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“Good family fun”

Bundoran Waterworld
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Bundoran
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Waterworld Bundoran is Ireland's Premier Indoor Aqua Adventure Playground There's lots to do for all the family with more than 15 water features including Three Lane multi lane slide, Pirates Galleon ship, Whizzer slide, Toddler pool, Wave machine and more! We also host Bundoran Seaweed Baths. Our Vision is to create a unique experience that provides treatments with visible benefits that are both relaxing and rejuvenating in a tranquil environment. With Seaweed harvested freshly from the wild Atlantic and boasting stunning views our Donegal Bay from our lounge what better way to spend your afternoon!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I visited with a 3 and a 5 year old and we had a great time. It was about €38 for 2 adults and 2 kids and you can stay as long as you like. There are 4 big slides (with a 1.1m height restriction) and three medium sized ones, there are two pools, one of which has rapids and the waves are turned on every 90 mins. There is a third pool for toddlers and babies which is really warm. We all had a great day out and would go again. The changing area was clean but the toilets could do with a facelift. The lockers take 50c which you get back.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Where to start??? Firstly we had rang ahead to say that we were taking my 8 year old niece who is a wheelchair user and to check what disabled facilities they had. They had very poor facilities or areas to get a disabled child ready etc.
The GIRL on reception was, to put it bluntly, rude. Absolutely no "people skills" and dear God a smile would have killed her. She was most unhelpful in relation to trying to get a wheelchair in and out of the building, and never as much as grunted at my niece in the wheelchair.
The "public" toilets were the same toilets that the swimmers etc were using so you had people walking around with shoes on where barefoot people were walking 2 minutes later. Eventually I found a cubicle with toilet paper in it, few and far between. The toilets were RANK, broken toilet seats, just dirty floors and toilets themselves were disgusting.
The viewing area was rubbish, you couldn't even get a cup of tea, not that you'd have sat that long on what were the flimziest cheapest looking chairs out the front.
The kids said that the lifeguards inside were very nice so that's something I suppose.
All in all I thought the whole placed looked dated and in serious need of a refurb. Advice to management would be, at least put someone with a bit of personality at front of house, the girl today was very young so maybe it's worth paying full wage and getting someone decent.
Would not go back or recommend to anyone.

1  Thank Live_Love_Box
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

caters for all ages from babies to teenagers and good value to,only thing you need to know is they have a policy for u8,s.its 2 children to 1 adult ratio,which is good for health n safety but not if you,v arrived with 3 excited under 8,s and only 1 adult you will be allowed in but my daughter and ourselves had an awesome day there.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Visiting in July 2013 for the first time with 2 children of 9 and 6, we had a very enjoyable time. Travelling from Scotland we found the waterpark to be extremely good value - just over £30 in total for a good 3 hours of fun and entertainment. Both children were able to manage all the slides and water features even though the 6 year old is not a particularly strong swimmer - however as all but one of the slides finishes in a shallow water 'tray' she felt happy to use them. The one slide finishing in deeper water is in a roped off area in a main pool and so I could offer assistance to hep her out (although this was not in fact required). Plenty of life guards on duty also give reassurance that children are safe during visit. Rapids and wave machine are not on all the time but provided a fun break from the queues for the slides when available. Although visit was in school holidays, pool was not overcrowded and queues for slides were manageable - as expected the more adventurous slides have a longer queue time but not more than 10 minutes so had at least 16 slides during visit. Rapids and wave machine are a fun extra to the slides and although pool does become noticeably busier when wave machine is on again it did not feel overcrowded. Changing rooms were clean if basic and it was easy to find changing room and locker space. Overall a good, fun family day out - recommended

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

very impressed with Waterworld, our son who is only 3 loved it, it was his first time in a pool, he loved the toddlers pool, we went midweek and there was a nice crowd there, good value for all you can do in the pool, slides etc, we are all looking forward to visiting again

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