If you think you know TV ads, think again
In 2015 we set about bringing Alpamare to Scarborough to show you Brits a waterpark unlike any you’d ever seen before. With footfall of 6 million a year it was the perfect place to make a splash, but we needed someone to tell our story. So we appointed Leeds agency Bloom. They knew Yorkshire like no-one else having worked with brands like the National Trust and Welcome to Yorkshire, helping them make some noise around the great attractions this scenic region has to offer. They told us that in the UK you don’t know waterparks. They’re cold, unhygienic and uninspiring, not to mention the food is terrible. In The Alps we do things a little differently and we wanted to show you in the funnest, waviest, biggest way possible… A TV ad. The cast We didn’t want actors, we wanted real families to experience the Alpamare adventure and show you the splashing, laughing and sliding first hand. So we launched a page on our website for people of all ages to be a part of the ad. All you had to do was fill in a form and click send. After just seven days, we had over 200 applications with 700+ people interested! We’d have loved to cast every one of you, but with just one day of filming we needed to whittle the numbers down to a lucky few hundred. The crew Next we needed a crew, we teamed up with Chief Productions from Manchester to film the ad at our water wonderland. We filmed our excited cast members jumping the waves in our indoor pool, splashing around in the outdoor pool and enjoying the view of Scarborough bay in our stunning infinity pool. We used a compilation of underwater, traditional, green screen and even drone footage. We also captured the adrenaline-fuelled fun of our slides with the talented Miles Chatsworth’s amazing Go Pro footage with the help of Live Every Minute, using extra footage from Yorkshire based company and Fridge productions, Special thanks to all the brilliant people involved. So, are you ready to see the finished TV ad? It’s already hit TV screens across the UK, but in case you haven’t seen it yet you can take a look here below! Enjoy the ride.
Make the most of your time in Scarborough
A visit to Alpamare Scarborough is well worth the journey in itself. But if you want to make a weekend (or even a week) of your trip to the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough, there’s no shortage of sights and activities to keep all the family occupied. Here are some of our recommendation for how to spend your time – after you’ve visited Alpamare Scarborough, of course. Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary Packed with both indoor and outdoor exhibits and over 50 displays of marine life including seals, otters and penguins. There’s also Europe's only penguin walkthrough feature and a hands-on rockpool experience where you can learn all about the underwater world. Scarborough Open Air Theatre We’ve got Europe’s largest open air theatre right around the corner. This prestigious venue has played host to some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Elton John, Jessie J, Boyzone, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, JLS, Status Quo and McFly, to name a few. Stephen Joseph Theatre From some of the best theatre productions in Yorkshire to the latest blockbuster films, the Stephen Joseph Theatre has it all. No matter how long your stay in Scarborough, check what’s on to avoid missing a performance the whole family can enjoy. Scarborough beach It wouldn’t be a trip to the seaside without a walk along the beach, and Scarborough has not one but two beautiful clean beaches to explore. Stroll along the promenade and you’ll see everything you expect from a classic British seaside town; donkey rides, café bars, seafood stalls and plenty of candy floss. Flamingo Land If you’re visiting Scarborough and the North Yorkshire coast for a few days, be sure to head to Flamingo Land. Just over 20 miles outside Scarborough, this is Yorkshire’s biggest theme park. As well as being packed with rides for all the family – white knuckle thrills for the grown-ups to a great choice of junior rides – there’s so much to see and do. From the UK’s most visited zoo to a host of live concerts and performances, you’ll find it all at Flamingo Land. Want more information? Whether you’re planning your future trip to the Yorkshire Coast or need some hints and tips while you’re here - get in touch with the dedicated team at Discover Yorkshire Coast. The DYC team offer a bespoke, impartial, one on one service. The team of experts can help book your accommodation, suggest great places to dine, give you full information on what’s on and general advice on the best places to go. Based in Scarborough, they are on hand 7 days a week to assist with all your holidaying needs. Let DYC do the leg work so you can simply sit back and get the most out of your visit. Get in touch with the team by visiting www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com or call on 01723 383636 – they’ll make your trip to this stunning coastline a memorable one! Looking for accomodation near Alpamare? Check out
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