Much-loved water sports attraction and Scarborough gem, North Yorkshire Water Park, has announced plans to invest significantly in the facility in 2021 to expand the current water sports offering and encourage growth, perfect if you are planning a Yorkshire staycation this summer.

Located just east of Wykeham on the A170, the destination launched to the public in 2017 with its AquaPark, dedicated to providing families, holidaymakers and water sports enthusiasts alike with a day out, or activity session, to remember. Throughout the summer, visitors can also book the onsite camping facilities to enjoy an extended stay.

Visitors can already enjoy kayaking, the AquaPark, paddle boarding, open-water swimming, pedalos and more, along with a complement of land-based outdoor pursuits (walking/cycling/running) around the Lakes. The North Yorkshire Water Park also houses separate fishing lakes for expert and leisure fishing (both trout and course).

The investment will see an all-new wake boarding line added to the park’s current leisure offering, along with kickers and rails, allowing visitors to expand their skills with experienced instructors. In addition, new buildings will house a new café and decking viewing area by the lake. The new lakeside buildings will also become a modern central facility which will become the base for customers arriving at the park to use both the fishing and water park amenities.

The work is set to be completed by early summer with the investment also seeing new infrastructure and signage to further improve customer experiences and ease of navigation around the venue.

North Yorkshire Water Park will also expand its calendar of events and aquatic activities.

David Steel, chief executive of Dawnay Estates which owns North Yorkshire Water Park, said: “It’s an extremely exciting time as we expand our facilities and what we have to offer ready for the summer season. Offering wake boarding will complement our fantastic range of outdoor water pursuits as ‘adventure awaits’ for our guests at the ‘New North Yorkshire Water Park’, when we are able to welcome them again as lockdown eases.

“Ultimately, this new development is a huge opportunity for us to cement our new and improved offering and contribute to the leisure and tourist offer in North Yorkshire.”

The newly facilities are due to be completed in May 2021.