Have fun at little to no cost at all.
Although there are a multitude of activities to do in Singapore, not all of them are family-friendly or provide cheap/free entrance and admissions. If you’re looking to spend a fun day out with your family without forking out too much money, check out our guide on fun affordable activities you can do in Singapore with your kids.
This free outdoor playground is fabulous for preschoolers from three to six years old – designed with natural material, it offers nine play features for kids to engage with nature in a fun, free and unconstrained way. Your kids can climb over logs at Big Fig Adventure and Log Valley, or make music by running through hanging bamboo poles at The Singing Seeds, and build unique structures in a sand pit located around The Building Huts.
Nature Playgarden at HortPark
33 Hyderabad Rd, 119578
It’s all about having fun at this playscape, which has a dry and wet play area suitable for all ages. Junior will have a splashing good time with sway bridges, interactive stepping springs, water tunnels and fish sculptures.
Older kids will love scaling the two rainforest tree houses, running through tree canopies and hiking along the 130m long forest trail. If you’re really lucky, you might even catch a performance at the sheltered amphitheatre.
Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, 018953
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.
The Artground: Experience The Arts
90 Goodman Rd, Singapore 439053
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.
Singapore Sports Hub
1B Stadium Walk, 397632
At The Animal Resort, let the little ones learn about caring for farm animals. While animal food is available for purchase, admission is free.
The Animal Resort: Farm Tours!
81 Seletar West Farmway 5, 798061
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!
Asian Civilisation Museum
1 Empress Pl, Asian Civilisation Museum, 179555
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!
Singapore Botanic Gardens: Garden Tours
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 259569
There might not be available slots for their Victoria Concert Hall tours, but there’s an instrument petting zoo at the Victoria Concert Hall 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.
Singapore Symphony Opera
Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Pl, 179556
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. To see the full range of activities available, click here.
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.
Universal Studios Singapore
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
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.
30 Raffles Ave, 039803
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.
6 Bayfront Ave, 018974
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.
93 Stamford Road, National Museum of Singapore, 178897
Fly a kite at the rooftop of the Marina Barrage – it is the go-to place for kite lovers who want to see their dragon or Minion-themed kites soar high up in the sky. This windy little green pocket is also a great place for some scootering and has shaded spots where you can set up a picnic and enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline.
8 Marina Gardens Dr, 018951
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