Whether you’re after tourist attractions, history, nature or easy ideas for family days out, here are 27 family-friendly activities to do with kids.
Think you’ve got the most out of Singapore, in terms of great family-friendly activities or free things to do? Or perhaps you need a few extra ideas when it comes to enjoying island-life with the kids? No more feeling bored – this is your chance to explore the best of Singapore. Read on for our guide to cool things to do with kids in Singapore.
Cuddle up close with animals
Perfect for those aged five to 12, the Singapore Zoo’s keeper encounter allows little ones to meet and greet farm friends. Don’t forget to catch the Animal Friends show while you’re there and get cosy with a furry creature for a photo-op!
Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Enter the State of Fun
Experience island life at its best and visit world-class attractions like Madame Tussauds, Adventure Cove Waterpark, HeadRock VR, the S.E.A Aquarium and more. Not done yet? Head to the beach for a sandy good time.
Sentosa Island, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island Singapore 098269
Flip, spin and fly
Leave the kids bouncing off the walls (literally) at Bounce, where interconnected trampolines provide masses of space for amateur acrobatics. Activities to try include dodgeball, slam dunk and the Leap of Faith.
Bounce Singapore, #09-01, Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695
Feel an adrenaline rush
Under the watchful eye of professionals, kids aged seven and older can free-fall in the wind tunnel at indoor skydiving spot iFly Singapore with packages like The Teaser (one skydive) or The Challenge (two skydives).
iFly Singapore, #01-01, 43 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099010
Tackle a 5D puzzle
Got the gift for solving puzzles and riddles? Step into Lockdown SG to play an escape game. Choose from different bear-themed rooms (like Dream World or Bearry Potter and the Secret Doors) and figure your way out as a family.
Lockdown SG, #02-02 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858
Featuring countless interactive exhibits in over 20 galleries, the Science Centre Singapore is a great spot to kickstart your child’s love of the clever “art”.
Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Stick your nose in a book
If you need a contrast to the hustle and bustle, mind nourishment awaits at the children’s corner of independent Tiong Bahru bookstore Woods in the Books.
Woods in the Books, 3 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168642
Make a messy masterpiece
Forget regular art jamming. At Splat Paint House, the entire fam can suit up and get hands-on in creating canvas artworks. No rules apply here – even the walls aren’t off limits! – so feel free to unleash your inner artist.
Splat Paint House, #01-02, Mox, 451 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427664
Have a blast from the past
Offering a world-class collection of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia, the private Mint Museum of Toys takes you back in time with just the right mix of play, history, culture and education.
Mint Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
Get your game on
At Hado, sports activities get an augmented reality twist with technology. Challenge the fam to games like dodgeball, monster battle, shooting fun and more.
Hado, 10 Ubi Cres, Ubi Techpark, Singapore 408564
Stop and smell the flowers
Pack a picnic basket for a day out at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (or check out these green spaces and nature trails). The 150-year-old park spreads over 74 hectares, with must-visits like the National Orchid Garden, which features more than a thousand species of orchids.
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Soak up the view
Marvel at the spectacular 360-degree view of the city from the world’s second tallest Ferris wheel. Don’t worry, the ride is a slow one – you’ll barely notice you’re moving! – which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the sights.
Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Make the jump
A whole new level of fun awaits at SuperPark Singapore, an indoor play space with various activity halls. Kids can flit around from street basketball to a pedal car track to the baseball nets and expend all their energy.
SuperPark Singapore, #02-477, Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Be at one with nature
For a day out with Mother Nature, head to Gardens by the Bay. Gorgeous attractions include the new Floral Fantasy, air-conditioned areas like the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, the Supertree Grove and more.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Beat the heat
Escape to Snow City Singapore for a chilly winter adventure, where you can tube down icy slopes and experiment with liquid nitrogen.
Snow City Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Greet feathered friends
One of the most renowned bird sanctuaries in the world and the first attraction in Singapore, Jurong Bird Park is the nesting place of 5,000 birds across 400 species. If your little ones want a splash, head to the bird-themed playground.
Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
Let your imagination go wild
Learn all about history and heritage at the National Museum of Singapore, with intriguing exhibitions like Growing Up and Story of the Forest.
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Visit an iconic playground
Step back in time and have some retro fun at the Dragon Playground, one of Singapore’s oldest of its kind. It features dragon heads decorated with terrazzo tiles, a slide and swings.
Dragon Playground, Block 28, Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Singapore 310028; Blk 570 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore 560570
Get a dose of feline-lovin’
Cuddle up to a clowder of adorable kitties lovingly rescued by the owners of cat cafe Neko No Niwa. The cosy spot is also bestowed with a great view of the Singapore River and serves drinks and desserts if you’re feeling peckish.
Neko No Niwa, Level 2, 54A Boat Quay, Singapore 049843
Step into the movies
Enter a whole new world at Southeast Asia’s only Hollywood theme park, Universal Studios Singapore. Explore exciting zones and meet your favourite characters from Sesame Street, Far Far Away and Transformers.
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Discover Chinese myths
There’s nothing in the world quite like Haw Par Villa, a whimsical (and perhaps a tad creepy for kids) theme park that has a dizzying array of statues and dioramas dramatising Chinese legends and folklore.
Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
Visit a dairy farm
Hay Diaries has over 1,000 goats of different breeds. Swing by before 10.30am to catch the milking process or round up a few other families to sign up for the educational tour.
Hay Diaries, 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
Spend a day on Pulau Ubin
Hop on a bumboat at Changi Point Ferry Terminal and head to the neighbouring island of Pulau Ubin. Explore the island on a rented bike, admire abundant wildlife at Chek Jawa Wetlands and step back in time to spot Singapore’s last remaining kampongs.
Pulau Ubin, Singapore
Walk on the wild side
Get up close and personal with fascinating nocturnal animals on a guided tram at the world’s first Night Safari. Keep your eyes open for free-range animals wandering around the park!
Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Kickstart your kids’ career
Suitable for those aged four to 14, Kidzania is an educational theme park that lets children experience over 80 different real-life scenarios, including working in a replica newsroom as a journalist.
KidZania, #01-01/02 31 Beach View, Sentosa, Singapore 098008
Peek into the future
Go on an artistic excursion to Future World at ArtScience Museum. Featuring spectacular, high-tech and interactive art installations by Japanese art collective teamLab, a trip here always guarantees an ignition of your kids’ creative spark – watch your 2D crayon art turn into animations, create your very own throne out of colour-changing blocks, and dive into curtains of digitally-controlled light particles. Yes, it’s literally lit.
Future World – Where Art Meets Science, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Sweat it out on an adventure
Get your hearts pumping with a tree-top rope course consisting of various kid-friendly obstacles such as ladders, swings, nets and tunnels. Younger ones can enjoy The Kids Course decked with 22 crossings and two zip lines, but if you and your juniors prefer something more challenging, The Grand Course comes fitted with a whopping 44 crossings and three zip lines over the water!
Forest Adventure, Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore 479244
Have a splashin’ good time
Bring the whole family down to one of Singapore’s largest indoor playgrounds! Equipped with play decks and slides, this space is suitable for all ages, including tiny tots under 18 months – with close adult supervision, of course.
Splash @ Kidz Amaze, Safra Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, Singapore 828654