Sir Robert Good Will (left) and Lord Downe of Dawnay Estates (right) officially opening the new zip line at North Yorkshire Water Park.
(L-R): Sir Robert Goodwill MP, and Lord Downe of Dawnay Estates, officially opening the new zip line at North Yorkshire Water Park.
Austen Shakespeare

New attraction opens in North Yorkshire following over £1m investment

North Yorkshire Water Park based on the Dawnay Estates at Wykeham is opening a new twin zipline attraction across one of its lakes.

Today, Sir Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough & Whitby officially opened the zipline, taking to the skies with Lord Downe, owner of Dawnay Estates, along with students from Scarborough College.

The exciting new attraction will officially open to the public on Saturday February 19, meaning that the zipline will be open in time for the February half-term break.

Consisting of a 13-metre-high tower with two climbing walls, and two 250m long ziplines, thrill seekers can take a breath-taking descent across the lakes on the zip wire whilst taking in the views of North Yorkshire Water Park.

Speaking about the new zipline, MP Sir Robert Goodwill said: “It’s been great to open the zip line today at North Yorkshire Water Park.

“The first few seconds were absolutely frightening, but after that it was amazing to take in the stunning views. I’m so happy to see such a great local investment being made right in my patch and was delighted to be invited down today.”

In addition, visitors can enjoy refreshments at the Café @ North Yorkshire Water with views over the adjoining Water sports lake and beyond.

In the warmer months, North Yorkshire Water Park has a range of water-based activities such as kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Open Water Swimming, pedalos and the new wakeboard cable system introduced in 2021 for visitors to enjoy. No matter whether you’re a water sports pro or a beginner, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

David Steel, chief executive of the Dawnay Estates, says: “This is another significant milestone for us at North Yorkshire Water Park, as we open our latest attraction.

“We have invested well over £1m into the business over the past 12 months, and the zipline and climbing tower is a key part of our vision for the Park, which has enjoyed huge popularity particularly last summer since the major expansion of facilities.

“As well as the zipline and our new climbing walls, we have also recently announced the opening of our new ‘251 Events Room’, adding to our private functions and corporate offering. All activities will be bookable on their own, or as part of an event or party.”

The zipline has been built by Technical Outdoor Solutions, a specialist in bespoke constructions which boasts a portfolio of successful projects with past clients including Parkdean Resorts and Morfa Bay.

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