Slide the City (300ft water slide) coming to Manchester

A giant American water slide arrives in Heaton Park next Saturday on its tour of the UK...

A giant American water slide arrives in Heaton Park next Saturday on its tour of the UK…

It looks like we’re going to get soaked next weekend. No change there, you might say. But this time we’re looking forward to it.

‘Who cares if it rains? We’re used to it in Manchester.’

That’s because next Saturday July 18th, a giant water slide will be in Manchester for one day only.

The Manchester experience is going to be a bit different from usual. In most places the slide is located in city centres, but for its visit to Manchester it will be in Heaton Park. And at 300 foot (100 meters) it will be a third of its usual size due to the dimensions of the site. But size isn’t everything, as they say. That’s still the length of a football pitch.

There will be music and food, and you are welcome to bring your own food (but no alcohol), water buckets, floaties, and water guns.

There are three different tickets available. It costs £15 for two slides, £20 for three and £35 for six, which seems a bit steep but there are freebies for early bookers and it’s not every day that you get the chance to ride a giant water slide in your own back yard.

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So what are the chances of it being hot next Saturday? Well, we all know that Manchester weather has a reputation for being a bit unreliable. And if recent meteorological history teaches us anything, it’s that we get hot weather during the week with cooler, wetter weather arriving around 5pm every Friday just in time for the weekend.

The weather forecast is that it will be 18 degrees with a chance of rain. But who cares if it rains? We’re used to it in Manchester. And we’ll be getting wet anyway.

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