Water parks are made for holidays, aren’t they? When have you ever suggested a day at a water park only to be met with glum faces? Never, that’s when.
A day at a water park is the perfect holiday activity that appeals to pretty much everyone. The daredevils can take on slides with names like ‘Kamikaze’ or ‘Death Canyon’, the more laidback can float on giant inflatable donuts along lazy rivers, and the little ones can make a splash while mum and dad relax with a cocktail by the pool.
Summer is almost here and that means water park season, so here are just a few of the best water parks across Europe.
Siam Park – Costa Adeje, Tenerife
There is no better place to start than at the granddaddy of them all. Regularly featuring in the list of the world’s best water park, Siam Park is almost worth a trip to Tenerife alone. Spread over 46 acres, it is an absolute behemoth of pools, slides, chutes, rapids and much, much more.
When a water park receives the blessing of the Thai royal family to create an attraction inspired by the country, you know it’s something special. Take your adrenaline up to 11 by plummeting down the 28-metre high Tower of Power, set your pulse racing on Kinnaree and slalom down the newest slide, Singha.
Alternatively, you can float down the Mai Thai River, relax on Siam Beach and let the kids loose on Naga Racer. Siam Park is the absolute gold standard of water parks.
Adaland Water Park – Aydin, Turkey
Feel on top of the world, surveying your kingdom in the picturesque setting of the Turkish countryside. Adaland Water Park offers fun and adventure for everyone that walks through the door with a series of unique slides and chilled out areas.
Take to the skies on the exhilarating Slide & Fly, feel the rush of the Freefall slide or take on your friends on the Headdown slide. This incredible water park also features the huge Amazon Family Slide, a luminous yellow slide which hugs the slide of the landscape.
There’s a children’s pool for the little ones to splash around and the classic lazy river for some of those chilled out vibes.
Costa Caribe Aquatic Park – Tarragona, Spain
If PortAventura isn’t on your Costa Brava itinerary then you are seriously missing out. The Spanish theme park is home to some adrenaline-pumping rides such as the jaw-dropping Hurakan Condor and the looping Dragon Khan.
Among the star attractions is Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. The colourful water park is full of exciting slides like El Torrente where you navigate the testing waters and King Khajuna, a 31-metre freefall slide that is not for the faint hearted. You can indulge your competitive edge by beating your fellow holidaymakers down the Rapid Race.
When you want to take a moment to relax find a spot on Bahama Beach and soak up the sun.
Fasouri Watermania – Limassol, Cyprus
Watermania – even the name sounds like fun. Cyprus’ most exciting water park certainly lives up to its name and provides the ideal escape from the bustling city of Limassol.
Picture yourself on a tropical island in this Polynesia-themed park and spend the day taking on the slides and water assault courses. Do you dare tackle the mystery of the Extreme Black Hole Slides? Can you beat your friends to the bottom of the Combination Shower Slide? Are you ready to be a human missile on the Black Cannons slide?
You can test your agility on the Cross Over Pool or pick out an inflatable and float down the Lazy River. And with an on-site masseuse, temporary tattoo parlour, bars and restaurants – Fasouri Watermania is an excellent day out for the whole gang.
WaterPark – Faliraki, Rhodes
Photo credit: WaterPark Rhodes
On an island synonymous with gods and goddesses, it is only fitting that it has a water park fit for a higher power. WaterPark, in the heart of the lively town of Faliraki, brings fun and excitement to historic Rhodes.
Get your adrenaline fix by taking on the five extreme slides including the death-defying Kamikaze Slide. The whole family can climb aboard an inflatable raft and attempt to traverse the rapids and race each other down the Black Hole Slides while the little ones can channel their inner pirate at the themed pool.
The park has bus links to Rhodes Town, Lindos and Kolymbia ensuring you can reach every part of the island.
Aqualand – Majorca, Spain
Photo credit: Aqualand
It’s a pretty difficult to make Majorca even better than it already is but having a water park like Aqualand certainly helps. Just a short drive from Palma, the park is an oasis of slides, pools, chill out zones and the occasional dragon.
Experience the thrill of taking on King Cobra, a mosaic snake slide, or feel the force of the Tsunami or even the darkness of The Devil’s Tail. There are plenty of family slides including the Multipista where you race each other or snake your way down the Anaconda. After all that, unwind with a cruise along the Congo River.
Kids can swim with monsters of the deep at Dragonland, a purpose-built pool just for the younger guests.
Slide and Splash – Algarve, Portugal
For over 30 years, Slide and Splash has been among the Algarve’s most beloved water parks and it continues to attract visitors every year. The park has undergone a huge renovation for the 2019 season with a host of new slides.
The multi-coloured Big Slides Tower and Kamikaze are ready to go again while you can get your party on sliding down Disco River. It is not just the slides as the park host falcon, parrot and macaws shows throughout each day. And within easy reach of Vilamoura and Albufeira, it becomes an absolute on your Algarve itinerary.
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