15 places in Singapore where kids can have fun for free

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April 02, 2018

  • Have fun at no cost at all
    1 / 16 Have fun at no cost at all

    Although there are a multitude of activities to do in Singapore, not all of them are family-friendly or provide free entrance and admissions. If you’re looking to spend a fun day out with your family without forking out money, check out our guide on fun activities you can do in Singapore with your little ones at no extra cost.

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  • 2 / 16 Goodman Arts Centre: Experience The Arts

    Who says babies are too young to experience the arts? From soothing and engaging performances for tiny tots to open spaces for preschoolers to run around and explore, a spanking new children’s arts centre offers an array of multisensory experiences for kids aged 12 and below.

    The interactive installations at The Ground Floor are free. It features installations that are refreshed thrice a year. The large area encourages kids aged two to 12 to run free and explore all the elements of the various interactive art installations around them.

    Ticketed programmes and workshops which take place every weekend have varied admission prices and tickets can be bought on-site. Do take note that some activities may require pre-registration.

    Where: 90 Goodman Rd, 439053
    Visit www.theartground.com.sg

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  • Science Centre Singapore: Wish Upon A Star
    3 / 16 Science Centre Singapore: Wish Upon A Star

    Drop by the observatory at the Science Centre Singapore every Friday from 7:45 to 10 p.m. and be awed by the shining stars, clusters and planets.

    Admission is free and totally worth letting the kids stay up a little late.

    Where: 15 Science Centre Rd, 609081
    Visit www.science.edu.sg

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  • 4 / 16 Singapore Sports Hub: Not Just About Sports

    More than just a sports complex, the grand 35-hectare Singapore Sports Hub is an integrated venue with something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some exciting highlights not to miss.

    Splash-N-Surf, a water play where your kids can have a splashing good time, is free admission for all.

    Visit www.sportshub.com.sg

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  • The Animal Resort: Farm Tours!
    5 / 16 The Animal Resort: Farm Tours!

    At The Animal Resort, let the little ones learn about caring for farm animals. While animal food is available for purchase, admission is free.

    Where: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, 798061
    Visit www.facebook.com/TheAnimalResort

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  • 6 / 16 Asian Civilisation Museum

    A family-friendly programme held on the last Saturday of every month at the Asian Civilisation Museum, families can enjoy learning about Asian art and folklore. The programme is jam-packed with creative, hands-on activities, interactive performances and drama, and storytelling in the museum’s galleries. Each month also features a different theme, so make sure to keep an eye out every month!

    Where: 1 Empress Pl, Asian Civilisation Museum, 179555
    Visit www.tinyurl.com/saturdays-at-acm

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  • Singapore Botanic Gardens: Garden Tours
    7 / 16 Singapore Botanic Gardens: Garden Tours

    The Gardens provide different tours conducted by volunteers on Saturdays (except on the 5th Saturday of the month). The walking tours range from a Healing Garden Tour which showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally to a National Orchid Garden Tour that showcases one of the largest collections of orchids in the world and more.

    Their most popular tour is the Rain Forest Tour which guides you through the importance of the ecosystem of the Gardens’ Rain Forest. It is available in Japanese, Mandarin and English.

    The guided tours are free, so grab your kids and have an educational day out!

    Where: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 259569
    Visit www.tinyurl.com/sbg-guided-tours

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  • Singapore Symphony Opera: Musical Fun
    8 / 16 Singapore Symphony Opera: Musical Fun

    The Singapore Symphony Opera will be conducting historical tours at the Victoria Concert Hall. Each tour lasts 45 minutes, starting from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Four tours with 30 slots each are available for booking. You can register for the VCH Historical tour here. Please note that walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

    There’s also an instrument petting zoo at the Atrium from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. You and your little ones can try your hand out at some instruments like the flute, cello and harp! For more information click here.

    Where: 11 Empress Place, Victoria Concert Hall, 179558
    Visit www.sso.org.sg

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  • NParks: Parks For Everyone
    9 / 16 NParks: Parks For Everyone

    NParks has a range of free activities for you and your family. Have a family picnic as you relax to good music at Botanical Beats, a free concert presented by Tanglin Trust school and containing a selection of upbeat music by award-winning artists. Have your young ones learn what’s in the water in an interesting morning walk that gets to know the creatures and plants that lives in and around the water edges of Sungei Buloh.

    With learning and heritage tours, family days, paint workshops and more, NParks is perfect for a family day out.

    Visit www.tinyurl.com/nparks-free-activities

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  • Universal Studios Singapore: Cutting-Edge Fun
    10 / 16 Universal Studios Singapore: Cutting-Edge Fun

    No explanation is needed for Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, that features 24 rides, shows and attractions in seven themed zones. With plenty of fun rides, shows and attractions based on children’s favourite blockbuster films and television series, the theme park is sure to keep your child entertained all day. Free admission for children under the age of 4.

    Where: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
    Visit www.tinyurl.com/rws-uss

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  • Singapore Flyer: Experience Singapore At Every Turn
    11 / 16 Singapore Flyer: Experience Singapore At Every Turn

    Bring your little ones for a gorgeous view of the city on the Singapore Flyer. Stranger to none, the giant Ferris Wheel is sure to be an eye-opener for your children as they take in the view of the island. Admission is free for children under the age of 3.

    The Flyer had been temporarily closed since January 25 due to ‘technical issues’ but it’s now open to the public again. So head down with your little ones soon!

    Where: 30 Raffles Ave, 039803
    Visit www.singaporeflyer.com

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  • ArtScience Museum: Family Fridays
    12 / 16 ArtScience Museum: Family Fridays

    Every Friday (offer is not applicable during Singapore school holidays and public holidays), up to four children under 12 years old can enter the ArtScience Museum for free with every adult ticket purchased. Enjoy public guided tours around the museum, where children will be able to learn and experience the different art exhibits.

    Where: 6 Bayfront Ave, 018974
    Visit www.tinyurl.com/artscience-museum-fridays

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  • Singapore Philatelic Museum: All About Dogs
    13 / 16 Singapore Philatelic Museum: All About Dogs

    Check out the All About Dogs Children’s Exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum from 14 Feb 2018 to 01 Dec 2018.The exhibition is sure to entertain children as it teaches them the different breeds and characteristics of dogs. There are also plenty of stuffed puppies around the exhibition for your child to play with. Admission is free for children under the age of 3.

    Where: 23-B Coleman Street,179807
    Visit www.tinyurl.com/spm-all-about-dogs

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  • Straits Family Sunday: Learning About The Peranakan Culture
    14 / 16 Straits Family Sunday: Learning About The Peranakan Culture

    From now till 02 Dec 2018, you can explore and learn more about the colourful Peranakan culture on the first Sunday of each month. Make arts and crafts based on the museum’s collection, or go on a special, themed tour of the galleries. Dress up with the whole family in a batik shirt or sarong kebaya, and enjoy a fun-filled Sunday at the Peranakan Museum. Admission is free!

    Where: 39 Armenian St, 179941
    Visit www.tinyurl.com/straits-family-sunday

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  • Singapore Art Museum: Into The Space Of Time
    15 / 16 Singapore Art Museum: Into The Space Of Time

    From 6 May to 26 August 2018, the Singapore Art Museum invites all dauntless time-travelers to Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, the eighth edition of the museum’s annual family-friendly exhibition. Families can explore myths and theories that shape memories and future, and ponder relationships between time and space.

    Through immersive and interactive artworks by artists from the region and around the world, the 2018 edition of Imaginarium invites you to engage your senses and expand your horizons in this journey through time.

    Where: 8 Queen St,189555
    Visit www.tinyurl.com/sam-upcoming-exhibitions

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  • National Museum: Family Fun
    16 / 16 National Museum: Family Fun

    Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month! The variety of activities include interactive tours, storytelling sessions, family workshops, drop-in craft activities, captivating performances, and more. The museum has monthly specials catered especially for children to enjoy.

    Admission is free every day for children under the age of 6.

    Where: 93 Stamford Road, 178897
    Visit www.tinyurl.com/national-museum-family-fun

    Additional reporting by The Finder.

    (Photos: The Finder)

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    8 family-friendly villas around the world
    Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: April 2018

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Have fun at no cost at all Although there are a multitude of activities to do in Singapore, not all of them are family-friendly or provide free entrance and admissions. If you’re looking to spend a fun day out with your family without forking out money, check out our guide on fun activities you can do in Singapore with your little ones at no extra cost. Goodman Arts Centre: Experience The Arts Who says babies are too young to experience the arts? From soothing and engaging performances for tiny tots to open spaces for preschoolers to run around and explore, a spanking new children’s arts centre offers an array of multisensory experiences for kids aged 12 and below. The interactive installations at The Ground Floor are free. It features installations that are refreshed thrice a year. The large area encourages kids aged two to 12 to run free and explore all the elements of the various interactive art installations around them. Ticketed programmes and workshops which take place every weekend have varied admission prices and tickets can be bought on-site. Do take note that some activities may require pre-registration. Where: 90 Goodman Rd, 439053 Visit www.theartground.com.sg Science Centre Singapore: Wish Upon A Star Drop by the observatory at the Science Centre Singapore every Friday from 7:45 to 10 p.m. and be awed by the shining stars, clusters and planets. Admission is free and totally worth letting the kids stay up a little late. Where: 15 Science Centre Rd, 609081 Visit www.science.edu.sg Singapore Sports Hub: Not Just About Sports More than just a sports complex, the grand 35-hectare Singapore Sports Hub is an integrated venue with something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some exciting highlights not to miss. Splash-N-Surf, a water play where your kids can have a splashing good time, is free admission for all. Visit www.sportshub.com.sg The Animal Resort: Farm Tours! At The Animal Resort, let the little ones learn about caring for farm animals. While animal food is available for purchase, admission is free. Where: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, 798061 Visit www.facebook.com/TheAnimalResort Asian Civilisation Museum A family-friendly programme held on the last Saturday of every month at the Asian Civilisation Museum, families can enjoy learning about Asian art and folklore. The programme is jam-packed with creative, hands-on activities, interactive performances and drama, and storytelling in the museum’s galleries. Each month also features a different theme, so make sure to keep an eye out every month! Where: 1 Empress Pl, Asian Civilisation Museum, 179555 Visit www.tinyurl.com/saturdays-at-acm Singapore Botanic Gardens: Garden Tours The Gardens provide different tours conducted by volunteers on Saturdays (except on the 5th Saturday of the month). The walking tours range from a Healing Garden Tour which showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally to a National Orchid Garden Tour that showcases one of the largest collections of orchids in the world and more. Their most popular tour is the Rain Forest Tour which guides you through the importance of the ecosystem of the Gardens’ Rain Forest. It is available in Japanese, Mandarin and English. The guided tours are free, so grab your kids and have an educational day out! Where: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 259569 Visit www.tinyurl.com/sbg-guided-tours Singapore Symphony Opera: Musical Fun The Singapore Symphony Opera will be conducting historical tours at the Victoria Concert Hall. Each tour lasts 45 minutes, starting from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Four tours with 30 slots each are available for booking. You can register for the VCH Historical tour here. Please note that walk-in registrations will not be accepted. There’s also an instrument petting zoo at the Atrium from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. You and your little ones can try your hand out at some instruments like the flute, cello and harp! For more information click here. Where: 11 Empress Place, Victoria Concert Hall, 179558 Visit www.sso.org.sg NParks: Parks For Everyone NParks has a range of free activities for you and your family. Have a family picnic as you relax to good music at Botanical Beats, a free concert presented by Tanglin Trust school and containing a selection of upbeat music by award-winning artists. Have your young ones learn what’s in the water in an interesting morning walk that gets to know the creatures and plants that lives in and around the water edges of Sungei Buloh. With learning and heritage tours, family days, paint workshops and more, NParks is perfect for a family day out. Visit www.tinyurl.com/nparks-free-activities Universal Studios Singapore: Cutting-Edge Fun No explanation is needed for Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, that features 24 rides, shows and attractions in seven themed zones. With plenty of fun rides, shows and attractions based on children’s favourite blockbuster films and television series, the theme park is sure to keep your child entertained all day. Free admission for children under the age of 4. Where: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269 Visit www.tinyurl.com/rws-uss Singapore Flyer: Experience Singapore At Every Turn Bring your little ones for a gorgeous view of the city on the Singapore Flyer. Stranger to none, the giant Ferris Wheel is sure to be an eye-opener for your children as they take in the view of the island. Admission is free for children under the age of 3. The Flyer had been temporarily closed since January 25 due to ‘technical issues’ but it’s now open to the public again. So head down with your little ones soon! Where: 30 Raffles Ave, 039803 Visit www.singaporeflyer.com ArtScience Museum: Family Fridays Every Friday (offer is not applicable during Singapore school holidays and public holidays), up to four children under 12 years old can enter the ArtScience Museum for free with every adult ticket purchased. Enjoy public guided tours around the museum, where children will be able to learn and experience the different art exhibits. Where: 6 Bayfront Ave, 018974 Visit www.tinyurl.com/artscience-museum-fridays Singapore Philatelic Museum: All About Dogs Check out the All About Dogs Children’s Exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum from 14 Feb 2018 to 01 Dec 2018.The exhibition is sure to entertain children as it teaches them the different breeds and characteristics of dogs. There are also plenty of stuffed puppies around the exhibition for your child to play with. Admission is free for children under the age of 3. Where: 23-B Coleman Street,179807 Visit www.tinyurl.com/spm-all-about-dogs Straits Family Sunday: Learning About The Peranakan Culture From now till 02 Dec 2018, you can explore and learn more about the colourful Peranakan culture on the first Sunday of each month. Make arts and crafts based on the museum’s collection, or go on a special, themed tour of the galleries. Dress up with the whole family in a batik shirt or sarong kebaya, and enjoy a fun-filled Sunday at the Peranakan Museum. Admission is free! Where: 39 Armenian St, 179941 Visit www.tinyurl.com/straits-family-sunday Singapore Art Museum: Into The Space Of Time From 6 May to 26 August 2018, the Singapore Art Museum invites all dauntless time-travelers to Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, the eighth edition of the museum’s annual family-friendly exhibition. Families can explore myths and theories that shape memories and future, and ponder relationships between time and space. Through immersive and interactive artworks by artists from the region and around the world, the 2018 edition of Imaginarium invites you to engage your senses and expand your horizons in this journey through time. Where: 8 Queen St,189555 Visit www.tinyurl.com/sam-upcoming-exhibitions National Museum: Family Fun Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month! The variety of activities include interactive tours, storytelling sessions, family workshops, drop-in craft activities, captivating performances, and more. The museum has monthly specials catered especially for children to enjoy. Admission is free every day for children under the age of 6. Where: 93 Stamford Road, 178897 Visit www.tinyurl.com/national-museum-family-fun Additional reporting by The Finder. (Photos: The Finder) Related: 8 family-friendly villas around the world Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: April 2018

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