Is it already April? Here are some new places and ideas for families to have fun in Singapore this month!
Every month, we put together a list of new places that opened, new events that are happening and simply new ideas to help you bring your kids out and create more family fun.
You can expect a delayed exhibition that just opened, thematic dining experience, new heritage and learning trails, so much more! 23 to be exact - so let's go and see what type of family fun you can create this weekend!
1. Have An Exciting Time At The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2022
Photo Credits: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens
Venue: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub
Dates: 3 April (Ticket sales start), 9 - 10 April (Event)
Admission: from $25
The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens will take place from 9 – 10 April at
the National Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub. An estimated 12,000 spectators is expected to catch the Live action on the pitch and attend the family-themed Sevens carnival each day.
Not just on pitch excitement, families can also expect an array of family friendly activities such as a bouncy castle, movie screenings and even meet & greets at the 100PLUS Promenade. Music fans will also be entertained by live performances.
Tickets will be on sale from 10 am on 3 April 2022 and the 2-days tickets start from just $25 for youth and $49 for adult! Get them at the official event website.
2. Be Wow-ed At The Brickman Wonders of the World LEGO Exhibition
Venue: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore
Date: 25 Mar to 3 Jul 2022 (Fri to Sun, School & Public Holidays)
Time: 10am to 8pm (Last Entry at 6.30pm)
Fee: $23 (includes $1 booking fee) | Book tickets here
Involving over 1.4 million LEGO bricks that weigh over 1.4 tonnes, families who visit the Brickman Wonders of the World LEGO Exhibition will have the chance to witness more than 50 jaw-dropping creations of the world’s most iconic landmarks and art pieces.
Every model is custom built and packed full of fun details to educate, entertain and inspire LEGO fans, young and old! This exhibition took the team of skilled LEGO brick artists and craftspeople almost 5,000 hours to create meticulously! They even had the opportunity to add in interactive elements for the kids - a hunt for Eddie the Explorer, and loose LEGO bricks for kids to share their creativity too!
3. Explore Sentosa's Heritage On The Sentosa Heritage Trail
Venue: Sentosa Island
The new Sentosa Heritage Trail, developed by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), traces the transformation of the island from a military complex to a leisure destination, uncovers stories of the communities who once lived there, and sheds light on the story of modern Sentosa’s reinvention.
There are 3 suggested routes where you will find 30 heritage sites, 10 heritage trail markers and 20 existing interpretive signs to enrich your family's knowledge of Sentosa’s history.
4. There's Still Time To Have Fun At The Sentosa Photo-Hunt Too!
Dates: Until 30 April 2022
In collaboration with Sentosa, BYKidO is organising a Photo-Hunt Contest for families to learn more about the heritage and nature on Sentosa, and to stand a chance to win cash prizes too! This contest has been extended to 30 April 2022, giving you more time to head down this month!
To take part, simply capture a photo of your family with one of the photo spots in the background, share it on Instagram while tagging BYKidO (@bringyourkidout) and Sentosa (@sentosa_island) with the hashtag #LearnWithSentosa. It is that simple - you will stand a chance to win cash prizes worth $900!
Some of the photo spots include the heritage buildings at Fort Siloso, heritage trees around the island, and more. Get inspiration from other participants here!
5. Meet Sonic and Tails from the new Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie
Venue: Multiple Venues
Dates: Multiple Dates
The latest Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will feature new characters from the popular video game and will be launched in cinemas on 31 March 2022. As part of the show's marketing, families will have the opportunity to Meet & Greet with Sonic and Tails at selected cinemas over the first 2 weekends of the show's release.
6. Dine With The Ponies From My Little Pony at Kumoya Cafe Orchard
Venue: 181 Orchard Rd, Orchard Central #04-08, Singapore 238896
Date: From 24 Mar 2022 (for a limited time)
Time: 11 am - 9.30 pm (Last order Mains at 8 pm and all other menu items at 8.30 pm)
Kumoya Cafe is well-known for its cute and Instagram-worthy themes that rotate every few months. And in late March, the popular cafe has themed up with Hasbro to transform it's Orchard outlet into a My Little Pony: A Magical Cuteness Pop-up Cafe!
The café has been transformed into a magical world land of rainbows, stars and clouds featuring your kids favourite My Little Pony stars, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Apple Jack and serves a pony-themed menu that is sure to excite too!
7. Play With Adorable Pugs At The What The Pug Cafe!
Venue: 80 Haji Lane, Singapore 189271
Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 12 pm - 7.45pm (Closed on Mondays), by appointment only
Fee: $20 per pax / 45 mins session
Currently renovating to add on new facilities, What The Pug Cafe is due to reopened in mid-April! This interesting dog-petting cafe located at Haji Lane and is home to 12 lovable and squishy pugs! Families who visit can spend their session playing with the pugs.
Tickets are priced at $20 per pax and includes a drink plus a polaroid photo for keepsake!
8. Go On An Exciting Kayaking Adventure With Kayak Fishing Fever
Venue: Multiple venues
Fees: $129 per pax (U.P. $149) with min. 4 pax.
Join the friendly team at Kayak Fishing Fever this April for a unique outdoor experience for the family! Fever’s professional fishing guides will teach you everything you need to know about kayak fishing on the gentle waves and currents of The Playground.
This is the perfect starting point for anyone new to fishing or kayak fishing. At only 2-4 km, it's an easy route to complete, your physical fitness level is no issue here. Book in April to enjoy $20 off per pax with a min. booking of 4 pax - simply use Promo Code: APRIL20 in your booking! That means $100 off for 5 pax, $120 off for 6 pax and so on! Gather your friends for an exciting playdate and save more when you book together!
There are other tours from Kayak Fishing Fever, including the Sandy Shores Sentosa, sailing through the Mangroves in Ubin and Sunset/Night Kayak Fishing!
9. Enjoy Unlimited Play Time (With No Need For Reservations) At Kidz Amaze Playgrounds
Venue: SAFRA Punggol, SAFRA Toa Payoh, and SAFRA Jurong
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri : 1pm-7pm, Sat, Sun, PH & Sch Hols : 11am -7pm
Fee: from $8
There are new rules when you visit the Kidz Amaze outlets! From 25 March 2022, families visiting any of the Kidz Amaze outlets will no longer be required to make reservations and will enjoy unlimited play time too. This means more convenient for parents as you can now simply walk-in for a slot and no longer have to pre-book beforehand. '
10. Go On A Dialect Tour And Discover The Rich History of Kreta Ayer
Date: 26 Mar - 27 Aug 2022
The National Heritage Board (NHB) launches a series of new dialect tours of the Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery and its surrounding areas, titled Discover Through Dialects: Kreta Ayer Heritage Tours. The tours will shed light on the diverse cultural heritage and stories of the precinct.
Great for bringing your parents, these tours will be conducted in Cantonese, Teochew and Hokkien by volunteer guides from NHB’s pool of docents.
11. Visit The New Bedok Reservoir Park Therapeutic Garden With Interactive Rock Garden
Venue: Bedok Reservoir Park, Carpark B
The 1,650sqm Therapeutic Garden @ Bedok Reservoir Park overlooks the scenic Bedok Reservoir. As the first therapeutic garden to be built over a former sand quarry, it is designed with stones and boulders incorporated into the garden’s features and amenities to reflect its heritage.
The most interesting element at the garden is the interactive rock garden, which is a space for visitors to balance rocks. This therapeutic process can also be a great activity to practice patience with the kids as you challenge each other to a game of highest / most stable rock formation.
12. Make Your Very Own Name Patch Pillow With Crafty Whizz
Venue: #02-05, 81 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore
Age Suitability: 6 years old and above
Crafty Whizz Studio is a Creative Space for everyone to share ideas or to develop your creative side. The space is also a bespoke arts and crafts studio that offers tailor-fit workshops. One of the latest workshop organised at Crafty Whizz Studio is the 2.5hour Name Patch Pillow Workshop where families learn basic sewing skills while creating a personalised name patch pillow.
13. Plan A Trip To New Zealand
From 1 May 2022 at 11.59pm, international visitors from visa waiver countries including Singapore, may travel New Zealand without needing to self-isolate on arrival. You will still need to provide a negative pre-departure test and a negative Rapid Antigen Tests [RAT] on arrival and on day 5/6.
The opening of New Zealand's border was announced by the government in late March, so if you are thinking of where to go for a family trip, do add New Zealand onto the list too!
14. Go On A Dinosaur-themed AR Adventure At Jewel Changi Airport
Venue: Jewel Changi Airport
Fees: From $25
Step into the Dino-verse as Jewel Changi Airport introduces their latest digital attraction, the Jewel-rassic Quest - a dinosaur-themed augmented reality (AR) game that brings storytelling to life through the use of technology.
Using the provided tablet, you will go on an adventure within Jewel Changi Airport. Searching for checkpoints hidden throughout the mall, participants will help the game’s avatar lead, Ranger J99, as she goes on a mission to obtain an AstroJewel. You will get to see magnificent dinosaurs such as the T-Rex and Velociraptor as well as other dinosaur species as they roam freely at Jewel’s indoor sanctuary - the Shiseido Forest Valley and HSBC Rain Vortex.
Once you have completed all six checkpoints, you will also be rewarded with the opportunity to track each of the eight prehistoric creatures around Jewel for a photo moment too!
From now till 30 June 2022, families may also enjoy a special introductory price to join the adventure. The first 1,000 participants will also receive a complimentary jungle hat, S$10 Jewel Retail Voucher and limited edition pins.
15. Be a Paleontologist at the ARenaX: Dinosaurs of Darkness
Venue: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Date: 30 Apr 2022, 2 pm - 4 pm
Become a paleontologist for a day in this facilitated experience, where you will explore Polar Victoria, Australia as it was during the Cretaceous period. Encounter and learn more about the elusive creatures and dinosaurs which roamed the land, examining their adaptations and similarities with modern animals. Through the workshop, you will solve problems, conquer challenges, and learn important scientific concepts in the process.
This workshop was created by Science Centre Singapore and Digimagic Communications, with expert knowledge provided by Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich.
ARenaX: Dinosaurs of Darkness is suitable for children aged 9 to 15 years old.
16. Go On A Easter Egg Hunt At Jurong Bird Park
Venue: Jurong Bird Park
Dates: Selected dates in April
Fees: Admission fees apply, check Klook for latest promotions
Jurong Bird Park’s signature Easter event returns with a line-up of themed activities for families featuring an egg hunt, a Whimsical Wonderland Maze, a community art installation and workshop.
Jurong Bird Park’s largest walk-in aviary, the Waterfall Aviary, will transform into an Egg-chanted Forest for an Instagram-worthy Easter Egg hunt. Search for the coloured eggs scattered across the naturalistic rainforest setting home to 400 free-flying birds such as the Roseate Spoonbill and White Ibis. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Golden Egg and be one of two lucky guests every day to take home a special prize of assorted merchandise including pins and keychain plushies.
Take a break from the hunt and take part in the all-new Keeper Talk segment. Watch the Scarlet Macaws descend at the sound of a keeper’s whistle and engage with the keepers during the interactive session as they share intriguing facts and anecdotes about the animals.
Other activities happening include the Whimsical Wonderland Maze at the Birdz of Play, the sustainable art pieces showcase at the Penguin Coast, and create your own artwork for display at the Feathered Friends’ Forest Workshop.
17. Try The New Limited Edition Jubilee Edition Islander Brew
Availbility: Participating Sentosa dining establishments, supermarkets, and online retail stores
Date: Available until 31 Dec 2022
Head down to Sentosa and try the latest Jubilee Edition Islander Brew, a collaboration between Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and Brewerkz to celebrate the island's 50th birthday!
The limited Jubilee Edition Islander Brew features the Lychee Pale Ale flavour, inspired by Sentosa’s “island lychee” trees (Pometia pinnata). A marriage of various beer styles, the intricate yet subtle greatness of lychee is complemented with a silky mouthfeel.
You will also find unique visuals on the Jubilee Edition Islander Brew cans, which depict various landmarks, both past and present, from Sentosa’s 50-year transformation into one of the world’s leading leisure destinations today. These include Sentosa’s former monorail, Sentosa Ferry Terminal, Fort Siloso, Universal Studios Singapore and more.
18. Go Jumping At The New Trampoline Park, Jumprrocks at Kinex
Venue: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #B1-05 Kinex, Singapore 437157
Opening Hours: 10 am - 7 pm (Mon - Thu), 10 am - 9 pm (Fri - Sun, PH, Eve of PH and School Holidays)
Admission: from $16 (Available on Klook)
For those who love bouncy castles and trampoline parks, you will want to check out the new Jumprrocks trampoline park at Kinex! The park offers 5 different zones for kids (and you) to have fun at! This includes the Mega Bounce and Dive, Jumpz Zone, Battle Groundz, Obstacle Dash and more!
19. Go Shopping AND Makan-ing At A Ramadan Bazaar / Market
There were lots of excitement when it was announced that Geyland Serai Ramadan Bazaar is happening this year. Together with the relaxed SMMs, more Ramadan Bazaars and events are happening this year, allowing Muslim families (and non-Muslim ones) to enjoy the festivities!
Here's a list of Ramadan Bazaars and markets that we have came across, so time to start shopping now!
20. Have A Wild and Wet Time At Songkran Water Festival 2.0
Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year festival, which falls on 13 Apr and the holiday period extends till 15 Apr. This year, Wild Wild Wet celebrates Songkran with a month-long water activities, interactive photo ops and more. Kids, adults and seniors are all welcome to get your feet wet at the splashiest water festival in the month of April!
21. Visit The Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar this Month!
Photo Credits: Mothership.sg
Location: Geylang Serai
Date: Daily, 1.00pm to 11.00pm, starting Saturday, 2nd April 2022 to Monday 2nd May 2022
With the relaxed SMM and the return of the annual Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar, it seems like we are almost "back to normal"! There w ere lots of excitement when news of the return of the bazaar broke, and it is finally time to head down to take in the festivities!
Visitors can expect to see 40 stalls comprising 8 halal food stalls and 32 non-food stalls. The bazaar will have a Fairy Tale Blossom Garden theme with colours and floral design elements.
Don't forget to also check out our List of Ramadan Bazaars and Markets for more!
22. Have Fun At the Family Fun Fair At SAFRA Punggol
Venue: SAFRA Punggol
Dates: Till 29 May 2022, 5 pm to 9 pm (weekdays) and 10 am - 9 pm (weekends)
Price: from $5
If you are heading down to SAFRA Punggol or Splash @ Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Punggol, you will be please to know that there is a pop-up fun fair at the Atrium and Courtyard of the clubhouse.
Families will find a bouncy castle area, robotic ride, a clown swing, cartoon train and carnival game booths. Games and ride start from $5 and you will even get additional credits as a SAFRA Member too!
23. Take 20% Off When You Visit iWan Studio
Dates: 5 - 10 April
Price: $29.90 per hour per pax (Weekday), $35.90 per hour per pax (Weekend)
Celebrate National Siblings Day on the 10th of April, with a fun and immersive selfie photography session to reaffirm and capture the bond between you and your siblings or besties, whom you’ve always regarded as sisters or brothers from a different parent.
From 5 April till 10 April, enjoy a special 20% off the selfie photography session at iWan Studio when you book for a group of minimum three persons.
To make a reservation, just WhatsApp iWan Studio at 98553162. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
24. Create An Artwork with a Body-tracking Computer Programme!
Venue: Marina Square
Dates: 16 Apr & 7 May 2022
Price: $10/parent and child (6 years and up) pair
Marina Central is proud to present Body, Heart & Soul – an art initiative designed by Dr Jason Lim of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Ar Asami Takahashi of YUME Architects, in collaboration with Tinkertanker.
Parents can plan a day out at Marina Square, from now till 18 May, to interact with the art installation, themed Body at PLAY, where through body movements, one can light up the interactive cubes, in response to playful poses and gestures.
Parents can also sign up for the workshop, Programmable Shadows, suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old. For 1 hour and 15 mins, participants can learn how to use a body-tracking computer programme to create their very own artwork and transform them into shadows that respond to their body motions