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Day 1: Go for a ride

View of the Singapore Flyer
1 Singapore Flyer

Morning

Pop by the Singapore Flyer to enjoy 360-degree views of the city skyline from 165 metres above ground. The sight of the Lion City in the morning certainly is stunning from this giant observation wheel—a perfect start to anyone’s day.

A traditional bumboat tour on Singapore River
2 Singapore River

Afternoon and evening

In the afternoon, make your way down the historic Singapore River aboard a traditional bumboat with the Singapore River Cruise. Let the guide engage the whole family in the captivating tale of Singapore’s two famous quays—Boat Quay and Clarke Quay—and take in the scenic views of the Marina Bay area as the boat cruises by.

Following that, spend the rest of the day exploring Singapore with DUCK & HiPPO and its hop-on and hop-off bus rides around the city. The City Sightseeing package allows you to move at your own pace for the entire day—highlights include Little India, Orchard Road, Chinatown and Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Day 2: Visit the State of Fun

People go-carting at Skyline Luge.
3 Sentosa Island

All day

Dubbed the “State of Fun”, Sentosa is a huge playground for the whole family. There’s something for everyone on this popular island resort, located south of the main island.

Begin with a visit to Universal Studios Singapore™. The movie-themed entertainment park is peppered with thrilling rides based on blockbuster flicks like Transformers and Jurassic Park. Wander around the seven zones and get a family portrait taken with iconic characters like the adorable Minions from Despicable Me.

For lunch, hit up Tanjong Beach Club for delicious bites like a lobster bun and, for the kids, fish and chips. After that, laze around by the pool’s daybeds or check out the Adventure Cove Waterpark™ for thrilling slides and encounters with marine life. For an even more adrenaline-pumping option, try the Skyline Luge, a part go-cart, part-toboggan action ride that’s great for all ages.

Come dinnertime, take a bus to Quayside Isle over at Sentosa Cove for a dizzying array of dining options. Top picks include Greek food from Mykonos On The Bay, Italian pizzas from SolePomodoro Trattoria Pizzeria and seafood creations from Greenwood Fish Market.

Day 3: Museum visits

Interior of National Gallery Singapore
4 National Gallery Singapore

Morning

Start your visit at the National Gallery Singapore with over 8,000 Singaporean and Southeast Asian artworks. Let the kids spend time in the Keppel Centre for Art Education, a 1,000-square-metre facility that comprises four art zones, such as the Art Playscape, where children can follow trails to solve mysteries and discover fantastical new characters.

Sunset as ArtScience Museum™.
5 ArtScience Museum™

Afternoon

After a morning of fun, head to the ArtScience Museum™ at the Marina Bay Sands®. Pro tip: visit on a Friday as up to four children under the age of 12 get to enter the museum for free with every adult ticket purchased.

Aside from the main exhibitions, which change regularly, you can sign up for interactive guided tours of features such as Future World. These provide fun, hands-on learning experiences for the whole family—click here to find out the details of upcoming tours.

Family creating toys at a craft workshop
6 MINT Museum of Toys

Evening

Finally, wrap up your day with a stopover at MINT Museum of Toys. This quirky museum boasts a collection of vintage toys such as Astro Boy, Popeye and Tintin. See how many you and your kids can recognise and have a blast celebrating these old-school cartoon characters.

Day 4: Get in touch with nature

A species of orchid at the Singapore Botanic Gardens
7 Singapore Botanic Gardens

Morning

Get the family to spend time in nature and split your day between the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay—two world-class green spaces, each with something different to offer (and plenty of dining options as well so you won’t go hungry).

In the morning, take a stroll around the over-150-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens, which is now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check out highlights like the Swan Lake; the National Orchid Garden, which is home to the world’s largest display of orchids; and the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, where the kids can learn about all things green.

Have lunch at Casa Verde, a kid-friendly restaurant serving up affordable pastas and wood-fired thin crust pizzas, alongside some local favourites like nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk, served with an array of side dishes) and Hokkien prawn mee (fried prawn noodles). If the weather is nice, you can rent a picnic basket set from the restaurant as the kids run around on the lawn by Symphony Lake.

A view of the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay
8 Gardens by the Bay

Afternoon and evening

Gardens by the Bay is a futuristic-looking green area featuring vertical gardens called Supertrees, which reach up to 50-metres tall. Don’t miss other attractions like the Flower Dome—the largest glass greenhouse in the world—and the Cloud Forest, which houses a magnificent indoor waterfall.

For dinner, there is a wide variety of eateries and restaurants to whet your appetite. They include Pollen, a French-Mediterranean cuisine restaurant that offers a panoramic view of the Marina Bay waterfront, and Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant, a Chinese seafood restaurant (perfect for Singapore classics like Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab).

Day 5: Explore science

Futuristic interior of the Science Centre Singapore
9 Science Centre Singapore

Morning

It’s going to be a captivating time of learning and education for the first half of the day. Take the family to Science Centre Singapore for mind-blowing facts and more than a thousand interactive exhibits.

There are myriad shows and demonstrations to catch—you could watch the creation of a fire tornado or get up close with a hissing cockroach on your hand.

Got time for a movie? Head to the Omni-Theatre—Singapore's only IMAX dome theatre—for an immersive cinematic experience unlike any other.

A projection at IMAX dome theatre
10 Singapore Discovery Centre

Afternoon and evening

Spend the rest of the day at the Singapore Discovery Centre. This venue focuses on the history and future of Singapore as a nation, and not-to-be-missed exhibits and attractions include the SAFTI BUS TOUR—which gives visitors a glimpse of the nation's military academy—and 'Battlefield Command', Singapore's first immersive third generation Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) game designed for the public.

Day 6: Into the wild

A family on a boat ride in River Safari
11 River Safari

Morning

Get up close and personal with hordes of animals at three wildlife parks—the River Safari, Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.

Start your day at the River Safari. This is the region's first river-themed zoo and home to creatures like manatees and jaguars.

Another must-see is the giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia at the Giant Panda Forest, and don’t skip the Amazon River Quest—an easy ten-minute boat ride where you'll see animals like the Brazilian tapir and the giant anteater.

A family looking at a giraffe at the Singapore Zoo
12 Singapore Zoo

Afternoon

As afternoon approaches, hop on over to the nearby Singapore Zoo for more fun. An award-winning 28-hectare park, the Singapore Zoo is divided into 11 zones.

Enter the Fragile Forest for an intriguing rainforest experience, roam into the Primate Kingdom to observe our closest relatives, or pay a visit to the Land Down Under and marvel at kangaroos in the Australian Zone.

There’s also the Rainforest Kidzworld, where the young ones can have a splashing good time in the water play area, ride a wild animal carousel, and learn all about farmyard animals.

A family interacting with a baby elephant at the Night Safari
13 Night Safari

Evening

Last but not least—the Night Safari. A world first, this attraction is dedicated to nocturnal animals like wallabies and spotted hyenas. You could walk around to explore the various regions and zones, but the best way to see the park is on wheels—go on the 40-minute tram ride for a journey through geographical zones, such as Equatorial Africa and the Indo-Malayan Region.

Day 7: Shop 'til you drop

A family walking past “Urban People” sculptures outside Orchard Ion
14 Orchard Road

Morning and afternoon

Shopping can be a great pastime for the whole family, but only if you know where to go.

Head over to Orchard Road to spend the morning and afternoon in the world-famous shopping district. The area is home to two kid-friendly shopping malls: Paragon and Forum, both of which have play areas to keep the kids occupied while you shop at stores like ZARA and Calvin Klein.

An aerial view of the playground at Vivo City
15 Vivo City

Evening

Come evening, visit fashion stores like Coach and ALDO at VivoCity. The kids can have a lovely time in the open-air playground on the second level, as well as the water-based Sky Park on the third.

With this thorough itinerary featuring recommendations on things to do, shop and eat as a family, you’ll be making the best of your seven days in Singapore! For more ideas, check out this page.

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