Water Park Packing Essentials

When planning a trip to a Kool Runnings Waterpark do you know what items to bring and what not to bring?
Find out what we recommend here!

We want you to plan a trip that is fun packed and safe for all the family
Here are our top water park packing essentials:


Ensure you wear appropriate swimwear. You want to be comfortable while on waterslides and not all types of swimwear are allowed at the park/on slides. For example… Don’t bring swimsuits that have zippers, buttons, belts, rivets or metal ornaments. You may not be allowed to get on certain slides with them because they can cause damage to the equipment at the water park. Furthermore, you don’t want them to get caught on anything and cause your swimsuit to tear. Thong bikinis/swimsuits are also prohibited


Protecting yourself/children from the sun is very important. Bring sunblock with an SPF of 30 or more. Choose a waterproof version. Apply your sunscreen a half hour before you’ll be outside, and bring it with you so that you can reapply it. Bring baby sunscreen if needed. Reapply your sunscreen every two hours at least. You should put sunscreen on again after getting out of the water and drying off and reapply after riding any water slides.


Bring one towel per person. This way you can use it to not only get dry but also use it on our sun loungers.


You can wear swim goggles to shield your eyes from getting splashed by the water. We recommend that you test the seal of your goggles by putting them over your eyes without strapping them on. Press the lenses gently towards your eyes. If the lenses maintain suction for a few seconds without you holding them into place, they will provide good protection against water leakage. Also make sure you can adjust the straps so that the googles stay put without being too loose or too tight.


Summer in Jamaica can be extremely hot and a day exposed to the sun can not only be very draining but can cause serious sun burn. We advise you to wear a hat – especially children.

Sandals/Flip Flops

You will probably be walking around on concrete, and it may be very hot, so you want to have a better plan than bare feet. Bring water socks, flip flops, plastic shoes or water shoes. TIP: Have sandals with treaded or rubber soles to minimize your chances of slipping on wet walkways.


What not to bring:

We do have lockers that you can rent for the day but we do advise that you don’t bring any valuable items.

We do advise that you check out our park rules – CLICK HERE

We look forward to seeing you at Kool Runnings this #SizzlingSummer2018