First phase of new £37m waterpark set to open

First phase of new £37m waterpark set to open

THE new Lifestyles Health & Fitness facilities at The Wave in Coventry will open on 24th June, it has today been announced.

The Wave will offer fitness facilities and equipment of the highest quality. It will have a friendly, approachable atmosphere, but also the latest and most effective training equipment available.


With TechnoGym technology on hand, you can keep track of your progress using the MyWellness app. There will be a broad range of free weights, including dumbbells of up to 50kg, as well as plate-loaded resistance machines. And more than 70 fitness classes will include sessions from the world-renowned Les Mills.

Inside, there is a 25-metre pool dedicated for lane swimming, 120-station gym, group exercise studio, indoor group cycling studio and squash courts. There will be cardiovascular gear and athletics-focused machines; resistance training facilities and exercise classes for all levels.

On top of the state-of-the-art facilities, Lifestyles members will also get exclusive benefits of: free ‘Lite’ breakfast, free parking, Express check-in and access to all the Lifestyles Centres.

Also within The Wave’s building is the Mana Spa and ‘Maori’-inspired culture. A secret paradise, complete with Spa Pool, Aromatic Room, Herbal Steam Room and Sauna as well as three treatment rooms and a luxurious Foot Spa. Find out more at

Lifestyles members will have the opportunity to bolt on an exclusive Mana Spa package, which includes unlimited use of the spa facilities and one complimentary 30- minute treatment per month.

Visit to become a member. The Wave

More information on the open date of the waterpark at The Wave will be made next month. The Wave has been advertising for slide testers since January 2019 and members of the public can sign up to be the amongst the first to ride the slides but there is only one week left to sign up! Applications for testers close on Friday, 31st May 2019. Sign up now at 

The use of the squash courts will not be included with the Lifestyles membership, but will be bookable on a pay-as-you-go rate.

Thrill-seekers. . . this one’s for you!

Thrill-seekers. . . this one’s for you!

SPRING 2019 marks an exciting new chapter for thrill-seekers in the region thanks to the launch of two fantastic new attractions.

Go Ape, Coombe Abbey
Go Ape, Coombe Abbey

From this weekend the much-anticipated new Go Ape becomes the fifth Midlands site to swing into action at Coombe Abbey in Coventry.

Go Ape, Coombe Abbey

And we’re being invited to throw ourselves into this brand new adventure which will feature The Plummet – a 12-metre freefall vertical drop, a dual Tarzan Swing and a 200m double zip course finale.

Speaking ahead of the official open day, on Saturday (April 6th), Richard Harrison, Managing Director of Coombe Abbey Park Limited, said: “Go Ape is going to be a fantastic asset for the Coventry and Warwickshire region and we are very proud that Coombe Abbey is working in partnership with the Go Ape team on this project.

“We’re very excited to see the site opening and I hope to see many people enjoy the course and everything it has to offer over the coming months.”

For further information about Go Ape Coombe Abbey visit:

If splashing is more your thing than flying, there’s not long to wait until the opening of the country’s newest £36.7m indoor waterpark – right on our doorstep.

The Wave, Coventry

A summer opening is anticipated for The Wave in Coventry – and news of the first two thrill-seeking rides were announced this week.

The Cascade is a fully enclosed slide that sweeps riders through large sections of coloured light. Suitable for all ages, youngsters are able to enjoy this slide with an accompanying adult.

The Crestar ride will shuttle you through two giant spheres with lighting effects – and other surprises – as sliders journey over 150 metres. If you enjoy getting super soaked, this one is for you!

The Wave, Coventry

The Wave is also looking for a team of tidal trailblazers to test both the slides, along with the other attractions soon to be announced, before the water park officially opens. Just sign up here



*** The winner of the Go Ape competition will receive a voucher for two adults and two children (over 10 and 1.4m tall) valid for 12 months.