Located in the centre of Tapnell Farm, the Aqua Park lake (measuring approximately 50m x 80m) feature a floating, inflatable course with a range of obstacles, suitable for confident swimmers and fun lovers. There is a safe area for recreational use; kayaking, paddle-boarding, free swimming and having fun! Operating separately to the existing businesses at Tapnell Farm, the Aqua Park also includes shower and changing facilities and a viewing platform allowing spectators to join in the fun too.
The Aqua Park assault course is being designed specifically for Tapnell Farm to create a water attraction the whole family can enjoy. It is envisaged that the Aqua Park will be open for the season from May – September when the weather is warmer, making it a more enjoyable experience for all visitors, including school groups.
As part of the development at Tapnell Farm, the existing animal encounter will be moved to an improved, purpose-built area within the paddocks. Improvements will also be made to the main road junction to cater for anticipated additional traffic.
Run by the Turney Family for almost 40 years, Tapnell Farm used to be one of the biggest dairy farms on the Island with over 800 cows producing an amazing 24,000 litres of milk every day. Today, it is the Isle of Wight’s leading eco-tourism business and home to award-winning Tom’s Eco Lodge glamping accommodation, Tapnell Farm Park, an award-winning all-weather family attraction and The Cow Restaurant & Bar.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything the company does, whether it’s taking water from the on-site bore hole to supply the Farm and accommodation, using the sun to make electricity for hundreds of homes, powering their heating systems with their own biomass boiler or growing acres of new woodland and hedgerows – their over-riding ethos is to have minimum impact on the environment.
To find out more about the Isle of Wight’s first Aqua Park at Tapnell Farm, visit www.tapnellfarm.com