North Yorkshire Water Park reopens with official launch weekend

Much-loved water sports attraction and Scarborough tourism gem, North Yorkshire Water Park, is celebrating its recent investment with a 4-day long official launch weekend, following the completion of its brand-new facilities.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 11:38 am
Rocco Burbidge officially opens North Yorkshire Water Park

Discounts and deals will be available to visitors to the waterpark during their official launch weekend which takes place from Thursday June 24 to Sunday June 27.

Guests will be able to enjoy newly installed wakeboarding lines and enhanced AquaPark, along with discounted food and drink at the brand-new café

With activities planned throughout the long weekend, guests visiting the park will be able to enjoy 20% off all food and drink from the brand-new Café @ North Yorkshire Water Park as well as enjoy professional demonstrations of the newly installed wakeboarding line, thanks to wakeboarding professional and former TeamGB athlete, Rocco Burbidge.

Scarbrough College students enjoy the waterpark

Although the Water Park opened on 29th March in line with Government restrictions, the launch weekend officially kicked off on Thursday June 24 with an opening event hosted by

The Yorkshire Vet and friend of the Water Park, Julian Norton. Julian marked the occasion following significant investment into the facility in 2021 to transform the current water sports offering and facilities.

The Water Park offers families and friends the opportunity to get together and enjoy the space and freedom of the countryside, while still enjoying a range of adrenaline-filled activities.

Visitors can enjoy fishing (trout, course & pike), kayaking (single and tandem), pedalos, paddle boarding, leisure walking, cycling and more, as well as one-to-one wake boarding sessions upon completion of the new line.

Former TeamGB athlete Rocco Burbidge performed some impressive stunts

Open water swimming has again been hugely popular, as has stand up paddle boarding, where at the Water Park customers can either bring their own boards or hire on site with qualified instructors available for all abilities.

James Whitehead, operations manager at North Yorkshire Water Park, commented: “We fully recognise all the challenges which everyone has faced during the last 15 months or so of the pandemic.

“With the Water Park having undergone a huge enhancement of both the facilities and the amazing activities on offer, we are very much looking forward to welcoming people from across the North and beyond to our official opening weekend.

"We hope they enjoy the many activities we have to offer them, complemented by some delicious food and drink from our brand-new café.”

Rocco Burbidge with Scarborough College students and a member of the waterpark staff

Located just east of Wykeham on the A170, the destination launched to the public in 2017 dedicated to providing families, holidaymakers and water sports enthusiasts alike with a day out, or activity session, to remember.

Throughout the summer, visitors can also book the onsite camping & caravanning facilities to enjoy an extended stay.

For more information and to make a booking for the launch weekend, visit