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Fun Things to Do in Singapore with Kids - Our Top Picks!

After our recent trip to Singapore, we discovered the best things to do in Singapore with kids. If you're planning a family trip to Singapore, I'm sure you'll find this blog useful!




Planning a family getaway to Singapore promises an unforgettable experience for everyone. And it's quickly becoming a popular destination among families as it is easily reachable from anywhere in the world. Singapore offers an abundance of family-friendly activities that kept our two, Mason (9) and Havana (4) entertained throughout our trip. While it's hard to list them all, here are our top picks based on what our kids enjoyed the most! Let's get into it!


 

Universal Studios

So, if you're all about movies or theme parks, like me, then hitting up Universal Studios in Singapore is a no-brainer. Think about it: snapping pics with your favourite characters, catching epic shows like the Shrek 4-D Adventure, and soaking in the lively street vibes.


Now, for those adrenaline junkies out there, brace yourselves for the duelling roller-coasters or the indoor thrill of Revenge of the Mummy. But hey, if you're not into that, or you're travelling with small kids, no worries! There are plenty of gentler rides like Elmo's Spaghetti Space Chase or Puss in Boots to enjoy too. And let's not forget the inevitable splurge on souvenirs – because who can resist, right?


Now, Universal Studios isn't just a theme park; it's a whole world of adventure. From the glitz of Hollywood to the fantasy of Far Far Away, and the prehistoric vibes of The Lost World, there's something for everyone.


One day is all you need to soak up the fun at Universal Studios in Singapore! It's smaller compared to others we've been to, but it's just as awesome! TIP: Pre-book your tickets online. We purchased Fast Passes which were great, but we also had early entry and that gave us enough of a head start on all the rides before the crowds picked up around mid-day. So we used our FP in the afternoon to cut the lines & ride our favourites a second time!


Location: Resorts World, Sentosa. Universal Studios Official Website



 

Singapore Zoo

The Singapore Zoo is truly a gem, offering an abundance of delights for visitors of all ages. Immerse yourself in captivating shows starring African Lions and take part in interactive feeding sessions with Elephants, Giraffes, Rhinos, or Zebras.


With its unique open-plan design, the zoo offers visitors an engaging experience with over 4,200 animals living in spacious, natural habitats across 12 distinct zones. For the little ones, venture over to Rainforest Kidzworld, where they can frolic and splash to their heart's content and get up close with farm animals. Don't miss exploring the captivating zones such as Elephants of Asia, Australasia, Orangutan Island, Primate Kingdom, Reptile Garden, and Wild Africa


While our trip only allowed time for the Singapore Zoo, I've heard rave reviews about the Night Safari and River Wonders, promising unforgettable experiences for families exploring Singapore.

TIP: If you're keen on experiencing any of the extras the Zoo offers, such as animal feedings, make sure to book at least two weeks in advance, as they tend to sell out quickly!


Location: Mandai Wildlife Reserve. 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore.



 

Legoland

Legoland might not be right in Singapore, but it's practically a stone's throw away in Malaysia – less than an hour's drive! Trust me, it's worth every minute behind the wheel. If you can make it happen, spending a night or two at The Legoland Hotel is an experience you won't forget. My family and I recently stayed there during our holiday, and it was hands down one of the highlights of our trip!


The Legoland Resort has it all: the Legoland Hotel, Legoland Theme Park, Legoland Waterpark, and even a S.E.A. Aquarium. If you want to read our full recap of our 2 nights at Legoland Resort, you can view it here. But even if you can't stay overnight, don't worry – there are plenty of day trip options from Singapore!


But let's talk about the main attraction: the theme park itself. Imagine vibrant Lego-themed rides, thrilling roller coasters, and interactive play zones that'll keep the whole family entertained for hours on end. From exploring the world of Ninjago to unleashing your creativity in the Duplo and Lego CITY areas, there's something for everyone. And don't forget about the Lego Adventure Zone – it's an adrenaline rush you won't want to miss! Even if you only have time for a day trip, fear not – you'll still be able to soak in all the Lego fun in just one day.


TIP: I would say Legoland Park is geared more towards kids aged 4 to 10. If you're travelling with little ones, be sure to check out the height restrictions! We found out the hard way that even though Havana was 4, she was little and was too short for many of the rides. (Even ones that are similar to ones she would back home in Australia)


Location: Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia.



 

Adventure Cove Waterpark

Looking for the ultimate aquatic adventure in Singapore? Look no further than Adventure Cove Waterpark! Situated on Sentosa Island, this water wonderland is an absolute must for families. Picture yourself cruising down water slides, catching waves in the wave pool, and snorkelling over the vibrant Rainbow Reef. And let's not forget the lazy river – my personal favourite. Why walk when you can float your way through tunnels and past reefs?


The Dueling Racer was a huge hit with the boys. Mason couldn't get enough of racing his dad for the fastest time! And there were plenty of attractions for Havana too. From the Big Bucket Treehouse to the water-filled adventure fort and the wet maze, she was entertained all day long! We almost skipped it, but I'm so glad we didn't because there was so much to do – it easily filled an entire day!


So, whether you're seeking a day of family fun or an escape from the humid weather, Adventure Cove Waterpark will undoubtedly leave you smiling!


TIP: We had no trouble booking on the morning of our visit, so if you can, wait until you're in Singapore and check out the weather forecast! While the park is still enjoyable in the rain, planning your visit on a hot, sunny day would be the ultimate way to cool off and make the most of your experience!


Location: Resorts World Sentosa



 

Harry Potter - The Forbidden Forest Experience

If you're looking for a magical experience that's perfect for the whole family, you've gotta check out the Harry Potter Forbidden Forest Experience! Now, I'm a huge Potterhead, so this was a dream come true for me, but even if you're not a die-hard fan, trust me, you'll still be spellbound by the enchantment of it all.


Step into a nighttime woodland trail experience like no other, where magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films come to life! Before you even start your journey through the Forbidden Forest, you get to indulge in some seriously tasty treats like Butterbeer and other Harry Potter-themed snacks. It's like stepping right into the pages of the books!


You're wandering through this amazing forest, right? And suddenly, you're smack dab in the middle of scenes straight out of Harry Potter! I mean, there were Hippogriffs, cheeky Nifflers and even Hagrid!

And here's the best part: you can put your magic skills to the test – we cast our very own Patronus to light up the dark woods. It was pretty cool!


So, if you're after a unique activity, the Harry Potter Forbidden Forest Experience is an absolute must-do when you're in Singapore with the family. It took us approximately 50 minutes to walk the trail, and we cautiously opted not to take the pram for Havana, but it wasn't an issue, she was having such a good time she walked the whole way! Seriously, it's pure magic, and you'll be talking about it for ages! But it is only for a limited time!


TIP: Take your time as you explore. Since entry is based on booked time slots, everyone tends to enter at once, making it feel pretty crowded initially. But if you hang back and take it easy, you'll find that eventually, you'll have parts of the experience to yourself. And let me tell you, those photo opportunities are so much better when you can capture the magic without the crowds!


Location: Sentosa Beach



 

What The Pug Cafe

Let's chat about one of our absolute favourite activities in Singapore – What The Pug Cafe. Now, if you're anything like us and have a kiddo who's absolutely dog-obsessed (looking at you, Havana!), then this spot is an absolute must-visit.


You step into this cozy little cafe (after booking your tickets, of course) and find a spot on the floor. And there they are – 12 squishy pugs, eagerly waiting to be let through the gate to play with their new besties! Each pug has their own adorable quirks and personalities. And once that gate opens, It's like stepping into a pug paradise! But here's the best part: not only do you get a full 45 minutes to play with these furry friends, but you also get to feed them treats – and let me tell you, Havana was in heaven! Whether you want to play with the hyper puppies or just want to chill and cuddle with the older dogs, it's such an amazing experience for everyone!


A fun fact: the cafe is actually run by the owner of all 12 pugs! He's super friendly and always up for a chat about the pugs and their adventures. Seriously, hearing all his stories just adds to the charm of the place. And let's not forget about the souvenir photo – a cute little Polaroid to remember your pug-filled adventure by!


Now, I know what you might be thinking – a cafe where dogs are jumping all over you might not sound very hygienic. But let me assure you, it's not your typical cafe experience. Other than the puppy treats, there's no food or drink served, and the place is impeccably clean. The pugs are all well cared for, and it's clear that their happiness and comfort are top priorities.

So if you're on the hunt for a unique and downright adorable experience in Singapore, What The Pug Cafe is the place to be. Trust me, it's a memory you'll never forget!


TIP: Pre-book online! The first time we went there it was completely booked out, and we had to book online and wait for one of the later sessions

Location: Haji Lane, Singapore



 

Museum of Ice Cream

Step into a pastel paradise at the Museum of Ice Cream in Singapore, where every corner is a photo op waiting to happen. From walls adorned with 10,000 bananas to a unicorn-shaped playground, it's a visual treat from start to finish (and very very PINK!)


But let's talk about the real star of the show – the ice cream. Prepare your taste buds for a journey like no other with flavours like Pulut Hitam Potong and Apple Pie Soft Serve. And the best part? It's all you can eat! And while the kiddos were busy swinging on Giant fruit, I may or may not have indulged in one too many Pina Colada ice cream cones. Hey, no judgment here!


Our kids couldn't stop raving about the experience, giving it a solid 10 out of 10! Don't miss out on the iconic Sprinkle Pool, where you can dive into a sea of colourful plastic sprinkles and unwind in a surprisingly relaxing experience.


With endless treats, interactive exhibits, and plenty of opportunities for the perfect Instagram shot, the Museum of Ice Cream is a must-visit destination for families and ice cream enthusiasts alike.


TIP: Before your visit, it's wise to check the museum's schedule for any special events, workshops, or timed entry slots. This way, you can ensure that you make the most out of your experience.


Location: 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore



 

Platform 1094

Step into Platform 1094, the Harry Potter-themed café right there in Singapore, where magic meets mouthwatering meals! Yep, you heard it right, it's like stepping into Hogwarts, but with better food.


Imagine a cozy fireplace, antique vibes, and even a spot to dress up in wizard gear for the 'gram. And let me tell you, the kids tried on the robes, picked out wands, and snapped a few pics next to that fireplace.


But let's talk food—because that's what really got us spellbound. From hearty brunch dishes to mains that'll make your taste buds dance, they've got it all. We tried the steak, pesto Chicken pasta, and fish and chips, and let me just say, we were pleasantly surprised. It was like magic on a plate. It was one of our favourite meals on our trip! Oh, and don't even get me started on the cocktails—they're practically potion-worthy. And as for desserts? Let's just say they're almost too cute to eat. Almost.


Whether you're a Potter-head or just looking for a unique dining experience, Platform 1094 is a fun family outing!


TIP: It's about a 15-minute taxi ride from the city, and there isn't much else in the area, so it's not the kind of place you'll stumble upon while exploring! You'll definitely need to plan a visit. And trust me, make sure to try the Butterbeer—it's absolutely delicious!


Location: 1094 Serangoon Rd, Singapore



 

Gardens by the Bay

There's so much to do and see at Gardens by the Bay! You can easily spend a whole day exploring, or, like us, choose a couple of the many attractions for a half-day adventure.


Imagine wandering through Gardens but feeling like you've stepped into a fairy tale world. That's exactly what happened when we explored the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. The kids were in awe of the lush greenery and Giant waterfall. But the real highlight? Walking on the arterial paths and taking in the breathtaking views.


And then, just when we thought our day couldn't get any better, we stumbled upon the Jurassic Food Nest food court. It was a delightful surprise tucked away amidst the greenery. What caught our attention wasn't just the prehistoric décor and giant dinosaurs, but the diverse array of food vendors offering everything from classic chicken bites and chips to authentic Singaporean cuisine. It was a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds!


It was actually an attraction I was worried the kids might find boring, but they loved it!


TIP: The Gardens are huge, so it's a good idea to take a look at all the options and plan out what you want to see and do beforehand. It can be overwhelming once you're there, so having a plan will help you make the most of your visit.


Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore



 

Singapore Flyer

If you're heading to Singapore with the kids, you have check out the Singapore Flyer – it's seriously awesome! Trust me, we went on our trip, and my little ones couldn't get enough of it.


Imagine soaring above the city, in awe of the amazing views! It takes around 40 minutes to go right around, so you've got plenty of time to soak it all in. Plus, the capsules are super spacious, so you can move around and get the best views from every angle. Mason & Havana were totally glued to the windows, checking out the sights like little explorers!


The best part for us? – we went at sunset, and oh my goodness, it was pure magic! Being up so high as the sun was setting! Plus we saw the sights with a daytime view on the way up and night time on the way down! Perfection!


But wait, there's more! With your tickets, you also get entry to the Singapore Time Capsule – It's an interactive experience, filled with holograms and light shows taking you on a trip through Singapore's past, present, and future! The kids had a ball!


So, if you want a fun activity that the whole family will love, the Singapore Flyer is where it's at. It's chill, it's exciting, and it's a memory-maker for sure. Trust me, you won't regret it!


TIP: If you can, plan to ride about 20-30 minutes before sunset, you won't regret it!


Location: 30 Raffles Ave., Singapore



 

Cafe Monochrome

If you're looking for a super fun and unique spot to grab a bite with the kiddos in Singapore, I've got just the place for you – Cafe Monochrome!


Imagine stepping into a world where everything, I mean everything, is in black and white 2D. From the tables and chairs to the plates you eat off, even the walls are hand-sketched and painted to perfection. It's like walking into a real-life cartoon, and let me tell you, the kids will be absolutely thrilled! But here's where it gets even better – Cafe Monochrome is not just a feast for the eyes, it's also a playground for the imagination. With heaps of props like black and white guitars, cameras, and glasses scattered around for photo ops, you'll have a blast capturing memories with the little ones.


And let's talk about the food – it's seriously delicious! We stopped for brunch and indulged in some sweet treats and coffees that hit the spot. So, if you're up for a fun and memorable dining experience that the whole family will love, be sure to check out Cafe Monochrome.


TIP: Try the Biscoff coffee! OMG! It was yummy!


Location: 25 Trengganu Street 01-12, Chinatown, Singapore

(they had 2 cafes, We visited the Syed Alwi Location which now looks to be closed)



 

Sentosa Cable Cars

If you're visiting Sentosa with the little ones, I've got a must-do for your itinerary – the Sentosa Cable Cars! We recently hopped aboard these on our trip and let me tell you, it was a blast! We got a double ticket for both the Sentosa Line and the Mount Faber Line, and it was such a fun way to travel around for the day!


Imagine soaring high above Singapore's skyline, taking in breathtaking views from 100 metres above sea level. We even spotted some dolphins! We hopped on the Mount Faber Line as a fun way to get over to HarbourFront Station so we could do some shopping at VivoCity, and on our way back we just stayed on and finished the loop taking in all the views of Sentosa as we glided back into Sentosa Station.


The Sentosa Line was the perfect way to travel across the island, from Imbiah Lookout Station to Siloso Point Station where our Harry Potter experience was! It was also amazing to check out the beautiful Sentosa Beaches!


It definitely makes some of the Travel more fun! (way better than a taxi!) & Trust me, it's an adventure the whole family will love!

Check out the Cable Car Official Website for all the locations and info.




 

Super Park

Looking for a surefire way to keep the kids entertained in Singapore? Look no further than Super Park! We recently checked out this sprawling indoor playground, and let me tell you, it's an absolute blast for the whole family. Picture this: two floors packed with a whopping 40,000 square feet of pure fun. Yeah, you read that right.


From trampolines to climbing obstacles, towers to tunnels, and even a kid's gym, Super Park pulls out all the stops to ensure there's never a dull moment. And the best part? It's not just for the little ones – adults can join in on the action too! With activities spread across the Adventure Arena, Game Arena, and Freestyle Hall, there's something here for everyone.


Havana couldn't tear herself away from the Flying Fox, while Mason was all about the pedal car track, challenging his dad to some epic races. Soccer, basketball, tube slides – you name it, Super Park's got it. Trust me, this place is a game-changer for family outings in Singapore. Don't miss out!


TIP: Super Park-goers with little ones under 8: They will need an adult chaperone! And there is no spectating inside the play areas – if you want in for photos or have little ones, you'll need to grab an extra ticket. So Plan ahead for those extra adult passes!


Location: Suntek City, Singapore



 

And that's a wrap on our ultimate guide to kid-friendly adventures in Singapore! So, have I managed to convince you to book those flights? If you're still on the fence, why not dive into our other Singapore and Legoland blogs for more inspiration? Or perhaps Japan is calling your name for the next family escapade – don't miss our detailed Japan itinerary blog! (View our full Blog feed here!) As for me, I'm already buzzing with excitement, eager to start planning our next holiday. Where will our wanderlust take us next? The possibilities are endless!


Court x



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