10 Places to go with your children for a day

Childhood is such an important time for building memories that last a lifetime. In Singapore, there are many places to go with your children for a day and create special memories with them.

Going out also provides the best environment for learning and expanding the children’s horizons, especially if done together as a family.

In this list, we tried to avoid common places like indoor playgrounds, which we covered in a previous article, and make way for other types of unique and exciting experiences worth a try.

 

  1. Forest Adventure

This is a place to get the adrenaline going. It’s located at Bedok Reservoir and has two treetop courses specially laid out for the kids. They involve many activities ranging from suspended planks to rope bridges. And although they are designed for the kids, you are also welcomed to join them up in the trees.

The smaller tots also can join because there is a special mini course for them. Adults are not allowed on this course but you can still follow your children around to encourage them and make the visit memorable.

Website: https://forestadventure.com.sg

 

  1. Fire station open house

Many don’t know that all fire stations in Singapore, except for the one on Jurong Island, hold open houses every Saturday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, and no prior registration is required unless your group is bigger than 10 people.

You can just go and let the kids climb a real fire engine, walk around the facilities to see the firemen, and even spray the water hose. Every child will be thrilled to visit this place and they will be excited to share the story with their friends.

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  1. KidsSTOP

Think of it as a science center for children catering specifically to children 8 and below. It’s a massive center housed within the Omni-Theatre building and the whole area comprises 17 zones, each one with a different theme that takes children to the discovery of the natural and technological world.

Website: www.kidsstop.edu.sg

 

  1. Children little museum

It offers visitors a precious glimpse into the past, hosting and impressive collection of memorabilia and old-school toys. It gives a perfect opportunity to show your kid the kind of toys you had when you were growing up. It’s certainly an eye-opener for kids.

Website: more information here

 

  1. Countryside Farms

Different farms available for exploration in Kranji. You can take your kids to these farms to learn about farming practices with farms for eggs, milk, fruit and different animals.

 

  1. Haw Par Villa

A charming park displaying a dizzying array of over 1.000 statues and dioramas dramatizing Chinese legends and folklore. Many parents that grew up in Singapore are familiar with it. So why not bringing your children to re-visit your childhood memories here?

 

  1. Lazarus Island

A little-known island in between St. John’s and Kusu islands with 800 meters of beach paradise. You can get there via a paved bridge that connects it with St. John’s Island.

Visit this peaceful and beautiful place to enjoy the beach with your family for a getaway from the city.

 

  1. Heritage trails of Singapore

Let the children experience the untold stories behind the streets and landmarks of Singapore. You can choose from the heartland trails such as Queenstown, Ang Mo Kio, Jalan Besar or Tiong Bahru walking trails.

For a more cultural and architectural trail, you could visit Peranakan, Kampong Glam, Little India and Chinatown.

Visit the official website to get the trail maps.

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  1. Flying Trapeze

This one is located in Sentosa and is a great way to help kids conquer their fear of heights and also improve their concentration skills.

We include it in the list because it’s really unique and children love it.

 

  1. Jurong Bird Park

And to close our list, this really amazing wildlife reserve. It may be very renowned but still we included it in the list because the connection with nature is something you should encourage in your kids.

The park is the nesting place of 5,000 birds across 400 species and also offers a bird themed playground for kids.

Website: www.birdpark.com.sg