The most fun aqua parks in Europe

June, 8 2017

This week, we’re going to take you on a tour of all the theme parks in Europe that are focused on fun with water. Water rides are often part of normal theme parks, some campsites are a veritable water paradise, and, for the ultimate fun-filled day with water, you can visit a real aqua park.

These aqua parks eagerly respond to what young people, from toddlers to teenagers, want to do. And there’s even space for adults to feel like children again.

Obviously, most of these aqua parks are in warmer countries, such as those around the Mediterranean. Suncamp holidays lists 6 of them below, enough inspiration for your next thrilling holiday. Here they are:

Camping Solaris (Croatia) has its own aqua park

Camping Solaris on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia is so well-equipped with water recreation facilities that we can definitely call it an aqua park. The campsite is in a quiet location, right on the coast, surrounded by pine forests. Campers are so well taken care of here that they don’t even need to leave the campsite.

They’ve thought of everything. All sorts of sport and wellness facilities, but of course the eye catcher is the Solaris Aqua park. A huge, colourful building, ingeniously designed for various water attractions. A waterfall, water slides, a flowing river you can swim in, and even a pirate ship! And we’ve not even mentioned all the possibilities offered by the beach and the seaside. I can imagine that children would have fun all day long here…

Highlights at Solaris Campsite:

Aquadiver (Spain) fun in the water for the whole family

Aquadiver in Platja d’Aro is one of the best water parks in Catalonia, Spain. There’s a pool with waves, a waterfall, a fast-flowing river, the so-called Splash Mountain, water slides in all sorts of different colours, shapes, with offshoots and other thrills, even some with multiple lanes, so you can see which of your family members can get to the bottom the fastest.

One of the best things is the Kamikaze slides, not the normal tube-shaped slides, where you do a freefall of tens of metres, really brilliant.

But there’s more. There are water slides especially for young children, Fun Temples for everyone to enjoy fun in the water, and a Rock House to discover. An amazing water park for all ages.

Campsites near Aquadiver:

Water World (Spain) is a paradise for water lovers

Water World in Lloret de Mar, near Barcelona on the Costa Brava in Spain is a beautiful aqua park with countless attractions for the little ones, the daredevils, but also for those who prefer things a little calmer.

Water World Spain

Examples include the biggest white water course in Europe, a wave pool with waves up to 2 metres high, a huge swimming pool with sun terraces and jacuzzis for relaxing, a white-water course where you can go rafting, kamikaze slides with a freefall of more than 70 metres, a vortex, and winding water slides.

But the little ones will also have fun on Kiddie Island, a special aqua park with a swimming pool, slides, and games in the water with bubbles everywhere. And with the Mediterranean sunshine, you can come and enjoy this place more than once…

Campsites near to Water World:

PortAventura Costa Caribe Aquatic Parc (Spain) full of water thrills

Part of the amazing PortAventura theme park in Salou in North-East Spain is the new Costa Caribe Aquatic Parc, which is particularly good fun for children. A pirate ship full of Sesame Street characters and all sorts of water games with water jets and other safe water bubbles. The top attraction is Europe’s highest water slide with free fall. This is only for the real daredevils, looking for an adrenaline high.

If you don’t want to have your hair standing quite so much on end, try one of the gentler water slides, which are still twisty and fun. You’ll find several water rides and slides here, and a huge area of water to have fun with or relax in. What are you waiting for?

Campsites near to Costa Caribe Aquatic Parc:

Caneva Aquapark (Italy) the water park on Lake Garda

Part of the Canevaworld theme park, the Caneva Aquapark is in Lazise, on the East bank of the popular Lake Garda in Italy.


In Canevaworld, you can get to know the pirates of the Caribbean, a volcano film set, and the Baywatch girls. The water theme park is divided into four themes. Adventure Island guarantees a variety of exciting rides that mimic nature. Great fun! BabyLagoon offers all you could possibly want to know about pirates: a pirate ship, pirates and castaways who have been given to the sharks to eat.

Relax Beach is the third theme, and the name says it all: enjoy the beach, the Caribbean, and the palm trees. Just relax! Crazy River is the last theme, and that’s where you can find pools and other water features, where you can swim, dive, fool around, and play.

Campsites near Caneva Aquapark:

Mirabeach (Italy)

Part of the amazing Mirabilandia theme park is Mirabeach. You’ve guessed it, it’s all to do with water recreation and fun. The aqua park is near Ravenna, on the Adriatic Sea in Central Italy. Fans of rollercoasters will love seeing and experiencing so many attractions.

What about a mysterious castle, a lagoon with hydro-massage jets, a river where you can drive a rubber boat and get a bit of a tan, the Rio Diablo, a water slide with a view of the whole area, which even the most faint hearted can enjoy.

Spectacular waterfalls and water slides in all shapes and sizes, too many to mention. Little ones can have fun dancing, play games and taking part in a mini-Olympic games, all under the guidance of an entertainment team. But even older adults can enjoy dancing to the rhythmic and catchy Latin music. Let’s go!

Campsites nearby include:

Do you know of any other water parks that should really have been on this list? Let us know below in the comments, and perhaps we’ll include them next time.

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Ivo van den Dijssel
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  • As a youngster, Ivo enjoyed European camping holidays with his parents, his tent and his canoe. These days he prefers more sporty campsites, preferably those close to rafting and mountain biking opportunities. For Ivo, there's nothing better than a holiday in the great outdoors, so for him, camping is ideal!

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    Hi there. Many thanks 🙂 Love your blog!.

    • Ivo van den Dijssel

      Thank you for your kind words!


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