Top 27 Fun Indoor Activities in Singapore for 2024

Top 27 Fun Indoor Activities in Singapore for 2024

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Looking For A Fun Indoor Activity Or Indoor Playground To Escape The Dreaded Heat Or Unexpected Rainy Day? Then You'll Want To Check Out These Top Indoor Activities In Singapore!

Scratching that itch of wanting to go out – for date night, to entertain the kids, or to enjoy family activities – often invites the idea of going outdoors to enjoy some fresh air, Vitamin D, or scenic views that don’t involve being behind a screen.

That is, until you have to figure out the fickle weather of the day, alternating between sporadic thunderstorms or the sweltering humidity. Such unpredictable weather can make best-laid plans easily go astray.

However, you shouldn’t let that stop you from going out, or doing fun activities.

Ranging from family-friendly games to interactive exhibits and amazing views – yes, even indoors –  there is no shortage of fun indoor activities in Singapore, be it for a casual day out with the kids, a fun team-building experience, or a simple outing with your friends!

Keep in mind: most of these activities can take up your entire day, so be sure to have an easy meal stored for later, and don’t forget to stay hydrated as you head out!

Top 27 Indoor Activities In Singapore For Kids & Adults

Cat cafes offer an area for you to relax while enjoying some furry company. Photo by Arina Krasnikova. Black and white cat staring upwards in the foreground, while two other cats are on a cat playground in the background.
Photo by Arina Krasnikova.

1. Snuggle up with furry friends at a cat cafe

An absolutely purr-fect choice for anyone who might just need a dose of furry therapy, cat cafes are one of the most versatile indoor activities in Singapore, allowing you to play with some of your favourite breeds. 

For instance, Gem Cat Cafe located at 107 Desker Road is known for housing laidback British shorthairs, which are easily comfortable around strangers to make for some great cuddles. Alternatively, Meomi Cat Cafe on 668 North Bridge Road donates proceeds from entry fees to the Cat Welfare Society.

Art jamming with a palette full of your very own paint mixes. Photo by Steve Johnson.
Photo by Steve Johnson.

2. Create your very own masterpiece

To dabble into your artistic side, why not join one of Artify’s many art workshops and paint your own art?

Choose from their large variety of adult workshops, guided art jams – where you’re free to bring in reference pieces – or get your kids involved with their children’s workshops. Plus, Artify often provides the fundamental materials needed for workshops and jam sessions, so you needn’t worry about having to spend money on materials you might not use again.

Opening Hours: 10am – 5:30pm and 7pm – 9:30pm on Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am – 3:30pm and 4:15pm – 6:45pm on Saturdays, and 12:30pm – 3pm and 3:30pm – 6pm on Sundays

Address: 200 Jalan Sultan #12-07 Textile Centre Singapore 199018

Nearest MRT Station: Lavender (East-West Line/Green Line), Bugis (East-West Line/Green Line), and Nicholl Highway (Circle Line/Orange Line)

3. Make your way out of an escape room

As one of the more well-known indoor activities in Singapore, channel your inner detective and try out Singapore’s many escape room options!

Opt for a themed one with The Tiara Society’s Harry Potter-themed rooms on 902 East Coast Parkway, or enjoy the stories conjured up by individual escape room narratives with Trapped.SG (2 Handy Road) and Captivate Escape Rooms (located in Singapore Shopping Centre on Orchard) – perfect for families, or those who want a little puzzle and physicality.

Indulge in a comforting hotpot feast in one of Singapore's popular hotpot restaurants such as Beauty in the Pot or Hai Di Lao!

4. Indulge in a comforting hotpot feast

Sometimes, gloomy, rainy weather is simply a way of telling you to bond over life’s simple pleasures – like a good, steaming bowl of mala hotpot.

The famous Hai Di Lao dishes up a mala broth that’s sure to set your senses on fire – and you can even get a manicure while waiting! Otherwise, you can always count on COCA Steamboat Restaurant for its Merciless Mala flavour, perfect for you to dip your seafood and Thai-inspired dishes into. 

VR rooms are one of the more exciting indoor activities in Singapore. Photo by Vazhnik. Blurred-out photo of a person wearing VR goggles in blue light.
Photo by Vazhnik.

5. Enjoy VR with V-Room’s indoor playgrounds

One of the more exciting indoor activities in Singapore, get your gamer mode going with virtual reality games that turn your surroundings into a big, fun indoor playground! 

At V-Room, you can enjoy an assortment of simulation games, ranging from old-school, arcade-style multiplayer and first-person shooter games to mystery-laced puzzles and exploration-driven adventures that even let you play tourist in another country, minus the flight. 

Opening Hours: 1:30pm – 10pm, daily

Address: V-Room @ Harbourfront Centre, 1 Maritime Square, Harbourfront Centre, #03-15, Singapore 099253

Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront Station (North-East Line/Purple Line, Circle Line/Orange Line) 

6. Take magical photographs at the Trick Eye Museum

With optical illusions, mind-boggling visuals, and other tricks, the Trick Eye Museum Singapore is sure to deliver indoor fun that tickles your funny bone. 

Merging 3D and interactive augmented reality (AR), you can visit four themed zones, including lush garden landscapes, an underwater paradise, and zones that display the mind-bending magic of AR effects as well as colour-filled vibrancy at every other corner.

Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm, daily

Address: Blk B 80 Siloso Road, #01-04, Singapore 098969

Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront Station (North-East Line/Purple Line, Circle Line/Orange Line) to onboard the Sentosa Express

7. Experience rooftop prawning at Fish @ Bugis+

Forget regular fishing in the wilderness – rooftop prawning within the comfort of the air-conditioned indoors is the way to go.

One of the most unique indoor activities in Singapore, this air-conditioned fishing and prawning joint lets you test your inner fisherman (or rather, prawning expert), providing you with all the equipment you need to get your dinner, literally – which can be cooked on-site or even packed up to go. 

Plus, their Longkang fishing is designed for kids to get in on the action as well, and they even get to keep the fish they catch as little companions!

Opening Hours: 10am – 6am on Mondays to Fridays, and 9am – 6am on Saturdays and Sundays

Address: 201 Victoria St, #07-05 to 06 Bugis+, Singapore 188067

Nearest MRT Station: Bugis Station (East-West Line/Green Line, Downtown Line/Blue Line) and Bras Basah MRT (Circle Line/Orange Line)

Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. Photo by Geoff Whalan.
Photo by Geoff Whalan.

8. Explore the world of Asian heritage

Learn more about Asia, its distinctive cultures, and its rich history with a trip to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM).

Home to a Pan-Asian scope of antiquities and decorative art, as well as seasonal exhibits, the museum focuses on historical connections between Asian cultures and communities, serving as a truly spectacular site that preserves the long and enriching history of how cultures intertwine and merge in an ever-vibrant region.

Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm, daily except Fridays, and 10am – 9pm on Fridays

Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555

Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place Station (North-South Line/Red Line, East-West Line/Green Line), and City Hall Station (North-South Line/Red Line, East-West Line/Green Line)

Jewel at Changi Airport's Rain Vortex.

9. Picnic by the world’s tallest indoor waterfall

This famous landmark is known to almost everyone who steps foot into Singapore. What’s lesser known is how it's a site for one of the easier indoor activities in Singapore just by bringing along your basket full of your favourite food and drinks; indoor picnicking!

Indoor picnic spot at Jewel @ Changi Airport.

The Jewel, named aptly due to its glass encasing, offers an abundance of sunlight to help you enjoy those sunny-day-out vibes, while still providing comfortable air-conditioning so you don’t have to worry about dressing for the heat or sweating outdoors. 

Opening Hours: 24 hours, daily

Address: Shiseido Forest Valley, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore

Nearest MRT Station: Changi Airport MRT Station (East-West Line/Green Line)

Get around to finally watching that movie you’ve been putting off for ages. Photo by Cottonbro. A couple sitting on the sofa next to each other watching TV.

10. Get to your (long) To-Watch List

We’ve all been guilty of doing it: adding a movie to the list, thinking “I’ll watch it when I have the time to enjoy it properly”, and then never looking at it again.

That’s exactly why there’s no better time than to watch the movie – or movies – you’ve been putting off for a while now. Treat yourself to a full-day cinematic experience by snuggling up with some blankets, plus some snacks and drinks on the side to nourish yourself.

11. Smash your stress away at Singapore’s only rage room

Sometimes, all you need to do is break something – which is where Singapore’s first rage room, The Fragment Room, comes in.

It’s simple: dress comfortably, suit up in protective gear provided by the venue, and then start breaking to your heart’s content – the perfect end to a long, stressful week, or even just a long, stressful Monday!

Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, daily

Address: 490 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368198

Nearest MRT Station: Tai Seng Station (Circle Line/Orange Line), Mattar Station (Downtown Line/Blue Line)

12. Immerse yourself in art and science

Considered an iconic Singaporean landmark, the ArtScience Museum of Singapore lives up to its name – with the building forming the shape of a lotus, comprising 10 “fingers” which each reveal a different gallery space and skylight. And before you think of it being just another Science Centre Singapore, you'll definitely want to think again.

Consisting of 21 gallery spaces, the ArtScience Museum is home to a VR gallery, a cinema with free showings for its patrons, exclusive art exhibitions, fantastical scientific exhibits, and plenty of large-scale exhibitions that include the works of renowned artists.

Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm, daily

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974

Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront Station (Circle Line/Orange Line, Downtown Line/Blue Line)

13. Tuft a DIY rug

If you’re feeling like trying out a new craft which has the perk of letting you bring home a new rug to brighten up your living space, look no further than WeTuft!

WeTuft is well-equipped, providing a canvas, tufting gun, yarn, and fabric glue, plus ample seating and guided workshops, on top of a wide range of guided workshops for both parents and children of various ages to enjoy all the fun together.

Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm, daily

Address: Orchard Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, #02-06, Singapore 239695

Nearest MRT Station: Somerset Station (North-South Line/Red Line)

Discover marine life and underwater creatures at the Singapore aquarium. Photo by Hungtran. A school of fishes swimming around a bed of coral, seen through the SEA Aquarium glass.
Photo by Hungtran.

14. Discover marine life in the underwater world

Picture this: a relaxing walk with your loved ones, surrounded by the flickering lights, the calm of the deep sea, and over 1,000 species of marine animals – the perfect day out.

Well, at the SEA (Southeast Asia) Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums, located in Resorts World Sentosa, you can do all of the above. The aquarium’s protection-centric approach shines through its ticketing policy, whereby part of the proceeds go to Community Chest for those in need. 

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm, daily

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront Station (North-East Line/Purple Line, Circle Line/Orange Line) to onboard the Sentosa Express

Ice skating rinks are one of the many fun indoor activities in Singapore. Photo by Cottonbro Studios. Three pairs of skates, all grouped together, on the surface of an ice skating rink.
Photo by Cottonbro Studios.

15. Ice-skate your worries away at Kallang Ice World

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, you’ll be guaranteed to find a helping hand at Kallang Ice World’s skating rink.

Boasting competition-standard ice rinks, complete with gallery seating, the rink also offers ice-skating courses from beginner training to regular classes for those looking to take it up as a more serious hobby. 

Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm, daily

Address: Leisure Park Kallang, 5 Stadium Walk, Level 3, Singapore 397693

Nearest MRT Station: Stadium Station (Circle Line/Orange Line)

16. Enjoy snowy Singapore without Christmas

Say goodbye to expensive travels to experience snow – there’s a better way to enjoy a snow day: Snow City Singapore, the country’s first permanent indoor snow centre!

Offering the snow experience all year round, this international attraction also offers education programmes for young ones, as well as ice-sculpting, skiing, and Arctic exploration, to actualise your dreams of enjoying a winter wonderland, without the flight tickets!

Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays (Closed Mondays), 10am – 6pm, weekends and public holidays

Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Snow City Building, Singapore 609433

Nearest MRT Station: Jurong East Station (East-West Line/Green Line)

Indoor yoga with Montigo Ace Massive, one of the writer's fave indoor activities that come with air conditioning comfort.

17. Attend a workout class

Well, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a great way to interact with new people, gain a new interest, and get those endorphins raging.

If there’s been a class you’ve been meaning to try out, this is the perfect time to do so. From martial arts-based activities such as Krav Maga and kickboxing to HIIT and spinning classes, there are plenty of gyms and studios that are sure to fit your bill. 

Playing board games at a board game cafe where players can choose different games based on what the group wants for the day. Photo by Egidijus Bielskis.
Photo by Egidijus Bielskis.

18. Battle it out with board games

There’s no better way to your test strategic thinking, skills, and perimeters of your friendship than with a good board game.

Enjoy family favourites and classic board games at the no-frills ME Cafe & Games on Tg Pagar Road. If you’re hungry, go ahead and brunch and battle it out at the same time at King And The Pawn on Purvis Street for a more unique board game day out.

19. Take a childhood trip with arcade games

This one is for the kids who used to spend their hours after school playing in the arcade with friends. 

Revisit childhood once more by visiting an arcade to play games like the first-person shooter Time Crisis, racing games like Wangan, and perhaps try your hand at the claw machines at Cow Play Cow Moo. Located on Temasek Boulevard this particular arcade is popular for its affordable tokens with over 280 games for you to enjoy. 

Or, if you’re ready for a more enhanced, hands-on experience, give Timezone’s bumper cars, bowling alleys, and VR games a whirl instead and create a whole new set of memories!

Sit back, read, and relax at the library for some quality “me time” of your own. Photo by Cottonbro Studios. A woman reading on a green sofa, next to a table with a pile of books on top of it.
Photo by Cottonbro Studios.

20. Settle down with a book at the Tampines Regional Library

Peace can be a luxury – especially with active kids. The Tampines Regional Library is an easy way for you to get some much-needed R&R (reading and relaxation) time, while also giving your children the space to run around within their indoor playground.

Spanning five storeys, the library has now over 400,000 books, a PIXEL Lab Makerspace and a culinary studio, so you won’t run out of things to do even if you need a break from reading!

Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm, daily

Address: Lobby H, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-01 Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523

Nearest MRT Station: Tampines Station (East-West Line/Green Line, Downtown Line/Blue Line)

The National Museum of Singapore

21. Explore the largest public display of modern Southeast Asian Art at the National Museum of Singapore

A must-visit for art aficionados, the grandeur of old-school architecture in the National Gallery Singapore is enough to create a lasting impression, never mind the over 8,000 works of Southeast Asian art that reside within.

Showcasing the largest public display of modern Southeast Asian Art dating back to the 19th century, be ready to spend a good few hours of your time in the country's national museum for culture fix like none other.

As an extra plus point for foodies: the gallery also houses Michelin's three-starred Odette fine dining restaurant, and the iconic Peranakan restaurant National Kitchen. 

Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm, daily

Address: 1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957

Nearest MRT Station: City Hall Station (North-South Line/Red Line, East-West Line/Green Line), Esplanade Station (Circle Line/Orange Line)

Visit flora from every part of the world and experience nature like no other, indoors. Photo by Cyrill. Interior shot of the Cloud Forest, with a lit aerial walkway surrounding the iconic indoor foliage blanketed mountain.
Photo by Cyrill.

22. Take a stroll surrounded by nature in the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest

Skip the unpredictable weather and enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors within the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest instead.

Also known as the world’s largest glass greenhouse, the Flower Dome is a conservatory with flora native to habitats all over the world. And if you’re looking for a little more adventure, trek through aerial walkways in the Cloud Forest’s mountain, filled with exotic plant species as you make your way to its peak. 

Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm, daily (Closed once a month for maintenance)

Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront Station (Circle Line/Orange Line, Downtown Line/Blue Line)

23. Shop until you drop at Mustafa Centre

Shopaholics, rejoice by making your way to Mustafa Centre!

Famous for its 24-hour operations, this shopping haven is spread over two buildings and six storeys and has everything you might need, from apparel to groceries, or entertainment and leisure items to pharmaceutical ones! Remember to stay hydrated as you’re window-shopping, as you’ll probably be spending quite a chunk of your day here.

Opening Hours: 24 hours, daily

Address: 145 Syed Alwi Rd, Mustafa Centre, Singapore 207704

Nearest MRT Station: Ferrer Park Station (North-East Line/Purple Line)

Relax and unwind with a well-deserved spa day of your own, or with a loved one. Photo by Olly. A woman in a towel lying on a massage bed, relaxing as she’s being massaged.
Photo by Olly.

24. Unwind with a relaxing spa day

Spending hours hunched over a screen, it’s easy to see why most of us are tense – which is why one of the best indoor activities in Singapore is to relax your body and mind with a self-care spa day.

Built for relaxation and pampering, a lot of spas offer massage or facial packages to help you destress, often accompanied by soothing, rhythmic ambient music to truly melt your worries away.

Karaoke the rainy days and booming thunderstorms away. Photo by Israel Palacio.

25. Karaoke the rainy days away

When it comes to bonding and one of the most ubiquitous indoor activities in Singapore, nothing comes to mind faster than a good old-fashioned karaoke session.

K.STAR offers themed rooms that are aesthetically gram-worthy, while Cash Studio Family Karaoke is a family-friendly karaoke that even allows you to bring your own meals, so you can easily have a bite after belting out those high notes.

26. Fuel your inner F1 driver with indoor go-karting

Don’t wait for race season. Fuel up (metaphorically) and rev up your engines at HyperDrive in Sentosa, Asia’s first indoor electronic go-kart circuit!

Equipped with three indoor tracks, you can opt to go solo or as a dual driver, the go-karts are ergonomically designed to cater to everyone, while its interactive circuit lets you collect “bonuses” to beat out your competition along the way.

Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 9pm, Mondays to Fridays, 10am – 9pm, Saturdays and Sundays

Address: 54 Palawan Beach Walk, Singapore 098233

Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront Station (North-East Line/Purple Line, Circle Line/Orange Line) to onboard the Sentosa Express

27. Discover Singapore at the Singapore Discovery Centre

If you’re local, you probably have secondary school memories of visiting the Singapore Discovery Centre. However, if you haven’t been in a while, this might just be the optimal time to revisit. 

After its makeover in 2020, the Singapore Discovery Centre now is home to two-storey escape rooms, a 4D theatre, and an interactive laser-tag battlefield. Trawl through the permanent historical exhibition of Singapore from its conception to now, enjoy an eco-sensorial tour around the centre, or take a leisurely stroll through the centre with your family.

Opening Hours: 12pm – 6pm, Mondays to Fridays, 11am – 7pm, weekends and public holidays

Address: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365

Nearest MRT Station: Joo Koon MRT Station (East-West Line/Green Line)