Don't miss these family-fun events and experiences and create more family fun times this week!
Not sure what to do this weekend? Here are some ideas to get you started - from enjoying an evening at the Singapore Food Festival (where you might be able to catch the NDP rehearsal fireworks) to visiting a stretch of outdoor playground at Alexandra Linear Canal Park!
As always, this is just a compilation of our weekly five 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. Visit the Singapore Food Festival Village
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Dates: 19 - 30 Jul 2023
Admission: from $8 (tickets available on KKday)
The annual Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is back and this is your last weekend to head down to the Festival Village at Bayfront Event Space! The Festival Village spans 17,000sqm with different zones where you will find over 100 F&B brands offering unique creations, including festival exclusives too!
Not only will there be food, there will also be live performances, claw machines and other fun happenings (don't forget to grab your free ice cream from the Grab booth too)! If you visit on 29th July, you might also be able to catch the fireworks from the NDP rehearsal too.
While we feel that entry should be free instead of $8, we also reason that it helps to keep the crowd manageable and make the experience more enjoyable too. What do you think?
2. Catch the Last National Day Parade 2023 Rehearsal
Photo Credits: https://www.ndp.gov.sg/
Venue: Outside Parliament House
Date: 29 July 2023
If you are keen to catch the fireworks and other aerial happenings of the National Day Parade 2023, you can try to head down the Marina Bay area for the experience! This will be the last rehearsal before the actual parade on 9 Aug 2023!
The fireworks will go off at about 8 pm, and the other aerial performances, including the Red Lions and RSAF Flypast, can be caught from 6 pm onwards.
3. Get Your Tickets to the RSAF55 Open House
Photo Credits: The Republic of Singapore Air Force / Facebook
Venue: Paya Lebar Air Base
Dates: 9 and 10 Sep 2023 (Open House), from 20 Jul - 22 Aug 2023 (Balloting)
The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) open house will offer families the opportunity for rides on the Chinook helicopter, Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) and other aircrafts. These experiences will be taking place during the RSAF55 Open House on 9 and 10 Sep 2023 at Paya Lebar Air Base - the first physical open house in seven years!
From now until 22 Aug 2023, Singaporeans and permanent residents will be able to ballot for flight tickets! Each person gets one chance to ballot for up to 4 tickets!
4. Enjoy A Free Outdoor Movie Screening at Southside, Sentosa
Venue: Sentosa Southside
Dates: 28 Jul 2023, 7.50 pm onwards
Gather your friends and family, and come on down to Southside, Sentosa for an evening of entertainment under the stars with delicious snacks and drinks and a complimentary outdoor movie screening by the beach on 28 Jul 2023.
The experience happens on selected Fridays and Public Holidays, and this week, families can catch Ralph Breaks the Internet on the big outside screen! The experience is free but limited to the first 400 pax only - so arrive early if you are planning to visit!
5. Visit the Playgrounds Along the Alexandra Linear Canal Park
Venue: Between Commonwealth Ave to Tanglin Road
Opening Hours: 24 hrs (7 pm - 7 am, lighting hours)
Linking Commonwealth Avenue to Tanglin Rd, Alexandra Canal Linear Park is a 1.4km strip that starts from Queenstown MRT Station and runs along Strathmore Estate before ending at Tanglin Road, where it leads to Alexandra Park Connector.
Along the park, you will find the popular Alice in Wonderland Playground at Dawson Vista, Hills & Ribbons Playground at SkyResidences @ Dawson, Eco-Jungle Adventure Playground at Dawson, and many other neighbourhood playgrounds, including a skate corner with ramps and railings too! Cross over to the Alexandra Park Connector, and you will also find the Alexandra Canal Water Play Area too!
So if you are planning an outdoor play day, this might be a good option to bring the kids too!
6. Visit the Mothercare Baby and Kids Fair
Venue: Expo Hall 6A
Dates: 28 - 30 Jul 2023
The Mothercare Baby & Kids Fair is happening at Expo Hall 6A from 28 to 30 Jul 2023 and promises over 200 premium baby and kids brands and over 2,000 lowest deals and steals! Not just baby products, we also spotted that Kiztopia will be a partner at the fair, thus a play area will definitely be in place too!
So if you are looking for baby products or kids stuff, do head down to the Expo Hall 6A this weekend for the best deals!