Singapore is hailed as one of the safest, cleanest and family friendly Cities in the world. We’ve only been living here for 3 months and we have seen nothing that argues with this statement. We have been blown away by the lush green forests, wide flat paths along with its easy to use public transport. of course the climates helps a lot!
Here you will find 10 activities suitable for children, that we have experienced so far. After doing research on some of the tourist activities we discovered George was either not tall enough or old enough for some of the rides or attractions. This list below is based on activities we have enjoyed as a family here on the red dot.
GARDENS BY THE BAY
The most visited attraction in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is free to enter and you can get there by MRT, Bus or taxi. Get outdoors and gaze up in awe at the impressive Super Trees en route to the two conservatories. The giant waterfall in the Cloud Forest will take your breath away, and there is always something new to see at the ever-changing Flower Dome. You can take prams, scooters and bikes. There are plenty of restaurants and food outlets, toilets and shaded areas. We take a picnic as queues can be very long and expensive, and then seek out the air con for an ice cream treat!
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
SPEND THE DAY AT SENTOSA
Enjoy panoramic views by Cable Car or grab a seat on the free shuttle bus (every 30 minutes) from VivoCity Mall. Sentosa is a sunny island in Singapore, home to exciting events, themed attractions, award-winning spas, lush rainforests, golden sandy beaches. Free of charge to visit and plenty of activities for families or couples, who want to do more than just visit the beach. With covid, you do have to book a slot for the beach (free of charge) and maintain social distancing. We have been several times and decided to book a hotel for the weekend to allow us to explore without suffering from heat exhaustion!
Sentosa, South Coast, Singapore.
MEET THE ANIMALS AT SINGAPORE ZOO
Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo is renowned for its ‘open concept’, which offers visitors from around the world the opportunity to be inspired by the wonders of nature and wildlife. Animals here live in spacious and landscaped environments, simulating that of their natural habitats. George loves it here because he can run around for hours! Pram friendly, plenty of food outlets and toilets. free water refills and we always take food with us as the queues are long and food is expensive. We bought a yearly pass (which includes free year round entry to Jurong Bird Park, River Cruise and the Night Safari). If you have an annual pass you also get 25% off food and drink – score!
Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
EXPLORE JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT
Thought the airport was only for flying? Wrong! The Jewel is perfect for all weathers and has plenty of affordable activate to choose from. The mall is open 24 hours but the shops don’t open until 11am and the activities begin at 10am. We booked tickets for the Canopy Park which includes entry to the Hedge Maze, Discovery Slides, Petal Gardens, Foggy Bowls and Topiary Walk. NOTICE: your child has to be 110cm to go on the Discovery Slides and the Manulife Sky Nets (George was pretty upset but in one year he might be tall enough!)
Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
STRETCH YOUR LEGS AT SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 162-year-old tropical garden located at the fringe of the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore. It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is free to enter and has its own MRT stop! Across from the main entrance you will find a small food court, with air conditioning where you can buy a refreshing drink and snacks. Spend the day walking, jogging or hiking in and around the many pathways, hills and water ways. You are not allowed to bike or ride a scooter so leave those at home!
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
EXPLORE UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Carve out a full day to explore and make the most of this sensory overload, intense, action packed theme park. Rides are limited to height restrictions (110cm) but George was able to go on the sesame street ride, treasure island (opposite The Mummy ride) and boat ride in the madagascar section). The Jurassic park section has rides for small children too. So many restaurants and eateries which you will want to visit for a rest and break. Dotted around the park are platforms where ‘characters’ come and do live meet and greets – if your child is a big fan of a particular character then check before hand where and when so they don’t miss out.
Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
JURONG BIRD PARK
Known as Asia’s largest Bir paradise, Jurong Bird Park is home to over 5,000 birds. Open from 8.30am you can head there early to avoid the afternoon heat. Take your time and walk visit all the exhibits on offer, from Lory Loft, Jungle Jewels, Waterfall Aviary, Penguin Coast and Pelican Cove. If you purchase an annual zoo membership you also gain free access to the bird park – so you can visit as often as you like for the whole year!
Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
Venture through the fascinating world beneath the sea as you explore the ocean realm of S.E.A. Aquarium Singapore, home to more than 100,000 marine animals representing 1,000 species in more than 45 diverse habitats. Wide paths that are pram and child (running) friendly. Take a packed lunch and enjoy the view!
S.E.A. Aquarium, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
HEAD TO THE BEACH
A beach day is a firm family fave and suitable for all ages! Best of all, it’s free. Whether you want to pack a picnic and hit the beautiful East Coast Park for some beachside fun, or head on over to Changi Beach Park and stroll the Boardwalk – Singapore beach days are the best. Sentosa has three stretches of white sand to pick from with toilets, showers and cafes within reaching distance.
SOFT PLAY HEAVEN
You will find plenty of indoor playgrounds and soft play for babies, toddlers and young children. Book a 2 hour slot or kill half a day by letting them roam free, whatever the weather. We are big fans of Kiztopia at Marina square and adult get to play too! When the weather is too hot to be inside or it’s raining, you will find most malls have a play centre wherever your location.
Kiztopia, Marina Square, Singapore, 039594