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Splashing about as water parks reopen in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 16:39 19 July 2020 | UPDATED: 18:08 19 July 2020

Joseph splashing around at Bourne Park Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Joseph splashing around at Bourne Park Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

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Children splashed about in the water play areas at two Ipswich parks this weekend as they reopened for the first time this year,

Families were making the most of the first day of the splash park at Bourne Park being open on Saturday Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMANFamilies were making the most of the first day of the splash park at Bourne Park being open on Saturday Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

The splash zones in Bourne and Holywells parks usually open in spring but were forced to remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The sun may not have been out but families still enjoyed the water in Bourne Park, Ipswich Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMANThe sun may not have been out but families still enjoyed the water in Bourne Park, Ipswich Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

However, the Government announced last week that they could open, along with outdoor pools, provided they are Covid-secure.

The jumping water was popular with older children at Holywells Park Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMANThe jumping water was popular with older children at Holywells Park Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

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Ipswich Borough Council have put new measures in place to allow them to remain open throughout the summer holidays, and said they will be available seven days a week, between 10am and 5pm each day.

Water play areas and outdoor pools can now open Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMANWater play areas and outdoor pools can now open Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Children are asked to arrive ready to play, and not to change by the pools.

A maximum of 10 people can play at each water park at a time and no more than one adult can accompany each child.

Play may be limited to 40 minutes during busy periods.


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