sandcastle_waterparkBeing fully accessible to all its guests is at the very heart of Sandcastle Waterpark’s values, and when the opportunity to further enhance its accessible facilities arose they jumped at the chance. Gordon Marsden MP did the honours of cutting the ribbon on the new £75,000 Wet Room which is equipped with a H-track hoist system, adjustable sink, toilet, full adult size changing bed  and a range of accessibility aids. Gordon Marsden MP added “It’s such an honour to be asked here today to officially open this new Gold Standard Wet Room and it is so pleasing to see so many adults and children alike using the room. This is a great addition to the already impressive facilities here at Sandcastle Waterpark. John and the team should be proud of what they have achieved and by making it available to any visitors to Blackpool that need these facilities just makes the visitor experience to our great town all the more impressive”.

John Child, Managing Director of Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool added “I am thrilled that the Wet Room has been opened by our MP Gordon Marsden today, it really does add something extra to our wide range of current facilities. It has long been our commitment here to ensure that visitors of all ability and age can enjoy what’s on offer and essentially have a great fun day out. This opening of the Wet Room comes just weeks after the team here at Sandcastle Waterpark won the Gold Award in the Access for All category in the 2013 National Visit England Tourism Awards. It been an impressive month and I am so proud of the team that are committed to Guest Service Excellence and Tourism for All”.

A range of local sub-contractors have been involved in the works to ensure the official opening today. Sandcastle Waterpark, which opened in 1986 is enjoying its 23rd Birthday this year and throughout the years has worked closely with local accessible groups and special schools. Katy Simister, along with children and families from Aiming Higher and Dave Burns a wheel chair user who carried the Olympic Torch last year were also in attendance to preview the facilities as the team at the Sandcastle Waterpark.