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Dad Builds 135ft Monster Waterslide In Back Garden

26/09/2014 12:38 | Updated 20 May 2015

Dad builds 135ft monster waterslide in back garden

A dad has built the coolest waterslide ever for his family in their back garden.

The monster slide is 135ft long – but cost Paul Betts just £50.

He saw it being dismantled bit by bit at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre in Suffolk and thought it would give his family hours of splashing fun.

Paul and his son Shaun, 24, have since been busily installing the giant chute in their sprawling 325ft garden in Stonham Aspal after carting it 25 miles in lorry loads.

They're now about halfway to completing the giant jigsaw of tunnels.

Paul's son Shaun, 24, said: "We had three days to get it back here. My dad used a truck and a trailer to get some of it back and my sister rang around to find a lorry for the rest."

His sister Rachel, 26, who has two sons aged two and one, added: "I was absolutely shocked when dad said he had bought the waterslide, but I thought it would be brilliant to have in the garden.

Dad builds 135ft monster waterslide in back garden

"We're planning to use it as a slide most of the year round, but we may put a paddling pool at the bottom in the summer and use a pump to get water flowing through.

"My two year-old Oscar is really excited about it and we're looking forward to it too. We're all big kids."

Shaun, who remembers playing on the slide at the leisure centre when he was a child, added: "It's just fantastic. We've all had a go on it - apart from nan and gran. It still needs a few improvements but we're getting there."

And the ambitious family have already thought about ways to improve their giant waterslide experience, including building a tree house to allow the giant chute to spiral to the ground.

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