Have pram, will travel? If you’re keen to enjoy some walking action with your bub but want to make sure you can bring your wheels, read on...
If you’re anything like us, then you’ll love the fact Singapore is the Garden City – all that nature makes it a great place to bring up kids. We’re spoilt for choice with all the gorgeous green spaces we have on our doorstep. And being on the move, staying away from crowds and heading to quiet spots are great ways to exercise while still social distancing. If you’re currently in the grips of parenting wee folk but still want to hit your daily steps goals – away from the crowds – then we’ve got some good news. We’ve compiled a list of all our favourite, tried-and-tested walks in Singapore – and they’re all stroller-friendly! So pack your sunscreen and your water bottle, strap your li’l one in the stroller and let’s get moving. We give you: the complete guide for families to pram-friendly walks in Singapore.
The Southern Ridges, a 10km stretch of greenery in the southwest, is a great option for both littlies and parents with strollers – it’s one of our ultimate pram-friendly walks in Singapore! Even better, you can choose which parts to take in and tailor it to your family’s needs. As well as our in-depth article on the hotspots to take in, NParks has a great guide to check out, too.
East Coast Park
It’s no secret this place is one of our all-time favourite outside haunts in Singapore. We love hitting this vast stretch of coastline with our families in tow for walks, cycling, skating, scooting and heaps more. Marine Cove is also a winner play area (although we’re steering clear of playgrounds in these Covid-19 times). With that beautiful cooling sea breeze coming in, flat surfaces and coffee on tap, many of us mums have enjoyed long pram-friendly walks here. There’s a whopping 15km of coastline to explore, so you can make your stroll as short or as long as you like! Check out our ultimate guide to East Coast Park for all the deets.
Where: East Coast Park, Along East Coast Parkway and East Coast Park Service Road
Jurong Lake Gardens
Another one for the Westies out there. We spent a day exploring with our toddler junior reporter and can report it was a huge hit with the whole family. It was pretty hot, but the free water play area was a great place to splash around and cool off in. And the playground was amazing – we can’t wait to go back once things get back to normal! Check out our guide to Jurong Lakeside Garden and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
Where: Jurong Lake Gardens, Yuan Ching Road, Singapore
This 670m-long walkway takes pedestrians from VivoCity all the way to Sentosa (it ends at the Resorts World area near the Trick Eye Museum) and it’s a great option for a pram-friendly walk in Singapore. It’s flat, shaded and a super-convenient walk with your stroller and teeny tot – there are even travellators should you change your mind about actually exerting yourself. Fast walker? You can do this light walk in just over five mins if you need your Sentosa fix quicksmart, otherwise it takes a leisurely 15 minutes. Once you’ve landed island side, there are walking trails to pick up if you feel like continuing on. Otherwise grab yourself a celebratory coffee and chill before heading home!
Where: Start at VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Labrador Nature Reserve and Bukit Chermin Boardwalk
Labrador Nature Reserve is a great spot to chill with the kids. There’s lots of shade so pop down a picnic blanket and give bub some tummy time. Getting there is a cinch, too. While Labrador MRT is right on the doorstep, we like starting at Harbourfront and then walking down Bukit Chermin Boardwalk towards Labrador Nature Reserve. Top tip: this route has a LOT of sun so it’s best for an early morning or early evening walk when the heat of the day has subsided, or an overcast day. Need coffee? Detour via Privé over on Keppel Island for a quick fix (this family-friendly resto also serves up soy milk babyccinos and has a great kids’ play area that older siblings will enjoy… although it’s closed at the mo because of coronavirus).
Where: Labrador Nature Reserve, Labrador Villa Rd, Singapore 119187
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is another fave hotspot of ours, with a special shout out to the free water play area at Far East Organization Children’s Garden. We always swing by the Supertrees for a quick snap (Every. Darn. Time), then enjoy a quick pit stop at Satay by the Bay when hunger strikes, although – you guessed it – Covid-19 has changed our usual plans somewhat. We love how you can keep on walking and walking and walking… just in case bub drifts off and you can’t face disturbing their slumber! Head into the Flower Dome or Cloud Forest if you need some respite from the heat, as these are blissfully air conditioned (fees apply). The former can be a bit of a squeeze with a stroller though, while we prefer the latter for the continuous ramped walkway. Please note that social distancing policies are in place with the indoor attractions, so wait times may be longer. And (sniff) the Far East Organization Children’s Garden is temporarily closed until further notice – damn you, Covid-19.
Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Singapore Botanic Gardens
You’ll often find a member of the HoneyKids team here with their mini squads – we love this place BIG time (check out our guide for the best day ever). Don your activewear and slip into those sneakers, as there are a few hills and slopes to contend with in parts during your day at Singapore Botanic Gardens, but that’s not enough to put us off. Coffee options are also plentiful, so you can totally fuel up for your pram-friendly walk with ease.
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
West Coast Park
Westsiders, rejoice! We have serious heart eyes for West Coast Park and love all the different loops and pathways to explore. Got older kids? Once the coronavirus pandemic calms down, there’s a great playground to enjoy should they need to stretch their legs while younger siblings are napping. Might be worth giving it a miss at the moment though, just to be safe. Food options are limited, though – there’s only a McDonald’s in the park – so bring a bottle of water in your reusable bottle and stock up on snacks before coming.
Where: West Coast Park, W Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126978
Pretend that pushing a stroller is a track-and-field sport as you take in a loop of the National Stadium with bub. The 100Plus Promenade is an 888-metre loop/running track that encircles the stadium – but even if you don’t stroll in the red, blue and green lanes, there’s plenty of room either side… and it’s fully sheltered, so we have a lot of time for that. It’s usually really quiet (even on a Saturday morning we pretty much had the place to ourselves!), and you’ll often see kids on their scooters accompanying parents with strollers. Easily accessible via bus and MRT, this pram-friendly walk also takes in Kallang Wave Mall, which we appreciate for the water play, eateries and shopping. Things are a bit different due to the current climate, so do check online for what’s open and safeguarding policies in place.
Where: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Oh, how we love Singapore Zoo! The great news is that the River Safari side of things is often a lot quieter than its more well-known cousin – and is largely covered. That means if you’re unfortunate enough to be caught out in one of Singapore’s tropical downpours, you’ll still be able to keep on walking, rather than waiting out the rain under a poky awning! The super-cute animals you can see and learn about as you walk through are also great entertainment. That’s if you’re able to drag your eyes away from your snuggly newbie… Great option for a pram-friendly walk if you have an annual pass, otherwise entrance fee applies. Please note that while all the parks are open, in view of the latest government guidelines, some of the usual services are suspended until further notice.
Where: River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Cost: From $28.80 per adult (local resident) and $19.20 per child (local resident, ages 3–12); non-residents from $32.40 and $21.60 per child
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
How have we only just discovered this family-friendly gem? Expect lots of paved surfaces, plenty of shaded areas and gorgeous grassy spots to bring your picnic to. Got older kids too? They’ll love all the little bridges, spotting otters in the water areas, the fab playground… and the totally brill water play area, too! We likey.
Where: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, 1384 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore
Canopy Park at Jewel Changi
We were really impressed by Canopy Park over at Jewel Changi. From the hedge and mirror mazes to the slides and ‘foggy bowls’, there were loads of things to catch eyes and attention spans. The great news is you can take a stroller through the park (you’ll have to park it up if you want to pop into any of the ‘attractions’), so bub can enjoy the sights, too! Don’t forget to check out our complete guide to Canopy Park for all the deets. Note: Discovery Slides and Foggy Bowls are closed until further notice.
Where: Canopy Park, Level 5, Jewel at Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666
A great place to go scooting, Robertson Quay has always been a hotspot for our families. And where you can scoot, you can push a pram! Cue a great stroller-friendly walk option if you’re city-based, need to be near caffeine options at all times and have older kids. Check out our guide to riverside dining while you’re in the ‘hood!
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
There are several stroller-friendly walks on offer at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, one of our fave spots if you’re a nature-lover or have a thing for birds. This handy guide to the trails details the paths that are accessible and make for lovely pram-friendly walks. Note: the viewing stations and rope bridges will be out of bounds to you and your wheels, so feel free to bring a baby carrier too so you don’t miss out.
Where: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Kranji Way entrance at 60 Kranji Way, Singapore 739453; Neo Tiew entrance at 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925
Enjoy these stroller-friendly walks in Singapore, parents! Don’t forget to tag us if you have any other faves around the island.
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