Fun waterparks to visit in Europe
As the Summer temperature begins to rise, we can think of nothing better than spending a day indulging in all the activities that waterparks have to offer, and some of the world’s best are in Europe. Relaxing by the pool and touching up on your tan, jumping into the the cool water when the sun becomes just a little too hot.. or pushing your limits and enjoying the extreme water slides and water activities -we can’t think of a better way to spend a few days of our vacation! 🙂
1. Siam Park, Tenerife, Spain
Siam Park, which opened it’s doors in 2008, is located in the Adeje region of Tenerife and is one of the most famous waterparks in Europe. The park has a Thai theme and boasts to having the longest lazy river in Mai Thai. Volcano and dragon style water slides are plentiful, but the most prominent attraction is probably the Tower of Power. This slide has an 85 foot drop, and if that isn’t scary enough, when you reach the bottom there is a tunnel which passes through a tank of sharks!
2. Caribe Aquatic Park, Port Aventura, Costa Dorada, Spain
This waterpark is located on the azure blue coast of Spain, and it is definitely one worth a visit! With it’s Caribbean theme and endless rides, you wont find a better place for an exciting day trip. The food is also said to be great at this park. However, if you’re looking for little something extra, the Portaventura theme park is right next door with plenty more fun filled activities!
3. Aquariaz, French Alps, France
Aquariaz is a relatively new waterpark and one of the highest in Europe. The design and theme of the waterpark is centred around three contrasting worlds; the watertree, the slidewinder and the central pool. Plenty of room for children to splash around in the watertree, experience the adventurous slides by taking a ride on the daredevil and a chance to relax on messaging seats in the bubble lounge – there is something for everyone!
4. Skara Sommarland, Sweden
This is the biggest water park in the Nordic region and is more of the traditional type of water park, but with plenty of slides and attractions. There is also a campsite on site with space for caravans and tents should you wish to stay for a few days and avail of all the facilities on offer. If you’re not a fan of the outdoors, not to worry, they also have over 300 cottages and a few apartments on offer at very favourable package prices.
5. Fasouri Watermania, Cyprus
Fasouri Watermania in Cyprus has Europe’s largest wave pool, and 33 attractions to keep you entertained no matter how long you are there for. The park sits on 25 acres of land and welcomes people of all ages, claiming that they aim to facilitate people of all types with their park facilities. The park also has 6 food and beverage outlets, so there is no need to leave the park for any reason – you’ll have everything that you need there!
Have we tempted you? 🙂 We are speaking from experience when we say that waterparks are great fun, a really enjoyable and thrilling holiday experience! Have you been to any of these parks, or are there any others you would recommend? Let us know!
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