A day out with kids usually requires plenty of planning. Even then, most plans fall through the moment they start screaming for that cute soft toy. For those with children (up to the age of 10), here are some things that might help when planning and making a trip to Resorts World Sentosa.
1. Meet magical characters at Universal Studios Singapore
The movie theme park may be geared for a more mature audience but there’s still things a child can enjoy.
Leap straight into the Far Far Away land and join Shrek and Donkey in the Shrek 4-D Adventure as they raced to save Fiona. Or take a spin on the Magic Potion Spin ferris wheel. Perhaps go dizzy on the King Julien’s Beach Party-go-round or dance along with the penguins at the Madagascar Boogie! And if you love Elmo and friends, don’t miss out the performances by our Sesame Street cast.
Older kids who are tall – and brave enough – can hop onto the Enchanted Airways or take flight on Dino-Soarin’. To see if they can get on, check out the measurement board.
Parents with young toddlers need not despair – just remember to utilise the baby swap option at select rides. The baby swap allows parents to take turns on rides that do not allow toddlers on them; while one watches the kid, the other takes the ride, making a swap after without having to join the queue from the start again.
And even better? Children below four years old get into Universal Studios Singapore for free.
2. A place to retreat to
When you are young, almost anything can be an adventure. At Festive Hotel, with their colourful rooms, loft beds and sofa beds, there are opportunities aplenty to make pretend. It’s can be a perfect ‘hideout’ for your child – and the child in you. Having door gifts for kids just makes it sweeter.
3. Go back in time
Drop by The Maritime Experiential Museum and let your kids try their hands at pottery making, relive the seafaring adventures of past heroes and villains or experience the thrill of being shipwrecked at the Typhoon Theatre. Let them lose themselves amongst the treasures – mostly childproofed – of the past.
4. Baby break rooms up ahead
If you need a place for some quiet, a meal for your tots or to change their clothes and diapers, don’t worry. With 21 baby changing facilities littered around the Resort (11 of them within Universal Studios Singapore), you’ll find one in no time – or ask us for directions.
And if you need to give your arms a rest, rent one of the baby strollers. Available at Universal Studios Singapore, right side upon entry (single stroller S$15, double stroller S$20), save your energy to Ride the Movies at the park.
5. Networking for kids
It’s never too early to make friends. While the adults are busy doing boring adult stuff, leave the kids with kindred spirits at the Kids Club at Hard Rock Hotel. Let them try their hands at the arts and crafts, celebrate birthdays or sit back and listen to stories. Just for three years old and above.
This article has been updated on 8 June 2016 with new links and pricing for strollers.