The Best Things To Do With Kids In Singapore This Week (4 - 10 Sep 2023)

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The Sep school holiday kicks off with lots of family fun experiences to be had! 

Here's our weekly list of family fun to-dos to help you create lots of fun times with the kids! This week, families can head down to the RSAF Open House, or have fun at the month long Singapore River Festival! Sanrio character fans will not want to miss the Garden of Lights installations at VivoCity, and we also highlight a couple of holiday camp ideas for the last min ones! 

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 RSAF Open House

Venue: Paya Lebar Air Base
Dates: 9 and 10 Sep 2023 (Open House)
Admission: Free

The RSAF55 Open House features interactive exhibitions throughout the day, interspersed with exciting live programmes. Look forward to capability demonstrations like the aerial capability display as well as virtual black knights. Get the chance to get up-close and personal with the air force assets and personnel at the static displays.

For those of you who managed to snag tickets to the familiarisation flights, you will definitely be in for a treat! Otherwise, families can also have fun at the carnival games at the open house too! There will also be performances by the SAF Central Band and the Music and Drama Company.

There are also food and refreshments available in the Dining & Performance Hall with food trucks throughout the RSAF55 Open House fairground.

2. Have an Exciting Time at the Singapore River Festival

Venue: Singapore River Precinct
Dates: 7 Sep - 1 Oct 2023
Admission: Free with paid activities

Back for its seventh edition and marking its first physical comeback since 2019, the annual Singapore River Festival will see an even more interactive and engaging event for all. 

Witness Singapore’s three iconic quays, Cavenagh Bridge, Read Bridge, and Alkaff Bridge, light up and transform into a mesmerizing canvas of colours with stunning light art installations. And for the opening weekend, catch a captivating line-up of performances at Read Bridge, River Promenade in front of Clarke Quay Central and Riverside Point, or head down to Circular Road to take part in a vibrant street party.

3. Show Your Support at the Beyond the Label Fest

Venue: Jewel Changi Airport
Dates: 8 Sep 2023, 9.30 am - 9.30 pm
Admission: Free

This year's¬†Beyond the Label (BTL) Fest¬†is centred around the theme, ‚ÄúMental Wellness Begins with All of Us‚ÄĚ and¬†aims to highlight that mental wellness is a shared responsibility.

Take part in workshops and interactive event booths throughout the day that will teach you tips and strategies to better manage your mental wellbeing. In the evening, families can enjoy performances by local artiste Annette Lee and students from various educational institutions, and hear their mental health stories. 

There will also be promotions by Jewel Changi Airport tenants, including 1 for 1 ice cream scoop at Anderson's of Denmark, complimentary Salted Fish Skin with min. $30 spending at IRVINS and more!

4. Grab Photos at the Garden of Lights, VivoCity

Venue: VivoCity Sky Park, Level 3
Dates: 31 Aug - 1 Oct 2023
Admission: Free

Happening from 31st Aug to 1st Oct 2023, families can look forward to capturing Insta-worthy photo moments with their favourite Sanrio characters across four zones located within the VivoCity Sky Park on Level 3 of the mall at the Garden of Lights!

From the pretty Friendship Bridge to the Hello Kitty Garden Maze, come and be mesmerised by the beauty of larger-than-life figurines illuminating the night sky, including Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, and more!

5. Sign-up for these Holiday Camps and Workshops

Dates: 2 - 10 Sep 2023

If you still have not planned anything for the holidays, here's a list of unique, fun and best holiday camps and workshops to keep your kids purposefully occupied during the holidays!

Need more holiday camps and workshops ideas? Check out our List of Sep School Holiday Camps and Workshops.

Bonus: Volvo Carnival at the Volvo Showroom

Venue: Volvo Showroom, 249 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159935
Dates: 9 and 10 Sep 2023, 11 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free 

Are you ready for an unforgettable weekend filled with excitement, entertainment, and enrichment? Look no further than the Volvo Carnival, a fun-filled event for families! Mark your calendars for 9 and 10 Sep 2023, from 11 am to 6 pm, as the Volvo Showroom at 249 Alexandra Road, Singapore transforms into a haven of entertainment and exploration.

Families can take part in enriching activities together. From sustainability workshops on waste reduction strategies to exciting magic shows, the event promises to be both informative and enjoyable for all families, and most importantly, to create lasting memories that go beyond the event itself! 

Bonus: Save More When You Have Fun at Sentosa with these Combo Vouchers


Dates: From now till 31 Oct 2023
: Free

Sentosa¬†is the perfect destination for families to unwind, create memories, and have a blast ‚Äď and now there is more reason to visit the island! With a remarkable achievement of reaching 500,000 Islander Members since its relaunch last year, Sentosa is rolling out a trio of exciting combo deals, packed with free vouchers that promise you a fantastic time on the island! From stays and F&B options to various activities on the island, there‚Äôs a way for¬†anyone and everyone to rest and be rewarded!

Vouchers are available for redemption on the MySentosa app. Islander members can download the MySentosa app and unlock the vouchers now! If you are not yet a Islander member, just download the MySentosa app and sign-up for the FREE membership to get your vouchers!

There will also be¬†three mystery vouchers during a livestream event on Sentosa's Tiktok on 14 Sep, 8 pm!¬†Tune in for an hour of fun, games, and entertainment ‚Äď plus, you will stand a chance to win staycations, attraction tickets, and more during the livestream.



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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