FENLAND AQUAPARK WILL RE-OPEN ON 29 MARCH 2021
AS PART OF STEP 1 OF THE GOVERNMENT’S ROADMAP OUT OF LOCKDOWN
The air station and servicing facilities will also reopen during the days and times below.
The shop will re-open for personal customers no earlier than 12 April 2021.
AQUATIC ACTIVITIES PRE-RESERVATIONS AT
DIVING & FREEDIVING PRE-RESERVATIONS AT
THE AVAILABILITY CHARTS ARE UP TO DATE
PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP WITHOUT A RESERVATION. THANKS.
For queries before 29/03/2021, please phone 01733 351288 or 07928 562916 any day between 8am & 4pm.
OPENING TIMES. We’re open all year round, and our current opening times are:
Monday to Sunday 8am – 4.00pm, and Friday evenings until 8pm – opening times are subject to change, depending on demand and government guidelines. Please check on the dive and swimming availability charts when making your booking.
PRE-BOOKING ONLINE WHEN WE REOPEN AT https://fenlandaquapark.com/swim-session-pay-book/.
PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP WITHOUT A RESERVATION.
WELCOME TO Fenland Aquapark
Fenland Aquapark is the historical centre of Dosthill at Tamworth, just 10 miles from Birmingham, having been mentioned in the Domesday Book after the Norman conquest of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror. The Normans called the area "Dercelai" which translated as Dorsethull, finally becoming Dosthill. Excavations for its prized granite progressed through the 1800's until 1934 when a large slab was pulled off the south wall at 150 feet below the surrounding ground level, causing a fresh water spring to flood the quarry. Locals subsequently enjoyed a wide range of activities such as cliff jumping, swimming, and zip wire rides. By 1958, scuba diving was well established, earning Dosthill Quarry it's current title of "The UK's First National Dive Site". In 1981, this national status was consolidated when the site was purchased by the British Sub Aqua Club, the first and only National Dive Site to be owned by the UK "Governing Body of the Sport". In 1988 the BSAC were involved in a court case which threatened the site's future, and even the Club's future. Fortunately, the site was purchased by Ian Forster, the owner of Gildenburgh Water, nr Peterborough - the UK's Second National Dive Site - who has continued to secure the future of Dosthill Quarry for nearly 30 years.
Although Fenland Aquapark is best-known for scuba diving, you can also enjoy a wide range of activities at the site, including Cliff Jumping, Outdoor Swimming, Mountain Biking, Running, Swim-Bike-Run for fun, competitive and training Triathlons, and if you prefer a less strenuous activity - Walking. And there are more to come. Take a look below.
For more information please call Dosthill Quarry on 01827 281304 during opening hours
or Dive In Ltd on 01733 351288 any day between 8am - 4.30pm
Aquatic Activities has been a popular activity at Fenland Aquapark for more than 80 years since the original granite quarry was flooded with incredibly clean, clear water by a freshwater spring. Here are three of the many swimmers who swim all year round without any thermal protection.
There are many benefits of contact with clean, natural water because it:-
- stimulates and boosts your immune system
- releases endorphins that give you happy, satisfied feelings of well-being
- increases your heart rate and gives you an “alive” feeling
- provides a solid foundation for a healthy, outdoor life
- brings out the play in us, which is necessary for health and mental well-being in adults as well as children
With adequate thermal and buoyancy protection to keep you warm and prevent you sinking, swimming in clean, natural water is a safe and healthy activity.
The Aquatic Activities course has been carefully set out as a 400 metre lap. Our swim staff will loan you a shortie wetsuit, and explain the lap before you take the plunge.
An Outdoor Swim including a shortie wetsuit costs £14.
Just bring along your costume, and some old trainers or flip flops that you don't mind getting wet, and we'll do the rest.