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Photograph: Rule 5 / Therme Group

Manchester is getting a massive £250 million waterpark with 25 pools

It’ll also have 35 water slides and a whopping 30 saunas

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Ellie Muir

The UK is already well catered for when it comes to waterparks, but there’s a new resort coming to town that’ll really put the rest to shame. Therme is due to open opposite the Trafford Centre in Manchester in 2025, costing a whopping £250 million.

So, what does it have that the others don’t? Well, for starters, it’s massive: there will be a ridiculous 25 pools, 35 water slides and 30 saunas. The latter will feature traditional Aufguss aromatherapy experiences where you can expect a rub down with frozen iced tea or honey.

Therme Manchester
Photograph: Rule 5 / Therme Group

Elsewhere, we’re talking real palm trees, constant 30C temperatures and a huge cocktail bar. The park will also have a dedicated family zone with splash parks for the little ’uns and a ‘living slide’ (aka a slide covered in plants).

The original Therme opened in Bucharest, Romania, and has proved a huge success. It’s hard to imagine the Manchester one not being a hit too.

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