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Cost Guide to The Friends Of Wildlife Membership (Singapore Zoo/ River Wonders/ Night Safari/ Bird Paradise)

Visit our precious avian friends at the new Bird Paradise.


Parents or grandparents can plan to take the kids out to the new Bird Paradise in Mandai (former Jurong Bird Park) for the holidays. You can also check out Orangutans at the Singapore Zoo, or pay a visit to Singapore’s resident giant pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia. Arranging a day trip to any wildlife park in Singapore can be a good disguise to clock in some steps and get the heart pumping. It also works well to tire your kids out so they can get a good night’s sleep.

For those of us who are planning a (or multiple) trips to one of the Mandai Wildlife Reserves attractions, it may be worth considering taking up a Friends of Wildlife membership.

Read Also: Singapore Zoo: Single Pass VS Annual Pass And Family Package – Which Should You Get?

What Is The Friends Of Wildlife Membership?

The Friends Of Wildlife allows members to access all four parks under the Mandai Wildlife Reserves: Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Wonder (former River Safari), and Bird Paradise (former Jurong Bird Park).

This is an annual membership with the option of either the Friends of Wildlife pass or the Friends of Wildlife Plus pass. The regular pass includes three blackout dates during which you cannot use the annual pass.

Annual pass to all 4 parks Friends of Wildlife Friends of Wildlife Plus
Cost for family package (2 adults + 2 children) $395 $475
Access All 4 parks. Comes with 3 *blackout dates. All 4 parks. No blackout dates.
Tram rides Complimentary tram rides at Singapore Zoo and Bird Paradise.

 

Complimentary tram rides at Singapore Zoo and Bird Paradise all days.
Carpark Park throughout your membership validity at a one-time fee of $30. Park throughout your membership validity at no additional fee.
Rental items, retail and F&B outlets, tours 20% off 20% off
Birthday gift n.a. Each registered member will receive a birthday gift during their birthday month.
Amazon River Quest boat ride n.a. Complimentary

*These blackout dates are the second day of Chinese New Year, Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa.

There are many perks when you sign up for the membership. Besides the annual access into the parks, you will enjoy discounts at F&B and retail outlets, complimentary tram rides and extra benefits that are unique to each park.

The complimentary tram rides and 20% off F&B are ideal for a family with little children. You can comb the entire park without worrying your children would be too tired to walk to see the attractions. Since the typical amount of time spent at the parks can take hours or even the whole day, most likely you’ll have to dine at their F&B outlets. Having the Friends of Wildlife membership will help you save costs while placating your hungry children.

Price Of Single Ticket VS The Friends of Wildlife Membership

Wildlife Parks Cost for 2 adults + 2 kids
Singapore Zoo $162
River Wonders $144
Night Safari $186
Bird Paradise $122

*For youths ages 13 to 17, the ticket costs the same as an adult.

If a family of 4 visits all four parks using the single admission ticket price, the total amount spent would add up to $614. Paying $395 (regular) or $475 (plus) for the membership would easily save the family some money.

Getting the regular membership is the most cost-effective option. While paying the entry tickets for Bird Paradise three times is cheaper than getting the membership, the membership would be worth it the moment you visit at least 3 different parks. Alternatively, if your family frequently visits the Singapore Zoo or the Night Safari (which has the highest ticket price), the membership is a sure-fire way to save on costs while providing additional benefits. After all, the Zoo is large enough that your children may require multiple trips to appreciate all its animals and activities.

Besides saving on park admission costs, families with young children can save 20% off rental items such as strollers and wagons. Not to mention that tram rides and boat rides are add-on costs for non-members. For example, the Amazon River Quest boat ride at River Wonders will cost $5 per adult and $3 per child.

You Can Also Buy Single Admission To Multiple Parks

There is also the option of single admission into multiple parks. There is a 2-park option which is geared towards tourists given that the validity of the tickets is only 7 days. Of course, families can also take up this deal if they are looking for activities during the school holidays.

Multi-Park Deals Cost for 2 adults + 2 children ages 3 to 12 Validity Inclusives
2-Park (Select 2 from Singapore Zoo, River Wonders, Night Safari) $312-$324 based on your park selection 7 days Tram service is included for Singapore Zoo and Night Safari

Get A Membership For Free – WildPass

If none of the options appeal to you or you are uncertain about how often you would make use of the membership, consider the free WildPass membership.

Anyone at least 13 years of age can sign up for a free WildPass at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve. WildPass members do not get annual admissions, but they will enjoy discounts of up to 30% off on their admission tickets at all four parks, and 10% off at selected F&B and retail outlets, etc.

Once you sign up for the WildPass online, you will receive a digital WildPass card via email. Simply flash the digital card to enjoy discounts. The account is valid from the date of application to 31 March 2024.

Featured Image Credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

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This article was originally published on 19 November 2021 and updated with new information.

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