World’s tallest floating waterslide opens in Northern Ireland

Are you brave enough to take on The Beast?

If you’re looking to try something new this summer, why not brave the world’s tallest floating waterslide, which opened in Northern Ireland this week?

The slide, known as The Beast, is located at Lake Kilrea adventure centre water park in mid-Ulster.

Are you a daredevil who loves to take on new challenges?Or do you want to test your bravery as you zoom through the water? Whatever reason, The Beast is the perfect addition to your summer bucket list.

A family-friendly day out – make a splash

World’s tallest floating waterslide opens in Northern Ireland.
Credit: thelakekilrea.com

The opening of the world’s tallest floating waterslide in Northern Ireland is part of an expansion programme at The Lake Kilrea. After a year of lockdown, the park is getting ready to welcome visitors back for the summer season.

Home to over 11 acres of freshwater, the 80,000 sq ft (7432 sq m) waterpark is now the biggest in Ireland.

The Beast is just one of the exciting additions to the park, which boasts various games and challenges for those aged six and up.

From giant icebergs to mega slides and wipeout balls to swirly bridges, there is something for everyone at The Lake Kilrea.

World’s tallest floating waterslide – Northern Ireland’s newest attraction

World’s tallest floating waterslide opens in Northern Ireland.
Credit: thelakekilrea.com

Brand new for 2021, the Beast stands at over 40 ft (12.2 m) in height. Thus, making it the tallest floating waterslide in the world.

Suitable for ages six and up, guests can shoot down one of three slides. Reaching speeds of up to 25 mph (40 kph), guests will be launched into the air before splashing into the lake below.

If 40 ft (12.2 m) sounds a bit too high, Lake Kilrea’s newest exciting attraction offers two levels. So, you can work your way up to brave the tallest floating waterslide in the world.

Other fun activities – plenty to choose from

The Lake Kilrea inflatable waterpark.
Credit: Facebook / The Lake_Kilrea

If you fancy a day out on the water in Northern Ireland, but the world’s tallest floating waterslide doesn’t sound like your thing, no worries. There are plenty of other exciting activities available at The Lake Kilrea.

Winner of the 2020 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award, the waterpark at The Lake Kilrea is a must-visit. Offering a variety of obstacles, the inflatable waterpark will provide great craic for the whole family.

Or, if you fancy a different kind of lake experience, why not try out some paddle sports? Activities on offer include Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and big SUP, kayaking, canoeing, pedalos, and open water swimming.

Safety comes first, so wetsuits and buoyancy aids are included in the price when booking. Plus, the water achieved a Biosearch ‘Super Clean’ accreditation, and all lifeguards are Royal Life Saving Society (RSSL) certified.

Not a fan of the water? – there is still plenty to be enjoyed

Grab a coffee from the Tiny House Coffee van.
Credit: Instagram / @tinyhousecoffeeni

Not a fan of the water? No problem. The Lake Kilrea offers various land sports that are just as much fun.

Gain a new perspective on the high ropes course or test your strength on the 24 ft (7.3 m) climbing wall. Alternatively, fly over the water at speeds of up to 22 mph (35 kph) on the 394 ft (120m) zipline.

If you just want to sit by the water and watch the world go by, you can even grab a lakeside coffee from the Tiny House coffee van.

Just 30 minutes from Portrush, a trip to the world’s tallest floating waterslide is the perfect addition to your Northern Ireland adventure.

Are you looking for a fun and family-friendly day out this summer? Why not book tickets for The Lake Kilrea?

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