Top UK Waterparks To Visit in Summer 2015
Make the most of summer and go on a watery adventure to one of the UK’s top waterparks! Take the whole family for the thrill of some of the fastest water-rides, reclaim your inner-child on swirling rapids or simply laze around on a floating bed in gigantic swimming pools!
Here’s a list of some of the UK’s top waterparks to get you underway and underwater!
Splashdown Waterpark, in Poole, is a thrilling blend of outrageous rides and relaxation. If you’re brave, go on the Screamer to experience a sheer vertical drop. Become a human pinball when you shoot down the Spacebowl ride, or, if you’re going with little kids, there’s little Buccaneers Splash Zone and a fun-filled beach area.
Wet ‘n’ Wild, North Shields
With 10 adrenalin-inducing rides, a café, a mini waterpark and shops, Wet ‘n’ Wild has something for everyone. Thrill seekers can take the plunge on the Kamikaze, with a near vertical drop of 80 feet, brave the dark on The Abyss, have a race with your mates on the Tornado or, if you’re not into speed, cruise down the easy slides of The Tempest and The Mistral.
Waterworld, Stoke on Trent
Fancy going to a waterpark at night where you can swim with inflatables to music from the world’s top DJ’s? Try Friday nights Wave Rave at Waterworld! You can also ride the Nucleus water rollercoaster, jump on fast flumes and navigate through obstacle courses.
Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool
Located opposite Pleasure Beach, the UK’s largest indoor waterpark is an adventure for everyone, with waterslides, a wave machine, water chutes, snack bars and arcades. With names like Dueling Dragons, Aztec Falls, Thunderfalls Waterslide and Typhoon Lagoon – you already know what you’re getting yourself into!
Alton Towers Waterpark, Staffordshire
The waterpark at Alton Towers Theme Park is an absolute maze of fun for all ages, with the Master Blaster Water Coaster, the high-speed Rush ‘n’ Rampage, waterfalls in Lagoona Bay and even a treatment room where you can get pampering spa treatments after all the excitement!
Right next to Goodrington Beach, Splashdown@Quaywest is the UK’s biggest outdoor waterpark, with fear-inducing rides including the Devil’s Drop and the Wild Kamikaze. If you’re craving some chill-out time in the sun, you can also pop yourself down on a sun-bed and enjoy views over Tor Bay, or hang out with the littlies at the Submarine Splash and Tiddler’s Fun Pool.
Blue Lagoon, Pembrokeshire
With four crazy flumes to choose from, a wave pool, a lazy river, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, Nipper’s Cove just for children and snacks at wet and dry café and bar areas, look no further for watery fun in Pembrokeshire!
Calypso Cove Waterpark, Barnsley
A fantastic waterpark for families, Calypso Cove Waterpark has all the thrills and spills of flumes, with 4 swimming pools for different activities, including Coconut Creek for toddlers and Still Waters competition pool. But, more importantly, let’s get back to the rides – try Eruption to speed through the belly of a volcano, or Terror Torrent, which is one of the UK’s fastest indoor flumes.
LC Waterpark, Swansea
The largest waterpark in Wales packs an adrenalin-inducing punch with rides such as Volcano Bay with a wave pool, the wall of water and an erupting volcano. You can also jump on the Masterblaster, float along in the lazy river or try the surfing simulator to practice for your next holiday by the sea!