They say the best things in life are free and we agree! From building sandcastles on the beach to splashing in a water playground, family fun doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We’ve narrowed down some fun activities to fill your weekends in Singapore that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Free fun, here we come!
Hiking has become an extremely popular activity that Singaporeans are starting to do more and more of on weekends. Make a family day out it by hiking a kid-friendly nature trail that won’t tire the kiddos out. For starters, you can try trails located at Fort Canning Park or Hindhede Nature Park where there’s much to see yet the inclines aren’t steep.
The Artground is a free excess arts space for children, and a space where families can feel at ease to explore while exposing themselves to arts experiences. Your kiddos can enjoy the interactive and visual art spaces available while getting creative and practising their motor skills.
The Artground, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Rd, #01-40 BLK J, Singapore 439053, +65 6925 0621, www.theartground.com.sg
The area where Big Splash, Singapore’s iconic water park, used to be has recently been converted into an outdoor play area. Besides climbing and crawling their way to the top of a 16m high Play Tower, kids can splash around in the water play area right next to it. We guarantee your kiddos will be thrilled and feel totally tired out by the end of the afternoon.
Coastal Playgrove, 902 E Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449874
There are many free museums around Singapore that you and the family can explore together. The National Museum of Singapore and Asian Civilisations Museum are but two of such examples where Singaporeans, PRs and children six years and under get free admission. Have a fun-filled day with the family museum hopping together, and let the kids learn lots of different things along the way.
At Hay Dairies, kids can learn how a goat farm operates. They’ll even get an opportunity to watch a goat milking session if you’re there between 9:00am to 10:30am. Let them interact with these gentle creatures as the goats laze around comfortably in their barns.
Hay Dairies, 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859, +65 6792 0931, www.haydairies.sg
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city by visiting Coney Island with the kids. It’ll be a serene experience because you’ll be surrounded with so much lush greenery. Take your time to slowly walk and explore, or bring along your bicycles so the whole fam can ride around the place together.
Coney Island, Punggol Promenade Nature Walk, Singapore 829325
Whether you own a dog or not, a visit to the Bishan Park Dog Run will be a delight for the whole family. Your kids get to watch a bunch of furry friends play together, and if you’re lucky, there may even be gentle dogs waiting to be pet.
Bishan Park Dog Run, 453 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 569972
Besides hiking, the whole family can take a slow stroll through the mangrove at Pasir Ris Park, Here, you’ll not only be able to spot different animal species like snakes and mudskippers, but can also look out for birds at the Bird Watching Tower. It’ll be an eye-opening mini excursion for the kids.
Mangrove Boardwalk, 60 Pasir Ris Drive 3, Singapore 519497
The Singapore Discovery Centre has recently gone through a major revamp, so it would be cool to bring your kids for a visit and see what’s new. Admission to the permanent exhibits is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents, but you guys can also book an escape room if you’re looking for an extra activity to do while there!
Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365, +65 6792 6188, www.sdc.com.sg
Your kids will definitely have a blast at COMO Adventure Grove! Located at the Gallop extension of Singapore Botanic Gardens, this new playground is really huge and pretty amazing. From tube slides to mini obstacle courses, there’s lots for the kiddos to play with so there’ll definitely have a ball of a time.
COMO Adventure Grove, 5 Gallop Rd, Singapore 258960
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