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New Betteshanger Park survey explores options for swimming pool, petting zoo and aerial ropes

A swimming pool, petting zoo and aerial ropes are among the possible new attractions being explored by the new owners of Betteshanger Park.

Quinn Estates which purchased the site from representatives acting on behalf of The Hadlow Group last month is now asking people to share their aspirations for the site.

A survey asks people what new activities and events they would to see at Betteshanger Park. Picture: Paul Amos
A survey asks people what new activities and events they would to see at Betteshanger Park. Picture: Paul Amos

In a two-minute online survey, made up of six main questions, the firm is asking what activities people already enjoy using and what new facilities would encourage them to visit more often.

Bosses have spoken about making the Deal site a 'regional super hub of the highest standard with social, sporting, educational and cultural excellence' - a place, managing director Mark Quinn said, that both he and his employees would be proud to use.

Some of the more ambitious ideas which appear on the multiple choice list include a swimming pool and petting zoo.

Other suggestions include segways, aerial ropes, yoga, camping and a community farm for growing local produce.

There's also space for people to write ideas that might not be listed.

Mark Quinn of Quinn Estates which purchased Betteshanger Business Park and Country Park in December
Mark Quinn of Quinn Estates which purchased Betteshanger Business Park and Country Park in December

Another question explores events. Ideas up for discussion include music festivals, car shows and a Christmas market with an ice rink.

Quinn's purchase of the site, situated on the Deal to Sandwich Road, assures the delivery of a £40 million regeneration project which was left hanging in the balance after Hadlow Group was placed in educational administration by the government earlier in 2019.

Quinn Estates has committed to completing the unfinished construction works, including the Kent Mining Museum and Visitor Centre.

The survey also asks people what extra facilities they would like to see go into the new Kent Mining Museum, be it a cafeteria, a wedding venue, spa, children's soft play or a swimming pool.

Quinn Estates has said it will complete unfinished construction works, including the Kent Mining Museum and Visitor Centre. Picture: Paul Amos
Quinn Estates has said it will complete unfinished construction works, including the Kent Mining Museum and Visitor Centre. Picture: Paul Amos

Those who take part will receive a voucher for one hours buy one get one free on bike hire until March 31, 2020.

Take part in the survey here

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