1. Festive Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa
Nestled in Sentosa, Festive Hotel is a walk-able distance to attractions like Universal Studios Singapore and SEA Aquarium, which will leave your kids jumping for joy. It is also just a tram station away from the beach, which is a great opportunity to take them out for a picnic and sandcastle day at the beach. Festive Hotel’s Deluxe Family Rooms are also extremely spacious — the 35 – 37 sqm space includes a living area, king-sized bed, a sofa bed and a loft bed. More space for the kiddos to run around!
For a special touch, you can request for kid bathrobes too! The hotel facilities also include a kids pool (it’s the only hotel in Resorts World Sentosa to have one), so your little munchkins can have a splashing good time.
Still bored? Hop over to the Kids Club at the nearby Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, which has a host of programmes and activities for kids from three years old and above to keep them entertained.
Festive Hotel is at Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269.
2. Shangri-La Hotel
From themed family suites in a dedicated floor to Buds (pictured above) — an interactive indoor and outdoor play space for kids spanning some 1,872 square metres — the little ones will have a ball of a time here!
At Buds, the Explorer Zone (for kids over 4 years old) is filled with sand pits, nets, slides, ball pits and mazes; the Toddler Zone (for kids under 4 years old) has swings and slides, an interactive piano floor, a ball pit and vintage kiddie rides; and the Outdoor Playground features a giant pirate ship structure for more challenging climbs and slides, plus a water play zone. Buds encourages little ones to learn through play in a creative, self-directed and experiential environment along with their parents, which is a great chance for bonding. There’s even a special Friday night activity called Superhero Fridays: kids get to experience being a superhero (superhero cape and mask included) and participate in themed games, while you get to have a mini date night with your spouse.
When the kiddos are tired, they can retire to whimsical and fun rooms. The Deluxe Family Rooms’ alcoves house a tent, along with a set of welcome toys and storybooks, while themed suites have adorable children’s rooms featuring different thematic designs (such as Treetop, Castle and Safari) that are connected to their parents room by a “secret” passageway. Kids get to receive personalised letters which include a puzzle to solve. Upon solving it, the passcode obtained will unlock an in-room treasure chest that holds a surprise.
Buds by Shangri-La is located on the first floor of Tower Wing (indoor) and first floor of Garden Wing (outdoor) at Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, tel: 6213 4833.
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Go camping with your kids in the comfort of a hotel room, a perfect way to avoid the mozzies! The Ritz Kids programme comes with a Ritz Kids Night Safari sleeping tent in the room, which includes a single-sized premium mattress, feather duvet and a standard pillow.
Young kids between the ages of 4 to 12 can also embark on a little adventure around Ritz Carlton’s lobby to collect animal stamps on their Adventurer Passport, which they can use to redeem a free scoop of ice cream. Infants and toddlers below the age of 4 will also receive a set of mini bath amenities as a welcome gift. For convenience, mummies and daddies can also request for baby cots, prams and bottle sterilisers.
To entertain the kiddos (aged between 4 to 11), head over to the Ritz Kids Playland, a themed play area filled with games, storybooks, toys, and a special movie theatre, with craft activities available during weekends. Or rent DVDs from the concierge and have a movie marathon! Upon check-out, they also receive a personalised Polaroid to remember their safari stay by.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is at 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, tel: 6337 8888.
4. Furama Riverfront Hotel
Send your kids on a whimsical adventure with Furama’s themed rooms such as Pirates, Underwater and Castles, and watch them channel their inner actor/actress. Every room also has an Xbox console to keep your whole family entertained. Aside from the fabulous themed room, kids will also love the outdoor swimming pool that the hotel has.
If you’re dining at The Square@Furama, keep your little ones entertained at the Children’s Play Area, where they can look forward to popular cartoon video screenings, activity sheets and free-play toys. At level one is a dedicated children’s play room, PAWS, where kids can challenge themselves on the Dome Climber, build their own village with blocks and Lego, play make-believe with friends and more.
Furama Riverfront is at 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633.
5. D’Resort @ Downtown East
This nature-inspired resort has lovely themed rooms that will spark the adventurer in your kids. Choose from the Amazonian Jungle, Underwater or M&M’s themes and enjoy a special kids check-in counter and welcome pack. There’s also a cool treasure box full of surprises, which junior can unlock after playing an in-room game. They will also enjoy clamouring up and down their bunk beds.
For a splashing good time, head over to the nearby waterpark Wild Wild Wet (if you booked directly with the resort and you’re a NTUC Plus! Member, you get complimentary unlimited access to the park). Or sign up for their activities, such as Urban Farming, kayaking to a floating kelong restaurant, art jamming and cycling to hidden gems in the East. Sounds too fun to miss.
D’Resort @ Downtown East is at 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599.
6. Swissotel Merchant Court
Treat your kids to a homely staycation with Swissotel’s Kids Rooms, where even the bed sheets are kid-friendly. Each room is colourful, bright, and also thoughtfully designed for the little kiddos. There will be age-appropriate amenities, toys and games are available, such as Xbox and board games for the children to have fun with. Swissotel Merchant Court has also dressed up the toilets with cute towels and mats to make bath times more fun. With a room so amazing, your kids will surely have a whale of a time.
Swissotel Merchant Court is at 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281.
7. Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Overlooking the Singapore River, Park Hotel Clarke Quay has created a family moments package that offers not one, but two rooms, which means two children aged below 12 stay for FREE! The family rooms feature interconnecting rooms, one with a queen-size bed and the other with two single beds. Specially designed kids’ bedsheets and toiletries, as well as baby cots and even bottle sterilisers, are available on request.
Also included is breakfast for two adults and two children, plus kids dine for free with a kid’s menu at Brizo restaurant. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary room upgrade on weekends.
Park Hotel Clarke Quay is at 1 Unity St, Singapore 237983.
8. The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
Book the Fullerton Glamping Package and prepare to be pampered in a luxurious Loft Suite or Esplanade Room, where kids can be tucked into their own take-home sleeping bags. Kids also get to take home their own special bathrobes! The package also includes a sumptuous buffet breakfast overlooking the Singapore River.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is at 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178.
9. Hotel Jen Tanglin
For a cheery and modern stay a stone’s throw away from the Orchard Road shopping enclave, check into Hotel Jen Tanglin. Their Family Value offer gives you a 50 per cent discount on a second family room, which includes pool access (baby pool included). Plus, up to two children below the age of six can enjoy buffet meals at no extra cost in the All Day Dining venue.
You can also use the hotel as a launch pad. How about borrowing the hotel’s classic bicycles to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens, or take the free shuttle bus to the business and shopping districts?
Hotel Jen Tanglin is at 1A Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249716.
10. Capella Singapore
Go for the stay and play package at this idyllic retreat on the resort island of Sentosa. Whether you choose the premier rooms or upgrade to one of the luxurious villas, you will be assigned a personal assistant to assist you with all your needs.
They will arrange for special amenities for the kids, from bathrobes and toiletries, to snacks to make the little ones feel welcome right away. Included in the package is daily breakfast at The Knolls for two adults and two kids below 11 years of age, as well as tickets to either Universal Studios Sentosa or KidZania Singapore.
Capella Singapore is at 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297.
Text: Mandy Lim Beitler/SilverKris and Emilia Tan