Mammoth 1,000ft water slide is coming to Sheffield

The 1,000ft Slide the City is coming to Notts this summer
The 1,000ft Slide the City is coming to Notts this summer
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An enormous water slide the length of three football pitches is coming to Sheffield this summer.

The 1,000ft inflatable slide will be coming to Graves Park, according to organisers Slide the City, although the exact dates are yet to be confirmed.

The giant flume has caused a sensation in other parts of the UK where it has attracted hordes of thrillseekers.

Organisers say: “Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event.

“There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip-and-slide that you’ve ever seen.

“Don’t worry, we’ve got it padded. This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic shoes.

“Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked.”

News that the 300m long slide is set to come to Sheffield will be greeted with jubilation by many, with nearly 7,000 people having already signed a Facebook petition to bring the water ride to the city.

Anyone over the age of five will be able to use the slide, with the price starting at £10 for a single ride, £20 for three rides, and £35 for unlimited use of the slide for an hour before it opens, and an hour after it closes.

Inflatable tubes to ride on are provided, or riders can bring their own.

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