Wondering what to do in Sentosa? From attractions and activities in Sentosa to Palawan beach and playgrounds, Sentosa’s restaurants and family-friendly things to do – here’s our complete guide to Sentosa island!
Our ultimate guide to Sentosa for kids covers all the fun things to do in Sentosa – from Sentosa’s best beaches like Palawan beach, Sentosa to our favourite kid-friendly Sentosa restaurants, kids’ activities and things to do from the Sentosa zipline to watersports. And if you’re looking for kid-friendly chalets or hotels for a staycation, be sure to check out our top picks here!
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Things to Do in Sentosa
There is SO much to do in Sentosa for kids, it really depends on what you’re after. Want to spend a day at Palawan beach? See below! Want a healthy dose of history? Visit Fort Siloso or the Imbiah Battery. After an adrenaline rush? Go bungy jumping or try out iFly. Keen to learn more about Sentosa’s nature and wildlife? Visit S.E.A. Aquarium or the Butterfly Park. And of course there are theme parks like Universal Studios and Adventure Cove. See below for our favourite Sentosa attractions, organised by category (we’ve noted which ones are FREE!).
Sentosa Attractions and Activities
Skyline Luge Sentosa
Looking for a bit of thrill? You’re going to love Skyline Luge in Sentosa! The experience kicks off with a ride on the Skyride, a four-seater chairlift, boasting stunning views of Singapore’s skyline. Once you’re at the top, hop on the Luge then pick out an exhilarating track of your choice and feel the wind in your hair as you drift downslope at Southeast Asia’s first Luge ride, a must-visit if you’re after an adrenaline rush.
Skyline Luge, 1 Imbiah Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099692
Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett
If you can’t get enough of an adrenaline rush, then head over to Skypark Sentosa. There’s a bungy jump that sits 50 metres high and has no age restrictions (minimum height 120cm). You can even strap into a giant swing, and ‘fly’ towards the Siloso beach at a speed of 120km/hr! Or for something a little less intense, take Insta-worthy photos at the 40-metre sky-high walkway from the global company that started it all.
Skypark Sentosa, 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099011
Ever dreamt of flying? Now’s your chance to experience what it feels like to fly! Don special flight suits at iFly and go airborne in the world’s largest themed wind tunnel (for kids ages 7 and up). This experience simulates real skydiving conditions indoor. At one-fifth the cost of a tandem jump, you can experience what it’s like to fall from 12,000 to 3,000 feet in the wind tunnel.
iFly Singapore, 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01, Sentosa, Singapore 099010
Nestopia: Sentosa Playground
Nestopia is one of the best playgrounds in Sentosa! This beachfront adventure playground and obstacle course at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa is a big hit with kiddos. There are 17 play sections with netted obstacle courses connecting 3 giant nests and 2 of the longest slides on Sentosa island. It’s $12 nett for 1-hour playtime per child – one adult entry is included for every child (aged 12 and below). Children below the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Nestopia, 6 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa 098995, Singapore
MEGA Adventure Park: Zip Line
Hop on the 450m zip line or do the treetops ropes course at MEGA Climb. Enjoy sweeping views of Sentosa island with this thrilling zip line or bounce 8-metres high on their bungy trampolines on Siloso Beach. Brave kiddos over 1.2-metres in height can also go through an exciting tree-top obstacle course.
MEGA Adventure Park, 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099008
Palawan Sands: Fun Family Playground
Palawan Sands opening soon in 2023 promises a new family-friendly playground with a go-kart track, beach clubs, golfing for kids and a water theme park! Mum and dad can relax at the beach while your little ones build sand castles. Older kiddos can get their adrenaline fix by racing through the go-kart track or jumping into the ocean with Singapore’s first floating aqua water theme park.
Palawan Sands, Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Magical Shores Light Show (FREE!)
Magical Shores is a multi-sensory light and sound spectacle that transforms Siloso beach into an Insta-worthy experience. Look out for colourful images swirling around on the sand and in the water. Little ones will be awed by the dancing lights and colourful waters. Experience Siloso beach like never before!
When: Mon – Thurs, 7:30pm – 9:30pm; Fri – Sun & PH, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore needs no introduction. Known for its exciting rides, family-friendly shows, and movie characters that wander the park for photos, it’s a great place to spend the day with the kids. From hot dogs, pizza, burgers and more, there are also restaurants with a wide variety of food to fill hungry tummies!
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Adventure Cove Waterpark
The best way to beat the heat on a sunny day is to play in water! One of the best waterparks in Singapore, Adventure Cove Waterpark in Sentosa has rides, slides and animal encounters for all ages. Brave kiddos will love thrilling water slides full of high-speed twists and turns, while the younger ones can float along the lazy river or splash around in the Big Bucket Treehouse. Read more about water parks in Singapore here.
Adventure Cove Waterpark, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
HydroDash Floating Aqua Park
HydroDash Floating Aqua Park is where you’ll find slides and inflatables just off Palawan Beach in Sentosa. There are multiple floating platforms to balance on along with steep slides to climb up and slide down as you navigate the slippery obstacle course. From inflatable playgrounds to a thrill-seeking obstacle course, this is a great family-friendly attraction that will keep everyone entertained for hours!
HydroDash Floating Aqua Park, Palawan Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 098498
Trick Eye Museum
One of the most Instagrammable spots in Singapore, Trick Eye Museum has lots of fun optical illusions and photo ops that kids of all ages will love. This 3D interactive AR museum engages all of your senses and is fun for all ages! If you download the free “XR Museum” mobile app, you can take photos and videos that come to life with hidden animals, magic, fireworks and more. Be enthralled by these fun mind-bending exhibits for a day of fun!
Trick Eye Museum, Block B, 80 Siloso Road #01-04, Southside, Sentosa, Singapore 098969
Madame Tussaud’s Singapore
Madame Tussaud’s Singapore is a world-famous wax museum that has attracted crowds from all over the world. Here, you can get ‘up close and personal’ with over 80 celebrity wax figures from Asia, Hollywood, Bollywood and more. Be the star of the show in immersive experiences or a celebrity for the day as you walk the red carpet. Marvel fans can experience the superhero power with the new thrilling 4D Marvel movie!
Madame Tussaud’s Singapore, 40 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099700
This indoor family-friendly attraction in Sentosa features thrilling rides and interactive shooting games. At HeadRock VR, younger kids can enjoy the Kids Media Interactive Zone, where they can draw, play and jump in a futuristic playground that integrates modern digital technologies for an unforgettable experience. Hop on a dog sledge to brave a storm blizzard or fight zombies to survive the apocalypse.
HeadRock VR, Blk B, 80 Siloso Road, Southside #01-03, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098969
Sentosa History & Nature:
Fort Siloso (FREE!): A Slice of Singapore’s History
A must for history buffs, this was the site of the Japanese surrender to the British in WWII. You’ll find military paraphernalia and weapons, the remains of fortified tunnels, and wax figures of Japanese and British soldiers. And of course, there’s plenty of greenery to shade you from the sun as you get snippets of Singapore’s history.
Fort Siloso, Siloso Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099981
Fort Siloso Skywalk (FREE!)
This 181 meters-long trail provides a scenic treetop trek en route to Fort Siloso – 11 stories above the ground! This free Sentosa attraction is a great Instagrammable spot surrounded by lush greens and a breathtaking panoramic view of Fort Siloso.
Fort Siloso Skywalk, Siloso Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099981
GoGreen Cycle: Rent bicycles to cycle Sentosa Island
Rent a bike, grab a map, and start exploring Sentosa with your kids! Ride through Sentosa’s 12km cycling tracks to explore different parts of the island or maybe even catch the sunset at a beach. Do note that tandem bikes and child seats are not available, so this activity would be more suitable for families with older kiddos who can ride on their own. Cycle along the beaches, through the nature trails, or explore Sentosa Cove Village to enjoy a lovely view of yachts.
GoGreen Cycle, 51 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 009901
Imbiah Trail & Sentosa Nature Discovery (FREE!)
This 2.3km nature trail in Sentosa features interactive exhibits, sculptures and a lookout point, along with different flora and fauna along the route. Little ones can learn about different trees and flowers around the island, and if you’re lucky, you may be able to spot the endangered Magpie Robin. The Geology Gallery, located inside Sentosa Nature Discovery, will teach you all about earth processes and rock formation and how it shapes our world today.
Sentosa Nature Discovery, 51 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099702
Imbiah Bridge (FREE!)
This 25m elevated boardwalk links the Nature Discovery Trail to the Imbiah forest. Immerse yourself in the sounds of Sentosa’s nature and be comforted by the surrounding greenery. The 200m Canopy Walk allows you to closely observe the flora and fauna 4 metres above the ground.
Imbiah Bridge, 51 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099702
S.E.A. Aquarium is pricey, but worth it for the wondrous displays of sea life (more than 100,000 marine animals!) that are sure to wow your kids. Learn about how marine animals interact with each other and be awed by the magnificent sea creatures like the dolphins, sting rays, and more. Little ones will love watching marine life up close, so be sure to pop by for an afternoon of marine fun!
S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Sentosa Beach Guide
Sentosa Palawan Beach
Sentosa has three beautiful public beaches that are wonderful for swimming (if you don’t mind the sight of oil tankers in the distance), sand-castle building, and even walks with your dog: Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach and Tanjong Beach. And guess what?
You can make a spontaneous trip to Sentosa to enjoy the sand and the sun without making a booking!
Check out our ultimate guide to the best beaches in Singapore for more deets, but in brief: Palawan is neat because it’s the southernmost point in Continental Asia (and has a really cool rope bridge); Siloso Beach has kid-friendly Sentosa restaurants like Coastes and Ola Beach Club; and Tanjong Beach is where you can laze the day away in a rented cabana at Tanjong Beach Club (advanced booking required). Be sure to also check out these beach clubs in Sentosa for more days of family fun!
New giant sculptures on Palawan Beach (FREE!)
Discover four new giant friends at secret locations along Sentosa’s Palawan Beach! Crafted by international recycling artist Thomas Dambo, the larger-than-life Explorers of Sentosa giants are made from upcycled wood and plastic, and tower over 5 metres in height! Each of them has a story to tell, inviting us to reflect on how we can improve our interactions with nature and the waste we generate. The giant sculptures are open to the public and you can find them with the help of a digital map. Hunt for these Sentosa giants at Palawan Beach until 2024!
Explorers of Sentosa, Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Sentosa Restaurants: Michelin-starred Restaurants to McDonald’s
You can find every kind of cuisine to suit every taste and budget on Sentosa. At ResortsWorld, there are kid-friendly restaurant chains like Din Tai Fung, Mcdonald’s and Hard Rock Cafe to go along with celebrity chef restaurants and Michelin winners like Cat Cora’s Ocean and Table65.
Coastes ranks among our favourite Sentosa restaurants due its beachfront dining and laidback vibe and extensive menu – what’s better than feeling the sand between your toes while you munch on breakfast waffles (or sip a margarita)? And kids can build sandcastles tableside while you wait for your food!
FOC Sentosa is another cool beach club restaurant in Sentosa with delicious food (the menu was designed by a Michelin chef!) that’s also super welcoming to kids and pets. As a bonus, you can also book beach beds online!
Ola Beach Club and Tanjong Beach Club also offer kid-friendly all-day dining, along with swimming pools and day beds. Ola has fun water sports like Stand Up Paddleboarding, banana boats, kayaking and more, to boot!
Rumours Beach Club is another one of our fave spots in Sentosa to head to with kids, as they’ve got three swimming pools (including a dedicated kids’ pools), lots of beachfront, and bookable beach beds.
Trapizza at the Shangri-La Sentosa is another family restaurant in Sentosa, due both to its crowd-pleasing menu of thin-crust pizzas and pastas, and its on-site play area and beach.
Quayside Isle offers up breezy waterfront dining at some of our favourite local restaurants in Sentosa Cove, including Greenwood Fish Market, Blue Lotus, Common Man Coffee and Sabio by the Sea.
And if you’re a brunch lover, Sentosa hotels like the W, Capella, Sofitel and Shangri-La all have stunning buffet options – many of which can be combined with passes to their gorgeous swimming pools, kids’ play facilities, and even free parking.
How to get to Sentosa + Free entry to Sentosa until March 2023
Sentosa is super easy to reach – it’s under 10 minutes by car from the CBD, and while there’s normally a $6 toll to get onto the island, there’s currently free entry to Sentosa until 31 March 2023!
If you are at Sentosa for Universal studios, S.E.A Aquarium or RWS restaurants, you will find ample parking at Resorts World (free with a $50 minimum spend at select restaurants).
If you’re heading to Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove – home to a number of Sentosa restaurants, shops, and even international schools – there’s a (paid) car park right before all the F&B.
If you plan to spend the day at Palawan Beach, you can park at Tanjong 1 Carpark for easy beach access.
Nearest MRT to beaches in Sentosa: Beach Station
Sentosa is easily accessible by public transport: there are multiple bus lines (though the 123 line is your most direct route), along with the Sentosa Shuttle Bus on weekends and public holidays from Tampines Hub. You can also take the MRT to Harbourfront Station, then switch over to the Sentosa Express Monorail ($2 –$4), which makes stops at three stations on the island (Resorts World, Imbiah Station, and Beach Station). There is also a complimentary shuttle bus that drives in loops around Sentosa island.
Singapore Cable Car: Cross the Ocean with a Breathtaking View
Want to get to Sentosa in a novel way? Fly on board the Singapore Cable Car and enjoy the amazing aerial views from 100 metres above sea level. It’s such a stunning sight to see – especially on a cloud-free day! The Singapore Cable Car is the only cableway that links Mount Faber, HarbourFront and Sentosa Island and this trip is guaranteed to delight the kiddos! Take the Mount Faber Line to enjoy the wonderful hilltop views of the lush rainforest before flying to the HarbourFront station. From here you’ll get unparalleled views of the Singapore Harbour. Your next stop is Sentosa! Get ready for breathtaking views of Sentosa island as you fly into Sentosa station. The Sentosa Line runs seamlessly throughout the island where you can see your favourite golden sandy Palawan beach from above. Don’t forget to take some insta-worthy pics! Local special rate round trip tickets are priced from $28 for adults (UP $35) and $20 (UP $25) for kids aged 4 to 12 years old, though you can usually score various deals and ticket bundles on Sentosa’s website and elsewhere.
We hope you and your family has a super time enjoying all the activities that Sentosa has to offer!
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