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The Best Waterparks in Europe


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There’s nothing quite like a day at the waterpark. With the warm sunshine on your face, ice cream tingling your taste buds and all those refreshing pools. Maybe you’re after as many thrills as possible! Taking on the tall slides as soon as you arrive. Or you might be a little less adventurous, heading straight for the Jacuzzi. Good news, there’s something for everyone beyond those magical doors. Make incredible memories, have fun and cool off in the sun at the best waterparks in Europe.

Siam Park, Tenerife

Girl on slide overlooking Siam Park, Tenerife

The ultimate water adventure playground sits on the Canary Island of Tenerife. It regularly basks in glorious sunshine. Its impressive Thai-themed layout has slides, pools and rollercoasters to suit everyone. From little tots to the biggest kids of all – adrenaline loving adults! It’s no wonder it’s widely seen as the best waterpark in Europe.

Choose from adrenaline-pumping rides such as Singha, a water rollercoaster which reaches speeds of up to 18 metres per second… Are you up to the challenge? Child-friendly options include the Lost Kingdom, home to a selection of slides, bridges and towers. The floating market is a relaxing way to explore a Thai village and purchase souvenirs. It has been designed with traditional Thailand in mind. The huts, which are strewn along the waterside, are even constructed using wood and bamboo shipped from Asia.

Explore and discover the ultimate thrill on a memorable day out with your loved ones. Glide through the winding rivers, tackle wild waves or simply relax in style. Soak up the exotic atmosphere, surrounded by the palms of Siam Park.

Faliraki Water Park, Rhodes

Roll up, roll up for Rhodes’ biggest waterpark. Fancy yourself as a thrillseeker? Kamikaze and Freefall slides will have you plummeting down at fast speeds. These aren’t for the fainthearted! The Stingray Slide is the perfect option for all your family fun. A little tamer and a good first slide for your little ones. For the toddlers, pirate ships promise endless amusement.

With an onsite train to travel around the park, a supermarket, various snack bars and lockers, a fun day for all ages awaits.

Fasouri Watermania Water Park, Cyprus

View of Fasouri Watermania in Cyprus

Prepare to be spoilt for choice at Fasouri Watermania Water Park, home to an astonishing 30 slides. Adrenaline’s all sewn up at the largest waterpark of its kind in Cyprus. Challenging and thrilling slides meet more gentle rides, entertaining all ages. There are activities to keep your whole family entertained. The Tarzan Swing, Wet Wall Climb and High Kamikaze slide are just some of the stand-out attractions.

There’s even a massage parlour, tattoo studio and souvenir shop! Watermania really feels like its own fun-packed village for you to explore and enjoy.

Star Beach, Crete

If seaside fun and endless entertainment are part of your Crete holiday plans, then a visit to Star Beach is a must! Family activities, watersports and bungee jumping all form an enticing list of attractions. Banana boats and parasailing provide the ultimate beach fun, or you may opt to explore beneath the waters during an unforgettable scuba diving experience. Chilled restaurants alongside lively bars provide tempting refreshments. In the north eastern area of Hersonissos, the park is ideally placed to be accessed via various transport links. You’re never far away from the fun and excitement, with our villas in Crete.

Aqualand, Mallorca

Girls on water slide in Aqualand, Mallorca

If you’re looking for a fun-filled day during your Mallorca villa holiday, look no further than Aqualand. Pit yourself against your friends in Formula Race, a double slide race to the bottom. Whoever makes a splash first is crowned the winner. Kamikaze’s sheer drop will also get your heart racing. Surf Beach mimics ocean waves making it perfect for family fun, while the Jacuzzi provides the ultimate relaxation if you want some peace and quiet.

The capital of Palma is just a 20 minute drive away. So the thrills and spills of this water funfair can be reached via car or bus, meaning you’ll be free to explore the island’s capital once you’ve had your fill of adrenaline.

Slide and Splash, Portugal

Last but not least is the Algarve’s answer to all that waterpark fun – Slide and Splash. But there’s so much more behind its doors with a range of aquatic adventures, falconry shows and sunbathing areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You may wish to soak up some sun and relax on your beach towel, before venturing off for some excitement in the intertwining tube slides. Child friendly foam slides and a fun Tropical Paradise play area will put a spring in your little ones’ steps.

The park can be reached from nearby areas such as Vilamoura and Albufeira, so you can head back to your villa to recover from all the excitement. Lazy evenings are the perfect tonic to all those thrills and spills.

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Helen Wright

Helen Wright is a Junior Content Executive at James Villa Holidays.

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