Why are we keeping pool sessions?

In line with our responsibility to do our best to keep everyone as safe as possible, access to our Subtropical Swimming Paradise will continue to be via pre-bookable sessions. This is to help us manage capacity. 2-hour pre-bookable sessions are available for each day of your stay. From 6pm – 9pm you can turn up and swim with no need to book. This means that the last pre-bookable session with a full 2 hours of controlled entry is 4pm.

All guests with an arrival date up to 27 June 2022 are covered by our Book with Confidence Guarantee and will have the option to reschedule or cancel with a full refund 11 weeks before arrival.

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Things you need to know.

  • Advance booking is required to ensure everyone has the opportunity to visit and be socially distant in all areas inside
  • A limited number of guests are allowed at any one time and a maximum number of sessions per break:
    • 3 x 2-hour sessions per 3 night break
    • 4 x 2-hour sessions per 4 night break
    • 7 x 2-hour sessions per 7 night break
    • In addition to this, turn up and swim with no need to book, will be available between 6-9pm
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your booked session with your swimwear on underneath your clothes
  • All of our rides and slides are open from 11am to 7pm
  • Most of our rides and slides including the Wild Water Rapids will be available. To help maintain social distancing our wave machines won’t be in operation
  • There is no charge, pool sessions can be booked for free
  • Showers and dryers won’t be available at the end of your session
A family of three on our raft ride - Tropical Cyclone

Our rides and slides

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise is the home of thrilling water rides and slides, from our gravity-defying Tropical Cyclone to our family favourite Wild Water Rapids. Rides and slides vary at each village but you're guaranteed twists, turns and drops on each one. All of our rides and slides are open from 11am to 7pm. 

The Venture Harour area for older children

Children's water play areas

Let your little ones dip their toes in our water play areas with little slides, spray fountains and a splashing pool for the little ones and for older children a family water play area with fun slides, giant tipping buckets and more if they're a little more confident in the water.



Changing Places

As part of our mission to make Center Parcs accessible for all guests, we’re pleased to introduce Changing Places facilities at all our villages within the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. These are designed for guests with additional needs, and include a mobile shower changer, hoist, wash basin and a toilet with drop-down grab rails – helping everyone to enjoy the Center Parcs experience.

Longford Forest STSP

Longford Forest Subtropical Swimming Paradise map

Ireland’s largest indoor water park, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise is full of fun for the whole family. With our Wild Water Rapids, 350m of exhilarating rides and slides and children’s water play areas. 

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