12 fun baby-friendly places to visit in Singapore [Photo Gallery]

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.

 

Once your confinement period is over, you’ll want to go out every chance you get as it’ll be a welcome respite from staying home with your infant. So we’ve compiled a list of places you could visit with your munchkin to make long-lasting memories!

 

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SEA Aquarium

WHERE: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa

TIME: Open from 10am to 7pm daily

PRICE: $22 per child (aged 4 to 12); $34 per adult

WHAT: Home to more than 100,000 different marine animals, the SEA Aquarium is the place to go where your mini-me will get 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. But the main highlight of the aquarium is the Open Ocean Tank, which showcases how these marine creatures co-exist in their natural habitat. (Photo: Sentosa)

Go-Go Bambini

WHERE: #01-15 Dempsey Hill, Block 8, Dempsey Road

TIME: 9am to 7pm daily

PRICE: Unlimited playtime from Monday to Thursday except public holidays: Free entry for babies below 6 months; $15 per toddler (aged 6 to 23 months); $28 per child (aged 2 to 12). Play is limited to two hours from Friday to Sunday, including public holidays.

WHAT: Go-Go Bambini boasts a specially designed play area for pint-sized explorers below age 3. The toddler area ― away from the main play area for older kids ― features age-appropriate toys to enhance your child’s sensory development. It also includes a dedicated ball pit with soft cushioned walls, so that your child stays safe while having fun. The indoor playground — which includes Singapore’s tallest indoor slide, a flying fox and a network of tunnels — will be a winner with your older kids. (Photo: Go-Go Bambini)

The Artground

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

TIME: 9.30am to 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday; 9.30am to 6pm from Friday to Sunday and selected public holidays. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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

WHAT: Let your mini-me move around, as well as over and under geometric-shaped structures while exploring the I Sφ With My Little Eye-themed open play area. If you prefer to bond with your bundle in one-on-one activities, the centre also offers a wide variety of activities like yoga classes. (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 bundle 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 is also a treat for their senses! Put colourful vegetables and fruits into your 9-month-old or older baby’s hands to touch and smell also allows them to practise their pincer grip. (Photo: iStock)

Amazonia

WHERE: #03-08 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade

TIME: 10 am to 6pm on Monday and Wednesday, 10am to 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 9.30pm from Friday to Sunday, including public holidays

PRICE: Babies aged 12 months and below enjoy free admission with a minimum spend of $10 at the bistro. $1 per adult for the first two accompanying adults. $22 per child aged 1 to 2 years.

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 per child (aged 3 to 12), $33 per adult at the zoo; $19 per child and $29 per adult at the Bird Park.

WHAT: From having breakfast with the orang utans and taking pictures with animals, to catching a heart-stopping show featuring birds of prey, the Singapore Zoo and Bird Park will give your kewpie 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)

Sandy Dandy

WHERE: #02-33, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road

TIME: 10am to 6.30pm Daily

PRICE: $20 per infant from 6 months to 2 years of age; $25 per child aged from 3 to 14 for unlimited playtime on weekdays. Same prices apply on weekends, limited to two hours of playtime.

WHAT: Why head to East Coast Park to build sandcastles with your little one when you can go to Sandy Dandy?  This indoor sand playground means that you and your mini-me will no longer be at the mercy of the elements or wonder if you’ve slathered on enough sunscreen. Check out the dedicated play area for babies and toddlers, which is filled with toys such as a kitchen set, various wooden puzzles, blocks and even a miniature see-saw. The sand pit is also filled with two different kinds of sand — kinetic sand, which is near the entrance, as well as natural sand. Miniature diggers, forklifts and sand buckets are in the sandpit, so you don’t have to bring your own. Your mini-explorer will also be given a jumpsuit to put on before they head into the sandpit, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning up after playtime. (Photos: Sandy Dandy)

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: $48 for a 45-minute trial lesson. $248 for 4 sessions. Call 6333-8511 to register.

WHAT: Boost your cherub’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 is 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 also needs to be part of the lesson as well. (Photo: Power Kids Gym)

Central Public Library

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street

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

PRICE: Free

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 9pm on Fridays, 10am to 7pm on all other days.

PRICE: Free entry

WHAT: Spark your peewee’s fascination with the arts by visiting the Keppel Centre for Art Education. The Art Corridor in the centre is designed to stimulate your munchkin’s imagination. Different moveable structures and various geometric shapes in vibrant hues are aimed at engaging your mini-me. Make a beeline, too, for the interactive exhibition at the Project Gallery, so that your bundle can touch and feel the soft sculptures on display. They can also climb on giant rocks to observe a shimmering display of colours projected on the rock walls. (Photo: National Gallery)