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Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

Fun + Educational + Free For Kids!

Attention parents in Singapore! If you’re tired of the weekend routine and searching for affordable, family-friendly activities, look no further. We’ve curated a list of 15 amazing, cost-free experiences that will delight both you and your little ones. Prepare for exciting adventures at some of Singapore’s most iconic destinations, including:

  • Merlion Park: Discover the city’s origin myths while enjoying panoramic skyline views.
  • Jewel Changi Airport: Experience the architectural wonder and natural beauty with the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
  • MacRitchie Nature Trail: Escape the city and hike amidst lush greenery, including the thrilling TreeTop Walk.
  • Kranji War Memorial: Teach your kids about sacrifice and courage in a beautifully landscaped setting.
  • Spectra Light and Water Show: Enjoy a dazzling spectacle against the backdrop of Marina Bay Sands.
  • Movies at Terminal 3: Catch free blockbusters on ultra-high-definition LED screens.

These enriching and cost-free activities promise to create lasting memories for your family in our beloved city.

  • MERLION PARK: CBD *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Visit Singapore's Most Popular Tourist Attraction For Free

    Eager to teach your kids a little more on the myths behind Singapore’s origins? Head over to the Merlion Park and immerse yourself in the breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline as well. It’s the perfect landmark to take lots of fun family photos at and to stroll along the promenade while enjoying Singapore’s heritage and modernity.

    Merlion Park, https://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/recreation-leisure/viewpoints/merlion-park/

  • ORCHARD ROAD: Orchard *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Stroll Around Singapore's Shopping District

    Stretching for miles, this iconic boulevard is a visually stunning stretch that will captivate your kids and keep them entertained! Orchard Road isn't just about shopping and dining; it's a cultural hub too, with tons of theaters, art galleries, and museums in the area. Let your kids explore this concrete but vibrant jungle. Even if you aren’t intending on buying anything, window-shopping is a fun way to spend time with your kids too! Let their imaginations go wild with a trip to Orchard Road.

    Orchard Road, https://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/places-to-see/orchard/

  • JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT: Changi *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Wander Through The World's Best Airport

    Jewel Changi is truly the epitome of architectural wonder and is quite the sight. This iconic destination is a fusion of nature and modernity, featuring the breathtaking HSBC Rain Vortex, the world's tallest indoor waterfall, cascading amidst lush greenery in the shimmering Forest Valley. A trip down is therefore a must! Bring your kids along and let them encounter the magnificence of the place. Of course, a trip to Jewel is not complete without a mandatory photo session in front of the Rain Vortex so be sure to snap away!

    Jewel, Singapore Changi Airport, 60 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819643, https://www.jewelchangiairport.com/en.html

  • MACRITCHIE NATURE TRAIL: MacRitchie Reservoir Park *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Go For A Hike!

    If your kid is a nature lover and in the mood for a hike, escape the bustling cityscape and embark on an adventure at MacRitchie Nature Trail. This lush oasis has much to offer. With its serene tranquility, natural beauty and fresh air, a hike here is perfect if you’re trying to get your kids out of the house and moving! Be sure to check out the TreeTop Walk, a suspension bridge that offers panoramic views of the treetops that your kids will surely love.

    MacRitchie Nature Trail, https://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/nature-wildlife/reserves/macritchie-nature-reserve/

  • SINGAPORE CITY GALLERY: Maxwell Road *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    How About A Museum Date?

    Singapore City Gallery is an immersive and interactive museum that offers a unique glimpse into the remarkable transformation of the Lion City. It sheds light on Singapore's past, present, and future through the intricate scale models of our city’s stunning skyline. Show your kids these miniature models to help them understand how Singapore developed into the metropolis it is today. The gallery is open on Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 5pm so take your kids down to see something unique.

    Singapore City Gallery, 45 Maxwell Road The URA Centre, 069118, https://www.ura.gov.sg/Corporate/Singapore-City-Gallery

  • KRANJI WAR MEMORIAL: Kranji *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Learn More About Singapore's Past With Your Kids

    It’s never too early to teach your kids the value of sacrifice and courage and the Kranji War Memorial is a beautiful place that stands as a poignant tribute to the heroes who defended Singapore. While concepts of war might not be something your kids are familiar with, a trip down is worth experiencing the serenity of the beautifully landscaped gardens. The memorial is a place of historical significance and may even be of interest to your kids if they are curious to learn more about Singapore’s past. Come visit and pay homage to the sacrifices made in keeping our nation safe.

    Kranji War Memorial, 9 Woodlands Rd, Singapore 738656, https://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/history/memorials/kranji-war-memorial/

  • SPECTRA LIGHT AND WATER SHOW: Marina Bay Sands *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Illuminate Your Night!

    Not all shows require you to pay to be able to enjoy it! Experience the magic of Marina Bay's Light and Water Show, a dazzling spectacle that will leave your little ones in awe. This wonderful display of lights and water set against the backdrop of the stunning Marina Bay Sands resort is definitely worth seeing and we promise your kids will love it!

    Spectra Light And Water Show, 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972, https://www.marinabaysands.com/guides/exceptional-experiences/light-and-sound-show.html

  • MOVIES BY THE BEACH: Sentosa *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Catch A Film Outdoors For A Change

    Till September 17, 2023, Sentosa is hosting a Movies by the Beach event on selected Fridays, weekends, and public holidays! Held at Palawan Green from 5.30pm onwards, there’s an exciting lineup of family-friendly films you can watch with your kiddos. If you’re in the mood for a picnic under the stars, grab a picnic mat along and be sure to check out the bistros nearby. It’s a lovely way to end the day and will get your little ones excited!

    Movies By The Beach, Palawan Green, https://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/things-to-do/events/movies-by-the-beach/

  • BUDDHA TOOTH RELIC TEMPLE: Chinatown *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Immerse Yourself In Singapore's Culture

    The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a wonderful place to visit and is culturally so rich! Nestled within the heart of the city, this temple is a revered sanctuary that is said to house sacred relics of Buddha himself. Step into the ornate gates and explore the temple’s stunning architecture. Visitors are welcome to meditate and explore the temple so it’s a great way to get your kids to learn more about Buddhist practices and traditions. Do check out this cultural treasure of Singapore.

    Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, 288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840, https://www.buddhatoothrelictemple.org.sg/

  • MOVIES AT TERMINAL 3: Changi Airport *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Catch Blockbusters At The Airport Instead!

    In the mood to catch a film but want a change of location or scene? Fret not! Did you know you can watch movies for free Changi Terminal 3! The theatres have ultra-high-definition LED screens that screen films, English Premier League live football matches, live shows, performances, and more! Open from 10am to 10pm daily, you can enjoy your favorite blockbusters here instead of going to your usual cinemas. The themes for each week change so do be sure to check out what’s featured before making a trip!

    Movies At Terminal 3, 65 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819663, https://www.changiairport.com/en/discover/events-at-changi/st3ps.html

  • SHOPHOUSES AT LITTLE INDIA: Little India *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Experience A Vibrance Of Sounds And Sights Here

    Cultural immersions are tons of fun and Little India is a great spot to get your kids out and about while learning more about the rich cultural heritage of the Indian diaspora. This neighborhood has streets filled with stalls, shophouses and markets. Wander through the kaleidoscope of textiles, spices, and jewelry stores and embrace the vibrance of the atmosphere with your kids! After a day of fun, you could also visit any of the Indian restaurants that line the street to try out authentic Indian cuisine.

    Little India, https://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/places-to-see/little-india/

  • LIBRARY@ORCHARD: Orchard *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Quite The Aesthetically Pleasing Spot

    If your kids are big readers, this is the place to be! Elevate your reading and relaxation experience at the Library at Orchard. With its contemporary design and abundant natural light, this library offers a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle and is also quite the Instagram-worthy spot. The library offers a diverse range of genres for you or your little ones to read from. Do keep a lookout for the community events, workshops, exhibitions that are occasionally hosted here!


    Library@Orchard
    , 77 Orchard Rd, #03-12 / #04-11 orchardgateway, Singapore 238858, https://www.nlb.gov.sg/main/visit-us/our-libraries-and-locations/libraries/library-orchard

  • SINGAPORE REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET: Various Locations *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    It's All In The Name!

    It’s never too early to start teaching your kids to budget and the Singapore Really Really Free Market is a great place to start from. With goods and services sold for free, you’ll be able to give preloved items a second chance. Not only does this help your kids to be sustainable and learn the importance of recycling and the fact that you can get things for free makes it all the more exciting. Check out their Facebook page to find out where they’ll be hosting their next bazaar event and head down with your families!

    Singapore Really Really Free Market, https://www.facebook.com/srrfm

  • PIP'S MAGIC: Botanic Gardens *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Head down to Botanic Gardens on September 7, 2023, from 10am onwards for a special storytelling session for kiddos. ‘Pip’s Magic’ is a heartfelt story of Pip, the salamander’s journey in overcoming his fear of darkness. This much-loved tale by Ellen Stoll Walsh is a fun but also important lesson for kids. Held at the Visitor Services Desk at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, this event is suitable for kids aged 5-10. It’s free but remember to register on the official website.

    Pip's Magic, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, 481 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259769, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/activities/events-and-workshops/2023/9/storytelling-pip%E2%80%99s-magic

  • AUSTRALIAN YOUTH BAND PERFORMANCE: Botanic Gardens *Top Free Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

    Unwind With This Free Concert

    Part of their final Singapore performance by The Australian Youth Band (AYB), a group of 50 young musicians from Melbourne will be performing different genres of music for free at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. With classical favorites like ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ and ‘Night on a Bald Mountain’ and a selection of opera’s greatest hits, a local folk song and some contemporary wind band repertoire, you’ll surely be entertained. As for your kiddos, the band is performing from the movie ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and a selection of popular music by the Swedish pop group ABBA –to get everyone grooving so head down on September 23, 2023 from 6pm onwards.

    Australian Youth Band Performance, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/activities/events-and-workshops/2023/9/sbg-concert_ayb

Additional Info:​

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NORTH

MacRitchie Reservoir, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/kayak-trek-picnic

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/top-10-nature-walks-kids

Chestnut Nature Park, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/chestnut-nature-park

Windsor Nature Park, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/windsor-nature-park

 

SOUTH

Botanic Gardens, www.sbg.org.sg/www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/learning-forest

Fort Canning Park, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/fort-canning-park

Fountain Of Wealth, http://sunteccity.com.sg/attractions/

Gardens By The Bay, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/gardens-bay

Istana, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/events/istana-open-house

Kampong Glam, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/shop/quick-guide-kampong-glam

Marina Barrage, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/picnic-paradise

Police Heritage Centre, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/events/policeman-day

The Esplanade Rooftop Garden, www.esplanade.com/venue-hire/outdoor-spaces

Hort Park @ Alexandra, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/hortpark

 

EAST

Changi Airport, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/changi-airport-kids

Road Safety Park, www.facebook.com/pages/Road-Safety-Park-at-East-Coast/192531847449175

Singapore Sports Hub, www.sportshub.com.sg/Pages/default.aspx

 

WEST

Chinese and Japanese Gardens, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/chinese-japanese-gardens

Haw Par Villa, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/haw-par-villa

Mount Faber & Henderson Waves, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/events/fun-walk-along-southern-ridges

 

CENTRAL

Pang Sua Pond www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/pang-sua-pond

 

Main Image Credit: Singapore City Gallery

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