ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!! I must admit I’m not normally a big ‘swimming’ person, I hate getting cold and I have secretly liked it recently when Jelly Bean has screamed at the idea of getting in a cold swimming pool because it has meant that I had an excuse to sit it out. That said, I have never stopped the children swimming and up until half way through my pregnancy with Jelly Bean I was still taking Beanie Boy swimming every week.
I had heard great things about the all new Splash Waterworld at Butlins so I was actually quite excited about the idea of getting stuck in, even Jelly Bean seemed quite happy now that he has finally become happy with baths at home. Unfortunately my photographs aren’t the best as it was dark when I took them just as the pool was closing but they will give you some idea.
This was a great pool to sit in the shallows with Jelly Bean whilst Hubby splashed around with Little Bean and Beanie Boy.
All around the pools were these great loungers which were super comfortable. The Kiddy Slides that you can see in the corner are in the children’s pool which are BRILLIANT! Little Bean and Beanie Boy LOVED these so much we lost count of how many times they went down them. They are great for building up the little ones’ confidence.
The cave was a great place to be, it felt really cosy and Jelly Bean loved the twinkly lights in the ceiling. It didn’t actually ‘rain’ in there whilst we were there but there is a loop in the roof with holes in it which lead me to believe that it rains in there at some point. The slightly larger kiddy slides that you can see to the left of the cave was another big hit with the tiddlers. In the bottom left corner there is a seating area which has intermittent Jacuzzi bubbles. Above the cave I was told there is another mega bubbles jacuzzi but we didn’t take the tiddlers up there.
The Lazy River was a bit hit with Hubby, he took Little Bean and Beanie Boy on and they thought it was ‘mega brilliant’.
Above the children’s pool is a two-part Rope Bridge Walk for children aged 5 and over whilst the pool itself is shin deep at one end and just above the knee near the slides. There are 2-3 Water Mushrooms and Water Guns around the outside of the pool with an island in the middle with palm trees which rain all over you. Great fun but the water coming down is a bit on the chilly side!
For the big bigger kids there is a fun inflatables section in the main swimming pool. We loved this pool as it was really warm.
Hubby is a BIG FAN of water slides and these water slides did not disappoint, although Hubby did say that he would have preferred the fish bowl to be like the one in Bognor Regis where you drop out of the bottom instead of coming out of a chute. There are three waterslides, the red one is a high speed adrenaline slide which plunges you into pitch black before you reach the end, the yellow one I think is called the Vortex (a bit like the Fish Bowl style) and there is a third one which you ride with friends in a large rubber ring. Finally there is an Outdoor Water Rapids which Hubby found quite chilly in high winds at around 4.30pm on a cold winter’s night!
We will DEFINITELY be heading back there next Summer, see you there!