Looking for ways on how you can spend family bonding time in Singapore
Check out these 7 attractions that’s sure to be a hit with the kids and the adults alike.
1. Gardens By The Bay
Gardens By The Bay is a veritable paradise found right at the heart of Singapore. The reclaimed land spans around 101 hectares and is split up into two parts- the Bay East Garden and the Bay South Garden, and each one has its own thrilling specialty for guests and visitors to see.
The horticultural attraction is in close proximity to the Children’s Garden, which is a must-visit if you have young children. It has water gardens you can play in and interactive playgrounds that promise an afternoon of good fun.
Visiting in the summer? Then you must see the artificial domes with natural environments contained within them. The Cloud Forest is named as such because of the mist that sprays out of the largest indoor waterfall.
Gardens By The Bay also has the distinction of having the largest greenhouse made of glass, displaying Mediterranean flowers and plants. Don’t forget to take a photo of the Supertree Grove and pass through the elevated boardwalk for breathtaking views of the Singapore Flyer, the Marina Bay Sands and the city skyline.
2. The S.E.A Aquarium
Located in the infamous Sentosa Island, SEA Aquarium boasts some of the cleanest and most beautiful collection of fish the world has ever seen.
Kids and adults will get to marvel and see many marine wildlife, including corals, colorful fish, sharks, dolphins, jellyfish, moray eels and more. The Open Ocean area is just massive! Plus, if you plan on staying a few nights, then book at the Ocean Suite and experience a room that’s seemingly submerged and stuck at the bottom of the aquarium floor.
3. Wild Wild Wet Singapore
Wild Wild Wet Singapore is arguably Singapore’s best water park, which you can find in the Changi region. If the weather’s too hot and you and the kids wish to spend family time somewhere cool and nice, then this is the perfect destination.
You won’t need to book in advance, and there are several packages you can choose on the website. The water rides in Wild Wild Wet are amazingly diverse. For instance, there’s the Ular-Lah, the 1st indoor white water raft ride in Southeast Asia; the Shiok River is great for when you want to relax or even take a nap as you float on a slow, gentle stream.
Adventurous family members can try out the Water Works, a flume-style attraction that drops you into a pool, Torpedo, a daring free-fall slide that’s 18 meters high, and the Side Up, a half-pipe ride that has exciting zips and turns.
For lunch, you can visit the nearby restaurants and cafes for a quick bite. Don’t forget to visit the shops for souvenirs.
4. Adventure Cove Water Park
Adventure Cove in Sentosa is another water attraction that has a plenty of pools and rides. It’s fun, relaxing and a great way to spend the weekend with family. Zip down speedy water slides or experience the wave pool and get swept along with other swimmers. There’s a roped course and a maze for members to challenge themselves with, and a lazy river for tubing.
Kids can play in the designated water area, while adults can stay stationary and just get a tan on the sunny decks. Adventure Cove also offers snorkeling for those who want to see interesting fishes and aquatic displays underwater.
5. Universal Studios Singapore
Raring to spend a whole day at a theme park with family or friends? The Universal Studios in Singapore will not disappoint. You’ll definitely enjoy the 7 themed sections, each with their own shows and rides that are movie-related.
Stroll down Hollywood Boulevard and you’ll think that you’ve been transported to the U.S. Take pictures of pseudo-celebrities, like Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe in their outfits. Try out the tallest intertwining roller coaster ride in Sci-Fi city, or the Revenge of the Mummy ride in Ancient Egypt. Children will surely want to see the huge lifelike T-Rex at the Lost World.
As always, there are many choices when it comes to dining and shopping options. You can get the usual Universal Studio goodies such as key rings and shirts in the souvenir shops.
6. Family Day
Family day Singapore can be the perfect event to bring family members closer together via team-building activities
Technologically-inclined kids can play a Game of Drones, and those who grew up with Mario can try out the HoverGP game. For something new, there’s the Sandbox VR, a virtual reality-type activity that requires teamwork, cooperation and good shooting skills. You can also try an Escape Room theme, where the object of the game is to escape a horde of ravenous zombies by finding clues and solving puzzles.
Each activity is geared towards bringing family members together at the end of the day. Plus, it’s novel, fun and beats spending the weekends at home.
7. Legoland Malaysia
A place full of wonderful Lego bricks? It sounds too good to be true, but there’s really a Legoland located near Singapore.
The journey takes about an hour, but it’s worth it. Inside the Legoland, children can let loose with their imagination and adults can become kids again. The resort spans 76 acres and is divided into 7 major areas. The entrance to the park hosts a Big Shop where you can find rare Lego sets and construction kits. The decor is undoubtedly Lego-esque, replete with Lego creations based on the area theme. You’ll be surprised to find a roller coaster and water-based attractions inside the park; there’s even a Miniland where everything is scaled down to make you look and feel big as you stand and marvel over Asian landmarks such as the Putrajaya of Kuala Lumpur, the Angkor Wat of Cambodia and many others.
Try out these family bonding time suggestions and have a blast with the whole family. Remember to take snapshots and videos so you’ll have a memento of the great time you spent with the gang!