As Croatia grows in popularity as a family holiday destination, a number of waterparks have opened across the country. Here’s our guide to the best water parks in Croatia to check out. Which one will you take the kids to?
Solaris Aquapark, Sibenik
Dalmatia’s first themed water park is set in the Solaris Family Beach Resort. Packed with activities for kids of all ages, there are two pools, slides, a castle, jet tubes, waterfalls, a water cannon and more. With a special kids’ zone and lifeguards on duty at all times to keep everyone safe, you can sit back on one of the loungers and relax in the sunshine while the kids splash about. A daily pass allows you access to all of the park’s attractions, plus shower and locker room facilities. There are even free life jackets for children who can’t swim.
Aqua Colors, Porec, Istria
With 12 large slides, two outdoor pools (one for kids, one for adults), looping rockets, a lazy river and family rafting, it’s easy to see why Aqua Colors is one of the most popular aquaparks in Croatia. On dry land, there’s a kids’ playground and courts for tennis and beach volleyball, with workshops and theme parties for kids of all ages. A day pass gives you access to all the park’s attractions, plus shower and locker room facilities. There are plenty of options on offer for food and drink. Aqua Colors is open from late May until the end of September; we recommend getting there early to bag a sun lounger and parasol before the crowds arrive.
Istralandia Water Park, Istria
Home to Croatia’s highest water slide, this water park in Croatia is a popular choice for families. Packed with attractions for all ages, the park has three pools: the pirate lagoon for kids, a wave pool and a relaxing hydro-massage pool for adults. There are 12 slides for kids and adults. One of the most popular slides, Top Gun, has two-track racing, ideal for families. On dry land, there’s plenty to do too, with badminton and table tennis, foam parties, aqua aerobics and a kids’ club. You’ll also find a range of restaurants and cafés offering children’s menus, so nobody will go hungry. Istralandia is open from early June until the middle of September and is a great option for a splashing good time in northern Croatia.
Aqua Park Cikat, Mali Losinj Island
If you prefer your waterparks peaceful, then Aqua Park Cikat is for you. Set on Mali Losinj Island, the park has six outdoor pools and attractions for kids (and adults) of all ages. You’ll find a hydro-massage pool, jets, water ramp, fountains, water castle, tube slide and an open water slide, as well as several small splash pools for toddlers and very young children. The park has three sections designed for leisure, health, and fun, where you can relax and unwind or splash about with the kids.