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Aquasplash (Hemel Hempstead)
Member Name: BobbyMillsy
Aquasplash (Hemel Hempstead)
Advantages: Good fun
Disadvantages: Can be cold.
As a local of Hemel Hempstead, Aquasplash is only a five minute drive for me, but for those who are not so close, it is in the town of Hemel Hempstead, very close to the M1 exit and is in the county of Hertfordshire. We are only about a 10 - 15 minute drive from Watford (which is a little bit more well known).
The place itself.
Aquasplash is not a particularly massive place and it doesn't have particularly big pools, but it does have some pretty good flumes and apparatus.
Don't be fooled by the description you may read of the place though because it only actually has about 4 proper flumes, the other descriptions you read about drag races, tyre ride etc, they are not anything special, literally a small push of water for you to follow around a small circuit leading into the main pool. Also, the tyres are very few and hard to get hold of.
Although like many others, I felt that the place was too cold at the best of times, and you do have a tendancy to shiver whilst waiting for each flume, I don't think it is horrendous, and can easily be shrugged off once back in the water. I actually feel that sometimes when you go to other places, they actually make the conditions too hot and humid.
One good thing this water park actually has over others is that it is a part of a larger complex called Leisure World. Which mean once you have finished with shivering at various entrances to water slides, you have the option to venture into the complex and try out things such as bowling, pool, cinema, bar. There are also a couple of places to eat too, including a burger king and pizza hut (theres a Mc Donalds across the road too.
This is not a bad place to go to but it is more for going to with the kids as opposed to going to as a pair or group of adults. If I had to say how long you could have fun in there before getting too cold and bored it would be about 1 hour and 30 mins, at a push. I usually go with my wife and two children and we are always back in the changing rooms after that time.
I have only ever been on a Saturday and Sunday but I can tell you now it gets busy and sometimes you have to wait ages to get on a flume, but if you get there for when it opens, literally on the dot, you will have atleast 30 mins to an hour of only having about 2 or 3 people ahead of you at a time, after that it ends up being about 30 -40 people ahead.
For a family of four the price is between £16 and £21 depending of the childrens ages.
Parking is very good too, catering for hundreds of cars.
I would recommend giving this park a go. It can be fun and my children certainly love it.
Summary: Water park with flumes.
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