The Wave set to open later this month

The city’s new waterpark officially opens later this month, in time for the half-term break.

On 21 October, Coventry’s newest attraction The Wave will open in the heart of the city.

The new waterpark is home to six high-octane slides and the UK’s biggest wave pool, churning 20 million litres of water every day.

For those less enticed by thrill-seeking, the relaxing beach café, lazy river and luxurious spa are the perfect ways to kick back and let your troubles float away.

The Wave is expecting significantly high volumes of visitors when it opens, so strongly recommend booking online in advance to secure a place on your preferred day and avid disappointment, especially with the half-term break coming up.

As well, Coventry residents will be pleased to hear that they’ll receive a special discount on tickets for The Wave, plus other attractions including the Transport Museum, with a free Go CV card exclusively available to local people.

The Slides

The Wave has six specially-engineered slides.

The Crestar has two giant spheres that use lighting effects and other surprises to delight sliders as they journey towards the bottom.

The Cascade, a fully enclosed slide, sweeps riders through large sections of coloured light. The Cascade is The Wave’s most colourful slide in more ways than one.

The Rapids is the Wave’s ‘water-coaster’, best-rode with a friend or family member. Powerful jets hurl riders uphill before dropping them down through tight corners and tunnels.

The Cyclone is one of The Wave’s fastest slides, sending riders whirling around an open bowl before dropping them into the pool below. Guaranteed to get you in a spin.

Riders of The Torrent must prepare to have the floor beneath them disappear and to be plunged straight down to ground level.

The Riptide launches you from one of the highest points of the Wave inside of a tyre.

Ticket Prices

Off-peak tickets at The Wave start from as little as £10.50 for adults and £9 for children, or a reduced rate of £8 and £5 with a Go CV card.

Family tickets entitle 2 adults and 2 children to entrance for the discounted price of £35, or £22 with a Go CV card.

Find full ticket price details on the table below.


The new 600-space car parking structure at Salt Lane is set to open directly behind The Wave within the next few weeks, prior to the waterpark’s opening.

Parking rates are as follows:

Monday to Saturday, 08:00 to 18:00

Up to 1 Hour   £2.00
1 to 2 Hours    £3.50
2 to 3 Hours    £5.00              
3 to 4 hours     £8.00
Over 4 Hours (up to 7:59 the following day) £12.00

Sunday, 08:00 to 18:00

Up to 4 hours                    £2.00
4 hours to 8 hours            £4.00
8 hours to 10 hours          £5.00

Evenings, 18:00 to 08:00

£1.00 per visit

No Charge for Valid Blue Badge Holders