For a family holiday to remember there needs to be thrills and spills, and where better to provide that than a water park? Modern water parks cater for the whole family with a mix of attractions, shows and rides. So, here are four destinations with super water parks to provide family fun this summer.
Traditional Family Fun – Aqualand Water Park, Majorca
A summer holiday to Majorca will guarantee traditional family fun, with the Balearic Island specialising in providing sunshine and smiles for more than 50 years. Majorca is home to four water parks, meaning you will have to pack a selection of swimming attire for all the water fun available. Aqualand towards the South West of the Island is the pick of the water parks, with a wide and varied selection of attractions to keep the family busy.
For Aqua Babies: The very safe and colourful mini park is ideal for first paddles on holiday.
For Aqua Parents: The lazy river is perfect for those that like that water fun laid back.
For Thrill Seeking Teens: The Crazy Race slide and Grand Canyon will ensure thrills and spills and some competitive family fun.
When to go: Holidays to Majorca are popular throughout the year, but the months of June and September are perfect for a slightly quieter holiday to the Balearic Island.
Explore Natural Beauty – Zoomarine Aquarium, Algarve
The Algarve is a unique blend of old and new, giving families a great chance to explore and experience a different type of family thrill on holiday. For a modern family day out to remember there is the brilliant Zoomarine Aquarium, which is complete with a water park, rides and the highly reccomended animal themed shows. There is also the opportunity to swim with dolphins at the park, a dream day out for most families.
For Aqua Babies: The Wet Zone is made up of three shallow swimming pools that cater for first time swimmers.
For Aqua Parents: There is a 4D cinema on site showing educational films!
For Thrill Seeking Teens: The Zoomarine Aquarium offers the dream experience of swimming with dolphins.
When to go: Holidays to Algarve offer sunshine all year round, so are perfect for winter family breaks.
Try Something New – Oasaria Water Park, Marrakech
Marrakech is not your traditional family destination, but offers an exhilarating and culture filled holiday for families. The hustle and bustle of the Jemma El Fna will naturally attract visitors, with snake charmers and monkey handlers providing authentic Moroccan entertainment for the family. However it is on the outskirts of the city where you will find traditional family fun with the Oasaria Water Park.
For Aqua Babies: Younger children will appreciate the selection of relaxing pools and will have plenty of fun with the themed pirate ship.
For Aqua Parents: The picturesque park offers a refreshing day in the Marrakech Sun, perfect for lazing around and topping up the tan.
For Thrill Seeking Teens: Thrill seekers will enjoy the 17km high Kamikaze slide, and the whole family can enjoy the wave simulator.
When to go: Holidays to Marrakech are available throughout the year, Spring months April and May are the best time to visit with the heat of the sun bearable for all members of the family.
Winter Fun in the Sun – Siam Water Park, Tenerife
If your family can’t decide between a day at the beach, the pool or an alfresco lunch then combine all three at Siam Water Park in Tenerife. This Thai themed water park in the south of the island is the perfect way to cool down in the year round sunshine that Tenerife boasts and is a water park that is sure to wow. The big complex is complete with wave pool, sand beach and floating Thai markets, restaurants and bars, and you might even spot the odd sea-lion and Koi Carp.
For Aqua Babies: The jungle park for younger children has been specially designed with shallow waters and child friendly slides.
For Aqua Parents: Relax and stroll along the biggest lazy river in the world. Just don’t fall asleep!
For Thrill Seeking Teens: Siam Water Park is home to record breaking, adrenaline fuelled rapids and towering slides for thrill seekers.
When to go: Holidays to Tenerife are great for families all year round as the temperature stays warm, offering suitable conditions for a winter holiday.