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The best water parks in Singapore for kids and adults

Make a splash with high-speed water slides, rapid flume rides, and even an inflatable obstacle course in the sea

By Cam Khalid
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With summer year long in Singapore, there's always an excuse to indulge in some ice cream or take a dip in a public pool. But nothing brings out your inner kid quite like tall water slides and wave pools. To amp up the thrill-o-meter, many water parks are bringing out the big guns like rapid flume rides, high-speed water slides, and an inflatable obstacle course à la Wipeout. For something less energetic, you can switch to the various lazy rivers, as well as wet play areas which are more free-and-easy.

While most water parks have reopened, they operate at limited capacities, so it's best to book your tickets online before rocking up to the venue in your swimming suits.

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At a fee

HydroDash
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HydroDash

Things to do Sentosa

Live out your ultimate Wipeout dream at Singapore's very first floating aqua park. Both kids and kidults can climb, slide, leap and bounce at the massive inflatable playground and obstacle course – think a giant bouncy castle in the sea, just off Sentosa's Palawan Beach. To maximise the fun for everyone, the water park is split into four zones with varying difficulty levels. The two-hour splash sesh starts from $10 for kids aged five to eight, and from $18 for everyone else aged nine and above. 

Note: there are a limited number of tickets available per session to allow safe distancing. It's recommended to book your slots in advance online.

Wild Wild Wet
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Wild Wild Wet

Things to do Pasir Ris

From rapid flume rides to four-storey slides and wave pools, there's no shortage of fun at this water park in the east. The little ones can take it easy in the meandering river or splash around in Yippie!, a shallow sloshing area. The Yakult Professor’s Playground – with its slides, ladders, water cannons and fountains – will entertain older kids for hours. More adventurous ones can take on an exhilarating trip down the Ular-Lah raft slide, complete with high, banked corners and 360° spins. Otherwise unleash your inner daredevil for the 19-metre-tall Vortex.

Note: Wild Wild Wet is open on Thursday to Monday, from noon to 6pm, with a capacity limit that varies per ride. It's recommended to book your slots in advance online.

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Splash @ Kidz Amaze
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Splash @ Kidz Amaze

Kids Punggol

Splish, splash, splosh with the little ones at this indoor water wonderland. And by little ones, we also mean that babies under 12 months get to enjoy free entry. The water playground stretches out to 23,000 square feet, with five slides and eight play decks that are all interconnected by climbing structures. Big buckets of water topple at random over a few areas, so expect most children to cluster around that splash pad to get dunked. For those with tots aged 18 to 36 months, head over to a separate wading area where water jets gently spray streams at you.

Note: this venue has a capacity limit of 50 persons per session. It's recommended to book your slots in advance via email at splash@safra.sg, or call 6585 8710.

Splash n Surf
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Stingray at Splash N Surf

Sport and fitness Gyms and fitness centres Kallang

Kallang Wave Mall knows just how to raise the roof – with a water park perched on top of it. While Splash N Surf has a water play area open only to kids, there’s a lazy pool that allows all including adults to laze in, for a grand sum of two bucks. While those remain closed, for now, you can still catch some waves on the Stingray, and learn to half-pipe surf while having a go at bodyboarding and skimboarding. However, mastering your skills in riding the boogie board and the kneeboard comes with a price, starting from $30 per hour and up. 

Note: Splash N Surf's Lazy River and Kids Water Playground remain temporarily suspended until further notice.

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Adventure Cove Waterpark
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Adventure Cove Waterpark

Things to do Sentosa

This venue remains temporarily closed until further notice.

A fun and thrilling waterpark for the young (and the young at heart), Adventure Cove Waterpark guarantees a splashing good time for the whole family. From high-speed water slides including a water tornado ride and Asia's first hydro-magnetic coaster, as well as a lazy river to float away under the sun, it's easy to spend a whole day at this waterpark. Besides the exciting attractions, there are plenty of opportunities to learn and encounter with marine life. You can snorkel with over 20,000 tropical fish, wade among rays, and more. 

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Far East Organization Children's Garden
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Far East Organization Children's Garden

Kids Playgrounds Marina Bay

This outdoor playground has one mission in mind: to get everybody drenched. There are water tunnels, stepping springs and various jets your pint-sized terrors – or your mischievous side – can use to hose everyone else down. Even toddlers can get in on the aquatic action, with a safe play zone you’ll feel comfortable letting them roam around in.

Note: due to capacity limitations, each child cannot be accompanied by more than one adult.

Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East
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Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East

Things to do Yishun

A stone's throw away from Yishun MRT station, this massive water park in the heartlands is divided into three main play areas decked with water sprays and buckets, a shallow pool, and giant board games. While the kids burn their energy splashin' around, parents can rest their feet at the many benches. There are also plenty of sheltered areas and umbrella deck chairs to hide from the sun too.

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Happy Park
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Waterway Point

Shopping Punggol

Overlooking Punggol Waterway park, this playground has both wet and dry play areas for the kids to hop between, so they won't remain soaked all day. The wet play area features a river loop with flowing water, a lake, an island, and a bridge. Keep an eye out for your young ones as they take on challenging aquatic obstacle course or simply let them slide down the child-friendly rubber surfaces of the playground's terraced landscape.

sembawang hot spring park
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Sembawang Hot Spring Park

Things to do Mandai

It's not a water park per sé, but you can still delight in the relaxing art of soaking your feet in hot waters at the pool or the wooden basins provided. And if you'd like to try the traditional way of making onsen tamago (onsen means hot spring in Japanese) as they do in Japan, you can bring your eggs down and boil them in the hot spring water. The new Sembawang Hot Spring Park is also great for visitors to learn about the history and geology of the place, and reminisce about the old kampung days by strolling through the fruit trees and edible plants.

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Vivo City
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VivoCity

Shopping Shopping centres Habourfront

Happy Paddle Boats remains temporarily suspended until further notice.

You may need a map to navigate your way around VivoCity, but one thing’s for sure: this sprawling mall has everything under one roof. Or on its roof itself. Kids can splash around and cool down at the sprawling rooftop pools overlooking Sentosa while parents can take a breather after a shopping spree. You can also rent paddle boats (from $8) for the younger kids to tackle the knee-deep waters. 

clusia cove, lakeside garden
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Jurong Lake Gardens

Things to do Jurong East

Clusia Clove is temporarily closed for maintenance works until further notice.

Jurong Lake Gardens is the latest national garden in the heartlands, specially landscaped and designed for families and the community to come together to play, learn, and bond. Besides the flora – and fauna – the Gardens features many play areas for children (adults, feel free to join), including a water playground. Head over to Clusia Cove where children can experience water movements that mimic tidal patterns, surface ripples, and directional currents similar to those at coastal shores.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens - Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
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Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Kids Tanglin

The water play zone is temporarily closed for upgrading works until further notice.

Sited within the lush greens of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is a wonderland for the tiny tots. The fun really starts at the entrance where the water play area catches your eye the minute you step into it. Safe for the little ones, water sprouts at low levels, so there are none of those in-your-face surprises. However, the lack of shade does call for a proper lather of sunscreen and a hat.

Punggol Waterway Park water playground
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Punggol Waterway Park

Things to do Punggol

The water playground remains temporarily closed until further notice.

Not too far away from Punggol MRT station, this water play area is situated in the park's recreation zone. While this water playground doesn’t boast the largest array of powerful water jets, its gushing fountains and water cannons are more than enough to satisfy. Make sure to run through the orange-ringed structure and be prepared to get soaked. There are also toilets nearby and plenty of benches under shaded areas for parents to chill or if you fancy a spot of bird watching.

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Westgate Wonderland
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Westgate Wonderland

Kids Jurong East

This venue remains temporarily closed until further notice.

It's called Westgate Wonderland for good reason. This massive playground bears a ‘fantasy garden’ theme and is split into dry and wet sections. Kids under 12 years old can roll around in the small water section and be showered by an enormous watering can that sprays water every once in a while. Parents will be happy to note that there's a free blower room for children to dry off.

IMM, Garden Plaza, Water Park
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Outdoor Wet Playground at IMM

Shopping Shopping centres Jurong East

This venue remains temporarily closed until further notice.

It may be a small water play area up in the mall's Garden Plaza section, but the eclectic spread of installations leaves kids with a lot of options. Engage in a friendly battle with rotating water guns, or patiently wait under little buckets to get drenched. There's only one dry bench for waiting parents, but with the changing rooms just nearby, they won't have to take the little ones far.

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KidzPlay @ SkyGarden

Shopping Shopping centres Serangoon

This venue remains temporarily closed until further notice.

There is plenty of room for kids (and the young at heart) to run around on the spongy, wave-print turf of nex's rooftop KidzPlay @ SkyGarden. There's a variety of ways to get wet – from mist machines to a massive centrepiece bucket that creates a torrential waterfall when it tips over. There's a changing room at the corner of the water park, but bathrooms are a drippy walk across the SkyGarden.

Sembawang Shopping Centre
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Splash Park at Sembawang Shopping Centre

Shopping Sembawang

This venue remains temporarily closed until further notice.

If the kids can't decide whether they want to go to a water park or a dry jungle gym, head to Splash Park at Sembawang Shopping Centre. Features of the water park include mist machines, water guns, a swirling windmill and slides that lead from the wet area to the (somewhat) dry section. There are also free lockers and a kids' shower area. 

Make a splash

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