Plan Your Visit
Plan your visit to make the most of your time at Waterworld!
We’re just 10 minutes from Junction 15 or 16 of the M6.
Join the A500 from the M6 and then follow the signs for the A53 to Leek.
We are signposted Waterworld from the A53.
If you are travelling by bus you will need to catch a bus to Hanley (City Centre). Once at the City Centre, you can take Bus number 4 or 4a, as both routes travel through Festival Park where we are located. Local bus routes are operated by First Group. For further timetables, please visit www.firstgroup.com
If you are travelling by train, your rail destination will be Stoke-on-Trent train station. Please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk and use their journey planner on their website. This will let you know which train you will need to catch. Once outside Stoke-on-Trent train station, you will see a taxi point and a bus stop. If taking the bus, please catch the number 25 towards Hanley (City Centre). From Hanley (City Centre), you can catch either the number 4 or 4a towards Festival Park. Taxi fare should be no more than £6 in total.
There is a private car park located next to Waterworld aqua park. The car park is monitored by an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) System. The first hour is free of charge (for drop off or collection). For stays longer than 1 hour, you will need a ticket and the parking charge is £3.50 for up to 8 hours. The payment machines in the car park accept cash only. However, there are also two payment machines at reception (inside Waterworld), one of which accepts card and contactless payments. You will need to input your registration number accurately. Should you experience any issues with parking, please inform our reception team who will be happy to assist.
If you’re visiting with younger children, we have a selection of smaller slides and child-friendly activities to keep them entertained. Communal family changing/shower facilities, baby changing and milk warming facilities are all available. We also have disabled changing facilities available.