Didcot is set to receive a new water play area at Edmonds Park.

The splash pad is set to open before the height of summer and promises a water play experience for children of all ages.

Didcot Town Council has liaised with water play specialists, The Splash, to deliver the attraction.

The facility will sit alongside the recently finished pavilion.

Oxford Mail: Didcot mayor Axel Macdonald opening the pavilionDidcot mayor Axel Macdonald opening the pavilion (Image: Didcot Town Council)

With an estimated build time of 12 weeks, the council aims to have the splash pad ready and running in time for the summer holidays.

The council said it will "give the residents of Didcot a fun way to entertain their children this summer".

The feature will be equipped with 24 nature-inspired features including sparkling butterflies, an arching streams of fountains and a water fence that rolls into a tunnel.

There will also be step on activators shooting water at different heights.

Additionally, to supplement the water activities, the park plans to introduce three interactive boards.

These will be the 'Sliding Frog Puzzle', 'Sparking Butterfly', and 'What’s the Weather today?' game.

Councillor Mocky Khan said: " We have chosen the nature theme to tie into the very special green space that makes Edmonds Park such a popular place.

"It has been many years since the new Pavilion has been planned and the splash park is the second phase of this project.

"It is about time that Didcot residents had a park and leisure area to be proud of."

Councillor Tony Worgan, chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee said: "I am delighted that Didcot Town Council is now able to proceed with this exciting new facility for our residents.

"My children had to travel to Abingdon and Wallingford for this when they were younger – but not everyone can afford the time or money to do this – it will now be available for everyone here in Didcot.

"The new Pavilion has been completed on budget and we can now afford to install and operate our new splash park.”

Greg Seale, technical director at The Splash added: "We are thrilled to get started on the project of introducing an exhilarating new attraction to Edmonds Park.

"The addition of the splash pad will perfectly complement the recently constructed pavilion, serving as a central entertainment destination for the local community for years to come.

"Designed to harmonize with the park's natural surroundings, the splash pad features a diverse array of water sprays, catering to individuals of all ages and abilities, and providing ample opportunities for visitors to create cherished memories within the park.”