Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun

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by hamm sandwich » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:38 pm

I’m looking for a leisure pool with flumes and such. I live in the south east of England (Peterborough) and there is nothing locally in spite of it being a reasonably large city.

I grew up in Inverness and we had the awesome Aquadome with a wave machine, winding river, outdoor section and three flumes including the vertical Loch Ness Monster ride which I was too scared to ride as a child broke their leg in it shortly after opening in the late 90s.

I know Peterborough is no tourist hub but all we have is “the regional” serving a quarter of a million people.

I should add this isn’t for me, I have two kids who love the aqua fun but we just want to go down a water slide on an inflatable doughnut but have no options nearby.

Can anyone recommend a pool / water sorts centre within a reasonable distance? GRcade - I believe in you!

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by LewisD » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:20 pm

Coral reef in Bracknell is probably your best bet.

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by LewisD » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:21 pm

It has a pirate ship and slides and white water rapids.
And it's where Maddie Moate filmed an episode of "do you know" for cbeebies.

Maddie :wub:

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by Jenuall » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:33 pm

I have no info to help you I'm afraid hamm, I'm only here because someone mentioned Maddie Moate and I'm obliged to reply to all such references with the following emojis:

:wub: :datass:

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by LewisD » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:45 pm

:wub:

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by darksideby182 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:09 pm

LewisD wrote:Coral reef in Bracknell is probably your best bet.

Recently refurbished aswell.

Guildford spectrum was good as a kid not sure what it's like now though.

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by PatSharpsMullet » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:39 pm

When did Peterborough move to the South East?

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by floydfreak » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:06 pm

PatSharpsMullet wrote:When did Peterborough move to the South East?


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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by poshrule_uk » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:20 pm

hamm sandwich wrote:I’m looking for a leisure pool with flumes and such. I live in the south east of England (Peterborough) and there is nothing locally in spite of it being a reasonably large city.

I grew up in Inverness and we had the awesome Aquadome with a wave machine, winding river, outdoor section and three flumes including the vertical Loch Ness Monster ride which I was too scared to ride as a child broke their leg in it shortly after opening in the late 90s.

I know Peterborough is no tourist hub but all we have is “the regional” serving a quarter of a million people.

I should add this isn’t for me, I have two kids who love the aqua fun but we just want to go down a water slide on an inflatable doughnut but have no options nearby.

Can anyone recommend a pool / water sorts centre within a reasonable distance? GRcade - I believe in you!


South East :fp:

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by Corazon de Leon » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:28 pm

poshrule_uk wrote:
hamm sandwich wrote:I’m looking for a leisure pool with flumes and such. I live in the south east of England (Peterborough) and there is nothing locally in spite of it being a reasonably large city.

I grew up in Inverness and we had the awesome Aquadome with a wave machine, winding river, outdoor section and three flumes including the vertical Loch Ness Monster ride which I was too scared to ride as a child broke their leg in it shortly after opening in the late 90s.

I know Peterborough is no tourist hub but all we have is “the regional” serving a quarter of a million people.

I should add this isn’t for me, I have two kids who love the aqua fun but we just want to go down a water slide on an inflatable doughnut but have no options nearby.

Can anyone recommend a pool / water sorts centre within a reasonable distance? GRcade - I believe in you!


South East :fp:


Coming from Inverness, everything south of Newcastle is South East. :lol:

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:23 pm

:lol: Peterborough is in that weird bit between the East Midlands and East Anglia that doesn't really have an identity.

I went there once for an away game. Was probably my last time on a terrace. I think we lost 3-2, but I saw Will Hughes make his debut. Good memories :wub:.

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by PatSharpsMullet » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:25 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote::lol: Peterborough is in that weird bit between the East Midlands and East Anglia that doesn't really have an identity.

The Middle East?

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by Ecno » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:37 am

My grandparents used to live in a village just outside of Peterborough called Caster which seemed very nice (if you're into a small village vibe).

To my knowledge there were no waterparks though. Does Centre Parcs do day passes? Elvden can't be that far away? (Closer than Bracknell?)

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:29 am

Does Twinlakes have some kind of outside water park? Think that's near Melton Mowbray which isn't too far from Peterborough.

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by hamm sandwich » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:32 pm

Didn’t realise people were so precious about which part of the country Peterborough could be found. The local weather forecasts completely erase it from the map in spite of it being the largest settlement in the region. Wtf is Leighton Buzzard? :lol:

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PostRe: Leisure Pools - Flumes, Slides and Aquatic Fun
by hamm sandwich » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:34 pm

Thanks for the tips guys, Bracknell (and Maddie Moate) sounds awesome. I know Center Parcs and Alton Towers have these facilities but they aren’t accessible without additional outlays.


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