- Vivian Teo
Taking your kid to Funtasia at Singapore Expo? Here are 10 things to know!
Updated: Dec 14, 2022
Kids are sure to have a fun and exciting time at Funtasia with its huge inflatable obstacle courses and good variety of bouncy castles.
Funtasia: The Largest Inflatable Theme Park is now happening at Singapore Expo! When I first saw Funtasia's inflatables, I knew it would be right up my girls' alley. At 10 and 12 years old, they are not so keen on those cutesy bouncy castles like those we went to at Jumptopia: Gardens by the Bay. But obstacles courses? They absolutely love them!
In case you're thinking obstacle courses sound like it is only suitable for older kids, well, we definitely saw many younger kids (pre-schoolers and lower primary school age) having lots of fun! I had thought the younger ones might feel daunted by the tall inflatables but I saw so many younger ones gamely trying them!
Overall, Funtasia has a good variety of inflatables that cater to everyone - in fact, I think even adults would have fun at the obstacle courses! I also love how large the venue is, such that it didn't feel crowded at all though we were there during the school holiday.
Full disclosure that we were invited to the event but as always, my reviews reflect my honest opinion. So here's our review of the inflatable playground and 10 things to know when visiting Funtasia:
1) What's at Funtasia?
There are total of 10 inflatables - 5 in the Obstacle Challenge Zone, 4 in the Kids Fun Zone and 1 Toddler Obstacle Course.
Obstacle Challenge Zone
The most exciting ones for my kids are quite obviously in the Obstacle Challenge Zone. Their fav is one called The Saturn (vid below) which is a really long obstacle course of about 60 metres. So get ready to crawl, climb, slide and bounce through this one! The 2 slides here are about 7 metres tall.
The Jupiter is a 10-metre tall slide and is another one of their favs at Funtasia!
The Venus (vid below) at almost 20-metre long isn't as challenging as The Saturn but I liked that it's less daunting with gentler slopes!
Also at almost 20 metres long is The Mars. It's not very challenging for older kids and adults but my kids liked bouncing at the one end of it which has these long "pillars".
My girls also had fun at The Mercury, especially after they had enough of running and climbing. This one has holes in them and I think the kids there enjoyed throwing the sponge cubes into the holes or simply sitting in the holes.
Kid Fun Zone
The Rabbit is really pretty and colourful with carrots and small rabbits all over. The two slides here though short, are rather steep. There's more space to bounce around at The Rabbit compared to the other two Kid Fun Zone inflatables. It's no wonder we saw many kids hanging around here!
There's less space to bounce around at The Merlion given it's wider slide and trees. The slide though short, is also quite steep and fast but still a hit with the younger kids there!
The Bear is the smallest of the inflatables at the Kid Fun Zone and it seems more suitable for younger kids given its small and gentler slide.
There's one more inflatable that's unnamed (pic below: in the centre with two short tunnels). It's a pretty small one but great for the younger ones to crawl and bounce around!
Toddler Obstacle Course
Though this one states that its suitable for toddlers (vid below), I thought this one seemed rather fun for non-toddlers, including adults, with those "tyres"! The venue doesn't restrict non-toddlers from using it as well, and we saw lots of non-toddlers having a go at it.
2) What age group is it suitable for?
I had initially thought with those challenging-looking obstacles courses, it was more suitable for older kids like mine who are 10 and 12 years old. But at the venue, I saw so many of the kids younger than them gamely going for the obstacle courses. Some even showed no fear going down the 10-metre tall slide.
I think as parents we know our kid's fear threshold when it comes to height and thrill rides, and I'm not one for forcing our kids to try them till they feel they are ready. So I think it's up to parents to gauge if their kids are up for the tall slides.
Generally speaking, I think Funtasia has a good variety for both younger and older kids. The more challenging inflatables are probably just The Saturn and The Jupiter which are great for kids at the upper primary school age of 10 years and above.
Though Funtasia has a Toddler Obstacle Course, I actually doubt toddlers can enjoy much of it, especially with all the older kids running around.
Overall, I reckon Funtasia is more suitable for kids from 6 years and up. In fact, I think teens and adults would also find the Obstacle Course Zone pretty fun!
3) How crowded is it?
As the venue is huge, it definitely didn't feel crowded when we were there on a Friday at 11am during the December school holiday.
Some of the inflatables like The Rabbit at the Kids Fun Zone have more kids at times but given that there are many inflatables, you can easily move off to another less crowded inflatable.
4) How much is it?
Tickets are available at KKday . They are at $28 per child (15 years and below) and $18 for adults (above 15 years). There is also a 1 adult and 1 child bundle tic at $39. Free entry for kids below 60cm. If you use the KKday app, you can apply code <APP5OFF> for 5% off!
KKday's website states the dates which Funtasia is closed for private events. So do check when you are booking.
5) How much time do you get?
You're required to choose your date and time slot during booking. There are two slots available: 10am-3pm and 5pm-10pm.
6) Is re-entry allowed?
Re-entry is allowed; just show your wrist tag at the door. The time slots of five hours is a lot of time to play at the venue. So you can go play, exit for lunch/dinner, digest before going back for more bouncing fun!
7) What to bring?
Socks are required in the park. Best to wear grip socks, if not it can get a bit hard to climb those steep obstacles!
Bring water! My kids were thirsty and panting all within an hour from all the running and climbing!
8) Are there lockers?
There are no lockers but chairs are available for you to sit and place your belongings.
9) Where is it located?
Exhibition Hall 4A, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150.
10) Till when?
Funtasia is open Monday-Sunday, 10am-10pm, till 30 December 2022.
All in all, Funtasia was really fun for my kids and even for my hubby, who was racing with my girls at the obstacle courses! Definitely one to visit this school holiday!
What other fun places have you visited this school holiday with your kid? Tell us in the comment box below!
Disclaimer: My opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.
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