Discover another week of family-fun to-dos as we enter into a brand new month!
April comes to an end and we will be going into May! This means a long weekend awaits this week and here's our list of to-dos to help you discover your next family fun!
This week, we recommend a number of free admission events for families to spend time together and create family bonding! Fun doesn't have to be costly - even in one of the most expensive cities in the world - Singapore!
As always, this is just a compilation of our weekly 5 ideas, if you need more ideas for family fun, do head over to our weekly updated list of weekly recommendations or join our Telegram group for the most up-to-date sharing too!
1. Discover Outdoor Fun @ Decathlon Sunset Camping Festival
Photo Credits: Decathlon Singapore
Venue: Decathlon Singapore Lab, 230 Stadium Boulevard, Singapore 397799.
Dates: 29 April 2023, 3 pm - 9 pm
Families who enjoy camping and picnics, join Decathlon Singapore on 29 April 2023 for the very first Sunset Camping Fest 2023, where camping and picnic enthusiasts can gather to meet like-minded outdoor lovers and enjoy live performances, kids' activities, free goodies, camping talks and more.
There will also be plenty of activities for children. As the sun sets, there will also be a live DJ spinning chill music and a live band end the beautiful day. The best part, this event is FREE for all to attend!
2. Sign-up for FunFam SportFest 2023
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Arena Halls
Dates: 28 May 2023, 10 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free, fees apply for selected programmes
FunFam SportFest 2023 is the signature event organised by Active Parents to encourage families to be active, sporty and to create lasting memories together through parent-child activities and spending quality bonding time together!
This one-day active fun-filled event will be bringing its carnival-like atmosphere to the OCBC Arena Halls at Singapore Sports Hub on 28 May 2023 from 10 am to 6 pm! Most of its activities are complimentary, like sports try-outs including Aikido, Badminton, Canoe, Football, Hockey, Table Tennis.
While the event is only happening in May, families may choose to take part in paid programmes which are expected to be extremely popular and to sell-out really quickly! Since registration has just opened, better check out the link and sign-up now!
3. A New Exhibition & Play Area - Clean Up, Or Else at The Artground
Venue: The Artground at Goodman Arts Centre, Blk J, #01-40, Singapore 439053
Date: 15 Apr 2023 to 25 Feb 2024 (Wed to Sun), 9.15 am - 5 pm
Fee: $15 refundable deposit required
While chores are not typically a child’s go-to version of ‘play’ or associated with fun times, The Artground (TAG) has collaborated with The Cminors to create Clean Up, Or Else! - an environment designed to make doing chores fun and meaningful! In this latest arts installation, household chores balloon to enormous proportions to encourage active exploration and literary fun through poems and play to bring home the messages of shared responsibilities and of building good habits.
This playful idea is BIG on imagination and builds upon supersizing poems and ‘playing house’ to encourage family conversation around the values of kindness, helpfulness and responsibility over personal and shared spaces at home.
4. Celebrate Volvo 96th Birthday Bash with Family-friendly Activities
Venue: Volvo Showroom, 249 Alexandra Road, S159935
Dates: 29 and 30 Apr 2023, 12 pm to 5 pm daily
Admission: Free, fees are applicable for workshops
The Volvo 96th Birthday Bash will be held at the Volvo Showroom at Alexandra where families can expect a carnival-like atmosphere at this 2-day jam-packed event filled with fun activities for the whole family! At the event, families can take part in plenty of complimentary activities for you and your little ones to enjoy. From face-painting and balloon sculpting to an exciting bouncy castle, this is a great opportunity for the family to bond over fun and games!
In addition to the complimentary activities, there are also workshops available that you can sign up for at special "Volvo" prices. These workshops are a great way to pick up a new skill and to try out new experiences with your family.
5. Enjoy A Chill Sunday Afternoon with Sunday @ Stevens
Venue: Novotel @ Stevens
Dates: Sunday, 3 pm - 8 pm
Admission: $10 per adult, free for those below 12 year sold
A carnival experience pops up at Novotel Singapore on Stevens that is perfect for the whole family! Sunday @ Stevens is the perfect way to spend a chill afternoon with live music, delicious barbecue, bar bites, refreshing beverages, and exciting kids’ activities.
Simply purchase a $10 admission for every adult, comes with either a beer, wine, hotdog or burger, and kids can enter the play area to have fun! There will be a bouncy castle, loose play items and more! Families can just get cosy at the hotel's outdoor lawn, La Terrasse and chill the afternoon away!
6. *EXTRA* Visit the Istana Open House
Venue: The Istana, 35 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238823
Date: 1 May 2023, 8.30 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free but registration is required
The Istana will usually open its grounds to the public 5 days a year for the public to visit and the next open house will be 1 May 2023 to celebrate Hari Raya Puasa and Labour Day!
The open house will include entry to the Istana grounds as well as tours at the main building too. This year, families can also visit the Istana’s enhanced swan pond that features a new viewing deck and garden stream, as well as a curated selection of flowering and fragrant shrubs. There will also be family friendly activities and performances happening as part of the open house!