Super Siam Park in Tenerife

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We recently returned from Tenerife where we visited a fantastic water park. Robert, who’s 9, absolutely loved it – here he explains why…

Siam Park, also known as the Water Kingdom, is said to be the best tourist attraction in the whole of Tenerife and it is also the best park I’ve ever been to. We went there on Christmas day so I thought it would be quite calm with not a lot of people there, but it was swarming with adults and children. While Jess and Mum relaxed on the beach or on the lazy river, dad and I decided to get some action and go on some proper rides.

Mekong Rapids

The Mekong rapids were one of my favourite rides. Throughout the course of the day we went on it four times and each time it became better and better. We climbed onto a yellow dinghy very high up from the ground and entered a pool of water, then off we went! We were zooming through the tunnels and bumping down the drops – it was brilliant. My favourite bit was at the end when there was a big drop, resulting in a very big splash. The first time we went on it dad was screaming like a little baby as he was going backwards, so if you go on the Mekong Rapids ask your child to go backwards instead of you!

The Giant

The Giant

For me the Giant was the best looking water slide as it was in the shape of a giant face. Two tunnels came out around where the mouth was and the fun began as soon as you got in. One of the things I liked about The Water Kingdom was that for most rides you could pick if you wanted to go on a one or two person dinghy, and we usually decided to go on a two seater. You could go on the right or the left tunnel, we went on both and personally I preferred the right. The ride started by plummeting us down, then it was like we were being sucked into a plug hole, spinning and spinning then finally being gobbled up by the darkness. After that it was another drop then a soft, wet landing in the pool.

The Volcano and Naga Racer

The volcano was basically the Giant just with a few more drops and turns and a bigger plughole. The only unique thing about it was that it was mainly in the dark and I was a bit disappointed with it. However, the Naga Racer was great.

When you got to the front of the queue the staff member gave you a lane. We lay down on our mats at the lane then when the instructor said “go” we pushed off. It was very fast and very cool as some of the time you were lying on the mat in mid air. The person who got to the bottom of their slide first won the race. It wasn’t me or dad any of the times we went on.

Jungle Snakes

Jungle snakes
All of the Jungle Snake slides

The jungle snake slides were all different rides but along the same lines. There were four of them, Boa, Viper, Python and Cobra. For me these were the calmest rides of the park (not including the Mai Thai River) as they were not as quick as the other attractions and had fewer drops. My favourite was the viper as it was the most thrilling of the four. So if you don’t think you want to do all of them do that one and if you want a long ride don’t go on the Boa it is very short.

At Siam Park all of the staff were really very good at keeping us safe – for every ride there were new rules like if I should be at the front or if dad should. It was forever changing so it was good to know they were looking out for our safety.

Mai Thai River

The Mai Thai River was very relaxing as all you do is sit back and let the water carry you through; well that’s what I did. I couldn’t really steer so I let the water control me, maybe that’s why I was going the wrong way half the time. At one point in the lazy river there was a set of mini rapids, it wasn’t so lazy then. I liked going through the aquarium as you were underneath sharks and exotic fish. I enjoyed it but kept feeling like I was going to fall through the hole in the dinghy as I was so small.

Siam Beach

Siam Beach was great. It had real sand and it didn’t stick to your feet, just that was amazing. It also had a giant pool of water which wasn’t salty, so it felt much nicer than the sea.

WaveBeach
Siam Beach, before and after it becomes a wave machine…

Siam Park has the record for the highest man-made wave ever and it is four metres high and the pool turned into a wave pool every hour at 40 minutes past. Mum and dad loved the waves, but personally I hated the big waves as I felt like I was going to drown or die. Even standing right at the edge of the pool 30 metres away from the wave it still managed to push me over into the water. The impact was so big after the wave crashed down and after it went past me that instead of standing up, my head was touching the bottom of the pool. Everyone else seemed to love it so I would say if you are under 10 only go on it a few times.

Kinnaree

The Kinnaree was the scariest ride we went on by far. It went so fast and had the biggest drops. We went up a massive wall and then plummeted back down – it felt like we were going to go upside down. It was the the most cleverly made ride of all.

TowerofPower
In front of the Tower of Power

There were two rides that we didn’t go on – the Tower Of Power the one with the 28 metre drop and the Dragon in which the whole ride is spinning and falling.

I thought Siam Park was amazing and the rides were great. The only bad thing was the tiring trek up hundreds of stairs to get to the attractions. I really hurt my feet climbing up all the rough rocks but it was worth it when we shot off down the tunnels for the slide.

There are also mini versions of rides for little kids like the Lost City and The Sinnaree.

It was a brilliant but very wet day out. We all loved it and mum wants to point out that it was also extremely clean which matters to her!

Here is a video of the park.

Disclosure: We were offered free tickets to Siam Park in order to write about it for the blog. However, all our opinions are, of course are own. Tickets cost:  €34 (around £26.60) for adults (which includes 12+) and  €23 (around £18) for 3-11s.

There is an awful lot to do in Tenerife (we have more posts coming!) and for more information on this gorgeous island and things to do with the family visit the tourist board website.

We’ve teamed up with the lovely Fiona at Coombe Mill this week in her Country Kids link-up. There you can read lots of wonderful posts about the outdoors!

 

 

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53 Responses

  1. This looks amazing, I could spend a whole week there!!

  2. I love the impression that the non-sticky sand made. We love a good water park. This one sounds fun.

  3. It does sound fantastic, especially the sand which doesn’t stick to your feet. My son would love that as sand really irritates him. I’m glad that you had a great time.

  4. My lot would LOVE that! We went somewhere similar in Cyprus and had a whale of a time!

  5. That looks amazing, I love Tenerife

  6. My parents and brother have been there and loved it – between Robert’s great post and their tips, this is definitely one for the list in future when my daughter’s old enough for more of the rides.

  7. I’ve heard a lot about this park and it looks as good as I thought it would! Great post!

  8. Wow that does look incredible, so much fun x

  9. Oh wow, that sounds like a fantastic way to spend Christmas Day. My kids would love it there, although I’d probably be watching from the sidelines. I’m a bit of a coward in water!

  10. This looks and sounds amazing! Would love to take my two when they are a little older!

    • You definitely should. It would be a great experience for the kids (and for you) not mentioning the hot weather of Tenerife.

  11. We visited Siam Park some years ago when it had just opened. My husband and son loved the rides and they persuaded me to try one – The Volcano I think – I was terrified! Both my boys did the Tower of Power which was so scary.

  12. I have yet to visit Tenerife and this park looks so much fun, a definite

  13. I’ve been to Tenerife once, but didn’t go to this park. It looks like a great place for family fun.

  14. Wow that slide! Not sure I would be brave enough, give me a rollercoaster anyday x

  15. It looks wonderful!
    I wish it was summer and sun was out to play…

    • It was certainly fantastic, and yes – the weather here certainly isn’t as good as it was in Tenerife!

  16. This looks like great fun. My children would love this. I really have enjoyed Tenerife when I have been before but I’ve never taken my children there.

    • I’m sure your kids would love Tenerife not mentioning Siam Park. It is great fun for the whole family and there is something for everyone.

  17. Both my boys are so happy when in water. They love water parks and would live there

  18. My son would love this , I however can’t swim

    • That’s not a problem at all. None of the slides involve swimming and the water is so shallow it only went up to around my chest. You should definitely go.

  19. I so want to visit this park now. It looks absolutely amazing.

  20. What a place! The inner child in me is squealing with delight at the thought of it!

  21. Now THIS is what my kids would call awesome! I can only just begin to imagine the fun you must have had there. I’ve never seen a water park quite like it, now I really want to visit before they are too old, or could you ever really be too old? Great post, thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

    • Nah, I don’t think you could be too old or too young there tbh. You need to go to Tenerife to find out!! Thanks for coming over and commenting. Quite a different Xmas to yours at Coombe Mill 🙂

  22. I’ve never heard of this park but the kids would absolutely LOVE it there!

  23. This looks amazing! I’m sure my OH would love to go there 🙂

  24. Ow, if only I could be there right now, it looks so much fun! 🙂 We’re actually considering visiting Tenerife in a couple of weeks, it’s such a great place to escape the cold and the rain during the Belgium winters.

  25. Wow it looks amazing and huge.
    What a different Christmas day

  26. Not sure I could bring myself to go on that slide at the end

  27. Our kids LOVE water parks. This one looks similar to some of the aqua parks in Dubai. They are getting quite high tech these days aren’t they? Personally the lazy river ride is enough for me! Informative post.

  28. […] Jungle Snake Slides at Siam Park – Photo by Family Travel Times […]

  29. This park looks absolutely out of this world! I love that slide!

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