Though small in size, the island city of Singapore is no less mesmerising than any other giant urbanscape in the world. When you check out different Asian vacation destinations, you will find that Singapore has everything that families with kids will love.

Amidst the city’s idyllic sea views and towering skyscrapers are nestled some Singaporean attractions that beckon families for a fun-filled and memorable time. If you are on a family trip to Singapore, make sure you add these places to your bucket list:

Gardens by the Bay

Topping the list of family-friendly attractions in Singapore is Gardens by the Bay. This 250-acre spread of awe-inspiring features is something nobody should miss. The entire land is divided into two waterfront gardens, Bay East and Bay South. Bay South is the part where the iconic Supertrees are conserved. Although Bay East is relatively less wow, you will love the landscaped gardens and a stunning view of Singapore’s skyline here.  

Things to do:

  • Marvel at the 18 Supertrees made up of more than 162,900 plants. Walk the OCBC Skyway and enjoy an aerial view of the Supertrees.
  • Visit the Cloud Forest, where you can witness a 35-meter tall hill draped in tropical vegetation and the tallest indoor waterfall in the world.
  • Sink in the fantastic aquatic ecosystem at Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes.
  • Visit Pollen, Café Crema, Conservatory Café and Satay by the Bay to relish some of the most amazing cuisines from all over the world.

Where: 18 Marina Gardens Drive

Marina Bay

Established in 2010, Marina Bay is of relatively newer origin when it comes to Singapore’s superlatives. It is home to Marina Bay Sands, which is a mega commercial centre with a hotel, casino, shopping mall and nightclubs. What makes Marina Bay count amongst the family-friendly attractions in Singapore is the plethora of adventures here.

Things to do:

  • Get the night-time view of the city’s skyline from the Singapore Flyer.
  • Witness some spectacular art at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
  • Cruise through Marina Bay on an Amphibious Boat.
  • Dine at one of the many hawkers’ stalls.

Where: Marina Bay is present in the Central part of Singapore bounded by the Downtown Core, Marina South, Straits View and Marina East.

Jurong Bird Park

Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are excellent places to witness diverse wildlife but don’t miss out Jurong Bird Park while travelling with family to Singapore. Spreading over 50-acres of land on the Jurong Hill, this bird sanctuary has over five thousand different varieties of aerial creatures.

Things to do:

  • Check out the seven exhibits here where a number of shows take place.
  • Join the feeding sessions at Penguin Coast.
  • Find the Common Barn Owl, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Boobook Owl and Harry Potter’s fans favourite: Snowy Owl.
  • Attend the Kings of the Skies Show.

Where: 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore.

Adventure Cove Waterpark

When you are on Sentosa Island, a number of water adventures await you. Singapore is known for its water parks, but Adventure Cove Waterpark steals the light. This waterpark is filled with adventure and exotic marine life, garnering many awards and accolades for being the best in Asia and the world.

Things to do:

  • Go on a thrilling competitive race down the Dueling Racer slide.
  • Get the feeling of a water tornado on The Pipeline Plunge.
  • Enjoy constant twists and turns on The Spiral Washout.
  • Check out Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, The Riptide Rocket.

Where: Resorts World Sentosa

Bukit Time Nature Reserve

Nestled in a residential neighbourhood is Bukit Time Nature Reserve, which is a beautiful park seconding the Botanical Garden. It’s one of the first forest reserves in Singapore, harbouring a host of activities for the adventure-loving families with kids.


Things to do:

  • Traverse the canopy of tropical rainforest through the Tree Top Walk.
  • Get on horseback to explore at Gallop Stables.
  • Check out authentic Italian food, homemade pastries and bread at the PasarBella Farmer’s Market.
  • Enter the Bukit Timah Railway Station for a reinvigorating hike through the natural landscape.

Where: Hindhede Dr, Singapore.

Clarke Quay

If you are on a family trip to Singapore, Clarke Quay is an attraction you should certainly visit. Besides its spectacular waterside restaurants, clubs and bars, the place has so many family-friendly things to do that boredom will never strike you and your kids as there are a lots of interesting kids activities in Singapore worth trying.

Things to do:

  • Cruise up and down the Singapore River.
  • Check out Singapore’s history at the Asian Civilisation Museum.
  • Get on The G-Max Reverse Bungy for some thrill.
  • Take a stroll along Boat Quay.

Where: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore.

Pulau Ubin

Last but not least, Pulau Ubin is a must-visit for families who love peace. The lush greenery and plenty of wildlife here are nothing less than icing on the cake for people. It’s just the place to be to capture some amazing Instragrammable moments with nature.

Things to do:

  • Go on the Sensory Trails to check some unique flora.
  • Visit the Butterfly Hill and Pekan Quarry to get a closer encounter with nature.
  • Check out the diverse marine life from the Chek Jawa wetlands and boardwalk.

Where: The Island is located in the north east of Singapore, to the west of Pulau Tekong.

No matter what, you should definitely add these family-friendly attractions in Singapore to your list for having a fulfilling vacation.

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