Sometimes one of the best ways to beat the heat on holiday is with a big splash. Water parks have been hugely popular with all ages for many years, thanks to their adrenaline-inducing water rides. So, for a great way to spend your family holiday we have rounded up five of the coolest water parks around the world for a whole day of fun.
Siam Park, Adeje, Spain
Located on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Siam Park was ranked the world’s top water park by Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards in 2014. Spread across 46 acres, Siam Park is built on a Thailand theme that runs throughout the whole park. Undoubtedly it has something for everyone, whether it’s activities for the kids, or the Tower of Power for those with no fear.
The pool water is heated to a comfortable 24C so, even on those cloudy days, you will have no problems enjoying your time here. Before hitting the rides, get an idea of what it’s all about on the Mai Thai River also known as the Lazy River, where you float around the park and get a feel for the adventure you’re about to embark on.
We advise you get here first thing in the morning so you can fully enjoy your time at the park before it gets too crowded.
Atlantis Aquaventure, Dubai
With many attractions such as the The Palm and Atlantis, the Aquaventure Park is one of Dubai’s best days out. Immerse yourself in aquarium tours, great food and water rides that’ll get your adrenaline pumping.
Enjoy the many attractions on offer, ride through shark tunnels, test your fears on high slides, watch the little ones splash around in the Splasher’s Island or wind down on the lazy river. Enjoy as many rides as you want at your own pace, for as long as you want up until closing time. If you’re up for thrills be sure to head to Poseidon’s Revenge where a trap door will open beneath you and send you flying downwards before shooting you into a double loop.
When you need a breather, refuel at one of them restaurant or kick back in style and sunbathe on the sandy beach.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Orlando, Florida
Across 56 acres of water parks, you’ll find some of the wettest and wildest water attractions in the whole of Walt Disney World. No matter where you are in the park, there are rides suitable for all ages and levels, making this one of Florida’s most beloved water parks.
Enjoy relaxing on the sandy white beaches of Hideaway Bay while watching the Crush’n’Gusher, a raft ride that takes you through U-shaped turns and sudden drops. If you are feeling a little more daring, visitors can catch 6ft waves on the surf pool and snorkel in the Shark Reef with real sharks!
Explore this water park and be prepared to get wet, eat good food and shop – a fun day to be had by all.
Waterbom is 3.8 acres of landscaped tropical parks. Developed to compliment a natural surrounding you can enjoy a wet day out with family and friends trying out numerous different water slides, rides and fun games that will keep everyone entertained for the whole day.
Located conveniently on the Jalan Kartika Plaza in southern section of Kuta Beach, Waterbom Bali has a wide selection of food to choose from and a swim-up bar serving tropical drinks throughout the day. This is the one-stop leisure capital of Bail so it would be a shame to miss it!
Splish Splash, Long Island, New York
For mild riders to those who live for the thrill, there is something for everyone at Splish Splash. Children can have the time of their life here swinging around on an octopus’s giant tentacles or slide the Elephants slide. Parent can join in too at the interactive pirate ship featuring slides and water cannons – this is the perfect family holiday activity.
Across 96 acres of fun you’ll find 20 water slides and attractions featuring two wave pools a large area for the kids, a lazy river and a tropical bird show, what’s not to love about this waterpark? Splish Splash offers fun for everyone with food venues and gifts shops for to buy memorabilia from a great day.
There you have it, five of the coolest water parks in the world. We hope we have inspired your next holiday and trip to the water park.