Splash parks & water parks in the East Midlands

Feeling the heat and wondering where to find a splash park or waterpark to cool down in around the East Midlands? Maybe you’re looking for a day out in the school holidays or to escape the sun with some indoor water fun too?

There are many splash parks and waterparks around the East Midlands and beyond. Here are some of our top recommendations.

If you recommend any more, please just drop us a message and we’ll add them to the list!


Conkers is fantastic for outdoor adventures and the new Conkers Cove Splash Park definitely lives up to their usual outdoor adventure fun.

Encouraging interactive play, this accessible splash park is brightly coloured and even features a pirate ship.

Find out more here as well as check out all their other outdoor activities, on and off the water.

Twycross Zoo

Open 10.30-4pm throughout the summer, the Twycross Zoo splash area is included as part of your visit to the zoo – head over to the penguin area to check it out!

There are some changing cabins and picnic benches around there too, which is handy!

Find out more here.

Cooling down in the splash park at Twycross Zoo

Alton Towers Waterpark

We recently visited the Alton Towers waterpark and it was great fun for all the family, with plenty of water fun, both indoors and out, including floats, water slides, lazy river and more.

Check out our review here or visit the website here

The outdoor area at the Alton Towers waterpark

Wheelgate Park

The Robin Hoods Water Park is the UK’s largest all inclusive outdoor Robin Hood’s Waterpark and Splash Land.

With five water slides designed for different ages, a splash shop and plenty to play on, it really would make a fantastic place to cool down and splash around outdoors.

Find out more here

Twinlakes Park

The Twinlakes water park features the UK’s most exciting waterflumes and Wet and Wild Land the biggest Splash play in the UK with incredible waterslides for the Ultimate thrill–seekers. There’s also a log flume to enjoy too.

Image: Twin Lakes Water Park

Book a 1-hour session when you arrive at the park as part of your tickets.

Find out more here

Aqua Park Rutland

he UK’s most exciting Aqua Park featuring the largest collection of bespoke big impact water obstacles!

Come and take on the UK’s tallest obstacle: The Rutland Mammoth. Plummet from the giant slides or experience free fall with its staggering 5 meter drop!

Show off your flips and tricks from the Tornado Tower and explore the course that features climbing walls, trampolines, slides, and some of the biggest blast bags making it the ultimate day out for groups, families, adults, children age 6+ and adrenaline junkies alike!

Join the non-stop splash action! Slip, slide, splash and share laugh-out-loud moments!

Find out more here

Nottingham Water Sports Centre

It may not count as a waterpark, but the National Water Sports Centre has plenty of activities involving water, including the giant Lagoon Wipeout in the lagoon, kayaking, paddleboarding and more.

Enjoying some of the lagoon activities!
Enjoying some of the lagoon activities!

Why not twin the day with some dry activities too, including the Sky Trail and mini golf?

Find out more here

WaterWorld, Stoke

The UK’s No.1 tropical indoor aqua park is located at the Waterworld Leisure Resort, in the heart of the Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent!

Open all year round, Waterworld Aqua Park is an epic adventure for the whole family to enjoy, with over 30 different rides and attractions including Thunderbolt, the UK’s first trap door drop waterslide!

There’s also the outdoor pool for those looking to enjoy some sunshine in the summer months!

Find out more here

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The Wave, Coventry

Opened in 2019 and located in Coventry city centre, The Wave is one of the UK’s largest and newest indoor waterparks.

You’ll find six epic slides that are precision-engineered to fill the thrill seekers with excitement, boasting everything from the disappearing floor of The Torrent, plunging in the pool at the end of The Cascade to the high-speed rollercoaster ride on The Rapids’.

The younger spill seekers will enjoy The Reef; a large splash pad at the heart of the waterpark with jets, sprays and slides.

The Wave Pool, churning 20 million litres of water every day, is a place for the chill seekers to ride the waves before going to Lazy River for a gentle wind around.

Find out more here

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Windmill Farm Park

It’s not quite a splash park, but Windmill Farm Park has a fabulous little outdoor water play area for kids, where you can paddle your feet, pump through the water and more, all surrounded by a wooden play area and next to jumping pillows too.

Find out more here or check out our review here

Lily enjoyed the outdoor play area - especially the water pump!
Lily enjoyed the outdoor play area – especially the water pump!

Click here to check out our review of the Alton Towers Waterpark

Click here to check out our top days out in and around the East Midlands this summer

Click here to check out our review of CBeebies Land at Alton Towers

Click here to check out our Giraffe Feeding Experience at Chessington World of Adventures.

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