Europe's best waterparks with deals from £695pp & FREE child places | The Sun

WATERPARKS add a splash of excitement to any family vacation.

We rounded up some of Europe's best waterparks and deals from £695pp, including child-free places with Jet2holidays.

From thrilling slides, rapids, and chutes to chilled lazy rivers and wave pools, these waterparks have it all.

To bag the free kids' places, all you have to do is pick a date that suits you, choose a hotel and book your holiday.

The holiday packages include 22kg of hold baggage and 10kg of hand luggage per person and shared resort transfers.

Departures are available from ten UK airports direct to your destination.

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Here are the best waterparks to visit this summer:

Siam Park, Tenerife

Siam Park in Tenerife has been voted TripAdvisor's best water park in the world.

Opened by the Princess of Thailand in 2008, the waterpark has been number one on the reviews website for the last four years.

It has more than 30 rides and holds several world records, including the creation of the world’s largest man-made wave.

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Thrill-seekers will love the rapids and fast slides like the Tower of Power, a 28m high slide where you can reach up to 50mph when sliding down.

Or the Singha water rollercoaster, on which you can hit speeds up to 40mph while in a dinghy.

There are also options for little ones with lazy rivers and small slides.

  • 7 nights at GF Isabel & Siam Park Waterpark – from £753pp, including one free child place
  • 7 nights at Coral Los Alisios & Siam Park Waterpark – from £695pp, including one free child place
  • 7 nights at Gran Oasis Resort & Siam Park Waterpark – from £1,031pp, including one free child place

Caribe Aquatic Park, PortAventura World, Spain

Caribe Aquatic Park is located in the PortAventura World park in Spain.

PortAventura World is the biggest theme park resort in southern Europe and is just outside the resort town of Salou in Costa Dorada. 

The water park features 16 attractions, huge pools, waterfalls, and green areas with palm trees and plants.

There are indoor and outdoor options for younger kids, so they won't feel left out if they don't meet the height requirements for some of the bigger slides.

For instance, you could head to El Tifón, a ride designed to resemble a furious typhoon's whirling strength.

Once you're at the top, you can choose between two super slides. Whichever path you take, you'll descend from a 49 feet height to the ground through turbulence, twists and turns.

  • 7 nights at Ohtels Belvedere & PortAventura Theme Park – from £710pp, including one free child place
  • 7 nights at Hotel El Paso – PortAventura World – from £1,000pp including one free child place
  • 7 nights at Hotel PortAventura – from £964pp including one free child place

Zoomarine, Portugal

Zoomarine is one of Portugal's biggest tourist destinations, located just north of Albufeira.

The family-friendly theme park offers a variety of fun activities throughout its 30 hectares.

You'll find an aquarium, 4D cinema, water rides and the chance to interact with dolphins.

Plus, a new Butterfly Garden opened last year, and it's the first of its kind in the Algarve.

The Butterfly Garden is a sensory-rich landscape for all ages, where exotic varieties of butterflies of all sizes and hues flutter about as you go along the route.

While Fantasy Island features slides for small children.

  • 7 nights at Jupiter Albufeira Hotel & Zoomarine Theme Park – from £975pp

The Land of Legends, Turkey

The Land of Legends Kingdom is Turkey's biggest leisure and entertainment park.

The park is in Antalya and boasts a shopping boulevard, a five-star hotel with the world's biggest playground, massive waterparks and a theme park.

The theme park is divided into two main areas, the 'Masha and the Bear Land of Laughter' and 'Adventure Land'.

Little ones are guaranteed to love Masha and the Bear's land, thanks to its fun rides and experiences.

You'll find a carousel ride, a mini Ferris wheel and a coaster ride.

Adventure Land is a great option for kids and adult thrill seekers, with plenty of super-fast rollercoasters and family-friendly attractions.

You could test your limits and head on the 62-meter-high Hyper Coaster goes up to 115 km/hour, or the Typhoon Coaster, which reaches the water at a speed of 86km.

The two waterparks feature more than 70 waterslides, but they are only open in summer.

  • 7 nights at The Land of Legends Kingdom Hotel – from £1,888pp including one free child place

Katmandu Park, Majorca

Katmandu Park in Majorca was voted the second-best theme park in the whole of Spain by TripAdvisor.

You'll find more than 10 attractions the whole family can enjoy in the park. Younger kids will love the KATOPIA Splash Park, where they can go on slides and explore the fortress, all set in a shallow pool.

Alternatively, the KATOPIA Soft Play area has slides, trampolines and tunnels spread across five floors.

For older children and adults, there's Carnival XD, a haunted-house-style attraction that you have to try and escape from.

Or you can hop onto the ZOMBIES! XD Dark Ride – a virtual roller coaster that will get your blood pumping.

There’s even a Steamboat Laser Challenge, where you try to dodge lasers like a scene straight out of Mission Impossible.

  • 7 nights at Sol Katmandu Park and Resort – from £995pp
  • 7 nights at Inn Apartments – from £704pp including one free child place

Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, Cyprus

If you're looking for thrills, the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark in Cyprus is the one.

It features 10 water slides designed to get your heart rate up as you go down at incredible speeds.

For instance, Free Fall will have your heart racing as you drop 50 feet into the water.

The ride goes faster than 24 miles per hour, so it's definitely not one for the faint-hearted.

For younger kids, you'll find a wave pool, lazy river and different splash zones.

There are also a mini volcano and mini pirate ship.

  • 7 nights at Aquamare Beach Hotel & Spa & Aphrodite Waterpark – from £761pp including one free child place

You can secure your Jet2holiday breaks with £60pp deposits and set up an interest-free monthly payment plan toward your outstanding balance.

The trips are ATOL, and ABTA protected, meaning you won't need to worry about cancellations or changes.

For more summer holiday deals, TUI has 2023 breaks from £273pp with flights, including free child places and low deposits.

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