Who says nightlife in Singapore is only for adults? Here’s a list of kid-friendly activities for you to plan a family night out! Plus, 10x $100 Klook gift cards up for grabs!
Singapore is known for its vibrant nightlife – and we’re not just talking about the bars and clubs! There’s a variety of after-dark activities that are suitable for families with teens and young kids, ranging from outdoorsy fun to adrenaline-pumping ones. We’ve rounded up a few of our top faves right here!
Psst… we’re giving away some Klook gift cards for you to book these activities. Read till the end to find out how to win ‘em!
Family night out ideas for the weekend
1. Go on a night adventure in the wild
Did the kids enjoy the Night Safari? If so, we bet they’ll love the Naturalist Night Adventure! This is a guided walking tour that takes place in the nature parks and fringe forests around the island. As these tours take place after sunset, you’ll need more than your sense of sight to navigate your surroundings. Learn how to use your other senses to spot the creatures of the night, including horseshoe crabs, gliders, owls, and more!
Top tip: Bring along some insect repellent and plaster, just in case! And if you haven’t got one, you may want to get a personal accident insurance before starting this tour.
Suitable for: Little adventurers who aren’t afraid of the dark. No age restrictions.
2. Enjoy a peaceful night in Gardens by the Bay…
Escape the busy city life with an overnight stay at Garden Pod, the newly launched staycay spot at Gardens by the Bay. This new project by the popular Shipping Container Hotel is situated within the Serene Garden. Inspired by the Japanese zen gardens, the Serene Garden features gentle rivulets, minimalist gazebos, as well as majestic bamboo and pines. And since this is an overnight stay, you can take your sweet time exploring the garden (it’s open till 2am!) with the kids. You could even have a BBQ night as electric grill tables are provided upon request. All of the Garden Pod’s accommodations come with two beds (king and queen-sized beds), so no one needs to sleep on the couch!
Suitable for: Families looking for a break from city life. No age restrictions.
3. Have a glam picnic family dinner by the sea
Thinking of dining out with the fam? Forget the restaurants – head to the East Coast Park for a glam picnic dinner by the sea! This whimsical experience comes with a teepee tent, comfy cushion seats with carpets and rugs, as well as fairy lights. There’s even an option to top up for a movie screening and popcorn station! You and the kiddos are in for a memorable family dinner, and what’s more, no worries about doing the dishes!
Suitable for: Families planning to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. No age restrictions.
4. Have a sleepover with some manatees
Picture this: A tent with fairy lights in the Amazon Flooded Forest, where the manatees are your sleepover buddies for the night. You can expect this from River Wonders’ Staycation with the Manatees! Begin your journey with a guided tour around the river-themed wildlife park, and go behind the scenes to meet the keepers as well as their animal friends. Enjoy dinner at the Night Safari and prepare to meet and greet a mystery animal. Then, end the night in your fairytale-esque tent with the manatees around you.
Suitable for: Animal lovers. No age restrictions.
5. Explore the underworld of Singapore
The Little Red Dot is rich in history, though some facets of it are more obscure. Between Two Worlds is a guided walking tour that will bring you and the family on an evening stroll through nameless back alleys on a look out for old street shrines. You’ll be told about ancient legends of Chinese folk religion along the route, a lesser known riverside tragedy, and folk religion practices that are still relevant to many Singaporeans today. Needless to say, this is a great educational tour that allows the kids to learn more about the diverse cultures of the country we live in.
Suitable for: Families with a preference of off-the-beaten track activities. For children aged ten and above.
6. Scare yourself silly at Halloween Horror Nights
The scariest (yet highly anticipated) event of the year is making a return for Halloween 2022! If you’re up for it, there’ll be three haunted houses and special experiences, two scare zones, as well as one live show after dark at Universal Studios Singapore. Check into a haunted hotel, go in search of the pontianak, or dine with the dead – the choice is yours to make.
Suitable for: Horror fans. For children aged 13 and above.
Don’t forget to stay safe while having fun
It’s easy for kids to get carried away during fun times, so it falls on us as parents to protect them from harm during family outings. Unfortunately, as careful as we may be, sometimes things just don’t go as planned. Someone may fall ill before the outing or – even worse – get hurt during your family night out. As such, it’s always good to stay prepared for instances like these. You may want to consider getting a personal accident insurance plan for the fam, so you can worry less and enjoy these precious times more!
An example of a great personal accident insurance plan is PA Secure. This is a flexible and affordable policy that protects your family and finances at the same time. It offers four key benefits – including daily hospital income and medical expenses incurred due to accidents – and protects your family against seven infectious diseases¹ (chickenpox, dengue fever, Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, and more). All this from just $195² per year for the whole family, for an unlimited number of dependant children³ without additional premium!
On top of that, PA Secure also offers two optional lifestyle benefits to suit your family’s needs. One of these is the Events and Staycay Expenses⁴ optional benefit, for which you can get reimbursements for non-refundable deposits and ticket fees, in the event of hospitalisation due to injury or contract a covered infectious disease. Just the kind of protection you need while planning a big family night out! Another useful optional benefit is the Child and Student Care Expenses⁵, which is especially useful for families with children attending childcare or student care. It offers claims up to $500 for childcare or student care fees should your insured child be hospitalised due to an injury; or on certified medical leave from contracting an infectious disease. You’ll only need a top up of $18 a year per optional benefit for each insured family member.
Bonus: Use the promo code “FUN22” to enjoy 10% off* your PA Secure personal accident insurance plan. You’ll also get a $25 Klook gift card* on top of the discount if you sign up for PA Secure’s Plan 2 or 3.
* Valid till 7 October 2022. Terms and Conditions apply.
Sounds like what you need? Head over to Income’s website to learn more about PA Secure!
KLOOK GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY
Get ready to plan your grand family night out because we’ve got 10x $100 Klook gift cards to give away! You can use these to grab those Halloween Horror Night tickets, book a staycay with the manatees, or a Naturalist Night Adventure. Here’s what you need to do to win:
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Income’s PA Secure Important Notes and Ts&Cs
- This plan does not cover infectious disease diagnosed within 14 days from the policy start date as well as any infectious disease which has been announced as:
(a) an epidemic by the health authority in Singapore or the Government of the Republic of Singapore; or
(b) a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO);
in the affected countries, from the date of announcement until the epidemic or pandemic ends.
- This premium rate is applicable for Plan 1 (Family) with yearly payment arrangement.
- Dependant child(ren) means your child(ren) who are also the insured person(s):
– Under 18 years of age; or
– Under 25 years of age; unmarried and not on full-time employment; and are primarily dependent upon you for maintenance and support. For example, full-time students or national servicemen.
- The event and staycay expenses that we will reimburse is the non-refundable deposit or ticket fees incurred by the insured person. We will not pay for claims that are less than $50.
- The child and student care expenses optional benefit covers the insured child if he/she is unable to attend childcare or student care due to him/her:
– being required to stay as an inpatient in the hospital for 4 days or more due to an injury or from contracting an infectious disease; or
– being confined at home for 5 days or more under written medical advice by a medical practitioner due to an infectious disease.
Please refer to the policy contract for the full list of infectious diseases and terms, conditions, and exclusions of the coverage here.
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Protected up to specified limits by SDIC.
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