The swimming pools of the South
There's no point in booking an expensive flight to a resort with swimming pools, because Tykkimäki has got you covered.
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A few years ago, the people at Tykkimäki could not have guessed what kind of visitors the new Aquapark water park would attract.
The visitors mostly, of course comprise families with children, but groups of young people and couples without children are increasingly being seen. There they laze around on the sunloungers, books in hand, sometimes going to get a drink or an ice cream and cooling off in the water – a little like they were on a trip to the Mediterranean or to a hotel pool, but without the trouble of the long journey to get there.
Pools and water slides
In designing Aquapark, the needs of visitors of all ages have been taken into account. The Spray Park paddling pool is suitable for the youngest children and contains different kinds of fountains and water cannons. Water Play is a themed play pool for slightly older children. There little splashers under 1 m tall may go if accompanied by somebody over the age of 15. The park also has a 25 m pool for more serious swimmers.
Then there are of course the five different waterslides setting off from the Aquapark Tower. Thunder Tunnel is a 70 m-long tunnel water slide, Pendulum a skating tyre water slide and the Body Slide an open water slide.
The Typhoon Tunnel tyre water slide is 105 metres long. Multilane is a 4-lane mat water slide 82 metres in length, on which visitors can race next to each other to see who can descend the quickest. All the slides end in the designated ‘aqua catch’ area, not in the pools where others are swimming.
A trip with your own refreshments
In wet weather there’s plenty of room in Aquapark, but on hot summer days the number of ‘water babies’ increases. There are 1,680 lockers for clothing, so that is the maximum number of visitors that can be admitted.
The beach kiosk and Restaurant Loiske are at the service of both visitors to the water park and holidaymakers spending summer days on Käyrälampi Beach, but visitors to the water park can chill out and enjoy their own snacks too.