Playing Tourist At Home

Five staycations in Singapore prove that you can have fun without going overseas.

By Roland Quek      16 May 2019

Who says there’s fun to be had only when you bring the entire family on a holiday overseas? We pick five family-friendly staycations in Singapore that will prove otherwise.

The spacious Skyline Studio at One Farrer Hotel can fit up to two queen-sized beds.

One Farrer Hotel

Family Package priced at $385++ per room per night.
1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562, Tel: 6363-0101

Pack your bags for a family-friendly idyll at this hotel, which is located in the heritage-rich and cultural enclave of Farrer Park. This 237- room urban resort has 14 gardens spread over 20 levels, including an 11,000sqf operating urban farm. Family staycationers can opt for the Skyline Studio, which features a 55- inch smart television and two queensized “sleep well” beds that can fit two adults and two kids. The hotel spa area features an Olympic-sized swimming pool for the kids as well as Japanese-style Onsen Gardens.

Kid-friendly bathrooms at Village Hotel at Sentosa.

Village Hotel at Sentosa

From $370++ Opening promotion: 25 per cent off Best Available Rate Book Period: Till 30 Jun 2019 Stay Period: Till 30 Jun 2019
10 Artillery Avenue #02-01, Singapore 099951, Tel: 6722-0800

Recently opened in April, this hotel has specially designed family rooms with connecting doors and vanity areas. Child-friendly amenities include the Children’s Play Pool, which comes with water slides and fountains, and is suitable for infants and toddlers. There are also customisable in-room children’s amenities. Parents can opt for baby cots, customisable stuffed toys and baby bathtubs, as well as other child-proofing features. The hotel has even created a unique childfocused check-in experience aptly named “Very Important Kid”.

Six Senses Maxwell: The hotel’s grand facade, and Cook & Tras Social Library serving fusion heritage cuisine.

Six Senses Maxwell

Book a room at Best Available Rate and save 50 per cent off the second room. The “Stay, Eat, Explore” family friendly package offers a child of up to 15 years of age a complimentary stay.
2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857, Tel: 6914-1400

Soak up history and culture with your family on an experiential staycation at Six Senses Maxwell in the historic Tanjong Pagar district. Set in a block of restored heritage shophouses, the hotel is an ideal staycation base for the family to become acquainted with some of Singapore’s richest cultural and heritage sites in the area, including Chinatown. The hotel is also a conservation project, having received the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

From $240 for both the Rest and Relax and Deluxe Escape room packages.
75 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819664, Tel: 6823-5300

Get away from Singapore’s hustle and bustle with a family staycation at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. The weekend Deluxe Escape Package throws in a private high tea session, and lets guests take in the magnificent view of the new Jewel Changi Airport, the country’s newest lifestyle retail destination.

Bold colours and cute prints create a family-friendly thematic room at the Pan Pacific Singapore.

Pan Pacific Singapore

Package from $510++ per night. For a maximum of two adults and two children (under 12 years old).
7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595, Tel: 6336-8111

This hotel has its own refreshing take on “child-friendly”: the Great Fun-mily Escapade Package. This kid-centric stay lets parents create a thematic room – right down to the children’s bedding, a tepee (also known as a children’s play tent) and other kids’ amenities such as bathtub toys, child-sized bathrobes and bedroom slippers. A special children’s menu is also available for the Sunday brunch buffet, which includes the option of low-table seating for the young ones.


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