Alpamare, located on Scarborough’s North Bay, announced yesterday (October 11) with “great sadness” that it will remain closed from now until spring 2024 to cover energy costs.
The £14 million park opened in 2016 and is known in the area for its indoor and outdoor pools, spa and water slides.
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A statement posted on their Facebook page said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the temporary closure of Alpamare Scarborough, effective today. We plan to reopen in spring 2024.”
“Although we have a fantastic park and lots of great customers, the high costs associated with our business (including the very high energy costs to heat our facilities and pools in winter) mean we are unable to continue trading over the winter.
“A short closure will allow us to carry out essential maintenance and improve energy efficiency.
“Any citizen who has made a booking for Alpamare or Wellness should receive an automatic refund within the next 3 business days.”
It continues: “We can’t wait to reopen in the spring and welcome you all back to Alpamare.”
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Nearly 1,000 angry customers have since flooded the comments, expressing their dismay at the news.
One said: “How sad, it’s a beautiful facility.”
Another added: “It’s so sad that we’re traveling here from Newcastle to spend our holidays. The children love it. Hopefully we’ll see each other again in the summer.”