62 Best Things To Do With Kids in Singapore | Free Activities, Indoor Fun and Outdoor Adventures



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Here's our 2021 ultimate list of kids and family activities in Singapore! From indoor activities to things to do outdoors with the babies, toddlers and big kids! PLUS many of these are FREE! 

Bring your kids out, and create your next family fun with our ultimate list of not-to-be-missed indoor activities, fun things to do with kids outdoors and free family activities in Singapore - with this list, you can't complain there is nothing to do! 

With 62 ideas, it's time to get off the sofa (and the kids off their screens) and head out! From water park, go-karting and outdoor obstacle courses to kids friendly museums, indoor playgrounds and more!

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1. Hydrodash - Inflatable Water Park @ Sentosa

Visit Singapore's first floating aqua park, HydroDash! Located at Palawan Beach, Sentosa, this is the ultimate weekend fun with running, jumping, splashing and screams! The park is split into 4 levels with Level 1 for kids aged 5 to 8, and the other levels, with differing difficulty, are for aged 9 and above. 

Prices start from $13 for kids (5 - 6 yrs old) and $18 for above 7 yrs old. Get your tickets with Inclement Weather Insurance ($2) to avoid lossing your tickets due to bad weather! 

2. Admiralty Park - The "Best" Outdoor Playground For Kids (FREE)

With 26 slides located at the outdoor playground, we believe that Admiralty Park's Outdoor Playground is THE playground to go if you only have time for one! The park is divided into 3 main areas - Junior Play, Adventure Play and Family Play. Each catered for different age groups and for varying degree of adventure.

It ranks so highly with our team that it tops our list of Top 10 Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore

3. Outdoor and Water Play At Jurong Lake Garden (FREE)

If there was a contender for top playground, it will be Forest Ramble and Clusia Clove at Jurong Lake Garden. It did not make the cut for Top 10 because it was opened later than the article date (which means we need to do a refresh soon)! 

One major complain though, there is limited shade at the play areas and it can get hot rather quickly too! 

4. Visit Dinosaurs At Jurassic Mile, Changi (FREE)

Linking Changi Park to East Coast Park is the Changi Airport Connector, and home to the Changi Jurassic Mile. This permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs includes more than 20 different pre-historic creatures displayed along the one-kilometre cycling and jogging path.

Head over in the evenings and catch the area light-up too (it is stated to be available till 3 Jan only, but remains available on 8 Feb 2021)! We recommend visiting twice for the different day and night experience! 

5. Ride Around Singapore's Park Connectors (FREE)

Did you know that Singapore's parks are connected by the Park Connector Network? This includes the Round Island Route, a 150km park connector that goes around Singapore. Here are our selection of the 8 best cycling routes and nature trails in Singapore! 

You can even connect from one to another, example visiting the Jurassic Mile from East Coast Park through the Changi Park Connector! And don't worry about not having a bike, here's a list of the best bicycle rentals in Singapore too!

6. Go on a Nature Walk at these Family-Friendly Trails (FREE)

On the topic of trails, if your kids are not yet riding, you may wish to head out to explore these 8 Nature Walking Trails for families to experience an "out of the city" trip and reconnect with nature. 

7. Go on a Nature Walk with Young Nautilus 

If you prefer to go with a guide and to explore Singapore's beaches and coastal area, why not check out Young Nautilus' Nature Walk Programmes. Suitable for kids from 2 yrs old, Young Nautilus looks to expose children to science and nature, and to stimulate an inquisitive mind during these journey into nature! 

You will be heading to many of our coastal areas including Changi Beach, Coney Island, Sungei Buloh and more! Here are some reviews shared with us from previous participants. 

Changi Intertidal Walk (Night) | Changi Intertidal Walk (Day) | Sungei Buloh Mangrove Exploration | Coney Island Intertidal Walk

8. Explore the Nature Playgarden at Hort Park (FREE)

If nature is your family's thing and play is for the kids, you will want to check out the Nature Playgarden at Hort Park. The playgarden is part of NParks’ Biophilic Playgarden Plan which is specially designed for pre-schoolers, and centres around the concept of biophilia, which refers to the nature of humans to connect with other living things.

There is no structured learning as the play area encourages kids to engage in open play with lots of nature elements too! 

9. Let's Go Tour - Educational Walking Tours Around Singapore

Organising walking tours around Singapore, Let's Go Tour includes elements that are part of the MOE textbook content, and also activities to make the tour more enjoyable and memorable. 

From tours along the Singapore River to a Kampung Adventure, the tours can be organised as a private tour for your family!

10. An Escape Adventure Walking Tour with Island Wanderer SG

If you prefer to go on a "Free and Easy" tour, you may want to check out the Escape Adventure Trails by Island Wanderer SG. These trails include escape-room style puzzles and amazing-race elements, delivered via a chatbot, to make your walk more exciting! 

Each trail take about 1.5hr to complete and includes 8 - 10 sites with puzzles and clues for the family to solve! 

11. Go on Sailing with DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme (FREE)

Set sail on the SB20 (a 4-men crew boat, which is commonly used for racing) and the SM40 (which has an impressive height of about 4 storeys), and experience the view of Singapore's Marina Bay from a different perspective.

The DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme is part of the bank's commitment to enliven the bay. Slots are highly popular and registration is required. 

12. Go on a Art Tour at Kampung Glam

The heritage district of Kampung Glam is a blend of old, new and full of art. You can walk through the streets and discover history and street art at every turn. Take a walk or join a tour, and you might be surprise with what you may find! 

13. Eat in Peace at a Restaurant with Open Spaces!

Imagine going into a restaurant, the kids can self-entertain (not screentime) and you are just at the dinner table enjoying your meal and perhaps a drink (or even 2)... sounds like a dream? Not if you visited one of this 8 Family-friendly Restaurants with Open Spaces for the kids to run, cycle, scoot and play!

14. Visit The Fire Station Open House This Weekend! (FREE)

Popular with families is the Fire Station Open House where families can learn about the daily operations of a Fire Station, the different roles of SCDF and the Civil Defence system manned by personnel on round-the-clock standby.

While the open house reopened in Aug 2020, it has now been suspended temporarily. We look forward to updating this again when it reopens. 

15. Ride the Playground Train at Tiong Bahru Park (FREE)

A consistent top outdoor playground inclusion, the Train Playground at Tiong Bahru Park does not disappoint with its quirky design, different play elements and definitely because it includes sand play too! Plus points - it's just 5mins from Tiong Bahru MRT and there are shaded areas for families to rest in too! 

16. Visit a Singapore Farm

Singapore boost a number of farms in Singapore for families to visit, this includes Hay Diaries, Bollywood Veggies, and others. From animal feeding to learning about farming, these farms have brought families much joy over the years. Simply google farms in Singapore and you might be surprise by the number of results!

Unfortunately, as a land-scared country, many of these farms may not exist in the future as the land are taken back by the government for redevelopment. So why not visit them while they are still around!

17. Visit Sentosa's Magical Shores (FREE)

An interactive experience on Sentosa's Siloso beach, the captivating Magical Shores spans across 400m of the beach, and will provide the family with excitement through interactive light art on the beach and music filling the air!  

18. Visit Sentosa's beaches (FREE)

While you are at on Sentosa, why not visit the beaches on Sentosa. From the Siloso beach to Palawan beach, the kids may engage in sandplay while parents enjoy a leisure stroll. Or visit one of the many beachfront restaurants too! 

Note: Due to Safe-distancing measures, Sentosa is implemented reservation-entry only for peak periods. Here's a step-by-step guide to reserve your slots

19. See Animals at the Singapore Zoo

The Singapore Zoo probably does not require much introductions. If the weather is nice, why not take a trip down and let the little ones explore and learn more about animals - don't forget to check out if there are any special events happening at the Zoo!

20. Splash Around Oasis Waterpark @ Yishun (FREE)

Located within the HDB blocks at Yishun is an absolute gem! The Oasis Waterpark is free with 3 main playing areas and bathing facilities too! It may require a little getting to, but it will be worth it! 

21. Splash Around at Gardens by the Bay Waterpark (FREE)

Another must-go water play is the Water Play @ Far East Organisation Children's Garden located at Gardens by the Bay. At this play area, you will also find a toddler's play area and sand play too! 

22. Splash Around at Singapore Sports Hub - Splash 'N' Surf (FREE)

Located at Kallang Wave Mall / Singapore Sports Hub is the Splash 'N' Surf water playground with slides and water play for the young and young at heart! It is perfect for a family outing with the nearby mall and stadium adding more activities for an entire day of fun! 

23. Visit a Neighbourhood Playground for Family Fun (FREE)

Not all of us enjoy getting wet, but if it is free playground that you are looking for you can definitely find a neighbourhood playground near you for that FREE family fun! 

Do you live in the North, East or West? How about our Top 10 List of Outdoor Playgrounds? There's definitely one playground near you - so cannot say no where to go! 

24. Go Longkang Fishing With The Kids!

Image Credit: ORTO

With the kids getting more digital, families are often seeking offline activities to engage the little ones. Here's an interesting idea, Longkang Fishing, which literally means Drain Fishing. Various location offers this activity in a similar, but cleaner and safer, venue. This includes the Longkang Fishing at ORTO, at Bugis+, and Ang Mo Kio. 

25. Catch Some Prawns 

For the older kids, Longkang fishing might be too "kiddish" while actual fishing might be too physical, the in-between option is to go prawning! There are many venues offering prawning, including ORTO that we suggested above! Simply Google prawning! 

26. Create Speed in Go-Karting

Think Go-Kart, and you may be thinking of karts zooming pass at high-speeds! Why not check out Maximum Drift Karting Arena, with vehicles suitable for kids aged 5 and above, at ORTO. 

27. Take a Pony Ride with Gallop Stables

Children aged 3 years and above can take a pony ride on the lovely ponies at Gallop Stables Pasir Ris and Bukit Timah. These rides are a great way for kids to experience the thrills of horse-back riding in a safe environment.

Rides are available at $10 per ride and available on selected days. 

28. Feed the Birds at Jurong Bird Park 

From penguins and pelicans to parrots and swans, Jurong Bird Park is a sanctuary of colourful birds of various kinds. You may also feed the birds at the park too - don't forget to check out our posts for latest promotions too!

29. Join a Multi-Sports Trial Class For Kids!

Ready Steady Go Kids Multi Sports For Kids

Many schools offer multi-sports classes for toddlers to introduce different sports and to keep them active too! More importantly, it gives parents a breather while the kids are enjoying themselves under trained coaches! Check out our list of sports listings for exclusive discounts!

30. Go On An Adventure At Universal Studios Singapore

The Universal Studios Singapore has got you and your little tykes covered for the day with exciting shows, thrilling rides and your favorite characters. Maybe one day might not even be enough to fully explore the theme park!

Don't forget to check out any special events happening to make it extra special! 

31. Go Splashing at Wild Wild Wet!

At Wild Wild Wet, there’s shallow pool for the mini ones, kiddie-safe thrill rides for the little ones and heart dropping slides for the older kids and adults to plummet through. There's something for everyone in the family to cool-down in hot hot Singapore! 

32. Catch the Magical Garden Rhapsody Musical Performance at Gardens by the Bay (FREE)

Gardens by the Bay is a must-visit, and even more so is the magical musical performance, Garden Rhapsody! Happening every evening at the SuperTree Grove, there are 10 different shows planned for 2021, so there's always a reason to head down again! 

33. Splash Into The Pool at Jurong East Swimming Complex! 

Heading into Jurong East Swimming Complex, you will be surprise that this is a public swimming complex because it is built like an attraction! Here you can expect a lazy river, 3 water slides, jacuzzi and more!  

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34. Get Amazed at the Singapore Science Centre

Many parents will have wonderful experiences at the Science Centre as kids, and now it is the time to help you kids built those memories too! Learn how science works and explore the many quirky exhibitions

35. Venture Into KidsSTOP and Snow City! 

Located at the same venue as the Science Centre, families may also wish to extend their visit to include the kids play venue, KidsSTOP, and Singapore first (and only) indoor snow centre, Snow City

36. Visit the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome

If visiting the Gardens by the Bay, the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome are definitely worth paying to visit too! This is especially so when the conservatories are hosting special events like the Dahlia Dreams, Sakura Display, and more!

Definitely check out the latest happening at the Gardens by the Bay while there too!

37. Be Bewitched at Jewel Changi Airport

Not just a mall, a trip to Jewel Changi Airport is an experience! The family may choose to visit one of the many attractions, including the Canopy Park, the Manulife Sky Nets, or simply marvel at the HSBC Rain Vortex! 

There are also lots of retail and F&B options in the vicinity too! 

38. Visit a Museum 

Did you know that there are over 50 museums in Singapore? Go an edutaining trip this weekend with our list of Top 7 Kids-Friendly Museums in Singapore! Most of the museums are free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents too! 

39. Take part in a NLB Workshop (FREE)

The National Library Board organises regular workshops and events at the libraries around Singapore. This includes storytelling in various languages, workshops for kids and families, and more! Most events are free, with some requiring registration. 

40. Go Bouncing at Bouncy Paradise! 

Singapore largest bouncing castle venue, Bouncy Paradise features huge interconnected bouncy castles for the ultimate play and workout session! While not the most conveniently located, we say its worth at least 1 visit! 

41. Cool Off On The Ice Rink

Photo Credit: The Rink Facebook

The joke is that Singapore has 3 seasons, Hot, Hotter and Air-Conditioned! Head over to one of the only 2 skating rinks in Singapore to experience our 3rd season! The skating rinks are located at Kallang Leisure Park at East Coast and JCube at Jurong! 

42. Skate Indoors with HiRoller Indoor Skating

Head down to the HiRoller Indoor Skating Rink and try your hands (feet) on roller-skating or inline-skating! That's a way to have rolling good fun with the family! 

43. Go Crazy In An Indoor Playground

Ball-pits, slides, trampolines and more! There are many options for indoor playgrounds, and our ultimate list of indoor playgrounds might help you decide on the best one to visit! 

44. Visit a Museum That You Never Knew Existed 

If your family is into quirky new finds and exploring the unknown, why not visit a "lesser-known" museum? We recommend the The Air Force Museum, Mint Museum of Toys, Singapore Musical Box Museum - you can get a list of museums here

45. Spend a Day at the Aquarium 

There's something calming about watching fishes swim leisurely. If this is your thing (or if sharks are your kids' thing), a trip to the S.E.A Aquarium cannot be missed. 

Check out the attraction tickets deals available from our affiliate partners and you might snag yourself a deal or 2! 

46. Grab Your Bowling Shoes and Let's Go Bowling! 

Bowling is a great sports to bond, be in the air-condition, and still feel like you had a work-out! Even if the kids are not yet great bowlers, simply get the bumpers up and enjoy the fun! 

Check out the bowling deals that we have on bykido.com too! 

47. Go on a Staycation 

Leave your daily lives aside without leaving the country! Book a hotel for a night or two, and enjoy a leisure and well-deserved staycation with the family! When booking your staycation remember to check for bath-tubs, swimming pool, and room service! 

48. Bring the Family Climbing at UpWall Climbing

 

 

The newest wall climbing facility, Upwall Climbing, opens at Downtown East! With the 10-climb Multi-pass, you and your family can enjoy a 2-hr climb at just $16 each! Get it on bykido.com, and use any ongoing Promo Code for more savings! 

49. Go Volunteering with your Little Ones

Volunteering helps everyone win - your little ones learns about empathy and appreciation, the recipient receives help and you get to do a meaningful activity as a family. 

Here are a list of 5 places to volunteer in Singapore that are suitable for kids

50. Explore the ArtScience Museum

Photo Credit: Marina Bay Sands

The ArtScience Museum is one of the most kids-friendly museums in Singapore. The permanent exhibition, Future World, promises to be a delight for both younger and older kids. The museum also hosts regular family-friendly programmes too. 

On Fridays, up to 4 kids may enter the museum for free with every adult ticket purchased too! 

51. Spend a Day At the Shopping Malls (FREE)

Did you know that Singapore is the country with the most no. of shopping malls per person? Well, I completely made that up, but it sounds like something that might be true! 

Head over to a nearby shopping mall or travel to one of these top voted family-friendly shopping malls (voted by parents on BYKidO) for a day of shopping, eating, and playing! 

52. Catch A Movie

Head to the out to catch the latest kids-friendly shows screening in the cinemas or chill at home to these list of kids-friendly shows available on YouTube, NetFlix and more! 

53. Marvel At Real Dinosaur Fossils at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is one of the most fascinating and under-rated museums in Singapore. It houses dinosaur fossils and other interesting animal specimens, and will prove to be a really educating and eye-opening trip for the entire family! 

54. Shoot Hoops at the Arcade

Arcade centres these days are alot more family friendly with bumper cars, kids bowling and even other types of activities for families. Popular arcade includes TimeZone, Fat Cat, and Cow Play Cow Moo, and may be found across the entire island!

55. Unleash Your Inner Picasso with Art Jamming

These unguided sessions will let your little ones express their creativity and perhaps even discover a hidden talent? Even if that does not happen, a 3-hr Art Jamming session can be quite therapeutic for both parent and child! 

Here's a list of art jamming and art classes for you and your little ones! 

56. Discover Interest with Trial Classes

If you are looking for something more structured but is unsure where to start, take a look at our list of trial classes, from sports to music, and you may be able to find the right interest for your kids to enjoy! 

57. Visit a Pet Cafe

If your kids have been bugging you for a pet, but you are not yet ready to commit, drop by a pet cafe with your kids and let them enjoy the company of the pets. 

58. Have Fun and Learn About Singapore's Past At Singapore Discovery Centre

The newly revamped Singapore Discovery Centre promises to entertain and educate your kids through Singapore's past as well as the many activities available! You can take part in an Escape Room game, Laser Tag, or simply catch a 3D movie too! 

59. Take a Ride on the Singapore Flyer

Take a ride in the air-conditioned capsule of the Singapore Flyer and view Singapore from a maximum height of 165m! Have fun trying to spot the family's familiar spots, including your home, grandma's home or even your last staycation venue! 

60. Discover Singapore's Past At The Time Capsule

The Time Capsule is an immersive and multisensory attraction at the Singapore Flyer, offering guests the opportunity to rediscover the Singapore Story through nine different zones. The experience complements a ride on the Singapore Flyer, and can help you better understand the history of the places you see on your ride! 

61. Zoom Down The Slide@T3 (Free)

Simply present your Changi Rewards e-card at the Terminal 3 Information Counter to redeem 10 free slide rides at The Slide@T3, Singapore's tallest slide! 

Hop on at Level 1, and slide all the way down to Basement 3! 

62. Chill Out At ST3PS (Free)

Landing at Basement 2 of Terminal 3, you will also find the chill-out / community zone, ST3PS. Here the family can catch a free movie, free performances and even LIVE sports matches too! Combine this with everything else happening at Terminal 3, and you have yourself a full day out! 

 

 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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