Whether your child has a curious mind, an artistic streak or an irrepressible taste for adventure, Singapore’s myriad family attractions are bound to deliver an unforgettable experience for the entire family.
Here’s a sample of the endless thrills, spills and activities that await you and your loved ones in Singapore.
Domains of nature to explore
Whether your child is an animal lover or a fan of Wild West movies, Gallop Stable is certain to have them living out their dreams of horseback riding.
With stables on opposite ends of the island, this charming establishment boasts a range of pony-riding activities and lessons for your little ones. Sign up for a private trail ride or beam with pride as your child learns how to mount, lead and handle a pony in a one-on-one session.
Gallop Stable at Horsecity (Bukit Timah). 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992. +65 6463 6012.
Gallop Stable at Pasir Ris. 61 Pasir Ris Green Carpark C, Singapore 518225. +65 6583 9665.
Tue-Fri 10am-noon, 2-7pm; Sat & Sun 8am-noon, 2-7pm.
Ed’s note: In light of COVID-19, Ocean Dreams will not be available until further notice. Be sure to check S.E.A. Aquarium’s website for future updates.
You don’t need to be a character in the Little Mermaid to plumb the depths of the ocean. Instead, take your family on a majestic excursion beneath the waves at the S.E.A. Aquarium™.
Admire over 1000 species of marine life spread across 45 habitats at this watery wonderland, from leopard sharks and manta rays to jelly fish and wolf-eels. If you’re looking to fully immerse yourself, you can plan a sleepover with Ocean Dreams, or book a VIP Experience with a guide who’ll regale you with fascinating facts from beneath the waves.
Resorts World™ Sentosa. 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269.
With guided farm tours, wellness retreats, and even rice-planting activities, Bollywood Farms is a rustic getaway from city life, and a reminder of life’s simpler pleasures. If your kid’s been glued to their iPad screen, fret not— this trip is bound to get them immersed in nature instead.
Spend the afternoon exploring the farm’s compound, and round off your trip at the Poison Ivy Bistro for a delectable array of farm-to-table dishes. Be sure to peruse the fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs at the establishment’s Earth Shop before you leave.
BollywoodFarms. 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026. +65 6898 5001.
Thu & Fri 7am-5pm; Sat & Sun 7am-7pm.
Worlds of action and adventure
Romp amidst the waves with the entire family at Hydrodash, Singapore’s first floating aqua park. Floating on the pristine waters of Palawan Beach, Sentosa, this massive inflatable playground is bound to deliver fun in spades.
The park is split into four zones of varying difficulty levels, and parents with younger tykes should opt for Zone 1. Besides being closely monitored by lifeguards, the obstacle courses in this zone are smaller, wider and suitable for children aged five to eight.
Sentosa. Palawan Beach, Singapore 098498. +65 9783 7549.
Mon-Fri noon-6pm; Sat & Sun 10am-7pm.
For detailed directions, visit their official website here.
Get jumping with glee at BOUNCE Singapore —a trampoline park that’s home to three activity zones spread across a sprawling 24,000 square-feet arena.
Your little ones are bound to have a blast navigating ninja-style obstacle courses, scaling climbing walls and expressing their inner gymnast in the jump arena. If you’re looking to engage in a bout of family-friendly competition, play a round of dodge ball, or see who can pull off the fanciest dunk in the Slam Dunk Zone.
BOUNCE Singapore at Cineleisure. 8 Grange Road #09-01, Singapore 239695. +65 6816 2879.
Mon-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 9am-7pm; PH 9am-8pm.
Ideal for parents with older kids or irrepressible daredevils in search of an adrenaline rush, Mega Adventure Park boasts a range of high-flying activities.
Brave an obstacle course that soars over the treeline, bounce over eight metres into the air on bungy trampolines, or zoom down a 450 metre zipline in tandem with your little one. While there are no age limits here, do note that some attractions have minimum height and weight requirements.
Mega Adventure – Singapore. 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008. +65 6480 7199.
Experience realms of endless imagination at HeadRock VR, Singapore’s first virtual reality theme park.
Located at Resorts World™ Sentosa, this world of futuristic fun and endless excitement will have your kids bringing their daydreams to life, as they get up close with dinosaurs, escape a zombie apocalypse and even channel their inner Robin Hood with a bout of archery.
Head Rock VR at Southside. 80 Siloso Road Southside Block B #01-03, Singapore 098969 +65 6963 4127.
Realms of knowledge and inspiration
Science Centre Singapore
Equal parts educational and entertaining, the Science Centre Singapore is the perfect place to introduce your child to the world of scientific enquiry.
Interactive exhibitions and exciting activities abound here, with twelve exhibition galleries centring on themes like climate change, modern engineering and astronomy. Learn about the source of phobias, experience the spectacular sight of a fire tornado and be awed by the (literally) electrifying display of energy with Southeast Asia’s largest tesla coil.
Science Centre Singapore. 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081. +65 6425 2500.
Daily 10am-1pm, 2-5pm.
Let your kids go wild with paints and express their creativity at ARTARY. With multiple branches across the island, this art school is the ideal place for parents to nurture their kids’ inner creativity.
Sign up for a day of family fun with the establishment’s HWAHWAH programme—available at their branches in Tampines and Jurong. This three-hour session comes with unlimited acrylic paints, allowing you to express limitless creativity. You’ll need just one ticket if your child is under 12.
ARTARY at Tampines Mall. 4 Tampines Central 5 #05-05, Singapore 529510. +65 6223 1368.
Mon 11am-6.30pm; Tue-Fri 11am-9pm; Sat & Sun 9am-6pm.
For a full list of ARTARY Junior Campuses, click here.
Splat Paint House
Channel your child’s inner abstract artist at Splat Paint House, a unique art studio that is bound to evoke a boundless sense of inspiration.
Forget about paint brushes and easels—instead grab a canvas, handfuls of multi-hued paints and create your own artistic masterpiece by flinging, smearing and splashing canvases on the studio walls. If you are looking for art jamming with a twist, check out Spin Paint House where you will be spinning your own art using one’s own energy at the Spin Art Booth.
Things are bound to get messy but fret not—the studio provides coveralls, shoe covers, hair nets and gloves. That being said, you may not want to be dressed in your Sunday best while visiting!
Splat Paint House. 207A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574346. +65 8882 0839.
Mon-Fri 3-9pm; Sat & Sun 11am-9pm.
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Spin Paint House. 61 Kaki Bukit Place, #04-00, Singapore 416233.
Wed-Fri 3-9pm; Sat & Sun 10am-8pm.
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Worlds of imagination and innovation intertwine at the ArtScience Museum™. Filled with interactive exhibits, engaging workshops and thought-provoking activities, this beautiful space is ideal for little polymaths who’re curious about the world.
Admire the digital installations at Future World: Where Art Meets Science, teach your kids to be custodians of nature with Planet or Plastic? or sign up for one of the establishment’s many hands-on workshops.
Marina Bay Sands®. 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974.