Having fun with your kids during the June school holidays does not have to involve a lot of cash; Singapore has plenty of free attractions and activities to do as well! And it's still packed with a lot of fun family bonding times!
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1. Have a fun day out either on free land or water playgrounds (or both!)
Sometimes the simplest things just bring a whole lot of fun, and playgrounds are just the thing for your kids! Let their imagination run wild at these adventurous, thrilling land and water playgrounds; it will keep them on their toes all day long!
We got you covered with 17 playgrounds right here, both land and water for your kids! The best part? These playgrounds are usually less crowded, which means more space for your kids to run around! ?
2. Go on a hiking trail
One of the more popular ways to enjoy some family time is by hiking one of Singapore's many parks! This favourite Singaporean pastime is not only fun, but it might also help you get in some needed exercise - away from the office and classroom desks, and it's FREE! ? All that's left to do is bring some hiking essentials with you! In Singapore, there are many kid-friendly trails perfect for the little ones; some of these trails also have either land or water playgrounds that are free as well if your kid still has tons of energy left! Don't worry, many of these trails are near halal food options, so when those hunger pangs hit, you'll know where to go! ?
3. Explore a museum at night for free
Remember the film series, 'Night At The Museum'? Well, you and your kids will get to explore museums around Singapore at night! Jointly presented by National Heritage Board and the Museum Roundtable, the Night-Themed Children's Season will feature night-time storytelling and craft sessions where children get opportunities to explore participating museums after sunset! ? Be enchanted by majestic birds, royal celebrations, and mischief-makers, and listen to tales of characters that fought fires, travelled far and wide on a quest and met with an epic chase! Your kids will also get to try a glow-in-the-dark craft activity and take home a memento of your visit to the museum! Other activities to look forward include collecting uniquely designed passport stamp imprints, craft workshops and more. Click here for more information! All Singapore citizens and permanent residents enjoy free admission to the museums and heritage institutions all year round, so consider your wallet safe! ?
P.S. Looking for more activities to do this June holidays? Check out our listicle for a round-up of fun things to do in Singapore!
4. Awe over amazing installations at Singapore's largest light festival
After two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, another major festival has returned: i Light Singapore 2022, which will be held from 3rd June to 26th June 2022! ? It's set to be bigger and better than ever! The theme for this year's edition is 'Spark of Light'. It will be anchored by the colour violet – which has the shortest wavelength with the most powerful electromagnetic energy in the visible light spectrum ? Your kids will definitely be gawking over some of the creative installations this year such as an electronic jellyfish, a standing see-saw and more! All of the installations are free, except Lightwave: Isle of Light, empowered by OPPO. Need a guide? HHWT went over to the festival last week and here's what you should know before heading there!
P.S. While you do need to pay for a ticket to enter the nearby Gastrobeats 2022, there are bouncy castles inside that your kids (and you, we promised) will enjoy! Read it all about what you should expect right here.
5. Snap family pictures with these larger-than-life inflatable installations
Not planning to travel this June? Let these eight giant inflatable installations at The Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay take you on a trip around the world! They bear landmarks such as Mount Fuji in Japan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. You can also "board" two inflatable hot-air balloons to take photos ? From now till June 19, these installations are part of this year's Children's Festival, with the theme, Around The World With Kiztopia. Admission is free! There are even fun activities for your kids to try. Kids can pick up a booklet to discover facts about the countries featured. Afterwards, they can collect stamps and complete missions to redeem a sticker sheet ?
There are also other fun interactive zones to check out such as Happy's Craft World and Tiger's Sports Arena, which feature five inflatables of sports carnival games and is recommended for kids aged four and above. However, you do have to pay. For more information, check out GBTB's website here!
6. Meet Snoopy and friends at Changi Airport
School’s out, get set for The Snoopy Adventure at Changi Airport and rekindle your childhood memories with the well-loved Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang this June School Holidays! Pose with the Peanuts gang around Terminal 3 (T3) at the departure gate, queue up with the 3D live-sized Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Lucy for the bus, check out this crosswalk inspired by 'The Beatles: Abbey Road, and create your own PEANUTS masterpiece at the acrylic rub and colouring station or simply just chill with Woodstock! ? For more information, click on this link to find out more!
P.S. If you have a bigger budget, you and your kids can check out the new double-storey snow house at T3, where you can take thrilling snow luge rides, zip down a snow slide, dig mini trenches with snow excavators and watch the snow fall with an amazing light and sound show ?
7. Go for a picnic amongst beautiful greenery
There's no better way to spend quality time with your kids than by laying down a picnic mat, some food and just chatting or playing games. All these while basking in the greenery that our garden city has to offer ? We got you covered with 22 picnic spots to check out!
8. Pick up skateboarding
For little ones between ages 6 to 12, you can sign them up for a free 60-minute Learn-to-Play programme at the Singapore Sports Hub's 100PLUS Promenade, where trainers from Team Axis, a sports and fitness provider, will introduce them to the basics of skateboarding! There are four sessions for you to choose from June 5, 12, 19 or 26. Each one takes up to 50 participants. Who knows, they might be the future Tony Hawk of Singapore? ? Learn-to-Play is part of the Health Promotion Board's Active Family programme and offers a different sport for kids to learn for free every month. For more information, you can head on to Singapore Sports Hub's website!
9. Meet our brave firefighters
Ever wondered what goes on at a fire station, or wondered what our firefighters and paramedics are up to? 18 fire stations across Singapore have re-opened their weekly open house! Get up close with them, and learn about their roles! ? You can also check out the emergency vehicles and equipment. There are two sessions every Saturday - from 9am to 9.50am and 10am to 10.50am. For more details, go to Singapore Civil Defence Force's website.
Remember having fun with your kids doesn't mean it has to break the bank; having quality time together is much more important! ?
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