3.07.2014

10 (Almost) FREE March School holiday activities for kids in Singapore


It's time for school holidays.

It may only be a week, but there is still enough time to pack in fun for the children during this short break. They say the best things in life are free, so we bring you the top ten free activities to do this coming March school holidays for Kids! Most of the items on the list are free, however there are some that came quite close! Singapore may be the most expensive city to live in, but there are pockets of fun that is FREE around this little country.

It is time to discard the standard events listing and experience real fun.



1 Explore Singapore latest Children Gardens @ Gardens by the Bay
GBTB Children Gardens
Given the heatwave in Singapore. Places with Water dominate this list!

Head down to the newly minted Gardens By the Bay Children Gardens to cool down this March Holidays. Wet and dry options available . With over 1 Hectare of play, this is one place that will surely entertain your children for the day.

Cost : FREE

2 Go for a dip... at the Shopping Malls
Tampines one
Shopping malls are a great spot to find those water spots. Head down to your nearest shopping mall with an outdoor water playground. Get transported to the North Pole or simply indulge in a wet playground, shopping malls are now alot more fun with them. We visited some of them such as Tampines One, 112 Katong and Changi City Point. Our conclusion - Don't forget the wet suit!

Cost : FREE

List of Water Playgrounds in Shopping Malls

  • 112 Katong
  • Changi City Point
  • IMM Building Jurong
  • Lot 1 Shopping Mall
  • North Point Shopping Mall
  • Nex Shopping Mall
  • Tampines One
  • Vivo City Skypark
  • Westgate

3 Explore the Great outdoor.... PLAYGROUNDS!

Holidays are meant for children to take a break from school. Revisions can wait. Head down to the playgrounds for some sun and fun. From the neighborhood playground to mega parks like Pasir Ris Park, West Coast, Tiong Bahru Park , Bishan Park amongst others. There will be acres of space for the little ones to roam and stretch their legs.
Cost : FREE
4 See the City from afar


Take out the glider, put on a pair of skates or simply a pair of running shoes and head down to Bay East. This linear park is just parallel to the city skyline. A great way to enjoy the view and exercise at the same time. Head down all the way to Marina barrage connected via a bridge to cool down at the Water playground there.
Cost : FREE

5 Beat the heatwave at (Cheap) 'Waterpark'

Pasir Ris Swimming Pool
A cheaper option to the expensive Water Parks would be your neighborhood Swimming complex.This is a great way to introduce the young ones to Water Parks without breaking the bank. Adults can have their fun too at slides and even the pool. A one stop family destination for Water Play.
Swimming complex with child friendly facilities in Singapore

  • Chua Choo Kang Swimming Complex
  • Jurong East Swimming Complex
  • Jurong West Swimming Complex
  • Pasir Ris Swimming Complex
  • Sengkang Swimming Complex
The list and details can be found here.
Cost : $1 per child 


6 Visit the Treehouse and a Library

Treehouse @ Central Library
Fancy a treehouse in a libary?
Take a visit to My Tree House, Singapore first tree library at Central Library. You can also choose to get some storybooks for the children too!
Cost : FREE
7 Go to the airport and don't leave town

Slide @ T3
Slide down to Singapore Changi Airport. Between the Slide@T3 and the Canopy @ T1 there are pockets of fun waiting to be discovered in Changi Airport for kids.
Cost : FREE
8 Go wacky with Arts and Craft

Arts and Craft
Stuck at home?
Take some paper or recycled materials such as bottles and newspaper for some Arts and Craft. No rules here, just let your imagination flow.
Cost : FREE

9 Make someone's day.. Volunteer

Volunteer @ Willing Hearts
Help someone out this holiday. Be a volunteer.
Cost : FREE
Reward : PRICELESS

10 Discover a new place or an experience

Try something new
They say Singapore is a tiny red dot. There are only so many things we can do or places to go. However we had since discovered that there are alot more activities to do and experience in this little jem. So go ahead, explore a new park, a new playground or a place you always wanted to go. If you need ideas, just scroll through our archives and see what interest you.

There is whole world of experiences waiting to discover. That is priceless in our books!
Have fun this holiday!

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4 comments:

  1. Hello! dropping by from SG Parent Bloggers Circle! Just wanna share re Vivo's roof top water park. We were there recently and out of 5 kids, 3 ended up with scrapes and cuts on their feet. We dished out so many plasters that day it was unbelievable. The floor's a little sharpish under the water, so just keep a look out ya? Have a nice weekend!
    Adora @ gingerbreadmum.com

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    1. Ouch. That sounds painful. Have not been there for a while. Do take note all those who are going there to play.
      Thanks for the tip Adora!

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  2. Is pasir ris park open to public as what I know its still under construction.(e one at elias rd)

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    1. The last time we had been there was almost a year ago. So we are not sure on the opening status. Fret not as there are lots of parks out there to enjoy. Try katong park , there is a playground, a running track, an area for dogs and even remains of an old fort to see.

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