Thursday, 15 November 2018

Zoggs at Coral Reef Waterworld (Review)

Recently I posted over on my Facebook page about the fact that we had been invited by Zoggs to an event at the Everyone Active Coral Reef Waterworld in Bracknell. Sasha's school had strung all the INSET days together and so she had been off school for another week after half term. We'd planned to not do very much during that week, to keep demands low in preparation for what I knew would be a big trip out. 
stephs two girls at coral reef waterworld in zoggs costumes
Sasha loves swimming but due to increasing anxiety about several issues, she has been finding it more and more difficult to leave the house for any kind of activity. 
As I battled my way through Friday afternoon traffic on the M25 in the pouring rain, and Sasha's stress levels started to rise (we'd been driving for around 40 minutes with another 40 to go when she said she wanted to go back home), I did question whether this would all be worth it....
zoggs costumes

When we finally arrived, the girls were excited and ready to get into their stylish Zoggs costumes - and me too! Zoggs was founded in Australia and as you would expect from a nation with plenty of access to sun and sea, their costumes are high quality and made to last. Over on the Zoggs website there is a great range of swimwear to choose from, along with goggles and swimming aids. 
steph and her two girls by pool
I loved what the girls picked for themselves; Sasha's choice was always going to be as pink as possible, and it was good to see our teen in something other than plain black! Lots of great styles for women too, with a variety of patterns and colours.

The event was to launch the new DC Super Heroes collection, which includes Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Superman. A variety of branded product is available, including goggles, dive balls and swim caps.
Coral Reef Waterworld is an amazing place with five giant waterslides. We loved the Storm Chaser where you can push a button at the start to choose a colour or music theme - we went for disco and pink sparkles! In the main pool there are several features which the girls enjoyed; a gentle lazy river which leads in to a fairly tame rapids area, two different sized jacuzzis, and an area with a giant volcano which erupts every so often with a powerful giant water jet. There's also a giant pirate ship with water cannons which can be aimed into the main pool, and smaller water slides leading into an interactive toddler splash area. 
pirate ship at coral reef
A lovely extra which you don't often find at waterparks (which incidentally, there are not enough of in the UK!) is the adults only spa area, with jacuzzi, heated loungers, lovely calm pool, sauna and steam room. Great if the children are old enough to be left to the fun activities next door, or if you can tag team with a partner or friend!

It was great to spend some fun family time together and to have the chance to get active. Feeling very lucky that my girls love the water so much! 

Disclosure: the costumes and entry to the Waterworld were gifted to us in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions on both of these are our own.

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