Ten brilliant UK waterparks for all the family

Waterparks are great fun for all the family and the ideal place to burn off some of that excess energy whatever the weather. Here are ten brilliant UK waterparks, split by region.

South East England

Coral Reef Waterworld has five interactive special effects water slides including the gentle Aqua Splash for younger children to the more adventurous Cannon, Storm Chaser and Maelstrom slides. Children under five can enjoy the Little Corals Pools, pirate ship and water canons. Coral Reef Waterworld, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7JQ.

Situated on Stovell Road, just over a mile from Windsor Castle, is Windsor Leisure Centre which has a leisure pool with wave machine and slides. Health and fitness facilities include a 150 station gym, swimming pool, sports hall and spin studio. Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB.


Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre is right in the centre of Aylesbury. There's a competition-standard 25 metre main pool, a large pool with a retractable roof and a leisure pool, complete with lazy river. Other facilities include a large, well-appointed gym, extensive group cycling and exercise programme and a dance studio. Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre, Park Street, Aylesbury HP20 1DX.

South West England

Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon is situated opposite Swindon College. The Lagoon swimming pool suits all ages with its wave machine, water cannon, 3 giant water slides and a hydro-slide. There's an interactive pirate ship and elephant water slide for young children. Oasis Leisure Centre also offers an array of sports and activities like swimming, fitness classes, squash, badminton and outdoor football. Oasis Leisure Centre Swindon, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1EP.

The Midlands

Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness Centre boasts two slides, a parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area. There's a lazy river (for kids who can swim without buoyancy aids) and a wave machine. Other facilities include a 25 metre main pool, studio pool and a baby and toddler pool. Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness Centre, Planetary Road, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, WV13 3SW.

Prepare yourself for the breathtaking white knuckle rides at Water World 2000. You can experience 375 feet of ups and downs in a single raft or race family and friends through the twists and turns. Or jump and ride the waves in the beach effect wave pool and brave the dark cave of the rapids ride. There are rides suitable for all ages. Water World 2000 Ltd, Festival Park, Etruria, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5PU.


North West England

Sandcastle Waterpark is the UK's largest indoor waterpark. Situated opposite Blackpool Pleasure Beach on the sea side of the promenade, there are 18 slides and attractions including water slides, fun pools, a wave machine and water chutes. Sandcastle Waterpark, South Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 1BB.

In Dunes Sports Village is Splash World, situated in the heart of Southport on the Esplanade. With flumes and river rides, there's a bubble spa and recently refurbished toddler pool and water play area with buckets and fountains. Splash World, Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside PR8 1RR.


Visit Barnsley's hidden treasure at Calypso Cove Waterpark situated 5 minutes from Barnsley Interchange, it's home to flumes, slides and waves suitable for all the family. The Metrodome, Queens Ground, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN


Cardiff International Pool is situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay. A modern facility with an impressive 50 metre Olympic swimming pool, it has a leisure pool with fun slides. There's also a 110 station gym, sauna, steam room and spa plus an onsite café. Cardiff International Pool, Olympian Drive, Grangetown, Cardiff CF11 0JS.