Discover a July that is filled with new and exciting family venues and experiences for family fun every day!
On the look out new things to do and places to go with your family this July? Here's a list of new venues and experiences that you can consider to create your next family fun! Bookmark the list and refer back when you need new outing ideas!
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1. P1 Registration Starts in July
For those with kids going to Primary 1 in 2024, the P1 registration kicks off this July and do take note of the following phases - and do not miss out on the important dates!
- Phase 1 from 4 to 5 July,
- Phase 2A from 12 to 14 July
- Phase 2B from 24 to 25 July
- Phase 2C from 1 - 3 Aug
- Phase 2C Supplementary from 17 - 18 Aug
More details for the P1 Registration phases are available here.
For new parents preparing for your child's milestone, an important consideration is your child's after-school care arrangements. In general, your options are (1) to enlist grandparents to help, (2) hire a help / domestic helper, (3) rely on yourself or (4) enrol in a student care centre.
There are pros and cons for each option but if you are considering a student care centre in the Novena area, we would like to suggest a trial with MindSpace Novena Square 2. Located conveniently at Novena Square 2, MindSpace Novena Square 2 services many of the schools in the area including ACSJ, CHIJ Toa Payoh, SJIJ and more, offering an integrated enrichment & after-school care service with complimentary bus shuttle too.
Click here for a list of after-school care services.
2. Singapore Navy Museum Reopens
Venue: 112 Tanah Merah Coast Road
- Mon to Fri | 12pm to 5pm (Last entry at 4.30pm)
- Sat and Sun | 10am to 2pm (Last entry at 1.30pm)
- Closes on Tue
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PR
The Singapore Navy Museum is a 3-storey museum that showcases the history of the Republic of Singapore Navy and the journey it took to be the modern fighting force today.
The museum has reopened from it's revamp and now boast an improved exhibition space with interactive displays and new programmes for families. Families can expect lots of photo opportunities and the chance to join in thematic programmes too!
3. Take Part in the BYKidO Post-Holiday Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
Dates: Until 16 July 2023
Admission: Free to take part
BYKidO is on a mission to help more families easily discover more family fun. By sharing information on places to go and things to do, we hope to make it easier for you to bring your kids out and to create family fun!
That's why we like to reward families who have created lots of family fun this school holidays! Come join the 1st edition of the BYKidO Post-Holiday Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and stand a chance to win over $1,000 cash! The rules are simple, mark the boxes on the tic-tac-toe board and if you get a tic-tac-toe, you stand a chance to win!
4. The LEGO BTS Dynamite Experience Lights Up Orchard Road
Venue: Orchard Road, in front of Ngee Ann City
Dates: 7 to 16 July 2023, 11am to 9pm daily
The LEGO® BTS Dynamite experience, is a pop-up experience for fans, paying tribute to the 21st century pop icons, BTS.
Located in the heart of Orchard Road, in front of Ngee Ann City, the experience is designed to immerse visitors in a Dynamite town with visually captivating photo opportunities and interactive activities, adding buzz and vibrancy to Singapore’s leading lifestyle destination.
5. Kidzania Singapore To Return in 2024
While it is not happening this month, we cannot wait to share this good news with you! The popular Kidzania Singapore will reopen in the 1st Quarter of 2024 at its previous location at Sentosa!
Kidzania is an indoor family attraction that allows children to role-play different jobs. It first opened in Singapore in April 2016 on Sentosa Island and was a popular attraction for families but closed in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The existing venue will be refurbished and will include the latest design, theming and role-play activities, a new toddler-exclusive area and adult events lounge, among other new introductions.
6. Visit the New Aviation-themed Playgrounds at Dakota Breeze
Venue: 92A Jln. Satu, Singapore 392092
Take off into an adventure at the Aviation-themed Playgrounds at Dakota Breeze! Located at the junction of Jalan Satu and Jalan Dua, Dakota Breeze offers not just one, but three unique playgrounds for your family's enjoyment. In addition to these fantastic play areas, Dakota Breeze also features fitness zones and two rooftop gardens, which are accessible to both residents and the general public.
7. Catch the NDP 2023 Rehearsals this Month
Photo Credits: https://www.ndp.gov.sg/
- NE Shows: 2, 8, 15 July 2023
- NDP Previews: 22 & 29 July 2023
- NDP 2023: 9 Aug 2023
The National Day Parade (NDP) 2023 will be held on 9 August 2023 at the Padang. Families can expect the Red Lions parachute team, an enhance aerial fly past, marching contingents, spectacular performances, fireworks and more! There will also be heartland celebrations happening across 5 venues in Singapore!
While the parade is happening at the Padang, the main fireworks will still be happening at Marina Bay. Families can head down to North Bridge Road or to Marina Bay to catch snippets of the upcoming NDP rehearsals and fireworks!
8. SAFRA Choa Chu Kang Opens with Family-friendly Amenities and More
Venue: 28 Choa Chu Kang Dr, Singapore 689964
The 29,000 sqft SAFRA Choa Chu Kang Clubhouse offers five-stories of amentities including a sheltered swimming pool, sky running track, a range of sheltered sports facilities and more!
The 150m sky running track is linked to Choa Chu Kang Park and offers a scenic views of the KJE making your next family run more interesting. Families will also be excited to know about the sheltered swimming pool that will allow users to have a dip be it rain or shine, surrounded by lush greenery too!
Other facilities include include a rock climbing wall, a bowling alley, an indoor playground and an outdoor amphitheatre that will also play host to live entertainment and mass workouts that the whole family can participate in.
9. Go Bouncing at Bouncetopia SAFRA Choa Chu Kang
Opening Hours: 10 am - 8 pm (Sun - Thu), 10 am - 9 pm (Fri, Sat & PH)
Admission: from $15.80
The new SAFRA Choa Chu Kang is also home to the 2nd Kiztopia Bouncetopia outlet in Singapore where kids can have jumping fun for hours! Little ones can expect to challenge life-sized obstacle courses, high-speed slides, climbing walls, parkour features, and even a bouncy basketball court to shoot some hoops.
10. Go On An Affordable Boat Expedition with Get Hooked SG
Venue: Booking can be done via Trip.com
Venture out into the seas around Singapore as you discover and explore the hidden beauty beyond the island with Get Hooked SG’s private boat tours! This new company is looking to interest Singaporeans in local stories of the Northern Islands, and to make it affordable at the same time!
From catching the sunrise out at sea, to reeling in your next big catch on their fishing expeditions, and even testing your courage on spooky sundown tours, Get Hooked SG offers a broad range of private tour packages from its fleet of six and twenty-two pax boats.
11. Play at the Outdoor Carnival with J'Kids FunLand at Waterway Point
Venue: The Plaza, Waterway Point
Dates: 9 July from 3 pm to 10 pm (Mon - Fri) and 1 pm to 10 pm (Sat, Sun and PH).
Admission: Rides cost between 5 to 8 credits
The fun-filled carnival at Waterway Point is back, and you won't want to miss it! At J'Kids FunLand at Waterway Point, families can expect to play at carnival games, take carnival rides and even stand a chance to win prizes too! Prices of rides ranges from 5 to 8 credits, and 2 credits for accompanying adults (for selected rides). Games booths are available at 6 credits per game or 10 credits for 3 games.
12. Attend Family Friendly Activities at the Singapore Wellness Festival
Date: 17 Jun to 9 Jul 2023
Held from 17 June till 9 July 2023, this year’s Singapore Wellness Festival will give families a wide range of Singapore’s wellness offerings to explore. Families can head down to the Marina Bay Sands’ Event Plaza to experience a multi-sensory pop-up, to Sentosa where the Zentosa LiveWELL Festival is returning with over 250 activities, the Gallery Wellness Festival, presented by the National Gallery Singapore will also feature more than 20 unique art-inspired wellness experiences, and at the Gem Rendezvous where families can discover the enchanting world of gemstones and unlock their hidden secrets
13. Get Tickets to Madagascar the Musical
Venue: Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay
Dates: 18 - 28 Jan 2024
Admission: from $48
Madagascar the Musical, a live adaption of the Dreamworks animated franchise will be coming to Singapore from 18 to 28 Jan 2024 as part of its international tour and will be performing at the Esplanade's Theatres by the Bay.
The LIVE performance will tell the story of Alex the lion and his best friends Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo, escaping New York’s Central Park Zoo with the help of some prodigious penguins to explore the world. Families can expect elaborate display of dance, music, puppetry, costumes and stage design. It will also include storytelling, choreography and the film’s iconic tunes.
14. Take Part in the Inaugural Singapore Super Charity Cup 2023
Venue: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Dates: 30 July 2023
Admission: Donating $5, $10, $20, or $50 to attend the event
The inaugural Singapore Super Charity Cup 2023 is a 7-a-side football tournament organised by Football Inc. Held as part of SHINE Children and Youth Services’ (SHINE) annual fundraising event – SHINE Nothing Is Impossible 2023 – that aims to empower the underprivileged youths under SHINE’s care to achieve their full potential. Proceeds from registration to participate in the tournament or join as event spectators will go to SHINE.
Participants can join the in the fun by donating $5, $10, $20, $50 to attend the event. Donations can be done via SISTIC. Event participants will get to
- Lace up their boots and be part of football clinics conducted by Football Inc Academy’s coaches.
- Participate in fitness and martial arts activities by Everfit Singapore.
- Visit and learn about various charity organisations at their booths, including Singapore Association for Mental Health, Food from the Heart, Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), and many more.
15. Air Combat - A Brand New VR Experience at Sentosa
Venue: 50 Beach View, Singapore 098604, on Level 2, above the Beach Carnival Games
Opening Hours: 10 am - 10 pm
Admission: $15 per pax
Air Combat is an unique VR experience located at Central Beach Bazaar. It combines state-of-the-art VR technology with the excitement of aerial warfare, providing an unparalleled sensory experience for participants. In this enthralling adventure, visitors will don a virtual reality headset and find themselves transported to the heart of intense and realistic aerial battles and thrilling dogfights against enemy aircraft while soaring through realistic seascapes through 6 different movements: Heave, Sway, Surge, Pitch, Roll, and Yaw.
Unlike other conventional VR rides, the all-new ‘surge’ movement in Air Combat will take guests on an adrenaline rush when the fighter jet takes off from a runway.
16. Singapore International Film Festival - Family Day
Venue: Festival Arts Theatre, Our Tampines Hub
Dates: 15 July 2023
Singapore International Film Festival comes to Tampines! Join us for a one-day-only FREE screenings that showcase animated film, local local childhood stories and more. Fun for the whole family, but not just the kids! Be ready for heartfelt stories & live out your inner child together with the big screen.
Register your interest to attend the Family Day now!
17. Racial Harmony Day Open House 2023 at Heritage Centres
Photo Credit: Indian Heritage Centre
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre & Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Date: 22 & 23 Jul 2023, 10am to 6pm
Join in the Racial Harmony Day Open House Celebrations this July by visiting our Heritage Institutions to experience various cultural programming experiences, free drop-in crafts activities & LIVE performances which will provide Singaporeans with a deeper understanding of our multicultural roots!
18. Interactive Bus Tours to ‘Semangat yang Baru: Forging a New Singapore Spirit’ Exhibition
Photo Credit: Founders' Memorial, NHB
Date: 18 Jun to 29 Oct 2023, 10am to 1pm, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Fee: $5 per pax
Come on board with the Founders’ Memorial on an interactive journey about our nation-building years! The Memorial is organising bus tours to its pilot exhibition, Semangat yang Baru: Forging a New Singapore Spirit, to bring Singaporeans from the heartlands to the exhibition. Participants will take a journey back in time, and will hear stories from role-playing guides about real challenges and dilemmas faced by our leaders and the people of Singapore, during our independence years of the 1950s to 1970s. These stories will flesh out the values and principles such as multiculturalism, boldness and resilience that have become foundational to Singapore. Participants will also receive a limited-edition tote bag filled with snacks.
Bookings for tours in English can be made here.
19. OSIM Bring Art Jamming To Its Outlets
Venue: 4 OSIM outlets at Great World City, Jewel, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Woodleigh Mall
Dates: 4 - 13 Jul
Fees: $20 per pair
OSIM is the global leader in well-being, and they are organising a series of art-jamming workshops this July to promote family bonding and as well as a creative outlet to help with mental well-being. The sessions will be held on different days across 4 outlets and priced at $20 per parent and child pair.
20. Take Part in Read! Fest! 2023 by National Library Board
Venue: Multiple locations
Dates: Till 31 July 2023
The National Library Board’s (NLB) signature Read! Fest is back for its eighth edition! From now to 31 July 2023, there will be a myriad of events for all to take part in, including an immersive and interactive pop-up showcase at Funan Mall, a charity book drive, author talks and many other programmes online, in libraries, a wet market, and a void deck of a housing block in Ang Mo Kio.
Read! Fest will feature talks and workshops with Singapore and international writers including Felix Cheong, Verena Tay, Pamelia Chia, Elizabeth Strout. There will also be 70 special programmes that further explore the featured titles with experiential learning, such as learning trails in a HDB void deck and the Chinatown Complex wet market.
21. Snag Amazing Deals at VivoCity’s Newly Unveiled Retail & F&B Zone
Venue: VivoCity, Level 1
As the city buzzes with excitement during this year’s Great Singapore Sale, VivoCity invites shoppers to immerse themselves in a world of retail bliss. With the unveiling of its enhanced retail and F&B zone, VivoCity is raising the bar even higher, offering an extended range of retail options and an enticing array of food and beverage establishments. More stores slated to open over the next month, so keep your eyes peeled!
22. Offline @ The Spine
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Spine Hall
Dates: 17 June - 9 July (10am-7pm)
Offline @ The Spine Hall offers art and wellness activities that encourage visitors to relax and connect with others through art in a cosy setting. Visitors may drop in any time during Gallery opening hours for free activities.
* Due to NDP rehearsals, please note that Gallery operating hours will be changed to 10am – 3pm on these dates: 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 2 Jul, 8 Jul.
24. W h e n S a d n e s s C o m e s t o C a l l
Venue: Black Box, Gateway Theatre
Dates: 15 - 16 Jul 2023
Sadness comes to visit unexpectedly. Do not be afraid. But when you let Sadness in, you'll discover this strange guest is not what it seems...
When Sadness Comes To Call is a theatrical performance that helps our little ones explore the emotion of sadness and the importance of accepting it. A gentle and reassuring production recommended for young audiences age 4 and up, this production encourages dialogue between children and their grown-ups on how to deal with sadness creatively.