July 13th, 2017
Having a fun family out doesn’t have to mean burning a hole in your pocket. Check out these five budget-friendly family activities under $10 that’ll make for great bonding and photo opportunities.
Fire Station Tours
Every Saturday, from 9am to 11am, many of Singapore’s fire stations are open for special tours for kids, where they can learn more about these neighbourhood heroes – for free! Here, children can explore the station, climb into a fire truck, and try their hand at handling a fire hose. They will even learn the techniques of sliding down a fire pole. Suitable for ages five and above.
Stargaze @ Omni Theatre
City kids hardly ever get to look up and see an infinite field of stars. Let your child gaze up into the cosmos at Omni Theatre’s very own Observatory, which offers free stargazing sessions every Friday evening till 10pm. Located next to the Equator, The Observatory’s unique position allows us to view constellations in both the northern and southern celestial hemispheres. Suitable for ages seven and above.
Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay
Enjoy a day out in the sun in the children-dedicated play area of Singapore’s most famous garden. At the Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay, kiddos can immerse themselves in play while engaging in nature. Children are sure to love a refreshing splash around the water fountain. When they finally tire out, you can head to the Children’s Garden Café for a quick bento meal or a light snack. Suitable for ages three and above.
Credit: Gardens by the Bay
The Slide @ Changi Airport Terminal 3
Take a slide on the wild side at the world’s tallest slide at our very own Changi Airport. Whizzing down this four-storey high slide can reach speeds up to six metres per second. All you have to do is spend $10 in Changi Airport to redeem one ride. Rides can be redeemed at Terminal 3’s information counter. Suitable for children at least 1.3 metres tall.
Credit: Changi Airport
Take junior out of the hustle and bustle of city life by giving them a taste of the kampung life at the Lim Chu Kang farms. The most kid-friendly of the farms in the area is undoubtedly Hay Dairies, where kids can get up close and personal with adorable goats. Visit the farm between 9am to 10:30am to get the opportunity to see goat milking in action. For $5, kids can purchase Alfalfa Hay and feed the goats themselves. Suitable for ages three and above.
Credit: Hay Dairies
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