After months of staying at home, we all long to be relaxing on a beach or exploring a new city. While leisure travel may not be possible this year, there are still tons of places in Singapore where we can take some time off, go on a “holiday” right in the heart of our city! When you are looking for ideas for the coming long weekends, check out these family-friendly activities and staycation deals!
Family-Friendly Activities for Young Children
Now that we can be out and about, here are some kid-friendly ideas for your next weekend family outing! Remember that if you do want to organise a play-date to boost your child’s social skills, let’s keep to the rule of 5 in a group!
Catch a Family-Friendly Movie
Now that cinemas are opened, with appropriate safe distancing and safe management measures, it is time to catch up on the movies you’ve missed in the past few months! The Trolls World Tour and Sonic The Hedgehog are just some family-friendly ones that you might want to consider!
Swim and Soak Up The Sun at Wild Wild Wet!
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For those longing for the days in the pool, get yourselves to Wild Wild Wet and enjoy 1-for-1 day passes when you present the NDP E-Discount Coupon when purchasing your tickets. Now, you’ll only have to pay $7.50 (adult) to have an entire day of fun!
Play in the Canopy Park at Jewel Changi Airport
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Easties can have fun at Jewel Changi Airport! With the wide range of restaurants and shops, parents and children can spend the entire day with tons to do! If you haven’t already visited the Canopy Park, this is your chance! Get an amazing 3 months of unlimited play at the Canopy Park for $54 per adult and $39 per child. That works out to be getting 3 months of play with the cost of one standard ticket!
This offer ends 10 August 2020!
Did You Know? Children instinctively learn essential skills and qualities they need as they grow through play!
Enrich Your Minds With Books At the Library
Bookworms would go, hip hip hooray with the reopening of libraries. Reading is one of the best activities to bond with your child so find out what books they should be reading at their age.
Pretend You’re Flying on a Cable Car
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Enjoy online exclusive deals (55% off) on the Cable Car Sky Pass as you pretend you are on a plane while on the cable car! Local residents now pay only $15.75 (adult) and $11.25 (child) for the Sky Pass that allows you on both the Mount Faber Line and the Sentosa Line.
Spend an entire day out at Sentosa
Grab a 2-year Sentosa Islander Membership for the price of 1-year with the code NDP at islander.com.sg. Besides getting unlimited entry into the island via the Monorail, you’ll enjoy a free 2-hour parking at the beach station plus birthday treats! Families can also redeem Sentosa’s Free Fun Pass (2 per household) which grants you tokens to redeem free access to various attractions in Sentosa like the Segway Eco Adventure, Headrock VR, Mega Adventure Park, Trick Eye Museum and more! When the night arrives, enjoy the Wings of Time light show for just $8.10 (Standard Seat, U.P. $18) when you book your tickets online with the NDP promotion.
Visit The Parks and Beaches
Children love being outdoors and now that the parks and beaches are opened, they can run in the grass again! Just remember to pack some mozzie repellent because we want to fend off the mozzies!
Head to the Zoo / Bird Park / River Safari / Night Safari
After learning about the various animals through books and videos the past two months, perhaps it is time to get up close and personal by seeing them in real life! Do note that the parks are operating with limited capacity and entrance to the parks are time-based. To visit, you’ll need to purchase your tickets online and select your entry time before heading down. While the 3 parks are now open, the Night Safari will only reopen from 30 July 2020.
Family-Friendly Staycation Deals
Of course, besides just having a day out, you may want to spend your entire weekend away from home and take the opportunity to relax and unwind in one of the many hotels in Singapore. What’s more, snag great deals these hotels are offering for families!
Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore
Families who have missed shopping at Orchard Road but still want to get some peace and tranquillity away from the crowds can consider the Goodwood Family Staycation Package. At $288++ per room per night, you’ll also get to enjoy complimentary breakfast for your family (2 adults and 2 children), along with a Taiwan Porridge Bento at the Coffee Lounge for lunch or dinner. Children get to bring home a Teddy Bear and munch on cookies with milk during turndown service!
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
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You don’t have to survive the great outdoors to go on a camping trip with your little ones! The Fullerton’s Hotel Family Glamping Package allows you to go glamping with a children’s sleeping tent and sleeping bags provided, alongside take-home gifts of children-sized bathrobes! For the daddies and mummies, you can enjoy sumptuous meals at the hotel, a complimentary Fullerton Merlion cocktail, and enjoy exclusive spa offers. Now, isn’t that an awesome family-friendly vacation within Singapore?
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Do you have a big family? Then the Families by M.O. Staycation deal is the one for you. Enjoy the second room at half the price, with complimentary children’s amenities provided and kids under the age of 12 eats free from the children’s menus!
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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If you haven’t already took a dip in the world’s largest infinity pool, this may just be your best opportunity to enjoy that with fewer crowds and at a special rate of $339++ with the Sands Staycation Package! Kids can also visit the Art Science Museum at a discounted rate to get a glimpse of the Science, Technology, the Arts at work through the exhibitions!
Resorts World Sentosa
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One of the best places for a retreat would be the island of Sentosa. With Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Adventure Cove Water park and lots of food, dining, and shops to offer, there’s definitely something for each family member! Their various 2D1N packages come bundled with attraction tickets, set breakfast for two, dining credits, complimentary parking and not to forget a stay in Equarius Hotel or Hotel Michael for your family!
And besides, if you can’t cross the causeway, you can cross the Sentosa Island bridge for a weekend of family-friendly fun!
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Does your child miss pool time? Enjoy unlimited pool time at Shangri-La’s all-new Splash Zone that has 6 unique water play areas when you book a Fun Family Playcation! You can also go on a picnic with the picnic basket, mat, and food items that you’ll receive during your stay! Your child will feel extra pampered as they will also get special kids-themed welcome amenities.
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
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If you are one who prefers the comfort of your own bed, it doesn’t mean you’ll miss the fun from a staycation as you can go on a Daycation at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa! Enjoy access to the pool and beach, sun beds, towel service, changing rooms, and sea sports activities for $75 per adult (inclusive of $50 dining credits), $10 per 4 – 6 years old preschoolers, and complimentary for kids 3 years old and below (with every paying adult).
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore
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The Ritz Kids Night Safari offers an exciting adventure for your kids. You can read with your child in the tent or try some indoor activities while “camping” in your luxurious room. Head out to nearby Suntec City and Marina Square for some shopping and food for the entire family!
W Singapore Sentosa Cove Hotel
If you want to be in a more tranquil area of Sentosa, the W Singapore Sentosa Cove with its Book a Boost deal offers complimentary upgrade to the next room type, daily breakfast for two, and complimentary access to AWAY Spa for daddies and mummies to relax after being home with their little ones over the home-based learning period. With its luxurious rooms and huge pools, it is indeed a family-friendly staycation!
We may have moved out from our Circuit Breaker, but Safe Management Measures and the wearing of masks (or face shields) continues to be ever-present everywhere we go! Daddies and mummies, keen to take a break but still want to ensure the safety of your little ones? You’ll be glad to know that these family-friendly hotels are also in the list of approved hotels (as of 24 July 2020)!
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