Singapore has plenty of activities for kids of all ages.
From action-packed indoor playgrounds to museums and parks, there is no shortage of things to do.
There are so many choices, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to start!
To help make your decision a little easier, we've compiled this guide featuring the best kid's activites in Singapore you won't want to miss.
Read on and let's get started on discovering all that Singapore has to offer!
Attention all PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Dora the Explorer fans - The World of Nickelodeon is back and better than ever!
Your favorite Nickelodeon Characters come alive in this immersive indoor play centre.
Embark on fire and rescue missions with the PAW Patrol pups. Help them spot trouble from the Lookout Tower in Adventure Bay.
Challenge your active little ones to become ninjas as they get to test their fitness and stamina at the TMNT Ninja Training obstacle course.
Dive into electrifying games at the SpongeBob Games Zone. Show off your gaming skills or simply relax and enjoy SpongeBob Giant Krabby Patties.
For Dora the Explorer fanatics, unleash your artistic talents at Dora's Colouring Hub. Sports enthusiasts can join Dora's Sports Club for some active fun.
There will also be meet and greets where you can get to snap some memorable photos with the beloved Nickolodeon characters!
Where: Let's Play @ #03-208/209, Marina Square
Date: 23 Sep 2023 - 14 Jan 2024
Embark on a journey of magic and wonder as the much awaited Immersive Disney Animation experience makes its debut in South East Asia on 18th November 2023 at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands!
The Immersive Disney Animation is presented by Base Entertainment Asia in partnership with Walt Disney Animation Studios, and celebrates a century of Disney's animation brilliance.
Since its spectacular world premiere in Toronto in December 2022, this immersive journey has already enthralled audiences across 13 North American cities and made an intercontinental splash in Tokyo. Now, it's your turn to be mesmerized!
Featuring blockbuster animated films like Frozen, Encanto, Zootopia, and Big Hero 6, this exhibition also pays tribute to the rich legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
You'll get the opportunity to delve into the art, music, and animation techniques that brought timeless classics such as The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and The Lion King to life.
In this immersive 90-minute experience, you'll travel through 100 years of Disney animation and explore the imaginative worlds of your favorite Disney films and characters.
It revives scenes, characters, and songs from Disney's past and present animated films, creating an atmosphere where you feel as if you've stepped right into the remarkable worlds of your beloved Disney characters.
The experience is more than just stunning visuals, there'll be lots of interactive elements too, including floors that move with you as you explore the galleries, bubble snowfall, wristbands that light up in different colours, and more.
Prepare to be captivated as you witness the magic of animation unfold right before your eyes.
You'll leave with a renewed appreciation for the artistry, creativity, and dedication poured into every single frame of a Disney animated masterpiece!
Date: From 18 Nov 2023
Location: Sands Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Avenue, B1 Singapore 018973
Avatar: The Experience at the Cloud Forest of Gardens by the Bay has opened!
Go on an immersive journey and experience the wonders of Pandora, a world beyond imagination, inspired by the highest grossing film of all time, AVATAR.
Explore the alien world of Pandora and interact with its bioluminescent environments, mystical creatures, flora, and the fascinating culture of its native people, the Na'vi.
Tickets are now on sale on Klook with a special price for Singapore residents.
Date: 28 Oct 2022 - 30 Sep 2023
Recommended visit duration: 1.5 hours
Admission: Avatar: The Experience admission ticket is required for entry into Cloud Forest from 28 Oct 2022.
Experience an incredible journey into the world of Van Gogh!
The exhibition which has seen over 5 million visitors since 2017 and is ranked among the top 12 immersive experiences in the world by CNN, is coming for the first time to Southeast Asia!
Expect to be mesmerized by over 300 of Van Gogh's sketches, drawings, and paintings, along with striking floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall digital projections.
It's a totally fresh way to experience the masterpieces and explore the life of Vincent Van Gogh!
The Singapore edition will also see the introduction of two special Japanese culture segments, as a tribute to the Japonisme movement that had a strong influence on Van Gogh's artwork style.
Visitors will see a showcase of the traditional Japanese art style of woodblock stamps and prints, as well as experience an authentic matcha tea ceremony.
You'll even get to enjoy a taste of fresh matcha right after the ceremony!
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is accompanied by its signature Virtual Reality (VR) experience where you can step into a vibrant world in "A Day in the Life of the Artist" and learn the inspirations behind several of Van Gogh's most iconic works.
In addition, a whole host of one-of-a-kind experiences await in the captivating space from a thematic cafe experience, to yoga classes and art jamming sessions.
This limited time exhibition is not to be missed!
Date: 1 Mar - 15 Oct 2023
Duration: approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes
Location: Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum
The much-loved Children's Biennale by National Gallery Singapore is back for its 4th edition and it's shaping up to be amazing!
Experience 11 new immersive works of art by international artists that highlight 4 core values: Care, Collaborate, Imagine, and Respect.
The Children's Biennale sets the stage for meaningful conversations with children by asking questions such as "what kind of world do we live in today, and "what kind of world would you like to live in?" to craft its theme of ‘Let’s Make a Better Place".
Every artwork is connected to one of the 4 core values, and present relevant issues in a way that's easy for kids to understand.
Kids will love the experience and will be inspired to take an active part in creating a better future for themselves and everyone else!
Adding to the experience, there will also be a variety of on-site programmes and performances for kids such as roving theatre performances, sonic exploration sessions, and craft workshops.
Date: 27 May 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
Location: National Gallery Singapore
Get ready for an adventure-packed day at Kiztopia Marina Square - the ultimate indoor playground for your little ones!
Explore an exciting world of play at this indoor playground themed around a cast of 11 original animated characters.
With a whopping 18,000 square feet of play space and 18 exciting play areas, your kids will never run out of fun things to do.
This kid's paradise is the perfect place for children aged 12 years and below.
Your kids can explore the Ninja Warrior Course, jump into mega ball pits, ride a train, and even let their imagination run wild in pretend play spaces - it's like a mini theme park!
No wonder Kiztopia Marina Square is considered one of the top indoor playgrounds in Singapore.
Location: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-09, Singapore 039594
Spread over two floors at Suntec City, this massive 40,000 sq ft indoor facility is one of the few indoor playgrounds in Singapore which has lots of activities that are suitable for adults as well, making it a great place for a fun family outing!
There are activities for kids of all ages here from the Kid's Gym, Pedal Car Track, and flying fox at the Adventure Arena, to sports activities such as the baseball batting cage, archery, and street basketball at the Game Arena.
Over at the Freestyle Hall, you can bring your own skooters and skates to Skate and Scoot World, the only indoor skate park in Singapore.
You'll also find activities such as climbing walls, trampolines, street soccer, and boxing at the Freestyle Hall.
All in all, there are so many things to do here that you'll find that the 2 hour session passes by in a flash!
Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #02-477 (North Wing), Singapore 038983
Themed after everybody's favorite animation character from Korea, this 11,000 sq ft indoor playground is the first Pororo Park in Southeast Asia.
Come visit Pororo's house, tackle obstacles at Poby's Play Gym, go down slides into a giant ball pit, and dig in at the Hinoki pit.
Plus, hop on board the beloved Pororo Express Train.
But the adventure doesn't stop there. Get up close to Pororo & Friends in meet and greets, and sing and dance along to your heart's content in the Pororo & Friends live shows.
Most of the slides and play features are gentle and made for the younger ones so you don't need to worry about scary slides or overwhelming play.
That's why we rate it as one of our favorite indoor playgrounds for toddlers and younger kids!
While the kids are having a blast, kick back and relax at Loopy's Cafe.
Bring on the fun!
Location: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Situated on the top floor of the stunning Jewel complex, Canopy Park has mazes, giant slides, and bouncing nets that will keep your kids entertained for hours!
If you prefer something more calming, stroll along its many garden trails in cool air-conditioned comfort, or take refuge in bowls of gentle mist known as Foggy Bowls. Canopy Park is also teeming with greenery, making it a very scenic backdrop if you want to take some family shots for memories’ sake!
Do take note that admission to attractions like the Canopy Bridge, Hedge and Mirror Mazes, and the Sky Nets are separate from the general admission to Canopy Park, so plan well before you head down to this fun gem in the east!
Location: Level 5, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Suspended in between levels 2-6 of City Square Mall, Airzone is the world first indoor suspended net playground.
It may be a bit scary at first but you'll start to enjoy that zero-gravity feeling in no time on the floaty and bouncy nets.
From walking and bouncing on the sky nets, to exploring the 3D Maze, and jumping into the floating ball pit, there's plenty to keep you entertained no matter how old you are!
Location: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road #02-K4/K10
Bouncy Paradise is a 20,000 sq ft indoor air-conditioned bouncy playground. It’s a massive bouncy castle and Singapore's largest inflatable playground!
Mega Unicorn Rainbow Slide with 20 mega sized rainbow slides that are over 6 meters tall.
Ball Pit Zone that is over 2,000 sq ft and contains more than 300,000 balls.
Trampoline Zone with more than 20 meters of gravity defying trampolines. Dive into the ball pits or dunk away at the basketball hoops.
There’s also a Toddler Play Zone where kids from 1.5 to 4 years old can bounce away in safety here.
Location: PeopleUp Enrichment Hub, 200 Pandan Gardens, Singapore 609336
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Set within a lush natural setting, the Children’s Garden targets two groups of kids, 1-5 year olds and 6-12 year olds.
The garden consists of a few areas:
Water Play area (6-12 year old) for kids who love splashing about in water. The water play is linked to sensors which detect movement to create different water effects.
Toddler Play Zone (1-5 year old) that is perfect for toddlers to climb about and play around. There are play structures here such as a sway bridge, stepping springs, as well as the Fish Fountain with its interactive landscape of water tunnels and fish sculptures.
Rainforest Tree Houses (6-12 year old) situated within a dense canopy of trees, two tree houses towering 4 meters and 7.5 meters respectively link a 130 meter long forest trail.
Adventure Trail (6-12 years old) with numerous play structures and obstacles for kids to climb, balance, and slide down.
Toddler Playground which is supposed to be meant for kids 1-5 years old. However, the type of play structures here and the relatively small area means that this area will probably interest kids on the younger end more.
Location: Gardens by the Bay
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is one of our favorite parks to take the kids as there’s just so many things to explore and learn!
Children will have fun exploring the different zones with the park having a farm, orchard, and forest with its own stream and ponds.
Kids will enjoy the play features that are scattered all over the park such as the flying fox, mazes, swing rope bridge, playground, caves, and water play area.
There are also inclusive play features for children with special needs.
Opening Hours: 8am-7pm, closed on Mondays except for public holidays
Location: 481 Bukit Timah Road
Located within the well-loved Singapore Zoo is Houbii Spot, a ropes course park, created to keep everyone happy and fit in a green environment.
They are widely passionate about keeping everyone moving to stay healthy, and believe that rope courses are a great way to get you on the go!
Besides being a physical experience, rope courses will also challenge your kids’ minds and leadership skills, as they think about how to get from one end to the other, with their siblings, friends, or even you as their parent!
Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore Zoological Gardens, Singapore 729826
Skydive? For kids? Yes, at iFly Singapore, they have made sky-diving completely kids-friendly, complete with highly-experienced skilled instructors, such that little ones as young as seven can experience what it feels like to soar in the air.
iFly is home to one of the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnels and your experience will be just like that of a real skydive, mimicking even the time that it takes to fall through the air from 12,000 feet to 3,000 feet.
The best part? You don’t have to pay as much to get the same adrenaline feel and the wind whipping in your hair!
Location: Sentosa, 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01 Singapore 099010
For the older children craving an adrenaline rush, bring them to bungee jump or try the giant swing at SkyPark Sentosa which is home to Singapore’s only Bungy tower at 50 metres high.
There is no minimum age restriction for both the jump and the swing, as long as your child is 120cm and above, and at least 30kg for the swing, and 45kg for the jump, they’re good to go!
For something less heart stopping, make your way to the Sentosa Skybridge which towers 47 meters high.
See if you can stand over the transparent floor sections without your knees buckling!
Location: 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099011
Take a ride into the sky with Singapore’s highest open-air panoramic ride, the SkyHelix Sentosa.
Unlike other sky-high experiences in Singapore, SkyHelix takes you up and above in an open-air gondola that rotates slowly as it goes up to a staggering height of 79 metres. Because it rotates ever so gently, you’ll get views all around Sentosa, Keppel Bay, and even the Southern islands.
Kids below 12 years old can ride if they are 1.05 metres and above but must be accompanied by a supervised adult.
Location: 41 Imbiah Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099707
Take a thrilling ride down the hairpin bends and exhilarating tunnels of Skyline Luge Sentosa.
Zip along 4 purpose-built tracks, you'll have full control over your speed and direction as you zoom down the exciting downhill slopes.
In the evenings, the tracks are illuminated with vibrant colors, bringing a whole new level of luging excitement.
Location: 45 Siloso Walk, Sentosa Singapore 099003
Singapore's only treetop Adventure Park has three courses, including 2 that are just for kids.
It's an unforgettable outdoor adventure where you'll be crossing through challenging obstacles such as wobbly bridges and climbing nets, and riding ziplines over water.
Location: Bedok Reservoir Park Singapore 479244
If your kids love marine wildlife, then they’ll enjoy getting up close and personal with the bottlenose dolphins at Sentosa’s Dolphin Island.
The place has a variety of experiences for families with these gentle creatures, ranging from watching from the sidelines, to even going into deeper waters with them.
Besides being an eye-opening experience at getting close to a real-life dolphin, they’ll also get to learn about dolphins’ habitats, diets, and the research being done at Dolphin Island in working toward a more sustainable marine environment.
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Prepare yourself for a full day of wonders and excitement as you explore the wildlife parks of Mandai Wildlife Reserves.
Surrounded by lush tropical forests, the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Wonders, and Jurong Bird Park are four of the world's leading wildlife attractions, and house 15,000 animals from 1,000 species.
Feed the animals, go on behind-the-scenes tours, and catch animal shows where you'll see the incredible talent of animals alongside their trainers.
Each park offers their own unique experience:
Singapore Zoo - Home to more over 2,800 animals of over 300 species.
Night Safari - See nocturnal wildlife at the world's first nocturnal wildlife park.
River Wonders - Asia's first and only river wildlife park where you can observe animals such as manatees and river otters swimming in the world's largest freshwater aquarium, as well as meet Singapore's resident giant pandas.
Bird Paradise - Experience avian wildlife at Asia's largest bird park.
Experience the wonders of marine life at the S.E.A. Aquarium which is home to more than 100,000 marine animals over 1,000 species.
Discover an underwater world full of exotic creatures, exciting experiences, and immersive ocean worlds.
See your favorite marine animals up close across multiple themed exhibits, from exploring the depths of a shipwreck, to interacting with marine animals at the Discovery Pool, and observing the graceful sea creatures at the Open Ocean Habitat.
You'll uncover fascinating facts about the ocean and marine animals, and learn how we can help to protect our ocean ecosystems.
Location: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
Another gentle animal that you can visit with your kids and plan activities around is horses – you can take your kids to Gallop Stable in Bukit Timah or Pasir Ris, where children as young as 3 years old can go for a ride on a pony.
The stable provides a kid-friendly environment for kids to enjoy horseback riding safely, under the watchful eyes of their trained staff.
Choose from going on a chill trail ride for those 3 years and above, to full-fledged lessons for those aged 4 and above, to learn the basics behind horse-riding.
If your child prefers to watch from the sidelines, Gallop Stable also has pony and bunny feeding sessions where you can purchase feed packets for your children to feed to the animals.
Bring your kids to The Cat Cafe where they can hang with more than a dozen adopted/re-homed stray cats.
You can just look at the cats, or if you don't mind you can pet them or even have them lie on you or your child’s lap as you have some drinks and pastries.
The cafe does have strict rules about how to handle the kitties, so do make sure you and your kids abide by these rules or risk upsetting the gentle kitties or putting either of you in a risky situation.
Location: 241B Victoria St, Singapore 188030
Calling itself Singapore’s first pug cafe, What The Pug, has a dozen adorable pugs for you to play with, pet, and shower with lots of love if your child loves canines, especially pugs.
Unlike other dog or pet cafes, What The Pug comes with a souvenir photo, though playtime with the pugs is limited to 45 minutes only. The pugs are of different ages and personalities, so there’ll definitely be a pug that you and your kids will enjoy playing with.
Location: 80 Haji Lane, Singapore 189271
Fun for both kids and adults, Singapore DUCKtours is highly recommended if you're looking for a unique city and harbour sightseeing tour of Singapore.
You'll be riding aboard refurbished amphibious vehicles that have actually seen service during the Vietnam War.
The hour long tour sets off from Suntec City with a short drive to the shore where the water adventure starts with a thrilling big splash into the waters of Marina Bay.
You'll then cruise along Marina Bay, soaking in gorgeous views of the city skyline as you pass by Singapore's most iconic landmarks along the way such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer, and the Merlion.
The adventure continues as the vehicle returns to land. You'll take a drive around the civic district, where you'll see significant landmarks such as City Hall, the Padang, the steps of the Old Supreme Court where the British surrendered to the Imperial Japanese Army during WWII, and the Civic War Memorial.
The tour concludes with a loop around the world's biggest fountain, the Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City - for good luck!
Location: Tour starts off from Suntec City
Great for those families whose children love being on a bus or sightseeing, the Big Bus brings you on a hop-on-hop-off ride around 33 stops in Singapore, complete with an audio guide that also comes with a special kids channel!
You board the bus and then hop off if you catch something interesting. Once you’re done, just go back to the same bus stop you hopped off at and carry on the bus tour where you left off.
If you want to make it a whole weekend activity, you can even go for the 2-day tickets which give you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.
You’ll pass by cultural hotspots like Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam, and also UNESCO world heritage sites like the Botanic Gardens, Marina Bay Sands, and Gardens By The Bay!
Location: Check in at Big Bus & Duck Tourist Hub, Suntec City Convention Centre, #01-330, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 0389983
If your kids love their spy movies or may have even watched a Mission Impossible movie with you or two, you’ll want to bring them on this RHIB boat ride to the Southern Islands.
RHIB stands for rigid-hulled inflatable boat, but this boat is anything but uncomfortable despite the term rigid in its name!
The RHIB is extremely safe, comfortable, clean, and spacious and makes for a very breezy ride along key marine spots in Singapore. Your kids will enjoy the thrill as the boat rides the waves, and as the wind whips in their hair.
Location: Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista Singapore 098382
Bring your kids for a spin around Singapore on a unique mode of transport, the vintage Vespa sidecar! Provided by Sideways Singapore, a social enterprise that channels its profits and resources to good causes, you can opt to go for sidecar tours around key areas in Singapore such as the civic district, Joo Chiat, Katong, and Kampong Glam, or even opt for a Crazy Rich Asians Instagram tour!
If you have a furkid too, you can also bring them along as long as they are small to medium-sized and safely attached to a leash.
Picture this – you wake up on Sunday and you prepare to head out with your kids for a leisurely sail and breakfast on a boat.
Think you’re on a Greek island? Well, guess what you can have this experience right here in Singapore with Royal Albatross' Breakfast Sail session where you can dine and sail aboard the luxury tall ship Royal Albatross!
Join them for a gentle 1.5-hour sail, complete with a hearty English breakfast, all while sailing around Sentosa’s beautiful coastline. It docks at SEA Aquarium at Sentosa after, so it’s the perfect start to a lovely day at Sentosa if you’re planning to make this a full-day activity.
If you're looking for a more swashbuckling type of adventure, then the Pirates Ahoy Out at Sea cruise will give you and your family a unique pirate adventure of a lifetime.
Like Jack Sparrow and the pirates of the Caribbean, be transported to another time with a journey back in history.
Explore life aboard a real pirate ship as you and your little ones get involved with activities such as learning interesting facts about Pirates from a REAL Captain and exciting pirate games where you can win pirate bounty.
Come dressed in your best pirate garb and you can even win a prize!
Finally, sit down with your crew for a delicious and hearty pirate breakfast.
With less than 100 Tall Ships left in the world, make sure you book your cruises soon before these ships disappear forever!
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa, Singapore 098269
Instead of spending an afternoon walking around sights in Singapore on foot with your kids, why not try a different mode of transportation.
Ride segways around some of the best sights in Singapore on a segway and feel the wind in your hair as you zip around town.
If you’re worried about handling a segway, your worries are unfounded as it’s super easy to ride a segway!
You can also try all the segways they have before deciding which to rent for use or the tour. Kids above the age of 5 can ride as long as they are at least 30kg.
Location: 1 Stadium Place, #02-19, Kallang Wave Mall, Singapore 397628
If you want something a little mildly and leisurely, how about a chill ride around Marina Bay Sands in an intricately-designed Sampan boat?
Resembling the boats that weave in and out of the many canals in Venice, Italy, the Sampan boat will take you around the basement of Marina Bay Sands shops and the Rain Oculus.
The Oculus is an installation that collects rainwater which then fills up the canal that runs through Marina Bay Sands, and can be quite a sight when viewed up close.
If you’re lucky you may even catch its hourly water cascade where thousands of litres of water are released from overhead.
Location: B2, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
View Singapore from above with your family and enjoy unobstructed views from 100 metres above sea level as you ride in a cable car.
You can make your way from Mount Faber to Harbourfront and then to Sentosa Island – so you can plan for it as a pitstop before or after an exciting day on the fun island.
If you’d like you can even opt for a dining experience in the cable car cabin, and choose from a variety of themed dining experiences. The sky-high bento dining experience is perfect for families of up to four where you’ll be served a bento of Singapore cuisine and get to enjoy it as you go about your cable car ride.
Take a thirty-minute flight on the Singapore Flyer and enjoy top-of-the-world views from up above on Asia’s largest observation wheel, which is a total of 165 metres tall, or the height of a 42-story building.
If your child is having difficulty picturing this, just tell them it’s the height of 31 male giraffes stacked on top of each other!
If you can’t get enough of the Singapore Flyer experience, you can bring your children for a tour of the Time Capsule which provides an immersive, multi-sensory experience of Singapore’s timeline, from the past to the present, and then to the future.
Location: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Inject a little history lesson to your next excursion with your child as you take them on a ride with Trishaw Uncle, a tour operator that brings you around sights in Singapore on the traditional transportation mode of a trishaw.
The tour is also a recognition of the trishaw riders in Singapore who used to provide transport around our island way before cars, buses, and trains become commonplace.
Location: Albert Mall Trishaw Park, 63 Queen Street, Singapore 188542
Take a leisurely yacht cruise with your kids around Singapore’s lesser-known Southern islands.
Aside from enjoying a nice ride out on the waters, you can learn a bit about the history of these islands and also take a pit stop at the scenic Lazarus beach where you can have a picnic of light meal and refreshments.
Did we also mention how comfortable and luxurious the yacht is?
You’ll forget you’re even on the waters as you lounge in the spacious saloon while en route. Aside from having a memorable experience, you’ll also get to go back with unique photos as you and your family snap photos onboard.
Location: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, 098382
If you and your kids are bored of dining at the same few restaurants, how about switching things up and dining at Smith Marine Floating Restaurant, Singapore’s only remaining kelong, next to Pulau Ubin?
The only catch is that you’ll need to take a boat to get out to this hidden gem of a location.
It’s located 15 minutes away from Changi and you can access the restaurant by bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.
The restaurant serves up the freshest seafood, all caught onsite on its farm, the Smith Marine Fish Farm. If you want, you can even catch your own fish for your meal at their Sure Catch pond.
Should you have a bit of time after your meal, you could even walk around the pontoon before your boat ride back – just don’t miss your boat back!
Location: Pulau Ubin Coastal Area FC97E Singapore, Singapore
Experience the enchanting world of Spectra - A Light & Water Show.
This breathtaking, nightly outdoor spectacle at the Event Plaza of Marina Bay Sands is absolutely free!
Prepare to be mesmerized by a 15-minute, 4-part visual story that seamlessly blends the beauty of dancing fountains, colorful projections, cutting edge lasers, lava, and mist effects, all set to a powerful orchestral score.
Developed by Australia based agency Imagination, Spectral - A Light & Water Show celebrates Singapore's growth into the vibrant cosmopolitan city we know today.
You can also catch the show if you are sitting al fresco at one of these restaurants at Marina Bay Sands:
Location: Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands (view map)
Admission: Free entry
Find out more on Marina Bay Sands' website.
After a 2 year closure due to COVID, the iconic Wings of Time night show in Sentosa reopened again in May 2022.
The reopened Wings of Time show boasts enhanced pyrotechnic effects and an even more spectacular finale.
The upgraded pyrotechnic effects are generated by fully automated and state-of-the-art Sparkular Machines, which are able to produce fountains of small, cool sparks while emitting 80% less smoke than previous machines.
This will allow you to sit even closer to the main stage to experience the magic up close!
Location: Beach Station, Sentosa
The first and only Universal Studios theme park in Southeast Asia, Universal Studios Singapore brings the world of blockbuster films and televisions shows to life.
Thrilling rides, exciting shows, and meet and greets await at six themed zones - Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, and Far Far Away.
Each themed zone offers an immersive experience that takes you beyond the silver screen into a world of fun and adventure.
It's a whole day of family fun accompanied by your favorite movie and television characters from The Transformers and Minions, to Sesame Street and Shrek!
Spend a full day at Adventure Cove Waterpark with dozens of thrilling rides and slides complete with high-speed twists and turns, guaranteed to entertain even the most adventurous children!
Choose from a variety of rides, including Splashworks which has an obstacle course, the giant pool at Bluwater Bay, coming under a big splash at Big Bucket Treehouse, a leisurely cruise around Adventure River, and exhilarating twists and dips on Riptide Rocket and Pipeline Plunge.
Those who prefer something more mellow also have the option to get up close and personal with marine wildlife like dolphins, rays, and sharks, and snorkel with rainbow reefs and reef inhabitants at the waterpark.
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Sitting on 4 hectares of land, Wild Wild Wet is one of Singapore's largest water parks.
The park has 16 water rides for visitors of all ages, from adrenaline-pumping rides to relaxing slides.
Its latest attractions include Kraken Racers, Singapore first four-lane mat race slide, and Royal Flush, where you'll accelerate down a tunnel and up a near-vertical wall on a raft.
Want to up the thrills level? Then try out the Torpedo or Free Fall slides for some truly heart stopping action.
To make sure that everyone has an awesome time, there are also rides just for the little ones over at the Kids Zone.
And both young and old alike will enjoy a relaxing float along the Shiok River.
Location: 1 Paris Ris Close Singapore 519599
Aqua Adventure is the ultimate water adventure centre in Singapore!
Spanning 3 storeys high of wet and dry interactive play installations, there's something here for every thrill seeker.
For the ultimate rush, try the Double Trouble Aqua Tube, Singapore's longest indoor waterslide measuring a whopping 114m for double riders.
Or experience the heart-pumping Blackhole Aqua Tube where you'll plunge for 12-15 seconds down an 85m slide.
Those looking for something more relaxing can unwind at the 1.2m deep Laze Pool which offers a front-row view of the exciting play installations at Aqua Adventure.
Dry activities include climbing walls, the Aquatic Challenge Rope Course, which offers 8 interactive obstacles, and the Scramble Net where you'll have to scramble across the net, crawl through tunnels and swing from bars.
Operating hours for June School Holidays:
Location: HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, 900 Bedok North Road #02-06 Singapore 479994
Height and weight requirements:
Rates: from $40 per pax. Tickets to Aqua Adventure can be purchased through the HomeTeamNS website, the HomeTeamNS Mobile App, or the Self-Help Kiosks on-site.
Pre-bookings and checking of slots availability online are recommended to avoid disappointment.
Jump, climb, slide, and bounce your way through HydroDash, Singapore's first floating aqua park.
The inflatable obstacle course is designed for thrill-seeking fun for all ages.
Challenge your friends and families, and see if you can make it through the course unscathed.
And if you fall, don't worry, you'll just end up in the cool waters of Sentosa!
Location: Palawan Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 098498
You may have tried kayaking in your younger days, but one trend that has recently hit our shores is kayak fishing, where you get to kayak AND fish at the same time. If you’re wondering how, you get to power the kayak with your legs and then fish with your arms (while holding a fishing rod, of course!).
It’s a great activity whether or not you’re new to fishing and kayaking, and the route isn’t overly difficult.
Expect to reel in fishes such as parrots, groupers, and snappers, and have lots of fun while at it! Everything is included for you including fishing rods, bait, and even professionally-taken photos
Location: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
Perfect for those who want the sun and sea but without getting wet, Waterbike experiences are increasingly common as it combines everyone’s favourite experience of riding a bike with the cool comforts of water.
According to the tour operators, riding a waterbike is so easy that you’ll have no problem doing it whether you’re 7 or 70! And don’t underestimate the waterbike – we hear it can go up to an impressive speed of 15km/h!
Remember to hold on tight and wear your life jacket if you’re not too confident on the water!
Location: 159T Jalan Loyang Besar, Singapore 506927
For parents with adrenaline-seeking, water-loving kids you’d want to take them to Ola Beach Club on Sentosa as it has many water sports activities for them to choose from if your family prefers to do more than just suntan at the beach.
Choose from kayaking (both single and double kayaks available), stand-up paddleboarding, and being on a donut float where you’re pulled along by a speedboat on a donut float.
While there isn’t an age specification for these activities, your child needs to be able to fit into a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) to be able to partake in them.
Location: 46 Siloso Beach Walk, 099005
If you're looking for a fun and action-packed way to cool down on a hot day, check out the sport of skimboarding at Skim Alley.
The first flatland Skimpark in Singapore, Skim Alley is a place where you can learn how to skimboard, glide over the water, and have a blast doing it!
Location: Heritage Chalet, 125A Pasir Ris Road Singapore 519121
Opening hours: 10am-10pm
More than just beaches and Universal Studios, Sentosa is also home to Headrock VR, which is one of the biggest VR theme parks in Southeast Asia.
At Headrock, you’ll get to explore VR experiences and games – eight to be exact, from balancing off a tall building to running away from gruesome zombies.
Once you’re done exploring the virtual reality world, your kids can also play at the children’s playground within the premises, called Hello My Dino! It’s a futuristic playground that brings together analogue and digital technology for a fun-filled experience and is great for younger children who might find the VR experiences too intense.
Location: 80 Siloso Road, Southside Blk B, #01-03, Singapore 098969
Have a colourful, crazy fun time with your kids at Splat Paint House where the space is dedicated to messing, expression, and play.
Enjoy free play with paint and a canvas and allow your child’s creativity to run free. If you and your kids need some help to kick-start those creative juices, there are hosts on hand to teach you techniques to get started.
Just remember to come in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in, because trust us, you’ll get very dirty, we mean, colourful! The place provides shoe covers (phew!), hair nets, and gloves.
Location: 207A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574346
Looking for more art jamming and craft experiences? Check out our guide on the best art jamming studios in Singapore.
Remember back in the day when you could catch fish in drains or small ponds?
If you want your kids to have a taste of these experiences, swing by Fish at Bugis+, Singapore’s only rooftop indoor prawn fishing pond and bar.
Kids can get to enjoy Longkang fishing, and catching fish with small nets, thanks to the outlet’s specially-created Longkang pond which comprises guppies, baby koi, goldfish, swordtail, tiger barb, redfish, molly, and even shrimp! If your kid enjoyed the experience, you can even book the pool out for their birthday party for them to fish with their friends!
Location: 201 Victoria Street #07-05, Bugis+ Shopping Centre, Singapore 188067
You don’t have to fly more than ten hours in a plane to see ice and experience cold temperatures!
You can do so at The Rink at JCube in Jurong East Central! The Rink is Singapore’s only Olympic-sized ice skating rink and is open to the public for recreational skating.
If you or your kids don’t know how to skate, there’s even a learn-to-skate programme, developed especially with the Singapore Ice Skating Association and the Singapore Ice Hocket Association! Before heading down, do check for their schedule on their website as the rink may occasionally be closed due to National Skating Association’s training sessions.
Location: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11, JCube, Singapore 609731
Has your little girl been bugging you to go to Disneyland? Did you know that Singapore has its very own royal-themed dress-up indoor playland where aspiring princesses can play dress-up, take photos, and pretend to be a princess for a day? No need to travel all the way to Disneyland for that!
It’s not just dress-up too. Tiara Society has a royalty-themed indoor playground where little girls (and boys who want to pretend they are princes!) could explore and imagine they’re a character in a fairy tale. Definitely remember to snap lots of photos for this place as every part of this location looks straight out of a storybook.
Location: 902 East Coast Parkway, Coastal Play Grove, #02-02, Singapore 449874
Rock-climbing and bouldering have gotten extremely popular among the local crowd in the past few years and the little ones shouldn’t miss out!
My Little Climbing Room is an indoor climbing playground that’s designed and built just for kids (from 2 to 12 years old) so the walls are kept low on purpose, which makes it more kid-friendly and approachable.
Other features include a padded bouldering wall to protect children when they fall.
Believing that every child is born with the ability to climb, the founder of My Little Climbing Room, who is a climber and a father, is passionate about sharing the joy of climbing with children and to give them an active childhood.
Parents who want to help their child climb more can also sign up for guided fun climbs where they can drop their kids off.
Location: 183 Jalan Pelikat, Promenade @ Pelikat, #B1-101 Singapore 537643
Hi Roller is an indoor skating rink with a blast-from-the-past 80s vibe, that provides a fun, safe, and enjoyable environment for anyone who wants to learn to skate or is already a great skater.
The rink also has an academy that has skating classes for children of all ages and of all backgrounds.
If you’re not sure if skating is for your child, they also have a trial session for your kid (and you!) to give skating a go.
Location: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 5 E!Hub, Singapore 519599
Located on a farm in Kranji, Mud Krank is the first and only all-terrain vehicle(ATV) trail riding facility in Singapore.
Get your adenaline pumping in this fun outdoor activity where kids as young asfour can enjoy riding the 4x4 ATVs!
No prior experience is required as Mud Krank's staff provides training andpreparation for beginners to ride the automatic transmission ATVs.
Ages: 4 and up
Location: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, Farm H Singapore 718813
Opening hours: Tue-Sun (Closed on Mondays)
Prices: From $25 for a 20 minutes rides
If your kid loves things that go vroom-vroom, then they’ll love this KF1 Kiddy Circuit at Singapore Expo where they can ride around a kid-sized circuit on their own (as long as they’re above 120cm) or ride with you if they’re below the height limit.
It’s extremely safe for the kids, with the karts programmed to go no more than 8km/h and water-filled safety track barriers all around the specially-designed track.
Because the car is tailored for young minds, they’ll even get to learn about the basics of driving from their customised dashboard on the electric KidRacer.
Location: 1 Expo Drive, Carpark H, Siingapore 486150
One of Singapore’s most iconic buildings and featured in star-studded movies like Crazy Rich Asians, Marina Bay Sands may be a tourist hotspot and most of us may have viewed it from afar.
But if you haven’t made your way up to its SkyPark Observation Deck 56 floors up, then you should with your kids!
From the Deck, you’ll see many famous local landmarks like Gardens By The Bay, Esplanade, and the Singapore Flyer.
Aside from enjoying the magnificent view, you can also use the visit to highlight the key Singapore spots in the civic district to your kids, and to even play a game of “I spy” as you look for landmarks from where you are.
Location: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Sometimes all your kids need after a whole semester of studying is some good fun in the sun over the holidays.
Flying kites while having a picnic is a great way to destress, bond as a family, and also get some fresh air!
The activity is extremely affordable (you just need to get a kite and some snacks) plus you can do it at almost any park, though you should take note that you can only fly in areas away from airports and your kite should go no higher than 60 metres!
One of the best places to do this is Marina Barrage where you’ll probably rub shoulders with many other kite-flyers, some of whom are very experienced and have flown for years. There’s even a kite shop on the first floor of Marina Barrage (Barrage Cove) – so you can just turn up empty-handed and get your kite there!
Location: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Marina Barrage, Singapore 018951
Located within Pasir Ris Town Park, DBest Fishing claims to be Southeast Asia’s biggest seawater pay pond with its pond stretching 5 hectares, and one of the top recreational destinations in Singapore.
It has a long history, being around since 1988, and is a favourite spot among anglers, whether they’re amateurs or professionals.
If fishing isn’t your thing, you can also try prawning and trying to catch a crab or lobster. If you worry about your kids not being able to head home with a catch, the place even has a Sure Catch Pond, which is great for beginners, because you can take all the time you want, and only pay if you catch a fish. (Yes, you heard us right, you don’t get charged if you can’t catch anything!)
Location: 90 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519635
The Children's Museum Singapore is the first museum in Singapore dedicated specifically to children aged 12 years old and under.
At the Museum, kids can explore the wonders of Singapore's rich culture and heritage by engaging in highly interactive exhibits.
Children will be introduced to the world of museums through creative experiential learning activities in a safe yet interesting environment.
The Museum features four permanent galleries on the first floor with activities and displays tailored for kids. There will be plenty of tactile opportunities that challenge kids to think creatively, develop their intellectual capabilities, and learn more about Singapore.
On the second floor, you'll find three special galleries with new experiences and adventures that will be refreshed regularly.
Children will have access to a wide variety of hands-on exhibits that absolutely encourage touching for a participatory learning experience.
This is a kids space to let their imaginations go wild!
Opening hours: 9am - 6pm, Tuesday - Sunday (closed on Mondays)
Location: 23-B Coleman Street Singapore 179807
Tickets: Free entry for all from 13 December 2022 onwards until 31 March 2023.
Due to limited capacity, visitors are strongly encouraged to book tickets online in advance or you may not be able to enter if the museum is full.
Adults must be accompanied by a child.
If you prefer to do something more educational with the kids, just one floor down from Canopy Park is the Changi Experience Studio, where your kids can learn about the history of Changi Airport, how it came about, and even dive into airport operations, playing games that mimic the different functions at Changi Airport.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like something even adults may find intriguing!
You’ll even get to try out Amazing Runway, a multiplayer game where you and your family members can sit on stationary bikes and try to out-race each other in team Porsche or team Boeing, a throwback to the time Changi Airport closed an airport runway in 2009 for a Porsche car to race against the Boeing jet plane.
If your children are too small to be on the bikes, they can also try their hand at the hand grinder machines and use their arms to pedal their way to victory!
Location: Level 4, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
The oldest museum in Singapore, the National Museum of Singapore has lots to offer kids since it brings history to life through fascinating and immersive displays.
These exhibits will appeal particularly to children:
Singapore History Gallery - Shows the evolution of Singapore over time.
Growing Up - See what life in Singapore was like throughout the turbulent 1950s and 1960s.
Story of the Forest - Created by Japanese digital art collective teamLab, 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings have been transformed into three dimensional animations, resulting in a magical world that invites visitors to interact with the creatures, flowers, and plants up close.
Throughout the year, the museum also offers a variety of family programmes such as tours, inter-generational workshops, and sensory playdates.
Where: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs
The Keppel Centre for Art Education is a dedicated facility at the National Gallery Singapore that caters to families and children.
The Centre offers programmes all year long where children can learn about art through imaginative play.
It's one of our favorite places to take the kids as there are so many activities geared toward them!
Family favorites include:
Art Playscape - A space for kids to explore interactive art with exhibits changing on a regular basis.
Project Gallery - Explore and engage with larger-than-life works and whimsical worlds created by local artists.
Studio Workshops - Take part in a variety of family friendly programmes and workshops including origami and sculpture.
Location: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road Singapore 178957
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs
Does your child love dinosaurs or all things fossils? Then you’ll be pleased to know that we have three diplodocid sauropod fossils on our very island – right at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. These dinosaurs were believed to be one of the largest and heaviest animals to walk the earth and their fossils were found in a quarry in the US.
There are other slices of Singapore’s natural history to explore in the museum, including a specimen of a 10.6-metre-long sperm whale that was found dead off Jurong Island, as well as a part of the Changi tree, which gave the precinct its name. We’re sure you’ll be able to spend a whole afternoon at the museum with your kids, as you explore the 2,000 natural history exhibits and read the many stories on display.
Location: 2 Conservatory Dr Singapore 117377
The Science Centre Singapore has the largest collection of educational resources dedicated to science in Singapore, with over a thousand interactive displays spread across 20 permanent exhibitions,
Don't miss the spectacular Tesla Coil presentation and the Fire Tornado Show, which take play everyday.
Then, at Waterworks, learn about the importance of water and get ready to get wet in the water play area.
Watch immersive movies and planetarium shows at the Omni-Theatre, Southeast Asia's first 8K 3D Digital Dome Theatre.
Younger kids can head over to KidsSTOP, the dedicated Children's Science Centre for kids aged 8 and under.
Here, a 3,000 square metre gallery with over 20 displays expose children to ideas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Themed zones such as Flight & Space, Nature, and Supermarket provide lots of hands-on activities for children to learn through interactive play.
Madame Tussauds is known for its wax figurines of famous people and celebrities, but it’s also home to many different experiences such as Images of Singapore, Ultimate Film Star Experience, and the hot-favourite Marvel Universe 4D, where you’ll get to feel the effects like you would in a Marvel movie!
At the museum, come face to face with over 80 of the world's most famous sports stars, celebrities in music, film, and TV, as well as world leaders including Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin, Nicole Kidman, Taylor Swift, Johnny Depp, and Ronaldo.
And don't miss out on the exclusive Harry Styles figure, the only one in all of Asia!
There’s even a K-Zone where those who love their Korean celebrities can take photos with their favourite Oppas.
Feel like a superstar in the Ultimate Film Star zone, where you'll step into the glamorous world of the Indian film industry.
Join forces with your favourite Marvel Avengers cast and fight alongside them in the only Marvel universe 4D movie experience in Asia.
Madame Tussauds Singapore is the only Madame Tussauds attraction that offers a water ride.
Hop aboard the "Spirit of Singapore" and embark on a magical journey celebrating the iconic sights and rich history of Singapore.
Location: 40 Imbiah Road Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa Singapore, 099700
Singapore now has its very own Trick Eye Museum where families can go for a full day of fun and photos. Enjoy having your eyes tricked by the multiple optical illusions on display, and have hours of fun as you and your kids try to pose as if you’re part of these intriguing pieces of artwork.
Your children will also have a lot of fun exploring as there’s no such policy as “do not touch” at the Trick Eye Museum. Besides 3D optical illusions, there are even 4D-style images where the trick will be even more surreal when you look at it through your camera or mobile screes. Don’t believe us? Go down and take a look with your kids and see for yourselves!
Location: 80 Siloso Road, Southside, Blk B #01-04 Singapore 098969
Embark on a magical journey through a delectable wonderland that celebrates the joy of ice cream!
Imagine stepping into a vibrant, interactive haven brimming with contemporary art, where every corner is a sensory delight just waiting to be captured on camera.
This whimsical wonderland will send your senses into overdrive with 14 mesmerizing themed exhibits filled to the brim with delightful surprises and sweet treats.
Explore the immersive rooms, each with a unique theme and playful experiences.
Add a cherry on top with fun activities led by the talented Museum of Ice Cream guides!
Where: 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248837
Soak in the splendor of nature at the numerous attractions here from the chilled conservatories to the Supertree Observatories and stunning outdoor gardens.
Gardens by the Bay is a paradise for nature lovers with lush foliage, magnificent flower displays, and surreal architecture and artworks.
In the evenings, visitors can enjoy Garden Rhapsody, a mesmerizing experience of music and lights amidst the Supertrees.
Happening twice daily, Garden Rhapsody presents a captivating show featuring dazzling light choreography accompanied by specially created musical soundtracks.
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is Singapore's oldest garden and the country's first UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Gardens' expansive grounds is a popular spot for a leisurely stroll, picnic, or recreational activities.
It's also a wonderful location for kids to learn about plants and gardening while also admiring nature's beauty.
Parents with young kids will want to make a stop at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, the biggest garden in Asia that is dedicated to kids.
Other highlights include the National Orchid Garden where over 1,000 species of orchids bloom, and the Ginger Garden, which displays several hundred species of ginger, set within a picturesque grounds with a waterfall and pool filled with giant Amazon lilies.
Location: 1 Cluny Road Singapore 259569
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city into the lush environment of Lazarus and St John's Island.
The islands' tranquility is only a 20-minute boat trip away.
Explore the beaches and greenery on the islands, soak in the sea, go fishing, have a picnic, or fire up the grill for a BBQ.
Alternatively just grab a spot by the waters and unwind with a cool drink in hand.
There are several ways you can get to the islands, ranging from ferries to private yacht excursions.
Spend time outdoors with your child, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, at Wildlings, where children are invited to climb, jump, dig, ride, throw, kick, balance, swing, and play, among many other movements, in this wild and outdoor location.
Wildlings also recommends that technology be put away or used discreetly at its tropical Forest School. They hope to instill agency in every child regarding their playtime and are strong advocates of giving children the time to play and explore in the great outdoors.
Location: 27A Loewen Road, Singapore 248839
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