‘Slip and slide’ event advertised for Wollaton Park will not be staged at the venue

An event promising a 300-metre water slide at Wollaton Park is suspected to be a scam, some Facebook users have warned.

The event appears to be scheduled for August 7 and 8 this year at Nottingham’s Wollaton Park, but a spokesman for Wollaton Hall and Deer Park has confirmed that no events have been booked for the advertised dates.

The advert was first posted by Slip and Slide UK on Facebook, but the page is no longer available.

It was billed as an “action-packed two-day event for the whole family where riders can slide down a giant 300m slide on inflatables and enjoy activities such as zorbing, a super soaker water fight arena, sandy family relaxation area, fairground rides and more.”

More than 400 people indicated they would be going through a Facebook post, with more than 8,000 people interested and the page had more than 400 shares before it was taken down.

This event is now being advertised on other pages as an online event. Ticket prices for the event appear to be unavailable on the event pages seen by Nottinghamshire Live.

A statement from Nottingham City Council said: “We would require a three-month lead-in time for an event of this nature. We have not been approached about this proposed event.

“While we welcome new approaches to host major events at Wollaton Park, these are subject to contractual terms being agreed in advance.

“This requires organisers to follow the event planning process to ensure that we comply with the terms of our Premises Licence and other important health and safety guidance.

“This has not happened in this instance and so this is not an event that is being staged at Wollaton Park.

“We are proud to work with a range of national and local event promoters including DHP Family, Kilimanjaro Live and Luna Cinema, so customers should not be concerned about other events they may have bought tickets for.

“All official events at the site are listed in the Wollaton Hall and What’s On Nottingham websites.”


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