We’ve put together a big list of the best things to do with kids in Singapore. Whether you want to visit well-known places or explore nature, we’ve got it all.
We have a lot of cool things to do, from free things to do to unique places to eat to Instagram-worthy spots. But maybe you need a few more ideas if you want to enjoy island living with your kids. No more being boring! Now is your chance to see what our garden city has to offer. Read on to find out all the cool things to do in Singapore with kids.
Best things to do in Singapore with kids
1. Spend the day with some winged pals.
The new Bird Paradise has moved from Jurong to Mandai Wildlife Reserve. It has thousands of birds, such as American flamingos, Papuan hornbills, King penguins, and many more. It is known as one of the best places in the world to take care of birds. Here, you can see great wildlife, watch animal shows, and have a lot of fun.
2. Let’s play!
So you love video games? Don’t miss the new 22,000-square-foot Timezone, which is right above the Orchard MRT station. Gather your family and compete in 160 activities and games, such as mini bowling, bumper cars, virtual reality play, and a lot more.
3. Skate up a storm
From rollerblading to ice dancing, you and your family can spend the whole day sliding, spinning, and flipping. Are you ready to enjoy yourself? Hit up Singapore’s biggest skateboarding park and school, Por Vida Skateboarding. Anyone, from kids to adults, can take cool skateboarding lessons here. You can bring your own gear or rent it.
4. Treat yourself to fancy sweets
High tea and sweet treats in the afternoon aren’t just for the tai tais of Singapore. Why not take your child out for an afternoon tea that both of you will enjoy? Visit popular places like Arteastiq and TWG to be pampered and eat delicious food. Your little one will never forget this tea party.
5. Live on an island
At Singapore’s distant islands, it’s all about sun, sea, sand, and beautiful beaches. Take the weekend to plan a day trip with your family where you go from island to island. You’ll swim with sea creatures, ride a bike through lush greenery, visit old buildings, and have a picnic on a sandy beach.
6. Get creative at classes for tufting
Do you want to be more creative? Try making rug knots. WeTuft at Cineleisure is the biggest school of its kind in Singapore, and it’s great for families (though it’s better for older kids than very young ones).
7. Go to places that don’t get much attention.
There are cool neighborhoods that everyone wants to live in, but don’t forget about the ones that don’t get as much attention. We’re talking about Potong Pasir, Ang Mo Kio, Farrer Park, Seletar, and other places. There are lush parks, good food, places to play, and breezy walks along the river in these places.
8. Slide down the beach sand
Hydrodash is a fun inflatable water park on Sentosa where you can test your skills on a challenge course. Your family can try to climb, slide, and walk across the platform. You will definitely get wet here.
9. Admire an indoor waterfall
The hedge maze, slide, and bouncing nets are a lot of fun, and you can quickly refuel at one of the many nearby restaurants that are good for families.
10. Ride a bike all over the city
Want to go on a journey on two wheels? Get the whole family set up with bikes and ready to ride on trails around the island. Our favorite is Changi’s Jurassic Mile. Along its 3.5 km length, it shows off scary dinosaurs like hawks and dino eggs.
11. Let’s get going!
Want to feel excited? You can race your family to the finish line in go-karts even if you don’t have a driver’s license. Use The Karting Arena’s track’s curves and turns to satisfy your need for speed. At the Bukit Timah spot, there are electric karts, and at the Jurong location, there are gasoline karts.
12. Relax and enjoy the beauty of nature
In Singapore, we have a lot of parks and gardens, like HortPark, East Coast Park, and Jurong Lake Gardens. You can even hike the whole Southern Ridges to spend the day with Mother Nature. Are you up for a little adventure? Find secret flowers all over the city!
13. Check out a water park
Want to get wild and wet? At Wild Wild Wet, rides and attractions like the Kraken Racers, Royal Flush, and Torpedo will keep you on the edge of your seat. You’ll have a great time splashing around.
14. Fly a kite
This one is simple. Just grab a kite and take the family to Marina Barrage. Kids will have fun running around while their parents look at the view. Even better, it’s free! Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket and a basket, as well as sunscreen and a lot of water.
15. Turn around in circles in the air
Leave your kids (literally) bouncing off the walls at Bounce, where connected trampolines give you a lot of room to try your hand at gymnastics. You can play volleyball, slam dunk, and go to the X-Park.
16. Make a mess of your art
Forget regular art jamming. At Splat Paint House, the whole family can get dressed up and make canvas art together. Here, there are no rules. Even the walls are fair game, so feel free to let your inner artist out.
17. Tackle a 5D puzzle
Do you have a knack for figuring out puzzles and riddles? You can play an escape room game at Lockdown SG. Choose from rooms like “Dream World” or “Bearry Potter and the Secret Doors,” which are all about bears, and figure out how to get out as a family.
18. Go to the fun island
On the sunny island of Sentosa, you can experience island life at its best and visit world-class sites like Madame Tussauds, Adventure Cove Waterpark, HeadRock VR, S.E.A. Aquarium, Universal Studios Singapore, and more.
19. Put your head in a book.
If you need a quiet break from all the noise, the children’s area of the independent bookstore Woods in the Books in Tiong Bahru will feed your mind. When you walk in and choose a book, you’ll be taken to a whole new place.
20. Relive the good old days
The Mint Museum of Toys has a world-class collection of old toys and other items from childhood. It takes you back in time with the right mix of play, history, culture, and education.
21. Take a moment to smell the roses
Bring a picnic box to the Singapore Botanic Gardens for a day in nature. The beautiful Unesco World Heritage site is spread out over 74 hectares. The National Orchid Garden is a must-see because it has more than a thousand different kinds of flowers.
22. Take a nighttime walk on the wild side
At the world’s first Night Safari, which is in Singapore, you can ride a guided bus and get up close to interesting animals that come out at night. Keep an eye out for animals that are free to roam around the park.
23. Have hope and take a chance
At SuperPark Singapore, an indoor play place with different activity halls, the fun goes to a whole new level. Kids can move from trampolines and obstacle walls to baseball and basketball games to climbing walls and exercise floors. That’s a whole day’s worth of work.
24. Take in the view from up high
From the world’s second-tallest Ferris wheel, you can see the city from every angle. Don’t worry, the ride is slow enough that you won’t even realize you’re moving, giving you plenty of time to look around.
25. Let your mind go crazy.
At the National Museum of Singapore, you can learn a lot about history and culture through interesting ongoing exhibits like Growing Up, Story of the Forest, and A Voyage of Love and Longing.
26. Feel your heart beat faster
At the indoor skydiving spot iFly Singapore in Sentosa, kids ages 7 and up can free-fall in the wind tunnel while being watched by pros. For those who are brave enough to try it, it’s a fun and safe way to try the sport.
27. Connect with nature
Go to Gardens by the Bay to spend time with Mother Nature. Beautiful things to see and do include Floral Fantasy, the Flower Dome, the Cloud Forest, the Supertree Grove, and more. We love to take long walks through the leafy grounds and look in all the corners.
28. Greet the animals
The Singapore Zoo is a great place to spend a whole day in the sun with kids of all kinds. You can get up close and personal with animals, watch shows, stop by animal feedings, and zoom around on the tram. This gem will never get old.
29. Learn more about the amazing world of science
The Science Centre is a great place to get your child interested in clever “art” because it has many hands-on shows in a wide range of styles. Learn about fire, energy, and water through 3D printing, butterflies, a laser maze, a kinetic garden, and other hands-on activities.
30. Have a snowball fight
You long for the cold of winter? For a fun winter adventure, head to Snow City in Jurong. There, you can tube down icy slopes, play at the winter shooting range, ride bumper cars, play in a snowy playground, and do a lot more.
31. Make a big meal
Want your child to learn how to cook while having fun? Go to a cooking class together and make some tasty meals. Parents and kids can take Junior Chef classes at Tott Store to learn how to make things like cottage pie, xiao long bao, and hand-made pasta. Who can say? You might be dealing with the next Junior MasterChef.
32. Go to a well-known playground
Step back in time at the Dragon Playground, which is one of the oldest of its kind in Singapore. It has a slide, swings, and dragon heads made of terrazzo tiles.
33. Give the fish a wave
The S.E.A. Aquarium is our favorite place to have fun indoors. It has over 100,000 sea animals. In addition to meeting interesting fishes and crabs, the experience includes special things like meeting sharks and going on sea treks.
34. Get close to cats
The Cat Cafe, which has sites in Bugis+ and The Rail Mall, is a great place to hang out with a bunch of cute cats. These cat stuffed animals are strays that have been adopted or given a new home.
35. Prepare for the best ride of your life.
Universal Studios Singapore, the only Hollywood theme park in Southeast Asia, is sure to give you a rush. Explore fun zones and meet your favorite characters from The Lost World, Far, Far Away, and Transformers.
36. Go to hell’s gates
Haw Par Villa is a unique theme park with statues and dioramas that act out Chinese tales and folklore. There is nothing else like it in the world. The huge room is open for anyone to explore.
37. Spend a day on Pulau Ubin
At Changi Point Ferry Terminal, you can get on a bumboat and head to the nearby island of Pulau Ubin. You can take a bike and ride around the island, see lots of animals at the Chek Jawa Wetlands, and go back in time by visiting Singapore’s last remaining kampongs.
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