Alex Sly talks about the upcoming events at Kernow Adventure Park
It’s going to be a great year for events at Kernow Adventure Park! We’ve got a host of events in the pipeline – including wake, swimming and wipeout events, as well as working with some visiting chefs for some really exciting pop-up restaurant nights.
Jam Night is back but we’ve re-jigged the formula from last year; it’s going to be held monthly and we’ll also have a Jam Night special menu for food and have the bar open until 11pm. Having the park set up as it is now means that we can have people riding until dark and spectators will have somewhere to hang out and have a beer. We’re hoping that having Jam Night monthly will attract greater numbers of riders so we can have more of a party vibe.
Jam Night will have a bit of a competition running and we’re going to start a league with prizes at the end of the season – but it’s not going to be a crazy competitive thing so there’s no obligation for riders who want to just ride and not compete. Prizes will be for things like best trick of the night, best wipeout etc.
We’ve rebranded Ladies’ Night to include cake (we all like cake) and will be calling it Wake & Cake. We’ll also be having a men’s night called Wake & Steak (we also really like steak). These will be monthly and as with Jam Night we’re hoping to have loads of riders and spectators down to enjoy the park and clubhouse.
As ever, we’ll have loads of visiting professional riders throughout the season and we’ll be keeping everyone up to date through our Facebook page about when they can come down and watch.
England Wakeboard Coach & Head of Talent Development CK Koester will be down to do a coaching clinic later in the season; places will be limited for that but we’ll release details nearer the time.
Our first OWS session is on 30th April, with sessions on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the season. We’re excited to be running three ‘count the lap’ competitions through the year. This will allow people to set themselves a target for the season, monitor their progress and try to achieve a new personal best. It’s not going to be too competitive – it’s more about personal improvement! We’re going to have specialist prizes donated from Shane at Cycle Logic.
The clubhouse is now properly kitted out to offer food and drinks to swimmers, so it’s much easier now to come down straight from work, have a swim and then some dinner.
The wipeout course is coming on strong and we’re starting to see an increase in bookings for children’s parties, adult groups and also hen and stag parties. We’re really keen to expand on these events at the park, as well as teambuilding days, because it’s a great location to come down and spend the whole day – especially now we’ve got all of the other facilities and the clubhouse. We’re also offering discounts for multi-activity days.
We’re working with some local and visiting chefs to bring pop up restaurant nights to the park – we’ve got three confirmed dates from Bango Kitchen, Lisa Topf and Sophie Tang and we’re going to hold other pop up nights regularly throughout the year. It’s exciting to be able to offer a platform for chefs and also to get people down to the park to eat some really great food.
As the season progresses we’re going to be showing live alternative sports in the clubhouse – as some of you know there are a lot of sports that aren’t considered to be mainstream so aren’t shown in pubs etc. We’ll be showing triathlons and wake competitions, as well as taking requests for sporting competitions we might not know about! Similarly, we’ll be holding premier nights for any big budget wake films that come out during the season.
We’ve mentioned it before, but we’re lucky to be working with Asahi who are sponsoring the park this season. As well as sponsoring and branding some of the obstacles they’ll be bringing the Asahi truck down for some of our events.
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