Singapore is a child-friendly destination in Southeast Asia and is suitable for family tours. The country is safe, with good infrastructure and practical public transportation. Even though it is well organized, traveling with a toddler is still a bit challenging. But the trick is to find and visit tourist attractions that are very easy to enjoy that your kids will immediately like them. Here are some places that you can visit with your child.
Gardens By The Bay
This place is quite famous and is an icon of Singapore besides the Merlion Statue. Garden By The Bay is a 101-hectare park and is divided into 3 different sections, namely Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The largest Garden By The Bay section is Bay South Garden. Here, you and your kids can visit the Flower Dome, which is the largest greenhouse in the world.
In addition, there is a Cloud Forest that has more than 60,000 high land plants within an area that is set to have the same temperature in the highlands. You will be charged a fee of $ 33.00 (adult) and $ 20.00 (children) to enter the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Your child will surely enjoy this place because the temperature is cool and they can find many types of plants. There are also Children Garden, OCBC Skyway, Super Tree Grove, and many more facilities that you and your child can enjoy for free.
18 Marina Gardens
HOW TO GET THERE: You can take the MRT and get off at Bayfront Station
As the name suggests, this place is a 26-hectare wildlife park that is inhabited by more than 300 more species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Besides presenting various types of fauna and displaying a number of shows, this place provides a spot for children. This place will be loved by children because the Singapore Zoo offers a Kidzranger Tour, where little ones can try their hands at being a zoo keeper and carry out activities such as feeding and combing rabbit hair and small horses.
In addition, the Singapore Zoo also has Rainforest Kidzworld, where Little Ones can feed sheep or ride a pony. There is an arena of water that you can also enjoy and afterwards, you can take your Little Ones to Pet’s Corner to visit small animals. Here, you and your child can play while learning! You will be charged an entrance fee of S$ 35 (Adult) and S$ 23 (Children). Usually there are other cheaper price packages that offer access to other rides, such as River Safari, Night Safari, or Jurong Bird Park. Singapore Zoo is open every day, from 8.30 to 18.00.
HOW TO GET THERE: You can take the MRT and get off at Marsiling Station. From there, get out and take a bus from Opp Marsiling Stn to the Singapore Zoo.
Vivo City Playground
The Playground is located at Vivo City Harbor Front Mall on the 2nd floor. This playground is the same as a playground in general; there are slides, trampolines, swings, water sprays and more. Your kids will be safe playing here because the playground is covered in thick rubber so that in the event of falling, the thick rubber will soften the blow. This playground has outdoor and indoor rooms.
You should prepare a change of clothes and towels for your child because there are several water playgrounds. In addition, there are Paddle Boat for children aged 3 years and above and Mini Express Train for children under five. With its strategic location inside of a mall, you can easily have lunch or go shopping while accompanying your child to play. This playground is free of charge, except for additional rides. The mall is open every day from 10:00 until 22:00.
Vivo City Mall, 1 HarbourFront Walk
HOW TO GET THERE: You can take the MRT and get off at HarborFront Station.
Make sure you bring a stroller to make it easier for you to bring your toddler around while walking. Your child can relax in their stroller without having to be in a sling all day. If your child is tired and sleepy, they can easily rest in their stroller while you continue exploring. If the child does not want to sit in the stroller, your stroller can come in handy as item trolley. This is common for mothers who ride the MRT with loads to carry. The stations in Singapore are also wheelchair-friendly. Do not forget to bring drinking water supplies and we suggest you not to arrange a jam-packed schedule to be more flexible.