12 Outdoor Activities In Singapore That Are Perfect For The Whole Family


Faruq Senin •  Aug 23, 2022

Covid-19 restrictions have been loosened, and masks are becoming optional when outdoors, which means it's time to head out with your loved ones for a day of fun! With so many incredible attractions, hiking spots and green spaces in Singapore, you can easily enjoy the outdoors with your whole family, including outdoor activities for kids ? To help you out, we’ve rounded up these 12 things to do outdoors that you and your family would love! 

1. Hike or cycle along Singapore’s outdoor trails

Singapore has plenty of hiking or cycling trails and the holidays are the best time to explore them! The best part is that there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for kid-friendly trails, head over to the newly opened Changi Jurassic Mile at Changi Airport which boasts 22 life-sized dinosaur exhibits. From there, you can also rent a bicycle and make your way to East Coast Park and Gardens by the Bay via the new park connector. For a day out in nature, head over to the scenic Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Southern Ridges Walk or immerse yourself in the rustic vibes of Coney Island and Pulau Ubin ?

While cycling or hiking, remember to hydrate yourself with Cocomax 100% Coconut Water. It’s a natural isotonic and contains 5 essential electrolytes to help replenish lost nutrients and keep your body hydrated. You’ll be more than ready to break some sweat and enjoy some outdoor activity with the family! 

P.S. Here's 12 cycling routes perfect for your outdoor retreat in Singapore!

2. Zipline through Sentosa at Mega Adventure

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Up for an adrenaline-pumping outdoor activity with your family? Unleash your adventurous spirit at Mega Adventure in Sentosa! Their main highlight is the MegaZip where you can zipline your way down from the peak of Imbiah Hill to the man-made island off Siloso Beach ? You can zipline at the same time as your family members or for those with younger kids, you can do a tandem zipline. Mega Adventure also has other activities that are perfect for some family fun like Climb and Jump where you’ll go through a 3-storey treetop obstacle course with a 15-metre para jump. Alternatively, you can also sign up for MegaBounce and jump on their bungy trampolines on Siloso Beach. Not to mention that Mega Adventure also has discounts for families and groups! 

Price: from $49.50

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3. Go kayaking

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If you’re looking for some outdoor fun in the water, why not go kayaking with the whole family? What’s great is that if you’re a beginner, you won’t need a license or certificate to rent standard sit-on-top kayaks or canoes at Singapore’s kayak rental outlets. For those of you kayaking with kids, you might need to rent a double kayak. Go kayaking with a stunning view of Singapore’s skyline at Marina Reservoir, get close to nature at MacRitchie and Pulau Ubin or even uncover a hidden gem like Lazarus Island. We guarantee that kayaking with the family will surely be a rewarding outdoor activity. Check out our ultimate kayaking guide to find out the best places to kayak in Singapore, kayak rentals and more! There's even a place where you can kayak AND fish at the same time

Looking to drink something refreshing after kayaking? Cool off from the heat with Cocomax 100% Coconut Water! With no added sugar or preservatives, you can enjoy the natural sweetness of coconut water straight from the bottle. Not only will you get the best source of vitamins and minerals, but it’s also as good as drinking fresh coconut water from the fruit itself. Perfect if you’re looking for a healthy and yummy drink ?

4. Conquer a treetop obstacle course at Forest Adventure

A treetop obstacle course in Singapore? We kid you not! Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir is Singapore’s first and only treetop obstacle course. This is one outdoor activity that lets you go on treetop walks, thrilling obstacles and zip lines that have been rigged up among trees. Not to mention that you’ll get to admire the view of Bedok Reservoir while going through the obstacle course ? There are three different courses catering to different ages, so it’s an ideal outdoor activity for both adults and kids to do if you're looking for an adventure! Tired of the challenging course? Grab a bottle of Cocomax 100% Coconut Water to recharge yourself! It hydrates better than water and works great as a post-workout drink to replenish lost nutrients. It’s perfect for families and even kids will enjoy it!

Price: from $39

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5. Have a picnic at Singapore’s parks and gardens

Picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend some quality time with your loved ones! Thankfully, Singapore has plenty of parks and gardens where you can lay down your picnic mat. Head over to the iconic Marina Barrage for a picnic overlooking the Singapore skyline and fly a kite or catch the sunset. For some sea breeze, East Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park or Changi Beach will be perfect. Plus, you can play ball games with your family, swim in the sea or build sandcastles with the kids. As you can’t travel now, take this time to recreate your Thailand beach vacay by drinking Cocomax 100% Coconut Water! Each bottle of Cocomax contains the goodness of 2 coconuts that have been carefully picked from one of the world’s best sources of coconuts, Ampawa, Thailand. Perfect for you and your kids to enjoy the refreshing taste and nutty aroma of coconut water right here in Singapore! Check out our list of the 22 best spots for a picnic with your loved ones. 

6. Take a ride on Skyline Luge Sentosa

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A visit to the Skyline Luge Sentosa is an exciting activity for all ages and that means it’s an outdoor activity that your whole family will love! For the uninitiated, the Luge is a toboggan ride where you’ll control a luge cart going down a track. It’s a gravity ride, so the rider gets to control how fast they descend ? Skyline Luge has four tracks - each with hairpin corners, exhilarating tunnels and downhill slopes. So, you can challenge your family members to a race! For those with younger kids, there’s also a child doubling option. After every round, you can also hop on the Skyride, a chairlift that brings you back to the top of the tracks where you can admire breathtaking views.

#HHWT Tip: If youvisit Skyline Luge in a family of 3 or more, you can enjoy amazing discounts! 

Price: from $24

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7. Have fun at massive outdoor playgrounds

Playgrounds never fail to excite the young and the young at heart! For fun playtime with the whole family, Singapore’s massive outdoor playgrounds are just where you need to go. 

Take a trip to the North and head over to the Admiralty Park playground which has a total of 26 unique slides including the 34-metre Curved Roller, and a slide which is wide enough for a family of 4! Heading East instead? Be sure to stop by the Marine Cove playground which has net-climbing courses, a suspension bridge and a red tower inspired by a lighthouse. For a more central location, the Jubilee Park at Fort Canning has multiple swings, large climbing nets, a log scramble and more. If you're looking for less-crowded playgrounds to avoid the imminent crowd, we got you 17 places that will be fun for you and your kids too! Once you and your kids have had fun at the playground, be sure to drink some Cocomax 100% Coconut Water. With its natural and 100% pure coconut water, it’s just the healthy and delicious drink you’ll need to feel refreshed! Definitely a healthier alternative to sweetened drinks. 

8. Spend a day out at the Singapore Zoo

A day out at the Singapore Zoo is always a great idea for an outdoor activity with the family! Whether you’re looking to revisit Singapore’s attractions or bring the kids out, be awed by over 300 species of animals and creatures at the Singapore Zoo. What’s more, you can enhance your experience by feeding giraffes, elephants and rhinos for $5 (proceeds will go towards wildlife conservation). Or catch one of the amazing animal shows like the Splash Safari where sea lions will glide and balance a ball on their noses. Looking to cool down on a hot day? Be sure to head over to the wet play area at Rainforest Kidz World and go down the animal-themed slides and enjoy the jumbo water bucket. 

P.S. We updated our Singapore Zoo and River Safari guide right here!

Price: from $31.20

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9. Get up close with adorable goats

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Drop by in the morning at Hay Diaries to catch the goats being milked, then bring a few bottles home at the end of the day! You and your kids can purchase your own alfalfa hay to hand-feed the curious creatures and even pet them! ? If you and your family love to change up your activities during the weekends, why not check out our very own farms in Singapore?

Price: Free entrance, $5 per packet of alfalfa hay

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10. Go camping under the stars

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Now that camping is back, give the kids a whole load of memories - play some campfire songs, have a BBQ session, build a sandcastle, the list is endless! We have built an ultimate camping guide for you to check out!

11. Have a splashing fun day at public pools

Singapore has only two seasons: sun and more sun (yes, it's still hot even when it's raining!), which explains why Singapore's public pools are a favourite thing to do for families! It's affordable (entry fees are between $0.50 and $1.70), and promises endless splashing good fun with their water slides, wave pools and more ? Check out our roundup of the best 10 public pools with cool water features you should check out!

12. Get the adrenaline pumping with go-karting

If you're looking for an adrenaline rush, there's nothing more exciting than spending a day of racing fun with your family! From being able to do multiple turns on the track or slide sideways when going around the bends on the karting track at breakneck speeds, your kids are on the way to become budding F1 drivers! ? Not sure where to go? Check out our roundup of the best places to try go karting!

With these 12 awesome outdoor activities in Singapore, you can enjoy a day out in the sun with your family! What’s more, these outdoor activities are also perfect for kids too. From hiking to cycling to obstacle courses and more, Cocomax will keep you refreshed and hydrated throughout your day. With its natural sweetness and essential nutrients all packed in a bottle, it's as good as drinking fresh coconut water. Truly a drink the whole family can enjoy! It's time to plan your day outdoors with loved ones ?

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