Summer is here and whatever comes in the way of the weather, children love to have some fun with water – and it doesn’t matter if its in it, on it or around it!
Here at Let’s Go with the Children we have researched some of the most fun places to take the kids to dive into some water fun! There’s places to learn to surf, to shoot down water flumes, to check out amazing underwater sea life, to go banana boating and much more…..Enjoy the summer with a splash!
Twinwoods Adventure in Bedford have something for everyone to try out. From Indoor skydiving to a children’s soft play area to a relaxing tranquil spa.
For when the beach is out of reach the Flowrider at Twinwoods is the perfect place to give surfing a go. It is indoors so you can catch a wave any time of the year and as the minimum age is just five years old,it’s perfect for all of the family to try.
After meeting an instructor and getting a safety briefing, get kitted up in a wet suit before heading to the wave. Start off on the body boards which are really easy to ride and you will be performing tricks in no time.
As the session progresses stand up riding on the board will be a possibility! Afterwards, head for a nice warm swim in the spa.
Feeling adventurous? Try indoor skydiving, rock climbing, racing simulators, shooting or archery. For the brave try Vertigo: the 35m simulated BASE jump.
Explore the wide variety of displays ranging from the native waters to tropical seas and coral reefs to reptiles. Learn about the breeding programs at each aquarium and be informed about current conservation projects.
Each aquarium has a full activities plan for the summer, packed with family fun. Experience Jurassic Shark at the Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth and the Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth where kids can learn how sharks evolved over the years and what types of species still have very prehistoric features. In Hastings visitors can get a shelfie with a Mermaid throughout August and Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay is hosting Dangerous Creatures!
Be sure to check out each aquarium’s individual website for a full list of activities and events during the year.
Open all year round, the Alton Towers Waterpark means soaking up some fun in tropical temperatures, whatever the weather! The Caribbean themed water park has plenty of adrenalin pumping water thrills for the whole family, including the Little Leak – a shallow area full of interactive play features and slides for tiny tots.
Unwind in Lagoona Bay or the Lazy River and let stress just float away or enjoy an adventure on the Master Blaster Water Coaster, speeding round the Waterpark at exhilarating speeds. There are also the Wacky Waterworks and Treehouse to explore. The thrills of the Rush ‘n’ Rampage high-speed water slide will have you running back for another go as soon as you’ve finished before more fun-filled adventures in Flash Floods: Outdoor Flume Adventures.
Furthermore, Adventurers Cave, located in the Waterpark, is the ideal choice for families looking to re-fuel throughout the day and The Ice Cream Shack offers a delicious taste of the Caribbean, serving refreshing sundaes with toppings of your choice, hot waffles and ice cream floats, making it is the ideal place to cool down after some Splashtastic fun! More…