School holidays starts this week! For those of you who need ideas, here's our weekly list to keep the little ones entertained!
From massive events and festivals, to one of the first meet & greets since the pandemic, this week's family to-dos is the beginning of a fun-filled June! Have you planned your holiday to-dos? Head over to our June Holiday micro-site to discover the best to do in June!
Need more ideas? Here's a full list of recommendations that are still happening or join our Telegram group for the most up-to-date sharing too!
Let's take a look at our recommendations this week!
Meet Hello Kitty & My Melody @ City Square Mall
Venue: City Square Mall, Basement 2 (besides travelators)
Date: 3 – 26 June 2022 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only), Fri: 4pm and 7pm, Sat and Sun: 1pm, 4pm and7pm
Admission: Spend to redeem passes
Meet the adorable characters, Hello Kitty and My Melody, in person and snap some kawaii photos together! Fans of all ages can spend a minimum of $50*at City Square Mall and redeem a Meet & Greet pass two hours prior. Only 50 passes available for each session!
Fans of the characters may also spend to redeem exclusive Hello Kitty Collapsible Cups too! Finally, don't forget to play at the mall's playgrounds at City Green Park and basement 1 as they will be reopening too!
Visit The Children's Festival @ Gardens by the Bay
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, SuperTree Grove
Date: 28 May - 19 Jun 2022, 10 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free, Fees apply for Tiger’s Sports Arena and Happy’s Craft World (Tickets available on Klook)
The Children's Festival 2022 at Gardens by the Bay is finally happening! Join Kiztopia friends who have returned from their travels around the world and discover the wonderful memories they have to share. You can expect eight specially-designed giant inflatables, measuring up to 12.5metres tall, take centerstage at Gardens by the Bay! Each inflatable features the iconic landmarks of the different countries, such as Mount Fuji in Japan, the Sydney Opera House in Australia and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
Note that tthese inflatables for photo-taking and NOT bouncy castles, but two of the inflatables allow visitors to “board” the hot air balloon to take photos.
Families who visit will receive a complimentary activity booklet - complete the sheet to receive an exclusive sticker sheet. Apart from these free activities, families can expect two ticketed interactive zones - Happy’s Craft World and Tiger’s Sports Arena!
Enjoy Cultural Activities @ Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
Date: 21 May - 3 Jun 2022, 10 am - 5 pm | Extending opening hours (28 & 29 May): 10 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free, some workshops may require a fee
At the Wan Qing Dragon Boat Festival 2022, families will discover the story and traditions behind Dragon Boat Festival, one of the oldest cultural festivals in the world, and revel in the rich historical and cultural significance of the festival with a line-up of live performances, cultural workshops, heritage walking tours, storytelling sessions, and more during Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall's (SYSNMH) weekend open house.
Kids can take part in an Origami Dragon Boat workshop, take part in a Dragon Boat Festival storytelling and even a concert in the heritage centre's lawn!
Discover 5 Larger-then-life Art Installations At 3 Nature Parks
Venue: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Jurong Lake Gardens, and Punggol Waterway Park
Date: 12 May - 30 Oct 2022
Bring out your inner child with the simple joy of a seesaw, share your secrets through a larger-than-life paper cup, or marvel at a giant version of a Marie biscuit. From now till 30 October, the public can engage with five public art installations located across three park spaces in Singapore – Bishan-AMK Park, Jurong Lake Gardens, and Punggol Waterway Park.
As You Were is a public art showcase featuring seven artists stepping into nature to create interactive visual artworks that portray their imaginations of an endemic world. The artworks offer the families an opportunity to reconnect with nature as well as one another through fun and meaningful artworks that encourage a sense of play.
Visit The Army Open House @ F1 Pit Building
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Date: 28 - 30 May
Admission: Free, booking is required
Army Open House 2022 (AOH22) will make a return after five years to showcase the Army's hardware, software and heartware to engage Singaporeans of all ages. The main exhibition is happening this weekend at the F1 Pit Building and will feature signature AOH components, activities and shows across 13 zones!
The most exciting activities include a line-up of the Army's military platforms will be on display for families to take pictures of the various combat, combat support, and combat service support platforms, a kids zone comprising of a mini obstacle course, face painting with camo-cream, a mini campsite and a jungle maze, a firing range to experience firing Singapore's very own SAR 21 rifle(no real bullets of course), and battles rides where families will cruise down the waters of Marina Bay on the M3G military raft; take to the skies on the Chinook; and ride in some of the Army's most recognisable platforms!
Families will have to book tickets to visit AOH22 at the F1 Pit Building and in the heartlands. Ticket allocation will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Booking is at www.go.gov.sg/AOH22
EXTRA 1: Prepare For The June Holiday With Holiday Events, Camps and Workshops!
With the June holiday coming up and the relaxed SMM, we have also been alerted to a number of really exciting major events and festivals happening in June! To help you sieve through all that information and to find the best thing to do for your family, we have prepared the following lists just for you!
You may also wish to head over to our June Holiday landing page for more updates too!
EXTRA 2: Have A Play Date Outdoors
With the SMM relaxed, it might be useful to include outdoor ideas for your next playdates too! With the new rules, groups can be up to 10 people and have masks are optional at these outdoor venues too!
Families looking to visit an outdoor playgrounds will be spoilt for choice in Singapore. Let us help by narrowing the options to this list of the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore! Or if you may check our list of playgrounds located at the North, East and West of Singapore too!
How about going on a hike? Here's our list of the best hiking trails for families for you to consider, or simply visit one of our favourite parks, including East Coast Park, West Coast Park, Admiralty Park, Jurong Lake Garden, Labrador Park and more!
Finally, for those who like to experience going "overseas" on a playdate, we suggest a visit to Pulau Ubin or the St. John and Lazarus Islands for a fun day out!
Have any other ideas for an outdoor playdate? Share it with us in the Community Forum too!