Massive water slide is wowing fun seekers in Cornwall this summer

A 100m water slide has proved just the thing for hot tourists and locals to cool down in Cornwall this summer.

Now the weather’s on the turn, those behind the pop-up fun attraction near Port Isaac expect it to still be as popular – if you’re going to get wet, it might as well be on a huge watery slide in a Cornish field.

Giant Slip and Slide Cornwall is proving so popular that during the recent heatwave families had to wait up to an hour for a slot.

However, they haven’t minded one bit, judging from the reviews.

“We visited last week and had private use for an hour. Was so worth the money, we all had the best time. Staff really accommodating and made it so much fun for everyone. Would definitely recommend and will return next year,” wrote one slider.

“A great afternoon’s entertainment for the kids. They loved it. Highly recommend,” said another.

Giant Slip and Slide Cornwall is based in a field near St Endellion

“Absolutely brilliant! Our kids aged 5 & 7 absolutely loved it and asked to go back. Well organised. Lovely people. Thank you.”

“Would highly recommend this place, took the kids and was an awesome afternoon, loads of fun, staff were amazing! In fact not sure who enjoyed it more the kids or the big kids! Thanks.”

A spokesperson for the giant slide, which started operating at the end of July, said: “We are in the height of the summer season so expect us to be busy. We have a set amount of people that can slide at one time, when we reach that, we delay start times, this week that has been up to an hour at times.

“But please come and book in, if you have to wait, we are happy for you to bring a picnic (please take your rubbish home), visit Trevathans Strawberry farm over the road, or visit Port Isaac or one of the many lovely beaches.”

Where is it?

Giant Slip and Slide Cornwall is based at St Endellion, near Polzeath and Port Isaac. PL29 3TP

It is based in a field opposite Trevathans Strawberry Farm entrance, look out for its yellow flag. It is just off the North Cornwall Coast Road (B3314).

Fun for all ages

Daily opening times

Seven days a week / 11am to 5pm

Last riders to arrive no later than 3.45pm.

Price

It’s £11 per person, per hour. Discount for family groups and local residents (ID required at reception).

Under 4s are free of charge but must slide with a fee-paying adult over 18 years old.

You can pay with cash or card.

Do I need to book in advance?

No booking required. They operate by a rolling start time, meaning you can arrive anytime and slide. Your finish time is added to your wristband once you have paid. A rolling start time means they do not have a mass arrival or finishing time of people on the site at any one time.

The slip and slide is usually busiest between 11am and 2pm.

What to wear?

Wetsuits aren’t necessary but are highly recommend. They have a small selection available. Long sleeve tops, leggings/ shorts are alternative options.

What happens when you arrive on site?

Before arriving on site every slider is asked to watch a rules video, via the Facebook page or their YouTube channel.

When you arrive on site, please park, social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times.

One member from your group must collect waiver forms. Pens and cleaning products will be provided but please bring your own pen where possible.

Once waiver forms have been completed, you will receive a wristband, which features your finish time.

There are no changing rooms. There will be toilets available.

Cornwall Live