20 kid-friendly activities for the young ones in Singapore

20 kid-friendly activities for the young ones

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Looking for creative ways to spend quality time with your kids? You’ve come to the right place!

We round up a list of things to do with your kids in Singapore over the weekends. Not only do these kids-friendly activities in Singapore cater to a wide range of interests; they also keep young minds stimulated without screen time.

Whether your kiddo enjoys whipping up dishes or is eager to play a paleontologist for a day, we list down a plethora of kids-friendly activities in Singapore.

Idle weekends will soon be a thing of the past! Read along to discover them — you might even have more fun than expected!

Choose from these kids-friendly activities in Singapore

1.   Paleontologist — Take a walk on the wild side at Jurassic Mile

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Image credit: Changi Airport Official Website

Kid's obsession with dinosaurs knows no bounds! While they may be extinct, your lil ones can still admire the group of reptiles that roamed the face of the earth millions of years ago.

At Jurassic Mile, there are life-sized exhibits peppered along the 1-km stretch of cycling and walking trail. Think of the likes of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, dinosaur eggs, and more! It's a dino-mite photo op galore that'll have your kids grinning from ear to ear.

Tip: Make your way to Changi Airport T4 Car Park 4A to head directly to Jurassic Mile. Also, don’t forget to put on a comfortable pair of shoes to avoid sore feet.

Address: Airport Boulevard

2.   Animal lover — Get up close and personal with freshwater animals at River Safari

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Make your way to River Safari to familiarise yourself with one of the world's largest collections of freshwater animals.

You and your kids will come across a whopping 7,500 animals and 400 plant species from the rivers Nile and Congo to Yangtze and Ganges. Plus, you can even catch sight of Singapore's first panda cub, born to parents Kai Kai and Jia Jia slightly less than a month ago.

After all that, end your visit by embarking on Amazon River Quest, where a boat will take the family along South America’s greatest river. Keep your eyes peeled for animals such as the jaguar, Brazilian tapir, and giant anteater who may be blending in with their surroundings.

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

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3.   Acrobat — Jump for joy at SuperPark Singapore

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Image credit: SuperPark Singapore Official Website

If non-stop fun with your kids is up your aisle, SuperPark Singapore will not disappoint. The indoor playground, spanning over 40,000 sq ft, boasts a plethora of play areas to keep kids of all ages on their toes.

Here's what you can look forward to: a trampoline platform, complete with a foam pit for them to perform some gravity-defying flips; flying fox; tube slide; ninja track; kid’s gym; and so much more. The world will be their oyster and they will have ample opportunity to build their strength and confidence there.

Tip: Put on sports shoes if you’re planning to undertake Super Climb and Skate & Scoot World.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-477 (North Wing), Singapore 038983

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4.   Artist — Unleash your creativity at Arudio

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Image credit: Arudio Official Facebook Page

Let the creative juices of your young ones flow during a pottery workshop at Arudio. Throughout the three-hour handbuilding trial class, children as young as six years old can learn to manipulate clay with a manual spinning wheel in order to come up with an array of designs such as mugs and bowls.

The wheel throwing trial class — ideal for those above 12 years old and above — involves using an electric pottery wheel and both hand and leg coordination to fabricate a simple vessel. There are even short and self-glazing classes for those wishing to kick start their kiddos' hobby.

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Address: 11 Woodlands Close, #09-30, Singapore 737853

5.   Archaeologist — Dig up the past at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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Image credit: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum Official Website

Ever pondered over your children's questions about life on earth before the beginning of time?

Be an archaeologist for a day and have all your answers ready at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

Spanning seven stories, this museum houses a collection of treasures. You and your children can examine physical remains including that of diplodocid sauropods, a female sperm whale, and a Sunda pangolin. We're sure all the curious cats will have a better grasp of evolution and adaptation after this enriching experience.

Address: 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377

6.   Scientist — Step into the shoes of Newton at Science Centre Singapore

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Image credit: Science Centre Singapore Official Website

At Science Centre Singapore, your whizz kids can discover how the world works through a series of interactive exhibits.

There are over 1,000 displays for them to appreciate the significance of scientific research and experimentation through hands-on activities. The best part: They are designed to be engaging so that learning will never be a bore.

You can even reward the kids with movie time at Omni Theatre at the end of the day. It is heralded as Southeast Asia's first 8K 3D digital dome theatre.

Address: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081

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7.   Thrill seeker — Gear up for non-stop fun at Universal Studios Singapore

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Image credit: Visit Singapore Official Website

Amongst the kids-friendly activities in Singapore, we're positive that you and your brood will enjoy this the most. After all, who doesn’t love a theme park that brims with rides?

That's what the whole fam can anticipate at Universal Studios Singapore — where there are 24 rides, shows, and attractions at seven themed zones. Make a beeline for Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle and Revenge of the Mummy for the ultimate thrill.

Also, come prepared with your camera as you can capture photos of your children alongside characters from Madagascar, Sesame Street, and more!

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

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8.   Water baby — Splash around at Hydrodash

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Image credit: HydroDash Official Facebook Page

Seeking respite from the sweltering heat? Hydrodash — Singapore's very first floating aqua park — is the place to be. With four different obstacle courses with varying levels of difficulty, the family can indulge in some fun wipeout style. Jump, bounce, and leap your way around the inflatables including a trampoline and a target wheel.

Parents of young children, you can put your fear to rest! There is a designated zone for kids between five to six years old. Moreover, they'll be donning a life jacket during the sesh after undergoing a compulsory safety briefing.

Address: Palawan Beach, Singapore 098498

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9.   Bowler — Practise some moves at K Bowling Club

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Image credit: K Bowling Club Official Facebook Page

Bowling always makes for a fun activity in Singapore and it's kids-friendly, to boot.

This weekend, kick it up a notch with cosmic bowling at K Bowling Club. With neon lightings and reverberating beats to enliven the ambiance, your family can gear up for a striking good time. Maybe, consider bowling against one another. That way, one family member can rise through the ranks and receive the honour of being the 'best bowler.'

A family challenge always makes things a little bit interesting, right? There are also claw machines and arcade games to keep the fun varied.

Address: 313@Somerset, #03-27, Singapore 238895

10.   Bookworm — Admire the magnificent National Gallery’s Rotunda

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Image credit: National Gallery Singapore

Housed in the former Supreme Court, National Gallery’s Rotunda is one of Singapore's most gorgeous libraries.

It tastefully embraces a colonial-style aesthetic, with high-dome ceilings and columns that’ll make any bibliophile go weak in his or her knees.

You can also get your hands on an archive of collections dating back to the 19th century. Encourage literature-loving children to pick something from the selection of 20,000 physical and digital items to acquaint themselves with Southeast Asia's history amidst the stunning scenery.

Address: 1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957

11.   Chef — Cook up a storm with Let's Go Cook - Discover Thailand

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Image credit: Anna Moskvina via CanvaPro

Keen to nurture the next junior masterchef?

Enroll your kids in a Discover Thailand cooking class organised by Let’s Go Tour, which also includes a mini walking tour. From mastering the art of whipping up a refreshing Tom Yum soup to putting together khanom tako (layered sweet chestnut with coconut topping) and papaya salad, your kiddos can learn about nutrition and food safety in a fun setting.

Plus, they'll be working alongside you to prepare the sumptuous repast that amalgamates four distinct flavour profiles. It truly makes for an unforgettable parent-children bonding experience! Of course, you can tuck into the fruits of your labour together.

Address: Crawford Lane, #01-57 Block 462, Singapore 190462

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12.   Adventurer — Go on an underwater escapade at Adventure Cove Waterpark™

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Image credit: Resorts World Sentosa Official Website

Adventure Cove Waterpark™ is the answer for parents looking to escape Singapore's hot spell with a dose of adventure.

Home to seven thrilling water rides, a lazy river, a giant wave pool, an interactive play area, and more, the lil ones can 'seas' the day to their heart's content. The highlight: A Rainbow Reef where a variegated trove of 20,000 tropical fish awaits discovery as you immerse in the lagoon, vivified with a stunning man-made reef.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269

From high-octane activities to marine encounters, Adventure Cove Waterpark™ makes for a kids-friendly activity that’s one for the book!

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13.   Imaginative mind — See the world in a different dimension at Sentosa 4D Adventureland

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Image credit: Sentosa Official Website

Choose from four different exhilarating rides: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Haunted Mine Ride, Desperados, or Extreme Log Ride to fully immerse yourself in a different realm at Sentosa 4D Adventureland.

The 3D film — complete with sensory enhancements such as rain, wind, and vibrations — will make you feel like you’re stepping onto a movie set. Trust us on this, your children who enjoy thinking about things in new ways will relish this one-of-a-kind kids activity in Singapore.

Address: 51B Imbiah Road, 099708

14.   Green fingers — Build a beautiful terrarium with The Green Capsule

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Image credit: The Green Capsule Official Facebook Page

Noticed that your kids have green fingers? Let them 'diy' their own terrarium with The Green Capsule.

For the uninitiated, terrariums are miniature gardens housed within a sealable glass container.

During the one-hour activity, your kids will pick up the techniques of making a terrarium, on top of basic gardening skills.

Add a little green to your indoor space by incorporating your child's creation in your home decor; they’ll get to take home the terrarium they designed themselves!

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Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #04-11, Singapore 179105

15.   Puzzle solver — Rack your brains at Trapped Escape Room

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Image credit: Trapped Official Website

Gather the whole family together for an exciting quest at Trapped Escape Room. There are several stimulating challenges (no age limit) such as Hide and Seek and A Quiet Place.

Your team of up to five players must complete various tasks in different stages to accomplish the specific goal. But, better hurry as time is ticking.

The secret: Work together because two heads are better than one! You'll come to see that it makes for a fun thing to do with your kids in Singapore to develop fine motor skills and encourage collaboration.

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Address: 2 Orchard Link, #02-20 *SCAPE, Singapore 237978

16.   Fitness enthusiast — Scale new heights at Upwall Climbing

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Image credit: UpWall Climbing Official Facebook Page

UpWall Climbing is dedicated to instilling the love for climbing in individuals of all ages in a fun and safe environment.

Thanks to the high-tech auto and top-rope (a verification tag is required) belaying systems and the benevolent on-ground staff who will be happy to teach them the ropes (literally!), even young children can try it.

Plus, there is a dedicated lane for those attempting rock climbing for the first time. So parents, worry not and let your children improve their strength, concentration, and endurance during this full-body kids-friendly activity. Or better yet, boost their morale as you strive to reach the summit together.

Parents, if you’re a DBS/POSB Mastercard Cardmember, you can take 20% off on a single entry day pass and equipment rental. With incredible savings that await you, there's no reason not to check out this beginner-friendly facility with your children!

17.   Nature fanatic — Cycle around Jurong Lake Gardens

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Image credit: National Parks Official Website

Nestled in the West of Singapore, Jurong Lake Gardens makes for a prime spot to revel in the beauty of nature. Make your way there with your kids on a Sunday morning to stroll or cycle along the area that spans 90 hectares. You can take in the sights of swamp forests and wetlands, along with multifarious flora and fauna. There is also a plethora of attractions and amenities including playgrounds and an eatery to make your family retreat a fulfilling one.

Tip: Rent bicycles from SG Bike — a dockless bicycle-sharing platform. If it’s your first time signing up, you will get a free seven-day ride pass (inclusive of free first 30-minute trips worth S$7). Don’t forget to enter the promo Code: DBS7DAYS!

Address: Yuan Ching Road

18.   History buff — Step back in time at Asian Civilisations Museum

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Image credit: ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum) Official Facebook Page

Are your children aware that Singapore was once a sleepy fishing village before it became a modern state? During that period, people from all over Asia made the Lion City their home and blended together to form our unique identity.

At Asian Civilisations Museum, the kids can appreciate the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans by browsing precious relics and special exhibitions. With a special focus on art that has stood the test of time, they'll come to learn more about the people from the yesteryears.

There are three galleries across three levels housing artefacts such as ceramics, sculptures, paintings, jewelleries, and more.

Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555

With Klook, you can purchase two Asian Civilisations Museum tickets for the price of one.

Top that off with minimum spend of S$60 your total spending (with a minimum spend of S$60) when you use your DBS/POSB Card and you have yourself unbeatable savings!

19.   Sensitive soul — Volunteer your time at Food Bank Singapore

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Image credit: Food Bank Singapore Official Website

Encourage your children to make a difference in the lives of others by signing them up to volunteer their time at Food Bank Singapore.

The non-profit organisation is currently on the lookout for Junior Foodbankers between the ages of five and 12 to help out in a variety of tasks.

From taking inventory of food donations to distributing them to beneficiaries, they'll feel like they’re part of something significant. Out of all the kids-friendly activities in Singapore, we reckon this will help them develop a sense of empathy as they put themselves in the shoes of others.

Address: 218 Pandan Loop, Level 3, Singapore 128408

20.   Playtime junkie — Shoot out darts at NERF Action Xperience

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Image credit: NERF Action Experience Official Website

Get your NERF blaster ready and team up in a series of electrifying challenges at NERF Action Experience.

Shoot colour-coded zombies in Zombie City, protect your turf as you surreptitiously collect the opposing team’s flags in Camp Dune, avert the perils of an active volcano at The Volcano, and ascend staggering heights at The Ice Cliff.

Aside from sharpening your aim with the nerf-dedicated experiences, there is a gamut of other invigorating ventures that will bring you and your kin closer towards a common goal

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-208 Marina Square, Singapore 039594

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With these kids-friendly activities in Singapore, both children and parents can have a whale of a time together. Moreover, spending quality time while doing something that the youngsters appreciate makes for a great way to build meaningful connections that’ll have a lasting impact on them.

Don't forget to share this article with all the parents in your social groups so that they, too, can enjoy more things to do with their kids in Singapore.

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