From screaming your heart out on roller coasters to exploring Singapore’s old neighbourhoods, there are countless things to do in Singapore. While we tend to think of our friends when planning a day of fun, when was the last time you had a family day out?
Whether you’re adrenaline junkies or animal lovers, here are 9 fun family day activities for your next family day out!
How to save on your family day out
All Singaporeans aged 18 and above will be receiving $100 worth of tourism vouchers, and these vouchers can be used at approved attractions, hotels and tour operators. For families with kids below the age of 18, fret not as you’ll be able to purchase discounted tickets on their behalf.
This is the perfect chance for you to plan your next family day without breaking the bank. For more about your SingapoRediscover vouchers, do refer here.
*All activities mentioned in this article can be offset with the SingapoRediscovers voucher.
1. Challenge the family to a NERF off
Pic credit: NERF Action Xperience
If your little one loves running around at home with his NERF gun, take him to NERF Action Xperience, the world’s first NERF Action Xperience!
A wonderland for NERF enthusiasts, NERF Action Xperience is an indoor activity arena with something for both adults and kids. The arena is home to 4 different zones, with each area promising a brand new experience.
Check out Zombie City, where your team will need to hunt down zombies with your NERF Blaster. Put your family’s teamwork to the test at Camp Dune, and see if you can capture your opponent’s flag first. If your family is more creative, get the chance to customise a t-shirt or tote bag with NERF guns filled with fabric paint!
Certain activities allow for solo players, but most experiences are more fun with friends. Do note that a maximum group size of 5 persons is allowed due to current safe distancing measures. Visitors are required to purchase their tickets online and book a timeslot before heading down.
2. Escape the heat at a winter wonderland
Pic credit: Snow City Singapore
We might not be able to go on our annual year-end family vacation, but that doesn’t mean that you have to skip the snow this year. Plan a trip down to Snow City Singapore, the first permanent indoor snow centre on the island!
After undergoing renovations in 2007, Snow City reopened with 4 different play zones. Make sure you check out the 60m long snow slope, where you’ll get the chance to race your family down a 3-storey slide! If your kids haven’t seen snow, make sure to catch the snow blizzard!
Snow City also launched a new Winter Shooting experience, where you’ll get the chance to try your hand at target shooting in a sub-zero environment. The activity is open to those aged 14 and above, and do note that separate fees apply.
Although the venue is operating at limited capacity, advanced bookings cannot be made. Operating hours have also been altered slightly, with Snow City opening from 10AM till 1PM followed by 2PM to 5PM from Tuesday to Sunday.
3. Find out who the bravest in the family is
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If you come from a family of thrill-seekers, then a day out at Universal Studios Singapore is the perfect family bonding activity!
The theme park is home to over 20 different rides, meaning there’s something for everyone, even kids. If your children are younger, rides like Dino-Soarin, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and Treasure Hunters are perfect. For the more daring, try out the Enchanted Airways, a tamer rollercoaster for the park’s younger visitors.
If you have older kids with you, explore the park’s more well-known rides such as the TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle or the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure.
Do take note that the park is only opened from Thursday to Sunday, with limited tickets available. Shows, street entertainment and selected experiences are also currently unavailable due to safe distancing measures.
Tip: Challenge your kids to try out the Battlestar Galactica twin roller coasters, and whoever manages to stay silent wins a prize from mummy and daddy.
4. Learn more about Singapore’s heritage
For those who prefer a more relaxed family bonding activity, why not join a walking tour to find out more about Singapore?
Monster Day Tours is an award-winning walking tour operator in Singapore, with 6 different walking tours offered across the island. Exploring Singapore has never been easier with them, as their tours are split into heritage districts as well as urban areas, meaning there’s a tour for everyone.
Despite growing up in Singapore, our kids might not know everything about our sunny island, especially when it comes to its history. Learn more about our heritage from friendly guides, and explore lesser-known enclaves hidden in our heritage neighbourhoods! From exploring the last Chinese villa in Little India to understanding the architecture at Kampong Glam, joining a walking tour gives your family the chance to learn more about how Singapore was built as a nation.
For those wanting to learn more about Singapore as one of the top cities in the world, their urban tour series is perfect. Learn more about iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands, and find out what major events helped shape our island into the home we know it as today. These urban walking tours are the perfect opportunity for both you and the kids to learn more about our sunny island.
To find out more or make a booking, visit their website.
5. Cool off at a waterpark
Pic credit: Wild Wild Wet
Looking for a new way to escape the heat? Instead of hiding out in the aircon at home, plan a trip to Wild Wild Wet for the whole family instead!
With over 9 slides and rides, Wild Wild Wet is one of Singapore’s largest waterparks. From high-speed water slides to kid-friendly rides, there’s fun waiting for guests of all ages. While most rides are suitable for older children, there’s a Kidz Zone for children below the height of 1.2m.
Do note that Wild Wild Wet is only open from Thursday to Monday due to safe distancing measures, and you’re encouraged to pre-book your tickets online.
6. Go on a family staycation
Pic credit: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
We might not be able to go on family vacations for a while, but that doesn’t mean that the kids can’t experience the fun of going on a trip!
Family staycations are the perfect substitute for overseas holidays, as the little ones will still get the experience of packing for a trip. Not only is treating your family to a staycation is the perfect way to show them how much you love them, but it’s a great chance for some family bonding too!
There are many hotels in Singapore currently offering kid-friendly staycations for families, but if you’re looking to splurge on something luxurious, we recommend the Starry Night Glamping at The Fullerton Hotel. Kids will get their own sleeping bag, tent and even a starry night projector!
For a full list of hotels where you can use your SingapoRediscover vouchers, please refer to the Singapore Tourism Board website.
7. Bounce off the walls at a trampoline park
Pic credit: BOUNCE Singapore
Want to get your kids up and on their feet after months of being stuck at home? A visit to the trampoline park promises not only a great workout, but loads of fun too!
BOUNCE Singapore is more than just a trampoline park, with various zones dedicated to different activities such as dodgeball and basketball. For the little ones, the newly launched Soft and Play Area for preschoolers and toddlers creates a multi-sensory play experience for them.
One must-visit area in the park is the X-Park, an adventure course specially designed for adrenaline junkies. Tackle the obstacles as stand-alone challenges, or if you’re up for it, attempt it as a circuit in one go!
BOUNCE Singapore is open from Monday to Sunday, and guests are required to purchase their tickets online. Visitors are required to purchase or bring along a pair of BOUNCE grip socks. Do note that operating hours have been revised due to the COVID-19 situation.
8. Race each other to the finish line
Pic credit: Skyline Luge Sentosa
If your family loves a little friendly competition, Skyline Luge Sentosa promises round after round of endless fun!
Worried about the little ones who might not have been on a luge before? Don’t worry, there will be instructors around to conduct a briefing before your first ride. Little ones can opt to ride with either a parent or go solo, but do note that age/height restrictions apply for children riding the luge alone.
Make sure you hop on the Skyride to get a bird’s eye view of Sentosa while looking down at the tracks below you. The ride up is also the perfect chance to play a game of I Spy with the little ones, so try and spot cockatoos that often appear!
The Skyline Luge is open from Thursday to Monday, and tickets can only be purchased online. Safe distancing measures have also been implemented to ensure the safety of riders.
9. Come face to face with majestic creatures
Pic credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
A trip to the zoo is always exciting for kids, especially since the Singapore Zoo lets you get up close and personal with its majestic creatures!
Home to over 300 different species, the Singapore Zoo is the world’s first rainforest zoo, offering one-of-a-kind experiences like animal feeding sessions and behind-the-scenes tours. Due to current COVID-19 measures however, not all experiences are available, so do refer to their website when planning your trip.
As the park is currently operating with a limited capacity, visitors are encouraged to pre-book their tickets and time slot online before heading down. The Play Area at KidzWorld is also temporarily closed.
Tip: Make sure to catch one of the park’s shows to get even closer to the animals! Do note that these shows are operating at limited capacity so make sure you head down early to get a seat.
Spending time together with loved ones
No matter how busy life gets, it’s important to make sure we spend time with our families. With the SingapoRediscover vouchers, there’s no better time to gather everyone for some quality bonding time!
Not sure what to do with your loved ones? Leave the planning to us and join us for a themed experience! If you come from a family of foodies, the Singapore River Walk is perfect for you, as you'll get the chance to sample dishes from renowned restaurants along the iconic river. For those who want to get hands-on experience while learning about our heritage, the Melting Pot of Tea tour offers a unique experience to rediscover Singapore.
For more details on themed experiences, visit our website.