Explore these locations with your eager bundle and boost their all-round development — without breaking the bank!


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Though it’s a Little Red Dot on the world map, Singapore has plenty of things for your little ones to do and places to explore!


What’s more, as your baby develops, you’ll need to find a lot more things to keep them occupied. Beyond playing with toys at home, you also want junior to enjoy a variety of experiences that’ll boost their development. We’ve compiled a list of places you could visit with your munchkin to make long-lasting memories!


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S.E.A. Aquarium

WHERE: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa

TIME: Open from 10am to 5pm daily

PRICE: $30 per child (aged 4 to 12); $41per adult

WHAT: Home to more than 100,000 different marine animals, the S.E.A. Aquarium is the place to go to admire various creatures living beneath the surface of the ocean. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the huge manta rays or hammer head sharks as they zip past you. The main highlight is the Open Ocean Tank, which showcases how these marine creatures co-exist in their natural habitat. (Photo: Sentosa)

buds by Shangri-La

WHERE: 22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Hotel

TIME: 9.15am to 5.45pm daily

PRICE: Hotel/service apartment guests can enter at $18 per child for 60 minutes. Hotel guests who have purchased specific playcation room packages also enjoy complimentary access.

WHAT: buds by Shangri-La is the first interactive play space located within a hotel in Singapore. The sprawling indoor and outdoor playground spans over 1,872 square metres, and encourages learning through self-directed and experiential play. Do note that little ones under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents can also consider a buds by Shangri-La membership, which grants access to the hotel’s outdoor water playground Splash. (Photo: buds by Shangri-La)

The Artground

WHERE: #01-40 Goodman Arts Centre, Block J, 90 Goodman Road

TIME: 9.30am to 4,30pm on Wednesday to Friday; 9.30am to 6pm from Saturday to Sunday and selected public holidays. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

PRICE: Free. Classes are available at an additional cost.

WHAT: It’s never too early to expose your little one to art! The Artground is a place providing positive arts experiences for babies and children, such as interactive visual art spaces, art exhibits and special art-related programmes. If you prefer to bond with your bundle in one-on-one activities, the centre also offers a wide variety of activities like arts & crafts workshops. (Photo: The Artground)

Gardens by the Bay

WHERE: 18 Marina Gardens Drive

TIME: 9am to 9pm daily for conservatories

PRICE: Free entry to outdoor areas. Admission to a conservatory costs $8 per child (3 to 12 years old), $12 per adult.

WHAT: Escape from the sweltering heat and keep your cool while you and your child take a stroll through Gardens by the Bay’s conservatories. The Flower Dome, which holds the Guinness World Record for world’s largest glass greenhouse, is home to a wide array of exotic plants from five different continents. Or explore a mysterious world of flora and fauna veiled in mist in the Cloud Forest conservatory. Keep your eyes peeled for colourful orchids and lush green fern leaves. The highlight is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, which is 35m high. (Photo: Gardens by the Bay)

Neighbourhood supermarkets

WHAT: Bring bubs on your next errand and introduce them to different meats, fish, fruit and vegetables. The supermarket will be a treat for their senses! (Photo: iStock)


WHERE: #03-113 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade

TIME: 9.30am to 7pm on Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 9.30pm from Friday to Sunday, including public holidays

PRICE: $27 per toddler (below 3); $37 per child (above 3)

WHAT: Let bubba roll around in the ball pit and take a ride down the mini-slide in the Toddler Play corner at indoor playground, Amazonia. The interactive play panels and musical keyboards will also keep them occupied. You can pop by the bistro to grab tasty grub, since you’ll need to keep that energy level up in order to be your kewpie’s play pal. Suitable for children aged 0 to 3. (Photo: Amazonia)

Zoo and Bird Park

WHERE: Singapore Zoological Gardens, 80 Mandai Lake Road. Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill

TIME: Open from 8.30am to 6pm daily

PRICE: $22.40 per child (aged 3 to 12), $32.80 per adult at the zoo; $18.40 per child and $27.20 per adult at the Bird Park.

WHAT: From feeding giraffes and giant tortoises, to catching a heart-stopping show featuring birds of prey, the Singapore Zoo and Bird Park will give your kids the chance to get up close with wildlife. The two animal attractions, which feature more than 7,800 animals and 700 different species in all, are designed to duplicate the creatures’ natural habitats. (Photos: Zoo and Bird Park)


WHERE: ##01-09 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard

TIME: 10am to 8pm from Sunday to Thursday; 10am to 10pm from Friday to Saturday. Close every 1st Tuesday of the month for deep cleaning

PRICE: $28 per child and one free accompanying adult (1 hour playtime); $12 per additional adult

WHAT: Kiztopia is the ultimate indoor playground for your kids to have a ball, while boost their physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. The park houses 18 different play areas, including a mini indoor driving school, slides and even a Ninja Warrior Course! Little ones from 12 months to 12 years are welcome, and there’s also a nursing and diaper changing room just outside the premises. (Photo: Kiztopia)

Neighbourhood park and playgrounds

WHAT: Besides getting in some exercise for the day at these spots, bubba will be able to take in some fresh air while appreciating the nature’s sights and sounds. Some public parks have baby-friendly playground features such as toddler swing seats that will bring out giggles aplenty from your little one. If you’re game to make the trip, Admiralty Park offers 26 different slides and an inclusive playground for children with special needs. Just pop your mini-me onto your lap and keep your hands across their chest before zipping down these slides. (Photo: NParks)

Power Kids Gym

WHERE: #02-12 UE Square Shopping Mall, 81 Clemenceau Avenue

PRICE: Contact Power Kids Gym at 6333 8511 for detailed class prices and packages

WHAT: Boost your child's physical development with Power Kids Gym’s high-energy and fun-filled classes that are targeted at babies and toddlers from as young as 4 months to 3 years of age. The Sliders classes are specially designed to strengthen bubba’s upper and lower body through activities involving stretching, climbing, rolling and basic tumbling. These mini-workouts incorporate cushioned inclines, tunnels and slides, as well as colourful multisensory toys. Suitable for children between 4 and 10 months of age. The parent or caregiver needs to be part of the lesson as well. (Photo: Power Kids Gym)

Central Public Library

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street

TIME: 10am to 9pm daily, closed at 5pm on the eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. Closed on public holidays.


WHAT: Home to a dedicated children’s area called My Tree House, you’re bound to find a cosy spot at the Central Public Library, plus, a fun kid’s book to read to your kewpie.  They’ll be charmed by the tree house canopy made of recycled bottles and steps built from recycled timber. The children’s area often hosts events such as storytelling or games, so be sure to check out the library’s website before you schedule a visit. (Photo: National Library Board)

Keppel Centre for Art Education

WHERE: National Gallery, 1 St. Andrew’s Road

TIME: 10am to 7pm daily

PRICE: Free entry

WHAT: Spark your peewee’s fascination with the arts by visiting the Keppel Centre for Art Education. The Ink Studio will fascinate them with its high-tech features, as robots come alive and whittle across surfaces. Make a beeline, too, for the Project Gallery, so that your mini-me can explore the larger-than-life sculptures on display. (Photo: National Gallery)