ALDERFORD Lake has promised an 'even bigger' aquapark next year, as this year's attraction comes to an end.

From April, the lake was the home of 'Mount Rainer' along with plenty of other inflatable obstacles.

Daredevils and thrillseekers have made the most of the obstacle course over the summer, but with temperatures beginning to drop staff have made the decision to stop for the year.

Kelly Lowe, from Alderford Lake, spearheaded this year's running of the attraction and she says it has been a great success.

She said: "It's been amazing, absolutely fantastic. It's been a fantastic summer.

"The park has been popular for a lot of locals, but it's promoted tourism for the area as well which has been good."

She says that although some other parks typically stay open until the end of half-term, for safety reasons Alderford has made the decision to close the aquapark for the year.

She said: "With the water temperatures dropping, we're putting safety first. It's the only right thing to do.

"The majority of water parks go to the end of October but we made the decision as we don't want to risk anyone's health."

With the success of this year's attraction, Kelly says Alderford Lake is looking expanding the park for 2022.

She added: "We will absolutely be back for next year.

"We're looking at adding on new bits and elements too."