New attractions at country park

28 March 2015.....Pugneys Country Park Wakefield. Picture Scott Merrylees
28 March 2015.....Pugneys Country Park Wakefield. Picture Scott Merrylees

These are the new attractions which could save Pugneys Country Park from closing.

The park relaunched last weekend with new activities including zorbs, train rides and bikes for hire.

28 March 2015.....Pugneys Country Park Wakefield. Picture Scott Merrylees

28 March 2015.....Pugneys Country Park Wakefield. Picture Scott Merrylees

It comes as Wakefield Council can no longer afford to spend £260,000 each year to run the park.

The council is hoping to commercialise the park by attracting businesses to run the activities.

The park has now been split into seven different zones each with their own attractions.

These are the new zones:

28 March 2015.....Pugneys Country Park Wakefield. Bradley Lilley,Lee Booth,Steven Hant and Joel Booth.Picture Scott Merrylees

28 March 2015.....Pugneys Country Park Wakefield. Bradley Lilley,Lee Booth,Steven Hant and Joel Booth.Picture Scott Merrylees

- The landing zone will include inflatable slides, trampolines and bikes for hire.

- The beach zone has been extended and will offer deckchairs during the holidays.

- The activity zone will feature an obstacle course, sports arena, giant slide and a land train.

- The castle zone will promote Sandal Castle as a tourist attraction.

- The water zone will offer zorbs, canoes, paddle boards and windsurfing on the park’s two lakes.

- The nature zone will include wildlife trails and will open on Saturday, May 9.

- The chillout zone will provide a barbecue area from Saturday, May 23.

Our readers shared their views of the relaunch on Facebook and Twitter.

Darren Bailey said: “Hopefully zorbs and inflatable slides will save the charming natural country park.”

Liz Harris said: “I used to go there every day but not anymore since parking jumped from 30p to £1. It is a shame.”

Antony Calvert said: “Fantastic news that Pugneys Country Park has been relaunched.”

Mick Barmby said: “I used to go every day for a jog round the park but not anymore after the council put the parking fee up to £1.”