First activities announced for St Albans’ Meraki Festival 2018

PUBLISHED: 18:54 30 November 2017

Water slide. Picture: Meraki Festival

Water slide. Picture: Meraki Festival

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Exciting new activities have been confirmed for St Albans’ Meraki Festival 2018.

Silent disco. Picture: Meraki FestivalSilent disco. Picture: Meraki Festival

Intrepid explorers can squeeze through a multi-layer 90ft caving system which includes stalagmites, sumps, and is not for the claustrophobic.

It is the UKs first above-ground mobile caving experience and allows curious adventurers to try the dangerous sport in a safe and controlled environment.

Building on last year’s swimming pools and hot tub attractions, a giant water slide measuring 50ft tall and 120ft long will be the centrepiece of the Meraki splash park.

There will also be a roller disco with smoke machines, flashing lights and skates to complete the 80s themed entertainment.

Roller disco. Picture: Meraki FestivalRoller disco. Picture: Meraki Festival

On top of these, highlights of the inaugural festival will return for a second year running - laser tag and the silent disco. Meraki Festival 2018 will run from August 10 to 12. More activity announcements are to come.

Laser tag. Picture: heipei.netLaser tag. Picture: heipei.net

Caving. Picture: Meraki FestivalCaving. Picture: Meraki Festival

Caving. Picture: Meraki FestivalCaving. Picture: Meraki Festival

Caving. Picture: Meraki FestivalCaving. Picture: Meraki Festival

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