Client: Haven Holiday Park , Burnham-on-Sea


Water Factories Splash Zones

Hippo has recently installed a range of high and low level water play features at Haven Holiday Park, Burnham-on-Sea. The indoor teaching pool has been transformed into a highly interactive, fun and exciting water play area aimed at increasing water confidence. A short mast supplies 2 interactive water channels with a flow of water which toddlers will enjoy manipulating through the channels and back into the pool. Older children will love the surprise and anticipatory element of the large tipping buckets, water wheels and shark showers which are suspended above the pool on a span pipe. High level water spraying, tipping and showering at regular intervals will create a big splash of excitement amongst the whole family.

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Client: Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre , Guildford


Value: £175,00

Water Factories Splash Zones Interactive Water Play Splash Zones

Hippo has converted the toddler and children’s pool at Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre into an exciting interactive splash pool. It is aimed at introducing toddlers and the under 6s to a water play and learning experience that they can enjoy with their parents.

Interactive play features have been installed to entertain and increase water confidence in a wide range of ages and abilities.

An interactive arch which features include a waterball and a mast which can house up to 4 arms will provide endless low level fun for those that are new to water play. It will develop their water confidence by tipping water from filled buckets into the pool, turning hand wheels to control water flow and being gently sprayed by water streamers and water jets.

There is a second water arch featuring a range of high level surprise and anticipatory fun including tipping buckets, water wheels and shark showers which will soak the children playing beneath them and are ideal for slightly older children that want wish to take their water confidence to higher levels.

A mini splash pad is a big hit with all ages and features 3 in-ground jets which will soak children as they manipulate the water flow. There are also a series of mirrored portholes where children can watch their own reflection and a snake squirt that has a wiggly body and gently sprays water into the pool whilst also forming a barrier between the splash pad and the pool.

An old whale feature was removed from a plinth within the pool and replaced with a selection of large and small fish squirts which are all bright, vibrant and visually appealing to children of all ages. A raised finger spray planter was also rejuvenated by replacing existing rocks with 2 shark squirts which fill a number of cascading channels which then cascade the water back into the pool.

Children love sliding down the mini flume and splashing into the plunge pool. Toddlers and those that are less water confident have fun developing their learning with a series of interactive play panels which provide a barrier between the plunge pool and poolside. The panels feature mirrors and bubbles and encourage tactile, visual and auditory stimulation in toddlers and young children.

The centre piece of the development is a colourful GRP lighthouse which features an acrylic window and an LED beacon for added visual impact. The light turns on when the wave machine is in operation. The lighthouse has replaced an old tree house feature and is clad in artificial rocks for realistic aquatic theming. Tiny tots will enjoy sliding down a toddler slide which snakes around the lighthouse and ends in the pool.

The play feature project was one of several undertaken at Guildford Spectrum in recent years and has been designed to facilitate future expansion when required. The installation is mindful of other leisure activities around the development being careful not to cause disruption to other activities taking place.

The wet play installation was completed just before Christmas 2014 and from January to July 2015, visitor numbers increased by more than 100 per cent compared to the same period in 2014.

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Client: The Park Leisure Centre


Value: £43,000

Water Factories Splash Zones Interactive Water Play Splash Zones Water Factories

Hippo Leisure transformed the leisure pool at The Park Leisure Centre into a Pirate themed interactive water play area to appeal to children of all ages and abilities. The play area comprises a water factory as well as a variety of toddler splash toys. The water factory centre piece is a bright and colourful Waterball which includes a range of low level play features for toddlers including fill and spill buckets, handwheels and cannon jets. The Waterball has 4 arms which provide anticipatory play for older children in the form of a shark shower, small tipping bucket and waterwheel. Further excitement is created by an arch with a pelican themed squirt, more tipping buckets and small water wheels, enabling water to be squirted, tipped and sprayed onto children below. A second mast joins onto the opposite side of the arch and provides big splash play with a large tipping bucket and splash board. Once the bucket is filled by a water jet, it tips, splashing water onto the splashboard, drenching those children playing below.

Splash Toys encourage toddlers and less water confident children to join in the fun and include interactive channels and a selection of play panels. The interactive channels feature paddles which allow children to direct the flow of cascading water through the channels and back into the pool. Bright and colourful aquatic themed play panels will promote learning through play by providing visual, mental and auditory stimulation. The panel themes include treasure island, hidden treasure, swim challenge, sea serpent and whirlpool. A splash mirror panel providing light reflection, image and movement reflection adds to the interactive fun while a who pairs wins panel will bring out the competitive side of children.

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Client: Blackwater Leisure Centre


Value: £166,000

Water Factories Splash Zones Interactive Water Play Splash Zones Water Factories Slides & Flumes

Blackwater Leisure Centre’s recent refurbishment programme incorporated commissioning Hippo Leisure to design and install a new anaconda flume slide. The bright and vibrant flume has been created to rejuvenate the pool hall and encourage regular visits from families.

The 66m flume slide made up of closed and open sections, takes children even adults on a magical journey which includes bright and colourful natural light effects and ends with a big splash as they land in a plunge pool! Magic shine technology is used to give a shiny appearance on both the inside and outside of the flume slide.

Hippo’s installation included a new steel spiral staircase with GRP step treads, which provides safe access and adds to the visual appeal of the flume construction.

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Client: Waterside Holiday Park


Value: £23,000

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Hippo transformed the toddler pool at Waterside Holiday Park into an interactive water play area for children of all ages and abilities, making use of the existing water supply. A unique combination of colourful low level play features have been designed to increase water confidence and learning through play in toddlers and young children, via exploration and discovery within a watery environment. A bright and vibrant water factory themed waterball is connected to the poolside water supply via an arch and features a variety of fill and spill buckets, interactive hand wheels and water jets. Children can turn the wheels to control the flow of water to the jets and can tip the buckets once full to spill water back into the pool. There are also two interactive water channels each featuring 2 paddles that allow children to manipulate the flow of water through them and back into the pool. The channels are fed by water jets on the waterball.

An aquatic themed toddler slide provides great fun as toddlers slide down and splash into the pool. The bright and colourful slide has a tactile surface with moving fish that the children can spin around, and porthole mirrors perfect for peering through and watching their reflection. Finally three interactive wall panels on the poolside feature underwater themed fun - Treasure Island, Sea Serpent and Whirlpool. The panels all have moving parts and mirrors which provide tactile, visual and auditory simulation.

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Client: Ladram Bay Holiday Park


Value: £115,000

Water Factories Splash Zones Interactive Water Play Splash Zones Water Factories Slides & Flumes Interactive Water Play Splash Zones Interactive Water Play Play Platforms Splash Zones

Hippo designed, produced a visual Ladram Complete and installed a highly interactive water play area at Brean Leisure Park, based around a multi-level play platform feature. Together they developed a scheme to include a multi-level play platform incorporating 3 levels with high and low features to cater for a wide range of age and ability groups, both inside the pool and on poolside. It includes a twin lane multi-slide where children can compete against each other to see who can reach the end first as well as a low level spray rail which creates a water arch and shower to excite the children playing beneath. The colourful platform has interactive walls which feature a variety of fun games and activities and provides visual, auditory and tactile play. There are two additional interactive wall panels with Treasure Island and Whirlpool themes to inspire young children to be more confident in the water.

There are 2 interactive masts, one on the platform and the other located in the pool. Between the masts, is an arch which incorporates 4 small tipping buckets and 2 small water wheels to provide surprise and anticipatory play. 

The central mast in the pool caters for the slightly older children and features a large waterwheel, shark shower and pipe falls arm. For extra excitement the mast is topped with a large tipping bucket and splash board which creates a big splash and soaks children playing below.

The stand alone features within the pool provide low level interactive play for small children who could be put off by water cascading or spraying onto them. Features include 4 level water channels incorporating paddles for the children to control the flow of water themselves. There is also a themed toddler slide including mirrors and moving elements to bring more excitement and play. Part of the barrier rail between the paddling pool and the main pool incorporates a Snake squirt with a series of water jets along the wiggly body.

Hippo and Cresta have worked together on a number of projects, both indoor and outdoor at Holiday Parks throughout the UK. This established working relationship between 2 experienced and respected UK companies ensures that the pool, the filtration and the water features are all fully integrated and meet customer requirements and Industry standards within the tight time constraints experienced within this market sector.

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Client: Guildford Lido , Guildford


Value: £500,000

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Hippo has completed the transformation of the Guildford Lido into an outdoor water park!  Hippo supplied the design, manufacture and installation of 3 multi-active flume slides.

A two lane multi slide will appeal to all ages enabling racing amongst friends and family.  For the more daring there is a Kamikaze drop slide giving the rider a thrilling experience as they plunge down the slide into the waiting aquacatch.  Finally the Anaconda slide provides a more varied ride including twists to both sides as the rider snakes down to the end. 

Additional features include interactive play panels and interactive toddler slides installed in the two toddler pools.  The area has been completed using Hippo’s soft, anti-slip safety floor in both toddler pools.  The water depth has been reduced to 10cm allowing toddlers and babies to play safely with the interactive toys.

The flume slides have been positioned alongside the Lido so that they can be enjoyed without disrupting those using the pool.  The new installation has something for all ages and abilities which will help boost revenue and increase visitors.

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Client: Splash Point Leisure Centre


Value: £103,000

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The build of the brand new Splashpoint After Leisure Centre in Worthing incorporated the installation of a flume slide and interactive play features. The features were designed to help ensure the leisure pool appeals to families and children of all ages and abilities, and encourageregular visitors.

Hippo installed a 44m open tube flume slide (1000m diameter) to entertain older children and even adults! A shipwreck themed Pirate Splash Zone was installed which included a treasure chest squirt, squirting cannons, a water shower, a themed slide and an interactive mast with two arms each housing two tipping buckets. These features provide great surprise and anticipatory play. Two interactive pirate themed toddler slides with porthole mirrors and spinning treasures were also installed complete with take-off and landing pads.

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Client: Magnet Leisure Centre


Value: £75,000

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Hippo installed a 28m full pipe speed slide (800mm diameter) including aquacatch to add to the facilities success following Hippo’s previous Water Factory installation. The flume staircase and platform was finished with Aquatrol safety surface which also enhanced the centres visual appeal.

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Client: Leyton Leisure Centre


Value: £375,000

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Hippo has installed an Interactive Play Platform and Anaconda Flume Slide at Leyton Leisure Centre.  The bright and colourful features have enlivened the leisure centre and created excitement and anticipation amongst customers, attracting more and more families to use the facilities.

The three tier Interactive Play Platform in the leisure pool provides inclusive play scenarios for all ages and abilities, and can accommodate a high throughput of children.  Toddlers enjoy racing each other down two toddler slides into the shallow beach pool to play with the splash toys including an interactive snake squirt, a mini mast and channel.  Both features enable children to have fun manipulating the water flow and encourage water experimentation.  A custom fabricated aqua themed interactive play panel fixed to the pool wall encourages interaction and development through educational puzzles and tactile features.  These low level features are great in encouraging children of all ages who lack water confidence.

The Play Platform has created endless surprises and excitement for the older children and includes 3 interactive masts with a variety of arms including tipping buckets, spraying water wheels and shark showers. The children love anticipating when the large tipping bucket will be full enough to tip onto the splash board and soak them from above.  A tipping trough enables children playing below in the pool to tip water and drench their friends!  Children exit the Platform slide via a two lane multi slide which leads to the poolside cannons where they can compete to squirt water to hit a selection of targets in the Splash Battle water feature. 

Finally both children and adults can ride the Anaconda flume slide.  The 48 metres of GRP flume slide takes the rider on a journey around the pool hall, outside and ends in an aquacatch adjacent to the leisure pool.

Hippo’s new features are set to provide a lasting legacy of water play at Leyton for the whole family for many years to come.  They are very versatile and can be updated and expanded in the future if required. 

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