Water parks in Singapore are a great way to beat the heat and cool down while having loads of fun with family and friends.
From exhilarating thrill rides and shallow kiddie pools to full-on theme parks, water parks offer something fun for every family member.
We spotlight six places where you and your fambam or BFFs can get some waterpark fix.
Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close
Opening hours: Weekdays (except Tuesday) – Noon to 6pm (last admission at 5pm); Weekends, school holidays & public holidays – 11am to 6pm (last admission at 5pm)
One of Singapore’s largest water parks, Wild Wild Wet boasts 15 rides and play areas that cater to everyone from thrill seekers to kids.
Thrill seekers will definitely get a heart-pumping experience on the Torpedo, a water slide which lets you free-fall from six storeys with high-speed twists and turns. Another popular ride is the Vortex High Speed Water Slide, an enclosed flume ride that features a 360-degree extreme loop that sends you splashing down with speeds of up to 600m per minute.
For something more kid-friendly, head for the Shiok River. Skirting the perimeter of the park, this 335m pool lets you lean back and go with the flow. The little ones can also burn off energy at the Splash Play Kiddie Swimming Pool With Sprinklers, a kiddie pool featuring fun jets, water sprays, water tunnels and water cannons for children to splash around in.
The park is also home to Kidz Zone where there are exhilarating kid-sized versions of big rides such as Royal Flush and Kraken Racers, so the kids can also get a taste of fun slides.
Opening hours: Weekdays – Noon to 6pm; Weekends & public holidays: 10am to 6pm
Ever wanted to walk on water? Well, now you can at Singapore’s first and only floating aqua park.
Call it an inflatable playground if you want, but this mini fantasy island brings the thrills and splashes in unrivalled ways. Catering to both children and adults, the inflatable course features slides, climbing ropes, trampolines and even a dive jump.
Slipping and sliding off the course into the refreshing ocean water for some cool comfort is expected here!
However, parents should take note that kids under the age of 6 or who are shorter than 1.1m are not allowed into the park. Kids can only play in a smaller zone in the park and are not allowed into the main zones.
Although the park is quite popular, the course is so huge that human traffic is rarely an issue, so you can focus on just having fun without bumping into other visitors.
The park offers both a one-hour and a two-hour day pass. Because the course is quite physically demanding, one hour at the park may be enough to tire you out.
Resorts World Sentosa
Open daily from 10am to 5pm
Offers more than thrilling rides and fast water slides, Adventure Cove Waterpark boasts 13 rides and attractions, ranging from high-speed slides to close-up experiences with nature’s wildlife and lush greenery.
For adrenaline junkies, the park offers six different slides that you can take on floats in pairs, such as the Riptide Rocket. This ride is Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, which means that the ride uses electromagnetic technology to propel you through rollercoaster-like twists and drops faster than typical water slides.
But Adventure Cove Waterpark stands out with its Rainbow Reef and Ray Bay Encounter which offer experiences with marine animals. Note that these two marine encounters come at an additional cost.
Rainbow Reef lets you snorkel around an incredible rainbow reef habitat which houses over 20,000 reef inhabitants. Get up close to fish and marine life of varying hues and sizes.
Ray Bay is where marine lovers can get an up-close encounter with manta rays. Wade in a shallow pool with dozens of rays swimming around you. Touch their velvety wings and even feed them.
Level 3, Kallang Wave Mall
Open daily from 9am to 8pm except on Tuesdays and selected public holidays
This water playground offers a view of the Singapore skyline from the third floor of Kallang Wave Mall. Equipped with a lazy river and colourful slides, this water park is perfect oasis for your little ones to splash, swim and slide.
Kids aged 3 to 12 can enjoy a dip in a shallow pool (0.6m) or splash around in the water playground which has buckets, swings, slides and water fountains.
Access to the playgrounds is free, but parents who want to unwind with their children after a hot day in the sun can pay $2 per person for access to the lazy river.
Older kids who want something more adventurous and thrilling can check out Splash-N-Surf’s 12m-long Stingray surfing simulator. Grab a board and get ready for 100,000 litres of rushing water heading your way.
You can also book a session with experienced instructors to experience bodyboarding or skimboarding. The session lasts for an hour and costs $35. But the experience is only available for those taller than 1.2m.
SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescrent, Level 3
Opening hours: Weekdays (off-peak) – 1pm to 7pm; Weekdays (school holiday, peak) – 10am to 7pm; Weekends & public holidays – 10am to 9pm
Singapore’s first indoor water playground, Splash @ Kidz Amaze houses five slides and eight play decks that are interconnected by climbing structures.
Parents and children can play together on multi-lane slides or shoot water at each other with the water guns provided. Get ready to be drenched under the giant splash bucket and spraying water jets, and feel the wind as you slide down swirling slides. Toddlers can also join in the fun in the shallow wading pool.
The indoor playground sports an under-the-sea theme, with colourful bridges and whimsical structures that shoot water. Parents will be happy to know that the water in the pool is temperature-regulated for swimmer safety and comfort regardless of the weather outside.
HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, 900 Bedok North Road
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, eve of public holiday, public holiday & school holiday – 10am to 3pm | 4pm to 9pm (closed on Mondays)
Singapore’s newest indoor water park, Aqua Adventure boasts the country’s longest indoor waterslide, measuring 114m, called the BlackHole Aqua Tube. Those who prefer to chill can do so at the Laze Pool, a unique blend of the typical lazy river and wave pool ride.
But this water park is not for the faint-hearted. Other than the essential water slides and water rides, Aqua Adventure differentiates itself by catering to the adventurous crowd. The park is fixed with a high-elements section, the Aqua Course, where you can challenge yourself by balancing across ropes and obstacles while hanging over the pool below. But you’re not spared from getting drenched even while swinging precariously in the air as the park has creatively incorporated wet elements along the course.
The park also has a five-lane climbing wall called Clockwork Towers. Race your friends or siblings up the interactive walls to the buzzer at the top to see who can complete the course in the fastest time.
Do note that kids have to be at least 125cm in height and weigh a minimum of 30kg to enter the park. Visitors should not weigh more than 120kg. Children aged 12 and below must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*This article has been edited and adapted from Now Boarding by Changi Airport’s “6 best water parks in Singapore for families”