THIS summer children will be able to enjoy playing at a Heritage Water Park in Hereford, which is thought to be the only one in Britain.

Following two years of construction and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Southall Trust, the attraction will be officially opened at the Waterworks Museum in Broomy Hill on July 26.

Youngsters will be able to operate different pumps from primitive methods of lifting water, such as a beam and bucket pump, to more modern ways including a 1930s reciprocating pump.

The museum boasts every type of power for pumping water except animal power. Now the children can be the animals, turning a gin (capstan pump) and seeing water flow.

The Mayor of Hereford will officially open the park on Sunday, July 26 at 3pm.

It will then be open for children to use during the school summer holidays every Tuesday from 11am to 4pm.

The museum will be open and in-steam on August 9 and 30, and Bank Holiday Monday. The park will also be open on these days from 1 to 4pm.