From amazing water parks to indoor trampolines and even skydiving facilities for the active kids, we’ve combed the island to bring you 18 of Singapore’s best family-friendly activities to try out during the March holidays.
Dedicated to outdoor play, Wildlings offers holiday camps as well as regular playgroup classes for children age 18 months to five years. While their March holiday camps are currently full, parents can still bring their little ones to the nature play space for a unique opportunity to get into adventurous play and explore their surroundings. Creative, collaborative, and imaginative play in nature is the focus and it is recommended to get your children involved with their friends. The play sessions are designed for kids aged two to 10 years and cost $20 a session.
The outdoor play area is located in the Core Collective compound in Dempsey so post-play sessions, families can indulge in delicious pastries and pizza from Baker & Cook and Plank respectively.
Wildlings, 27A Loewen Road
Arguably Singapore’s largest public pool with the most comprehensive water park facilities, this amazing playground promises to draw out your adventurous side. Three intertwining spiral water slides – ranging from 5.5m to 17.7m (that’s as high as a three-storey house!) in height – take centre stage.
There’s also a wave pool that comes alive with the sound of music and gentle sprays of water from the rock caverns for 15min every hour. When you want to take it down a notch, enjoy a slow ride down the winding lazy river or relax in the jacuzzi area. Little ones will also enjoy splashing around in the kiddy pool.
Jurong East Swimming Complex, 21 Jurong East Street 31
Family package for two adults and two kids: S$40. You can expect to spend hours at Singapore’s first indoor water playground. Spanning 24,000 sq ft and designed to a deep sea theme, this is where kids can splash away on play decks, challenge themselves to five slides, and try the themed splash pad.
To promote bonding, parents are encouraged to join in the fun with their kids on the slides and at the main play structure.
Safra Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent
For young friends of this cute, penguin, the Pororo Park is a fun way to spend the afternoon. There’s a multitude of activities for your little ones to take part in, including a playground gym, hinoki sensory-play pit, carousel and even a little supermarket designed to be just the right size for your toddlers.
Pororo Park, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-29
A whole new level of fun awaits at indoor trampoline parks, of which there are a decent number of in Singapore.
Katapult in Yishun, Bounce in Orchard Road and Amped at River Valley Road all offer a variety of different types of trampolines where kids can join up with their friends and play dodgeball, basketball or simple bounce into sponge pits. Other activities include slacklining, wall running and free falling – adventurous kiddos will love it but be sure to book your time slots in advance to avoid any disappointment.
Take your little ones on a historical tour through Singapore’s oldest surviving brick-built, wood-firing Dragon Kiln that was erected in the 1940s.
You also get to see a live demo at the potter’s wheel. Another option: take part in a hands-on pottery session with your child to create your own masterpiece.
Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, 85 Lorong Tawas
Fancy feeding a donkey? Then a visit to Horsecity to meet and be charmed by Prince, Gallop Stables’ friendly resident donkey, is a must!
Little ones will also love the fun pony rides here. This public riding school accepts children aged seven and older for group horse riding classes. Younger kids need to sign up for private lessons. Best of all? There are no membership fees involved.
Gallop Stables, 100 Turf Club Road
Children can learn about unique fish from Singapore’s largest ornamental fish importer and exporter, or try Long Kang Fishing, a fun activity from the good ol’ kampung days when kids used to catch fish in canals and streams.
At the Fish Spa, Garra Rufa, also called doctor fish and nibble fish, help make your feet smoother and softer.
We’d ask you to relax, but you and the kids may be too fascinated by the fish swimming between your toes and nibbling away at all that dead, hard skin to do that.
Qian Hu Fish Farm, 71 Jalan Lekar, Sungei Tengah
Step back in time and explore the last of Singapore’s remaining kampungs on this rustic island.
While you’re there, hire a van from the jetty to Chek Jawa Wetlands (open 8.30am-6pm), where you might spot resident creatures like hermit crabs and mudskippers when the tide is low.
Stroll on the boardwalk along the coast and mangrove swamps or climb the 21-metre tall Jejawi Tower for panoramic views before spending a night at the resort just off the main village
Pulau Ubin (via bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal)
A Brazilian martial art that incorporates self-defence, acrobatics, music and percussion, folklore dance (maculele) and culture, Capoeira is a sport that kids seem to take quite naturally to.
Classes are split into two: three to five-year-olds, and six to 12. From March 22 to 26, kids can take part in a week-long camp featuring Capoeira and multi sport activities.
Brazilian Cultural Centre, 100 Turf Club Road
Singapore’s first permanent indoor snow centre, Snow City brings the family a snow and ice experience and probably the only sub-zero conditions you’ll find (in a fun setting) in Singapore. Here the kids can get a taste of travel by riding on real snow down a 60m, three story-high slope, or test out their balance on skis and snowboards.
Kids can also try out the Kiddy boulder wall, learn about the Inuit way of life, experience the Aurora Borealis phenomena and even be treated to a one of a kind snow blizzard experience.
Snow City Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Snow City Building
Here’s your chance to do something amazing with the kids (they must be at least seven years old) by defying gravity at Singapore’s only indoor skydiving facility.
Under the watchful eye of professionals, you and your kids can skydive solo in the world’s first largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving that is almost five storeys high.
The Challenge includes two skydives and The Adventure includes four.
#01-01 43 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa
ARThause prides itself in being a non-judgemental space where children (and adults) can explore their creativity. Courses for kids start at age five and range from Art Jamming to fine art classes. Over the holidays, children can sign up for programs based around fine art and learn the skills necessary to draw and paint. The programs range from one to five days, at the end of which your kids might be well on their way to painting like the Impressionists (since that is one of the classes).
ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore
Get your kids ready for the future by taking them on a coding adventure this March. Programs at Saturday Kids are designed to be creative and encourage curiosity with play leading the way. Their creative coding camps teach kids how to use technology to create a better future.
Help your kids develop confidence, mental strength, discipline and focus in a fun and energetic way with Evolve MMA’s Little Samurai Children’s Program. Run by the gym’s expert instructors, the children’s martial arts program helps kids to learn life skills that will help them in all areas of life including social skills and strong friendships. Children are also given opportunity to learn important self-defence skills and improve their coordination, motor skills and agility.
A huge indoor playground located in Marina Square, Kiztopia’s philosophy is to involve the whole family in collaborative play. Does that mean you’ll be climbing through the two storey playground along with your little ones? Yes, yes it does. From slides to sensory play, parents are encouraged to join their kids and play alongside. Once again be sure to book in advance.
Kiztopia, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 1, 01-09
Imagine being trapped in a room. To find your way out, you and your team (two to 10 people) have to solve puzzles, discover hidden clues, and uncover mysteries.
Choose from different rooms and solve a puzzle to figure your way out as a family. The experience is guaranteed to come with lots of laughter and fun.
Visit the website for information on which rooms are suitable for younger children as some have props and themes that may be too scary for them.
Trapped Escape Room, #02-20/21/22 *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link
Kids and parents can combine forces to engage in multi-weapon battles, where each team player uses his own weapon of choice from Tag Team’s laser series.
Young ones will have a blast trying out the Laser Rifle, Laser Handgun, Laser Sword, Laser Bow and the Laser Glove.
Tag Team, #01-03 Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway
Text: Candy Lim/SilverKris, Additional reporting: Karen Fong
This article was originally published in March 2017 and updated in March 2021