Kidz Activities shares its top 10 kids activities in Singapore.
Is Singapore really a good place for travel with kids? And the simple answer is a resounding YES! Here’s why we recommend Singapore for travel with kids:
- Singapore is a melting pot of cultures – there is simply so much to see, so much to learn and so much to explore.
- It is easy to get around via public transportation (even with a pram). And if you decide not to go through their buses and trains, riding the taxi wouldn’t break your wallet.
- The city is extremely clean, which is a plus for parents with young kids.
- The food is relatively cheap.
- And there is just heaps of kids activities in Singapore that the little ones will love it!
Still unconvinced? Read on, maybe even have your child sit next to you as you read on and talk about the things to see and do in Singapore, and you will surely get everyone excited to go on a holiday there.
Top 10 kids activities in Singapore recommended by the Kidz Activities team:
1. Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. At Universal Studios, kids activities abound: Experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series, including TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, and more. The theme park is divided into 7 zones: Hollywood, Sci-Fi City, New York, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar.
If you are visiting with young children (ages 2-8), Kidz Activities recommends the following areas:
- Madagascar. The kids will love the boat ride at Madagascar (A Crate Adventure), while younger children will enjoy the King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round (a Madagascar themed Carousel) and the street entertainment called Madagascar Boogie!
- Far Far Away. The Shrek 4D Adventure will likely tickle the funny bones of your kids, as they laugh at the silly jokes and experience the surprise 4D effects during the show.
- Ancient Egypt. The Treasure Hunters ride will be loved by children as young as 2 years old, as they pretend to drive through the ancient Egyptian ruins in a mini jeep.
- New York. If your little ones like Sesame Street, they will enjoy the street entertainment featuring those lovable puppets in life size. They will also be able to take photos with their favorite characters after the show.
If you are visiting with older children, they will most definitely enjoy all the thrill rides found through out the theme park. But one that is NOT to be missed is the Transformers ride. This is a 3D thrill ride where you are right in the middle of the action of the battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. This ride will be enjoyed even by adults.
2. Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park in Singapore is arguably the best bird park in the world. It contains hundreds of bird species and beautifully landscaped plants and trees. Kidz Activities highly recommends visitors to see the King of the Skies bird show and to experience Lory feeding in the world’s largest Lory Flight aviary.
3. Singapore Zoo
Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo has been known to have among the most beautiful settings in the world, where animals roam freely in open and natural habitats. It is home to over 2,800 animals from over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
Don’t miss the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia, an award wining zone that depicts a day of life in this East African area, which features the Hamadryas baboons.
Kidz Activities recommends to take a special ride on an elephant or catch unique experiences like having breakfast with a family of Orangutans. These experiences will surely be remembered by your kids in the years to come.
4. Night Safari
The Night Safari is the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. Here you can explore the rainforest at dusk, journey through the wildlife night park on an exciting tram ride, enjoy tribal performances, spectacular shows & up close animal encounters.
5. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land and a 5-minute walk from the Marina Bay Sands hotel. For a bit of education on plants and the environment, Kidz Activities recommends a trip to the 2 domes: the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome.
The Cloud Forest is a mysterious world veiled in mist. It contains a 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Kids will learn about unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests and the environmental threats they face within the nine unique zones in this cool-moist Conservatory.
The Flower Dome, on the other hand, is a world of perpetual spring. It is home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, it showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments, and features beautiful, colorful flowers in the Flower Field.
After that educational trip to the domes, journey on to the impressive Supertrees. These 16-storey-tall vertical gardens collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as venting ducts for the park’s conservatories. For school-aged children, Kidz Activities recommends a walk on the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre-long walkway suspended between two Supertrees, which offers a bird’s eye view of the Gardens and the Marina Bay urban area. For younger kids and adults alike, experience the OCBC Garden Rhapsody when night falls. In this show, watch the Supertrees come alive with a dazzling myriad of light displays bursting across the sky.
6. The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is a giant ferris wheel – actually the world’s largest observation wheel. Adults will enjoy the 360 degree views in this 30 minute ride, while children of all ages will simply be awestruck with the entire experience of it all.
7. Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon at Sentosa Island
This oceanarium at Sentosa Island features a unique breed of Pink Dolphins, named Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins. Born grey, the dolphins eventually turns pink as they mature. Catch the dolphin show, feed gentle sting rays and sharks and enjoy the underwater view of sharks and other marine life through an 83m acrylic tunnel, where visitors move on a travelator belt.
8. S.E.A. Aquarium
S.E.A. Aquarium is the newest attraction in Singapore. You can view the awe-inspiring world of the ocean at the world’s largest aquarium (accredited by the Guinness World Records). It is home to more than 800 species of marine animals, including majestic manta rays, enormous goliath groupers, napoleon wrasses, and other gentle giants of the sea.
9. Singapore Ducktours
This is a great way to get an overall tour of Singapore in an hour, which the kids will enjoy at the same time. Embark on a land and sea adventure on a remodeled WWII amphibious Vietnamese war craft. Kids will excite at how the ‘bus’ transforms into a boat and gets into the water. This journey brings you up close to Singapore’s famous skyline, historical landmarks and gorgeous bay view.
10. Food Trip
Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures. And being so, the Kidz Activities team will always recommend to make the children try and experience the flavours of these diverse cultures. Local food need not be expensive if you visit one of the many Hawker Centres found around Singapore.
For breakfast or a snack, make the kids try Kaya Toast, the Singaporean version of eggs and toast. The toast is served with butter and a coconut flavoured jam (Kaya) and soft boiled egg. Some breakfast places even serve Milo toast, which kids will surely love. It is essentially toasted bread topped with heaps of Milo and drizzled with condensed milk.
And as an added bonus, Kidz Activities recommends one more thing to do FROM Singapore as a day trip… If you have more time to spare in Singapore, why not take a short trip to Malaysia…
11. Kidz Activties’ Bonus Tip: Go to Legoland in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Not necessarily in Singapore, but the Legoland theme park in Johor Bahru is more accessible from Singapore than from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Only a 10 minute drive from the checkpoint between the Singapore and Malaysian border, this theme park will surely delight Lego lovers. Although this theme park was made for children of all ages, reviews have stated that it is most enjoyed by children between the ages 4 to 10.
Now that you know that there are tons of kids activities to do in Singapore, start planning your next family holiday to Singapore! And remember that getting to Singapore doesn’t have to be expensive. Singapore Airlines launched their budget airline Scoot.com, which initially traveled from Sydney/Gold Coast to Singapore – for as low as AU$199 one-way (inclusive of taxes and fees). It is a no-frills, budget airline, so don’t expect the same level of service as the major carriers. But for purpose of traveling with kids on a budget, it does it’s job. Just remember to travel with kids prepared.