The mega-list of fun things to do with your family or friends in Singapore (Updated 2023)


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It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Singapore is a fun city — as much as we work and study hard, we know how to play hard too. We scoured the internet (and the island) for all the exciting things you can do with your family and friends whether it’s the school holidays or the weekend. Bookmark this list right away for easy access!

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01 • Fight it out at Nerf Action Experience

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The world’s first Nerf adventure park is right here in Singapore and it’s seriously fun. There are timed challenges and you’ll even get to battle against zombies. Best to go in a group!

📍 Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-208, Singapore 039594

Click here for more details.

02 • Solve an important mission on the Island Wanderer Escape Adventure

Crack tricky puzzles and make lots of discoveries while walking through various iconic landmarks in the heart of Singapore. Don’t forget to wear good shoes and bring along a bottle of water as it’ll take you up to 2 hours to solve a mission.

📍 Address: Various locations (within walking distance from each other)

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03 • Go waterbiking at Pasir Ris Beach

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There’s something called waterbiking which involves cycling on water. Sounds cool, right? Hit up Pasir Ris Beach this weekend with the fam. You’ll not have to worry about falling into the water, so this activity is perfectly safe for kids!

📍 Address: Campsite 1, Pasir Ris Park, 159T Jalan Loyang Besar, Singapore 506927

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04 • Take your little ones to Merry Haus for a day of fun

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Let your kids have fun at this indoor playground while you have yours at the in-house Art Jamming Session. You’ll get to keep an eye on them, so there’s no need to worry about their safety.

📍 Address: Oasis Terraces, Blk 681 Punggol Drive, #01-34/35, Singapore 820681

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05 • Explore the 2-in-1 playground in Toa Payoh — Free!

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There’s a playground in Toa Payoh that has both dry and wet areas. Among the attractions are bubbling fountains and a large elevated green water tank that sprouts water. Your kids will not want to leave this place.

📍 Address: Heights Park, Blk 144 Toa Payoh Lorong 2, Singapore 310144


06 • Learn how organic veggies are grown at Bollywood Veggies

Take a walk around the 10-acre farm here and look at rows of edible plants like pandan and cocoa trees. They’ve got loads of experiences you can enjoy, from children’s activities to private parties within their show kitchen! To wrap up the visit, tuck in a hearty organic meal at the farm’s restaurant, the Poison Ivy Bistro.

To find out more about their events, drop them an email at

📍 Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026

Click here for more details. Free parking available from Thurs to Sun, 7am – 7pm.

07 • Ride ponies at Gallop Stable

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Escape the city life for a bit to Gallop Stable where your kids will get to ride and feed ponies. You can even enrol them in riding lessons or camps if they’re interested.

📍 Address: 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992

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08 • Escape the heat at Wild Wild Wet

There’s so much to experience at Wild Wild Wet — from the many child-friendly play zones like the Professor’s Playground and Kidz Zone to thrilling rides for adults, your entire family is sure to be entertained this holiday. Don’t forget to check out the Unlimited Fun promo to enjoy full-day access from just $26!

📍 Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599

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09 • Celebrate a birthday with Otah and his friends 

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This school holidays, why not celebrate an early birthday, or one of your friends’ birthdays, with Otah and friends? You’ll get to play all sorts of fun games, obtain cute Otah and Friends merchandise, and make loads of delightful memories.

📍 Address: The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Rd, #03-26A, S(238843)

Click here for more details.

10 • Let your kid unleash their inner racer at KF1 Karting Circuit

It’s the Formula One experience – in go-kart form! Test your skills on the race track, weave your way in and out of the tight corners and try to beat your old timing. Who knows, you could very well be the next champion on the leaderboard.

📍 Address: KF1 Karting Circuit, 1 Turf Club Ave 738078

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11 • Go longkang fishing at Orto

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Longkang (Drain) fishing was the thing back in the 60s. Let your kids experience the joy of being outdoors and catching fish by the stream at Orto. Plus, you’ll get to relive the yesteryears, too!

📍 Address: 81 Lorong Chencharu #01-01, Singapore 769198

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12 • Hunt for dinosaurs at the Jewel-rassic Quest

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Witness larger-than-life dinosaurs through augmented reality at Jewel Changi Airport and participate in a mission that includes egg hunts, giveaways, and mini games. You can also receive up to 50 complimentary digital photos of your dinosaur safari experience.

📍 Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666

Click here for more details.

13 • Get your blood pumpin’ at Singapore Wake Park

Soak in that adrenaline rush that you’ll be getting from an exciting wakeboarding session at Singapore Wake Park. The man-made lagoon here is completely safe for beginners and kids, so don’t forget to drag your little ones along. If you’re looking for other activities, try out their cable-skiing which is no less fun!

📍 Address: 1206A ECP, Singapore 449891

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14 • Discover the abandoned Fort Serapong

Outdoorsy kids and history buffs will love this tour of the abandoned Fort Serapong which was used as a military base back in the 1800s. There’s a lot of knowledge to take home — including the lesser-known side of Sentosa.

📍 Meeting point: Sentosa Cove Village bus bay

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15 • Discover the Rail Corridor

Take a quiet evening stroll along the 4-kilometre of the Rail Corridor while you learn about Singapore’s railway history. Be sure to bring a torchlight – there’s no lighting along the Rail Corridor in order to facilitate wildlife movement.

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16 • Meet four naughty Tasmanian Devils up close at the Night Safari

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Snickers, Crumpet, Panini, and Jessie are four little, yet notorious Tasmanian Devils who have made the Mandai Zoo home since last December. If your little ones have only seen these feisty creatures on the TV, here’s your chance to see their antics up close!

📍 Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

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17 • Experience off-road ATV-riding at Mud Krank

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The first and only ATV adventure park in Singapore, Mud Krank offers their off-road track to racers as young as 4 so you can be sure that your racer bubba will have a blast.

📍 Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, Farm H Singapore 718813

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18 • Go roll in fun at The Polliwogs indoor playground

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Looking for an indoor playground that’ll take you back to the 90s? The Polliwogs in Vivocity does just that. This retro play area features wave slides, ball pits, climbing walls, rope tunnels, mazes, webs, and even an air-shoot ball arena!

📍 Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-12, Vivocity, Singapore 098585. View the other outlet here.

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19 • Pet cats at The Cat Cafe

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Cat lovers, here’s your chance to make new friends if you don’t have a pet cat at home. At The Cat Cafe, you’ll be able to pet cats for just $18 for 2 hours, or $40 to spend the whole day playing with them. The cafe even allows you to participate in feeding time. A paw-some time guaranteed with rehomed stray fluffies!

📍 Address: 241B Victoria St, Level 3, Singapore 188030. View the other outlet here.

20 • Go ice-skating at The Rink

Skate your way to happiness at The Rink, Singapore’s first and only Olympic-sized ice rink. Wrap up your day with a yummy meal at one of the restaurants in the mall.

📍 Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11, Singapore 609731.

Click here for more details.

21 • Not a fan of ice-skating? Try roller skating at Hi-Roller instead

If ice-skating isn’t your cuppa, why not hit this old-school roller skating rink instead? There are two types of rollerskates to choose from, including quad skates which come with four rollers — so that first-timers can skate more confidently. 

Oh, and did we mention that there’ll be disco lights everywhere just like the good ol’ days? 😊

📍 Address: Market Square @ Downtown East, E!Hub, Level 5, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599.

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22 • Learn how milk is produced at Dairy Folks

If you and the kids are curious about how fresh cow’s milk is produced, head over to Dairy Folks farm where you’ll get to watch the entire journey from milking right down to packaging. These guys have been in business since 1936, so you know that they’re good at what they do.

Don’t forget to try out their tasty ice-cream which are made in-house!

📍 Address: 5 Lim Chu Kang Lane 8A, Singapore 719608

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23 • Enjoy a satisfying massage at Moomin

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Did you know that there’s a child-friendly massage spa in Singapore? You heard us right! This school holiday, reward your little ones for all their hard work with a deep sleep massage at Moomin. Their massage techniques are known to promote stress relief.

📍 Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-96, Vivocity, Singapore 098585. View other outlets here.

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24 • Meet your favourite Line Friends and BT21 characters at Kumoya Singapore

(Photo adapted from: Secret Singapore and Mothership)

Kumoya Orchard has a latest pop-up cafe called My Little Buddy Cafe where you can dine while being surrounded by your favourite LINE FRIENDS and BT21 characters. Their extremely cute dishes include TATA and VAN Bulgogi Beef Rice and LINE FRIENDS Pomodoro Pasta with Grilled Salmon.

📍 Address: 181 Orchard Road, #04-08, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896

Get your reservations here.

25 • Stroll along the newly opened section of the Tampines Park Connector

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If your kids enjoy being outdoors, don’t forget to take them to the new stretch of the Tampines Park Connector one of these evenings.

Love cycling at the park connectors in Singapore? We made a PCN cycling guide just for you!

26 • Give your home a facelift with stylish yet affordable furniture from Tan Boon Liat Building

The school holidays are the best time to get your kids to help you out with redecorating the house. Head down to Tan Boon Liat Building, a treasure trove of everything home — from furniture to decor items and home essentials. You’ll seriously be lost for choice.

📍 Address: 315 Outram Rd, Singapore 169074

Click here for more details.

Want more recommendations on where to shop cheap yet high-quality furniture? Check out our guide to furniture shopping guide right away!

27 • Say hi to Le Le, the baby panda at Singapore Zoo

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Haven’t had the chance to visit Le Le, the cutest baby panda in town? Make it a point to drop by at Singapore Zoo this holiday and see him, his mum, and his dad in the giant panda enclosure. He’s grown a bit and now is an energetic little bundle of joy, and he’ll pop out to play any time of the day!

Enjoy up to 20% off your admission ticket to River Wonders if you’re a local resident.

📍 Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

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28 • Witness the splendid lights at Sentosa’s Magical Shores — free of charge!

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Head down to Siloso Beach one of these evenings and watch how the sandy shore comes to life with the latest magical lights and sound display. Guess what the best part is? The lights change with every step you take. 🤩

📍 Address: Siloso Beach, Sentosa

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29 • Bounce your way to happiness at Jumptopia @ GastroBeats

Let your kids break some sweat at this 45,000-sq ft play area which consists of 13 space-themed zones. There’s a pool with cute flamingo boats, a ball pit, an enormous (and really fun-looking!) slide, and more awaiting to be discovered.

📍 Address: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970

Click here for more details.

30 • Go on the Singapore River Walk and have loads of fun along the way

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If you’re looking to cover many fun activities in a single day, we recommend that you do the Singapore River Walk which starts at the Robertson Quay. Along the way, you’ll be able to see heritage sites, take Insta-worthy pictures at the colourful Alkaff Bridge, go on a bumboat ride, watch the gimmicks of otters, and of course, enjoy all the delicious food at the nearby cafes and restaurants.

Click here for more details.

31 • Check out all the latest happenings at Science Centre Singapore

A laser maze challenge, a surreal replica of Earth, an immersive exhibition that’ll make you face your fears — all these (and many more) activities are awaiting your little ones at Science Centre Singapore this holiday, so don’t forget to head down one of these days!

📍 Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

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32 • Jump off at Jumprrocks @ KINEX

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Another GetGo-approved bouncy playground, Jumprrocks is packed with trampolines, slides, ball pits, and obstacle courses that are guaranteed to send blood coursing through your veins. It’s suitable for all ages, so be sure to drag the entire squad along!

📍 Address: KINEX, 11 Tanjong Katong Rd, #B1-05, Singapore 437157

Click here for more details.

33 • Learn sustainable fishing with FishX at Bedok Jetty

If you have a kid who enjoys fishing, we suggest that he or she attends a sustainable fishing class with FishX. Here, your kid will be taught techniques that are proven friendly towards marine biodiversity. In addition, they’ll also get to be part of a project that involves identifying and documenting various marine species for the NParks BIOME database which maps Singapore’s biodiversity.

📍 Meeting point: Entrance of Bedok Jetty, East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore 449876

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34 • Enrol your child in a baking class at HomeTeamNS – JOM Balestier

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Got a little pastry chef at home? They’ll benefit greatly from Genius R Us’ baking classes. To add a fun twist to the learning experience, the instructors here will teach your kids a variety of bakes like tarts, pizzas, and cakes (even ones that resemble cute animals).

📍 Address: 31 Ah Hood Rd, Singapore 329979

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35 • Discover the play area at HortPark’s Nature Playgarden

HortPark’s Nature Playgarden consists of nine different features made of natural materials. There’s a stream where your child can soak to their heart’s content, or they could go exploring a tepee or just run free in nature.

If you stroll further down the park, you’ll also discover many scenic paths as well as a herb garden. 🍀

📍 Address: 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578

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36 • Get your Vitamin-Sea fix while bouncing off the HydroDash Sentosa water park

If you want to bring your beach trip up a notch, check out this one-of-a-kind water park that floats on the Palawan Beach. The play area is full of steep and slippery platforms and all it takes is one wrong step to fall into the sea — but don’t worry, it’s a perfectly safe activity for kids above the age of 5!

📍 Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098498

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37 • More water fun at Adventure Cove Waterpark

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Adventure Cove Waterpark has a lot to offer — from a wave pool to a lazy, winding river and even some crazy rides — but the Riptide Rocket hydro-magnetic coaster is the real deal! Imagine a rollercoaster ride that plummets, twists, and turns — except that it’s all on water instead. 🤯

📍 Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

Click here for more details.

38 • Have an outdoor classroom experience at Hindhede Nature Park

Spend a day out in nature at Hindhede Nature Park learning about the local ecosystem. This picturesque park is home not only to a lovely quarry lake, but also hosts fauna such as the clouded monitor lizard, the straw-headed bulbul, and the banded woodpecker. Plus, the trail is pretty easy to hike, so you can bring the kiddos, too.

📍 Address: Hindhede Drive, Singapore 589320

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39 • Visit life-sized dinosaurs at Changi Airport

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This holiday, seize the chance to catch gigantic dinosaurs up close. Make your way to the Changi Jurassic Mile and witness more than 20 prehistoric creatures from nine different species along a 1-kilometre path. Beware: There’s a T-Rex that’s trying to tear down a fence!

📍 Address: Changi Jurassic Mile, Airport Boulevard

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40 • Admire the Marina Bay skyline view at night on a bicycle

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All ye night owls out there, here’s a rewarding activity you can do with the kids without tiring them out too much — drive down to Marina Bay Sands with your foldable bicycles and set out on the Marina Bay Loop. You’ll see how the sparkling city lights bring the place to life. This is one of the most popular trails in Singapore, and rightly so.

41 • Explore Tropical Montane Orchidetum at the Botanic Gardens

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Among the newer parks in Singapore is Tropical Montane Orchidetum, an orchid paradise within a sleek greenhouse. The greenhouse is temperature-controlled at 16 degrees to ensure the longevity of the flowers. Here, you’ll be able to see 1,000 different orchid species, including some that you won’t easily find anywhere in your neighbourhood.

💡 Pro tip: Make sure you have enough space on your phone for pictures!

📍 Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

Click here for more details.

42 • Escape to the Southern Islands on a ferry

If you’ve been begrudgingly waiting for your passports, why not take this time to explore Singapore’s very own Southern Islands? Marina South Ferries can take you to four of these islands — like the Lazarus Island and Kusu Island — where you’ll be able to bask in pristine beaches and discover places you may never have seen before.

📍 Marina South Ferries address: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, #01-03, Singapore 018988

Click here for more details.

43 • Engage in play time at Jewel’s Canopy Park

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From Foggy Bowls and mazes to the iconic Discovery Slides, there’s so much to climb on and discover at this massive 14,000-sq metre play area. A fun time guaranteed for both kids and adults!

📍 Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666

Click here for more details on the Canopy Park.

44 • Kill zombies or experience jungle rafting at HeadRock VR Sentosa

(Photo: Sentosa)

Ready to escape into an alternate universe? Simply put on your VR headset and embark on various adventures — from killing zombies or braving through a blizzard to jumping in a secluded forest like Tarzan. Kids have their own activities too where they’ll get to catch baby dinos swimming in a water tank and more!

📍 Address: 80 Siloso Rd, Southside Block B, #01-03, Singapore 098969

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45 • Learn how to style your own sneakers at Artistra

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If you love dabbling in the arts or fashion, a sneaker art jamming session at Artistra won’t go wrong. The instructors will carefully guide you through every step along the way. Lots of new knowledge and skills to take home!

📍 Address: 37 Beach Rd, #02-03, Singapore 189678

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46 • Watch Southeast Asian short films at Objectifs Cinema

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How does watching Southeast Asian short films sound for a family or date night out? It’s a great way to support local filmmakers, not to mention it’s a pretty unique experience. There are various movies to choose from, so don’t forget to check out their schedule to see if there’s something that catches your eye.

If you’ve missed any of the screenings or there aren’t any movies showing, fret not. You can rent the movies for a small fee and enjoy them in the cinema.

📍 Address: 155 Middle Rd, Singapore 188977

Click here for details.

47 • Go ice-cream hopping

If you or the kids have a sweet tooth, take a look at this ice-cream map that shows you all the ice-cream parlours in Singapore and head down right away!

48 • Watch the sunset at Henderson Waves

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What better way to spend the evening than to watch the soothing sunset sky at Henderson Waves? Make the evening even more special with a delicious dinner at one of the pretty cafes in the area.

📍 Address: Henderson Road, Singapore 159557

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49 • Rise early for a hearty breakfast

While many of us may prefer to sleep in during the holidays, one of the most rewarding things that comes with waking up early is that you’ll get to try out all the yummy breakfast our island has to offer. Go on and get some inspo from our breakfast and brunch guide to help you get started!

50 • Try out the Augmented Climbing Wall at SuperPark Singapore

SuperPark’s augmented rock climbing area is truly a unique one — the wall has integrated digital elements with different kinds of games. The result? A more challenging climb, although a rewarding one.

📍 Address: Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-477 (North Wing), Singapore 038983

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51 • Shoot some bowling pins at K Bowling Club

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Bowling will never go out of trend. For a jolly good time, drive the squad down to K Bowling Club, a cosmic-themed bowling alley, and hit some pins. While a tad pricier than other alleys, there are a myriad of other games that you can indulge in, including dart machines, arcade games, pool tables, and private karaoke booths. Definitely worth every penny! ✔️

📍 Address: 313@Somerset, #03-27, 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895

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52 • Bond over board games and snacks at The Mind Cafe

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There’s no shortage of board game cafes in Singapore, but we suggest you try out The Mind Cafe, the real pioneer in the arena. There are so many games to choose from and if board games aren’t your thing, they even have an enormous collection of card games. It hits differently to share a common space with fellow game aficionados. 😍

📍 Address: 60A Prinsep St, #02-00, Singapore 188664. Click here for other outlet.

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53 • Or go gaming at Play Nation

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Prefer video games instead? We’ve got a recommendation for that too! Drop by at Play Nation, a cafe where you’ll get to rent consoles and a plethora of video games. If your fingers and eyes are a little tired, order some of their freshly made grub to fuel up.

📍 Address: 58 Prinsep St, Singapore 188686

Click here for more details.

54 • Learn pottery at Common Touch

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Conveniently nestled in Serangoon, Common Touch is a pottery studio that offers classes to both adults and kids. Whether you’ve tried your hand at pottery before or never had the chance, the instructors here will take you through the process patiently.

📍 Address: 45 Burghley Rd, #01-08, Burghley Lifestyle Hub, Singapore 559022

Click here for more details.

55 • Meet your favourite Pororo characters at Pororo Park

Pororo Park is undoubtedly one of the most popular indoor playgrounds in Singapore. If your little ones are glued to the series, they’ll surely enjoy the Pororo’s Express Train ride with Pororo & Friends, Poby’s Jungle Gym and more. There’s also a special live mascot performance to catch.

📍 Address: 6 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, #02-29 Singapore 039594

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56 • Go on a ninja course at Adventure HQ

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Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS Khatib is another indoor playground that’s home to exciting features like a ninja course, rock climbing, rope climbing structures — and the longest slide in Singapore! You need to experience it to know what we’re talking about. 😎

📍 Address: 2 Yishun Walk, Singapore 767944

Click here for more details.

57 • Have a thrilling time at Skyline Luge Sentosa

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If fear of heights is not in your dictionary, whizz down the Skyride, a four-seater chairlift that’ll allow you to have a vantage point over Singapore’s gorgeous skyline and the South China Sea. Don’t forget to ride the Luge carts at the outdoor tracks too!

📍 Address: 45 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa

Click here for more details.

58 • Go kayaking at MacRitchie Reservoir

Explore the tranquil waters of MacRitchie Reservoir on a kayak. Beginners to kayaking will have a great learning experience here as the water is much calmer than many other kayak spots in Singapore.

Important: This activity is not open for kids under the age of 7.

Click here for more details.

59 • Have a go at a rope course at Forest Adventure

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More outdoor fun! At Forest Adventure, your little ones can climb, swing and zip through the treetops of Bedok Reservoir Park. There are about 16 obstacle courses to storm through so make sure they’ve had a good brekkie before starting.

📍 Address: Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore 479244

Click here for more details.

60 • Marvel at Singapore’s arresting skyline on the Singapore Flyer

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Whether you want to watch the sunset or hop on a little later to admire the city lights, a ride on the Singapore Flyer will tick all your boxes. No better way to enjoy a view of our island’s stunning skyline.

📍 Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803

Click here for more details.

We hope we got you covered there. Now, go on and make more memories with your loved ones! 🥰

(Featured photo adapted from: SuperPark Singapore, Sentosa, Secret Singapore, FoodInLocal, Klook, and Trevallog)

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