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12 Kid-Friendly Things To Do At Changi Airport & Jewel Changi That You Don’t Need A Boarding Pass For

Changi Airport & Jewel Changi kid-friendly things to do


Singaporeans find themselves at Changi Airport more often than not, and it’s not always to catch flights. No, locals head over in the troves simply to hang out there, and for the sparkly attraction that is Jewel Changi Airport and its numerous dining, shopping, and entertainment options. 

But that’s not all – between seasonal pop-ups, a nearby cycling trail with dinosaurs, and Instagrammable corners, the airport ticks all the boxes for wholesome family-friendly outings. Here are all the kid-friendly things to do during your next novel visit to the airport:


Is Changi Airport only meant for people who are flying off?


No. Changi Airport is an attraction on its own and offers a wide variety of facilities that you can enjoy without needing to even check in. Think food, shopping, insta-worthy places, and even study spots. 


– Terminal 2 –


1. Chaos Lab at T2


Lab-themed playground for budding scientists


jewel changi airport chaos lab at T2
Image credit: Mattias Tan

Chaos Lab takes “learning through play” to the next level with their playground that features 11 interactive stations. You and your little ones can create their own slime while learning about chemical reactions, and even learn about geographic terrains at the AR Sand Pit.

Tickets start from $9 but children who are 2 years old and below can enter for free. Do take note that kiddos under 12 years old will need to be accompanied by an adult. The entire experience will take approximately an hour. 

Admission Fee
$32/child, $40/adult
Google Reviews
3.5
(166)
Address
Changi Airport Terminal 2, 60 Airport Blvd., #03-03 Level 3, Singapore 819643
Opening Hours:
Saturday 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Show More Timings
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$9.00

2. Changi Jurassic Mile near T2


24/7 cycling trail


jewel changi airport dino trail
Image credit: Changi Airport Group

If there’s a blast-from-the-past trend that’s back with a big bang, it’s got to be dinosaurs. While these ancient creatures are the centre of every other pop-up event, one that’s here to stay are the friendly Barneys of the Changi Jurassic Mile

jewel changi airport park connector
The park connector is open 24/7, and the displays are lit up after dark for an entirely different experience.
Image credit: Changi Airport Group

Kiddos and dino-fans will have a field day strolling along the 1km stretch and spotting over 20 life-size dinos. A towering brontosaurus? Check. Cheeky velociraptors frolicking in the grass? Check. A ferocious T-Rex ripping out a fence? Check. 

jewel changi airport hub & spoke cafe
Hub & Spoke cafe.
Image credit: Changi Airport Group

The most straightforward way to get there is from Hub & Spoke cafe at Changi Airport Terminal 2. You can fuel up on brunch grub here, and even use the shower facilities ($5) here if you need to wash up. One-time use towels are sold for $4.50 as well if you need one.   

jewel changi airport go cyclingImage credit: Changi Airport Group

Either walk towards the Changi Jurassic Mile following the signages or check out bicycle rentals from the GoCycling (from $10/hour) outlet at the cafe. They have a range of family-friendly options, from child-size bikes to adult bikes with child seats. 

Pro tip: If your kid can tahan long-distance cycling routes, you can even cycle 9.7km to the GoCycling G1 outlet at East Coast Park and return your bikes there.

Fun for kids: 4/5
Fun for adults: 4/5

GoCycling – Changi Airport Terminal 2
Admission Fee
Children bicycle: $6/hour
Show More 
Address
60 Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 2, Hub & Spoke, Singapore 819643
Opening Hours:
Saturday 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Show More Timings

Hub & Spoke Cafe
Address: 60 Airport Boulevard #01-T2S-02, Singapore Changi Airport, 819643
Opening hours: 7.30am-10pm, Daily
Contact: Hub & Spoke Cafe website


– Terminal 3 –


3. Free play space & ST3PS at T3


Indoor playing area & movie screenings


Unless you’ve spent some time hanging around the airport, you might not have realised there are a number of free family-friendly things to do at Basement 2 of Terminal 3. The best part is, you don’t even need to have a boarding pass to enjoy them.

jewel changi airport indoor playing area
Image credit: Jessica Fang

For one, children can unleash their energy at the public indoor play zone located beside the Sift & Pick store. It’s got toddler-friendly mounds that kids can run over, plus a tunnel where they can play a little hide and seek.

Once the kiddos start to run out of steam, round up the fam to wind down at ST3PS, the public cinema tucked beside the escalators. Grab some snacks from the nearby FairPrice, plonk yourself on a step, and catch a free movie screening here. Titles are all wholesome ones too, including Zootopia and Kung Fu Panda, to name a few. 

jewel changi airport movie screenings

P.S. There’s also a free play area at Terminal 1 next to the Viewing Mall, however, it’s closed till further notice. 

Fun for kids: 4/5
Fun for adults: 3/5

Indoor play zone: 24 hours, Daily
ST3PS Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily 


4. PLAY! By Kinderplay at T3


Ball pits & bouncy castles


If the kiddos are craving a little more excitement than the free activities offered, there are more than enough options to keep them occupied. 

jewel changi airport play! by kinderplay
Image adapted from: @play.sg and @play.sg via Instagram

Also located at Basement 2 of Terminal 3 is PLAY! By Kinderplay, an indoor playground where entry is from as low as $12/child. They’ve got everything to appease kiddos who need a good bouncing around – a ball pit, jungle gyms, slides, and even a bouncy castle. 

jewel changi airport bouncy castle

PLAY! by KinderPlay
Admission Fee
From $12/child
Google Reviews
3.6
(44)
Address
Changi Airport Terminal 3 #B2-14/15/16/17, 65 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819663
Opening Hours:
Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Show More Timings
Contact Information


5. The Slide @ T3


World’s tallest slide in an airport


For adventurous ones, head up to Level 1 to conquer The Slide @ T3. The iconic 4-storey-high slide lets both kids and adults zoom down to Basement 3. 

jewel changi airport slide
There are 2 slides – including a shorter 1-storey kid-friendly one from Basement 2. 

No fee is needed here – all you have to do is sign up for a free Changi Rewards membership. You’ll be able to redeem 1 ride per every $10 spent at the airport – just head to the Customer Service Counter at Basement 2 to claim it.

jewel changi airport slide at t3

P.S. Exploring Basement 2 may be well worth your time – there’s even an arcade and retail shops here.

jewel changi airport arcade
Arcade at Basement 2.

Fun for kids: 5/5
Fun for adults: 3/5

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, Sun 12pm-10.30pm | Sat The Slide @ T3


6. Climb at T3


Suitable for children aged 4 & above


jewel changi airport bouldering
Image credit: Climb at T3 via Facebook

Who says rock climbing and bouldering needs to be left to the pros? Children can scale walls too, at Climb at T3, Terminal 3’s latest kid-friendly addition that’s run by The Rock School. Not only do they have an 8m-high rock climbing wall, but they also have a 12m-long boulder wall – all suitable for anyone aged 4 and above. 

jewel changi airport rock climbing
Teens and parents can take to the high wall.
Image credit: Changi Airport via Facebook

Equipment such as harnesses and climbing shoes are provided in your session, so all you have to do is bring along a pair of socks. Unguided sessions are priced at $19 while guided sessions cost a tad bit more at $30. Non-climbing supervising adults will be happy to know that a fee of $10 is all they need to pay if they just wanna stay around to keep an eye out for their little ones. 

Fun for kids: 4/5
Fun for adults: 4/5

Opening hours: Sat-Sun 12pm-9.30pm | Mon-Fri 2.30pm-9.30pm
Contact: 8923 3831 


7. Seasonal pop-up events at T3


Chupa Chups & dinosaur displays


jewel changi airport chupa chups
No surprises if you stumble upon fun giant displays in front of the departure hall.

When you’re at Terminal 3, you don’t have to look far for kid-friendly things to do. The airport frequently hosts pop-ups throughout the year – all of which are family-themed ones. Recent ones include a Chupa Chups pop-up and a dinosaur carnival.

Fun for kids: 4/5
Fun for adults: 2/5


– Jewel –


8. Pokémon Center Singapore at Jewel


Asia’s first Pokémon Center outside Japan


jewel changi airport pokemon
Image credit: Pokémon Center Singapore via Google Maps

Fans of Pokémon will be happy to know that they can get their hands on the very same merchandise that’s sold in Japan right here at Pokémon Center Singapore. Walk in and feel as if you’ve been transported into the game itself as the store is designed to be a replica of the Pokémon Center you see in the gaming world. 

Look forward to original merchandise ranging from Pokémon Trading Card Games, stationery, plushies, and collectible merch like lunchboxes and mugs. 

Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: Pokémon Center Singapore website


9. Moo Character Town at Jewel


Disney & Hello Kitty themed photo booths


jewel changi airport moo character town

Whether you’re a Disney fan, Marvel fan, or Pixar fan, Moo Character Town ensures that you’d be able to find something you’d like with 15 different cartoons for you to choose from. Each photostrip has 4 frames and you’d be able to retake as many times as you might need if the first few shots are NG.

For $4, you’ll receive 2 photostrips and a QR code that you can scan to download a digital copy. There are about a total of 120 frames for you to choose from. Plus, they rotate occasionally, which makes every trip down to Moo Character Town an extra bit more exciting. 

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #B1-295/296 Jewel Changi, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: Cow Play Cow Moo website


10. Baggage Storage


Rent “car” strollers to keep your little one entertained


Every parent knows that going out with kids is a feat in itself – whether it’s keeping them from groaning, “are we done yettttt?” or lugging around a staycay’s worth of diapers and formula. Needless to say, some form of on-the-go fun can save the day when you’re clocking in quality time as a fam. 

jewel changi airport kruzzer

As you take your time to makan or browse the many stores of Jewel, keep your kiddo entertained in a Kruzzer – a “stroller” in the form of a buggy. These bad boys can be rented from Baggage Storage at Level 1. You can rent these for just $5/hour or $8/2 hours so your mini-you doesn’t need to tire their legs out.

jewel changi airport kid in kruzzer
Kiddos can “drive” around the mall in their Kruzzers.

They’ve also got wagons and tandem strollers (from ~$10/hour) that you can use to haul up to 2 kids around. Take note: there’s a $50 refundable cash deposit required to rent the Kruzzers, wagons, and strollers.

jewel changi baggage storage

Fun fact: Strollers can also be borrowed for free near the information desk between Terminal 1 and Jewel Changi Airport at Level 1. 

Fun for kids: 4/5
Fun for adults: 2/5

Baggage Storage
Location: #01-302
Kruzer rental hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6214 0628


11. Canopy Park


Misty lawn for children to explore


It’s no secret that a good number of attractions at Jewel Changi are paid ones. But don’t let that deter you from forking out on some that’ll truly make your kid’s day. After all, spending just $6-$8/pax for the most basic Canopy Park ticket can keep the young ones entertained for a good hour or more. 

jewel changi airport canopy park

Let me elaborate: Not only are there gorgeous manicured flowerbeds to admire but there are also whimsical animal sculptures to spot in between the green displays. Then there’s the Foggy Bowls – basically a grassy lawn with dips and mounds, plus lots of mist – basically a haven for kids to give you the perfect visual of what “frolicking” really means. 

jewel changi airport misty lawn
Head over on a weekend and you’ll see kids running through and rolling all over the Foggy Bowls.
Image credit: @tcvstepbystep via Instagram

It doesn’t even end there. Older kids can whizz down the psychedelic Discovery Slides that’s included in the Canopy Park admission. Extra cool points are awarded here since it looks more like an art sculpture than a slide. 

jewel changi airport sky nets and mirror maze

There are also other family-friendly attractions such as the Sky Nets and Mirror Maze that are accessible from the Canopy Park. If you need help deciding what to splurge on, check out the various attractions at Jewel Changi Airport.

jewel changi airport small playground
The small playground near Tim Ho Wan. It’s temporarily closed for now.

P.S. There’s a free hidden play area at Level 2 near Tim Ho Wan that’s suitable for toddlers. I’ve personally seen it open before, however, during our last visit the area was cordoned off.

Fun for kids: 5/5
Fun for adults: 5/5

Admission Fee
Standard rates: $8/person
Google Reviews
4.5
(1,028)
Address
Airport Blvd., Level 5 78, Singapore 819666
Opening Hours:
Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Show More Timings
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$6.07

Get tickets to Jewel Changi Airport attractions


12. Beauty in the Pot


Has a playground to keep children entertained


Let’s just put it out there that hotpot meals are slow meals. Nobody likes to rush through the novelty of simmering your food in yummy collagen broth, with hotpot being the setting for a fun communal meal. Unfortunately, kids may not always resonate with that. 

jewel changi airport beauty in the pot playground
There’s even a privacy door so kids needn’t hold back on the noise levels.

That’s why having a playground just at arm’s reach is a godsend. Cue Beauty in the Pot and its indoor playground. It’s got everything to keep the kiddos busy while you order that second serving of meat and veggies, including a slide and a padded jungle gym.

jewel changi airport beauty in the pot

Fun fact: All Beauty in the Pot outlets in Singapore have playgrounds.

Fun for kids: 4/5
Fun for adults: 4/5 

Beauty in the Pot
Location: #B2-224
Opening hours: 11.30am-3am, Daily
Contact: 6242 5131


Bonus: Tend to your baby’s needs at fully-equipped nursing rooms


jewel changi airport nursing room

When planning a day out, it’s an unspoken rule for parents to shortlist places with baby-friendly facilities, especially if you’re hauling around a young’un who’s reliant on the boob or the bottle. That said, extra props if the baby-friendly facilities are clean and comfy.

jewel changi airport hot water
Hot water is available for your baby’s formula.

Well, the family rooms at Jewel Changi Airport certainly won’t disappoint. Not only do they come with padded changing tables and hot and cold water dispensers, but they also have private nursing rooms included. These even come with plug points in case your phone needs refueling too. 

jewel changi airport family room

It helps too, that the chic family rooms here can rival a hotel lounge with their warm and dark woody tones and sleek furnishings. Sudden poop-splotions and hangry screaming infants ain’t got nothing on these quiet oases for parents.


(Closed) The Better Toy Store


As we get older and raise kids of our own, many of us are guilty of longing for the good ‘ol days when we were young and free in spirit. Needless to say, when we see a blast from the past, our ever-blossoming wrinkles seem to fade away, at least in our hearts. 

jewel changi airport plushie
A life-size plushie for the nursery? Yes, please.

That’s exactly the feeling you’ll get when you step into The Better Toy Store. Not only does a life-size bear greet you, but you’ll need a moment to take in the multitude of toys, activities, and decor that fill the shelves, walls, and even the ceiling of the store. 

Fun for kids: 5/5
Fun for adults: 2/5
Fun for kidults: 6/5


Kid-friendly things to do at Changi Airport & Jewel Changi

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The whole of Singapore knows that Changi Airport isn’t your regular airport. With Jewel Changi Airport thrown into the mix, the airport clearly isn’t just a place for jetting off to another country. 

Needless to say, with a ton of kid-friendly facilities, activities, stores, and grub, these fun things to do with children at Changi Airport will hold you over for a weekend activity, or simply if you’ve got hours to kill till your next flight.


How much time should I spend at Changi Airport?


The answer is dependent on what you intend to do. If you’re planning on simply exploring the place, around 3 hours would suffice. If you’d be joining various activities, you might need to set aside more time.

Check out more things to do with kids: 


Photography by Alvin Wong.
Article originally published on 28th June 2022. Last updated on 29th February 2024 by Gracelyn Lim.