We take a look at the best things to do and places to go with kids this weekend (17 - 23 May 2021) in Singapore!
Mummies and Daddies, we got you covered with this week's list of to-do and to-go for families! Now you don't have to fret over what to do or where to go!
1. Singapore Heritage Festival 2021 at SYSNMH
Image credit Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Date: 22 – 23 May 2021
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm
Fee: Free (activity fees apply)
This Singapore Heritage Festival, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall has prepared a host of family-friendly activities you can explore. You can expect a line-up of digital initiatives such as a bingo photo-hunt contest and fun quizzes, as well as physical programmes such as workshops on how to create your own aloe vera hand sanitiser and lavender wax sachet.
Visitors of the Memorial Hall can also look forward to the latest outdoor art installation, Swings of Florals and Herbs. Through an ethereal arrangement of medicinal flowers and herbs such as rose, lavender, butterfly pea, and others, this whimsical floral installation seeks to celebrate the relationship between nature and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Do note that the workshops require prior registration.
2. Kids Club Storytelling: Tiger on the Prowl
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Venue: Online and Onsite
Date: 22 – 28 May 2021
Hours: 11 am – 11 pm
Fee: $10 - $20 | Free online streaming
A large tiger went to a village in search of a meal-perhaps a scrumptious human! What do you think happened when it encountered a patient and loving mum tending to her crying baby? Join a Young Storyteller from the Storytelling Centre for Tiger on the Prowl to find out!
3. Changi Chapel and Museum
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Venue: Changi Chapel and Museum, 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707
Date: From 19 May 2021 (Tue – Sun)
Hours: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (last entry: 5 pm)
The Changi Chapel and Museum, which closed in 2018 for major redevelopment, will be reopening its doors on 19 May 2021. Featuring donations and community loans from families of the internees, the museum will showcase 114 artefacts across eight galleries delving into the daily lives of the internees, their responses to the challenges they faced, and their eventual liberation.
Image credit Changi Chapel and Museum
To commemorate the reopening of the Changi Chapel and Museum, all visitors will enjoy free admission from 19 to 30 May 2021. Visitors are encouraged to pre-book your admission by timeslots (max 2 people) for better crowd regulation and to reduce waiting time. Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance and visitors with pre-booked admission will be given priority admission to the museum during their selected time. Visitors without pre-booked entry timeslots may be required to return later.
4. Online CSI Escape Room
Image credit Mr Bottle’s Kids Party
Fee: $18 - $480
Recommended: 8 years and above
Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of solving a mystery? If so, then check out Mr Bottle’s Kids Party’s Online Detective Game! One stolen cake, five suspects, and many party guests waiting for cake arrival, can you find the culprit in time? Take on the role of one of the finest detectives as you hunt down the suspects behind the cake heist!
All you will need is a working device – phone, tablet or laptop – with an internet connection. You will receive an investigation booklet, which will help you in solving the crime. All that is left to do is gather evidence, interview the suspects and put them together to solve the crime!
For young ones under 16, at least one parent participant is recommended.
5. KidsSTOP™ Academy Stay Home Learning Kit
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Recommended: 4 to 8 years
Embark on a virtual learning session with the KidsSTOP™Academy Stay Home Learning Kit! With an exclusive DIY kit delivered to your doorstep, your child can have fun doing STEM+ activities at their own pace and time!
Available from 19 April is the Dinosaur Fossil kit. You can discover more about dinosaur fossils by making your own fossil cast using clay!