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Best Things to Do in Singapore with Kids

Singapore is an incredible place to travel with kids. There are so many things to do, that the whole family will enjoy! Our family has really enjoyed visiting Singapore on two seperate trips. We especially love exploring Gardens by the Bay and all the area has to offer!

In this guide you will find what ages each activity is suitable for, family-friendly tips for each attraction, how long to visit, the location, as well as a cost indicator to help you with your planning!

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What to do in Singapore with Kids:

We’ve been to Singapore with a baby as well as with toddlers and young kids. So whether you are here for a holiday or spending some time here on a layover, Singapore will have plenty of activities to keep you and your kids entertained.

I’ve also put together a complete family-friendly itinerary for Singapore that includes the best things to do in Singapore and how to see them all in just 3 days. So make sure you read that if you’re looking for an itinerary with the best things to do in Singapore with kids.

SEA Aquarium

As the largest aquarium in the world, SEA Aquarium is extensive and has huge tanks filled with species from all over the globe. It is one of the best things to do with kids in Singapore, and is a relaxing day for parents also!

The Aquarium is indoors, perfect for escaping the heat or the rain if you’re visiting in rainy season. We visited with our 6-month old and it was a great opportunity for him to take a cooler nap while we enjoyed the attraction. It will take about half a day to thoroughly enjoy all that the aquarium has to offer.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Cost: $$ (Check their current prices here)
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm
How Long to Visit: 3-4 hours (It is a great option for a rainy day)
Best for Ages: 0+

Book tickets to SEA Aquarium Singapore

Universal Studios, Singapore

Universal Studios is the biggest attraction on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It is a great place for your family to spend the day, with shows, attractions, thrill seeker rides and character meet and greets.

The park is made up of 7 themed zones – Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar. There are different attractions, places to eat and restroom facilities in each of the themed zones. For more information, make sure to read our complete guide on Universal Studios Singapore.

While Universal Studios is not specifically designed as an activity for babies and very young children, you are still able to take them along for the day. We spent a day at USS with our 6 month old baby and had a fantastic time. Read all about my tips on how to enjoy a day at Universal Studios Singapore with a baby. You definitely won’t regret heading here for the day!

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Cost: $$$ (Check current ticket prices here)
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (weekdays)  | 10am – 10pm (Friday & Saturday)
How Long to Visit: All Day (weekdays are less busy)
Best for Ages: 3+

Purchase tickets to Universal Studios here!

Adventure Cove Waterpark

If you are looking for something to do, where you can cool down from the hot and humid Singapore weather, Adventure Cove Waterpark is a great day out for the whole family! The waterpark is one of the top things to do with kids in Resort World Sentosa.

Tip: It can be a little difficult to find, as it is located just behind SEA Aquarium, but once there you will be able to relax, swim, and ride! Just take note of the weather prior to going; they will get everyone out of the water if bad weather is on the way.

We had a great day, even with our 6-month-old! He loved splashing in the water and even came on the Adventure River with me. However, it is much better suited to slightly older kids who are able to swim and can go on the waterslides.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Cost: $$ (check current prices here)
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
How Long to Visit: 4-6 hours (weekdays are best to avoid long lines)
Best for Ages: 4+

Book Adventure Cove Waterpark here.

Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo is divided into 11 zones, each featuring a different habitat from around the world. It provides the opportunity for you and your kids to get up close and personal with the animals, even allowing children between the ages of 5 and 12 to experience being a zookeeper. 

The zoo even offers a water playground and plenty of animal related activities to keep your kids entertained throughout the day, making it one of the best family friendly things to do in Singapore.

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore
Cost: $$-$$$ (check current ticket prices & options here)
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm
How Long to Visit: All Day
Best for Ages: 0+

Book Singapore Zoo here

Gardens by the Bay

In my opinion, Gardens by the Bay is the best thing to do in Singapore, and is perfect for kids of all ages! It is one of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks, with the enormous Supertree Grove and two spectacular Conservatories: Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. There is also a Children’s Garden that includes an interactive playground and a water play feature.

We took our 6 months old and it was great place to visit in Singapore with a baby! He loved the textures of all the different plants and was able to have a sleep while walking through the cool conservatories.

If you return in the evening you can watch the Garden Rhapsody Light Show in the Supertree Grove. Shows are on at 7:45pm and 8:45pm daily.

Supertree Grove

The first place in Gardens by the Bay that I’d recommend visiting is the Supertree Grove. It’s an incredible place (and free) to wander through as you take in the spectacular structures that surround you.

Tip: Head here early in the day, to beat the crowds and the heat!

Here you can also enjoy the OCBC Skywalk or the Supertree Observatory (paid experiences) Both will give you a higher vantage point over the Supertree Grove. Your kids will love seeing this famous Singapore attraction from above.

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
Cost: Free – $$ (check current prices here)
Opening Hours: 5am – 2am (see website for details)
How Long to Visit: 1-2 hours
Best for Ages: 1+

Book the Supertree Observatory here.

Cloud Forest & Flower Dome

Both of the conservatories are air-conditioned, making them a great escape from the hot and humid Singapore weather. We loved wandering through them as our little one was able to take a nap away from the heat.

You can choose if you’d like to book a ticket to both conservatories or just one. If you’fre looking to visit just one I’d highly recommend the Cloud Forest! This dome was otherworldly and such a unique experience.

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
Cost: $$ (check current prices here)
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm
How Long to Visit: 3 hours
Best for Ages: 0+

Book Conservatory Tickets here

Far East Organisation Children’s Garden

If you’re looking for where to bring a toddler in Singapore then head to the Children’s Garden for some play time for your kids. The Children’s Garden is a great family attraction that includes an interactive playground with a water play feature. 

Note: The Children’s Garden is FREE to enter, but is closed from Monday – Wednesday.

Location: Park near Satay by the Bay
Cost: Free
Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm (see website for details)
How Long to Visit: 2-4 hours
Best for Ages: 1+

Garden Rhapsody Light Show

If you’re keen enough to head to Garden’s by the Bay in the evening, make sure to catch one of the two Garden Rhapsody Light Shows on every night at 7:45pm and 8:45pm. We watched one of the showings with our 6 month old baby and he was totally mesmerised by the lights flashing to the music.

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
Cost: Free
Opening Hours: 7:45pm & 8:45pm (see website for details)
How Long to Visit: 45 minute shows
Best for Ages: 0+

Art Science Museum

The Future World Exhibition at the Art Science Museum is the perfect way to spend time with your kids! With light displays and plenty of interactive activities, it is designed as an innovative playground for children. There are 5 key narratives in the Exhibition: Nature, Town, Sanctuary, Park and Space. Each offer different activities, targeted at entertaining both children and adults alike. It is a quiet and enchanting environment with gentle music and artistic lights that work to create an immersive experience.

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
Cost: $ (check current prices here)
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm
How Long to Visit: 3-4 Hours (It is a great option for a rainy day)
Best for Ages: 0+

Book Art Science Museum here

Singapore Flyer

Located in the Marina Bay area is Asia’s largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer. With views across the city, it is a great way to get your bearings and see where Singapore’s iconic landmarks are situated. Your kids will love this giant ferris wheel, and children under the age of 3 receive complimentary entry with a paying adult. 

The prettiest time to ride the flyer is while the sun is setting. You will see all the pretty dusk colors incorporated into the spectacular views.

Location: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore
Cost: $$ (check current prices here)
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 10:30pm
Best Time to Visit: 6:00pm
Best for Ages: 0+

Book Singapore Flyer here.

KidZania Singapore

If you are looking for a fun and interactive family experience in Singapore, Kidzania offers a day filled with adventure and learning, where “through realistic role-play, they learn about different careers, the inner-workings of a city and the concept of managing money” (KidZania 2019). The indoor theme park is located on Sentosa Island and has activities relating to culture, geography, food, entertainment and professions.

Location: Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach View, Singapore
Cost: $$$
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm (check their website as times change often)
How Long to Visit: All Day
Best for Ages: 3-17yrs

Experience the Culture

Immerse your family into all the cultural experiences that Singapore has to offer. Visit the Masjid Sultan (pictured above), a muslin mosque located in the district of Kampong Glam. It reminded me of the movie Aladdin and there are lots of markets and dining in the area. Head over to Little India to enjoy some local Indian cuisine, and see some gorgeous colorful buildings. 

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, in Chinatown, is the Chinese cultural center and a very unique place to experience. You can also grab a bite to eat here at the Maxwell Food Centre. If you are like me and love colourful buildings, head over to Joo Chiat Street for your fix of beautiful pastels, the perfect photo opportunity!

Location: Singapore
Cost: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
How Long to Visit: All Day
Best for Ages: 0+

Marina Bay Area

The Marina Bay area, not to be confused with Singapore’s famous ‘boat hotel’, is a great area to walk around and have something to eat. With artistic sculptures, evening light shows, shopping and plenty of restaurants, the waterfront is a great place to visit. It is the heart of Singapore, being only a short walk to popular attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, the Singapore Flyer and the Art Science Museum. 

Depending on when you visit, Marina Bay hosts events throughout the year. Be sure to check the calendar to see if anything is on during your Singapore stay!

One of the best ways to experience the Marina Bay Area is to jump on a boat cruise along the Singapore River. You’ll pass by all the iconic sights of Singapore city from the relaxing comfort of the boat.

Location: 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore
Cost: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
How Long to Visit: All Day
Best for Ages: 0+

Book your Singapore River Cruise here

Sentosa Beach Area

Sentosa Island is heavily focused on things to do with kids, making it a great place for families to play and stay. It is on Sentosa that you will find Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark and KidZania, all listed on this blog post. While most of these are located in Resort World Sentosa, Sentosa Island’s Beach area has many family-focused activities. 

Activities include anything from relaxing on the beach, eating at one of the many beachfront restaurants, the Palawan Pirate Ship water playground, and zip lining at the MegaZip Adventure Park. Each of these activities range in price so it is extremely easy to chose one to suit your family budget!

Location: Sentosa Island
Cost: Free – $$
Opening Hours: Various
How Long to Visit: All Day
Best for Ages: Various

Book your MegaZip experience here.

Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids

Singapore is known to be an expensive city, but finding family friendly accommodation will be essential to enjoying your stay with kids.

In terms of location, ideally you’ll find accommodation with easy access to a metro station. This way you’ll be able to access all the kid friendly attractions in Singapore with ease.

Tip: Make sure to book your accommodation in advance to get the best price!

  • Budget  Ibis Budget Singapore Imperial: Only a 5-minute walk from Lavender MRT Station, the Ibis Budget Singapore Imperial has a rooftop swimming pool and free parking. Rooms include a tv, air conditioner and an en suite bathroom. Breakfast is also available onsite. 
  • Mid-Range – Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt: With newly renovated rooms, the Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt offers a timeless, comfortable and modern stay. Only 600m from Little India, there are also 2 MRT stations within walking distance. A continental breakfast is provided with your booking.
  • Luxury – Pan Pacific Singapore: A 5-star hotel, the Pan Pacific Singapore is located in Singapores Business District. There is an outdoor swimming pool, 8 restaurants and free wifi for guests. Garden’s by the Bay is only 1.1km away and the MRT is easily accessible.

Browse all Singapore Accommodation here


Singapore is a very family friendly city, with so many unique things to do with kids. There are activities to suite any family budget, including several ‘free’ options. If you are planning a holiday to Singapore, be sure to check out my family friendly itinerary to help plan your trip!

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