If there’s one thing that kids love when they’re on holiday, it’s a trip to a waterpark. If you love messing about in the water but, you need a break from the beach, waterparks are a great option for a fun family day out. There some amazing deals on family holidays for 2017 right now, so you should have plenty of spending money to have a top family trip to at least one during your time away.
Siam Park, Tenerife
Siam Park is one of the biggest waterparks in Europe and has an exotic Thai theme as its backdrop. You can hang ten at the Wave Palace, or if you have a head for heights, take a dive down the near-vertical Tower of Power. Spin, splash and soak your way through the day, with plenty of restaurants, bars and snack shacks to refuel in between sessions.
Aqualandia, Benidorm, Spain
Benidorm is one of the top Spanish destinations for Brits, so it’s only fair that it has one of Europe’s top waterparks too. Aqualandia is well run, friendly and welcoming, with over 20 rides and plenty of gardens, nature areas and tropical palm trees providing a bit of shade from the heat of the day.
Fasouri Watermania, Cyprus
This huge waterpark opened in 1999 and has won a cabinet full of awards almost every year since, making it one of the most popular waterparks in Europe. In 2007 it was voted Europe’s Leading Waterpark Attraction by the prestigious World Travel Awards. Its tropical theme is fun, and the park is a perfect location for family holidays.
Star Beach, Crete
Sitting in four beautiful acres in the Cretan holiday hotspot of Hersonissos, this is a fabulous park with a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere. There’s an equal balance of attractions and activities for all ages, from safe areas for tiny tots to water slides for the kids. This waterpark also has a fabulous sandy beach right next to it, making the most of this gorgeous destination.
Water World, Ayia Napa
Water World in Ayia Napa is one of the most famous parks in Europe, and one of the biggest. It’s family focused, with dozens of slides, water shoots, flumes, pools and chill-out areas. This park just gets bigger and better every year, making it a real family favourite.