Free and fun places to visit with your child

A guide to kid-friendly spots that won’t cost you anything.

Free and fun places to visit with your child

You can't put a price on love, but you can remove the dollar value from these free, funtastic tot-friendly diversions...

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Stroll among the lush surroundings of our very own Unesco site and then enjoy a free concert — held regularly year-round — at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Spread a picnic blanket on the grass, lay out your kiddo's favourite treats, then kick back. Check website for dates and times.


Jacob Ballas Children's Gardens

The child-friendly garden wonderland will keep you coming back again and again, thanks to the Kidz Cafe, sand pit, play structures, maze- type play area, tree house and water park.
481 Bukit Timah Road, open from 8am to 7pm, closed on Mondays.


Science Centre Singapore

Twinkle, twinkle, little star... Take your tyke to the Omni-Theatre building between 7.50pm and 10 pm every Friday to gaze at the moon and stars through a series of telescopes.


The Singapore Art Museum and National Museum of Singapore

Catch the latest exhibitions — free for citizens and permanent residents — with your little culture vulture. Special exhibitions may charge a nominal fee for adults, but will still be free for peewees 6 years and below.


Main photo: INGimages

Page 1 of 2

National Library

Instill a love for literature in your early learner with a trip down to the neighbourhood library to borrow books with his own free membership card, plus attend storytelling sessions, which are organised regularly.


Central Fire Station

Start your Saturday mornings early at the Fire Station as your little thrill-seeker will get a chance to climb fire trucks, take pictures with firefighters and maybe even slide down the fireman's pole.
62 Hill Street


Marina Barrage

Soak in the greenery when you picnic on the lawn, while your mini-dynamo burns off some energy flying kites before cooling off at the children's water-play area.


Changi Aviation Gallery at Terminal 3

If your mini-aviator enjoyed the movie Planes, he's going to love this trip. Fun fact sheets and a highly interactive display will teach your tot how airplanes work, plus the gallery — showcasing more than 600 miniature aircrafts hanging from the ceiling — is a visual treat for everyone.


Page 2 of 2

Five traits of a great mum

4 tips to spending quality time with your child

3 fun mummy things to do