You’re here with a group of friends, ready to take on the city. Beyond indulging in gastronomic delights and getting your fill of local culture, team up with your buddies to conquer the go-kart racetrack, your Halloween fears and even one another in a friendly round of paintball.

Here are eight activities that are ideal for group outings.

As you enjoy these group outings, do remember to keep your health and safety in mind. Check out the latest Safe Managements Measures here!

4 Racers swerving down the Karting Arena’s track Racers swerving down The Karting Arena’s track.

Red Dynasty Paintball Park
2 Men Playing paintball at Red Dynasty Paintball Park

Engage in friendly, or not-so-friendly, fire

Be part of an elite team of soldiers as you battle it out in teams across a sprawling war zone—thankfully, the bullets that fire from your weapons only splatter paint, not blood. Red Dynasty Paintball Park is the largest-paintball park in Singapore, comprising four fields strewn with obstacles such as sandbags and barrels.

For those who fancy themselves a marksman, Turf City’s shooting gallery will have you competing against one another to hit the most targets. You’ll need to book a package in advance.

Alternatively, you can channel your inner Robin Hood with a round of archery tag or laser tag. Pit your marksmanship skills against your friends in a 30 minute bout to see who will emerge victorious—may the odds be ever in your favour!

Red Dynasty Paintball Park at Turf City. 220 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288001. +65 6695 4782.
Daily 9am-7pm.

Advance reservations only. For more information visit here.

Trapped Escape Room

For aspiring detectives

Trapped Escape Room offers ‘first-person reality’ Escape Rooms, which put you in the shoes of the game’s characters. Teamwork, communication and the quick wit of Sherlock Holmes will be needed for your squad to overcome this series of perplexing puzzles.

There are several rooms to conquer, ranging from a haunted army bunk to the mind-bending scenario of a mental ward. You can even relive the scenarios of Hollywood blockbusters like The Purge and The Hunger Games. It’s best to make an appointment for your preferred room well in advance.

Trapped Escape Room at *SCAPE. 2 Orchard Link, #02-20/21/22, Singapore 237978. +65 6610 2089.
Daily 11am-10.30pm. (For games after 10pm, please book before 10pm).

Trapped Escape Room at The Cathay. 2 Handy Road #B1-08/09/10, Singapore 229233. +65 6994 3430.
Daily 11am-10.30pm. (For games after 10pm, please book before 10pm).

Nerf Action Xperience
NERF Action Xperience Singapore, providing fun-filled experiences in an area packed with multiple-themed activity zones.

For gun-slinging nerf enthusiasts

You won’t have to wait for high noon to practice being quick on the draw.

Spanning 18,362 square feet, the world’s first-ever Nerf entertainment centre encompasses multiple activity zones and play areas where you can channel your inner gunslinger with your posse.

For the unacquainted, Nerf guns fire harmless foam projectiles, making this a great activity for young adults and families with children. The space also boasts both retail and F&B venues for visitors looking to take home a memento or grab a snack after all the action.

Marina Square. 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-208/221, Singapore 039594.

Visitors are recommended to book tickets in advance.

The Karting Arena
4 friends racing on The Karting Arena Electric go kart track

Clock the fastest lap times

Step into the shoes of a race car driver while you burn rubber on the tarmac at The Karting Arena.

Pick the Grand Prix group racing package if you’re in a group of eight. It’s modelled after the actual sport, so you can live out your Lewis Hamilton fantasies as you race against your friends in three rounds: warm-up, qualifying and the race itself.

Fun fact: The Karting Arena at Bukit Timah is home to electric carts, while the branch at Jurong is equipped with petroleum carts, with both being able to reach speeds of up to 50km/h.

If you prefer to keep your lunch down, opt for the fun karting sessions—they’re non-competitive, and even kids aged nine and above can put the pedal to the metal. While The Karting Arena allows walk-ins, the Grand Prix session requires an advance booking.

The Karting Arena at The Grandstand (Bukit Timah). 200 Turf Club Road #01-01B South Car Park, Singapore 287994. Wed-Fri 1-8.30pm; Sat & Sun 10am-9pm.

The Karting Arena (Jurong). 511 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638366. Tue-Fri 1-9pm; Sat & Sun 9am-9pm

Halloween Horror Nights™
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore

Scare your pants off

At the Halloween Horror Nights™, ghouls and ghosts reign supreme at Universal Studios Singapore.

Nowhere else does the mantra ‘safety in numbers’ ring truer—haunted houses, roving monsters and live stage performances make this annual screamfest a treat (or trick) for pals looking for after-dark activities outside of the bars.

Even the young ones can get in on the Halloween fun, although the theme park advises that those under 13 might be overwhelmed by all the spooks and scares.

2021’s edition of saw Halloween Horror Nights™ taking on an exhibition format that celebrated the event’s run over the years.

Besides showcasing Spooktacular props, displays and iconic moments from over the last decade, the event also featured Halloween-themed dishes, trick-or-treating and meet and greet sessions with icons of the horror genres.

Universal Studios Singapore. 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269. +65 6577 8888.

ZOVB Singapore
Children zorbing (ensconced within a giant transparent rubber orb) outdoors on a green field with blue sky

Futsal and body slams

Perhaps your idea of fun is careening downhill while you’re safely ensconced within a giant, transparent rubber orb. ZOVB Singapore offers that hair-raising ride, but try out ‘Bubble Soccer’ if you have a group of eight or more. It’s futsal with one big difference: You’ll have to strap a rubber ball over your head and torso while you play.

The padded balls mean you can bulldoze your way through your opponents, sending them flying through the air and bouncing safely back down. While ZOVB Singapore doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar outlet, the folks there can arrange to hold the games in Kovan Sports Centre, The Cage @ Kallang or Golazo Futsal—so you’ll need to book your slot in advance.

ZOVB Singapore. Various venues. +65 6779 1031.

For more information, click here.

Ninja Tag Singapore
Men carrying laser tag swords at Ninja Tag Singapore

Laser tag with swords

If you’ve always wanted to challenge your friend to an old-fashioned knife duel, here’s your chance. Ninja Tag Singapore lets you be the stealthy warrior for a day, as you strike and slice your opponents with foam daggers.

Each ninja will have to don a body plate that’s equipped with activation pads that can sense when you’ve been hit. And while you can go all-out and use the experience as an excuse to let off some pent-up steam, there are several game formats that require teamwork, strategy and a whole lot of cunning. You’ll need to reserve a slot in advance.

Ninja Tag Singapore. Various venues. +65 6515 4146.

For more information, click here.

V-Room Singapore

Fans of Keanu Reeves and The Matrix can live out their fantasies of being a science-fiction superhero at V-Room Singapore.

Strap on your virtual reality headset and immerse yourself in a range of shoot-em-up titles from world-famous video game series like Half-Life and Serious Sam. Multiplayer modes are available for a range of titles, so you don’t have to be a lone wolf while saving the galaxy.

If you’re looking for a more laid-back time with your friends, the arcade also boasts a range of puzzle games and music-themed experiences. 

V-Room @ Orchard Gateway. 277 Orchard Road #02-02, Singapore 238858. +65 6677 8478.

V-Room @ Harbourfront Shopping Centre. 1 Maritime Square #03-15, Singapore 099253. +65 6988 9467.

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