Singapore is known that the cleanest and greenest in Southeast Asia as well as a friendly destination for kids. There are a lot of best things to do with kids in this modern city. From the iconic symbol of Singapore at Merlion Park to Gardens by the Bay where you can witness various flora in bloom. A trip to Singapore will be longer than since your kids will not want to end their trip with many things to do and many beautiful places to visit.
1. Universal Studios Singapore
Have you ever heard about Universal Studio – the theme park helps you to recreate dramatic scenes from your favorite blockbusters? There are only two locations in Asia and Universal Studio Singapore is one of them. Located in Sentosa and if you want to come here from outside of Sentosa. You should take the train to Harbourfront MRT Station (NE1/CC29) and then walk there for approximately 15 minutes. You can use Sentosa Express or Singapore Cable Car to reach there for more convenience and enjoy the nice view on the way there.
There are 7 different zones in the park. They have each varies cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions with their theme. You should check out the show schedule once you arrive onsite.
You can consider Waterworld showtimes, and if you visit on the weekend, plan around the Hollywood Dreams Parade and the Lake Hollywood Spectacular fireworks show. This adventure park is sure to indulge the thrill-seeker and movie buff’s every fantasy!
2. S.E.A Aquarium Singapore
Besides, if your family wants to explore Sentosa Island, don’t miss out on the S.E.A aquarium – a breathtaking underwater realm of over 100,000 marine creatures from over 800 species across 49 habitats! This is the best chance to introduce ocean life to the kids with big ocean-viewing windows and the world’s largest underwater acrylic dome at 9m in diameter!
Get acquainted with marine habitats as you meet magnificent hammerhead sharks, come face-to-face with bottlenose dolphins, discover sea life up close at the Touch Pool and watch the colorful fish, rays, and sharks surround you in the panoramic Open Ocean.
3. Singapore Zoo
The place where parents often prefer to bring their kids to visit is the zoo, but the zoo in Singapore is quite different from other countries. The Singapore Zoo is divided into three parts: the main Singapore Zoo, the River Safari, and the Night Safari. They are located right next to each other, with just a 2-minute walk on a solid pathway.
Let’s talk about Singapore Zoo first. opened in 1973 and is one of Singapore`s biggest attractions with 1,6 million people visiting each year. The nice thing about Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,800 animals. From over 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles that roam freely in open enclosures resembling their natural habitats, separated from visitors only by moats and wooden fencing.
You should use the tram to take around the zoo with audio commentary is included in your 1-day ticket. Otherwise, the kids may feel too tired at the end of the day after visit due to the zoo is really spacious.
4. River Safari Singapore
The next interesting place is river safari. The newest addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s portfolio of award-winning parks is Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. Located across the river just 2 minutes walk from Singapore Zoo. Occupying 12 hectares and developed at S$160 million. The park is home to 400 plant species and over 7,500 aquatic and terrestrial animals. This is representing close to 240 species, including one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater animals.
In River Safari, you can take a riverboat to explore the river life at the Singapore River Safari. Inspired by the mighty rivers of the world, named following the world’s longest rivers in order: Egypt’s Nile, China’s Yangtze, or South America’s Amazon? Let’s come here and try to discover how deep Africa’s Congo River runs, and the religious significance of the Ganges in India with your kids.
5. Singapore Night Safari
If you feel that visiting the zoo in the day time is too normal and you want to try different things at the zoo with your kids. Well then, the Night Safari is really the best place for your choice. The Singapore Night Safari is a part of Singapore Zoo that is separated from the rest of the zoo and opens from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am each evening.
You can take an hour to look at over 2,500 nocturnal animals starting their nightly rituals at the Singapore Zoo Night Safari. There are 3 packages of tickets according to 3 times slot to enter the Night Safari. Don’t miss the creatures of the Night show, an interactive 20-minutes show that is great fun, especially for kids. The show is every day at 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm (on Fridays and Saturdays they will have another show at 10:30 pm). On this show, the kids can learn more about the natural abilities of fascinating nocturnal animals.
6. Jurong bird park
Besides those zoos in Singapore, interaction with animals is also a good thing to do with your kids. Let’s the kids explore the bird’s world by themselves at Asia’s largest bird paradise – Jurong Bird Park Singapore. Discover a collection of over 5,000 colorful birds from 400 species, across over 20.2 hectares of exploratory landscapes, naturalistic environments, and giant walk-in aviaries.
The kids will get to enjoy close-up interactions with the feathered residents at feeding sessions, and be impressed by entertaining antics at daily shows. Let your kids have a chance to hand feed and learn about birds at their most active. From flamingos and ostriches to pelicans and lorikeets. This sanctuary sure makes for an exciting day out for the whole family!
7. Dolphin Island interaction
From the sky to the ocean, Singapore has all attractions for kids. It sounds great right! And it really is! The kids not only can interact with birds but also could swim with dolphins if you bring them to Dolphin Island Interaction Programs.
Visitors can waist-deep into the water to meet Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins up close! In Dolphin Discovery, you’ll get the chance to personally interact with the beautiful marine creatures and play with them at their Resorts World Sentosa home. You’ll also be able to swim alongside them and be propelled through the water by them.
The kids can play some dolphin games, practice some tricks, and learn to communicate with the dolphins. Either learn about the dolphins’ environment, the threats to their daily life and discover a thing or two about their anatomy. What a great chance to improve the knowledge for parents and also children!
8. Gardens by the bay
Have you ever heard about Singapore’s futuristic green space? You are right! That is Gardens By The Bay. It’s a green lung of the whole of Singapore. Gardens by the Bay a great destination for both kids and grownups, and simply for those looking for a respite with stunning views.
Its waterfront gardens (Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central) and conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest) as well as the newly opened Sun Pavilion, feature some of the most incredible man-made structures built to house flora and fauna from all over the world.
If you just walk around the park, it won’t cost you but there is a fee if you want to step inside the climate-controlled conservatories or walk amongst the Supertrees. However, you should go inside and visit the Flower Dome to experience the Mediterranean-like climate for succulents and baobabs. Either, enter the Cloud Forest to see the world’s tallest indoor waterfall falling from a 35-meter mountain.
This will be the best experience for the kids to relax after a few days conquer with the theme parks and the zoos, or, just ready for the next journey tomorrow.
9. KidZania Singapore
Most of the kids have their own dream about the future jobs that they want to do. As their parents, you want to help them define the best choice for them or simply just want them to have an experience with their dream. KidZania Singapore was opened for that reason. Located at Palawan Beach on Sentosa, KidZania Singapore offers your kids real-life experiences through role-play activities in the kid-sized city.
At KidZania, kids can independently explore the 81,000 square feet kid-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, and a functioning economy, just like in the real-world! Through realistic role-play, they learn about different careers, the inner-workings of a city and the concept of managing money.
This is really a good chance to instruct your kids but still have fun moments with each other.
10. Science Centre Singapore
You ever thought that the museum is not really interesting with the kids. You will change your opinion when traveling to Singapore and visit the Science Centre Singapore. This is the perfect attraction to visit with the whole family and to learn about science and technology in an interactive setting.
The kids will have a chance to learn what they had learned in school differently is more excited than the lesson in class in Southeast Asia’s first 8K 3D Digital Dome Theatre with complimentary Singapore Omni Theatre tickets. Your family can spend the day relaxed and entertained, with your kids learning about interesting and educational scientific discoveries.
In addition to this experience, you will also enjoy stepping into Butterflies Up-Close, Singapore’s first and only indoor butterfly enclosure. This brilliant world of fluttering, delicate butterflies allows the little ones to gain a more in-depth insight into the life of a butterfly and its journey from caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly.
11. ArtScience Museum Singapore
ArtScience Museum is one of an iconic building in Singapore – a lotus-inspired building located within the integrated resort of Marina Bay Sands in the Downtown Core of the Central Area in Singapore. ArtScience Museum is opening on February 2011, the ArtScience Museum has become a must-visit destination for both locals and tourists alike thanks to its iconic lotus shape, its massive size of 6,000 square meters filled with 21 different gallery spaces, and fascinating exhibits!
See the 16 various digital installations inside this kid-friendly gallery and watch in awe as the interactive displays take you on full immersion. Explore the breakthrough art of inflatable objects and walk through its history in our world in the Floating Utopias exhibition.
12. Skyline Luge
Skyline Luge is a fun-filled adventure activity suitable for riders of all ages and experience levels. Invented in New Zealand over 35 years ago, Skyline Luge has spread to six international locations and hosted more than 45 million rides worldwide. In Southeast Asia, you only can play this ride in Sentosa Singapore, with a 1.2km-track for you to enjoy with loved ones.
Your kids also can get the chance to hop on the Sentosa Skyride for an open-cabin trip to the top of the tracks, where you’ll enjoy scenic, bird’s eye views of the city skyline, Sentosa Island, and the South China Sea!
13. Adventure Cove Waterpark
Setting aside some of the museums or the theme parks and cool down under Singapore’s hot weather at Adventure Cove Waterpark. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you zoom down thrilling water slides, such as Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster with your kids.
At Adventure Cove Waterpark, you can take high-speed water slides, laze the day away drifting on a lazy river, snorkel with 20,000 tropical fish over a colorful reef, wade among rays and even come face to face with sharks! Let’s spend an endless fun day with your loved ones at this water park.
14. Marina Bay Sands Skypark
What is the most iconic image which we always see it in most of the post about Singapore’s traveling? That is the three towers of the Marina Bay Sand Singapore Hotel. Even that you don’t stay at the hotel, you also can come up to the top of this hotel to capture beautiful photos on the largest observation decks in the world, the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck.
The observation deck on the 57th floor offering panoramic city views & 2 upscale restaurants. Take in a bird’s-eye view of Gardens by the Bay and the impressive Supertree Grove, or admire the sea view that stretches from Marina South Pier to the Singapore Strait.
Take unbeatable souvenir shots to commemorate your kids visiting Singapore at the top of the Marina Bay Sands’ trio of towers, which are sure to impress your relatives and friends back home!
15. Wings of Time
Singapore is a small island but they will surprise you with so many things to do with your kids. Besides the theme park, water park, museum or adventure rides, your family also can end the day out with a spectacular show about friendship and courage is staged nightly.
That is the award-winning multi-sensory show, Wings of Time at Siloso beach, Sentosa Island in Singapore. The epic production brings together 3D projection mapping, state-of-the-art laser lights, robotic water fountains, and pyrotechnics to tell the story follows the mythical birdlike creature. And his two human pals as they journey across breathtaking landscapes through time. A magical experience for both children and grown-ups weaved into a tale of friendship and courage and awe, Wings of Time is a must-see while in Sentosa!
We could say that Singapore is really a family-friendly destination because they have many activities, attractions, and sightseeing points matching for everyone of any age. From the amazing theme park Universal Studios Singapore, museums, a series of Zoo and Safari to Garden By The Bay. Your kids will never feel bored when traveling to this city. Therefore, planning your next trip and ready to explore Singapore with your kids!