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Bude Holiday Resort Gets Poolside Waterball Hippo Leisure has refreshed the outdoor poolside at Bude Holiday Resort (Peter Bull Resorts) by installing an Interactive Waterball play feature in time for the summer. The colourful Waterball encourages children of all ages and abilities to use the pool and increase their water confidence. Toddlers enjoy the fun provided by a variety of low-level features. Fill n’spill buckets are filled via water jets on the Waterball. Children have fun tipping the buckets to spill water back into the pool. Interactive handwheels allow children to control the flow of water to the Waterball jets. Finally, themed cannon jets create a gentle flow of water into the pool. The Waterball’s four-armed Interactive Mast provides high-level surprise and anticipatory play to entertain older children. Children are sprayed by a waterwheel, showered by a shark shower, splashed by a tipping bucket and

squirted by a pipe falls arm feature. Kevin Prynne, Sport and Leisure Manager for Peter Bull Resort comments: ”Myself and the company Directors are very happy with the outstanding work that has been done by Hippo. The team who installed the Waterball were fantastic to work with. The Waterball has revived the outdoor pool area and is inspiring more families to use the pool. Installing the Waterball will hopefully help to encourage repeat visits to the Resort. Peter Bull Resorts is looking to buy more holidays parks in the future and will be happy for Hippo to work with them with regards to incorporating interactive water play at these parks.” Hippo Leisure 01752 771740 www.hippoleisure.com

Historic Thames Lido To Open In October The Thames Lido Restaurant and Spa is set to open at the site of the historical Kings Meadow baths in Reading this October. First opened to the public in 1902 as the Ladies Swimming Baths, the site is believed to be the oldest surviving outdoor municipal pool from the Edwardian period. The team from Lido Bristol were given the opportunity in 2013 to redevelop the site and restore the pool to residents of Reading after being abandoned for 43 years. The Thames Lido is an urban oasis for al fresco swimming, dining and socialising with the restored 25-metre swimming pool surrounded by a restaurant, tapas bar and Scandinavian-style spa. A short walking distance from central Reading, the site has a unique position overlooking the River Thames within one of the area’s largest green spaces. The 120-cover restaurant sits along the northern edge of the building, nestled between

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the pool and the Thames. The kitchen will reflect the authentic Lido style that has been developed by Executive Chef Freddy Bird who has worked at the award-winning kitchens of the Bristol Lido since its launch in 2008. The pool will be open all year, 7 days a week from 6am to 10pm. Heated to a temperature of around 22-25°C, the pool will be flanked by a poolside relaxation area and bar with its own hot tub. The bar area is open to the public between 8am to 11pm, serving a tapas menu from midday and sweet offerings in the afternoon. There is also an 80-seat function room on the first floor overlooking the river. The spa facilities available at the Lido are focused on quality of service and centred on relaxation, indulgence and a healthy love of the outdoors. There will be a menu of bespoke massage treatments, alongside two poolside saunas.

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) October 2017  

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