An exciting new floating aqua park, boasting a 92-metre inflatable assault course, will open at Albert Dock Liverpool in 2018.
The Adventure Dock Co will operate throughout the summer months from May-October, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy water-based activities on Liverpool’s iconic, UNESCO World Heritage waterfront. From conception in 1846, to its regeneration in the 1980s, Albert Dock has always been pioneering and forward thinking, and credited as the catalyst for Liverpool’s glorious rebirth. Now the North West’s most visited free tourist attraction, Albert Dock Liverpool is entering into another era of renaissance.
Through a series of exciting upgrades and refurbishments to its commercial spaces, Albert Dock is on course to become a world-class leisure destination, with a distinct food, and evolving and diverse retail offer. Led by Aberdeen Asset Management, Albert Dock will be home to exciting, progressive and emerging operators from Liverpool and around the world. Recent openings include Leather Satchel. Co, Dock Art and Puffle Waffle.
The course will be located on Duke’s Dock, in between Albert Dock (home to museums, attractions, restaurants, bars and shops) and King’s Dock (home to ACC Liverpool and the Wheel of Liverpool), with food concessions, a wetsuit store and beach-style changing huts to be situated at the former.
Tim Woodhead, managing director of Industry Wake, the company behind the new attraction, which also operates Liverpool Wake Park at Liverpool Watersports Centre in neighbouring Queen’s Dock, said:
“We are over the moon to bring this fantastic new attraction to Duke’s Dock, a fun and action-filled, aqua park that will create a “splash” in the city next summer. We have worked at several iconic locations in the past, but none as prestigious or historic as Liverpool’s waterfront. Our aqua park is something that will excite those young and old, and I can guarantee that our obstacles will leave thrill-seekers wanting to return over and over again for more!”
Sue Grindrod, chief executive of Albert Dock Liverpool, said:
“We look forward to working in partnership with The Adventure Dock Co and Canal & River Trust, to animate the water space and create something new for visitors to enjoy at Albert Dock.”
For more information about The Adventure Dock Co, please visit the website http://adventuredock.co.uk