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The world we live in, the work-life, busy schedules, stress, anxiety, and whatever it might be, to escape from reality, we need relaxation. To be like a child, and have fun with family and friends. The destination we think of this is a water place, a beach, or a sea. But the weather may be or may not be supportive. When you want to play in the water and need more fun with friends and family, the right place is a water park or amusement park.
Waterparks are those with fun activities and rides in the water. High slides, diving into swimming pools, playing around in the water, Lighting effects, and many more to enjoy. Whether it is summer or winter, it is always fun to go to water parks and enjoy keeping aside all the stress and work pressures.
London is one of the best tourist places, to explore and have fun. River Thames flows through the city, but clearly, there is no beach or sea nearby. So, the water parks here have high visitors around any season, But as the kids have holidays during summer, it is the peak season. There are many water parks around London and all over Europe. But here I have a top ten list of water parks in London
Top 10 Water Parks in London
1. The Alton Towers Waterpark, Staffordshire
Timings: Monday- Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm.
Entry fees: around £16.
This water park is at Alton town resorts, in Staffordshire, England, launched in 2003, previously known as Cariba Creek. A fun-filled place, with Lagoona Bay, where you get to experience the hot water, waterfalls just like the name lagoon. A lagoon is a more petite water body by meaning. Wacky Waterworks Treehouse, in which you could slide into a tree-like water slide.
The Little Leak, for little children with low water. Bubbly Wobbly Pool, just like hot springs, warm water with bubbles, Volcanic Springs. The Master Blaster, a water coaster like a roller coaster in water. Lazy River (Calypso Creek), Flash Floods, and The Tipping Bucket, of 1000 liters of water dripping over people.
2. Coral Reef, Bracknell
Timings: Monday to Friday 10:30 – 20:45, Saturday to Sunday 09:00 – 17:45.
Entry fees: Entry fees of £6.85 vary for kids or senior citizens.
It was launched in Bracknell, United Kingdom, in 2017. With fun activities in the water, a unique attractive pirate ship in the swimming pool makes you feel like swimming in an ocean. The splash landings, giant water slides are much more colorful to witness. Latenight Swimming Halloween Disco is a special attraction.
3. Sandcastle Waterpark, Lancashire
Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 17:00, but the timings differ now, some weekends or mid-weekdays of the month with 10:00 am as start time and sometimes 06:00 pm as end time.
UK’s Largest waterpark, located in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, was launched in 1986. Over 19 themes of water pools or slides are there. It has different kinds of themes for different age groups. Typhoon Lagoon, which resembles a forest or a lagoon theme for all age groups. Caribbean storm house, where a giant bucket of water spilling on people. Treetops water chutes are giant water slides diving into swimming pools. Fort riptide, Thunder falls, HMS thunder falls are special attractions for kids below ten years.
4. Wet N Wild, Tyne and Wear | Indoor Water Park
It is permanently closed.
It is located in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, opened in 1993. An indoor park with a mini children’s water park, frog slide, and nine more thrilling experiences. Giant slides, a water coaster, a party room for birthdays or mini-events.
5. Lagan Valley LeisurePlex
Timings : Weekdays: 6 am to 10 pm, Weekends: 9 am to 5.30 pm.
Fees: Starting from £3.60 for pools, £7 adult, £5.50 junior for mission Inflatable theme.
This waterpark, which is located in Lisburn, London, opened in 2000. It is an indoor water park. A swimming pool of 25 meters, for kids and adults with diving of 1 meter, 3 meters, and 5 meters. And the missions inflatable theme, with rollers, slides arranged on a pool, for kids. They also provide a summer camp and educational program for kids. A leisure pool to relax and enjoy, cafeteria and activity or workout center are available.
6. Splashdown, Dorset | Indoor Water Park
Timing: 9 AM to 9 PM, sometimes it might begin at 10 am or end sooner at 5 pm. Depending on the dates mentioned.
Entry Fees: £15.50 max.
An action waterpark, located in Dorset, London, opened in 1990. This is designed according to all age groups. The screamer with a 40metres slide, which dives you into a 0.5metre depth pool, strictly not for the fainted. Velocity slide for high-speed lovers. The best attraction is the Infinity slide with darkness. You will be sliding into a slide and dives into a 2m depth pool. Zambezi drop slide, Dragon’s lair, Mississippi drift, etc. slides for kids and adults. Buccaneer splash and beach, especially for kids.
7. Time Capsule Waterpark
Timings: Pools’ timings differ. Monday to Friday 03:00 am – 08:00 pm, Saturday to Sunday 10:00 am- 08:00 pm.
Fees: From £3.50 to £8.00, kids to adults. Extra charges for lockers.
It is located in Coatbridge, London. Fitness and Healthcare activities for adults and kids. High-speed Storm Chasers with twisting twin flumes, Tornado Tantrum, diving into the tsunami-like pool. There is a tiny tot play zone for kids below five years and an ice rink for skaters. The minimum height is 1.2m tall for flumes and tantrums.
8. The LC Swansea
Timings: Monday to Friday: 1 pm to 8 pm, depending on dates, it differs. Weekends: 9 am to 6 pm.
Fees: From £2.50 to £8.00, from kids to adults.
Located in Swansea, London, opened in 1977, it might be the old water park in London so far. Halloween parties, Swimming pools, boat rides, etc. Aqua-Tots for kids below three years, a little water play. Slides, Lazy river, Splash with giant bucket are features included. A delighted and fun place for a family on holidays within budget.
Timings: With Tuesday and Wednesday as holidays. Monday, Thursday: 10 am to 03 pm, Friday: 12 pm to 4 pm, Weekends: 10 am to 05 pm.
Fees: Starting from £5 to £20, kids to adults based on time slots.
Giant slides, Tornado alley, Restaurants, Rides for all age groups. An excellent place for the whole family. Adrenaline water ride Thunderbolt, Storm chaser, Cyclone, and hurricane all different types of slides. Family multi rides, Nucleus, Twister ride for the family to slide together. Blackhole for those who love to ride in darkness. Assault course, Lilypads, and much more exciting pool and water slides for kids and adults.
Timings: All days: 10 am to 9 pm.
Fees: Prices starting from £7 to £17.5, from Kids to adults, for a 2 hours slot booking.
Alpamare water park, located in Scarborough, opened in 2016, the latest one so far. Giant and colorful slides, wavy pools, splash and play area, cafeteria, and open theatre. Cresta Run, Olympic Run, Black run, and Snowstorm are the different slides to experience. Pools for kids and adults. The minimum is 1.1m for slides and pools. The spa is also available for relaxation.