Singapore is a great city for kids. It is easy to get around, it is incredibly safe, it boasts the abundance of parks and green areas and it provides plethora of opportunities for kids entertainment. In fact, the number of kids activities is so vast, it is easy to get lost and confused. Luckily, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to kids activities in Singapore, so you’d better stop guessing and prepare for some family fun:
Every kid loves watching animals play, but a visit to the zoo can become an educational journey, where kids learn about different species and the importance of the nature conservation movement. Singapore Zoo is located in the middle of a lush rainforest and features such exotic animals as orangutans, elephants and white tigers.
Ticket cost: Adult S$33, Child S$22
Another nature related experience, Jurong Bird Park features an amazing collection of birds. You will be pleasantly surprised by the diversity of birdlife this place has on showcase. You’ll see thousands of colorful lories, wonder at the birds of pray and laugh at the hordes of penguins.
Ticket cost: Adult S$29, Child S$19
3. Night Safari
Not every day you get to go on safari, but night safari is even more rare to find. Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park. The guided tram ride takes you across 6 geographical zones of the world, where you can see thousands nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Leopards, wallabies and fishing cats are the highlights of the ride.
Ticket cost: Adult S$45, Child S$30
4. Tree Top Ziplining at Forest Adventure
The adventure forest is due to reopen in May, and new routes and surreal innovations has been promised. Slightly older kids will be able to gain some level of confidence being up there on their own, while the little ones can enjoy a light rush of adrenaline along with their parents.
5. Explore Singapore Neighborhoods
Walk around famous Singapore districts and experience many different cultures in just one day. Not every city can boast so many distinctly interesting neighborhoods, that are within walking distance from one another. Chinatown is an amazing place to get lost and explore, while Little India is good for window shopping and cultural enlightenment. Other areas your kids might want to check out include Arab Street and the island of Pulau Ubin.
6. Soak up the sun at the Singapore beaches at Tanjong Beach Club
On a nice day take your kids to Tanjong Beach Club for a swim and castle building fun, while you relax under a shadow. Another scenic beach the family can spend a relaxing weekend at is Palawan Beach.
Creativity and science merge into a wonderful mix of education and inspiration in this fantastic place. It is interactive, entertaining and lots of fun. Not only your kids will gain extensive knowledge on such topics as art, science, design, media, architecture, and technology, but they will leave the museum inherently motivated to know more.
Ticket cost: Adult S$17, Child S$10
What kid does not love toys? There are thousands of toys divided into 4 floors with a theme for each floor. The museum offers a great opportunity for the younger generation to learn more about vintage toys and items that were played with in the past. The Mint Museum is also a fantastic experience for parents to see those toys that one used to play.
Ticket cost: Adult S$15, Child S$7.5
One of the top destinations in Singapore and also the biggest childish dream. There are a lot of fun activities to do and even strolling around this place is fun in itself. The rides and attractions will keep the whole family occupied and smiling non stop.
Ticket cost: Adult S$76, Child S$56
10. Picnic at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Get a picnic bag, gather the kids together and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. If the kids feel more adventurous, you can give them educational tour into the flower world. Botanic gardens are located right in the heart of the city and you will find a little bit of everything there, while walking, exercising, playing or reading a book.
Ticket cost: Adult S$76, Child S$56
11. Learn history at Fort Canning
An exciting place for a weekend handout, Fort Canning offers a peek into the history and colonial past of Singapore. You can go for a leisurely walk and learn a lot about the city. Located right in the heart of the city, Fort Canning Park is also surprisingly calm and tranquil.
12. Get educated at Singapore Science Centre
This theme park is dedicated to the name of science and is one of the best indoor activities for kids in Singapore. It features interactive exhibitions that will have the kids running around pressing buttons and things for at least half a day.
Ticket cost: Adult S$12, Child S$8
13. Dive into the world of fun playful experiences
The Polliwogs is by far the largest chain of kids indoor playground in Singapore and features four premier locations. There are adventurous attractions, diverse facilities and state of art play equipment available to kids of all ages. Once you get a pass to 2 hour play session you can forget about the headache of looking after your kids because they will be too happy playing.
14. Take a free walking city tour
Having been living in the city for too long, we often forget how beautiful and inspiring it can be. The walking tour can remind the parents why they chose this city as their home and get the kids fall in love with the place they were born in. Depending on the type, the walking tour can become an educational, historical, cultural or simply artistic experience.
15. Get a bird eye view of the city in Singapore Flyer
The kids might not appreciate the breathtaking panoramic views of the city but they will certainly get extremely exhilarated when riding in the glass cabin of this Asia’s largest observation wheel.
Ticket cost: Adult S$33, Child S$21
16. Breath fully at Kranji Farms
The farms are open to the public to help promote organic living and eco-tourism. While parents are stocking up on a fresh produce, children get their curiosity satiated learning about the benefits of healthy lifestyle and organic food preparation.
17. Feel unified with nature at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Singapore’s only protected rainforest is one of the richest ecosystems in the world. Get close to nature, bike, hike, watch exotic birds or study the plants. No matter what you do, the kids will appreciate seeing the nature up close.
18. Get lost on Sentosa Island
Sentosa is not an island – it is a whole new world that caters to kids of all ages as well as their parents. Best highlights for kids include a butterfly park, a historical fort and the adventure waterpark.
There is no shortage of kids activities in Singapore. While some of them might seem pricey, others are completely free. Either way, there is so much choice in this city your kids will hardly ever get bored.