Inside one of Europe's biggest water parks that's reopening next month with 20 rides, 10 pools & £3 beers | The Sun

A HUGE European water park with more than 40 attractions and cheap cocktails is set to reopen next month.

Livu Akvaparks in Latvia is one of the largest water parks in Europe, although Brits may not have heard of it before.

The water park is set in the resort town of Jurmala, which is around a 45-minute drive away from Riga – the Latvian capital.

Livu Akvaparks is one of the largest water parks in northern Europe, and it has also been dubbed one of Latvia's most popular tourist attractions.

Across the entire water park, there are over 40 attractions including 20 rides and 10 swimming pools.

The park is divided into four distinct zones that are known as the entertainment zone, the relaxation zone, the spa complex, and an open-air beach in the summer.

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Inside the entertainment zone, parkgoers will find the majority of the water rides, including the Unique Tornado – the third-largest slide of its kind in the world.

On the Unique Tornado, visitors will sit inside an inflatable ring before being dropped down a 51m loop.

There's also the Black Slide where parkgoers will be plunged through 100m of darkness, while the Yellow Slide is a wild river that carries visitors downstream before dropping them into a 1m plunge pool.

As well as all the slides, the water park also has several pools including a wave pool and areas for younger visitors.

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There's also a spa onsite that includes a steam bath, a salt chamber, a Turkish bath, and a sauna.

Food and drink is also available at the on-site cafe, while there's also a swim-up cocktail bar for older guests that serves cocktails and £3 beers.

Since it first opened in 2003, it has become a firm favourite among visitors with an overall rating of 4/5 stars from hundreds of reviews on TripAdvisor.

One person wrote: "We visited the site in the winter and the indoor part was huge with really cool rides."

Another person added: "When we went only the indoor part of the water park was open, but that was more than enough.

"There were lots of water slides and the pool bar was open all day with pints for €3.50 (£3)."

A third person said: "The best part of the water park was the Relax Zone with jacuzzis, saunas, massage beds, and a swimming pool."

The water park is currently closed for scheduled maintenance, but it's set to reopen for its winter period on October 6.

Entry tickets for adults cost €39.10 (£33.50), while children up to the age of 14 pay €30.40 (£26.05).

To get to Livu Avkaparks, Brits can fly to Riga with Ryanair and Wizz Air offering cheap flights from £25.

The waterpark is then a 45-minute drive from the city.

Another European water park holidaymakers probably haven't heard about sits is found in Poland.

As one of the biggest theme parks in Europe, it's no surprise that Energylandia is also home to the largest outdoor water parks in the country.

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And if you don't want to jet off abroad for a water park, then there are plenty in the UK including Sandcastle Water Park in Blackpool.

And here are some other water parks in the UK you should visit, including a huge new £250million attraction opening in 2025.

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