When planning school music trips, getting the balance right between performance and relaxation is really important. After the intensity and excitement of performing concerts, what better way is their to relax, have fun and wind down than hitting the water. Here we round up a few music tour destinations with easy-to-reach aqua parks, typically guaranteeing fun for the young and young-at-heart.
Barcelona has much to offer school music tours. High up on the list for teenagers is the Caribe Aquatic Park. Boasting more than 50,000 square meters of fun, PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park is approximately one hour drive along the coast from Barcelona. There are plenty of water slides suitable for all types of children ranging from a pirate ship full of Sesame Street characters, loads of water games with water jets through to the top attraction which is Europe’s highest water slide with free fall. The park is also a popular destination with school music tours of the Costa Dorada.
Aquafun in Oostduinkerke provides around 2,000 square meters of fun and is ideal for an action packed afternoon but has space for a lazy day in the sun if you need to wind down. Aquafun boasts a wave pool and the aptly names Black Hole, a slide tunnel in the dark with light and sound effects. Click here to explore what else a school music trip to Belgium can offer.
With its fantastic summer sunshine, Croatia is an increasingly popular school music tour destination. Aquacolours Water Park provides a refreshing and watery welcome for your sun-drenched pay. Over 20 hard-to-resist rides, 13 exhilarating water slides, artificial wave pools and many smaller slides for the calmer experience there is something for all. And if you want to just relax, a 500-meter lazy river provides a more sedate way to while away an hour or two.
Prague and the Czech Republic have so much to offer as a school music tour location. Aquapalace, near Prague, is the largest water park in central Europe with a 450 metre lazy river winding its way throughout the adrenaline inducing rides.Take a ride on the longest water slide in the Czech Republic, conquer a wildwater river or get carried away by a laser show that you will never see anywhere else.
Like Prague, historic Budapest in Hungary is a fantastic all round music tour destination combining climate, historic locations and great trips. Aquaworld Budapest is one of the largest indoor water theme parks in Europe. There are 17 pools, including a swimming pool, a wave pool and a surf pool, and 11 slides.