Getting active at a waterpark with your family is one of the best ways to spend some quality time together! You needn’t save all the fun for your summer holiday either – our pick of the top 5 Indoor Waterparks in the UK should have you hunting out your swimming costume, come rain or shine! Whether you prefer jumping over waves, sliding down flumes or floating along a lazy river, you’re sure to love this fun day out with the kids.
1. Waterworld, Staffordshire
Frequently topping the lists of best waterparks, Waterworld in the Midlands is a fantastic day out for the whole family. It has 30 rides and activities for all ages to enjoy, including toddler slides, super flumes, white knuckle rapids and a wave pool. If you have very young children (under 5 years old) it’s best to visit during off peak times – they can enjoy a great selection of rides when accompanied by an adult. Visit the website for more information on opening hours and prices.
2. Blue Lagoon Waterpark, Pembrokeshire
Located in the Bluestone National Park Resort, this waterpark has an impressive wave pool and four flumes, all surrounded by 500 acres of unspoilt countryside. ‘Nippers Cove’ is a dedicated area for little ones under 5 years old, where they can splash about in confidence away from the main pool. If you need a break from all the excitement, float along down the lazy river to the heated outdoor bubble pool.
The waterpark is free to enter if you are staying at the resort, so why not make a weekend of it and explore the beautiful Welsh coast? Don’t hesitate to also look at things to do in Pembrokeshire.
3. Splashdown, Dorset
Offering 13 thrilling indoor and outdoor rides as well as three”splash zones”for under fives, Splashdown is guaranteed to be a winning day out and must be in our list of best indoor waterparks in the UK. Our favourites are the ‘Mississippi Drifter’, which the whole family can ride on one inflatable tyre. And also ‘Infinity’ – a flume which lets you select your own music and features funky laser lights.
Address: Tower Park, Poole BH12 4NY
4. Sandcastle Waterpark, Lancashire
This is the UK’s largest indoor waterpark, with over 18 rides and attractions to discover. As well as the slides, wave pools and flumes, there are a wide selection of cafes, snack bars and even arcades – you really could spend all day here! There are often discounts for tickets if you book in advance online, so check the website for current deals and offers.
Address: Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1BB
5. Alton Towers Waterpark, Staffordshire
As part of one of the UK’s best theme parks, it’s no surprise that the Waterpark at Alton Towers would be similarly impressive. High speed slides, waterfalls, tranquil lagoons and bubbling hot tubs are all waiting to be enjoyed in this extensive tropical wonderland, where parents can have just as much fun as the kids! The Parent and Toddler ticket is excellent value – adults pay just £7 whilst toddlers go free! (Weekdays only.)
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