Big Adventures For Little Explorers: 10 Things To Do In Singapore With Kids
5 Dec 2019
From mind-bending museums to adrenaline-fuelled antics, there's plenty to keep kids occupied in Singapore. They'll meet their favourite Marvel heroes at Universal Studios and try out their dream jobs at quirky KidZania. Pop the ArtScience Museum on the list too and they'll learn as they play at this interactive and futuristic wonderland.
Here's our full guide to Singapore's child-friendly attractions:
Take a walk down Sesame Street at Universal Studios and you might get to snap a selfie with Big Bird, before Elmo and the gang treat you to a live show. Mini thrill-seekers can join Puss In Boots on a swashbuckling adventure up a giant beanstalk. Are they still full of energy? Jump in a jeep around the Egyptian-themed Treasure Hunters dig site. Your intrepid explorers might just get a surprise at the hippos and crocodiles lurking below. Don't worry, they're not real – phew, even we were scared for a minute!
Klook your direct-entry and open-dated Universal Studios day pass and take the hassle out of getting there with a free shuttle bus from downtown Singapore.
Got a wannabe firefighter on your hands? Let them live out their dreams at KidZania. In this child-sized city, kids can try out different jobs and have a go at being a grown-up. From performing surgery to flying a plane, they’ll get kitted out in the gear and learn the ropes through supervised games and activities.
Klook a ticket to KidZania and skip the queues. They can get to 'work' – and you can get that cute pic of them in a chef's hat.
Ever seen Lay Zhang, David Beckham and Taylor Swift all in one place? No, we didn't think so. At this world-famous waxworks museum, you can get selfies to fool your friends back home – and maybe do a double-take yourself. Singapore's Madame Tussauds has an exclusive Marvel wing so square up to Captain America and strike a pose with Iron Man.
Get a taste of the celebrity lifestyle and leave the queues behind with a skip-the-line entry pass from Klook.
You can munch with some unlikely morning guests at the Singapore Zoo Breakfast. These long-armed, furry friends will swing by on their 'treeway' path as you try to get the kids to eat their breakfast. The primates might even stop to say hello – keep an eye on your croissants! Afterwards, introduce your mini zoologists to over 300 animal species. You could delve into the rainforest habitat to spot leaping frogs and rainbow-feathered parrots. Prefer life under the sea? Take a peak at manatees and sea otters in the ocean galleries.
Happy with your existing breakfast companions? Klook your Singapore Zoo day pass and you'll get to jump the queue. Bonus: more time with the elephants.
Your budding Einsteins can get hands-on at this futuristic museum. The visiting exhibits change all the time, so there's always something new to keep them guessing. Expect LED light-string forests to wander through, massive projections to play in and hundreds of coloured musical balls to throw.
You'll skip the line with the ArtScience Museum ticket from Klook. More time to get experimenting!
On a 15-minute journey up to leafy Faber Peak, you and the whole family can soar 93 metres above the city's waterfront. Spot Singapore favourites like the grinning Merlion fountain as you bob along in a gondola. Don't make this just a flying visit, either. It's worth sticking around after sunset for the daily 'Miraculous' light show, which is included with your cable car ticket. Follow the story of two adventurous squirrels through rainbow-coloured animations projected onto the trees.
Once not enough? Klook a Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass and you can upgrade to a day of unlimited rides.
There's a lazy river through an aquarium and sneaky water jets just waiting for you in the Wet Maze. You'll find plenty to keep kids – of the big kind too – busy at this action-packed water world. Surf's up in the wave pool or just relax in a cabana while your little dippers wade in the Seahorse Hideaway's pools.
Your Adventure Cove Waterpark day pass gets you access to the lagoon too so you can get together for a spot of snorkelling. There are more than 20,000 fish – better start counting!
Is it a go-kart, is it a toboggan? No, it's a luge – and it's racing down the hillside! Kids can take the wheel to tackle four 600 metre-plus courses along forest and jungle paths. We like the Dragon Trail for its thrilling hairpin bends.
When you Klook a Luge experience you can choose between a pass for two, three or four goes on the tracks. Let's go round again!
At Gardens by the Bay, the whole family can bond over giant baobabs and ornate orchids. The interactive Children’s Garden
is especially fun for little explorers. Watch them splash in the Fish Fountain and meander like monkeys through the Rainforest Tree Houses.
Klook a direct-entry ticket to Gardens by the Bay for easy access to this flower-filled wonderland. Be sure to catch the tumbling 35-metre waterfall in the dreamy Cloud Forest.
While falling through the air might not sound crash hot, this is the closest you can get to soaring sky-high without leaping from a plane. Kids as young as seven can step into the super-safe wind tunnel and tackle the iFly's jets to hover and twirl through the air. Take a pic to remember their 'sky dive' through the nearly three storey-tall viewing window.
Klook an iFly pass for two 45-second 'dives' and a queue jump, so there's no waiting to spread your wings.