Friday, August 22, 2014

Fun For Free SG: Marina Barrage

Initiated by Adora of, a group of mummy bloggers bring to you a full list of places you can bring your kids to FREE-OF-CHARGE. Let me guess – Your eyes must be wide open  and glistening with interest by now. I’m not kidding you – Go to one place on the list once a week, and you have more than half a year covered. The full list is now at the bottom of this post!
If I seek within my heart and ask myself, “What is my favorite kid-friendly place in Singapore?”, I would say Marina Barrage without batting an eyelid. Apart from the fact that it’s totally free, there are plenty of open spaces for the kids to run and roam, bountiful amounts of lush greeneries and of course – WATER. That might be the only reason my kids need actually. You see, my kids have not learnt swimming. So going to the swimming pool has lesser appeal to them because they’ve got to hang out at the shallow parts of the pool while watching the other kids plunge bravely into the deep waters. At Marina Barrage, it’s a totally different thing altogether – Everywhere is shallow and safe, and they can splash all they want and no one will complain.
The water jets from the fountain make it even more fun, and my kids would spend a lot of time screeching and laughing. It’s obvious they always have fun there at the Level 1 water play area. If you have a chance to bring your kids there during the weekdays, the whole place is quiet and your family can have a nice little picnic and splashing good time.
After the kids have had enough fun at the water play area, go up to the sky garden and enjoy the breeze and magnificent views from up there. Break the rules and let the kids lie down on the grass! Otherwise, try flying some kites! The wind’s pretty strong and it’s easy to get the kites flying. It’s a wonderful feeling hanging out there – You’ve got to try it sometime if you have not done it before. The views during the day and at night are very different but just as charming. :)
These were taken by my husband a few years back when my girls were smaller and chubbier! I still remember that we brought the girls’ scooters along that day, and they had such a great time. :)
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Mei is a Malaysian born Peranakan Chinese who blogs at Finally Mama. Having lived abroad for over half of her life, she is proud to call Singapore home with her hubby and almost 3-year old boy. She loves the abundance of free, fun and SAFE places for family here, and is delighted to share them with you at #funforfreeSG.
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If you like this, you'll love reading about our trip to Osaka Minoo Park!

Want to know what other Fun For Free SG places have been covered so far? Check out the following list for ideas! I know the September school holidays are coming – YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!
1 Aug: Tiong Bahru Park by Gingerbreadmum
2 Aug: Queenstown Heritage Trail by Princess Dana Diaries
3 Aug: Jurong Regional Library by Finally Mama
4 Aug: Singapore Maritime Gallery by Peipei Haohao
5 Aug: Singapore Philatelic Museum by Kids R Simple
6 Aug: Sculptures of Singapore by Gingerbreadmum
7 Aug: Fire Station by The Js Arena
8 Aug: Esplanade + Merlion by Prayerfull Mum
9 Aug: Bukit Batok Nature Park by Meeningfully
10 Aug: Lower Pierce Reservoir Park by The Kam Family
11 Aug: I12 Katong - water playground by Universal Scribbles
12 Aug: IMM by Mad Psych Mum
13 Aug: Tampines 1 Water Playground by Amazingly Still
14 Aug: Sengkang Riverside Park by Itchy Finger Snap
15 Aug: East Coast Park by Toddly Mummy
16 Aug: Sembawang Shopping Centre Playground by Joey Craftworkz
17 Aug: Animal resort by Raising Faith
18 Aug: Botanic Gardens by Mum's The Word
19 Aug: Police Heritage Centre by Mummy Ed
20 Aug: Venus Loop, MacRitchie by Scrap Mum Loft
21 Aug: Road Safety Park by Miracule
22 Aug: Marina Barrage by J Babies
23 Aug: Gardens By The Bay, Children's Garden by Finally Mama
24 Aug: Changi Airport T3 by Mother Kao
25 Aug: Pockets of Nature by Mum in the Making
26 Aug: Changi Airport T1 Growing with the Tans
27 Aug: Pasir Ris Park Ingspirations
28 Aug: Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove by My Lil Bookworm
29 Aug: Vivocity Play Area by Amazingly Still
30 Aug: Punggol Promenade + Punggol Waterway by Chubby Anecdotes
31 Aug: Westgate Wonderland by Xavvylicious