10 great waterparks in the UK: readers’ tips

Whether it’s hurtling down a waterslide or a spot of paddleboarding, an aquapark on a summer’s day is always fun

The Blue Lagoon waterpark is part of the Bluestone holiday resort, but day visitors are welcome. Shaped like an upturned coracle, it boasts wave machines, flumes and a pirate shipwreck play area among many other attractions. The lazy river which exits the building to an outdoor bubble pool is a favourite for young children. It is one of the first waterparks in the world to be heated by biomass; its green credentials are as impressive as its spotless and well-staffed facilities for participants and spectators.
• Family ticket (for four) £48, adult £12.95, after 7pm £7, booking advised, bluelagoonwales.com
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