Kingaroy Showgrounds will be a splash with fun this weekend. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times
Kingaroy Showgrounds will be a splash with fun this weekend. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times Barclay White

Water slides popping up in Kingaroy

FOR country kids, the thrills of a water park might be beyond their reach, so Welsey Cronk brings the water park to the country.

Mr Cronk has been bringing rides to agricultural shows throughout Queensland for most of his life, but his travelling water park is a new beast.

"It's a fairly new concept," Mr Cronk said.

And this weekend he is bringing his pop-up water park to the Kingaroy Showgrounds for 48 hours of slippery fun.

With two pools and five large waterslides, Splash Lagoons offers a miniature water park that can be transported from town to town across Queensland.

He brought the fun park to Dalby at the weekend and after Kingaroy it will head to Chinchilla.

"It's amazing when they hit the bottom of the slide and they splash into the water," Mr Cronk said.

"It's a cross between pure delight and pure terror."

Although the water park will be in Kingaroy for just the weekend, he hopes it will become an annual event.

"When we left Dalby we got lots of messages on Facebook asking 'please come back'," he said.

"I like travelling around and bringing some enjoyment to the people."

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