Looking for weekend activities packed with fresh air, sunshine and fun? Here are our top 10 go to outdoor places in Singapore!
1. Visit Lakeside Garden
Head down to the newly opened Lakeside Garden located in Jurong Lake Gardens! Parents have been raving about its photogenic nature spots and its picturesque landscapes!
Don’t forget to check out the Forest Ramble when you’re there. This nature-inspired playground with 13 adventure zones promises loads of fun for the children with its huge slides and swings. If you are seeking for a more leisure option, you can always take a stroll down the scenic boardwalks and birdwatch with your kids. For water sports lovers, check out [email protected] Lake Gardens for activities such as Kayaking and pedal-boating!
Address: 104 Yuan Ching Road
Nearest MRT: Chinese Garden or Lakeside Station
2. Hike the MacRitchie Reservoir Nature Trail
Take on an exhilarating walk on the 11-Km MacRitchie Trail and experience pure nature at its best! Parents, this is the perfect time for your kids to get in touch with nature and wildlife while you spend quality time with them.
The trail consists of numerous boardwalks that skirt around the edge of the scenic MacRitchie Reservoir. Along the way, you may even see some wild monkeys and squirrels. If you are looking into more beautiful landscapes, make your way up to the raved about HSBC Treetop Walk. The hike up is definitely worth when you see the luscious scenery for a picture-perfect memory!
Address: Reservoir Rd, Singapore 570000
Nearest MRT: Caldecott Station
3. Picnic by the Bay
Start packing your picnic basket to enjoy the warm breezes and sunny views at Gardens by the Bay!
Don’t forget to check out the Children’s Gardens while you’re there as it is a favourite among kids! The garden has a variety of play zones such as the Adventure Trail and Water Splash which will give your kids the time of their life!
If you are there anytime between 15-30 June, be sure to check out the Children’s Festival which is inspired by Disney Pixar Toy Story Adventure! You can look forward to games such as Star Adventurer, where children can race in self-driving cars; and Bo Peep’s Adventure, a fun obstacle course for children. To end it off, there will be a spectacular light and music show so head on down for a jolly good time with your family!
In addition, check out events across the year! You might just be able to catch the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at the Gardens too!
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Nearest MRT: Bayfront Station
4. Take on an Obstacle Course at Forest Adventure
For the adrenaline junkies, Forest Adventure promises you an adventure with its obstacles courses and giant zip lines!
As Singapore’s largest treetop adventure park, be amazed by their excellent facilities coupled with obstacle courses that are suitable for various ages. Be ready to have a jam-packed day filled with laughter, exciting actions and victories as you conquer the challenges with your kids. Plus, this experience will be perfect in unleashing your kids’ confidence and building up their resilience!
Address: Bedok Reservoir Park, Bedok Reservoir Road
Nearest MRT: MRT: Bedok Reservoir (DTL) Station
5. Wild around Wild Wild Wet
If you are looking to experience one of Singapore’s largest waterpark, Wild Wild Wet is guaranteed to give a splendid time!
From rapid flume rides to wave pools, this waterpark aims to give your family the thrills and spills! Young kids will love the Professor’s Playground which has slides, ladders, water cannons and fountains. For those thrill seekers, the ‘Ular-Lah’ raft slide is a must try as it is the closest you can get to experience water rafting. For parents who just want to chill, the jacuzzi provides you with soothing bubbly water massages!
Wild Wild Wet definitely promises you loads of fun and a variety of other fun attractions! If you are a NTUC Club Member, you even get to enjoy special privileges such as redemption of LinkPoints and Wild Wild Wet vouchers.
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599
Nearest MRT: Pasir Ris Station
6. Longkang Fishing at Qian Hu Fish Farm
Want your kids to experience your childhood? Bring them to Qian Hu Fish Farm today!
At Qian Hu Fish Farm, the kids get busy as they experience fishing along the longkang with just a net, a bucket and a whole lot of fun! You can also reminisce your childhood by joining in the fun as you help your kids to scoop the fishes while watching them chase the fishes excitedly.
After experiencing the joy of catching their own fishes, the kids can also bring home their catch of the day and learn to care for their new “friends”.
If you are seeking for a more informational experience for your kids, embark on a fun learning lesson with your kids by joining the educational farm tour that shares information on Qian Hu’s unique fishes and their natural habitat.
Address: 71 Jln Lekar, Singapore 698950
Nearest MRT: Choa Chu Kang Station (Hop on the shuttle bus in front of Keat Hong CC Bus stop)
7. Cycle along Punggol Coastlines
As you set out on your bikes, be prepared to be blown away by the breath-taking views around Punggol Coastlines.
Known for its tranquil environment and vibrant landscape, the Punggol Coastlines is perfect for a family cycle. For starters, you can rent your bikes and start cycling from Punggol Park where there are park connector signs which will bring you towards the famous Lorong Halus bridge. The bridge is the best place to enjoy the lovely sunset and even take a photo with it in the background.
Ride your bike to Coney Island to experience nature on a ride! Be prepared to catch the breathtaking views as you cycle along the island with your family. If they want to take a break from cycling, you can always bring them on a stroll along Coney Island’s boardwalk to explore its variety of flora and fauna for a switch.
Address: Along Sentul Crescent Road (Cuts through the whole of Punggol Town)
Nearest MRT: Buangkok Station
8. Explore Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Take a trip to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) where you can wander through mangrove forests and discover a variety of biodiversity with your kids!
Do check out the Junior Adventure Trail when you are there! This nature adventure entails many fun-filled obstacle courses for your kids to experience the life of a mudskipper in a mangrove forest. Let’s not forget that SBWR is rich with a myriad of flora and fauna. You and your kids can definitely get up close and personal with nature from activities like walking to bird-watching.
Not to worry, if you are looking for a less strenuous activity to unwind over the weekend, feel free to join the guided tour around SBWR!
Address: 301 Neo Tiew Cres, Singapore 718925
Nearest MRT: Kranji Station
9. Farming at Kampung Kampus
Ever wanted your kids to learn the true meaning of ‘Reap What You Sow’? Sign up as volunteer farmers with your family at Kampung Kampus to experience the farm life!
Be prepared to get down and dirty on the soil while planting your food at the community farm. Do not put all your eggs in a basket yet as they also have workshops where you can bake your own pizza using an earth oven! If you are seeking for a fun-filled hands-on experience with paddy-planting, check out their paddy experience programme! Parents loved this experience as their kids learn how to work and be thankful for their food!
If your kids are into craft work, Ground-Up Initiative also offers a 3-day basic woodworking workshop during the holidays!
Address: 91 Lorong Chencharu Singapore 769201
Nearest MRT: Khatib Station
10. Camping at East Coast Park
Spend the night out the old school way! Camping may be a thing of the past but what’s not to love about sleeping under the stars with the people you love!
Get all excited to pitch your tent on the grass fields at East Coast Park with your kids and let them pick up some practical skills along the way! Pull out a board game and engage in a friendly competition to see who is the best player in the family. On top of that, you can always cycle or rollerblade with the kids around the scenic park and enjoy the sea breezes.
East coast park is also known to be an ideal location to stargaze at night so take this chance to witness Singapore’s starry night with your family which is the perfect ending to this camping trip. So, forget the hotels, this camping getaway brings you more than just an outdoor experience!
Address: East Coast Park Service Road
Nearest MRT: Bedok MRT
Sun’s up and Sunscreen out!
No matter the activity, don’t forget to apply sunblock when you are out in the sun!
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