Last Updated on April 2, 2024

Looking for a funday out at an indoor water park in the Midlands? Want to experience some slides or waves with the kids?

Look no further! We have a round up of the best indoor water parks and swimming pools with slides in the Midlands.

There are massive waterparks with slides galore as well as leisure centres with smaller offerings. Read on to discover the best places with flumes, rapids, lazy rivers and splash zones throughout the Midlands.

The Wave, Coventry


The Wave is the newest addition to indoor waterparks in the Midlands and arguably the best for high speed slides.

If you dare, try the Torrent where the floor disappears beneath your feet and your plunged to a flume. The Cyclone takes you down a slide and whirls your around a big bowl before you are plunged into a big bowl of water.

More gentle rides include The Rapids and The Crestar. Share the ride with friends on a double inflatable (or use a single inflatable if you prefer to go along).

If you want to chill, have fun swirling around the lazy river and try out the wave pool.

Young kids will love the Reef, a dedicated splash zone for the Under 8s with mini slides, tipping buckets, jets and fountains.

There is also the Cascade slide which kids under 1.2 meters can ride with an adult.

Read our review of The Wave. Or book tickets at The Wave, Coventry

Alton Towers Water Park


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Located in Staffordshire Alton Towers water park has been a film favorite of families for many years.

What I loved about the Alton Towers water park is that you can swim outside in all weather in the heated bubbly wubbly pool. An outdoor water flume also takes you outside all year round!

For adrenaline seekers there’s two high speed slides, the Master Blaster and Rush and Rampage.

The Little Leak area has lots of fun to entertain little ones and the Wacky Waterworks Centre has over 70 interactive water features to try.

After experiencing the thrills, chill out along the lazy river or enjoy a swim with the kids in the Lagoona pool.

Find out more at Alton Towers Water Park

WaterWorld Stoke on Trent


Photo from Waterworld Facebook page

Waterworld is the biggest water park in the Midlands and there really is something for everybody!

It has great high speed slides including The Thunderbolt where the floor drops out beneath you and you are plunged into a 25 metre flume.

There’s also the Stormchaser, the longest ride at WaterWorld with dark black holes,a colour show of flashing lights and loops. For speed, the Hurricane propels you at 17mph or try the Cyclone where you reach speeds of 19mph and shoots out into a spiralling dome.

For even more thrills, the black hole hurtles you through the darkness or you can go spinning into the space bowl

As well as slides for thrill seekers, there’s plenty of family slides that younger kids can go on with an adult. Toddler slides occupy the youngest of kids.

If you want to chill, enjoy swimming in the pool or relax in the bubble pooll. In the summer months, there’s an outdoor pool too.

Book in advance at Waterworld.

Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge


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The Crystal Lesure Centre have 2 family slides for big kids and a toddler slide. There is also a wave machine, a lazy river, shallow beach area and bubble seat.

It’s a great option for families

Find out more at Crystal Leisure Centre

Cocks Moor Woods Leisure Centre

Based in South Birmingham, the Cocks Moor Woods Leisure Centre has a 50m slide, wave machine and shallow area for younger kids with a sprinkler and baby slide.

The large swimming pool allows adults to enjoy a swim their older kids can enjoy the slide.

Find out more at Cocks Moor Woods

Malvern Splash

Malvern Splash Leisure Centre is also home to a slide and wave machine. However it’s worth checking online or phoning before you go as they only run the slide and wave machine on certain days.

There is also a beautiful park outside the leisure centre which is lovely to sit in after a swim session.

Check out the Malvern Splash website

Snow Dome Swimming Pool

The SnowDome is better known for skiing activities. However, it also has a swimming pool with slide. Once you’ve had fun on the slide, go for a swim in the 25m pool. Add in the junior and toddler swimming pool and there is something to keep everyone happy.

Book online at the Snowdome website

Water Meadows Water Park, Mansfield


Picture from Water Meadows Facebook page.

Water Meadows is the home of the Pirate Pool, an indoor water attraction in the East Midlands, where you can swim, ride the flumes and jump the waves!

The yellow flume is a 50m twister ride that takes riders through a flume of twists, turns and steep chutes. The red flume is a single person ride, with an unexpected rapid drop (you must be 8 years and at least 1.2 metres to ride both the yellow and the red slide). Finally, the white flume is the lazy ruver flume – fun for up to 3 riders at a time. The white flume also has some age and height restrictions which apply – check the website for more information.

Kids under 5 year can enjoy the Clock Fun Pool with a slide and fun games

Find more details at the Water Meadows Leisure Complex

Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre


Photo from Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre Facebook Page

Kingstanding Well being Centre on Dulwich Road, Birmingham has a flume for the big kids. A play area for small children features a cool yellow diver’s helmet water feature, water bucket, spray pistol and baby slide. Kids can also enjoy the waves!

Check swimming times at Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre.

Hereford Leisure Centre


Hereford Leisure centre is another family pool with a slide and waves (available at certain session so be sure to check before you go!)

Find out more at Halo Leisure Centre

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre


Photo from Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre / Facebook

Based in Leamington Spa, Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre has a leisure pool with an water flume! There is also a separate six lane, 25m swimming pool. Why not combine a visit to the pool with a fun clip and climb session?

Find out more at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness Centre

Enjoy two slides (one of them is a fast option), waves and a lazy river in Wolverhampton during a family fun session (check on the website or phone in advance to make sure they’re running when you visit).

The slides have a minimum height restriction of 1.2 metres and you must be 8 years old or older to ride the fast flume.

In addition, there is a 25 metre pool and a baby and toddler pool too.

Book your session here

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