Calling all Singaporean parents looking for the perfect weekend adventure for your kids! Say goodbye to weekend boredom with our carefully curated list of FREE activities and exciting places to explore. No need to stress about the cost – we’ve got you covered. Embark on a worry-free journey of fun, laughter, and unforgettable family moments. It’s time to create priceless memories without breaking the bank – so gather your loved ones and let the weekend excitement begin!
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Singapore has lots of well-designed playgrounds you can take your kids to, and they’ll be sure to have a blast. Come discover endless fun and excitement at Admiralty Park Playground. Nestled within lush greenery and in the heartlands of Singapore, this sprawling playground is a haven of fun. The playground has a whopping 26 sets of slides for your kids to enjoy and holds the title for playground with the most slides in Singapore. Apart from this, the playground also has other exciting features that are designed to spark your kids’ creativity. From climbing nets to swings, head down for a day of merriment and laughter with your little ones!
Admiralty Park, 31 Riverside Road, Singapore 730000, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/admiralty-park
If your kids are fitness junkies this is a great way to spend time with them without spending a cent. The Jurassic Mile at Changi has a wonderful cycling route where you can pedal away and take in the sight of life-sized dinosaurs. This unique cycling route offers an immersive experience for riders of all ages, where you can marvel at the astonishingly realistic prehistoric creatures while exercising with your family. Be sure to take lots of photographs while you pose beside the dinosaur models!
Changi Jurassic Mile, Airport Blvd., www.changiairport.com/en/discover/changi-airport-connector/jurassic-mile.html
If you’ve been on the lookout for unusual but interesting spots to visit with your kids, Yishun Dam is the place to be. At Yishun Dam, nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers will have lots to do. It’s a great place to bring your kids to educate them on the bodies of water in Singapore and how they are all interconnected. Apart from this, you can take leisurely strolls, picnic with your family, go for a run or try out birdwatching too. Come escape the urban bustle and enjoy this scenic location with your kids.
Yishun Dam, Yishun Ave 1, Singapore 769130
East Coast Park has stunning beaches where you can picnic with your kids and enjoy the sun. Indulge in the perfect blend of relaxation and nature's beauty and all you need to bring along is a picnic mat and some food. Spread your picnic mats on the sandy shores, feel the gentle sea breeze and soak in the panoramic views of the sparkling waters. The park also provides well-equipped barbecue pits, lush grassy areas, and picturesque spots for you to host large gatherings with your loved ones. It’s the ideal place to spend an afternoon bonding with your kids while engaging in leisurely pleasures like throwing frisbees or going on long walks. So gather your loved ones, pack your favorite treats, and bask in the sun at East Coast Park.
East Coast Park, Along East Coast Parkway and East Coast Park Service Road, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/east-coast-park
For a limited time only and till September 10, 2023, the National Orchid Garden at Botanic Gardens is open for all, and admissions are free! Experience the mesmerizing beauty of nature at its finest and step into a world of vibrant colors. With its diverse collection of exquisite orchids, the Orchid Garden is a serene place that deserves more appreciation. Bring your kids along and let them marvel at the magnificence and splendor of nature. For more information, check out the official website.
National Orchid Garden, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, www.nparks.gov.sg/sbg/our-gardens/tyersall-entrance/national-orchid-garden
Journey into the heart of history and teach your kids to honor the stories of bravery by bringing them to Changi Chapel and Museum. This remarkable landmark serves as a poignant tribute to the prisoners of war who endured much hardships during World War II. As you explore the museum and exhibits, let your kids learn more about the challenges and triumphs of tumultuous times. This thought-provoking visit will surely educate your little ones on the importance of validating sacrifice and the power of resilience. Be a part of this history, and leave with a renewed sense of gratitude for the past.
Changi Chapel and Museum, 1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707, www.nhb.gov.sg/changichapelmuseum
If you’re around the city area, be sure to check out Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay and see if there are any free performances you can bring your little ones to. Elevate your kids’ cultural education in the captivating allure of top-notch artistry and creativity as talented artists, both local and from across the globe take the stage to perform. The location sets the scene for beautiful evenings under the stars and the perfect way to end a day. Do check out the Esplanade’s website for a full list of all the free performances.
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981, www.esplanade.com
Discover this serene space that remembers Japanese culture and history. It is nestled in the heart of Singapore and is none other than the Japanese Cemetery Park. As you explore the lush greenery and cherry blossom trees, this cemetery is a great place to have meaningful conversations with your little ones. Furthermore, the park is a living testament to the enduring friendship between Singapore and Japan. Take the chance to unwind, reflect and let your kids explore the concept of history and mortality with you in a safe environment.
Japanese Cemetery Park, 825B Chuan Hoe Ave, Singapore 549854
Imagine the hot springs in Japan. Now what if we told you, Singapore has a hot spring too that you can visit for free! Come explore Sembawang Hot Springs, where ancient geothermal springs meet modern relaxation. This one-of-a-kind destination offers a rejuvenating escape from the ordinary. The area even features a foot-soaking area, where you can immerse your feet and relax. Bring your kids along for them to embrace and discover the joys of wellness without traveling overseas.
Sembawang Hot Spring Park, Along Gambas Avenue, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/sembawang-hot-spring-park
Everton Park boasts a tapestry of culture, creativity, and community. This hidden gem of a neighborhood is a great place to take aesthetically pleasing photos with its quaint streets, eclectic shops, and an atmosphere that seamlessly blends the old and the new. Bring your kids and let them wander through its picturesque lanes, maybe go café hopping or simply head down for a stroll to see the take in the architectural beauty of the place.
Everton Park, Near Outram Park
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