Got kids or a big kid at heart, don’t miss a trip to the best waterparks in the South, Splashdown Poole and Splashdown Quaywest…
Splashdown, in Tower Park in Poole
For fluming good fun then Splashdown, on Tower Park in Poole, is the place to be. Indoors enjoy year-round and seasonal slides, and other thrills are open outdoors between spring and autumn. It’s one of the UK’s best-loved waterparks and is waiting to welcome thrill seekers and flume fanatics from afar! With tumbling tyre rides, body slides and swirling chutes, a visit here will keep tots to teens occupied for hours.
Take the plunge down the Mississippi Drifter or drop down The Screamer – it’s called that for a reason! Spin right round in Infinity with its funky disco lighting and choose your Wave 105 sliding tunes, or seek out the lair of the resident dragon, can you hear the roar? It’s a beast of a ride.
Little ones aren’t forgotten either with their very own interactive splashzone and 3D effect ‘reef’ toddler pool, they can swim with the fishes (well nearly!).
A stone’s throw from the best children’s entertainment centre in Dorset is Lemur Landings. Get a great value combo ticket, available for families with children under 11, a day full of fun and save pounds too, that can’t be bad. There’s no chance you’ll be bored with a trip to Splashdown, but in case you don’t want the fun to end, Tower Park leisure complex is full of top named restaurants, a Cineworld multiplex cinema, ten-pin bowling and bingo. Parking is free and Poole Quay and Bournemouth are just a short drive away.
Splashdown Quaywest near Paignton, Devon
Open outdoors between April and September, the UK’s largest all outdoor waterpark, Splashdown Quaywest makes a splash on Goodrington Sands, near Paignton, Devon. With a ton of fun in and out of the water and so close to the delights of the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. There’re eight exciting flumes and it’s right on the beach; a day out for the family that’s hard to beat. Dare you take the plunge from the tower of the Devil’s Drop or spiral and spin through splash tubs before a fast, bumpy finish on the Raging Rapids a 145m long tyre ride? The water is heated but for any chilly ‘British summer’ days wetsuit hire is free. Goodrington Sands is one of Torbay’s best-loved beaches, take in the views, paddle or build a castle on the beach, explore the rock pools at low tide, add in a few pennies in the amusements, eat a yummy ice cream or two and you’ve got the best seaside day out EVER! Why not make a trip to Splashdown Quaywest part of your holiday plans this summer?