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June 2024

Fun in the Shade: 28 Cool Indoor Activities for Kids & Families in Singapore

Not all the fun happens in the sun, especially when the heat index and humidity levels go through the roof. Even schools are taking measures to help students and teachers beat the heat. But what about during weekends and school holidays? Fret not, parents. Here’s a list of 28 cool indoor activities so your little ones can chill out while still having a ball of a time through the summer season and beyond. #KeepCoolAndCarryOn


Active Adventures

1. Bounce with glee

Trampoline parks such as Bounce Singapore or AMPED Trampoline Park offer a cool and action-packed escape. With interconnected trampolines, dodgeball courts, and obstacle courses, kids can jump, climb, and bounce their worries away. At the end of the day, it leaves them happy and worn out in the best way possible.

cool indoor activities - iFly Singapore
iFly Singapore

2. Soar through the air

Crave aerial adventures? Flight simulator experiences at Aeroviation or Flight Experience Singapore let budding pilots soar through iconic landscapes — sans turbulence. While iFly Singapore offers the thrill of skydiving (safely!) in a vertical wind tunnel. Great for families seeking an adrenaline rush minus the scorching sun.

3. Get racing

Speed demons can imagine they’re Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton at Singapore’s one-and-only indoor go-karting circuit, HyperDrive. Kids and kidults from 9 years old can race around a multi-level track with ramps, twists, and turns. Immerse in gamified elements like power-ups and special effects for an unforgettable family adventure.

SkyPark by Kiztopia
SkyPark by Kiztopia

4. Conquer obstacle courses

Unleash your inner ninja warriors at obstacle courses like Airzone (closed for upgrading till October 2024), SkyPark by Kiztopia, and SuperPark Singapore. Swing, climb, and balance your way through a network of obstacles, testing your agility and teamwork. Thrilling exploits for all ages burn energy and build confidence — all in air-conditioned comfort.

5. Scale new heights

Channel your inner Spideys at indoor rock-climbing facilities like Climb@T3, Climb Central, and Project Send. Scale colourful walls, conquer challenging bouldering routes, and celebrate victories together. It’s a fantastic bonding activity that builds strength, problem-solving skills, and leaves you with epic memories.


Creative Sparks

6. Get artsy and crafty

Let your creativity run wild at Motion Art Jam, where you can splatter paint on canvases. At Splat Paint House, even the walls are fair game! For a more tactile experience, mould quirky mugs and figurines at Clay Cove or try Resin Play’s resin art workshops. Messy but utterly rewarding for families looking to bond and bring home unique keepsakes.

cool indoor activities - Future World at ArtScience Museum
‘Future World: Where Art Meets Science’ at ArtScience Museum

7. Embrace the arts

Dive into digital wonderlands at teamLab exhibitions at the ArtScience Museum. Co-create a mesmerising light show and change the fabric of the universe through play. For a hands-on experience, head to the Keppel Centre for Art Education, where kids can experiment with light and shadow or mix virtual paint to create masterpieces.

8. Build a masterpiece

Nurture budding engineers and architects at LEGO certified stores in Singapore, with the flagship at Resorts World Sentosa offering the most inspiration, of course. Or head to the new Toys“R”Us at VivoCity, which boasts a massive LEGO section and life-sized models. With endless building possibilities, hours of fun are guaranteed.

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9. Become a perfumer

Sniff out the fascinating world of scents at Scentopia, or book a perfume-creation workshop with Maison 21G. Oo La Lab also has one just for kids to design their own scented body wash. Tap into your olfactory senses to mix and match playful citrus notes or calming floral accords. Finally, bottle your signature fragrance for a bespoke souvenir.

10. Cook up a storm

Looking for a recipe for fun? Why not team up with your junior masterchefs at a cooking or baking workshop? Interactive sessions at ToTT or Baker’s Brew allow families to learn new culinary skills together. Bond over chopping veggies, decorating pizzas, or whipping up yummy bakes — and best of all, devour the delicious rewards together!


Educational Escapades

11. Travel back in time

Make history come alive with interactive exhibits and engaging activities at our museums. The National Museum of Singapore showcases the city’s incredible transformation, while the Asian Civilisations Museum celebrates our ancestral heritage. Delve into our Nyonya heritage at the Peranakan Museum and explore WWII bunkers at The Battlebox.

Science Centre Singapore
Science Centre Singapore

12. Unleash the scientist

Spark curiosity at Singapore’s educational powerhouses. The Science Centre Singapore explodes with interactive exhibits on everything from the human body to space exploration. Meanwhile, the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum ignites a passion for paleontology with dinosaur fossils and fascinating wildlife dioramas.

13. Cultivate a green thumb

Become plant detectives at Gardens by the Bay’s super-cooled Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Take an expedition through misty jungles with towering waterfalls, marvel at vibrant flower displays from all over the world, and even learn about carnivorous plants. Grow an edible garden or design your own terrarium at fun workshops too.

cool indoor activities - Children’s Biodiversity Library by S.E.A. Aquarium
Children’s Biodiversity Library by S.E.A. Aquarium

14. Bring books to life

Beyond borrowing books, our public libraries offer interactive storytelling sessions with dramatised readings, puppets, and even songs. You can also catch family-friendly movie screenings or tinker with 3D printers and coding tools. Don’t forget the enchanting Children’s Biodiversity Library by S.E.A. Aquarium at the Central Public Library too.

15. Take a deep dive

Future marine biologists can dive further into the depths. Go face-to-face with playful otters as you journey through freshwater ecosystems at River Wonders. Or explore the world-famous S.E.A. Aquarium with its massive Open Ocean tank and fascinating marine treasures. Afterwards, seas the day and have a meal at Ocean Restaurant.


Priceless Playtime

16. Challenge your brain

Put your teamwork to the test in a heart-pounding yet kid-friendly escape room adventure. Potterheads can embark on a wizardly quest at The Tiara Society’s secret chamber or capture fantastic beasts at Captivate Escape Rooms. Put your wands — and heads — together to boost communication, problem-solving skills, and of course, family fun!

Timezone Singapore

17. Have arcade adventures

Relive your childhood with the kids through classic arcade games and state-of-the-art diversions at Timezone or Cow Play Cow Moo. Then blast into the future with virtual action at Go Virtual Reality or Hologate Singapore, battling zombies or exploring fantastical worlds. It’s a winning combo of retro fun and cutting-edge thrills for the whole family.

18. Explore the world of toys and games

Journey through playtime’s past and present. Explore the MINT Museum of Toys, a treasure trove of vintage toys from around the world. Then embrace your inner child at a board game café, such as Settlers Café and The Mind Café. Challenge one another to classic and contemporary games for a playful day in with a cuppa and a snack.

cool indoor activities - KidZania Singapore
KidZania Singapore

19. Pretend play

Miniature city meets mind-bending illusions on Sentosa. Firstly, become a pint-sized pro at the newly reopened KidZania Singapore. Kids can role-play grown-up jobs like firefighter or baker, earning pretend pay and learning valuable skills. Then step into a world of illusions at the Trick Eye Museum. Pose for mind-bending family photos and giggle at wacky optical tricks.

20. Make an indoor playdate

Rain or shine, playtime prevails at indoor playgrounds islandwide. All-time favourites from Kiztopia and Amazonia to T-Play at HomeTeamNS clubhouses provide all the jungle gyms, ball pits, and bouncy castles you need for endless climbing, crawling, and bouncing fun. Or check out the new Vroom Town Driving City, Singapore’s first drive-play city for kids.


Relaxing Recreation

21. Catch a blockbuster

Forget Netflix and Disney+ — there’s nothing like a trip to the cinema. Family favourites include Shaw Theatres Dreamers at Jewel Changi Airport and Balestier. Complete with beanbags and ball pits, they offer a vibrant haven for little ones alongside the movie. Or head to IMAX Omni-Theatre for a fully immersive journey with cutting-edge technology.


22. Belt out your favourites

Take your little rockstars and pop princesses to a kid-friendly karaoke bar. K.STAR boasts themed rooms with stuffed toys, while Cash Studio is known for its affordable rates and no-alcohol policy. Whether your jam is classic Disney tunes or the latest K-pop hits, private rooms offer the perfect family sing-a-long session.

23. Enjoy live entertainment

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay offers live stage performances that might just introduce your little ones to a new genre. For a touch of theatre magic, catch productions by The Little Company, Gateway Arts, and ACT 3 International. Their family-friendly musicals and plays bring stories to life with talented actors, vibrant costumes, and catchy tunes.

cool indoor activities - Platform 1094 afternoon tea
Enchanted Afternoon Tea at Platform 1094

24. Join a tea party

Dress up for a whimsical teatime at a themed café. Enjoy Enchanted Afternoon Tea and healing potions at the wizarding world of Platform 1094, or indulge your anime dreams at ANIPLUS Café. For animal lovers, you can cuddle exotic cats at SGCatHouse and bump noses with puffy-lion dogs at Chow Cute Café, among others.

25. Take a next level staycation

Theme your getaway with fun options like the Gnome’s Land at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, featuring magical décor and cool activities. Or set sail in the Nautical Family Suite at M Hotel Singapore, complete with Kiztopia-designed maritime décor and amenities. Active families can Stay, Climb, Play at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, with access to Climb@T3 and Canopy Park.


For Extra Hot Days

26. Visit a winter wonderland

Beat the heat and brave the frosty fun indoors. Channel your inner Olympian and glide across the ice rink at Kallang Ice World. At Snow City, race down snowy slopes, drift on ice, and admire coloured ice sculptures. These winter wonderlands offer a cool escape that’s perfect for snowball fights, snowman building, and unforgettable family memories.

27. Make a splash

For a guaranteed cool-down adventure for the whole family, dive into an indoor water playground like SAFRA Punggol’s Splash @ Kidz Amaze or Aqua Adventure at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir. Thrilling slides, interactive waterplay structures, and tipping buckets provide endless fun. There are dedicated splash zones for toddlers too.

28. Get brain freeze with ice cream

Indulge in a world of chilly sweetness at the Museum of Ice Cream. This playful museum is more than just exhibits — it’s a giant ice cream fantasy come true. From swimming in the world’s largest sprinkle pool to unlimited ice cream treats, it’s a multi-sensory adventure that ignites imaginations and satisfies every sweet tooth.


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Fun in the Shade: 28 Cool Indoor Activities for Kids & Families in Singapore