All the best places where the kids can scoot, skate or board to their heart's content!
When it comes to entertaining the little ones, we love fun, free things to do with kids on the Little Red Dot. Bonus points for outdoor fun so they can get a dose of fresh air in their lungs! We’ve already listed the best playgrounds in Singapore, and our fave places for family bike rides. But for the little speed demons out there, we’ve gone one better: the best places to go scooting in Singapore! That’s right, we’re listing the top spots for kids to take their scooters for a ride and burn off some of that crazy energy!
Where to go scooting in Singapore
1. Central Area
A scooting adventure in the CBD? Yes, that’s now possible with the newly open Central Area path! Stretching from Clarkey Quay to Bayfront and Tanjong Pagar, the six-kilometre stretch gives kids the opportunity to explore the island’s central area with ease. Imagine scooting from Marina Barrage all the way to Queenstown! Worried about your little one’s safety? The paths are mostly on tiled surfaces and demarcated with solid or dashed red or yellow lines.
2. Sentosa Boardwalk
Grab a coffee and snacks from Vivocity, then scoot alongside the waterfront all the way to the Sentosa Boardwalk. Then behold: a marvellously straight, shaded walkway that takes you to the capital of fun: Sentosa! If the kids aren’t tuckered out, enjoy some of the island’s sights before heading back.
3. Merlion Park
Now that Sentosa’s famous Merlion has closed for business (sob!), we’re holding this one close to our hearts. Grab the kids, buckle up those helmets and knee pads, and head to Esplanade to take in some landmarks on a scooting adventure. Whizz over the pedestrian Jubilee Bridge, take a snap under the Merlion, and then continue on to Clifford Pier. Along the way, you’re within easy reach of cafes and restaurants if you need to take a break.
4. Punggol Waterway Park
It might be a bit of a trek if you’re not already situated in Singapore’s northeast, but Punggol Waterway Park is a picturesque spot the kids will love scooting around. Fingers crossed that amazing water playground reopens soon for some additional wet and wild fun.
5. Jurong Lakeside Garden
If you’re looking for a fun day out with the family that gets you back to nature, Jurong Lakeside Garden is a great shout. The playground there is FABULOUS, and there’s also a restaurant, water play, a dog run and heaps more. Heart eyes.
6. Bedok Reservoir Park
Another great way to escape from the city and inhale lungfuls of fresh air as your kids nip about on two wheels. Our tip: the track that hugs the water is gravel, which isn’t very good for those scooter wheels. We suggest taking the more inner network of paths around the reservoir to keep those little ones moving!
7. Changi Boardwalk
The wooden seaside boardwalk is lovely to ramble along and, if you’ve also got a bub in the fam, you’ll appreciate this one being pram-friendly. Double yes. Enter via Changi Village or Netheravon Roads.
8. East Coast Park
While away the hours alongside kids scooters, bikes, rollerblades and skateboards and take in the stretch of uninterrupted pathway at East Coast Park. Pause from the breakneck speeding with a run around Marine Cove playground – but don’t forget the hats and sunscreen as it gets hot, hot, hot. Take your pick from the fab eateries here, too. We’ve crushing on PS.Cafe East Coast. So much nom! Truffle fries, anyone?
9. Gardens by the Bay
Our go-to spot for scooting in Singapore with kids. Head from Marina Barrage down to the super-fun free water play area at the Far East Organization Children’s Garden.
10. Labrador Nature Reserve
This one’s a bit of a hidden gem, but we really love its waterfront location in Singapore’s southwest. Gaze across at Sentosa from the boardwalk at one of the ends of Labrador Nature Reserve, then duck into the reserve to see wildlife, war relics and more. And guess what: there’s also a swing for the kids at the playground! The lovely long flat (and wide!) stretch alongside the sea is great for kids’ scooters, rollerblades and bikes.
11. MacRitchie Nature Reserve
If your skater/scooter dudes are animal lovers, pop this scenic spot at the top of your list. Monkeys, monitor lizards, fish, and turtles all call this place home. Ditch the wheels to take in the treetop bridge while you’re there, or you could even rent a canoe to keep the adventure game strong!
12. Robertson Quay
We’ve written a whole neighbourhood guide on Robertson Quay with kids, detailing all the best places for riverside dining and ways to keep the kids entertained. But a scoot around the area doesn’t cost a thing! It’s definitely worth a visit. Let them go wild while you nurture a cuppa joe, we say!
13. Singapore Botanic Gardens
There’s plenty to do here with the kids – enjoy a quiet day picnicking, sweat it out at the nature-inspired playground, and even have a go on the kick scooter! With its lush greenery and wide-open spaces, your little ones will have a speedy time scooting around the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Psst, scooters are not allowed in the Jacob Ballas Gardens, so best to keep those away if you plan to go in here…
14. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Head over to one of our favourite (and largest) patches of green, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Besides being a pram-friendly urban park in Singapore, your little wonder will also be able to scoot around via the landscaped walking paths and bridges. Plus, they’ll get to burn off their energies exploring the place and on the playgrounds. Win-win!
Happy scooting, kids!