The 251 Events Room is named after the troops stationed on the World War One airfield

As part of its ongoing investment in facilities, North Yorkshire Water Park, located on the Dawnay Estate, has announced the opening of its new function space for hire, named after the World War One Royal Flying Corps airfield on the Estate that was used by the 251 Squadron. The room has dramatic views over the main water sports lake and café terrace.

Newly built and clad in Dawnay Estates timber, the meeting room and function space has a capacity of up to 30, and is available to hire for corporate meetings, team building and even children’s parties.

Alongside the space, the recently opened Café @ North Yorkshire Water Park boasts a full kitchen and catering team who can create a range of food and drinks to suit.

David Steel, chief executive of the Dawnay Estate says: “It’s very exciting to launch this new offering and with a rightful nod to the war heroes who were stationed on this land over a century ago. The 251 Events Room has on display is adorned with more information about the history of the Royal Flying Corps who were stationed here, and why the use of the land was so crucial in the war effort.

“For us, it’s another opportunity to bring people to Wykeham and the North Yorkshire Water Park to enjoy everything the site has to offer – whether it’s a party, meeting or a team building day, we have everything you need to make it a day to remember!”

North Yorkshire Water Park is located on Wykeham Lakes near Scarborough and is open year-round.