Whether you’re looking for the perfect attraction to keep the children entertained over a boring weekend or a range of activities for the school holidays…you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together the ultimate guide, full of thrilling family-friendly attractions, across the nation. Here are 30 of the best things to do with kids in Singapore.
1. Make a splash
Why not cool down at one of Singapore’s best waterparks? For instance, Adventure Cove Waterpark exhibits Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, a rainbow reel, colourful marine life to see, and plenty of more adrenaline water activities.
📍8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
2. Brace the cold at Snow City
Singapore’s first indoor snow centre, Snow City, is situated inside the Science Centre Singapore. Interestingly, it’s one of the most unique things to do in Singapore. It features an icy bumper car arena, a ice gallery hotel, winter shooting paintball and plenty more to get your adrenaline rushing and entertain the kids on a family day out.
📍21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
3. Play among nature at one of the best parks
Why not explore one of Singapore’s best gardens or parks? This free activity is the perfect way to get the kids off the screens and out in the fresh air for a stroll with mum or dad. They will be entertained by a variety of wildlife and bird spotting, colourful flowers, and secret havens in these green sanctuaries. From Jurong Lake Gardens to Bishan Park, and more…pick a park to explore with the children.
📍 Various Locations
4. Go wild at Universal Studios
Enjoy more than 28 rides across this thrilling adventure park, which is one of only six Universal Studios worldwide. From zooming down rollercoasters, to wandering through six different zones, from Hollywood to New York, and plenty of showcases…it’s the ultimate day of thrills. Absolutely, one of the best things to do with kids in Singapore this season.
📍8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
5. Visit The Children’s Museum
The first-of-its-kind Children’s Museum invites children who are 12 and under to enter a wonderful world of play and learning. Housed in a historic colonial building near Fort Canning Park, the playful museum offers family-friendly interactive exhibitions, alongside engaging programmes for all age groups, created in collaboration with educators, to help develop children’s learning about Singapore’s heritage and the rest of the world. Learn more about The Children’s Museum.
📍Coleman Street, 23-B, Singapore 179807
6. Test your climbing skills
Why not bring the children to a rock climbing facility? With a range of bouldering gyms across Singapore…you’ll be spoilt for choice. For example, Boulder Movement Downtown is popular amongst climbers while a new interactive climbing attraction by The Rock School Singapore opened at Changi Airport this year. Climb@T3 is suitable for both adults and children as young as two. Learn more about it.
7. Spend The Day At Sentosa
Sentosa Island boasts an array of thrilling activities to do with kids on a family day out. From sandy beaches, to attractions like Singapore’s only cable car and SkyHelix Sentosa, racing down hills at SkyLuge, as well as jumping into paintings at Trickeye Museum, and exploring the underwater world of S.E.A Aquarium, to name a few. There’s something for all ages to enjoy. Plan your activities here.
📍Sentosa Island, Singapore
8. Go horse riding
Another one of the best things to do with kids in Singapore is horse-riding. There’s a range of horse riding stables that offer family-friendly classes. Particularly, Bukit Timah Saddle Club and Gallop Stable are popular choices among families. Otherwise, you can drop the children off for lessons while you get some peace.
9. Meet huge dinosaurs
Strapped for cash but need something to entertain the children? Well, the 1km Changi Jurassic Mile walk near Changi Airport is the perfect free activity to do. Discover more than 20 different creatures, from gigantic T-Rex’s to huge dinosaur eggs, there’s plenty to see on this short hike.
📍Airport Blvd, Singapore
10. Run riot at an indoor waterpark
Aqua Adventure is an exciting new 3-storey indoor amusement park featuring a range of water play zones, as well as a mix of dry interactive activities. It’s Singapore’s first integrated all-weather water adventure centre located at Bedok Reservoir. It offers a thrilling mix of wet and dry activities. Particularly, it is home to Singapore’s longest indoor waterslide, spanning 114m, called Double Trouble Aqua Tube. Additionally, there’s an 85m long indoor Blackhole Aqua Slide, involving a 12 to 15 second plunge to the bottom for riders. Learn more about Aqua Adventure.
📍 HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, 900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore
11. Pick a weekend activity
Every weekend, we list the most popular events and activities taking place across Singapore. There’s also a host of child-friendly festivals, new exhibitions, and plenty more to entertain children. Discover the best things to do this weekend in Singapore.
12. Swim in a floating ball bit
Airzone is the world’s first indoor atrium net playground, boasting a range of themed zones and unique games, suspended across four floor levels of City Square Mall in Singapore. Visitors can feel like they are walking on the moon, zoom down long slides, swim in a floating ball pit, and more fun. Definitely, one of the most affordable things to do with kids in Singapore.
📍80 Kitchener Road, #02-K4, K10, Singapore 208539
13. Snuggle cute pugs
Singapore isn’t short of pet-friendly cafes. But did you know Singapore has a Pugs Café? What The Pug at Haji Lane offers exciting sessions to play with adorable pugs from $20 per person. Each session is 45 minutes, with a free drink and polaroid picture. Learn more about What The Pug.
📍80 Haji Ln, Singapore 189271
14. Let them go fishing
Longkang Fishing is the perfect old-school activity to keep the children quiet for a little while in the sunshine. Head to ORTO and play just $14 so the kids can catch small fish in the stream using plastic containers and fishing nets.
📍81 Lor Chencharu, #01-09, Singapore 769198
15. Discover Van Gogh’s artwork
No matter what age you are or whether you like art or not, you will enjoy this Van Gogh experience. It features 360-degree digital projections, a hyper-realistic VR experience, and many interactive activities to transport visitors into the world of Van Gogh. Be sure to watch out for the showstopper (featured), which is a spectacular room with moving images that bring the painter’s most famous works to life in a way you can never imagine. Find out more about Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. It ends in October.
📍 Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore
16. Get lost at the ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum offers some of the most ig-worthy exhibitions worldwide. For instance, FutureWorld is one of the most popular combining an exciting universe of art, magic and science among 16 borderless digital interactive installations. Meanwhile, Sensory Odyssey Maze: Into the Heart of Our Living World just launched, which brings visitors through different ecosystems using 8k video projections. Certainly, these exhibitions are a superb idea to do with children.
📍 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
17. Play at Amazonia
Located inside Great World City, Amazonia is one of the longest-serving indoor play centres in Singapore. From climbing walls to slides, huge obstacle courses, ball pits, themed zones like Ice World and plenty more activities…it’s a fantastic place to spend a few hours on a rainy day or to hide from the heat with kids.
📍1 Kim Seng Promenade, #03-113 Great World, Singapore 237994
18. Wander around Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport is like a city in itself. The nature-themed complex boasts an array of family-friendly activities like the Carnival, Walking Net and Mirror Maze, alongside beautiful indoor forests and gardens, the world’s largest waterfall and lots of food establishments. Plus, Changi Experience Studio offers exclusive camping for families at times. Definitely, you could easily spend the full day out here with the kids.
📍78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666
19. Race down slides at Admiralty Park
Take the kids to this free outdoor playground which boasts 26 unique slides across three play zones. No matter your child’s age, you can get in on the fun with them by racing down slides, letting them free on the merry-go-round, climbing nets, and much more activities. Certainly, you’ll get some peace and all for FREE.
📍6A Admiralty Rd, Singapore 732006
20. Be mesmerised by a colourful night show
Wings Of Time is a spellbinding immersive experience featuring majestic soundtracks, fireworks, lasers and other 3D effects, that light up the night sky, against the backdrop of the ocean in Sentosa. The award-winning show is the only permanent, multi-sensory night show worldwide set on the open sea. It tells the story of courage and friendship with Shahbaz, a prehistoric bird and his two friends Rachel and Felix as they travel across the world and different eras. Certainly, one of the best things to do with kids in Singapore. Learn more about Wings Of Time.
📍50 Beach View, Singapore 09860
21. Go glamping
Glamping is an epic thing to do during the school holidays. With a selection of glamping providers, you’ll be spoilt for options in Singapore. For instance, The Glamping Society offer epic birthday packages for a special occasion. Whatever your choose, expect to be connected to nature at East Coast Park, under the stars, in a luxurious tent surrounded by family.
📍East Coast Park, Singapore
22. Explore a toy world
Take the children to the nostalgic MINT Museum Of Toys and be surrounded by more than 50,000 toys, dating back to the 1840s from more than 40 countries. Wander four levels and see the likes of the only known complete Batman robot toy, to the only Mekon Mask from Dan Dare in existence and the first mass-manufactured robot before World War II…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Definitely, one of the greatest things to do for parents and kids together in Singapore.
📍26 Seah Street, Singapore
23. Go on a chocolate adventure
Embrace your inner Wonka with a visit Singapore’s newest chocolate factory. Mr Bucket Chocolaterie Dempsey Factory is the ultimate place to feel as if you’ve fallen into Wonka’s chocolate factory. The unforgettable free-to-enter experience is already an excellent no alcohol activity so it makes a great family day out. Read all about it here.
📍 13 Dempsey Road, #01-03/04, Singapore 249674
24. Relax at Marina Cove Playground
Gather all your mummy friends for a playdate at one of the biggest playgrounds in Singapore. Spread across 3,500 sqm near the beach at East Coast Park, there’s dozens of slides, climbing frames, rope bridges, and more to keep the kids entertained. Meanwhile, you and the other parents can relax with a picnic and have a gossip.
📍1000 ECP, Singapore 449876
25. Read stories at the library
Children love imagination so why not take them into a fantasy world of books for a few hours? From Bedok Library to the famous Orchard Library, and more…there are plenty of bookstores and libraries to get excited at this season. Definitely, one of the best things to do with kids in Singapore.
📍 Various Locations
26. Challenge the kids in the forest
Forest Adventure is Singapore’s only treetop obstacle course, where both children and adults can enjoy an adrenaline-pumping outdoor experience. No matter what expertise level, it’s a great place to challenge a group, jump out of your comfort zone, and use ziplines to zoom across Bedok Reservoir.
📍Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore 479244
27. Get close with animals
Mandai Wildlife Reserve is one of the best things to do in Singapore. It offers Singapore Zoo with more than 4,200 species in a lush tropical rainforest, as well as the new Bird Paradise, and a unique dining experience like Breakfast In The Wild for the ultimate adventure for wildlife lovers. Definitely, one of the best things to do with kids in Singapore.
📍Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore
28. Make a mess with art
Time to get creative with the kids and book this therapeutic art activity. Spin Paint House offers unique spin art sessions for people of all ages. Use custom-built tables to create messy artworks by spinning canvases at high speed. Certainly, one of the best things to do with kids in Singapore this season. Learn all about spin art in Singapore.
📍 61 Kaki Bukit Place, Printaid Building #04-00, Singapore 416233
29. Whisk them away to JB
Children love to experience new things so why not take them to Johor Bahru for the day? It’s an idyllic place just 40 minutes drive from Singapore. From a thriving food scene, range of exciting attractions, cool sights like temples and LegoLand Malaysia…there’s lots to explore. Discover the 10 best things to do in Johor Bahru this season and the best cafes to hop around in JB.
📍Johor Bahru, Malaysia
30. Go wild at Xscap8
Discover a range of adrenaline-pumping activities for all ages at this new interactive indoor playground on Orchard Road. From climbing 10m high to destressing in a smash lab, acting as a warrior in a challenge and much more…you won’t be bored. A perfect rainy day activity if you ask us!
📍Orchard Road, Singapore
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