Singapore is home to a host of family-friendly activities to keep kids engaged and entertained over the weekend. Whether you’re seeking refuge from the heat or yearning to bask in the splendour of nature, we’ve compiled a list of options for you. These delightful experiences are sure to leave your little ones happily exhausted, ensuring they sleep soundly at night. Have a day of fun at these spots in Singapore! 

1. Relive Your ‘Floor is Lava’ Childhood Fantasy at INMERS

Caught sight of the real-life ‘Floor is Lava’ game on social media? This interactive game with touch-sensitive LED flooring is now available for challenge right here in Singapore at INMERS. Test your reflex and speed as difficulty increases progressively, promising a pulse-racing adventure for all. Plus, it makes for a nostalgic anecdote to share with your kids about the imaginary version you played when you were young!

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2. Visit Animals at the Singapore Zoo

A well-maintained zoo is a sanctuary for animals and animal lovers alike, and the one in Singapore is nothing short of exceptional. Featuring some 4,200 animals spanning across 300 species (of which 34 per cent are threatened), the Singapore Zoo is famed for being one of the best and first open-concept zoos in the world. Book ahead and arrive early to not miss the captivating animal shows and get little hands on feeding sessions that’ll put a finishing touch on the visit.

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3. Cycle Through Scenic East Coast Park

Sitting on the outskirts of the city, East Coast Park offers an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a leisurely ride on two, three, or four wheels, soaking in coastal views and savouring fresh seafood at nearby restaurants. Or, unwind under the shade of a large tree for a delightful picnic afterwards.

No booking required.

4. Descend into Horror and Mystery at INMERS’s Escape Room

Attention all families with teens and/or horror enthusiasts! Dive into the heart-pounding, spine-tingling and mind-boggling world of Asian horror-themed escape rooms at INMERS, where an unconventional weekend thrill awaits. Not for the faint of heart, INMERS presents a full-fledged escape room fleet equipped with cutting-edge 5D technology, realistic NPCs, compelling storylines and ingenious puzzles that’ll keep you on your tippy toes. Work together as a team and brace yourselves for a fright that’ll become a core memory worth savouring forever.

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5. Ignite Curiosity at Science Centre Singapore

Plan your family field trip to the Science Centre, where people of all ages can engage with workshops and exhibitions covering topics such as stars, space, virtual reality, plants, animals, energy and beyond! Don’t miss the fascinating science shows scheduled at specific times.

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6. Admire Over 400 Species of Birds at Bird Paradise

The newly opened aviary situated in Mandai is one of the most sophisticated nature and wildlife reserves in Asia. Spanning an expansive area equivalent to 24 football fields, it houses over 3,500 birds representing 400 species. Visitors can marvel at the iconic King penguins gracefully waddling in the picturesque Penguin Cove, observe the vibrant flamingos elegantly roaming the wetlands, and admire the majestic emus as they tread with delicate grace. In addition, the aviary features flightless cassowaries — renowned as some of the most dangerous birds in the world. 

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7. Zoom Along Tracks at Skyline Luge Sentosa

Sentosa offers a diverse range of fun-filled activities, from stunning beaches and exciting theme and water parks to facilities that challenge your fear of heights — but the Skyline Luge deserves a special mention! This double attraction offers experiences for both day and night. During the day, enjoy a panoramic view of the island; while at night, the futuristic neon-lit tracks and dazzling cityscape come alive. Pro tip: come here in the late afternoon to get the best of both worlds!

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8. Be Impressed by the Enchanting Lights and Sounds of Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay combines nature and technology to put a dystopian twist on traditional parks. The best time to experience its magic is between 7.45pm and 8.45pm, when visitors can take in the mesmerising light show, ‘Garden Rhapsody’, unfolding amidst the magnificent Supertree Grove.

No booking required.

9. Revel in Lush Nature at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Supporting your children’s relationship with nature can help to foster their cognitive development. Meanwhile, parents can refresh with a relaxing stroll surrounded by various flora and fauna. Make sure to plan your itinerary around the National Orchid Garden, boasting over 1,000 species of orchids, Symphony Lake, which sometimes hosts performances, and the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, an unmissable spot for kids. Keep your eyes peeled for black swans elegantly drifting about the Swan Lake, one of the biggest attractions at the garden.

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10. Make New Friends at the Only Goat Farm in Singapore at Hay Dairies

Hay Dairies Goat Farm is among the rare animal farms in Singapore, nestled in the West at Choa Chu Kang. Upon arrival, be greeted by a lively herd of goats eagerly awaiting to be fed by generous visitors! Alfalfa hay is priced at $5 per pack and available for purchase to treat these friendly creatures. If you arrive early enough, you might even have the chance to witness the morning milking session. Make sure to get some fresh goat milk before leaving!

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