Looking for new ideas to bring the kids out to? Here's a list of the newest things to do for families in August 2022 in Singapore
Want to start your August with lots of exciting activities planned? Here's our list of new fun things to do for families in Singapore this August! From a new venue to experience an exciting trending sport to a chance to meet a mermaid in person - there iis something for everyone to have fun!
So let's go and see what kind of family fun can you create in August!
1. Catch The National Day Celebrations - At Marina Bay & In The Heartlands
Venue: The Float@Marina Bay, selected Heartlands
Date: 9 Aug 2022
The National Day Parade (NDP) 2022 will be held on 9 August 2022 at The Float@Marina Bay. Families can expect the Red Lions, aerial fly past, marching contingents, spectacular performances, fireworks and more! Beyond the spectators at the parade (and TV sets), families can also experience the parade in person at the heartlands too!
There will be five heartland locations to have pyrotechnic displays from 8.15 pm - 8.25 pm on 9 Aug. These are:
- Jurong West Stadium
- Woodlands Stadium
- Bedok Stadium
- Open field infront of Ang Mo Kio library
- Former Tampines Junior College
Families can also witness the Red Lions freefall over two fields at around 9 am on 9 Aug - next to Junction 8 in Bishan and along North Buona Vista Road near Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre. In the evening, look up into the sky to spot the state flag carried by chinooks and F-16 fighter jets executing a fighter island flypast across the nation!
2. Celebrate At The National Day 2022 Heartland Carnival
Venue: Selected Heartlands
Date: 6 & 7 Aug 2022
Admission: Free but ticketed
This year’s National Day celebration is themed "Stronger Together, Majulah!", will kick off on the weekend of Aug 6 and 7, with heartland carnivals organised at 5 locations around the island. The carnivals will be held at the following venues:
- Open Field next to Sembawang MRT
- Open Field next to Buona Vista MRT
- Open Field next to Punggol Waterway Point
- Bishan-AMK Park, Ficus Green
- Wisma Geyland Serai
Collect your tickets from 14 July 2022, 10 am from your nearest participating CCs to receive coupons for the carnivals and for redeeming NDP packs. Otherwise, you can apply for eTickets online from 23 July 2022, 10 am, but note that these do not come with coupons or NDP packs.
If you are looking for more, do check out our list of National Day events too!
3. Visit The Newly Restored Bukit Timah Train Station
Photo Credits: NParks
Venue: About mid-point of Rail Corridor
Opening Hours: 24 hours
The Bukit Timah Railway Station and Railway Staff Quarters has reopened to the public after a 2-years restoration. Families can enjoy the heritage gallery at the old railway station and relax at the cafe inside the former staff quarters, as well as enjoy community spaces.
Built in 1932, the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station building retains its original features. The building, along with its key architectural and railway elements, has been carefully restored and repurposed as a heritage gallery for visitors to learn about its history and that of the Rail Corridor.
The conserved Railway Staff Quarters, a former staff housing block, has been repurposed into a café with a rustic and relaxed ambience. At 1932 Story Cafe, families can enjoy a selection of local and fusion fare while immersing themselves in the history and heritage of the site.
4. Visit Little Lions Preschool - A New Preschool / After-School Care At East Coast
Venue: 73 Lucky Heights 467624
Fees: from $30 for single day after-school programme
Little Lions Preschool is a close-knit school that fosters holistic growth and the children’s love for learning through themed projects. Here, the children explore the world through art activities, music, material manipulation and group games!
The school believes that children learn best when the love of learning is in place, thus the dual-lingual school implements creative, fun-filled daily activities to create a joyful school environment and experience for the children. To ensure that your child receives the quality education they deserve, the school keeps to a low teacher-child ratios across all age groups.
- 18 mth - 30 mth: 1 teacher to 4 students
- 3 - 4 years: 1 teacher to 6 students
- 5 - 6 years: 1 teacher to 8 students
Lion Lions Preschool offers preschool services as well as daily, weekly, and monthly classes and after-school programmes too. To find out more and to arrange a visit, call 8832 9756 or visit http://www.littlelions.school/.
5. Capture Memories At The New Mykonos Studio Set
Venue: 217 Henderson Rd #02-05 S159555
Date: Till 30 Sep 2022
Fees: From $550
The Mykonos photoshoot studio set by The Onlookers is an eclectic mix of inspirations from the Mediterranean islands and desert homes. It weaves together indoors and outdoors living through elements of rattan, floor lamps, dark wood statement pieces, old basalt rocks, desert plants, hypoallergenic sand, and an indoor swing.
Escape out of the ordinary and capture beautiful, natural moments in a set built for the enjoyment of kids.
Capture your family photo now and enjoy 10% Off the Mykonos package by quoting BYKIDO10 on their site. The set will be available till 30th September 2022.
6. Attend the Returning BYKidO Mummy Meet-Up
Venue: PLAY! by KinderPlay @ Changi Airport
Date: 18 Aug 2022
BYKidO's Mummy Meet-up is aimed at helping mummies meet fellow mummies, and create the opportunities for mummies at a similar parenting stage support each other. It is a casual setting - you don't have to make friends or conversation, but if you do make new friends - that's a plus!
So come join us as we organise our first Mummy Meet-up since the pandemic. Suitable for mummies with kids aged 12 to 24 months, this meet-up will happen at popular indoor playground, PLAY! by KinderPlay.
7. Enjoy An Open Gym Session at Kinder Klasse
Venue: 11 Rhu Cross, #02-01, PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, Singapore 437440
Date: Available at selected timeslots weekly
Admission: $12 per hour
Located at PAssion Wave @ Marina Bay, Kinder Klasse is a gym school that offers an open gym session for kids between 7 months to 7 years old. In this 1-hour unstructured play experience, children will be able to explore the entire gym at their own pace - enjoying the gym's indoor playground facilities like the Bouncy Castle, Trampoline, Ball Pit, Rockwall, Slide and Swing!
Trainers will also be setting up different challenges each day on the other side of the gym floor where they can balance on planks, crawl through tunnels, go through mini obstacle courses, tumble on our soft play mats or just chilling on the rockers. This 1 hour experience is available at just $12 per child.
8. Experience Skimboarding At The Newly Opened Skim Alley
Venue: Heritage Chalet, 125A Pasir Ris Rd, Singapore 519121
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm (weekends)
Admission: from $28
Skim Alley is Singapore’s first and only flatland skimboarding pool facility situated in the quiet and rustic venue in Heritage Chalet along Pasir Ris Beach. Not only is it a trending activity for the adults, it is also great for a day of fun for families too!
At Skim Alley, families can try skimboarding at their purpose-built flatland skimboarding pool facility. Grab a board (provided) and glide across the surface of water that is just a few centimeters high - you will feel like you are skipping across the surface of water as you try to stay balanced! There are also instructor-led sessions at just $40 per hour.
9. Celebrate Le Le's First Birthday @ River Wonders
Venue: River Wonders
Dates: 5 Aug – 11 Sep
Admission: Tickets required
Le Le, the first Giant Panda cub to be born in Singapore, is turning one this August and River Wonders is marking this milestone with a month-long Panda-stic Party that continues into his parents’ Kai Kai and Jia Jia’s birthday month in September.
From 5 August to 11 September 2022, put on your party hats and join us for an all-new day to night celebration at River Wonders! Meet Le Le in the day tumbling around or spot him at his favourite nap spot. Pen down your well wishes for him, bring back photo memories with our cute panda family mascots and more!
When night falls, be dazzled by Le Le’s birthday bamboo-inspired birthday cake as it sparks off awe-inspiring fireworks and marvel at the captivating light installations. A fun-filled celebration awaits!
10. Take Part In An Up-Cycling Workshop With Magnolia
Dates: Till 19 Aug 2022
Running from now to 19 August 2022, simply spend $10 on MAGNOLIA ice cream to redeem a FREE up-cycling workshop worth S$40 per pax by Green Sproutz Singapore (limited to 100pax, first come first serve), and a chance to win Night Safari tickets for a family of four in a lucky draw contest (limited to eight sets)
Participating products include MAGNOLIA’s 1.5L ice cream tubs, specifically the Coconut, Vanilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Ripple, Tripolitan, Neapolitan, and Tutti Frutti flavours; MAGNOLIA Tropical Sling Multipack; and MAGNOLIA’s Mag-A-Cone Multipacks, specifically Chocolate & Cookies and Cream, Strawberry & Vanilla, Vanilla & Chocolate.
MAGNOLIA ice creams are Halal-certified, and are available at all leading supermarkets and hypermarkets.
11. Sign-up for the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon
Venue: Virtual Run
Dates: 25 Jul - 21 Aug (Registration), 25 Sep - 23 Oct (Run period)
Fees: from $10 per pax
The SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon (SSBR & AHM) will return this year as a virtual run from 25 September to 23 October 2022. Runners can continue to enjoy the flexibility and convenience of being able to chart their own preferred running routes and run anytime during the month-long event to support their fitness goals.
The virtual event will feature the signature 21km Half Marathon, 21km Cumulative Challenge and Families for Life 10km Cumulative Challenge. In commemoration of 55 years of National Service, a new NS55 Cumulative Team Challenge has also been introduced to encourage SAF NSmen to participate together in teams of up to five members and complete a total distance of 55km.
All race categories come with participant and finisher entitlements that will be delivered to your registered address. More information and sign-up here, http://www.safra.sg/ssbr-ahm
12. Go Jumping At Springrolls Latest Pop-up @ UE Square
Venue: UE Square
Dates: 1 Jul - 30 Sep 2022
Admission: $15 for unlimited playtime
Trampoline park operator, Spring Rolls Trampoline Park, has opened a pop-up venue around the island since 2021. It has traveled from Forum the Shopping Mall to Plaza Singapura - and now it is at UE Square!
Play is available at $15 per pax per entry. This is for an unlimited play time and you will not be allowed to re-enter once you exit. In reality, we think most kids can last 2 hours max!
13. Enjoy a Unique Dome Glamping Experience at Seaside Glamping
Venue: 125A Pasir Ris Rd, Singapore 519121
Price: from $480
Have a unique Dome Glamping Experience at Seaside Glamping@Heritage Chalet! The Dome tents give you privacy, and are exclusively pitch up in a private garden with jacuzzi access. In the aircon Dome tent, there are real beds, bedlinen, decorations, crate tables for up to 5 people!
Choose from different types of experiences depending on your family's interest. You can take up the Dome Glamping with Private Movie Experience to catch your favourite movies or the Dome Glamping with BBQ & Cycling Experience to BBQ under the stars!
14. Meet With A "Real" Mermaid at Wild Wild Wet
Venue: Wild Wild Wet
Dates: 1 - 30 Aug 2022 (weekends)
Admission: Tickets to Wild Wild Wet required (Compare prices)
- Signature Mermaid Performance & Photo Session (weekends)
- Mermaid On Land Meet & Greet with Free Glitter Tattoo for Kids (weekends)
- Pump it Up to Live DJ Performances by Hard Vibing (weekends)
- Synchronised Swimming Performance (13 & 27 Aug)
- Mermaid Tail Posing Workshop (6, 13, 20, & 27 Aug) - additional fees apply
15. Celebrate Mid-Autumn With Tsum Tsum at Downtown East
Venue: Level 2, Event Square @ Downtown East
Dates: 1 - 30 Aug 2022
Throughout August, Disney Tsum Tsum lanterns will light-up Downtown East’s Event Square forming a magical illuminated tunnel. For a TikTok or Instagram worthy moment, enter the tunnel decorated with a variety of Tsum Tsum lanterns featuring well-loved Disney and Pixar characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Winne the Pooh, Piglet, Stitch, and Dumbo.
With every $30 spent, shoppers receive a token to play at the high win-rate festive claw machine. Stand a chance to win a variety of jumbo plushies and Disney Tsum Tsum merchandise including
16. Visit 2 Water Playgrounds That Has Reopened - Northpoint City & Jurong Bird Park
Venue: Northpoint City / Jurong Bird Park
Admission: Free (Northpoint City) / Tickets Required (Jurong Bird Park - Compare Price)
Northpoint City’s splash pad might not be the Wild Wild Wet but kids will love the water slides here. There is a splash bucket as well as different types of water sprays and fountains, to keep the kiddies entertained.
We recently found out that the playground as well as the popular Birdz of Play at Jurong Bird Park has reopened (click here for more water playgrounds that have reopened) and will definitely bring lots of joy to the families staying around the mall!
17. Catch Free Beach-Side Movie Screenings @ Southside, Sentosa
Venue: Sentosa Southside
Dates: Selected Fridays from Jul to Sep 2022, 7.30 pm onwards
Enjoy complimentary outdoor movie screening by the beach, on selected weekends, and public holidays at Sentosa Southside! Gather your family and head down to Sentosa for an evening of entertainment under the stars! Be prepared for an engaging theatrical line-up combining popular favourites, classics and Hollywood blockbusters.
- 1 Jul 2022: Night at the Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014) PG
- 15 Jul 2022: Pitch Perfect (2012) PG13
- 5 Aug 2022: Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) PG
- 19 Aug 2022: The Mummy (1999) PG
- 2 Sep 2022: Cars (2006) G
- 9 Sep 2022: Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000) PG
- 16 Sep 2022: The Italian Job (2003) PG
- 23 Sep 2022: The Transporter (2002) PG
18. Go Climbing At Climb Central's Latest Outlet @ i12 Katong
Venue: i12 Katong, 112 East Coast Road, #04-01/02
Opening Hours: 11 am - 11 pm (Weekdays), 9 am - 9 pm (Weekends and PH)
Admission: from $25
Climb Central Katong (CC Katong) is the fourth and latest branch to be opened at the newly renovated i12 Katong. With multiple climbing routes catering to different proficiency levels, CC Katong promises fun for those who wish to have a family outing and for those who seek a challenge.
The outlet is also kids-centric with dedicated jungle-themed walls for kids, a high-elements kids course and more!
19. Admire The Singapore Night Festival @ Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct
Venue: Bras Basah Bugis
Date: 19 - 27 Aug 2022
Fees: Free, some activities may require admission
The Singapore Night Festival returns to wow festival-goers with a new approach that revolves around the theme “Rebirth” and the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct. Festival-goers can expect to be mesmerised by projection mappings, light art installations, and highlight performances presented in a new refreshed format, with more intimate experiential programmes and food and retail experiences.
20. Admire Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Installation at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Open Lawn
Date: 15 Aug - 25 Sep 2022, 10am to 9pm daily.
Happening at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall's lawn, Celestial Bodies is an outdoor installation comprising spherical lanterns featuring five of the artist’s characters: Moon, Earth, Sun, Saturn and Mercury. The installation pays tribute to the moon which is at its brightest and roundest on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Surrounded by other planets, Celestial Bodies symbolises the joyous union of family and friends, and represents the collective wish of Singaporeans to be able to get together and reunite with our loved ones, both locally and overseas, during this period when the COVID-19 safe management measures are eased.
21. Celebrate National Day At The New One Punggol
Venue: 1 Punggol Dr., Singapore 828629
Dates: 9 Aug 2022, from 9 am
One Punggol, the NEW integrated resident-centric community hub in Punggol will be hosting its inaugural National Day 2022 Celebrations on Tuesday, 9 August 2022, with exciting carnival activities and LIVE screening of the National Day Parade at Celebration Square from 5pm.
Punggol residents can look forward to fun-filled activities, entertainment and freebies from 10am, such as stage performances, magic shows, fringe activities for the family such as arts & craft workshops, bouncy castles, photo booths, as well as carnival booths and free movie screenings.
Young children and families will enjoy the Old School Dragon Bouncy Playground, Survivor Obstacle Challenge Bouncy Playground, Wave Simulator and Giant Jenga activities. Walk down memory lane with old school snacks such as potong ice-cream, ding ding candy, corn-in-a-cup, kacang puteh and gem biscuits. There will also be goodie bags too!
22. Sign-up For The SAFRA Diaper Dash 2022
Venue: SAFRA Punggol
Dates: 1 - 21 Aug 2022 (Registration period)
The 7th edition of the SAFRA Diaper Dash is back - this year it will be back as a physical race where little ones will crawl or walk on the 3-metre cushioned race track to see who is the fastest bay in town!
Sign-up for your little ones (6 - 18 months) to receive a goodie bag worth $50, and stand a chance to win prizes worth up to $500! Get your extended family and friends to support your baby by making a donation* - and your baby might just become the SAFRA Cares Baby Ambassador!
*All nett proceeds will go to President’s Challenge and SAF Care Fund to support lower income families and servicemen disabled due to service.
23. Take Part in Heritage Games at the Ohana Games @ Agora CoLearning
Venue: Agora CoLearning, HarbourFront Centre, 1 Maritime Square, #04-01, Singapore 099253, Access via Lobby C
Dates: 9 - 10 Aug 2022
Fees: $15 (1 parent and child)
Join the Ohana Games at Agora CoLearning on 9 or 10 Aug 2022, and make a trip down memory lane this National Day with heritage games that celebrates Singapore! Experience 5 unique game stations that will teach children about Singapore's history in a fun and active way!
- Samsui Dash & The Coolest Ride in Town: Test your balance, speed and strength by balancing weaved baskets off a shoulder pole, or by pulling a rickshaw!
- Good ol' Fun: Hoops wheeling, horse legs race and paper plane folding! Games we play before TV and iPads are the norm!
- The Kueh-ball-sible Mission: Test your teamwork and memory while balancing balls on supersized chopsticks! May the best pair wins!
- The Kallang Roar: Mini-golf with a twist! Soccer style!
24. Visit Jewel Changi Airport For These New F&B Options
Venue: Jewel Changi Airport
In a bid to enhance its F&B mix with new offerings, Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) will be welcoming seven new F&B outlets to its existing selection of over 100+ restaurants and cafes. The new outlets include both local and international favourites.
- Sourbombe - serving artisanal sourdough bomboloni - an innovative mashup of sourdough and Italian Bomboloni
- The Hainan Story Chapter 2 - serving favourites such as Newspaper Curry Rice, Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice and Uncle Robert Western & BBQ.
- The Original Vadai - other than its popular prawn vadai, other variations of the dough fritter snack include Ikan Billis, Onion, Cheese and Chocolate.
- Fong Sheng Hao - Taiwan's very first charcoal grilled toast and milk tea outfit (opening in Sep 2022).
- Kei Kaisendon - specialising in rice bowls with fresh sashimi air-flown all the way from Japan.
- SUKIYA - Japan’s top Gyudon chain from Yokohama, and also offers beef yakiniku, Japanese curry, and karaage on its menu.
- SUSHIRO - the popular sushi-chain has an array of over 100 types of sushi and Japanese dishes, served up on a conveyor belt.
To discover more F&B deals and ideas, visit our August 2022 F&B List!