A tourist attraction in North Wales has revealed plans to build a brand new water ride, with the help of a £200,000 grant from the Welsh Government. GreenWood Forest Park, near Caernarfon, is set to welcome the ride to their attraction, along with exciting plans to install a host of solar panels, which will establish 80% of the power needed for the park to run for a whole year.
The fun new ride’s plans have revealed that there will be three water tubes, with revellers travelling down 90+ metre tubes, as they slide down in inflatable boats, similar to the main image we have used (see above).
The team behind the ride are hoping to have the new addition opened and ready for visitors to ride on by Easter next year. The added 150 KW from the solar panels also means that there will be sufficient energy created to power the rides and attractions that need electricity to function. This means GreenWood will be pioneers in the UK, becoming the first solar powered Adventure Park in the land.
The funds provided by the Welsh Government was distributed through the VisitWales Tourism Investment Support Scheme, and along with the park’s own money, will cost around £850,000 to build.
A record number of almost 150,000 visitors went to the park in 2014, and GreenWood will be looking to build on last year’s success with their new ride. The addition of the solar panels is certainly more superb news, as the park strives to reduce their reliability on fossil fuel to generate the rides, taking a positive step closer to green, renewable energy.
If you are planning a visit to Wales, luxury camping, glamping or on a day trip next year, why not go and check out GreenWood for yourself for a fun day out?