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12 Top Waterpark Holidays in Europe for Families

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Check out some of the top waterpark holidays in Europe and give the kids a Summer holiday to remember!

I’m guessing if you asked your children to name one thing they love about Summer holidays, they will say the swimming pool. Don’t get me wrong, kids clubs and organised entertainment are great too, but most kids want to be in the water the whole time. Waterpark holidays guarantee lots of pool time and are the perfect choice for a family holiday.
 

 

 
This post includes TUI’s Splashworld resorts, which are all-inclusive resorts with unlimited access to a waterpark, either on site, or nearby. I have also listed some independent hotels with waterparks on site. Whether you want to relax on a lazy river, jump over the waves in a wave pool, or race your family members on speed slides, I have something here to suit kids of all ages.
 

 

 
All of my picks below have a minimum 4-star rating on TripAdvisor, and are ideal for family holidays. Another added bonus is that many of the waterpark holidays below are package holidays and include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. 
 

 

 

Costa del Sol: All Inclusive 4-Star Globales Playa Estepona 

waterpark holidays in Costa del Sol

As well as a brand new waterpark on site, the highly rated Globales Playa Estepona has numerous sports activities, kids clubs, day and night time entertainment and even has its own beach club restaurant. The waterpark has a space bowl, tube slides, body slides, a multilane number and a kamikaze slide – all are suitable for children 120cm and over.
 

 

 
Younger children have their own spray park and mini slides in a pirate-themed area. The hotel is situated close to glitzy Puerto Banus and offers a shuttle bus service 2-3 times per day into the centre.

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Tenerife: All Inclusive Parque Cristobal & Siam Park 

Siam Park water park, Tenerife

One of the main reasons families flock to Tenerife each year is to visit one of the world’s best water parks – Siam Park. There is a wide choice of slides here for kids of all ages.

The Tower of Power and The Dragon will keep adrenaline junkies happy, while the Mhai Tai River and the huge wave pool, are great for all the family. Younger kids will love the Lost City – a fortress teeming with bridges, waterfalls, tipping buckets and 9 slides!
 

 

 
This Splashworld holiday includes unlimited access to Siam Park, while staying at the Parque Cristobal apartments in Playa de Las Americas. This is a great choice for families looking for good accommodation in the heart of the action, but have the added benefit of theme park access.

There is entertainment and kids clubs on site, and the spacious bungalows come with kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi, hairdryers and even the premier rooms include bathrobes and slippers.
 
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Corfu: 3-Star Sidari Water Park Hotel, Half Board

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With 6 waterslides on site, it is no surprise that the Sidari Water Park Hotel is one of Corfu’s most popular family resorts.  Located in the pretty resort of Sidari, within walking distance of the town and beach, it also boasts an evening entertainment programme, games area, and large self-catering apartments that sleep up to five.

Note most of the other properties on this list, this is sold on a B&B or Half Board basis only.

Read: 25 Summer holidays for families with 3 or 4 children

Read: Best family holidays in Greece for 2022 – My top 20 picks

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Majorca: All Inclusive – 4-Star Globales Bouganvilla

waterpark holidays in Majorca - Globales Bouganvilla

This All Inclusive hotel boasts its own waterpark, two swimming pools, daily sports activities and evening entertainment – everything you need for a fun filled family holiday. There are slides for younger kids as well as eight slides for teens and adults. It is a highly rated family complex with plenty of onsite facilities, and a 20 minute walk will see you in the heart of Sa Coma. 

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Salou: All Inclusive 4-Star Aquasplash Estival 

waterpark holidays in Spain for families

Salou is one of the most popular family holiday destinations and a holiday here with free waterpark access is sensory overload. The AquaSplash Estival offers unlimited access to the Aquapolis waterpark which is only 10 minutes walk away from the complex. Aquapolis has slides to cater for kids of all ages.
 

 

 
The Kamikaze, Boomerang and Black hole are not for the faint hearted but there are many moderate slides, including rapids and a wave pool too. There is separate section dedicated to kids under 10 years with twirly slides and splash fountains.
 

 

 
The Aquasplash Estival hotel also has three pools on site, kids clubs from 4-12 years, is located just 10 minutes walk from the beach and a short bus journey from Port Aventura theme park.

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Kos: All Inclusive, 5-Star Blue Lagoon Village  

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The Blue Lagoon Village is a superb family complex. It is set out like a village and offers two-bedroom family rooms and swim up rooms, as well as private pool suites. There are eight restaurants, six of which are part of the all-inclusive arrangement, and there is a host of activities and entertainment to suit children and adults of all ages.
 

 

 
There are five pools including a waterpark with pirate ship and slides for little kids, as well as multi-lane racer slides for older children. Adventure Land is home to a multi-sports court and football pitch, and there is a host of water sports available at the beach. There is a kids club and baby club, with parent and toddler sessions, as well as a kids disco in the evenings.

For families looking for waterpark holidays as well as luxurious accommodation, look no further.

 
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Rhodes: All Inclusive 5-Star Atlantica Aegean Blue 

children's splash pool at the Atlantica Aegean Blue Hotel, Rhodes.

A luxurious and fun filled holiday awaits the whole family at the Atlantica Aegean Blue with plenty of activities for all ages. The kids club is split into groups from three years, with up to two hours of activities on most days. However, the main talking point at this resort is the water park with flumes, slides, and space bowls. You can even compete against each other in a three-lane water slide race.
 

 

 
Premium family rooms offer a good space for two adults and two children with a partition between two sleeping areas, and for an additional supplement you can have direct access to a swimming pool from your terrace in the swim-up family rooms.

Atlantica Aegean Blue Hotel, Rhodes.

The All-Inclusive options are well catered for with four restaurants to choose from and a specific children’s section in the Thalassa buffet restaurant. Your family won’t be left wanting at the Atlantica Aegean Blue.
 

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 Portugal: 4-star Aquashow Park Hotel 

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The Aquashow Park Hotel offers the usual facilities you would expect from top family hotels in the Algarve – outdoor pool with two mini-slides, games rooms, playground and restaurant, however, without question, it is the free entrance to the water park that is the main feature for your stay here.
 

 

 
Aquashow is not only one of the Algarve’s largest water parks, but it also boasts the largest Water Rollercoaster in Europe and Portugal’s largest wave pool. Little ones are not left out either – the Aquakids section is specifically tailored to smaller children. There is a huge selection of slides, attractions and shows to choose from that will suit everyone in the family.
 

 

 
Family hotel rooms are interconnecting rooms with four beds. Another option to consider would be a few nights at Aquashow Park Hotel combined with a stay further along the Algarve coast. This property is sold independently so add on flights from your chosen airport to the hotel prices below.

Read: Family holidays in the Algarve, my top picks on where to to stay

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Zakynthos: All Inclusive, 4-Star Aqua Bay Suites  

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Located beside a waterpark, the Aqua Bay Suites is sure to be a big hit with kids of all ages. As this is a Splashworld Resort, you will have free entry to the waterpark throughout your stay. You also have access to the  TUI Kids Club, restaurants and pools at its sister hotels, Planos Bay and Aqua Bay.
 

 

 
Family Rooms are modern with sliding doors, and you can also choose to upgrade to swim-up rooms or rooms with private pools. 

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Crete: All Inclusive Atlantica Akti Zeus Hotel 

water park holidays in Crete

This modern beachfront hotel offers stunning seaviews and a great choice of hotel rooms including swim-up rooms! There is a kids club, an evening entertainment programme and a waterpark on site. There is a baby lagoon for children up to 5 years, an aqua playground for children aged 5 -10 and ample slides for children aged 10-12 years.
 

 

 
Ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor, this is a great choice if you are looking for waterpark holidays in Greece.

Read: Top 20 Family Holidays in Greece
 
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Turkey: All Inclusive 5-Star Aqua Fantasy

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The Aqua Fantasy Resort is one of Turkey’s most popular family resorts. It is officially rated 5-star, although I would probably rate it 4-star, its beachfront location and onsite waterpark probably deserves the 5-star status! As well as numerous water slides, it also boasts a lazy river for chilled out days and a wave pool if you fancy some fun. 
 

 

 
There are six restaurants, nine bars, an amphitheatre for live shows, as well as a host of activities available, including windsurfing and bowling. The lively resort of Kusadasi is just 15 minutes taxi ride away. 

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Bulgaria: All-Inclusive, 4-Star Aqua Paradise Resort 

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The Aqua Paradise Resort is located next to Bulgaria’s biggest waterpark, and this all-inclusive holiday includes free access throughout your stay. This giant waterpark’s home to 25 slides, a surf machine, a wave pool, and a lazy river.

Rated by TripAdvisor as the top place to stay in Nessebar, this is a super choice for family waterpark holidays.

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