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Making a splash!

January 15 - 21 , 2020
Gulf Weekly Making a splash!

Gulf Weekly Naman Arora
By Naman Arora

Bahrain’s first publicly accessible splash pad experience is set to have its grand opening today in Amwaj Islands, giving residents and children a respite from their screens and a novel way to experience water while moving, laughing and socialising.

The Waha Splashclub, which had its soft launch in December, provides a fun space for the whole family to enjoy with water features that allow children to engage and control the water direction, enabling them to learn while having fun. With the official launch, the Splashclub will be open to families in the evening as well, with light and water displays that invite families to play even after the sun goes down. 

Nabil Rashidi, chief executive officer of Waha Splashclub, said: “In 2015, we were inspired to come up with a splash pad experience that would be publicly accessible. Traditionally, splash pads are the smaller water play areas that have five to ten features and are available in hotels, public parks and so on. We really wanted to experiment with it as a standalone experience and focus on the cognitive learning and family aspect of the experience.”

Located in the heart of The Lagoon in Amwaj Islands, Waha Splashclub showcases a dynamic, zero-depth aquatic play area, accessible to people of all ages and all abilities, that combines the sensations of different water movements – flowing, misting, and jetting into 30 diverse water features.

With temperature controlled water, visitors can spin, splash and enjoy refreshments, ice cream and snacks outdoors all year long.

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