New Features for Alpamare Waterpark

View of Scarbrough Alpamare Scarborough from the former site of Mr Marvels

Following the recent announcement that Flamingo Land Resort will operate Alpamare Waterpark, Gordon Gibb who owns Flamingo Land has announced exciting plans to potentially add extra features to the popular waterpark in Scarborough.

Flamingo Land to Operate Alpamare Waterpark

Flamingo Land are planning to reopen Scarborough’s Alpamare Water Park in July having signed a 12-month deal with North Yorkshire Council to run the site.

Sik at Flamingo Land Resort

Flamingo Lands owner Gordon Gibb says that in the longer term, he would like to add more facilities including a much-needed lift to transport rafts to the top of the slide tower, saving the need for guests having to carry them up the stairs.

Opportunities to Improve and Expand Alpamare

Mr Gibb says Flamingo Land will be looking for opportunities to improve and expand the water park and are exploring ways to improve the facilities.

There are personal reasons as to why he wanted to take on the water park and he understands that a lot of work is needed to tackle the high operational costs, such as energy, that contributed to the previous operator going into administration.

Among the first changes would be to make the plant room more efficient, he said, adding: “It’s going to be evolution not revolution to begin with.”

Alpamare Scarborough - 4 Person Raft Ride
Alpamare Scarborough – 4 Person Raft Ride

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Plans under consideration include discounts for local residents, putting on shuttle buses from Flamingo Land and creating holiday accommodation at the water park.

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In a recent interview with This is the Coast, Mr Gibb said:

“I was brought up in Scarborough and saw the resort when it was at its best and I have seen its general decline over the years, so being able to get one of its key tourist assets operational again is really gratifying on a personal level.”

“Hopefully it will be commercially successful as well and we will get control of the operational costs and make it a year-round business rather than just seasonal and then we can start to offer people careers and not just seasonal jobs.”

Alpamare Scarborough - Garden Pool and Waterslides
Alpamare Scarborough – Garden Pool and Waterslides

“We know a bit about the history, but we are trying to turn a fresh page as much as we can. A lot of business models fail because they are too ambitious at the onset.”

“Hopefully with our years of experience we are a lot more practical and prudent than that and having the mothership of Flamingo Land as a support network in the background will put us in a pretty good place to give us the best chance of opening in time for summer and surviving on a year-round basis hopefully after that.”

He said:

“With our skill set that we already have within the leisure industry, we feel quite well placed to get the water park operational by the end of July.”

“A lot of our staff live in Scarborough and there will be some additional career enhancement opportunities for our team leaders at Flamingo Land.”

Quotes from Gordon Gibb taken from “Flamingo Land Look at Improvements to Scarborough Water Park” article on This is The Coast.

Top 10 UK Waterparks

Like many others, we cannot wait for this attraction to reopen because Alpamare ranked highly in our list of Top 10 UK Waterparks.

Travelling to Alpamare Scarborough

If you’re travelling by car, Alpamare Scarborough is easy to find. Arriving via the A171 from the north, the A170 from the west or the A64 or A165 from the south, join the A64 at the south end of the town. From there, Alpamare Scarborough and the North Bay area is clearly signposted. There 300 car parking spaces in the adjacent Pay & Display car park.

Travelling by Train

Scarborough is well connected by train from across the north of England including Huddersfield, Leeds, York, Manchester and Liverpool. Scarborough train station is just a mile away from Alpamare Scarborough, that’s either a 20-minute walk or just 6 minutes in a taxi.

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Travelling by Coach

If you would like to travel by coach we recommend that you try National Holidays website. Alternatively, The National Express drops off at York (tel 08717 818181) and from York you can catch the Yorkshire Coastliner, (tel 01653 692 556 or 0113 244 8976).

Nearby Accommodation

There are loads of places to stay in Scarborough, if you are looking for accommodation then try or Travelodge and Britannia Hotels are always a good option for budget hotel accommodation.

If you only planning on visiting the water park for one day and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at the self-catering cottages near Alpamare Scarborough available from Snaptrip.

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New Features for Alpamare Waterpark was last modified: July 12th, 2024 by Dan

Author: Dan

I am passionate about Theme Parks and Attractions. I love riding roller coasters and thrill rides. With two young boys I understand how expensive family days out can be and this was one of the main driving forces behind Attractions Near me. My aim is to help you and your friends enjoy some great days out without costing the earth. Thanks for reading and have a great time - Regards Dan

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