Travelling with kids to international destinations can be a daunting prospect for most busy Mums, and I’m no exception! However, we recently packed up all three kids (including our very active 15-month old toddler) and explored Singapore. With the right planning and destination selection international family holidays can also be extremely rewarding. I was delighted that travel giant Expedia choose to feature a round-up of our trip on their site. Read ‘The Singapore Family Holiday Guide’ to get some terrific travelling tips for your next family holiday to Singapore.
My kids – not to mention me and my other half! – had an absolute blast in Singapore, which was an awesome choice for a family trip. It’s not the first time we’ve been to Asia all together as a family, but Singapore was pleasantly different from Cambodia and Thailand. It was so clean and easy to get around with kids. As I mention in the article, another massive plus for us was the safe drinking water, and not needing to fuss around with getting immunisations before jetting off.
We stayed right in the middle of the city-state, which made things all the more convenient for us. Instead of going for one of Singapore’s high-rise hotels, we stayed in a lovely serviced apartment because we thought it would be a lot easier. We were right! Travelling overseas can be expensive, so that last thing you want to be doing is shelling out lots of extra cash on bought meals, not to mention the headache this can bring on if you have fussy eaters. We loved that we could stock our fridge and have breakfast before we left our apartment – no one enjoys being hangry in our family!
As for activities, we were spoiled for choice with lots of places to entertain the whole clan on the holiday. Our overall favourite was the Singapore Zoo, which really impressed all of us. The kids fell in love with the polar bears, and I loved how easy it was to get around. They have walkways that accommodate prams easily and I never felt nervous for anyone’s safety. The shuttle train saved our legs and meant we weren’t absolutely exhausted by the end of the day – it’s a big zoo!
Every day brought with it loads of excitement as we discovered many of the family-friendly activities the city has to offer. Because it is so hot and humid, I thoroughly recommend Singapore’s free waterparks. Just make sure you always have swimsuits and towels packed.
For a more detailed list of places to go and tips on travelling with your family, make sure to read the full article on Expedia’s website http://blog.expedia.com.au/singapore-family-holiday-guide/.