Alpamare - Know Before You Go
Alpamare in Scarborough is a fantastic waterpark to visit whatever the weather. The park is currently operating at 20% of the normal capacity and the Go Yorkshire team visited over the weekend with a fabulous time had by all.
Parking - Parking is plentiful with a large car park outside Alpamare.
Arrival Procedure – Pre-booking is not required at present. Admission is by queuing outside where a member of staff meets visitors and explains the QR code NHS Track and Trace process. Using your phone to do this is simple with details then held for 21 days. Social distancing markers are in place with sanitiser readily available on entrance. Reception take payment and issue individuals with their wrist bands that also give access to lockers.
Visitor Experience – on entering the pool area, you walk instantly into the amazing children’s play area with the obligatory giant-sized bucket that periodically drenches the excited kids waiting beneath. Open at present are the Snowstorm (4-person slide), Olympic Run (2-person slide) and the outside heated 35*C pool that has amazing sea views. The infinity pool, Cresta run (1-man mat slide) and Black run (standard lay down slide) are currently closed so that numbers of visitors can be limited and so that they can safely operate the other slides.
Food and Drink – The restaurant near pool side is open with reduced capacity. You can order food/drink on your wristband, payable on exit at reception.
Safety measures - social distance markers are in place throughout with one-way markers clearly visible in the pool area. Staff are strategically placed and clearly visible by the pool and in the slide areas.
Do you have to wear a Face Covering? – You do not have to wear a face covering in the pool areas, only on initial entry to the building/reception area.
Go Yorkshire Verdict – Alpamare has put some excellent safety procedures in place to ensure that visitors feel safe whilst enjoying their visit. Although not all the runs are open, we found that there was still plenty to fill many hours with the Snowstorm slide proving a massive hit with the ‘junior Go Yorkshire’ team. Overall, a great day out and highly recommended.