No family holiday would be truly complete without a day trip to a water park. With hundreds to choose from across the globe, here at icelolly.com, we decided to take a look at some of the biggest and the best to suit all tastes!
Voted as one of the top waterparks in the world, Siam Park in the Costa Adeje region of Tenerife really is an absolute delight. With a Thai theme running throughout, find yourself transported to the South Seas in the heart of the Canary Islands! Set in tranquil gardens and featuring a man-made beach with stunning views of Mount Teide alongside hair-raising water rides, Siam Park has something for everyone and is an absolute must-see attraction in Tenerife.
Aqualandia in Benidorm accommodates for every level of water confidence. For the daredevils there is a choice of 3 kamikaze style slides at varying heights of dizziness, or for the less adventurous, there is the giant wave pool and the 'Zig-Zag,' which descends more gently to the pools below. Between adrenaline surges you can relax in the giant heated Jacuzzi or cool off in the waterfalls and caves of the 'Niagara' pool.
Torremolinos' very own water park, Aqualand is the largest in Costa Del Sol. There are great lagoons with slides for the little ones, and bigger, more thrilling slides for those over the height restriction. The water park sells fast pass tickets that are definitely worth the price if you only want to spend a half day there, or if you want to make the most of great selection of slides, even when it's busy.
The better of two water parks in Lanzarote, AquaPark is fairly big and has loads of different slides for all the family to enjoy and free sun loungers. The fun filled kids area has tons to keep them entertained, including little pedal boats that are available for a fee. Older children and adults can blast down the 'Spiral' or 'Kamikaze' slides, and adrenaline junkies can test their luck on 'Torbellino' and 'Stuka.'
Katmandu Park in Majorca is a world of fun for kids that features a crazy golf course, 4D cinema, soft play area and 16-metre high climbing frame.
Located in the Izmir region, Adaland resort boasts over 30 water rides and attractions, including the disorientating 'Yellow Python,' which rotates as you are plunged through the dark tubes of its coils! But if that’s not enough, Adaland is also home to a dolphin and sea park where you can get up close and personal with bottle-nosed dolphins, seals, sting-rays and even sharks!
The multi-award winning Waterworld Waterpark in Ayia Napa is the largest, themed water park in Europe. With over 21 rides and slides, all styled around ancient Greek mythology, Waterworld is Cyprus’ most popular tourist attraction pulling in 3 million visitors each year. But if you don’t want to miss out, the park is home to some fantastic one-of-a-kind rides. The “Drop to Atlantis” ride is not to be missed, featuring pioneering light and sound effects as you rocket towards the landing pool in a 'bullet' dinghy with 2 of your friends.
With attractions ranging from a children's play area and a 350m long lazy river to extreme games, Aqualand has it all so it's no wonder it claims to be one of the best water parks in the whole of Europe, nevermind Greece. There's even a wave pool! Park for free or use public transport and let the whole family splash around to their heart's content.
Jam packed with water slides, artificial waves, pools, this aptly named water park in Greece is a favourite with families and friends alike. There's a free bus transfer for anyone wanting to visit the water park, as well as spacious parking. Rides include extreme slides guaranteed to get your heart racing, and a massive children's pool with a pirate ship, some of which can be reached from the lazy river.
Which water park will you be trying on your next family holiday?