Center Parcs forest resort in Longford launches first Water Park in Ireland

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Center Parcs forest resort in Longford launches first Water Park in Ireland
21:50 Friday 4th of January 2019

Center Parcs Ireland has revealed that its new forest resort in Co Longford will have a Subtropical Swimming Paradise which will span a massive 3,500 square metres.

Surrounded by giant tropical plants, the facility will be heated to 29.5oC all year round.

Guests can take a dip in the large family wave pool, tackle the Wild Water Rapids, make a splash in the children’s water play areas or relax in the tranquil whirlpools.

The indoor waterpark will come complete with 350m of exhilarating rides and flumes suitable for all ages (and the daredevils!).

Coming to Center Parcs Longford Forest are the Tropical Cyclone, a family raft ride with a gravity-defying drop; the Typhoon, a two-seater ride with drops, swings and speeds of up to 45km/ph; and the Twister a thrilling family body slide.

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Those eager to stay dry and looking to take a break from the splashes and slides will be happy to hear that the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will also feature the option of a private family cabana, fitted with a TV, refreshments and loungers.

Further refreshments will also be available in the Canopy Café & Bar.

Family Lodges 

The €233 million Irish resort is set within 400 acres of woodland at Ballymahon.

It will feature 466 high quality lodges specially designed with families in mind, accommodating up to 2,500 guests in a safe, peaceful and car-free environment.

Center Parcs Ireland will offer a raft of indoor and outdoor activities for all the family to enjoy from Aerial Adventure and Laser Combat to Cupcake Decorating and Willow Weaving.

With up to 100 activities to choose from there is something to suit all ages, interests and abilities.

Complete with a lake for water sports and a range of restaurants and shops.

Prices for family breaks start from €529 for a weekend break (Friday – Monday) and €379 for a midweek break (Monday – Friday).

Martin Dalby, Center Parcs CEO, commented: “We are confident that Center Parcs Longford Forest will revolutionise the short-break market for Irish families.

"Where else can you go to enjoy unlimited access to the nation’s largest waterpark and over 100 indoor and outdoor activities, all on your doorstep?"

Center Parcs currently has five destinations across the UK; Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire.

They welcome more than 2.1 million guests each year, with 96% of guests expressing an intention to return.

The Longford development will create approximately 750 jobs during the construction phase.

When operational, the village will employ up to 1,000 people in permanent jobs, with the majority of employees likely to live locally.

The jobs on offer range from an accountant to a bus driver as well as, chefs, receptionists, beauty therapists, lifeguards, baristas, bike mechanics, water sports assistants and climbing instructors - to name just a few.

See more at: Center Parcs Ireland website.

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