5 Facts about Rhyl that you probably don’t know

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Rhyl has a special place in all of our hearts, and many of us can’t help but picture it in its glorious past. However this article is all about here and now. Here are 5 facts about Rhyl that you probably don’t know.

1. Darth Vader comes from Rhyl

Actor Spencer Wilding, who plays Darth Vader in rogue one: A Star Wars story lives in Rhyl, he has also played roles in Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy.

2. Rhyl is among the cleanest beaches in the UK

Rhyl beach has won Beach awards for it’s water quality and facilities, with it’s long sands and clean waters it is no wonder that the site is so popular with water sports and adventure enthusiasts.

3. Rhyl has one of the best BMX tracks in the UK

Ok so Rhyl is probably not the first place that you think of when you think of Mud and extreme sports. However the BMX track at March tracks was built by the same people who built the Olympic track in California.  The track has won multiple awards and is loved by adrenalyn junkies near and far.

4. Rhyl Air show is considered as one of the best air shows in the UK (and it’s free!!)

The Rhyl air show draws thousands of visitors every year with demonstrations from the red arrows, parachute display team as well as being suited to light fast jet and stunt plane displays.

One thing to be sure of is to book your accommodation early!

5. Rhyl Has a brand new £15m water park

At Lyons we love water slides and splash pools, but did you know the new £15m attraction SC2 water park in Rhyl, attracts over 350,000 visitors per year and has some of the most epic slides that we have ever seen (the Anaconda even scared Leo the Lion !)

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A group of Zebras is called a Dazzle, and ZeZe certainly Dazzles with her hip dance moves and rocking smusic taste

The latest member of the Beach Buddies is ZeZe! After Leo, Milo and Hetty enjoyed the delights of Mombasa Beach and the Chalbi desert on their backpacking trip through Kenya, they made a friend in ZeZe, the sassy, rockin’ and dazzling Zebra. ZeZe has a natural flair for playing any instrument available to her and she loves writing songs for her friends. Much to the delight of Hetty who loves a boogie.

You can catch ZeZe at ZeZe’s Eco Fashion, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and ZeZe’s Birthday Party. Check the events calendar for more details.

Milo loves to tell jokes… “Why did the monkey take its banana to the doctors? It wasn’t peeling good.”

A cheeky-chappie who loves to joke, Milo is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING! You will often see Milo bounding around park, full of energy. Milo absolutely loves all things bananas; Banana bread, banana
cookies, banana milk! Milo’s favourite dance move is the “banana split!”, letting his creativity shine when he’s rapping and dancing, Milo loves joining Hetty in making up new, cool moves. The laughter never stops when Milo is around with his funny jokes, friendly pranks and infectious chuckle! Milo’s good-nature and zest for
life, means you just want to be around him all the time.

You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

Cool and smart, Leo is definitely, the “mane” man!

Full of energy, Leo is a probably the coolest guy you’ll ever meet and he loves making new friends! You will often find Leo socialising with all his friends and hosting the best parties. Keeping active is Leo’s favourite way to spend his time! Leo will try any sport or activity from playing basketball and football to archery, becoming a master of them all! Smart, logical and grounded, Leo leads his Buddies, always thinking of games and exciting activities. You can’t help but smile when Leo is around.

You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

Hetty always says, “I’m gonna hippo-pot-a-miss you!” When it's time to say goodbye

The quietest of all her friends with a big imagination, Hetty always has the most fantastical, creative ideas and believes that all dreams can come true! Hetty can often be found dancing around park and making up new moves with Milo for her friends to join in all her dances. Hetty loves all things colourful and covered in sparkles, her favourite colour is pink… all shades of pink! Baby pink, bubble-gum pink, flamingo… She loves them all! Kind-hearted and loveable, Hetty loves to meet new friends and giving them all a big hippo hug. You can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy when you meet Hetty.

Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.