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Waterpark Holidays UK

Four Of The Best UK Waterparks

Splashdown waterpark Poole

Splashdown, Poole

Located on the outskirts of Poole and Bournemouth, Splashdown has long been a family favourite for over 120 years, with plenty of fun, indoor waterslides and an outdoor sun terrace for the summer months.

Alton Towers Waterpark

Alton Towers Waterpark

The waterpark at Alton Towers Resort offers lots of water slides and attractions whether you're after a day pass or staying overnight at one of the resorts fantastic hotels and combining with the theme park.

Alpamare North Bay Water Park


Located close to North Bay Beach in Scarborough, Alpamare waterpark has four main slides, a wave pool, outdoor infinity pool and an Elemis Wellness Suite if you prefer to relax and unwind while the kids are enjoying the slides.

Sandcastle waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark

Enjoying a fab location on Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle has loads of fun rides and attractions, including thrilling water chutes, a wave pool and even a Caribbean treehouse for younger children.

Indoor water park holidays

Indoor Waterpark Holidays

We don't always have the best weather here in the UK, so indoor water park holidays can be a great option. Those that open during the winter months will often have a heated indoor pool along with other attractions and water activities. The Subtropical Paradise at Center Parcs, for example, is heated to 29.5C year round, with wild rapids and heated outdoor pools.

Places like Alton Towers Resort and Center Parcs offer packages which include accommodation either at hotels or in woodland lodges (Center Parcs), although day passes can also be bought if you live local or are staying in a nearby hotel. This can sometimes be a cheaper option, depending on your budget and what other facilities you'll be using at the complex.

hotels with waterparks

Waterpark Hotels

Currently there is really only one main water park hotel which is Alton Towers Resort. Here, you can stay at one of several on-site hotels and get access to their fantastic waterpark with outdoor steam pool. You can also combine your stay with a visit to the main Alton Towers theme park.

Alternatively, Center Parcs is a popular, albeit pricey option, allowing you to stay in the hotel or lodges, and book into their Subtropical Swimming Paradise at each of their venues. Accommodation is generally self catering, but they have a supermarket on each site, as well as restaurants to make the most of. To save money, do a big shop at a supermarket nearby and bring all your food in.

A great way to save money is actually to book a cheap hotel near a water park and buy your day passes separately. This can be especially effective if you are taking the family or a large group and want multiple rooms.

Holiday Parks With Waterslides UK

Holiday Parks With Waterslides

Some of the popular UK holiday parks may also have water parks or several waterslides within their leisure complex. For example, Haven Holidays has water slides at many of its parks around the UK, including Craig Tara in Scotland and Hafen y Mor in Wales which are home to Splashaway Bay, an exciting indoor park with lots to do, ensuring plenty of family fun with a multi lane water slide, lazy river and splash pool for babies. There's also an adventure pool at Haven Primrose Valley in Yorkshire.

Butlins is another great option, and great accommodation options too. For the best waterpark holidays in the UK for adults, try out their adults only Big Weekenders. These 18+ dedicated weekends are exclusively for adults and are often themed or have pool parties, meaning lots of poolside fun without the kids. Prices start from £69 per person so is perfect for an adult only budget break.

There are so many fantastic caravan parks with waterslides so take a look at what facilities are available at your favourites, and more importantly, check to see if they are open when you're due to visit. Some of the outdoor swimming pools aren't open during the winter, early spring or late autumn so check with your specific holiday park to find out opening times.

Check out our top 10 favourite holiday parks with waterslides here.

Frequently Asked Questions

The largest UK indoor water park is Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool, however, a bigger, 25-acre waterpark is being built near the Trafford Centre in Manchester and is expected to open in 2025.

The following Haven sites have lazy rivers:
Marton Mere, Blackpool
Perran Sands, Cornwall
Presthaven, North Wales
Reighton Sands, Yorkshire
Thorpe Park, Lincolnshire
Weymouth Bay, Dorset
Craig Tara, Ayrshire
Hafan y Mor, North Wales

There are 10 main water parks in the UK, with many more hotels and holiday parks offering waterslides and attractions when staying.

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