Waterworld, Stoke-on-Trent

2.4
#4 of 8 in Theme Parks in Staffordshire
Enjoy Waterworld after the sun goes down at the Aqua Disco every Friday. The daytime hours are full of water activities, such as slides, poolside relaxation, and games. There are shallow pools for younger children and lifeguards. Check the website for discounts in advance; some require you to print vouchers before arriving. Plan to visit Waterworld and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Stoke-on-Trent attractions using our Stoke-on-Trent online attractions planner .
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  • We visited this Saturday. Yes it's not the ritz but there isn't anything I would pick to complain about. Lifeguards seemed to be very on the ball, even checking the age of children plus their swimming...  more »
  • We came from Kent visiting Stoke, and the boy wanted to go to Waterworld. Having paid an extortionate £3.50 parking fee, our entrance fees totalled another £42. Then they expect you to top up a plasti...  more »
  • We have been many times to Waterworld and enjoy it every time we cone. Today was our first time coming on a Sunday in school holidays. It was mad busy as you would expect but the staff were amazing to...  more »
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  • A good time out but the changing rooms really need updating. There weren't enough large lockers and the ones that were available didn't work properly. The drinks machines hadn't been updated to accept the new £1 so instead just took our money and we had to get it back from reception. The showers were a waste of time, with some not working at all and others not staying on for long enough. The staff were all lovely and so helpful. The pool was great and there was a good range of slides with lots of variety for all the family. Car parking charges were odd with an hour free but then you have to pay for 7 hours.
  • 3 stars due to outdated facilities. Lots of fun but owners need to consider investing in toilets and larger lockers. On arrival we were met by the sight of a group of kids stealing a moment to grab a quick cigarette, whilst still in their swimmers, shivering and partially towelled. In reception we witnessed two young lads being escorted from the premises by two police officers. Not the best start or advert for Stoke! The mixed 😏changing rooms were a logistical nightmare in small and cramped cubicles and suitable sized lockers were in short supply leading to lengthy delays to change with three boys under 9 in tow! The pool, slides and space was excellent, with the choice of activities very inclusive for all ages. Gents toilets needed more attention but staff were very friendly and attentive. Please advise those attending high slides not to perch on railings. It's a long way down! Had a great time and will return!
  • Parking reap off! Avoid this place! We visited the place in June 2017. Paid our parking close to £5 and displayed the ticket on the windscreen on top of the dash as normal. Joined the queue to get in and paid our entrance fee, 4 of us. Inside, we were told my daughter who was 7 years at the time wasn’t allowed on her own at some of the rides, so I had to leave the park and drive to town to get a pair of shorts because their tiny shop the size of a car boot had no adult sizes. Drove back in, my ticket was still valid till just before 5pm. We spent over £100 on the day, getting in, food and drinks and parking. Several weeks later I received a letter from the bailiffs demanding payment £160 payment for parking. I contacted, them, spoke to a bloke called Tim, explained and tried to understand what happened. He said he was going to find out from them and get back to me, no response for 2 days until I wrote a message on their Facebook page, he was having none of it. To cut the long story short, I’m not paying them another penny more, I still receive bailiff letters demanding £160, what kind of business does that to customers? Guess what Waterworld, roll them robbing letters up your bottom holes, don’t send them to me, you aren’t getting a penny more! AVOID this place. Ooh, by the way, we had food poisoning too! It was very difficult on the long way home
  • (Family group 2 adults one eight year old, one 5 year old) Genuinely impressed in every way by this attraction! I'm usually the archetypal "grumpy dad" that bemoans the cost and lack of facilities or how long it takes to queue for this and that. Not the case here, the changing rooms were (though not immaculate) cleaner than any similar facilities I've ever used and were kept clean by the staff with seemingly constant cleaning throughout the day. The attractions themselves were well managed with crowds flowing easily and despite visiting in a peak time we were able to get onto all the rides without spending all day in queues. There was a good range of attractions for all in our party, plenty to keep us entertained all day. The "space bowl" and "nebula" especially are pretty unique rides and I doubt there are many if any similar attractions in the UK. There are around nine water slides in total that would impress individually but in one attraction make for a brilliant day. All of the staff I encountered were very friendly, helpful and seemed to have a genuine enthusiasm rare in the leisure industry. We took advantage of the cashless payment system with a pre-charged wrist band. I was very impressed with the poolside cafe which handled the mid-day rush with ease and served us decent fast food, at surprisingly good value with a minimal wait. The only very small gripe which I do have is with the £3.50 parking charge which is on top of the entrance fee and is not made clear on the website. We had quite a drive to get there but will definitely be visiting again.
  • Visited Waterworld on Saturday with my 2 nephews and had a great day. There were plenty of different slides and even one where you had a rubber ring to ride in! We especially enjoyed the "space bowl" and went on several times throughout the day. The changing rooms were a bit dated but were functional. We had lunch at the poolside café which was good value for money and the staff were really helpful and friendly. Plenty of choice when it came to the food so there was something for everyone. Would definitely recommend for families.

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