Who doesn’t love a waterpark. Especially in a steaming hot country where all you want to do is splash around in the water all day. Singapore has several waterparks/water play areas, from the free Palawan Pirate Ship in Sentosa to Wild Wild Wet in Pasir Ris. There’s also a lovely free waterplay area, suitable for young kids at the Children’s Garden in Gardens By the Bay. Our favourite, thanks to its enormous, winding lazy river, is Adventure Cove Waterpark in Sentosa. Here are our tips on how to plan a great day at Adventure Cove.
When should I go?
Check their schedule but the Waterpark usually operates 7 days a week, 10 to 6pm. As with everything in Singapore, try to avoid at the weekend and local school holidays. That said, it’s probably likely you’ll want to go then, so be sure to go early! Queues start forming before opening so I would recommend arriving around 9.45am so you can queue and then get a headstart on all the rides. If you go early, you’re also likely to avoid the usual thunderstorms that form in the latter part of the day. When this happens, they will close the rides for your safety.
How do I get tickets?
You can either purchase online direct or from a discount website such as Voyagin. Adventure Cove isn’t cheap so I personally would skip it with younger kids. There are plenty of other places you can take them, from a public pool to the Palawan Pirate Ship to the Children’s Garden at Gardens By The Bay. If you are going on a busy weekend and intend to nail those rides, you may also want to purchase an ‘Adventure Express’ which will enable you to skip the line once.
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Where is Adventure Cove?
The waterpark is located on the island of Sentosa, approx. 15 minutes from Singapore’s CBD. Although you can access by bus and train, the easiest is by taxi. You will get dropped off in the Resorts World Carpark and simply follow signs from there (about 10 mins walk).
What should I bring?
Don’t forget swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, goggles, water, flip flops. You aren’t really allowed to bring food in although I’ve sneaked in snacks in the past. There are lockers available in Small (360mm high x 370mm wide x 500mm deep) and Large (910mm high x 370mm wide x 500mm deep) sizes. Costs of the lockers for daily rentals are SGD10 (Small) and SGD20 (Large) during park operating hours. There are also Cabanas for rent but if you’ve got active children (isn’t that all children at a waterpark?!), I don’t think you’ll be doing any resting at the cabana..
Dotted around the park are lifejackets of varying sizes so you can always grab one for things like the wave pool, even if your child is a confident swimmer.
Adventure Cove Waterpark Strategy!
Check the ride guidelines in advance so you know the minimum heigh requirement and therefore avoid any upset children!
Get there early and make your way to the lockers by the wave pool (don’t use the ones near the entrance as you’ll find it’s too far away).
Head straight for Riptide Rocket which is one of the best waterpark rides I have ever been on! Minimum 107cm. Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
Then take your pick between Pipeline Plunge and Tidal Twister, which are next door to each other. Minimum 122cm
I would then take a break and go to get in the queue for Rainbow Reef where you can snorkel with an amazing array of brightly coloured fish (children must be able to swim). Minimum 107cm. Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
Following this, you can return back to the rides – Dueling Racer is lots of fun. Grab a racer mat and race to the finish line, ideally beating your child! Minimum 107cm. Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
Bluewater Bay wave pool is great fun when the wave machine is on. Swim right to the front to get the big waves.
Our favourite part of Adventure Cove is the Adventure River, a lengthy lazy river with big rubber rings to climb into. The best bit is when the river crosses over the marine tanks and you actually feel as if you’re swimming next to the rays and sharks!
Daredevil kids will love Splashworks, think spartan race on the water! Minimum 122cm
For those kids not tall enough for Splashworks, they’ll enjoy the Big Bucket Treehouse, a water play area.
The Wet Maze is nice but if you’re running out of time, you won’t be missing out if you skip it.
Where to eat at Adventure Cove Waterpark?
There’s one main restaurant, The Bay, which is Japanese fusion and is surprisingly good. There are a couple of other small F&B trucks for ice-creams and drinks.
Extras at Adventure Cove Waterpark
I haven’t done this but you can pay extra to wade with and feed the rays.
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