Final countdown to the opening of SC2, North Wales’ most exciting attraction
The countdown is on for SC2, North Wales’ most exciting attraction, which is opening its doors to the public this Friday.
Over the last 3 weeks, SC2 has welcomed over 5,000 local people to try the adventure centre for free ahead of the opening.
Thousands of local people have experienced the thrilling slides of the waterpark and challenged themselves in the TAGactive arenas within SC2, and now it’s time to open the venue officially on April 5th.
The £15 million waterpark includes Wales’ first TAGactive play arena, indoor and outdoor water play for all ages and abilities, flume rides, beach style paddling, feature slides and themed food outlets. There will also be a bar and terrace open seasonally.
Councillor Bobby Feeley, Cabinet Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said: “We are literally down to the final few days and we are counting down ahead of the opening on Friday. We have received some great feedback and we’ll listen to any suggestions made for how we can make a people’s experience of SC2 even better. We are delighted that there is so much excitement and anticipation ahead of the opening of SC2. It will be a draw to residents and tourists alike for the whole of the North Wales coast and by giving the community to chance to visit the site first shows Denbighshire’s commitment to putting their resident’s first. We are extremely proud of this exciting visitor attraction and new addition to the Denbighshire Leisure portfolio of first class facilities.”
Rhyl Mayor, councillor Win Mullen-James said: “The wait is nearly over and, given the response to SC2 so far, it is set to be a sure-fire hit. Whether people have been clambering around TAGactive or taking to the boomerang slide with gusto and those who have road-tested the attraction have been full of praise. The whole experience has been well thought out and beautifully themed and the outdoor splash pads will prove to be a real sunny Rhyl treat. This is something new and exciting not just for the town but for the North Wales coast. There is nothing quite like it for miles around and excitement is really building ahead of the opening day.”
As the centrepiece of Rhyl’s waterfront development programme, SC2 is expected to attract an extra 350,000 visitors per year to the town.
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, said: “I had a great opportunity to have a preview of SC2 and see the progress being made at the end of last year, it’s great news that the open date is getting closer. This excellent all-weather facility will be a flag-ship attraction for the seaside town. I’m delighted we’ve been able to support this project with tourism funding and also pleased to see how the promenade is showing significant improvements, with SC2 sitting alongside a refreshed Pavilion Theatre with other private sector enterprises also showing confidence and investing in the town.”
SC2 has been funded by Denbighshire County Council with contributions from Rhyl Town Council and Welsh Government.
Visitors can get all the latest information on the SC2 website http://www.sc2rhyl.co.uk and social media pages.