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Subtropical Swimming Paradise
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
The Subtropical Swimming Paradise is open, with all rides and slides now running as normal and our wave machine is back.
In order to ensure the Subtropical Swimming Paradise is a safe place to splash and swim, access will continue to be via pre-bookable slots. This video explains the measures we’re keeping in place in order to give you:
2 pre-bookable slots for 3 and 4 night breaks, 4 pre-bookable slots for 7 night breaks.
Shorter queues for our rides and slides
More space to find the perfect poolside seating
Children’s water play areas that are less busy
Less crowded changing rooms
Why are we keeping pool slots?
In line with our responsibility to do our best to keep everyone as safe as possible, access to our Subtropical Swimming Paradise will continue to be via pre-bookable slots. This is to help us manage capacity. We are planning to increase the number of pool slots once we feel it is safe to do so. We are then hoping to increase swim slots further and also add an extra evening ‘turn up and swim’ session to provide additional flexibility. We will keep you informed on when these extra slots become available.
All guests with an arrival date up to 18 April 2022 are covered by our Book with Confidence Guarantee and will have the option to reschedule or cancel with a full refund 11 weeks before arrival.
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 3 and 4 night stays sessions are limited to two per break
For 7 night stays sessions are limited to four per break
We will be adding more swim sessions as soon as it is safe to do so
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
All 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.