Marina Bay Sands attractions for families

Marina Bay Sands is a must-see landmark in Singapore, famous for its impressive architecture, luxurious hotel, and iconic infinity pool.  But beyond the luxurious facade, Marina Bay Sands offers a variety of attractions and activities that are perfect for families.  This makes it a great place to visit with kids during your Singapore adventure!

History & Architecture

Marina Bay Sands has stunning architecture. The three hotel towers are connected at the top by a unique structure called the SkyPark, offering breathtaking views of the city skyline. Did you know the SkyPark is long enough to fit four and a half football fields!

The architect behind this visionary project was Moshe Safdie. A deck of cards was a key inspiration for him: the three famous towers, appearing straight from afar, are slightly inclined like two playing cards leaned against each other to form a house of cards (src). The building was built in 5 years and was opened in 2010.

Marina Bay Sands has become a symbol of Singapore.

The Hotel & Pool

The Infinity pool is probably the most famous Marina Bay Sands attraction. To access it, you need to stay at The Marina Bay Sands Hotel. They have a family escape plan but the hotel is quite expensive.

So if you don’t want to spend so much money, you can have a peek at the infinity pool when you go to one of the rooftop restaurants and bars (Celavi, Spago, or Lavo, see details below).

The Art Science Museum

The Art Science Museum is a fun and educative attraction in Marina Bay Sands. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the lotus-inspired, its shape is made up of ‘fingers’ anchored by a unique round base in the middle. The design of each finger hosts a gallery for exhibitions. The Museum’s roof channels rainwater through the central atrium of the building creating a 35m water drop into a small pool. The collected rainwater is recycled for use in the building.

There are always great exhibitions for kids, see below.

The Mall

While Marina Bay Sands hosts luxurious shops and renowned brands, its architecture, its decoration (for Chinese New Year, Christmas etc…) and the waterfall are worth the visit.
The good news is The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands has some budget-friendly options to eat (see below).

What to do with kids at Marina Bay Sand?

Marina Bay Sands attractions are varied and perfect for families.

ArtScience Museum: Explore interactive exhibits that blend art, science, and technology, sparking curiosity and imagination.

Sands SkyPark Observation Deck: See the city from amazing heights – a guaranteed “wow” moment for kids! You can choose instead to go to one of the restaurants on the rooftops (Celavi and Lavo, see below)

Spectra: Light & Water Show: Witness a dazzling display of lights, lasers, and water movements every evening at the waterfront – a free and mesmerizing show!

Canal Boat Ride: Take a leisurely ride on a traditional bumboat inside Marina Bay Sands. The ride is very short though, so better for 6-year-olds and below.

Gardens by the Bay: Explore these futuristic gardens with amazing plant life, giant Supertrees, and even a children’s garden with a water playground.

1 MRT stop away:

Chinatown: Don’t miss this historic neighborhood and discover the Chinese culture with a fun family adventure: Explore&Play Chinatown.

Civic District: Discover Singapore’s colonial past in this other historic neighborhood, where the beautiful buildings showcase British architectural influence.

Kids-friendly restaurants in Marina Bay Sand

After enjoying Marina Bay Sands attractions, head to one of the restaurants. You will have many options from casual cafes to fine dining experiences. Here are some recommendation for the best kids-friendly restaurants.

The most affordable ones:

  • The Hawker Centre: Of course, it is more expensive than the other Hawker Centre in Singapore, but you can eat for 15 sgd and each family member can choose his favorite food.
  • Din Tai Fung: Children usually love dumplings, so Din Tai Fung is a good family choice. You cannot book so you usually have to wait to get a table, but you can have a look at the mall in the meantime.

The kid’s favorite:

  • Black Tap: With its good burgers and giant milkshakes, this restaurant is always a popular option with kids. It is better to book in advance to avoid the long wait.

The fine dining option:

  • CUT by Wolfgang Puck: If you want to try a one-star Michelin restaurant with your kids, this one is a good option: no set menu, the roasted and grilled meats will please kids (probably better for 6 years old and above).

The best view:

  • Celavi: The restaurant and Club Lounge are quite expensive, but you can try to Walk in at the Sky bar. Better to go early if you have young children.
  • Lavo: If you want to eat with a beautiful view, this restaurant is a good option. The tapas are a little pricey but very good.

From those two restaurants on the rooftops, you have an amazing view of Singapore, and you can have a look at the infinity pool.
To avoid spending too much, you can have a drink there in the afternoon. Otherwise, the best time is around 6 pm to see the sunset and the city at night. But remember to book in advance.

With a mix of learning, entertainment, and relaxation, Marina Bay Sands attractions offer something for everyone in your family.  Whether you’re looking for educational experiences, exciting activities, or simply a place to relax, Marina Bay Sands will be a memorable stop on your Singapore adventure.  Create lasting memories with your little ones as you explore all that Marina Bay Sands has to offer!