Aqua Park is back for fifth summer

Central Coast Aqua Park

Central Coast Aqua Park and the Gosford Waterfront Carnival will be opening for the summer with added COVID restrictions.

There will be a limit on the number of people allowed at one time at each attraction with online bookings encouraged.

Central Coast Aqua Park Owner, Jason Ford, said they will be accepting Christmas parties, birthdays, school trips, and individual bookings from Saturday, November 28.

“It will be running the same as every year (and) we have been registered as COVID safe,” Ford said.

“What I have changed this year is making the park bigger than any other year and I have also reduced the maximum number of people in the park at one time per session.

“Normally I would allow up to 250 people at one time, but this year I have limited it to 150 people per time.

“I am encouraging people to book online as it reduces the point of contact people have upon arrival.

“Doing this spreads more people out once they are out there and reduces the chance of contact.”

COVID safe routines are becoming more common place and Ford said this makes it easier for small businesses such as himself.

“The benefit is that all businesses big and small understand what the parameters are, such as QR codes on signing in and social distancing,” he said.

“We are all responsible for keeping each other safe.”

This is the fifth year the Aqua park has been at Gosford and Ford said there had been more interest this year than ever before.

“People want to get out and about and do things and want their kids to be involved in activities,” he said.

“We have more enquiries from schools and larger groups that we ever had.

“It is going to be an exciting season.”

The Gosford Waterfront Carnival will also be returning on December 11 and will run through until the end of January.

Tickets are to be bought online prior to the day and stalls will be spread out to ensure social distancing is adhered to.

Jacinta Counihan