31 New Things For Families To Do In August 2023 In Singapore



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Discover a August that is filled with exciting family events and experiences (especially National Day themed ones) for family fun every day!

Looking for new and exciting to-dos with the family this August? Here's a list of new venues and experiences (including a bunch of National Day events) for you to consider for your next family fun! 

Bookmark this list and refer for new family outing ideas! Go on and discover all the new things that you can do to have a fun filled June! 

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

1. Take Part in the Families For Life - SAFRA Swim for Hope 2023

Venue: Virtual, SAFRA Tampines, SAFRA Toa Payoh and SAFRA Choa Chu Kang
Dates: 1 Aug - 30 Sep 2023 (Registration), 1 Sep - 29 Oct 2023 (Swim Period)
Fees: from $35

SAFRA Swim for Hope 2023 is an extraordinary opportunity for families to come together, participate in a fulfilling activity, and contribute to charitable causes. In this 13th edition, parents and children can choose to take part in the family-centric Families For Life category, where they embark on a meaningful swim challenge, spend quality time together and support a good cause as a family.

Suitable for families with children below 12 years old, the Families for Life category is available at 1KM and 5KM swim distances. To accommodate the schedules of families, the swim challenge may be completed virtually or physically on-site, and for the 5KM swim distance, as a hybrid of both options.

For families looking to include your extended family and friends, join the Team Category and create more splashing fun together as one big group! There will even be a token of appreciation given to the team with the most members too!

Each participant, including every family member, will receive an event t-shirt and a goodie bag, as well as a finisher medal for completing the challenge! So sign-up now to swim for hope and make waves for better lives! 

2. Enjoy a FREE Outdoor Movie Screening and Family Activities at Raffles Place

Venue: Raffles Place
Dates: 18 & 19 Aug 2023
Admission: Free

The second edition of the¬†UNWIND @ Raffles Place¬†series,¬†‚ÄúFeel at Home at Raffles Place‚ÄĚ, turns the park into a fun marketplace with an exciting shopping experience at the artisan market, energising lawn games, fun kids activities and even an outdoor movie screening as the sun sets. Spanning two days, on 18 and 19 August, you‚Äôre in for a fun-filled experience with the whole family!

3. Register for a Flight Experience during the RSAF55 Open House

Venue: Paya Lebar Air Base
Dates: 9 and 10 Sep 2023 (Open House), from 20 Jul - 22 Aug 2023 (Balloting)
Admission: Free

The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) open house will offer families the opportunity for rides on the Chinook helicopter and Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), as well as to take a familiarisation flight on the C130 transport aircraft, the Fokker 50 aircraft; and the Singapore Youth Flying Club’s DA40 trainer aircraft. The aircraft will fly along the eastern and southern parts of Singapore, and passengers may be able to see islands to the south of Singapore.

While the experiences will be taking place during the RSAF55 Open House on 9 and 10 Sep 2023 at Paya Lebar Air Base, registration is now open and closes on 22 Aug 2023! So register now for this exclusive experience!

4. Visit the Singapore Night Festival at the Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct

Venue: Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct
Dates: 18 - 26 Aug 2023
Admission: Free

The annual¬†Singapore Night Festival¬†will be back at the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct from¬†18 to 26 Aug 2023! This year's theme,¬†‚ÄúSingapore, the Great Port City‚ÄĚ, showcases Singapore‚Äôs evolution and growth beyond its early role as a port city into a dynamic modern metropolis where worlds meet.

Festival-goers can look forward to exploring the museums and heritage buildings around BBB with a line-up of multi-cultural festival offerings featuring works by local artists. From dynamic projection mappings and Night Lights installations, to unique, experiential programmes and food and retail experiences, the Singapore Night Festival 2023 is sure to delight! And for the very first time, the Singapore Night Festival will feature a family zone around Fort Canning Rise with activities catered to children by the Children’s Museum Singapore.

5. Visit the New Attraction - The Palawan @ Sentosa

Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa

The Palawan @ Sentosa is a 183,000 sq ft new lifestyle destination by the Shangri-La Group and will feature eight new play experiences for families! The attractions include an indoor electric go-kart circuit, an outdoor mini-golf course, a family beach club and more! 

Not all of the attraction is open yet, but this is very exciting news and we cannot wait to visit soon!

6. Experience Unique Tours and Experiences at the My Community Festival 2023

Venue: Various locations
Date:
 4 to 20 Aug 2023
Fee: Various pricings

My Community Festival 2023 (MCF 2023) kicks off from 4 to 20 August 2023 with a slate of living heritage events and tours aimed at engaging a new audience of families, residents and tourists. 

Look forward to popular immersive tours showcasing Singapore’s living community heritage, such as old-school market vendors and the stories beyond the wares they trade in. There will be a bumper crop of over 100 events spread across eight programme series, with activities ranging from a duration of 1.5 to 11.5 hours, making it the biggest My Community Festival yet. Every activity is interactive and intimate, and festival-goers can get up close and personal with hawkers, shopkeepers, fishmongers and ordinary residents.

7. Play at the Reopened Choa Chu Kang Mini-Waterpark

Photo Credits: https://www.retromax.com.sg/

Venue: Next to Keat Hong Community Centre
Opening Hours: 10 am - 2 pm and 4 pm - 8 pm, Daily
Admission: Free

Families in the West looking for respite from the heat will be keen to know that there is a mini-transport-themed waterpark, the Choa Chu Kang Mini-Playground, located beside Keat Hong Community Centre, just opposite the Choa Chu Kang MRT Station. The water play venue recently reopened and the news of its opening has been well-received by residents in the area! 

8. Play at the Reopened KidzPlay @ SkyGarden

Venue: Roof-top of NEX Singapore
Opening Hours: 11 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free

Located at the roof-top of NEX, KidzPlay @ SkyGarden was a popular venue with families as it boast both a wet and dry play space for kids. The play space has been closed for a revamp and is expected to fully reopened by Oct 2023. 

However, families who visit will be happy to know that the toddler play area, Pirate's Hangout, has recently reopened - this is a small dry playground suitable for 2 to 5 year old, consisting of a pirate ship main play structure where kids can climb up and play pretend! The structure also has 2 short slides for the young ones to slide down safely too! 

9. Explore the¬†LKY100: The Life and Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew (1923‚Äď2015)

Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Dates: Till 31 Dec 2023
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PR

In commemoration of Mr Lee Kuan Yew‚Äôs 100th birth anniversary, the National Museum of Singapore has commissioned a new short film,¬†LKY100: The Life and Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew (1923‚Äď2015), by local filmmaker Royston Tan that honours Singapore‚Äôs founding prime minister and his enduring contribution to the country.¬†

The film, which runs approximately 5 minutes, will be presented in the concluding section of the museum’s Singapore History Gallery and featured in a digital trail. Snippets of the film will be adapted into the museum’s National Day façade light-up for all to enjoy from 21 July to 9 August 2023, 7.30pm to 12 midnight. 

10. Gardens by the Bay x Mediacorp National Day Concert

Venue: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Dates: 5 Aug 2023, 7.30 pm - 9 pm (concert)
Admission: Free

For the first time in four years, the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert returns to a full-scale extravaganza on 5 August at The Meadow, the Gardens’ largest event venue. Occupying a space of 22,000 square metres, the size of about three football fields, this free concert aims to bring different communities together to celebrate Singapore’s 58th birthday with mesmerising performances by multicultural local talents.

Concert goers looking to start their day early can also head down with their picnic mats and join the pre-event festivities. These include a carnival with free family-friendly activities and photo-worthy spots, featuring inflatables of well-known Singapore landmarks such as the iconic dragon playground, giveaways of plants grown in Gardens by the Bay, a pet’s walk programme, and distribution of old-school snacks such as kacang putih to bring communities together as they celebrate the nation’s birthday. 

Into its fifth edition, this concert will also feature an inaugural fireworks display that will illuminate the night sky at Gardens by the Bay in a myriad of colours.

11. FairPrice on Wheels National Day Block Parties

Venue: 

  • Blk 424A, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 560424, 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Blk 442 (covered plaza) Jurong West Ave 1,¬†Singapore 640442, 5 pm - 7 pm

Dates: 5 Aug 2023

In celebration of Singapore's 58th birthday, FairPrice Group will be bringing block parties to two heartland locations Ang Mo Kio and Jurong West on 5 August 2023. Both block parties, hosted from FPG’s roving FairPrice on Wheels trucks, will pay homage to local flavours and nostalgic experiences.

Ang Mo Kio and Jurong residents, along with visitors, can look forward to specially curated carnival-like game booths and food stalls showcasing FPG’s own brands and Made in Singapore brand products.

Come and enjoy popular snacks such as FairPrice potato chips, coconut water, and mixed nuts! A special tote bag will also be given away to shoppers who make purchases above $10 at the FairPrice on Wheels Truck, available at the block parties only.

12. Play at the New Playground, Kidztropic at Poiz Centre

Venue: 51 Upper Serangoon Rd, #03-12/13 Poiz Centre, Singapore 347697
Operating Hours: 

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday to Friday: 2pm to 7pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am to 8pm

Admission: from $13 (Weekday promotion tickets available at the BYKIDO SHOP)

Kidztropic provides fun and educational learning for kids (aged 0 to 6 years) through purposeful play, as well as encourages family bonding through its various programmes and activities, offering different types of play for kids of varying ages, abilities and interests.

13. Visit the Horses at the New Gallop Stable at Downtown East

Venue: Gallop Stable @Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, D'Resort Level 1, Singapore 519599

Gallop Stable @Downtown East has giddied-up to its launch! Step into the universe of horses, right at the doorstep of D’Resort at Level 1 and get the invaluable opportunity to connect with these incredible animals in a variety of ways! Families can expect rides, workshops, stable tours and more ways to interact with the horses too! 

14. CocoMelon Sing-Along at Little Bear's House

Venue: Little Bear's House, Serangoon Gardens
Dates: 6 Aug 2023, 10 am, 1 pm or 4 pm
Admission: $35, includes 1 hour playtime

Little Bear's House is excited to be having Rascals & Friends for a live sing-along, and storytelling session on the 6th of August! We also will have other giveaways happening with The Dinky Shop! Head over to their Instagram @littlebearshousesg and DM them to book your slots!

15. An Exciting and FREE Bubbles Event at Sembawang and Punggol

Venue and Dates:

  • Sembawang Shopping Centre, L1 Atrium (5 - 6 Aug | 12 - 7 PM)
  • Waterway Point, L1 Village Square Atrium (17 - 18 Aug | 5 - 8 PM & 19 - 20 August | 12 - 8 PM)

Admission: Free

Step into the fantastical world of playful bubbles and mind-blowing science at the Geniebook bubble Bash! Back by popular demand, the Geniebook Bubble Bash is coming to 2 locations in August ‚Äď Sembawang Shopping Centre and Waterway Point!

That‚Äôs not all ‚Äď families can redeem an exclusive FREE toy from the claw machine, take part in creating geometric bubbles of all shapes and sizes, and capture Insta-worthy photos of your little ones inside the giant bubbles!

There will also be a NEW SECRET activity where you will learn the science behind the mysterious ‚Äėunpoppable‚Äô bubble!

16. The Penguin Family Fun Fest at Singapore Flyer

Venue: Singapore Flyer Event Hall, 30 Raffles Avenue Singapore, 039803
Dates: 5 - 6 Aug 2023,  10 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free

The Penguin Family Fun Fest is an exciting family fair event organised by PenguinLada in collaboration with CRIB Society, dedicated to celebrating homegrown brands and empowering ladies and mompreneurs. This vibrant marketplace brings together over 20 curated local brand vendors, showcasing their unique products and services, providing families with a delightful shopping experience.

Attendees of all ages can look forward to a host of family-friendly activities throughout the event. The stage area will host brand show-and-tell sessions and engaging perfume workshops, allowing visitors to learn more about their favourite brands and their stories.

For the kids' enjoyment, The Penguin Family Fun Fest has partnered with Kiztopia to set up a bouncing ball pit, offering hours of free-play fun with any purchase. Additionally, families can relax and have fun in the small play area, featuring PenguinLada's signature busyboards and Playand’s Modular Sofas, perfect for resting and playful activities. 

In the spirit of giving back to the community, The Penguin Family Fun Fest has organised sure-win lucky draws with minimum spending, offering attendees a chance to win exciting prizes generously sponsored by esteemed brand vendors.

17. Dive With Sharks with the New Programmes at the S.E.A Aquarium

Venue: S.E.A Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) adds two exciting new offerings to its range of scuba diving programmes at S.E.A. Aquarium, allowing participants to learn about the oft-misunderstood sea creatures, and further connect with the wonders of the ocean.

The new AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course and PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme offer unique opportunities for marine life lovers to explore the captivating world below, to dive with the sharks at the S.E.A Aquarium and to learn more about protecting these majestic creatures too!

18. Coming Soon - Cosford Container Park

Venue: 30 Cosford Road
Opening Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends

Exciting news awaits residents and visitors near Changi Airport, as a new venue is set to open its doors in the third quarter of 2023. Cosford Container Park, located at 30 Cosford Road, promises to be a dynamic space with 13 container units where food, lifestyle, arts, and entertainment converge. Spanning an impressive 38,000 square feet, this container park is poised to become one of Singapore's largest food and beverage hubs.

19. Register for the Upcoming Mandai Wildlife Run

Venue: Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826
Dates: 4 Sep (Registration Close), 16 & 17 Sep (Race Pack Collection), 23 & 24 (Race Days)
Fees: from $55

The Mandai Wildlife Run will take off on 23 and 24 September 2023. Previously known as the Safari Zoo Run, Singapore’s signature wildlife run is back after a three-year hiatus, and the 13th edition will, for the first time, feature a line-up of health and wellness activities for all ages. From mindful yoga to dynamic spin classes, get charged prior to and on race days. 

Registration closes 4 Sep, so sign up soon to get a chance to run through the Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari, soaking in the sights and sounds of nature and wildlife! 

20. PAYM Loves Red Art Contest 2023 at Chong Pang

Venue: Chong Pang 165 Hardcourt (next to Blk 165 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 760165)
Dates: 27 Aug 2023, 9 am - 1 pm
Admission: Free

Organised by Chong Pang Youth Network, under the People's Association Youth Movement (PAYM), the PAYM Loves Red Art Contest 2023 is a free event for children and youths in the community to enhance their creativity and showcase their vibrant energy through various artistic activities.

 Apart from the art contest, there will be food and activity booths, a bouncy castle and balloon sculpting. There will also be dance and music performance by Yishun Innova Junior College, and NDP quiz where there will be attractive prizes to be won!

21. A Little Party at Pan Pacific Singapore

Location: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Singapore 039595
Cost: $138++ per adult and $83++ per child with a minimum cover for 50 people.

From embracing the joy of welcoming a new addition to the family to celebrating your child’s birthday, mark these milestones at the Pan Pacific Singapore. The 4-hour package includes exclusive use of the venue, a specially curated menu, a 2kg cake, complimentary soft drinks, 60-min balloon sculpting, 30-min Magic show, thematic decorations, stage set-up, AV system use and carpark coupons too! 

22. Enjoy Water and Dry Sports at the PAssion Wave's Project Blue Wave Eco Festival

Venue: PAssion Wave @ Pasir Ris
Dates: 12 Aug 2023, 9 am - 1 pm
Admission: $10 per pax

Mark you calendar for the PAssion Wave's Project Blue Wave Eco Festival happening on 12 Aug 2023! Families can expect thrilling sport try-outs like abseiling, climbing, and kayaking as well as activities for fur-kids, including a Pawddle try-out and a pets obstacle course.

23. Join A Baby Rave Party

Venue: Tuff Club, 138 Robinson Rd, #19-01, Singapore 068906
Dates: 26 Aug 2023
Admission: $15 for adults, $20 for children over 1 years ld

Baby Rave is a child and family friendly dance party, which has been driving toddlers crazy globally since it was first started in the States almost 20 years ago! This most unlikely dance craze arrives in Singapore thanks to Freddo Children’s Theatre.

Baby Rave will be hosted at local nightclub Tuff Club as a daytime dance party for parents¬†with babies, toddlers and young children (0-6 years) with club DJ Goober¬†playing only the best floor-fillers guaranteed to get everyone moving and grooving ‚Ästall at a small people friendly volume so the whole family can party together.¬†And it‚Äôs not just about the music - the fun spills out to all corners of the club so the little¬†ones don‚Äôt have time to get bored, with face painting, glow sticks, toys and light displays.

24. Embark on a Free Audio Tour at Raffles Place

Venue: Raffles Place
Fees: Free

Since Sir Stamford Raffles' historic visit in 1822 at Raffles Square, the precinct is now known as Raffles Place, a transformed central business district filled with a rich heritage for the arts and culture, and a place for many visitors to shop, dine and unwind after working hours.

To explore Raffles Place through the lens of art and history, Raffles Place Alliance brings visitors to embark on their free exclusive audio tours - The Heritage and ART tours.

25. Visit the Asia Comics Expo 001

Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Hall 403
Dates: 19 and 20 Aug 2023, 11 am - 7.30 pm
Admission: $10 (1 day) and  $18.50 (2 days)

Asia Comics Expo 001 debuts for the first time in Singapore with a fantastic list of artists, cosplayers and toy booths. Organised by SCC SQUARE, the producer of Cosfest, you can look forward to a great time at this event. Meet amazing local and international artists, cosplayers and toy collectors at Asia Comics Expo 001! 

A.C.E.001 is an exhibition and marketplace for comics, animation, movies and games. Mingle with fan artists and fans in cosplay and support artists and collectors with the same passion!

26. Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Celebration!

Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 12 Aug 2023, 90 mins with 20min intermission
Admission: $58 - $118

Peppa Pig is coming back to Singapore w.ith an oink-tastic musical show! Peppa will take the stage with her family and friends to perform live at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands in August! 

Peppa Pig’s Celebration tells the story of how truly special it is to collect and treasure shared memories. 

This live performance tells the story of Peppa Pig, who arrives home to a special surprise secretly prepared by Mummy Pig. Peppa and George were both too curious to wait, so Mummy Pig shares with them the surprise Family Photo Album, where they find a precious collection of family pictures. 

This show will take us on an engaging musical journey to celebrate some of the family’s most treasured memories. This charming 90-minute* live show is filled with family fun, friendship, teamwork, lots of new songs, surprises and of course, snorts of laughter! 

27. Join Urban Tactical SG on a Foam Blaster Game

Venue: Various part of Singapore
Admission: Free

If you are looking for an energy packed, excitement filled and fun overloaded experience that you can experience together with your child, you should try Foam Blasting. Foam Blasting uses form blasters, most popular being Dartzone and Nerf Blasters, to battle it out in different forms of game play. 

Not sure where to start foam blasting? Check out Urban Tactical SG, a Singaporean foam blaster community that organises regular foam blaster games for families and advance players. 

28. Come visit the World of Tokidoki at The Centrepoint and Waterway Point

Venue: The Centrepoint (4 - 21 Aug) and Waterway Point (4 Aug - 3 Sep)
Admission: Free

Don‚Äôt miss a visit to the exclusive collaboration ‚ÄúArt Beyond Boundaries‚ÄĚ between¬†The Centrepoint¬†and¬†tokidoki happening from 4 to 21 August. Featuring 8 pieces of SG-themed tokidoki designs that are uniquely¬†Singapore, the designs capture Singaporeans‚Äô love for travel, exploration and international connectivity. Families¬†may also¬†collect a tokidoki play pass to the¬†tokidoki play zone which promises endless fun and many opportunities for wefies with a min. spending!

From 4 August to 3 September, with a minimum spend of $30 at Waterway Point, children can bounce around the huge inflatable tokidoki Fun Village playground surrounded by themed slides and activities. For some DIY fun, redeem a free pass to one of two colourful tokidoki workshops, plus meet Donutella or Cactus during the tokidoki mascot meet & greets! 

For more details of the World of tokidoki, click here!

29. 14th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference

Venue: Singapore Expo, Hall 2
Dates: 16 - 20 Aug 2023
Admission: from $9

This year, Singapore will play host to the 14th edition of the conference for the first time since the inaugural edition in 1984. This year‚Äôs APOC, with the theme ‚ÄúDiversity, Conservation, Culture‚ÄĚ, comprises a five-day Orchid Show and a four-day Conference Programme at Singapore EXPO, Hall 2, from 16 to 20 August 2023.

Held every three years, APOC is the largest gathering of orchid researchers, professional growers, and enthusiasts in the Asia-Pacific region. It supports the exchange and dissemination of knowledge, practices, and trends in orchid development, biotechnology, science, and conservation amongst the orchid community.

Enter a magical world of exquisite orchid displays! Whether you are a serious gardener, hobbyist or just looking for a wonderful day out with the family, you are in for delightful treats at the Show.

30. Catch the National Day Parade

Venue: At Home
Dates: 9 Aug 2023
Admission: Free

For families who did not manage to ballot for the National Day Parade tickets, turn on your TV and tune in to the LIVE broadcast to catch the action from the comfort of your home! You will get to have a front row seat to all the action, performances and even the fireworks! 

That's not all! As part of the Fly Our Flag segment, the state flag will be flown on two routes around the island so look out of your windows to spot the RSAF55 Island Flypast of 10 aircraft will make their way through the heartlands as well! 

And if you are near any of the 5 National Day Heartland Celebrations, you may also get to catch the fireworks near your home too! 

31. Five National Day Heartland Celebrations

Venue: Tampines, Bedok, Jurong West, Toa Payoh and Woodlands
Dates: 5 - 6 Aug 2022
Admission: Free (tickets required)

This year's Heartland Celebration is done in collaboration with SportsSG. Called the GetActive! Singapore Heartland Festivals, the 2-day celebrations from 5 to 6 Aug will feature family-friendly activities such as sport tryouts, live performances and more at these 5 venues!

  • ActiveSG Bedok Sport Centre
  • ActiveSG Jurong West Sport Centre
  • ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sport Centre
  • ActiveSG Woodlands Sport Centre
  • Our Tampines Hub (Only on 6 Aug)

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for e-tickets to GetActive! Singapore Heartland Festivals. Limited physical tickets are also available for collection at various SAFRA clubs. Application for tickets can be done via online application via the NDP website from 15 July onwards.

You can also catch the fireworks display at all five sites on 9 Aug, and catch the island flypast across Singapore. 



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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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