The best waterparks in the UK which you can now visit

INDOOR attractions across the UK have reopened this week, after the restrictions were lifted in the latest stage of the road map out of lockdown.

We've rounded up some of the best waterparks – both indoor and outdoor – to add to your list to visit this summer across Britain.  

Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool

The largest indoor waterpark in the UK, Sandcastle Waterpark remains a tropical 84 degrees all year round.

Inside are 18 slides, including the longest indoor rollercoaster water slide in the world, the Master Blaster.

Guests can even rent VIP Tiki Cabins for the day.

Tickets range from £12 to £22 for the day.

Alton Towers Waterpark, Staffordshire

Alton Towers' Waterpark is attached to the theme park, with entry included in ticket deals.

Located inside the Splash Landing Hotel, the 50,000sqft Caribbean lagoon has lazy rivers, the Masterblaster wet rollercoaster, as well as log flumes, slides and hot tubs.

With a huge glass roof, it means even during the bad weather families can enjoy the park.

Day passes are just £16.50 when booked online.

The LC Swansea, Wales

The biggest indoor waterpark in Wales The LC Swansea features lazy rivers, a wave pool and slides.

Guests can also try surfing for the first time with a surf similar.

If you want to avoid the water, there is also a 30ft climbing wall, indoor play area and sports centre attached.

Adult tickets cost £8 for the day.

Splashdown Quaywest, Devon

The largest outdoor water park in the UK is Splashdown Quaywest in Devon, although there is a second Splashdown in Dorset.

Onsite are eight water slides as well as, ranging from under-5s to 'severe' scariness including the Devil's Drop, the highest and fastest flume in the country.

It is also next to Goodrington beach for families who want a day at the seaside too.

Tickets start from £14.50 for two hour sessions.

Waterworld, Staffordshire

Located in Staffordshire, indoor water park Waterworld has a number of slides and rides as well as rapids, and a water assault course.

Four new slides opened in 2019, which includes the Thunderbolt, the first trap door water flume in the UK

Tickets start from £7.95.

Alpamare, Scarborough

Alpamare, which opened in 2016, has everything from a wave pool to an outdoor infinity pool.

Also at the water park are four slides, including the double-tube Olympic Run.

The water park also has a huge "alpine-style" spa section for adults, with steam rooms and saunas, although this part is staying closed until autumn 2021 due to renovations.

Tickets start from £15 or kids and £19 for adults.

Blue Lagoon, Wales

Not to be confused with the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, the Welsh water park is part of the Bluestone National Park Resort.

It has everything you could want – wave pools, four water flumes and a huge indoor swimming pool.

When the weather is good, there are also outdoor spa pools and loungers.

There are a number of exciting new water parks hoping to open in the next few years across the UK.

A £200m water park has been approved to open in Oxfordshire, called Great Wolf Lodge – and will be the first of its kind outside of the US and Canada.

A £75m water park inspired by Indiana Jones called Elysium was first announced in 2019 and hopes to open in Bournemouth.

The huge £250m indoor water park and spa Therme is also coming to Manchester.

While you wait, here are the best water parks in the world, with the very best found in Spain.

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