8 Scenic, Stroller-Friendly Hiking Routes in Singapore, Lifestyle News
Singapore is a garden city, so it only makes sense that it’s full of beautiful green spaces for a nature walk for the whole family, including the little ones with pushchairs. Whether you’re making a day out of it or just taking your little one along for a long, enjoyable walk for some quality “me time”, we’ve got you covered with these convenient and safe walking routes for strollers.
Discover these stroller-friendly walks for the whole family:
1. Singapore Botanical Gardens
Not only is this Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, but the Botanical Gardens are home to an incredible walking trail that can take almost two hours as you stroll leisurely with baby in tow.
Drop by the Jacob Ballas Kindergarten for interactive installations and activities toddlers will love; and enjoy the attractions at a leisurely pace on well-paved roads, such as the National Orchid Garden, Learning Forest, Healing Garden and more.
2. Fort Canning
Fort Canning Park’s iconic hilltop landmark is where the famous decision to cede Singapore to the Japanese was made in 1942 during World War II; this is where Singapore’s first botanic gardens were located; and it is also home to nine historic gardens! Download the augmented reality trail, BALIKSG: The Fort Canning Trail, and enjoy an interactive journey through the park’s guides at your own pace (total trail length is approximately 2.5 km).
3. East Coast Park
Ok, who doesn’t know about East Coast Park and the incredible 15km of coastline it offers for walks and rides, all suitable for wheels (pushchairs, skates, bikes)?
Coat yourself with sunscreen, arm yourself with cold drinks and caps, and let’s go! Take the walk as long as you want and stop at one of the many restaurants and cafes located along the beach.
4. Sembawang Park
Named after the famous Sembawang tree, Sembawang Park is a secluded hideaway in northern Singapore, home to a rich naval heritage that dates back to the British colonial era. Facing the Strait of Johor, the tranquil and mostly secluded Sembawang Park offers a seaside location for great walks and jogs, all with a stroller along its spacious walkways.
Stroll along restored old tracks used during the British occupation or visit Beaulieu House, Sembawang Pier and the remnants of the 1920s Seletar Pier. If you have older toddlers, they’ll love taking a break in the new playground, which is based on a super cool warship design.
5. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
As one of the largest urban parks (62 hectares!) in central Singapore, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is a great place for families and nature lovers. As part of the PUB’s Active, Beautiful and Clean Waters (ABC) program, the old concrete canal has been de-concreted and naturalized into a beautiful 3 km long meandering river with lush banks of wildflowers and greenery.
Strolling with a stroller is easy here with the park’s wide open lawns and gently sloping grassy banks along either side of the river. The River Plains Inclusive Playground is an all-access play facility for children of all ages and also caters to those with special needs, with a wheelchair-accessible carousel and wheelchair swing.
6. Sentosa Boardwalk
This 700m trail that connects the east end of the VivoCity Mall to the Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront area is one of our favorite walks to do with strollers.
You walk on a wide and spacious boardwalk right against the water, and there is also a covered roof for shelter if it gets too wet or too hot. Perfect!
7. Coastal Walk at Changi Point
The Changi Point Coastal Walk, also known as the Changi Promenade, stretches up to 2.2 km along the coastline, offering six distinct sections of walking paths on the promenade.
Start at Creek Walk at the eastern end near Changi Point Ferry Terminal and Changi Creek, and stretch to the rocky west coast near Changi Beach Club, before finally reaching Changi Point or Loyang Park Connector at Netheravon Road.
Head leisurely west along the Beach and Sailing Point promenades. Other sections of the walk include the Cliff Walk and the Kelong Walk (named after the kelong-shaped stilts built over water) and end at the Sunset Walk, just in time to take in a glorious sunset. Sun.
8. Gardens by the Bay
Admittedly, while the Cloud Forest is a little tricky to navigate with a stroller, the air-conditioned Flower Dome is much easier to navigate on wheels.
And it’s a nice respite after a walk in the leafy garden, with its wide raised walkways, water features and vast spaces! It is such a pleasure to be in a peaceful green space with beautiful flora right in the heart of the bustling city.
This article was first published in wonderwall.sg.