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Best Places to Visit in Singapore with Kids

By Anjali Chawla  
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If you ask me a piece of advice on the best destinations to visit with kids, Singapore tops hands down. This tiny go-getter island has everything that fits any kid’s idea of fun and entertainment. If you still haven’t taken your kids to Singapore, high time you do before they grow up. This post includes our recommendations of the best places to visit in Singapore with kids.

We are exuberantly planning our first trip abroad. I list the easy-to-get-visa, affordable yet worth-visiting countries from India – Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, and Singapore. After intensive internet research, brainstorming sessions with friends and family (after all it’s our first international trip), we finalize Singapore.

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Completely abandoning the idea of the tour operator, we decide to plan our first international trip on our own. Visa for Singapore. Check. Hotel. Check. Flights. Check. Itinerary. Check. Ticking off boxes on the checklist; our incitement takes off. Planning is as rad as traveling itself.

The D-Day is here! We are ready to board the flight for Singapore. Mini-me is more excited than us. The thrill and nervousness in taking the first International trip are unmatched – can you relate to the feeling?

The minute I deboard the flight, the charm of Singapore’s Changi Airport grips me. Flawlessly clean, impeccably managed, customer-centric, gastronomically and aesthetically arresting food court, thoughtfully jampacked with impressive activities for all ages – butterfly garden, rooftop swimming pool with the view, a movie theatre that’s free and whatnot; no one would ever mind long layovers if all airports are like Changi.

Now I know why it is consecutively ranked the world’s top airport.

Best Places to visit in Singapore with Kids Changi Airport

Changi Airport in Singapore, a destination in its own right!

One of the busiest airports in the world, yet seamless check-in/check-out process. The best part is immigration officer offering candies to the travelers during check-in and check-out. That’s a little yet big gesture to make visitors feel welcomed.

My eyes try to follow the verdant grandeur intelligently weaved into the city skyline while hubby talks with the cab driver. “Where are you from, sir?” the driver asks curiously. “Delhi,” hubby replies, and I’m still not ready to leave the views outside the car window to join the conversation. “I’m from Kerala,” he says with a Duchenne smile. They continue to converse while I continue to breathe in the unique visual experience.

Ofttimes hailed as a ‘The City in the Garden’ Singapore aspires to be the greenest in the world by 2030 and it’s flourishing on that ambition. In spite of the fact that Singapore doesn’t have its own natural resources, the driven country has become a thriving global giant by developing innovative and state-of-the-art urban solutions. No wonder, it is ranked as one of the world’s most sustainable and livable cities.

As a traveler, I could observe the striking differences co-existing perfectly within the little yet densely populated country. Chinese, Malay, Indian, Eurasian, and Peranakan make up the racial and ethnic composition of Singapore.

Inspiringly, languages or food or lifestyle of different ethnicities don’t divide but unite Singaporeans. Besides English, they speak Singlish (a blend of mother tongues of different ethnicities viz. English, Malay, Tamil, and Mandarin.)

Its smooth and advanced public transit network, a low crime rate that makes it super-safe, cultural and religious diversity, cleanliness, world-class architecture, food diversity, A1 shopping experience, child-centered activities, fascinating wildlife, beaches, buzzing nightlife and endless possibilities make it one of the best travel destinations in the world.

Exploring it with all my heart and soul, I can avow without a hitch that Singapore offers a bevy of diverse experiences for travelers around the world especially for little ones.

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SINGAPORE WITH KIDS

The Lion City has fascinating, cool and epic attractions that appeal to all. With so much to see and do in Singapore one definitely needs to pace himself/herself. Choose the attractions or activities that interest you to limit yourself and not get caught in the infamous tropical humidity of Singapore. Here’s our pick of the best places to visit in Singapore with kids to get you started.

1. Merlion Park

After seeing countless images of mythical half-lion half-fish Merlion while planning our trip to Singapore, it instinctively had to be the first thing to see in Singapore for us.

Merlion Statue has home in the Merlion Park. The park is behind the Fullerton Hotel.

Apart from the two statues (the original and the smaller version) at the Merlion Park, Singapore has Merlion statues at Sentosa, Mount Faber, and the Tourism Court.

Best Places to Visit in Singapore with Kids Merlion Park

Average Time Needed: 15 minutes; Admission: Free Entry; Operating Hours: 24 hours

2. Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show (Spectra)

Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore’s Iconic Hotel presents a dazzling 15-minutes light and water show at 20:00 and 21:00 hours from Sunday to Thursday and an additional show at 22:00 hours on Friday and Saturday.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Marina Bay Sands Water and Light Show

This symphony of water, light, and sound bedazzles the audience. You can take a river cruise to enjoy the show in a completely different perspective.

If you want to click the awesome photographs of the show with Marina Bay Sands in the backdrop, Merlion Park is the best bet for you.

Average Time Needed: 30 minutes; Admission: Free to Public; Operational Hours: Sunday to Thursday – 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday – 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm

3. Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo is a zoo with a difference. Animal lovers are sure to love it. You won’t see low-spirited animals imprisoned in cages here. In fact, you get up close with a variety of animals roaming happily in their natural habitat.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Tiger in Singapore Zoo

The animal and bird shows add on to the charm. Breakfast with the Orangutans is the coolest thing you can do at Singapore Zoo. We didn’t book the seating in advance (seats are limited) and thus, missed this unique experience.

You can board the zoo tram that stops at four of the tram stations at different exhibits and lets you explore the wildlife park effortlessly with young kids.

Mini-me stood in awe as she encountered wildlife up close. Her readiness to pose to get a picture with animals amused us to no end. Why? Because photographing her is a real challenge otherwise.

Rainforest Lumina, Asia’s first multimedia night walk is a new addition to the Singapore Zoo.

Click Here to Book Rainforest Lumina Admission Ticket.

You can relax and eat at any of the restaurants or cafes inside the zoo once you finish the exploration as you need energy for the Night Safari, world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals.

Average Time Needed: Half-Day; Admission: SGD 35 (adults), SGD 23 (kids); Operational Hours: 8:30 am– 6:00 pm Daily (Last ticket sale at 5:30 pm)

Click Here to Book Singapore Zoo Entry and Tram Ticket.

Want to Experience Unique Jungle Breakfast Experience at Singapore Zoo? Book Here.

4. Night Safari

Our Night Safari adventure started with electrifying Thumbuakar Performance (fire show) and ended with the amazing Creatures of Night Show.

We were clearly not ready to face crowds and long queues for the Guided Night Safari Tram Ride. The average wait time in a queue is 40 minutes. It gets boring for kids, of course.

Make sure to bring snacks or a book to keep the kids busy. We had to buy some food from the ground outlets to keep mini-me busy 🙂

Best Things to do in Singapore Night Safari Tram Station

I’d recommend buying the tickets online in advance for two reasons; you get them cheaper and save yourself time and effort. The tickets exhaust fast.

If I choose to go back, I’d opt for the walking trails over tram expedition. The trails are well-lit and easily walkable.

Average Time Needed:2-3 hours; Admission Ticket: SGD 47 (adult), SGD 31 (child); Operational Hours: 7:15 pm– 12:00 am Daily (Last entry at 11:15 pm) Retail shops open from 5.00 pm and restaurants open from 5.30 pm

Click Here to Buy Night Safari Ticket.

5. River Safari

Sandwiched between the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, River Safari is the world’s first & I guess the only river-themed wildlife park.

Kids and kids-at-heart super enjoy meeting the wildlife in a boat crisscrossing into the wild Amazon rainforest.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids River Safari

Pandas and manatees steal the show at River Safari.

Invest in a Parkhopper Plus Ticket that combines the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari, and Jurong Bird Park experience plus all the tram and boat rides in one ticket. It’s cheaper than buying the tickets for individual attractions.

Keep an eye on special discounts offered by Wildlife Reserves Singapore that runs the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari, and Jurong Bird Park

Average Time Needed: 2-3 hours; Admission Ticket: SGD 32 (adult), SGD 21 (child); Operational Hours: 10:00am– 7:00 pm Daily (Last ticket sale at 6:30 pm)

Click Here to Book the Singapore River Safari Ticket.

6. Gardens By The Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a beautiful example of intelligent ecotourism. The Garden in the city offers out-of-the-world views of Marina waterfront across its three gardens.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Gardens by the Bay

Bay South Garden is the largest of the three and makes space for the iconic Supertrees famous climate-controlled conservatories – Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay

Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay where nature inspires art.

Both the domes offer a cursory relief from hot and humid weather. Cloud Forest welcomes you with a beautiful waterfall famed as the world’s largest indoor waterfall.

Walking through the cloud forest while discovering the rare plants, beautiful orchids all covered in the cool mist is a heavenly experience.

Make sure to bring a light waterproof jacket with you.

The Flower Dome, the largest glass greenhouse in the world, features nature like never before. Be ready to be amazed by the colorful extravaganza.

Supertree Grove within the Gardens by the Bay is the most iconic and popular attraction in Singapore. 12 out of 18 Supertrees adorn the Supertree Grove.

The entry to the Supertree Grove is free. You can take a stroll along the Supertree Grove’s OCBC Skyway and can even dine at a restaurant that sits at the tallest Supertree.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Gardens by the Bay OCBC Skywalk

OCBC Skyway – as above, so below 🙂

Don’t miss the psychedelic Garden Rhapsody Light and Sound Show that takes place daily at 19:45 and 20:45 hours. Admission is absolutely free! Grab a nice place before it starts.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Gardens by the Bay Rhapsody Light and Sound Show

Mini-me gazes up at the brightly lit Supertrees with her mouth agape! Photo: Mike Enerio

To book a combo ticket that includes entry to Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, and OCBC Skyway, follow this link.

We couldn’t explore Far East Organization Children’s Garden but have got great reviews about it from friends and family. There’s always a next time!

Average Time Needed: At least half a day

Admission: SGD 28 (adult), SGD 15 (child) for cooled conservatories; SGD 8 (adult), SGD 5 (child) for OCBC Skyway; free admission to outdoor gardens and Far East Organization Children’s Garden

Operational Hours: 9 am – 9 pm daily (last sale at 8 pm) for cooled conservatories and OCBC Skyway; 5 am – 2 am daily for outdoor gardens; 10 am – 7 pm from Tuesday to Friday (last admission at 6:30 pm) and 9 am – 9 pm on weekends and public Holidays (last admission at 8:30 pm) for Far East Organization Children’s Garden

7. Singapore Flyer

Riding a Singapore Flyer, the second tallest observation wheel in the world, is a great family experience. Every capsule holds around 28 people; we got lucky to have all of it to us.

Best places to visit in Singapore Flyer

As the capsule reaches its maximum height, you can’t help but ogle at the mesmerizing views of Singapore and beyond. On a clear day, you can even see Malaysia and Indonesia.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Flyer Singapore View

Breathtaking view from Singapore Flyer

Average Time Needed: 60 mins; Ticket Cost: SGD 33 (adults), SGD 21 (kids); Operational Hours: 8.30am – 10.30pm (Last admission at 10 pm)

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8. Bedok Reservoir Park

Forest Adventure, an outdoor activity center at Bedok Reservoir Park, offers treetop obstacle courses for kids and adults. They have kids (designed for 5 to 10 years kids), junior (teens) and grand (adults) courses.

It’s demanding but fun. You climb nets, fasten crazy rope ladders, and bridges and ride a zip line over water, all by yourself. You are given a safety briefing to make you good to go 🙂

Indulge in the euphoria! Espie the other side of Singapore you know.

Average Time Needed: 3-4 hours, Operational Hours: 11 am – 6:30 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm from Friday to Sunday and Public Holidays, Monday closed; Admission – Grand Course: SGD 50 (adult), Kids Course: SGD 36, Kids Course for accompanying adult: SGD 20, Junior Course: SGD 39

9. Singapore Cable Car

Taking a Singapore Cable Car to Sentosa is the fastest, the most impressive but the most lavish way to arrive. Board a gondola at Harborfront or Mount Faber and relish the panoramic view of Singapore and Sentosa.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Cable Car

Singapore Cable Car

We decided to reach Sentosa by cable car and come back to Singapore by the boardwalk.

If you plan to do a cable car roundtrip, take the cable car at Imbiah Lookout, Merlion or Siloso Point at Sentosa for the return journey.

Singapore Cable Car isn’t just a way to arrive in Sentosa but an experience in its own way.

Another way to reach Sentosa is taking a taxi from Singapore to VivoCity Mall Sentosa Station to catch a Sentosa Island Monorail Express that stops at Waterfront Station (Resorts World Sentosa), Imbiah Station and Beach Station. The first train runs at  7 am and the last train at 12 am.

Average Time Needed: 1-2 hours; Admission: SGD 35 (adult), SGD 25 (child); Operational Hours: 8:45 am – 10 pm daily (last boarding at 9:30 pm/last ticket sale at 9:15 pm)

Click Here to Buy Your Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass.

10. Sentosa Boardwalk – A Walk to Remember

Sentosa Boardwalk connects Resorts World Sentosa to VivoCity Waterfront.

Best Places to visit in Singapore with Kids Sentosa Boardwalk

Sheltered travelators and walkways at Sentosa Boardwalk

You can choose to walk on the moving walkways and travellators sheltered by canopies or can walk on the side that’s not covered to relish the mesmerizing views of the ocean; any which ways it’s an exhilarating experience.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Sentosa Boardwalk

Ocean view while walking the Sentosa Boardwalk

It just takes SGD 1 and 20 minutes leisure walk to reach the VivoCity from where you can board a taxi or bus back to Singapore. Isn’t it better than queuing for a cable car or shuttle?

11. Sentosa Island

Sentosa is a heaven for kids of all ages. The list of attractions in Sentosa is endless; Tiger Sky Tower, Sentosa Merlion Statue, Madame Tussauds, Butterfly Park & the Insect Kingdom, Sentosa 4d AdventurelandSentosa Segway, Kidzania Singapore, Port of the Lost Wonder, Fort Siloso, Megazip Adventure Park, Wave House, iFly, Skyline Luge Sentosa, and Wings of Time Show, Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach, and Tanjong Beach.

Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Dolphin Island, The Maritime Experiential Museum, and Trick Eye Museum at the Resorts World Sentosa are the must-see attractions with kids.

Phew!

You can choose any of these as per the time and days you have on hand.

Save Big with Sentosa Fun Pass that Includes up to 11 Attractions in a Day. 

If you have limited time in Sentosa, I’d recommend covering at least the Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids SEA Aquarium

S.E.A. Aquarium. Photo: Shaun Low

S.E.A Aquarium in Sentosa is one of the largest aquariums in the world. From sea dragons, lionfish, manta ray, sea jellies, dolphins to moray eels, stingray and a huge variety of sharks – the ocean above hold you spellbound.

Average Time Needed: 3-4 hours; Admission Ticket: SGD 39 (adult), SGD 29 (child); Operational Hours: 10 am – 7 pm daily (timings may vary)

Universal Studios Singapore is all things fun and fascinating! There’s a reason it’s awarded as the Best Amusement Park in the World.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Candylicious at Universal Studios Singapore

Candylicious at Universal Studios Singapore

Mini-me let her face painted, met the Disney characters, took multiple thrilling rides, and bought a basket of candies at Candylicious.

Madagascar – A Great Adventure, and Shrek 4D Adventure made to her favorite list.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore Castle

Average Time Needed: One Day; Admission: SGD 76 (adults), SGD 56 (kids); Operational Hours: 10 am – 7 pm (Closing times vary) daily

Click Here to Buy Universal Studios Singapore One Day Pass with Hotel Pick-Up.

12. ArtScience Museum

Have you ever wondered what that iconic lotus-shaped building you see in most of Singapore’s images holds? ArtScience Museum. It effortlessly adds to the Singapore’s Skyline.

The Museum serves as a premium venue for the world-class touring exhibitions.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum

I love taking mini-me to science museums as it stretches as well as satisfies her curiosity.

She walked through the different exhibits of the ArtScience museum with wide-eyed wonder. I’m sure, your kids will love to see what happens when art meets science.

Average Time Needed: 2-3 hours; Admission: Check ticket prices here; Operational Hours: 10 am – 7 pm daily

Click Here to Book ArtScience Museum Admission Ticket.

13. Singapore Science Centre

Singapore Science Centre offers a hands-on learning experience for kids making it a must-visit for them. Indoor, as well as outdoor interactive science exhibits, entertain plus educate throughout the day.

Singapore Science Center’s Observatory, with the help of telescopes, lets you witness the shining constellations that watch over Singapore.

If time permits, make a stop at Snow City, an indoor snow center.

Click Here to Buy Science Centre Admission Tickets.

14. Jurong Bird Park

Settled on the Jurong Hill, Jurong Bird Park is a lovely place to visit with kids, younger or older. Asia’s largest Bird Park boasts of 8,000 plus birds of 600 plus species, of which many are rare and endangered.

Best Places to visit in Singapore with kids High Flyers Show Jurong Bird Park

Rainbow Lorikeets at High Flyers Show in Jurong Bird Park

Sun Conure, Cockatoos, Great Blue Turaco, Macaws, Pelicans, Hornbills, Flamingos, Penguins, Rainbow Lorikeet – You name it, they have it.

The bird shows are the highlight of the park. Our favorites have to be – High Flyers and King of the Skies.

Getting clicked with Caribbean flamingoes remains my favorite moment at Jurong Bird Park

Lori Feeding and Lunch with Parrots are other high points of Jurong Bird Park.

Book Jurong Bird Park Admission Ticket with a Unique Lunch with Parrots Experience.

15. Singapore River Bumboat Cruise

The cruise is the best and the fastest way to see Singapore and its stunning attractions along the way like Merlion, Mint Museum of Toys, Raffles Statue, and the Asian Civilisations Museum.

You can board the boat at any one of these locations – Robertson Quay, Clemenceau, River Valley, Clarke Quay, Read Bridge, Boat Quay, South Bridge, Fullerton, Merlion Park, Bayfront South, Esplanade, Promenade, and Marina Barrage.

Best Places to visit in Singapore Bumboat River Crusie

Bumboat Marina Bay River Cruise. Photo: Mike Enerio

Catch the sunset at Marina waterfront and take a nighttime boat cruise to enjoy the Marina Bay Water and Light Show while relaxing at boat deck.

Click Here to Buy Singapore River Cruise E-Ticket.

16. Original DUCKtour @ Suntech City

DUCKtour is a fun way to see Singapore’s iconic attractions like Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, the Esplanade Theater, Merlion, Gardens by the Bay, Fountain of Wealth, and the historical gems of Civic District.

Sit back and unwind in a refurbished World War II Vietnamese Amphibious vehicle as it takes you through a historical and stunning Civic District before it waddles into the water for a Marina Bay Tour.

Mini-me absolutely adored this unique land and water tour.

Book your Singapore Duck Tour in Amphibious Boat from World War II Here.

17. MacRitchie Reservoir Treetop Hike

A walk on a 250-meter aerial suspension bridge stretching between the two highest points within MacRitchie is fun for the whole family.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids MacRitchie Reservoir Treetop Hike

MacRitchie Reservoir Treetop Hike

18. Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

It’s a family owned pottery industry. You can buy unique pieces of pottery while kids can make their own pottery. It’s a treat to see them bask in the joy of turning the dull clay into masterpieces.

Also, you can witness Singapore’s oldest Dragon Kiln dating back 1940.

Best places to visit in Singapore with kids Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Photo by Thow Kwang

19. Wild Wild Wet Singapore

Wild Wild Wet is counted among the Top 10 Waterparks in Asia. From gentle rides for young kids to thrilling rides for older ones, from lifeguarding facilities of international standards to baby carriers to nursing rooms, the water park comes to known as the top family-friendly theme park.

You can plan to spend some time here while waiting for your flight back home as it’s close to Changi Airport.

Click Here to Book Wild Wild Wet Admission Ticket in Advance.

20. Walk Around the Cultural Neighborhoods – Little India, China Town, Kampong Glam and Katong

Singapore, a nation where different cultures and religions co-exist in harmony. No better way to explain unity in diversity to kids than a visit to Singapore’s cultural neighborhoods.

Little India is home to Indian (Tamil) Community in Singapore. Likewise, Singapore’s Chinese Community dwells in Chinatown, Malay and Arabs Community call Kampong Glam their home and the Peranakan community resides in Katong/Joo Chiat. Take your kids on the multi-ethnic adventure.

Take a Chinatown Food Tasting and Walking Tour.

Best Places to visit in Singapore with Kids Sultan Mosque Kampng Glam Arab Street

Awe-Inspiring Sultan Mosque at Arab Street in Kampong Glam

We particularly loved colorful Cambell Lane in Little India, Chinatown Food Street (CFS) in Chinatown and Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam.

Check This Walking Tour of Little India.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Musem and Sri Mariamman Hindu temple (oldest Hindu temple in Singapore) in Chinatown and Sri Mariamman Temple in Little India are also worth visiting.

Chinatown Heritage Centre in Chinatown, Malay Heritage Centre in Kampong Glam and Peranakan Museum in Katong tell the story of Singaporean Chinese, Malays, and Peranakans, the ethnic communities in Singapore.

21. AMPED Trampoline Park

Let the kids soak in fun and adventure at AMPED, Singapore’s first Trampoline Park. Book the tickets online as the capacity is limited.

It’s advisable to bring a pair of grip socks; you may purchase at the counter if you don’t have one.

The ticket per jumper is SGD 15 for an hour. One adult can accompany a child 3 years and under at no charge. The timings are from 10 am to 9 pm.

22. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

Marina Bay Sands Skypark is an observation deck on top of the Marina Bay Sands that overlooks the Marina Bay.

Visit during early evening to see Singapore in a different light – daylight, twilight, and night-time. Sadly, the spellbinding pool at 56th floor is reserved for Marina Bay Sand’s guests only.

Average Time Needed: 1-2 hours; Admission: SGD 23 (adults), SGD 17 (kids), SGD 20 (senior citizens); Operational Hours: Mon to Thu – 9:30 am to 10 pm; Fri to Sun – 9:30 am to 11 pm

Tickets can be purchased online or onsite at the ticket counter.

Click Here to Book Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck Tickets.

23. BooksActually, Tiong Bahru

BooksActually, an independent store in Tiong Bahru, supports local writers, poets, designers, and publishers. They curate amazing picks that are hard to find anywhere else. You’ll also find a great collection of beautiful stationery items, postcards, tote bags, and knick-knacks here.

I try to explore at least one local bookstore wherever I travel. It helps me understand the local literary scene plus satiates a bibliophile in me. I’m glad mini-me reflects my passion.

The happiness of bringing back books as a souvenir is inimitable.

Address: 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore-168645; Operational Hours: 10 am – 6 pm on Sunday and Monday, 10 am – 8 pm from Tuesday to Saturday

24. Jacobs Ballas Children’s Garden

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden within Singapore Botanic Gardens is the world’s largest children’s garden. We missed visiting Jacob Ballas during our visit to Singapore Botanic Gardens. Why? We didn’t know about it!

Singapore Botanic Gardens and Orchid Gardens within them are mentioned everywhere but no one talks about Jacobs Ballas Children’s Gardens.

Please take your kids to this super awesome children’s garden for some real outdoor fun. Check the must do play spots at Jacob Ballas.

The park is designed keeping in mind the children aged 14 and below.

Average Time Needed: 1-2 hours; Admission: Free; Operational hours: 8.00am to 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm); Closed on Mondays

25. Pulau Ubin

10 minutes bumboat ride from Changi takes you to Pulau Ubin, Singapore’s second largest Island. Strolling through the rustic kampong (village) with traditional houses is like stepping back in time.

Chek Jawa Wetlands, a rich and unique natural area, is the major attraction in Pulau Ubin. Six varied habitats blend at Chek Jawa – mangroves, coastal forest, seagrass lagoon, sandy beach, coral rubble, and rocky shore.

You can hire a bike or walk up to Chek Jawa. Bikes for kids are also available. Check Jawa remains open from 8:30 am to 6 pm.

Places to visit in Singapore with kids Pulau Ubin Singapore

Click Here to Book a Biking Adventure in Pulau Ubin.

26. Escape Artist

We all have played escape board or mobile games but the real escape room game is much more challenging and fun. Finding ways to break out of an escape room challenge is sheer exhilaration.

Escape Artist, the best in the real-life escape room games in Singapore, offers innovative puzzles that enhance the analytical, reasoning, scientific, and mathematical skills in kids. Also while playing kids learn to be resilient during tough times plus get the point of playing as a team.

Facing varied escape room scenarios like handling the zombies, deactivating a bomb, treasure hunting, climbing the dark tunnels, deactivating a bomb and whatnot. An impressive and immersive experience. The staff explains the rules and the cautionary measures before the game. They also give hints and clues to solve the puzzles.

Kids can choose one of the four escape games as per the age and difficulty level – Flashpoint, Last Light, Count Dracula, and Outpost X: Zombie Apocalypse

You can book the tickets online.

27. National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore, previously known as the Singapore History Museum is the largest and oldest museum on the island. This is a place where kids get a chance to get under the skin of Singapore.

The museum narrates the story of the nation’s history, culture, and its transition into what it’s today through its two galleries – Singapore History Gallery and Singapore Living Gallery.

Average Time Needed: 2-3 hours; Admission: SGD 15 (adult), SGD 10 (senior citizens/students/special access); Operational Hours: 10 am -7 pm daily

Click Here to Book Tickets for National Museum of Singapore

28. National Gallery of Singapore

Housed in the national monuments of City Hall and former Supreme Court,  National Gallery of Singapore manages the world’s largest assortment of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

The gallery with over 8,000 artworks display is a great introduction to Singapore’s culture, and history and its connection with the history and culture of other Asian nations.

Check if you can attend various workshops on storytelling or art conducted by the museum.

Average Time Needed: 2-3 hours; Admission: SGD 20; Operational Hours: 10 am – 7 pm (Saturday to Thursday), 10 am – 9 pm (Friday)

Best places to visit in Singapore National Museum of Singapore

National Gallery of Singapore.

29. Children Little Museum, Kampong

Opposite to Sultan Mosque, unnoticeable, located in a two-storeyed-shophouse, Children Little Museum is a privately owned treasure trove of vintage toys.

The museum runs a DIY Toy Workshop where you can learn to make wooden toys, musical instruments, flying wheels and much more.

Average Time Needed: 1 – 2 hours; Admission: SGD 2, SGD 20 – SGD 30 for DIY Toy Workshop; Operational Hours: 11 am – 9 pm daily

30. MINT (Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys) Museum of Toys

Founded by a toy enthusiast named Chang Yang Fa, to house his personal collection of toys, MINT Museum of Toys is a haven for kids and grown-ups enjoy going back in their childhood days. It showcases 50,000 toys dating back to 1840s from almost 40 countries around the world.

Average Time Needed: 1-2 hours; Admission: SGD 15 (adult), SGD 7.5 (child and senior citizen), Free Admission from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on last Saturday of the month; Operational Hours: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm daily; 9:30 am – 9:30 pm (last Saturday of the month)

Click Here to Book your Tickets for the MINT Museum of Toys

A great mix of culture, heritage, nature, and adventure; Singapore never fails to delight kids and adults for that matter. With innumerable attractions and activities, you discover hidden gems that the detailed guidebooks have overlooked even after spending months in the island country.

Note: You can book the tickets to all the attractions online at respective websites or onsite at the ticket counter. I’d suggest booking online in advance to avoid the last minute hassle. Plus you get great discounts when you book online.

Have you ever been to Singapore? Would you like to add to our list of best places to visit in Singapore with kids? Let us know in the comments section.

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Mohit
    January 17, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Superb, will soon be landimg there for a day and mar be try to cover few of these for sure

  • Reply
    Irina
    January 20, 2019 at 10:25 am

    I knew about the Universal Studios from my husband, but you have a month’s worth of visiting ideas here! This looks like a great itinerary for kids, I believe this sort of “kid-friendly” tourism is on the rise! Thank you for your ideas!

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    Yogesh Mankani
    January 20, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Wow that’s a long list and why should kids have all the fun. We will visit all these places too on behalf of our kid 😛

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    Biancca
    January 20, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    I was in Malaysia a year ago and was so sure that I was going to visit Singapore but was gutted to have run out of time so had to skip the flight to Singapore. Clearly, the little nation has so many amazing places to visit. I really hope to visit this year if not the next.

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    Zenja | Bearly Here
    January 20, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I agree with you, Singapore is so good for travel with kids! There are so many different entertainment types and things to do for children of all ages. And the best part is that they are not less interesting for parents! Thanks for sharing your ideas 🙂

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    Nina Out and About
    January 21, 2019 at 12:59 am

    I’m going to Singapore soon as an adult but I desperately want to visit Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show (Spectra) and the Cloud Forest (I think that’s the name) buildings.

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    Smita Chandra
    January 22, 2019 at 7:44 am

    We recently spent a couple months in Singapore and saw most of the sights (I thought!) but your lovely comprehensive post with stunning pics has shown me there’s still much left to see and do there! Got to plan another trip soon!

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    Alexander Popkov
    January 22, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Yeah, my friends told me already that Singapore is kid friendly. But you show way more things, more than they have told me about.

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    Renata Green
    January 22, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    There is so much to do in Singapore – and there is so much to do there for kids, too. Actually, the beautiful part is that many Singapore activities that are fun for kids are interesting for adults, too – which, obviously, makes Singapore the ideal family destination.

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    Cate
    January 22, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    This is amazing! I had no idea there was so much to do in Singapore and it was so kid friendly! Great post!

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    Emilio Marcos Sierra
    January 23, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Wow this is a very long list! Love how detailed you have been on all the different museums!

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    Richa
    January 23, 2019 at 12:46 am

    We had taken an extended holiday (4 months) in Singapore. I am glad you have included old as well as new attractions. So many lovely memories came back. I can still picture my kids playing in the water fountains of Sentosa and How I got called to volunteer to swim with the Dolphins 🙂

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    Yukti Agrawal
    January 23, 2019 at 1:00 am

    I always see that kids love Singapore and this reflects in your post too. Thanks for sharing a comprehensive guide on Singapore which covers each and every detail of kid-friendly places in Singapore. I would be referring to your post whenever I plan for Singapore with my children.

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    anshul
    January 23, 2019 at 1:25 am

    I did a solo trip to Singapore recently and loved every moment of it. What a beautiful place with so many things to do. Thanks for sharing this guide.

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    Rahat Arora
    January 23, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Singapore is so amazing places and a lot of
    more things to explore. As per your trip Singapore is seems to be friendly place to visit with kids.

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    Jaz | The Life of a Social Butterfly
    January 23, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I don’t know about kids but I’d love to do some of these activities myself! The Rhapsody Garden looks absolutely stunning lit up at night! Thanks for sharing!
    Jaz

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    Nomad Joseph
    January 24, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Well, that’s HUGE guide for Singapore with kids. In my opinion this country-city is great for family trip. Sentosa island with all the attractions there is amazing choice to spend a day. I would also add Haw Par Villa park to the list. It is super colorful place which was built by Burmese businessmen to show children how life works :))) Thanks for the article!

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