Visit Singapore with Kids

Visit Singapore during your family travel in Asia!  Whether it’s your main destination or just a fun stop during your vacation, Singapore is a great kid-friendly destination. Singapore offers something for everyone: from exploring historical sites and museums to enjoying delicious food and fun activities, it’s a city that caters to families of all ages.

After all our recommendations, you can read why to visit Singapore with kids and how to plan your visit.

Our Tours

Visit Singapore neighborhoods, by exploring historical sites, trying street food, and discovering the different cultures that make Singapore so unique.

Our self-guided tours are the best solutions for families:

  • Flexible: do it whenever you want and at your own pace.
  • High-quality audio guide, created with professional tour guides, for parents to learn.
  • Fun and educative activities for kids.

Visiting a city with energetic kids can be overwhelming, both for parents and children. Learn more about the benefits of our self-guided and how they work.

Must-See for your family visit in Singapore

If you only have a few days to visit Singapore, you won’t have time to discover everything. So here are our recommendations for your family visit.

  • Gardens by the Bay: See giant “Supertrees,” walk through themed gardens, visit the Cloud Forest, and enjoy light shows at night.
  • Marina Bay: Stroll along the bay and admire the iconic buildings, like the Marina Bay Sands Hotel where you can ascend for panoramic views.
  • Hawker Centers: Try tasty and affordable local food at open-air food courts called “hawker centers.”
  • Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam: Explore these neighborhoods to see historical buildings, try different foods from all over Asia, and feel the lively atmosphere. See our tours.

Look at our 3-days itinerary for more details.

Best attractions for kids

Singapore is a fun city for kids. Reward your kids after cultural visits by bringing them to one of Singapore’s best attractions:

  • Singapore Zoo: Visit animals in open spaces at the famous Singapore Zoo.
  • Night Safari: Take a special night trip to see animals that come out at night at the Night Safari.
  • Jurong Bird Park: See thousands of birds from all over the world at the Jurong Bird Park.
  • Sentosa Island: Have a fun day at Universal Studios Singapore or explore the S.E.A Aquarium.
  • Water Parks: Cool off and have fun at water parks like Wild Wild Wet or Adventure Cove Waterpark or the small park (free entrance) in Garden by the Bay.

Best parks

Singapore’s cityscapes are amazing, but sometimes kids just need some space to run wild! Luckily, this city has fantastic parks. Here are a few of the best parks Singapore has to offer:

  • East Coast Park: This massive park stretches along the coast, offering beaches, playgrounds, cycling paths, and even rollerblading areas. Great for active families!
  • MacRitchie Reservoir: This park offers a nature escape right in the heart of the city, where you’re likely to encounter monkeys along the way. The Treetop Walk takes you above the canopy of the trees for a unique perspective.
  • Gardens by the Bay: While not just a park, Gardens by the Bay has plenty of green space for kids to run and explore, alongside the giant Supertrees and beautiful gardens.
  • Botanic Gardens: This magnificent botanical garden boasts a vast collection of flowers, plants, and trees from around the world. Your kids will love the two playgrounds.

Best Museums when you visit Singapore with kids

Singapore might be a young country compared to some, but its history and cultural influences are incredibly rich and diverse! Museums are a fantastic way for kids and adults to discover Singapore’s past and present to life.

  • National Museum of Singapore: This museum has a section dedicated to Singapore’s history, with lots of artifacts that will appeal to younger children.
  • Singapore City Gallery: This hidden gem showcases Singapore’s urban transformation and future plans.  Kids can learn about the city’s development through interactive exhibits and models.
  • Indian Heritage Centre: This museum showcases the history, culture, and traditions of Singapore’s Indian community.

See all the best museums in Singapore.

Beyond the Tourist Trail

If you visit Singapore for over 3 days, you will have time to explore its little gems. Look at our proposed tours and walks to explore the different neighborhoods.

Why Choose to Visit Singapore with kids?

  • Safe and Clean: Singapore is renowned for its safety and cleanliness, making it an ideal destination for families with young children.
  • Family-Friendly Activities: A plethora of attractions and activities cater specifically to families, ensuring everyone is entertained.
  • Cultural Melting Pot: Immerse yourselves in Singapore’s diverse cultural tapestry, from vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations to bustling Hindu Deepavali festivals.
  • Theme Parks & Entertainment: Amusement park lovers will enjoy Universal Studios Singapore, while everyone can appreciate the dazzling light shows at Gardens by the Bay.
  • Delicious Food Scene: Singapore is a foodie’s paradise! Hawker centers offer a delicious range of cuisines from across Asia, at low prices and some are even recognized by the Michelin guide.

Planning Your visit in Singapore

  • Choose the Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Singapore is generally during the dry season, from February to March, when the heat hasn’t arrived yet and the rainy season is over. However, you can visit year-round.
  • Select Your Accommodation: Accommodations in Singapore can be expensive, so book well in advance to avoid high rates.
  • Getting Around: Singapore has a highly efficient public transportation system, and taxis are not too expensive.
  • Tips for Families:
    • Pack light, comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for hot and humid weather.
    • Don’t forget sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
    • Bring reusable water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the day.
    • Pack mosquito repellent, which is essential in parks and even useful in the city.