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The Wave
The Wave, Coventry
Location Coventry, West Midlands, England
Owner Coventry City Council
Opened 21 October 2019
Water slides 6 water slides
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The Wave is an indoor water park situated in Coventry in the West Midlands, England. The water park currently holds the record for the largest wave pool in the UK, at a capacity of 20 million litres. The park also contains a lazy river, a splash zone and six slides of varying intensity.

Coventry City Centre from One Friargate
Coventry City Centre in 2018 showing The Wave under construction.

The water park at The Wave opened on 21 October 2019, while the gym and the spa opened in July 2019. The building cost £36.7 million to build. The Wave has won an award from the World Waterpark Association.


A total of six slides are in operation at The Wave:

Slide Description
The Cascade A fully enclosed slide which utilises lighting effects.
The Crestar A slide which has lighting effects like the Cascade, but features two fully lit open spaces along the ride. An inline tube slide.
The Cyclone A slide which concludes with a bowl, which riders circle around through centrifugal force before leaving through a hole in the centre.
The Rapids A water coaster family slide, and the longest of the six slides, at 174 metres long. An inline tube slide.
The Riptide A half-pipe inline tube slide.
The Torrent A speed slide. This is the tallest and most intense slide in The Wave, and begins with riders plunging through a trap door from the highest point in the park.
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