The owners of Silverdale Adventure Park hope that they will be ready to open the doors of the multi-million dollar development this summer but are unable to set an exact date until they know that all health and safety and certification requirements are double and triple checked.
The Adventure Park, located next to Snowplanet, has been the focus of attention for developers of the project, Barry Larman of Larman Construction and Pyramid Engineering director Les Osborne, for around three years.
It is designed with a wide range of fun attractions for families with preschoolers and school aged children right through to teenagers including a luge, zipline, Space Dome cinema with motion platform, undercover children’s amusement area and mini petrol powered jeeps.
A 1km off road track has been built for teenagers to negotiate in self-drive Polaris ‘moon buggies’.
Mr Larman says they are aware that people are keenly awaiting opening day, but emphasises that patience is required while final construction and landscaping work, testing and ride certification are attended to.
He says that a facility such as this naturally requires rigorous certification, some of which happens in Wellington under legislation that includes the Amusement Devices Act.
“Complying with all the health and safety requirements and ensuring everything is tested, checked and tested again is our number one focus,” Mr Larman says. “We can’t wait to see the place full of children running around and having fun. It’s been a dream for a long time and the end is in sight.”
As at December 15, the Silverdale Adventure Park organisers have confirmed that the Junior activity section will open on January 15, followed by the other stage on January 22.