Fun sessions return as Splash officially opened
Families will be able to try out Malvern Splash's new water play features for the first time this weekend.
Although the pool reopened on 12 April after a £2million revamp by Malvern Hills District Council, only basic swimming was allowed because of lockdown restrictions.
With these having been lifted this week, the Freedom Leisure team – which runs Malvern Splash on behalf of the council – is looking forward to restarting family fun sessions from Saturday 22 May.
This means swimmers will be able to take a ride on the new flume, enjoy the new interactive water play features and the new wave machine. The swimming pool changing rooms have been fully refurbished with more family changing areas available and there are dedicated facilities for people with disabilities.
A range of energy efficiency features have also been installed to help reduce the centre's carbon footprint including LED lighting and improved glazing,
To celebrate, a short ceremony took place poolside on Monday (17 May) with Cllr Cynthia Palmer, Malvern Hills District Council's new Chairman, cutting the ribbon.
Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, said: "We're so excited to be able to officially open the new-look Malvern Splash and for families to be able to enjoy it fully now we've reached the next stage of lockdown easing.
"This is the biggest transformation of Malvern Splash since it opened in 1989 and part of our Five Year Plan commitment to help our residents stay active."
Ivan Horsfall-Turner, Managing Director of Freedom Leisure, said: "The newly refurbished Malvern Splash is an excellent facility and we are proud to present this to the local community alongside Malvern Hills District Council. The last year has been a challenging period for the families and communities that we serve, so we're really excited to welcome the Malvern community to enjoy this fantastic facility and have fun in our new-look leisure pool."
A video of the new water play features is available to view on Malvern Hills District Council's Facebook page.
Visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk and search for Malvern Splash to book a session and find out more.
Tenbury Community Swimming Pool, gym and studio has also recently undergone a revamp. Visit www.tenburypool.co.uk for more information.