Water park attraction at Robin Hill set to bring jobs and tourism

Plans for an exciting and imaginative multi-million pound indoor waterpark, The Springs, have been unveiled by the owners, Vectis Ventures Holdings Limited.

Plans for the Robin Hill attraction will be submitted formally to the Isle of Wight Council as a planning application supported by an environmental statement.

This is an exciting project for a major new attraction that will have Island-wide and sub-regional impacts benefiting tourism, regeneration and job creation.

Alexander Dabell, managing director of Vectis Ventures Limited said: “After years of considered planning, we are delighted to unveil our proposals for The Springs, an exhilarating new indoor water park to be situated at Robin Hill Country Park, with the most stunning views across the Isle of Wight.

An idea of how The Springs might look

“Tourism is very important for the Island and The Springs is a further development of Robin Hill which is designed to extend the tourism season.

“We’ve had great success with our electric woods events, attracting over 90,000 visitors over the last four years, however, the Island needs more innovative, fun all-weather attractions for visitors and residents in the autumn-winter months.

“The Springs ticks that box and at the same time provides opportunities for other local tourism businesses to operate a longer season.

Artist’s impression of the plans

“The development will complement our plans for Nesting, creating a fantastic reason to visit the Isle of Wight.

“We are extremely excited to progress with these plans, after all, The Springs will be splashing great fun!”

Will Myles, managing director of Visit Isle of Wight said: “I am extremely proud to work with Vectis Ventures, who continually invest in the Isle of Wight’s tourism offering. The Springs is exactly what we need on the Island for residents and visitors alike.”