World’s Best Water Parks

World’s Best Water Parks

5 January 2018

Water parks are a great attraction to visit on any holiday. Not only do they provide fun for the whole family, but they give you an opportunity to cool off while enjoying exciting rides and twisty slides. Many Water Parks are also offer shopping opportunities for anyone after a little retail therapy, and almost all of them feature hearty restaurants to choose from and enjoy.

The Netherlands - Duinrell Wassenaar Holiday & Amusement Park

Location: Wassenaar, the Netherlands
Opening Hours: Opening hours depend on the season and it is recommended that you look up opening hours before your trip.
Key Attraction: The “Tiki Pool” features more than sixteen unique slides which offer more than 1.3 kilometres of fun. Some are more family friendly, while others are a little more exciting and only suitable for older children or teenagers and adults. There is something for everyone however, and fun for the whole family is guaranteed.

Thailand - Pororo Water Park

Location: Bangkok
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:30-19:00; Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:00-19:00
Key Attraction: “Pororo’s Funnel” is an award-winning ride that serves 158m of tubular fun! Offering back-to-back twists, sudden drops and speedy turns.

Dubai - Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Location: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:00 to Sunset (hours are subject to change depending on time of year).
Key Attraction: Winner of the World Travel Awards’ “Middle East’s Leading Waterpark 2016”, this incredible water park has been designed to bring the mythological City of Atlantis to life and over and above the water slides and river rides it offers incredible opportunities such as a shark safari, cownose ray feeding, dolphin encounters and sea lion discoveries.

United Kingdom - Lee Valley White Water Centre

Location: London
Opening Hours: Monday - 10:00-18:30, Tuesday - 08:00 - 19:00, Wednesday/Friday/Saturday - 08:00-22:00, Thursday - 08:00-21:00, Sunday - 08:00-20:00
Key Attraction: Relive the excitement of the London 2012 Olympics and go white water rafting on the course that was especially constructed to host the canoe slalom events. The park also offers ice-skating, canoeing and kayaking, family paddling on the lake, hydrospeeding and tubing.

Mauritius - Casela World of Adventures

Location: Cascavelle, Mauritius
Opening Hours: Open daily from 09:00-17:00
Key Attraction: The Casela Dolphin Cruise is a treat for children and adults alike, giving visitors the opportunity to see dolphins up close in their natural habitat. Other exciting park features include go-karting, a shopping mall, big cat activities, safari activities and mountain activities.

America - Splashin’ Safari

Location: Santa Claus, Indiana
Opening Hours: Opening hours depend on the season and it is recommended that you look up opening hours before your trip.
Key Attraction: While there are literally dozens of phenomenal water parks to choose from in the States, Splashin’ Safari is our top pick because it has two of the longest water coasters in the world. Dubbed Mammoth and Wildebeest (a name that will surely get a chuckle out of South Africans), these two water coasters offer their own unique thrills, with the Mammoth climbing to the top of a seven-story hill before starting the course with its first drop (followed by another six drops), and Wildebeest being especially heart-stopping as it speeds along at 10 metres per second!

Thailand - Splash Jungle Water Park

Location: Mai Khao Soi, Phuket
Opening Hours: 10:00-17:45
Key Attraction: Another entry from Thailand in this list, this water park differs from Pororo Water Park because of the incredible views of Phuket that you can enjoy while experiencing the slides and rides. The park offers energising water park rides, a wave pool, a family raft ride and other fun activities.

France - Aquaboulevard de Paris

Location: Paris
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday: 09:00-23:00, Friday: 09:00-00:00; Saturday: 08:00-00:00; Sunday: 08:00-23:00
Key Attraction: Key attractions are “The Rope” (a jungle-like opportunity to swing from a rope into a massive pool), the Wake Box—where you can learn how to wakeboard, and exciting slides and a wave pool. There are over eleven “aqua adventures” to enjoy in the park and the guarantee of fun for guests of all ages. There are also shops, restaurants and a cinema near the water park.

Italy - Etnaland

Location: Belpasso, Italy
Opening Hours: Ticket desks open at 09:30 and run until 16:00, while rides are open from 10:00-18:00.
Key Attraction: Voted one of the top water parks in the world by TripAdvisor, Etnaland is the biggest amusement park in South Italy, with both a theme park and aquapark to enjoy. Enjoy a Lazy River rafting experience, a wave pool, a massive toboggan and “The Rio Anaconda”, a long slide perfect for anyone over 1.2m to enjoy.

Australia - Wet’n’Wild

Location: New South Wales, Sydney
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00-20:00, Sunday: 10:00-17:00 (times subject to change based on holidays and peak seasons)
Key Attraction: Home to the largest Double SkyCoaster in the world, it’s no surprise that this should be first on your list of things to do at Wet’n’Wild. While it’s not a water activity, you will be raised to 75 metres (10 metres higher than the Sydney Opera House) and feel the exhilarating freefall as you drop towards the ground.
With so many fun water parks to choose from in any of our top destinations, and not to mention all the other incredible tours and attractions that come with them, you need to contact one of our travel agents today so you can organise the perfect 2018 adventure!