Wild about water parks? Well this is the Listopedia for you. Whether you want to shoot down a slippery dip or float down a river, here’s our pick of water parks to visit in 2016.

Wet’n’Wild, Sydney, Australia

Australia’s newest theme park has been a big success, bringing crowds far and wide to Sydney’s west since re-opening two years ago. Based on the Gold Coast theme park of the same name, Wet’n’Wild Sydney is full of fun for big and little kids. There’s more than 40 slides and water adventure activities, including the hair raising T5, which has a 15 metre drop. There’s a half pipe, the Tropical Cyclone, Tantrum and 360Rush – as each name suggests, all designed for a thrill. Little ones will love Wet’n’Wild Junior, with mini waterslides and splash zones. For something a bit different, hit the park for After Dark, when the lights come on and the rides keep going. Check into the Atura Blacktown just around the corner.

Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai

Escaping the heat in Dubai doesn’t have to involve air conditioning. Atlantis The Palm is home to Aquaventure, a 42 acre water park. Home to two kilometres of rapids and waterways you can ride, and plenty of waterslides, it’s a great day out. If you’re feeling brave, take on “The Plunge”, which drops you down 20 metres before shooting through a shark tank. You are inside a tube inside the tank, but it’s still scary stuff. Go at a slower pace in “Shark Attack”, where you’ll float through the same shark tank on a floatie – again through a glass tunnel.