Fun Things To Do In Singapore At Night With Kids
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53 Fun Things to Do in Singapore at Night with Kids

With its year-round summertime weather (except for the occasional monsoon rains), a lot of families with children have come to regard Singapore as a perpetual summer getaway. 

But when the sun goes down, are there still kid-friendly activities to do in Singapore? 

We researched thoroughly on the topic and came up with this comprehensive listicle for you considering different kids’ personalities and interests: 

  • Zoos and gardens for nature lovers
  • Science exhibits for geeky little Einsteins
  • Amusement parks for thrill-seekers
  • Kid-friendly restaurants
  • Art and cultural experiences for the budding Picassos
  • Picnic parks for intimate family bonding
  • Tours for the curious explorers
  • Playgrounds to meet new friends
  • Farms for small green-thumbs
  • Dazzling light and sound shows
  • Toy shops for young collectors
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What can kids do at night in Singapore?

Thankfully, there are many touristy things to do in Singapore for kids that are suitable for their age and can pique all their senses. And there are places open at night that cater to families with kids in tow.

Whether it’s all-day playing, communing with nature, immersing themselves in art and science, or eating up a storm, Singapore’s got plenty of night-time activities to offer your little ones.

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some fun kiddie things to do after dusk (which are typically designed for parents to enjoy as well!).

Nature Immersion 

Nature Immersion

Nature doesn’t sleep, so it’s safe to say that nature immersion can be done even when it gets dark. 

Singapore has many zoos and natural parks that reflect this phenomenon. In fact, some of the entries in this particular section are specifically created to be enjoyed at night! 

1. Singapore Night Safari

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826 

Hours: 6:30 PM to midnight daily, last entry at 11:15 PM

How to get there: Take the Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang, or Khatib MRT; the 927 or 138 Buses; or the Mandai Express service

There are several reasons why the Singapore Zoo is considered world-class and a must-visit for families. The fact that it offers the Night Safari, which is the world’s first nocturnal zoo, emphasises just how exciting its exhibits are.

There’s a tram on the premises to really up the safari factor. But more adventurous kids can opt to walk the trails (with their parents, of course) found all over the park.

At night, the nocturnal animals are exhibited either in their natural habitat-inspired enclosures or during feeding time (usually between 8 and 9 PM). 

Asiatic lions, pangolins, Nile hippos, and other creatures you can only read about can now be up close and personal for you and your kids. 

2. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Location: Bukit Timah Hill, Singapore

Hours: 6 AM to 7 PM daily

How to get there: Take the 67, 75, 170, 173, 184, 852 or 961 Buses or the Beauty World MRT

If you’re on a budget, one of the best free things to do in Singapore at night is to enjoy the golden hour surrounded by nature. And where else to do this than at a nature reserve?

Just a stone’s throw away from downtown Singapore is Bukit Timah Hill where the reserve is found. It’s open up to 7 in the evening every day, so there’s plenty of time to observe the different flora and fauna and marvel at its calm lake after the sun has set. 

So if you’re wondering why they call Singapore “the Garden City” in the first place, Bukit Timah has a lush, leafy answer for you and your kids.

3. Hindhede Nature Park

Location: Hindhede Drive, Singapore

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7 AM to 7 PM; Sunday, 7 AM to 7:30 PM

How to get there: Take the 67, 75, 170, 173, 184, 852 or 961 Buses or the Beauty World MRT

Kids who need to burn off energy can enjoy the hiking and biking activities that are welcome at Hindhede Nature Park. It’s right next to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, so you can still be surrounded by birdcalls and cricket chirps as you pass by.

There are footpaths and hiking trails that make the family treks easier even with little ones in tow. And with a serene canopy of trees to shield hikers from the heat, it’s the ideal place to learn how to ride balance bikes for kids.

Hindhede Nature Park is also open until 7 at night, so it’s a good place to catch the golden hour when it’s relatively cooler.

4. The Jewel Canopy Park

Location: Level 5, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666

Hours: Open 24 hours

How to get there: Take the Changi Airport MRT or the 24, 27, 34, 36, 53, 110, or 858 Buses

One look at the Jewel at Changi Airport can make you realise how Singapore became a first-world country. It’s a truly stunning welcome to anyone visiting the country for the first time.

This indoor wonderland offers lush green mazes, an indoor waterfall, creatively shaped topiaries, and an overall misty tropical garden ambience. 

Sure, it’s an indoor “garden,” but not many airports bother to give passengers and visitors the nature-inspired experience of Canopy Park. 

And since it’s open 24 hours, seven days a week, you can take your kids for a nature immersion any time of the day!

5. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Location: 481 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 8 AM to 7 PM; last entry at 6:30 PM; closed on Mondays

How to get there: Take the Botanic Gardens MRT or the 48, 66, 67, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 171, or 186 Buses

Want to teach your kids how to start their own pollinator garden? Then include the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden in your Singapore itinerary.

It’s one of the first Asian gardens that are solely dedicated to children to promote awareness of good gardening practices. It’s divided into spaces for play, exploration, and education with a forest, farm, orchard, and even bodies of water on the premises.

The play area also offers several activities for the kids to let off steam. They can climb treehouses, jump on trampolines, and even go flying past using a zipline!

Learning about Science

Learning about Science

Being on vacation doesn’t mean the kids have to stop learning new things. So why not combine fun with science in your Singapore itinerary?

For this section, we’re featuring some science museums as well as activity centres that will bring out the inner scientist in your little ones.

6. The Science Centre Singapore

Location: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM daily, last entry at 5 PM

How to get there: Take the Jurong East MRT or the 66,178,198, or 335 Buses

Interactive exhibitions, workshops, and other exciting activities await kids at the Science Centre. It’s been offering fun ways to learn about science for over 45 years now.

Permanent exhibitions at the centre include Earth Alive and Energy Story, which explain changes in the earth and explore different types of energies. State-of-the-art technology makes the experience even more exciting.

There’s also an immersive journey to understand such things as the metamorphosis of butterflies and to learn about plants and animals in their natural habitats!

The Science Centre is only open up until 6 in the evening, though, so it could be one of the first stops on a nighttime itinerary for you and your kids.

7. Art Science Museum

Location: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Hours: 10 AM to 7 PM daily, last entry at 6 PM

How to get there: Take the Bayfront MRT or the 133, 77, 857, or 97 Buses

Would you believe that a science museum is considered one of the most Instagram-worthy places in Singapore?

Art meets science in this unique museum, so young eyes and minds will appreciate a lot of visual and mental stimulation here. There are permanent and changing exhibitions, so there’s never a dull moment, even if you’ve visited the museum before.

With 21 galleries spread over a three-storey iconic architectural masterpiece, being near and inside the Art Science Museum is an experience in itself. Your kids will not run out of things that will spark their imagination in this place.

8. Rainforest Kidzworld

Location: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

Hours: 8:30 AM to 6 PM daily, last entry at 5:30 PM

How to get there: Take the Khatib MRT then the Mandai Khatib shuttle or the Safari Gate Bus

Also strategically located at the Singapore Zoo is Rainforest Kidzworld. Kids will find it hard to resist this feature because they can get to touch and pet animals there!

It’s already an open-concept zoo, but being able to be up close and personal with furry creatures should make any child’s day (or year!). 

With the supervision of animal specialists, young ones can feel the fur or hide of rabbits, ferrets, goats, and even small horses.

Aside from this wonderful petting zoo experience, there’s also a water playground in the vicinity which the entire family can enjoy.

9. The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore

Location: 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-16, Singapore 769198

Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM daily, last entry at 5:40 PM, closed on Tuesday

How to get there: Take the Khatib MRT or the 9, 85, 117, 663, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 857, 858, 965, or 969 Buses 

We’re throwing in an unusual “museum” in this section to provide a refreshing change of pace for science-loving kids. 

The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore features small and large turtles and tortoises in a safe and healthy environment for them. They can spot everything from river turtles to the rare six-legged tortoise.

Kids can even hand-feed and touch the turtles and learn how these reptiles are kept healthy and happy by the park’s attendants. 

The people behind the museum have made it their mission to rescue and rehabilitate different kinds of turtles and tortoises. The ones roaming freely all over the park are testaments to this noble pursuit.

10. Changi Jurassic Mile

Location: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666

Hours: Open 24 hours

How to get there: Take the Changi Airport MRT or the 24, 27, 34, 36, 53, 110, or 858 Buses

Do your kids love prehistoric animals? Then you simply must take them to the Changi Jurassic Mile on Airport Boulevard.

Nine dinosaur species are waiting to be discovered as well as huge dino eggs. It’s quite the experience, especially for kids who simply love prehistoric creatures.

And since it’s open 24 hours, there’s no need to rush around trying to fit this experience into your Singapore itinerary. Simply going down the Changi Airport Connector on foot or using an e-scooter will reveal huge, majestic creatures from the Jurassic era!

Amusement Park Enjoyment

Amusement Park Enjoyment

Singapore is definitely a family-friendly vacation spot with plenty of enjoyable stuff for kids to do. Amusement and theme parks are part and parcel of kid-friendly holidays, so we’ve rounded up some great suggestions for you.

11. Universal Studios Singapore

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10 AM to 8 PM; Universal after hours, Friday to Saturday, 10 AM to 10 PM

How to get there: Take the 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145 or 166 Buses or the Sentosa Express

With kids in the mix, going to Singapore wouldn’t be complete without a Universal Studios visit on the itinerary. There are themed rides, character meet-and-greets, and souvenir shops galore—what’s not to love?

Since this popular theme park has lots to offer, it’s safe to say you’ll be spending a good part of the day exploring and enjoying it. But for a more organised visit, make sure to check out the attractions first so you can plan the day.

Take your pick from Sci-Fi City, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Far Far Away, and Ancient Egypt. While you’re at it, get your camera phone ready for some selfies with your favourite characters!

12. Snow City

Location: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd Singapore 609433

Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM, last entry at 4 PM; weekend, 10 AM to 6 PM, last entry at 5 PM; closed on Monday

How to get there: Take the 66, 178, 198, or 335 Buses or the Jurong East MRT

Not everyone can deal with the heat in Singapore, especially not little children. And because it doesn’t snow in Singapore, you’ll have to settle for the next best thing. 

Snow City is truly a winter wonderland set in a tropical country. It’s a good place to visit if it’s sweltering outside and you want to beat the heat while having fun.

And it’s not just a giant walk-in freezer experience, either. Snow City offers everything from a long snow slope to a paintball shoot-out arena!

13. Khatib Clubhouse

Location: 2 Yishun Walk Singapore 767944

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 AM to 8 PM; Friday to Sunday. 9 AM to 9 PM

How to get there: Take the Khatib MRT or the 851, 852, 965, or 969 Buses 

Ever heard of Singapore’s “first smart clubhouse?” If not, then a visit to the Khatib Clubhouse should remedy that.

It’s an indoor hub that takes inspiration from Peranakan culture and design. This makes it a certified Singaporean stop-through. 

There’s a colourful indoor playground complete with a 14-metre-long slide, a huge artificial cave, ball pits, and other obstacles and challenges to hurdle. Older kids and parents can also enjoy Khatib Clubhouse’s airsoft and foam ball-shooting arenas. 

14. HydroDash

Location: 60 Palawan Beach Walk Singapore 098498 

Hours: Monday to Friday, noon to 6 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM

How to get there: Take the 123 Bus or the Beach Station MRT, then the beach shuttle

If you’re looking forward to swimming activities while in Singapore, look no further than HydroDash.

It will be more of a splash session than a swimming one, but it can help you and your kids feel refreshed if it’s a hot day. 

HydroDash offers four difficulty levels in separate zones, so you can take your pick of the activities. With inflatable obstacle courses and bouncy castles, this aqua park should keep your entire family happy as clams.

15. Play! By Kinderplay

Location: 65 Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 3, #B2-14/15/16/17 Singapore 819663

Hours: 11 AM to 10 PM daily

How to get there: Take the Changi Airport MRT or the 24, 27, 34, 36, 53, 110, or 858 Buses

Changi Airport is truly more than just a place for passengers to board and alight. This is evidenced by Changi Terminal 3 with its fun indoor playground that kids will go nuts over.

Play! By Kinderplay is inspired by Cartoon Network characters and themes. A favourite among visitors is the Powerpuff Girls game with its AI-powered system that will keep players spellbound.

There are plenty of slides, ball pits, and other attractions to keep young ones engaged. The soft padded floors spell out hours of safe fun up until 10 in the evening if your kids still have energy for play. 

Kid-friendly Food Binge

Kid-friendly Food Binge

Active children need nourishment, so you’ll need to consider the best places where they can refuel. Aside from the menu, we carefully researched spots whose interiors and themes will be a hit with the kids (and kids-at-heart).

That’s why this section is all about kid-friendly restaurants and cafes that serve more than just cupcakes, ice cream, and other sugary treats (although some of them do have those!).

16. Cafe Melba

Location: 1 Stars Avenue #03-01 Singapore 138507

Hours: 8 AM to 10 PM daily

How to get there: Take the One-North MRT or the 91 Bus

Cafe Melba is one of the cafes in Singapore that has a kid-friendly menu. And it also has a nifty play place in case they need to work up an appetite before devouring yummy meals.

There’s ice cream, pancakes, pizza, pasta, and other goodies on the menu. For adults, a range of savoury dishes with an Australian twist awaits their palates and tummies.

And if you plan on eating at Cafe Melba on a Monday, your kids can eat free with every purchase of a main dish! 

17. SandBank

Location: 920 East Coast Parkway Parkland Green #01-28/32 Parkland Green Singapore 449875

Hours: Monday, 5 PM to 11 PM; Tuesday to Friday, NN to 11 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 10 AM to 11 PM

How to get there: Take the Circle Line MRT or the 10, 134, 15, 16, 36, 43, or 48 Buses

Another child-friendly restaurant is SandBank, which features a plunge pool at the front of its establishment. For safety, the adults can also wade in the pool and keep an eye out for their kids.

Of course, there’s also a kids’ menu as well as a regular one for parents and guardians. In particular, a good beer, wine, and cocktail selection await adults who want to unwind after all the activities of the day.

So if you want to hit two birds with one stone, consider visiting this unique dining and swimming spot soon!

18. The Pantry

Location: Block 16A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247695

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM; closed on Monday

How to get there: Take the Orchard or Farrer Road MRT or the 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, or 174 Buses

The Pantry is a family-friendly cafe set amidst lush greenery. The way the dining spots are laid out allows small kids to run around freely and enjoy the gardens and landscaped plots. 

It’s a spacious rustic dining option for families who want to feel like they’re in the countryside. The dishes are simple yet tasty, with no gimmicky flavours to keep tummies and palates satisfied.

And with indoor and outdoor seating and natural light streaming in, The Pantry will hit all the right notes when it comes to whetting your appetite.

19. Marche

Location: 313 Orchard Rd, 313@somerset, Level 1 Discovery Walk Singapore 238895

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 AM to 9:30 PM; Friday, 11 AM to 10:30 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 10:30 PM; Sunday, 10 AM to 9:30 PM

How to get there: Take the 106, 123, 175, or 502 Buses or Somerset or Orchard Road MRT

For a cabin lodge dining experience, try Marche on Orchard Road. It’s open until 10:30 on Saturdays so late diners can be accommodated.

It’s a Swiss-themed restaurant with whimsical decorations that anyone, from kids to adults, will love. There are animatronics, dirndl-wearing waitstaff, and an overall European woodsy cabin look and feel.

The menu selections are wide enough for families to feel spoilt for choice, too. From Swiss rotisserie choices to delectable pastries, there’s plenty here to try out for lunch or dinner.

But if your children are extra-choosy about what to eat, there’s also a Picky Kids Menu that’s guaranteed to satisfy them!

20. Kumoya Cafe

Location: 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12 NN to 9:30 PM, last orders at 8 PM; closed on Mondays

How to get there: Take the Lavender MRT or the 61, 7, 32, 51, 63, 80, 145, 175 or 197 Buses

Kumoya Cafe is Singapore’s first pop-up cafe that’s known to change its theme every few months or so. Bringing the kids there can result in delight and surprise, as the menu reflects the current decor.

Some of its past themes have included Sesame Street, Crayon Shin-Chan, and the Little Twin Stars. The menu is child-friendly with creative plating and fun accessories.

The cafe itself is brightly lit, colourful, and filled to the rafters with cartoon characters and the motif of the moment. It’s worth checking out if your kids love animation and themed food.

Seeing Art and Culture up Close

Seeing Art and Culture up Close

It’s never too early to expose kids to art and culture. Luckily, Singapore has an abundance of both, and all are packaged in kid-friendly activities that will never get boring.

This section features some of the best galleries in Singapore that have exhibits and features to keep young minds engaged and curious.

21. National Gallery Singapore

Location: 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957

Hours: Monday to Thursday & Saturday to Sunday, 10 AM to7 PM; Friday, 10 AM – 9 PM

How to get there: Take the 10, 124, 166, 75, or 961 Buses or the City Hall MRT 

The National Gallery in Singapore has always made it a point to engage children and encourage budding artists to bloom. Its interactive installations and other activities for artistic people can attest to this.

In particular, the Keppel Centre for Art Education has special zones meant to stimulate curiosity and imagination. There are child-appropriate art discussions as well as craft workshops and storytelling sessions. 

But to ensure a slot for your kids, make sure to check out the National Gallery website first and look at the schedules.

22. MINT Museum of Toys

Location: 26 Seah St Singapore 188382

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM, last entry at 6 PM

How to get there: Take the 100, 51, 57, 7, or 961 Buses or the City Hall MRT

Kids and kids-at-heart, rejoice. There’s a fun museum dedicated solely to the history of toys with exhibitions around “collectables” and “child favourites.”

MINT stands for “Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys.” This means parents and adult guardians can experience childhood nostalgia in waves with an exhibition of vintage and even antique playthings from all over the world.

Collectors can also relive how they stumbled upon certain pieces in particular eras, with exhibit themes like the Golden Age of Industrial Revolution Toys.

As for kids, it will surely be an awe-inspiring experience to see a staggering array of toys and learn their histories under one roof.

23. Asian Civilisations Museum

Location: 1 Empress Pl, Singapore, 179555

Hours: Monday, 1 PM to 7 PM; Tuesday to Thursday & Saturday to Sunday, 9 AM to 7 PM; Friday, 9 AM to 9 PM

How to get there: Take the Raffles Place MRT or the 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 700, 850E, 868, 951E, or 971E Buses

You might be wondering if there’s anything that young ones will appreciate at the Asian Civilisations Museum. The answer is a resounding yes.

It has various programmes and resources geared toward children. The learning resources are available both online at the gallery—and with special services for educators.

And for moms with nursing infants, the museum is also equipped with a nursing room in the basement, along with other amenities for young kids.

24. National Museum of Singapore

Location: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

Hours: 10 AM to 7 PM daily, last entry at 6:15 PM

How to get there: Take the 7, 14, 14e, 36, 64, 77, 106, 124, 128, 162, 167, 174, 174e, 190, or 700 Buses or the Bencoolen MRT

Don’t give the country’s oldest museum a pass on your art-hopping itinerary. The National Museum of Singapore is also considered a family-friendly place with programmes meant for everyone to enjoy and learn from.

In particular, the museum’s Get Curious! family guide presents a range of fun interactive sneak previews you can come to expect during your visit.

The guide contains everything from interactive flaps to images and text you can only see using decoder glasses. The sample pages also teach kids about values and a reference for grown-ups about the artefacts in the museum.

25. The Artground

Location: 90 Goodman Road Singapore 439053

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

How to get there: Take the Mountbatten MRT or the 12, 14, 30, 30E, 158, 196 or 401 Buses

It’s rare for an art space to accommodate “pre-walking babies” or those who are only around six months old and up. Rarer still for them to thoughtfully include neurodivergent children or ones with special needs in their programmes and exhibitions.

The Artground is a registered arts charity with the mission to give kids up to nine years old a positive art experience. It does so by providing a safe visual arts space and various arts and crafts programmes for children.

Entire families are welcome to experience different types of art forms at The Artground’s various spaces. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free to access Artground? Now you know!

Having a Golden Hour Picnic at the Park

Having a Golden Hour Picnic at the Park

When we came up with the essential Singapore park guide, we took special note of parks that are open late and are ideal for watching the sunset. The ones below are ideal for families with kids to have a picnic during the golden hour. 

26. Marina Barrage

Location: 8 Marina Gardens Drive Marina 018951

Hours: 9 AM to 9 PM daily

How to get there: Take the Marina Bay MRT or the 400 service bus

Marina Barrage may look rather plain compared to other parks, but it does offer the best view of the bay from all angles. This also makes it a great location to watch the sunset with your entire family.

While waiting for the golden hour, take advantage of the breeze and fly kites with your kids. Or simply unpack your picnic basket and munch away while watching yoga enthusiasts and joggers do their thing on the manicured lawn.

But don’t pack up after the sun has set! Wait until a little past 7 PM when the entire city gets lit up and everything looks especially breathtaking.

27. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Location: 510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Singapore 

Hours: Open 24 hours

How to get there: Take the 130, 133, 262, 71, 74, 851, 851E, or 852 Buses or the Bishan MRT

If you’re on a tight budget, a visit to the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park can provide all-day family fun at no cost. It’s a sprawling urban park considered to be one of the largest in the city, making it an ideal picnic and recreation spot.

With ponds and a river plus lush foliage all around, there’s a feeling of tranquillity that can calm even the most urban-weary souls at this park. 

The footpaths and tracks are well-maintained, so you won’t have to worry about your kids’ safety at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio as well.

There’s also a playground in the vicinity that’s thoughtfully inclusive. This River Plains facility features wheelchair swings and a wheelchair-accessible roundabout!

28. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Location: 1 Cluny Road Singapore 259569

Hours: 5 AM to 12 MN daily

How to get there: Take the Orchard MRT or the 7, 105, 123, 174, or 174E Buses

This section wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Singapore Botanic Gardens. After all, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site that costs nothing for anyone to visit.

It’s the perfect place to reconnect with nature at any hour of the day too. There are so many nature-related activities and features on the premises that you might require a full day to explore all of them.

In fact, several of the parks and green spaces we’ve listed here are part of Singapore Botanic Gardens. There’s gorgeous flora and fauna and even a verdant rainforest to explore until dusk.

29. Pororo Park

Location: 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Marina Square #02-29 Singapore 039594

Hours: 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM daily

How to get there: Take the 75, 97, 97E, 36A or 36B Buses or the City Hall MRT

What makes Pororo Park so appealing to families with kids is hands-down the airconditioned comfort it offers. 

So while others in this section are all about natural breezes and sunshine, those who can’t stand the heat will welcome this indoor playground with open arms.

But beyond having a cool and comfy temperature, Pororo Park also delivers on the entertainment front. Its attractions include a toddler area, a little theatre, a play gym, and other facilities that will bring out your kids’ playfulness. 

And if all that running around makes you hungry, you’ll be glad to know there’s a cafe in Pororo Park that serves snacks, sandwiches, drinks, and desserts.

30. Alexandra Canal Linear Park

Location: Starts at Commonwealth Ave and runs along Strathmore Estate before ending at Tanglin Road

Hours: Open 24 hours

How to get there: Take the Queenstown MRT or the 122 or 32 Buses

Accessible 24 hours a day, the Alexandra Canal Linear Park is a serene spot of greenery to visit when you want some quiet time with your kids. 

The park itself is built over a canal and is connected to Tanglin Road. It’s an ideal space for young children to practice riding their scooters and bikes since it’s far from being a busy place.

For active parents, there is fitness equipment in the area where they can do cardio, pull-ups, and other exercises. And those who like skating can take advantage of the ramps and obstacles in the small skate section.

Going on a Guided Tour

Going on a Guided Tour

If you aren’t confident about planning a kid-friendly itinerary yet, fret not. There are plenty of reputable travel agencies in Singapore that are experts at guided tours involving young travellers.

For this section, we rounded up some exciting guided tours that the entire family can enjoy—even those with children in tow!

31. Singapore River Cruise

Location: 1 North Bridge Road, 15-06 High Street Centre Singapore 179094

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 1 PM to 9 PM; Friday to Sunday, 10 AM to 10 PM

How to get there: Take the 175, 51, 61, 7, 80, 857, or 980 Buses or the Bugis MRT 

For a refreshing change of pace, why not explore Singapore by water and not by land? The Singapore River Cruise organises day or night tours that are perfect for adventurous families.

Passengers can get to see a different vantage point of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks. A cruise will typically pass the Parliament House, the Asian Civilizations Museum, Merlion Park, and others.

Either day or night cruise is commendable, but the evening cruises are particularly magical because everything gets lit up then. It’s also an enchanting place to enjoy the golden hour in Singapore.

To see what the Singapore River Cruise has in store for you, check for available schedules here.

32. Singapore Duck Tours

Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard, 01-330 Suntec Shopping Mall Singapore 038983

Hours: 9 AM to 6:30 PM daily, except Wednesdays (closed)

How to get there: Take the 10, 106, 857, or 97 Buses or the Beauty World MRT

Despite its quacky name, Singapore Duck Tours has become a popular way to explore the city by boat. Passengers can go on board a brightly painted amphibious vehicle with a smiling duck face on the boat’s bow.

It departs from Suntec City and goes down a route where tourists can drink in the sights of Marina Bay Sands, the Esplanade Theatre, Gardens by the Bay, and other landmarks on the horizon.

Singapore Duck Tours aims to provide a unique POV of how you and your kids can see the city. But it’s best to check for available schedules here so you can book a tour in advance.

33. Lion City Bike Tour

Location: Departs from 20 Republic Ave, Singapore 038970

Hours: Check schedules and booking here

How to get there: Take the Nicoll Highway MRT or the 100 Bus

For this particular tour, you can bring your folding bikes or rent some if you didn’t bring your own. Either way, you’re in for an extraordinary ride as you get to know Singapore via its back streets and alleyways.

Beyond historical and iconic landmarks, this tour aims to present the often-unnoticed charms of Singapore. This way, you can learn something about the country beyond what travel magazines and books tell you.

Young kids can get to explore Singapore as if it were their neighbourhood as well. It’s a great opportunity to check out street food, charming little shops, and other spots which an experienced tour guide can take you to.

34. Big Bus Singapore Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

Location: 82 Amoy Street Singapore 069901

Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 9 AM to 6:30 PM; closed on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

How to get there: Take the 10, 131, 167, 57, or 97 Buses or the Telok Ayer MRT 

The Big Bus Singapore Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour offers night tours, so it’s perfect for nocturnal families with kids who are up late.

As its name implies, tourists board a huge open-top bus to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of Singapore. From the top deck, passengers can see all the landmarks along with spontaneous sceneries from a bird’s eye view.

Tour routes vary depending on passenger preference (whether it’s a heritage or a city tour). And the prerecorded commentary is also customisable if the passengers want a translation in their preferred language.

35. UNESCO Street Food Tour

Location: Itineraries may vary

Hours: Duration is around five hours

How to get there: Depends on the food tour group’s itinerary

We already mentioned street food a few paragraphs up, but it’s worth mentioning that it deserves a food tour on its own. After all, Singapore’s hawker food culture is already a recognised UNESCO world heritage.

As a result, many private tour groups have organised food tours that include noteworthy places like Arab Street, Chinatown, Little India, and other great dining locations. 

Of course, you’ll want a tour that is also kid-friendly, which is thankfully available in Singapore. 

However, the itinerary, duration of the tour, and where it jumps off will depend on the tour guides and prior arrangements you’ll make with them.

Indoor and Outdoor Playground Fun

Indoor and Outdoor Playground Fun

What’s a vacation without letting the kids have good old-fashioned playground fun? And with Singapore’s numerous outdoor and indoor playgrounds, the weather won’t be spoiling your children’s enjoyment.

36. Airzone

Location: Level 2 (North Atrium) of City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road Singapore 208539

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 8:30 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 10 AM to 9:30 PM

How to get there: Take Farrer Park MRT or the 139, 145, 64, 65, or 857 Buses

Got kids who aren’t just afraid of heights but actually love them? Then Airzone should earn a spot in your Singapore schedule.

It’s a suspended indoor net playground that allows children (and their parents) to have fun above ground. Several play spaces offer different activities like ball pit diving, maze exploration, and just hanging around!

37. Watten Heights Playground

Location: 166 Watten Estate Road Singapore 287543

Hours: Open 24 hours

How to get there: Take the Tan Kah Kee MRT or the 961, 67, 171, 852, 961, 66, 74, 151, 154, 156, 157, 170 or 174 Buses

Nestled within a quiet residential suburb, Watten Heights Playground is a fully equipped play space with numerous swings, slides, seesaws, climbing nets, and even sandlots.

Parents accompanying their kids can enjoy a soothing respite on any of the playground’s benches under a canopy of leafy trees. 

Or they can choose to do their exercises using the area that’s expressly created for grown-ups.

38. Admiralty Park

Location: 6 Admiralty Rd, Singapore 739983

Hours: Open 24 hours

How to get there: Take the Woodlands MRT or the 903 Bus

Admiralty Park has the distinction of offering over two dozen slides on its premises. There are also three separate play areas suitable for various age ranges, energy levels, and even entire families if they want to play together.

Being in this park might make your kids wonder if Singapore is flat or hilly, given its smoothly rising and falling terrain. 

Best of all, it’s an inclusive playground because some play equipment is fitted out for special-needs kids!

39. The Rock School

Location: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-81, Singapore (528523) Singapore 528523

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 AM to 10 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 9 AM to 9 PM

How to get there: Take the Bedok Station MRT or the 129, 23, 27, or 969 Buses

The Rock School is considered one of the best rock climbing centres in Singapore and with good reason. It’s equipped to accommodate both adults and kids who want to level up their wall-climbing skills.

So if your kids want to unleash their inner Spiderman, make sure to take them to this child-friendly space that promises a fun yet safe experience for them.

40. The Karting Arena

Location: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-01B The Grandstand (South Car Park) Singapore 287994

Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 1 PM to 8:30 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 10 AM to 9 PM; closed on Monday & Tuesday

How to get there: Take the 160, 170, SMRT Bus 178, 925, 960 and 961 Buses or the Kranji MRT

Those who love racing and have fantasies of being an F1 driver can try their driving skills at The Karting Arena. 

As its name implies, it’s the first Singapore karting destination meant for both adults and kids to enjoy.

You can indulge your need for speed in this arena using electric or petroleum-powered karts. In particular, electric karts are known to travel anywhere from 30km/h to 50km/h!

Learning about Farms

Learning about Farms

True urbanites with young children might not be well-versed in how farms work. If this is you and your kids, you might want to take yourself and the little ones to a more rural part of Singapore.

41. Dairy Farm Nature Park

Location: 100 Dairy Farm Rd, Singapore 1800 4717300

Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM daily

How to get there: Take the 966, 971, or 973 Buses or the Hillview MRT

If your entire family (including the kids) are up for a fun day at the farm, then consider visiting the Dairy Farm Nature Park. It’s 75 hectares of rustic land that’s ideal for hiking, biking, or simply communing with nature.

But children could learn a lot at the site, especially at the Wallace Education Centre. What used to be a cow shed is now a gallery that features interactive exhibitions. 

So while it isn’t a farm in the truest sense, kids can still pick up information so many things about Singapore’s biodiversity and how native plants are propagated. 

Families can also visit the community nursery on the premises which is open until 7 in the evening.

42. Kranji Countryside

Location: 240 Neo Tiew Crescent Singapore 718898

Hours: Depends on particular farm operating hours

How to get there: Take the Kranji MRT or the Kranji Express shuttle bus

It might be hard to imagine Singapore having countryside, but there’s quite a bit of the rural experience offered here, too. So if you want a spot of farm life in your Singapore itinerary, make sure to include this one.

For starters, there’s a freshwater farm called the Kranji Marshes, which is home to hundreds of bird species. If you like birdwatching, make sure to bring a handy pair of binoculars with you.

Kranji is also the starting point for other farm-themed places in the area. The kids can learn everything from how goat milk is produced to growing chemical-free organic vegetables.

43. Bollywood Veggies

Location: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026

Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 7 AM to 5:30 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 7 AM to 6:30 PM; closed on Monday and Tuesday

How to get there: Take the Kranji Express shuttle bus or the Kranji Village MRT 

It would take special initiatives to teach young people about why Singaporeans waste food and how it could be prevented. But a small farm called Bollywood Veggies has been instrumental in highlighting sustainable methods to grow food.

This organic farm goes beyond planting pesticide and chemical-free vegetables and fruits. It also offers guests a countryside sanctuary where they can escape the city’s hustle and bustle and enjoy simple yet delicious farm-to-table meals.

Local farmers are employed at Bollywood Veggies, and the farm makes sure to hire members of marginalised groups to create employment opportunities.

Being Dazzled by Light and Sound Shows

Being Dazzled by Light and Sound Shows

Children will always be up for spectacular light and sound shows no matter what time of the year it is. Thankfully, some of the most popular spots in Singapore feature these dazzling displays—and most of them for free!

44. Garden Rhapsody

Location: Gardens By the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953

Hours: 7:45 PM & 8:45 PM daily

How to get there: Take the Bayfront MRT or the 400 Bus

Children who can stay up until around 8 in the evening can be dazzled by the Garden Rhapsody at the Supertree Grove of Gardens By the Bay. It also features live music, so it’s quite the sensory experience for everyone.

The Supertrees get lit up every single day, accompanied by lively music to sway to. But on certain occasions, there are special collaborative shows with artists doing musical renditions and their creative interpretations of the Garden Rhapsody.

And the best thing about this experience? It’s free and has two show times every day!

45. Spectra Light and Water Show

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8 PM & 9 PM; Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, 9 PM, & 11 PM

How to get there: Take the 106, NR1, NR6, 133, 97E or 97 Buses or the Bayfront MRT

Water fountains are always enchanting, but the Spectra Light and Water Show elevates the experience. It narrates an inspiring story with the use of water, light, and music—and all for free!

Spectators will surely be dazzled by this 15-minute spectacle that happens every night of the week. The lights dancing across the waters are awe-inspiring and will leave very young children and the most senior members of a family amazed and delighted.

The four-part light and sound show can be viewed al fresco from the seats of select restaurants in Marina Bay Sands, so that might influence your dining plans, too. 

46. HSBC Rain Vortex

Location: 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 PM & 9 PM; Friday to Sunday, 8 PM, 9 PM, & 10 PM

How to get there: Take the Changi Airport MRT or the 24, 27, 34, 36, 53, 110, or 858 Buses

If you want to witness some breathtaking light and sounds overhead, there’s no need to wait around for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore to happen.

The HSBC Rain Vortex at Changi Airport’s the Jewel is always a sensory delight for all ages. For starters, it features the tallest indoor waterfall in the world, which is already a spectacle in itself.

But it gets extra stunning at night because the vortex becomes a gorgeous backdrop for a light and sound show two to three times in the evening. 

It’s a great mix of contemporary architecture and innovative entertainment, all while surrounded by lush greenery.

There’s no jostling for good angles with the HSBC Rain Vortex either, as the majestic sights and sounds can be seen at practically any vantage point.

47. Wings of Time

Location: 50 Beach View, 098604 Sentosa Island, Singapore

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 7:30 PM & 8:30 PM

How to get there: Take the Harbourfront MRT or the Sentosa Express

Wings of Time is a beautiful light and water show at Sentosa that will make it to anyone’s list of best date ideas in Singapore. But it doesn’t mean that children won’t be able to enjoy this spectacle.

It’s a great way to end a fun day at Sentosa, whether it’s spent doing beach things or simply relaxing and exploring the area. There’s an accompanying soundtrack to the laser, water, and fire effects show that will captivate everyone in the audience.

And for those who love fireworks, Wings of Time also has them! 

48. Digital Light Canvas

Location: 2 Bayfront Ave, #B2-50, Singapore 018956

Hours: 11 AM to 9 PM daily

How to get there: Take the 106, NR1, NR6, 133, 97E or 97 Buses or the Bayfront MRT

Also located on Marina Bay Sands, Digital Light Canvas promises audiences of all ages a one-of-a-kind immersive experience you won’t find elsewhere.

It offers visitors a chance to go beyond physical boundaries and explore different realms created by lights and movement. The canvas is the entire space, and the steps that visitors take influence what is being shown and projected.

Digital Light Canvas also allows personalised messages to be shown on the LED floor of the space. Crystal fireworks and other light displays contribute to a truly magical experience (imagine your kids going wide-eyed over this!), too.

Going Shopping for Toys and Gifts

Going Shopping for Toys and Gifts

Of course, a trip anywhere with kids in tow can never be complete without a toy or fun souvenir to take home (or, at the very least, a visit to toy shops).

Singapore is known for having lots of awesome shopping malls. But we’ll do you one better with suggestions that elevate the toy store experience with unique products and services.

49. The Better Toy Store

Location: 290 Orchard Road #05-19/20 Paragon Shopping Centre Singapore 238872

Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM daily

How to get there: Take the 106, 175, 502, or 65 Buses or the Changi Airport MRT

What makes a toy store better than all the rest, you ask? The Better Toy Store can start by saying it offers environmentally friendly and sustainable gifts and playthings.

The shop also takes pride in offering only safe, educational, and inspirational toys to kids of all ages. It carries brands that are not only award-winning but are carefully curated to enhance playtime and suit a range of budgets.

There are even kids’ furniture and home accessories at the shop that apply the same eco-friendly vision-mission of The Better Toy Store. 

50. Das Erzgebirge-Haus 

Location: 290 Orchard Rd, #03-52 Paragon, Singapore 238859

Hours: 10:30 AM to 9 PM daily

How to get there: Take the 105, 143, 175, or 502 Buses or the Orchard MRT

If you have a dollhouse collector in your family (it doesn’t have to be your child, to be perfectly frank), you’ll love what Das Erzgebirge-Haus has to offer. 

This German-inspired toy shop specialises in one-of-a-kind handcrafted toys and other products.

From whimsical wooden toys and nutcrackers to miniature furniture for dollhouses, everything in this shop is carefully handcrafted by skilled toy makers and artisans. The result is a staggering array of unique pieces that will take days to browse. 

It’s a good thing that the shop is open until 9 at night every day. So if you like German-made toys and handicrafts, make sure to drop by this place during your Singapore visit.

51. The Children’s Showcase

Location: 163 Tanglin Road #03-16A Singapore 247933

Hours: 9 AM to 8 PM daily

How to get there: Take the 77, 106, 7, 36, 105, 111, 123, 132, 174E or 174 Buses or the Tanglin MRT

Stepping into The Children’s Showcase is like entering a treasure trove of whimsical toys, home decor, clothing, and other great quality items. 

In short, there’s something in this quaint little shop for everyone to enjoy, from kids to their parents. There are even colourful mermaids’ tails for your budding amphibian!

It takes pride in carrying dozens of high-end brands from all over the world, so there’s no shortage of browsing and trying out stuff in the shop. And there are plenty of gift ideas for your favourite toddler, teen, or anyone in between.

52. Toytag

Location: 201 Henderson Rd, #06-02/03 Apex @ Henderson, Singapore 159545

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM; closed on weekends

How to get there: Take the 10, 143, 188, 80, or 97 Buses or the Tiong Bahru MRT

Adolescents and even young adults (heck, even their parents!) will likely find something they’d want to purchase ASAP at Toytag. This unique toy shop offers not just the usual playthings but also STEM-certified educational toys.

Specialising in educational but fun toys, Toytag strives to raise the bar on how kids and even adults play. Gamers can find something here to help them in their home gaming setup as well. 

Adventurous kids who want to try their hand at 3D creation can choose from a great selection of 3D pens at Toytag too!

53. Hamley’s Singapore

Location: 10 Bayfront Ave, #B1-57, Singapore 018974, and Marina Bay Sands

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 AM to 10 PM; Friday to Saturday, 11 AM to 11 PM

How to get there: Take the Bayfront MRT or the 97, 106, 518, 133 or 502 Buses

Those who love British-made toys and games might be glad to hear that Hamley’s has a store in Singapore. You’ll be sure to find what your child’s heart desires, from the softest plush toys to the most challenging board games.

Hamley’s of London has been around since 1760 and has some of the most diverse arrays of toys in the world. It’s also a great place to get sturdy baby gifts for that special little someone.

It promises to be a shop for both the young and the young at heart. And since Hamley’s is open quite late (until 10 PM and 11 PM depending on the days), it’s ideal for last-minute and late-night shopping, too.