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Best Things To Do In Singapore with Kids
Best Family Activities in Singapore
Singapore is a kid's dreamland with so many things to do and see!
- Hop aboard the Singapore Flyer for incredible views of Singapore and Malaysia. This attraction is similar to the London Eye -there are enclosed capsules on a giant wheel.Babies and toddlers (under 3) are free and you can bring your stroller on the capsule. One of the unforgettable experiences on your family holidays in Singapore.
- The Night Safari is one of the unforgettable things to do in Singapore with kids. When else can you see these wild animals in the dark! There is an excellent "creatures of the night" show, followed by a tram ride through the park and several paths to explore on foot. Read more here. It is located at the Singapore Zoo. This is so fantastic -don't miss it! This is one of the visits we still often talk about years later- it is really well done!
- Teenagers will have a blast on the thrilling Gmax Reverse Bungy ride. Strapped into a capsule attached to giant elastics and flung into the air after which they free fall back down and then bounce back up (sounds lovely-not!). Must be over 12 years and 1.2 metres tall.
- Don't forget to try the delicious Singaporean food- from Nasi Goreng to Chilli Crab Singapore is a food paradise!
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- Wild Wild Wet is one of the fun Singapore attractions for kids of all ages. There are daring waterslides and a wave pool for teenagers, a lazy river for the children and special kids water playground and even a special soft splash area for babies and toddlers. It is a great way to cool off from the heat!
- Forest Adventure is an aerial obstacle course built in the trees with zip lines, ladders, swings, nets and more. You are attached to a safety line by a harness. There is a kid's course for ages 5 and up (must be at least 1.1 m tall). There is a larger course for older kids, teenagers and parents to enjoy (1.4 m tall and up). This is one of the fun things to do in Singapore with kids. (Please note this is currently closed for renovation)
- Fountain Of Wealth is the worlds biggest fountain and is located outside of Suntec City Mall at the center of a roundabout. Legend has it if you place your hand in the water-you will become wealthy! It is lit up with lots of colors at night.
- Jurong Bird Park is an excellent place to bring the kids.
Penguins, parrots, ostriches and more birds are found here. There is a
beautiful African Aviary with a waterfall. Don't miss out on the bird
shows and feedings. My daughter loved this place and frankly so did I
-it is amazing-such colourful birds and so much to see! It's really a
fabulous park! Don't miss it -a great place to visit in Singapore with
- Any future pilots in the family? Check out the incredibly realistic flight simulator
experience. Choose from 20,000 airports to take off and land in as you
pilot a Boeing 737! This is a great activity for older kids and
teenagers. No experience necessary- recommended for ages 10 and up. It's
quite pricey though! This is one of the unique things to do in
Singapore with kids.
- China Town is a great area to
visit with the kids. There are excellent hawker stalls selling tasty
food, stalls with everything imaginable for sale and several temples to
explore. Buddha Tooth Relic temple is found here and the kids will love
seeing the colorful temple, burning incense and interesting statues. China Town is a great place to get souvenirs! We often went to Chinatown
for the great deals! It's especially great to visit before Chinese New
year when there are loads of colorful decorations to be seen!
- A visit to the Singapore Zoo is one of the best things to do in Singapore with kids. Kids will love seeing the animals in their (recreated) natural environment (no cages-a moat keeps them in their area). Don't miss out on the shows, feedings and zoo keeper encounters where your family can learn all about the animals. There is also a water playground here so bring your swim suits. The zoo is very interactive- you can feed some of the animals such as the elephants and kangaroos and enjoy a horse and carriage ride or pony rides for the little ones.
- You can rent wagons for the kids to ride in or hop on the mini train that tours the zoo when the kids are tired of walking. This is a must-do in Singapore with children! It is one of the best zoos I have been to (and I have been to quite a few!!) so don't miss out! Read about our favorite zoos worldwide here! Read more about the Singapore Zoo.
- Hiking in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a great place to go as well. This place is full of monkeys that are amusing to watch -just don't feed them! There are several hiking trails to choose from including a couple easy ones (35-45 minutes walking time).
- The Science Museum is a great Singapore attraction for kids. This place is full of hands-on activities for the toddlers and children including optical light illusions and animation shows and even snow city (there is an additional fee)-yes there is snow in Singapore! Bring the swim suits for the kids for the water playground outside. Great place to spend a few hours on your Singapore family vacation. My kids loved this-we even caved in and went tobogganing - it was a great day out.
- The Botanical Gardens are another one of the top Singapore attractions for kids. Pack a picnic and spend a few hours exploring these beautiful gardens. Kids will enjoy the colorful flowers, waterfalls, interesting sculptures and spotting the birds, turtles and other critters. They can also feed the fish in the ponds. There are many gardens to explore including a bonsai garden, rainforest, orchid garden (additional fee) and ginger garden.
- There is also a children's garden with interactive stations to help children learn about plants and some fun play structures to climb on! There is lots of walking so bring a stroller for the little ones! This is a must do when traveling to Singapore with kids. (Ok I may be biased because I got married in these gardens!!). Visit the official website here.
- A trip to the National Museum of Singapore is a great way to escape the heat and humidity and learn about the history of Singapore. The kids will have fun with the hand-held audio guides that give lots of info on the exhibits. There is an interesting section on the food, fashion and movies of the past with interactive exhibits. This is a great activity for older kids and teenagers.
- Take a stroll through Merlion Park to see the famous symbol of Singapore. It is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and body of a fish. There is a smaller cub statue here too. There is a gigantic replica on Sentosa Island with a viewing deck.
- Philatelic Museum is one of the interesting museums for kids. There are lots of interactive exhibits for children at this stamp museum. They will enjoy collecting stamps in their own kid 'Orchid Singapore botanical gardens' passport.
- Singapore Discovery Centre is a fantastic place to bring the kids for some highly interactive exhibits. Learn some new moves at the digital dance studio, manage a battlefield, report a story at the news desk, or watch the largest multimedia show in Singapore. Younger children and toddlers will be excited about the building blocks center.
- Jurong Frog Farm is one of the unusual Singapore attractions. This commercial farm offers tours where you can see hundreds of noisy croaking frogs, hand feed them and learn how they camouflage. Adventure eaters can sample some tasty frog legs.
- Sentosa Island is a wonderful place to visit with the family. There is everything imaginable here-swim with dolphins, watch a 4D movie, go to the beach, visit Universal Studios. There is a butterfly farm, cable car ride, zip lining, luge rides and more! This is one of the most popular things to do in Singapore with kids.
- Hawker Stalls offer some of the best Singapore food for kids to try on your travels. There are stalls set up each specializing in a few foods. You will have a table with a number on it. Order several dishes from the various stalls and they will each deliver your dish when it is ready. This is a great way for kids to sample different dishes. They will love the satay dishes and nasi goreng (see above). We also loved the BBQ stingray!
- Kids love the Duck Tour of Singapore. This amphibious vehicle is decorated like a duck and tours the streets and then floats down the river! This is a great way to explore Singapore with kids! There is a similar tour in Dubai -it is very an entertaining activity in Singapore with kids!
- Orchard Road is a lively road full of luxury shops, massive malls, street performers and crowds! It is a worth a visit in the evening to see all the neon lights lit up (even prettier at Christmas time). Ion mall is a great one for teenagers -lots of funky stores and designer goods.
- There is a large food court in the basement. Orchard Central is 12 stories of shopping! Forum is the place to go for kid's clothes and toys. If you are traveling on a budget -you won't find many bargains along this road but window shopping can still be fun!
- Pulau Ubin is a picturesque island near Singapore. You can catch a ferry across to the island or catch a local boat. This is a great place for a family bike ride. There are lots of bike rental shops and you can even rent tandem bikes! The island has very few cars and lot of great spots to explore. Stop for a coconut drink along the way, check out the parks and have a fresh seafood lunch at one of the local restaurants. This is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of Singapore.
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