We recently visited the LEGOLAND Water Park on a visit to Lake Garda (Italy). We spent our morning at Gardaland and made our way into the LEGOLAND Water Park (it’s inside Gardaland) in the early afternoon.
Our boys (ages 8, 4, 1.5 years) had a blast and actually preferred the LEGOLAND Water Park to the rides and attractions in Gardaland. When we asked them if they would recommend it to their friends, the answer was a resounding ‘YES!’
The Water Park is clean, well-maintained, and the staff are professional, friendly and helpful. Our kids loved our visit and it was a stress-free afternoon for parents too!
Read on to find out if LEGOLAND Water Park is a good choice for your family.
Where is LEGOLAND Water Park?
Italy’s first LEGOLAND Water Park opened in the summer of 2021 inside the Gardaland theme park.
The LEGOLAND Water Park is located in Castelnuovo del Garda, on the southeastern part of Lake Garda in Northern Italy. It’s not far from Verona, and can easily be reached from Venice and Milan.
Fun Fact: Italy’s LEGOLAND Water Park is also the first of its kind in all of Europe!
Buying Your Ticket to LEGOLAND Water Park
You must buy a combined LEGOLAND Water Park + Gardaland Ticket to enter the park. You use your LEGOLAND Water Park entrance ticket on the first day (you can also visit Gardaland that day) and you can visit Gardaland only on the second day.
Good To Know: You can also purchase a discounted ticket to LEGOLAND Water Park that allows entry at 3:00pm.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Gardaland entrance.
Who Will Enjoy LEGOLAND Water Park
LEGOLAND Water Park is designed for children from 2 – 12 years old.
We also visited with a 1.5-year-old and he had a blast! There are plenty of fun and ‘gentle’ areas for toddlers.
Our older boys (8 and 4) also loved the Water Park and the slides are great for pre-teens too.
Younger teens would probably enjoy the main slides and one of the water areas (Beach Party), but there are so many small kids around, that they really need to be aware and careful not to move too quickly or bump into little ones.
If you have multiple ages in your family (and two adults), you can also split up and have one adult with kids at the LEGOLAND Water Park and the other adult with kids at Gardaland. It’s simple because LEGOLAND is inside Gardland!
Good To Know: If you have older kids and are planning on visiting the nearby Caneva Acqua Park, visit LEGOLAND Water Park first. The attractions at LEGOLAND are smaller and will seem tiny and ‘babyish’ if you visit Caneva and its wave pool and epic slides first.
Attractions at LEGOLAND Water Park
LEGO Miniatures of famous Italian Landmarks (Venice’s canals, Rome’s Colosseum, Florence’s Duomo, etc). This is close to the entrance, just after the changing rooms. No water involved.
Helpful Tip: Don’t spend time here right away – get in the water first and use the walk around Miniland as a break from the water later on.
LEGO River Adventure
Lazy River with Lego Pieces floating along with you!
Small, shallow pool area with figures that squirt water (with your help). Perfect area for toddlers (ours happily spent most of his time here). Smaller slides in a slightly deeper section (not for toddlers).
Colorful play area with water squirting at you from all directions! Slides, shallow waters, and a huge bucket that fills with water and dumps out.
LEGO Creation Island
Play with LEGOs on your own or make friends. Our kids loved this area and could’ve spent a while here. No water is involved.
LEGO Models and Decorations
There are fun and colorful LEGO creations scattered throughout the Water Park. Look for animals, MiniFigs, and beach-themed designs.
A pirate-themed shallow pool for swimming and wading.
Descend the biggest waterslides in LEGOLAND Water Park. There are three different slides that finish in a pool. You can go with or without a tube.
Cool off on this simple, colorful splash pad.
Age Restrictions for LEGOLAND Water Park
The park is designed for ages 2-12. Younger and older children can enter.
We thought there were plenty of areas that were great for babies and toddlers – especially the shallowest part of the DUPLO Splash and the edge of the Beach Party.
Good To Know: Adults cannot enter LEGOLAND Water Park alone – they must be accompanying a child.
How Much Time to Spend in LEGOLAND Water Park
It’s not a large park, but there are quite a few attractions that kids love. You could easily spend all day at the park. If you have small children and only have a day for Gardaland and LEGOLAND, spend at least half of your day at the LEGOLAND Water Park.
Food at LEGOLAND Water Park Inside Gardaland
The food is decent, especially for a theme park. There is one main stand next to the DUPLO Splash and a couple of others open up if there is demand.
There are clean, shaded areas to eat your purchased food.
I’d recommend bringing your own lunch and buying a treat if you want/need one.
How to Get to Italy’s LEGOLAND Water Park
The easiest way to get to LEGOLAND Water Park is to drive. You can reach it from the A4 (Milan-Venice) or A22 (Brenner-Modena) Autostrade, exiting at Peschiera del Garda.
Parking is easy in the huge Gardaland lot. Just remember where you parked!
If you’re planning on driving in Italy, check out our posts on:
Renting a Car in Italy
Italian Gas Stations and Getting Gas in Italy
Important Italian Road Signs
Driving in Italy
International Driving Permit for Italy
Renting a Car in Italy with a US Driver’s License
Italian Toll Roads – Driving on the Autostrada
Paying Tolls in Italy
Parking in Italy + Parking Sign Translations
ZTLs in Italy
Take the train to the Peschiera del Garda station and then take the free 5-minute shuttle bus to the park.
Read more about Train Travel in Italy.
Logistics for LEGOLAND Water Park at Gardaland
Strollers – You can bring your stroller in. We ended up parking ours in a corner.
Changing Rooms and Lockers – There are changing rooms with lockers and bathrooms at the entrance. When you enter the park, you’ll be given a yellow bracelet that you ‘charge’ with €5 using a machine in the changing room. You can use that €5 to rent a locker for the day and you can enter the locker whenever you like (using the bracelet).
Swim Caps – You don’t need to wear a swim cap, but long hair should be tied back.
Life Jackets – Younger children must wear one of the provided life vests in some of the pools.
Where to Stay Near LEGOLAND Water Park
Gardaland has a selection of hotels including Gardaland Hotel, Gardaland Adventure Hotel, and Gardaland Magic Hotel. These hotels are convenient and highly-rated, but can be pricey, especially during the summer months.
A great alternative is to stay in a nearby villagio vacanze or villagio turistico, a ‘holiday resort’ with amenities. Bella Italia is nearby in Peschiera del Garda.
LEGOLAND Water Park Contact Info
Address: Via Derna, 4 – 37014 Castelnuovo del Garda (VR)
Is there a LEGO Store at the Water Park in Gardaland?
Yes, there is a LEGO Store. You can enter it from Gardaland, even if you don’t have a ticket to the LEGOLAND Water Park.