Not jetting off this year-end break? That’s great, because that means more time for you to enjoy some of Singapore’s best all-in-one family hang-outs!

Plan an entire day out at these buzzing locales where you can play, shop, and eat, because your kids will not want to head home even long after the sun has set. Long cycling routes, stunning waterside views, mouthwatering meals, balmy beaches, and even adventure parks are all part of the program at these all-in-one family destinations.

We show you four of the best places to spend the whole day at play right here in Singapore, with fun guaranteed for parents, grandparents, and all the kids.

Punggol Waterway

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Grab your bicycles and head to the Punggol Waterway, for a whole day of sweaty fun and adventure in the North-Eastern corner of Singapore. Take on the 4.2km route with the family, stopping along picturesque bridges, starting bright and early from Sunrise Bridge to snap those photos for the family albums. The Waterway Point mall and town centre One Punggol which houses the Punggol Regional Library both lie along the route too, for great pit-stop options to eat, and shop the afternoon away before hopping back on your bicycles to make it to Jewel Bridge for a stunning sunset view.


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Sentosa may be as touristy as it comes, but there's a reason why it's such a firm favourite for local holiday-makers: there's just so much to do there. Chill to your heart's content at one of its three gorgeous beaches, and check out any of the many attractions on the island, including Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, iFly Singapore, Skyline Luge and much much more. When you’ve had your fill of fun, head to the nearby Vivocity mall via monorail or a leisurely stroll along the 500m boardwalk. There, you can eat, shop, watch a movie, play at the arcade, and kids can even play at the free playground on Level 2. There's so much to do and enjoy here that you'd be forgiven for wanting to stay longer (and you can, just go on and book a room at Sentosa and make it a staycay!)

Gardens by the Bay

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Gorgeous gardens to explore? Check. Free water play park for the kids? Check. Extra festive Christmas carnival? Check. Critically-acclaimed F&B establishments? Check. Say hello to your family's next all-day destination: Gardens by the Bay. Pop into the ticketed cooled conservatories to enjoy the Christmas-themed floral display of poinsettias and an awe-inspiring lush waterfall, or traipse across the free outdoor gardens that stretch all the way to Kallang on one side, and Marina Bay Sands on the other. You'll want to stay on till the sun sets too, to catch the stunning nightly light show at the Supertrees Grove.

Changi Airport

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Our award-winning airport is truly a wonderful all-in-one family destination from day to night. Between a newly unveiled digital waterfall, a pop-up science-themed indoor playground, a Christmas village complete with an ice playground, the eye-catching tallest indoor waterfall in the world, and tonnes of food options - there's a smorgasbord of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. Our favourite? Taking a moment to appreciate the gorgeous rain vortex at Jewel with the family amidst the buzz of activities.