Bundoran Waterworld
Bundoran Waterworld
3.5
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Waterworld Bundoran offers holidaymakers of all ages visiting County Donegal the thrilling opportunity to enjoy an indoor aqua adventure playground. It is located on the beautiful coastal seafront of Bundoran. The primary aim of Waterworld Bundoran in County Donegal, is to make your visit a happy, safe and fun experience, with safety being the number one priority. The fully trained lifeguards are there to supervise and assist everyone enjoying the waterpark facilities. At Waterworld Bundoran you will find a multitude of exhilarating water features and waterslides. Have lots of fun going down the 50m Tornado Slide, the Gravity and Twister Slides. The three lane multi slide is a cool slide for friends and family. The Aqua Blue Slide is more suitable for younger kids, while the Walrus Slide will keep little toddlers entertained.
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  • ed m
    1 contribution
    Good fun and value for money
    Just back from the waterpark. Yes it's a bit dated but apart from that it's a good few hours fun. I had two 15yr old, 13yr old and an 11yr old. They'd great fun and so did I. We got there 20 minutes early for our 1pm booking got changed no problem and into the pool 10mins before our time. The changing room was really busy when we got out but we just waited patiently no big deal.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Micheal300
    5 contributions
    Could be better
    Too many people in changing facilities - they should really space bookings out better. Makes the place feel a bit unclean. Never seen so many miserable looking staff in a place in my life - honestly, a smile costs nothing.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Keira W
    7 contributions
    Not as clean and too big of crowds let in
    Too many people allowed into it, bought tickets online, queued forever to let a big school group in, then couldn’t get into the changing rooms as the queue to get in was awful. As we queued so long I asked the staff if we stay in longer now as we were late getting into our session because of the queue they stated no all sessions finish 2gether, this isn’t fair. The pool was nice and warm but the bigger pool wasn’t as clean. There was scum around the tiles, there wasn’t a smell of chlorine at all, it didn’t feel clean, too many people in means long awaited queues for the slides etc, it would be great if we could actually get in at the time we were suppose to and don’t let as many people in at the 1 time, we actually finished earlier in their just so we could get a changing room of some sort b4 the next session started.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • MstarM
    33 contributions
    Lots of fun!
    Great day out with the kids, lots to do for our 4 & 7 year olds! As per previous reviews, the changing room situation after the swim session needs more consideration, extremely busy. Bring 50c for your locker rental.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Dee2178
    3 contributions
    Too many people.
    Long lines for entry. Overcrowded and lockers/changing facilities were therefore limited. They need to monitor numbers or inprove their booking system. There was so much chlorine my eyes burned before I was even in the water. Kids enjoyed the slides and wave pool.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • T.MCG/N
    Galway, Ireland22 contributions
    Not great
    Not great to be honest. Packed with people. Not enough dressing rooms, and when you did get one its filthy. While I was there with my family, there was another child who had slipped and cut his foot on a broken tile, poor lad was running around looking for his parents, but unfortunately he left a trail of blood on the floor, that was left there. No one cleaned it up. Our children said they had a great time and really enjoyed the slides, they were told off for jumping in to the pool, imagine that, no jumping in.. But I'm not so sure if I'll be taking them back in the near future.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • LeonVQuinn
    Mohill, Ireland71 contributions
    Small but fun waterpark
    I was worried about the 2 hour stay limit but it was fine really, just enough time. Wasn't too busy (on a Sat in July!) and the slide queues weren't too bad. The wave pool is mental!? Lazy river small but fun. More changing rooms might be handy?
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Kieran M
    1 contribution
    Dissapointing
    Absolute chaos trying to get in initially and then getting changed. All this experienced, before you even get to the water area's. Well staffed inside the facility when you eventually get in. £27.50 for an adult and a child would expect a bit more for the price point.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • GoPlaces44360482515
    1 contribution
    Too expensive.
    The cost for 12+ priced as adult. Expensive 2 hours. Changing rooms jammed and no good shower facility if u want to shower no privacy. Bring your shower hat ( new this year) 2 euro a hat. The wave pool one of best things only lasts short while. Too expensive for what it is.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • AulMike
    Antrim, United Kingdom47 contributions
    An expensive Shocking Experience.
    Took my wife and 2 grandchildren. Changing facilities are horrendous, non locking lockers, men, women & kids in same confined space, unbelievable - be prepared for a fight to get somewhere to get changed, grown men dropping their trunks in front of women and kids as they couldn't get a cubical in an overcrowded confined space to get changed. How this is even legal is beyond me. Men and women pushing other people's kids around. Water was dirty, i lifted out flies, plasters, and there was other sinister objects floating about. I put a brave face on for my 10 year old granddaughter as this was all she wanted to do on our holiday. We left soaking wet as we couldn't get anywhere private to change. Place has potential to be better, but i doubt that will ever happen. It definitely should be reported to the child protection authorities and Health & Safety. Cant add photos as cameras are not allowed (thank goodness they got something right) and the extremely young staff!! were pleasant enough but most of them looked to young to be holding such a serious position of a lifeguard. An expensive Shocking Experience. (understatement)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
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Konigafon
Ireland86 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We loved our trip to water world with our 3 & 6 yr old, they had an absolute ball! Loads to do over the two hours session.

It is crazy busy, so for little ones it’s a case of 1 on 1, as the amount of people there was nuts. The changing rooms are a little crazy with people leaving & entering at the same time - perhaps they should staggering the times would help so there’s less of a crossover??

Great day!
Written 14 August 2023
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Jimbob Doherty
Bushmills, UK26 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We attended waterworks as a family of 2 adults and 4 children and want to
Ensure people
Do not visit as it is a mess of a place

- the place is COMPLETELY filthy and needs fumigated.
- water had plasters, and dirt all over it
- staff were all teenagers who looked so depressed
- the changing rooms were something else !! So tight and rammed, overcrowding of people and a complete free for all and we witnessed a few fights as there were no changing facilities for young children!!!
- outdated slides and this place really needs knocked down !!
- needs reported this place to Donegal council and health and safety executive .
- no private showers ot even changing rooms for families to change and people
Waiting on top
Of each other to fight for a cubicle !!

WISE UP WATERWORLD this is utter pathetic in this day and age !!! - will never ever be back in this dump with my children’s
Md could t wait to get showers when we got home to our clean house!!

- read the other reviews on this place to see similar horror stories !! I’d say last cleaned when it opened in 1991 !!!
Written 12 August 2023
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Anonymous A
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Visited Waterworld Bundoran today and was left very disappointed. We arrived in and then went and queued for slides. We went around all the slides and then after a while I asked the senior lifeguard about the wave pool only to be informed then after about an hour that it was not working. The changing area was chaos there was not enough space and the change over was not handled properly and the changing area was not clean. I talked to the general manager on the way out and made the point to her that my younger siblings were dissappointed that it was not working she said you know yourself these things happen and then when I made the point that it was not great still having to pay full price for half the experience of Waterworld she said WOW and then walked away from me. The only reason I am leaving a poor review and not a terrible one is that my younger siblings enjoyed the slides.
Written 11 August 2023
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AulMike
Antrim, UK47 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Took my wife and 2 grandchildren. Changing facilities are horrendous, non locking lockers, men, women & kids in same confined space, unbelievable - be prepared for a fight to get somewhere to get changed, grown men dropping their trunks in front of women and kids as they couldn't get a cubical in an overcrowded confined space to get changed. How this is even legal is beyond me. Men and women pushing other people's kids around. Water was dirty, i lifted out flies, plasters, and there was other sinister objects floating about. I put a brave face on for my 10 year old granddaughter as this was all she wanted to do on our holiday. We left soaking wet as we couldn't get anywhere private to change. Place has potential to be better, but i doubt that will ever happen. It definitely should be reported to the child protection authorities and Health & Safety.
Cant add photos as cameras are not allowed (thank goodness they got something right) and the extremely young staff!! were pleasant enough but most of them looked to young to be holding such a serious position of a lifeguard. An expensive Shocking Experience. (understatement)
Written 11 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul K
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
This place is not for the faint hearted, it opened in 1991 and its possible it hasn't been upgraded in anyway since then, to begin, I rang on the morning we were visiting to make sure All slides, wave pool etc were usable and was advised they were, only to arrive after considerable journey with the family to find the wave pool machine had all of a sudden just stopped working, this place should not be charging €16 per person for facilities that are nowhere near up to standard,
Overpriced considering also that the changing facilities are in no way adequate for to cope with the volume of people going through the place, heck families were even resorting to changing in the toilets, leaving this service then unusable, oh and just one more thing to wrap this up lightly, €2 for a swim cap which is essential for entry to the pool, if it's all about the money, then it's high time it was used to begin the major upgrade this place needs, for now, we certainly won't be back until it can be a more pleasurable experience.
Written 10 August 2023
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GoPlaces44360482515
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
The cost for 12+ priced as adult. Expensive 2 hours. Changing rooms jammed and no good shower facility if u want to shower no privacy. Bring your shower hat ( new this year) 2 euro a hat. The wave pool one of best things only lasts short while.
Too expensive for what it is.
Written 3 August 2023
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Kieran M
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Absolute chaos trying to get in initially and then getting changed. All this experienced, before you even get to the water area's.
Well staffed inside the facility when you eventually get in.
£27.50 for an adult and a child would expect a bit more for the price point.
Written 1 August 2023
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LeonVQuinn
Mohill, Ireland71 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
I was worried about the 2 hour stay limit but it was fine really, just enough time. Wasn't too busy (on a Sat in July!) and the slide queues weren't too bad. The wave pool is mental!? Lazy river small but fun. More changing rooms might be handy?
Written 31 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

T.MCG/N
Galway, Ireland22 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Not great to be honest. Packed with people. Not enough dressing rooms, and when you did get one its filthy. While I was there with my family, there was another child who had slipped and cut his foot on a broken tile, poor lad was running around looking for his parents, but unfortunately he left a trail of blood on the floor, that was left there. No one cleaned it up. Our children said they had a great time and really enjoyed the slides, they were told off for jumping in to the pool, imagine that, no jumping in.. But I'm not so sure if I'll be taking them back in the near future.
Written 30 July 2023
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Dee2178
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Long lines for entry. Overcrowded and lockers/changing facilities were therefore limited. They need to monitor numbers or inprove their booking system. There was so much chlorine my eyes burned before I was even in the water. Kids enjoyed the slides and wave pool.
Written 27 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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Bundoran Waterworld is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00