Family staycations to book this December holidays

Sure, your friends are already flying with their brood to overseas vacations, but perhaps you want to take things easy and are looking for to do a staycation this December holidays instead.

Here are a list of destinations offering the best family staycations that you can find in Singapore, including many that offer child-friendly amenities and dedicated play areas to make your life a lot easier.

Family staycations at under S$300++ a night

JEN Singapore Orchardgateway

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If you’re looking to spend most of your time in the Orchard area during your family staycation, one of the best hotels to book is JEN Singapore Orchardgateway which is located right in Orchardgateway.

You get access to all the big malls in Orchard, and the MRT station is just a few minutes’ walk away, making it very convenient to get around. But that’s not even the best part.

Knowing that family time is important, JEN Singapore Orchardgateway introduced the Family Value staycation package which entitles you to a 50% discount on a second room for your children as long as you book a minimum of two nights. The package also comes with breakfast at Makan@Jen, complimentary wash and fold service (one laundry bag per stay), as well as complimentary parking if you drive.

Spend the afternoon basking in the sunlight and having a splashing good time at the hotel’s award-winning rooftop infinity pool. Don’t forget to also snap some photos of your kids with the city skyline as the backdrop!

Address: 277 Orchard Road, Orchardgateway, Singapore 238858
Price: From S$248++ per room per night
Booking: Website

Glamping at East Coast Park or Pasir Ris Park

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Instead of having a family staycation in a hotel, perhaps you might want to try glamping instead. Camping may not be the most ideal because your kids may not be used to sleeping on the hard, rocky ground with no air-conditioning.

Glamping takes the nasty side of camping away and replaces it with style and comfort, allowing you to fully enjoy the great outdoors without being frustrated from a bad night’s sleep or from insect bites.

The glamping tents for four pax come with two queen-sized beds, personal portable air conditioners, as well as fairy lights. Don’t worry if it rains too, because the tents are waterproof and will keep you dry from the rain. If you have a furkid, bring them along so that they too can enjoy the family staycation and make new memories with you!

Do note that if you do decide to go ahead with glamping, you would need to sign up for a camping permit before the team can set up the glamping tent for you. It’s free and it will only take five minutes to complete your registration.

Address: East Coast Park Service Road | 98 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519639
Price: From S$260 nett per night
Booking: Klook

Family staycations between S$300++ to S$500++ a night

Village Hotel Bugis and Village Hotel Katong

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Stay in the heritage precincts at Village Hotel Bugis or Village Hotel Katong and take advantage of their Very Package where you get to stay in the Family Room and the package is centred around child-friendly activities and amenities.

Awake to complimentary breakfast for two adults and two children. You will also be given “Village Currency” of S$40 nett to be used at partners in the neighbourhood.

Participate in planned play activities for children and screening of kid-friendly movies. On top of these, the children will also receive an activity book and child bath amenities so that you know the package really has them in mind.

Address: 390 Victoria Street, Golden Landmark Shopping Centre, Singapore 188061 | 25 Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449536
Price: S$700 nett for 3D2N (S$350 per night)
Booking: Website

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

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For a getaway that feels like you’re out of Singapore without needing a passport, consider checking into Sofitel Sentosa. This hotel gives you easy access to the beach and has the Villa Des Enfants, a play space open for all guests with children.

Go for the Magnifique Family Deal, which gives you 50% off your second room for your children and free breakfast for them.

Address: 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891
Price: From S$457++ per night
Booking: Website

Shangri-La Singapore

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Other than offering romantic experiences, Shangri-La Singapore is also known to provide a wide variety of family-friendly activities. They have a couple of staycation packages that you can choose from.

Spend the weekend splashing about at Shangri-La Singapore’s newly opened water play facility, Splash, and enjoy an interactive play session in the evening at buds by Shangri-La right after. The Fun Family Playcation is the basic package which includes playtime to these two family-friendly facilities. Add on a picnic experience to the playtime by opting for the Picnic Family Playcation.

Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Price: From S$480++ per night
Booking: Website

Orchard Rendezvous Hotel

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Located at the beginning of Orchard Road, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel is a convenient location for a family staycation. It’s a short walk from the MRT station, making it very accessible to move from place to place even if you don’t own your own private transport.

In order to cater to different families with children of different ages, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel offers four different kinds of family rooms.

The most basic family room comes with one king-sized bed and a single bed. For those who have two children who are a little older and active, you can consider booking the Family Room with Bunkbed. You don’t see such rooms often, so it’s certainly going to be a unique stay.

For those with a bigger family, you can opt for the Family Suite which comes with one king-sized bed and two single beds, as well as a separate living and dining area.

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Address: 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247905
Price: From S$350++ per night
Booking: Website

Gardenasia Farmstay Villas

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For a completely different and interesting experience, you might want to book your family staycation at Gardenasia Farmstay Villas.

Nestled in the heart of Kranji Countryside, Gardenasia Farmstay Villas offers tranquility and the chance to explore nature and the farm life in a comfortable setting.

There are three different room types to choose from: Begonia, Camellia, and Daffodil. Pick the one based on your preferences and get ready to enjoy one of the best family staycations you can ever have right here at Gardenasia Farmstay Villas!

Address: 240 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718898
Price: From S$380++ per night
Booking: Website

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

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Take up Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa’s offer to indulge in some Rasa Family Fun when you book a family staycation with them.

The offer includes daily breakfast and dinner for two adults and two children at Silver Shell Cafe. For dinner, you get unlimited soft drinks, chilled juices, house wines, and beer.

During your stay, take part in sea sports activities followed by a one-hour access to Nestopia, an outdoor play space on Siloso Beach. Kids will definitely be thrilled to know that they get to have so much fun playing at the play space with others!

Address: 101 Siloso Road, Singapore 098970
Price: From S$465++ per night
Booking: Website

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

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Whisk your kids away on a family staycation at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa and feel as if you’re overseas on vacation with its unique colonial-style heritage building suites.

The Deluxe Room would suffice if you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, but if you’re planning to make the most out of the family staycation by spending more time in the hotel, you can check out the Courtyard Suite or even the Family Suite.

The Courtyard Suite comes with its own private courtyard and private jacuzzi, which gives you the chance to have an intimate family bonding session with your loved ones away from the crowds. Alternatively, the Family Suite also offers a nice retreat as it comes with a bedroom, living room, and a private verandah that overlooks the infinity lap pool.

Address: 1 Larkhill Road, Singapore 099394
Price: From S$348++ per night
Booking: Website

Family staycations above S$500++ a night

River Wonders

river wonders staycation

Yes, you didn’t read this wrong. River Wonders is offering a staycation that comes with a series of fun-filled wildlife experiences in the day and a bell tent under the stars for you to wind down at night right next to the manatees at the Amazon Flooded Forest.

In the day, get up close and personal with animals such as the squirrel monkeys, capybaras, and white pelicans in several private and exclusive sessions. You’ll also get to take the river cruise to explore fresh water habitats, as well as visit the giant pandas at the bamboo forest.

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Price: S$1,199
Booking: Klook

JW Marriott

jw marriott family staycation package

Located in the Bras Basah area, which gives you proximity to the arts and cultural district, this designer hotel offers the Fun For The Whole Package.

This package includes buffet breakfast for two adults and one child (up to 12 years old), welcome and turndown amenities, as well as special amenities for children. You can request for the JW Marriott camper van that can accommodate one child up to seven years old too!

The property has two outdoor pools that overlooking panoramic Marina Bay views, which both you and your children are going to enjoy.

Address: 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
Price: From S$804++ per night
Booking: Website

Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Consider the Kids Stay Free, Fun For Whole Family package offered by Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Besides daily breakfast for two adults and two children, the package also includes a complimentary buffet lunch and dinner at Melt Cafe for children aged 12 years and below.

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To make sure that everyone stays comfortably, the hotel provides up to two rollaway beds and late check out so that you can take your time with the children.

On top of these, you’ll receive complimentary tickets to either ArtScience Museum’s Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition or three-hour of play at Kiztopia – your pick!

Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Price: From S$880++ per room per night for the Kids Stay Free, Fun For Whole Family package
Booking: Website

Sheraton Towers Singapore

sheraton towers family staycation package

For free breakfast and 50% off second room for kids, Sheraton Towers Singapore offers the Family Fun staycation package. The offer includes daily breakfast fir two adults and two children, 50% off second room if you want more space, and a giant-sized float per room per stay so you’ll get to use it at the pool.

If you’d like to have guaranteed connecting rooms, it is available at an additional S$10++ per set per night.

Address: 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230
Price: From S$599++ per night
Booking: Form

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

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Pamper yourself and your kids to a Ritz Kids Night Safari Adventures family staycation where kids have the freedom to be creative and inquisitive about nature.

The family staycation package is truly an immersive one as it comes with a sleeping tent pitched in the room with a night lamp. The child will receive the Ritz Kids amenities, which include an edible turndown amenity, an engaging activity sheet (this allows the child to redeem a complimentary scoop of ice cream at Colony after obtaining a Ritz-Carlton lion stamp), and a birthday cake surprise for birthdays within the stay duration.

Turn off the lights and you can join your child in an impromptu in-room camping experience and make it an unforgettable family staycation.

Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Price: From S$775++ per night
Booking: Website

Pan Pacific Singapore

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A popular family staycation package deals in Singapore, the Great Fun-mily Escapade Package by Pan Pacific Singapore is not one to be missed.

Stay in a themed room complete with adorable bedding, teepee, and children amenities packed into a mini-sized luggage. Spend some time splashing around in the water at Pan Pacific Singapore’s swimming pool, and don’t worry if you forgot to bring along floats for your child. The hotel has made a number of them available for use at the pool.

Participate in poolside activities such as bean bag and ring toss games, as well as a bouncy castle.

The stay also includes complimentary to Urban Jungle Village, the children play area in the hotel.

And as if these activities aren’t enough to keep the children occupied, guests also receive 10% off NERF Action Xperience tickets and 20% off Kiztopia tickets – both of which are located at Marina Square, where the hotel is connected to.

Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Price: From S$510++ per night
Booking: Website

Raffles Hotel Singapore

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Conveniently situated in the heart of Singapore and set in a colonial-style building, it’s no wonder why Raffles Singapore is one of the most popular and iconic destinations for a staycation.

With a romantic ambience and spacious suites, Raffles Hotel attracts couples like bees to honey. Don’t worry if you’ve got your little ones in tow though, because these suites are roomy enough for you to bring them along. Even the most standard suite is already 46 square metres big, and it comes with a balcony,  a seating area, and an en suite bathroom.

Simply request to have two queen beds in your room instead of just one king bed if you’re looking to have more bed space for you and your children.

Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Price: From S$989++ per night
Booking: Website

Villa Samadhi Singapore

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Travel to Bali, Indonesia without actually having to travel there by booking your family staycation at Villa Samadhi. Set in a rustic colonial building, you might think that the place is run-down. Contrary to its heritage and exterior, Villa Samadhi actually offers a luxurious experience to those staying there.

The resort has a total of five types of rooms, and if you ask us, we’d recommend booking the Luxe Sarang. This room is the resort’s most luxurious room as it comes with its own private pool and private garden on top of the generous living space.

Bring along your floats and have fun splashing around in the water with your kids in the sizeable pool. We can assure you it’ll be loads of fun!

Booking a stay here would truly feel like a private retreat to an island.

Address: 20 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119193
Price: From S$801++ per night for the Luxe Sarang room
Booking: Website