Looking for fun family activities and experiences for the family? Here's our list of the latest and newest things to do in May 2022 in Singapore!
Fill up your weekends (and free time) in May 2022 with this a list of new and fun things to do for families in Singapore. From a new free water playground at Toa Payoh to the exciting new playground at United Square Mall, from the newly reopened Fire Station Open Houses to the light exhibition at the Malay Heritage Centre, this list will have something for every parent, kid and more!
So let's go and see what kind of family fun can you create in May!
1. Join The Lion City Sailors Football School's Holiday Camp
- Camp 1: SAFRA Tampines, 1/A Tampines Street 92, Singapore 528882
- Camp 2: 8 Mattar Road, Singapore 387727
- Camp 1: 31 May - 2 June (Tue - Thu), 9 am - 5 pm
- Camp 2: 7 - 9 June (Tue - Thu), 9 am - 12 pm
Fees: from $80
The football school affiliated to one of the most popular and successful local football clubs, Lion City Sailors (LCS) Football School, will be conducting soccer camps this June holidays! Participants will enjoy three days of crazy football fun, while honing their skills at the same time. Activities include fun football games and challenges, as well as intensive individual ball skills and techniques.
This camp will be suitable for boys and girls between the ages of 5 - 12 years old. Camps are available in full day or half day, one day or 3 day options, pricing details are as follows
- $400 for 3 full days
- $220 for 3 half days (Mattar only)
- $180 for 1 full day
- $80 for 1 half day (Mattar only)
2. Visit the Reopened What The Pug! Cafe
Venue: 80 Haji Lane, Singapore 189271
Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 12 pm - 7.45pm (Closed on Mondays), by appointment only
Admission: $20 per pax / 45 mins session
Closed for renovations in April, What The Pug is a dog-petting cafe that is home to 12 adorable pugs! The cafe reopened with a new dog-treats cafe where you can purchase treats for the pugs too!
Visits are by appointments only. Tickets can be purchased online at $20 per person for a 45mins session. Each ticket includes a drink and a polaroid photo souvenir.
3. Book A Camp 1N Experience At Singapore Discovery Centre
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 30 May - 25 Jun 2022
Fees: From $499 for SDC Members and $599 for public (Available on KKday)
The popular camping holiday programme by Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) is back for the June 2022 holidays! Choose between two different fun-filled family-friendly experiences and opt for either the ‘Shiok’ Camping Experience (fully air-conditioned indoor setting) or the ‘Chio’ Outdoor Glamping Experience (outdoor camping by the Discovery Lake)!
Camp 1N consist of a fun-filled itinerary, guaranteed to provide an unforgettable experience. This includes a Army Days experience, a sustainability tour, mini-barbeque by the lake and the opportunity to experience the many attractions at the SDC.
This is a popular experience that usually gets snapped up quickly! So quickly book your tent this month!
4. Enjoy The Mesmerising View Of Rainbow Connection II at Malay Heritage Centre
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre Fountain
Date: 29 Apr - 29 May 2022, 10 am - 9 pm (closed on Mon)
Rainbow Connection II at the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) is an outdoor installation comprising of 500 suspended solar light modules made from upcycled cookie containers and solar lights.
Co-created by local artist Lee Yun Qin and underserved communities, these light modules are individually unique, and come together to form a fantastical sight when lit up at night, scattering prismatic projections all around. As the units gently rotate and sway in the wind, the installation seemingly comes alive through the dynamic play of shadows, lights and colours.
Don't miss this magical sight at the MHC lawn and fountain this May!
5. Stay Like A Rockstar At The Refreshed Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
Date: From 26 May 2022
Admission: From $334++
Amp up a well-deserved getaway this summer like a Rockstar at the newly refreshed Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. Experience the renewed glamour of Hard Rock Hotel Singapore with a cool vibe as RWS introduces Special Reopening Packages for stays from 26 May 2022 that includes additional perks.
From S$334++ for those who pay by Mastercard, guests can rock on with the One-Night Rockstar Reset package or choose theTwo-Night Rockstar Thrills and Wonders at S$746++ for those who pay by Mastercard.
Looking for more staycation ideas? Check out our list of the Most Family-friendly Hotels for Staycations in Singapore.
6. Plan A Trip To LEGOLAND Malaysia
Venue: 7 Jalan LEGOLAND, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 10 am - 5 pm (closed on certain days, see below for details)
Admission: from RM149 (child), RM189 (adult) - check Klook for latest promotions
With the reopening of boarders and the relaxation of safe management measures, you may be thinking of going on an overseas trip. Perhaps you will like to consider a visit to LEGOLAND Malaysia, just a short journey up North!
Feed your imagination in the world of interlocking LEGO bricks and amazing worlds constructed entirely out of Lego. The LEGOLAND theme park in Johor Bahru has over 40 fun attractions and rides suitable for families and children of all ages. There are multiple zones to explore, each with their own theme, and a huge array of theme park rides, waterpark areas, and more!
Sounds like a lot of information? Check out our Family's Guide To LEGOLand Malaysia to get your ready for your trip!
7. Free Water Play At PLAY @ Heights Park, Toa Payoh
Venue: In-front of Blk 144 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh
Opening Hours: 8 am - 9 pm (Water Playpark)
This newly opened play venue at Toa Payoh caused quite a frenzy when it first opened in April. If you have not had the opportunity to visit yet, May might be a great time to visit after the initial hype is gone!
PLAY @ Heights Park is more than just a water play venue. It includes a sand playground, a high elements playground, a trampoline park and even a riding zone for little ones to ride on bicycles and kick scooters!
What's interesting about this play venue is its location among the HDB blocks - but it remains highly accessible, approx 10 - 15 mins from Toa Payoh MRT.
8. Play At The New SMIGY Indoor Playground at United Square Mall
Venue: United Square Level 1, Opposite Information Services
Opening Hours: 10 am - 8 pm (Mon - Thu), 10 am - 9 pm (Fri - Sun)
Admission: $19 for an hour, $29 for 2 hours
Opening its 3rd outlet at United Square Mall, SMIGY Indoor Playground's latest outlet boast a huge ball-pit filled with pink and white balls, a Hinoki wooden-block filled sandpit, a trampoline park, pretend play areas and more.
SMIGY United Square is located at Level 1 of the popular kids mall and will include a cafe (opening later) for parents to have their meals and take a break while watching over their kids. With the various play elements, this will appeal to kids of various ages - we recommend toddlers to lower primary.
9. Jump For Joy At Let's Play D'Marquee
Venue: Downtown East, D'Maquee
Dates: 7 May to 9 Aug 2022
Admission: From $25 (Tickets available at KKday for May - June)
More than the usual inflatable playground, Let's Play @ D'Marquee will feature 14 thrilling attractions that include the thrilling Virtual Reality (VR) shooting game, King Kong Robots, new and improved mini dinosaur rides, as well as a variety of bouncy castles, sand pit. The entire play area will be over 17,000 sqf, for kids to bounce, battle, slide and soar through the different zones.
The play venue will start from 7 May until 9 Aug with a refresh in the attractions at the end of June. Tickets for the experience in May - June is available on KKday , while tickets for July - August are on Trip.com.
10. Arrange A School Visit To The Refreshed Kiddiwinkie Schoohouse at Harbourfront
Venue: 3 HarbourFront Place, HarbourFront Tower 2, #02-01, Singapore 099254
Programmes: Infant Care (2 to 17 months) and Childcare (18 months to 6 years)
Fees: from $1,600 (Save $200 per month till end 2022)
A leading premium preschool in Singapore, Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse offers exploratory and inquiry-based learning for children from 2 months to 6 years through its bilingual Infant Care, as well as Early and Preschool Years programmes.
The newly revamped Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse at Harbourfront offers a fresh look with impressive facilities to enhance the learning experiences of your child which includes a Library Corner, Indoor Playground, Rock Climbing Wall and Singapore's 1st specially curated Sensory Space featuring interactive elements to ignite the curiosity of infants.
11. Get A Free Family Photography Session With Trial Class Redemptions
Programmes: Online Chinese Class with Wukong EDU, Online Math Class with Wukong EDU or Online Art Class with MeiShuBao
Sign-up for a free online trial class with either Wukong EDU or MeiShuBao in May and receive a free family photoshoot session (worth $50) after you have attended the trial class. The photoshoot includes a 20 mins session and 2 free digital images, and must be completed before 30 June 2022.
This exclusive deal is available for parents who sign-up for the Free Online Chinese Class with Wukong EDU, Free Online Math Class with Wukong EDU or the Free 1-to-1 Online Art Class with MeishuBao. While stocks last.
12. Let Your Kids Try Ink Painting With H&C Chinese Art Centre
Venue: International Plaza, #03-26, Singapore 079903
Dates: Selected Sats / Timings in May
Let your kids join this cultural and interesting 1hr 15min Kids Ink Painting workshop where they will learn to paint using the brush and ink from an experience teacher. H&C Cultural Art Centre is a school focused on sharing and introducing cultural art forms to children and adults. Expanding on their offerings (their most popular classes are the calligraphy class), they are introducing the new Kids Ink Painting Workshop for a limited time in May to gauge its response and interest from parents and kids.
This workshop is suitable for kids 6 years old and above.
13. Introduce Your Kids To Pottery At The Art Bones Studio
Venue: 68 Kallang Pudding Rd, #02-04, SYH Building, Singapore 349327
Date: Every Sat, 2 pm
Suitable for kids between 9 to 12 years old, this beginner ceramic workshop will let your kids try their hands at ceramics under the guidance of an experience teacher at the newly opened The Art Bones Studio. In this 2.5 - 3 hour session, participants will get the first-hand experience with the building process for pottery - from start to finish!
The Beginner Kids Ceramic Workshop will teach your kids to create their own pinch pot or coil pots with guidance - they will begin with clay and be encouraged to express creativity through sculpting and decorating their products to create personalised items. At the end of the session, your child will get to bring home their very own, handmade, high-quality custom pottery!
14. Attend The Newly Launched LingoAce Holiday Camp
Date: 28 May - 30 Jun 2022
Fees: Starts from $89.88 for 4-class Program, with different packages available
Looking for ways to engage your child this June Holiday? Don’t miss an exciting adventure with LingoAce as they take your child into the world of Chinese fable stories like Journey to the West《西游记》and Romance of the Three Kingdoms《三国演义》. But that’s not all! For parents looking to boost your child’s Chinese grades, join our intensive bridging course to strengthen written and oral communication!
Simply register your interest and a LingoAce consultant will get in touch to see how they can make the most out of your child’s June Holidays!
15. Book A Picnic Basket With TheMeetupSG
Venue: Selected venues
Fees: From $165
Head out for a picnic and glam up the experience with the team from TheMeetupSG as they help to dress up the venue, provide the food and add fun to your picnic! They have packages for 2 pax onwards and can setup at popular spots like East Coast Park, HortPark, Marina Barrage and more!
Download their pricing guide for more details about the service and see how you can make your next picnic outing the best one ever!
16. Find A Newly Launched Holiday Camp And Keep The Kids Purposefully Occupied For the Upcoming Holidays
With the June holidays around the corner, you may wish to booking a holiday camp for your children. There are a number of new and interesting options available on bykido.com and we have listed them below for your consideration!
- Entrepreneurship: Prototype a Mobile App Like An Entrepreneur
- Dance: Encanto & Frozen II June Holiday Camp
- Design & Architecture: Design A Home 3-Day Camp
- Multi-Activity: Music, Calligraphy and Craft 2-Day Camp
- Multi-Activity: Baking, Crafting and Dance 2-Day Camp
For more camps, workshops and activity ideas for the June Holiday, check out our holiday activity collection too!
17. Attend The Newly Launched STEM Class @ Kaboodle
Venue: Kaboodle, Katong Square
Date: Every Mon in May
Fees: $60 for trial class
Collaborating with Curiosity Kids, parents can visit Kaboodle every Monday to take part in a STEM class for 4 - 8 year olds. This class will provide a platform for little scientists to keep their thinking cap on and be inquisitive! Kids will learn and explore scientific principles through hands-on experiments and games. They also discuss and analyze findings to understand practical application of the scientific principles
18. Bring The Kids To The Resumed Fire Station Open Houses
Venue: Selected Fire Stations. Details below.
Date: Every Saturday, 9.00am to 9.50am and 10.00am to 10.50am
Admission: FREE (walk-in, registration only required for groups of more than 10)
From 30 Apr 2022, Fire Station Open Houses will be resuming and you can start planning a trip to a nearby station on any Saturday! You can simply walk-in at one of the 2 slots to meet the firefighters and paramedics, and learn more on how SCDF responds to emergencies!
We highly recommend a visit to the Central Fire Station as it houses the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery as well. Otherwise, you can simply check out the list of 17 fire stations in our article too!
19. Visit The Travelling Exhibition & Contribute To The Founders Memorial
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, The Canopy
Date: 28 Apr - 12 Jun 2022
The Share Your Story, Shape Our Memorial travelling exhibition showcases different stories of Singapore's past through various panels and is aimed at letting younger Singaporean better appreciate the nation-building years.
The exhibition also features a public call for artefacts and stories that represent Singapore’s nation-building years. Singaporeans are once again invited to play a part in the making of the Memorial by contributing their very own artefacts and stories from the 1950s to 1970s to the Memorial. Contribution can be submitted online with a wishlist containing examples of artefacts and stories that the Memorial is looking for available on the Founders’ Memorial website.
20. Enjoy A Drive-In Movie @ Downtown East
Venue: Downtown East’s Begonia Open-air Carpark (along Pasir Ris Drive 3)
Date: 28 May 2022
Admission: $25 per car
Downtown East’s signature Drive-In Movie Screening will return on May 28. The experience will take place at Downtown East’s Begonia Open-air Carpark (along Pasir Ris Drive 3), will be showing Marvel’s blockbuster Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.
Admission is $25 per car and includes two complimentary burgers and two drinks (worth $14). Families may also add additional snacks - a burger and a drink for $7; 32oz Popcorn for $4.50; and 32oz Candy Floss for $5. Pre-book
your tickets now. Only 40 parking lots are available, with no walk-in on event day.
21. Relax at the Active Garden At Gardens by the Bay
Venue: Waterfront Promenade, Gardens by the Bay
Opening Hours: 5 am - 2 am
Located along the stretch of Bayfront Plaza and the Floral Fantasy, Active Garden is a new 10,000 sqm space equipped with a host of complimentary and user-friendly facilities, including an outdoor gym, interactive musical playground, communal garden, expansive event lawns and a pet-friendly café!
The most kid-friendly part of the garden is definitely the musical playground where people of all ages and abilities can come together to create music and sounds! So let the little ones try their hands on the xylophone, drum set, as well as other percussion instruments here!