With the weather hotting up in the UK, we’ll all be looking for ways to cool down soon. And what better way than splashing around in some of the best water parks around? They’re a great day out for the whole family, and with the school summer holidays just around the corner we’d better start making plans now! Here’s our pick of the most amazing aqua adventure parks in the UK:
Rutland Water, East Midlands
Every summer the north shore of Rutland Water turns into an inflatable obstacle course! Open from the end of May in all weathers, this amazing water park covers 100m x 80m (apparently the biggest of its kind in the UK).
Your entry ticket will get you just under an hour of inflatable fun, as you bounce on trampolines, whizz down slides and jump off the blast bags. All you’ll need is to be a competent swimmer and to hire a wetsuit (or bring your own). But make sure you book in advance!
Blue Lagoon, South West Wales
Blue Lagoon gives you the beach experience without getting sand everywhere! They have a wave machine which simulates six different wave patterns and a lazy river ride where you can bob along the water and watch your worries float away, as well as a spa pool and jacuzzi.
For the kids there’s four flumes to chose from with different levels of steepness and speed. Interesting also to note that the centre is heated by ‘biomass’, getting its warmth from woodchip and miscanthus grown by local farmers. Clever and environmentally friendly!
Splashdown, South West
It’s known for its large number of flumes, with 13 to choose from you definitely won’t get bored! It caters for all ages with three ‘splash zones’ for the under 5s and scary sounding rides like ‘Screamer’ and ‘Black Thunder’ for the older thrill seekers! If you’d rather just relax while the kids wear themselves out, you can chill out at the beach or sun terrace. Something for everyone!
Alpamare, North East
Opened in 2016 at a cost of £14 million, Alpamare’s Scarborough water park bills itself as ‘a water park like no other’. It certainly has boasts more facilities than you can shake a stick at: there’s a wave pool (with waves a metre high!), a splash and play area, a new wellness and spa centre, an infinity pool AND an outdoor garden pool (both heated to a balmy 35 degrees), four slides, a sun terrace and last but not least, a scenic garden. Phew! We reckon you’d have to visit a few times to try everything!
So let’s keep our fingers crossed for a lovely sunny summer so we can really make the most of the fantastic water parks the UK has to offer. Have you got plans to visit a water park this summer? Get in touch and let us know!
The Let's Go Out Team
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