New water park Therme Spa opening with 35 slides and swim-up bars

By Phoebe Barton

A new Therme spa, wellness centre and water park is due to open in the north west in 2023.

The £250m development will be the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort and will include 25 pools and over 35 water slides.

The Therme spa will open next to the Trafford Centre and will be double the size of the group's wellness centre in Bucharest, which opened in Romania in 2016.

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The Therme spa will offer a variety of treatments and will have 30 saunas and steam rooms. There will also be exercise classes for visitors to take part in, including water-based fitness classes, yoga and pilates.

Water slide at Therme Bucharest. (Therme)

That’s not all, as the resort will have on-site restaurants, a 10,000sqm rose-shaped botanical garden and there are plans for rooftop beehives which will supply the honey for recipes and spa treatments.

Although the resort is to be enjoyed by families, there will be a dedicated adults’ area with warm water lagoons, therapeutic mineral pools and swim-up bars.

Therme Group bosses say that all of the resorts use state-of-the-art plant-based filtration to purify the environment, so guests are always breathing the freshest air and swimming in the cleanest ozone-treated water.

Richard Land, chief development officer of Therme Group UK, said: " Therme Group is based on a belief that wellbeing should be accessible for all. The events of 2020 have shone a light on the necessity of this mission, especially for those in cities.

Therme Bucharest, an idea of what people can expect in Manchester. (Therme)

"Therme Manchester will redefine city wellbeing, enhancing mental and physical health through an experience based in water and nature. It will offer a unique holiday at home, that acts as a catalyst for healthy lifestyles.”

The Therme Group has already confirmed plans to roll out similar wellbeing resorts across the UK, including in Wales, London and Scotland.

The 28-acre site will be next to the shopping mall at Barton Square and is due to open in 2023.

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