Check Out: Kids Special

When it’s safe to get out and about, keep your kids entertained with these active, educational and fun things to do in Singapore.

INDOOR:

1. Superpark
#02-477, Suntec City (North Wing), 038989
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This enormous indoor activity park will keep most kids entertained for hours.
It includes a games arena with baseball nets, basketball courts and a robot goalkeeper to help sharpen soccer skills. A freestyle hall is perfect for tweens and teens, with climbing walls, an obstacle course, trampolines, parkour and a skate park. Little kids can also have a blast with their parents, with an adventure area featuring a flying fox, tube slide, toddler’s gym and a pedal car track.

2. National Museum of Singapore
98 Stamford Road, 178897
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Kids will love exploring fascinating exhibitions and galleries featuring the rich history and culture of Singapore. Exhibitions include topics like magic and superstition, colonial times, fashion, pop culture, street art, the war years, HDB flats, and more. Don’t miss the permanent Story of the Forest exhibit, a spectacular digital lightshow.

3. Science Centre Observatory
15 Science Centre Road, 609081
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There’s nothing quite like stargazing. Introduce your little astronomer to the wonders of the galaxy with a visit to the starry skies at the Science Centre Observatory. Look at stars light years away with a powerful mega-telescope. As Singapore is located so close to the equator, it offers views of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

4. Central Public Library
100 Victoria St, #B1-01 188064
Basement 1 of National Library Building
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Is your child a bookworm? Take them directly to the National Library to visit Mr Tree House, the world’s first Green Library for kids. This large, carpeted area has a treehouse for reading, and a fantastic selection of books, ranging from toddler’s board books, picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade bestsellers. They also run literary programmes, including book clubs, lunchtime talks and regular storytelling sessions.

5.Jewel Canopy Park
Changi Airport
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Gather the kids for some fun at Jewel Changi Airport’s massive indoor wonderland. Canopy Park, located at the top level (L5), offers an array of exciting play attractions, including a hedge and mirror maze, canopy bridge, high nets, animal topiary, giant slides, bowls of mist, and a floral fantasia. There’s a minimum 110cm height requirement for the slides and nets and kids should wear covered shoes with shorts, leggings or pants.

6.The Rink
2 Jurong East Central 1,
#03-11 JCube, 609731
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This Olympic-sized rink maintains its frozen temperatures all year round, making it the ideal spot to escape the heat. With a variety of lessons available, aspiring figure skaters, speed skaters and ice hockey players can achieve greatness on the ice. Rank beginners can grab some cute ice-skating aids in the form of penguins, snowmen and seals for an extra confidence boost.

OUTDOOR:

7. Marina Barrage
8 Marina Gardens Dr, 018951
Marina Barrage is a family favourite, thanks to its expanse of grass, spectacular Marina Bay views and occasional sightings of wildlife like otters, monitor lizards and monkeys. It’s also a great place to go fly a kite. Pack a picnic and spend some time gazing skywards as you try to get your colourful craft to take flight. Not as easy as it looks! Nearby Satay by the Bay makes for a great kid-friendly bite after you’ve landed.

8. Puggol Waterway Park
Along Sentul Crescent Road
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Looking for some fresh air and nature? Punggol Waterway Park is an expansive green haven, perfect for family fun. The park is split into four themes – Nature Cove, Recreation Zone, Heritage Zone and Green Gallery. There’s a lovely waterside boardwalk and hanging bridge for strolling, while the Rec Zone has fantastic activities like water and sand play.

9. Nestopia
Siloso Beach, Sentosa
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This high energy outdoor playground is located right on Siloso Beach, next to the kid-focused Trapizza Italian restaurant. Kids can have a treetop adventure on towering climbing structures and high slides – all safely protected by a series of nets. Little ones under seven need an adult to hold their hand (or the other way round!) One adult gets free entry with a child. It’s worth stopping for a kid’s meal, pizza and cool drink at Trapizza before or after your play session.

10. Cyclist Park
Area D, East Coast Park
This new cycling destination at East Coast Park is a wonderful pitstop for big and little kids. The hub has two different circuits: one for beginners and another for more advanced riders. The features range from bumpy tracks, to narrow bridges, sand, and zig zag columns. There’s also a small nature play garden for the littlies, with a teepee, small climbing area and stepping logs. Parents can grab a coffee and a bite at P.S Cafe by the Sea, or a cold beer at the nearby high tech 7-11.

11. Jurong Lake Gardens
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Jurong Lake Gardens is Singapore’s latest national garden, spanning a whopping 90-hectares. At the Forest Ramble nature playground kids can take on various obstacle courses, jumping on in-ground trampolines, whizzing through the air on two flying foxes, wobbling across rope bridges, and splashing at waterplay tables. There’s also a large climbing structure with several long slides.

12. Adventure Cove Waterpark
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
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Adventure Cove is one of the largest waterparks in Singapore, with a raft of aquatic offerings, including high-speed water slides (try the Pipeline Plunge or the Spiral Washout) as well as waterplay zones and a large lazy river to grab a float and chill out between adrenalin rushes. Expect to spend most of the day there, especially if you hire a private cabana. Besides the adventurous rides, kids can snorkel with over 20,000 tropical fish, wade among rays, and more.

13. Jubilee Park
Fort Canning
River Valley Rd 179037
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The historic Fort Canning Park got a serious facelift last year, with a brand-new playground. The beautifully landscaped area features winding slides built into the steep slopes of Fort Canning Hill, oversized seesaws, a hammock swing, and inclusive swings for wheelchair users. There’s also a rope climbing structure, wobble board, and plenty of logs for balancing on. Look out for sheltered escalators fitted into the hilly terrain, which are great for tired little legs.

14. Hort Park Nature Park
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This lovely nature park was designed
with pre-schoolers in mind, to encourage kids to get back to nature and spend time outdoors. It’s brilliant for under fives, with teepee-like play structures, sand and gravel pits with child-sized tools supplied, and a musical play area with windchimes and wheels. A series of tunnels and hideouts, log steps, secret dens made from bamboo, and a small water play area make this
park ideal for fostering both active and creative play.

15. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Singapore Botanic Gardens
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The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the largest children’s garden in Asia, featuring zones and educational programmes which encourage kids to experience and learn about different ecosystems. Adventure seekers can tackle the suspension bridge and nature play areas; budding naturalists can walk along the stream and climb into treehouses; and urban gardeners can observe how plants grow. The Garden’s recently revamped water play and photosynthesis area offers even more play and learning opportunities. Grab a coffee and a snack at the bright, relaxed Food for Tots Café.

16. Forest Adventure
Bedok Reservoir
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Encourage your kids to fly high at this kid-friendly outdoor obstacle course featuring 22 crossings for five to nine-year-olds, some of which are over water and in the treetops. Your mini adrenaline junkies can take on ladders, swings, nets, zip lines, and tunnels. Kids go through a thorough safety briefing before stepping onto the course. Harnesses and helmets are provided.

** Due to COVID-19 some activities and venues may not be available. Please check ahead.