Free fun? Yes! Our garden city offers a huge range of activities for the whole family. You know what’s the best part, there are so many you can embark on where you don’t have to fork out a single dime! From cool hiking trails to up-close and personal encounters with wildlife, there’s just so many things to do! Here is our go-to list of indoor and outdoor kid-friendly adventures to keep the whole family entertained during the June Holidays.
Hike through Nature Parks and Trails
Even in our concrete jungle, we are not short of nature parks and hiking trails where you can get to spend some time in the great outdoors. Grab a picnic basket and head over the Singapore Botanic Gardens, our very own UNESCO World Heritage site. Volunteers conduct walking tours every weekend too so it’s a chance for you to learn more about the flora and fauna of the park. Thomson Nature Park also boasts of its rich cultural heritage where you can gain an insight into the ways of life in a Hainan Village. The Treetop Walk has always been one of our fave family hiking trails. Once you reach the top, the view from the suspension bridge is absolutely breathtaking. Do check the NParks website for regular updates and maintenance schedule before you head down.
Other nature parks and hiking trails:
Explore Singapore on Wheels!
Exploring our little red dot on wheels is easy with our well-connected park connectors around the island. Dino-enthusiasts would love Changi Jurassic Mile and with its flat path and manageable distance of 3.5 kilometres, little ones can whoosh along easily. East Coast Park is probably one of the most popular cycling tracks as well and with a gentle breeze blowing through your hair and certain areas largely shaded, this makes for a great family activity during the hols. Another cool experience will be explore the business district and glistening Singapore skyline by night along the Marina Bay Loop.
Other Cycling Tracks to Explore:
Mount Faber Loop
St John’s and Lazarus Island
Be a Fireman for the Day
If fire-fighting role play at home is a constant occurrence, then maybe it’s time to bring your kids to a fire station! They can learn about the daily operations of a fire station together with different roles of the SCDF (Singapore Civil Defence Force), and the Civil Defence system. Guided tours are available at selected Fire Stations for members of the public on Saturday mornings over two time slots, 9.00am to 9.50am or 10.00am to 10.50am. Click here to make a booking.
Visit a Water Park
There’s nothing quite like a water park with huge buckets, jet sprays, slides and more, to cool off on a hot day. Furthermore, most of these water play areas are free! Play @ Heights Park at Toa Payoh has jet sprays and water guns, while Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park has incorporated educational features like water gates to allow kids to learn about the movement of water. There are also water playgrounds like Kidz at the Wet Play Area at Northpoint City with long tunnel slides or the Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay with movement sensor sprays. The Oasis Water Park at Nee Soon even has a mist curtain and pirate ship slide!
Other Free Water Play Areas to Explore:
Clusia Cove at Jurong Lakeside Gardens
Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park
Marina Barrage Water Playground
Happy Park at Waterway Point
KidzPlay@SkyGarden at Nex
Ninja Trail at Compass One
Check Out a Local Farm
Did you know that Singapore is home to over 200 farms? Despite being a bustling city, we have various animal and vegetable farms. Head down to Bollywood Veggies and discover the world of organic produce. There is also a huge variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs on the farm. Feeling peckish? The space also houses a bistro featuring a seasonal dishes made with their very own fresh produce. Hay Dairies Goat Farm is always a treat for the kids. Visiting the farm is free and if you’re lucky, you can even catch a glimpse of how the milk the goats! You can purchase a bag of Alfalfa Hay at S$5 to feed the goats too.
Other Farms to Check Out:
Bask by the Sea
A sunny island like Singapore is definitely not short of beaches. This is probably one of our top picks for an adventurous day out with the kids. East Coast Park a perfect venue for a day at the beach. Bring sets of wheels like rollerblades, bikes, skateboards or scooters, and you can incorporate whizzing along with the whole family to work out an appetite before you settle on the perfect shady spot for a meal. If you’re looking for more adventure, how about exploring the beaches of Sentosa instead? At Tanjong Beach you can pick a spot to play beach volleyball or take a short hike to one of little isles off the lagoon.
Other Beaches to Add to the List:
Pasir Ris Beach
St John’s Island