Britons, the wait is over. After a dark, chilly winter and a summer that hasn’t really been much less dark or chilly, some properly warm weather is finally here. The UK’s late summer heat is finally in full swing and promises to make up for the past few months. And there’s loads of stuff to keep you busy, from music festivals to flower displays. But summer also means the return of another truly marvellous thing: waterparks.
Of course, many waterparks are indoors and so have plenty of appeal all year round. But there’s something special about them in the warmest months. As soon as UK weather turns even remotely balmy, that’s a good enough excuse to stick on some swimwear, bust out the rubber ring and blow up yer armbands.
And while there are few thrills quite so pure as hectic splash pools, ginormous wave machines, and mega-slippy slides, waterparks are also simply very pleasant places to chill out and have some fun. So without further ado, here are the 12 best waterparks in the UK. Don’t forget your towel (or swimsuit, for that matter).
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