Simply spectacular Singapore activities for jet setting families
Singapore is a popular destination for many single travelers and couples but it should also be high on the list of places to visit for families looking for some fun and adventure suitable for all ages.
It is hard to argue with the observation that Singapore is one of the most beautiful cities in Asia and amongst the spectacular backdrop, there are lots of family-based activities to do and interesting places to visit.
Where to stay
There is an amazing array of hotels in Singapore and Clark Quay is always a popular choice for visitors, as it offers a wide range of entertainment and restaurant choices within close proximity.
Sentosa Island is a short train ride from the city where you will find many things to see and do, including Universal Studios Singapore. It goes without saying that a day trip to this theme park will be popular with most families and one of the new rides there includes the world’s first Puss in Boots Giant Journey suspended coaster.
You can stay on Sentosa Island to be close to the action there or soak up the atmosphere in Singapore and plan your days out from there. There are hotels for all budgets here and you will often find that the resort-style island of Sentosa will be more costly than staying in the city.
You could also consider somewhere like Siloso Beach Resort, which offers most of the amenities that you would want for a family stay, but without the price tag of some of the other resorts.
*photo credit Sentosa
If you have small children to entertain, you will find plenty of options among the Singapore activities.
There is an excellent ZOO in Singapore where you can meet over 2,800 animals from around the world in a unique ZOO setting that encourages an open environment where kids even get the chance to enjoy a jungle breakfast with some of the wildlife or dine with the resident orangutan family or even some pythons if they prefer that adventure.
It is also well worth mentioning the fact that Singapore plays host to the world’s first wildlife night park. Night Safari in Singapore gives you the opportunity to witness over 1,000 nocturnal animals who come out to play at night.
The Jurong Bird Park is always a captivating experience for young explorers and Penguin Coast and the Lory Flight aviary are two attractions there that always manage to captivate the young ones.
Discovery and fun
Family fun doesn’t always have to be about theme parks and Singapore offers a wealth of educational attractions where kids can learn and discover new facts about the world around them while having a great time.
The Science Centre in Singapore offers a journey of exploration that covers almost every subject related to science and has displays and information about the human body, science and climate change, amongst the many topics covered.
A new attraction to Sentosa Island is their Nature Discovery attraction. This offers an interactive journey that takes a look at the wildlife and plant life in the area in a way that combines fun with learning.
Singapore activities offer plenty of family-friendly attractions ranging from outdoor activities and attractions. Such as Forest Adventure and the Singapore Flyer which is the world’s largest observation wheel and gives you an incredible view of the city. I would definitely include the Flyer among the 5 crazy things to do in Singapore.
Marine Life Park is another popular destination for families and if you are on Sentosa Island, you might want to check out the Crane Dance, which is the biggest animatronics show on the planet.
As you can see, Singapore offers a wealth of diverse opportunities to enjoy a memorable family holiday that combines cultural and natural experiences with modern entertainment and great food as well.
If you are a family looking for fun and adventure, make sure you put Singapore on your list of places to go, as it is definitely not a destination that is just for couples or single travelers.
If you are still hesitating, check out my article about the reasons to visit Singapore. What I loved the most there is taking night photos in Singapore as the city has a completely different atmosphere at night.
Jane Sandoval works as a travel planner. She loves writing about vacations and travel on the web. Her articles appear mostly on vacation and travel websites.