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Free Bonding Activities You And Your Child Will Enjoy

We’re into the June school holidays and you might still be on the lookout for ways to bond with your child without breaking the bank. What if there are activities that won’t cost you anything? After all, happiness is not measured by the amount of money you spend but by the memories you create and the fun you have along the way.

Gear up for these parent-child bonding activities—all for free!

#1 Expand your child’s imagination at Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019: Embracing Wonder

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The Other Wall by Aung Ko and Nge Lay. Photo credit: National Gallery Singapore

Whether you’re a creative duo or not, the interactive art installations at Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019 will surely leave you and your child in awe. As you go through this imaginative journey together, you will learn more about Singapore’s history and the creative process of some of the most celebrated Asian artists.

Date: From 25 May to 29 December
Time: 10am to 7pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
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#2 Be a kid for a day at Children’s Festival 2019

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Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay

Don’t miss out on this wondrous celebration at Gardens by the Bay where kids and kids at heart (like you!) can unleash their playful side. It’s even more perfect if you and your child are Toy Story fans because the whole venue will be turned into a Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4-themed park with activities that will allow your child to have adventures with Toy Story characters. You’re pretty much covered from games to entertainment and even prizes!

Date: 15 to 30 June
Time: 10am to 9pm
Venue: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
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#3 Learn more about Singapore’s history at From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience

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Photo credit: Singapore Tourism Board

Travel back in time together when you reserve your free ticket at From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience. This immersive showcase will take you through Singapore’s history as far back as 1299 when it was still part of the Kingdom of Singapura. Learn more about lives back then—from the arrival of the British to World War II to now when Singapore has become a bustling metropolis. From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience also features various pavilions with each space designed to engage with your senses while learning more historical events.

Date: 1 June to 15 September
Venue: Fort Canning Centre
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#4 Spend time outdoors at HortPark’s Nature Playgarden

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Photo credit: NParks

If you love the outdoors and would like to cultivate the same love for nature in your child, then spending time outside may just be the best bonding idea for both of you. Hortpark’s Nature Playgarden offers different activities that will allow you and your child to run wild in the woods while honing creativity, imagination, and resourcefulness. Some activities include building structures, interacting with animals, and climbing, among others.

Time: 6am to 11pm (closed on Mondays unless it is a public holiday)
Venue: 33 Hyderabad Road (off Alexandra Road)
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#5 Know more about the lives of ants at Jurong Lake Gardens’ Ant Play

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Photo credit: NParks

Have you ever wondered how ants build their homes? Put your teamwork to practice as you and your child mimic ants at Jurong Lake Gardens’ Ant Play. Using blocks larger than life, you will be able to learn and experience firsthand how these small creatures create their fortress. More than the satisfaction of building something from scratch, this bonding idea gives you an opportunity to work with your child and show her some important life skills such as cooperation and hard work.

Date: 22 June
Time: 9am to 12pm
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens, Lakeside Garden
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#6 Get up close and personal with Pokemon characters at the Pokemon Carnival

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Photo credit: Sentosa

Watch your child’s jaw drop as hundreds of pocket monsters flock at Sentosa’s Pokemon Carnival! Even the Pikachu parade is enough to make you want to attend the carnival with characters children (and even adults) have come to love. The carnival features different attractions such as meet-and-greets, inflatables, and outdoor cinema with family-friendly movies you can watch together. There will also be a lot of cute Pokemon plushies you can surprise your kids with.

Date: 15 to 30 June
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Venue: Sentosa Cove
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