16 Best Picnic Spots For Family & Couples

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The school holidays are here and you may be wondering where to take your kids next for a fun day out, or you might simply be looking to get away from the usual cityscape with your loved ones without having to travel out of Singapore.

We have put together 16 best picnic spots for families and couples in Singapore where you can spend a day with your loved ones amongst nature. Remember to keep your phones away as you breathe in some fresh air!

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Save and share this infographic so your family has a handy guide next time they want to plan a day trip outside! Read on to learn more about each location and what they have to offer.

Click on the specific regions to head directly to the list of picnic spots around Singapore.

  1. North/North-East
  2. West
  3. Central/South
  4. East

North/North-east Region

1. Admiralty Park

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What’s there:

  • 26 slides, containing both the longest and widest slide
  • 3 main play areas — Junior, Adventure, and Family Terracing Play. It has a diverse play equipment which caters to children of all ages, and also facilitates cross-generational interaction.

Picnic spots:
There are grass patches next to the play areas, where you can set your picnic mat and snacks down for your kids to have a bit of fun before eating together.

How to get there:
Take a 15 minute walk from Woodlands MRT Station. Alternatively, take Bus 903 from Woodlands Bus Interchange.

2. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

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What’s there:

  • The starting point of the Kallang River
  • A playground and water park for the little ones
  • Pond gardens 
  • Butterfly habitat

Picnic spots:
There’s plenty of open space around the river bank, but if you’d like to beat the heat, any spot under a tree is good too!

How to get there:
If you’re going there directly from Ang Mo Kio, take Bus 169 going in the direction of Woodlands.

3. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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What’s there:

  • Natural habitats for nature-lovers to do some spotting
  • It’s home to several of the world’s rarest mangroves

Picnic spots:
There are multiple resting benches and huts that have unique designs, which you can make a stop at after your trek through the nature paths!

How to get there:
On Monday to Saturday: Take the train to Kranji MRT Station (North-South Line), then board 925 from there. Alight at Kranji Reservoir Carpark B, and walk to the Visitor’s Entrance.

On Sunday: Board 925 from Kranji MRT Station, which will stop at the Wetland Reserve entrance.


West Region

4. Chinese & Japanese Gardens

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What’s there: 

  • The Bridge of Double Beauty
  • Multiple pavilions and pagodas
  • The Cloud Piercing Pagoda
  • Statues based on historical heroes 

Picnic spots:
There’s a spot near the Bridge of Double Beauty, on the side of the Chinese Garden.
You’ll see the statues of Zodiac animals, as well as the Cloud Piercing Pagoda in the back.

How to get there:
Take the train to Chinese Garden MRT Station. If you’re coming by bus, both Jurong East and Boon Lay Interchange offer Buses 49 and 154.

5. Hindhede Nature Park

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What’s there:

  • A secluded space tucked away from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
  • 3 resting huts 

Picnic spots:
Gaharu Hut, Pulai Hut, and Waringin Hut, which make for romantic secluded picnics with your significant other!

How to get there:
If you’re coming by bus, alight at Jalan Anak Bukit Road, opposite Beauty World Centre, then take 67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, 961, or 961C.

For those taking the MRT, alight at Beauty World, head out via Exit A and walk 850m till you reach the park!

6. West Coast Park

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What’s there: 

  • Adventure Play Area (in area 3) – suitable for active family fun!
  • Camping sites
  • BBQ pits 
  • Dog runs

Picnic spots:
The sandy sections of the park, or the benches.

How to get there:
From Clementi Bus Interchange Station, take 201 to Varsity Park. From there, walk 400 metres until you reach West Coast Park.


Central/South

7. Botanic Gardens

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What’s there:

  • National Orchid Garden
  • Learning Forest
  • Symphony Lake

Picnic spots:
Right at Symphony Lake, there’s a sprawling green valley encircling the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage on an islet. Families and couples alike can relax there, and if there happens to be a performance happening, you can treat your ears to a pleasant musical session!

How to get there: 
Alight at the Botanic Gardens MRT Station (Circle or Downtown Line).

8. Marina Barrage

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What’s there:

  • Marina bridge 
  • Green roof

Picnic spots:
The green roof is the prime spot for you to bring your family to sit back and enjoy the magnificent view of the Singapore Skyline. Not only that, there’s lots of space for activity, so for that extra sprinkle of fun, come prepared with kites!

How to get there:
Take the train to Marina Bay Station (North-South/Circle Line) and head out via Exit B. Walk along Marina Way until you see B02 Marina St. Board either the free Marina Barrage Shuttle or Bus 400!

9. Henderson Waves Bridge

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What’s there:

  • A stunning view of the greenery from the Southern Ridges
  • Panorama of the harbour and Southern Islands

Picnic spots:
The bridge is designed with spacious coves and elevated boards, so take a spot that suits your preference. Just don’t get in the way of fellow pedestrians who want to walk across.

How to get there:
Henderson Waves is a pedestrian bridge linking Mount Faber Hill Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. To get on top, you’ll have to take the Southern Ridges walk, a 5 kilometre hiking trail that takes you through Kent Ridge Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, and Mount Faber Hill Park. Once you reach the bridge, it will definitely be a well-earned picnic break!

10. Gardens By The Bay East Garden

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What’s there:

  • Promenade lawn for outdoor activities with the family
  • Pathway for pedestrians to jog or walk

Picnic spots:
Sit by the bank facing Marina Bay for a gorgeous view of the Singapore Skyline.

How to get there:
By Bus: Take SBS Bus 158 to Bay East, then alight at the bus stop along Rhu Cross.
By Foot: From Bay South Garden, it’s just a 5-minute walk from Marina Barrage to Bay East Garden.

11. Fort Canning Park

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Fort Canning Hill was once a home for 14th Century Kings and the headquarters for Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks.

What’s there:

  • For an educational trip with your kids: There are 9 historical gardens – for example, Raffles Garden, Sang Nila Utama Garden, Farquhar Garden, and several more.

Picnic spots:
The abundant space on the hill is more than enough for your picnic mats and the family to spend a quiet afternoon together! However, while your kids can put the hilly terrain to good use, it may be a bit too steep if they’re younger.

How to get there:
If you’re at Fort Canning MRT Station, alight and then go out from Exit B. Following that, turn left into Jubilee Park.

Another route is to get off at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, go out from Exit B, cross Penang Road, and turn left. Watch out for the tunnel leading into Fort Canning Park!

12. Tanjong Beach (Sentosa)

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A sanctuary tucked away from the usual busy atmosphere of Sentosa, Tanjong Beach is the go to place for an idyllic getaway with the family.

What’s there:

  • Tanjong Beach Club, for an exquisite dining experience. Or, you can choose to relax by the pool on a daybed. 

Picnic spots: 
Pick any area on the beautiful white sand to set down your picnic mat. It’s ideal for both families and couples who are looking for a day of peace and quiet! 

Getting there:
By Sentosa Express/Beach Shuttle: At Beach Station, alight and take the shuttle.
By Public Bus: Alight at Beach Station, then take the shuttle.

13. Tanjong Rimau (Sentosa)

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What’s there:

  • For the more active go-getters, Tanjong Rimau is on the Western tip of Sentosa, off Rasa Sentosa. One highlight is a small cave, right in the midst of the tall cliffs on the island!
  • During low tide, you may catch a few glimpses of the coral reefs, and if you’re lucky, marine life from shallow waters!

Picnic spots:
The ample beach makes for great resting areas once you’ve completed adventuring round the island.

How to get there:
You can travel there via the Rasa Sentosa Shuttle, from the VivoCity Shuttle Bus Stop.


East

14. East Coast Park

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What’s there:

  • Spaces for sporting activities, including the Xtreme Skatepark
  • Hawker centres and restaurants
  • At the nearby Marine Cove Park, there’s a playground that your kids will have a ton of fun at!
  • Bedok Jetty

Picnic spots:
The beachside and the designated benches

How to get there:
Bedok MRT is the nearest station. On weekends, you can take bus 401 which will bring you directly to East Coast Park. On weekdays, get on 197 and alight at Marine Parade Road, then walk through the underpass.

15. Changi Beach Park

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What’s there:

  • Unlike its busier sibling, Changi Beach Park has remained underdeveloped, so it is known as one of the oldest Coastal parks in Singapore. Also, the fact that the beach has relatively been untouched, means that the sand is much more pristine, and gives it an old-style ‘kampung’ vibe!
  • The park also serves as a great spot for watching planes arrive and land.

Picnic spots:
If you go to Changi Point in the evening, you get the bonus of watching the sunset while having your picnic with your family!

How to get there:
Public Transport: Alight at Tampines MRT Station (East-West/Downtown Line), then head to the Bus interchange and take Bus 19, which will pass by Changi Beach Park.

16.  Pasir Ris Town Park

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Image: Singapore Travel Hub

What’s there:

  • The Marine Pond
  • Bird Watching tower
  • Mangrove Boardwalk
  • Pasir Ris Park Maze

Picnic spots:
The stone tables found on the grass lawns, or any of the 65 BBQ pits scattered throughout the park.

How to get there:
Head to Pasir Ris Station via the East-West Line, then head for the Park that’s opposite the station.


We hope this list of picnic spots has given you an idea or two on where to spend your weekend! Don’t forget to bring along your sunscreen, insect repellents, and extra clothes to change if needed. Most importantly, have fun 🙂

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