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Top Family-Friendly Outdoor Adventures and Activities to Experience in Singapore

The metropolis of Singapore is not just for business travel and short stopovers- there is a long list of family-friendly outdoor activities available in this garden city!

Ah, the fresh air, lush greenery, and beautiful scenery. Why would you want to be stuck inside? Singapore has so much to offer, including outdoor options to entertain the entire family.

beautiful skyscrapers and sparkling water waiting to be discovered.
Beautiful skyscrapers and sparkling water waiting to be discovered.

Whether you want to see the water or connect with nature, Singapore has many family-friendly things to do. Are you on holiday? Perhaps you just want a day out of the house. There is plenty to see and do. 

If you’re wondering how to have a fun-filled action-packed weekend or vacation, check out the list of fun family things to do in Singapore.

Singapore Night Safari

A visit to Singapore Night Safari, one of the only night zoos in the world known for its nocturnal animals. In the zoo, children can learn about endangered animals such as the Sumatran orangutan and river terrapin.

Ride on the tram or walk the park to discover the many animals in the park. Be sure not to miss the creatures of the night show.

The night safari allows you to witness the animal’s nocturnal habits and what their habitats look like. You can easily plan your trip with pre-booked tickets and skip the line.

Kayak Fishing Adventures

Going on a fishing excursion in a kayak in Singapore is definitely a unique experience not offered in all parts of Southeast Asia. A fishing guide will accompany you on a Hobie fishing kayak. 

Thanks to the highly advanced Mirage Drive pedal system, you can reach the most sought-after fishing spots by pedaling. Take advantage of the mellow waves of the East coast to learn the basics of kayak fishing. 

This fishing type is suitable for adults and children aged 7 and up. Enjoy a kayak that is a little different from the rest as you paddle down the water with your feet. 

Singapore Historical Bike Tour

Take a scenic and leisure bike ride past historical landmarks and tourist spots. Visit Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, Little India, and Colonial District, and stop for a coffee or iced tea. Bike riding offers a more up-close and sensory experience. 

There are a lot of cycling tracks in Singapore, called PCN, if you prefer safer and more paved cycling paths. All ages can enjoy this scenic bike track.

Singapore River Cruise 

Relax and unwind as you take a trip through the iconic Singapore river in a traditional bunk boat.  Cruise past historical buildings and modern skyscrapers and learn about the history of Singapore as a fishing port. The boat trip lasts approximately 40 minutes, enough time to relax and take in the sights and sounds of Singapore’s river life. 

Discover the sights and sounds of the calm waters of Singapore.
Discover the sights and sounds of the calm waters of Singapore.

Starting at Clarke Quay, it will go past parliament house, and turn around at the marina bay waterfront with the view of the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel, Esplanade, and the Fullerton hotel. You will go past many beautiful Colonia; buildings and sites, both in their original state and others perfectly restored. There will be a commentary on the boat, so learn about the various bridges you would cruise under, such as the Anderson Bridge and Cavenagh Bridge. Listen in and enjoy some quiet time.

Sentosa Island

It’s no secret that Sentosa Island’s best attractions all have one thing in common: great fun! Singapore’s man-made island, which is connected to the main island via a small bridge, offers a variety of activities, including some geared toward families with young children.

In addition to the 18-hole golf course, Sentosa Golf Club features not one but 2 courses with 18 holes, attracting amateur and professional golfers alike. The island of Singapore has dozens of golf clubs, but none can compare to the one on Sentosa for its quality and reputation. 

Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore, located at Resorts World Sentosa, offers plenty of adrenaline-pumping thrills and a range of other water-related activities. There are activities for those who don’t enjoy hurtling through huge tunnels or spiraling in rubber rings around giant funnels.

Adventure Cove Waterpark

Create waves as you jump into the fun rides of the waterpark. There are plenty of child-friendly rides and activities along with relaxing activities if you prefer things not to be so action-packed. Experience a shark encounter and exotic fish roaming the ocean floor. The slippery sliding hydro magnetic coaster will pull anyone in who wants a ride jam-packed with adrenaline. Admission includes unlimited rides and activities all day.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park offers a glimpse into the beauty of nature. Discover a world filled with diverse wildlife while exploring the wetlands. 202ha of Sungei Buloh have been added to its mangroves, ponds, mudflats, and forests, making it an even larger habitat for plants and animals.

Admire the true beauty of different bird species.
Admire the true beauty of different bird species.

You can walk on wooden stilt platforms while weaving through mangroves. A crab or shellfish can be seen around tree trunks during high tide, while low tide reveals the unusual roots of the mangrove trees. Suitable for the whole family to experience. 

Conclusion

Singapore is a beautiful and outdoor-friendly garden city to visit for travelers from all around the world, even more so from neighboring countries like Malaysia. Depending on your country of origin, make sure you have all your visa requirements in place. If you are a Malaysian traveler for example, even though Singapore is a next-door neighbor country, it is not the default as some countries will have requirements for Malaysian travelers or travelers from other regions entering their country, depending on the border restrictions. Other than that, have a relaxed and stress-free trip and get the most out of your time in Singapore. This island city has both nature-rich attractions to outdoor man-made zoos and theme parks to visit, not to mention the quality and affordable hotels across the island. With many activities for the family, you won’t experience a dull moment in Singapore. Why not head out and experience it?

Lydia Y

Lydia Y

Lydia is an avid outdoor lover and wildlife enthusiast. She loves all kinds of nature escapades and enjoys immersing in the mountains and landscapes, hence the name Lydiascapes was born from there. She embarks on outdoor adventures like camping, hiking to skiing and water sports. She has travelled to 49 over countries to date and is waiting to conquer Mongolia in 2023.

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