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Win tickets to Aquashow!

TO CELEBRATE World Children’s Day (June 1), The Resident has organised a special competition for readers to win a day out at the Aquashow Family Park in the Algarve, near Quarteira. The lucky winners will be among the first to try out Aquashow’s new water-coaster, the largest ride of its kind in Europe, new for summer 2006 (scheduled to open next month).

Aquashow receives around half-a-million visitors a year and boasts a range of exciting slides and water attractions including Slow River, White Fall, Wild Snake, Wave Pool and many more. As well as enjoying the thrills and spills of the water slides and rides, visitors can also play mini-golf and enjoy a visit to the Oasis Tropical Park, which hosts many exotic birds amid beautiful gardens. Aquashow is extremely popular with children of all ages and adults have a great time too!

World Children’s Day

The United Nations established World Children’s Day in 1954 with a recommendation that it be observed by all countries as a day to promote the welfare of the world’s children. In 1959, it was also the day that the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and then the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

Commemorations take place in countries throughout the world with the date often being used to launch new national children’s health and education programmes and, of course, there are always plenty of activities and entertainment staged to celebrate the special day, not to mention promotions and competitions!

Why not celebrate World Children’s Day this year at Aquashow in the Algarve? Did you know that every year, on World Children’s Day, all children under 14 are offered free access to Aquashow? (Adults pay normal entrance fee of 18 euros each)

Competition details

The Resident has 14 Aquashow Invitations to give away, which offer free access for one person to the park, adult or child (no minimum or maximum age requirement, although children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The invitations are not subject to an expiry date, which means you can go whenever you wish! If you want to wait until the new water-coaster is running, which is scheduled to open sometime in June, watch out for the latest news in The Resident! To stand a chance of winning a free entrance to Aquashow, just answer the simple question below:


In what year was World

Children’s Day created?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number to The Resident either by e-mail to [email protected], by fax to 282 342 939 or by hand to The Resident offices at Rua Visconde de Lagoa, Nº 2 e 3, Lagoa. Make sure your entry is received by noon on Tuesday, May 30. The first 14 correct entries to be pulled out of the hat will win!

If you are not a lucky winner but would like to visit Aquashow, the park’s opening hours are as follows – Summer: from May 1 to October 31 from 10am to 5.30pm and from July 1 to August 31 from 10am to 6.30pm; Winter: from November 1 to April 30 from 10am to 5pm. Entry prices are: 18 euros for adults and 15 euros for children, which offers access to all the attractions and facilities. There are dining and refreshment facilities at the park as well as a shop selling swimwear. For further details, call Aquashow Family Park in Quarteira on 289 389 396 or visit