Have you ever taken your little one to Universal Studios for a day of thrills ‘n’ spills, or for a soggy adventure at Wild Wild Wet with grand plans of spending the day trying fun activities and most importantly – hopping on an awesome ride or slide or two – only to find out (sniff) that your kiddo is just a few centimetres away from what could have been an amazing afternoon? We’ve been there… the kids were so upset we ended up crying too. Total parenting fail.
Thankfully this excitement-turned-tears situation never need happen again: we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to height restrictions for ALL of Singapore’s family attractions. Here’s to saving yourself and your little one from tears… We guarantee your next day out will be (mostly) screams of joy!
There’s a good reason why Sentosa is known as Asia’s favourite playground – there’s just soooo many things to do! Best of all there’s no need to jet off or take a ferry to a nearby island to enjoy the beach. In fact, if you have the time, why not plan a staycation to enjoy all the island has to offer? Check out our handy guide to Sentosa to see all there is to do in the State of Fun!
|Skyline Luge||Luge minimum height : 85cm (accompanied by adult) / 110cm (unaccompanied)|
|Skyride||Skyride minimum height : 85cm (accompanied by adult) / 135cm (unaccompanied)|
|Wave House Sentosa||107cm (bodyboard) / 133cm (stand-up ride)|
|GoGreen Segway® Eco Adventure/Fun Rides||Minimum age of 10 years old, with a minimum height of 105cm|
|iFly Singapore (First Timer Challenge Package)||Minimum 7 years old, with maximum weight of 120kg if under 1.8m tall / 140kg maximum if over 1.8m tall|
|Sentosa 4D Adventureland||The minimum height of children between 3-12 years old is 90 cm for Sentosa 4D Magix and CineBlast, 110 cm for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.|
Universal Studios Singapore
Do you remember when you went to your first theme park? So do we, and we think Universal Studios Singapore is a great way to get the kids excited about rides. With roller coasters, 4D adventures with Shrek, flying dinosaurs and a boat ride through Madagascar, there’s no shortage of fun things to do.
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269, p. 6577 8888. Open daily 10am-7pm.
|Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase||Guests must be at least 92 cm in height to ride, children 92-122 cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion|
|Lights, Camera, Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg||Children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion|
|Accelerator||Children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Hand held infants are not permitted.|
|Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle||Guests must be at least 102cm to ride. Children 102 cm to 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion.|
|Revenge of the Mummy||Guests must be at least 122cm in height to ride|
|Treasure Hunters||Children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Hand-held infants are not permitted.|
|Canopy Flyer||Children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Hand-held infants are not permitted.|
|Dino-Soarin||Children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Hand-held infants are not permitted.|
|Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure||Guests must be at least 107cm in height to ride. Children 107cm to 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion.|
|Magic Potion Spin||Children under 100cm must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hand-held infants are not permitted|
|Shrek 4-D Adventure||Children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion.|
|Enchanted Airways||Guests must be at least 92cm in height to ride. Children 92cm to 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion|
|King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round||Children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion.|
|Madagascar: A Crate Adventure||Guests must be at least 80cm in height to ride. Children 80cm to 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion.|
|Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey||Guests must be at least 100cm in height to ride. Children 100cm to 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion.|
|Battlestar Galactica: Human||Guests must be at least 125cm in height to ride|
|Battlestar Galactica: Cyclon||Guests must be at least 125cm in height to ride|
AJ Hackett Sentosa
If the rides at Universal Studios aren’t enough of an adrenaline rush for your little thrill seeker, then head over to Siloso Beach for AJ Hackett Sentosa. There’s a glass-panelled Vertical Skywalk where you can walk downwards from a height of 42m and a dual Giant Swing that clocks speeds as fast as 120km/hour–definitely not for the faint of heart! And if you really want a (heart-stopping) challenge, check out the Bungy Jump which has a devastating 47-metre drop! Eeek!
AJ Hackett Sentosa, 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099011, Open Mon-Thurs 11.30am-7pm, Fri, Sat, Sun and PH 11.30am-9pm p. 6911 3070
|Bungy Jump||No age requirement. Minimum weight: 40KG, Maximum weight: 150KG|
|Giant Swing||No age requirement. Must be 1.2M or taller. The total combined weight of the Swing cannot be greater than 300KG|
|Vertical Skywalk||Minimum age: 14 years old. Minimum weight: 40KG, Maximum weight: 110KG|
Mega Adventure Park
For the kids with nerves of steel, the Mega Adventure Park is definitely worth checking out. We personally love the MegaZip, where you’re hurtled down at 60km per hour on a 75m high zip line over Imbiah Hill. It’s definitely a fun way to build up your threshold for heights!
Mega Adventure Park, Imbiah Hill Rd, Singapore 098967. Open daily 11am-7pm.
|MegaZip||Minimum height: 90cm, Weight: 30-140kg|
|MegaClimb||Minimum height: 120cm Weight: 25kg-120kg|
The blazing hot days in Singapore call for awesome water play and Adventure Cove serves up a good dose of aqua fun. From massive water slides for kids (and the kids at heart) to a lazy river where you can just lounge on your float, a wave pool, and a wet maze, there’s plenty of things to do at Adventure Cove! Adventure Cove also has an actual coral reef for the kiddos to snorkel in!
Adventure Cove, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269. Open daily 10am-6pm.
|Dueling Racer||Minimum 107cm. Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising adult.|
|Pipeline Plunge||Minimum 122cm|
|Riptide Rocket||Minimum 107cm. Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising adult.|
|Spiral Washout||Minimum 122cm|
|Tidal Twister||Minimum 122cm|
|Whirlpool Washout||Minimum 122cm|
|Adventure River||Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising adult|
|Big Bucket Treehouse||Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising adult|
|Bluwater Bay||Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising adult|
|Seahorse Hideaway||Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising adult|
|Ray Bay||Minimum 107cm|
|Rainbow Reef||Minimum 107cm. Children under 122cm in height must be accompanied by a supervising adult.|
Love the Singapore Zoo? Then you’ll love the River Safari, where visitors can board boats to view animals that live along the world’s biggest rivers, including the Amazon, Yangtze, Mekong and the Mississippi. Visitors to the River Safari can choose between (or try both) two types of boat rides, the Amazon River Quest or the Reservoir Cruise.
River Safari Singapore, 80 Mandai Lake Road, 729826, p.6269 3411
|Amazon River Quest||Riders must be at least 1.06cm.|
|Reservoir Cruise||No height limit. Everyone big or small is welcome!|
GX-5 Xtreme Swing and Trampoline Bungy
Once you’ve satisfied the kids’ ravenous appetites at one of these kid-friendly cafes along the river, walk further down Clarke Quay to try out – if you dare – the GX-5 Xtreme Swing and Trampoline Bungy. Can’t find it? Just look up and follow the screams (of joy). Perfect for when teenagers are claiming to be bored: this will whip them out of that teen inertia quick smart.
G Max GX 5 Singapore, 3E River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024, p. 6535 6746
|G Max Bungy and Swing||Riders must be at least 1.2m tall and over 12 years of age.|
Wild Wild Wet
If you’ve never been to Wild Wild Wet, then you need to pop this water park on your radar, stat! It’s long been one of our favourite water parks in Singapore, and with a recent facelift it’s better than ever. There’s something for everyone, including for the super brave teens and a water play area for tiny tots. A wave pool and giant unicorn inflatables seal the deal.
Wild Wild Wet, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, 519599
|Ular-Lah||Child between 1m and 1.21m to be accompanied by an adult. Child below 1m strictly not allowed.|
|Vortex||Children less than 1.2m in height are strictly not allowed on this ride.|
|Kraken Racers||Children less than 1.07m in height are strictly not allowed on this ride.|
|Free fall||Children less than 1.2m in height are strictly not allowed on this ride.|
|Royal Flush||Children less than 1.2m in height are strictly not allowed on this ride. Min. 30kg per person.|
|Torpedo||Children less than 1.22m in height are strictly not allowed on this ride.|
|Slide Up||Less than 1.2m strictly not allowed|
|The Water Works||Less than 1.2m strictly not allowed|
|Kidz Zone||Children below 1.22m only|
|Shiok River||Children must be accompanied by an adult|
|Tsunami||Children must be accompanied by an adult|
|Jacuzzi||Children must be accompanied by an adult|
Finding ways to entertain high-spirited kids can be quite a task, so when we heard about Forest Adventure, we knew it would be a great way to get the kids outside and get them climbing and zipping around. We personally love the obstacle courses and how they’ve been grouped by age-level. If your kids are up for a challenge, then Forest Adventure is the way to go! We’re still trying to live down a Bridget Jones moment on the zip line across the lake…
Forest Adventure, Bedok Reservoir, p. 8100 7420
|Kids Course||The minimum height required is 1.1m and the recommended minimum age is 5 years old|
|Junior Course||the minimum height is 1.35m. Children below 10 must have be accompanied on the course by a participating buddy age 14 and above.|
|Grand Course||The minimum height required is 1.5m. Maximum weight: 130kg. Children below 12 must have be accompanied on the course by a participating buddy age 14 and above|
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