With Australia's hot summers, aqua fun parks are a great way to cool off and have fun for the entire family. An aqua fun park is a type of amusement park which provides water-based kids' activities including: water slides, fountains, wave machines, whirlpools. Water parks have been a popular attraction worldwide since the first one was built in the late 1800s. In Australia the two biggest water parks are Wet ?n' Wild world and Sea world, both located on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Other, smaller aqua fun parks are located around the country.
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Is an aqua fun park right for your kids and family?
Aqua fun parks are a popular family amusement and particularly fun for kids of all ages. Even babies and toddlers can splash around in the kids' pool while older children can get their thrills from faster slides and water based rides. Water parks are a great form of exercise and can help kids improve their water confidence and swimming ability. Best of all they are fun, with lots of adrenaline pumping slides and games for kids of all ages.
Waterslide parks are a type of theme park and are best enjoyed by children who are confident in water and like to be active. There are usually plenty of kids' activities to be found, including a selection of different rides, from high speed water rides to gentler kids' slides and whirlpools. Other attractions include wave pools, waterfalls and even swim up movie screens.
Most aqua fun parks have cafes which can provide a selection of different food and drinks and the bigger ones also have souvenir shops where you can buy memorabilia and any essentials you may have forgotten to bring with you.
Some of the rides at water parks may be unsuitable for younger children and many have age and height restrictions. Children need to be supervised at all times near the water, particularly if they are not confident swimmers.
How to organise a trip to an aqua fun park
Aqua fun parks are usually open all year round although some may be closed on public holidays so it is always worth checking first. The majority of the big parks are located on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Entry fees to parks are around $60 per day but there are plenty of discounts available online. Longer passes and multi park passes are a good way to save money if you are planning to visit more than one of a group of theme parks.
When you are planning to visit an aqua fun park you will need to bring swimming gear, towels and plenty of sunscreen. It is a good idea to avoid going during school holidays if possible as the crowds can be overwhelming and queues for rides could be lengthy. Some water parks allow you to bring your own food and others do not so always check before you leave.
If you think the kids would enjoy splashing around, high-speed rides and just general fun, then try the ActiveActivities directory for an aqua fun park near you!