Friday, May 31, 2024

Exploring Singapore with Kids: A 3 Day Family Adventure

Singapore skyline at sunset viewed from Gardens by the bay

Are you heading to Singapore with your family? We have put together the ideal family - friendly itinerary to help you make the most of Singapore. Packed full of kid - friendly attractions and experiences, you'll have plenty to do on a 3 day holiday!

Singapore is a small country, filled with a mix of cultures, innovative greenery, and some of the best family - friendly attractions in the world! Whether you are here on a layover or Singapore is your destination, this family friendly itinerary is ideal for exploring the city, going oniconic ferries like Sindo ferry and visiting nature preserves like Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

Itinerary Overview

Lion at Merlion Park and Singapore Downtown

When planning the itinerary for your Singapore holiday, make sure to adjust it to suit your family's needs and interests. Don’t be afraid to cut out some activities especially if you’re traveling with young kids! Keeping your itinerary flexible is key to having a great family holiday.

Day 1 – Experience the City

Start at the Masjid Sultan
Estimated Time - 0.5 – 1 hour

Begin your day at the impressive Masjid Sultan, a stunning mosque. Wander through the surrounding markets and savour some local food.

Immerse Yourself in Chinese Culture
Estimated Time - 2 – 3 hours

Head to Chinatown via MRT to explore the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and the Chinatown Heritage Centre. For lunch, visit Maxwell Food Centre and try the famous Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Board a River Cruise at Merlion Park
Estimated Time - 1 hour

Boat cruise on Singapore river

Take the MRT to Merlion Park and board a Singapore River Cruise, a relaxing way to see Marina Bay, Boat Quay, and Clarke Quay. Hop off at Clarke Quay or Boat Quay for dinner by the riverside.

Watch the Sunset from the Singapore Flyer
Estimated Time - 1.5 hours

Finish your day with a ride on the Singapore Flyer, Asia’s largest Giant Observation Wheel, and enjoy the sunset views over the city.

Take in the Grand Spectra Light & Water Show
Estimated Time - 0.5 hours

Walk to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands for the Spectra Light and Water Show. The free show runs nightly at 8pm and 9pm (Sun - Thurs) with an additional show at 10pm on Fri & Sat.

Day 2 – Marina Bay Area

The famous Marina Bay of Singapore

Start at Gardens by the Bay
Estimated Time - 4 – 5 hours

Arrive early to explore the Supertree Grove Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. The Children’s Garden offers interactive play areas and water features perfect for kids.

Experience the ArtScience Museum
Estimated Time - 2 – 3 hours

Visit the ArtScience Museum particularly the Future World Exhibition which is interactive and engaging for children.

Eat Dinner at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Estimated Time - 2 – 3 hours

Enjoy dinner at the extensive food court and explore the Digital Light Canvas.

Watch the Garden Rhapsody Light Show
Estimated Time - 1 hour

Return to the Supertree Grove for the Garden Rhapsody Light Show, a musical light display on the iconic Supertrees.

Day 3 – Sentosa Island

Option One - Universal Studios
Estimated Time - All Day

Aerial view of Siloso beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Spend the day at Universal Studios, enjoying the rides shows and attractions. It's perfect for families even with young children.

Option Two - SEA Aquarium & Sentosa Beach
Estimated Time - 3 – 4 hours

Visit the SEA Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium then relax at Sentosa Beach. The Palawan Pirate Ship water playground is free and perfect for kids.

Option Three - Adventure Cove Waterpark
Estimated Time - 4 – 6 hours

Enjoy a fun day at Adventure Cove Waterpark with attractions for all ages from thrilling water slides to relaxing rivers.

Getting Around Singapore

Via Train
Singapore’s MRT system is efficient and affordable. Consider purchasing a Singapore Tourist Pass for unlimited travel.

Via Taxi/Grab
Taxis are convenient and reasonably priced. Alternatively, use the Grab app which works like Uber.

Via Bus
Buses are convenient mode of transportation and cost effective. Online portals like redBus have made booking bus ticket online simpler then ever.

Via Walking
Walking is a great way to explore and experience Singapore’s sights and sounds.

Where to Stay

Budget -
Ibis Budget Singapore Imperial

Mid - Range -
Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt

Luxury -
Pan Pacific Singapore

Make sure to book your accommodation in advance to get the best price and ensure it’s near an MRT station for easy travel.

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