Poole, Dorset

Average time spent – 2-3 hours.

Things to do at Splashdown review

Splashdown is a waterpark in Poole, Dorset. It is the south’s premier leisure complex with a good selection of flumes. There is no large swimming pool, just lots of family-friendly water-based fun. There are height restrictions on some of the flumes plus some flumes are seasonal.

The waterpark is home to 13 thrilling indoor and outdoor flume rides. The Screamer is for adrenaline junkies where you descend through 40 metres of slide in 5 seconds. Velocity is also one for the brave for a 30-foot steep drop. Baron’s Revenge is an 8-metre vertical drop in total darkness and Infinity has laser lights and disco music. Other exciting flumes include Zambezi drop with 50 metres of slide and Dragon’s Lair with twists and a dragon’s roar at the end.

There is the Grand Canyon tyre ride and also the Mississippi Drifter where you can ride through twists, small slides and whirlpools. On the Tennessee twister and Louisiana Leap, you can race on inflatable tyres through 91metres of twists and turns. A good introduction to younger children is the Red river roller. The flume has 91 metres of slow twists and turns. Plus other exciting slides.

Ricky’s Reef is a water play toddler area for the under 6s with a 3D effect reef liner. Children 7 and under will love Buccaneer splash with water canons, a starter flume and plenty of interactive water play. Buccaneer Beach is an outdoor splash pool for ages 8 and under. Splashdown can host your child’s party.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information – Splashdown

Address: Tower Park, Poole BH12 4NY, Dorset, England. Phone:  01202 716000

Category – Waterpark – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. No picnics are permitted.

What are the main things to do?

Waterpark with 13 flumes of varying lengths and ‘bravery’, splash areas and interactive water play for younger children. There are toilets, changing cubicles and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. A 2 hour session costs £11.50 or £14 for 3 hours. Under 5s are £8.50 and spectators £5.

Is there parking?

There is local pay and display parking.

When are they open?

Splashdown is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Are they accessible?

Photos credited to Splashdown

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