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5 Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy In Singapore

Singapore is a fantastic, totally family-friendly destination where parents and their kids and their grandparents can enjoy the same activities.

This is one country that wins top marks for family vacation-friendliness each year. Here are several family-friendly things you can do with your family while in Singapore. Check them out and tell us what you think! If you know of other cool activities to enjoy with your family at Singapore, let us know!

1. Treetop Obstacle Course!

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Singapore’s first treetop obstacle course at Bedok Reservoir Park offers several hours of exhilarating treetop fun for the entire family. Three courses are available – the Kids Course for the age group of 5 to 10 with 22 crossings and two zip lines. Then there’s the Junior Course for older kids with more challenges, and then finally, the Grand Course for teenagers. You’ll be fully harnessed and given a safety briefing before you’re ready for the obstacle course. You can swing this way and that on the obstacle course while hanging from your harness, giving the obstacles on the way a clear miss if you want to pass the course. Participants are required to be at least 4 foot 9 inches tall for the Grand Course. Adult supervision is not required, which is a fun fact for kids. However, those under 18 not accompanied by their parents must obtain written parental permission first. This new tree-top obstacle course is a great reason to visit family-friendly Singapore immediately, don’t you think

2. Universal Studios

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Universal Studios offers the ultimate in family fun when in Singapore. There are 24 exciting rides, out of which 18 were designed specifically for Universal Studios Singapore. Check out the 3D ride The Transformers and the indoor rollercoaster The Revenge of the Mummy, all specially designed for Universal. Your little ones will be excited to catch their favorite cartoon characters up close, including the cast from Madagascar and the Minions. Older kids will adore the Sci-Fi – Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™, the world’s tallest dueling roller coaster. All in all, the Universal Studios are an extravagant spread of the tastiest treats as far as adventures go. There’s fun for the entire family to enjoy at Universal, not just for children, so it’s a good idea to add Universal Studios to your family packages to Singapore.

3. Gardens by the Bay

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Gardens by the Bay are a magnificent amalgamation of manmade and natural gardens spread out across Marina Bay. The park is otherworldly in nature, especially at nightfall when all the trees are lit, both the manmade Supertrees and the natural ones. The famous Supertrees are made of steel and concrete and are connected to one another through an impressive skywalk that takes you over the gardens. The Gardens by the Bay also has huge seashell-shaped greenhouses where chilly mountain climates are faithfully recreated. In these greenhouses, you can encounter hundreds of trees and plants that usually survive only in cooler climes. The Gardens by the Bay authorities charge a fee for climbing the Supertree and walking around in the climate-controlled observatories, but otherwise, the rest is free and you can enjoy this splendid place with your family to the fullest extent.  Have you added Gardens by the Bay to your list of Singapore family packages inclusions yet?

4. Singapore Night Safari

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The Singapore Night Safari is located right next to the ginormous Singapore Zoo. You can sign up for the tram safari, which will take you to seven individual climate-controlled zones that represent a range of habitats from the Himalayan foothills to the Serengeti plains. In each of these climate-controlled zones, you’ll come face to face with nocturnal creatures belonging to those specific areas. During the Night Safari, you’ll have the privilege of meeting thousands of animals from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, all housed in their own natural habitats. The dangerous animals are housed behind bars while the calm ones are allowed to roam around free, such as kangaroos. There are foot trails for those who’d like to take a foot-safari and check out the animals up close as well. After your exciting night safari, don’t forget to sign up for a breakfast with the orangutan experience. It’s an amazing thing – feeding the orangutans and eating breakfast with them – a fitting end to one of the top family-friendly experiences in Singapore

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5. Sentosa Island

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Sentosa Island is a large, manmade island that spells fun for the entire family. Getting to Sentosa is half the fun, via an exciting cable car all the way from the top of Faber Mountain. There are many attractions for the family to enjoy as a whole. Madame Tussauds is one, with wax images of all the famous people of South East Asia including Jackie Chan and other martial arts heroes from HongKong movies. Check out the 4D Adventureland, a high-tech interactive entertainment zone with virtual play and several immersive rides. Young kids will love the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, which houses fabulous specimens from all over the world. For young kids, there’s KidZania, a kiddie-sized adult city where kids can be anything or anyone they choose to be, even doctors, engineers or carpenters. There’s also MOSH, the 1st Interactive Digital Multi-Media Theme Park in Singapore, where your kids can enjoy dabbling with multi-media arts, rides and more. Your older kids will love to experience the thrill of indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore. Take them to the Adventure Cove Waterpark, a park full of amazing water rides and slides in a manmade cove. The S.E.A. Aquarium is a thrill for the whole family; a huge acrylic tunnel charges under the sea, bringing you up close to dangerous sea creatures. End your evening at Sentosa watching the best award-winning outdoor night show in the world.

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Conclusion

As you can see, Singapore is chock full of exciting family-friendly fun that the whole family can enjoy. There are many, many more exciting possibilities for family-friendly Singapore but we chose these five as our curated best of the best. Do check them out and let us know!

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