Watch out water babies! Here are the five coolest water parks in Europe – an unforgettable bathing experience awaits you!

Slowly but surely the cold winter temperatures are coming to an end. Whilst some of you are still enjoying your spring holidays, others are already planning their next summer holiday. If you are one of the lucky ones who is already booking your summer holiday, then I have a great idea for you: how about a visit to a water park? Who knows, maybe your next destination isn’t far from one of the most spectacular water parks in Europe, and you can soon pay it a visit. Let’s go for a splash!

In these water parks fun is guaranteed:

Water Park in Faliraki, Greece | Aqualandia in Jesolo, Italy

Slide & Splash Water Slide Park in Lagoa, Portugal

Fasour Watermania Water Park in Limassol, Cyprus | Siam Park in Costa Adeje, Spain

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Faliraki Water Park – Water fun on Rhodes

Rhodes is one of the most popular Greek holiday islands. A holiday in Rhodes is an unforgettable experience for many tourists – especially if a visit to the legendary water park in Faliraki is on the agenda. A wave pool, numerous adventure pools and exciting water slides, guarantee a lot of fun in the water. For the younger guests, there is an adventurous pirate pool, where there is a pirate ship with mini-water slides and water jets. Whereas, the older guests can experience the thrill of the steep kamikaze slide. If you want to briefly cool off without jumping into one of the pools, you should head to the tipping bucket. Every ten minutes, the huge bucket, which is mounted on a tower, pours about 1000 litres of water onto bathers. That’s what I call a real cooling off! This year the Faliraki Water Park opens its doors on the 8th May and closes towards the end of October.

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Photo: TripAdvisor

Aqualandia Jesolo – Italy’s largest water park on the Adriatic

The Aqualandia water park in Jesolo, which is just a few kilometres from Venice, is Italy’s most popular and largest water park. In the park, which stretches over almost 80,000 m², you will find 26 exciting and diverse attractions, which are spread over seven different themed areas. One of the most popular areas is the Shark Bay, which contains real sand from the Caribbean and crystal clear water.

“Here you’ll be catapulted down a 60-degree descent in an inflatable dinghy”

If you’re seeking adventure, then Captain Spacemaker is ideal for you. It is one of the highest water slides in the world. Here you’ll be catapulted down a 60-degree descent in an inflatable dinghy and reach speeds of up to 100km/h – pure madness! For the smaller bathers, Funnyland is definitely worth visiting. It is a special area for children, which is not only equipped with water slides, but also has cool parades and shows, funny clowns and cartoon figures. As you can see, Aqualandia has something for everyone. You can visit the water park this year from the 27th May.

Slide & Splash Waterslide Park – Bathing in the Algarve

Sunny Portugal is very popular among beach loving holidaymakers, in particular, the most southern holiday region of the country – the beautiful Algarve. If you go on holiday here, there is a lot to do, besides relaxing on the beach. One of the most popular excursion destinations is the Slide & Splash Waterslide Park in sunny Lagoa. Huge water slides, including a steep kamikaze and tornado slide, an adventure pool and entertaining shows, all ensure that the whole family will get their money’s worth when visiting the water park. Whether it is a fast-paced water ride, an exhilarating reptile show or a little relaxation in the rest area – there is something for everyone here. And believe me, a visit to the Slide & Splash Water park is the icing on the cake of any beach holiday to the Algarve. This year you’ll be able to dash down the slides to your heart’s content from the 3rd April.

Fasouri Watermania Water Park – A 100,000 m² water paradise

If you are planning a holiday in Cyprus and are by chance staying on the southern part of the island, you should definitely take a trip to the Fasouri Watermania Water park. Climb up the stairs, have a glance down, and dive into the water! More than 30 exciting slides and many more attractions ensure an unforgettable experience in the water. Whether small or large, young or old – the unique Fasouri Watermania Water park in Cyprus is suitable for everyone. Here are the creative names of some of the attractions: Black Cannons, Triple Tube Slide, Black Hole & Extreme Black Hole Slides. In addition to the many exciting attractions, there are also some areas where you can relax, such as the so-called Lazy River, or even in the separate massage area. The perfect combination of adventure and relaxation – and even for the whole family! Depending on the weather, the water park is open to you from the 6th May until the 30th October.

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Photo: TripAdvisor

Siam Park – Europe’s biggest Water park in Tenerife

Save the best for last: TripAdvisor recently selected the top 25 water parks in Europe – based on real reviews from travellers who have already visited them. Europe’s largest water park, the unique Siam Park in Costa Adeje, on the popular Canary Island of Tenerife, took first place. Take a look at the reviews to see why! One visitor reported: “We had a fantastic day here! The slides and rides are incredible. One day is not enough to try everything out.” Others report of a great park, which is worth a visit every year and is full of super slides suitable for all ages.

“One of the biggest highlights is the freefall slide, which leads through a shark tank at the end!”

The spectacular water park adheres to a Thai style, and this is reflected in all of the park’s attractions. The biggest highlights here are undoubtedly the freefall slide, which leads through a shark tank at the end, but also the world’s longest artificial river, which you can cruise along in a tyre or a dinghy. There is even a floating market here! To ensure that even the youngest guests get their money’s worth, there is even a special water playground area, where they can really let off some steam. No wonder this water park is number one in Europe! If you now want to visit this amazing park, you can look forward to a visit at any time, because Siam Park is open all year round! From the 1st May to the 31st October, the park is open from 10 am to 6 pm, and from the 1st November to the 30th April, it is open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Find tickets for Siam Park here

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Photo: Darios / Shutterstock.com

Of course, these are just some of the many sensational water parks, which provide our beautiful continent with water fun. If you have already visited one, I’m looking forward to hearing about your experience! Or maybe now you really want to visit one? If it doesn’t fit into your holiday plans this year, then get looking for next year, or the year after, because anticipation is the purest form of pleasure!

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