New children’s activities in Singapore
Parents with young kiddos will know that it’s always an ongoing challenge to find new children’s activities in Singapore to entertain the little ones. Short of SOS-ing your fellow mummy friends for help, consider planning a day out at these various new haunts that have popped up over the past year.
From waterparks for em’ aqua babies to themed playgrounds, below are 16 newly opened activities for you and the kids to enjoy.
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- New children’s activities in Singapore
- – Newly opened –
- 1. Bounce around 5 zones at Jumprrocks
- 2. Challenge the fam to high-tech obstacle courses at Action Motion
- 3. Ride a Thomas the Tank Engine train at Mattel Playhouse
- 4. Peruse 7 themed galleries at the Children’s Museum Singapore
- 5. Climb a treehouse-themed playground at The Arena @ Keat Hong
- 6. Explore cat-themed obstacle courses at The Polliwogs
- 7. Spot giant wooden sculptures at Sentosa
- 8. Snap pics with beloved Disney characters at Jewel Changi
- 9. Play at the upgraded playing gym in Pororo Park
- 10. Go fossil digging at Dinoland
- 11. Load up on snacks at Mr Bucket Chocolaterie
- 12. Splash around a free outdoor waterpark at TPY
- 13. Try out mini excavators at Diggersite
- – Opening soon –
- 14. Whiz down waterslides at Aqua Adventure
- 15. Catch Broadway’s Frozen Musical at MBS
- 16. Surf waves, snowboard & ski at Trifecta by The Ride Side
- Check out these new children’s activities
– Newly opened –
1. Bounce around 5 zones at Jumprrocks
There are weekday deals for groups of 5, where tickets go at just $12/pax.
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If your kid is a fan of Uncle Ringo’s bouncy castles, you’ll want to bring them to Jumprrocks @ KINEX. Children will be spoilt for choice here as there are 5 playing zones to bounce at – such as twin slides, a volleyball court, and an obstacle course. No need to wait for the next pasar malam to have fun.
Book a session at Jumprrocks @ KINEX.
Rates: From $26/50 minutes for 2 adults
Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, B1-05 Kinex Mall, Singapore 437157
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10am-7pm | Fri-Sun 10am-9pm
Contact: 6592 8112 | Jumprrocks @ KINEX website
2. Challenge the fam to high-tech obstacle courses at Action Motion
Tarzan wannabes will feel at home at Action Motion. The place boasts 2 levels of obstacle courses, where players’ strength and agility will be tested. Once your kids are done conquering the challenges, they can try their hand at top-rope climbing, bouldering, and AR trampoline games. Heads up – they’re harder than they look.
Address: 900 Bedok North Road, #02-07, HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, Singapore 479994
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm-8.30pm | Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: Action Motion Facebook
3. Ride a Thomas the Tank Engine train at Mattel Playhouse
Image credit: Mattel Playhouse
Choo, choo! Thomas the Tank Engine has made a stop at Mattel PlayHouse, from now till 9th April 2023. Kids can go wild at the slew of activities and play areas here – such as the huge ball pit, colouring station, and train ride.
Image credit: Mattel Playhouse
The space features Barbie and Hot Wheels-themed sections too. Kids can try their hand at posing like a supermodel, hoppin’ around in a hot pink bouncy castle, or driving a sweet ride. We suggest coming with a charged camera so you can fill up your photo album with snazzy pics.
Book tickets for Mattel PlayHouse.
Admission: $28/pax on weekdays | $32/pax on weekends & PH
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-208/209, Let’s Play, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Time slots: 10am-11.40am | 1.30pm-3.10pm | 4pm-5.40pm | 6.30pm-8.10pm
Date: Now till 9th April 2023
4. Peruse 7 themed galleries at the Children’s Museum Singapore
Image credit: CMSG
Those looking for a chill weekend activity can pay the newly opened Children’s Museum Singapore a visit. There are 7 galleries to check out, including nostalgic displays of old-school toys and snacks. There’s also a captain’s ship exhibition, where kids can attempt to use a manual water pump.
For the crafty children, there are DIY stations with various arts and crafts projects awaiting. And PSA to all: the museum is offering free entry from now till 31st March 2023!
Address: 23B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 6337 3888
5. Climb a treehouse-themed playground at The Arena @ Keat Hong
Westies, y’all have a new gem in your area. The Arena @ Keat Hong has brought their A game when it comes to HDB playgrounds, as there are 3 themed playgrounds where kids can run around.
Children can climb aboard a pirate ship, or brave the crocs and cross over to an adorable treehouse. The playground also has an exercise corner which uses touch screen features, so kids can be thoroughly entertained during their time there.
Address: 428 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Block 428, Singapore 680428
6. Explore cat-themed obstacle courses at The Polliwogs
Image credit: The Polliwogs
The Polliwogs indoor playground is arguably one of the chioest ones around. And in case you missed it, they’ve opened their latest cat-themed outlet at Clarke Quay.
Image adapted from: The Polliwogs
There are climbing nets, obstacle courses, tiny mirror mazes, and even an air gun range for young’uns to tinker with. The place is also bathed in pastel colours, making every corner an IG-worthy background. Younger children can also head to the toddler zone to play in the ball pit and slides.
Book a trip to The Polliwogs (Clarke Quay Central).
Rates: From $20/child | $10/adult (bookings are required)
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Clarke Quay Central, #04-63, Singapore 059817
Opening hours (standard): Mon-Thu 9.30am-6.15pm | Fri-Sun & PH 9.30am-8.30pm
Opening hours (school holidays): 9.30am-8.30pm, Daily
Contact: 6970 0867 | The Polliwogs website
7. Spot giant wooden sculptures at Sentosa
Fun fact: each statue took approximately 700 hours to build.
Image credit: Sentosa
If Dora the Explorer is perpetually on repeat at home, it’s time to switch off the TV and bring the fam out for an adventure IRL. The Explorers of Sentosa has arrived at our shores, and youngsters can use the interactive online map to locate all 4 statues. We say it’s a win-win situation – kids and parents can clock in some miles.
Opening hours: 9am-12pm, Daily
Contact: Palawan Beach website
8. Snap pics with beloved Disney characters at Jewel Changi
You can also catch the Disney-themed light show.
Every child – and parent – will have a soft spot for their favourite Disney personality, be it a charming princess or an adorable snowman. From now till 9th April 2023, Disney100 brings these characters to life at Jewel Changi, where children can pose with their treasured heroes.
Address: Level 1 & 5, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard., Singapore 819666
9. Play at the upgraded playing gym in Pororo Park
Mini slide, tunnels, and see-saw at the new toddler play area.
Image credit: Pororo Park Singapore
The lovable penguin clan is back at Pororo Park. After closing its doors for renovations, the indoor playground now boasts a bigger playing gym and new obstacle courses for kiddos to take on. There’s also a swanky new mini race track to zoom around at, and an improved toddler play area for the younger tots.
Book a session at Pororo Park.
Rates: $36/child (inclusive of 1 adult), $10/additional adult, $10/toddler under 9 months old
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-29, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: 10.30am-8pm, Daily.
Contact: 6239 5360 | Pororo Park website
10. Go fossil digging at Dinoland
There are over 20 dino statues, and kids are welcome to climb aboard for pictures.
Image credit: Dinoland Singapore
Future palaeontologists can pay a visit to Dinoland, where it is home to the fearsome colossal creatures. Hop on the 1.5-hour tour, where kids can dabble in mining artificial fossils at the fossil digging site. There’s also an underground cave, swamp crossing zone, and a mining cart ride so participants can get the full experience of what it was like during the prehistoric times.
Address: 60 Yishun Avenue 4, SAFRA Yishun Singapore, #02-01, Singapore 769027
Opening hours: 10am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 8551 4247 | email@example.com | Dinoland at SAFRA Yishun website
11. Load up on snacks at Mr Bucket Chocolaterie
Willy Wonka, who?
Sometimes, the best reward is a bar of yummy chocolate. Treat your child’s sweet tooth and take them to Mr Bucket Chocolaterie, where they can experience the BTS on how their fav dessert is made. Tour the place to observe the chocolate-making process, then end the trip at the Creation Station where kids can DIY their own choco bar – truly a dream come true.
Address: 13 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249674
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm-10pm | Sat-Sun & PH 10am-10pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: Mr Bucket Chocolaterie website
12. Splash around a free outdoor waterpark at TPY
With SG’s sweltering heat, it’s easy to see why waterparks are a huge hit amongst families. Kids can run wet and wild at Play @ Heights Park – there are mini water streams, bucket splashers and even a small-scale wading pool for a splashin’ good time.
The place also has a slew of dry activities for kiddos to burn their energy. They can hop on the zipline, play in the sandpit, or jump about the trampolines and obstacle courses.
Address: 144 Toa Payoh Lorong 2, Singapore 310144
13. Try out mini excavators at Diggersite
Safety helmets and vests are provided.
Image credit: @the.hnsibs
Kids can channel their inner Bob the Builder at Diggersite. Here, they’ll get hands-on experiences on manoeuvring machinery including excavators. It might seem easy, but picking up items with a metal claw requires a tonne of concentration and coordination. After mastering the techniques, the lil’ ones can check out the bouncy castle, sandpit, and tractor train ride too.
Rates: $18 for 1 child | $30 for 2 children | $40 for 3 children (free for accompanying adults)
Address: 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Opening hours: Sat-Sun & PH 11am-6pm (Closed from Mondays to Fridays)
Contact: 8802 0764 | Diggersite website
– Opening soon –
14. Whiz down waterslides at Aqua Adventure
Whizz down the 114m waterslide.
Move aside Wild Wild Wet, Aqua Adventure is here to slay. Set in HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse, this indoor water park might just be the hottest new thing in the East. The place will be home to Singapore’s longest indoor waterslide and water obstacle courses that will have the young’uns balancing on wobbly logs and ropes.
After conquering the slides and challenges, kids can dry off at the rock climbing walls. Don’t expect your typical top rope routes as these have a gamified system to make things a tad more interesting.
Address: 900 Bedok North Road, HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, Singapore 479994
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10am-8pm | Fri-Sun 9am-9pm
Contact: 6708 6699 | HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir website
15. Catch Broadway’s Frozen Musical at MBS
Image credit: Disney Theatrical Productions and Base Entertainment Asia
Hands up if you’ve heard Let It Go a million times. If your younglings can’t get enough of Elsa and gang, consider watching the Frozen Musical happening from 5th February to 19th March. Besides the classic tunes from Frozen and Frozen 2, the musical will also feature 12 new songs. The storyline will also differ from the movies, so kids can expect fun twists to the plot.
Rates: From $88/ticket
Address: 4 Bayfront Avenue, Sands Theatre, Basement 1, Singapore 018973
Contact: 6688 8826 | Frozen the Musical website
16. Surf waves, snowboard & ski at Trifecta by The Ride Side
Image adapted from: Trifecta by The Ride Side
Surf’s up! Trifecta by The Ride Side will be launching at Somerset for adrenaline lovers to check out. While the official opening date has yet to be announced, we know this for sure: the place will feature an indoor surfing simulator, a VR ski simulator, and skate bowls for all to enjoy. No need to travel overseas to surf a sick wave or ski down a snowy slope!
Contact: Trifecta by The Ride Side website
Check out these new children’s activities
Set aside your iPads and plan a day out with the fam. You’ll find that there are a bunch of ways to entertain your little ones, from visiting a children’s museum to overcoming obstacle courses at waterparks. And who knows, the child in you might be pleasantly delighted too.
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Cover image adapted from: CMSG, Dinoland Singapore
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