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