As modern a city as they come, Singapore has taken steps to ensure all parties will have fun, and little ones have things to do and see. Resorts World Sentosa is a virtual playground with four attractive—and varied—parks while Wild Reserves Singapore has four separate parks to delight the youngest of animal lovers. Take the day to play at these family-friendly funspots.
Early risers can indulge in Jungle Breakast with Wildlife, a buffet alongside free-ranging orangutans, check out the Rainforest Kidzworld or take in a show such as the Elephants at Work and Play Show. Open daily from 8:30 am to 6 pm.
Open since 1971, this 20-hectare bird park is Asia's largest. Experience 5,000 birds in exhibits such as Penguin Coast, which has African and Antarctic penguins, Flamingo Lake and Pelican Cove. Children can head to Birdz of Play, a bird-themed playground with wet and dry playzones.
When the sun goes down, Night Safari is just getting started. This park in the Wildlife Reserves Singapore family allows an exploration of all manner of animals in their habitats by tram or on foot. Get an up-close look at leopards or experience a nighttime journey through the jungles of Singapore on the Fishing Cat Trail.
In addition to being amazed by the world’s largest freshwater aquarium, take in the beauty of nature on a River Safari Cruise—perfect for picture taking—experience an unforgettable journey into the Amazon wilderness or enjoy China’s gift to the world in the Giant Panda Forest as Kai Kai and Jia Jia roam through their habitat.
Be transported to the depths of your imagination at Universal Studios Singapore. Stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoy lunch at Mel’s Drive-In, soar above Jurrasic Park or thrill to an incredible water show filled with death-defying stunts. Catch the Lake Hollywood Spectacular fireworks show on designated Saturdays.
The S.E.A. (South East Asia Aquarium) Aquarium is sure to delight all ages. Its aquarium holds water amounting to over 17 Olympic-sized swimming pools, containing 800 species across 49 habitats. Want to be more involved? In addition to looking at the sea creatures, there are interactive learning experiences to be had.
Waterslide, drift down a river or swim with the fish—it's all things water here. Enjoy Wet Maze for some challenging fun, surf on the giant wave pool or get up close with manta rays (S$20). Open daily from 10 am-6 pm.
Learn about these mammals with programs designed to let visitors interact with the dolphins. Get a true behind-the-scenes look as Trainer for a Day or get up close—without getting in the water—during Dolphin Encounter. Open daily from 10 am-6 pm.
Visit Hay Dairies, the only goat farm farm in Singapore. Take a tour of the grounds, watch goats being milked or feed them with hay purchased on-site. Open daily except Tuesday from 9 am-4 pm.