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.
Celebrate the coming of the Chinese New Year at MINT Museum of Toys! Take a guided tour through the museum and learn about the animals and stories that inspired the Chinese Zodiac. From dragons to monkeys to pigs, animals have been an important part of children’s play for generations.
Children will learn about the origin of the Chinese Zodiac and the significance of each animal in the story, as well as what their own Zodiac means. They will also explore all the creativity that toymakers of old demonstrated in their designs, expanding their knowledge and idea of the purpose and history of toys and entertainment through the years.
26 Seah Street, 188382
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.
90 Goodman Rd, Singapore 439053
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!
1 Empress Pl, Asian Civilisation Museum, Singapore 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!
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
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.
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.
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.
Do take note that the Flyer has been temporarily closed since January 25 due to ‘technical issues’. No date has been set for the re-opening as of March 2018.
30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 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, Singapore 018974
From 4 Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019, the Singapore Art Museum will be hosting the President’s Young Talents exhibition.Delve deeper into the works through artist talks and performances.
President’s Young Talents is Singapore’s premier and only mentoring, commissioning, and award programme, which recognises promising artists aged 35 and below, whose practices chart new dimensions in Singapore contemporary art. Previous PYT artists include Boo Junfeng, Heman Chong, Charles Lim, Donna Ong, Tan Pin Pin and Vertical Submarine, to name a few, all of whom have gone on to develop outstanding work in and beyond Singapore.
8 Queen St, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 189555
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
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