Running is a natural and enjoyable activity for children, no matter what their ages are. Do you remember how good it felt to just let loose and run around during your childhood? There is so much fun and delights shown on a child’s face when they run.

children running happily

Introducing our little ones to the fun of running at a young age is also an exciting way to help them develop healthy habits for keeping fit that they will stick with for life. Running is a fantastic activity that promotes fun and fitness, as well as a family bonding opportunity.

Participating in Running/Walking Events For Kids

There are also more walking/running events in Singapore to suit different ages and abilities. These events cater to the younger age group, aim to challenge their ability, heighten their perseverance and in the meantime, for them to have fun. Some of these runs are definitely much more rewarding for you and your child, knowing that you are supporting a great cause.

Besides participating in these running events, parents can provide other opportunities for children to run about freely in a safe environment. Generally in Singapore, there are also tons of great places like parks and open spaces that are safe and suitable for parents and their children to run and have fun together.

Highly Recommended Places to Visit in Singapore That Let You Loose, Run and Have Fun

1. Bedok Reservoir

The reservoir and its surrounding park is an attractive landscape, popular with not only water sports and fishing enthusiasts but also cyclists, skaters, joggers and picnickers.

2. Singapore Botanic Garden

singapore botanic gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a great place to take a stroll or run about with your child on the nice green field coupled up with flowers and birds. Do drop by Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden – Asia’s first children’s garden, a well-known kid’s paradise!

3. East Coast Park


East Coast Park is the largest beach park in Singapore and one of the most treasured urban getaways, with beautiful beaches and paths suitable for children to play and run around freely. Children will never get bored with other alternatives like building sand-castles, skating and cycling. It has a wide range of facilities available too.

4. Henderson Wave

henderson bridge

The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore is popular among joggers and tourists. Children love to run up and down the slanted path.

It is a newly constructed park connector network (PCN) that aims to completely link all the various parks in Singapore in a continuous round island loop, taking you from ends such as Choa Chu Kang to Changi Coast Road. A great place to trek and explore fauna and flora too.

5. Marina Barrage

marina barrage

Here at Marina Barrage, there is a large open roof garden suitable for your child to run and have fun. You can an excellent view of the city and the Singapore Flyer. Fancy a picnic session with your family? Definitely a great place to relax and have fun together.

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Do you have other great recommendation where children can let loose and run about freely in a safe environment? Or have your child participated in any running event? If yes, we will like to hear from you!

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