Traveling to Singapore with kids? Family holidays are often the complete package of entertainment, culinary delights, leisure and sightseeing. Tour itineraries that many families go by reflect the best options for the adults. In other words, the inclination or the centricity has always been towards the seniors of the family. In all of this, interests of the kids take a little back seat.
With this blog we aim to make the parents think like their kids and explore the amazing options which the vibrant country of Singapore has to offer for them. Not only the kids, even you can have a time of their life exploring these options, for they are amongst the most exciting places in the country.
Have a look at our list of top things to do in Singapore with kids.
Visit a Dairy Farm
Start the day of your kid fresh and healthy with a glass of highly nutritional milk. Rather than having it in breakfast at home, why don’t you just gulp it directly from the source? We suggest a goat farm that is the only one in Singapore and sells pasteurized milk; Hay Dairies.
Open for individuals and families of all kind, Hay dairies offers an opportunity to witness the process of milking, viewing of the goats and later on purchase of milk and souvenirs. The dairy is famous for its alpine goats which have been imported all the way from Minnesota, USA. Be there before 10:30 am as they start with their milking process by that time.
The Kids will super love it!
3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4
Nearest MRT: Choa Chu Kang
Get a Dose of Feline-Lovin’ at Neko no Niwa
After the gentle naive goats, kids can be ‘purr’tained with the cats. Singapore’s debut cat café ‘Neko No Niwa’ is our next best suggestion for your kids. The café has a total of 13 awe-inspiring cats, all sheltered by the owners of the property.
Don’t judge it as some pet shop. Neko No Niwa is like a regular café which serve meals. However, the only difference is that once you will enter the café, you will feel of it as a cat property.
The adorable kittens roam freely in all the spaces. Besides, there is a private room for them, where customers on an hourly basis can play and groom these cute creatures. Let your child free with them for a while, for they are trained to be highly gentle and cozy with the people.
The resettlement of these stray cats has been the result of some noble thinking of the owners of the café. This is quite unlike the other cat cafes on the streets of Japan, Korea and Bangkok, which house pedigreed cats.
Neko No Niwa
Level 2, 54 A Boat Quay
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place
Spend a Day in Pulau Ubin
Take a little detour from the glam shams of Singapore and embark on a trip back in the country’s bygone era. Before you head on to this trip, make it clear in your head that this ain’t going to be glitzy at all, rather rough and beautifully natural indulgences, at an isle of simplicity.
Situated in the northeastern part of Singapore, Pulau Ubin is a paradise of exquisite flora and fauna. Explore its attractions; primarily the splendidly beautiful Ubin-Khatib Important Bird Area that houses migratory and residential birds in large numbers.
It is important to know that Pulau Ubin is home to the natives (Kampongs) of the last village of Singapore. Thus, wandering on their trails, catching a glimpse of their routine life in the villages can be amongst your best indulgences at the island.
Then there are the Chek Jawa wetlands where you and your kids, riding on a bicycle; opt for a long family bicycle, can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of this ecological spot.
If your mind thinks of some adventure, rent a mountain bike from the many shops at the village. You will get a lot of platform as the island is famous for its huge expanse of undulating granite hills.
Pulau Ubin, Singapore
Discover Singaporean Life through the Eyes of Art
If you are taking your kid on a trip to Singapore, you might actually consider about making it better at all fronts for your junior. Besides the usual fun that he can get involved into on an international tour, we suggest an educating offer that will let him explore the distinguished sides of this country as well. And nothing fits better than the Singapore Art Museum to surge his curiosities for good.
Located in a posh area, this contemporary art museum is renowned for displaying numerous artworks of Singapore. Agreed that it’s a little too early for your kid to understand the detailing of sophisticated art. But the museum offers a lot more interesting and education related exhibitions of paintings and sculptures, programs, workshops and artistic tours.
Learn about the culture of the locals and explore the amazements through the stories presented by the work of art. In a way, it would be a fun, inquisitive and a learning experience.
Trust us when we say that your kid will have a great time.
Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah
Walk on the Wild Side: Night Safari
Nightfall offers Singaporeans a whale of offers to indulge in. One such is the wildlife trip that starts only at the time of dusk. This is one of a kind night safari that takes you to the life of nocturnal creatures as they go on with their proceedings in their dimly lit homes.
With a status of being the world’s first night safari park, it started in 1994 with a dense rainforest cover of 35 hectares. ‘Night Safari’ provides a natural habitat to more than 130 species of wild animals that includes the fascinating Malayan Tiger, Asian Elephant and Malayan Tapir.
The wildlife park produces a brilliant exhibition of these animals without disturbing them in their natural territory. This has been made possible by the use of special lights designed to create the moonlight affect.
You can hop into any of the open safari trams as they move across the wild boulevards. If you feel like getting more upfront with the wild, you can start on with the artificial walking trails designed to recreate the effect of a nighttime trek across the jungles of Singapore. Follow the flying squirrels if you get lost somehow.
Well, what more excitement a Kid can ask for?
80 Mandai Lake Road
Nearest MRT: Choa Chu Kang + connecting bus service 927
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Kickstart your Career
Well, how about a city built entirely for the kids? Yes, you heard it right. There is one such land in Singapore who lets kids to be adults and run the city; atleast a role play. The role playing activities allow the kids to choose a profession. Under which, they would also be paid a salary in the form of KidZos, pat for goods being bought and manage a bank account of your own.
Your kid can choose to be a doctor, policeman or a teacher at Kidzania for a day, learn to be in their shoes and how it feels to be responsible, just like an adult.
Now that’s some hell of an interactivity and learning for your growing kid.
Unlike other countries where Kidzania is active, in Singapore it has its massive facility on an island.
Kidzania, 31 Beach View
Nearest MRT: Harbour Front
Take the Fun off Shore
To offer you some of the best island fun, Singapore has Sentosa island; a man-made world that comprises everything. From Underwaters, exotic beaches, cable car rides, Dolphin Island, Aquarium world to 4D adventure world and world class golf courses.
Secluded from the urban attractions of Singapore, Sentosa Island is a bustling world, but with a difference in nature of its tourists. The always smiling and enjoying tourists here can be seen indulging in the thrill or simply relaxing at the beachside soaking the warmth of the afternoon. Like you, we also know that the kids would be fonder of the former, rather than having a quiet time at the beach.
Take them for Skyline Luge Sentosa, here the juniors can race down the dragon tail and get an aerial ride over the serene greens of the island. Then there are the unique encounters with marine animals at the Dolphin Lagoon.
The friendly pink dolphins, which are the star attractions, are known to firmly shake hands and pose in front of the cameras. Besides, they are always in for an acrobat show.
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront
Be One with Nature
In our list of top things to do in Singapore with kids, we suggest a trip to the super-sized Gardens by the bay. This unique destination, nearby the Marina Reservoir is known for its heritage gardens. It is divided into two; Bay South Garden and Bay East Garden, wherein the former comprises some of the largest gardens that are inspired by the design of the country’s national flower ‘Miss Joaquim’, whereas the latter one flaunts tropical palm trees with lush lawns.
If you would head to the first option, the sight of tree-shaped vertical gardens with massive trees are most likely to catch you in a whip. Then there is the highly amazing ‘Cloud Forest’ which has misty mountains and lush vegetation, surrounding the world’s largest indoor waterfall. Whereas, Bay East Garden will offer you a spectacular sight of the city’s sky line.
Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Nearest MRT: Bayfront
Reach for the Sky with Singapore Flyer
While walking downtown at the Marina Bay with your family, if your kid points to a giant Ferris wheel, don’t think twice and head straight towards it. For it’s the Asia’s largest giant observation wheel known as ‘Singapore Flyer’.
In fully air-conditioned glass capsules, the ride gets on a 30 minute voyage that offers amazing sights of the glittering Singapore. From the topmost height, prominent landmarks of the country like the Merlion Park, Raffles Place, Marina Bay and the Empress Place seem at arm’s length. Singapore Flyer does not limit itself to only a joyous sky ride, but an experience of dining high in the clouds; delectable cuisines with exotic wines and champagne.
30 Raffles Avenue
Nearest MRT: Promenade
Set Sail: Adventurous Things to Do in Singapore with Kids
In order to make Singapore tour more memorable for your kid, don’t forget to gift him one of the most amazing tours of this Asian country. It’s the ‘Duck tour’, which offers an amphibious joy ride in a specially designed Vietnam War craft.
The tour comprises sailing through the woods before it splashes on the tranquil Singapore River, offering spectacular sights of the Esplanade, Clifford Pier and the Merlion Park. As you would be sightseeing, ‘DUCKtainers’, which they love to call themselves, would be making you laugh with their funny narratives.
The Duck tour sets sail around colonial civil districts and the heritage offerings of Singapore.
01-330, Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard
Nearest MRT: Esplanade
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