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Singapore for Kids Things to see and do Outdoors

  1. Michael Filippone
  2. Monday, October 8th, 2012

Singapore for Kids Things to see and do Outdoors

Credit: Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board

Singapore for Kids Things to see and do Outdoors

This city is a popular tourist destination for families with children, because there are so many fun things to do in Singapore for kids. With numerous attractions and activities for children to choose from, there is something to satisfy every child’s adventurous personality, including animal lovers, explorers, nature lovers and thrill seekers. This is a list of some of the best Singapore attractions for children.


Singapore Night Safari

For something interesting to do after the sun goes down, take the kids to the Singapore Night Safari. Worldwide, it’s the first wildlife park for nocturnal animals and is home to more than 1,000 animals of 115 different kinds. Many of the animals are threatened species, and the park concentrates on the captive breeding of endangered species. A few of the types of animals that have been successfully reproduced at this Singapore park are the Malayan tiger, Asian elephant, fishing cat, markhor and Malayan tapir.

Singapore Zoo

Another great place to take the kids to see animals is the Singapore Zoo. It’s recognized by many visitors as being one of the most attractive zoos in the world and has more than 2,800 animals. Situated in a lush rainforest forest environment, it’s surrounded by the calm waters of the Seletar Reservoir. The Kidzworld at the zoo is popular with the children and is educational for the whole family. There is also a water play area for the kids, so be sure to take a change of clothes.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Home to native plant life and wildlife, the protected Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a large area of mainly rainforest. It has more species of trees than all of North America, and it’s an ideal place to take the kids on a fun nature walk to explore, watch the animals and take photographs of the beautiful trees. It’s important to remember not to enter the reserve during stormy weather, because limbs can fall from the trees causing injuring to visitors.

Universal Studios

If you have children that are thrill seekers, Universal Studios in Singapore is an awesome place to take them. There are seven movie and television show themed sectors neighboring a cove, and each one has its own unique character attractions, activities, restaurants and shops: plus it’s home to highest pair of dueling roller coasters in the world. There is never a dull moment at this exciting amusement park.

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at the Bukit Timah is the perfect place to take young kids. It’s a part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens that is specifically devoted to children. By playing and discovering, kids learn about the significance of plants and preservation. The first garden of its type in Asia, children create wonderful memories here learning about plants, sliding down the tree house slide, building sandcastles and splashing on the water pads. The mosquitos can be a bit bothersome here, so don’t forget the mosquito repellent.

Singapore for Kids Things to see and do Outdoors.

Michael Filippone

About the Author: Michael Filippone

Michael Filippone has traveled throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. Each year he travels several hundred thousand miles. He regularly visits Singapore for business and has a great love of the Orient.

His favorite things are morning runs in big cities and getting lost. He has a great passion for all things that are water-sport related: paddle surfing, surfing, free diving, fishing, rowing… Here you will find his musings on everything from where to go get lost on a jungle adventure to a road-trip in Thailand to a romantic cruise weaving through the Indonesian archipelago. Here too are hand-selected articles penned for him by writers he likes on the best places to go from Singapore. As well as being one of the key drivers behind setting up, he runs and part-owns – a travel site on all things happening in the wider region. Michael is known to be fond of skipping rope and other than the odd beer, his preferred beverage is coconut water. He loves to fish and play volleyball with his children. He trained as an Olympic rower and loves to see his children find their way in sports and life.