4 secret spots in Singapore your kids will love

PHOTO: Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle Facebook

This article was originally on GET.com at: 4 Secret Spots In Singapore Your Kids Will Love

Are you a parent who's running out of ideas where to take your kids on your family day out? For starters, nobody says you have to spend a bomb in order to let them have a whale of a time. Neither do you have to keep forcing endless tuition on your kids just to keep them busy.

Here are fun kids' activities under $20 that you could consider - some are free-of-charge, by the way. Singapore may be tiny compared to many other nations in the world, but here at GET.com, we've scoured and put together this list of 4 secret spots in Singapore that both you and your kids will love. Time to pack your bags and explore Singapore?

4 Secret Spots In Singapore Your Kids Will Love

1. Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Inside Singapore's oldest dragon kiln

  • Muhammad Shafie Syahmi (left), and Ahmed Hilmy, volunteers at the Awaken The Dragon Festival 2013, stoking the fire in the Guan Huat Dragon Kiln in order to raise the temperature to 1280 degrees celsius.
  • Singaporean Christopherson Ho (left) and Australian artist Ian Jones (right) stacking bricks to seal up the door for the firing of pots and ceramic pieces at the dragon kiln at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle at Lorong Tawas.
  • Australian artist Ian Jones (in black) separating the kiln into two chambers at the dragon kiln at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle at Lorong Tawas.
  • Thai artist Pim Sudhikam taking a peep into the dragon kiln at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle at Lorong Tawas.
  • Wood is being fed slowly into the kiln overnight during the firing of pots and ceramic pieces at the dragon kiln at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle at Lorong Tawas.

For something off the beaten track, consider taking your little ones to Singapore's oldest dragon kiln for some crafty pottery fun. Pottery workshops are held a couple of times a month during weekends.

Trying our hands at pottery sure isn't an everyday thing for majority of us, so why not take the opportunity to let your kids have some fun while picking up something new and letting their creativity reign? If you like, you can also shop for pottery wares there.

Address:

85 Lorong Tawas (Off Jalan Bahar)

Singapore 639823

Opening hours:

Mondays: 9:00am - 5:00pm

2. Science Centre Singapore Observatory

Photo: The Straits Times

Although getting there might not be the most convenient for people residing in other parts of Singapore besides western Singapore, this trip to the Science Centre Singapore Observatory will be worth it.

Who doesn't like to gaze at enchanting stars and the enigmatic moon and planets with the proper equipment? Do take note that these weekly sessions are held at the observatory nestled in the Omni Theatre Building. Also, be sure to check out their website and Facebook page for updates before you make your way down there.

For those who're keen on exploring western Singapore, here are 10 fun and free places to explore in west Singapore. Also, help your kids take their smartness and talents up a notch with fun enrichment classes that deviate from the usual boring books.

Address:

Science Centre Singapore Observatory

21 Jurong Town Hall Road

Singapore 609433

Opening Hours:

Fridays: 7:45pm - 10:00pm (except public holidays)

3. Urban Farm & Barn

Perched on the top of a hill in Bukit Panjang sits Urban Farm & Barn, an urban farm that specialises in vertical farming and edible gardens. They also provide a myriad of workshops, farm tours and sell seeds, seedlings, herbs, growing kits and supplies for their visitors young and old.

Letting your little ones out to get up close with nature sounds pretty awesome to me. Shopping malls and tuition centres aren't the only places to bring them.

Address:

Bukit Panjang Hill

Singapore 670210

Opening hours:

Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30am - 11:30am

Friday - Sunday & P.H.: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

4. The Animal Resort

If you and your kids are fans of animals, gather everyone on a trip out to The Animal Resort for a fun and relaxing day out. Here, both you and your little ones will get to experience the old-school charm of interacting with free-roaming animals in a laid-back, kampong setting.

Expect to marvel at peacocks, geese, fishes, birds and more while you're at it. If you like, you can also purchase small pets such as guinea pigs and rabbits (subject to availability), pet food and accessories.

There's no need for you to book a session if you're visiting in a small group. You can also organise your precious little one's birthday party here at The Animal Resort if you like!

Keen on exploring north Singapore? Here are 10 other fun and free places you could visit in north Singapore.

Address:

T81 Seletar West Farmway 5

Singapore 798061

Opening hours:

10:00am - 5:00pm daily (except eve of CNY & CNY)

Need More Inspiration?

We all know how often everyone dines out these days, don't we? Here are 10 kid-friendly dining spots that your little ones will love and 8 not-so-kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore to avoid if you're taking your kids out for a meal.

Want to treat your little ones when they've been good? Check out these 10 awesome things to do with your kids and 10 incredibly kid-friendly staycation venues in Singapore. Also, here are the top 4 water parks in Singapore if you and your precious little ones love splashing about in the water.

In dire need of childcare services? Check out these 4 jumbo childcare centres in Singapore. Each of them can accommodate between 200 and 500 little people!

Additionally, we at GET.com reckon that it is always good to save some money, especially since daily necessities and living expenses can balloon when we have families. Here's our pick of the 2 best credit cards for families with kids.

This article was originally on GET.com at: 4 Secret Spots In Singapore Your Kids Will Love

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