By Jasmine Wee
The wonders of Singapore does not only show their beautiful culture but they also make every family’s bond even stronger. As they say, the family that plays together stays together! If you are traveling with your kids or just a local who want to spend the weekends with the whole family, bringing them to places where both parents and kids can have fun would be a great way to make more memories. Let your children play with these places that offer the best kids activities in Singapore and create your itinerary now!
1. Universal Studios
|BEST FOR||Exciting Rides and Various Attractions|
|ADDRESS||8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269|
|CONTACT DETAILS||[email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Daily, 10am–6pm|
As we all know, Universal Studios is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Singapore because it goes beyond a mere theme park. You can reminisce about your childhood memories and your kids can enjoy the life-sized versions of their favorite characters as you explore the whole place. It has a total of seven themed zones and 24 thrilling rides. They also feature shows such as Sesame Street and Shrek. For those who are planning to celebrate a special event, they have wedding photography and birthday party packages. Being located in the central business district, you can easily visit the place with accessible transportation.
- Street entertainment
- Meet and greet with most favorite characters
- Souvenir shop
Visiting Universal Studios has always been a delight for everyone at all ages as there are a lot of things to do and there will always be a new attraction to look forward to. A reviewer had an enjoyable experience and shared these thoughts on Google Reviews:
“Really love this place. Lots of great rides. Fun for the whole family including young children. The queues to the rides were not very long. I’ve visited this place at least four times so far and still enjoy it every time! A place that you must visit when you are in Sentosa!!”
2. The Animal Resort
|BEST FOR||Nature-themed Activities and Serene Ambiance|
|ADDRESS||81 Seletar West Farmway 5 S(798061)|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6482 1160|
|OPERATING HOURS||10am – 6pm daily|
At The Animal Resort, you will surely get to relive the good old days when everything was so simple and there are still some friendly animals running around the backyard. In this place, the kids will not only learn the importance of joy in simple things but they will also get to be close to the animals and have interactions. The area is divided into different facilities for many animals such as horses, birds, chickens, ducks, german shepherd dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs.
- Educational tours for school and group bookings
- Event venue for birthday, company and family gatherings
- Retail shop for pet food & accessories
Aside from the several animals that you can see, The Animal Resort also provides pet grooming lessons so that the kids will be able to know how to take care of the pets properly. A reviewer goes into details as he/she shared this experience on Google Reviews:
“Nothing less than Amazing. Highly recommended, especially for “city kids” who has minimal “kampong” experience. Place is calm and relaxed. A variety of Animals to feed and pat. An excellent place to educate kids about animals. From Rabbits, Chicken, Ducks, Goose, Fishes, Horses and the Majestic Cassowary. May be abit tricky to find but once you are there, this small mini zoo is a gem that provides and excellent experience for you and your little ones. A little mosquito repellent may be necessary if you hate getting mozzie itches.”
3. The Science Centre
|BEST FOR||Informative and Entertaining Workshops|
|ADDRESS||15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6425 2500|
|OPERATING HOURS||Daily, 10am–6pm|
If you have noticed that your kids are quite interested in the marvels of science and technology, then you should definitely bring them to The Science Centre. They will be able to discover new things and fascinations at the Kidsstop, Snow City, Omni Theater and many more! They present exhibitions, shows, and demonstrations that display the countless products of science and technology. Competitions are also organized for the public and school participants to become more motivated about learning.
- School programs
- Scientific magazines and natural history guide books
- Promotional activities
With their many engaging activities, they let the children explore their curiosities and be more innovative and creative. Parents are very much glad as they are able to see a glimpse of their kids’ potential. The Science Centre received this wonderful feedback on Google Reviews:
“Haven’t been here for a long long time and I must say, the place is wonderful. A lot of engaging activities for the curious minds, young and old alike. There are many activities and events going on and there are always new things to cater for repeat visitors. It’s very easy to just spend 4 to 6 hours here without any moment of boredom.”
4. S.E.A Aquarium
|BEST FOR||Adventurous Marine Life Experience|
|ADDRESS||8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269|
|CONTACT DETAILS||[email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Daily, 10am–7pm|
S.E.A Aquarium is a magical place where you can see the enchanting world under the sea. They have numerous marine animals in which kids will be able to see them up close and learn more about them. Some of their special offers include the Ocean Dreams where the whole family can spend a night and notice how the nocturnal sharks change during the night. They also have Sea Trek Adventure that gives you a chance to explore the ocean world freely. For those who are marine-life lovers, they have birthday and wedding photography packages!
- Storytelling sessions
- Diving programs
- Great shopping and dining experience
Parents are very impressed by the accommodations at the S.E.A Aquarium. Their kids are fully immersed in the marine attractions and they were able to encounter many unfamiliar ocean creatures. These compliments by a reviewer on Google Reviews earned a top rating:
“One of the cleanest and biggest aquarium in the world. Great exhibits with a wide range of sea creatures from different parts of World. You will see giant shark, full grown Stingray and a lot more. Amazed to see the collection of fish species, few of them are rare never seen before. The jellyfish displays were beautiful. Loved the way they lit those tanks, which is eye catching. Crowds can be extremely ridiculous during weekends. Takes around 3 hours to explore. A must visit tourist attraction in Singapore. Do watch fish feeding as well it’s amazing.”
5. Rainforest Lumina
|BEST FOR||Magical and Luminous Multimedia Attractions|
|ADDRESS||Singapore Zoo 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6269 3411|
|OPERATING HOURS||7.30pm – 12am (Last entry at 10.30pm to 11.00pm)|
Rainforest Lumina has one of a kind attractions that you have never seen before. They feature captivating illuminations that show virtual and interactive animated creatures. Each creature has its own characteristics which will teach the moral values that every kid must have. At the end of the walk, you’ll be able to determine which virtue reflects your personality the most. The place is surrounded by luminous displays that can transport you into a whole new world. It consists of ten multisensory zones that bring unity between humans and animals.
- Interactions with nature and animals
- Valuable lessons
- Multisensory zones
Most people who visited the Rainforest Lumina are in awe by the unique and magical experience. Kishanthini left this feedback on the official website:
“This lumina rainforest is one of a kind as we can enjoy the lights and the multimedia character videos. I think this is one of the activity that suits the kids and peoples that love to have a new experiences. As for kids, I think they will love it a lot.”
These places are only a bonus for your special escapade. The true value lies within the bond and togetherness of a family. So no matter which place you choose, the only important thing is that you will certainly have a memorable time with your kids.
Instead of focusing on fun-only programs for infants and children, you will be glad to know that there is a program that is both fun, and more importantly, developmentally beneficial for your child!
KindyROO is a child development program from Australia that specialises in developing and integrating the 8 core areas of development for optimal learning.
Their fun sensory-movement activities are scientifically structured in accordance to age-appropriate needs of the brain and have helped children get ahead on their developmental milestones and be ahead in learning.
Every move, every sequence and every repetition designed are backed by scientific evidence for optimal development.
|BEST FOR||Enhancing the 8 core areas of development: Vestibular, Speech, Visual, Auditory, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Social & Emotional, Cognitive|
|PRICING||Contact shop for pricing|
|ADDRESS||18 Ah Hood Road #11-52 Hiap Hoe Building @ Zhongshan Singapore 329983|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6262 1017 │ [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Wednesdays to Sundays, 9am to 6pm|
- Sensory activities
- Movement activities
- Conceptual Learning
Parents are praising KindyROO for its comprehensive and extensive program for child development. They recognized that learning should start at a young age. Thus, they employed different activities which makes the place appealing to parents:
“Nowadays there are a lot of classes that offer interesting activities or learning methods for babies. They offer sensory play, music lessons, right brain training, genius babies in the making, you name it… So what makes Kindyroo different?
Kindyroo’s activities are backed by neuroscience. It’s fun, social and engaging, while helping Peyton achieve her developmental milestones at the same time.” –Grace
7. Katapult Trampoline Park
|BEST FOR||Gravity-defying fun|
|PRICING||Pricing & Hours|
|WEBSITE||Katapult Trampoline Park|
|ADDRESS||81 Lorong Chencharu #01-11 Singapore 769198|
|CONTACT DETAILS||6754 5188|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 12PM – 7PM
Tuesday – Friday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday – Sunday, & PH: 10AM – 9PM
*Close at 9PM on Weekdays during School Holidays
If you’re on the lookout for your next family outing, check out the Katapult Trampoline Park!
Katapult welcomes visitors of all ages and fitness levels. Go crazy in Katapult’s dodgeball courts, trampolines, wall runs, airbags, and so much more. You can hang out at the on-site café if you’re not into that, too.
In Katapult, everyone is sure to have fun. Really, the sky’s the limit.
- No age limit
- Card benefits and weekday promos
- Open for birthday parties, corporate events, and school outings
- On-site café
This customer loved how affordable and fun the Katapult Trampoline Park is:
The cheapest trampoline park I could find in Singapore when they run promotions. (Was $17 for 2 hrs) The marshals [sometimes] provide tips to enhance your trampoline experience. It was really fun, I look forward to visiting again.
Meanwhile, this customer might have found their new family sanctuary:
“It’s good for kids and adults to come spend time here. I come here with my father and my brother to spend time with them. And there are dodgeball areas, a foam cube pit with a trampoline to jump in to it and a cafe upstairs! It should be recommended for people to come here.”
8. Trickeye Museum
|BEST FOR||Optical illusion paradise|
|ADDRESS||Waterfront @ Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138|
|CONTACT DETAILS||TEL (+65) 6795 2370/ 2371
FAX (+65) 6795 2364All enquiries at [email protected]
All operation matters at [email protected]
Travel Agents/ Corporates/ School groups at [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Daily 10AM – 9PM (Last admission 8PM)|
Want something that can be enjoyed by children and adult alike? Enter Trickeye Museum and challenge your perception with this unique museum’s mind boggling illusions.
Trickeye is known all over the world for its uniqueness in terms of being a museum. Unlike the traditional sense, you won’t ever find a “do not touch” sign in this establishment. In fact, you and many others are encouraged to do so! That’s where the fun begins after all.
- World renowned 4D museum
- Interactive displays
- Open for all ages
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