Places of Interest for Kids Below Three

With two kids below 3 and typical toddler attention spans, I think I speak for most parents when I say I find it very not worth it (!!) to pay expensive admissions to places only to spend two hours at the most before they lose interest. So where can one go in Singapore with the family…

…where there’s space enough to give curious little legs and hands room to explore
…but also nearby creature comforts to escape inclement weather
…at low or better still, no cost for a family of four
…and the kids can be engaged in fun and constructive ventures?

Here are a few of our favourites and a short blurb accompanying each as to why we like them! (And if you know of more, please feel free to send to me and I’ll expand this list. Remember, low or no cost!) 🙂

The Singapore Botanic Gardens
Wide open spaces, huge lake with swans, fish and turtles to feed, lots to learn for adults and children alike about nature. Read about our visit here.

Jacob Ballas Children’s Gardens
A kid-sized garden circuit made easy for little legs to complete with lots of fun activities along the way to keep the kids busy.
Between 6 to 20 Dec, a free of charge Chinese drama performance targeted at K1 to P6 children titled A Happy Christmas Story will be running at 11-11:45am and there will be an additional repeat run on 20 Dec at 3-3:45pm.
For enquiry and registration, please contact the Education at 64719961 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg . Online registration is available on http://www.sbg.org.sg (under “Education”)

Sentosa
Entrance fee required, but great for a day’s getaway from the city hustle and bustle.

Pasir Ris Park
We love the huge playground!

On 9 and 16 Dec, Molly the Mobile Library will be in Car Park E.
*Stories & Craft time: 10.30 to 11.30am. Borrow 6 books from Molly to participate (max 25-30 participants only)
*For more information on Molly and National Library Board, visit the NLB website @ http://www.nlb.gov.sg

Singapore Science Centre
A great resource centre to learn about science for both adults and kids. Read about our visit here.

Vivocity
We’re always on the ground floor on the waterfront deck looking out at the boats, but someday we’ll make it to the outdoor play area at the top! 😉

West Coast Park
Evenings are wonderful here. Great view of the PSA port cranes and containers.
On 4 and 18 Dec, Molly the Mobile Library will be in Car Park 3 (near McDonald’s).
*Stories & Craft time: 10.30 to 11.30am. Borrow 6 books from Molly to participate (max 25-30 participants only)
*For more information on Molly and National Library Board, visit the NLB website @ http://www.nlb.gov.sg

East Coast Park
The sun, the sea, the sand, people-watching, cafes close by to grab a coffee. Bliss!

Clifford Pier, Merlion Park
Nice breezy walks along the waterfront, good selection of restaurants, and the kids are always smitten by the Merlion!

Marina Barrage
Big grassy patch on top, breezy winds, and a wonderful water play area that doesn’t get too crowded.

Bedok Reservoir Park
Love the little peaceful pockets of space created to relax and enjoy some scenery and tranquility.

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