World's largest slide is ready for the weekend
SUMMER is officially upon us and Warwick is in for a treat this weekend, with the appearance of the world's largest inflatable slide.
The attraction has timed its run beautifully, with a top temperature of 28 degrees expected.
The huge slide is a part of Big Splash Water World, which will be open to the public this weekend and next at the Warwick Showgrounds.
Big Splash Water World owner Jesse McDonald said he was delighted to bring the slide to a country town like Warwick.
"We like to try and market it to country towns,” Mr McDonald said.
"They can tend to miss out on water-related things like this.
"We've been to towns across NSW such as Dubbo, Forbes and Tamworth.
"Theme parks can be a bit too far for some families to drive to, so we want to bring something to their doorstep.
"Warwick is generally a warm town and the showgrounds is a great location for us.
"There are good facilities here for patrons.”
Mr McDonald said the water park had something for everyone.
"We have the big slide, which is suitable for everybody,” he said.
"There are three other slides as well and a small pool.
"We will also have carnival food, amusement games and a fun factory for kids, as well as music playing.
"Parents are welcome to come inside without having to pay, so they can bring food down or purchase it here, grab a seat and watch their kids.”
Despite concerns about potential wet weather, Mr McDonald said rain wouldn't provide a barrier.
"The rain isn't a problem,” he said.
"People enjoy a faster experience down the slides with a little bit of rain.
"However if there are storms or high winds, we would be forced to close.”
Three-hour sessions start on the hour from 10am-1pm on both days.
WHEN:Tomorrow and Sunday, sessions starting from 10am.
WHERE:Warwick Showgrounds, Palmerin St entrance.