Tried. Tested and Recommended.
With the prospect of overseas travel still up in the air (pun not intended), here are some interesting local adventures which you can involve the whole family and kids
Not just a list:
Some of these can incorporate the use of the Singapore ReDiscover Vouchers while some you can just purchase directly online. Whatever it is, one thing for sure, this is not any simple listicle list but it’s something we have personally tried, experienced and therefore recommend.
For those considering using the Singapore ReDiscover Vouchers, we book our experiences through KLOOK via the KLOOK app or from https://www.klook.com/en-SG/
- Walking trails, with a twist.
These are not ordinary walking trail. Some involve a fictional character while others take you back in time or take you on a paranormal experience. There’s one that comes with beer for mummy and daddy. Have a look!
- Aminah in Kampung Glam* by Lets Go Tour Singapore (https://www.letsgotoursingapore.com/)
Considered a Theatrical Tour, follow Auntie Aminah through Kampung Glam and learn about it’s interesting history. The walking tour comes with many interesting nuggets of history and opportunities for interesting memories and IG-friendly photo spots. Suitable for young kids and all in the family.
- Kampung Lorong Buangkok tour * by Lets Go Tour Singapore (https://www.letsgotoursingapore.com/)
Time-travel back to an actual kampong in Singapore where chickens roam free and there are still electrical cables and phone lines overhead. If you’re lucky you could very well meet the owner herself, Mdm. Sng who is ever ready to tell you stories of old.
This experience is suitable for all in the family, in fact, bring Grandparents along, they would be thrilled to revisit the past.
- Singapore River Signature. A Food Tasting Trail* by Monster Day Tour (https://www.monsterdaytours.com/ )
The Singapore River is the ‘lifeblood’ of Singapore of old. This tour not only brings you back in time and tell you about the significance of the Singapore River but introduces you to some iconic eateries along the way and sample some real delicious food too. (Pssst…there’s beer included for mum and dad!) Suitable for all in the family.
- Creepy Tales of WW2 and Cemetery Tour * by Oriental Tours (https://www.orientaltours.com.sg/ )
Unforgettable and out of this world. Take a walk back to Singapore during WW2, at night. Relive some of the significant historical parts of Singapore and take in thhe paranormal aspects of these sites. The tour comes with 2-way transport. Participants must be comfortable to be walking in pitch-darkness. We recommend this for adults only
2. Self-guided Escape Adventure trails by Island Wanderer Sg
Using the concept of an Escape Room, go discover the cool and the funky side of Singapore’s culture and heritage using a revolutionary self-guided chatbot to guide you as you solve clues and mysteries every step of the way.
Aside from its ‘mystery’ and intrigue, as a self-guided walking trail, another draw is that you can start and stop anytime and anywhere with no need to meet a guide nor a group. In fact you can do it solo, as a couple date or, like us, take the birthday party up a notch by using the trail as part of a birthday party experience outdoors!
These inexpensive trails range from 2 to 3 hours long (depending on how fast you can solve the riddles and find the clues) and have various levels of difficulties which will surely to leave you and the kids with many unforgettable memories and photos.
Here’s a sampling of the trails we have tried:
Discover Katong (Rumah Trail)
Discover Chinatown (Tradespeople Trail)
Discover Rochor and Bugis (Hidden Gems Trail)
Discover Orchard Road (Nutmeg Trail)
3. Get Active as a Family
Children learn through role-modelling and what better way to get your kids into a healthy lifestyle than through getting active together. Use the holiday season to expose, excite and experience an active lifestyle with the kids.
Here are some of the top activities we love and recommend for the family,.
- Singapore Marina Bay Night Cycling Tour * – by Lets Go Bike Singapore (https://www.letsgobikesingapore.com/marina-bay-night-tour/)
Take a night cycling ride and see the stunning night scenes around the Marina Bay area with a guide. No need to worry about which route to take or which is safer, in fact don’t even have to worry about having a bike and gears. As long as you can cycle well, let the guides from Let Go Bike Singapore take you around and take in the sights safely. Suitable for teens and above who is competent in cycling.
- Pulau Ubin Cycling Tour by Biking Singapore (https://www.bikingsingapore.com/pulau-ubin-experiences.html)
Also no bikes needed as long as you’re a confident cyclist, let Tony and his team bring you to and from Ubin safely with a cycling tour of some key places in Singapore’s rustic island. Suitable for confident cyclists. Be prepared to cycle off-road.
- Ketam Kelong Kayaking with Ninja kayakers (http://www.ninjakayakers.com/routes.html)
Kayak on open waters to Pulau Ubin, Pulau Ketam and through the mangrove swamps in Pulau Ubin and back. This is an unforgettable kayaking trip even for beginners. Suitable for older children (preteens) and up along with parents.
Guide, safety vests and a quick orientation lesson will be given along with a ‘bush’ lunch cooked outdoors.
- Skyline Luge Sentosa (https://www.skylineluge.com/en/sentosa/)
The Skyline Luge remains one of our top favourite activities as a family. Kids as young as 4 can take experience the Luge with the family. Luge rides are safe and they come with the skyline experience that lets you take in the breathtaking sights of Sentosa island from high above the canopy.
- Learn a new sport through ActiveSg (https://www.myactivesg.com/Programmes/ActiveSG-School-Holiday-Sports-Programmes)
Buddy learned a bit of kayaking with the Hubs. It was safe, fun and a great way to expose kids to sports and games to discover their talents and interests. It’s inexpensive and taught by professional coaches.
4. All Weather Indoor Fun
Very few places in Singapore can boast of all-weather comprehensive fun for all in the family like SuperPark Singapore.
Recently opened, the park is situated in Suntec City and has demarcated generous spaces of fun and adventure for all in the family ranging from toddlers to adults.
We hope you like the list of family adventures listed here. Let us know what you think! More importantly, let’s continue to go out and ReDiscover our own backyard.
Write to us if you have any other recommendation for us to try!
‘*’ Experiences that can be booked through the KLOOK App or through the following website at https://www.klook.com/en-SG/