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Aqua Park Suffolk is coming back to Alton Water

PUBLISHED: 07:18 28 February 2019 | UPDATED: 13:01 28 February 2019

Sliding fun at Aqua Park Suffolk, which returns to Alton Water in 2019 Picture: SPOTTYDOG COMMUNICATIONS

Sliding fun at Aqua Park Suffolk, which returns to Alton Water in 2019 Picture: SPOTTYDOG COMMUNICATIONS

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Aqua Park Suffolk is set to return to Alton Water this summer, giving families another chance to enjoy the attraction after it was closed for much of 2018.

The inflatable Aqua Park is the biggest in the UK Picture: AQUA PARKS GROUPThe inflatable Aqua Park is the biggest in the UK Picture: AQUA PARKS GROUP

The water park - which claims to be the biggest inflatable water park in the UK on its website - first came to the county in the summer of 2018.

It was blighted by a sudden surge in blue-green algae in the water, leaving it closed for the majority of its summer opening window.

It is now returning and those who missed out on making a splash last year can look forward to giving it a try in 2019.

Simon James, director for Aqua Park Suffolk, said: “We are thrilled to be returning to Alton Water this year. The response and support we received from the public last year was fantastic, and we are working closely with Anglian Water to bring back Aqua Park Suffolk for the 2019 season.

Aqua Park Suffolk, Alton Water, Ipswich Picture: AQUA PARKS GROUPAqua Park Suffolk, Alton Water, Ipswich Picture: AQUA PARKS GROUP

“We look forward to sharing more details soon.”

Blue-green algae is toxic if consumed and can cause skin rashes. People with pets were urged to stay away when the algae gripped Alton Water and dog owners were told allowing their pets to drink from the lake could prove fatal.

Last summer Anglian Water, owners of Alton Water, fought the algae with experimental ultrasonic devices designed to make the algae sink and die.

However the park was left closed for weeks, leaving the owners to send out apologies and refunds to groups who had pre-booked parties on the inflatables.

The spike in algae numbers was connected to the heatwave that baked the county over the summer months, creating a perfect environment for the algae to bloom.

There is no confirmation of opening times or the start of Aqua Park Suffolk’s season at this time.

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