Family Day Out: Things To Do With Your Little Ones

All parents know the struggle of trying to keep their little ones entertained. This is especially so when the weekends roll around and your kids are running at the speed of light, yet you can’t seem to find anything to keep them occupied. Sigh, parenthood is truly tough.

Well, before you let out another frustrated sigh and feel like all hope is lost, you’re in luck! We’ve got the perfect list of family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy if you’re looking for new ways to keep your kids entertained or just want to get out of the house during the weekends for a change.

Here are 4 fun things you can do with your little ones on your family day out!

1. Hop on a bike and go for a fun ride

Looking for a way to tire your kids out and get your weekly exercise in? Cycling is your answer! After a long week of being sat in front of your work desk, there is nothing better than being able to stretch those legs. Besides, most kids love any form of physical activity. Certain cycling routes, such as the Changi Jurassic Mile, make for a great choice as they include sights that will pique the interests of your kids.

The cherry on top of the cake? Your little ones will likely be exhausted from a day of cycling and head to bed early – leaving you with the evening for yourself!

2. Cool off at a water park

It is no secret that Singapore’s endless summer weather can feel intense at times. So, when it gets too hot and humid, what better way to cool off than to head to a water park?

From Adventure Cove Water Park to Wild Wild Wet, water parks feature exhilarating water slides that promise a splashing good time for the whole family. Let go of your inhibitions and get ready to be soaked!

3. Spend a day surrounded by nature

The 90-hectare Jurong Lake Gardens is regarded as the largest natural wonderland in the heartlands. Beyond the plants and animals, the grounds were deliberately planted and created so that families may meet there to play, learn, and connect. The many obstacle courses, sunken trampolines, zip lines, and climbing towers are all great ways for kids to burn off some energy and have some fun.

4. Go island-hopping around the Southern Islands of Singapore

What if we told you that you could experience all of the above – cycling, swimming and being in nature — in one location?

Whether you are looking to take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, go on a hike or embark on an island cycling adventure, the Southern Islands of Singapore have got you covered.

The Southern Islands of Singapore, which are made up of 4 main islands (Lazarus Island, St. John’s Island, Kusu Island and Sister’s Island), are one of the best-kept secrets that few people are aware of. Explore the hidden charms of the Southern Islands of Singapore and enjoy a day of fun-filled activities. Besides the ones mentioned above, you can also enjoy a delicious picnic spread in the shade, learn about the islands’ rich histories and more! Plus, it is a passport-free day trip that allows you and your family to experience a change of scenery.

Check out our guide to planning an island getaway trip to ensure that you are all packed and ready for a family day out to remember!


And there we have it – 4 fantastic things to do on your next family day out that your little ones will surely love.

If you are looking for a ferry to Sister’s Island, Lazarus Island, St. John’s Island or Kusu Island, Singapore Island Cruise is the one for you. We have been providing professional ferry services to the Southern Islands of Singapore since our establishment in 2007. You can rest assured that your family is in the safest hands when you choose to travel with us. Alternatively, if you are looking for a private ferry for charter, we are able to help with that as well!

Check out our ferry schedule and book a ticket here!