarnished.
The dining room has had a makeover and looking very impressive.
The upstairs toilets/showers have been painted.
The waste bin area has been extended with a new fence put around it all.
So the centre is looking very smart for 2021 ready to welcome groups back (when we can).
Phizifit (FREE offer to WP clients)
22nd April 2020
“Boosting children’s physical and mental health in the uk”
Phizifit is an innovative online program for children’s personal development that promotes their physical fitness and mental well-being
Using a one off access code Phizifit is offering free access to their innovative programme for all groups connected with Water Park. This is a fantastic way for schools to not only remain engaged in a physical programme with their students but also to contribute to their mental well being while not in school. It utilises an easy to use platform that the children and parents will find easy to navigate and will certainly enjoy.
Please go to https://www.phizifit.com/our-courses/ to have a look at what Phizifit can offer and how the children will benefit from this easy to use and engaging platform. FREE ACCESS CODE: WTPFR33
NEW GROUNDS PERSON
19th March 2020
Welcome to Dave who has been appointed as our new grounds person who will be working alongside Jimmy. Dave’s a retired teacher who has always had a keen interest in the outdoors. He ran the D of E Award in his last school and led student expeditions to countries including Iceland, Nepal and Malaysia. In his spare time he loves to go fell walking, canoeing and cycling, Dave and his wife enjoy going off for adventures in “Angus”, their VW camper.
GARRY TAKES OVER AS NEW HEAD OF CENTRE
29th January 2020
Congratulations and well done to Garry who takes over as Head of Centre. We wish Garry every success in his new role and no doubt you will all want to wish him good luck when you see him next. Garry has been at Water Park since before we even opened our doors to groups. He was one of the first tutors at Water Park and has gradually worked his way up to finally take on the top role.