The Best Things To Do With Kids In Singapore This Week (8 - 14 May 2023)

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This week's family fun includes exciting activities and promotion to the entire family!

Looking for events for the family to have fun together? You have come to the right place! Discover our weekly list of to-dos for family fun now! 

This week, we look at fun workshops, carnivals and even a special 1-for-1 tea set promotion suitable for families too! And the weather have been a mix of warm and rainy, so do check out our list of malls of playgrounds for that indoor (air-conditioned) play time too!

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. Sign-up for an Acrobatic Workshop for Children at SIFA 2023

Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Dates: 3 Jun 2023, 2.30 pm
Admission: $28 (1 child + 1 observing adult)

Learn a new way to use acrobatics by exploring the movement principles of the scene Why So Serious from Circa’s Humans 2.0. Recommended for 8 to 12 years old, children will learn acrobatic gestures that are integrated with groove-like-movement to create sequences that are unique and personalised to each individual performer.

The workshop is part of Singapore International Festival of Arts 2023 that includes over 90 performances and activities, including the exciting acrobatic circus performance, HUMANS 2.0 by Circa and more! Discover more family-friendly events at SIFA 2023!

2. Play at the Free Mother's Day Carnival for Families at Heartbeat@Bedok

Venue: Heartbeat@Bedok, 11 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 469662
Date: 13 May 2023, 2 pm - 5 pm
Admission: Free but registration to receive a free gift

Bedok@Heartbeat will be hosting a special Mother's Day Carnival on 13 May 2023 with lots of fun activities for the entire family! The free event includes concert performance on stage by pre-schools and Fengshan Primary School, Magic Shows by Mr Egg and band performances as well as snack booths such as Churros, Popcorn, Hotdog Bun, Ice Cream and Cookies! 

That's not all! Families will also get to enjoy workshops and carnival games too! Don't forget to grab a photo at the instant photo print to capture your wonderful memory! 

The event is free and open to the public, but register now and receive a free gift (while stocks last) when you visit! 

3. Have Playground Fun at the Malls (Free)

Venue: Various

Finding fun activities for kids can be a challenging task, especially when the weather is unpredictable these days! But worry not, we've got you covered! Heading to a indoor play space is a great way for children to have fun and stay active, and Singapore has no shortage of shopping malls that offer these facilities. Here's a list of 32 shopping malls with free play spaces that will keep your kids entertained for hours.

Here's our list of 32 shopping malls with playgrounds in Singapore that you can consider heading to! Pack your bags and head out to one of these shopping malls to create some unforgettable memories with your little ones this weekend!

4. The Marmalade Pantry Opens at Anchorpoint with 1-for-1 Tea Set Opening Promotion

*Photo Credits: The Marmalade Pantry

Venue: Level One (Central Atrium), Anchorpoint Shopping Centre, 370 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159953
Dates: 7 May - 6 Aug 2023

Slated to welcome diners on 7 May 2023, The Marmalade Pantry at Anchorpoint presents familiar favourites along with new menu-exclusives and retail items in a contemporary and comfortable ambience. To celebrate the opening, families can also expect limited-time promotions too! 

From 7 to 31 May 2023 (excluding 13 & 14 May), families can enjoy a 1-for-1 offer on the Floral Bliss Afternoon Tea Set ($78++ for two persons) and spend quality time as a family at this new chic outlet. The set includes a selection of dainty sweets and savouries created for this rendition of the afternoon tea set, such as the Lemon Macaron; Petite Earl Grey Cupcake; Seared Scallop with Osmanthus on Focaccia; and Mint Feta Cream and Pumpkin Tart, while sipping on Gryphon’s Botany Selection of teas.

Note that a 24-hour advance reservation is required and the offer is valid for a total of 4 persons.

5. Play at a Carnival for Free @ Great World

Venue: Great World, Level 1 Atrium
Dates: 6 - 15 May 2023
Admission: Free

Let your kids have fun at the Motherswork 25th Anniversary carnival from 6 to 15 May at Great World, Level 1 Atrium. Take Instagram-worthy shots at the bubble dome or jump with joy at the bouncy castle! Stand to win baa baa sheepz products and Philips Avent products worth up to $250 at the claw machines!

For Great Rewards members, get a free carnival ticket (worth $5) with promo code <GRMWBYKIDO>. Limited to first 100 redemptions, other T&Cs apply. Not a Great Rewards member? Download Great Rewards on App Store or Play Store today!

6. *BONUS* Celebrate Mother's Day at HDB Malls

Venue & Time

  • 13 May
    • 12 pm - 3 pm: Pioneer Mall, Teban Place
    • 5 pm - 8 pm: Sembawang Mart, Taman Jurong Shopping Centre
  • 14 May
    • 12 pm - 3 pm: Northshore Plaza, Woodlands North Plaza
    • 5 pm - 8 pm: Hougang RiverCourt, 888 Plaza
  • 20 May
    • 12 pm - 3 pm:¬†Kampung Admiralty / Admiralty Plaza, Gek Poh Shopping Centre
    • 5 pm - 8 pm:¬†Vista Point, Woodlands Mart
  • 21 May
    • 12 pm - 3 pm:¬†Yew Tee Square, Limbang Shopping Centre, Greenridge Shopping Centre
    • 5 pm - 8 pm:¬†Fajar Shopping Centre, Sunshine Plaza

Celebrate the special women in your life this Mother's Day with a host of exciting activities at HDB malls! From treasure hunts to hands-on workshops, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Here are the details of the activities you won't want to miss:

  • Mom & Me Treasure Hunt: Look for treasure chests around the mall and solve Mother's Day themed puzzles hidden in them to redeem a $5 grocery voucher upon completion!

  • Mother's Day Gift Making Station: Redeem a plant pot and personalise it for your mom to show you care!

  • Free Flowers for Moms: Receive FREE flowers from our roving crew on event day!

  • Hourly Craft Workshops: Join the FREE hands-on craft workshops to make something special for your mom ‚Äď a different craft every hour! (Only at selected malls)

  • Mother's Day Photo Contest: Take a photo with our Mother's Day installation at the mall and participate in our photo contest. You may stand a chance to win grocery vouchers worth $100! (10-31 May)

Don't miss out on the chance to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones this Mother's Day. Head down to your nearest HDB mall and participate in these fun-filled activities!


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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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