Looking for new places to bring the kids for family fun in 2024? We got your back with a list of new attractions and experiences opening in 2024!
We have already seen a number of exciting new attractions open in 2023, but that's not all! Families can expect more new family-friendly attractions and experiences opening in 2024 and beyond! Here's our pick of the top new attractions that you should get excited about in Singapore!
We have included some exciting attractions that have also recently opened - so take your picks and head out now!
1. Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
Venue: Coastal Trail, Sentosa
Date: from 3 Feb 2024; 7:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. (last entry at 10:15 p.m.)
Fee: from $39 (Tickets available here)
Following a massively successful run in the US and the UK, Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment in partnership with Fever and IMG, has announced that Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience will make its Asia-Pacific debut in Sentosa, Singapore.
The experience will take place on a trail with lush greenery. Inspired by the iconic Forbidden Forest and featuring creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, mesmerising lights will transform the landscape into a magical outdoor trail. Families can also enjoy the iconic wizarding world beverage, Butterbeer, and explore exclusive merchandise from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies at the gift shop.
The experience starts from 3 Feb 2023 with multiple sessions daily between 7:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. (last entry at 10:15 p.m.). Each session is approx. 45–60 minutes (the walking trail will take approx. 30–45 minutes).
2. Minion Land
Venue: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
Expected Opening: 2024 / 2025
As one of the key components of Resorts World Sentosa’s (RWS) expansion plan RWS 2.0, Minion Land will strengthen Universal Studios Singapore’s offerings and is anticipated to be a popular draw for both local visitors and overseas tourists when it opens in 2024/2025.
Minion Land take over the previous Madagascar area, and will feature an exciting variety of rides, themed shops and restaurants, geared to entertain audiences of all ages. Among the multiple rides available will be a world’s first original ride exclusive to Universal Studios Singapore, as well as Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, an immersive motion-simulator 3D ride where guests join Gru’s family for an unpredictable and electrifying experience as they are transformed into Minions. Guests can also look forward to savouring delectable Minion-themed treats and shopping for trendy Minions merchandise.
3. Haven XR
Haven XR is the world’s first cinematic immersive experience that will be opening in Singapore and Malaysia in 2024! With a promise to be a revolutionary cinematic experience, HavenXR makes use of Location-Based Virtual Reality (LBVR) to bring audiences along an immersive journey where they're not merely viewers, but integral parts of the movie itself.
In the experience, you, the viewer, makes the choices that determine the storyline - a cinematic choose-your-own-adventure experience where you can engage your senses and change the virtual realm you are in. The first experience on offer is The Keeper – a horror flick and other ideas and scripts will be launch progressively.
Haven XR is slated to launch in the first quarter of 2024 in Malaysia and Singapore.
4. Chaos Lab
Venue: Changi Airport Terminal 2, Viewing Mall North #03-03, Singapore 819643
Dates: 11 Nov 2023 onwards
Admission: $30 (children), $9 (adults) - Tickets here
Chaos Lab is the ideal place for the little ones to have fun creating and playing. Here, they will get to explore a slime station, a neon graffiti wall, a ball pit, and many more surprises! Opened at the end of 2023, this is something that families can consider visiting in 2024!
Featuring 11 interactive activity stations that revolve around science themes and theories, Chaos Lab invites creativity to meet chaos in this fun experience. Families are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild as they make their way through each activity as an ‘intern’ to Chaos Lab’s very own resident ‘mad scientist’, Dr Splat.
5. Reopening of Kidzania Singapore
Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Expected Opening: Q1 2024
The popular Kidzania Singapore will reopen in the 1st Quarter of 2024 by Sim Leisure Group (SLG). For the uninitiated, Kidzania is an indoor family attraction that allows children to role-play different jobs. It first opened in Singapore in April 2016 on Sentosa Island and was a popular attraction for families but closed in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The original location, a 7,600 sqm Family Entertainment Centre located at Sentosa’s Palawan beach, will be furbished and families expect a whole suite of new attractions and experiences when it reopens.
6. Super Nintendo World Singapore
Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Expected Opening: 2025
Back in 2019, Universal Studios Singapore unveils plans to build two new, highly themed and immersive environments based on hugely popular entertainment concepts, Minion Park and Super Nintendo World. These new and expansive areas will feature all-audience and family-friendly attractions as well as themed shops and restaurants.
While ground has broken toward the construction of Minion Park, the fate of Super Nintendo World remains less known. There is word about its opening in 2025, but we think that seems highly unlikely given the lack of news so far. So stay tune and we will share more when we hear of it!
7. Singapore Oceanarium
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa
The award winning S.E.A. Aquarium will be expanded to more than three times its present size, and proposed to be rebranded as Singapore Oceanarium. The expansion will see its transformation to an exciting blend of specially curated marine life and additional exhibits of prehistoric marine life and deep sea creatures that will be part of the story of the history of evolution, exploration and how mankind has to embrace conservation.
Taking over the adjacent Maritime Experiential Museum, the new addition will elevate the aquarium to the next level. The Oceanarium will be the first of its kind in the world, commanding a larger scale and depth of content than before, and featuring a seamless and exciting blend of marine life collection and history about the ocean and evolution of its inhabitants – brought to life using state of-the-art digital innovation and interactive technology.
Offering an immersive experience designed for the 21st century audience, the Oceanarium will demonstrate its thought leadership in marine education, conservation and research efforts. Ocean history and marine biology will meet in a fresh and exciting way in three zones: (1) Evolution & Extinction, (2) Exploration & Deep Ocean, and (3) Conservation.
8. The Children’s Biodiversity Library by S.E.A. Aquarium
Venue: Central Public Library, National Library Building
Opening Date: 12 Jan 2024
The Central Public Library, located at the National Library Building on Victoria Street, will reopen on 12 January 2024 with a refreshed children’s section, which brings the wonders of biodiversity – with a focus on marine life – closer to young explorers. This is the first marine biodiversity-themed learning space for children at a public library in Singapore.
To be named the Children’s Biodiversity Library by S.E.A. Aquarium, this partnership between the National Library Board (NLB) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will offer new opportunities, including monthly programmes, for parents and children to have deeper learning in marine biodiversity.
RWS, which is home to the S.E.A. Aquarium, will also be committing staff volunteers to facilitate regular educational programmes at the space as well as offering a diverse range of engaging and interactive features. The showcase is designed to inspire a deeper appreciation of our oceans through experiential learning and highlights the importance of protecting our marine life.
9. Disney Cruise Line
Expected Start: 2025
Get ready to set sail with Mickey Mouse and friends as a new Disney Cruise Line vessel will make Singapore its exclusive home port for at least five years from 2025. "Disney Cruise Line is where magic meets the sea." Families can look forward to themed restaurants, Broadway-style shows with interactive characters, and Disney kid clubs, among other magical experiences.
The as-yet unnamed ship will be the eighth and largest in the Disney Cruise Line fleet and also the largest cruise ship welcomed to Singapore's shores. With an estimated passenger capacity of about 6,000 and about 2,300 crew members, the ship is expected to be among the first in the cruise industry to be fueled by green methanol, one of the lowest emission fuels.
10. Escape Theme Park
Escape Challenge in Kuala Lumpur
Not to be confused with the Escape Theme Park at Downtown East, families will get to enjoy the new Escape Theme Park known for their adventure rides, water slides, and high element courses that comes to our shores from Malaysia!
You’ve probably heard of it if you’ve been to Kuala Lumpur. ESCAPE Challenge is a major attraction there, the 35,000 square feet indoor adventure park is the perfect venue for families looking for fun, fun and more fun!
11. Sentosa Sensoryscape
Expected Opening: Q1 2024
The Sentosa Sensoryscape will be an ecological public park, linking the urban heart to the beaches and forests of Sentosa. The 500m sensory walk will lead the urban heart to the natural wonders of Sentosa’s southern beaches & forests.
The ecological walk is punctuated by five unique sensory gardens. This includes four woven vessel structures that provide different sensations to the walk. The walk is complimented by a landscape of ecological bands & the vessels are complimented by gardens containing distillations of Sentosa’s nature. These series of garden focuses around the five senses, revealing unusual qualities of the ecology.
Sentosa Sensoryscape is slated to have its soft launch in the first quarter of 2024.
12. Rainforest Wild
Expected Opening: 2024
Rainforest Wild is a new Rainforest Park coming to Mandai in 2024. The park is set to be a part of the larger Mandai Nature Precinct, which also includes the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Wonders and Bird Paradise.
The park features a lush rainforest environment that is home to a myriad of plants and animals. It includes the TreeTop Walk, a 250-meter suspension bridge that offers visitors a breathtaking view of the rainforest canopy, as well as the Canopy Walk, which is a series of elevated platforms and walkways that allow visitors to get up close and personal with the rainforest canopy.
The park has several animal exhibits, including a Butterfly Garden and a Primate Kingdom, where visitors can observe and adore the animals in their natural habitats.
We are also giving a special mention to new and exciting attractions that recently opened in 2023!
13. KidzWorld at the Singapore Zoo
Venue: Singapore Zoo, Tram Stop 4.
Opening Hours: Opens with Singapore Zoo
Admission: Free, included with admission to Singapore Zoo
Replacing the previous family area, the new KidzWorld is a one-hectare space that augments Singapore Zoo’s 50-year heritage of providing children and their families with a living classroom to experience animal encounters and plenty of opportunities for playtime.
Located at Tram Stop 4, this is a place where learning and fun meet, the experiences have been designed to spark and grow love for animals, wildlife and nature. These range from interactive play, to meeting animals, to a new water maze to dial up the fun. There have been disappointment expressed about the water play being underwhelming, but the venue still excites with its multiple animal interaction experiences!
14. Bird Paradise and Mandai Wildlife West
Venue: 20 Mandai Lake Road, 729825.
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm, Daily
Admission: from $20 (compare ticket prices here)
Head down to Bird Paradise and walk through Singapore new bird park! The park is divided into different aviaries, and is best enjoyed on foot to soak up the themed landscapes teeming with nature and avian wildlife. Families can expect to get up-close to the birds are encouraged to embark on the walking routes to explore the various aviaries and facilities in the 17-hectare park.
Another exciting addition that opened is the Mandai Wildlife West, just next to the park, this new ungated public area serves as the gateway to Bird Paradise and the upcoming Rainforest Wild where families can enjoy many dining and retail options as well as playgrounds and public artworks
15. Keppel Centre for Art Education
Venue: Level 1, National Gallery Singapore
Opening Hours: 10 am - 6.45 pm (entry based on time slots)
Admission: Free with paid activities
National Gallery Singapore reopens Keppel Centre for Art Education with an entirely refreshed space offering a world of wonder for children to learn about art through play. This popular space for families features new child-centric learning zones and activities that revolve around the theme of Art & Wonder: Nurturing Wonder through Play and Creativity.
The reopened Centre features an immersive learning space comprising seven zones, with stimulating and interactive experiences suitable for children aged 4 – 12. Each zone offers a welcoming and nurturing environment, providing a gateway through which children can be fully immersed in the wonderment of the world of art through play and creativity.
Admission to the Centre is free and it offers a fun learning experience for the entire family to enjoy a day at the Gallery!
16. Aqua Adventure
Venue: HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, 900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994
Opening Hours: 2 pm - 8 pm (Thu & Fri), 10 am - 3 pm and 4 pm - 9 pm (Weekend, PH and School Hols)
Admission: from $40 (get tickets here)
Brought to you by the same people behind Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS, Aqua Adventure is Singapore’s first integrated all-weather water adventure centre located at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir that spans 3 storeys high.
Families can gear up for a day of exhilarating fun at Aqua Adventure! Families can expect a mix of dry and wet activities but every single one is filled with excitement and fun! This includes Singapore longest indoor waterslide, a laze pool and more!
17. Trifecta Singapore
Venue: 10A Exeter Road, #01-01, Singapore 239958
Opening Hours: 7 am - 12 am daily
Admission: Free for spectators, starts from $40 for participants
Located at the site between Somerset Skatepark and Killiney Road, Trifecta by The Ride Side is a new integrated board sports facility where families will be able to skate, surf, ski and snowboard in Singapore!
Trifecta will allow visitors to skate, surf, ski and snowboard at various arenas inspired by the skate bowls of California, the waves in Bali, and the powdery snow in Japan. The slopes in the snow arena will be powered by the first virtual reality (VR) ski simulator in Asia, first VR ski simulator in Asia, with in-class speed simulation and directional movements to mimic uneven terrain.
While there is no snow, the venue uses an environmentally sustainable approach by using a special surface material that mimics the feel of snow when you ski or skateboard on it.
For surfing in wave pools, technology will be incorporated to generate water columns of 1.5m. For fans of skating, you will be please to know that the skate arena will have the world’s first hybrid skate bowl designed for skateboarding AND surfskating, and will be the first surfskate circuit in Singapore.