If it was up to the kids, they’d probably choose to spend every day of their holiday at a waterpark. From whizzing down the flumes to floating gently around a lazy river, there’s lots of family fun to be had at one of Britain’s amazing waterparks.
With plenty of waterparks to choose from, one of the hardest decisions is picking which one to visit! To help make your decision a little easier, we’ve handpicked some of our favourite waterparks in Britain.
Alpamare Waterpark, Scarborough
Less than 20 minutes from Cayton Bay Holiday Park, Alpamare in Scarborough is a waterpark like no other. Aplamare in Sweden is Europe’s largest indoor waterpark and now they’ve brought all the fun and excitement to the East Coast, opening their first UK waterpark in Scarborough in 2016.
Make the most of the summer weather and relax in the warm outdoor garden pool. Complete with bubbles and whirlpools, it’s great for all ages. Chill out in the beautiful outdoor infinity pool, the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the stunning views across the bay. Inside you’ll find a huge wave pool, a large main pool area and the Splash and Play Area which is perfect for children.
If it’s an action-packed trip you’re looking for, you’ll love the four state of the art slides on offer at Alpamare. Join your friends in a four-man tube and take a ride on the super-fast Snow Storm. There’s also the Black Run, the thrilling Olympic Run and the tumbling twists and turns of the Cresta Run mat racer to keep you entertained.
After you’ve dried off, there’s a beautiful landscaped garden outside to relax in, which overlooks the sea and the beautiful beach below. The Alpine-style spa and wellness centre is also perfect for those looking to unwind. With a choice of steam and sauna baths, a wide range of treatments and jet pools, it’s the perfect place to treat yourself to some much needed me time.
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Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool
If you’re staying at Regent Bay Holiday Park, you’ll be pleased to hear you’re only 45 minutes from the UK’s largest indoor waterpark. With over 18 slides and attractions, Sandcastle is the perfect place for a fun family day out.
From exciting wave pools to daring slides, there’s lots to enjoy on a visit. You’ll find two Aztec themed slides that whizz down the outside of the building before sweeping back inside where you’ll plunge into the water. After you’ve ridden the Aztec slides, try the Masterblaster, the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world, or enjoy the Sidewinder, the world’s first indoor vertical waterslide.
If you’re looking for something a bit more easy-going, the Duelling Dragons and Typhoon Lagoon Wave pool are great. Relax in the free-flowing waters of the Ushi Gushi Action River whilst the younger ones enjoy playing in the exciting Caribbean Storm Treehouse. If your time on the slides has left you feeling hungry, re-fuel at Bongo Bongo Burger Shack or relax with a coffee in Waterfalls Café.
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Splashdown Waterpark, Dorset
Only 15 minutes from Sandford Holiday Park, experience the twists and turns of Splashdown Waterpark’s exciting slides and flumes. With 13 thrilling indoor and outdoor rides, there’s lots to enjoy on a visit.
Feel your adrenaline pumping on The Screamer, as you quickly descend 40 meters in under 5 seconds. Select your own tunes for a musical ride on the Infinity and watch the lights dance to the music as you’re quickly spun around the bowl, before dropping into the water below.
For those who fancy a more relaxed visit, head over to the Mississippi Drifter, where you can ride together with your friends as you twist and tumble down small slides and whirlpools on this inflatable tyre ride. Afterwards, take on the Black Thunder and the Red River Roller that are both perfect for those who prefer a gentler waterslide. There’s also a jacuzzi and spa pool to unwind in too.
For the little ones, there are 3 under 5’s splash zones to explore, including the exciting Buccaneer Bay. With warmer water, a small mini flume, inflatables and plenty of other water attractions, there’s endless fun to be had.
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If you’re staying at Trecco Bay Holiday Park you’re in luck, as you’ll be able to enjoy the exciting Splashland facilities on the park itself. Check out the indoor pool, complete with water chutes, a slide and a fun pirate ship. There’s also a great outdoor play area to explore, with water guns and shoots, which the kids are sure to love.
With its tropical pool and fun slide, Vauxhall Holiday Park is also perfect for water lovers. The indoor Tropical Waterworld is packed with exciting family fun, including the splash land and slide.
At Ruda Holiday Park in Devon, splash around in the exciting Cascades Tropical Adventure Pool, and whizz down the 230ft giant blue water slide through thrilling rapids. If you fancy even more water-themed fun, learn to surf with qualified instructors from Surf South West on Croyde's stunning beach, then head out to catch some waves.
You’ll be sure to have a fun filled adventure, whatever the weather, during a stay at California Cliffs Holiday Park. Here, you’ll find both indoor and outdoor pools for the whole family to enjoy. Splash around in the heated indoor pool, or head outside to soak up the sun next to the outdoor pool, as the kids zoom down the waterslide.
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