8 Kid-Friendly Things To Do In Genting Highlands – Theme Parks, Unique Museums & Outlet Shopping

Kid-friendly activities in Genting Highlands

If you’ve ever wanted to whisk your kids away from the heat of Singapore, Genting Highlands is your one-stop cool-weather destination that’s only a 4-5 hour road trip away. The bustling city is filled with attractions that’ll keep the entire family entertained, with attractions ranging from theme parks and museums to an outlet shopping mall. 

Whether your little one is still a crawling tot or an active kiddo, here are 8 kid-friendly things to do in Genting Highlands that they’ll love. 

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1.  Visit the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park rain or shine

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With flashing lights and a colourful palette, the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park looks like a carnival straight out of our childhood dreams, and kiddos today are sure to love it too. There are over 20 rides to try, including classic go-tos like roller coaster rides, carousels, and Ferris wheels. They’re all indoors too, so you won’t need to set aside wet weather plans.

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The park operates on a pay-per-ride basis, so those with little ones too young to try many rides won’t need to worry about making their money’s worth. If you just want to explore the area or snap shots for the ‘Gram, you can do so for free as well. Meanwhile, those planning to conquer every ride can opt to purchase an unlimited ride pass at just RM62 (~S$19.59)/pax.

Book tickets for the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park.

Rates: Full-day pass with unlimited rides RM62/pax (~S$19.59) | Pay-per-ride from RM5/pax  (~S$1.58)
Address: Level 1, First World Plaza Resorts World, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 2pm-9pm, Daily
Contact: +60 3-6101 1118 | Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park website

2. Have some old-school fun at BigTop Video Game Park

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Times may have changed, but the BigTop Video Game Park will take you on a nostalgic trip back to the past – and this time, you can show your young’uns the games you used to enjoy when you were younger. This old-school arcade and carnival concept park has over 150 games to choose from, including Ultraman, Jurassic Park, and Transformers games. 

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It’s also conveniently located on the 2nd level of the Skytropolis Theme Park, so you can head on over once you’re done with the rides below.

Address: Level 2, Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park Resorts World Genting, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: +60 3-2718 1118 | BigTop Video Game Park website

3. Explore the newly opened Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park

The 6-year-long wait is over – we can finally visit the newly reopened Genting Skyworlds Theme Park. The anticipation alone is enough of a reason to pay the park a visit, but with 9 different themed worlds and a wide variety of rides suitable for all ages, the whole family will be in for a full day of fun.

Popular family rides include Rio Carnival Chaos – a spin on the classic teacup ride, and Epic Voyage to Moonhaven, a boat ride with special effects and animatronics. There’s even a rainy day guarantee which promises a free return visit in case of bad weather, so you won’t have to worry about wasting your ticket.

Book tickets for the Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park.

Rates: From RM128/pax (~S$40.50)
Address: Genting SkyWorlds, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 12pm-7pm, Daily
Contact: +60 3-2718 1118 | Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park website

4. Get a birds’ eye view of Genting from the Awana Skyway cable car

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Resorts World Genting 

If you want to easily get from the bustling theme park section of Genting Highlands down to the Awana area with attractions like the Genting Premium Outlets, the Awana Skyway cable car is the perfect mode of transportation. 

Little ones are sure to be enthralled by the bird’s-eye view of the mountain, especially with the gondola’s transparent flooring. Plus, it totally makes for a cute family photo-op, over 600m above ground.

Book tickets for Awana Skyway.

Rates: From RM10/pax (~S$3.16)
Address: Level 4, Awana SkyCentral, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 7am-10pm, Daily
Contact: +60 3-6101 1118 | Awana Skyway website

5. Go on a shopping spree at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets

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Resorts World Genting

If you’re on the hunt for a good bargain, the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets will satisfy the shopaholic in you. There are over 150 brands to explore, from designer brands like Burberry and Coach to sports shops like Adidas and Asics

You won’t need to worry about restless tots either, as there are toy shops like Hamley and Toy World which they’ll love. Plus, a ton of restaurants – ranging from cafes to dessert shops like Krispy Kreme and Baskin Robbins – are available for a mid-shopping recharge snack.

Address: KM13, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: +60 3-6433 8888 | Genting Highlands Premium Outlets website

6. Explore over 300 exhibits at Ripley’s Adventureland

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Housing 6 different attractions, Ripley’s Adventureland is a one-stop destination for kiddos with an insatiable hunger for knowledge. Inside, you’ll find the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Jurassic Research Centre, 4D Trick Art Museum, Zombie Outbreak! apocalypse-themed escape attraction, Jungle Gym, and Eagle Landing zipline. 

The main highlight would probably be the Odditorium, which contains over 300 unique exhibits, including miniature sculptures and interactive statues. Many have been dubbed odd and shocking – a real case of needing to see it to believe it.

Kiddos can also enjoy studying fossils at the Jurassic Research Centre, snapping pics at the Trick Art Museum, and immersing themselves in an apocalyptic zombie outbreak scenario. Daredevils can even attempt the Eagle Landing zipline and zoom straight down to the Skytropolis Theme Park.

Book tickets for Ripley’s Adventureland.

Rates: From RM34/pax (~S$10.73) per attraction
Address: Lot SA – T2C – B13, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: +60 3-6436 0690 | Ripley’s Adventureland website

7. Have a family bowling competition at Genting Bowl

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If you’re looking for something to check out after dinner time, check out Genting Bowl, which is open till 11pm. The themed bowling alley has 10 lanes and is even glow-in-the-dark, meaning it’s a prime opportunity to snap cool family photos. Plus, it’s an activity that both the young and old can partake in, so everyone can have their share of fun in this friendly competition. 

Rates: From RM12/pax (~S$3.80), exclusive of socks and shoe rental | Shoe rental RM4/pax (~S$1.26)
Address: Lot FW-T2B-02 Level 2, First World Plaza, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting
Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 3pm-11pm, Daily
Contact: +60 16-304 1700 | Genting Bowl website

8. Go strawberry picking at Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms

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When you’re done with all the hustle and bustle of the resort city that Genting is, reconnect with nature on a wholesome strawberry farm visit. The Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms houses gardens and flower nurseries that the entire family will enjoy admiring – plus, they make for the prettiest photo backdrops, so you can snap some family photos for the mems

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Little ones will also get to try picking their own strawberries, a unique experience they’re sure to remember. 

Rates: RM20/adult (~S$6.33) | RM15/child (~S$4.75)
Address: No.1, Lot 3707, Jalan Jati 2, Bandar Gohtong Jaya, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6.30pm | Sun 9am-7pm
Contact: +60 3-6100 1152 | Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms Facebook

Visit Genting Highlands with kids

From strawberry-picking to glow-in-the-dark bowling, there’s bound to be something new in Genting Highlands for both you and your child to try out.

Now that getting to Genting Highlands from Singapore is so convenient, be sure to add it to your family trip bucket list and make lasting memories with your young’uns. 

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Cover image adapted from: @sarahbikyun, Resorts World Genting, @classical_composerpianist2022a

Gwyn Lim

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