If being stuck at home has got you daydreaming about your next travel destination, then how about planning a trip to Singapore? Southeast Asia is a beautiful part of the world, and Singapore makes a perfect place to visit for a holiday. Singapore may be small in size, but it offers plenty to see and do. This island nation is a must-visit destination if you after something a little different from the usual family break on the beach.
While a trip to Singapore may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about your next family holiday, it does have an array of family-friendly places to visit that will appeal to both grown-ups and kids alike. Singapore has a dual-appeal as it combines both the cosmopolitan feel of the big city thanks to its skyscrapers and executive condo living with the beauty of nature within its green spaces. This combination of metropolitan living and nature ensures that this multi-cultural destination has something for everyone to enjoy. Here are the best places to visit for family fun in Singapore:
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s most famous landmarks and the city’s number one tourist attraction. These fantastic gardens are home to the Supertrees, which stand tall and proud in Singapore’s skyline. The Supertrees are a spectacular sight during the day, and at night they come alive with lights and music. If you have a head for heights, you can take a walk along the Skyway to enjoy views across Singapore from the Supertree Observatory.
As well as iconic Supertrees, Gardens by the Bay features a selection of gardens to explore, a Cloud Forest, lakes, and plenty of sculptures to capture your imagination. Don’t forget to make time during your trip to visit the Children’s Garden. Kids can enjoy a sensory experience, cool down in the water play features, and burn off some of that excess energy in this incredible space.
Changi Jurassic Mile
The latest family attraction to visit in Singapore is the Changi Jurassic Mile that opened in late 2020. If your kids are dino-crazy, then this new addition should prove popular. The Changi Jurassic Mile is sure to be popular with parents, as it is free to enter! The attraction features a whole range of large dinosaur sculptures from Pterodactyls to a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
You will find the Changi Jurassic Mile next to the Changi Airport Terminal 4 Carpark. While it may not take you too long to walk the Changi Jurassic Mile, it is a great way to break up your day a little and enjoy some dinosaur-spotting fun, and it is free, after all!
Universal Studios Singapore
Singapore is home to the only Universal Studios theme park in Southeast Asia and can be found within Resorts World Sentosa. The theme park is made up of seven themed zones. These include: Far Far Away featuring Shrek and Puss in Boots-themed attractions; Madagascar; The Lost World, featuring dinosaur-themed fun; Hollywood, which is home to the Minions, Woody Woodpecker, and more; Sci-Fi City featuring Battlestar Galactica and Transformers; and finally, New York City which is perfect for Sesame Street fans.
Along with Universal Studios, Resorts World Sentosa has more to explore as it is also home to a range of other family-friendly attractions. During your visit, you may also want to see the S.E.A. Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, HeadRock VR (a virtual reality theme park), and the Trick Eye Museum, featuring optical art and augmented reality!
Singapore Night Safari
The Singapore Night Safari offers an unforgettable experience for families and is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. This unique after-dark attraction lets you see a range of species and is home to around 900 animals. Many of the animals that live here are endangered species and part of the Safari’s successful captive breeding programme. Keep your eyes peeled during the Night Safari, and you may be lucky enough to see amazing creatures, including Asian elephants and clouded leopards.
A visit to the Night Safari will see you take a tram ride as you explore the wildlife habitats, which feature around 100 different species. During the tram ride, you will enjoy an informative commentary and learn fascinating facts about the animals along the way. If your kids are wild about animals, then the Night Safari is the perfect attraction for them. The Night Safari is also an excellent opportunity to get kids engaged in wildlife conservation.