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Our 15 Favourite Waterparks in the UK

Our 15 Favourite Waterparks in The UK
Written by Louise Winter

Summer is well on its way, discover the best water parks to visit with your kids. We have also included weather-proof options for those grey and windy days! Dive into our list ūüėȬ†

 Calypso Cove Waterpark; Barnsley, South Yorkshire


All the family will be thoroughly entertained fun¬†at this brilliant pirate themed water park¬†which is home to some seriously cool¬†slides and flumes! Check out Terror Torrent which is one of the UK’s fastest indoor flumes, or how about¬†the family friendly Kraken which lets you choose your own music to slide down to – how cool! Find out more.

The Time Capsule Waterpark; Coatbridge, Scotland


Located within a complex which has an Ice Rink and Sports Centre, this¬†waterpark has exhilarating colourful water slides including¬†the Tornado Tantrum, Tsunami, Riptide River and Coral Cove which thrill seekers will love! It’s not all slides though, there is also a 25 metre long pool for the little ones to practise their swimming. Find out more.

Wet n Wild; North Shields, Tyne and Wear


Your little adrenaline junkies will love trying out the wild rides having fun with the wave machine. For the braver visitors there is The Kamikaze which has an 80 foot drop eeek! There is lots on offer for littler visitors too and check the website for parent and toddler swimming sessions. Find out more.

Sandcastle Waterpark; South Beach, Blackpool


This large indoor waterpark is one of Blackpool‚Äôs leading tourist attractions. Great for water babies of all ages¬†you’ll find¬†waterslides, fun pools, a wave machine, a lazy river, water shoots and much more. There are also a range of dining options so you can relax with a coffee whilst the children play. Find out more.

New Forest Water Park; Fordingbridge, Hampshire


The New Forest Water park is a lovely place to take the family where you can either enjoy various water based activities or simply just admire the scenery and chill out.¬†There’s plenty to do such as¬†kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, wake-boarding, and inflatable banana & tyre rides. The highlight definitely has to be a visit to the Aqua Park which is a¬†55 metre long floating inflatable water course¬†which has monkey bars, 2 trampolines, slides, hurdles, rollers, an overhang climbing wall, a swing, and a¬†giant iceberg! WOW!¬†Find out more.

Oasis Beach Pool; Bedford, Bedfordshire


Head to this tropical paradise which will keep the kids entertained for hours with two wild flumes, a wave machine, a mushroom fountain,¬†a beach area and much more!¬†And as we’re now¬†enjoying the sunny weather¬†a real¬†highlight is the¬†outdoor lazy¬†river float ride! Find out more.

Gulliver’s Splash Zone at Gulliver’s Theme Parks


When you visit Gulliver’s Land Milton Keynes and Gulliver’s World in Warrington don’t forget to pay the Splash Zone a visit which is an indoor water extravaganza perfect for children of all ages. There are fun water features and exhilarating water slides which are guaranteed to either cool you down on a hot day or brighten up a gloomy day! Find out more.

The Rapids; Romsey, Hampshire


This fantastic leisure pool is a real hit with children and adults of all ages and offers plenty of fun. Ride the rapids, enjoy the flume and for the little ones there is a pirate ship to explore. There are also bubble seats and a huuuuge bucket which tips water so dodge it if you can! Find out more.

The Leisure Pool at Leisure World; Colchester, Essex


¬†For an action packed day out the Leisure Pool at Leisure World will provide the kids with exactly that! A¬†real family friendly attraction, the¬†little ones will absolutely love the water canons, bubbles, crazy river, tipping buckets and loads more!¬†There’s also a¬†13 metre flume to zoom down, for those looking for something a bit more crazy! Find out more.

Alton Towers Waterpark; Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire


Often forgotten about whilst everyone explores the theme park, the waterpark at Alton Towers is equally as incredible! With rides to keep the adrenaline junkies happy such as the Master Blaster Water Coaster, there is also plenty on offer for the little ones. So if your legs are feeling tired from walking around the theme park or you need to cool down, pay the waterpark a visit! Find out more.

Waterworld; Newquay, Cornwall


With something for all the family, this fully equipped indoor swimming pool is great for escaping the hot sunshine or even the rain clouds. With a tropical fun pool, a snake fountain, two flumes and so much more, you are guaranteed that the kids will have a great time! There’s even¬†a 6 lane 25 metre swimming¬†pool to practise your swimming techniques! Find out more.

WaterWorld; Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire


A visit to this fantastic indoor tropical aqua park is a must¬†during the school¬†holidays and you’ll be guaranteed a splashing good time! Race your friends down the slides, swing on the lily pads and enjoy the wave machine. There is also an aqua disco held¬†on a Friday night¬†for all the family which includes use of the water rides and slides too!¬†Find out more.

Splashdown Quaywest; Paignton, Devon


This fantastic waterpark is filled to the brim of exciting rides, flumes and water activities for children and adults alike. Thrill seekers will love the Devil’s Drop and terrifically tumbling tyre rides, that’ll have you hanging onto the edge of your tyre, literally! If that sounds a bit energetic then a quick dip in the swimming pool and a laze on a sun-bed might be more to your liking then you can do that too, whilst enjoying the views over South Devon’s beautiful Tor Bay. Find out more.

 Blue Lagoon Water Park; Narberth, Wales

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Bring the kids along to Blue Lagoon where they will enjoy plenty of exciting rides, rapid rivers and flumes. The main feature is the large wave pool with a sloping beach area, however for a more relaxing experience there is a lazy river to just float around plus an outdoor hot tub. For the younger visitors, there is a special area called Nippers Cove which they can explore! Find out more.

Splashdown; Poole, Dorset


This¬†brilliant waterpark is great for all ages and abilities even the¬†younger children! The daredevils of the family will love¬†The Screamer which is basically a slide with a vertical drop, the Tennessee Twister, and Baron’s Revenge. Younger visitors¬†can play in the Little Buccaneers SplashZone with a starter flume, play area and a toddler swimming pool. Find out more.

I hope these waterparks have given you some inspiration for the school holidays because after all happy children equals happy parents! Enjoy! ūüôā



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