Singapore - Places for children
Parents and children can use this website to find out about
Singapore in general and activities and places to go. You can use the map to
investigate every part of Singapore and click on sites to find out opening
hours, public transport and facilities.
The area in and around the Forum Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road is a shopping hub for children with a Toy’s R’ Us store being the main attraction. In the shopping mall or nearby are lots of children friendly casual eating options like Hard Rock Café, Modesto’s Pizza and Pasta and Californian Pizza Kitchen plus the usual fast food places and coffee shops.
Jurong Bird Park
2 Jurong Hill
Tel: + 65 6265 0022
World’s largest collection of SE Asian birds
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Mandai Lake Road
Tel:+ 65 6269 3411
80 Mandai Lake Road
Tel:+ 65 6269 3411
Take a tram or walk along paths to see1,200 nocturnal animals.
Hotline 1800 736 8672
An island resort connected to the main part of Singapore by a bridge, cable car and ferry. Has a $2 entry fee which allows you to visit the beach, travel on the monorail and island buses and view the Light and Sound extravaganza in the evening. Other attractions have separate entry fees. These include Underwater World Singapore, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, Dolphin Lagoon and Images of Singapore. Can rent a bike or enjoy a picnic or even stay overnight at campsites or hotels.
Big Splash Aquatic Complex
902 East Coast Parkway
Tel: + 65 6345 6762
Fax: + 65 6440 9703
Nature and Parks
Singapore does not have a lot of natural parkland to enjoy but there are some small National Parks with walking trails and camping facilities. Even though the areas of parkland might be small, they do contain lots of interesting trees, plants, small mammals, insects and birds.
Go to the National Parks Board website for maps, public transport information and facilities
National Parks Board
1 Cluny Road
Tel: + 65 6471 7808
Fax: + 65 6472 3033
Toll-free 1800-471 7300
Popular Parks for Children
Singapore Botanic Gardens has large areas for picnics and two lakes with white and black swans.
East Coast Park has cycle hire and is good for rollerblading. There is a beach and barbecue facilities.
West Coast Park has a marsh garden, large adventure playground, sand play area by the sea and barbecues.
‘Things To Do With Our Children’, a booklet available from the American Women’ Association
American Women’s Association (AWA)
Tel: + 65 6734 4895
Fax: + 65 6733-6190