Tours & Itineraries Singapore

Top 11 Family-Friendly Activities In Singapore

Christel
Updated Oct 30, 2018

Looking for the best destination for your next family trip? Then head on to Singapore. You will find no shortage of sights in this melting pot of cultures that’s also bursting with unforgettable adventures. Spend your entire vacation in Sentosa or discover what delightful things Singapore can offer you and the kids.

Top 3 activities to book in Singapore

Go from reel to real in Universal Studios (from USD 53)

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First stop - Universal Studios Singapore. This world-famous attraction is right in the heart of Sentosa. As a tip, try to book tickets from your hotel as some of them offer tickets at a discounted price compared to those sold directly in Sentosa.

There are seven zones inside Universal Studios Singapore, all of which perfectly satisfy all movie lovers. Take a walk on Hollywood Avenue, check out all the available attractions: the Transformers Ride at Sci-fi City, enjoy an adventurous Shrek 4D ride at Far Far Away, and indulge in a thrilling Revenge of the Mummy ride that will transport you to Ancient Egypt.

Universal Studios Singapore Admission Ticket

Price: from 53 USD

Duration: 3 to 9 hrs (Approx.)

Rating: 4/5

Number of Reviews: 7

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Have thrilling water adventures at Adventure Cove (from USD 20)

If you love water park adventures, then don’t forget to experience the Adventure Cove. Get your thrill fill dropping from its themed water slides, swim and snorkel with marine life, and relax with the whole family right at the Seahorse Hideaway. Adventure Cove is made up of indoor pools and gives you a taste of beach life—complete with waves and golden sands.

Full-Day Adventure Cove Waterpark Admission Ticket in Singapore

Price: from 20 USD

Duration: 2 to 6 hours (Approx.)

Rating: 5/5

Number of Reviews: 1

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Experience the Luge & Skyride (from USD 17)

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One of the unique attractions you should not miss while in Sentosa is the Luge & Skyride. It is a quick side trip that you would love to to repeat again and again. This part-toboggan, part-go-kart ride lets you race downhill in two different tracks. It is so safe and easy to enjoy that you can race with the whole family, as long as they are aged 6 years and above!

On your way to the Luge, you can take the Skyride and have a breathtaking view of Singapore. Because of its unique view from the top, some recommend riding the Luge & Skyride late afternoon to revel upon a sunset view overlooking Sentosa.

Skyline Luge Sentosa Admission Ticket

Price: from 17 USD

Duration: 20 to 60 mins (Approx.)

Rating: 5/5

Number of Reviews: 1

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Cool down at Gardens by the Bay (from USD 24)

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Get to know why Singapore is dubbed as a “garden city” by visiting Gardens by the Bay. This city tourist spot can be reached via the Bayfront MRT station and it is picture perfect, day and night. Aside from the Superdome Trees in its outdoor park, you can also check out the indoor conservatories—the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest—for other exotic flowers in bloom and amazing tropical flora. These conservatories are also perfect spots to relax after a day’s worth of walking around Singapore’s humid weather.

Admission Ticket to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore with Transport

Price: from 24 USD

Duration: 8 hours (Approx.)

Rating: 4.5/5

Number of Reviews: 183

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Get up-close with deep-sea creatures at S.E.A. Aquarium (from USD 29)


Kids will surely love the immersive and educational experience of the S.E.A. aquariums. This attraction, also located within Sentosa, takes you on a unique journey around the world through vast oceans and its rich marine life. It’s aquariums are geographically organized to show you how marine life varies all over the world. It is a pretty fascinating spot that will make you wonder about the diversity of life underwater.

Enjoy walking beneath the aquariums boasting with sea life - sharks, sting rays, colorful fishes, and other unique marine species swimming above you. It is a trip worth taking that will surely please the younger ones. Make sure you visit the shark tank and take photos of jelly fishes floating like lanterns in a sea of blue.

Sentosa S.E.A. Aquarium™ Admission in Singapore with Optional Hotel Transport

Price: from 29 USD

Duration: 9 hours (Approx.)

Rating: 4.5/5

Number of Reviews: 37

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Discover wildlife via Singapore Zoo, River Safari, and Jurong Bird Park

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If you are planning to spend your time within the city area, you can take your family out on a day-long adventure in three different spots. You will be surprised how much wildlife you can witness on land, by the rivers, and even on air!

Start your day touring the Singapore Zoo, where you can get a backstage pass and see animals living in their habitat through the Wild Discoverer Tour. Check out the current exhibits too and make time to see the Elephants at Work and Play Show plus other token feeding sessions available that day.

If you are willing to try a different zoo experience, something like cruising along the tropical jungle of the Amazon river, then the River Safari is perfect for you. Find out what it’s like to cruise along the Congo river while discovering all those fascinating freshwater wildlife.

Then cap off your wildlife adventure at Jurong Bird Park, and get to feed some of its colorful residents. Make sure to bring your camera to snap lots of memories from those living, and squawking colorful creatures you will find inside.

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River Safari

Jurong Bird Park

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Be a scientist for a day at Singapore Science Center (from USD 26)

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Let kids unleash their inner Einstein, or discover the human body’s inner workings via interactive exhibits they will never forget. Explore what exhibits are happening during your visit so you can also drop by their special galleries. There is also something new happening.

Science Centre Singapore Admission Ticket

Price: from 26 USD

Duration: 1 to 4 hours (Approx.)

Number of Reviews: 0

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Enjoy the evening watching the Wings of Time

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If you are spending a full day in Sentosa, consider ending your day by watching the Wings of Time. This mesmerizing light and water show happens right on Siloso beach, and portraits a story of adventure and friendship amidst dancing lights and water fountains.

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Have a last hurrah at the Night Safari (from USD 34)

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If you’re closing the day at the city, head off to Singapore’s world-famous Night Safari as a final touch to your day’s tour. This one-of-a-kind nightspot takes you on an actual encounter with nocturnal wildlife inside a guarded safari tram. If you’re feeling bold and adventurous, try its walking trails to get up close to some of the animals that may not be visible from the tram. By the end of the tour, you will be in for a fiery treat from the Thumbuakar show.

Singapore Night Safari Admission Ticket

Price: from 34 USD

Duration: 3 hours (Approx.)

Rating: 4.5/5

Number of Reviews: 4

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See? There is truly no shortage of things to do while in Singapore. Aside from taking a gastronomic trip around the country with the whole family, these sights will certainly make your vacation more memorable. The best of it all is that these sights are easily accessible via Singapore MRT so you don’t have to worry about going from one spot to the next. Go ahead and plan your next family trip and make Singapore your fun family destination!

This article was originally published on Mar 23, 2016

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