This week, Simba Toys UK has taken over the UKMUMS.TV site to show off its fabulous AquaPlay collection! This top water play brand is packed with fun and helps kids better understand how water moves. You can check out some of our favourite sets in our AquaPlay product guide here.
But if you’re looking for some great ideas for a fab, family-friendly day trip, you’re in the right place. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the UK’s best water parks and attractions – you’re welcome!
Alton Towers Waterpark
Alton Towers Waterpark, Alton Towers Resort, Alton, England ST10 4DB
One of the UK’s best waterparks (in our opinion!) can be found at Splashing Landings Hotel in Alton Towers. Inside, you’ll find a Master Blaster ride, a waterfall in Lagoona Bay and the interactive Wacky Waterworks, that’ll keep kids entertained with water cannons, buckets and wheels. In the summer months, there’s an outdoor section including a soothing ‘Bubbly Wubbly’ pool and the Flash Floods outdoor flume adventure.
Lagan Valley Leisure Centre
LaganValley, Lisburn, Northern Ireland BT28 1LP
While this leisure centre is slightly smaller than some other UK-based waterparks, Lagan Valley does have plenty to entertain young families, including a ‘Mission Inflatable’ assault course filled with rollers, sliders and demolition balls. There also the option of purchasing tickets for Mission Inflatable, which gets you 45 minutes in the Leisure Pool afterwards, where you’ll find a Master Blaster slide, a Space Bowl, rapids, waterfalls and a lazy river.
Time Capsule Waterpark
Time Capsule Waterpark, Coatbridge, Scotland ML5 1DL
This epic waterpark based in Glasgow has some super fun and unique rides! There’s something for all here – for older kids and adults there’s the Tornado Tantrum and the 10m high Storm Chaser Flumes, as well as the Tsunami wave pool. Other cool areas include the huge tipping bucket on Splashdown Island and the Riptide River, a lazy river with a rapid ending. For families with younger children there’s Cove Island, a sheltered area where little ones can splash and enjoy the water at a more leisurely pace. There’s also a 25m swimming pool for those who like just a splash on their own.
Sea Life Brighton
Sea Life Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB
The world’s oldest operating aquarium is an absolute must-visit! Discover more than 1,500 sea creatures at Sea Life Brighton, go on a rainforest adventure, stop by the seahorse nursery, view the starfish display, or uncover all the secrets of the reef!
National Sea Life Centre Birmingham
National Sea Life Centre Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HL
At the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham, families will enjoy 60 displays of freshwater and marine life featuring over 2,000 creatures, 15 themed zones help you get up close to everything from jellyfish to sea dragons! Keeping all members of the family entertained will be a breeze with the Penguin Ice Adventure, where you’ll meet a colony of Gentoo penguins! Kids will also love reaching into the rock pool! Oh, and the 360° Ocean Tunnel is incredible – you’ll watch sharks and other creatures swim above your head.
For more fun from AquaPlay, head back to the main hub page.