We all look forward to our holidays in the Summer and with abroad travel having been off the cards for many of us for a couple of years, now more than ever we're excited to jet off somewhere sunny with our families.
While you might already have somewhere in mind, we'd recommend considering a hotel with a water park. As well as keeping you all cool in the hot weather, water parks are loved by adults and children alike, offering something for everyone to enjoy, whether it's a lazy river or speedy water slide.
And sure, it might not be as relaxing as reclining on a sun lounger with a cocktail, but you're sure to make lots of memories that you won't forget and what could be better than that?
If you need a little convincing, take a look at our favourite European hotels with water parks...
The best hotels with water parks
This resort hotel has direct access to one of Europe's largest water parks, Aquaworld Budapest. It's seriously cool and features a replica Angkor Wat temple, suspension bridges and palm trees along with pools, 11 huge water slides, a surf pool and an amusement park. And if you get some time to yourself, be sure to hit the saunas and thermal baths for some relaxation.
When staying at this hotel, you'll also enjoy free entry to the Aquashow Waterpark and Theme Park during your stay. Located on the doorstep of the hotel, the largest wave pool in Portugal awaits you, along with an Aqualandia park just for children, River Slide, a Lazy River and much more.
Pick from a wide selection of dining options and several bars and pools during your time at Laura Beach and Splash Resort. The on-site Paphos waterpark is bound to be a hit with its Float Slide, Multi-lane Mat Racer and Kamikaze Free Fall which adrenaline junkies will adore.
Germany might not be the place that comes to mind when you think of hotels with water parks but trust us, Tropical Islands is most definitely worth a visit. The Waterside Tower (Germany's tallest waterside tower by the way) features four different slides while the Jungle Splash playground offers around 100 possibilities for fun and games from water pistols to an adventure climbing net. And don't miss Amazonia, the outdoor area, which has a 250-metre long wild water channel amongst several swimming pools.
You've probably heard of Siam Park as it's known as one of the world’s most amazing waterparks as well as being Europe's biggest one. While you'll have to take the free shuttle bus to get there from your hotel, you won't mind in the slightest as there's so much to do like the Mhai Tai River and the huge wave pool, the Tower of Power and the Lost City - a fortress that is especially for kids and is teeming with bridges, waterfalls, tipping buckets and nine slides.
You'll head to Bulgaria for this hotel whose water park boasts a whopping 25 slides plus five pools and two lazy rivers for you to while away the hours in the sunshine. There are three restaurants as well as two pool bars for food and drink while a large amphitheatre is home to your evening entertainment.
Prepare for an action-packed stay at Sol Katmandu Park and Resort in Majorca which has everything any kid could want. Adults and children alike will enjoy the high-flying adventures of the 4D Experience, Steambot Laser Challenge and the galloping adventure on Desperados. And don't forget the impressive Katopia Splash Park which has more than 150 interactive water elements along with two drenching buckets that fill and release more than 3,000 litres of water every 3 to 5 minutes.
If you're after a smaller water park, head to this hotel in beautiful Kos where there are slides for the whole family. Plus there are eight restaurants to dine in and interactive parent and toddler sessions that are designed for both parents and little ones made up of music, games and storytelling.