Top 10 places for
family activities in Singapore
From wildlife attractions to Singapore's biggest theme park.
By Where Singapore Staff | May 11, 2017
A modern horticultural attraction, Gardens by the Bay features “Supertrees” that stretch up to 50 meters into the sky (great for stunning panoramic views), two giant domed conservatories, and plenty of gardens and beautiful green spaces for the whole family, especially the young ones (look out for the Children’s Garden).
The largest bird park in the world, Jurong Bird Park is a hillside haven for 5,000 birds across 400 species. Highlights include the Waterfall Aviary, the world’s largest walk-in aviary with more than 600 free flying birds and a lory feeding experience, where you’ll be able to feed countless colorful, friendly birds.
Launched in 2012, this leisure center is home to the stunning S.E.A. Aquarium, one of the biggest oceanariums in the world. It features more than 800 species of marine animals such as manta rays and sharks. You’ll also find the Adventure Cove Waterpark, which houses the Riptide Rocket thrill ride and lets you snorkel and get up close with 20,000 fish at the Rainbow Reef.
Singapore’s Night Safari was the first in the world to showcase wildlife in a nocturnal environment and has over 2,500 animals (more than 30 percent of which are threatened) roaming the compounds. Of note is their Wallaby Trail, a multi-sensory experience highlighting the unique and exotic wildlife of the Australasian region such as Bennett’s wallaby from Australia and the white-lipped python from Papua New Guinea.
The Port of Lost Wonder is a beachside kids’ club that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Divided into five main zones, Connection (home to the biggest water-play area in the country), Independence, Curiosity (a gardening area), Wonder and Simplicity, there’s an endless range of unforgettable family activities to look forward to.
Nestled between the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari is the River Safari, Asia's first and only river-themed wildlife park. Get up close and personal with over 5,000 aquatic and terrestrial creatures as you explore eight regions that are home to river-dwelling animals like the giant salamander and the giant river otter. Also, don’t miss the must-visit Giant Panda Forest, where the adorable Kai Kai and Jia Jia live.
Covering a wide range of topics related to science, technology and mathematics, Science Centre Singapore features over 850 interactive exhibits housed in 14 galleries which explain scientific principles and many of the world’s great mysteries. Another noteworthy draw is its IMAX theater, with a five-story domed screen.
Located next to the Night Safari, Singapore's “open concept” zoo set in a rainforest environment hosts over 2,800 specimens from more than 300 species. Highlights include white tigers, elephants and orang utans. There are also features like a massive playground at Rainforest Kidzworld and the ever-popular horse carriage ride.
If the heat’s getting too much for you, then head to Snow City for some nice cool weather. At the first indoor snow facility in Singapore, you can go skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding on an exhilarating 60-meter, three-story-high slope in the five degree Celsius Snow Chamber.
Enjoy a slice of Tinseltown-laced Americana at Singapore's largest theme park, with seven different entertainment zones and 24 movie-related rides and attractions. The rides, shows, stores and photo-ops with huggable characters like Shrek and Po from Kung Fu Panda all make for an incredible day out. Regardless of age, this unique theme park is a must-visit.