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Visiting Splashdown with Younger ones!

Making the Most of Your day is Important to us! 

If you're visiting with little ones, have a read of the information below. Hopefully there's everything you need to know before you visit. If you're still not confident after having a look, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01202 716123 if you have any further questions! 

The waterpark is staffed with trained staff and lifeguards who should all be able to assist you if you have any questions or help if you run into any difficulties.

Children must be at least 1m tall to ride the rides – 1.2m for Infinity. They need to be confident around water, though not necessarily strong swimmers; armbands may be worn. Exception to this is Infinity, it has a very deep water exit and is not recommended to anyone who is a weak swimmer.

There will be big, brave 4 year olds who are just fine and 7 year olds who aren’t really sure. Just because they are tall enough, they won’t all be bold enough, nobody knows your child better than you – the more adventurous types will love the thrill of the flumes, but some can be worried. Usually around age six the tall enough and brave enough come together and they will have the time of their lives. Remember for health and safety reasons there is no lap riding and all our slides are single rides. Be sure to follow the slide instructions, all are feet first, absolutely no head first sliding. Younger ones will feel more confident with someone that they know going ahead and in behind them, so do try to bring two adults or at least an older more independent child in your party. Failing that, send your child down ahead of you, being sure to give them time to slide down, they can be slower than usual and encourage them to exit immediately. Some slides have shallow water exits which may be better to try first whilst they get used to the whole idea, try Red River Roller, is a good first slide experience. Check out the main splash area, so you and they can see what happens when you come out of the slides. In the Mississippi Drifter it is possible to get separated, it isn’t a lazy river ride and though enormous fun, it can be a little daunting for littlies, especially when busy. Don’t panic if you end up without your tyre but do get them back on if you can. It is only max 1m deep so most should be able to stand, but there are lifeguard positions at the top and mid-way if assistance is required. All our staff are uniformed, so make sure they know to speak to a person in uniform if you become separated, it can happen and is best to be prepared.

If you have a toddler coming along too, you won’t have any chance for one of you to use the rides, unless you swap with your partner, you can do this with our Two Attraction Family Saver Combo Tickets for younger or mixed age kids (under 12) coming to Splashdown with a family group – then if some people have had enough fluming fun they can go off to Lemur Landings Soft Play centre to have a play and a nice cuppa!

We also have areas specifically for smaller children and they may find that more to their liking. Toddlers will love swimming in Ricky’s Reef (just off the changing area) and Buccaneers’ SplashZone is a watery, interactive playground for under 8s – it’s upstairs so don’t miss it!

 

It will be busy during the holiday seasons, and especially so on wet days and some children (and adults!) can find this a bit overwhelming. It’s quieter just as we open and in the late afternoons, which can be better for all concerned. Peak visit times are between 11am and 3pm. Got it wrong? If after 15 minutes, it’s not working out do go and speak to a duty manager to explain.

Find out more about our great combo tickets with Lemur Landings Soft Play below!

COMBO SUPER SAVER TICKETS

Enjoy 2 great attractions with 1 ticket - flume & play all in one day!

Prices are per person and inclusive of admission to both Splashdown & Lemur Landings 
Child Under 1s plus Spectator £6.00
  Under 1s plus Buccaneer Zone Adult £7.50
  12-24 months £10.50
  2-3 years £12.00
  4-11 years £17.00
Adult Buccaneer Zones Only (No flumes) £6.50
  With Flumes £11.50

 

Ts & Cs Combination tickets are valid for one day only and cannot be used with family or membership discounts. Entry to Splashdown must be before 10.30am on your selected date. Check our opening times above before booking to ensure you make the most of your visit.

Our All-Day Combination tickets allow you to spend two hours in Splashdown, followed by as long as you want in Lemur Landings; an empire of indoor soft play perfect for under 12s, and situated just next door!

Any visitors aged 12 and over will be charged at either a 'Buccaneer Zones Only' or 'With Flumes' adult admission. For those who do not wish to dip their toes in the water, our standard Non-Flumer admission can be added to your booking either online or on arrival. These tickets are inclusive of adult admissions to Lemur Landings.

Please note Any children aged 12 and over are not permitted to 'play' on the play equipment in Lemur Landings.

OPENING HOURS

Check our OPENING HOURS to ensure that we will be open on your preferred date and to check if you're date is either Peak or Off-Peak.

EXPLORE THE PARK

Tumble on tyres and twist through the tubes! Check out our 13 slides before your party; each with a varying degree of difficulty.

FAQs

Check out our FAQs page for everything you need to know when planning your visit to Splashdown Waterpark Poole.

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