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The stunning water park with huge slides just a short trip from Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

The summer break is now upon us as schools close up until September, which will leave families looking for activities to complete and places to go.

Whilst the heatwave will give many the excuse to head to the beach, the option to do something indoors when the rain inevitably hits would also be useful.

If that's the case then you could do worse that Coral Reef Waterworld.

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It's a fairly short journey away by car, where it can be found in Bracknell in the county of Berkshire.

Approximately a two hour drive from Dover and an hour and half from Tunbridge Wells, this place will be worth the journey.

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With five impressive slides, a lazy river, pirate ship feature and much more you won't run out of areas to enjoy.

Here's a breakdown of all you can do at the waterpark

The slides

Coral Reef Waterworld is only a short journey from Kent

A waterpark would not be complete without its slides and Coral Reef Waterworld has five of them.

The Cannon can start proceedings off, with it being described as a "high-speed thrill ride" which uses sensors to record how long it takes for each rider to get to the bottom.

There's also a edge of competitiveness to the 67m long flume, as the fastest time of the day is displayed at the bottom of the ride, giving you something to try and beat.

Aqua Splash isn't quite as intense as the Cannon with it being a gentler option for those who don't fancy the more intense flumes.

The novelty behind it as that there are 15 touch pads that illuminate as you go past them.

The aim is hit as many of these as you can, scoring points for each one that’s successfully triggered.

Storm Chaser is the next slide that takes you into more thrill-seeking territory.

Its more choppy waters rock riders from side to side as they make their way down, with the option to go it alone or with a family member as a pair.

A unique aspect of this ride is making it customisable, as you are able to pick a sound and colour combination in the flume as you go along the flume.

Next is the ironically named Poseidon's Peril, which you can partake in a two person raft.

There are 20 individual light rings you go past , changing colour and rotating into a super crater which takes you to the bottom of the ocean floor.

Finally, there is Maelstrom which may appear deceptively calming at first.

Calm water, soothing lights and music make up the first part of the journey but it soon all changes.

You'll then be hurled into a crazy cone, where the water churns up and you are flung around in many different directions before you finish.

It's not one for the faint-hearted that's for sure.

Other features

Coral Reef Waterworld is the little known waterpark just a short journey from Kent

If you're not in the mood for slides then there are plenty of other things to do at Coral Reef Waterworld.

Small toddler pools designed for the under-fives can be found with small slides, drench buckets, water troughs and a yellow diving bell.

A lazy river meandering through the place is also an option, but you can also enjoy the fast flowing water around the Disco Island Rapid Channel.

Finally, perhaps the highlight of the additional features is the Coralina Pirate Ship, complete with water cannons and slides.

It even has an erupting volcano as part of it!

Bookings and opening times

It is a requirement to book your session before you attend, and they only take place online.

There is also a specification to arrive 15 minutes before your session starts.

Monday through Friday opening times are from 9am to 8.45pm.

On weekends this changes from 9am to 8pm, whilst banks holidays have the latest finish time at 9pm.

An adult ticket that includes the slides and pool costs £15.80, with children above 8-year-old costing £11..20, and under fives going for free.

You can make your booking at the waterpark here.

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