If you’ve got kids, or you’re a big kid at heart, you won’t want to miss a trip to one of the South’s favourite waterparks, Splashdown, in Poole, Dorset or Splashdown Quaywest, on the sunny English Riviera, in Paignton.
For all the fluming good fun then Splashdown, on Tower Park just outside Poole town centre, is the place to be. Open all year round for fluming inside, with seasonal flumes open outside between spring and autumn that all scare and delight in equal proportions!
This Poole favourite is one of the UK’s best-loved water parks and is waiting to welcome thrill-seekers and flume fanatics from near and far! With tumbling tyre rides, body slides and swirling chutes, a visit here will keep teens occupied for hours and tots love their safe mini rides – a great introduction to the water in their very own interactive SplashZone and toddler pool.
For the big kids, 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 soundtrack, or seek out the lair of the resident Dragon, can you hear the roar, what a beast of a ride!
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 restaurants, a Cineworld multiplex cinema, ten-pin bowling, and bingo. Parking is free and Poole Quay and Bournemouth are just a short drive away.
Head West into beautiful Devon and the holiday town of Paignton, near to Torquay, you can find the UK’s largest all outdoor waterpark, Splashdown Quaywest!
Open between April and September, Splashdown Quaywest makes a splash on Goodrington Sands. 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 Devils’ 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’ you can wear a wetsuit. 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 day out by the seaside EVER!
For days out that you won’t forget and that will have you laughing out loud for weeks, possibly years, why not make a trip to either or both Splashdown Waterparks as part of your holiday plans this summer? And as all bookings are now online in advance only, best get booking soon, you don’t want to miss out! For visitor info: