A WATERSPORTS and aqua park with zipwire wakeboarding, paddleboarding and a huge inflatable obstacle course, has opened near Delamere Forest.

The new water-based adventure hub, Wild Shore Delamere, has opened off the A556 in Delamere.

Owner, Tim Woodhead has invested £100,000 in the park, facilities and equipment, with a further £400,000 investment scheduled for the winter.

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The new venture is also creating 15 jobs for the local economy, with many of those being taken by young people who have a passion for watersports.

It has also attracted professionals who can teach people to wakeboard or paddleboard.

CK Koester, former European Wakeboarding Champion and wakeboard trainer at Wild Shore Delamere, said: “As a former pro-wakeboarder, I’m impressed with the facilities at Wild Shore.

"Rather than learn to wakeboard at the end of a boat, Wild Shore wakeboarding is carried out via a zip wire, which is easier for beginners, but also more flexible for those who are looking to improve their jumps and tricks.”

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The adventure hub is set on the edge of a horseshoe-shaped lake and Wild Shore has invested in installing a sandy beach, where participants can eat a picnic or build a sandcastle.

They also have an indoor centre with changing areas and showers, and can supply equipment including paddleboards, wetsuits and wakeboards.

The hub is aimed at anyone aged six and over, and a day camp is held for children aged eight to 14 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week during the summer holidays.

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Tim Woodhead, managing director, said: “Following the success of our water park in Liverpool Docks, we’ve been looking for the perfect location in Cheshire and the launch of Wild Shore Delamere has been the culmination of several years searching.

“We wanted to invest in the local area and create jobs as well as a great watersports and aqua park that appeals to everyone who wants to have fun in the water.

"Whether you want to learn to paddleboard or wakeboard or want to bounce around on a tube or inflatable obstacle course, there’s something for everyone.”

For more information or to book, you can visit their website by clicking here