October 28, 2021 2.58 pm

Plans revealed for Thorpe Park’s new outdoor adventure

An exciting redevelopment

By Local Democracy Reporter

Thorpe Park is hoping to bring climbing walls, bungee trampolines and a jump tower to its outdoor adventure area in an exciting redevelopment.

The Humberston holiday park has applied to make major improvements to the area as demand for staycations grows.

The site in the heart of the park will offer plenty to do for energetic kids of all ages.

Example of a planned jump tower for a re-developed adventure area in Thorpe Park. | Credits: Bourne Leisure

Plans for a re-developed adventure area in Thorpe Park. | Credits: Bourne Leisure

Older children would be able to take on adrenaline-fuelled activities like seven metre high climbing walls, high ropes, and a jump tower with a crash mat.

A tots’ play area and sandpit will be created for younger children.

For families, the plans include new cycle hire, go-karts and crazy golf facilities.

A giant outdoor screen and stage will be added for children’s entertainment and films, as well as one-off sporting events.

An existing multi-use games area will also be refurbished.

Thorpe Park’s current fairground rides would be removed to make way for the new attractions near the middle of the park.

Bourne Leisure, which owns operator Haven, has submitted the plans as more people turn to staycations rather than going abroad.

The application says: “The need to improve the facilities has gradually increased over time due the increased desire for stay-at-home holidays, but the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the desire for these types of holiday which has meant improving the on-site facilities is now a necessity.”

It adds: “The redeveloped area will improve the facilities on-site to ensure that the park remains a successful and attractive holiday site in the region.”

The application assures that the removal of fairground rides will actually improve the noise levels created by the park. The giant screen would also face inwards towards the central buildings.

Pictures submitted with the application show examples of similar attractions at other Bourne Leisure holiday parks around the country.

The plans are open for comments on North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning website.

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