Singapore is an amazing place for a family vacation. With The Travelius several different wildlife parks, a major theme park, and even unexpected winter activities in the midst of the sub-tropical paradise, you never have to worry about your children getting bored. The city offers several very family friendly hotels, including the gorgeous Shangri-La Hotel Singapore with a children’s pool and child-care services. The Marina Bay Sands resort is also an excellent option. They offer a Kid’s Club for children ages 6 and up. Both hotels made the Five Star Alliance’s list of the best kid-friendly hotels in Singapore. For budget-conscious travellers, CityHub in Little India area is a good choice.
Singapore has three fantastic wildlife parks that are sure to delight both children and grown-ups alike, so plan to spend your first day and night exploring those. Get up early and head to the Singapore Zoo, which opens at 8:30am, and eat your breakfast in the company of some friendly orang utans in the Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife programme, which runs from 9-10:30am. This is sure to be an experience your child never forgets.
After breakfast, get ready to embark on a journey around the world of animals. If you have small children, you can rent a stroller or wagon to help you get around easier.
The zoo features over 300 different species of animals, from the silly splashing otters to the dignified, majestic elephants, so you could spend the whole day just checking out the wildlife, but if you want to let your children splash around a bit and enjoy some hands-on activities,
The unique carousel features fantastical creatures rather than traditional horses, and the Kampung House allows kids to rifle through cabinets and drawers. No need to worry if you forgot the sunscreen and fun swimming accessories, the gift shop sells just about everything you need for some impromptu fun in the sun.
Start your morning by taking your kids on a trip down memory lane at the Mint Museum of Toys. Indulge in a little nostalgia of your own as you view collections of toys from all around the world and from as early as the 1910
Toys include such notable characters as Mickey Mouse, Ultraman, and Batman, as well as pre-WWII toys from Japan, and numerous toys from Singapore’s own history.
Kids can learn about outer space, watch chickens hatch in the Hatchery, play with water, and even learn the basics of genetics. Many of the exhibits include loads of hands-on activities to really give kids the true experience of playing the role of miniature scientists
Singapore Science Centre Opening Hours
10am to 6pm daily
After the Singapore Science Centre, head to nearby Snow City for a winter wonderland experience. The temperatures outside may be hot and balmy, but in Snow City, you’ll step into a totally snowy environment. This is a great opportunity for families who live in year-round warm climates to experience a little taste of what the way-up-north countries go through every year.
The whole family can play in the snow, engage in a competitive snowball fight with each other, explore an igloo, and even go sledding! Jackets and boots are provided, but you’ll need to bring your own long pants and socks.
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