Keep on creating family fun with us as we bring you the best things to do every week!
This week's list starts with an important call for help and a series of National Day happenings that might be happening around you! You will also find the reopening of playgrounds and of a historical site too!
And if this is not enough to-dos, here's our list of weekly recommendations compiled together (and that are still happening) into one list or join our Telegram group for the most up-to-date sharing too!
1. Donate Blood At Any Blood Bank or Blood Drive
Venue: Visit giveblood.sg to check their eligibility and make an appointment
You may have seen a call out by the health authorities for people with A+ and O+ blood types to step forward and donate blood. This is due to a shortage of blood supply that may see major elective surgeries requiring these two blood units to be postponed.
Doing our part for the community, we will like to share this call for help and to encourage mummies and daddies who are eligible and keen, to visit giveblood.sg to check your eligibility and make an appointment. You may also can also walk into any blood bank or community blood drive to donate.
Do note that children needs to be at least 16 years old to donate, and those between 16 - 17 years old will need parents consent too.
2. Find A National Day 2022 Event Happening Near You!
Photo Credits: Taman Jurong Kakis
Venue: Around Singapore
As we are less than a month away from Singapore's National Day 2022 (9 Aug 2022, in case you did not know), many community centres and resident committees are organising events for their estates and residents. you do not need to be at the National Day Parade 2022 to enjoy the festivities, just find one around you!
Below are some of the events that we came across, check out your community's Facebook page or check the notice boards around to see if something is happening near you!
- National Day Carnival @ Oasis Waterpark Hardcourt (FREE)
- Nanyang 57th National Day Carnival @ Jurong West St. 91
- National Day Celebrations @ Bukit Batok West ($4)
- National Day Celebrations @ Tampines East CC (FREE)
- Taman Jurong National Day Celebrations @ Taman Jurong CC
- SingaPAW Weekend @ South Bridge
For more National Day related events and happenings, do check our National Day 2022 page too!
3. Play & Eat @ Beauty In The Pot
Photo Credits: Beauty in the Pot
Venue: All Beauty in the Pot outlets
At Beauty in the Pot, one of the most family-friendly aspect is that kids get to play at the playgrounds while parents get to enjoy their meals. Due to COVID, the playgrounds at the outlets have been closed and perhaps many parents have been missing the "eating in peace" experience!
You can rejoice as Beauty in the Pot has announced that it is reopening its kids' playgrounds at all outlets and offering perks for both children and parents too!
The popular chain will also be running a promotions for ladies with up to 50% off food ingredients from 18 - 24 July 2022!
4. Visit The Restored Bukit Timah Railway Station
Photo Credits: NParks
Venue: About mid-point of Rail Corridor
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Following 2-years of restoration works, the Bukit Timah Railway Station and Railway Staff Quarters reopened to the public recently. The restored community node is located around the midway point of the 24km-long Rail Corridor and comprises two restored conserved buildings—the Railway Station and Railway Staff Quarters—as well as newly-added amenities, gardens and lawns.
Visiting families can enjoy (and learn more at) the heritage gallery at the old railway station and relax at the cafe inside the former staff quarters, as well as appreciate the new community spaces.
5. Enjoy A Neon Art Jamming Experience At Arty Party Singapore
Venue: 62B Queen Street Singapore, 188541
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu (10.30 am - 7.30 pm), Fri - Sun (10.30 am - 9 pm)
Fees: from $59
Arty Party Singapore is a space for families and parents to relax, have fun and to just let go - not forgetting also great for creating family fun too! The space is quite "free-for-all" with paint splashed across the walls and the art jamming sessions reflect that tension-releasing atmosphere too!
Be your very own Picasso, embrace your inner creativity and be amazed at the sense of satisfaction that stems from forming something distinctive with your own hands! The studio also provides a very interesting Neon Art Jamming session using glow-in-the-dark paint to create your own artwork too! Read more about our Neon Art Jamming Experience!