Whether you’re after cool attractions or chill days out with nature, 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.
Fun things to do with kids in Singapore
1. Run and play in the great outdoors
2. Get wild and wet
Yup, we’re talking about the water theme park. Head over 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
3. 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!
4. 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. Plus, keep an eye out for cool events every so often.
Bounce Singapore, #09-01, Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695
5. Mingle with 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 these animals.
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, #01-01, Orto, 81 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769198
6. 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
7. Tackle a 5D puzzle
Got a 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 Road, Singapore 238858
8. Fun times ahead!
Experience island life at its best and visit world-class attractions like Madame Tussauds, Adventure Cove Waterpark, HeadRock VR, S.E.A. Aquarium 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.
Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
9. 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
10. 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. (Note: it’s temporarily closed but you can pre-book your tickets for its reopening.)
Mint Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
11. 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.
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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 trampolines and obstacle walls to baseball and basketball games to climbing walls and gymnastic floors. That’s a day of energy expended.
SuperPark Singapore, #02-477, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
15. 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
16. 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. It’s a fun and safe way to experience the sport!
iFly Singapore, #01-01, 43 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099010
17. 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.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
18. Cuddle up close with 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
19. 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 and more hands-on experiences.
Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
20. Get frozen
Escape to Snow City 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
21. Say hi to 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
22. 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
23. 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
24. Snuggle with cats
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
25. 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.
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
26. Discover Chinese myths
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. 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
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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
31. Frolic with river animals
At the River Safari, 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!).
River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
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