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Splashdown Poole

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  • Hit high-speeds, spin around daring turns, and drop into darkness on the exciting rides at Splashdown Poole.
  • Watch your youngest play in kid-friendly spaces just for them.
  • Have a bite to eat or a sunbathe if you want to relax.


If you’ve visited sister park Splashdown Quaywest before, or had a rip-roaring time at Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool, put Dorset's Splashdown Poole on your list! 

Splashdown Poole has six high-intensity, adrenaline-fuelled slides. Two of these are seasonal rides, namely The Screamer and Velocity. The Screamer drops you through 40 metres of slide in under five seconds; hold onto your heart or it might come out! Velocity shoots you like a bullet down a 30-foot steep drop. Baron’s Revenge might just take your breath away as you take an eight-metre, near-vertical drop in total darkness. Zambezi Drop takes you to speeds of 25mph through 50 metres of slide and a steep drop, so is great for those with a need for speed. Escape the dragon in Dragon’s Lair as you twist and turn in the dim gloom. Meanwhile, Infinity takes you on a musical wave as you spin and drop around a bowl before plunging into a pool.

Looking for something a little less intense? There are four medium rides, and two easy rides to enjoy. Inflatable tyre ride Mississippi Drifter will take you through tumbles, twists and whirlpools. Enjoy the seasonal extension of the Grand Canyon, as you are sucked into a pitch black twisting flume that’ll leave you on the edge of your seat. Feel like a race? Try the Tennessee Twister & Louisiana Leap, as you go through 91 metres of twists and turns; if you think you’ve won, try the other and see who’s victorious. The Colorado Coaster might feel relaxing to start, but slip and slide around at fast speeds before you reach the final drop. Step into a thunderstorm on Black Thunder, experiencing heart thumping twists and turns throughout the pitch-black spiral. Looking for something to start you off on your water ride fun? The Red River Roller will help introduce you to flumes as you go through 91 metres of slow-flowing twists.

Want something for your youngest too? Buccaneer Splash and Buccaneer Beach are perfect for younger kids. With water cannons, a starter flume, and an outdoor splash pool, there’s plenty of fun to be had. Why not try out Ricky’s Reef for under-7s? Explore underwater with this 3D effect reef liner.

If you're looking for space to relax after all of the water slide fun, sun terraces are available while the kids enjoy themselves. The Splash Cafe is available with hot and cold drinks, light bites and snacks if you're feeling a bit peckish; it’s recommended you book a meal deal online before you arrive. There is also a limited range of swimming costumes, towels, armbands and swim nappies to buy at the waterpark if you’ve forgotten anything.

Whether you're looking for thrills and adrenaline, or would rather relax in the sun, there’s plenty to do at Splashdown Poole.

What to know before you go

  • Splashdown Poole opening times vary depending on the month, so always check before you set off for the most up-to-date information.
  • Seasonal rides open in April and shut in November.
  • You must be 12+ to enter unaccompanied.
  • Splashdown Poole height restrictions say visitors must be at least 1m tall to ride the flumes and 1.2m to ride Infinity.
  • If a child is not confident in the water, they’re allowed to wear armbands. Certain rides are not recommended for weak swimmers, particularly Infinity.
  • Some rides include flashing lights and sound effects.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
  • A minimal amount of spectator tickets are available.
  • The changing village is unisex, with varying sizes for families visiting together. Some compartments include baby changing. There are also baby-changing facilities in certain toilets.
  • Reservations of lockers can be purchased when the ticket is bought.
  • Food cannot be brought into the park.

Getting there

  • The Splashdown Poole address is: Splashdown Poole, Tower Park, Poole, Dorset BH12 4NY.
  • Tower Park is 3 miles northeast of Poole on the A3049.
  • Splashdown Poole parking for cars and motorcycles is free.
  • Poole is the nearest station, but you'll need to get a bus or taxi from there.
  • To get to Splashdown by bus from the station, go to Poole Bus Station and catch service 6 direct, which will also take you from Oakdale and Canford Heath. If you’re in Christchurch, Southbourne, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Westbourne, Branksome, Bourne Estate, Alderney, Newtown and Oakdale, the 159 stops at Splashdown after 7pm on Monday to Saturday, and runs all day on Sundays.

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