Check out my top waterpark holidays for 2019 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! SplashWorld or waterpark holidays guarantee lots of pool time and are the perfect choice for a family holiday. When you book a SplashWorld holiday you will enjoy the advantages of an all inclusive resort with all meals and drinks included in the price, as well as having free access to a waterpark throughout your stay. Some of the resorts have waterparks on site, others are close by. I have teamed up with TUI, the family holiday specialists, to bring you my top ten waterpark holidays for 2019.
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! TUI have 18 SplashWorld resorts for 2019 but I have hand-picked my favourites. All of my picks below have a minimum 4 star rating on tripadvisor, free WiFi zones and are ideal for family holidays. Another added bonus is that there are no hidden extras. All TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. And that’s not all, you only need a deposit of €75 to secure a booking, with the balance payable ten weeks before departure.
Costa del Sol: Splashworld 4* Globales Playa Estepona, All Inclusive
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.
Tenerife: Splashworld, Parque Cristobal & Siam Park, All Inclusive
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!
Corfu, Splashworld, Aqualand Village, All Inclusive
For families looking to try somewhere different, the highly rated Aqualand Village in Corfu won’t disappoint. The waterpark on site caters for kids of all ages with a dedicated area for toddlers, including waterslides and an adventure playground. There are fifteen different water-themed rides including kamikaze slides, family rafting and a lazy river. Aqualand is also home to the world’s third-largest wave pool. There is an afternoon and evening entertainment programme and a shuttle service to Corfu Town. Apartments come with cooking facilities, not that you will need them, because all meals and drinks are included in the price!
Bulgaria: SplashWorld Aqua Nevis Club hotel, All Inclusive
The Aqua Nevis Clubhotel has been a firm favourite with Irish holiday makers for many years. The waterpark is huge and is onsite. There is a family-friendly lazy river and wave pool, an Adventure Island for younger children with mini slides and water prays and enough to keep thrill-seekers happy too! Located within walking distance of the town centre and beach, but the hotel has a free shuttle bus if you are too tired after a day at the waterpark! Rooms are great too with sliding doors separating the bedroom from the living area.
Salou: SplashWorld, Aquasplash Estival, All Inclusive
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.
Kos, Atlantica Porto Bello Beach, All Inclusive
Located right on the beach with a waterpark and kids club on site, you may find it hard to leave! There are plenty of slides for kids over 12 years as well the Aqua Tower for kids aged 5 to 9. The lazy river is attraction of choice for those who just want to relax on a large tube! There are lots of sports activities throughout the day as well as live shows in the amphitheatre at night time, including a mini disco. The all-inclusive arrangement gives you four different dining options, including a Greek taverna and an Italian restaurant.
Lanzarote: Lanzasur Splash, All Inclusive
Located just minutes from the Playa Flamingo Beach, the Lanzasur is another firm favourite with Irish holiday makers. Apartments are bungalow style with kitchenettes and interconnecting rooms are available. There are two large pools as well as a kids pool and at the waterpark has attractions for kids of all ages, a lazy river and a wave pool. Little ones have the own special area as well as a kids club, mini disco and daily activity programme.
Crete: Atlantica Akti Zeus Hotel, All Inclusive
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 a modern alternative to Spain, but still want to keep the kids happy!
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