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Top 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! So whether you are here for a holiday or just a little layover, Singapore will have plenty of activities to keep you and your kids entertained.

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!

Things to Do with Kids in Singapore:

  • SEA Aquarium
  • Universal Studios, Singapore
  • Adventure Cove Waterpark
  • Singapore Zoo
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Art Science Museum
  • Singapore Flyer
  • KidZania Singapore
  • Experience the Culture
  • Marina Bay Area
  • Sentosa Beach Area
woman holding baby in universal studios singapore

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. 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: $$

Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm

Best Time to Visit: 3-4 hours (It is a great option for a rainy day)

Best for Ages: 0+

woman and baby at SEA Aquarium on Sentosa Island

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.

Read More: Complete Guide to Universal Studios Singapore

While Universal Studios is not suitable as an activity for babies and very young children, you are still able to take them along for the day. Read all about my tips on how to do Universal Studios with a baby here.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Cost: $$$

Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (weekdays)  | 10am – 10pm (Friday & Saturday)

Best Time to Visit: All Day (weekdays are less busy)

Best for Ages: 4+

Read More: Tips for Visiting Universal Studios Singapore with a Baby

Adventure Cove Waterpark

If you are looking for something to do, to 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. 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 6-month-old Koby! 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: $$

Opening Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Best Time to Visit: 4-6 hours (weekdays are best to avoid long lines)

Best for Ages: 4+

people floating in lazy river at Adventure Cove Waterpark, Sentosa Island

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: $$

Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Best Time to Visit: All Day

Best for Ages: 0+

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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. The conservatories are air-conditioned, making them a great escape from the hot and humid Singapore weather. There is also a Children’s Garden that includes an interactive playground and a water play feature.

We took Koby, who was 6 months old at the time and it was great for him! 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.

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore

Cost: Free – $

Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (varies between attraction – see website for details)

Best Time to Visit: 3-4 hours

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: $

Opening Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Best Time to Visit: 3-4 Hours (It is a great option for a rainy day)

Best for Ages: 0+

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: $$

Opening Hours: 8:30am – 10:30pm

Best Time to Visit: 6:00pm

Best for Ages: 0+

Singapore Flyer is one of the top things to do with kids!

KidZania Singapore

If you are looking for a fun and interactive family experience, 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)

Best Time 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 colorful 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

Best Time 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!

Location: 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore

Cost: Free

Opening Hours: All Day

Best Time to Visit: All Day

Best for Ages: 0+

Marina Bay Area Singapore

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

Best Time to Visit: All Day

Best for Ages: Various


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!

Read More: Family Friendly Itinerary for 3 Days in Singapore

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