They call it a hidden treasure on their website - so trust you're satnav when you set off, you'll find the Metrodome tucked away in a residential area.
We were happily surprised with this find, we've been to a lot of great water parks overseas, so it was good to see a high quality one on our doorstep. We had gone too late the previous day to use the waterpark, but timed it wrong. So deliberately arriving early on Sunday meant we avoided the long lines later in the day - a mark of how popular this was. We found a separate family changing area, with plenty of room, useful £1 lockers that give back your coin on returning and smart changing areas for us and our children.
Our trip cost just £18.50 for a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children).
What was best for us was that the place had a seamless walk straight into the warm water - it had to be over 25C at least, perfect for a windy day. The wave machine comes on to the sound of a bell and we loved bouncing around. The toddler pool was ideal for out three year old, and they take up to eight year old in it.
There are countless slides, so all ages are catered for and if you want a break from the tubes and slides there is an equally warm large pool to exercise in.
You don't need to have any fear of the tube slides - two of the three splash into a warm pool only 30cm deep - you just land and stand up .... and run back up for another go of course!
We spent 90 minutes there and they give you a coloured wrist band, so when you colours comes up on the board you know its time to go. 90 mins was more than enough for us, but you can double it - think ahead though - how much time would you take for a break and some eats if you did.
Oh - when we went too late the previous evening, the 8 lane bowling alley in the same place proved a good alternative - though 1 game was more than enough for our group, so think before you're tempted by the £1/person for the second game.
Metrodome proved great value for money, a cool place to go with the kids on a Sunday morning and one we will be going to again very soon. Recommended!
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