What's a better way to spend a hot summer day than at a super fun water park? Racing down slides and swimming in pools all day is every child's summer dream, but water parks are not only reserved for the little ones. Whether you're coming with your family, friends or your loved one, fun times are promised at these 8 water parks in Europe!
1. Siam Park, Tenerife, Spain
Holding the title for the world's best water park from numerous travel sites, this park should definitely be on your travel bucket list. Home to the longest lazy river in the world, the tallest, fastest slides, raft rides, and many others, the Siam Park seems out-of-this world. Adrenaline junkies should try the 92-foot-high slide called the Tower or Power which gets up to speeds of 50 miles per hour! The park is huge, so there are rides for people of all ages, from family-friendly ones to adrenaline-packed experiences. But since it's very popular, be prepared for the crowds. To escape long lines, there is also the possibility to buy a fast pass ticket.
2. Aquaworld, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest houses one of the largest indoor water parks in the world, open all year round and offering unforgettable fun for visitors of all ages. Children will enjoy the special separate area called Kids' World, with suitable slides and pools for the youngest, and the parents will love the spa section of the park, equipped with saunas, jacuzzies and both indoor and outdoor pools. If you visit the park during summer, there is even a beach area and a volleyball court. If you decide to come here in wintertime, there's no shortage of indoor heated pools and fun-filled slides!
3. Tropical Islands' Resort, Brandenburg, Germany
As the name of this water park suggests, it's slice of the far-away Pacific offered right in Europe! You don't have to fly for hours to reach your tropical holiday anymore, it can be found near Berlin. Just 37 miles south of Germany's capital city, Tropical Islands offers sandy beaches, palm trees and splashing slides inside their grounds. Whether it's snowing outside or boiling hot, the weather conditions here are always perfect. With dreamy beaches, exciting slides, a rainforest, artificial sun, palm trees and a world-class spa, this place will blow your mind and transport you to a whole different world. And to explore it all, one day won't just be enough as it's the largest indoor water park in the world!
4. Aquariaz, Avoriaz, France
Set in the scenic French Alps, this water park is crowned as the highest waterpark in Europe. Therefore it's no surprise that it features jaw-dropping mountain views. It's a place like nowhere else as it's designed to be a tropical paradise in the middle of the mountains. With open-air jacuzzis, massage tables, lush tropical vegetation, a few pools and climbing walls, Aquariaz has plenty to offer. It's open year-round, making it a great destination for both après-ski as well as for all those keen on spending their summer vacation in the mountains.
5. Lalandia, Billund, Denmark
Over the last couple of years, Denmark garnered a reputation for great amusement parks. Aquadome is located within the Lalandia holiday resort, which is right next to the famous Legoland park. It's the ultimte place to be if you're looking for some splashing fun in Denmark. With a Winter World offering ice skating and skiing as well as plenty of other playlands, Lalandia has loads of possibilities for supplying your day with fun.
Aquadome is the most visited part of Lalandia and it offers a seemingly endless list of exciting things to do. From thrilling slides that will satisfy any adrenaline junkie to child-friendly water areas and stunning decor, at this indoor water park you'll leave your daily life behind and be whisked away to a world of fun and imagination!
6. Ayia Napa Waterworld, Cyprus
Sandy beaches, perfect weather, and crystal-clear sea make Cyprus one of the most attractive destinations for summer holidays. But when you get bored of all-day lazing at the beach, get your dose of fun at this outstanding water park. More commonly known as only WaterWorld, this outdoor park is one of the biggest in Europe and it's not to be missed while in the region around Ayia Napa. High speed adrenaline rides, drops, rafts, tubes and plenty more guarantee that no one will get bored here. The entire park's theme is Ancient Greek mythology so prepare to fall like Icarus or take a dip in Aphrodite's Baths!
7. Caribe Bay, Venice, Italy
Formerly known as Aqualandia Jesolo, this park is just a stone throw away from Venice. After 30 years of operation, it got a brand-new look just this year. Having been renovated and going by the name Caribe Bay, this water oasis of fun is better than ever and features almost 120,000 square feet of relaxation, adrenaline and unbeatable fun! White sand and palm trees will make you feel like you're on a tropical island and seven themed areas will fill out your day with tons of fun. One of the biggest highlights include the virtual reality slide and the highest bungee jumping tower in Europe.
8. Aquapark Istralandia, Novigrad, Croatia
When Istralandia opened in 2014, it became Croatia's fist water park and immediately attracted international attention.TripAdvisor named it Europe's second-best water park last year and we can see why. Situated on the Istrian Peninsula and just 3 miles away from the magical Adriatic Sea, this outdoor park houses the largest wave pool in the Mediterranean and with 24 attractions boredom is not on the menu here. Slide down a 89-foot-high slide or relax your mind in one of the hydro-massage pools. One thing is for sure, you'll experience a new dimension of fun!