Best Water Parks in the UK

kids jumping in pool

Are your kid’s water babies and love being in the water, having a splashtacular time? Grab your swimming cossies, goggles, towels and maybe some pool toys and visit one of the best water parks in the UK!

We know it’s cold in the UK and the beach may not be near you… So, we think the second best option is obviously heading to either an outdoor or indoor water park UK instead! There are plenty to choose from in the UK – where your kids and family can have the most fantastic time!

Splash Landings – Alton Towers Waterpark

First up, is the fantastic Alton Towers water park the perfect holiday resort for families everywhere! This indoor water park UK has a beach paradise adventure, making it Britain’s greatest escape!

Take a relaxing drift along the lazy rivers, before getting drenched by a crazy cannon (cover your eyes!). Then take to slides and have a spalsh-tactular time on the main water slides like the Master Blaster, Rush ‘N’ Rampage and Flash Floods to name a few! And the little ones can enjoy the Wacky Waterworks, with interactive water cannons, buckets and wheels – get ready for a fit of giggles as they have a blast! It’s easily one of Alton Towers’ best attractions!

Whatever the weather, this is the place to be with indoor and outdoor sections! In the summer the outdoor section has a soothing Bubbly Wubbly pool and an outdoor flume adventure, or head to the peaceful Lagoona Bay and enjoy the waterfall.

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Splash Landings Hotel
Alton Towers Resort
Alton
Staffordshire
ST10 4DB

Opening Times

Differing times from 09:00 - 17:00. Please check the website for more details on timings

Pricing

Online from £18.00 (pre-book!)

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Splashdown Quaywest

Head over to Splashdown Quaywest the BIGGEST outdoor waterpark in the UK!! There are 8 fantastic rides to set your sights on – all on the idyllic English Riviera, absolute bliss.

The fun starts here with The Screamer…can you hack the speedy flume? Or how about the Wild Kamikaze, where you’re accelerated through 60 fun-tastic metres and descend through 3 steep drops! And if that was easy peasy for you, are you brave enough to face the Devil’s Drop? Face your fears with a 65ft near-vertical drop…straight into a black hole. The fastest and highest flume in the UK! You’ll also find an indoor and outdoor pool too – making it the perfect family adventure during the summer months.

Heart-stopping but splashtastic water rides that will have you screaming until your voice is hoarse! But it’s all worth it to have the best time at one of the best waterparks in the UK!

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Goodrington Sands
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 6LN

Opening Times

Various times from 09:00 - 18:00. Please check the website for more details on timings

Pricing

Online from £17.00 per person

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Let’s Go Hydro!

Ever wanted to play on an inflatable playground? Well, Let’s Go Hydro is sure to blow you away because it’s even better…as it’s an inflatable water playground! An outdoor water park adventure, that you’ll be sure to absolutely love!

With climbing walls, floating trampolines and impressive 7ft high slides, the fun just never stops. As well as bouncing and climbing your way around the inflatable playground, you have watersports that you can get stuck into, like kayaking, wakeboarding, swimming and maybe enjoy a film night with their floating cinema!

Shape Location Get directions

Knockbracken Reservoir
1 Mealough Rd
Carryduff
Belfast
BT8 8GB

Opening Times

Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

Pricing

From £23.00 per person

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WaterWorld

With the UK’s No.1 indoor tropical-themed waterpark – this should be at the top of your list! With over 30 rides and activities, indoor and outdoor zones and 1 million gallons of water (wow!), it really is the perfect way to ensure your family day out really makes a splash!

Fearless family members can enjoy white-knuckle thrills on a selection of thrilling slides, from the force of the Hurricane, the super spinning Space Bowl, to the Black Hole, plunging you into darkness. Plus, are you brave enough to take on The Nucleus; Waterworld’s first Water Rollercoaster for 375 feet of ups and downs?

If you’re looking for something relaxing after all the adrenaline-pumping action, sit back and unwind with either the indoor or outdoor Bubble Pools, or the Lazy River Ride, which is open seasonally. Not to mention interactive water features, rapids, wave pools and water assault courses too, it’s great family fun whatever the weather!

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Waterworld
Festival Park,
Festival Wy.,
Stoke-on-Trent
ST1 5PU

Opening Times

Monday: 10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11:00 - 16:00
Friday: 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Pricing

From £23.00 per person

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Liquid Leisure Windsor

Thrill seekers everywhere, have you ever wanted to take on an assault course like Total Wipeout? Look no further, Liquid Leisure offers that and more – featuring Europe’s largest inflatable playground!

Set on a private lake, there’s ample space for you to take on the challenge of completing the Aqua Jungle. Swing your way through the course – but be careful not to fall off! Or have a go at the magnificent Main Aqua Park!

With hours of fun to be had and open-water swimming, make sure you have the energy to spare for some water activities too. Like kneeboarding, wakeboarding and water skiing!

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Aqua park,
Horton Rd,
Datchet,
Windsor
SL3 9HY

Opening Times

Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 – 15:00
Thursday and Friday Closed
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 15:00

Pricing

From £20.00 per person

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Sandcastle Waterpark

With tangles of flumes, dragons and Aztec remains, this has to be one of the best waterparks in the UK. Plus, it’s one of the biggest indoor waterparks! Sandcastles Water Park has over 18 thrilling waterslides and attractions AND an uphill water ride, you’d be silly not to try it out!

But that’s not all…take on the Master Blaster – the world’s longest, indoor rollercoaster waterslide (250m long!) – is there even enough water for that?! Scale the Aztec Falls temple where a sudden drop will throw you into darkness or race to the bottom of two tangled dragon slides – the winner gets to escape the scaly beasts unscathed!

It’s also accessible for all guests! So, everyone feels included and will have the best experience.

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South Beach
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY4 1BB

Opening Times

Various times from 09:00 - 19:00, depending on seasonality

Pricing

Child (under 3) free
Child (3-7) £15.00
Child (8-11) £20.00
Individual (12+) £24.00

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Robin Hood’s Water Park and Splash Land

Bring your family and merry men down to Sherwood Forest for a water-filled adventure. With 5 fast and furious water slides and an adventure playground, your kids are sure to have a splash-tactular time.

A small but spectacular outdoor water park for your little ones that will be perfect during the summer months!

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Mansfield Rd
Farnsfield
Newark
NG22 8HX

Opening Times

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Pricing

Adult £9.30 - £16.95
Child (108cm+) £9.30 - £16.95
Toddler £5.10 - £14.45

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The Wave

Another fabulous indoor water park UK, The Wave in Coventry has everything you could want out of an indoor water adventure! Start by exploring six super-duper water slides that will whirl and splash you around, plus there’s even an epic tyre ride for an extra thrill!

Plus, don’t forget to ride the tide in The Wave Pool, just listen for the siren to tell you the waves are coming! Are you ready for it? Then take the kid along to The Reef, an exciting splash zone that’s full of water fountains, colourful tunnels and mini slides for young adventures! They also have quiet sessions for those who need them.

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New Union Street
Coventry
West Midlands
CV1 2PS

Opening Times

Term Time:
Monday to Thursday closed
Friday 16:30 - 18:30
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

School Holidays:
10:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00

Pricing

Adult £13.00
Child (under 12) £11.00
Infants free

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Blue Lagoon Water Park

Escape to the Welsh countryside with a visit to the Blue Lagoon Water Park. With super-realistic features alongside the flumes to make your waterpark experience truly immersive. There’s the famous wave pool with 6 different styles of waves or the bubbling geysers beneath the water – which will you try out first?!

There’s even an indoor beach unlike any other, and you won’t get sand in every nook and cranny. Result! Tour the seven seas with a ride on The Falls which is open-top and takes a moment to pop outside the building before reentering and throwing you into the plunge pool!

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Canaston Bridge
Narberth
Pembrokeshire
SA67 8DE

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Calypso Cove Waterpark

Arrgh you ready for a treasure hunt? At Calypso Cove, your kids will have an absolute blast, being spewed from the belly of a volcano and into the Sunken Galleon where you’ll be sent to walk off the plank – not to worry though, the water’s lovely!

Toddlers are also looked after with a wave pool just for them at Coconut Creek, where they can dip their little toes. One ride, however, is saved for the bravest of buccaneers: Terror Torrent. It claims to be the UK’s fastest indoor flume, so we’ll let you be the judge!!

Watch out for the tipping bucket…

Shape Location Get directions

Metrodome Leisure Complex Queens Ground,
Queens Rd,
Barnsley
S71 1AN

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Pricing

Individual (11+) £11.50
Child (3-10) £9.50
Child (under 3) £3.50

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FAQS

What should I take to a waterpark?

  • Swimming cossies
  • Swimming goggles
  • Earplugs (for kiddies that don’t like water in their ears
  • Towels
  • Flip-flops or swimming shoes
  • A tote bag to keep all your belongings in (and some snacks!)
  • Sunscreen for days when it’s super sunny and hot!
  • Spare clothes to change into when the fun is over

What is the biggest waterpark in the UK?

According to google, Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool is the biggest in the UK with over 18 slides!

What is the biggest outdoor waterpark in the UK?

The biggest (and best) outdoor water park has to be Splashdown Quaywest in Devon! With 8 waterslides that take you on a splashtacular trip!

What is the biggest indoor water park in the UK?

Obviously, this doesn’t come as a surprise, as it’s Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool! With over 18 splashtastic indoor water slides and an 84-degree tropical climate, you’ll feel like your abroad having an indoor water adventure!

Now that you’ve seen our list of the best waterparks in the UK, water you waiting for? Pack your swimming bags, lather on the sunscreen and go have a whale of a time! Everyone will have a splashtastic time at any of these water parks, indoor or outdoor, rain or shine – it’s time to get wet!

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