Family-friendly Staycations this September Holidays

Family friendly staycations this september holidays
September Holidays are here! Take a break and check into one of these STB-approved family-friendly hotels for a staycation.
Getting restless and need a vacation? Check out this list of approved, safe family-friendly hotels you can staycation in this September holidays.

Being in lockdown was tough for everyone, especially families with young kids at home. With mom and dad needing space to do work and the kids needing to be entertained, the struggle could not have been any more stressful. Additionally, due to the travel restrictions, out-of-country holiday plans are on hold indefinitely. However, Singapore Tourism Board has approved more than 180+ hotels to reopen, hence you and your family can have a much-needed staycation instead. 

Guidelines for Safe Distancing in Hotels

For your peace of mind, all hotels must still meet the government’s stringent requirements before being allowed to begin operations. The guidelines are as such:

  • Limit occupancy to no more than 1 person per 10sqm guest-accessible public space per person (excluding hotel staff) at any point in time
  • Implement more stringent safe management measures at areas where guests and staff spend more time, as opposed to areas which see more transient traffic
  • Reduce face-to-face mingling among guests, between employees and between staff and guests
  • Stagger timings for guests to be at hotel lobby and guest facilities, and employees at back-of-house work environment
  • Implement mandatory SafeEntry scanning and encourage use of Trace Together
  • Implement rigorous cleaning and disinfecting regimes, particularly for high touch elements

With these measures in place, coupled with the general advice to wash and sanitise your hands regularly, wear masks and practice social distancing, it’s time to take a staycation! So pack your bags, grab the kids and take your pick from our list of the best kid-friendly hotels (compiled from the list of approved hotels).

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The themed family suites will make both kids and adults alike excited for a staycation
The themed family suites will make both kids and adults alike excited for the stay. Image credit: Shangri-La Hotel

Checking into Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, families get a separate family concierge and dedicated to making their stay comfortable and enjoyable. There is also the family pantry for guests residing in the themed suites and deluxe family rooms. Parents can pack light since this pantry has a range of exceptional childcare amenities, and premium children’s furniture and equipment brands. 

The themed suites are absolutely adorable too and everyone, regardless of age, will get excited about the room. With five themes to choose from, the spacious rooms are decked out with kid-friendly amenities and toys. Of course, there’s still plenty of room for the parents as well. 

The massive indoor playground and activities for the kids will ensure your child is never bored during their staycation
The massive indoor playground and activities for the kids will ensure your child is never bored during their stay. Image credit: Shangri-La Hotel
Activities and Entertainment

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is the first luxury hotel on Orchard Road to design and build an interactive play space for children. Due to the current situation, only hotel guests get to enjoy this space.

Adding on to the awesomeness, there is a massive indoor playground just for the kids. Children four and above can monkey around on the jungle gym, while younger children have a dedicated play area. Some activities include vocal and dance lessons, and an arts and crafts storytelling class. Vocal and dance lessons and an arts-and-crafts storytelling class are just some of the interactive activities offered. 

Otherwise, venture outside to the Splash Zone, an outdoor mini water park for a splashin’ good time. There’s also a nursing room within the vicinity and the playscape does have childminders, so rest assured that someone has eyes on your little ones at all times.

You can find out more here.

Luxury in-room camping during a staycation sounds like a good time for any kid
Luxury in-room camping sounds like a good time for any kid. Image credit: Ritz-Carlton

The luxurious and swanky Ritz-Carlton not only offers the best to its adult guests, but has also curated exciting experiences for their pint-sized guests. For example, children between four to 12 can explore the lobby on Level 3 to collect stamps on their Adventurer Passport. After collecting six, they’ll be able to enjoy a complimentary scoop of ice cream at The Patisserie. 

Additionally, children also receive special amenity kits. In particular, infants and toddlers below four will get mini bath amenities like baby powder, body lotion and shower gel. You can also request for baby cots, prams and bottle sterilisers. Children can also feast on a kid-friendly menu during their stay. 

Furthermore, children can also enjoy the Ritz Kids Night Safari – an in-room camping experience. He/she can sleep in a tent in the hotel room for the entire duration of the stay. 

Other perks that are included in the Ritz Kids Night Safari package:

  • Overnight accommodation in an Elevated Kallang, Deluxe Marina, Premier Suite, Club Premier Suite or One-Bedroom Millenia Suite
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two adults and two children
  • Ritz Kids amenities kit

You can find out more here.

Decorated according to different popular cartoon characters, the themed rooms in Village Hotel Bugis are popular among families, especially since the hotel is in a convenient location and affordable. Image credits: Far East Hospitality

For a more wallet-friendly option, try the character-themed rooms at Village Hotel Bugis on Victoria Street. These rooms’ wallpaper are decorated with Disney’s Cars or Sofia the First, perfect for your little ones. Aside from the decoration, there is a special kids amenities kit, designated kids play area in the room and kid-sized bed. How adorable! Cots and cribs are also available on request. 

You can find out more here.

The luxurious Sofitel Sentosa is perched on a hill with scenic views of the South China Sea. Its crown jewel is the 33m midnight blue swimming pool surrounded by classic colonial architecture and palm trees. Because of the large shallow area running the entire length of the pool, the pool can truly be enjoyed by guests of all ages.

Relax by the scenic view of the lush Sofitel pool, surrounded by palm trees and intricate architecture. Image credit: Sofitel Accor

The hotel also features a Kids Club where you can let the kids play in an air-conditioned area. Some activities include mermaid swimming, tent building, painting lanterns and floral arrangements.Meanwhile, you and the hubby can have some well-deserved me-time, experience the fabulous facilities and perhaps even get in a massage.

A fun feature in Sofitel is Movie by the Pool nights, by the main spa pool. All the movies screened are rated PG-13 or under, so they are suitable for the whole family. Ticket prices include gourmet popcorn, soft drinks and tapas as well! Even better, you can swim while enjoying the movie. 

You can find out more here.

Rejuvenate in the peace and quiet of a private villa at this family-friendly staycation venue
Rejuvenate in the peace and quiet of a private villa at The Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa. Image credit: Amara Sanctuary Hotel Singapore

Another amazing hotel in Sentosa for a family staycation is The Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa. Nestled in the middle of the island, the retreat offers the Family Getaway package. Splash about in the pool, explore the resort’s extensive grounds, and bond over some specially curated family activities. In particular, your little ones will enjoy the children’s pool with its water slides.

The Family Getaway staycation package includes accommodation of your choice, breakfast for two adults and one child, $80 F&B credits and a themed family activity. This activity, cupcake decorating, will take place every day from 3 – 4pm, and is suitable for children above two.

You can find out more here.

Who knew you could go glamping in one of Singapore’s top-rated hotels? Image credit: Audrey Tan

Who said camping meant having to brave the outdoors? Now you can take the kids glamping  in the comfort of a comfy and luxurious hotel room in the Fullerton Hotel. At night, tuck your children into their sleeping bags, and fall asleep watching the constellations from the projector.

In the day, children can also enjoy amenities like a welcome pack, ice cream, cookies and sweets. Children’s menus are also available at the hotel. Those five and up can join their parents on a family art tour. Meanwhile, you can also request for essentials like a baby playpen, crib, blanket, bottle steriliser and accessories, a high chair, baby bath tub, potty and step stool, as well as baby bath toiletries. 

The Family Glamping package includes:

  • Daily Chandon breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktails for 2 adults and 1 child up to the age of 6 years old
  • Various children themed amenities available (bathrobe, slippers, Postmaster bears)
  • Children’s sleeping tent with sleeping bags (together with a constellation projector lamp) throughout your stay
  • One complimentary enrolment in The Fullerton Club, an exclusive food and beverage dining programme per room
  • Complimentary premium in-room amenities including hand sanitiser, sanitising wipes and individually packed face masks for Suite guests

And more! You can find out more here.

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Vacay Your Way With Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
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Information accurate as of 4 September.

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