They say HydroDash is Singapore’s first ‘aqua park.’ Here’s what you need to know about this massive kid-friendly floating obstacle course in Sentosa
Heard of HydroDash yet, mama? You will! HydroDash is that immense new inflatable obstacle course floating in the sea just off Palawan Beach on Sentosa. This new water park looks like heaven for thrill-seekers and water babies alike (although there’s a minimum age of 5 years to enter). This inflatable water playground comprises floating platforms to balance on along with steep slides to climb up and slide down as you navigate the slippery obstacle course. If you fall? Into the sea you’ll go!
We hear it’s a real workout so test your fitness and see how you fare! There’s also a special children’s zone for kids (5 to 8 years old) to navigate (but must be accompanied by an adult), while 9-year-olds, teens and adults can challenge themselves to the main inflatable obstacle course. Here’s what you need to know for a trip to Sentosa’s newest water park attraction HydroDash:
Planning a trip to HydroDash with the kids
Book in advance to avoid disappointment as there is a limited number of tickets available per session to allow safe distancing. Be warned: there is no on site ticketing currently. If the weather is not conducive to being out at sea you’ll lose your ticket unless you opt for the $2 per pax option to change your day/timing due to inclement weather. Slots at HydroDash water park are 2 hours long (but you’re advised to turn up 30 minutes early for safety briefings).
Two zones at HydroDash: Children’s & Older Zone (9 year olds+)
The inflatable water park has two zones. Children aged 5 to 8 years old are restricted to the children’s zone and must be accompanied by a paying adult (over 18 years old) at a ratio of 1 adult to 1 child. That means if you have two young kids you’ll need to have two paying adults accompany them in the Children’s Zone. There’s a separate zone for adults and kids aged 9 years old and above. If you’re visiting as a family with kids under 9 years old and if an adult wants to visit the other zone you’ll need to allow time within your 2-hour slot.
Safety at HydroDash
You’ll be reassured to know that there are lifeguards on duty to keep an eye on safety. Everyone at HydroDash has to wear a buoyancy aid and you should be healthy and able to swim. We have heard it’s a very challenging workout (you will ache the next day!), so make sure you’re in good fitness (mums and dads we mean — the kids will be fine!). Due to safety concerns, pregnant ladies are not allowed on the obstacle course.
Worried about the box jellyfish sightings recently in Sentosa? HyrdoDash says “The water quality at Sentosa is monitored and checked regularly by the National Environment Agency.” NParks also outlines some safety tips including exposing as little skin as possible and washing any jellyfish stings with vinegar (bring your own) or sea water and then seeking medical advice.
How much are tickets for HydroDash?
- Ticket prices for 2-hour slots at HydroDash are $10 for 5-8 year olds, $18 for 9 year olds + (including adults), and $60 for a group of 4 pax.
- HydroDash is open every day of the week! Opening hours are: Monday – Friday, 12pm – 6pm, and Saturday & Sunday 10am – 2pm & 3pm – 7pm. Closed on weekends from 2-3pm for safety checks.
Snacks, Lockers and Toilets:
BYO snacks, or there are drinks and some snacks on site with other F&B nearby including Old Chang Kee, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and McDonald’s. There are limited lockers available for rent but it’s on a first-come first-serve basis. According to HydroDash’s website there are toilets and changing rooms a 2-minute walk away from the ticketing booth.
How do you get to HydroDash?
HydroDash is within easy walking distance from Beach Station on the Sentosa Express and its nearby carpark.