Let’s face it, every season is a hot season for us in Singapore, and we are (mostly) thankful that we have semi-consistent rainfall to regulate temperatures. But what about those days when the sun just seems relentless? We list down a few places you can go to and just forget about the heat!
1. Splash-N-Surf @ Singapore Sports Hub
Located at the Singapore Sports Hub, Splash-N-Surf features various water activities for the whole family. Entry to the Lazy River costs $2 or you can have fun at the Water Play Area and Kids Pool for free! They also provide Stingray lessons for surfing enthusiasts. For rates, click here.
Address: 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628 (on top of Kallang Wave Mall)
Opening Hours: 8am to 10pm daily
2. Island Creamery
Who can say no to ice cream? There is a long list of ice cream places and every family might have a favourite, but this homegrown joint is famous for their unique line-up of local flavours. Best known for their Teh-tarik flavour, Chendol flavour and Mudpie, they even have special flavours like Peanut Peanut, Pineapple Tart and Black Sesame Oreo during Chinese New Year! If you want to enjoy them in your own home they also have take-away packs and delivery.
Address: 10 Jalan Serene, Serene Centre Singapore #01-03, 258748 (See other outlet details here.)
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday – 11am to 10pm Fri, Sat, Eve and PH – 11am to 11pm
3. The Rink @ JCube
For those who want to experience a drop in temperature in some place other than Snow City, the whole family can head down to the The Rink for a day of ice-skating. The kids will love the uniquely chilling experience and it’s a great form of exercise for everybody. There are also family-friendly skating rinks at Marina Bay Sands and Leisure Park (Kallang).
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, Level 3 JCube, Singapore 609731
Opening Hours: 9am to 9pm typically *Public sessions are subject to lessons and training sessions. Check here for full calendar.
4. Gardens By The Bay
Zooming into the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, the gargantuan greenhouse is so cool and breezy you might need a piece of outerwear. The Flower Dome updates their exhibition theme from time to time, so there is always a reason to go back. The spacious walking area also lets kids run free without parents having to worry and elements made of flora and fauna make it a fun learning experience for the whole family.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm daily
5. Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
A luxury destination with a view, the Quayside Isle is the perfect place to enjoy the refreshing sea breeze while you dine or shop. There are many family-friendly amenities in the area and most restaurants like Solepomodoro Trattoria-Pizzeria have kids menus and play areas to keep the little ones happy. Check out their website for current promotions.
Address: 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily