I am running out of ideas to bring my kids to during the weekends! We always go window shopping at the malls but the kids are getting sick and tired of it. Even I am sick of the choices. Spam me with places that are fun and does not cost a bomb. Indoor playgrounds are so ex!

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Instead of going out, you can get your children to help with some household chores. Here's a list of age-appropriate chores for the different age group: http://lifehacker.com/the-chores-kids-can-do-by-age-group-1689862131 And here's a link for suggested "chore games" where chores are turned into games: http://www.kidspot.com.au/kids-activities-and-games/Games+5/Make-chores-fun-cleaning-games-for-kids+11988.htm Lastly, simple tips to make doing chores fun for the kids: http://workingmoms.about.com/od/kidsactivities/a/8-Ways-To-Make-Household-Chores-Fun-For-Kids.htm Just some ideas for days where you don't feel like going out. Great for family bonding when you get the whole family involved. And the best part is that you get the house cleaned in the process. ;)

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1. Kallang wave mall, level 3, it's FOC, pools, slide with shower facilities too. 2. Garden by the bay outdoor, there is also a water play area. 3. Nex highest level got a water playground and a normal playground too. 4. East coast park, newly open big Playground, beware, it's full of kids! 5. Parks - cycling, scooting, playing water, and many more. 6. Kids explorer now got discount of 25% so it's pretty cheap to go on weekend too, but if you 2-3 kids and above, it's quite exp too. 7. District bar 10 & restaurant -where you can chill and enjoy nice food while the kids play the bouncy castle. Only available on weekend. 8. Sentosa always the best choices. 9. Lower seletar reservoir - play water 10. Animal resort - feed and play with animals

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-Botanic Gardens, theres a playground. -Gardens by the bay, quite big to walk around without entering the domes. -Lim Chu Kang farms, goat farm fish farm etc. -Sentosa, minimal cost by taking the monorail or walking in $1 -ECP Marina Cove, newly opened big playground foc! Suit only bigger kids thou! -Sembawang Park also has a good playground, and a little beach, adults can do some fishing. You are able to catch crabs too if you have crab nets. Good and fun experience for kids. -Henderson Waves/Mount Faber strolling, good scenery and lots of different type of trees. -National Museum is foc! There's a children's activity room at the top floor. And there's foc events from time to time. Eg. Masak Masak

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Depends on where you are staying, or if you don't mind the travel. We usually go to the West Coast Park for a picnic! We pack some snacks and drinks and the kid's bicycles or scooter. Either I would make some light lunch like sandwiches or pass by a food court for take away. There is so much to do there and you can even rent those tandem bicycles :-) Gardens by the Bay is also a favourite but the Children's Garden can be too crowded on weekends. Botanical Garden is also nice. Sentosa does not cost much as well, if you buy food from Vivo City or bring your own from home. How about Nature trails? Like the Bukit Timah, Mt Faber and McRicthie Reservoir. A day at Pulau Ubin would be an adventure! :-)

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I never really bring my boys out as it's either troublesome or expensive. Most of the time I play with them at home or downstairs. I bought sand from floral shop and buy canvas sheet and create sand pit near corridor for them to play and play doh with them at home. Do some painting downstairs, play with dried leaves around the garden near playground or go cycling. I create some water play for them at service yard and create pretend play with them at home or corridor. Kids just want to spend time with us so no need go far or expensive.

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You can bring your kids to outdoor places like water playground with free admission like 112 Katong, IMM, Tampines 1 Water playground, Westgate Wonderland, vivocity, Marina barrage or Gardens by the bay. Otherwise, its always nice to stay in the aircon place like library where the kids can spend some time reading some books. Sometimes, i will bring my kids to fish farm at pasir ris, farmart at Cck, Bontanic garden or east coast park for pinic or cycling sessions. There are just too many to lists on.

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There are lots of free places in Singapore ! The museums are all free, public playgrounds , library , or for minimal fee public swimming pool. All not too mentioned all the free gardens , Hort park , Botanic Gardens, Jacob ballas. Actually we are very blessed to have many free open spaces in Singapore . My personal favourite is Labrador Park ! Now the current popular spot is the marine cove playground but I will avoid that for now no thanks to the crowd

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1. Marina barrage - entry to the gallery is free and people go to the rooftop to fly kites 2. Marina Bay Sands has a laser light show in the evenings, it's free 3. The Esplanade has free performances sometimes, depending on the festival 4. Libraries 5. Singapore Art Museum - the Imaginarium exhibit is free for locals and PR 6. Chinatown - there is lion dance (at temple street?) every Saturday evening around 6pm..

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Have you brought them to the Botanic Gardens? There's a children's garden inside. https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/jacob-ballas-childrens-garden You can also sign up for a Chek Jawa tour for them to explore nature. https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/pulau-ubin-and-chek-jawa/what-to-see/chek-jawa

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