Hi, everyone! My name is Gretchen Gatan Fragada and I’m a writer and managing editor based in Metro Manila, Philippines. Welcome to Greta’s Junkyard! This is a creative outlet I started back in 2013 where I basically dump my favorite topics on beauty, travel, and lifestyle—just to name a few. My husband, toddler, and I recently flew to Singapore. And if you’re wondering what things to do in Singapore with kids, keep reading!
Singapore is a vibrant and modern city-state located in Southeast Asia. Known for its stunning skyline, diverse culture, and mouth-watering cuisine, this bustling metropolis is a must-visit destination for travelers from around the world. If you’re planning a trip to Singapore with kids, here are some top things to do.
10 Things to Do in Singapore with Kids
Visit Gardens by the Bay
One of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks, Gardens by the Bay is a stunning nature park! It features over one million plants from all over the world. The park’s main attractions are the towering Supertrees, which are up to 50 meters tall and covered in lush greenery. Those with kids can enjoy a walk along the elevated walkway or watch the nightly light show.
Explore Marina Bay Sands
This luxurious integrated resort is home to a range of attractions—including a casino, a shopping mall, and the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool. The SkyPark Observation Deck offers breathtaking views of the city skyline, which families will love.
Wander around Chinatown
Singapore’s Chinatown is a bustling neighborhood filled with colorful shophouses, temples, and markets. Families can explore the bustling streets, sample local delicacies, and shop for souvenirs.
Experience Sentosa Island
Located just off the southern coast of Singapore, Sentosa Island is a popular destination for families and adventure-seekers alike. The island is home to a range of attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore and the S.E.A. Aquarium, which we both visited!
Visit the Singapore Zoo
The Singapore Zoo is one of the city’s top attractions, offering visitors the chance to see over 2,800 animals from around the world. My family and I enjoyed our experience here so much. The zoo’s open-concept design allows you to get up close and personal with the animals, including tigers, elephants, and orangutans.
Walk along the Singapore River
The Singapore River is the historic heart of the city and is lined with some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks, including the Merlion, the Fullerton Hotel, and the Esplanade. Visitors with kids can enjoy a leisurely walk along the river or take a river cruise to see the sights from a different perspective.
Sample local cuisine
Singapore is famous for its diverse and delicious food, which blends flavors from Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Western cuisines. Some must-try dishes are chicken rice, laksa, chili crab, and satay.
Visit the National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore is the city’s oldest museum and offers a fascinating glimpse into the city’s history and culture. The museum’s exhibits cover a wide range of topics, from the country’s colonial past to its modern-day achievements. Those with older children might appreciate this!
Shop on Orchard Road
Singapore’s premier shopping district, Orchard Road is a shopper’s paradise, with over 22 shopping malls and department stores to choose from. Families can shop for everything from high-end luxury goods to bargain finds.
Enjoy the nightlife
Singapore has a vibrant nightlife scene, with a range of bars, clubs, and entertainment venues to suit every taste. Some popular nightlife spots include Clarke Quay, Marina Bay Sands, and the nightlife district of Jalan Besar. Parents looking to have a date night and can afford to leave their little ones with the older children should spend at least a night in these areas.
There are many things to do in Singapore with kids!
These are just a few of the many things to do in Singapore with kids. Whether your family members are history buffs, foodies, or adventure-seekers, Singapore has something to offer everyone.