Singapore strikes the perfect balance of outdoor living (with the weather rarely dropping below 26oC) and indoor, active attractions, if ever you need to escape a quick downfall. This, coupled with its clean and orderly way of living, makes it a great destination for a family trip.
Here are just some of the ways to experience Singapore with kids:
Universal Studios Singapore
For some Hollywood action visit Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa Island. Explore seven themed areas based on your favourite movies, with endless thrilling rides and shows for the whole family to enjoy. You’ll get to see how special effects are made and journey into The Lost World to explore precious stones and fossilised insects. There’s plenty of places to pit stop for a bite and a spot of souvenir shopping. All in all, a magical day out.
Green Line Route, Stop: RWS/Sentosa
This one’s for the bigger kids too… Singapore Night Safari takes you on a tram journey into the jungle after dark, where nocturnal animals go about their usual evening activities. Once your eyes have adjusted to the moonlight glow, you’ll see that you’ve ventured into the natural habitat of over 130 species, from fierce felines to Asian elephants. The world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals, habitats are replicated giving you an authentic, up close and personal safari experience, from the rugged Himalayan Foothills to the swampy banks of Equatorial Africa.
Singapore Discovery Centre
Make it an educational day out at the Singapore Discovery Centre, where you’ll learn about the history and future of this colourful city. There’s an art gallery, a science museum, and even an outdoor play area. Interactive displays are easy to understand by all ages, and games, simulators and films all make for a fun way to delve deeper into Singapore life. Finally you can put your new knowledge to the test by taking part in a game show.
Hop on, Hop off Bus Tour
Discover Singapore on a Big Bus hop on, hop off bus tour. Passing by all the best bits the city has to offer, hopping on and off at your family’s leisurely pace. From seeing impressive Supertrees in Gardens by the Bay, visiting the residents at Singapore Zoo, to grabbing a bite at the lively hawker centres, your sightseeing tick list will be complete in one hit. A great way to get around the city.
Wild Wild Wet Singapore
When it’s time to cool off, the perfect place to visit is Wild Wild Wet Singapore, a water park that promises a day of thrills and spills. One of the most popular family attractions in the city, its rides range from full on adrenalin-pumping, to something a little more gentle and even relaxing, so there’s something for all ages and junkie levels. And, with facilities such as lifejackets, baby carriers, nursing rooms and children’s shower cubicles, it makes for an easy day trip in Singapore with kids.
Escape the heat for a day and let the kids loose in the 81,000 square foot kid-sized city that is Kidzania. Buildings, paved streets, vehicles and a fully functioning society brings to life the interactive experience of learning through realistic role-play. Your little ones can fly a plane, become a chef, or put on a performance after some stage lessons. They’ll have their own funds to manage along with everything else they’ll need to fend for themselves. Suitable for ages 4 - 17 years. It’s all in a day’s work.
For the city that has never seen the white stuff, Snow City is a novel way to experience playing in it. Brave the sub-zero temperatures for a day of snow tubing, skiing and snowboarding. And when you tire from hurtling down the slopes, have a snowball fight, explore an igloo and wander around life-sized snow sculptures. With plenty more zones and activities to explore, there’s hours of fun to be had with the kids. Tell them you’re off to the North Pole!
So there’s a roundup of just some of the fun you can have with your family in Singapore. We’ve covered outdoor wet and wild pursuits, a city run by little people, to indoor educational experiences. For more ideas on what to in Singapore with kids, check out our guide on how to see Singapore in 2 Days.