The pool area contains a wave pool and lazy river that are connected to each other. The top part of the wave pool is shallow and safe for smaller children with a rope clearly marking where the pool gets deeper, watching everyone run as soon as the horn signal sounded for the wave pool to start was so much fun!
For families with young children, there were two water themed fun activity areas right beside each other with loads of little slides and fountains and a shallow warm pool to keep the little ones busy.
Myself and my two sisters loved relaxing in the hot whirlpools when we weren't braving the water slides! The three water slides vary in size and speed, while our favourite bit, the water rapids, was like a massive outdoor fast-paced lazy river. You really have to be able to swim to have a go on it as it’s easy to be separated from your group as you’re being swept around the twists and turns. It was seriously so much fun though, we must have gone on it dozens of times!
The pool is heated to 29.5 degrees Celsius all year round. Some parts of the Subtropical Paradise go outside the enclosed heated building and wind back in again, it was surreal being outside in warm pool with bubbles jacuzzi style while rain drops bounced off the water's surface!
The Subtropical swimming paradise is included in the cost of staying at Center Parcs, so you can come and go as you please and as often as you like. The wristband that you get on arrival at Center Parcs unlocks both your lodge and the lockers provided in the Subtropical Paradise changing rooms, and can rent towels there if you don’t fancy bringing your own up and down every day.
You can enjoy hours of fun at the Subtropical Paradise, so there really is no need to book too many other activities during your short break at Center Parcs. It's the ultimate activity that offers inclusive fun for everyone in the family!