23 New Things For Families To Do In April 2024 In Singapore

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Let's kick off Q2 of 2024 with a list of new openings and experiences happening for you to create family fun in April 2024! 

We kick off April with a list of new and fun things to bring your kids out to! From exciting outdoor sporty fun to new indoor experiences, April will be filled with so much to do and so much fun to be had! Read on and discover your next family fun this month and bookmark this list to refer back when you need new family outing ideas!

Go ahead to discover and create family fun with all the new things to do this April 2024!  

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1. Exciting Family Fun at the Cold Storage Kids Run 2024 on Sentosa Island!

Venue: Palawan Green, Sentosa
Dates: 2 Jun 2024, 8 am - 12 pm
Fees: From $20

Looking for a thrilling family event this June? Look no further than the Cold Storage Kids Run 2024, happening at Palawan Green, Sentosa. Sign-up for the run happening on 2 June 2024 and get ready for an unforgettable day of excitement and laughter!

Families who sign-up before 2 May 2024 will also get to enjoy Early Bird discounts! This is an event perfect for all young families! So, let's lace up your running shoes and join in the various run categories, including

  • 2.0KM Apple Girls and Pineapple Boys (10 - 12 years old)
    • Early Bird (now till 18 Apr): $50
    • Normal Rates (19 Apr - 25 May): $55
  • 1.6KM Strawberry Girls and Blueberry Boys (7 - 9 years old)
    • Early Bird (now till 18 Apr): $50
    • Normal Rates (19 Apr - 25 May): $55
  • 1.6KM yuu-Zu Family Fun (1 Adult + 1 Child - all ages)
    • Early Bird (now till 18 Apr): $60
    • Normal Rates (19 Apr - 25 May): $65
    • Additional Adult: $45
    • Additional Child: $20

*UOB Cardmembers also get to enjoy 10% off all categories!

But that's not all ‚Äď the fun doesn't stop at the finish line! Participants can also enjoy¬†FREE carnival activities, including a Human Claw Machine, Magic Show, Basketball Arcade, Zoomoov Animal Rides, Kids Bouncy Castle, Fruit Pop Blitz, Scavenger Quest, and Tote Bag Colouring. There‚Äôs also a new category this year! Look out for Woof-Berry Run, which families with pet dogs can participate in as well. With so much to do, your little ones are sure to be entertained all day long!¬†

Sign-up now for an immersive experience during the June school holidays, allowing kids to take their first stride into the world of racing and experience the thrill of crossing the finish line. It's a day filled with sunshine, laughter, and cherished moments for the whole family.

Plus, each participant will receive entitlements worth $100, making this event not only fun but also a great value for your family entertainment budget.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Book your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable day at the Cold Storage Run 2024!

2. Put On Your Dancing Shoes For da:ns focus - EveryBody Workshops

Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Dates: 6, 7, 13 and 14 Apr 2024
Fees: $20 per ticket

Looking for a lively way to start your weekends with your little ones this April? Look no further than the da:ns focus - EveryBody Workshops happening at the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio for a session of laughter, music, and dance. It's the perfect way to kickstart your weekend!

Join professional dance instructors for a session of dance-play where parents and children can bond over fun and interactive dance activities. Whether your child is aged 3-6 or 6-12, the EveryBody Workshops cater to kids of all ages. Everyone is welcome to join in on the dance fun, regardless of their age or skill level.

Shake off the lethargic weekend, and come learn some funky new dance moves with your kids! The workshops provide a playful environment where families can learn and dance together, it's the perfect opportunity to create special memories together!

Tickets are priced at just $20 each, and the workshops are conducted over 2 weekends in April. Save the dates (6, 7, 13 and 14 Apr 2024), and head down to the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio to kickstart your dance journey! 

Sign up now for the da:ns focus - EveryBody Workshops and get ready to dance your way into the weekend with your little ones!

3. Join Wild Wild Wet At Its First-Ever Songkran Kids Festival

Venue: Wild Wild Wet (WWW)
Date: month of Apr 2024 (closed on Tue), 12pm to 6pm
Fee: from $21 | Purchase tickets here

For the first time, kids get their exclusive fun at Singapore’s first-ever Songkran Kids Festival at Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East. The award-winning water park is dedicating the month of April for children aged 12 and below, with a multitude of activities (all days except Tuesdays when the park is closed) from 12pm to 6pm.

Little ones and their families can look forward to dance parties/workshops, live DJ performances, an epic 25m-long inflatable obstacle course, water gun shoot-offs and more at the Songkran Kids Festival 2024! 

4. Naruto: The Gallery Lands at Universal Studios Singapore

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore, Soundstage 28
Dates: 28 Mar - 30 Jun 2024
Admission: Included as part of Universal Studios Singapore admission

Following its showing in Japan at Akiba Square in Akihabara UDX, Naruto: The Gallery comes to Singapore and brings to life the iconic world of shinobi (ninja) created by Masashi Kishimoto. From character profiles to iconic scenes, families will experience up close the evolution of the beloved anime series.

Located at Soundstage 28 in Universal Studios Singapore, Naruto: The Gallery will showcase the narrative and history of Naruto through a series of six areas with storyboards, character art and video displays.

Fans will get to relive pivotal moments from Naruto’s early years to his ultimate showdowns, including the path of Naruto’s rival Sasuke and the climactic events of the Fourth Great Ninja War. Highlights will include a diorama of Naruto’s hometown, the Hidden Leaf Village, a collection of iconic and emotional scenes, and a seven-minute screening of the final battle in a 4D theatre.

5. Reopened Forest-themed Playground at Paragon

Location: Paragon Shopping Mall, Level 5, 290 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: 10 am - 10 pm, daily
Admission: FREE

If you are wondering where you can bring your kids out for playground fun along Orchard Road, you can head down to the Children's Playground @ Paragon Shopping Mall! The Paragon Junior is a little playground located at Level 5 of the mall. 

The forest-themed indoor playground includes a Treehouse main play structure with a slide. Little ones can spend time climbing up and navigating through the Treehouse. Around the playgrounds are a see-saw, activity boards and an interactive screen for younger ones to play with too! 

6. Free Water Playground at Buangkok Square Park

Venue: Buangkok Square Park, between Block 986D and Block 992A
Opening Hours: 8 am - 8 pm (Water Park), 24hours (Dry Playground)
Admission: Free

Another water park opens within a HDB neighbourhood! The new Buangkok Square Park Water Park opened in March 2024 and joins that ranks the growing list of exciting and free water playgrounds located conveniently at the HDB estates. 

The Aquatic-themed Water Playground offers families a gated space to enjoy water play and to cool off from the heat! Families will find many splash elements, including a Dragonfly spray fountain, a spray tunnel and even a mini splashing bucket too! 

There also a water play area for younger ones to play at. It resembles a stream with fountains and water gates, little ones will usually run around or sit themselves into the stream while splashing about!  There are also ample seating that circles the water park, giving parents a place to rest while having a view of the kids. 

7. Tropical Play Forest Playground at Changi Airport

Venue: Changi Airport, Terminal 3, Departure Hall (opposite Check-in Row 11)
Opening Hours: 5pm to 10pm (Fri) | 12pm to 10pm (Weekends, School Holiday & Public Holiday)

Let your little ones take a walk on the wild side in this whimsical jungle gym. Slide down a ‚Äėwaterfall‚Äô into a bubbling ball pit, brave the suspension bridges on the ‚Äėtreetop walk‚Äô, or even swing on a coconut tree! This pop-up Tropical Play Forest Playground¬†will be available at Changi Airport until 1 May 2024.¬†

Tickets can be purchased directly on the Changi App at $10 per pass with accompanying adult at $5. You can also redeem free passes with min. spending at the airport too! 

8. Gardens by the Bay's Sakura Floral Display 2024

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome
Dates: 22 Mar - 21 Apr 2024
Admission: Admission Fees apply (compare ticket prices here) 

The ninth edition of Gardens by the Bay’s iconic Sakura floral display marks the first time that visitors can enjoy a day-to-night experience since the debut show in 2016.

Inspired by the city of Kyoto, the iconic Kinkakuji Temple takes centrestage, in which visitors can step into and imagine they are within the actual temple ‚Äď a UNESCO World Heritage site. At night, the floral display is transformed into a landscape inspired by ‚Äúyozakura‚ÄĚ (night sakura) in Japan. At the Gardens, the trees are specially lit and there are light projections that only appear when the sky darkens.

This year’s floral display features more than 140 cherry blossom trees of over 40 varieties, including crowd favourites such as Prunus Accolade, known for its abundant clusters of pink blooms, Prunus Kiku Shidare with its distinctive weeping form, and Prunus Pendula Rubra which has an umbrella form and bears deep pink to red flowers. 

At dusk, the Flower Dome transitions into ‚Äúyozakura‚ÄĚ, with soft lights casting a glow on the blossom trees, creating scenes inspired by the night landscapes in many Japanese cities during sakura season.

9. Be Entertained at the CQ Streetfest 2024

Venue: CQ @ Clarke Quay
Date: 17 to 21 Apr 2024
Time: 12pm to 1.30pm (Matinee performances on weekends) | 6pm to 10.30pm

CQ @ Clarke Quay, the iconic riverside destination, kickstarts an exciting month of April with a spectacular street festival, CQ Streetfest, promising five days of electrifying performances and free family-friendly entertainment. From 17 to 21 April 2024, CQ @ Clarke Quay will transform into a bustling stage hosting world-renowned street artists from Australia, the UK, Mexico, Italy, Japan and Singapore.

10. A Family Experience at Little Island Brewing Company at Gillman Barracks

Venue: The Southern Depot, 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443
Opening Hours: 

  • Tuesday to Thursday from 3pm to 10pm
  • Friday & Saturday from 12pm to 12am
  • Sunday from 12pm to 10pm
  • Closed on Monday

Calling all record fiends, crate-diggers extraordinaire and music lovers ready to lose yourselves in the warm embrace of analog sound! Vinyl warriors can now get their groove on as Little Island Brewing Company at Gillman Barracks brings you Singapore’s first vintage vinyl bar, featuring the iconic Altec Lansing A5-X Speakers from The 1950s.

Bring the kids for fun for the whole family. Experience one of the first mini-Vespa scooter rides in Singapore, along with an old-school playground outdoors, and a bouncy castle to expend any excess energy. The outdoors is also pet-friendly for the four-legged members of the family!

11. Swensen's Unlimited - International Buffet with 48 Rotating Ice Cream Flavours

Venue: Changi Airport, Terminal 2 Arrival Hall, #01-03
Opening Hours: 11 am - 11 pm daily
Pricing: from $31 for adult and $15 for child

Swensen's opens its first Swensen’s Unlimited store, an international buffet concept at Changi Airport Terminal 2 where families can enjoy an irresistible array of Swensen’s mainstays, desserts and more!

At the buffet, a whole section is also dedicated towards a rotating selection of Swensen’s signature ice creams and gelatos! There are 48 offerings to indulge in, from classic flavours such as Sticky Chewy Chocolate, Thin Min, and Cookies & Cream to outlet-exclusive surprises such as Laksa, Kaya, Cheese Cookies, Osmanthus Wolfberry Pear and more. The sweet offerings will be rotated seasonally, so there will always be new items to discover.

Buffet is available from $31 per adult and $15 per child, with children aged four and below dining for free. Each buffet session is 1.5hours. 

12. Songkran Kids Foam Party at Kanpai 789

Venue: 11 Unity St, #01-18/29 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
Dates: 14 Apr 2024, 3 pm - 7 pm
Admission: from $28

Don't miss out on this chance to celebrate Songkran in style with your family and kids! Grab your tickets to Kanpai 789's Songkran Kids Foam Party where they will get to play at the foam party with unlimited water balloons and even receive a water gun, limited to the first 30 sign-ups! Little ones will also get a customisable bento box as part of the experience to! 

Tickets are available at $28 for early birds, or $100 for a group of 4 and walk-in at $35 each. Adults may add-on bento boxes at $17.80 for one or $36.80 for two. 

To purchase tickets or for more information, please WhatsApp 8188 8468 or DM IG @kanpaigroup.

13. Get Tickets to the One-Day Only Peppa Pig’s Adventure

Venue: Esplanade Theatre 
Dates: 16 June 2024, 11 am, 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm
Admission: $68, $88, $108 and $128

After a resounding success in the UK, Peppa Pig’s Adventure is set to thrill audiences with its debut in Singapore this June Holiday! 

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with Peppa, George, and their friends as they come to life in an enthralling theatrical production featuring mascots and life-size puppets.

Filled with a brand new story, plenty of catchy songs, and heaps of fun, Peppa Pig’s Adventure promises an oink-tasic time for the whole family. Join Peppa as she prepares for an exciting camping escapade with George and her school pals, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe.

14. Catch the Award-Winning HAMILTON

Photo Credits: Joan Marcus

Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 19 Apr 2024 - 9 Jun 2024
Admission: $80 - $300

The Tony¬ģ, Grammy¬ģ, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning production¬†HAMILTON¬†will premiere in Singapore from April 2024.

HAMILTON premiered on Broadway to wide critical and audience acclaim and has gone on to play seasons in London’s West End, Australia, Germany and New Zealand, before embarking on its first-ever international tour, playing in the Philippines and Abu Dhabi before it debuts in Singapore.

The production in Singapore will begin on 19 April 2024 at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, presented by Base Entertainment Asia. Tickets go on sale on 14 November through Marina Bay Sands ticketing and SISTIC with fans encouraged to join the waitlist to avoid missing out.

15. Cooking with Your Feet

Venue: Drama Centre Black Box (#03-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064)
Dates: 13 - 21 Apr 2024
Admission: $32 (weekday), $48 (weekend) (Tickets here) 

From 13 to 21 April 2024, audiences can witness the extraordinary talent of Verónica González, renowned for her mesmerising performances on America's Got Talent Season 12. Through the art of puppetry and storytelling, Veronica promises to captivate and inspire audiences of all ages as her feet transform into characters that take audiences on a captivating journey into the heart of Italian culinary art, skillfully blending music, poetry, rhythm, and grace in a sensory feast for the soul.

Cooking with Your Feet¬†invites one and all to ‚Äėmeet‚Äô the visionary chef, Pellegrino Artusi, who¬†transformed cooking into an art form. Born in 1820, Artusi, accompanied by his trusted partner¬†Marietta, embarks on a culinary journey through Italy, capturing the essence of its delectable¬†dishes, set against the backdrop of Italy's musical greats ‚Äď Rossini, Verdi, and Puccini.

16. Catch a Movie Screening at the NEW MINT Lumens Theatre

Venue: Museum of Toys, Level 3
Dates: 26 Mar - 25 Apr 2024, Tue, Wed and Thu at 11 am
Admission: Complimentary with General Admission Ticket

Transforming the traditional cinematic experience, MINT Lumens was created to offer unconventional screening experiences set within a vintage toy museum.

Starting from 26 March 2024, movie screenings take place daily at the museum, featuring a wide genre of films which could include nostalgic titles from as early as the 1910s, classics from the golden age of animation, superhero & character blockbusters and tales as old as time!

17. Ride on the NEW SkyOrb Cabins at Singapore Cable Car

Venue: Singapore Cable Car
Fees: An upgrade from $15 per person

The Singapore Cable Car marks its Golden Jubilee celebrations with the official debut of its all-new, World’s First SkyOrb Cabins. Graced by Minister Grace Fu as Guest of Honour, the SkyOrb Cabins has embarked on their inaugural flight on the Mount Faber Line.

Fitted with glass-bottomed floors to allow guests to view the scenery below their feet, the new cabins offer guests an elevated journey with a stunning panoramic view of the skyline. As night falls, a captivating ring of lights surrounds the cabin windows, casting an illuminating glow that imparts a distinctly futuristic ambience. 

Mount Faber Line and Cable Car Sky Pass ticket holders have the privilege of upgrading one-way of their round trip (between Mount Faber and Sentosa Cable Car Stations) to a SkyOrb Cabin experience. This upgrade costs $15 per person on weekdays and $20 per person on weekends and Public Holidays.

18. Sensoryscape Sentosa - A New Day to Night Experience

Venue: Imbiah Lookout
Opening Hours: 24hours daily, ImagiNite Experience (7.50 pm - 9.40 pm daily)
Admission: Free

Step into Sensoryscape Sentosa, where a sensory journey from Sentosa's lush ridges to its vibrant reefs unfolds. Along the 350m-long path, you’ll find an assortment of majestic gardens and breathtaking displays where interactive digital light art and augment reality ignite the sixth sense of imagination. 

Sensoryscape transforms into a night-time spectacle as daylight fade, between 7.50 pm to 9.40 pm daily.

ImagiNite is predominantly a night time outdoor audio-visual and augmented reality experience set within Sensoryscape. Themed along our '6th Sense of Imagination', ImagiNite invites you to slow down and enjoy an evening of sensorial experiences that weaves unique narratives that are designed to marvel.

    19. Lunchtime Concerts at Asian Civilisations Museum

    Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
    Date: 5, 12 & 19 Apr 2024, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
    Fee: Free admission 

    Welcome back to another season of Lunchtime Concerts at the Asian Civilisations Museum! Enjoy the sounds of strings, brass, piano and voice in this series of free concerts. Devote your lunch hour to classical music on selected Fridays in April, brought to you in collaboration with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. 

    20. Korean-Style Tennis Festival

    Venue: Red Quarters, 26 Jln Benaan Kapal, Singapore 399629
    Date: 20 Apr 2024, 10am to 11am (Session 1) & 11am to 12pm (Session 2)
    Fee: $48 per pax (equipment and balls are provided)

    Singapore tennis club Play! Tennis once again ventures into new territory in its efforts to serve up interesting experiences for sports lovers. If you think you know tennis, how about trying K-tennis? In a fun, pop culture-infused twist on the well-loved game, Play! Tennis is thrilled to present the Korean-Style Tennis Festival, which will take place at its indoor courts at Kallang on 20 April 2024.

    The aim is to introduce enthusiasts and beginners alike to a style of tennis pepped up with Korean-style twists and trends, played in a comfortable indoor environment come rain or shine, in a fun and social setting.

    21. Explore the New Changi Heritage Trail

    Former home of Ezekiel Saleh Manasseh, a Neo-Classical bungalow that is today part of Civil Service Club@Changi (Image Courtesy of National Heritage Board)

    Changi is known for its relaxed coastal vibes, good food and the world-famous Changi Airport. Beneath the surface, however, is a much more fascinating, complex, and sometimes dark history. The tales of historical sites, events and the communities associated with the area will be uncovered in the new Changi Heritage Trail by the National Heritage Board (NHB).

    Featuring 23 heritage sites and six heritage trail markers, the Changi Heritage Trail will tell the stories of Changi through the memories of its community, trace its evolution across different eras, and shed light on its cultural, social, economic and military heritage over the centuries. Trail-goers will get to explore iconic landmarks and discover the diverse narratives of Changi, from the hardships endured by prisoners of war during the Japanese Occupation to the vibrant mix of cultures of the kampongs in the area.

    The Changi Heritage Trail’s companion guide and map can be downloaded from https://go.gov.sg/roots-changi-heritage-trail. The map will be made available in all four languages from June 2024.

    22. Discover Hidden Gems at the Pagoda Street Treasures Market

    Venue: Pagoda Street, Chinatown
    Dates: 2pm to 9pm (26 April), 10am to 10pm (27 & 28 April)
    Admission: Free 

    Ready for treasures findings? Join the upcoming Pagoda Street Treasures Market for various picks including pre-loved clothing, soft toys, jewellery, and more! Don't miss out on the exciting lion dance and singing performances while you shop too! 

    With Love, Jade will be showcasing their exquisite jade collection, ranging from bangles, bracelets, earrings and cabochons, while you can get your hands on some traditional Indian clothing and jewellery from Unique Fashions. Vacino Design has lined up a collection of unique and interesting products such as energy perfume and candles to enhance your wellness with the benefits of natural essential oils. If you are looking for some cute and vintage-looking homewares, Sanhao Home Collections has carefully curated a selection of new and pre-owned products to spice up your home. Get ready for good old vintage thrifting and see if you could pick up a rare find from the stash by megscrate, gtg.vtg and Local Thrift SG!

    23. Boutique Fairs Singapore's Spring Summer 2024 Edition

    Venue: F1 Pit Building
    Dates: 26 - 28 April 2024
    Admission: $6

    Boutique Fairs Singapore returns for its much-anticipated Spring Summer 2024 Edition, and is bursting at the seams with local creativity and international designers hailing from all over the world. From Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 at the F1 Pit Building, visitors can immerse themselves in a world of style, innovation, and socially-conscious initiatives. 

    The latest edition of Boutiques showcases over 300 brands and designers. Of these, visitors can look forward to discovering 80 new-to-Boutiques brands ‚ÄĒ including¬† international brands such as Annie & Lori and Erika Pe√Īa who are making their physical Singapore-debut at Boutiques ‚ÄĒ and to be the first to shop over 200 exclusive launches from leading and emerging designers from Singapore and around the world. Plus, a bevy of new-to-Singapore brands from around the world ‚ÄĒ ranging from New York, Japan, Columbia, Denmark, and many more ‚ÄĒ will also be debuting at the fair!¬†

    At the Spring Summer 2024 Edition, Boutique Fairs Singapore continues its tradition of giving back to the community by sponsoring free spaces for charities. Organisations such as Babes, Daughters of Tomorrow, and ART:DIS will also be setting up booths, offering a range of goods and services such as handmade crafts and even henna tattooing services, while allowing visitors to learn more about their impactful work and to learn how to support them.


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    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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