On average, children spend about 10 to 20 minutes a day in unstructured outdoor play, compared to six or more hours in front of a screen. Hence why it is so important for parents to incorporate children playing outside a lot more. This will build physically healthier children, improve sensory skills, and also contribute to cognitive, social, and emotional development. While playing at a nearby playground within your residential compound is a great start, Singapore offers a myriad of places that are family-friendly and brimming with fun kids activities. Some are even educational! So these are some of the places that you can visit: 1. Gardens By The Bay Credit: Gardens By The Bay Located adjacent to the Marina Reservoir, Gardens By The Bay is a nature park housing plant life from around the world. Gardens By The Bay boasts more than 10 attractions, and while they can all be enjoyed by parents and children alike, they also have a children-centric attraction called Far East Organization Children's Garden. Credit: Gardens By The Bay Credit: Gardens By The Bay Designed for children aged 12 and below, your child can revel in the lush natural setting while enjoying interactive play delights, as well as savouring the cool waters of the water play features. Price:\u00a0Free admission Operating Hours: Tue^ - Sun: 9.00am - 7.00pm\u00a0 (last admission at 6.00pm) Waterplay closure: 6.30pm *Closed every Monday. ^Closed on Tuesday if the preceding Monday is a public holiday. Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953 Website: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg 2. Singapore Zoo Credit: Singapore Zoo Which kid does not like spending the day at the zoo? Opened in June 1973, the Singapore Zoo currently has about 315 animal species in the zoo, of which some 16% are considered to be endangered or threatened species. Children can virtually interact with the animals, and see their personal favourite animals up-close! For the more hesitant little ones, a tram ride around the zoo is always fun! It also provides respite for the tired legs since the zoo occupies 69 acres on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir within Singapore's heavily forested central catchment area. Credit: Singapore Zoo Price:\u00a0 - $28 for children aged 3 to 12 years old - $41 for youths and adults - $18 for senior citizens (applicable for Singapore residents aged 60 and above and includes complimentary tram rides) Operating Hours: 8.30am - 6.00pm daily (last entry at 5.00pm) Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 Website: Wildlife Reserves Singapore - Singapore Zoo 3. Jurong Bird Park Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore The sounds of birds singing are truly treasurable to listening ears. Children can snuggle up to handsome hornbills or obliging owls for an intimate experience and discover how endangered hatchlings are cared for at the Breeding and Research Centre. Hop on the buggy to prepare to be mesmerised by the flocks of birds and catch the birds when they are most active, which is their feeding time! The keepers are always happy to share stories and little hands can even help to feed their feathery friends. Price: - $23 for children aged 3 to 12 years old - $34 for youths and adults - $15 for senior citizens (applicable for Singapore residents aged 60 and above and includes complimentary tram rides) Operating Hours: 8.30am - 6.00pm daily (last entry at 5.00pm) Location: 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925 Website: Jurong Bird Park 4. River Safari Credit: viator.com Row, row, row, your boat... Wouldn't it be fun for children to experience boat-riding in the middle of a city? They will not just simply be riding boats, but the sight is something to behold! Children will get to observe the relationship that they have with the aquatic environment they call home. Designed to simulate the flow of the Amazon River, children will have a memorable experience floating through a mysterious river wilderness. Discover manatees in the Amazon flooded forest when the forest along Amazon's banks are submerged in over 10 metres of water. Price: Admission: - $26 for children aged 3 to 12 years old - $34 for youths and adults - $15 for senior citizens (applicable for Singapore residents aged 60 and above and includes complimentary tram rides) Amazon River Quest Boat Ride: - $3 for children aged 3 to 12 years old - $5 for youths and adults - $5 for senior citizens Operating Hours: River Safari: 10.00am - 7.00pm (last entry at 6.00pm) Amazon River Quest: 11.00am - 6.00pm Squirrel Monkey Forest: 11.00am - 6.00pm Giant Panda Forest: 10.00am - 6.15pm Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 Website: River Safari Singapore 5. Snow City Singapore Credit: Snow City Singapore While we may be enjoying sunny weather all year long, little ones might be curious to know what it is like to have snow. Well, now they can experience it Snow City Singapore. Credit: Snow City Singapore Children can explore 60 metres of snow slope, drift on ice bumper cars, enjoy snow sculptures and playgrounds, as well as experience snow falling! Price: Credit: Snow City Singapore Operating Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm (closed on Mondays) Location: 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433 Website: www.snowcity.com.sg 6. Diggersite Credit: Diggersite Facebook Bring your children's obsession with construction vehicles to life at Diggersite. The kids will get to wear helmets and vests, and gain control over a number of mini construction vehicles, mainly the diggers! While playing with the toys at home can spark imagination, operating the diggers and other construction vehicles can improve their hand-eye coordination, and they will learn the purpose of the heavy machineries. Credit: Diggersite Price: - $18 for 1 child - $30 for 2 children - $40 for 3 children *min. age for entry is 2 years old Operating Hours: Saturday & Sunday only: 11.00am - 6.00pm Location:\u00a091 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201 Website: www.diggersite.com 7. Forest Adventure Credit: Forest Adventure Singapore Enrol your child in a highly engaging obstacle course that caters to children from five years old. Even the small ones can experience going through a zip line! Energetic kids will handle the obstacles through the foliage of Bedok Reservoir Park. Credit: Forest Adventure Singapore Price: The Junior Course & The Kids Course - $39.90 per child - $39.90 per accompanying adult - $143.60 for buddy package (4 pax booking) Operating Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9.30am - 6.00pm Saturday - Sunday: 9.30am - 6.30pm *closed on Monday and Thursday except Public Holidays and School Holidays Location: Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore 479244 Website: www.forestadventure.com.sg 8. Jurong Frog Farm Credit: Jurong Frog Farm While some adults might be terrified of certain amphibians, little explorers are more curious about the living things within their surroundings. Frogs have an incredible life cycle and little ones can learn more about these tiny yet loud creatures at the Jurong Frog Farm. Some walk-in activities they can try out include feeding the American Bullfrogs, catch a frog in a confined area, or go for a self-navigated tour so kids can explore the farm at their own pace. Price: Frog Quest Explorer: $18 Catch A Frog: $10 Feeding Frenzy: $2 per box Family Tours: from $72 per booking Operating Hours: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holiday: 9.00am - 5.30pm (open to general public) Tuesday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm (for tour reservations and pickup of purchase) Location: 51 (Plot 56) Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 718864 Website: www.jurongfrogfarm.com.sg 9. Chestnut Nature Park Credit: littledayout.com What is better than just being out of the house is immersing oneself in nature. Chestnut Nature Park is the largest nature park in Singapore. Parents and children can choose from three kid-friendly hiking trails and enjoy the lush greeneries. This can be a weekend family outing and you can look out for hidden streams and lakes, and endangered bird species such as the straw-headed Bulbul, the orange-bellied flowerpecker, and the banded woodpecker. Price: Free admission Operating Hours: 7.00am - 7.00pm daily Location: Chestnut Ave, Singapore 679514 Website: www.nparks.gov.sg 10. Universal Studios Singapore Credit: Freepik (mrsiraphol) The name 'Universal Studios Singapore', or USS in short, is no stranger in any household. If parents were to tell children they would be going to USS, they would scream with joy! What not to love about USS with all its thrilling rides, delicious treats, and your favourite movie characters come to life! Credit: Universal Studio Singapore Credit: Universal Studio Singapore Price:\u00a0 - $61 for children aged 4-12 - $81 for children\/adult aged 13-59 - $43 for senior citizens aged 60 and above Operating Hours: 12.00pm - 7.00pm \/ 12.oopm - 9.00pm (select days) Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269 Website: www.rwsentosa.com Create a memorable moment with these fun-filled kids' activities. You can even bring them to these kids' indoor playgrounds to keep them occupied. Hmm...so now, which one do you prefer?