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 in Singapore. Bonus points for outdoor fun so they can get a dose of fresh air in their lungs! We’ve already listed out 100 outdoor things to do, our fave water play areas and the best playgrounds, 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 to experience on two wheels so the kiddos can burn off some of that crazy energy!
Where to go scooting in Singapore
1. 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 don’t cost a thing! Definitely worth a visit.
2. East Coast Park: While away the hours on your scooters, bikes, rollerblades and skateboards and take in the stretch of uninterrupted pathway at East Coast Park. Break up 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 the new PS. Cafe. Truffle fries, anyone?
3. Punggol Waterway Park: It might be a bit of a trek if you’re not already situated in Singapore’s north east, but Punggol Waterway is a picturesque spot the kids will love scooting around. Once everyone’s worked up a bit of a sweat, they can cool off at the water playground for some additional wet and wild fun.
4. 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.
5. MacRitchie Nature Reserve: If your skater/scooter dudes are animal-lovers, pop this scenic spot on 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!
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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, then head to Esplanade to take in some landmarks on a scooting adventure. Whizz over the pedestrian Jubilee Bridge, take a snap under the Merlion, 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.
9. Labrador Nature Reserve: This one’s a bit of a hidden gem, but we really love its waterfront location in Singapore’s south-west. 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!
10. 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.
11. Singapore Botanic Gardens: Definitely a fave for many a mum in the HoneyKids office, you can often find us hanging out here with our little humans. Keep the wheels away from the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden as it’s a no-ride zone, but other than that, this place is scooting bliss.
12. Sentosa Boardwalk: Grab a coffee and snacks from VivoCity (we love ABC for Toby’s Estate coffee and delish pastries), 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 (check out our Sentosa guide) before heading on back.