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Top Family-Friendly Things to Do That Are Fun for Adults Too

Check out these unique family-friendly activities that aren't just fun for kids, but great for your whole family!
Last updated: 03 Aug 2021 - 8 min read

From visiting Singapore's last kampong, to some crazy fun like exploring abandoned WWII bunkers, to making your own dessert-shaped soaps - there's so much to see and do! There's so much that we actually found more than 10 - so we decided to include them all!

1
Uncover Hidden Marine life on an Intertidal walk

Spot hermit crabs, starfishes, sea cucumbers, and other interesting (and weird!) marine animals along Singapore's Changi coast! The experienced guides will help you spot as much marine life as possible, while sharing their vast knowledge on marine ecology! Even though these intertidal walks are popular with kids, we still had so much fun finding animals we've never seen before in our lives ✌🏻

Suitable for kids aged 2+

2
Exploratory Play in a Nature Based Playground

This Nature Based playground is one of the most unique spots in Singapore, and enables children to explore nature in a safe environment. Here, children can enjoy limitless possibilities for adventurous play and exploration. Here, kids will be able to experience creating bamboo irrigation channels, flooding and jumping in mud holes, identifying and trying plants from the edible garden and so much more!

Suitable for kids aged 2-10 years.

3
Head out to Sea with the loveliest crew

Time for a dose of vitamin SEA 🌊 Spend a memorable day out indulging in the ultimate yacht life — diving and swimming in the sea, playing on floaties, and enjoying a delicious BBQ with the family. This is one of our most popular yacht options for being amazing value for money, and having the loveliest captain, who is great with families. Take a look at the effusive reviews to see for yourself! :)

Suitable for any age. Bonus: This is Pet-Friendly!

4
Kayak & Hike to Viewpoint in Pulau Ubin

Spend a day outdoors embarking on a kids-friendly kayaking trip to Pulau Ubin! The heartfelt kayak guides will bring you around the gorgeous mangrove and local kampong houses, as well as take you on a short hike up to Puaka Hill, the highest point of Ubin! It’ll be a day full of stunning views, exercise and Vitamin D. The best part? Buy fresh seafood directly from a kelong! You can plan a family cooking session immediately after the trip (which ends just in time for lunch). Masterchef anyone 🤪 ?

Suitable for kids aged 4+. Bonus: This is Pet-Friendly!

5
Explore Mangroves @ Sungei Buloh

Here you and your curious children can explore the Sungei Buloh Mangroves and see wildlife in their natural habitat. Look out for mudskippers, monitor lizards, tree-climbing crabs, kingfishers, and even crocodiles 🤩 The best part is that you'll be with an experienced naturalist guide who will be able to explain the rich biodiversity we have right here in Singapore.

Suitable for kids aged 2+.

6
Visit the First Insect Sustainable Farm in Singapore

This is a great experience for teaching kids about sustainability. Visit Singapore's very own insect farm, where you'll learn about how the humble black soldier flies can solve Singapore's food waste problem. The greedy larvae of these soldier flies gobble up food waste and poop out organic fertilizer of the highest quality. The larvae also becomes quality feed for livestock — one insect, multiple uses, and zero wastage ✌🏻😜

Suitable for kids of any age.

7
Explore Singapore's Hidden WW2 Bunkers

This is our top pick for curious and active children — go on an expedition unlike any other as you visit the Marsiling Bunkers (with a twist!). Explore the abandoned World War II bunkers, packed with exciting mini-challenges along the way to engage you and your family. The Beyond Expedition team will also be taking photos with their DSLR during the trip so you'll have awesome memories to share during the next gathering with the rest of your family!

Suitable for kids age 5+. Bonus: This is Pet-Friendly!

8
Make Pizza @ Secret Supper Club

This is a really fun afternoon out for the whole family. Not only do you get to make pizza dough from scratch, you'll also learn how to raise a fire with sustainably sourced firewood, and pick your own plant garnishing from the adjacent farm. After the class, you can enjoy your yummy creations together, with a complimentary bottle of wine thrown in! BONUS: Your furkid is very welcome here too :)

9
Design your own Ceramic Mug

Get your hands dirty as you decorate a ceramic cup with your children 🙌🏻. Enjoy a slow-paced and relaxing afternoon adding personalised touches to a pre-formed cylinder, transforming it into a cup/mug that is uniquely yours! You'll be surprised at how nimble your children's little hands can be. While everyone would typically work on a cup each, you can also choose to do multiple cups together as a family for extra bonding!

Suitable for kids aged 3+.

10
Visit Singapore's Last Kampong

Teleport back in time and get swept in nostalgia during this 2-hour guided walk through Singapore’s last kampong village. Think overhead cables hanging above wooden attap houses, self-grown crops like banana and chili padi, and simple childhood games like Five Stones and Pick-up Sticks — your little ones will get the chance to experience firsthand what Singapore used to be like. It’s also extra meaningful when you share your personal kampong stories with your children 😌

Suitable for any age.

11
Paper Marbling Workshop on a Lush Rooftop Garden

Create art in a lush rooftop garden? Yes please! Create beautiful marble patterns using only paint, water, and paper. As complex as the final artwork looks, paper marbling is actually easy to pick up with proper guidance. As Candice (the instructor) told us, "There are no mistakes in paper marbling!", each "mistake" ends up adding more flavour and personality to your unique piece.

Suitable for kids age 4+.

12
Make Your Own Dessert Soaps

Edible soap? Nah, just kidding. These are soaps shaped like desserts (definitely do NOT consume 😜). During this 2-hour workshop, you'll be learning to make macaron-shaped and Kueh Salat-shaped soaps! These make for amazing gifts after the workshop, talk about functional and aesthetic! This workshop is suitable for kids from 6 years old, and an experienced facilitator will guide your family on how to craft your own soap and make it look amazing!

Suitable for kids aged 6+.

13
Creative Art Jamming

If you're looking for your child to learn new art techniques, or just to express his/her creativity on canvas, why not try art jamming? You get 2 hours to sketch, use arcylic paints or watercolours, and the best part is you get to bring home your own creation to display! This is a perfect birthday treat for your creative little one, or just a nice way to spend some chilled parent-child time.

Suitable for any age.

14
Private Clementi Forest Hike with Experienced Outdoor Coach

This is a super cool option for the adventurous family! You'll have seen the instaworthy pictures of the iconic railway tunnel by now, but did you know that there are hidden trails beyond the tunnel? The experienced outdoor coaches here will take you and your family for a guided exploration of Clementi forest, teach basic outdoor survival skills and give you and your family an exciting day out you won't forget!

Suitable for kids aged 7+.

15
Build Your Own Mini Garden

Do you and your kids love nature? If you don't have much outdoor space, or want to teach your kids to create a minim garden at home, a terrarium is just the thing for you! Spend your weekend with plant-loving couple, Jason and Joy, at this terrarium workshop to learn how to create and maintain your very own terrarium! It's great bonding for parents and children.

Suitable for kids aged 6+.

16
Explore Hidden Forts like Indiana Jones

This is suitable for adventurous older children. This is a 2hr adventurous hike to Labrador Park and Mount Faber to seek out the hidden abandoned forts and war relics that lie within the forest. Indulge your sense of exploration as you and your children clamber up and down, in and out of these ruins. It's great for an adventurous weekend where you want to feel like you have explored new lands.

Suitable for kids aged 10+.

17
Staycation on a HK Junk Boat

If you want to treat your family to a truly special experience, why not do a staycation on a Hong Kong Junk Boat? In the day, you'll head to St John or Lazarus island to learn to stand-up paddleboard, swim or hike on the island. If you just fancy a relaxing time, you can chill on the aquamat or water hammock. At night you can watch a movie on the upper decks with a projector and screen! The Captain can also bring guests to the beach (weather dependent) for campfire setup, drinks and good conversations. Sounds idyllic!

Suitable for any age.

18
Organic Bee Farm & Honey Tasting on a Secret Rooftop Farm

This organic farming session combines a beekeeping masterclass with honey tasting, and you'll get a yummy organic honey cocktail/mocktail to end the session. Our favourite part? It all takes place at a secret rooftop farm that reminds us of speakeasies abroad. Not only will you and your family get to learn a lot about how our ecosystem works (organic plants -> feed bees -> produce honey), you'll also get to enjoy it all in an incredibly chilled surrounding.

Suitable for kids aged 3+.

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