When it comes to vacationing in Asia, Singapore seems to be the top-most choice for most people around the world. After all, it is clean, safe and crime-free. Plus, there are myriads of places to visit and things to do, especially for children, in this beautiful South Asian city state. However, before we check out the best places to visit in Singapore with kids, you need to make sure that you have the visa. You can apply for Singapore visa from anywhere in the world. You may be a resident of Dubai but a citizen of another country. You can still get a Singapore visa from Dubai easily. Once you have sorted out the visa process, it is time to check out the cool places you can take your kids to during your holiday in Singapore.
There is no way that Sentosa Island can be missed from this list. The Sentosa Island, away from the main island of Singapore, has been built just for recreation and fun. You can easily spend a few days to a week here and not get bored, especially your kids. There are world class resorts and hotels at the island, making it possible to have your exclusively Sentosa Island holiday if you want to. While at the island, kids would definitely love Universal Studios where they can meet their favourite movie characters and have fun on the various rides and roller coasters.
Apart from this, you must also check out SEA Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Trick Eye Museum, Skyline Luge, Wavehouse, Palawan Pirate Ship, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, Mega Adventure Park, Fort Siloso, iFly, Madam Tussauds, Nature Walk in Sentosa, Wings of Time, etc. at the Sentosa Island. If you want to relax while your kids can have fun in the water or make sand castles, check out Palawan Beach, Tanjong Beach and Siloso Beach on the Sentosa Island Beach Area. Children want to see new things, play and have lots of fun when they are on a holiday, and Sentosa Island has all these in abundance.
The Singapore Zoo is an open rainforest zoo with natural barriers between the animals and the humans. It is home to around 315 species of animals, amongst which 16% are threatened species. Some of the animals that you would get to see include African lion, white rhinoceros, large flying fox, King cobra, Panther chameleon, Asian elephant, mountain lion, etc. The park has several zones, some of them being Frozen Tundra, Australasia, Treetons Trail, Wild Africa, Fragile Forest, Primate Kingom, Reptile Garden, etc. Apart from viewing the animals, you also get to interact and feed them. You must definitely try Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife where you can enjoy a lavish breakfast in the company of Orangutans. Splash Safari, Animal Friends, Rainforest Fights Back, etc. are some of the shows at this park. Once your kids are tired of walking around the park, they get to cool-water-play area at the Rainforest Kidzworld. You can rest your tired legs while they play with water slides, water fountains, jumbo water buckets, etc. The visit to the Singapore Zoo is not just informative and educational but fun too.
Jurong Bird Park
One of the best ways to keep your kids entertained and happy during your Singapore holiday is to take them to Jurong Bird Park, one of the largest open aviaries in the world. The park has around 7 exhibits which are African Waterfall Aviary, Dinosaur Descendants, Wings of Asia, Lory Loft, Penguin Coast, World of Darkness and Pelican Cove. The park is home to 5000 birds from 400 species, some of which are endangered. Apart from viewing and interacting with the various birds, you can also enjoy High Flyers Show and Kings of the Skies Show. Moreover, you can have a unique experience while having Lunch with the Parrots, right next to the flamingo lake.
A unique experience that you should not miss when in Singapore with your kids is the Singapore Night Safari. Located next to the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari is a nocturnal wildlife park and opens when the zoo closes. Here you get to see the nocturnal animals in their natural setting. The park is lighted by artificial moonlight which is brighter than the actual moonlight but does not disturb the behavior of the animals during the night. The best way to explore the park is with tram safari which is a guided tour that would take you to the different geographical zones that include Himalayan Foothills, Indian Subcontinent, Equatorial Africa, Asian Riverine Forest, Nepalese River Valley and Burmese Hillside. You can also choose to go on a walking safari as there are several interesting walking trails to follow in the park. Apart from this, do not miss the Thumbuakar Performance and the Creatures of the Night Show that are performed at the park. At the end of the journey, enjoy a late dinner at our Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant.
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Wild Wild Wet Water Park
While children undoubtedly love to visit zoos and nature parks, no holiday with kids can be complete without a visit to the water park. This is a place where kids can play in the water for long hours and Singapore has the perfect solution for this. The Wild Wild Wet Park is the second biggest water park in Singapore and has a zone dedicated to kids. The Professor’s Playground, Yippie!, Kidz Zone and Splash Play will keep your kids busy and entertained. However, this does not mean you would have to stick to this area too. There are several thrilling and gentle rides that adults can enjoy too. When you and your kids are tired of sightseeing and walking around the city, head to Wild Wild Wet Water Park to have the ultimate family fun.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Garden is a tropical garden and is home to around 10,000 species of flora. The garden has several smaller gardens which include the National Orchid Garden, the Rainforest, the Ginger Garden and the Botany Center and Tanglin Gate. The botanic gardens also have three lakes. However, what would interest children to visit this botanic garden is that it has a Jacobs Ballas Children’s Garden. Complete with a water play area, a playground, a maze, tree houses and a maze, this place has everything to keep your kids happy and entertained. Apart from this, you can enjoy some notable live performances and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the several eateries present at the park.
Visiting Singapore with your kids would definitely a memorable vacation as this city state is kid-friendly and has some amazing attractions for them. So, book your tickets today and get ready to give your children the best vacation of their lives!