10 Refreshing Choices Of Outdoor Activities To Do in Singapore
Looking to breathe in some fresh air and get some much deprived Vitamin Ds into your body? We have tidied up a consolidated list of 10 exciting outdoor activities that you – be it alone, with friends or families, can consider exploring!
1. Locomole App: Singapore Trails – Singapore Stories on the Go!
What if locations have a voice to tell their stories?
Go on an immersive trail in LocoMole and explore the different parts of this amazing little red dot! With the integration of technology, discover the interesting and surprising stories perhaps you would never have known about. Take your pick with the wide range of trail options available!
Useful Tip: We recommend you to pre-select the trail you want to embark on so you can receive the necessary information in regards to your trail to make it a smooth one!
Budget: Majority of the locations are free to download but there are several special ones that you can choose from going at SGD $6.98 (app USD5 dollars).
Timings and Where: Depends on what you picked! (Don’t be worried about finding directions. The app is equipped to help you out there!)
Who should go: For you who is adventurous and have an inquisitive mind!
Family Friendliness: 5/5
Want to get started? Download Locomole App here!
2. Forest Adventure – Overcome Your obstacles!
Life will always be ridden with obstacles so why not give yourself a challenge to look straight at them and conquer them?
Ready for a high dosage of adrenaline that is out from the mundane? Tackle an obstacle course at Forest Adventure for a time of thrill and fun with the wide variety of height elements, including the zip lines!
- Apparently there is a special rate just for adults on every Tuesday!
- … and also for tertiary students during the weekdays! *HINT HINT*
- $36/$39 – Children (Depending on which course – $25 for accompanying adult)
- $50 – Adults (Refer to the website provided for the detailed pricing table)
Opening Hours:9.30 am – 6.30 pm *Closed on Mon except Public Holidays*
Where: Bedok Reservoir Road, SG 479244
Who should go: For you who needs an injection of fun mixed with adrenaline (children or adults alike)! *Especially want to encourage you who have to fear of heights to come and try it out – this is your moment to overcome!*
Family Friendliness: 4/5
For more information, you can find it at https://forestadventure.com.sg. It is recommended to book in advance.
3. Kayaking in the Mangroves – Access to the Unknown!
If you are looking for a getaway from the city areas, then this is a perfect choice for you! Set out for a mini-adventure into the mangroves of areas like Pulau Ubin and Khatib Bongsu that are only accessible by kayaks.
For families who love the outdoors and adventures, this is one ideal exploration venture you can embark with your children!
To note: For the kayaking trip to Khatib Bongsu, the minimum age for kids is 4 years old! So don’t fret! You don’t have to leave anyone behind!
Useful Tip: Best to inquire first for the tours they are scheduling and the prices (it may not be exactly the same all the time). Good to message them through Facebook – they are quite prompt in their response!
- ~$50 – Children (12 years old and below)
- ~$95 – Adults
Timing: Generally 4-5 Hours
Where (Office): 59C, Temple Street, SG 058604
Who should go: For you or families who wants a taste for adventure! Beginners are welcomed!
Family Friendliness: 3/5
Want to know more about it? Find out at https://www.facebook.com/kayakasia/
4. Treetop Walk – Walk the Distance (6km!)
Looking to challenge your limits? Why not try hiking at this forested gem of MacRitchie? Throughout the trekking trip, you can enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful scenery along the suspended bridge. We guarantee that loads of calories will be burned after it!
The terrains should be safe enough even for children as young as 3 years old to walk on but we want to be honest – the distance might be too tiring for them! Unless you are all ready for a serious workout, you might want to reconsider opting for another activity instead.
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm (Tues to Fri), 8.30am – 5pm (Weekends and Public Holidays) *Closed on Mon, except on Public Holidays*
Where: 601 Island Club Rd, SG 578775
Who should go: For you or families who wants a serious workout to burn some calories (YES! It will help you to burn calories!)
Family Friendliness: 3/5
For detailed information about this activity, find out about what to expect on the 6km tree top walk here!
5. Gardens by the Bay – Extraordinary Sight and Wonder!
Gardens by the Bay is one urban forest where you can visit ‘comfortably’ without the scorching sun. The Gardens was first planned as an venue for horticultural research.
So whether you are a nature lover (or not), this is a floral paradise not to be missed.
You must make a visit to the two conservatories – Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. In these conservatories, you will find yourself surrounded by a wide diversities of flora and fauna alien to the tropics.
Not to forget the iconic Supertrees – where you can take many selfies and wefies with the beautiful structures! And since you are here, you must stay for the Light Show happening at 7.45pm and 8.45pm everyday.
For the families, there is also the Far East Organization Children’s Garden – an amazing water playground for your kids who need an escape from the heat!
- Children (3-12 years old): $15
- Adults/Seniors (60 years old and above): $38
- SG or PR Residents (L: 1 Conservatory, R: Both)
- Children (3-12 years old): $8/$12
- Adults: $12/$20
- Seniors (60 years old and above): $8/$15
(*For conservatories only, admission into the Garden is free)
- Garden: 5am – 2am
- Conservatories: 9am – 9pm
- Children’s Garden: 10am – 7pm (Tues to Fri), 9am – 9pm (Weekends and Public Holidays) *Closed on Mon*
Where: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, SG 018953
Who should go: You who need a chill pill, families who love nature and flowers (and in need of a small dosage of cold air)
Family Friendliness: 5/5
For more information, feel free to visit http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en.html
6. Karting Arena – Experience Swift Acceleration!
Maybe you have a secret desire to be a F1 driver? Yup, you can make your dream come true with this outdoor activity!
In the karting arena, you will get to zoom around the tracks in an electric go-kart and feel the wind rushing on your skin! You can go up to 50 km/hr if you have a driver’s license but even if you do not have one, you can still drive up to 30 km/hr!
Don’t be surprised, the younger ones can drive too! Just bear in mind that the minimum age required is 9 years old!
- Karting will be unavailable during wet weathers for safety purposes so do check the weather forecast beforehand.
- No booking is needed but we encourage you to check the online calendar first just to make sure you will have your desired slot!
- Children: 9-16 years old – $30
- Adults – $38 (Off-peak: Tues-Thurs all day // Fri, 10am-6pm)
- Adults – $45 (Peak: Fri 6pm onwards // Weekends )
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm *Closed on Mon*
Where: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-01B The Grandstand, South Car Park, SG 287994
Who should go: Those who need adrenaline, thrill and wind
Family Friendliness: 2/5 (This isn’t much of a team activity you can do as a family, but it’s something you can do together on a weekend out.)
Find out more at https://www.thekartingarena.com!
7. Cable Skiing at Singapore Wake Park
Tired of the usual? How about gliding at a super fast speed on water at Singapore very own first and only Cable Ski Park?
You can choose to wakeboard, kneeboard and cable-ski with an overhead running cable systems. The Park has 2 systems known as the System 2.0 – which are totally ideal for you if you are trying out this sport out for the first time! This system caters to only 1 person at a time, which creates a safe learning environment where you can have the full attention of the instructor. What is more, the speed of the cable is adjustable, which makes learning how to stand on a wakeboard so much easier – perfect for young children and beginners!
If you are not a beginner, you can challenge your skills to the next level by opting for System C and obstacles board like kickers and beginning boards!
Last but not least, note that there are lockers (free!) for you to deposit your belongings and shower facilities available for you to wash up comfortably after your ride.
- Bookings can be made up to 2 weeks in advance (except System C). Bookings on the actual day itself will have to be made at least 3 hours prior to the start of the session. You can go to http://www.singaporewakepark.com/booking to reserve your slot today!
- Bring your own lock for your locker (if not you need to pay to get one).
- System A & B (Beginner & Intermediate)
- Weekdays: 1 Hour / 2 Hours – $32 / $42
- Weekends: 1 Hour / 2 Hours – $42 / $52
- System C (Full Size System)
- Weekdays: 1 Hour / 2 Hours / Full Day – $40 / $50 / $60
- Weekends: 1 Hour / 2 Hours / Full Day – $50 / $60 / $70
- Obstacle Borard
- $20 nett
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon to Fri), 9am to 10pm (Weekends and Public Holidays)
Where: 1206A East Coast Parkway, SG 449891
Who should go: You who needs a dose of challenge and thrill!
Family Friendliness: 1/5
To know more about this, find out at http://www.singaporewakepark.com/home/.
8. Picnic at the Rooftop of Marina Barrage
// Time Out //
We feel that it is important to set aside time to spend with your loved ones and friends and we find that one suitable venue you can go to is the rooftop at Marina Barrage!
Bring along your kites and frisbees! There is a huge open grass field for you and your friends or families to just chill and have fun at. Of course, it is an ideal place for you to lay out your picnic mats and have some food and drinks as well! With the spectacular view as the backdrop, near-to-sunset timings are usually the best for taking photographs (depending on the weather)!
Useful Tip: Perfect time to show off your kite collection as the winds are just ideal for flying kites! (Just do your homework of checking the weather forecast first and you will be fine.)
Opening Hours: 24 hours, 9am – 9pm (Information Counter)
Where: 8 Marina Gardens Drive SG 018951
Who should go: Families who want to spend quality time together under the blue skies – with food, drinks and kites
Family Friendliness: 5/5
Keen to know more about Marina Barrage? Look it up at http://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/architecture/modern/marina-barrage/.
9. Exercising at Punggol Waterway Park
// Work It Out //
Time to work out those muscles that are dulled by work — not in a gym but out there in the nature!
Come with your running shoes or a bike to sweat it out at Punggol Waterway Park together with your family! Nothing beats bonding over exercising in such a soothing and scenic environment. Ride a bike, run a little, or just spend some time strolling along together. If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry, you can easily rent one nearby! For kids who need that extra dosage of fun, head over to the water playground for an awesome time of splash and smiles.
If you just want to relax, just bring along a book and find a bench to sit. There are many beautiful scenery along the Waterway that can calm your nerves and let your mind take a break.
Budget: Free! (Unless you are renting bicycles)
- Bikes @ Waterway: ~$8 per hour
- 24 hours (Lighting Timings: 7pm – 7am)
- Water Playground: 8am – 8pm *Closed every Mon*
- Bikes @ Waterway: 9am – 8pm (Weekdays), 9am – 9pm (Weekends and Public Holidays)
Where: Sentul Crescent SG 821313
Who should go: You and your families who need to burn some calories and have fun, you who just needs a chill pill…
Family Friendliness: 5/5
Need more information? Find out at https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/punggol-waterway-park.
10. Adventure Cove – Magical Episode in the Waters!
Looking to escape the heat of Singapore and have some fun? Nothing beats going to a water park!
If you are looking for the “THRILL” factor, there are rides that will keep your adrenaline going like the Spiral Washout – where you will drop down a funnel at a high speed, experience twists and turns in the dark tunnel before you exit!
Of course, for you who is definitely more of the “CHILL” person, there is an Adventure River for you to leisurely float down and relax in! One special mention that is unique to Adventure Cove as compared to any other water parks in Singapore will be the Rainbow Reef! In here, you can put on a life vest and snorkel with 20,000 colorful fishes below you at a distance! Don’t worry, there are lifeguards all ready to help and assist. We can’t stress enough, it is an amazing world under the water! If you are going to Adventure Cove, this is one attraction you cannot miss!
- Bring and apply sunblock on your skin! The sun in Singapore can be quite harsh.
- Refer to http://www.rwsentosablog.com/adventure-cove-waterpark-guide/ for the permitted swimming attire.
- One-Day Ticket, One-Time Entry
- Children (4-12 years old): $30
- Adults: $38
- Seniors (60 years old and above): $30
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm
Where: 8 Sentosa Gateway, SG 098269
Family Friendliness: 3/5 (suitable for older children)
For more information, you can find it at https://www.rwsentosa.com/en/attractions/adventure-cove-waterpark. Look out for the promotions!