Whether you’re after popular attractions or nature exploration, we've got it all on our grand list of top things to do with kids in Singapore.
We’ve got no shortage of awesome activities, from free things to do to unique dining experiences to Instagram-worthy hotspots. But perhaps you need a few extra ideas when it comes to enjoying island livin’ with the little ones? No more feeling bored – this is your chance to explore the best of our garden city. Read on for all the amazing things to do with kids in Singapore!
Best things to do with kids in Singapore
1. Live the island life
It’s all about sun, sea, sand and beautiful beaches at Singapore’s offshore islands. Take the weekend to plan a day trip full of island-hopping adventures with the family. You’ll mingle with marine life, cycle through leafy foliage, visit historic temples and have a picnic on sandy shores.
2. Get your art on at tufting workshops
Want to unleash your creative side? Give rug tufting a shot. WeTuft at Cineleisure is the biggest studio of its kind in Singapore, and it’s absolutely family-friendly (although it’s more for older kids than young tots). Pick from two- or four-hour workshops and come ready with a 2D design of your choice (so you can trace the drawing onto the canvas). Next, choose your preferred colour from the vibrant wall of yarns and give the tufting gun a shot. It’s great fun for the fam!
WeTuft, #02-06, Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695
3. Explore underrated neighbourhoods
Sure, we’ve got cool neighbourhoods that everyone wants to live in, but don’t forget about ones that are under the radar. We’re talking about Potong Pasir, Ang Mo Kio, Farrer Park, Seletar and more. These places are home to lush gardens, good food, play areas and breezy riverside walks!
4. Slip and slide at the beach
Put your obstacle course skills to the test at Hydrodash, the fun inflatable water park at Sentosa. Challenge your family to slip, slide and climb across the platform. Your chances of getting wet here? 100%.
Hydrodash, Palawan Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 098498
5. Admire an indoor waterfall
One of our fave things to do indoors with kids in Singapore: spend a fun afternoon at Jewel Changi Airport for a stroll to admire the indoor waterfall and enjoy playtime at Canopy Park. The hedge maze, slide and bouncing nets are oh-so-fun, and you can easily fuel up after at one of the many family-friendly restaurants around.
Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
6. Cycle across the city
Up for a two-wheeled adventure? Get the fam all geared up with bicycles and ready to explore the island on cycling trails. Our fave: Jurassic Mile at Changi. It showcases roarsome dinosaurs like raptors and dino eggs along its 3.5km stretch!
7. Zoom off to the races
Want an adrenaline rush? Strap yourself into go-karts and race your family to the finish line – no driver’s license needed! Navigate the twists and turns around The Karting Arena’s track to feed your need for speed. You’ll find electric karts at the Bukit Timah location and petroleum karts at the Jurong one.
The Karting Arena, multiple locations including Jurong and Bukit Timah
8. Bask in the beauty of the great outdoors
We’ve got plenty of parks and gardens in Singapore, from HortPark to East Coast Park to Jurong Lake Gardens. You can even hike the entire Southern Ridges to spend the day with Mother Nature. Up for a bit of an adventure? Discover hidden gardens all across the city!
9. Hit up a water theme park
Want to get wild and wet? Head to Wild Wild Wet for thrills and spills with rides and attractions such as the Kraken Racers, Royal Flush and Torpedo. You’ll have a splashin’ good time!
Wild Wild Wet, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
10. Fly a kite
This one’s easy. Just grab a kite and head to Marina Barrage with the fam. Little ones will enjoy running around while adults admire the view. Best of all, it’s free! Psst: don’t forget to pack a picnic mat and basket, plus all the essentials like sunscreen and plenty of water.
11. Do cartwheels in the air
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 X-Park. Plus, keep an eye out for cool events every so often.
Bounce Singapore, #09-01, Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695
12. Make a messy masterpiece
Forget regular art jamming. At Splat Paint House, the entire fam can suit up and get in on the action to create canvas artworks. No rules apply here – even the walls aren’t off limits! – so feel free to unleash your inner artist. Go ahead and paint to your heart’s content.
Splat Paint House, 207A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574346
13. Tackle a 5D puzzle
Got a gift for solving puzzles and riddles? Step into Lockdown SG to play an escape room 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 Road, Singapore 238858
14. Head to the island of fun
Experience island life at its best and visit Sentosa‘s world-class attractions like Madame Tussauds, Adventure Cove Waterpark, HeadRock VR, S.E.A. Aquarium, Universal Studios Singapore and more on the sunny island of Sentosa. Not done yet? Head to the beach for a sandy good time, then hop on a cable car to admire the views. You can even stay the night at one of Sentosa’s hotels, just take your pick from underwater stays to beach retreats.
Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
15. Say hi to turtles and tortoises
Get up close and personal to majestic creatures at The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, where the kids will have a ball learning about animals like the alligator turtle, the radiated tortoise and the golden terrapin.
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, #01-01, Orto, 81 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769198
16. Stick your nose in a book
If you need a quiet contrast to the hustle and bustle, mind nourishment awaits at the children’s corner of independent Tiong Bahru bookstore Woods in the Books. Step in, pick a book and you’ll be transported to a whole new world.
Woods in the Books, 3 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168642
17. Have a blast from the past
Offering a world-class collection of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia, the 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
18. Stop and smell the flowers
Pack a picnic basket for a day with nature at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The gorgeous Unesco World Heritage site spreads over 74 hectares, with must-visits like the National Orchid Garden, which features more than a thousand species of orchids. Check out the occasional performance at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, too!
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
19. Walk on the wild side… at night
Get up close and personal with fascinating nocturnal animals on a guided tram at the world’s first Night Safari right here in Singapore. Keep your eyes open for free-range animals wandering around the park! You’ll see Malayan tigers, clouded leopards, Asian elephants, Nile hippos, pangolins and loads more.
Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
20. Take a leap of faith
A whole new level of fun awaits at SuperPark Singapore, an indoor play space with various activity halls. Kids can flit around from trampolines and obstacle walls to baseball and basketball games to climbing walls and gymnastic floors. That’s an entire day of energy expended.
SuperPark Singapore, #02-477, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
21. Admire the view from up high
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
22. Let your imagination run wild
Learn all about history and heritage at the National Museum of Singapore, with intriguing permanent exhibitions like Growing Up, Story of the Forest, and A Voyage of Love and Longing.
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
23. 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 in Sentosa. It’s a fun and safe way to experience the sport for those brave enough to attempt it!
iFly Singapore, #01-01, 43 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099010
24. Be at one with nature
To spend time with Mother Nature, head to Gardens by the Bay. Gorgeous attractions include Floral Fantasy, air-conditioned areas like the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, the Supertree Grove and more. We love a good meander around the leafy gardens, exploring all its nooks and crannies.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
25. Say hello to animals
Perfect for kids of all ages, the Singapore Zoo is where we love to spend an entire day out in the sun. Meet and greet animals, be entertained by shows, pop by wildlife feedings and zoom around on the tram. We’ll never get bored of this gem!
Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
26. Explore the wonderful world of science
Featuring countless interactive exhibits in its eclectic space, the Science Centre is a great spot to kickstart your child’s love of the clever “art”. Check out displays on 3D printing, butterflies, a laser maze, a kinetic garden and more hands-on experiences to learn about fire, energy and water.
Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
27. Play in the snow
Missing the chill of winter? Escape to Snow City in Jurong for a chilly winter adventure, where you can tube down icy slopes, play at the winter shooting arena, enjoy bumper car rides, immerse yourself in a snowy playground and loads more.
Snow City Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
28. Spend the day with 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 thousands of birds including African penguins, blue-eyed cockatoos, great hornbills and more. If your little ones want a splash, head to the bird-themed playground.
Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
29. Make your way to 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 Avenue 3, Singapore 560570
30. Wave to the fishes
Home to 100,000 marine animals, S.E.A. Aquarium is our go-to for oodles of indoor fun. Besides mingling with fascinating fishes and cool crustaceans, the experience includes special activities like shark encounters and sea treks.
S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa, Singapore 098269
31. Snuggle with cats
Cuddle up to a clowder of adorable kitties at The Cat Cafe, which has locations in Bugis+ and The Rail Mall. These feline furries are adopted or re-homed strays who’ve now found their forever home. So round up the little ones and enjoy an afternoon of petting cuddly cats and fueling up on pastries, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
The Cafe Cafe, multiple locations including Bugis and Upper Bukit Timah Road
32. Get ready for the ride of your life
An adrenaline rush awaits 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. Don’t forget to try all the rides, from rollercoasters to carousel fun.
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
33. Enter the gates of hell
There’s nothing in the world quite like Haw Par Villa, a whimsical theme park that has a dizzying array of statues and dioramas dramatising Chinese legends and folklore. The sprawling space is free to explore, but you’ll have to pay to enter Hell’s Museum. It might be a tad too creepy for little tots, so perhaps save this for the older kids.
Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
34. 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
35. Visit a goat farm
Hay Diaries has over 800 goats of different breeds. Swing by to catch the milking process or feed the furry animals. Don’t forget to bring home some goat milk (chocolate variations available, too!).
Hay Diaries, 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
36. Take a peek at 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
37. Swing from treetops
Get your hearts pumping with a treetop 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
38. Frolic with river animals
At the River Wonders, you can spend the day meeting wildlife like manatees, giant river otters, red pandas, electric eels, squirrel monkeys and more. Psst: don’t forget to say hi to giant pandas Jia Jia and Kai Kai (and their cute little bub, Le Le!).
River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
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