Gather the troops and head East to explore our great Singapore. Little Steps has sipped, dipped, shopped, and explored the East Coast to bring you the best of the best highlights for families on things to do in East Coast Park. The long stretch of park and beach along the East Coast is a long time favorite picnic spot for families. Paddle in the sea and build sandcastles or get active on bikes and blades. Perhaps, just grab a nice shady spot and relax with nature and enjoy a packed picnic or bbq at one of the bbq pits provided. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even make a weekend of it and pitch a tent to camp overnight.
From beach clubs to watersports, inline skating, giant bouncy castles, and foodie delights… East Coast is where it is at! Here are the best things to do in East Coast Park for families in Singapore. Ready, get set, explore…
Wheels a’blazin! Rent skates and bikes at one of the many stops along East Coast Park. From there, follow the cycle paths (maps and directions available from rental kiosks) and cycle as far as Bedok Reservoir, Siglap and over the bridge to Marina Barrage. National Parks Board offers bike rentals to visitors, allowing them to return the bikes at locations along Eastern Coastal PCN. Click here for more information on the PCN network. Bicycle rentals are also available from www.islandcruisersbikerentals.com and coastlineleisure.com.sg/bicycle. Inline skating classes are also available at the park premises. Visit www.ernskates.com and inlineculture.com.sg/c3.html for more information.
Bike and Skate, kiosk and shop locations along East Coast Park. Download the brochure for the Eastern Coastal Loop HERE.
The playground is 3,500sqm, and was designed to suit children of all abilities. A three-story play tower at the center has three slides of different levels and a rope bridge. The inclusive play area features include: a swing set that stimulates a child’s sense of balance, sensory play panels and a quiet corner. The outdoor playground also comprises inclusive elements to encourage children of different abilities to play together. The inclusive play equipment is designed with a range of motion, such as spinning, rocking, and swinging to improve muscle control.
Marine Cove Playground, Car Parks C2 & 3, East Coast Parkway, Singapore
Create your ultimate sandcastles at Castle Beach, an abode along East Coast beach that's perfect to spend the afternoon with family and friends. Castle Beach, as a social enterprise, was conceived in 2004 with the passion of sharing the joys of family bonding through sandcastle building. It was further developed to include the less fortunate, the less privilege and the physically handicapped. Through workshops and programs, they also seek to raise awareness of the importance of learning through play. Castle Beach is open on Saturdays and Sunday from 3:30pm to 7pm. No registration is required.
Castle Beach, 1220 ECP, Off E2 Carpark, Singapore 468960, +65 6346 2252, www.castlescanfly.com/castle-landing
Looking to try out some watersports? Head over to Aloha Sea Sports Centre that offers windsurfing, stand up paddling (SUP) and even stand up paddling yoga courses from beginner to advance levels. You can also rent windsurfing, sailing, and paddling equipment from them, including gear for the kiddies. For adrenaline junkies, there's also cable-ski offered at Singapore Wake Park! Guaranteed to be fun and challenging, the park features three cable-systems. One full size- cable system for the experienced riders and two straight-line System 2.0 for the complete novice and intermediate riders from as young as 6 years old. There's also a café at the premise that serves up international and local fare for hungry riders!
Singapore Wake Park, 1206A East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449891, www.singaporewakepark.com/home
East Coast Lagoon Food Village is the place to get your local food fix! One of the must-tries is the Lagoon Carrot Cake - delicious and satisfying. Choose between black (with sweet sauce) or white versions from SG$6 onwards. Seafood is always a must when you're by the beach and Lagoon is synonymous with stalls serving up the freshest plate. Order up a deliciously barbequed Sambal Stingray and pair it with cincalok (fermented shrimp sauce) to top it off. Other local delights to try are BBQ chicken wings, Satay, and Fried Oyster Omelette.
East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468960
East Coast Seafood Centre houses several major local seafood restaurants including Jumbo Seafood and Long Beach Seafood Restaurant. Whichever restaurant you decided to head to, a must-try is the famed Chili Crab and also Black Pepper Crab dishes. Long Beach Seafood also offers a Classic White Pepper Live Alaskan King Crab that's equally tempting! Other seafood restaurants at the locale include No Signboard Seafood, Crystal Jade Seafood BBQ, and Rong Heng Seafood.
East Coast Seafood Centre, 1202 & 1206 E East Coast Parkway, #01-07/08, Singapore 449883
Opened in 2014, Parkland Green has an eclectic mix of cafés and restaurants. Sandbank is particularly inviting because of its 15-meter plunge pool of which you can even order drinks from the poolside bar! This casual dining resto serves up comfort food like pasta, pizzas, pies, sandwiches, desserts, chargrilled meats, and seafood. For home-cooked Thai dishes, check out Basil & Thyme or you can head to Atmosphere Bistro Bar for casual eats and drinks. There's also Starbucks, Killiney Kopitiam, and Bakery & Bar St Marc. for caffeine fixes and café fare. For a quick meal, pick up some kebabs from Kebab Station. Yum!
Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449875
Good ole' Macs that all easterners avidly frequent is back in its premises at Marine Cove. Equipped with a party room, self-service order kiosks, table service, and separate dessert counter, we simply can't get enough of this childhood fav resto. Hop over to My Briyani House for local food staples. There's also Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to lounge at while the kiddos wild away at the playground. Babalicious Peranakan Restaurant also has a little indoor play area for the little ones.
Marine Cove Restaurants, 1000 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449876
Glam up your camping experience and be utterly spoilt by Glamping Society, Singapore's very first Glamping service provider. With 4 different kinds of tents and a multitude of packages and add-ons to suit everyone's expectations and demands, their dedication in providing top-notch quality service means that you and the kiddos will be pampered throughout your vacay. They presently pitch at East Coast Park Area G and their brand new location at Punggol Container Park. Glamping City also provides Picnic Tents available for rent for 3 hours if you don't want to pull an overnighter. Their picnic tent package includes a standard tentage, picnic table, seat covers, fan, a cooler box with ice, utensils, cutlery, and wine glasses. Simply head to their website to book online.
Glamping City, +65 9651 1114, www.glampingcity.com
You can play, eat, and even stay along East Coast Park! Gather the troop, grab some delicious grub, slather on sunblock, and have a whale of a time setting up tents along the designated camping grounds by the beach. Simply apply for a camping permit from any AXS stations or apply online here. Camping permits will be required on both weekdays and weekends, including public and school holidays. Camping is only permitted Area D and Area G at East Coast Park.
East Coast Park Camping Sites Area D & G, www.nparks.gov.sg/activities/fun-and-recreation/camping