When you think of a water park, most of us usually immediately think of those in America, forgetting that there are a number in Europe that rival the best the States has to offer.
Holidaying in Europe this year? Make the most of these five water parks.
Tropical Islands, Germany
Tropical Islands, located in Brandenburg, is open all year round and is easily accessible via car or the train. Swim in the lagoon at the edge of the rainforest or test your courage at the 27 metre high waterslide tower.
Located in the French Alps it is Europe’s highest water park. Younger kids can play in the water playhouse where there are plenty of geysers, pouring things and a paddling pool; the Slidewinder is perfect for those of you who are after an adventure; the chill-out space features a gently flowing river and bubble massage seats.
The self-confessed biggest water park in Europe, Water World at the Aquapalace is both indoor and outdoor. Featuring whirlpools, relaxation terraces and a 450-metre long river, both mum and kids will have a great time.
Alton Towers, UK
Alton Towers in Dorset has a water park with hundreds of interactive water features, a water rollercoaster and the park’s Caribbean lagoon.
Located in Tralee, this is one of Ireland’s largest indoor water parks and rides include the river rapids, lazy river, waves, whirlpool and geysers.