15 Family Bonding Activities in Singapore for a Memorable Time Together
Have a weekend off and looking for a place to have some family bonding time? Other than staying at home or cooped up in a restaurant, check out this list of 15 fun activities for every type of family to share fun and unique experiences that will strengthen your bonds:
1) Paint With Your Family in the Comfort of Your Home
Painting together is the perfect activity for you and your family to express your inner artistic and creative selves. With Streaks n Strokes’ free online painting classes on their website, you will learn how to paint your favourite designs onto T-shirts and tote bags! They can be kept as a memento, or used when you go out for your next family outing! You will surely be the envy of all other families. These painting classes cater to children and adults of all ages, so the whole family will have an afternoon of wholesome bonding time. You can even purchase adult and kid painting kits from their website to get started!
Streaks n Strokes
Contact: 8587 8884
2) Forest Adventure @Bedok Reservoir
If your family consists of active kids who love adventure outdoors, Forest Adventure is one not to be missed! Located at Bedok Reservoir, their obstacle courses above treetops and over water will give your family a unique and unforgettable experience. There are a few different obstacle courses with different levels of difficulty to cater to all ages: Grand Course, Junior Course and Kids Course. Do remember to make a booking beforehand!
Price: $50 per pax (there several discount packages available – more info on their website)
Address: Bedok Reservoir Road (Bedok Reservoir Park)
Contact: 8100 7420
3) Ice Skating @JCube
If Singapore’s weather is starting to take a toll on you, enjoy some cooling family time at The Rink! Put on your long pants and jacket, and head down to Singapore’s only Olympic-sized skating rink, where parents can bond with their children by teaching them how skate on ice. Be careful of slipping and you will have a great time! If you forget to bring along gloves and long socks, they can be purchased at The Rink alongside the rental of the skates.
Price: $14 for adults, $12 for children (extra $4 for skates rental)
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, Level 3, JCube, 609731
Contact: 6684 2374
4) Board Game Cafe @The Mind Cafe / Playnation
With kids constantly complaining about how bored they are, you must be feeling exhausted and out of ideas how to entertain them. This is where game cafes come into play! With board game cafes (The Mind Cafe) or board game + console game cafes (Playnation), you won’t have to worry again. Book your next family bonding time at these game cafes for an afternoon of chill and fun with board games you’ve never heard of but would love after trying it out! There are various price packages to choose from depending on time spent and food options.
The Mind Cafe
Price: $5 per gaming hour per person (other packages available)
Address: 60A Prinsep St, Singapore 188664
Contact: 6334 4426
Price: varies depending on package (https://playnation.com.sg/games-cafe/pricing/)
Address: 58 Prinsep St, Singapore 188686
Contact: 6336 9578
5) Family Picnic @Botanic Gardens & Marina Barrage
Want to take a break from shopping malls and restaurant food? Enjoy a late morning picnic brunch at Botanic Gardens with some morning sun and fresh air, or an evening picnic dinner at Marina Barrage with stunning view of the city and lights. Pack some food and drinks, a big picnic mat, and you’re set to go! You can also bring some bread to feed ducks at Botanic Gardens, or fly a kite at Marina Barrage.
Price: Free entry
Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Price: Free entry to Roof Top Area
Address: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
6) Adventure Cove @Sentosa
Ready to have fun in the sun? Take a day trip to Sentosa and check out Adventure Cove Waterpark to experience thrilling slides, snorkel with thousands of tropical fish, take a ride down the lazy river – get a personal and memorable encounter with marine life! No food is allowed to be brought into the waterpark, but there are shops and dining options available around the area. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast and choose a nice sunny day to spend some family time splashing away.
Price: $38 per adult, $30 per child/senior citizen
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
7) Exhibits @Singapore Discovery Centre
Filled with interactive exhibits, a visit to Singapore’s Discovery Centre is essential for all Singaporean families, for their kids to learn about Singapore’s culture and history. A great place for the family to bond as the parents can share with their children about their own childhood, which would be significantly different than that of children holding smartphones today. The children can also be educated about the way to react in an emergency and how to respond to a crisis. Last but not least, there are movie screenings at special prices and pedal boats available (on weekends and public holidays) for an enjoyable and unique experience.
Singapore Discovery Centre
Price: Free Entry for Singaporeans and PRs
Address: 510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365
Contact: 6792 6188
8) Cycling @East Coast Park
Fresh air, cool breeze, BBQ, cycling – These words come to mind at the mention of East Coast Park. Enjoy a morning or evening of cycling with the family at East Coast Park while enjoying the cool breeze! You can bring your own bikes or rent from one of the many bike rental shops located along the park. Additionally, you can pack along some food and a mat for a family picnic, or book the BBQ pit for an afternoon of delicious food under the shady trees and pavillions.
GoCyling Bicycle Rental
Price: $16 for 3 hours
Address: 1030 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park Carpark C4, 449893
Contact: 9183 6964
9) Get upclose with animals @Singapore Zoo
Located alongside River Safari and Night Safari, the Singapore Zoo is well-loved by families of all size and ages. You don’t get to see animals like elephants and giraffes wandering on the roads of Singapore, so a visit to the Singapore Zoo is the perfect way for your children to get a close look and touch of the many types of animals of the world, specially taken care of by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Animal exhibits, feeding and shows – Singapore Zoo will give your family a safe and memorable bonding time.
Price: $37 for adults, $25 for children
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826
Contact: 6269 3411
10) ArtScience Museum @MBS
Consisting of 3 exhibitions at the moment, the ArtScience Museum will provide your family with a dazzling experience with the use of technology, design, media and art. Sparking a vision about the future, they are constantly putting up new exhibitions that showcases the latest innovations. The aesthetic of the exhibitions makes this museum a well-liked spot for families with teenagers. Book your tickets online in advanced and enjoy a family day with the beautiful lights!
Price: $34 for adult all-access ticket
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
11) Sing Karaoke @Teo Heng KTV Studio
Love to sing in the bathroom? Take it up a notch and grab a mic at the karaoke studio! An afternoon inside a room singing to your heart’s content with the family would soon become an unforgettable memory. Perhaps, you may even find out some hidden singing talent in some of your family members. Do book in advance for the peak hours to ensure you will not be disappointed. There are several room sizes to choose from, and you will be charged by an hourly rate or with a package.
Teo Heng KTV Studio
Price: Depends on room size and number of hours (check out their website for more info!)
Address: 13 Outlets all over Singapore (check their website for the outlets!)
Contact: 6345 6513
12) Gogreen Segway Eco Adventure @Sentosa
Explore Sentosa with your family on a Segway and see the island from a unique point of view! You can opt for a half hour fun ride to a beach or an hour adventure to see all 3 beaches of Sentosa. You can maneuvre around the smaller paths of the island yet have the comfort of not having to walk on your feet the entire day – what a treat for family day!
GoGreen Segway Eco Adventure
Price: $59.80 for 2 pax booked online
Address: 51 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01 Sentosa, Singapore, 099001
Contact: 9825 4066
13) iFly Singapore @Sentosa
Ever wanted to experience flying – really being suspended in the air with nothing but a gust of wind? iFly gives you the chance to truly fly. Enter their wind tunnels, where you and your family can enjoy free-falling conditions after going through some briefing and training. It will be a unique day of family bonding that you will never forget!
Price: $89 (Off-peak, online booking, first-timer)
Address: #01 Sentosa Island, 43 Siloso Beach Walk, 01, 099010
Contact: 6571 0000
14) Reminisce kampung days @Pulau Ubin
Taking a trip down memory lane, Pulau Ubin is the last traditional kampung village of Singapore. Bring your family on a stroll to the island to engulf in the type of nature not found in the main island, such as rubber plantations. You can find your way there via bumboat at Changi Village, and join in guided tours around the island – taking a peek at how Singapore looked in its earlier times.
15) Shop & Dine @Jewel Changi
The newly opened Jewel Changi is nothing but family-friendly – special family theatres, restaurants and even a Canopy park with mazes and walking net. Featuring the world’s tallest indoor waterfall as its main attraction, this is a place not to be missed! Bring your family along to have a day of fun enjoying all the facilities and amenities found only at Jewel Changi.
Address: 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666