Ken Skates takes a tour of GreenWood Forest Park

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The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, has taken a tour of GreenWood Forest Park as part of Wales Tourism Week, becoming one of the first people to see first-hand ‘SolarSplash’, the Parks latest high octane adventure experience.

Known to be the first ride in the UK powered fully by solar power, the structure sits at some 12 metres high, with 64 steps, reaching spectacular views across the 27 acre site.

As part of the visit, Mr Skates took a full tour of the site, guided by GreenWood Forest Park owners Andrea and Steve Bristow, and was keen to learn more about the rides and their functionality, much of which rely upon sustainable resources and power to operate.

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates commented: “It was very exciting to have a sneak preview of this ride which I’m sure will be huge hit with  visitors to Greenwood over the Easter holidays, I’m delighted that we’ve  been able to invest in this new development.  Andrea and Steve are to be congratulated for their drive to invest and keep the attraction fresh for new and repeat visitors.  Attractions such as GreenWood as a key part of Wales’ Year of Adventure which provides fantastic opportunities for families to have adventures, explore and try something new for the first time.”

The Deputy Minister, originally from Wrexham, took a whistle stop tour of major tourist destinations throughout North Wales as part of Wales Tourism Week.

Stephen Bristow, Managing Director of GreenWood Forest Park commented: “We were really pleased to be able to welcome Mr Skates to help us celebrate Wales Tourism Week, which recognises the impact attractions such as ours have on the local economy.

“It was good to be able to take him on a journey around the Park, inviting him to become one of the first  to see the new SolarSplash ride, which we’re pleased to reveal will be open to the public very soon!”