If you have time to spend in Rome, and wish to score huge points with your kids, why not spend a day at a water slide park? Rome and its vicinities offer quite a number of these aquatic amusement and leisure parks.
Aquapiper – with a multitude of slides, lagoons and swimming pools, Aquapiper is considered as one of the best theme parks in Italy. Located in Guidonia–Montecelio, a district close to Rome, this aquatic park was the first water slide attraction built in Rome. There are restaurants, cafes, gift shops and other services distributed all over the park. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am -7:00 pm, Sunday and holidays 9:00 am – 7:30 pm. Admission is free for children under 10.
Via Maremmana Inferiore, Km 29,300 – Tel. +39 0774 326538
Hydromania – In a lush area planted with all manner of tropical vegetation, this water slide park features classic H2O rides like a wave-pool, jacuzzi, hydrospinning and fitness swimming pools, and a wide choice of extreme plunge slides, like the 33 meter drop “K2”. There are separate rides for kids, among which the fun lagoon with 3 pools fitted with games, slides, waterfalls and other amenities. Four food courts serve panini, gelato, pizza, hot dogs, burgers, beverages, fruit and desserts. Good deals if you book lodging in the park’s partner hotels. Open daily from June to September, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Vicolo Casale Lumbroso, 200 | Tel. +39 06 661 83183
Aquafelix – Located near Civitavecchia – which makes it a perfect destination during a cruise layover – Aquafelix has slides, swimming pools, attractions, shows, jacuzzis and waterfalls, including a fun stream for tube rafting. Services include pizzerias, restaurants, cafes and shops. Open from June to September 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.
Via Terme di Traiano, Località Casale Altavilla, 00053 Civitavecchia Nord | Tel. +39 0766 32221
Zoomarine – This large amusement park located in Torvaianica, 25 km south of Rome and near the beach, has water slides, roller coasters, playgrounds, restaurants, snack bars and shops, but its main focus is on dolphin and other marine life attractions, falconry performances and educational science presentations. Open April to October from 10:00 am to 5:30. On weekends and in summer the park closed at dusk. Round trip shuttle service from Termini station costs €10.
Via Zara, Torvaianica (Pomezia) | Tel. +39 06 91534
Rainbow MagicLand – Large and relatively new amusement park in Valmontone, just outside of Rome, offers a number of rides, including “wet and wild” ones like the naval battle and the spillwater “Yucatan” roller coaster. Open mid April to September and with limited admission on weekends through January, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and extended hours (until 11:00 pm) in summer. Round trip shuttle service from Termini station costs €10, kids ride for free but are not guaranteed seating.
Via della Pace, Valmontone | Tel. +39 06 953 18700