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The Mississippi Drifter will divert it's course outside this Easter holidays. Please note the Screamer Tower will remain closed until May.


Welcome to Splashdown Poole, the South's favourite all-action waterpark! Easy to find on Tower Park, the South's premier leisure complex, Splashdown is home to 13 thrilling indoor and outdoor flume rides and 3 under 5's splash zones. We're flumin' great fun for the whole family.

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There's more than one way to slide - on either a body or a tyre ride!

Tumble on tyres and twist through the tubes! Check out our 13 slides below; each with a varying degree of difficulty. For the less adventurous, our Buccaneer Beach and Sun Terraces are perfect place to relax in the sunshine before heading to Captain's Cove to dip your toes in the water on our bubble bench and chill in the Jacuzzi.

Please note the Grand Canyon is scheduled to open on the 29th March 2024 and our other seasonal rides are scheduled to open on Friday 3rd May 2024. All seasonal rides shut Sunday 3rd November 2024 after half-term. Subject to prevailing weather conditions. Keep an eye on social media for updates nearer the time. 

Visiting with Younger Guests?

Remember for health and safety reasons NO lap riding is permitted and all our slides are single rider slides. For more information about visiting with younger guests please follow the link below. 

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Severe Medium Easy Shipwreck Island

Seasonal Tyre ride Black hole Light / sound effects


The Screamer

water depth at exit - 0.5m

Strictly for adrenaline junkies! Like a bullet, descend through 40 metres of slide in under 5 seconds. This is a high-speed water ride that is not for the faint-hearted!

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water depth at exit - 0.5m

Still feeling brave? Take on Velocity; our thrilling plunge down a 30-foot steep drop, reaching high speeds as you enter a long, almost flat run out. Not for the faint hearted!

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Baron's Revenge

water depth at exit - 1m

The Baron is out to get you! An 8 metre (near vertical) drop in total darkness; this short, sharp, shock slide will take a lot more than just your breath away.

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water depth at exit - 2m

Starting with a high speed drop, funky laser lights dance to the music as riders slide around the bowl before plunging into the pool below. Riders must be at least 1.2m to use this slide.

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Zambezi Drop

water depth at exit - 0.5m

Perfect for speed freaks; reach speeds of over 25mph as you accelerate through 50 metres of slide and a steep drop! You'll be racing back to the start as soon as you've finished!

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Dragon's Lair

water depth at exit - 0.5m

Twist through the tunnel and dip into the darkest recesses of the dragon's lair. Hear the dragon roar as you come face to face before turning into the catch tray below.

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Seasonal Tyre ride Black hole

Grand Canyon

water depth at exit - 1m

A seasonal extension to the Mississippi Drifter; drift outside before being sucked into a pitch black twisting flume leaving you on the edge of rapids.

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Tyre ride

Mississippi Drifter

water depth at exit - 1.2m

A great chance to ride together with friends; tumble and twist through a number of small slides and whirlpools on this single inflatable tyre ride.

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Seasonal Tyre ride

Tennessee Twister & Louisiana Leap

water depth at exits - 0.5m

Race on single inflatable tyres through 91 metres of twists and turns and a fast finish. Think you've won? Swap around and race each other again.

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Colorado Coaster

water depth at exit - 1m

Don't be fooled by the shallow descent at the start. Slip and slide through bends and dips before one final drop into our main pool.

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Black Thunder

water depth at exit - 1m

Experience a number of heart thumping twists and turns in thunder and lightning throughout this pitch-black spiral of darkness.

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Red River Roller

water depth at exit - 0.5m

Roll from side to side through 91 metres of slow twists and turns. The perfect starter flume to introduce you to the experience of waterslides.

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Ricky's Reef

water depth - 1m

Take the plunge in Ricky’s Reef toddler pool - A 1M deep learner pool perfect for those younger guests not ready for a waterpark experience.. Perfect for little landlubbers aged 6 and under.

Buccaneer Splash

water depth - 0.5m

Enjoy a bucket full of fun in our interactive water play area; complete with water canons and a starter flume. Perfect for little landlubbers aged 7 and under.

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Buccaneer Beach

water depth - 0.6m

Take a wander outside to Buccaneer Beach. Our outdoor splash pool, overlooking Grand Canyon, is a seasonal play haven suitable for little landlubbers aged 8 and under.


Our slides have been listed with what we believe to be the most challenging first and the least challenging at the end. The ranking of our slides is a matter of personal opinion and is for guidance only. We strongly recommend that visitors using the flumes have an adequate swimming ability and are confident in the water. We have a variety of flumes with water depths ranging from 0.5m - 2m suitable for varying degrees of swimming ability. Please note, we do NOT have a conventional swimming pool.


more than rides and waterslides

Splash Café

now serving great quality Lavazza coffee

Fluming makes you hungry! Our café stocks a selection of hot and cold drinks, lite-bites and snacks. Meal Deals are also available.

Sun Terraces

chill in the sunshine

Kick back on a sun lounger and chill on our viewing terrace. Relax in the sun and watch the rest of your party enjoy themselves.


We want you to have the best time that you can with your kids when visiting Splashdown Poole. Many happy memories are made on family days out and we understand that it’s not a cheap day out either. Please take the time to read this if you are visiting with younger children to help you to have a safe, fun and memorable day for all the right reasons.