At the heart of every Center Parcs break, is our incredible water park, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, heated to 29.5C all year round and decked in lush green tropical plants and trees, it’s positively balmy.
Access to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise during your break is through a pre-booking system only so be sure to pre-book and secure your place to take a dip in the pool, tackle the Wild Water Rapids, relax in our whirlpools and enjoy our exhilarating rides and slides.
You can pre-book your slot from 4 weeks before you arrive.
We've made some changes
We’ve been hard at work preparing our Subtropical Swimming Paradise for when you arrive on your break. We have had to make some changes to make sure we can keep you and your family safe. Watch our video to find out about what to expect when you visit.
Don't forget to pre-book your session before you arrive.
Things you need to know
Entry is available in 2-hour time slots and on a pre-bookable basis only
Please pre-book and arrive 15 minutes before your time slot with your entire party
Pre-bookable sessions are limited per booking.
For 2 night stays sessions are limited to one per break
For 3 and 4 night stays sessions are limited to two per break
For 5 and 6 night stays sessions are limited to three per break
For 7 night stays sessions are limited to four per break.
You must ensure your entire party is booked onto the same session if you all wish to visit the pool during your break
There will be a small charge of 10p/c per person per session, which will be donated to Together for Short Lives /Barretstown
There will be temperature checks in place on arrival
Social distancing will be in place throughout the facility, including our changing rooms and rides and slides
Please limit the number of items you bring with you on your visit. Towels and personal items must be kept in your locker while you are enjoying the pool, but you may bring a bottle of water with you
Please arrive already wearing swimwear under your clothes, showers and dryers won’t be available
The wave pool will be open, but we will not be operating the wave machine
The majority of our rides and slides are open and are available throughout all pool booking times
Baby changing facilities are guaranteed during these pool session times 8-10am, 12-2pm & 4-6pm
Small lockers will be available in the pool for valuables; refreshments and pool essentials will available to buy from Canopy Café and Bar (cashless payment only)
Our rides and slides
The Subtropical Swimming Paradise is the home of thrilling water rides and slides, from our gravity-defying Tropical Cyclone to our family favourite Wild Water Rapids. Rides and slides vary at each village but you're guaranteed twists, turns and drops on each one. Rides and slides are available throughout all pool booking times.
Children's water play areas
Let your little ones dip their toes in our water play areas with little slides, spray fountains and a splashing pool for the little ones and for older children a family water play area with fun slides, giant tipping buckets and more if they're a little more confident in the water.
Experience the Typhoon, a two-seater tube ride, which will whiz you through enclosed tunnels and soar through a labyrinth of back-to-back, 180 degree and 360 degree turns and multiple accelerating drops.
Ireland’s largest indoor water park, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise is full of fun for the whole family. With our Wild Water Rapids, 350m of exhilarating rides and slides and children’s water play areas.