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Activities for Kids in Singapore

At first glance, there are not many activities for kids in Singapore. But although it is a huge metropolis, fit for business people and urbanites, there are many options for expat families, too. Find out about things to do indoors and outdoors and which activities for kids in Singapore are free of charge.
Even families who are on a budget will find that there are lots of things to see and do with their kids in Singapore.
  • There is a wide range of activities on offer for families in Singapore, regardless of your budget.
  • There are many arcades and museums if the weather stops you from going outside.
  • Nature lovers will discover a number of different parks, as well as safari parks for the young explorers.
  • There are also a variety of different play centers and childcare centers for toddlers.


Whoever moves to Singapore with their family, imagining it to be a place exclusively for single urbanites and shopaholics, greatly underestimates the possibilities the city-state has to offer. Indeed, families with children will soon find that there is an abundance of activities for kids in Singapore. No matter if you are on a tight budget or have a fortune to spare, if you want to stay indoors or prefer the great outdoors, your little ones will not be disappointed.

Free Family Activities

There are lots of activities for kids in Singapore which offer free admission and are the perfect choice for expat parents who have to watch their budget. This is by no means a comprehensive list of activities for kids in Singapore. You may discover a lot more free activities for kids in Singapore while raising your children there.

  • Changi Airport has a huge indoor playground and the Changi Aviation Gallery (Terminal 3) offers a closer look at how an airport functions. In Terminal 3 you’ll find slides which are always popular with kids. Keep in mind that only the shorter ones are free of charge.
  • Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is a place exclusively designed for kids. Adults are only allowed to enter in the company of a child. The garden itself teaches the children all about nature while offering lots of space for playing.
  • Feed farm animals at the Animal Resort, such as ducks, chickens, rabbits, or guinea pigs. The farm animals scurry around the place and are a welcome distraction from the concrete jungle of the city.
  • The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum is another perfect destination for animal-loving children. If you are willing to buy the special food at the entrance, your kids may even feed the turtles.
  • The West Coast Park has something in store for kids and adults. There are playgrounds for kids of all ages with slides, tunnels, and climbing ropes. You can rent bicycles or four-pedal go-karts to explore the area, or you can bring along a picnic.

What Singapore Has to Offer on a Rainy Day

As mentioned above, indoor activities for kids in Singapore are widely available, including some museums in Singapore which are suitable for children. No matter if your child cares more about video games or about museums and libraries, you will never be at a loss for what to do. Again, an exhaustive list is not possible here, but we have listed some of the most popular activities.

Much to Offer for the Little Ones

Not all activities for kids in Singapore are suitable for all age groups. There are also, however, many activities on offer for kids under the age of five:

  • There are lots of indoor playgrounds, including Singaland or Fidgets. Go Go Bambini offers an indoor maze which is lots of fun to explore.
  • Some places are not just for fun but also for learning and crafting. Jumperzillas, HiArt, and Art Zone are the right place for aspiring young artists.

Some programs and centers put a special emphasis on musical education. Gymboree Play and Music, for instance, offers kids a way to learn and develop physical and cognitive skills. Kindermusik, on the other hand, provides a musical curriculum for kids from newborn infants up to seven years of age.


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