Liverpool Watersports Centre at Queen’s Dock has unveiled a brand new inflatable adventure attraction. The inflatable aqua park was officially opened by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher and world champion boxer Natasha Jonas.
On behalf of Local Solutions, the charity that runs the centre to make the city’s magnificent waterfront accessible to everybody, the pair unveiled an outstanding new inflatable £32,000 adventure attraction.
The aqua park features a thrilling catapult swing, water trampolines, slides, monkey bars, a spinning rocket, and large slides, as well as a see-saw and various climbing devices.
Celebrity chef Ellis Barrie and former boxer Paul Smith also joined Carragher and Jonas on the day as confetti cannons were set off and members of the Local Solutions senior leadership team and trustee board explained to guests why the Liverpool Watersports Centre was such an important part of their portfolio.
The new visitor attraction is now open and will remain open throughout the summer months, with proceeds from ticket sales going back into Local Solutions to help them continue their philanthropic work in Liverpool and North Wales.
Local Solutions also unveiled a raft of new water sport activities including a wheelyboat service for wheelchair users.
Chief executive Tom Harrison said:
“We are passionate about using the centre to make watersports accessible for all and our brand new adventure attraction in Queen’s Dock is part of that aim. We’re looking forward to welcoming people and families throughout the summer season to the Watersports Centre and re-investing some of the money raised from ticket sales back into funding the life-changing work we do.”
“Last year we welcomed almost 20,000 people to the centre, our vision is to attract even more.
“One of our goals is to make sure we are really reaching out and ensuring diversity and inclusivity across all of our services. Watersports is a great way of doing that. It’s an amazing asset and hits all of our outcome areas.
“It’s now time to make sure all the public and everybody across the city knows it’s totally open for business and there’s some really exciting stuff to do there.
“For that reason I am very proud to have welcomed down the likes of Jamie Carragher and Natasha Jonas to show what this place is all about.”
Local Solutions is a major charity that has been operating in Merseyside for nearly 50 years, with a vision for a society in which all people live with dignity, are fulfilled, and attain their full potential. Their purpose is to empower people and support communities, which they accomplish through social care, support, and housing, as well as community activities.
The not-for-profit Liverpool Watersports Centre, which the charity leases from the Canal & River Trust, provides a significant portion of this support, with all proceeds from activities going back into directly funding the incredible work that Local Solutions does across their vast array of services.
Tickets for the aqua park cost £10 and for booking, plus for more details about any of the other activities Local Solutions offer at the Liverpool Watersports Centre, please visit their website.