Sentosa promises fun for all ages, here are all the things that seniors can do with ease on the island.
A trip to The State of Fun should be for everyone in the family. For our elderly guests, seniors with mobility issues and grandparents who prefer a slower pace, Sentosa has got you covered, fam! You can have all of the Sentosa fun, at your own leisurely pace.
To cover all of the ground on Sentosa Island can be exhausting even for able-bodied young ones. Thankfully, you are spoilt for choice to get in and around the island.
Taxis, Cable Cars, Buses, The Sentosa Express and the Beach Shuttle are all convenient ways to get from one attraction to another. For routes and timings, take a look at Our Getting Around Guide.
Wheelchairs and accessibility
Most of the island is wheelchair and personal mobility device accessible. Ramps, slopes and elevators can be found everywhere for ease of access around the island and within attractions, restaurants and hotels. You can also rent wheelchairs within a select few RWS attractions such as Universal Studios. Find out more.
Spending the day at Universal Studios Singapore with elderly relatives in tow? Worry not, their facilities have got you covered. Their First Aid station is staffed with registered nurses and professional paramedics (the station is in the Hollywood zone adjacent to the stroller and wheelchair rental).
Manual wheelchair users can experience rides like Pantages Hollywood Theater®, Lights, Camera, Action!®, Shrek 4-D Adventure and Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, among others. Moreover, the attraction is dotted with conveniently placed toilets, rest stops and F&B outlets for a respite in-between rides.
This 11-storey high, 181 meters long Skywalk trail can easily be accessed via a nifty glass elevator. The walk along the skybridge provides guests with a scenic trek among the treetops en route to Fort Siloso.
It’s a doable walk, with enough space to stop and take in the view. The trek is also wheelchair accessible, and you could opt for a guided tour that tells you the wartime history of Fort Siloso.
The fact that this attraction is 100% air-conditioned and you are safely protected from the elements (Singapore’s unpredictable weather!) is a huge draw for our elderly guests.
The entire attraction is easily navigable with ramps and elevators. Wheelchairs are available for rental at the Guest Services Counter 2 (next to entrance escalator) and several snack counters and conveniently placed toilets help you enjoy the 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species, at your own pace.
Next door to the Aquarium, the Maritime Experiential Museum is another top draw for seniors with it’s convenient air-conditioning, minimal walking around, and ease of access for wheelchairs within most of their exhibits.
The state-of-the-art multimedia, interactive hands-on exhibits and multi-sensory experiences are also great for everyone in the family to experience together.
If ‘walking’ into Sentosa sounds way too tiring for grandpa and grandma, fret not! Bring them in via the Boardwalk. First up, it's a short walk away from Vivocity’s taxi stand, and you needn't queue for the Express, or buses.
It’s wheelchair accessible, sheltered from the rain and the 670 metres pass by in a jiffy as for the most part you can move along on travellators. The Boardwalk is an attraction in itself with its convenient F&B establishments, look-out points and stunning views of the cable cars beyond.
For those who have had a had their fill of activity-based attractions and ‘things to do’, the 8 pm, Crane Dance show provides a seated respite (and it's completely free).
Open air seats allow you to take in the sight of heavy metal cranes moving around gracefully like light-footed dancers. Water jets, lighting effects, and music only add to the experience.
Wings of Time is a 20-minute, ticketed show that is conveniently located only a few steps away from Beach Station. The spectacular outdoor night show set against the open sea is an awe-inspiring display of water, laser, fire effects and music.
Apart from being easily accessed by elevators, the cable cars provide a smooth and scenic ride in and out of Sentosa. Did you also know that the cable cars are wheelchair-friendly?
The cable cars’ pace of moving 3 metres per second can also be slowed to 1 metre per second, to help wheelchair users get on board. Staff are on hand to assist guests to get in and out of the cable cars, ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride.
Not an attraction per se, but while the young ones are frolicking around the beaches, and thrill-seeking attractions, grandparents should treat themselves to a treatment at one of Sentosa’s award-winning spas.
A treatment at ESPA allows them to make full use of the spa suites, private Beach Villas and Garden Suites and even the Vitality Pools, Forest Onsen-style Pools, Rock Saunas, Crystal Steam Rooms and relaxation rooms where one can grab some shuteye.
Similarly. At Capella Singapore’s Auriga Spa, treatments can be paired with a meal at one of their restaurants for a full-day of pampering.