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Recreational Activities Singapore

Best Recreational Activities Singapore
Best Recreational Activities Singapore

Home to world-class recreational facilities, Singapore is certainly the place to be for those who want to relax amidst greenery or for those who need a thrill of adventure.

As a rapidly growing multipolar city-state, there are world-class prospects for residents and visitors, when it comes to things to do in Singapore.

People are diverse in their interests, and Singapore provides everything.

If you love a quiet and scenic place with lush parks and lakes, you could enjoy boating, cycling, and picnicking.

Similarly, if you are an adrenaline junkie, then Singapore is the place to be because of the whole repertoire of adrenaline-filled water games like surfing, skiing, and skating.

Moreover, the beautiful skyline of Singapore has cultural insights to offer you through various high-end events and exhibitions.

All in all, Singapore is definitely the place to be to relax and have fun!

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Best Recreational Activities Singapore

Creative Workshops

1. Art Jamming

Canvas Art Jamming - Let your creativity flow in a relaxing session of Canvas Art Jamming
Canvas Art Jamming – Let your creativity flow in a relaxing and enjoyable session of Canvas Art Jamming
Team Size5 Pax – Unlimited Pax
PriceFrom $25 per person
Duration1 to 2.5 Hours + 30 Mins Set-Up & De-brief
Activity TypeIndoor
Websitewww.funempire.com/art-jamming/

Art Jamming is a family-friendly activity where participants create art in a relaxed and social setting. With provided art materials, individuals can either craft their own pieces or follow a guided session. Suitable for all ages, this activity offers a fun way to nurture creativity and artistic skills.

A key benefit of Art Jamming is that it lets families express their creativity and explore their artistic side in a supportive environment. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for bonding and creating lasting memories.

2. Leather Workshop

Stitched Leather Workshop - Master the art of leather crafting and create your own stitched masterpiece
Leather Workshop – Master the art of leather crafting and create your own stitched masterpiece
Team Size5 Pax – Unlimited Pax
PriceFrom $45/Pax
Duration1-1.5 Hours + 30 Mins Set Up & De-Brief
Activity TypeIndoor
Websitewww.funempire.com/leather-workshop/

The Leather Workshop is a family-friendly activity where participants can create leather goods like wallets, keychains, and bracelets. With provided materials and guidance, everyone can craft their own leather items. Suitable for all ages, this workshop offers a fun way to develop craftsmanship and creativity. Additionally, it gives families the opportunity to make personalized, practical items for everyday use.

3. Candle Making Workshop

Soy Candle Making Workshop - Make eco-friendly soy candles and fill your home with delightful scents
Candle Making Workshop – Make eco-friendly soy candles and fill your home with delightful scents
Team Size5 Pax – Unlimited Pax
PriceFrom $38/Pax
Duration1-1.5 Hours + 30 Mins Set Up & De-Brief
Activity TypeIndoor
Websitewww.funempire.com/candle-making-workshop/

A candle-making workshop is a family activity where participants create their own scented candles. Provided with materials and instructions, individuals of all ages can enjoy this creative and sensory-enhancing experience.

One of the benefits of the Candle Making Workshop is that families can craft unique scented candles to use at home. This activity not only teaches a new skill but also fosters bonding and creates lasting memories.

4. Perfume Workshop

Perfume Workshop - Create your own signature scent in a captivating Perfume Workshop
Perfume Workshop – Create your own signature scent in a captivating Perfume Workshop
Team Size5 Pax – Unlimited Pax
PriceFrom $85/Pax
Duration2 Hours + 30 Mins Set Up & De-Brief
Activity TypeIndoor
Websitewww.funempire.com/perfume-workshop/

The Perfume Workshop is a family-friendly activity where participants create personalized perfumes. With provided materials and guidance, everyone can craft their own unique scent. Suitable for all ages, this workshop fosters creativity and sensory skills in a fun environment.

One of the perks of the Perfume Workshop is the ability for families to create custom scents, perfect for gifts or personal use. It also offers a wonderful chance for bonding and making lasting memories while learning a new skill.

5. Clay Making Workshop

Clay Making Workshop - Get your hands dirty and sculpt unique clay creations in a pottery workshop
Clay Making Workshop – Get your hands dirty and sculpt unique clay creations in a pottery workshop
Team Size5 Pax – Unlimited Pax
PriceFrom $25 per person
Duration1-1.5 Hours + 30 Mins Set Up & De-Brief
Activity TypeIndoor
Websitewww.funempire.com/clay-making-workshop/

A family outing featuring clay sculpture creation is known as a “Clay Making Workshop.” Participants receive materials and guidance on crafting their own clay sculptures. This activity is suitable for all ages and provides a fun way to enhance creativity, problem-solving skills, fine motor abilities, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness.

One benefit of the clay-making workshop is that it allows families to create unique pieces of art to display proudly in their homes. It provides a fantastic opportunity to bond and create lasting memories while learning a new skill.

6. Balloon Sculpting

Balloon Sculpting Workshop - Learn the art of balloon sculpting and create fun shapes and figures
Balloon Sculpting Workshop – Learn the art of balloon sculpting and create fun shapes and figures
Team Size5 Pax – Unlimited Pax
PriceFrom $25 per person
Duration1 to 2 hours
Activity TypeVirtual
Websitewww.funempire.com/balloon-sculpting/

The Balloon Sculpting Workshop is a family-friendly activity where participants create balloon sculptures. With materials and guidance provided, everyone can make their own unique creations.

Suitable for all ages, this workshop is a fun way to enhance creativity, problem-solving abilities, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness. A key benefit is that families can craft unique pieces of art to proudly display at home.

7. Terrarium Workshop

Terrarium Workshop - Create your own mini ecosystem in a hands-on Terrarium Workshop
Terrarium Workshop – Create your own mini ecosystem in a hands-on Terrarium Workshop
Team Size5 Pax – Unlimited Pax
PriceFrom $30 per person
Duration1-1.5 Hours + 30 Mins Set Up & De-Brief
Activity TypeIndoor
Websitewww.funempire.com/terrarium/

Creating small gardens in glass terrariums is a fun hobby for the entire family. Participants receive materials and instructions to build their own terrariums. This activity fosters creativity, problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness, making it suitable for all ages.

The Terrarium Workshop allows families to create unique pieces of art to proudly display in their homes while learning about plants and gardening. It’s a great way to connect, learn new skills, and make lasting memories.

8. Cooking Class

Cooking Class - Discover new flavors and techniques in a hands-on cooking class with experienced chefs
Cooking Class – Discover new flavors and techniques in a hands-on cooking class with experienced chefs
Team Size10 Pax – Unlimited Pax
PriceFrom $95 per person
DurationMinimum 1 Hour
Activity TypeFood Making or Cooking Workshop
Websitewww.funempire.com/cooking-class/

If your family enjoys flavorful food, a cooking class is the ideal activity for you. Guided by an experienced instructor, you’ll learn to prepare a variety of dishes from different cuisines. This entertaining activity suits all ages and offers a fantastic chance to enhance your culinary skills while spending quality time together. One benefit of attending a cooking class as a family is the opportunity to create unique and delicious meals that everyone can savor together, creating lasting memories.

Leisure Activities

9. Cosmic Bowling

Neon Bowling
Neon Bowling
Group Size8 Pax – Unlimited Pax
PriceFrom $40/Pax
Duration1 to 2 hours
Activity TypeIndoor
Websitewww.funempire.com/bowling/

Cosmic bowling is an exhilarating activity that combines the fun of bowling with lights, music, and special effects, making it perfect for the entire family. Suitable for all ages, it provides a great opportunity to enhance hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork.

One of the key advantages of cosmic bowling is that it allows families to enjoy an entertaining evening together in a safe environment.

10. Giant Board Games

Giant Board Games - Have a blast playing oversized versions of classic board games
Giant Board Games – Have a blast playing oversized versions of classic board games
Group SizeNo Minimum Pax
PriceFrom $15 per person
Duration1 to 2 hours
Activity TypeIndoor and Outdoor options available
Websitewww.funempire.com/giant-board-games/

Giant board games offer a fantastic way for families to enjoy quality time together. Players can engage in both classic and oversized versions of beloved games like Jenga, Chess, Checkers, Battleship, and Connect Four. This activity enhances problem-solving skills, communication, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, and teamwork. One key benefit of giant board games is that they foster family interaction in a fun and relaxed setting.

Outdoor Adventures

Hiking and Nature Trails

11. MacRitchie Reservoir Park

(Credit: HoneyKids Asia)
(Credit: HoneyKids Asia)

The high walkway through the trees at MacRitchie Reservoir is great for vistas, and there are hectares of trails to escape the hubbub of city traffic. If you are lucky, you might see a monkey.

12. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

(Credit: NParks)
(Credit: NParks)

A hill where I can hike and witness the highest hill in Singapore. There is a nature reserve where I can be surrounded by greenery and colorful animals. My nature hobby is more fun in places with wildlife and scenic views.

Cycling Paths

13. East Coast Park

East Coast Park
East Coast Park

Another way to see the coast is to hire a bicycle and cycle along East Coast Park, which has several dedicated cycling paths with restaurants and picnic spots.

14. Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin
Pulau Ubin

Hop on a bumboat and cycle the erstwhile timeless charm of Pulau Ubin from seashore to shore.

Water Activities

Kayaking and Paddleboarding

15. Kallang Basin

(Credit: Singapore Walking Routes)
(Credit: Singapore Walking Routes)

At Kallang Basin, you can kayak or paddleboard, a great way to see the city from a new angle.

16. Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island

To frolic on the beach, Sentosa is the place. Go kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, or simply hang out over the waters at the shore, taking in the cool waters and the beauty of the surroundings.

Beaches and Swimming

17. Siloso Beach

(Credit: Thrillophilia)
(Credit: Thrillophilia)

Siloso Beach at Sentosa Island is the place to go if you want to go swimming. This beach is suitable for various water sports activities. You can lie in the sand or play a match of beach volleyball.

18. Palawan Beach

(Credit: Tripadvisor)
(Credit: Tripadvisor)

The other draw on Sentosa is Palawan Beach, which is see-saws, a suspension bridge and sandcastle. It’s a good family day out.

Cultural and Historical Exploration

Museum Visits

19. National Gallery Singapore

(Credit: National Gallery Singapore)
(Credit: National Gallery Singapore)

Art lovers must visit the National Gallery, a very good place with some classical and contemporary pieces.

20. Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum

Come to the Asian Civilisations Museum to learn about Asia’s rich and varied past. It’s packed full of ancient and incredible artefacts.

Historical Sites

21. Fort Canning Park

(Credit: NParks)
(Credit: NParks)

An old military position, Fort Canning Park is an urban oasis that’s high on history and has pedestrian-friendly walkways for a leisurely stroll through Singapore’s past.

22. Kampong Glam

(Credit: Hotels.com Singapore)
(Credit: Hotels.com Singapore)

Walk around Kampong Glam and discover the district’s rich heritage and colourful shophouses, as well as the Sultan Mosque and nearby Haji Lane.

Wellness and Relaxation

Yoga and Meditation

23. Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park
Yoga in the Park

Take a class at one of the city’s lovely parks for yoga. It’s also a great way to connect with nature.

24. Meditation Sessions

Meditation Sessions
Meditation Sessions

There are many meditation classes in wellness centres that will help you reach a state of inner peace and relaxation. Great for a stress-free day.

Spa Treatments

25. Luxury Spas

Luxury Spas
Luxury Spas

Treat yourself to a spa day in one of the luxury spas and you will be pampered with indulgence.

26. Traditional Massage Centers

Traditional Massage Centers
Traditional Massage Centers

Experience a traditional massage that combines various techniques to relieve tension and promote relaxation.

Family-Friendly Activities

Parks and Playgrounds

27. Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay

The Supertree Grove is the most accessible attraction in the sprawling 101 hectare Gardens by the Bay. The Cloud Forest is another jewel to see.

28. West Coast Park

West Coast Park - Picnic Singapore
(Credit: NParks)

It is renowned for its large children’s playground, which lends itself to a great afternoon of running around by the kids. It also has several picnic areas for some quality family time.

Educational Experiences

29. Science Centre Singapore

(Credit: Science Centre Singapore)
(Credit: Science Centre Singapore)

Be enthralled by the Science Centre – a perfect place to spark curiosity and fascination with the natural world through interactive exhibits. A great experience for all age groups.

30. Singapore Zoo and Night Safari

(Credit: Night Safari)
(Credit: Night Safari)

Go to the Singapore Zoo for the animals in their open, naturalistic cages, but don’t miss the Night Safari next door, which has night animals in their natural ‘night-time’ habitat.

Hidden Gems and Offbeat Activities

Lesser-Known Attractions

31. Coney Island

(Credit: Nparks)
(Credit: Nparks)

Coney Island is where you’ll find peace from the noise of the city, so come to stroll or have a picnic.

32. Lazarus Island

(Credit: Island Cruise)
(Credit: Island Cruise)

If you don’t want to rub shoulders, paddle to Lazarus Island. Softer sand, clearer waters make it a hidden beach.

Quirky Experiences

33. Haw Par Villa

(Credit: Haw Par Villa)
(Credit: Haw Par Villa)

Stroll through Haw Par Villa, a cornucopia of curiosities and kitsch in which statues and dioramas depict Chinese folklore.

34. Live Tortoise and Turtle Museum

(Credit: Klook)
(Credit: Klook)

At the Live Tortoise and Turtle Museum, you can have your land and water cake, and eat it too. Home to more than 200 species of tortoises and turtles, several of which are exceedingly rare, the further away from the equator you venture, the more the list is thin.

Seasonal and Annual Events

Festivals and Celebrations

35. Singapore Food Festival

(Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)
(Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)

For foodies, the Singapore Food Festival is not to be missed. The festival has something for everyone. We have local and international cuisines.

36. Chingay Parade

(Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)
(Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)

Experience multicultural Singapore at Chingay – it’s colourful costumes and street stalls are a visual treat.

Sports and Competitions

37. Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

(Credit: singaporegp.sg)
(Credit: singaporegp.sg)

Feel your heart race at the spectacular night race with Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, home to the world’s best drivers.

38. Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

FunEmpire's Amazing Race
FunEmpire’s Amazing Race

Select from 50,000 runners at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, where you can circuit a tropical paradise while ringing for record time.

Recreational Activities Singapore

Be inspired by the vibrant multiculturalism and limitless possibilities of Singapore. Remember, from our foodie enclaves to our colourful neighbourhoods and the health or sport programmes, you’ll always find something in Singapore that will interest you.

Here is a sample of what you can enjoy when you visit us. Get excited about our cultural, historical and/or recreational programmes! Relax and enjoy your stay in Singapore!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have any questions about recreational activities in Singapore, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Best Recreational Activities in Singapore below:

What are the best outdoor activities in Singapore?

The most recommended outdoor activities in Singapore are hiking at MacRitchie Reservoir, cycling over the East Coast, and catching a boat at Pulau Ubin.

Where can I enjoy water sports in Singapore?

Kallang Basin and Sentosa Island offer places for kayaking and paddleboarding. In addition, you can sunbathe at the wider Siloso Beach and the more family-friendly Palawan Beach.

What cultural activities are recommended?

The National Gallery and the Asian Civilisations Museum for culture, and old sites: Fort Canning Park (former seat of British governance), and Kampong Glam (the old Malay/Arab district of Singapore).

Are there any unique workshops in Singapore?

You can also join pottery or art jamming classes or workshops to eat local for fun and creativity.

What family-friendly activities are available?

Singaporean families could spend an enjoyable day at places such as Gardens by the Bay, West Coast Park, the Science Centre Singapore and the Singapore Zoo.

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