|Illa Fantasia Water Park|
There are some things in life that we all love. Alongside lie-ins, puppies and free dinners I feel that it is safe to say that water parks can be added to the list. If, like the rest of us, you are a water park lover, Barcelona has just the place for you. Illa Fantasia is one of Europe's largest water parks. It is located a 30 minute train ride from the city centre. Open only in the summer months it is a viable option for a sunny day during your holiday. Bring all the family and the grown ups can relax in the picnic area whilst the kids take to the slides.
|Slides on Illa Fantasia|
The Illa Fantasia water park has over 20 different water slides and 3 large swimming pools - plenty of water to cool off even the sunniest day in Barcelona. The park has water activities for any age group including the tiny tots. For the little ones the park has the "Splash n Slide" activities that are safe for the younger members of your family.
The water park offers a barbecue area where you can have the food supplied by the park or you can even bring your own food along. But don't worry if you have not done any shopping before you arrive because there is a large supermarket right next to the water park where you can stock up on all the essentials before you enter.
There are 800 picnic tables in this area, so you should not struggle to find a seat. There are also two grills in the area so you can bring along some food to barbecue.
The park also has its own restaurants so you can choose entirely how you prefer to eat. The El Chef Restaurant offers dining in a more formal environment. There are also fast food venues including a burger bar, a coffee bar and an ice cream, and pancake house.
The station to get off at for the water park is Premia de Mar train station. Once you arrive at the train station a free shuttle bus service operated by the park will take you to the aqua park. The journey time from the train station to the water park is only 5 minutes. You can catch a train from Plaza Catalunya, Arc del Triomf, El Clot or Barcelona Sants Estacio. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes.
If you are coming from Barcelona the park is a 25km drive away. It is necessary to take the C-32 road towards Mataró and turn off at exit 92. The park is in Premiá de Mar.
08 June - 13 September
(tickets are cheaper if you arrive after 14:00 - this is a 'half day')
Above 1.4 metres: €26.00
Below 1.4 metres: €16.50
Below 1 metre: Free
Over 65 years: €16.50
Entry After 14:00
Above 1.4 metres: €20.00
Below 1.4 metres: €15.00
Below 1 metre: Free
Over 65 years: €15.00
Illa Fantasia offers a convenient and enjoyable option for a day out with all the family.