1.Skyline Luge Sentosa
45 Siloso Beach Walk, 099003
(second entrance at Imbiah Lookout)
Take the Skyride chairlift, ride above the trees and then jump in a lightweight four-wheeled kart and cruise down a choice of trails on the slopes of Sentosa. Riders have full control over their descent, as they twist and turn down wide jungle tracks like the Jungle or the Dragon trail, Kupu Kupu and Expedition. Zoom to the end, ready to do it all over again!
2.Woods in the Books
No. 3 Yong Siak St, Tiong Bahru 168642
This quaint bookshop specialises in gorgeous picture books, while a second branch, Books Ahoy! (located at 583 Orchard Rd, 02-03) offers chapter and picture books in fiction and non-fiction that will satisfy the reading needs of older kids. Bring your junior booklovers to one of their regular reading sessions or workshops.
3.Singapore’s National Museum
98 Stamford Road, 178897
Check out fascinating exhibitions and galleries featuring the history of Singapore’s food, fashion, photography, street art, social history and more. Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to the museum’s artefacts themed around numbers, colours, and ABCs. Look out for special kid friendly events around National Day on 9-10 August and loads of drop in activities and workshops advertised on their website.
8 Marina Gardens Dr, 018951
Marina Barrage attracts families all year round, thanks to its expanse of green space, jaw-dropping views of the bay area and the occasional sightings of otters, monitor lizards and other critters. It’s also a great place to go fly a kite. Pack a picnic basket and unfurl your kite into the sky – this old-fashioned kids’ activity never goes out of style. If you don’t have a kite, head to the Gift, Kite & Convenience Store for a huge selection of flying creations – from ladybirds to dragons.
5.Punggol Waterway Park
Along Sentul Crescent Road nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/punggol-waterway-park
Built around the Punggol Waterway and located along Sentul Crescent, Punggol Waterway Park is an expansive and beautifully kept green haven, perfect for family adventures. The park is segmented into four different themes – Nature Cove, Recreation Zone, Heritage Zone and Green Gallery. Little kids will adore the Rec Zone with activities like water and sand play. For more amazing local parks, turn to page 22.
6.MINT Museum of Toys
26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
Dial up the nostalgia while introducing your kids to classic characters like Tintin and Popeye at this private toy museum. Over five levels, MINT showcases a collection of over 50,000 vintage toys, including rare pieces from more than 40 countries, such as the valuable Alice Doll (UK, 1930s) by Farnell and the Mickey Mouse Hurdy Gurdy (Germany, 1930s). Check the website for Make & Play sessions.
The Annex, Science Centre
15 Science Centre Road, 609081
Until August 31, travel back in time to the Cretaceous period and solve the mystery behind the elusive Australian polar dinosaurs. Curated by world-renowned palaeontologist Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich, DinoQuest spans across seven thematic zones that engage dino fans in a multi-sensory experience; from holographic mapping to augmented and virtual reality environments.
8.Central Public Library
100 Victoria St, #B1-01 188064
Basement 1 of National Library Building
The proud home of Mr Tree House, the world’s first green library for kids, the children’s section of the NLB is a haven for mini bookworms and parents alike. Explore the sizeable collection of children’s books and sign up for diverse programmes; from book clubs to lunchtime talks and storytelling sessions.
9.HeadRock VR Singapore
#01-38/39, Resorts World
26 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
HeadRock VR claims to be Singapore’s first fully-fledged Virtual Reality themed park, boasting 11 mild to challenging adventures. Strap in and get transported into virtual adventures, including braving a blizzard, warding off a robot enemy attack and taking a jungle rafting adventure. Tickets need to be purchased from Sistic.