17 Things To Do In Singapore With Kids

Singapore is arguably the most family-friendly destination in Asia due to its abundance of family-friendly attractions and efficient public transportation.

Whether your kids are into the arts, science, sports, or just plain old fun (like making new memories with your family), Singapore is known for its fun activities for everyone.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your school holidays, you’ve come to the right place. Here are seventeen of the best things to do in Singapore with kids…

Fun things to do with kids in Singapore

Explore with dinosaurs at Changi Jurassic Mile

With the family, ride your bicycle down the Changi Airport Connector and look for the largest permanent outdoor exhibit of life-size dinosaurs. More than 20 different ancient, enormous monsters, including the Tyrannosaurus rex, velociraptors, and Parasaurolophus, the tallest of which stands at around five metres, can be seen at Changi Jurassic Mile. As you go around the grounds, keep an eye out for the young dinos emerging from their enormous eggs and try to identify all nine species along the kilometre-long trail for jogging and cycling.

Location: Airport Blvd Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

Enter a digital world at ArtScience Museum

The magnificent lotus-shaped skyscraper is a famous landmark in Singapore’s skyline and a hub for the fusion of art, science, culture, and technology. Future World: Where Art Meets Science, a museum’s ongoing display, invites you to take your kids on an artistic journey. A visit here will ignite your children’s creativity with teamLab’s digital art installations, where they can witness their 2D crayon creations turn into animations, build thrones out of colour-changing blocks, and descend an interactive slide.

Location: Marina Bay Sands 10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM to 7 PM

Race down the slopes at Skyline Luge Sentosa

It’s understandable why people keep visiting the Skyline Luge in large numbers. Bring the entire family and your most adventurous friends and choose from the Dragon, Jungle, Kupu Kupu, or Expedition trails for a leisurely race down the four exhilarating luge courses. Each path includes unique features like hairpin turns, thrilling tunnels, and thrilling downhill slopes as they speed through lush tropical forests in Sentosa. Repeat the process until you reach the bottom of the track, at which time you can climb back onto the Skyride for a treetop ride back to the starting point with views of Singapore’s skyline and the South China Sea.

Location: Sentosa Island 45 Siloso Beach Walk Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 11 AM to 7.30 PM

Scream at Universal Studios Singapore

Visit Universal Studios Singapore to escape the heat. With the abundance of rides and attractions spread over the park’s seven themed zones, teens can get their hearts racing on exhilarating rides like Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cyclone. Don’t miss meet-and-greet opportunities with characters such as the Minions and the Madagascar squad.

Location: Resort World Sentosa 8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore

Opening Hours: Wednesday,  11 AM to 6 PM

Sing under the sea at SEA Aquarium

Sing Under the Sea while admiring the more than 100,000 marine critters at the S.E.A. Aquarium’s brand-new underwater exhibit, which includes updated teaching materials and immersive audio-visual programming. This goes well with the aquarium’s latest makeover, which includes intriguing acoustics and specially created light effects.

The Sea of Tiki is a great family-friendly theme park and is one of the best indoor activities in Singapore for kids. Keep a lookout for a gorgeous volcano and the charming lei-wearing (Hawaiian flower garland) manta ray mascots as you follow five mythical tikis down an educational trail and make friends with the most fascinating marine species of the tropics.

Location: Sentosa Island 8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM to 7 PM

Play on the slides at Admiralty Park

Take a wild ride down one of the 26 different slides to choose from at any of the three main play areas: Junior Play, Adventure Play, and Family Terracing Play. The Curved Roller Slide is a 34-meter-long outdoor slide lined with black tubes that resemble conveyor belts for simple sliding. It is open to both young and young-at-heart people. Besides the slides, there is an inclusive playground with a wheelchair swing and merry-go-round to encourage play between kids with and without special needs.

Location: 31 Riverside Rd Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

Cool off at Snow City

Tropical Singapore is unlikely to experience natural snowfall, but the city makes up for the lack of freezing temperatures with artificial snow. A 60-meter-long snow slide, an ice gallery, a bumper car arena, and photo opportunities are all part of the 3,000-square-meter, three-story winter paradise.

The centre’s newest feature, a Winter Shooting Arena where teenagers may engage in an icy paintball shoot-out, keeps the enthusiasm high. Younger children can play in the kid-friendly Snow Chamber, which features a snow playground, an adventure playground in a treehouse, and an Inuit cabin. For some high-speed excitement, there is also a bumper-car arena.

Location: Snow City Building 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM to 6 PM

Play with art at the National Gallery of Singapore

A presentation for young painters called An Artist’s Tropical Landscape, inspired by the painting Tropical Fruits by local artist Georgette Chen, is a part of this year’s Small Big Dreamers event. It offers secure and entertaining interactive activity stations. The youngsters can use their imaginations when drawing fruits and can play with their senses in the interesting audio area by listening to the possible noises that different fruits might create. The innovative Art Playscape, which has several dynamic kinetic zones, at the Keppel Centre for Art Education offers further opportunities for imaginative play.

Location: L1 City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore 1 St Andrew’s Rd Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM to 7 PM

Get splashed at HydroDash

At Singapore’s first floating aqua park, you can fulfil your ultimate Wipeout fantasy. Think of the enormous inflatable playground and obstacle course near Sentosa’s Palawan Beach as a giant bouncy castle in the water. The water park is divided into four zones with varying degrees of difficulty to ensure that everyone has a good time. Level 1 is specifically intended for children between the ages of 5 and 8 (each child must be accompanied by an adult), while Levels 2, 3, and 4 are for those aged 9 and up.

Location: Palawan Beach Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, Noon to 6 PM

Go on a safari at Singapore Zoo

The zoo is home to more than 2,500 animals from over 300 different species, all of which are housed on 26 hectares of the lush nature reserve, making it one of the best outdoor activities for kids in Singapore. It’s one of the first “open concept” zoos in the world, which means that the animals are housed in uniquely landscaped enclosures and zones, as opposed to conventionally caged zoos. Here, you may say hello to the amiable Asian elephants and observe the rare white tiger up close.

Visit the nearby river-themed wildlife park River Safari to see the manatees, crocodiles, flamingos, and pandas while you’re there. On a boat tour fittingly dubbed Amazon River Quest, encounter over 30 jungle species up close. Next, make time in the evening to visit the Night Safari, the first zoo that is open at night. With the aid of sophisticated illumination techniques, see what over 2,500 nocturnal animals from 130 species get up to after sunset in barrier-free natural environments.

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 8.30 AM to 6 PM

Ice skate at The Rink

This Olympic-sized rink is the ideal place for some fun away from the sun because it keeps its chilly temperatures all year long. Aspiring ice hockey players, figure skaters, and novices may all learn the fundamentals of gliding and turning. For an additional confidence boost, there are also cute ice skating aids in the form of penguins and seals.

Location: JCube 2 Jurong East Central 1 Singapore

Opening Hours: Varies

Kite-flying at Marina Barrage

Due to its beautiful 360-degree view of the bay area, Marina Barrage draws families and couples all year long. For some family entertainment, pack a picnic basket and a kite. Bring your kite to fly in the brisk winds around the bay, or purchase one from the array of vibrant designs in the kite shop there. Along with kite flying, the park is a well-liked location for yoga, jogging, and kayaking. A few eateries are also nearby.

Location: 8 Marina Gardens Dr Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

Touch animals at Rainforest Kidzworld

Bring the kids to Singapore Zoo’s Rainforest Kidzworld so they can engage with the animals after observing them in their different enclosures. This includes touching the fuzzy creatures! They will get the opportunity to interact with rabbits, goats, ferrets, guinea pigs, mini pigs, Falabellas (that’s small horses for you), and rats. Pack some bathing suits so that the kids can enjoy the pool in addition to socialising with the animals.

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 8.30 AM to 6 PM

Overcome the challenges of the Forest Adventure

For children with steely hearts, Forest Adventure is an obstacle course with three breathtaking zip lines over water and 44 shaky crossings. Parents need not fear; safety is their top priority. Before your children take on the challenge, a briefing will be held after they are buckled into their harnesses. There are various levels of fear designed for diverse ages. If the high elements are too much for your children, start with smaller difficulties and work your way up gradually.

Location: Bedok Reservoir Park Bedok Reservoir Rd Singapore

Opening Hours: Grand Course – Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM

Kids Course/Mini Course – Saturday to Sunday 1 to 6 PM

Prepare yourself for a NERF Action Xperience

The legendary Nerf brand, which has been a major hit with kids and kidults since the late 1980s, launches the 18,000-square-foot Nerf entertainment centre, which promotes active learning and team building. Several indoor-themed exercise zones will get your heart rate up as they put your imagination and agility to the test through active play, teamwork, and more.

If all the shooting and dodging of flying pellets have worked up an appetite, you may refuel in the food and beverage sections. You may also buy exclusive Nerf gear from the retail booths there to add to your collection.

Location: Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-208 Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 10.30 AM to 7 PM

Dance away at HiRoller Indoor Skating Rink

HiRoller Indoor Skating Rink in Pasir Ris offers cutting-edge adventures on both inline and roller skates—think disco lighting and thumping music—whether you’re jumping on the Tik Tok trend-wagon or rediscovering a popular activity of the, well, past.

Additionally, it’s a perfect place to teach youngsters how to use inline and roller skates. You won’t even need to be concerned about your kids falling flat on their faces because some professional inline skaters and coaches are certified to help them glide.

Location: Market Square, Downtown East, E!Hub, Level 5 1 Pasir Ris Close Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily, 11 AM to 9 PM

Climb like Spider-Man at The Rock School

With Bedok’s climbing gym, The Rock School, your kids can unleash their inner Spider-Man. The vibrant area is designed specifically for children between the ages of four and fourteen, and it has kid-friendly handholds, programme resources, and softer wall profiles. Your little Spider-Man can climb the four-lane covered top-rope wall and the indoor bouldering area in a secure and pleasant atmosphere, no matter the weather.

Location: 850 New Upper Changi Rd Singapore

Opening Hours: 1 PM to 9 PM

Things to do with kids in Singapore

As you can see, there are lots of enjoyable activities for families to enjoy in Singapore. There are activities for every interest, including thrilling monuments, breathtaking scenery, and family-friendly resorts.

It is pretty much the ideal location for a family vacation, other than the sporadic showers throughout the day. Even Changi Airport is not far away; everything is right outside your front door.

After doing so much with the kids during the day, you will be forgiven for wanting to let your hair down at night. Check out the best craft beers in Singapore or maybe even visit one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore for a well-earned break!

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