18 May 2022

7 Best Family-Friendly Activities for an Awesome Day Out

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Joel Conceicao A long-suffering Arsenal fan who will most likely reincarnate as a Himalayan goat.

Singapore is an excellent place for young families with kids to have fun. Here are the best child-friendly activities in town:

It can be a struggle planning a family day out sometimes. Also, an iPad’s battery life can only last so long, so your “occupying the kids” tactic won’t last forever. Luckily, Singapore is tailor-made for young families with little ones to have fun. While it may be tempting for the adults to have a night out over a private dinner session or a cocktail bar-hopping spree, it’s always nice to put the children first. Here are the best playdate-friendly things to do in town that will not only be fun for kids but for mum and dad too:

 

Get some pug therapy at What the Pug
Get some pug therapy at What the Pug
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Everybody loves pugs. And we mean everybody. If you are a hardcore animal lover yourself and would love to imbue your kid with the same empathy for cute pups, head to What the Pug café at Haji Lane. Your serotonin hormones will go right off the charts as the adorable resident pugs that call this cafe home will scooter over to you and your kids for warm cuddles without you even trying.

 

Let your child foster a love for science
Let your child foster a love for science
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Who says learning is boring? Bring your kiddos out for the ultimate edutainment play session at KidsSTOP (best for younger kids) at the Science Centre Singapore. You can let your child explore four thematic zones, like a dinosaur pit, a farm, and even a supermarket. It’s pretty much a massive play-pretend area mimicking the real world.

Play with Pororo, the little penguin
Play with Pororo, the little penguin
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Move aside, K-pop. K-playgrounds are the in-thing now. For one of Korea’s best indoor playground experiences, make a trip to Pororo Park. Even if your kid has never heard of this adorable penguin character before, watch as they spend hours playing in his enchanting, fairytale-like spot. They can also prepare for adulthood by “grocery shopping” or even flex their Gordon Ramsay skills by “cooking” for mum and dad.

Let your little Da Vinci shine
Let your little Da Vinci shine
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Does your child have a penchant for creativity? Do yourself a favour and clear your schedule for a kid-friendly little potter workshop that will bring out your child’s artistic side. It’s a great way to spend meaningful family time with your kids as they learn how to create two delightful clay pieces. Plus, pottery sure beats staring at the TV for hours, a break we all need, not just our kids.

Bring your kids to Jurong Bird Park
Bring your kids to Jurong Bird Park
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  • Out-of-city Experience
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  • Couples
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  • Group Travellers

Old but gold, the OG attraction of Jurong Bird Park has been thrilling families for years. How can it not, with its stunning array of exotic birds? There are plenty of things to see and do here. Just remember to keep your eyes peeled for the pretty flamingos, the awkward but lovable penguins, and the colourful parrots that will make you smile with their cute antics.

Pose like a superstar at Madame Tussauds
Pose like a superstar at Madame Tussauds
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Madame Tussauds is probably more suitable for older kids (12 and above). But it’s a definite crowd puller for families, for sure. Make plenty of memories at this spot designed for you to go selfie crazy with life-like figures of celebs, athletes, and politicians. Kids will love the Bollywood dance installation, and if they are old enough, they can try out the VR supercar simulator.

Have a splashing good time at Adventure Cove
Have a splashing good time at Adventure Cove
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Another place that is a little more ideal for older children, Adventure Cove is perfect for high-octane fun and energetic families. Enjoy plenty of thrills and spills with exciting activities like snorkelling with tropical fish or riding some of the fast and furious water slides, including a hydromagnetic roller coaster or a nerve-inducing cliff jump.

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