Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis Thomas recently had an opportunity to see the progress being made at a flagship attraction for Rhyl – as SC2 takes shape ready to open in Spring 2019.
The new £15 million attraction has been supported by the Welsh Government through £720,000 of Tourism Investment Support Funding.
SC2 will open to the public on the 5th April 2019, with construction work now well underway on the site next to the Sky Tower on Rhyl promenade. Inside holds Wales’ first TAG Active play arena, and the first JUNIOR TAG in the UK, as well as indoor and outdoor water play for all ages and abilities, flume rides, beach style paddling, feature slides and five themed food offers.
Once open, SC2 will create and safeguard 65 jobs and is estimated to attract more than 350,000 visitors to the area.
The Deputy Minister had the opportunity to see how the attraction is developing, with all slides now in place and the TAG Active installation taking shape, the next step is to add the water in the next few weeks.
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, said:
“It’s great to see the progress being made on SC2, and we look forward to the opening next year of what will become an all-weather, flagship attraction for the seaside town. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support this project and also pleased to see how the promenade is showing significant improvements, with SC2 sitting alongside a refreshed Pavilion Theatre with other private sector enterprises also showing confidence and investing in the town.”
Councillor Bobby Feeley, Cabinet Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said:
“We are delighted that there is so much excitement and anticipation ahead of the opening of SC2 and we were delighted to welcome the Minister to Rhyl. He saw for himself the tremendous progress that is being made with the construction works, and how SC2 fits in to the wider regeneration of the waterfront in Rhyl.
“It will be a first class attraction for the whole of the North Wales coast and is expected to attract an extra 350,000 visitors to the town each year. This will be of major benefit to the economy of Rhyl, Denbighshire and the wider North Wales region, as well as providing a unique leisure experience that make people want to make repeat visits to the attraction and to Rhyl”.
The Deputy Minister also had the opportunity to visit Pro Kitesurfing which opened in 2014 and is a unique centre bringing the exciting Olympic Pro Kitesurfing Village and lifestyle sports into the heart of Rhyl.