Now that the heatwave is starting to wane a little, the good folks from Soar at intu Braehead have come up with the perfect solution. The leisure centre has just opened a new indoor beach, open no matter what the weather for all those feeling the withdrawal from the sunshine.
Back by popular demand the massive indoor beach has some new additions, including beach games for the kids, activities like building your own raft and hut, and some huge palm trees just to give it that exotic, tropical feel.
Kellie Lauder, intu Braehead’s assistant marketing manager says: “Summertime fun doesn’t stop at intu Braehead just because the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Youngsters have been having great fun making sandcastles and playing games on our indoor beach”.
However, the beach is just one of the many indoor activities that Soar has to offer. For rock climbing enthusiasts there is Climbzone, a huge climbing wall featuring the UK’s tallest indoor slide (16 meters high) with a smaller 6 meter high version for those who don’t feel quite ready for the ‘big slide’.
There is also Paradise Island adventure golf – an 18 hole course full of twists and turns through a tropical paradise, Snow Factor – Scotland’s only year round snow sport resort (and the longest indoor real snow slope in the UK), and for the adults there is the Baltic Ice Bar – a place where the drinks and cocktails are always served on ice.
The indoor beach will run until August 11, and if you join up free with the intu family club you will receive exclusive offers and discounts, a gift for the kids, a membership pack, a magazine and much more!
So what are you waiting for? If you’re tired of trying to keep the family entertained over the summer, break out the buckets and spades and get yourselves on down to Soar!
Words by Kyle Reid