Activities in Singapore: Family Fun, Hikes & Outdoor Adventures

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The busy metropolitan city-state of Singapore runs at a frenetic pace and is packed full of things to do. Check out activities in Singapore for families, as well as indoor and outdoor adventures suitable for every traveler!

Activities in Singapore-Let 'Em Play

Kid-Friendly Activities in Singapore

Singapore is a fantastic destination for families. The city is safe and fun, with plenty of attractions suitable for families – and some made just for kids!

Saturday Kids: Take in a coding class at Saturday Kids and learn some fun coding skills. Saturday Kids offers kids’ classes in coding and computer skills. Classes are taught in fun and engaging ways using creativity and problem-solving skills to teach programming. Technology is fun and exciting at Saturday Kids. There are four locations in Singapore, so there’s sure to be one near you.

Saturday Kids locations

  • High Street Centre, 1 North Bridge Rd, #08-08
  • Bukit Timah Plaza, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #02-41
  • Parkway Centre, 1 Marine Parade Central, #08-03
  • Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, #02-15

Kidz Amaze: Stop in to spend some time at Kidz Amaze, a large indoor playground with a vertical maze. There are three Kidz Amaze locations in Singapore, including SPLASH @ Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Punggol, which includes an indoor water playground. Indoor play areas include ball pits, knitted mazes, climbing areas, spiral slides, and designated toddler play areas. Look for Kidz Amaze in Safra Toa Payoh and SAFRA Jurong as well.

Let ‘Em Play: Take the whole family to Let ’em Play and explore sciences and robotics. Try out the climbing wall or take a robotics workshop, offered for every age group. Let ‘Em Play offers orienteering games, rock climbing or bouldering, and workshops as registered programs or for birthday parties.

Hotels in Singapore-Genting Hotel Jurong

Stay in the area at Genting Hotel Jurong, a 4-star hotel with free Wi-Fi and an airport transfer.

Diggersite: Bring enthusiastic kids who love construction sites to Diggersite. This interactive and experiential activity site has small-scale construction equipment sized just right for pint-sized operators. Kids can try diggers and lifters and wear hard hats and safety vests. The facility may be small, but the fun is big.

Hotels in Singapore-Orchid Country Club

Stay in the neighborhood at Orchid Country Club, a 4-star hotel with a sauna and steam room as well as free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms.

KidZania Singapore: Spend the day at KidZania Singapore, located at 31 Beach View, Sentosa. This small-scale city made just for kids has entertainment kids will love. Kids have the opportunity to role-play as a doctor or radio DJ, as well as practice at other grown-up tasks and activities. Kids run the city at KidZania Singapore.

Hotels in Singapore-The Outpost Hotel

Settle in nearby at The Outpost Hotel, a 5-star hotel with a free breakfast located very near the beach.

Activities in Singapore-Mountain Biking-Hindhede Quarry

Outdoor Activities in Singapore

Singapore is a largely urban country, but there are still wild spaces and plenty of outdoor fun to be had. From adrenaline-pumping adventures to quiet nature parks, the best stuff happens in the open air. Check out some of the best outdoor activities in Singapore and get to know the local wildlife.

Mountain Biking on Pulau Ubin

The wild island of Pulau Ubin is home to a mountain bike park. The island is just a short bumboat ride from mainland Singapore. Visitors can cycle to places on the island or ride at Ketam Mountain Bike Park. Bicycles are available for rent on the island, but many visitors choose to bring their own.

Hiking Trails

Get away from the concrete jungle and explore the green parts of this island and the surrounding smaller islands. Hiking is one of the best ways to get to know the wild side of Singapore.

Hindhede Nature Park

The nature trails in Hindhede Nature Park are easy and scenic. The area is rich in wildlife that includes the clouded monitor lizard and plantain squirrel. Chances of encountering some of the wildlife are good. Trails are suitable for children and the view of the beautiful Hindhede Quarry at the end of the hike is well worth it.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Connected to Hindhede Nature Park is Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The nature reserve has one paved walking trail and three unpaved trails. It is an extremely popular place for walking, jogging, and cycling. The nature reserve is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world with hundreds of species of trees, insects, and animals calling it home. It is situated on Singapore’s highest hill, Bukit Timah Hill.

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Singapore’s Bukit Batok Nature Park is home to nature trails and wildlife. The park was built on an abandoned quarry and has the Bukit Batok WWII Memorial, commemorating one of the conflict’s worst battles.


Hotels in Singapore-Arena Country Club Singapore

Get comfortable at Arena Country Club Singapore, a 3-star air conditioned hotel with a sauna and swimming pool.

Singapore activities-Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Step into an exciting augmented world at Sandbox VR – Reality Elevated, a virtual reality escape experience. Work with your team members to battle zombies or travel into space while you work your way through this immersive entertainment to see if your group can survive!


Singapore activities-Sentosa Island-Adventure Cove Waterpark-Trick Eye Museum

Sentosa Island

Also known as “The State of Fun”, Sentosa Island is Singapore’s famous resort island and is packed with hotels, theme parks, and sandy beaches. Sentosa Island is accessible by car, MRT, cable car, Sentosa Gateway bridge, or by taking the Sentosa Express.

Skyline Luge

Take a fast trip down the luge track at Skyline Luge. Both kids and adults are welcome on this gravity-fueled ride down the curved and twisting paved tracks. The four different tracks designed with tunnels, hairpin turns, and downhill slopes and are brightly illuminated at night.

Hotels in Singapore-Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa

Stay in the area at Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa, a 5-star resort perfectly placed for exploring the island and staying close to fun activities in Singapore.

Adventure Cove Waterpark

Look to Adventure Cove Waterpark on Sentosa Island for family fun in the water. Check out the Riptide Ride coaster, slide down multiple waterslides, and take a dive and swim with tropical fish, rays, or several species of shark.

Hotels in Singapore-Siloso Beach Resort

Keep the fun going with a stay at Siloso Beach Resort, a 4-star resort with a hot tub and air conditioning.

Trick Eye Museum Singapore

Stop in to the Trick Eye Museum Singapore to play with optical illusions. The galleries here are filled with goofy 2D and 3D images. Make sure you have a camera and take some snaps of your friends in front of the images to make it look like you are in the scene balancing on an elephant’s trunk or being eaten by a giant fish.

Hotels in Singapore-Resorts World Sentosa - Hotel Michael

Stay where the fun is at Resorts World Sentosa – Hotel Michael, a 5-star hotel in the thick of Sentosa Island‘s resort area. This hotel has a currency exchange and airport transfer.

Singapore activities-Café Culture

Activities in Singapore | Café Culture

Stopping in to a café for a quiet coffee or tea is a popular way to relax, and Singapore’s café culture is thriving. Look for cafés with seating areas or with the atmosphere that suits you.

Cat Cafés in Singapore

Following a growing trend around the world, Singapore has several cat cafés. Settle in to Cat Café Neko No Niwa to have a chance to pet rescue cats while you drink your coffee. Enjoy the benefits of cat therapy with a cake and coffee.

Hotels in Singapore-MET A Space Pod @ Boat Quay

Settle in close by in the quirky and convenient MET A Space Pod @ Boat Quay. The capsule hotel features compact rooms styled like space pods with bunk beds and LED lighting as well as air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

Singapore activities-Shopping-Bugis Night Market-ION Orchard Mall

Shopping in Singapore

Modern, cosmopolitan Singapore is known as a shopping destination. Full of air-conditioned shopping malls and open market districts, you can find anything and everything in Singapore.

Shopping Malls in Singapore

Shop at ION Orchard Mall to browse luxury brands in air-conditioned comfort. Take a walk through VivoCity Shopping Mall, Singapore’s largest mall, full of various retailers, food, and cinemas. Shop the Paragon Shopping Centre on Orchard Road.

Markets in Singapore

Sometimes the best shopping can be found at night markets. Wander the streets of Bugis Night Market, said to be Singapore’s hottest. Search for bargains among the stalls of clothing, bags, and sunglasses. It is best to visit Little India Arcade in the evening when it is slightly less busy.


Hotels in Singapore-Alocassia Serviced Apartments

Check in to Alocassia Serviced Apartments, a 3-star property located at 383 Bukit Timah Road. Alocassia Serviced Apartments has a hot tub and free Wi-Fi.

Hotels in Singapore-Singapore Botanic Gardens

Step out to Singapore Botanic Gardens and take a walk through the tropical plants. The Singapore Botanic Gardens houses Singapore‘s famous National Orchid Garden, known for its collection of over 1,000 orchid species.

Hotels in Singapore-Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore At Zhongshan Park

Check in to Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore At Zhongshan Park, a 3-star property located at 1 Jalan Rajah, Novena. The hotel features an airport transfer and free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

Hotels in Singapore-Burmese Buddhist Temple

Step out to Burmese Buddhist Temple. The temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple of its kind in Singapore and houses the largest white marble Buddha statue outside of Myanmar.

Hotels in Singapore-Concorde Hotel Singapore

Check in to Concorde Hotel Singapore, a 4-star property with a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and an airport transfer.

Hotels in Singapore-The Istana

Step out to The Istana, the official residence of Singapore’s president, where state guests are received. The estate was once part of a nutmeg plantation before being constructed as the home of the British governor.

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