Fancy slipping into your swimming costume and heading to Manchester? It might not be as crazy as it sounds...
MANCHESTER could soon become Britain's premiere beach destination, thanks to a new indoor beach and waterpark complex.
Therme Manchester is ready to submit revised plans to Trafford Council this summer, for a £250m resort next to the Trafford Centre, and the CGI pictures make it look like a tropical paradise.
The sprawling new destination could boast 20 pools, 35 water slides thermal bathing and a wellbeing spa, and the plans even talk of intriguing 'living water slides', which look to be encased in vines or tropical plants.
But the headline-grabbing attraction will undoubtedly be the year-round beach, where guests can build sandcastles, relax or bathe in the warm, lapping waves. We can't promise suntans, unfortunately - that'll still be dependent on Manchester's weather - but a beach with zero chance of rain is reason enough to make the journey to the North West.
Should the project get green-lit by the local council, construction is expected to begin in 2023, with the park being ready to open by 2025.
It's not Therme Group's first venture into indoor beaches - they own a huge indoor waterpark in Bucharest, which opened in 2016. And if that's anything to go by, we're packing our trunks in preparation for a trip to Manchester in 2025.