Treat the family to a year’s worth of fun at some of Singapore’s favourite attractions, from the National Gallery and Singapore Zoo to Universal Studios and more...
If you are looking for some serious fun for the whole family and fancy saving money at the same time, then the yearly membership options at some of Singapore’s bucket list attractions are the way to go. Aside from being a great way to entertain the kids, the membership perks are not to be sneezed at: VIP entrance, free extras, first dibs on events and prepaid entrance fees are just the tip of the iceberg! From Universal Studios and Singapore Zoo to Gardens by the Bay and all the cool exhibitions at Singapore Science Centre, we’ve picked out the cream of the crop of annual memberships in Singapore so that you can start planning a whole year of adventures for 2020…
National Gallery Singapore
If you have some budding artists in the family, or even if you just love looking at fabulous art yourself, then the National Gallery is well worth an annual membership from just $30 per person (and the littlies six and under are free!). There is easily a year’s worth and more of amazing stuff to see and do here, and kids will absolutely love Gallery Kids where the young ones can learn about the art on display and rich history of Singapore through interactive, hands-on exhibits. And, we’re sure the kiddos will enjoy embarking on a kid-friendly audio tour, attending workshops and working through the activity guides as well. Membership perks include 10-15% off shopping and dining outlets (helloooo, Gallery & Co!) and free entry to all existing and new exhibitions, plus invitations to members-only events.
Membership: Singaporean and PRs – $30 for adults, $25 for students, children 7- 12 years, and seniors 60 years and above
Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
RWS Universal Studios Singapore
For kids (and adults) who never tire of Elmo and his friends, Universal Studios Singapore is where it’s all at for thrills, spills and rides galore. With its seven zones, action-packed shows and street performances, Universal Studios Singapore has more than enough going on to warrant a year’s worth of visits! Membership gives you discounts on your pit stops at F&B and retail outlets, as well as special offers on VIP tours, your own special VIP turnstile at the entrance gates, sneak previews of new rides and attractions plus $5 off stroller rental for when the little legs get tired.
Membership: Annual membership from $198 per adult and $168 per child (4-12 years)
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Adventure Cove Waterpark
If water-coasters are your family’s thing, and if you fancy cooling off on a regular basis, then Adventure Cove Waterpark is a sure-fire hit for all. The Lazy River alone is worth buying an annual membership for! Extra bonus inclusions with your yearly pass include a priority queue, access to Riptide Lounge along with complimentary refreshments, full-day cabana hire at half-day rates, plus that all-important free ice-cream per child at three locations across Sentosa.
Membership: Adventure Cove annual membership from $98 per adult and $68 per child (4-12 years), or a family bundle at $224
Where: Adventure Cove Waterpark, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
We challenge you all to find a more relaxing spot on the island than sitting mesmerised in front of the gigantic Open Ocean Habitat at S.E.A Aquarium. A year’s worth of that view is definitely a solid investment, we think! Member privileges also include getting to be a part of S.E.A.A. Explorer Program exclusively for passholders, priority entrance (including your own special red velvet rope to make you feel special), slushie refills at $5, discounts on selected Resorts World events, plus one free ice-cream for children with annual passes and more!
Membership: S.E.A Aquarium annual membership from $88 per adult and $68 per child (4-12 years), or a family bundle from $207
Where: S.E.A Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Jurong Bird Park
If feathery friends get you chirping with happiness, then the yearly membership over at the Bird Park is not only a must, but also a great deal! A family membership is just $80 and gets you unlimited admission, 20% off food, beverages, shopping and wildlife tours, and a whole nest full of other great discounts. Get flapping!
Membership: Friends of Bird Park annual family membership from $99
When: Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
Singapore Night Safari
For those with kids who are not afraid of things that go bump (or growl) in the night, The Night Safari is a family evening out to remember. So why not make regular deposits in the memory bank with an annual pass? Members also have free unlimited use of the trams (valid on any night), free parking and also 20% off F&B outlets for when you need to refuel.
Membership: Friends of Night Safari annual family membership from $205
Where: Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
One visit to this world-class zoo is never enough! The littlies will never tire of monkeying around the vast green setting, and the water playground alone is reason enough to sign up for a year of fun! Other membership perks include unlimited free use of the tram (weekdays only) for when you just can’t walk another step, complimentary parking for a small fee of $20 per year, and 20% off all the F&B outlets around the Zoo.
Membership: Friends of the Zoo annual family membership from $205
Where: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Gardens by the Bay
Membership for a year’s fun at Gardens by the Bay will mean you get to check out the ever-changing Flower Dome throughout its seasons and festivals with ticket discounts. It also means that when the kids have exhausted themselves scootering around the lush gardens, you can head indoors to the cool conservatory for a rainforest respite! Membership also gives you discounted access to the Supertree Observatory and discounted prices on the audio tour rates.
Membership: Friends of the Garden annual family membership from $180
Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Future World, ArtScience Museum
If you haven’t been to the Future World exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, go now! We personally think it’s one of the best things to come along for kids here in Singapore. Spanning over 1,500m, Singapore’s largest interactive digital playground sends creative sparks flying in this fully immersive digital universe. Kids will be amazed when their colouring efforts are scanned and displayed around the exhibition. Definitely a year’s worth of adventure (and perfect for all the rainy days!).
Membership: Future World annual family pass from $150
Where: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Singapore River Safari
We love the River Safari, and what’s not to love about its famous resident pandas? The Safari is home to not only giant pandas Kai-Kai and Jia-Jia, but they also share their forest sanctuary (and their bamboo) with some super-cute red pandas too. And don’t forget to board the cool boating expedition where you get to sail the waters of the Amazon River (without having to fly across the world first!).
Membership: River Safari annual family membership from $125
Where: River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
For regular visitors to Sentosa, this is one membership well worth forking out for: perks include free yearly parking (result!), free entrance into Sentosa and discounts off entrance to fab family faves such as iFly, MegaZip, Skyline Luge, Underwater World, 4D Adventureland and more. The deal is also sealed with VIP invitations to the new attractions on the Island AND savings on staycays, eating, drinking and adventuring around the island. Sign us up now!
Membership: Sentosa Islander annual family membership from $50
Where: Sentosa, 39 Artillery Avenue, Singapore 099958
Pororo Park Singapore
If your kids love this adorable penguin and can’t get enough, you’ll definitely want a membership to Pororo Park! The best part? You’ll get to enjoy the benefits of two parks for the price of one. There are different levels of membership, with the most affordable option at $50, where you’ll get 20% off admission rates to Tayo Station, and discounted rates for Pororo Park where the kids will be able to play for four hours during the weekend. You’ll even save 10% on birthday packages, merchandise and more!
Membership: Pororo Park membership from $50
Where: Pororo Park, Marina Square, 6 #02-29 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Science Centre Singapore
You certainly don’t have to be a geek to love the Science Centre Singapore, and this is a place that’s guaranteed to keep those young minds buzzing each and every time you go. As well as unlimited entry for the year, the membership will also include free admission to more than 290 science museums worldwide and discounts on other attractions such as Snow City and the Omni-Theatre. Bring out the inner-Einstein in the whole family!
Membership: Science Centre Singapore annual family membership from $65
Where: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Love being a big kid in a kid-sized city? If so, get your kids an annual membership to KidZania! Not only will they enjoy unlimited day admission for a whole year, they’ll also get a $100 voucher for birthday packages, 10% off merchandise at KidZania shops, 25% discount on up to six admission tickets to KidZania Kuala Lumpur, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town in Johor, but exclusive invites to events, discounted admission tickets for guests and more. It’s a great deal, if you ask us!
Membership: KidZania Singapore annual pass from $288
Where: KidZania, 31 Beach View, #01-01/02, Singapore 098008
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
As the only museum in Singapore to house not one, not two, but three sauropod (read: dinosaur) fossils and a sperm whale to boot, this membership is definitely one we can’t pass up. For a year, a family of five can enjoy complimentary admission this amazing natural history museum to learn about all things nature-related! Plus, there’s nothing better than stopping by the museum shop at the end of the visit – and with a 10% discount, you can bet we’ll be taking advantage of that. Hello, fun science kits!
Membership: Family membership at $150
Where: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, 2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117377
Wild Wild Wet
For folks on the east side of the isle, Wild Wild Wet is a water adventure land in Pasir Ris that is sure to provide tons of soggy fun for the whole family. And it’s bigger, splashier and more fun than ever. The Uluru and Royal Flush rides are our top tip for a huge family laugh, while braver family members will get plenty of thrills on Free Fall. Your yearly ticket will bag you admission into the park, special rates on Cabana rental and lots of member-only perks. We say make a staycation of it, especially since Wild Wild Wet is integrated with the rather wonderful D’Resort (where we’ve spent many a happy family weekend)!
Membership: Annual family membership from $268 for the whole family
Where: Wild Wild Wet, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599
Unlimited fun at this all-in-one activity park? Count us in! With an annual pass at SuperPark, not only will you get to jump on the trampoline for as long as you want, you’ll also get merchandise discount, exclusive invitations to SuperPark events, a limited-edition goodie bag, a free one-day ticket during your birthday month, and other awesome perks. Now, if only we can navigate Suntec City without a hitch…
Membership: Individual annual pass at $60 per month, parent annual pass at $30
Where: SuperPark Singapore, #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, Singapore 038989
One Faber Group
It’s hard to see why we wouldn’t be getting this membership: unlimited cable car rides? Yes, please! The kids will be over the moon when they find out the membership also comes with great deals in family-friendly restaurants around Sentosa Island, tons of discounts on fun activities (even the coolest playground, Nestopia!) and more cool perks.
Membership: Family membership at $135
Where: Singapore Cable Car, HarbourFront Tower 2, 3 Harbourfront Pl, Level 1, Singapore 099254
Unleash your creativity and have a great time playing at Playeum’s hands-on exhibition all year long with its annual play pass. Membership will get you unlimited entry (with free entry for one accompanying adult) and special rates for workshops, too! Psst, kids can make their own creations when they visit the maker space, and they’ll even get to bring it home with them.
Membership: Annual play pass at $180 per child
Where: Playeum, 47 Malan Road, #01-23 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
Singapore Discovery Centre
Here’s why we love the Singapore Discovery Centre: interactive exhibits, a thrilling theatre ride, a bus tour that gives you a glimpse of the Singapore Air Force military academy, pedal boating within its premises and other entertaining activities which are great for the whole family. That’s why we can’t pass up a yearly membership – free entry, discounts for additional tickets and 50% off the venue rental for birthday parties – score.
Membership: Family membership at $110
Where: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365
buds by Shangri-La
This is probably, one of our favourite places to bring the kids to when we’re in the Orchard vicinity. Well, if you’re like us, then be sure to sign up for buds by Shangri-La‘s annual membership! Not only is the indoor interactive play area and outdoor playground great for children, but members can also take themed activity classes, too (which we love)! Membership will also get you hotel credit which you can spend on dining and stays.
Membership: Annual membership starts at $988
Where: buds by Shangri-La, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Our kids love the ice skating rink – it’s a chilly respite from the hot weather and it provides a ton of fun (though albeit of the bum-bruising variety) with friends and family. Thankfully, The Rink has a skater play pass that allows you to save more than 40% on entry for the year! Not only do you get to skate for two hours, but you’ll also get to rent ice skates for free whenever you go for a session.
Membership: Skater play pass membership for children primary 6 and below at $168
Where: The Rink, 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11, JCube, Singapore 609731