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Last week John and I took my daughter Sylvia and my special needs brother James to Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool. Sandcastle Waterpark happens to be the UK’s largest indoor waterpark and it has the most amazing facilities. We were so excited to check them out and I must say we had a wonderful time. Sandcastle Waterpark is opposite Blackpool Pleasure Beach on the sea side of Blackpool’s South promenade.
Sandcastle Waterpark features over 18 slides and attractions including water slides, fun pools, a wave machine, water chutes, a burger bar, snack bars, arcades, swim shop and much much more. The one thing that attracted me to Sandcastle Waterpark in addition to the slides and features is the fact the pool is totally accessible for people with disabilities and special needs. In fact we were able to book in advance and arrange a pool side changing facility. This is perfect for anyone with additional needs and has an adult size changing table, special wheelchairs and a disabled toilet.
After getting changed we were able to use special wrist band lockers and find a table next to the pool for towels and resting. We first went into the wave pool. Just as we arrived the wave machine came on which was perfect timing. This was Sylvia’s first time in a wave pool and she absolutely loved it. We also enjoyed heading to the water fountain and having a mimi massage as the water poured from the rocks.
After the wave pool we made our way to the queue for the UK’s largest water slide the Masterblaster. The Masterblaster is a huge slide which you ride on using a rubber ring. There is always a queue and so we queued when it was not so busy and managed to get on the ride in a reasonable amount of time. The whole family loved the master blaster. It was fast and fun and a great ride to try out. There are lots of fantastic rides and we didn’t have time to try them all out but when we come back we will try the Aztec Falls Slide and the Montazooma.
Sylvia and James were keen to try out a whole range of water slides. They particularly loved the yellow and blue thunderfalls water slides. We were able to go on this one together and Sylvia screamed the whole way down with joy. Sylvia also loved the duelling dragons and the Tree Top Water Chutes which are great for younger children.
I love that Sandcastle Waterpark has some fun and exciting areas. We particularly loved the Ushi Gushi River Creek. which has a current that drags you around. That was really fun and I enjoyed going around with Sylvia a number of times.
One of the best things at the waterpark has to be the Caribbean Storm Treehouse. This is an area with lots of water fall action. There is a huge coconut which tips water down and it was really really fun. I thought I’d share a video so you can see exactly what I am describing. We loved this area and it was super fun.
We enjoyed our time at the Sandcastle Waterpark. We are going to return again in future as there is so much more to discover. In fact John and I would love to check out the Sea Breeze Spa at some point. The Spa is for adults 18 plus and includes a Sauna and Steam Room, an Ice feature, heated lounges, foot spa’s and Aromatherapy and salt Inhalation rooms. I think this would be a fantastic idea for a future date for me and John. We live 40 minutes away from Blackpool and I can’t wait to return and check the spa out! Now that will be fun.
We had a fantastic time at Sandcastle Waterpark and I would totally recommend this place. I have lived in New Zealand and been to the most popular waterparks over there. I have to be honest, Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool is the best one I have ever been to. We will certainly be returning again and If I have any family visiting from overseas, I will be recommending this as a must visit hot spot.
*We were given complimentary access as part of this review