Singapore is one of the most ideal country to have a family trip together. A family holiday to Singapore is clean, organized, and incredibly safe, while still being packed with loads of Asian culture. There’s really nothing to fear in this diverse, English-speaking city. Singapore is gloriously warm all the time. It’s on the equator which means it’s tropical and sunny all year round.
There’s no need to pack your coats or beanies because you’ll step off the plane into intense sunshine. There are lots of amazing, family-friendly places to stay in Singapore that don’t cost the Earth either. Wherever you go, in Singapore, you’ll find food. Delicious, authentic food. The locals boast that their days revolve around good, delicious foods and they’re not wrong. Singapore’s cuisine is a delicious melting pot of all of Asia’s favorite flavors all in one spot. Here are some of the things you can do with your family while visiting Singapore:
S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa Island
Located on Sentosa island, a perfect place to escape from the humid, hot weather of Singapore. This aquatic wonderland is one of the world’s largest aquaria where you will see more than 100,000 marine species from 49 different habitats. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience to encounter dangerous sharks or unrealistically beautiful coral reefs with your own eyes. You can even stay in an Ocean Suite room with underwater aquarium views. S.E.A Aquarium Singapore has been consistently rated among the Top three Aquariums by TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards. Since the aquarium offers equal amounts of fun and learning for both adults and children, it also won the Best Learning & Travel Experience Award at the 2015 Singapore Experience Awards for its Ocean Dreams experience. There are 7 different zones inside the aquarium and you should not miss any zones as each zone presents different perspectives of the wonderful sea life.
Zoo’s, some people love them. Some people hate them. If you fall into the latter category then you’ll be pleased to know that Singapore zoos are some of the most ethical and sustainable in the world. Singapore Zoo has been known for having the most beautiful wildlife park setting in the world, where animals roam freely in open and naturalistic habitats. It is also a Learning Zoo – where guests experience involves understanding the animals at a deeper level through well-designed and interactive educational displays. The main focus is on interaction where you can walk through many exhibits where animal roams freely. Monkeys roam around the zoo, as do the orangutans who have playgrounds built into the treetops above you as you explore. You can also enjoy a buffet breakfast with the Orangutans and watching their antics at Singapore Zoo. It is one of the coolest things to do in Singapore with kids. It’s a wonderful experience and is the only place in the world you can do it. You can even get up close and have your photo taken with them.
Southeast Asia’s first Hollywood movie theme park, Universal Studios Singapore™, features an enticing selection of attractions, rides, and entertainment for families and thrill-seekers. From Madagascar, Shrek, Puss in Boots, and Sesame Street, to Jurassic Park, Transformers, and The Mummy Returns, there’s no shortage of fun. Just imagine the looks of sheer delight on your kids’ faces as you arrive at the entrance of Universal Studios and see the giant spinning Universal globe. This day will truly create memories for your family that will last a lifetime. Performances at Universal Studios Singapore™ are equally spectacular. The young ones will love the Shrek 4-D Adventure at Far Far Away, a cinematic experience that allows visitors to physically feel the action of the movie. If you’re visiting on Friday, Saturday, or selected public holidays, you’ll be able to experience the park after dark with Universal After Hours, a thrilling lineup of night-time activities that last until 10 pm.
KidZania Singapore is an indoor edutainment center that comes complete with buildings and vehicles, authenticated by real-world international and local brands. kids get to participate in a variety of role-playing activities specifically designed to educate and inspire kids aged 4 to 17, creating a kid-centric city experience from arriving at the airport, to visiting a city center and exploring the city streets. On top of it all, they get to earn a salary (in the form of kidZos, the official currency of KidZania), pay for goods and services and manage an ATM card – all the things they see adults do in real life! KidZania Singapore probably has more than the usual number of activities that parents can partake in as spectators. These include watching their kids strut the runway or showcase their acting chops at the THEATRE, hop on the Tour Bus as a Tourist at the COACH STATION and let the kids role-play as Tour Guides and cheer kiddos on at the STADIUM.
Spanning over 250 acres of reclaimed land, Singapore’s awe-inspiring and award-winning Gardens by the Bay is a must-see attraction. Located next to Marina Reservoir, the gardens are home to many unique features that impress visitors of all ages and that are well worth repeat visits. Most people are lured to Gardens by the Bay by the Supertrees. Looking like something out of a sci-fi fairy tale, the tree-like vertical gardens measure between 25 and 50 meters tall, averaging about the height of a 16-story building. If you want to get a little closer to the Supertrees (which are free to gaze at from the ground), you can pay S$8 (Singapore dollars) to walk the OCBC Skyway, which puts you 22 meters in the air on a 128-meter aerial walkway through the Supertrees. One of the best times to visit the Supertree Grove is at night when the trees are beautifully lit up.