The front entrance of the water slides park / swimming centre called: Napfényfürdõ Aquapolis.
A fantastic day out for family, friends, couples and singles.
The locker room is not split by gender - Its cubicles and lockers are for everyone to use.
You open your locker by touching it with your uniquely programmed smart-band (wristwatch band).
When sliding, it is FORBIDDEN to wear necklaces and bracelets; so leave them in your locker.
The Daily Travel Pass (1,040 HUF / £2.90) is great for visiting d.i.y shops, tourist spots and other places of interest.
It is valid on trolley buses, local buses and trams in and around Szeged city centre. A single ticket costs 320 HUF (89p).
The Correct Change Bureau De Change, located at Tisza Lajos Körút 57 (Szeged city centre), has excellent exchange rates. They have branches in Budapest too.
It's worth taking a tram/bus into the city centre because you will still receive more money than outside the city centre.
Napfényfürdõ Aquapolis Szeged boast the longest, all-year-round, closed (tunnel) water slide in Europe. Known as the Anaconda it measures 272 Meters long and starts from a 30 Meter high, elevator-served slide tower.
If the Anaconda is not enough there's another water slide that measures 223 Meters in length with accompanying kamikaze section! With 13 Water Slides in total (9 indoor and 4 outdoor) it is a great place for a family day out.
The indoor water slides can send you around the twist!
The outdoor Adventure Pool area, and Indoor Pool area adjacent, will definitely keep the children happy with the various streaming passages, waterfalls, effervescent beds and other fun elements on offer. And on the southern side of the fun spa is a glazed wall that offers a visual connection to the outdoor pools and facilities, so parents can keep an eye out for the kids whilst relaxing.
There are outdoor water slides too, great for younger children.....and adults!
Parents can also relax, with their young children/babies if need be, in the Baby-Mom World area which has a creche styled play area, a baby changing area and a baby kitchen with feeding facilities (such as a microwave oven, nursing bottle warmer and baby food/drinks machine) where you can also buy baby care materials.
In the Kid's Paradise area children can play in a four-storey maze-type playhouse. The good news is that entry to the Baby-Mom World and Kid's Paradise areas are included in the basic ticket!
The wellness and massage areas are for great for parents to relax in
If you need to completely switch off, you can always treat yourself to a nice, relaxing, massage before trying out the various Saunas (Steam, Aroma and Salt Chambers / Cabins). Or if you feel energetic and sporty, there is a 25 Meter long Swimming Pool waiting for you as well as the Relaxation Pools.
The family wellness area and childrens crèche will keep everyone happy
For a family day out, or even one person day out, the Ticket Prices are not too bad. A DAILY (9am - 8pm), Adult, Basic Ticket currently costs 5,250 HUF (£14.90) which gives you use of the swimming, medicinal, wellness and adventure pools, sauna and steam chamber, fitness room, baby-mom world and the playhouse. Phew!
You can even cut that price down if you are a child between 4 and 11 Years old, a pensioner or just want a MORNING (9am - 1pm) or AFTERNOON (4pm - 8pm) ticket. You can also pay for a swim only for example - See the Ticket Prices link (web page) above for more information.
Napfényfürdõ Aquapolis is a fun day out for the whole family, singles and couples!
In August 2014 I took my Girlfriend, her almost 11 Year Old Daughter and 2 Year Old Son for the first time swimming on a basic ticket, which cost a total of 11,050 HUF (son was free) back then, and must say we really enjoyed the day out. There was plenty to keep everyone very happy regardless of age and the tickets were value for money too.
We went on a week day in August, when it was less busy, and only had to wait around 5 Minutes for the Anaconda slide and around a minute or so for the other slides. The pools themselves were not crowded, to our surprise, so we enjoyed a length's swim of each pool more or less when we wanted. Since then we have been back many times during the years whereby we always enjoy the place.
UPDATE: On Wednesday August 29th 2018, 1pm, we (my now Wife, her 15 Year Old Daughter and 6 Year Old Son) went back for another swim! This time the basic ticket cost 21,150 HUF (3 Adults x 5,250 HUF and 2 Children x 2,700 HUF). Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our time there (we stayed for 5 hours), especially as her son was at that age where he could swim, splash, jump, slide and generally go wild!
The complex is generally open from 6am (for early bird swimmers) until 8pm. However, depending on the time of year, school holidays, swimming events, festivals and so on it's best to check the official website for Opening Hours Web Pagecurrent timetables, event tables and monthly opening hours/times.
Napfényfürdõ Aquapolis is located on the left side of Belvárosi Híd (Downtown Bridge) coming from the city centre (Széchenyi Tér). You can actually see some of the outdoor swimming pools from the foot of the bridge. Buses #5 and #7 go over the bridge and stop at Torontál Tér, one stop from the bridge. This means you have to head back towards the foot of the bridge in order to walk down the side of it, on Közép Kikötő Sor. This goes down hill until you reach Üdülők. There you will see the front entrance of Napfényfürdõ Aquapolis.
Bus #8, from my apartment for example, stops at Anna Körút (Tisza Lajos) in the city centre, as do Trams #3, #3F and #4. From Anna Körút you can take a short walk towards Széchenyi Tér, go over the bridge and then turn left down Közép Kikötő Sor until you reach Üdülők.