HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN LEARN, DISCOVER, AND PLAY IN SENTOSA
How your kids can get out, get active, learn new things, and tire themselves out
Contrary to popular belief, learning and fun can actually co-exist in the same setting. Here in Sentosa, there are plenty of opportunities to explore interesting worlds and gain new knowledge that will leave you smarter and in awe.
Whether you’ve got a fidgety toddler, a curious five-year-old, or a noisy ten-year-old to keep busy, you’ll find plenty of hands-on activities.
Here are our top picks of attractions where you can learn and play.
Learn history at Fort Siloso
A fun lesson on local history doesn’t have to be confined to the textbooks. Head to Fort Siloso, Singapore’s only preserved coastal fort. Also known as the Tiger’s Lair, it was put to good use during the British rule to protect cargo against enemy attacks.
Fort Siloso endured the Battle of Singapore during the Japanese invasion in World War II, and today it stands as a memento with relics and historical replicas that bring you back in time, from the mighty guns of sentosa to a model of a soldier’s home.
Connect with nature at Sentosa Nature Discovery
Located on the fringe of Imbiah Hill, Sentosa Nature Discovery is housed in a former monorail station. Come check out an interactive exhibition of interesting facts and colourful displays at the gallery about Sentosa’s teeming wildlife and heritage trees native to Singapore and Southeast Asia. The gallery also provides an introduction to the eight natural habits found on the island. These habitats range from coastal forests to rocky seashores to secondary forests and parklands.
After that, explore the Imbiah forest trail via a linked walkway that used to be the old monorail track.
Sentosa Nature Discovery
Discover marine life at S.E.A. Aquarium™
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a scuba diving certification to explore the wonders of marine life. At S.E.A. Aquarium, you can learn about 100,000 underwater animals that consist of 1,000 species across 50 different habitats.
There are also free daily shows for the young and the young at heart, from dive feeding at the Coral Garden and educational talks about sharks to diving interactions with Manta Rays and photo-taking sessions with Sam the Hammerhead Shark mascot.
Spending the day at the beach? Learn about nature and science by building sandcastles. Building sandcastles is a great bonding activity as well as an exciting challenge. It also promotes teamwork, encourages creativity, and encourages a healthy lifestyle.
Engage your children in sandcastle construction by asking questions. How much water is required to build a sand castle? Take several buckets of sand (all of which should be the same size) and fill each with a different amount of water. Which one will be ideal for constructing sandcastles? Experiment and see what happens. See who can build the tallest castle out of a bucket of sand. Can you make more detailed castles with different amounts of water? Are some more durable than others?
Develop gross motor skills and learn about physics at Skyline Luge
Be confident and play outside! If you are looking for fun activities to help develop your kids’ gross motor skills (physical), try Skyline Luge Sentosa. Participation in active play is vital for your child’s development which involves eye-hand coordination skills on the luge. It is also to build up their confidence too.
Are you really driving? The basic principle behind luge is simple physics. Before or after the kiddos had their fun racing like Lewis Hamilton, take the chance to explain the science behind it all, such as force, inertia and gravity. A significant amount of force is required to get the luge moving at the start, and gravity pulls the luge as you go down the track.