You’ll never run out of things to do with the kids with our ultimate 2021 list of kids’ activities in Singapore from indoor activities to things to do with kids outdoors. Bonus: many of these kids’ activities are FREE!
We are always on the look out for fun things to do in Singapore. Check out our ultimate list of can’t-miss indoor activities, free things to do with kids outdoors and kids’ activities in Singapore in our mega roundup of over 101 ideas. Yearning to explore the great outdoors and get kids off their screens? There’s outdoor obstacle courses, water play fun, go-karting and playgrounds galore. For when it’s raining or too hot outside there are plenty of indoor activities for kids too, like visits to the aquarium, kid-friendly museums and art galleries!
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Here are 101 kids activities and things to do with kids in Singapore…
1. Test your fitness at inflatable water park Hydrodash
HydroDash is that immense new inflatable obstacle course floating in the sea just off Palawan Beach on Sentosa. Looking for kids activities in Singapore that the whole family will enjoy? This one ticks the box! The inflatable water playground comprises floating platforms to balance on along with steep slides to climb up and slide down as you navigate the slippery obstacle course. Fun!
2. Have a go on the Skyline Luge Sentosa
Craving a little weekend thrill? You’re going to love whizzing down the outdoor tracks at the Luge in Sentosa! The experience kicks off with the Skyride, a four-seater chairlift with stunning views of Singapore’s skyline and the calm South China Sea. The fun begins once you’ve chosen one of the four trails available: Dragon, Jungle, Kupu Kupu and Expedition. Once you’re in the driver’s seat, let gravity do the hard work as you zoom around hairpin corners, through tunnels and down slopes, and even speed into an exciting forest that lights up once the sunsets. Each trail has its own unique features, and these promise an adrenaline rush to remember! The Skyline Luge is a huge hit with visitors, so it’s best to make an online booking before you head down!
3. Go kayaking with the kids
Have you taken the kids kayaking? The Water Sports Centre at the Singapore Sports Hub at Kallang offers kayak rental from $12 for two hours (best to book ahead as they are popular!). For newbies, book a lesson with certified instructors on the Kayak Orientation Programme $30 for adults and $24 for children (great for 9 year-olds+). If you are lucky you might even spot the family of otters who call the Kallang Basin home.
4. Cycle Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to spot nature
One of our favourite spots for some weekend cycling is Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. This lush green park has a wonderful mix of nature, cycling paths and fun playgrounds along the way. Cycle alongside the river that’s 3km long and see if you can spot any herons or kingfishers. Read all about our best cycling routes and get the free downloadable map of Bishan here.
Jurassic Mile is Singapore’s newest and largest permanent outdoor display of 20 different life-sized dinosaurs (one dinosaur is 5 metres tall!). This one kilometre dino-themed cycling and jogging track along the 3.5km Changi Airport Connector path links the Jewel Changi Airport to East Coast Park and the Park Connector Network (PCN). It’s free to enter but on the weekend you’ll need to book. Find out more here.
6. Check out Lakeside Garden, Jurong (FREE!)
Pack the sun hats and head to Lakeside Garden in Jurong for this free kids’ playground of animal-inspired play areas (zip lines, dens, swings, slides, mini trampolines and rope courses). Bring swimmers and cool off at the Clusia Cove water play area afterwards (waterplay currently closed due to pandemic but check back with NParks to see when it’s open).
7. Go crocodile spotting! (FREE!)
Yes, Singapore is home to plenty of wild crocs. Bring your binoculars and plenty of water and head over to Sungei Buloh with a treasure hunt checklist – makes it more fun for kids to tick when they spot something: snakes, monitor lizards, birds, monkeys, butterflies, dragonflies and if you are lucky, crocodiles! Watch our video on Sungei Buloh here.
8. Catch a bumboat to Pulau Ubin
The boat ride to Pulau Ubin itself is a lot of fun, then when you get there hire bikes and ride around the island, exploring the few original villages that still remain. Have lunch and a refreshing coconut at one of the local seafood restaurants.
9. Slide on over to Admiralty Park (FREE!)
Head over to Admiralty Park early as it gets hot and busy! This free playground is perfect for kids of all ages (we spotted teens having loads of fun here too). There’s a zip line and swings but mainly lots and lots (27 in fact) different slides! And it’s all FREE!
10. Visit Singapore Botanic Gardens & Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (FREE!)
Taking a stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens the UNESCO World Heritage Park is another great thing to do in Singapore. Look for turtles in Symphony Lake, or roll down the giant hill in Palm Valley. Walk over to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden within Singapore Botanic Gardens (you can only enter if you’re with kids!) and you’ll find a treehouse with slides, a sandpit, mini-maze, zip line and climbing structures plus a kid-friendly cafe on site for refuelling. Just remember — this one is closed on Mondays!
11. Explore the new Nature Playgarden at HortPark (FREE!)
Bring hats (as it is not very covered) and go early to avoid the hottest part of the day. At Nature Playgarden at HortPark kids activities include unstructured play and a chance to let their imagination run wild (while getting their hands dirty) amongst nature. This free park offers nine different play features built with natural materials. Further into HortPark there’s a herb garden, playground and lovely paths to stroll.
12. Hop over to a Frog Farm
Ever wondered where they get all the frogs for Frog Porridge from? Now you have your answer! At Jurong Frog Farm you can learn about the life cycle of frogs, and even hold one if you dare. Our preschooler rates this an all-time favourite field trip! Read more about SG Farms here.
13. Explore the Battle Box at Fort Canning Park
After taking in the history of this underground bunker at Fort Canning Park, walk through the park and look for other World War 2 artefacts. Looking for free things to do nearby? Check out nearby Jubilee playground for slides, swings and more.
14. Take a walking tour of Singapore’s street art scene (FREE!)
Plan your art walk route with our super comprehensive guide and you’ll find the kids are excited to spot the next wall art, while getting some culture and physical activity all in one!
15. Organise a beach clean-up (FREE!)
There are regular beach clean-ups held by Trash Hero (check their Facebook), or get your own party of 2 people together, bring your own gloves and a big bag and educate the kids about reducing plastic as you choose a patch of the island to clean up with the kids.
16. Scoot or bike along Robertson Quay (FREE!)
Scoot or cycle along Rob Quay, stopping off to grab a coffee at Toby’s Estate or Common Man Coffee Roasters. If you’re here for lunch check out some of the kid-friendly restaurants in the area (some have healthy kids meals, others are right near playgrounds). And of course snap a pic for the ‘gram on Alkaff Bridge.
17. Take a “hike” at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (FREE!)
Boost your kids’ sense of accomplishment as you summit Bukit Timah Hill (it’s Singapore’s highest peak and quite a number of steps, so better for older kids unless you don’t mind carrying the little ones halfway). Just don’t feed the monkeys (and keep snacks hidden)!
18. Visit Universal Studios
The Transformers Ride and the Battlestar Galactica ride at Universal Studios are firm favourites with older kids, but there are some fun rides for young’uns too with a Madagascar-themed lazy river ride and merry go rounds.
19. Go rock hunting (FREE!)
Are you a rock hunter? This is a fun free activity for kids in Singapore. Paint rocks, sign them, then hide them around Singapore (Rob Quay and West Coast Park are good areas). If you find another rock, you get to keep it (first snap a pic of it and post to the Facebook group to thank whoever hid it for you!).
Read more: How to get your kids started with Rock Hunting in Singapore here.
20. Take the kids hiking around MacRitchie (FREE!)
Walking around MacRitchie Reservoir is a fun physical activity to do with kids in Singapore. Bring water and watch out for monkeys.
Read more: Team Sassy Mama’s fave parks in Singapore
21. Cool off at one of Singapore’s mega water parks
You can find crazy slides, bucket dunking and massive amounts of fun, all from as little as $8 (or free for little ones!). Check out our list of the best waterparks in town! Don’t fancy splashing out the cash to cool off? No problem! Check out the Best FREE wet play areas in Singapore here!
22. Cruise to St John’s Island for a beachside summer picnic
St John’s Island and Lazarus Island is just a short boat ride away and makes a fun day trip for beach lounging (but be warned: there’s not much shade). Plan your trip with this family-friendly guide. Or get your little adventurers on a nature hunt to seek out dolphins, reptiles and migratory birds! Read more here.
23. Swing & climb at a rope course at Forest Adventure
24. Look for wild animals (FREE!)
Singapore may be a sparkling city but let’s not forget there once was jungle everywhere and plenty of wild animals still live in this city! We have spotted wild crocodiles, monitor lizards, hornbills and our favourites – otters – which are such a delight to watch. Oh and there are snakes, too. Read here for the best places to look for these animals in the wild.
25. Ride the playground “train” at Tiong Bahru Park (FREE!)
The train playground in Tiong Bahru makes for a fun kids activity and when the kids have had enough of the “choo choo train playground,” head to the Wet Market to gorge on pau at Tiong Bahru Pau (or grab a croissant at Tiong Bahru Bakery).
Read more: Guide to Tiong Bahru here.
26. Hire bikes and ride around East Coast Park
Check out the relatively new Cyclist Park at East Coast Park featuring obstacle courses and bumpy hill courses. Then grab something to eat nearby, splash in the sea and build sandcastles before heading to the Marine Cove playground.
27. Take an evening spin on the Singapore Flyer
28. Sail the Singapore River
Pick up a water taxi in front of the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel at Robertson Quay and get off at the Promenade in front of the Singapore Flyer. Bring the scooters so the kids can scoot all the way back to Clarke Quay for a well-earned drink (for all of you!).
29. Go wakeboarding at Singapore Wake Park
Sporty kids as young as six and teens alike will love Singapore’s first and only cable-ski wake park. Get pulled along East Coast lagoon by suspended motorised cables – instructors are on hand to help. If this group of first timers can do it, anyone can!
30. Check out the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum
31. Eat ice cream the Singapore way
That is, between a slice of rainbow coloured bread! Find this treat being sold by the Ice Cream Uncles on Orchard Road – probably the only “street food” left in Singapore.
32. See how organic veggies are grown at Bollywood Veggies
At Bollywood Veggies you can join a rice planting activity or just stroll around the 10-acre farm admiring the cocoa trees, pandan and myriad of edible plants. Enjoy a meal in the on-site restaurant, Poison Ivy Bistro whilst you’re there.
33. Wander super-cool Kampong Glam
Head to Kampong Glam for boutique browsing in Haji Lane to your heart’s content! Reward your little walkers with a treat from one of the cafes in the neighbourhood. Click here for the rundown on SG’s best independent boutique shopping!
34. Practise your road smarts and at the Road Safety Park
Head over to the Road Safety Park in the East to get up to speed on road know-how because we all know how crazy taxi drivers can get, and it’s important to teach our kiddos street smarts where we can!
35. Fly at the Megazip Adventure Park
Looking for a kids activity in Singapore that the older ones will enjoy too? Teens love this MegaZip Adventure Park, home to the Megazip – the 75-metre high, 450-metre long, 50 km/ph flying fox guaranteed to give thrillseekers a ride.
36. See the animals at the Singapore Zoo!
The Singapore Zoo still tops our must-do list, with its well-planned walking trails, beautifully kept gardens, free-roaming animals (oppressive bars and small cages are kept to a minimum), and the water park (currently closed during the pandemic) with slides and sprinklers is a wonderful spot for kids to cool off after all that walking. Good news: animal feeding sessions are back on!
37. Splash around at Gardens by the Bay Waterpark (FREE!)
Cool off at the Far East Organization Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay (currently closed during the pandemic). Here you’ll find water fountains (bring swimmers!) and an adventure playground with treehouses, rope walks, and a 130m nature trail. (NB: The park is closed every Monday). Read more here.
38. Head over to Hay Goat Dairies
Get a chance to get up close and friendly with the goats in the only goat farm in Singapore Hay Goat Dairies. Visitors can get a chance to see how the farm operates and take a tour around the premises and view the goat milking session. Visitors can also purchase hay to feed the goats and pet them. Read all about this and other farm trips in Singapore here.
39. Check out the Toa Payoh Crest Playground
Is there a medal for a city with the best free playgrounds? Seriously our little red dot is a contender! This free playground recreates a swampy style playground thanks to its looping terrain, plus rope bridges and stepping stones, obstacles and tunnel slides.
40. Skateboard at SCAPE (FREE!)
Skateboarding at SCAPE makes a super fun kids activity in Singapore. The vibe is just right for cool teens to hang out — younger kids can take classes as well, otherwise, you might need to keep a safe distance.
41. Go Zorbing!
Yes, you can actually do zorbing in Singapore! There is land zorbing where you can roll down hills in a massive ball (you can do this at your private residence if you happen to have the space, or if not at their grounds near Holland Village). There is also water zorbing if you have a condo pool or private pool!
42. Visit the Central Fire Station
Head to the Central Fire Station (or your local fire station) on a Saturday morning and let the tinies learn about firefighting (and maybe even take a ride on a fire truck!). Update: This is currently on hold during the pandemic but usually you can book a slot in advance.
43. Fly a kite at Marina Barrage!
Head over to the lovely green patch called Marina Barrage and get those kites out! Flying kites is a fun free kids activity that the whole family will enjoy. Bring the swimsuits for little ones so they can jump around in the (very small decorative) water fountains nearby afterwards.
44. Treat the kids to a Trishaw ride around town
All the better if your trishaw has flashing lights and blaring music! Click here for more information on tour routes and timings.
45. Visit macabre Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is open after a refurb! Built in 1937 by the Tiger Balm founders as a kind of religious theme park, Haw Par Villa’s more than 1,000 vivid statues and tableaux are at turns terrifying, enchanting, and hilarious. This one comes with a warning – it is very graphic and not really recommended for young kids (but older teens and horror-seeking adults might find it eye-opening and there are areas that are beautiful if you avoid the 10 courts of hell!)
46. Explore Singapore’s leafy parks (FREE!)
We round up our fave parks here, from the best parks to fly a kite, to parks that offer herb gardens and treehouses to explore — all for free, of course. Download our free nature scavenger hunt printable to get the kids excited about exploring nature!
47. Go longkang fishing
Ever tried longkang fishing? This fun kids activity in Singapore is where you can try catch fish in a large open pond with a little hand-held net – and you get to keep the fish you catch! Check out Orto for this or Qian Hu Fish Farm. If you are after proper fishing for older kids try D’Best Recreation where you can fish with a rod in the Sure Catch zone (catching a fish that you can take home and eat is guaranteed) or fish for larger fish in their other saltwater ponds (the largest in Southeast Asia).
48. Go explore Coney Island
Coney Island has rugged beaches (nothing like the expansive sandy beaches of Palawan or Siloso but still fun). Explore this stunningly green forested island on foot or by bike along the 2.5 km Coney Island Park Connector around the Serangoon Reservoir (but beware: some paths on Coney Island itself can be shingly and loose). A hit with birdwatchers (so pack binoculars), you might spot one of 80 species of birds on Coney Island Park, including the resident male Baya Weavers, Oriental Magpies, or flocks of parakeets.
49. Go Karting
Older kids from 9 years old can zoom at The Karting Arena which is a 500 metre electric karting circuit with loops and hairpin bends. There’s also a new ATV trail riding facility in Kranji (the first of its kind in Singapore) called Mud Krank. Riders have to be a minimum of 4 years old and sessions start at $20 for 15 mins on weekdays (weekend prices differ). Head down for some off-roading fun in an open and safe yet thrilling environment!
50. Make the trip to Pasir Ris Park
Kids of all ages will love exploring the Pasir Ris Park‘s huge free adventure playground. Burn that last bit of energy by riding bikes around the gardens (the wide flat paths are fantastic for beginner cyclists!). There’s fishing and kite-flying, too!
51. Head to Jurong East Swimming Complex
Let your tykes hurl themselves down one of the three big water slides at Jurong East Swimming Complex (closed for renovations until 31 August 2021), bob around in the wave pool, or float down the lazy river.
52. Walk the Southern Ridges
See how far your kids can trot by tackling the 10km Southern Ridges which connect Kent Ridge Park with Mount Faber Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. This hike includes the Henderson Waves — the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.
53. Play for free at West Coast Park
West Coast Park is one of our favourite adventure playgrounds with eight play zones, space for scooting and cycling, grass for flying kites, go-karting for the big kids and even a sea breeze to keep everyone cool!
54. Be pirates at free playground Sembawang
Take your little pirates to play on the “battleship” playground at Sembawang Park. The beach nearby was very thin (and quite littered) when we last checked so don’t count on any sea action here.
55. Try a spot of prawning
This popular local pastime involves patiently fishing for prawns! Kids love this as it is easy to manage (easier than fishing with a rod). D’Best Fishing offers prawning in a small air con room (great for if it’s midday and hot outside or raining), Orto offers prawning too! Or check out our latest fish farm longkang guide for Qian Hu Fish Farm.
56. Get up close with our feathered friends at Jurong Bird Park
The “High Flyers” and “Kings of the Sky” shows at Jurong Bird Park are uber popular with our kids. (Sadly the water play area is currently closed during the pandemic!)
57. Play tourist for the day and book a Duck Tour of Singapore
See the city and take a thrill ride at the same time with a Duck Tour of Singapore
58. Check out the River Safari
River Safari is stroller friendly, mostly covered and takes you on a journey to admire different animals from dugongs to monkeys. The free-ranging monkey enclosure is a highlight and it’s fun going on the river ride. You can get discounted tickets on Klook.
59. Go to the beach!
Pretend you’re on holiday by spending the day at one of Singapore’s 14 beaches (remember to book your slot before you go!)! Pack a mat and set up on the beach, or if you want shade and lunch choose between the various restos nearby – Coastes is a fave as kids can play in the sand and sea and Ola Beach Club is great for older kids thanks to all the water sports on offer. Tanjong Beach Club has volleyball and a pool.
60. Experience a cable car
Take the cable car to Mount Faber, and have lunch at Arbora Hilltop Garden and Bistro at the top of Mount Faber. The views up there are stunning and walking over to Faber Point and Henderson Waves (or even all the way over to Hort Park) is a great way to make a whole afternoon of it.
61. Wander the stunning neighbourhood of Joo Chiat (FREE!)
Joo Chiat is where you’ll find the famous pastel Peranakan shophouses on Koon Seng Road, along with a number of beautiful temples – perfect for memorable snaps of the kids against pretty backdrops.
62. Look for kingfishers and other wildlife at Bishan Park (FREE!)
One of our favourite parks for family outings with the dogs in tow is Bishan Park. Check out the playgrounds (from this newly opened playground) to an inclusive playground. There’s often free yoga on a Saturday morning, check our weekend planner to see if there’s anything on when you are there.
63. Spend the day in a different part of Singapore (FREE!)
Seletar has a water playground, nature trails, and even an animal petting farm, or you could just bring the kids to the Wheeler’s Estate restaurant so they can play at the playground in your view while you enjoy a meal or drink dining alfresco.
64. Visit Fort Siloso (FREE!)
A must for history buffs, this was the site of the Japanese surrender to the British in WWII. You’ll find military paraphernalia and weapons, the remains of fortified tunnels, and wax figures of Japanese and British soldiers. Go on the Fort Siloso Skywalk – another free thing to do in Singapore while you are there. This 181 meters-long trail provides a scenic treetop trek en route to Fort Siloso – 11 stories above the ground!
65. See hydroponic farming at Edible Garden City
Edible Garden City designs, builds and maintains food gardens in Singapore, including a number of restaurants, hotels, schools, residences, and more! Over the last 7 years, they’ve completed hundreds of food gardens in Singapore. Their farm is open for workshops and camps (drop them a text to find out more before heading down!). Find out more here.
66. Check out Imbiah Trail and Bridge (FREE!)
Imbiah Trail & Sentosa Nature Discovery is a 2.3km nature trail featuring interactive exhibits, sculptures and a lookout point, along with different flora and fauna along the route. The Imbiah Bridge (also FREE!) is a 25m elevated boardwalk links the Nature Discovery Trail to the Imbiah forest.
67. Take a Pony Ride
Take the little ones (as small as 3 years old) for a short pony ride at Gallop Stable – there’s one at both Horse City and Pasir Ris, and rides are $10.
68. Spend the day at indoor playground Superpark
SuperPark is great for all ages, but older kids will get to truly enjoy all the fun heart-pumping activities around this super (and massive) indoor playground at Suntec City Mall! There are two levels of unlimited activities, including popular ball games like SuperBall and BaseBall; interactive games like SuperHoop, SuperPinBall, Valo Jump, Hot Stepper, as well as Archery, Skate & Scoot, Augmented Climbing, SuperClimb and Tube Slide, amongst others. Kids love the pedal carts and it’s probably one of the few playgrounds in town where parents can play with their kids in. Read all about SuperPark here.
69. Visit KidsSTOP or the Science Centre Singapore
Older kids will have fun making discoveries about electricity and more at the Science Centre, while younger kids can spend a whole day at KidsSTOP, the interactive science centre for kids with tonnes of buttons to push. Then head outside to the adjacent splash pad. We love this indoor edutainment place so much we wrote a whole guide one it here!
70. Bounce Galore at Bouncy Paradise
Burn off some energy at Bouncy Paradise featuring a huge interconnected bouncy castle platform with 20 rainbow slides, trampolines, ball pits big enough to swim in with unicorn floats, plus obstacle courses, climbing walls, a flying fox and more!
71. Cool off at the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome
Head to Cloud Forest, the indoor, climate-controlled conservatory within Gardens by the Bay to marvel at the beautiful rare flora and fauna and the indoor waterfall (used to be the tallest indoor waterfall in the world until Jewel’s indoor waterfall vortex came along). Note that there’s an extra admission cost.
72. Visit Jewel at Changi Airport
Nope, we still haven’t gotten bored of spending long hours at Jewel at Changi Airport bewitched by that stunning indoor vortex waterfall, shopping, eating and playing at Canopy Park (on Level 5) where there are slides, hedge mazes, entertaining mirror mazes and enormous bouncing nets. Read here for ticket prices and what to expect at Jewel, Canopy at Changi Airport.
73. Get trampolining
Get your bounce on at fab indoor trampoline parks all over Singapore. If you are going with little ones look out for special timings where only small kids get to bounce.
74. Read at a library treehouse! (FREE)
My Tree House at the National Library is the world’s first green library (and loads of fun for littlies!). Or, head over to the [email protected] with an Augmented Reality room, which brings stories to life. Many of the libraries have fun workshops for kids from coding to crafts plus STEAM for teens (workshops closed during pandemic).
Read more: Best libraries for kids in Singapore
75. For a very different clime, take the kids ice skating
There are two real ice skating rinks in Singapore – Kallang Leisure Park on the East Coast and JCube in Jurong. The Rink hosts special dance evenings every Friday and Saturday night with tunes and flashing disco lights.
76. Visit an indoor playground
If it’s too hot to contemplate going outside or if it’s raining, pop into an indoor playground like Waka Waka which is great for young kids through to 8 year olds. See our video of Singapore’s best indoor playgrounds here.
77. Visit Singapore’s largest Buddhist temple
Marvel at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple (conveniently close to Bishan Park!) and take photos of the kids in the grounds with the mini stone statutes. Or take a tour of the beautiful Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Don’t forget to cover your shoulders and knees! Then head across the street for lunch at Maxwell Hawker Centre (one of our faves when it is open).
78. Have a History lesson
Visit the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery and learn more about Singapore’s civil defence history.
79. Spend the day at the aquarium
Head over to the S.E.A Aquarium and gaze at sharks, learn about jelly fish, touch some marine creatures in the touch pond, and then sit back and watch the aquarium through spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows.
80. Get cultured at the Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) combines a stellar location and a truly in-depth exploration of Asia’s rich cultural heritage along with fab family-friendly programmes ‘ACM Adventures’ that focus on art, craft, and movement.
81. Skydive indoors!
Get the thrills of skydiving without mum and dad getting grey hairs with fright at iFly Singapore! Older kids love this spot on the Sentosa Beachfront. Make sure they’re ready for this — it’s not for the sensitive, it gets loud and windy in there!
82. Let kids eat with their hands from a banana leaf!
After Mustafa head to The Banana Leaf Apolo Restaurant for delicious Southern Indian signatures like fish head curry. (They’ve got Northern staples, too.) Read up on what to order at Indian restos for kids here.
83. Take the Kids to National Museum Singapore
Discover our nation’s history at the interactive National Museum of Singapore. Sign the kids up for an interactive tour to keep them entertained and check if there are any special kids activities, arts and crafts sessions or workshops.
84. Chow down on dim sum
Dim sum is one of those cuisines that kids often adore. We love heading to China Town during Mid-Autumn Festival or Chinese New Year to see all the decorations and colourful lanterns. How many restaurants from our dim sum guide have you tried?
85. Practise your aim with indoor mini golf
Holey Moley indoor mini golf is a hit with older kids and comes complete with a restaurant so parents can sit nearby while kids play on their own feeling relatively independent (this used to be a great spot for daytime birthday parties and adults evenings, too pre-Covid!).
86. Take the kids bowling
There are lots of kid-friendly bowling alleys in town, some with bumpers on the lanes to help kids with their aim and some have special 5-hole balls and ramps to help younger kids slide that heavy bowling ball down the lane.
87. Try the cheapest Michelin-starred lunch in the world
At Hawker Chan a plate of Hong Kong soya sauce chicken with rice or noodles will set you back around $2! Not sure what to order when you are at a hawker? Peep our guide to the best hawker dishes in town.
88. Roll on into HiRoller
Teens and older kids will have a blast at the newly opened and largest indoor roller skating rink in Singapore HiRoller.
89. Take your kids shopping at a neighbourhood wet market
They will see everything from live frogs to weird and wonderful fruits and veg. Click here for our guide to Singapore’s wet markets, but make sure you get there early, as most stalls close by noon.
90. Have a staycation!
Pack a bag and get the kids to do the same (young kids find this fun can you imagine!) and head over to a hotel in Singapore for the night for a fun different experience. Read all about staycations in Singapore here.
91. Take the kids rock climbing
Check out our roundup of rock climbing centres for kids -some are indoor with themed walls or augmented reality areas, others feature outdoor climbing walls for adrenaline junkies. Kids as young as two can get involved but this is also a super idea for teens.
92. Check out how far Singapore has developed at The URA Centre
The URA Centre is actually fascinating for kids with its bird’s eye view of large-scale architectural models and a look at the history behind Singapore’s urban renewal.
93. Give back to the less fortunate (FREE!)
We all know how lucky we are to live in safe, beautiful Singapore, but it’s also worth reminding our kiddos of their good fortune (while also fostering gratitude and reducing entitlement). Check out our roundup of all the places kids can volunteer in Singapore!
94. Take the kids to FutureWorld at the ArtScience Museum
Take the kids to FutureWorld at the ArtScience Museum. One of our fave permanent exhibitions, this highly interactive experience makes a fun excursion for toddlers, big kids, and even snap-happy IG addicts. On Fridays kids enter free with paying adults!
95. Catch a kid-friendly flick
We love all the child- and baby-friendly movie options in Singapore that mean you never have to feel bad about your kids making noise. Golden Village offers both “KidsFlix” and “Mums & Babies” screenings (featuring less-dim lights and changing tables in the theatre – check Facebook for details), while Shaws has just introduced Singapore’s first dedicated family hall, “Dreamers” at Jewel Changi Airport.
96. Marvel at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Whether your kids love dinosaurs or butterflies, they’re bound to be amazed by this extensive natural history collection at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, which actually originated with Stamford Raffles himself!
97. Get a Mama-Child Mani-Pedi
98. Have a cultural morning at the Chinatown Heritage Centre
At Chinatown Heritage Centre (currently closed undergoing renovations) get a glimpse into the lives of Chinatown’s early migrant residents. The museum is small enough to be easy to navigate, and kids will love looking into the past with the carefully recreated interiors of 1950s shophouse tenants depicting their lives. And grab a cheap Michelin-Starred hawker lunch afterwards!
99. Visit the Air Force Museum (FREE)
The Air Force Museum (currently closed) is filled with interactive exhibits, 3D models, and – best of all – super cool multi-player flight simulators – this FREE museum is a big hit with aspiring pilots.
100. Have a spot of afternoon tea
Whew! If you’ve made it all the way to the bottom of our list, clearly it’s time to recharge. Singapore is filled with wonderful afternoon tea buffets even if they are modified due to the pandemic. You can even order a high tea set to enjoy at home! Click here to see all our top picks for afternoon tea in Singapore!
Read More: Check out our fave brunches in Singapore here!
Looking for ideas of what to do this weekend with the family? Every week in our Weekend Planner we bring you an updated post on places to go in Singapore, events in town as well as ideas on things to do with the kiddos.
Anything else you think the kids will go wild for in Singapore? Email us pronto at [email protected]