Top 5 Places in Singapore To Run with Your Kids

What’s better than running alone? Running with your kids! It’s not only healthy, but it’s also a great way to spend time with your family too 🙂 Running practically has zero cost involved – all you need is a good running trail and a good pair of running shoes 🙂

Check out our pick of the Top 5 places to run in Singapore with your kids & we guarantee you’ll have a fun family day out 🙂 

1. Labrador Nature Reserve

Built on the edge of a forest, Labrador Nature Reserve is a great place to bring your kids to run and explore. Besides having scenic runs along the sea and nearby islands, there are also many things to do along the way. From kid-friendly playgrounds to discovering secret tunnels – it’s everything a kid can hope for.

How to get there: Labrador Park MRT Station
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

2. Singapore Botanical Gardens

This park is well-known to all Singaporeans, but did you know there is a section dedicated just for children? Known as Asia’s first Children’s Garden, The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden aims to educate & promote a love for nature among the young.

After a satisfying run at Botanic Gardens, you can bring your kids to explore this whole area, complete with its own farm, treehouse and forest with streams and ponds!

Nearest MRT Station: Botanic Gardens MRT
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 7.00pm, Tuesday – Sundays

3. Gardens by The Bay

Nothing beats the iconic skyline of Singapore. Gardens By The Bay is a great place to take your kids out for a whole day of fun 🙂 After a fun run beside the flora & fauna, bring your kids to the Far East Organisation Children’s Garden – a playtime heaven!

Let your kids try out the 14 different obstacles on the Adventure Trail, climb 7m tall treehouses and finally cool off at the Water Play Zone. There’s also a large shower area available for the kids after a whole day of fun 🙂 The best part? It’s all FREE!

Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront MRT

Opening Hours:
Gardens by the Bay: 5.00am – 2.00am daily
Children’s Garden: 10.00am – 7.00pm, Tuesdays – Friday
                                    9.00am – 9.00pm, Sat, Sundays & Public Holidays

4. East Coast Park

Ah, the good old East Coast Park. There’s an obvious reason why Singaporeans flock to this park every weekend – it has everything you need for a fun family day out!

Take a slow jog while enjoying the scenic views in the morning, build your very own sandcastles in the afternoon, and wind down with a scrumptious dinner at the nearby hawker centre. The public restrooms are mostly equipped with shower facilities too, so you can always wash up in the park if you need to 🙂

Nearest MRT Station: Bedok MRT (You can take Bus 401 from the station to East Coast Park)
Opening Hours: 24 hours, daily

5. Chinese Gardens

Designed after the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture, the Chinese Gardens definitely makes our list in the Top 5. This huge garden transports you out of Singapore, and into Ancient China. Nothing sounds better to us than taking a slow jog in the park, and exploring a whole new world!

With its very own Bonsai Garden, countless pavilions and pagodas, we guarantee your kids would love running through and exploring this iconic place! 🙂

Nearest MRT Station: Chinese Garden MRT
Opening Hours: 5.30am – 11.00pm daily

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring!

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Written by Raudha Rafi, Running Sports Advisor at Decathlon Singapore