A fun-packed family day out can be had at Illa Fantasia Water Park, half an hour north of Barcelona city center in the seaside town of Vilassar de Dalt. With more than 20 rides and several large swimming and wave pools, the park is one of Europe’s largest; for toddlers there are gentle lazy river rides and baby pools to splash around in, while adrenaline-junky youngsters will love the hair-raising speed rides and races through tubes and spirals. As well as all the watery attractions, the park also offers mini-golf, a kiddies’ playground and a pirate ship to explore. There are also several eating options – from picnic tables and barbecue pits to stalls selling fast food or the formal EL Chef restaurant. Family-friendly facilities also include lockers, free car parking and plenty of shade for hot summer days.