Whoever said kids can’t stay out late? Not here in Singapore. Not when there are just too many fun activities to do with the whole family instead of simply getting in bed for bedtime stories.
Singapore, by day, offers a ton full of exciting and fun activities but wait ‘til it gets dark… you’ll be surprised with the many things you can do and places to bring the kids and the whole family to after sunset.
Fun Family Activities in Singapore at Night
- Knock down glowing pins at the Cosmic Bowling Nite
The Orchid Bowl | +65 6385 6469 | http://www.orchidbowl.com.sg
Give your family bowling experience a cool, new twist. Friday nights at the Orchid Bowl is guaranteed to be a hit, even with the kids because of Cosmic Bowling Night where glowing balls and pins highlight the gallery along with some disco music for a one-of-a-kind cosmic bowling party. Mum and dads can even request to put the bumper rails up to help the younger kids knock down those pretty glowing pins! You get unlimited bowling for an hour for SGD 30. And if you can’t get enough of Cosmic Bowling Night, check out the Chevrons branch as they host Cosmic Bowling Nights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, too.
- Go out for evening art exhibits and performances at the ArtScience Museum
ArtScience Museum | +65 6688 8888 | http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html
Take your family out for free evening art exhibits and late-night performances at the ArtScience Museum every third Thursday of the month. Their programme showcases a variety of disciplines such as multimedia arts, as well as music and dance. The kids are sure to find this late-night trip to the museum much different than the usual as there is usually audience interaction during performances. Notable performers who’ve been part of the programme include violinist Yuzuru Maeda from Japan, home-grown off-the-wall rock band, The Observatory, and Singaporean beatboxing sensation, Charles “Stitch” Wong.
- Chill out late at Kallang Ice World
Leisure Park Kallang | +65 6348 1123 | https://leisurepark.com.sg/
Head over to Leisure Park Kallang and check out Kallang Ice World where the largest ice skating rink in Singapore can be found. Put on your ice skating boots and go for a spin, but if the kids aren’t too confident on ice, you can always borrow skate aides at the counter for free. Also, parents can comfortably supervise and watch their kids do their thing from the seating gallery surrounding the rink. Skate rental prices range from SGD 15–17.50. Socks and gloves are also available but are sold separately from SGD 2–2.50.
- Speed through the night at the Skyline Night Luge
Skyline Night Luge | +65 6274 0472 | https://www.skylineluge.com/en/sentosa/luge/night-luge/
If you’re feeling the need for speed, head over to Skyline Night Luge Sentosa and race around their 1.4-kilometre speed track on a luge, a sled-like cart, which is perfect for both kids and adults. The fun starts as you get on the chairlift to ascend to the starting point of the track while watching the spectacular Wings of Time pyrotechnic show. Once in position, kids as young as 6 can ride their own steer-cart or ride with an adult if they are anywhere between 85 to 110 cm tall. Buckle up and zoom your way through the exciting slopes of the Jungle or Dragon race track like a pro racer. The Skyline Night Luge is open daily and operates from 10 am until 9:30 pm, with the last run approximately starting at 9:20 pm.
- Catch some prawns and grill out at ORTO
ORTO | http://orto.sg/activities/prawning-at-orto/
Check out ORTO for some late-night family bonding through fishing or prawning in any of their 10 freshwater ponds full of yabbies and big head prawns which you can grill on-site without any additional charges. If you’d rather laze around the park then go for a more filling meal afterwards, you can check out any of the five eateries located within the park such as Thai BBQ restaurant, Mookata which is open to park diners until late.
- Go on a Night Safari Adventure
Night Safari | +65 6269 3411 | http://www.nightsafari.com.sg
The Singapore Night Safari tour is definitely a one-of-a-kind and a must-try experience for the whole family. Recognized as the first of its kind in the world, the Singapore Night Safari also boasts a variety of over 1,000 nocturnal animals spread out in the park’s six geographical zones representing different natural wildlife habitats. Explore the park on a 40-minute safari tram ride or get up close with the animals by taking any of the park’s inter-linking trail walks including their latest addition, the Wallaby Trail, where you can check out marsupials, possums and tawny frogmouths in the Australian Outback and highland forest setting. If you’re visiting on a weekend, be sure to catch the Creatures of the Night Show, a 20-minute event featuring African servals jumping for grub, cute otters performing smart tricks, and wolves hauntingly howling to the moon (or something like it).
- Visit the Observatory at the Science Centre Singapore to view the stars and planets
Science Centre Singapore | + 65 6425 2500 | https://www.facebook.com/SCOBservatory
Check out the night’s literal high-lights at the Observatory in the Science Centre Singapore. Being one of the few observatories situated near the equator, visitors are treated to a view of the stars in both the Northern and Southern skies. Kids will get a chance to see planets such as Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn (depending on the time of the year) through the observatory’s high power telescope while adults can lounge around while gazing at the stars on the night sky through the Observatory’s glass dome.
Day or night, there’re plenty of great family activities you can sink your teeth into especially if you know the right places to visit here in Singapore.