The sun is shining, the temperatures are through the roof and the kids are restless. We have the solution: waterparks! It's one of the best ways to beat the heat with little ones in tow. No matter where you are in Asia, check out this guide for tips on where to splish, splash and splosh the day away.
Chimelong is one of the newest and most advanced theme parks in Asia with a safari, waterzone, theme park and a variety of good accommodations. The waterpark was designed by Canadians who imported all attractions from overseas, attracting worldwide acclaim as one of the most high-tech parks in the world. The park is open from April to October every year, so plan your getaway soon.
Chimelong Water Park, Guangzhou, China, Website
This waterpark, which has an African theme, features a dozen rides such as the Congo challenge (we dare you to dive down headfirst!) as well as Surf Beach and a fake volcano - a slice of tropical heaven in the middle of the city. Budding surfer dudes or dude-ettes can try out the FlowRider, Malaysia’s first surf simulator.
Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Website
An awesome choice for older kids with daredevil rides galore, this lush waterpark in Bali boasts 17 slides and attractions – from the leisurely Lazy River to the stomach-churning Smashdown, it’s easy to spend the whole day here. Smaller children are well catered for with a kiddie pool and slides.
Waterbom, Bali, Indonesia, Website
From the Extreme H20 zone, which boasts slides that pitch you through darkness, to Buccaneer Bay - the ultimate kids' zone for those under 10 years old - Wet ‘n’ Wild really has it all. For small kids, the pirate-themed attraction also includes kiddie slides, a giant tipping bucket and enough amusements to keep them entertained for hours.
Wet ‘n’ Wild, Gold Coast, Australia, Website
With a 6-level wave pool, play pool, lazy river and hot springs, Splash Jungle is an awesome place to chill out if you can drag yourself away from Phuket’s gorgeous beaches. Loop around on the boomerang and let the kids run wild in the small play area, which includes petite-sized slides and a multi-level wet play floor.
Splash Jungle Water Park, Phuket, Thailand, Website
Home to the longest waterslide in Asia, the UFO Exhibition, which takes a full 20 minutes to ride, Formosa Fun Coast is amazing. Caribbean Paradise is packed with fun features, including a watergun play area, sea saws, climbing nets and splashtastic buckets which unload over unsuspecting kids and adults every minute or so. Sporty types will love the water basketball and volleyball area.
Formosa Fun Coast, Taiwan, Website
This is the ultimate wet world for little – and not so little – kids. Featuring a Professor's Playground packed with slides, ladders, water cannons and fountains, a learning area for little peeps called Sp!ash (check out the six interactive water displays where physics meets fun!) and a wet area for toddlers called Yippee, it’s a fun and entertaining, safe and dare we say it, educational day out.
Wild Wild Wet, Singapore, Website
The most famous waterpark in Thailand, Siam Park City is where locals go to cool down in the summer. Around 30 minutes outside of Bangkok, the ultra-sized wave pool and inland beach is the perfect place to cool down after a day exploring mini-Africa, the lost land of dinosaurs at Dinotopia in the neighbouring theme park.
Siam Park City, Bangkok, Thailand, Website
Split into two areas – Adventure Dome and Adventure Lagoon, which are open all year round and in the summer respectively – Tokyo Summerland is an all-weather watery destination. The indoor Adventure Dome features kid-friendly areas such as Fruit Island, while outdoors, check out the dedicated play area with water jets, curtains and splashy mists.
Tokyo Summerland, Japan, Website
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