Top 5 Kids and Family-Friendly Things to Do in Singapore



Top 5 Kids and Family-Friendly Things to Do in Singapore

by Holxo Travel Specialist


"If Singapore is a nanny state, then I am proud to have fostered one"- Lee Kuan Yew

The word boring, uninteresting or unexciting can never ever be associated with Singapore, the beautiful island state in Southeast Asia. It is a country that has so much on offer for tourists’ and visitors of all age groups that Singapore family holiday packages are never short of things to do in Singapore.

For those who are looking for a nice family vacation with kids, Singapore has quite the spread and many interesting things to offer. It is easy to get to different parts of the city and the many tourist attractions as there are good bus and train services.

We have thoughtfully captured the Top 5 family-friendly things to do in Singapore on Singapore family holiday packages.

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1. Spend a day at the Zoo

A day at the zoo is a good way of being together and it engages kids as it feeds their curiosity and keeps them on their toes. The Singapore Zoo is spread across 28 hectares and it houses over 3000 animals. Some rare animals you can find here include the sun bears, the Hamadryas baboons, the orangutan, and the Malayan tigers.

The specialty of the Singapore zoo is that they follow an ‘open zoo’ policy. Wherein, the animals are not held within cages. The bigger land animals are kept in absolute natural settings and there are deep moats to prevent them from moving around. While here, kids get to spend some nice time feeding animals and also enjoying the animal shows that happen regularly.

singapore zoo

2. Go on the famed DUCK tour

The DUCK tour offers a nice ringside view of the city of Singapore both from land and water. The tour starts from the Suntec City Mall, on nicely designed amphibious vehicles that can be driven both on land and water. It takes you around the City Hall building, the Victoria Theatre, the War Memorial, the Padang field, and the heart of the city.

On this tour of best things to do in Singapore, there are well-trained tour guides who offer some interesting tidbits about these places.

And then comes the best part of the tour, the vehicle drives directly into the water, the Singapore River and the tour takes you past the Marina Bay and you can view the city’s skyscrapers from the water.

It is a very interesting and captivating trip that offers loads of Singapore sightseeing and you can take many memorable photos too. This tour offers some great family-time moments.

duck tour
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3. Ride high on the Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer is a must-try experience that both the young and old will absolutely love. One of the most preferred things to do in Singapore is the 2nd tallest observation wheel in the world. And while high up there, from 500ft up, it offers a great view that has to be experienced.

The 30minute ride takes you up in an all-AC capsule and you get to see the whole city of Singapore from up there. Don’t miss, the Marina Bay view, the Gardens by the Bay and also the high-rise buildings in the CBD area of Singapore. 

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4. Catch the sights at the Macritchie Reservoir Park

The Macritchie Reservoir Park in Singapore, offers kids some good interactions with nature and wildlife. The Park stands on 100 hectares of land and there is a nice forest reserve here.

The park has some nice, scenic walking trails and it offers the perfect opportunity for you and your family to go trekking, walking, or just strolling along the water. There is also an elevated 250mt Treetop Walk that lets you see the entire forest from a height. While here, you can say a hello to the permanent residents of the park, the monitor lizards, and the macaque monkeys.

5. Be a star for a day at the Universal Studios

The Universal Studios in Singapore’s Sentosa Island is the second one in Asia, and the first in Southeast Asia, making it among the best things to do in Singapore.

It is spread across 20 hectares and has many different types of rides named after blockbuster movies like the Battlestar Galactica roller-coaster ride and the Transformers ride. Right in the middle, the park has a nicely designed artificial pond. The park has 7 different zones that are thematically based on different movies. While here, there are many interesting activities made available for both kids and adults alike. And every moment spent here is worthwhile and memorable too.

Credits: DUCK & HiPPO



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