Whether you’re bringing your whole family for their first trip to Singapore or are just looking to maximize your family time here during the holidays, there’s no shortage of all the fun family activities here in the Lion City.
In this post, we will walk you through some of the great family activities that even the kids will enjoy when visiting Singapore:
7 Family-friendly Activities in Singapore
- Hop aboard the Singapore Flyer
Singapore is a pretty small island so it’s great to take your whole family for a bird’s eye view of the charming city first thing in the morning, especially on a clear sunny day. And what better way to do it than riding the Singapore Flyer.
At 165-m tall, the Singapore Flyer is one of the world’s biggest observation wheel and is one of Asia’s most popular tourist attractions. The exquisite view from the top will make for a remarkable experience for everyone, the kids included.
- Explore Singapore Zoo
Get out in the sun and explore the 26-hectare wildlife reserve at the Singapore Zoo which is home to some 2,800 animals. Visit their wildlife zones such as the Reptile Garden, Wild Africa, and Primate Kingdom among others.
The kids are sure to have a blast at the Rainforest Kidzworld where they get to interact with and feed some of the animals, pet and ride ponies, have some fun in the water at the wet play area, and watch the exciting Animal Friends Show.
- Make a splash at Sentosa Island
If you’re a thrill-seeking, adventure-loving bunch, then head over to Sentosa Island where lots of fun and exciting activities await. Younger kids will definitely enjoy the slip-and-slide water adventure at the Adventure Cove WaterPark.
If you’re with older children, then strap on your helmets and buckle up for some outdoor adventure rides at the Skyline Luge.
Ready to take it over the top? The brave and uninhibited can also try a new experience like indoor skydiving by the sandy beaches of Sentosa Island at the iFly Singapore.
- Take a refreshing stroll at the Gardens by the Bay
Cap your action-packed morning with a refreshing stroll and lunch at the Gardens by the Bay. With a variety of local and rare plant species housed in this 101 hectares of cultivated land, the whole family will surely enjoy the cool and refreshing ambiance in this one-of-a-kind garden park.
The larger-than-life Supertrees as well as the plethora of greeneries housed in temperate glasshouses will provide the scenic charm while you enjoy a delectable spread offered by family-friendly dining shops such as the Oriental Western and Bistro, Texas Chicken, and Hill Street Coffee Shop.
- Check out the sights at Marina Bay
Put on your traveller hat and get ready to take loads of snapshots as you walk around the heart of Singapore’s Central Area. Everything modern and fancy in all of Singapore can be found at the Marina Bay, from highly popular dining areas to the most hip and happening places the city has to offer.
Drop by Merlion Park just before night-time to take a photo of Singapore’s famous emblem – the 8.6- m tall half-lion, half-fish monument set across a background of spectacular lights of the city bay at view. Afterwards, head over to the Marina Bay Sands where you can choose from a wide range of top-class chef restaurants for a fine dining experience or an international fusion buffet dinner which the whole family will enjoy.
- Go on an adventure at the Night Safari
Witness the bustling wildlife after sunset at the Night Safari which is the first of its kind in the world. Watch nocturnal animals gather round and interact with each other in their habitats when they are most active. Take the 40-minute exploration by tram in all seven of the park’s geographical areas which include the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayan Foothills for a chance to see some of the park’s more popular residents such as the Malayan tiger and the endangered Asian elephant.
- Shop and dine at the Orchard Road
Don’t let your family miss the chance to experience everything Orchard Road has to offer. Surrounded with prime establishments like malls such as Paragon and Forum, adults can have a field day shopping what with the many boutique shops and brand stores in display like Calvin Klein Platinum and Banana Republic while the kids can hang around and play for hours at the many recreational spaces within the vicinity.
The Orchard Road isn’t only famous for its wide array of shopping and branded retail stores, it’s also home to many great family-friendly food joints such as popular Chinese food place Din Tai Fung, Western favorites OverEasy and Tony Roma’s, and the well-loved dessert place, Swensen’s. Whatever your cravings are, from tasty fried chicken and sumptuous burgers to delectable ribs and comforting dumpling soup, there’s something for everyone at the Orchard Road. If you walk a little further along the extension of Orchard Road, you’d be pleasantly surprised to find quaint ice cream carts selling budget-friendly desserts such as sugar cones and ice cream sandwiches for your late-night sweet fix.
To make the most of your visit with your family here in Singapore, try to get everyone to share their ideas as to which activities they want to do the most so you can plan your itinerary effectively.