Bring the kids to the hilly and naturalistic Bukit Gombak Park, which boasts scenic views, a Butterfly Garden, the town's first dog run, and of course, plenty of spaces for children to run free. Take the meandering looped hill trek to the top to get a panoramic view of Bukit Gombak, and don't forget to stop to admire the butterflies in the curated garden. After that, you'll want to head straight to the play area, which is outfitted with a 5.3 metre-long slide built right into the natural slope, and other nature-inspired play equipment like balance beams set among trees and shrubs.
Despite challenges like uneven terrain, wild animals and unpredictable weather, hiking is a really fun and popular activity in Singapore. But when you add the kids to the mix, it's best to put their safety first. Trust Singapore to think about the kids too and have some of the best kid-friendly trails around for when you want to bring the young ones hiking. Pack some sunscreen, their favourite cap, water bottle and maybe a light snack for when the tantrums kick in mid-hike.