Want more things to do with kids in Singapore? Are they moping around the house complaining they’ve run out of stuff to do? Here are a few out-of-the-norm things to do in Singapore for teenagers – to keep them occupied and out of your hair!
#1 Skyline Luge
You won’t need a driver’s licence for the Skyline Luge on Sentosa! Instead, you just allow gravity to pull the Luge downhill as it descends from the top of Mount Imbiah to Siloso Beach on the purpose-built tracks. Riders have full control over the speed of their Luge as they race down on one of four trails: the Dragon, Jungle, Kupu Kupu and Expedition Trails. Each track also has specially designed features for extra fun, such as hairpin corners, tunnels and downhill slopes.
Before you can go down, you need to get up! As you take the upward journey in the Skyride chairlift, you’ll get to take in the surrounding nature of Sentosa, as well as a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline and the South China Sea.
Skyline Luge Sentosa
45 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa
6274 0472 | skylineluge.sg
#2 Trampoline Park
Singapore’s massive indoor trampoline park, BOUNCE, has loads of fun stuff on offer. You can jump into big bags or challenge yourself at the Leap of Faith – where you stand on a raised platform then leap out to catch hold of the trapeze or grab bag. There’s also the X-Park (or “ninja warrior obstacle course!”), which combines elements of climbing, jumping and free-running, before you zip along on the aerial runway to the finish line.
#3 Virtual Reality
VR has been a big hit recently, but as exciting as getting your hands on one of these games can be, owning a really good headset is expensive. Thankfully, Singapore is home to places like Zero Latency and V-Room where you can go and be immersed in a virtual reality world, without forking out big bucks for the technology!
Everyone looks forward to driving their first car, so why not get a head start? If that sounds like you, happy days are here! Singapore has several karting arenas, including the KF1 Karting Circuit and The Karting Arena, where you can race your heart out on fun circuits and feel the rush of being an F1 driver.
KF1 Karting Circuit
KF1 Arena: 511 Upper Jurong Road
KF1 Circuit: 1 Turf Club Ave
#5 Laser Tag
For an adrenaline kick that’s loads of fun and great in any weather, head to Laser Quest at either HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok or Tampines, or to LaserOPS on Orchard. Both companies offer a safe, comfortable, affordable – and painless! – indoor laser tag experience.
HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, 2 Bukit Batok West Avenue 7, Level 2
6705 9474 | hometeamns.sg/bukitbatok/laserquest
HomeTeamNS Tampines, #03-03 Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk
6705 9410 | hometeamns.sg/tampines/laserquest
#6 Bubble Soccer
We tried this once at a birthday party, and we reckon it’s one of the most thrilling and exciting experiences on offer in Singapore. Participants are strapped inside large inflated bubble balls (with legs outside), and then you start running and bumping into each other, and playing games like Bubble Bump Soccer! Everyone was laughing, huffing and puffing at the end of our session – great fun.
This is a good sport for unleashing your inner child – think running around, hiding and shooting each other with paint to win – and great fun with friends. You can also put your accuracy skills to the test when you play at Red Dynasty Paintball Park.
Red Dynasty Paintball Park
* The Cage Sports Park, 220 Turf Club Road
* ORTO, 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-14
#8 Escape Room
Imagine you’re trapped in a room with a group of people and everyone has to work together to crack codes and solve riddles in order to free yourselves – that’s how escape room games are played. Game plots range from horror to anime, so there’s something for everyone. Head to Xcape Singapore to try the huge selection of game plots – and remember to bring friends! For an online option, there is Ravenous, a new and free virtual escape room game. It’s a fun story-based puzzle game that can be played alone or with friends. The game lasts 30 minutes.
Bugis Village, 161 Rochor Road
#9 Board games
Perfect whether it’s raining or shining, a trip to a board-game café is always a good time! Take your pick from a wide variety of games – we’ve tried everything from Pop-up Pirate to Pandemic in these places. Café staff are on hand to explain instructions if you’re new to the games. There are several establishments in Singapore; popular ones include Settlers’ Café and The Mind Café.
#10 High Elements
Calling adrenaline junkies! If heights are your thing, check out Singapore’s first and only treetop obstacle, Forest Adventure, at Bedok Reservoir. Forest Adventure has four different heights and 63 crossings in three age-appropriate courses that are based on height restrictions – Kids, Junior and Grand. Alternatively, head over to Mega Adventure at Sentosa. They have a range of different thrill activities you can try, ranging from zip-lining and free-falling to a high ropes adventure course.
For an easy and relaxing time, bring food and a few friends to Marina Barrage for an alfresco feast! Enjoy watching the sunset or sunrise behind the famous Singapore skyline and Marina Bay while you snack. The Green Roof is also a perfect spot for flying kites, relaxing, and photo-taking – and a cheap and accessible activity for teens. Alternatively, locations like the Botanic Gardens and East Coast Park also make for excellent picnic spots.
#12 Island Hopping
If you’re feeling in need of a getaway, take a ferry to St John’s or Lazarus islands and explore the shoreline! A $15 ticket and a 20-minute boat ride from Marina South Pier will bring you and your friends to sandy beaches for a full, relaxing day. This easy trip is one of Singapore’s best-kept secrets as the island tends to be fairly quiet, despite being home to a beautiful and clean bay of water.
31 Marina Coastal Drive
9012 8000 | marinasouthferries.com
#13 Rage Room
In the mood to blow off some steam and release some built-up frustrations? Smash them to fragments at Singapore’s first of its kind: The Fragment Room! This rage room is a perfect form of therapy to experience with your friends or on your own as you destroy vases and plates to your heart’s content while staying safe in a protective suit.
#14 Spin Class
Try a new exercise class! Hop on the trend and get ready for 45 minutes of sweat and endurance with an indoor spin class at Revolution SG. The cycle studio is equipped with a dark room, LED lights and loud music, with everything syncing to the choreography of the bikes. With studios in Orchard, the CBD and Tanjong Pagar, Revolution SG holds themed rides like the BTS ride, Mamma Mia ride, and Kings of Hip Hop ride. Be warned, though: spots run out quickly! Ride with the company’s discounted student packages and you’ll feel yourself radiate with confidence and a post-workout high.
The cinema is always a great option for spending a rainy day with friends or family. If you’re on school holidays, you can go pretty much any time – sessions start nice and early and go until late at night. There are plenty of cinemas in Singapore, including Golden Village and Shaw Theatres, which have locations in multiple neighbourhoods, with show timings to suit anyone.
Shaw Theatres Lido
350 Orchard Road
Golden Village Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade
#16 Theme Park
Who doesn’t love a weekend of rollercoasters and a ton of pictures to post with your friends? Head over to Universal Studios at Resorts World Sentosa to have an action-packed day filled with rides, shows, street entertainment and laughs.
An afternoon of ten-pin bowling is another great way to spend some time with friends, as you compete for strikes and spares. There are some excellent bowling alleys in Singapore, but we suggest heading over to K Bowling Club at 313 Somerset. This full-time cosmic alley is packed with cool lights, food and drinks, and good music, perfect for a fun day for teens.
#18 Rock Climbing
Indoor rock climbing is as popular as ever, and a great way to spend a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon. All you need is one other person with you to have a great time. Choose to top rope, lead climb, use the auto-belays at Climb Central in Kallang Wave Mall. Beginners are more than welcomed!
Soak in the Singapore sunshine by renting a bike to ride along the beach at East Coast Park! GoCycling bike rentals have outlets all around the country, so if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a one-way route to explore up to Marina Bay and Punggol. Perfect for nature lovers, a good workout, or a fun day with family and friends.
#20 Arcade Games
Parents, want to have fun while the teenagers are busy? Level Up is a cross between a gaming arcade and a drinking spot, which means you can enjoy a beverage or two in the retro bar or listen to live music while the younger ones enjoy themselves in the Arcade. Level Up is a perfect compromise and fun for everyone – kids, teens and parents alike.
#21 Ice Skating
If you’re missing cold weather, why not take up ice skating at The Rink? You can skate in a competition-grade rink – even as a beginner! It also offers classes for both newcomers and seasoned skaters, with private rink bookings for celebrations, and spectator seating during performances. Bring some warm gloves…
#03-11 JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1
#22 Water Sports
Singapore’s surrounded by sea, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy out on the water; there’s SUP’ing, windsurfing, kayaking and dragon boating, among others. If you’re your teens are anything like ours, though, their first pick will be wake boarding – and for good reason! This is an adrenaline-fuelled activity that’s not too hard to master. Head to Singapore’s largest wakeboarding hub, Marina Country Club, or to local cable water park, Singapore Wake Park, to get started.
Marina Country Club
11 Northshore Drive
Singapore Wake Park
1206 East Coast Parkway
Don’t miss our roundup of Singapore’s best skateboarding parks!
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