Kids activities in Singapore make expat families glad they came

Published:  19 Jul at 6 PM
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Becoming an expat in an unfamiliar land can be challenging enough, but taking the family along for the ride gives totally different problems.

There’s no rule which says family men can’t be as effective as single guys on new overseas assignments, but one thing’s for certain, taking the family along adds even more new challenges, especially where younger children are involved. It’s important to provide a positive impression of their new country and, above all, to represent the fun elements of living overseas.

Singapore is a favourite for furthering expat professionals' careers as well as having lots of fun activities for younger family members. The city state’s modernity and upscale standard of living allows attractions and amenities for all ages, with children’s activities especially well represented. From interactive play zones through water parks, adventure activities, sports, museums and art centres, to a waxworks, movie theatres and more, kids will find their new city a great place to grow up.

For adventurous youngsters, there’s the treetop obstacle course at Forest Adventure as well as the Mega Adventure Park with its high rope course, climbing walls and a free fall parachute drop. Younger children will love the SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre’s play areas whilst their older siblings enjoy a full range of adventure activities. If your kids love the outdoors, there’s a fabulous range of playgrounds to enjoy, most of which are in natural settings.

Drama and arts and crafts facilities are ever-popular options for keeping creative kids amused, and Singapore has a full list of workshops including a young people's Drama Academy and Art Zone’s art classes. The Playeum’s family creativity centre involves parents as well, with a monthly calendar of programmes making planning days out easy. Clay Cove’s pottery workshop is an all time favourite, given that kids like nothing better than to get covered in the material they’re playing with!

For family days out there’s an even larger choice of fun things to do, starting with Let’em Play with its indoor climbing and bouldering obstacle course and robotics laboratory. Amazonia caters for all ages including toddlers, offering a play area, jungle play gym, glow in the dark mini-golf, spaceball and a bistro. Two museums with a difference, Trick Eye and Alive, will fascinate curious children with their interactive artwork and optical art illusions.

A full family day out at Universal Studios Singapore’s movie theme park is fun from start to finish, and the 10-metre tall tree house at Westgate Wonderland’s rooftop playground is sure to thrill. For beach lovers and young sandcastle architects, Santosa Island is the place, easily accessed and perfect for a relaxing day out. All the above and much more, including a zoo, night safari, marine park, bird park and an aquarium, will thrill your kids and make sure they’re happy in their new home.
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