The warm weather is part of the charm of living on our tropical island where the sun shines year-round! But it’s been exceptionally scorching lately and we totally get it if you feel beaten by the heat. It may even feel too hot to do anything outdoors, with the relentless heat raising tempers and body temperatures alike.

Lucky for us too, Singapore has no lack of activities that we can enjoy out of the blazing sun .

We’ve got 6 cool ideas to play through the hot days as a family this month. So slap on the sunscreen, pack your water bottles, put on your airiest, comfiest clothes and let’s go!

1. Cool off at a water park or playground

If splashing around in a water park or playground sounds like a fabulous idea when the temperature hits 35 degrees outside, you’re not the only one! Singapore’s many water parks and playgrounds are a hit all year round for everyone in the family, and especially when the sun is out.

2. Catch a movie in a cold cinema hall

Cool dark cinema hall? Check. Bucket-full of crunchy popcorn? Check. Ice cold sweet drink? Check. You’ve got an awesome treat for the kids settled in place! Make yourselves comfy in your plush cinema seat as you take in a family-friendly flick in air-conditioned bliss.

3. Take in some nature in the cool indoors

Luckily for us, there are no lack of options to enjoy the beauty of nature out of the blistering Singapore heat. Head to the Flower Dome or Cloud Forest with seasonal displays at Gardens by the Bay ; or take in the breathtaking water vortex at the heart of the Shiseido Forest Valley at Jewel Changi Airport.

4. Visit an air-conditioned museum

These treasure-troves of art, culture and history are an amazing way to spend a hot afternoon as a family. The best part is that there are more than a few museums in Singapore with exhibitions that are refreshed consistently, so you can explore a different one every weekend without getting even remotely bored!

5. Roll in some real snow!

While it may never snow for real in Singapore, we all know where we can find snow here all around the year: Snow City . With a snow playground, snow slides, snow bumper cars, and even an ice hotel gallery, there’s something cool for everyone in the family to enjoy.

6. Get up close and personal with marine life

Immerse yourself and the kids in a day of underwater exploration at Sentosa’s S.E.A Aquarium . Walking among the colourful fishes, impressive sharks, and other awe-inspiring marine creatures in their watery homes will surely keep you feeling cool and your kids wide-eyed with wonder.