- With just one year until Tokyo 2020, Tom Daley and Haven have teamed up to inspire the next generation of sports stars
- Haven have invested close to £100m into sites across England, Scotland and Wales
- The launch of Haven’s new ‘parks of the future’ coincides with the announcement of their official partnership with Team GB.
As the one year countdown to Tokyo 2020 begins, official Team GB partner Haven has invested nearly £100m into developing their holiday parks, including sports and adventure activities which they hope will inspire families and help create the sports stars of the future.
The school summer holidays are the perfect time for families to take part in new activities and a real opportunity for children to spend time trying something new or developing a sporting passion. Starting diving at the age of seven, Double Olympic Medalist Tom Daley understands the importance of enjoying active family holidays as he did when he as a child, especially since he welcomed his son Robert into the world in 2018.
Haven has been developing its new adventure-filled concepts since last winter, with activities trialed at five different parks across the UK so far- Craig Tara in Scotland, Hafan y Mor in North Wales, Seashore and Hopton in Norfolk and Haggerston Castle in Northumberland. Holiday makers can experience everything from the exhilarating Extreme Jump – a 12 metre base jump (obviously with a body harness) – climbing walls, interactive VR experiences and flumes – including the first double constrictor slide in the UK!
Tom, who is used to diving from the ten metre platform, took a dive from The Drop and couldn’t believe how similar the experience was to his usual free fall and was amazed that it was something anyone could experience at a holiday park.