Whether you’re a local or a first-time visitor, keep the kids entertained with a trip to these exciting kid-friendly outdoor experiences in Singapore with a chance to combine educational opportunities with straight-up fun.
1. Play amidst the lush greenery of Nature Playgarden
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Tucked away in the middle of HortPark and made up of nine different play zones, the Nature Playgarden is designed to encourage children to get in touch with nature and use their creative imagination to have fun. Bringing nature into children’s unstructured playtime is vital to a healthy childhood as it allows them freedom to explore in open spaces and a chance to create their own games with their friends.
2. Set sail on a pirate adventure on a real pirate ship, The Royal Albatross
Ahoy, ye little princesses and pirates!
For the first time ever, Asia’s only tall ship is now open for young explorers. Be prepared for a lot of interactive learning, 1.5 hours of sailing out on the water with fresh sea breeze swirling around you plus a chance to meet an actual ship’s captain. Kids and guests are encouraged to come dressed as pirates to be fully immersed in this exciting adventure. Nowhere is better than the outdoors onboard a ship to unleashing your little explorers. Go ahead and make a booking here!
3. Trapeze your way through the treetops at Forest Adventure
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We all loved climbing over tables or playing Tarzan as a kid, so why not join your kids in a treetop obstacle course at Forest Adventure, Bedok Reservoir Park. There is an adventure wonderland waiting to be conquered there from treetops to giant zip lines over the water. Kids will especially love playing with you!
4. Catch some fresh air in the city – with a kite
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Another better way to spend a weekend afternoon outdoor with your kids is to fly a kite together at Marina Barrage. Apart from the fun quotient and getting a little bit of exercise, flying a kite helps teach your kids understand wind dynamics at their tender age as they feel the vibrations from the wind helping their kites fly. You can bring your own or you can pick up a few kites from Barrage Cove’s huge selection. This activity is a great way to enjoy a unique day out with the kids.
For children, playing is learning and there is no better space for kids to learn than the outdoors. So what are you waiting for? This weekend, try something active and different. Get them out from behind the screen, and go explore outdoors!