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Hippo's Triple Flume Whammy at Guildford Lido

November 2013

Hippo have recently installed three thrill seeking flume slides along with a selection of splash toys at the Guildford Lido.  The installation was completed in time for the Lido's 80th Birthday this summer.  The new features will help to attract more families, especially young people to use the lido facilities.

The flume slides that have been installed provide 3 totally different water park style experiences and will accommodate a high throughput of children and adults.  Very young children are able to ride the slides accompanied by a parent.

The two lane multi slide will appeal to all ages enabling racing amongst friends and family.  For the more daring there is a Kamikaze drop slide giving the rider a thrilling experience as they plunge down the slide into the waiting aquacatch.  Finally the Anaconda slide provides a more varied ride including twisting to both sides as the rider snakes down to the end.

One of the 2 toddler paddling pools at the Lido has been refreshed with a new non-slip safety flooring and a selection of splash toys, which include an interactive toddler slide and interactive play panels.  These bright and vibrant water toys will entertain babies, toddlers and also children who have low water confidence levels.  They will add to the family friendly fun experience at the Lido.

Hippo Success at LIW 2013

October 2013

Hippo had another triumphant week at Leisure Industry Week 2013.  Their live, bright and vibrant Interactive Play Platform proved to be a big hit, and attracted a record breaking number of visitors to the stand.  The Play Platform showed off many of Hippo's exciting play features including a 4 arm mast, tipping bucket with splash board, interactive play panels and an exit slide.

Hippo welcomed several celebrity guests to their stand including Darren Campbell, James Haskell and Wayne Gordon, who all stopped by to check out the Play Platform.

Hippo's water confidence consultations proved very popular and included tips for re-energising wet play facilities, and increasing revenue and customer throughput.  Hippo's USB sticks featuring their latest electronic brochure also went flying off the stand.  

Hippo Brings Play to Teaching Pools

July 2013

Hippo Leisure have transformed teaching pools at Wolverton Swimming & Fitness Centre and Cefn Fforest Leisure Centre this summer by installing interactive play equipment.

The play equipment at both centres has been installed to allow the teaching pool to be either free of play equipment during swimming sessions, or to provide the flexibility of teaching sessions to run alongside these sessions if desired.

At Wolverton Swimming & Fitness Centre Hippo installed two span arms suspended over the pool, each with a number of surprise and anticipatory based features including shark showers, tipping buckets and water wheels.  A snake squirt and a selection of interactive play panels were also installed to enhance the visual impact and provide excitement for toddler and mixed ability user groups.

Cefn Fforest also opted for Hippo’s popular play panels, along with 6 floatys and an interactive span pipe along the pool wall, to squirt water over the poolside.

The aim of these play feature installations are to bring fun to lifeless teaching pools and attract more visitors without disrupting teaching sessions.  The installation of new play equipment will enable the pools to become   more appealing to community groups, have the facilities to promote learning through play and remarket themselves.

If you have a teaching pool that you would like to Hippo to transform, please contact our team or visit our website at where you can download our teaching pool brochure.

Hippo Raise Water Play to Another Level

July 2013

Hippo will be centre of attention at Leisure Industry Week this year with their bright and vibrant Twin Level Interactive Play Platform exhibit.  Play Platform features will include an interactive mast with large tipping bucket and splash board as well a variety of arms (water wheels, showers and tipping buckets).  A selection of interactive play panels will liven up the platform walls whilst hand pumps and water cascades will bring low level play to the platform.  Visitors can exit the play platform via a fun multi slide!

Leisure Industry Week will be held at Birmingham’s NEC, 24-26 September 2013.  To find out how Hippo could design and manufacture a customised play feature for your wet play facility, please come along to Stand P620  where the Hippo team will be happy to discuss the most appropriate options for your pool shape, size and budget.

Stand out from the crowds at the show by collecting one of our free limited edition Hippo goodie bags and a free Hippo USB stick featuring our latest electronic brochure.

To register for free entry to the show or to find out more about Leisure Industry Week please visit the official show website:

New Website for Hippo Leisure

July 2013

Hippo Leisure are excited to announce the launch of their fresh new website for summer 2013 at


The new website shows off Hippo's extensive product portfolio including interactive play, slides and flumes, safety solutions and filtration and maintenance.


The new easy to navigate website also features latest news, case studies, testimonials, a link to Hippo's U-Tube channel and a special section for incorporating interactive play into teaching pools.  Hippo are keen to show wet play facility managers how under-used areas of their pool can be re-energised and re-developed to increase revenue and visitor numbers.


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