22 New Things For Families To Do In April 2023 In Singapore

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Its not an April's Fool joke, but there is so much to do this month with new and exciting family venues opening for you to create more family fun!

Always looking for new places to bring the little ones? Here's a list of new venues and experiences that you can consider to create your next family fun! So bookmark the list and refer back when you need new outing ideas!

So don't wait and read on to discover all the new things that you can do to have a fun filled April! 

Looking for more family fun ideas? These articles may interest you too!

1. Cold Storage + Giant Kids Run Is Back - Sign-up To Enjoy Early Bird Rates Now!

Venue: Palawan Green, Sentosa
Dates: 4 Jun 2023 (Race Day), Till 16 Apr 2023 (Early Bird Special)
Fees: Early Bird starts from $50 (Sign-up here)

Get ready for the Cold Storage + Giant Kids Run 2023! This exciting event is returning to Palawan Green, Sentosa on 4 Jun 2023 from 8 am to 11 am and promises to be a day filled with fun, laughter, and plenty of activity! 

Not just a race, the Cold Storage + Giant Kids Run 2023 is designed to be an experience for the whole family, with carnival games booths and activities for all ages happening throughout the race day. 

Kids who participate in the race will receive race premiums worth $100, including a race t-shirt, goodie bag, medal, and more! For those who love a little friendly competition, there are also competitive race categories with a chance to win up to $400 worth of hamper and a trophy too! But hurry - sign up before 16 Apr 2023 to enjoy early bird rates across all race categories.

Race categories include,

  • 1.6KM Strawberry Girls / Blueberry Boys
    • For 7 - 9 years
    • $50 (U.P. $55)
  • 2.0KM Apple Girls / Pineapple Boys¬†
    • For 10 - 12 years
    • $50 (U.P. $55)
  • 1.6KM Yuu-Zu Family Fun¬†
    • 1 Adult + 1 Child between 6 months to 12 years (stroller-friendly, non-competitive category)
    • $60 (U.P. $65)

So what are you waiting for? The Cold Storage + Giant Kids Run 2023 is the perfect opportunity to get the whole family outside, moving, and having a blast together. So sign up now and get ready for an active fun day on race day! 

2. Tiny Away Escape @ Lazarus Island

Venue: Lazarus Island
Fees: TBC

Starting from April 2023, the Tiny Away Escape @ Lazarus Island will be open for families to book and to stay. These five new "tiny houses" are the first accommodation units to be built on Lazarus Island for short-term stays, allowing families to discover a new experience in the idyllic Southern Islands. 

This is part of the new initiative to bring accommodation, amenities, and leisure activities to the Southern Islands for families and to give families access to almost 128 hectares of natural landscapes to explore on the connected islands of Seringat, Lazarus, St John’s and Kias.

Do note that the experience may be a little inconvenient at first because the other new amenities and activities, which include a convenience store, overnight glamping experiences and non-motorised water activities, will only be launched in phases around June 2023.

3. Visit Agape Little Uni. Open House For A Fun Day Out + Exclusive Enrolment Perks

Venues: All 11 Agape Little Uni. Centres - Cecil, Thomson, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Commonwealth, Compassvale, Gambas, Jurong West, Kallang, Upper Serangoon Crescent, and Sengkang Eastway
Date: 15 April 2023 (Sat)
Time: 10am to 1pm

Do you have little ones that are entering preschool soon? You won't want to miss the April Open House programmes at Agape Little Uni.! Held across all centres island-wide on 15 April 2023, families can take this opportunity to learn more about the school, including the environment, staff and curriculum, while kids can enjoy themselves at the photobooth and take part in the DIY hands-on activities with recycled materials! 

That's not all! Parents who enrol by 31 May 2023 will receive a $50 Agape Cash Voucher! T&Cs apply

Don't forget to take part in the Snap, Post & Win contest! Simply snap a photo at the photobooth, post it on your Facebook and tag @AgapeLittleUniPteLtd for a chance to win $50 Agape Cash Voucher! T&Cs apply.

Admission is free! Simply register your interest here! 

4. Visit A Ramadan Bazaar as a Family

Venue: Various

Ramadan started on 23 Mar 2023 with several Ramadan bazaars happening in April, including the popular Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar which will run till 21 Apr 2023. Not just the massive bazaars, families can also expect smaller-scale bazaars happening across the island. This is a good chance to bring the family out to experience the festivities and food as you explore different bazaars together as a family! 

Check out our list of 10 Ramadan Bazaars in Singapore 2023 to get you started!

5. Go On An Exclusive Behind-The-Scene Factory Tour

Venue: Various

Open My Factory brings participants behind the scene to some of Singapore's interesting industries. Started as part of the annual My Community Festival, the tours are back as a regular programme from Apr 2023! 

Families can look forward to visiting factories like Dodo Seafood Treats, Eng Hup Shipping, Lee Wee & Brothers, Tai Hua Soy Sauce, Tower Transit and Freshening Industries for the first wave of tours! 

6. Join in a da:ns focus ‚Äď EveryBody Workshop

Venue: Esplanade
Dates: 8 - 23 Apr 2023
Admission: Free and paid programmes

There is no better way to fall in love with dance than to explore a new genre for yourself! Head down to the da:ns focus at the Esplanade to take part in various dance activities and workshops for ages! There will be free and paid programmes where you can take the first step to dance! So head on down to the Espalanade in April to experience dance through these engaging and experiential dance workshops, led by experienced Singapore dance instructors. 

7. Visit The Newly Opened Shaw Plaza and Playground

Venue: 360 Balestier Rd, Singapore
Opening Hours: TBC

Reopening after 3+ years, Shaw Plaza is located along Balestier Road and the revamped mall will offer a number of lifestyle and entertainment options for families in the area including an outdoor playground, theatre, dining options and enrichment centres. 

Shaw Theatres Balestier will open on 30 March 2023 with 11 halls, and will feature six regular halls, four Lumiere halls, and one Dreamers hall. Dreamers halls are specially designed with families in mind! Also located at level 3 is the Sky Terrace, a green outdoor space that include seats and a playground for the little ones to play at.

8. The Artground's new exhibition Clean up, or else!

Venue: The Artground
Dates: 15 Apr 2023 - 25 Feb 2024
Fees: TBC

Household chores balloon to enormous proportions to encourage active exploration and literary fun through poems and play to bring home the messages of shared responsibilities and of building good habits.

From sliding down a toilet bowl, to swinging across dirty dishes, daily chores are part and parcel of family life. How might children learn to appreciate shared responsibilities at home? This playful idea is BIG on imagination and builds upon supersizing poems and play to encourage family conversation around the values of kindness, helpfulness and responsibility over personal and shared spaces at home.

9. Enjoy a Free Ice Cream on 3 Apr 2023

Venue: Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop @ VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #02-K1 Singapore S(098585)
Dates: 3 Apr 2023, 12 pm - 8 pm
Fees: Free

The popular Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is back after 4 years! This one-day offer will be happening at the VivoCity Scoop Shop on 3 April 2023 from 12 pm to 8 pm only! 

So head down to grab your free scoop of ice cream! You can expect (apart from a crowd) classic flavours like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and local favourites like Chocolate Therapy and Vanilla. There will also be non-dairy options available too!

10. Step Into A World Of Colour At S.E.A. Aquarium 

Venue: S.E.A Aquarium
Dates: 1 Apr to 21 May 2023
Admission: Tickets to S.E.A Aquarium applies (check tickets here)

From 1 April to 21 May 2023, step into a Sea of Unseen Colours and learn how plankton help to sustain other marine inhabitants including manta rays, sea jellies and corals. Get in-depth insights into these tiny life forms and watch them come to life through augmented reality and as well as cute and colourful illustrations! 

Till 25 May 2023, kids can also put sleuthing skills to the test with the¬†Junior Ocean Detective¬†programme as they taking on the role of ‚Äútrainee detectives‚ÄĚ and go on a two-hour investigative trail at the S.E.A. Aquarium to unravel marine-animal mysteries.¬†Children will also get the chance to meet an aquarist during a back-of-house visit and understand the importance of marine conservation.

11. Join Well Commune: Shenton - A Month-long Pop-up Wellness Event

Venue: 140 Cecil Street, PIL Building, Level 13
Dates: 27 Mar - 30 Apr 2023 | Mon-Fri 9am - 9pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 6pm
Admission: Free, fees may apply for selected experiences

Well Commune: Shenton, a month-long pop-up wellness sanctuary in the heart¬†of Singapore,¬†is a first-of-its-kind ‚Äėhealing playground‚Äô, a place¬†where people of all ages can experience a variety of healing methods and to¬†explore alternative well-being therapies through different transdisciplinary practices of art, music, tech, lifestyle and healing.

There are various workshops, talks, events and more, and specifically, families can expect pop-up play and puppet show, dance playgroup, and more. 

12. PLAYtime! Series: Just As I Am

Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Dates: 21 Apr - 7 May 2023, 45 mins with no intermission
Admission: $20 (Check show timings and get tickets)

Z and B are quite alike, but Z wonders why he can't be perfect while B is confident about who she is. Journey with Z and B in a theatrical dance performance and discover the joys of celebrating and loving all the wonderfully special parts of your unique selves.

This PLAYtime series dance performance may include the occasional use of text. There will also be move-along moments which children can choose to participate in, with the support of their accompanying adults.

Note that audiences will be seated on the floor and tickets are required for everyone, including infant-in-arms. 

13. PetExpo For All Pets

Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6
Dates: 14 - 16 Apr 2023, 
Admission: $5 for 1 day pass, $12 for 3 days

PetExpo is taking over a bigger space this year with many new vendors and activities to look forward to. Occupying 10,000 square metres of exhibition space across the entire Singapore Expo Hall 6, this year's edition of PetExpo will feature a full programme of activities with a common theme of improving the well-being of pets, as well as educating pet owners on how they can effectively do so.

The Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) will conduct free pet health checks and share more about pet health, and the importance of regular health checks. There will also be a variety of themed booths that cover AVS’ work, including promoting responsible pet ownership, the importance of licensing and microchipping, and enhancing capabilities in animal training and husbandry.

14. Visit the Sakura at Gardens by the Bay

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome
Dates: 11 Mar - 9 Apr 2023, 9 am - 9 pm
Admission: Admission charge to Flower Dome applies (check tickets here)

Inspired by the theme of train travel, this year’s Sakura floral display will see Flower Dome transformed into a landscape evocative of a scenic train journey across the most beautiful spots of Japan. To complement the cherry blossom viewing experience, visitors can also look forward to enjoying a lineup of Japanese-themed activities, such as cultural experiences held in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Singapore’s Japan Creative Centre.

Families can also try to spot all-time favourite Pokémon characters Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Eevee, Snorlax, and of course, Pikachu, in the Pokémon Forest at our Sakura floral display!

15. Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts Statues 

Photo Credits: Cheekiemonkies

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Silver Leaf Garden
Dates: 17 Mar - 10 Apr 2023
Admission: Free

In anticipation of the launch of blockbuster movie, Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts launching in Singapore cinemas and worldwide, United International Pictures Singapore gives fans an early kick-off by being the first stop in Asia to showcase two majestic life-size statues of Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal as a part of the Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts Statues World Tour.

These stunning, never-before-seen Transformers statues will be on display from 17 March to 10 April, 2023 surrounded by the foliage and other-worldly Supertrees at the Silver Leaf Garden.

16. Go On The Refreshed Toa Payoh Heritage Trail

Venue: Toa Payoh
Admission: Free

The refreshed Toa Payoh Heritage Trail covers 29 heritage sites and features 10 heritage trail markers, with two new marked sites comprising Block 53, also known as the ‚ÄúVIP Block‚ÄĚ, and the iconic Toa Payoh Dragon Playground.

A pioneering ‚Äúshowpiece‚ÄĚ for Singapore‚Äôs public housing; a classic dragon design that has become synonymous with our local playgrounds; a town park that paved the way for parks and other green spaces in public housing estates; the host village for Singapore‚Äôs first major international sporting competition; and the location of the first NTUC Fairprice supermarket.

There are 3 newly curated thematic routes will bring trail-goers on different journeys. The Toa Payoh Heritage Trail’s companion guide and map can be downloaded from NHB’s heritage portal Roots.gov.sg.

17. Sing See Soon Easter Hunt

Venue: 5 Simei Lane, 528710, Sing See Soon Simei
Dates: 9 Apr 2023
Fees: $5 

Come on an egg hunt with Sing See Soon this April & walk away with goodies (worth $20) when you find ALL 3 SSS Easter eggs! A special edition egg is hidden among a pool of eggs, look hard & you might just bring home more than just a goodie bag.

18. Waldorf Easter Bazaar 2023

Venue: 72 Jalan Senang Singapore 418371
Dates: 8 Apr 2023, 10 am - 1 pm
Fees: Free admission, activities may be 

Easter is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by joining the first-ever Waldorf Easter Bazaar! Get ready for a day filled with colourful decorations, mouth-watering treats, and exciting activities that will bring joy to the whole family. Whether you're looking for unique crafts done by our crafting circle, fun activities, or simply want to enjoy the festive atmosphere, our Easter bazaar has something for everyone. So mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and hop on over to our Easter bazaar for a day full of fun and festivities!

Families can expect Face painting, Egg Relay, Rice Sack Jumping, Egg Painting, Ring Toss and more!

19. Visit the Reopened Water Play at Waterway Point

Venue: Waterway Point | 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
Opening Hours: 10 am - 7 pm Daily
Admission: Free

Head outdoors at Level 2 of Waterway Point and you will discover Happy Park, an outdoor dry and wet play area for the kids to run around and get wet! Reopened recently, the playground consist of both a wet and dry play space to ensure that kids have lots of fun regardless of which part they choose to play at! 

20. Discover a Wonderland of Music, Lights and Nature at ION Orchard

Venue: ION Orchard
Dates: 7 April - 7 May 2023, Fri - Sun, 7 pm - 9.30 pm (Lightshow)
Admission: Free

Get ready to step into a world of enchantment at ION Orchard's Spring Garden at ION2 from 7 April to 7 May! This breath-taking outdoor spring garden is the perfect backdrop for photos, with a giant waterfall that cascades over two storeys.

Families can expect¬†a spectacular lightshow over five weekends ‚ÄĒ every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 7:00pm and 9:30pm, with a 30-minute interval between each show. As the spectacular 8-minute visual spectacle unfolds, shoppers will be swept away by a symphony of beautiful and familiar soundtracks, mist effects, and vibrant projections, providing the perfect reason for photos and a fun-filled time for family and friends.

21. Celebrate Monuments! St Joseph’s Church

Photo Credit: PSM

Dates & Times:

  • 1 Apr 2023, 10am to 11am
  • 15 Apr 2023, 12pm to 1pm
  • 21 Apr 2023, 11am to 12pm
  • 28 Apr 2023, 11am to 12pm

Fee: $5 per adult & $3 per senior citizens/students | Register here

In the weeks leading up to Good Friday, come explore the newly restored St Joseph’s Church at Victoria Street, one of Singapore’s oldest Catholic churches and where thousands observe the grand procession every year during Good Friday. Join a guided tour to learn about the church’s unique Portuguese and Eurasian heritage, and gain insights into the Roman Catholic faith through its awe-inspiring architecture!

22. Have Fun at the IKEA Children's Raya Bazaar

Venue: IKEA Alexandra, Jurong and Tampines
Dates: 8, 9, 15 & 16 Apr 2023
Admission: Free

Enjoy a fun day out at the IKEA Children’s Raya bazaar with fun and exciting activities such as Henna painting, Ketupat making and a Chapteh game where children can stand a chance to bring home a soft toy!


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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