How to Spend a Whole Day at a Water Park

Family at the amusement park

There are all sorts of amusement parks here in NJ for kids. There are public parks that your entire family can enjoy over the weekend, and there are theme parks for those who are looking for an adrenaline rush.

And then there are water parks that offer a little bit of everything: relaxation and an adrenaline rush. These water parks have family spots where your entire family can hang out and enjoy some good food and maybe a bit of nice breezy music. They also have awesome slides for anyone who likes to live on the edge.

Now that we’ve gotten you excited about these water parks, here are three things you must remember before visiting one.

Dress Code

A bathing suit is the norm in water parks. Comfort and practicality should be your utmost concern here. For instance, although bikinis are acceptable, they may not be the smartest thing to wear if you plan to float down meters of steep waterslides.

It’s also important to note that some water parks impose a rule wherein they expect guests to change into cover-up attire once they’re out of the pools and in general public areas. To be sure, check the guidelines of the theme park you plan to visit.


As fun as a day in water parks is, it can also get a bit tiring. Don’t let this slow down your family. Reenergize with carbs and protein from the park’s food court. Also, don’t forget to give each member of your family enough fluids for rehydration.

Other Essentials

Don’t forget your family’s toiletries, since you’ll want to wash off all that chlorine after your water park extravaganza. Other must-haves include sunscreen, sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hats for proper protection from the sun.

Check your chosen park’s guidelines to know beforehand just what items they allow for guests to bring inside.

Lastly, don’t ever take for granted the park’s safety rules and regulations. They are not there to hinder your fun. They are there so that each guest is taken care of. Other than that, have the best time because you deserve it!