Indoor Water Parks in England

Updated July 20, 2017

England may not be associated with long hot summers and endless sunshine, but that does not mean that it has a dearth of water parks. Whether it's a white knuckle water roller-coaster you're after or a lazy drift on a meandering canal, England's indoor water parks can meet your needs throughout the year.

Water World

Near Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, Water World advertises itself as the UK's leading water park. It first opened in 1989 and now attracts 400,000 visitors per year. Water World is open throughout the year, although it is closed on selected days during the school term. It boasts a range of rides and flumes, including Nucleus, the UK's first indoor water roller-coaster, which contains 375 feet of ups and downs. There is also a wave pool, a rapids ride, an area for younger children and an aqua disco.

Water World

Festival Park



Stoke on Trent



0844 496 1000

Sandcastle Water Park

This water park is located in the popular tourist destination of Blackpool in northwestern England. Sandcastle has 18 water slides of varying lengths and speeds, as well as a lazy river, fun pools, a wave machine and chutes. Its central attraction is the Master Blaster, a monster ride that at 250 meters is the world's longest indoor roller-coaster waterslide. It is also the first water roller-coaster to go uphill.

Sandcastle Waterpark

South Beach




01253 343 602

Alton Towers Water Park

This water park in Staffordshire is attached to the Alton Towers theme park and resort, which attracts more than two million visitors per year. The water park, known as Cariba Creek until 2009, features flumes, chutes, a lazy river and a whirlpool. Rush 'n' Rampage and the Master Blaster provide twists, turns, and spills to satisfy thrillseekers, while Lagoona Bay offers a more sedate experience. Alton Towers Water Park is open all year.

Alton Towers Resort



ST10 4DB

0871 222 3330


Situated in the town of Poole in southwestern England, Splashdown caters to younger children, thrillseekers, and those wanting a more relaxed experience. As well as its trainer pool and spa pool, the park has eight white-knuckle rides to enjoy, including Baron's Revenge and the Screamer, both of which feature sheer vertical drops. Splashdown is open throughout the spring and summer months, but is open only on a limited basis during the fall and winter months.


Tower Park



BH12 4NY

01202 716123

Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

About the Author

Matt Margrett has been a freelance journalist since 2006, researching and writing about sports and current-affairs assignments. He has worked on projects for the BBC and Channel 4 and has written for the Squarefootball website. He gained a Master of Arts in English from Cambridge University before training at City University School of Journalism.