February might be the shortest month in the year, here's a list of new things to do and places to go for families to fill it up with lots of family fun!
With only 4 weekends and 28 days in February, it will be a breeze to fill up the entire month with lots of family fun! Here's our list of new and exciting ideas to create your next family time!
So don't wait and read on to discover all the new things that you can do to have a fun filled February!
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1. Join the SAFRA Badmonton Tournament 2023 as a Parent & Child Doubles Team
Venue: SAFRA Tampines
Dates: 25 & 26 Feb, 4 & 5 Mar 2023
Admission: from $20
Back for its 11th edition, the SAFRA Badminton Tournament 2023 happening at SAFRA Tampines will have a Parent & Child doubles category to encourage parents to take up the challenge with their children, and to create an opportunity for families to bond through sports.
The SAFRA 11th Badminton Tournament will host 5 categories for families and NSmen to compete in, either individually or as a pair. The categories include
- Boys U19 Single (15 - 19 years old. Born in 2003 - 2007)
- Men's Singles Open
- Women's Singles Open
- Men's Doubles Open
- Parent and Child Category (Child age between 10 to 14 years old. Born in 2008 - 2011)
Participants can stand a chance to win attractive prizes, including SAFRA Reward Vouchers as well as receive a goodie bag worth up to $40 too!
2. Play at the Mattel Playhouse @ Let's Play Marina Square
Venue: Let's Play, Marina Square #03-208/209
Dates: 13 Jan - 9 Apr 2023
Admission: From $28 (Get tickets from Trip.com)
The Mattel Playhouse event at Let's Play at Marina Square is an all-new, family-friendly event with multiple beloved Mattel brands, providing a diverse and immersive atmosphere for young kids and families to play and have fun together across 12 activities and splendid photo opportunities!
Families will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities and games at Mattel Playhouse, including Hot Wheels iconic orange track and Barbie's creative play opportunities, where children can become a pop star, gymnast, painter and more. Also, families can enjoy a great time with the Biggest Friends of All - Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends in The Island of Sodor, take a train ride and enjoy three Thomas the Tank Engine themed arcade machines.
3. Take Part In Super Baby 2023 - A Bilingual Stage Production for Kids
Dates: 18 Feb - 18 Jun 2023
Pricing: $20 registration fee (Register now)
Super Baby 2023 is an opportunity for children between 4 to 12 years old to explore their talents and gain confidence on stage! Organised by a team of professional educators and industry experts, this event aims to provide a diverse stage for children to showcase their unique abilities.
The competition will see a judging panel that includes renowned educators such as Singapore's famous educator, Fang Weicheng, and former New Oriental vice-president, Lu Weisheng, to evaluate the performances and provide valuable feedback.
Participants will also benefit from the guidance of the invited guests, Singapore's director Wang Yanbin, Singapore's DJ Jiang Jianwen, well-known Singapore artist Chen Jianbin and Taiwan's artist Lin Ziyu. Whether it's directing or acting, all three of them are impeccably professional.
Registration is now open till 18 Feb 2023, so don't wait and give your child a stage to spread their wings and shine!
4. Be Mesmerised at the Chingay Parade 2023
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Dates: 3 & 4 Feb 2023, 8 pm onwards
Admission: from $20 (Get it on SISTIC!)
Singapore’s biggest multicultural Chingay parade is back to electrify and engage audiences on 3 and 4 February 2023 with a live spectacle! Returning as a physical parade after two years of hybrid and digital showcases, Chingay Parade 2023 will involve over 10,000 residents, artists, and art groups including more than 3,000 performers. It will also mark the return of big colourful and impressive floats alongside community-created mini floats!
Families can head down to the LIVE showcase at F1 Pit Building to catch the floats and performers up close as well as the many other programmes and activities happening too! Tickets are available on SISTIC from $20!
5. Bring Your Kids and FurKids to the NParks' Pets ' Day Out
Venue: Coastal Playgrove, East Coast Park
Dates: 11 Feb 2023, 10 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free (workshops available at $35 per parent/child pair)
Looking for somewhere to bring your family and pets over the weekend? You don't want to miss Pets’ Day Out on Sat 11 Feb at Coastal PlayGrove in East Coast Park!
Find out more about improving your pets’ quality of life at the talks and workshops, and learn more on pet care for birds and dogs at our Community Corner! Enjoy free pet health checks by vets from the Animal and Veterinary Service (pre-registration is required), give a new fur-kid from our Animal Welfare Group partners a furever home at the adoption drive, or shop from a wide variety of curated pet retail at the bustling market place – there’s something for all to enjoy!
Animals and Us Academy will also be conducting the 'Vet Clinic’ Tour parent-child workshop to explore what goes on behind the scenes in a veterinary clinic and learn about the responsibilities of being a pet owner! The tworkshop is available at $35 per parent/child pair.
6. Make New Friends at BYKidO's Mummy Meet-up at Petite Tayo KidsClub
Venue: Petite Tayo KidsClub, 1 Stadium Place #01-06/07 Kallang Wave @ The Singapore Sports Hub
Dates: 17 Feb 2023, 3 pm - 5 pm
Admission: $10 (U.P. $30)
BYKidO's Mummy Meet-up is for you to meet fellow mummies on a similar parenting journey and to give you the space to share, learn and support each other. Conducted in a casual setting, our next meet-up will be happening at the very fun and cosy Petite Tayo KidsClub that is conveniently located near the Stadium MRT Station at Kallang Wave Mall!
Thanks to sponsorship from our partners, you can get your tickets at just $10 (limited to the first 10 parent and child pairs). So join us to have a fun day out with your child and perhaps make a new friend too!
7. Catch the Esplanade's PLAYtime! 2023 Kids-friendly Theatre Series
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Dates: 24 Feb - 12 Mar 2023
PLAYtime! is an engaging theatre series for children aged 3 to 6. Each experience is an opportunity to spark your child’s creativity and encourage conversations and learning through the performing arts. Find the magic in the ordinary and create meaningful experiences as PLAYtime! 2023 explores the guiding themes of social and emotional development.
The productions are child-centric, taking into account their perspectives, joys and anxieties. The first performance, Us, will take a peek into the lives of two best friends as their world is turned upside down when another friend wants to play too.
This text-and-music-based performance shares how we can be better friends with one another through acts of kindness and generosity. There will be some moments during the performance where children can choose to participate by moving and singing along with the performers.
8. Catch Fly High, A Kids-friendly Theatre Production by The Little Company
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road
Date: From 1 Feb 2023
Admission: From $27 (Get 10% Off when you use promo code: BKO10)
The Little Company is kicking off 2023 nurturing and inspiring young minds with a theatre production that combines science, drama, puppetry, music and storytelling, Fly High.
This is a play that will let the imagination of your kids take flight as they follow the production's main characters Poppy and Mo's dream of flying. See how the 2 friends decide to embark on a crazy ambition of building their very own flying machine. A combination of physical theatre, comedy, original songs, and puppetry create a whirlwind tour through the basics of aerodynamics and friendship.
9. Enjoy Outdoor Carnival Fun @ Eastpoint Mall
Venue: Eastpoint Mall
Dates: 17 Feb - 5 Mar 2023
Head to Eastpoint Mall this February to enjoy a fun-filled carnival experience at the J'Kids Outdoor Carnival, located at the outdoor area near the main entrance of the mall. Starting on 17 February, you'll find a variety of activities like bouncy castles, carnival games, and more, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
But that's not all! Shoppers who spend at the mall can also take advantage of exclusive perks at the carnival. Simply make a purchase at the mall to redeem the following:
- $2 Discount Voucher: Spend $20 at the mall to redeem a $2 discount voucher. Limit of 3 same-day transactions. Redemption is at the J'Kids counter.
- $10 Fun Card: Spend $50 to redeem a $10 Fun Card. Limited to the first 200 redemptions, with a limit of 3 same-day transactions and a minimum of $10 per transaction. Redemption is via the Frasers Experience app at Eastpoint Mall’s Customer Service Counter (Level 2).
For more information, please visit the Customer Service Counter (Level 2)
10. Glamping and Unique V-Day Dining Experience with Mandai Wildlife Reserve
Venue: Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari
Dates: Glamping till 28 Feb, V-Day Dining on 13 & 14 Feb 2023
Price: Depends on programme
The Mandai Wildlife Group is offering exclusive glamping experiences for families and a special 2 day Valentine's Day dining experience too! Wake up to the sounds of the rainforest, indulge in a dining experience in the heart of Night Safari, get up-close with our animal ambassadors, and so much more at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve parks.
Families can choose from 2 x 2D1N staycation experiences, including a fun-filled wildlife experiences in the day, and wind down in a luxurious air-conditioned dome tent in the heart of Singapore Zoo or get up-close with the cheeky squirrel monkeys and other special animals at the River Wonders.
For those looking for a unique Valentines' Day experience, step into nature and rekindle a new spring in your relationship. Be enchanted by the Night Safari’s ‘Evening in the Wild’ – Valentine’s Edition.
Find out more here!
11. Catch Bluey Season 2 will on CBeebies this Feb!
Dates: 1 Feb 2023
This innovative, award-winning animation series continues its playful and honest look at modern family life in its season 2. Bluey Season 2 Set 1 premieres 1st February, at 6:50pm, on StarHub channel 303, Singtel channel 236 and BBC Player
Imaginative Australian blue heeler puppy Bluey and little sister Bingo love devising elaborate games to try out adult roles and explore their world. And if the high-spirited pair can rope dad Bandit and mum Chilli into their energetic gameplay then so much the better! Series 2 introduces more of Bluey and Bingo’s family and friends, and looks at Bandit and Chilli’s relationship with their girls as they juggle work and childcare.
12. Get Tickets to the 360-degree digital immersive art experience, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa
Dates: from 1 March 2023
Admission: from $15
After hugely successful runs across Europe and the United States of America (USA), the expansive and award-winning 360-degree digital immersive art experience, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, will be opening in Singapore for the first time at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), B1 Forum from 1 March 2023.
This 360-degree digital art experience is housed within various individualistic galleries in the expansive space of over 17,000 square feet. The exhibition invites visitors to step into more than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings, immersing one in his world and life works by using floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall large scale digital projections.
Tickets to this expansive and award-winning 360-degree digital art experience is already available and starts from $15 for children and $24 for adults.
13. Outdoor Survival Skills: Surviving The Wild at Reflections at Bukit Chandu
Venue: Reflections at Bukit Chandu, 31-K Pepys Road Singapore 118458
Dates: 11, 12, 25 & 26 Feb 2023
Looking to learn from the soldiers who stood for Singapore? In collaboration with local outdoor adventure team, Beyond Expedition Singapore, head down to Reflections at Bukit Chandu to join in a series of activities and try your hands at some of the essential survival skills that would be useful in the wilderness. Sharpen your navigation skills, learn how to start a fire safely, pick up basic first aid skills and more! Complete all stations and bring home a mystery gift!
*Reflections at Bukit Chandu might not be the most convenient place to visit, but every weekend in February, visitors can hop on a complimentary, one-way shuttle bus service from National Museum of Singapore (NMS) to either Changi Chapel & Museum (CCM) or Reflections of Bukit Chandu (RBC), to learn more about the stories of World War Two in Singapore.
14. Visit the Newly Opened Punggol Regional Library
Venue: One Punggol
Opening Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm (daily, except PH)
Located within One Punggol, Punggol Regional Library opened its first two floors to the public, on 30 January 2023, Monday. With dedicated offerings for children on both levels, the library will serve the needs of the community in Punggol! The library will have dedicated collections and spaces for children of all ages, where they will be able to broaden their learning about the world and develop 21st century skills!
Other features that children can enjoy are:
- Spark!Lab™, a DIY tinkering space set up in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution for children (aged 7 to 12 years) to participate in hands-on activities and create innovative solutions to different challenges
- TinkerTots where children (aged 6 years and below) can play with educational toys and learn about the world through simple tinkering activities
- Toy Library that offers regular toys, educational aids, puppets and costumes for children (aged 6 years and below) to play with
- Storyteller Cove, a space with animations, illustrations, and activity stations including for prop-making, to inspire children (aged 7 to 12 years) to create their own stories
- Stories Come Alive Room which uses moving images and text, and light and sound effects to make storytelling an immersive and interactive experience
15. Explore the Fundamentals of Architecture at Arkki Explorer Weekly Programme
Venue: The Cocoon Space @ Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Road
Dates: Every Sunday, 10 am - 12 pm for 8 weeks, from 26 Feb 2023
A popular architecture and design thinking school, Arkki Singapore, is bringing back their Arkki Explorers weekly programme for a 3rd season! The weekly Explorers programme is a starter course for kids aged 7 to 9 years old to be introduced to the foundational elements of architecture and the process of creative and critical thinking.
The hands-on, project-based curriculum is carefully designed to equip the children and youth with 21st century skills: creativity, complex problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and resilience. Participants will go through a series of super fun and educational projects that connect with real life challenges (e.g. natural shelter model building, labyrinth game design, ancient archway model making and more), allowing them to gain a stronger grasp of STEAM, History, Geography and Social Science subjects!
16. Visit the Reopened Peranakan Museum
Venue: 39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
Opening Hours: TBC
After a four-year renovation period, the Peranakan Museum is set to reopen its doors to the public in mid-February 2023. The refurbished building boasts 9 galleries across 3 floors and will feature brand new permanent galleries, with exceptional objects from Peranakan material culture, as well as a fresh new exhibition design and visitor experience.
Details and exact dates will be added later.
17. Take a Trial at the First-ever Futsal Hardcourt School
Venue: Homeground Sports, 200 Woodlands Industrial Park E7, Singapore 757177
Dates: Saturdays at 2pm or 3.30pm
Admission: $35 per trial
SG Futsal Academy is the very first official Futsal hardcourt school that aims to build the Futsal foundation through kids in Singapore. This is the official recognised turf under FIFA Futsal international for the game and is very different from the usual 11 aside football game.
SG Futsal Academy's objective is to train your kids to be confident and fast thinking with the ball at their feet. Join a trial at just $35 to give their classes a try before signing up!
18. Chill at the Chatuchak Night Market Singapore at the Grandstand
Venue: 200 Turf Club Rd The Grandstand, South Carpark, 287994
Dates: 7 Feb - 2 Apr 2023, 4 pm - 10 pm (Tue - Sun)
Admission: Free, spending required for activities and food
One of the most iconic Bangkok night markets, Chatuchak Night Market will be in Singapore at the Grandstand South Carpark from 7 Feb to 4 Apr 2023.
The 2023 edition of the market in Singapore will feature over 180 different vendors on a rotational basis (some will take turn over the 3 month period), selling street food, handicrafts, and antiques in a 20,000 square feet space. In fact, some of the vendors will be flown in from the original Chatuchak market in Bangkok!
We say it is a must-go but do keep in mind the possible crowd too!
19. Discover Fun at the New HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir
Venue: HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, 900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994
Admission: Free, admission applies for different activities
HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir officially opened in Jan 2023 as the first reservoir-fronting clubhouse in Singapore and boast a number of family-friendly facilities including Action Motion, an obstacle arena where families can challenge each other across multiple challenges, a 6-lane 50m long infinity swimming pool, an indoor water adventure playground Aqua Adventure and East Villas, double storey villas facing the Bedok Reservoir as well as many other facilities.
Aqua Adventure and East Villas are expected to open to public from mid-Feb 2023 - so do stay tune for more details!
20. Enjoy Free Entry to Sentosa Till 31 Mar 2023
Photo Credits: National Heritage Board
Families can enjoy free entry to Sentosa until 31 Mar 2023 as the popular promotion is extended for the 7th time! However, this will be the last extension with admission fees kicking in from 1 Apr 2023 (unless its an April's Fool Joke).
To make use of the free entry, families can enter via the Sentosa Express, Driving, through the Sentosa Broadwalk, and free shuttle services on weekdays too.
21. Have a Feast at the Inaugural Asian Food Street at Singapore Sports Hub
Venue: Stadium Riverside Walk
Dates: 28 & 29 Jan, 4 & 5 Feb 2023, 11.30 am - 10.30 pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Singapore Sports Hub, as families head down to the Asian Food Street at the Stadium Riverside Walk to feast and create family fun! The food street is part of the first-ever Stadium Waterfront Carnival (you can even stand a chance to win 2 tickets to a concert/event of your choice in the #HUATRUN photo contest)!
Look out for sushi aburi, an open flame sushi with your choice of topping, espuma durian chendol which is a spin on traditional chendol, as well as a plant-based Guac Stack Burger and all-time indulgent favourites like laksa, roti john and satay. We’ve designed this with the whole family in mind, and for parents coming with little ones, don’t miss the meatballs in a bucket – meatballs served with mash and twister fries, and topped with house gravy, cheese and cranberry jam.
Don't miss the the uniquely Singaporean cocktail and mocktail concoctions for the whole family too!
22. Celebrate CNY with the National Museum of Singapore
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Dates: 4 Feb 2023
Admission: Free, fees may apply for activities
This Chinese New Year holiday, bring along your loved ones to the National Museum of Singapore for a day of fun-filled activities! Families and young ones can look forward to handcrafted workshops to create auspicious flower blooms, participate in a museum hunt as well as enjoy music and lion dance performances.