AD – We were invited to Splash Landings as part of our Brand Ambassadorship commitments with Konfidence. They also provided the buoyancy aids mentioned in this post.

If you follow Mudpie Fridays then you will know that we have been chosen as Konfidence Ambassadors this year. As part of this we visited Splash Landings at Alton Towers. Having never visited before I was surprised by just how large the water park was. Considering its effectively inside a hotel. Once in the pool itself you would be forgiven for thinking that you were actually abroad somewhere.

There are numerous splash down areas. A smaller one designed for toddlers that really kept Kipper entertained. Especially when he discovered the rope which would send a torrent of water down when pulled. He really enjoyed filling up a bucket with it. To the other side there is a much larger splashdown area that goes up several levels designed for slightly older kids. With buckets of cascading water that came tumbling down it was a lot of fun.

When you add in a lazy river, several slides and an outdoor pool. It was no surprising the kids wanted to stay all day and play. I want the boys to enjoy the water as much as possible. But the same time I am always on guard. Thats where Konfidence come in. Konfidence was originally created by husband and wife couple when they were unable to find suitable flotation devices for their own children. From this the company’s flagship product the Konfidence Jacket was born. It is now the number one best-selling neoprene swimming buoyancy aid for children aged 1 to 7 years across the UK and Europe. Over the years Konfidence have added to their product range with baby swim wear, wetsuits, floatsuits, UV Suits and various beach and swim toys.

 

 

Monkey was wearing his Konfidence Swim Jacket when we went to Splash Landings, he had opted for Scoot the Clown Fish. Available in three sizes, 18 months to 3 years, 4 – 5 years and 6 – 7 years. Although blue on the front the back of the jacket is bright yellow, which helps with visibility while Monkey is in the water. Made from high-grade soft neoprene it is designed to allow both lateral and longitudinal stretch which makes for a snug and comfortable fit. Meaning that the  ability of the swim jacket to move independently of the wearer is reduced. The jacket also has lycra binding to reduce chaffing and a super chunky zip ideal for little hands.

Inside the jacket there are eight internal float pockets with removable floats. These are there to ensure buoyancy around the Monkey’s torso keeping him horizontal in the water. It also means that his arms remain free so that he can practice his swimming strokes unencumbered. As Monkey’s swimming improves the floats can be removed, this means that the Konfidence swim jacket is totally adjustable to your child’s requirements.

Monkey happily played in the splash park but also did a fair amount of swimming on our visit. Having two children to keep an eye on can be a challenge. Especially when they are both fiercely independent. The Konfidence Swim Jacket meant that Monkey could swim around on his own. Although never too far out of reach or out of eye shot. He was free to explore Splash landings and I was confident in the fact he was safe and happy. The Konfidence Swim Jackets retail at £24.99, I can see us getting a lot of use out of it this Summer.

Kipper being that be younger we opted for the Konfidence Floatsuit for this visit. They work on the same principle as The Original Konfidence Jacket, providing adjustable buoyancy for the wearer child and freedom of movement through eight removable floats worn in outer pockets. Made from quick drying lycra they are an all in one suit with built in UPF protection. The t-shirt style top offers 50+ UPF such protection with the remainder offering 30+ UPF. Thus ensuring that the little ones have extra protection across the shoulders and upper arms.

 

Kipper opted for the same clown print designed and we went for their larger size which is 4-5 years. Since although Kipper is only just three he is almost 1m tall and weights over 18kg. I was a little concerned that it would be difficult to get him and out of the suit. But it turned out it was really simple and there was plenty of room for him to play comfortably. Because of the water attractions he did very little ‘swimming’ but he was very impressed when he realised he could swim unaided. We even attempted the lazy river several times, although he was not out of reach it gave me the confidence to take him. in. He thought it was hilarious watching me get drenched on the way round. The children’s float suit retails at £22.99 and comes in lots of different colours to chose from. Just like the jacket I can see us getting a lot of use out of it as we head into Summer.

As part of the ambassador programme I can also give you a Konfidence 10% Discount Code valid for 2019. Just enter SwimbassCI1 in the promotional code box at checkout. Valid until the 31st December 2019 it can not be used with any other promotional code. You can use the discount code on the website.

 

We had a great time at Splash Landings, partly because the Konfidence buoyancy aids gave them both the freedom they crave. And us the peace of mind we need.

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32 Comments

  1. Margaret GALLAGHER Reply

    Love Konfidence – mak3s such a difference to the LITTLE ones confidence

  2. Confidence I would recommend I won your £50 voucher comp and got some great stuff for my grandson it’s lovely quality . It’s great fun style too

  3. I really need to try out splash landings – I’ve heard so many positives about it. Loving the konfidence floatsuits. I think they are brilliant- especially for holidays when the littles are playing in the water parks. I think they definitely help to give both parent and child a bit of extra confidence in the water.

  4. Laura Wheatley Reply

    I love the jacket, definitely considering getting them for my girls it may help to built their confidence a little

  5. We’ve never been here but our kids live for water parks, it’s the main draw at centre parcs.

    I definitely think we will need to try this out. I didn’t expect it to be very big either so that’s good to know x

  6. Elaine Kidd Reply

    I hadn’t realised how good the water park was, it looks well worth a visit.

  7. Lyndsey O'Halloran Reply

    Oh Erin would absolutely love it here. No doubt she wouldn’t want to leave though.

  8. Troy Easton Reply

    Cool water park need to go to one myself in this weather and cool pictures.

  9. I love water parks. They are my faves. I always enjoy my time spent on water parks

  10. Tammie Reinhart Reply

    It looks like the kids had a blast, and you were able to relax thanks to the Konfidence floatsuits

  11. I’ve not been to splash landings yet but it looks like lots of fun. I love the swimwear too, especially the clown fishes! It’s great to have that extra piece of mind that they have safety measures.

  12. This water park looks like great fun! Our son loves the water but we’ve not done a water park yet. The vest looks good – nice to have peace of mind that they are safe!

  13. We love indoor water parks! That way you know you’re not going to have to reschedule if it rains and can go all year round! This place looks awesome!

  14. Wendy Polisi Reply

    My kids would have a blast here. It looks like it’s fun for adults too which is a plus for me! ha!

  15. Geraline Batarra Reply

    Konfidence seems to be very durable and ahigh quality product, the designare so cute. Kids must have this..

  16. I like the Konfidence swimsuit. The fact that the arms are free to swim is a really good feature. And how good does Splash Landings look?!

  17. I love the look of the swim jackets! So much better than being hampered by unwieldy arm bands. My youngest is learning to swim but still lacks some confidence, so these would be perfect for him.

  18. Wren LaPorte Reply

    That looks like so much fun! Plus I imagine those buoyancy devices leave you feeling at ease while there!

  19. Looks like such a fun place but I am loving the swim gear. I like the one that is just around the body! I have to look for something like this for my son./

  20. This looks like so much fun. I’m always looking for fun things for kids to do and this is a great place to visit. I especially like the idea of the toddler space.

  21. Lavern Moore Reply

    Splash Landing seems like a great place to visit. You discount code will come in handy!

  22. This looks like such a fun place for kids! I love that jacket and how it helps build confidence for kids 🙂

  23. You guys look like you had such a blast. Great swimsuits as well and definitely seems like great family-friendly fun!

  24. Rosemary Tily Reply

    Konfidence Swim Jackets look brilliant making life more enjoyable for both the children and their ever vigilant parents.

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