Family Fun


10 FREE and Fun Places in Singapore to Take Your Kids to

Fun and FREE can happen together in Singapore.

Did you know that there are several free kid-friendly which offer engaging experiences and educational opportunities for the children?

Yes, you read right!

Here are some of the best fun and free places in Singapore you can take your kids to, and some of them are secret places most may not know about! Are you ready for some parent-approved adventures with your children?

#1: Murals in Tiong Bahru

What’s fun: With its vibrant neighbourhood mix of traditional shophouses and modern shops, murals are also a highlight of this town as families embark on a photo-worthy mural hunt! Talented artist, Yip Yew Chong, sketched his childhood memories on these walls, allowing the younger generations a glimpse of life back then. Take your kids on a heritage tour and enjoy a cup of traditional kopi at the Tiong Bahru Market, or head over to Books Actually, or one of the cafes dotting the precinct and enjoy fresh bakes with your children.

Where: Tiong Bahru estate
Recommended age: Opened to all
Find out more!

Ignite curiosity and embark on new learning adventures! Let your children embrace the beauty of nature and our environment at the Learning Forest Tour.

 

#2: Learning Forest Tour

What’s fun: Take a walk on the wild side as your little ones admire the beauty of native orchids and the freshwater wetlands. Fancy having your child explore the forest from a unique perspective? The SPH Walk of Giants would take him through the rainforest canopy 8metres above the ground, as he discovers wildlife habitats on this complimentary guided tour. Happens every Saturday of the month.

Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate
Recommended age: Opened to all
Find out more!

 

#3: Road Safety Community Park

What’s fun: Does this bring back memories of your childhood days, parents? This 24-hour little town takes a spin on role-play as children learn about road safety as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists through traffic games. Hop on a go-kart, bicycle or scooter, and even learn how to refuel with a petrol pump at the Shell Petrol Station. By appointment basis.

Where: 910 East Coast Park, Singapore 449889
Recommended age: 5 years old and above
Contact: enquiries@srsc.org.sg, 6440 5254

 

#4: Keppel Centre for Art Education

What’s fun: Built specially for children and families, these dedicated spaces (yes, there are several sections!) encourages parent-child bonding through art appreciation. From the Art Play Scape to the Children’s Museum Workshop and the Project Gallery, kids get to interact with a multitude of art forms and a chance to play with different mediums as their creative juices flow. Let your children create something special through the FREE craft activities available at the various sections too!

Where: National Gallery Singapore 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957
Recommended age: Opened to all
Find out more!

#5: Police Heritage Centre

What’s fun: Bring along your camera as your aspiring policemen put on a smart police uniform for a photo-worthy moment! Go back in history to find out how different the police uniforms, vehicles and weapons were, as your kids enjoy the interactive tour catered to children. Tours are by appointment only.

Where: New Phoenix Park (NPPk), Tower P, 1st & 2nd Floor, 28 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329560
Recommended age: Opened to all
Find out more!

#6: Saga Seed Hunt

What’s fun: If you are game for a little treasure hunt around Singapore, how about starting a saga seed collection with the children? Along with a Google Map which details the location of saga trees in Singapore, explore our country at unexpected spots. And what can you do with all those saga seeds? Experiment with these seed craft ideas with your kids!

Where: At multiple locations – refer to Google Map here.
Recommended age: Opened to all

Have your animal lover explore nature’s terrain, farm animals and more, as your kids immerse themselves at The Animal Resort.

 

#7: The Animal Resort

What’s fun: Revisit the kampong days with your children! Kids will enjoy the rustic setting with free-roaming chickens and ducks, and come close to the third tallest and second heaviest bird, the Cassowary. Do stay around to catch the training session where German Shepard Dogs perform tricks, delighting their young audience!

Where: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5 Singapore 798061
Recommended age: Opened to all
Find out more!

 

#8: Fire Station Open House

What’s fun: How does a fire fighter respond swiftly during a fire rescue? Curious children will have their questions answered by our brave fire fighters, and watch them in action! Little fire fighters will get to put on a fire jacket and hop on the Red Rhino, the mean vehicle for fire fighters. Happens every Saturday of the month.

Where: Various locations
Recommended age: Opened to all
Find out more!

 

#9: Land Transport Gallery

What’s fun: Does your child love cars and trains? The LT Gallery offers an experiential and informative opportunity to learn about Singapore’s integrated transport system. Catch a glimpse of the vehicles used in the good old days – find out why the ratten man was an important figure! Book a FREE guided tour by appointment basis.

Where: No 1 Hampshire Road Block 1 Level 1, Singapore 219428
Recommended age: Opened to all
Find out more!

 

#10: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

What’s fun: Soak in the lush greenery and explore the pretty blooms at this child-friendly space within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Dedicated to encouraging exploration and discovery of the environment, this first children’s garden in Asia lets kids embark on adventures on a swaying suspension bridge, slides at the Tree House or get lost in the Melting Maze! Bring along this worksheet to make learning about plants a little extra special!

Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Recommended age: Children up to 12 years old
Find out more!

 

With the rising cost of raising children in Singapore, parents can uncover these free places for kids to spend a day or two, and soak in these activities and experiences. After all, resourcefulness is a positive trait for kids to cultivate and learn from the adults when it comes to raising world-ready children, isn’t it?

Are there other free or fun places in Singapore that your family loves? Do share them in the comments below!

3 responses to “10 FREE and Fun Places in Singapore to Take Your Kids to”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *