10 Kid-Friendly Cycling Routes In SG (With Halal Food Nearby!)


Qistina Bumidin •  Sep 04, 2022

Looking for new activities to do with the little ones this September holidays? Why not go on a bike ride? The exercise is a pretty big pro, but the fresh air, sunshine and fun times with the kids keep you coming back for more. We rounded a list of kid-friendly cycling routes with halal food nearby for those hunger pangs post-cycling! ?

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1. Round Island Route (Eastern)

Singapore's Eastern Round Island Route just opened on the 22nd of January, and we're all super excited! ? The continuous 150km park connector is only part of the 360km island-wide network or recreational routes that are in store for Singaporeans to enjoy. The eastern route starts from Rower’s Bay at Seletar, then to Pasir Park and East Coast Park down to Berlayer Creek at Labrador.

The route is perfect for all ages and fitness levels - however, it is quite a distance to cover! Fret not, though because along the route there are plenty of rest stops, including halal food, you can check out for a break - we got you 12 places to do so!

2. Changi Airport Connector

Changi Airport Connector is home to Changi Jurassic Mile, the city's largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs, the unique and fun attraction for families with kids. You can walk, run or cycle on this path. So take a stroll, then head for the pit stop where you can rent bicycles from GoCycling or if you're coming from the airport itself, you could rent an SGBike at the start of the trail. And if you're feeling sticky from the heat while exploring, you can even stop by the pay-per-use showers and take a quick rinse! Don't worry about ever going hungry - a variety of halal food options await you at Jewel, and at other terminals!

3. Punggol Waterway Park

Located in Punggol, this trail is found in the quiet part of northeastern Singapore. The modern park offers four unique themes - the Nature Cove, Green Gallery, Recreation Zone, and Heritage Zone. Each was created for different families and visitors to explore, so there's something for everyone.

Nature Cove lets families gather on the lawn for picnics and a fantastic Waterway view. The Green Gallery offers a green trail for visitors to appreciate nature and the plantations surrounding them. As for those with a lot of energy to spare, the Recreation Zone has activities and features that will tire them out! ? While the little ones play in the sand and water, adults can visit the fitness corner to get their workout.

4. Alexandra Park Connector

Consider this stretch if you’re looking for an easy, leisurely, fam-friendly bike ride. Start from Alexandra Canal Linear Park and cruise down the park connector to spot Singapore's unofficial adorable mascot, the otters! Make your final stop at Great World City Shopping Centre, and treat yourselves to a heavy lunch at Tambuah Mas Indonesian Restaurant. If you still have the energy to burn, continue your journey towards Clarke Quay and Marina Bay Sands! ?

5. Marina Bay Loop

If you want stunning skyline views, we suggest starting with this 11KM cycling route at sunrise or sunset! Make your way from Marina Bay Sand to the Helix Bridge, then carry on to the Esplanade and Merlion. The journey is truly kid-friendly, as it's flat! This path will take you through the modern side of Singapore to see the impressive concrete jungle from a more touristy perspective ?

6. West Coast Park

West Coast Park is a good option for cycling with the family - it's only 5km, has broad cycling tracks and a relatively flat terrain. The site of beautiful sunsets, this is the spot for anyone who enjoys the golden hour's gorgeous hues ? The area is also famous for its Adventure Play Area, so families with kids might want to opt for West Coast Park for a fun night out camping! There's plentiful of food options nearby, so check out this full list!

7. Northern Explorer Loop

Live up north? Then you’ll want to take on the Northern Explorer Loop – all 25 kilometres of it! Fret not though, while it might seem long, it's flat, so expect a smooth, relaxing journey all the way! A popular spot on the route to check out is Woodlands Waterfront Park, which is full of family-friendly cycling and jogging tracks. You’re also right next to Admiralty Park, too – a must-see for its slide-packed playground! ?If you're at Admiralty Park, you definitely need to dig in into Shiok Garden for delicious hotpot. If you're looking for other options, we got you a list right here.

8. Bedok Reservoir Park

The track around Bedok Reservoir Park, which spans around four kilometres, is a mixture of pavement and pebble paths - making it perfect for your toddlers who's new to cycling ? There's loads of activities to do with your kids if you need a break - have a picnic, let the kids run around freely, or just soak in the view across the reservoir ?Feeling peckish after a day of cycling? Our Bedok food guide will help you out!

9. Coney Island

Perfect for beginners and the little ones, this 8.2km route is easy and can be completed within 30 minutes; which means you could even go for multiple rounds! ? The coastal trails provide opportunities to discover the island's hidden beaches and mangrove swamps. So if you're a curious adventurer at heart, you could even hop off your bike and take a trek into the foliage for more exciting finds ? If you're planning to stay within the vicinity, you can check out Kampong Chai Chee, the only halal restaurant in The Punggol Settlement. However, for those who prefer more options, check out Waterway Point or the newly-opened Northshore Plaza for your meal!

P.S. Need a guide to conquer Coney Island? Check it out here!

10. Sentosa

Put away your slippers and beach towels! ?This time we're not headed to Sentosa for their golden beaches but for a cycling trip. You'd be surprised how perfect Sentosa is to explore on a bicycle. And the best part about cycling in Sentosa is that you can make the route as straightforward or complex as possible. Begin your journey from Vivocity's boardwalk and cycle your way in, where you can then take the high ground (a more challenging trail) and see the island from a top view or follow the boardwalk throughout and pass by the beach for a relaxing and chill day out. ?

Bonus points: there's always something to do at Sentosa afterwards! If your kids and you still have the energy (lucky you!), check out any of these 18 attractions ranging from adventurous to chill activities! For a foodies galore, you're in luck: there's plenty of options to choose from such as Vivocity, and Sentosa itself. Do note that Seah Im Food Centre is currently closed for upgrading works until March 2023.

Make use of the September holidays to be more active while bonding with your kids through cycling! For more September holiday activities, check out these articles!