With the increasing popularity of water sports, it is no surprise that the Emerald Isle is home to numerous aqua parks catering to all ages and fitness levels.
So, whether thrill-seeking or simply looking to enhance your skills, there are plenty of options to choose from.
10. Funtasia Waterpark, Co. Louth
One of the biggest indoor aqua parks in Ireland, Funtasia Waterpark boasts more than 200 water-based activities, including the adrenaline-fuelled ‘The Super Bowl’ and gravity-defying ‘The Boomerang’ waterslides.
The park also provides a play area for younger visitors alongside a toddler section and a family-friendly Jacuzzi.
9. Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park, Co. Antrim
The largest indoor waterpark in Northern Ireland, this facility possesses three high-speed slides (Abyss, Torrent, and Vortex) – one of which is Ireland’s first vertical drop slide – alongside the North’s first and only surf simulator.
It also offers an adventure play area for younger children and the ‘Little Lagoon’ for babies and toddlers.
8. Clara Lara Funpark, Co. Wicklow
High up in the Wicklow Hills lies Clara Lara Funpark, an outdoor adventure facility set in 30 acres of woodland in the Avonmore River valley.
Activities include canoeing, zip-lining, row boating, swings, rafts, and water slides like the Aqua Shuttle.
7. Harbour Splash Aqua Park, Co. Dublin
Located at Dún Laoghaire Harbour, this inflatable obstacle course consists of water slides, trampolines, and climbing frames ideal for people of various skill levels.
One of Ireland’s newest inflatable waterparks, this site is tucked away in Rathdrum’s Hidden Valley Holiday Park.
Included within the 21,500 sq ft (2,000 sq m) site is a 360-degree viewing platform plus over 30 obstacles, including inflatable climbing frames, slides, and swings.
5. West Coast Aqua Park, Co. Clare
Kilrush’s five-island inflatable waterpark invites visitors to test their skills by sliding, bouncing, and climbing their way through various obstacles.
The sister site to Killaloe’s West Lake Aqua Park, a trip to either would provide the perfect group outing.
4. Splash NI, Co. Derry
At Northern Ireland’s newest inflatable waterpark, visitors can try their hand at various obstacles floating atop the 12-acre freshwater lake.
Nestled away with stunning natural views of the surrounding countryside, Splash NI is arguably one of the best waterparks in Ireland.
3. The Lake Kilrea Aqua Waterpark, Co. Derry
This 80,000 sq ft (7,500 sq m) outdoor adventure and aqua park in Coleraine is home to the world’s tallest floating slide (‘The Beast’).
2. Baysports Waterpark, Co. Westmeath
Home to the Guinness World Record’s tallest inflatable waterslide, activities here include pedal boats, lake tours, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
This unique site also has sections dedicated to Irish landmarks and mythology, such as Athlone Castle, The Isle of Saints and Scholars, and Tír na nÓg.
1. Let’s Go Hydro Aqua Park, Co. Down
Situated ten minutes from Belfast City Centre, this top tier water sports facility offers a range of activities to suit all from kayaking and canoeing to stand-up paddleboarding and aqua rugby.
Undoubtedly one of the best waterparks in Ireland, it is the Emerald Isle’s only full-size cable park where visitors can attempt kneeboarding, wakeboarding, and tubing.