Holidaying close to home has many benefits, particularly when you want to include your children. So if you’re looking for ideas for the school holidays…Hellooooo staycation! You can have a whale of a time showing your family a whole new side to your city and stay in luxurious accommodation, all without having to pay for flights. The key is in picking the right hotel! Here are our recommendations of the most child-friendly hotels in Singapore for a fun family staycation.
The Orchid Country Club is a haven for families, with a childcare centre and outdoor playground to give the parents worry-free while the kids play.
If your staycation in Singapore is aimed at spending time together as a family, roll out of bed and head to the karaoke rooms for a family singalong.
Orchid Country Club also has a landscaped fun pool for children, 36-lane bowling alley and tennis courts in the onsite Recreational Clubhouse. Teach your kids to swing a racket or enjoy a family bowling night to have a few laughs while having a little fun workout together.
There is of course the 9-hole golf course if Mum and Dad fancy a day on the greens. You can hire a babysitting service from the hotel to look after the kids or keep the older kids busy with a ballroom dancing class for children aged 10 to 16.
Festive Hotel is a child friendly hotel that’s part of Resorts World Sentosa. It is conveniently located near Universal Studios, S.E.A Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark, meaning family entertainment is just a stone’s throw away.
S.E.A. Aquarium in Sentosa
Book a Deluxe Family Room for a loft bed your kids will love, and the real treat — a baby pool! It is very rare for hotels to have baby pools so they’re definitely thinking of families at this hotel. Great for a baby friendly staycation. Take your little ones to the baby pool to splash around between delicious meals and lazy lounging.
Resorts World also has a Kids Club which offers a range of activities for kids aged from three years and up.
Now here’s a unique family staycation to plot down in your calendar and give your kids the chance to experience the rural life. Horse lovers will find plenty to enjoy at Rider’s Lodge, which is both accommodation and a horse stable. Opportunities to try horse riding are pretty scarce in Singapore so this is a fun opportunity for the kids to learning something different.
Rider’s Lodge is located in Turf City within the walls of a colonial bungalow and in the centre of Horsecity, a riding school. There is a French Bistro, seafood restaurant and 24-hour room service. Quiet and green, the setting here makes this accommodation an especially fun staycation in Singapore if your kids have grown up in a high-rise HDB flat or condo. What makes this a child friendly hotel? At Rider’s Lodge, there are babysitting services available alongside supervised children’s activities, so Mum and Dad can afford to feel on holiday too. You can drop the kids of for a dance class or a yoga class, but the real star here is the horse riding.
The stables not only offer trail rides and riding lessons, but they also accommodate younger guests with pony rides and horse feeding sessions.
If your kids love the experience, on your future travels you can book farm stays and countryside hotels where horse riding is available in some pretty breathtaking landscapes.
Your kids will love Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa, which has the largest kids’ club on the island. The resort is proud to cater to families, organising recreational activities and boasting facilities including a Flying Trapeze and Sea Sports Centre.
Head to the Cool Zone children’s club to discover 100 sqm of fun for kids aged 5-12. There are 3 activity centres here plus a giant tree-house slide that winds its way into a pool full of colourful balls. Awesome!
You can also enjoy a full-day children’s programme to help take the stress out of looking after the little ones while you’re on holiday.
Where’s your favourite family staycation in Singapore so far ?