Happy 50th birthday Singapore! This tiny island has come a long way in its 50 years of independence. Not only is its economy and infrastructure one of the best in the world, it also has a lot to offer in terms of tourism and travel. With the Golden Jubilee celebrations, exploring Singapore has never been easier – even for those with kids!
Kid-friendly experiences in Singapore don’t have to be a wasted day for the adults – these top-notch attractions will provide fun for the whole family and become the site of a precious shared memory that you can bond over together later on. Here are some of our favourites!
This lively establishment, one of Korea’s original and biggest chains of the illusionary Entertainment Museum, is filled with fun and funky 3D paintings that trick the eye. You and your family will have hours of fun finding the best angles and adopting the craziest poses, like pretending to be Thumbelina in a tulip – and lots of great family photos to boot! In conjunction with the Golden Jubilee, Alive Museum is offering a 50 per cent discount on the second ticket and a free magnetic photo frame to pretty up those memories.
Creativity and artistic expression are celebrated to their fullest extent at the ArtScience Museum. Their current Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow exhibition tells the extraordinary stories from people of all ages and races that made Singapore the bustling nation it is today. Meanwhile, your kids will love the DreamWorks Animation exhibition that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of well-loved films such as Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, Shrek and more.
Snow City Singapore
You don’t have to head far afield to experience a winter wonderland! Snow City offers the best in winter time adventures with tobogganing, ice slides, snowman building and more in store to fulfill every child’s dreams of fun in the snow. If they’re interested in learning more about the cold white fluff, special programmes deliver some cool lessons in liquid nitrogen, concepts of force, pressure, the effects of cooling, properties of materials, changes in state of matter and much more to awaken their interest in frozen science.
MINT Museum of Toys
There’s only one thing that a child likes more than candy and that is: toys! Toys are more than just a distraction for your children as the right playthings help them develop their imagination, boost their creativity and even challenge their problem-solving skills. The MINT Museum of Toys recognises their integral role in a child’s development and they offer educational topics such as art, culture, design and history in programmes that can be equally interesting for the true child and the young at heart. Two paying adults can bring two kids in for free with their Golden Jubilee Kids Play for Free offer.
Want more suggestions on where to take your kids in Singapore? Read our Family Fun Time article for more ideas!