We had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at Aquazone in the National Aquatic Centre today. We all love swimming- it's been something which we've done regularly as a family since Ava was about 8 weeks old. So we were delighted when we were gifted a couple of family passes.
Aquazone indoor waterpark, is home to 8 rides, slides and experiences and is located in Blanchardstown just off the m50 and a 15 minute drive from Dublin City Centre.
We brought inflatable rings for both of the girls which was very helpful as the water was pretty busy and it's always easier to hang onto them that way. Ava (3) is such a good little swimmer and having the ring allows her a little bit of freedom. Though you always have to be so careful with little ones in the water as they can get away from you in the blink of an eye. We were there on a Sunday afternoon so it was understandably quite packed. We were even more careful to keep a firm grip on Ava.
The main swimming pool in Aquazone is built like a beach- with the water starting out very shallow and getting deeper as you go in. Though it always allows for standing for older kids and adults. The wave pool is great fun, simulating waves (not constantly though!)
There is a Pirates Play Area suitable for toddlers and under 8's. However what Ava enjoyed the most was going around and around on the 'lazy river' which is a loop around the pool with a slow current that pulls you around. There are some great slides, but they're only suitable for slightly older kids. Ava wanted to go but I told her she was a few years off them yet.
After we got changed the girls were starving so we got them a kids meal to share in the cafe. There was a great selection and reasonable prices. I also got a coffee- and it all came to under €10.
I'd highly recommend Aquazone Indoor Waterpark for a fun family day out or for those visiting Dublin with little ones. The way to get the best value is to buy a family ticket. They are €50 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Under 3's go free.
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