DORSET Waterpark opened its second lake to the public during the Bank Holiday weekend as hundreds visited the county’s first Total Wipeout-style assault course.

Lying under the gaze of Corfe Castle, the Purbeck attraction – set in 11 acres of woodland – officially launched last week.

Park director Liz Turner said the park got busier and busier as the weekend wore on and is hopeful of more visitors during the half-term break.

“The feedback has been really good which is fantastic, and everyone is spreading the word now that we are here and open and ready for business,” she said, explaining that the second lake which opened this weekend is set in the woods giving customers a very different experience from the first lake.

“People are still just finding out where we are at the moment, but everyone who has been has absolutely loved it.”

The courses includes slides, a trampoline, gladiator rings, hurdles, rollers, monkey bars, bridges and balance beams, among other obstacles.

And Liz said it has proved a big hit with friends competing against each other and families looking for a day of outdoor fun.

Highlights include Castle Lake, which features 70 metres of inflatable obstacles and a huge up-and-over ramp called the High Roller.

The site, a former fishing lake, was taken over by the company at Christmas.

It is the first park of its kind in Dorset and offers one-hour sessions for participants, who must be able to safely swim 50 metres and be aged six or older.

It is situated on the B3351 Studland Road, about quarter of a mile from the A351 junction before Corfe Castle.

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