Call us today on 020 7644 1755

Family holidays in Singapore

Singapore for families

Singapore may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a family holiday, but this little city state is jam-packed with attractions that will appeal to children and adults alike. It's also a wonderful place to bring youngsters for their first taste of Asian culture - and with such a melting pot of ethnicities in the city, you can get an overview of the continent without having to travel far.

Children are sure to love wandering along the colourful streets of Little India, visiting the amazing temples in Chinatown and marvelling at the modern malls on Orchard Street. For parents, simply discovering Singapore's varied districts is a real delight too.

There are also some fantastic outdoor spaces, such as Gardens by the Bay. This park has amazing supertrees, an OCBC Skyway walk between two of the structures, and a light and sound show that takes place every evening as the sun goes down.

Top family-friendly attractions

Sentosa Island is a brilliant place for families to come to during a holiday in Singapore - you can even base yourselves here if you think one or two days just isn't enough to get to grips with all the attractions on offer.

Aside from its incredible beaches, Sentosa Island is home to a wide variety of attractions. At Wave House Sentosa you and the kids can learn to ride the waves on Asia's first artificial wave-riding experience; at the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom your family can find out more about Singapore's flora and fauna; and you can all enjoy a few thrills on the Skyline Luge Sentosa.

Other top options for a day out with the family include Singapore Zoo, the Science Centre Singapore, Marine Life Park - which is home to the world's largest oceanarium - Wild Wild Wet water park, Snow City and the MINT Museum of Toys, where you can go on a journey through playthings past and present.

Get back to nature

One of the wonderful things about Singapore as a holiday destination is that it's much more than just a city - there are several nature reserves for you to explore with the kids as well. One of the best is Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, where you can go on fantastic rainforest walks and try to spot some of the many animals that call the protected area home. There's also an informative visitor centre where you can learn more about the local ecosystems, as well as conservation efforts in the region.

To make sure you and your children see some fascinating creatures, pay a visit to the Singapore Night Safari, where you can see 130 nocturnal species as they interact within a 40-hectare park. This is one of the city's top visitor attractions and well worth exploring during your holiday.

Similarly, you can go on a River Safari, which is the only river-themed wildlife park in Asia. A trip here will allow you to spot the likes of giant river otters, Mekong giant catfish, giant salamanders and many other exotic creatures.

Family hotels in Singapore

Of course, organising a family holiday isn't only about planning what to do while you're away - you also need to make sure you have somewhere to stay that caters for every member of your brood. There are numerous outstanding hotels in Singapore that are brilliant for parents and children alike, with a wide variety of facilities for you to take advantage of.

Many of the hotels in Singapore are within easy reach of the city's top attractions, so you won't have far to go to experience all that this vibrant and exciting destination has to offer - definitely a bonus when you're travelling with children.

Family holidays in Singapore

We don't currently have any holidays here unfortunately…


Why not call our specialists on 020 7644 1738 and we'll see if we can create you a tailored holiday.

Talk to a specialist


Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 20:00 GMT

Related articles for Singapore

Singapore News

Browse all Singapore News

Yahoo recommends weekend ideas for a holiday in Singapore

Located off the southern tip of Malaysia the island state of Singapore is a fantastic travel destination. But if you fancy a quick weekend getaway during your stay in Singapore, there are plenty of nearby destinations that you can jet off to. These range from Bagan in Myanmar with its Buddhist temples and the cat-friendly town of Kuching in Malaysia, to the volcanic island of Lombok in Indonesia for adventurous activities.

The rise of Singapore's unique boutique hotels

Singapore is bursting with global hotel chains, but there are also several smaller boutique hotels that offer charm, luxury and innovative design. Hotel Vagabond, the South Beach, Naumi, and The New Majestic are just some of the country's best boutique hotels that offer guests a unique and luxurious experience.

Six-star stopover hotel set to open in Singapore

A new six-star hotel is set to open as part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of Singapore's landmark colonial-era Capitol building. The ultra-luxury Patina Capitol Singapore, which is already a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, will offer 24-hour stopover stays to cater for the city's many transient visitors, as well as highly-personalised service.