The British summer is a wonderful thing - sunshine, ice-creams and fun! Sometimes the weather is not so great, but that doesn’t dampen our spirit, and if we’re getting wet anyway, we might as well do it in style. Here’s a round-up of the top water parks we at Pump Sales Direct think are worth paying a visit this year.
1. Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool
Go wild on the rides at largest indoor water park in the UK. It's one of the hottest attractions in Blackpool (heated to a tropical 28 C) and now home of the longest indoor water rollercoaster anywhere in the world, so fun is virtually guaranteed.
Unwind in the beautiful tropical lagoon, complete with palm trees, and let the Lazy River carry off your stresses, or get the adrenaline going on one of the speedy water rides. Alton Towers does family fun with the best!
3. Blue Lagoon, Pembrokeshire
Whatever the weather, this indoor attraction fits the bill. Great fun for everyone, with waves, slides, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and plenty to eat and drink.
With so many water attractions, this is family fun at its best. With rides given exciting names such as The Black Hole and Python, and a new extension opening in May, it’s hard to pass this one up.
It's a favourite with thrill-seekers, and rides like the Screamer, with a vertical drop, continue to excite visitors to Splashdown year after year. There are slower options, and with indoor and outdoor attractions this is a great place to visit all year round.
Poole’s sister park, the Devon offering is bigger and arguably better. Are you brave enough to try The Devil’s Drop or the Wild Kamikaze? There are great views from the top, and it’s right by the beach, too.
This is a wonderful leisure centre. Aside from the pool and spa, there are also facilities for lots of other sports, meaning you really can spend the day there without any risk of boredom.
8. Guildford Spectrum
This very popular attraction advises booking in advance because there’s huge demand for the pools and water attractions and also the ice rink and other sporting facilities.
As it's the largest water park in the UK, you would expect some thrills, and this place is all about fun. The three-level flume tower does not disappoint. Worth visiting alone or as part of a tour of the North East.
10. Doncaster Dome
Another multi-sport attraction with a tropical pool at its heart. The perfect place to unwind during the day, and why not stay on for a concert in the evening? This is a great entertainment complex all year round.
Which ones are on your list this summer?