Water park near Scarborough granted licence to sell alcohol and play live music until late

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

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:38 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:40 pm
The licence will give the business the option to sell alcohol and play live music until 11pm seven days a week.

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 last month, Gareth Davies, general manager at North Yorkshire Water Park, said that a new café on the site was due to open in June.

He added: “With an outdoor paved terrace overlooking the lake, the new 70-seater café will be the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, coffee or lunch.

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

“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 “aqua park zone” consisting of inflatable equipment that forms an aquatic obstacle course.

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