Things To Do With Kids In Singapore This Weekend: 30 Jan - 5 Feb 2023 [Updated Weekly]



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Here's a list of the best things to do and places to go with kids! Updated with the latest events and experiences weekly!       

Last Update: 30 Jan - 5 Feb 2023

Get the latest events and experiences for families in Singapore. This list is updated weekly with the aim of providing you with information on what you can do this week with your family! 

The list is separated into 2 sections. The 1st section includes our weekly recommended 5 new/updated activities happening this week and the 2nd section includes all previous recommended activities that are still available! 

If you like to share your own experiences, let us know about it and we can share it for more families to create their next family fun too! 

This Weekend | Ongoing | Permanent

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we encourage families to check with the respective events beforehand and to stay home if you are unwell. 

The 5 Best Things To Do With Kids This Week

1. Chingay Parade 2023 Happening This Weekend! 

Venue: F1 Pit Building
Dates: 3 & 4 February 2023, 8 pm onwards
Admission: from $20

Back after a 3 years hiatus, the physical Chingay Parade 2023 will be happening at the F1 Pit Building on 3 and 4 Feb 2023! Families can expect a colorful, energetic and powerful performance with lots of music, dance and action! Don't miss the return of the iconic Chingay floats and community co-created mini floats which exemplifies the strong community spirit and togetherness. 

Tickets to the physical parade are on sale now, and are priced at $20, $28.50, $40, $50 and $60 depending on date and categories. PAssion Card Members enjoy 20% off! Get them now on SISTIC!

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2. Go On A Treasure Hunt with the National Museum of Singapore

Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Dates: 4 Feb 2023
Admission: Free, fees may apply for activities

This Chinese New Year holiday, bring along your loved ones to the National Museum of Singapore for a day of fun-filled activities! Families and young ones can look forward to handcrafted workshops to create auspicious flower blooms, participate in a museum hunt as well as enjoy music and lion dance performances. 

Put on your detective caps and discover the auspicious symbols associated with the Lunar New Year in this ‚Äúlucky‚ÄĚ hunt, featuring plants and all things red! Complete the hunt to stand a chance to receive a limited-edition red packet from the museum.

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3. Fly High with The Little Company

Venue:¬†KC Arts Centre ‚Äď Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road
Date: From 1 Feb 2023 
Admission: From $27 (Get 10% Off when you use promo code: BKO10)

The Little Company is kicking off 2023 nurturing and inspiring young minds with a theatre production that combines science, drama, puppetry, music and storytelling, Fly High. 

This is a play that will let the imagination of your kids take flight as they follow the production's main characters Poppy and Mo's dream of flying. See how the 2 friends decide to embark on a crazy ambition of building their very own flying machine. A combination of physical theatre, comedy, original songs, and puppetry create a whirlwind tour through the basics of aerodynamics and friendship.

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4. Win Concert Tickets at the #HUATRUN

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Dates: 22 Jan - 5 Feb 2023
Admission: Free, charges apply for activities

Singapore Sports Hub invites families to more sporting, entertainment and community activities with its very first Stadium Waterfront Carnival. Come celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with events perfect for all ages, such as the annual #HUATRUN, the inaugural Asian Food Street, energising Prosperity Race and innovative spins on traditional performances across two fun-filled weekends! 

At the #HUATRUN, spot the photo-board backdrops located around the 100Plus Promenade (Gates 4, 14 & 22) and strike your most creative poses! Take a picture with the photo-board, post it on Instagram and tag #HUATRUN - the top 3 posts with the most number of "Likes" will win their choice of a pair of event / concert tickets!

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5. *LAST CHANCE* Get Your Free LEGO Sets at the¬†LEGO¬ģ¬†Prosperity Burrows at Suntec City

Venue: Suntec City, Atrium (Tower 1 & 2)
Date: 12 Jan - 5 Feb 2023
Admission: Free

From now until 5 Feb 2023, head down to Suntec City to celebrate Lunar New Year with fun-filled activities and exciting rewards! Stand a chance to win LEGO rewards, redeem exclusive merchandise and Suntec+ Points, and indulge the kids with some family fun at the mall!

Help spread festive joy at the¬†LEGO¬ģ Prosperity Burrows¬†event happening at Suntec City, Atrium (Tower 1 & 2). Help the Bunny Family prepare for LNY by completing 3 themed challenges to redeem a LEGO polybag at the end! Families can also take part in the Bonus¬†Station: Spot the Hidden Bunny to stand a chance to win LEGO sets too!¬†

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BONUS: Have A Play Date Outdoors

Venue: Multiple

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!

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ONGOING

Don't miss these events and experience that are still happening as at our last update! Know something else that is worth sharing, tell us in "Share Your Experience" forum. 

Take Lots Of Photos at Disney100 at Jewel Changi Airport

Venue: Jewel Changi Airport
Dates: Till 9 Apr
Admission: Free

Families visiting Jewel Changi Airport can expect a range of Disney-themed activities and retail offerings as part of the Disney100 celebrations! The activities and displays pay tribute to nearly 100 years of iconic storytelling from The Walt Disney Company. 

Families visiting Jewel will be able to explore a Disney100 Light & Sound Show featuring some of Disney’s most beloved characters and photo spots inspired by select Disney films. Shoppers can also enjoy retail offerings featuring Disney merchandise and collectables too!

*There was a special extended version of the Disney100 Light & Sound Show over the opening weekend (till 15 Jan), subscribe to our Telegram channel to avoid missing out on such "last min" updates too!

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Hop Into The New Year at the LEGO¬ģ¬†Prosperity Burrows at Suntec City

Venue: Suntec City, Atrium (Tower 1 & 2)
Date: 12 Jan - 5 Feb 2023
Admission: Free

From now until 5 Feb 2023, head down to Suntec City to celebrate Lunar New Year with fun-filled activities and exciting rewards! Stand a chance to win LEGO rewards, redeem exclusive merchandise and Suntec+ Points, and indulge the kids with some family fun at the mall!

Help spread festive joy at the¬†LEGO¬ģ Prosperity Burrows¬†event happening at Suntec City, Atrium (Tower 1 & 2). Help the Bunny Family prepare for LNY by completing 3 themed challenges to redeem a LEGO polybag at the end! Families can also take part in the Bonus¬†Station: Spot the Hidden Bunny to stand a chance to win LEGO sets too!¬†

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Interactive CNY Light Installations at Raffles Place

Venue: Raffles Place Precinct
Date: Till 5 Feb 2023

Head down to Raffles Place for a nice quiet dinner (hopefully with the festive season, no-one is going back to work) and celebrate the festive occasion with a series of brightly-lit installations within the Central Business District. These interactive oriental decorations come alive when you scan the QR code to customise the colour and also make the colours dance to a selected CNY tune! You can find these interactive Instagrammable displays at six locations around the Raffles Place precinct.

Inspired by the designs of Chinese words, chun, śė•; fu, Á¶Ź; and ji, ŚźČ, these installations come together to symbolise new beginnings, blessings and prosperity for all visitors. They are also beautifully lit in red and gold and adorned with cherry blossoms to welcome the Year of the Rabbit ‚Äď the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac and said to be the luckiest out of all the twelve animals.

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Glamping at Mandai Wildlife Reserves Parks

Venue: Singapore Zoo or River Wonders
Dates: Till 28 Feb 2023 (on selected days)
Price: From $1,599 per tent (Singapore Zoo), $1,199 per tent (River Wonders)

Wake up to the sounds of the rainforest, get up-close with our animal ambassadors, and so much more as the Mandai Wildlife Reserves offers exclusive glamping experiences for families at its parks.

Connect with wildlife and nature in this 2D1N staycation experience in the heart of Singapore Zoo. Explore the wild and enjoy exclusive, fun-filled wildlife experiences in the day, and wind down in your own luxurious air-conditioned dome tent under the stars.

And at River Wonders, get up-close with the cheeky squirrel monkeys and other special animals. Drift off to sleep with the magnificent manatees in front of you at Amazon Flooded Forest. 

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Visit the New Mattel Playhouse at Let's Play Marina Square

Venue: Let's Play, Marina Square #03-208/209
Dates: 13 Jan - 9 Apr 2023
Admission: From $28 (Get tickets from Trip.com)

The Mattel Playhouse event, is the latest pop-up play concept at Let's Play at Marina Square. This all-new, family-friendly event brings together multiple beloved Mattel brands, providing a diverse and immersive atmosphere for young kids and families to play and have fun together across 12 activities and splendid photo opportunities!

Families will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities and games at Mattel Playhouse, including Hot Wheels iconic orange track and Barbie's creative play opportunities, where children can become a pop star, gymnast, painter and more. Also, families can enjoy a great time with the Biggest Friends of All - Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends in The Island of Sodor, take a train ride and enjoy three Thomas the Tank Engine themed arcade machines.

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Grab Tickets To The Physical Chingay Parade 2023

Venue: F1 Pit Building
Dates: 3 & 4 February 2023, 8 pm onwards
Admission: from $20

The Chingay Parade 2023 will return to the F1 Pit Building as a physical parade on 3 and 4 Feb 2023. Families can expect to come up-close to the colorful, energetic and powerful performances with a  street-style container art backdrop that is co-created by youths. You will also get to experience the return of the iconic Chingay floats and 17 community co-created mini floats which exemplifies the strong community spirit and togetherness. 

Tickets to the physical parade are on sale now, and are priced at $20, $28.50, $40, $50 and $60 depending on date and categories. PAssion Card Members enjoy 20% off! Get them now on SISTIC!

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Have Fun While Collecting Red Packets @ The Museum Roundtable Hongbao Campaign 2023

Venue: 39 participating museums, heritage institutes and galleries
Dates: 6 Jan - 3 Feb 2023

Returning for the 9th edition, the popular Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign 2023 features 39 different red packets inspired by the rabbit and the participating museums, heritage institution and galleries. 

Families can go on an adventure across the island to try to complete their 2023 Hong Bao collection. Take this opportunity to visit the participating member and make it a fun day out with the kids! 

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Cute Rabbit Installations at the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Dates: 29 Dec 2022 - 19 Feb 2023
Admission: Free with fees for selected programmes

Join Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) as they celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with family friendly events and programmes as part of the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023! 

Most of the programmes will be happening at the end of the month as we near Chinese New Year, including lion dance and festive drumming workshops, temple tours and heritage trails, storytelling, craft activities for the little ones, and more! However, families can already expect the adorably ginormous rabbit installation of Bit Bit Forest at the SYSNMH Lawn from now till 19 Feb 2023!

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CNY Festivities At The Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival

Venue: New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street
Dates: 3 Jan - 19 Feb 2022
Admission: Free

The Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival returns to Chinatown with a street light-up, food and festive fairs, and weekly stage shows, as well as a countdown party too! 

The official street light-up will take place on 3 Jan at Kreta Ayer Square and will continue to be switched on nightly until 19 Feb in New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and, for the first time, Upper Cross Street. 

Apart from the lightings, families can also enjoy the Chinatown Festive Fair that will run from 1 to 21 Jan at Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street  with a Chinatown Food Fair happening at the same period in Smith Street. 

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Enjoy Free Entry to Sentosa Till 31 March 2023

Photo Credits: National Heritage Board

Extended for the 7th time, families can still enter Sentosa for free until 31 March 2023. You can enter via the Sentosa Express, car or taxi, shuttle services as well as through the Sentosa boardwalk 

However, this seems to be the last extension as admission fees have been announced for entry from 1 April 2023. 

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Visit The Cute Rabbits @ SCCC (Tu)gether Art Installation

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Roof Garden
Dates: 18 Dec 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
Admission: Free

The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) ushers in the Year of The Rabbit with a cheekily named art installation exhibition, (Tu)gether, that is cute and full of photo opportunities for the entire family! From Rabbits playing mahjong to sharing a hotpot meal, you will find the characters in various interesting activities! 

Families can also collect limited-edition red packets by heading down to the reception at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Level 1before 5 February 2023

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Learn More About Anxiety At The EYELAH!

Venue: Temasek Shophouse, 28 Orchard Rd, S238832
Dates: 5 Dec 2022 to 4 Feb 2023
Admission: Free

The EYEYAH! pop-up museum is a showcase of 40 world-class artworks by contemporary digital artists from Singapore and ten other countries. It will be  touring venues and schools in Singapore and uses illustration to provoke conversation around mental health - including what anxiety looks and feels like, its causes, positive and negative anxiety, how to overcome it and resilience.

The exhibition and supporting programme which includes assembly talks and workshops for teachers is developed by EYEYAH!, and co-presented by the DesignSingapore Council with the support of The James Dyson Foundation.

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Have Carnival Fun At The T3 Underground Carnival

Venue: Changi Airport Terminal 3, Basement 2 and Basement 3
Dates: 4 Nov 2022 - 2 Apr 2023
Admission: Spend and redeem or purchase tickets. Rides & Games from $5

Started last week, families can head down to the T3 Underground Carnival at Changi Airport Terminal 3 to have fun at the many carnival games and amusement rides happening at B2 and B3. 

At the B2 (outside Kopitiam), you will find games like the feed the clown, shooting gallery and even an interesting angry bird game (where you launch a catapult to try to hit down the bricks). Head out to the carpark and you will find more carnival games as well as amusement rides like the spinning cup, boat ride and more! There will also be plenty of photo spots for you to capture your families photos too! 

Those looking to do more can head down to B3 where there is a pirate ship, car ride and the popular Dino-Kart. The Dino-Kart is a go-kart experience for 13 years old and above and is located at the carpark at B3. 

Games and rides start from $5 and the Dino-Kart from $28. Purchase your tokens from iChangi App and you will get to enjoy additional discounts too. 

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Eat, Shop, Play and Celebrate at the Heartlands Festival

Venue: Heartland Areas
Dates: 19 Nov 2022 - 24 Feb 2023
Admission: Free

First organised last year, the Heartlands Festival is back this year to celebrate the best of the old and new in the heartlands. Over the 3-month festival, families can expect lucky draws, exciting experiences and festivities, as well as performances by local artistes and hidden heartland gems for all to Eat, Shop, Play and Celebrate at the Heartlands! 

You can take part in a relay style game show and complete hawker related challenges, enjoy performances at the hawker centres, take part in an amazing race and more! 

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An Exciting Mega Carnival and Light Installations At Downtown East

Venue: Downtown East
Dates: 19 Nov 2022 onwards
Admission: Depends on activity

Downtown East's¬†Space Odyssey Christmas¬†brings an array of specially curated programmes to keep everyone enthralled! Families will visit the¬†one-of-its-kind and must-see "intergalactic‚Ä̬†SPACE¬†OUT!¬†exhibition¬†‚ÄĒ which takes place in three locations at Downtown East, including an outdoor interactive light projection which¬†transports you to the surface of Mars and the Moon, where you can touch the stars, move planets with your hands,¬†and more.¬†

Over at D'Marquee, families can get on dinosaur rides, Viking rides, interactive dinosaur ball pits and sandpits, merry-go­ rounds, and more at the Mega Carnival.

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Go On A Nature Walk With Young Nautilus

Venue: Various
Dates: Selected Dates 
Fees: from $56 (Tickets available on BYKidO SHOP)

Popular nature walk provider, Young Nautilus, has announced its latest schedule for November and December where families can join them to explore Singapore coastal backyard (across different venues) and to take a look at the amazing animals found in Singapore. This a chance for kids to learn more about science and nature, and to see in action the beauty of wildlife. 

Depending on the venue, some of the walks are suitable for kids from just 2 years old too! From now until 13 Nov 2022, enjoy 5% off purchases when you use promo code: HOLIDAYCAMPDEC2022 on the BYKidO SHOP. 

Check out our list of Holiday Camps and Workshops where you can enjoy 5% discount on selected listings on the BYKidO SHOP! 

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Visit Pandora at the Avatar: The Experience 

Venue: Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay
Dates: from 28 Oct 2022, 9 am - 9 pm
Admission: from $35 (Get tickets from Klook)

Set in the garden's dreamy Cloud Forest, Avatar: The Experience will bring the mystical world of Pandora to you, and is described as an immersive walk-through event based on Avatar, the globally highest-grossing film of all time.

Families can expect lots of photo spots across 5 different zones that represents Pandora. There will also be interactive experiences where you can evolve into an Avatar, try flying a banshee, and even meet with a baby banshee too! 

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Visit The Doraemon Exhibition at National Museum of Singapore 

Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Dates: 
5 Nov 2022 - 5 Feb 2023
Admission: 
$30 (Available on Klook)

The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022 opens this weekend at the National Museum of Singapore. Families can expect a selection of contemporary artworks that reinterprets Doraemon with the changing world and to showcase its cultural impact in contemporary history. 

Be prepared to be wow-ed as your explore the various sections of the exhibition. We do not suggest this for the young ones, but parents and older kids will really enjoy the experience. 

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A Minion’s Perspective Experience

Venue: Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront
Dates: 
3 Sep 2022 - 19 Mar 2023, 10 am - 7 pm (daily)
Admission:
 from $25

The interactive exhibition, A Minion’s Perspective Experience, will land in Singapore for the very first time, at Resorts World Sentosa, from 3 Sep 2022 to 2 Jan 2023.

The exhibition is based on the world’s most successful animated film franchise, Illumination’s Despicable Me and Minions, this international touring exhibition offers fans of all ages an opportunity to immerse themselves into the captivating world of the Minions through 8 thematic zones! 

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Learn About Mental Wellbeing At MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing

Venue: ArtScience Museum
Dates
: 3 Sep 2022 - 26 Feb 2023
Admission: Singapore Residents - $18 (Adult), $14 (Child) | Tourist - $21 (Adult), $$16 (Child)

MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing is an exhibition at the ArtScience Museum to confront societal bias and stereotypes around mental health. MENTAL invites you to embark on an intimate and personal journey that explores the many different ways of being, surviving and making connections, that have become of increasing importance to us all.

The kids will enjoy exploring and connecting with different levels of mental health. Through the different installations, kids will get to better understand their mental wellbeing - for example, you can explore your feelings like anxiety at the inflating weather balloon, how emotions can be self-regulate at the large tactile fabric tent, how medication provides a little protection like a cushion to brains and why reaching out to connect with others to share is helpful too. 

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Free Fun @ Masak Masak, The Artground

Venue: The Artrgound, 90 Goodman Road #01-40 Blk J, Singapore 439053
Dates: 28 May 2022 - 26 Mar 2023, Wed - Sun (Specific timeslots)
Admission: Free

The Artground revamps its art space, and the latest installation, Masak Masak is a food-themed play and art space where kids are encouraged to play with their food! 

Expect larger-than-life food items where you can play on, including hopping on an egg tart trampoline and sliding down a melting ice cream! How about climbing into a bowl of chendol and to scale a biscuit climbing wall! There will also be pretend play opportunities for the little ones too! 

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Enjoy Free Storytime Sessions at Selected Libraries

Venue: Various Libraries
Dates: Depending on venue
Admission: Free

The National Library Board (NLB) organises regular free storytelling sessions for kids aged 4 to 10 yeas old at libraries across the island. Families can look forward to attend sessions designed specifically for different age groups, including babies, toddlers and little children. You can get a list of upcoming sessions on GoLibrary or visit your nearest library to get more details. 

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PERMANENT/SEMI-PERMANENT

Visit the New Children's Museum Singapore

Venue: Coleman St, 23-B, Singapore 179807
Opening Hours: Tue - Sun, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
Admission: Free until 31 Mar 2023

Children can take a voyage back in time to olden day Singapore, discover the wonders of nature, explore how our local communities celebrate birthdays and more, as the Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG) opens its doors to families and more! 

Opening on 10 Dec 2022,¬†CMSG will be Singapore‚Äôs first dedicated children‚Äôs¬†museum, which will serve as a ‚Äėstarter museum‚Äô to introduce young visitors and their families to the museum-going experience.¬†

Due to limited capacity, visitors are strongly encouraged to book tickets online in advance, or they may not be able to enter if the museum is full. In fact, tickets for Dec 2022 are sold out, and tickets for Jan 2023 are available for booking 30 days in advance. 

Do also note that adults must be accompanied by a child to be able to enter the museum.

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Go Stargazing With The Science Centre Observatory

Location: Singapore Science Centre Observatory | 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433 
Hour: 7 pm - 10 pm on selected days
Admission: from $17

For an "out of this world" experience, head down to the Science Centre Singapore for a stargazing session at the Science Centre Observatory where there will be 2 different experiences to choose from, including the Fri Night Stargazing ($17) & Digital Planetarium Live Show ($80), and the more extensive Astronaut Experience. 

Tickets are extremely popular with the both experiences selling out early. So do read more and purchase your tickets soon!

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Gather Your Friends For The Yakult Factory Tour

Venue: 7 Senoko Avenue, Singapore 758300
Date: Mon - Fri, excluding Public Holdiays
Admission: Free

The Yakult Factory Tour is a popular 1.5 hour tour of the state-of-the-art Yakult plant located at Senoko Avenue (Woodlands) where you can get a behind-the-scene look at the making of the popular drink. 

Tours were suspended due to COVID and has returned from 10 Aug 2022. Tours are free, but you will need to form a group of at least 20 to book a tour. 

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Visit The Restored Bukit Timah Railway Station

Photo Credits: NParks

Venue: About mid-point of Rail Corridor
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Free

Following 2-years of restoration works, the¬†Bukit Timah Railway Station¬†and¬†Railway Staff Quarters¬†reopened¬†to the public recently. The restored community node is located¬†around the midway point of the 24km-long¬†Rail Corridor¬†and¬†comprises two restored conserved buildings‚ÄĒthe Railway Station and Railway Staff Quarters‚ÄĒas well as newly-added amenities, gardens and lawns.¬†

Visiting families can enjoy (and learn more at) the heritage gallery at the old railway station and relax at the cafe inside the former staff quarters, as well as appreciate the new community spaces.

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Visit Some Of The Best Outdoor Playgrounds!

Venue: Around Singapore
Pricing FREE

Did you know that Singapore probably has the most number of playgrounds per square meter of land space in the world? With a playground at almost every block away, the choices of where to play are aplenty! Narrow down your options with our list of the Best Outdoor Playgrounds (ALL FREE) in Singapore especially compiled for families always looking for more fun! 

From water play to sand play, from slides to swings, you will find the best in the list and more in our round up of the best outdoor places to go for fun - and all for free! 

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Have Fun At The Dino-themed Water Playground at Causeway Point

Venue: Causeway Point, Level 7
Opening Hours: TBC
Admission: Free

Families can expect more fun and excitement in their next visit to Causeway Point with the opening of the new Dino-themed wet playground! Located at Level 7 of the mall, the playground includes slides, splashes and water sprouts designed as dinosaurs and more! 

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Visit The Newly Opened Play & Sports Venue, The Arena @ Keat Hong 

Venue: Next to Blk 411 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 & Blk 427 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Admission: Free

Families at Choa Chu Kang will get to enjoy new sports facilities at The Arena @ Keat Hong, this includes a mega playground, a pirate ship-themed playground, futsal pitch, basketball court and a badminton court too! 

You will find a mega-tall playground that is almost 3 stories high with rope tunnels, ladders and more! There is also a pirate ship-themed playground more suited for younger kids too! 

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Go Splashing At The Reopened Oasis Waterpark @ Yishun

Location: Next to MSCP, Blk 307 Yishun Ring Road 
Date:
 9 am - 7.30 pm (daily)
Admission:
 Free

Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East reopens from 12 June 2022 and families can start planning to visit for splashing fun!  This huge waterpark provides relief from the sweltering weather with its water play features - there are also ample seating and toilets for washing up after play time too! 

If you are coming, you can head towards Blk 307 / Blk 311 at Yishun Ring Road! Check out our Facebook LIVE when we visited the playground on the reopening day!

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Visit A Fire Station Open House

Venue: Selected Fire Stations. Details below.
Date: Every Saturday, 9.00am to 9.50am and 10.00am to 10.50am
Admission: FREE (walk-in, registration only required for groups of more than 10) 

The popular Fire Station Open Houses will resume from 30 Apr 2022. Families can choose to visit any of the 17 participating Fire Stations to meet the firefighters and paramedics, and learn more on how SCDF responds to emergencies!

Open Houses happen every Saturday with sessions at 9 am and 10 am. Do try to be early to catch the demonstrations and other activities that are happening. 

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Play For Free AT The Exciting New Toa Payoh Water Playground

Venue: In-front of Blk 144 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh
Opening Hours: 8 am - 9 pm (Water Playpark)
Admission: Free

Located at Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Play @ Heights Park is a small family-friendly park nestled within the neighbourhood with a water playpark, sand playground, an high-elements play structure and fitness equipment too! 

Open from 8 am to 9 pm daily, families will want to visit the water play area where you will get some splashing fun! You will find water sprouts, fountains and even a wavy water channel for the kids to play in! 

Not just water play - those who prefer not to get wet can go over to the sand playground or the trampoline play within the park too! We recommend visiting in the mornings when it might be less sunny and hopefully less crowded too! 

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New Kids Media Interactive Play Zone - Hello! My Dino @ HeadRock VR

Venue: 80 Siloso Road, Southside Block B, #01-03, Singapore 098969
Opening Hours: Thu - Tue (Closed Wed), 11 am - 7 pm
Admission: from $25

The newly relocated HeadRock VR opened on 7 Nov 2021, and is now located at Southside, Sentosa with a refreshed offering, including a brand new Kids Interactive Zone, Hello! My Dino, to cater for the younger kids between 3 to 12 years old! 

Enter this futuristic children's playground that combines digital technology with physical play! With 4 different playing sections, this dinosaur-themed play zone will have kids jumping up and down as they play and learn with the various dinosaur friends! 

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Top the Leaderboard at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir's Action Motion

Venue: HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, #02-07 900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994
Opening Hours: Tue - Fri: 12 pm - 8.30 pm | Sat, Sun, PH and Sch Hol: 10 am - 9.30 pm | Mon: Closed
Admission: From $35

Located at recently opened HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, Action Motion Arena is an obstacle course arena with the first-ever Gamifier system that will tabulate a player's scores and timings in real-time as your are competing on the course.

Action Motion boast 5 activity zones with challenges where you can win attractive prizes at the daily & monthly Leaderboard Challenge and also a fun way to drive up friendly competition among the family! You can even track the leaderboard online! 

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Let Kids Race On KF1 Kiddy Circuit 

Venue: Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150, Atrium 4
Opening Hours: 
1 pm - 8 pm (Fri), 10 am - 8 pm (Weekend)
Pricing: 
$15 per ride

Newly opened at Singapore Expo, KF1's Kiddy Circuit gives children (above 85cm) the opportunity to experience racing on the tracks! This smaller, slower, safer but fun circuit is built for specially for kids and complements the KF1 main circuit for adults. 

The circuit is located under a shelter with different Singapore landmarks placed around the tracks! Imagine it as a kiddy right but just much cooler! The best part - young ones (between 85cm to 110cm) can also ride with their parents and not feel left out!

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    Grab A Fishing / Kayaking Promotion With Kayak Fishing Fever!

    Venue: Multiple venues
    Dates: -
    Fees: $129 per pax (U.P. $149) with min. 4 pax.

    Join the friendly team at Kayak Fishing Fever for a unique outdoor experience for the family! Fever’s professional fishing guides will teach you everything you need to know about kayak fishing on the gentle waves and currents of The Playground. 

    This is the perfect starting point for anyone new to fishing or kayak fishing. At only 2-4 km, it's an easy route to complete, your physical fitness level is no issue here. First time participants will enjoy $20 off per pax with a min. booking of 4 pax - simply use Promo Code: NEW20 in your booking! That means $100 off for 5 pax, $120 off for 6 pax and so on! Gather your friends for an exciting playdate and save more when you book together!

    There are other tours from Kayak Fishing Fever, including the Sandy Shores Sentosa, sailing through the Mangroves in Ubin and Sunset/Night Kayak Fishing!

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      Visit The Newly Opened Bukit Gombak Park

      Photo Credits: NParks

      Venue: Along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre
      Lighting Hours: 7:00 pm to 7:00 am
      Admission: Free

      The 4.8-hectare Bukit Gombak Park opened recently and provides families with a space to enjoy recreational activities while getting close to nature. You can expect a nature-themed outdoor playground, a butterfly garden at the peak of the park, and the first dog run in Bukit Gombak too. 

      When visiting, don't forget to drop by the highly instagrammable Paddle & Whisk cafe. The standalone glasshouse features floor to ceiling glass windows that allows the natural sunlight in, adding to it's charm! 

      Read more about the Bukit Gombak Park before heading down this weekend! 

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      Visit the New Therapeutic Park @ Bedok Reservoir Park

      Venue: Bedok Resevoir Park, Carpark B

      The 1,650sqm Therapeutic Garden @ Bedok Reservoir Park overlooks the scenic Bedok Reservoir and is the first therapeutic garden to be built over a former sand quarry. To reflect its heritage, the garden is designed with stones and boulders incorporated into the garden’s features and amenities. 

      One of the key features of the garden is the Interactive Rock Garden for visitors to try their hands on balancing rocks. The practice is to help you better concentrate in the moment and is meant to be therapeutic. You don't even have to search for rocks as it is provided in four different sizes and types, giving you the opportunity to explore different ways of creating your rock formation.

      Shall we start a photo challenge to see who has the tallest / most creative rock formation? If you already have a picture of yours, share it with us in the BYKidO Community Forum!

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      New Butterfly Maze @ Jurong Lake Gardens

      Venue: Jurong Lake Garden
      Admission: Free

      Located at Jurong Lake Gardens, between the Forest Ramble play area and Garden House, the new Butterfly Maze includes a series of paths that weave between and over mounds and is set within an undulating landscape filled with butterflies. Kids can enter the maze for a self-discovery journey - exploring and discovering the maze and its hidden secrets! This includes slides, information about butterflies and interestingly shaped seats and rest areas. 

      While Clusia Cove, the water play area, remains closed, families can still enjoy a day out at Forest Ramble and complement their visit to the Butterfly Maze as well as the newly opened Children's Discovery Area.

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      The Energy Story Exhibit @ Science Centre Singapore

      Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Hall B
      Dates: Permanent
      Admission: Complimentary with every Science Centre Singapore admission ticket

      Science Centre Singapore (SCS) launches Energy Story, a new exhibition exploring the sources, transformation, and uses of energy, from natural cycles to modern applications. The exhibit includes 6 zones and tells the story of how humankind has progressed off the back of energy discovery, and must now work towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

      The Energy Story Exhibition is now running at the Science Centre Singapore and is accessible with a general admission ticket. Tickets are available for purchase through the online ticketing platform. You may also purchase discounted packages on Klook. 

        SINGAPOšļļ: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture¬†

        Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
        Date:
         Permanent
        Hour:
         2 pm - 8 pm (Mon), 10 am - 8 pm (Tue - Sun)
        Admission:
         Free

        *Note: Early Closures at 3 pm on 7, 14, 21 and 28 Aug 2020

        The Chinese Singaporean identity is complex and always changing. Singapore is a Chinese majority nation-state with a significant proportion of non-Chinese. At the same time, Singapore is in Southeast Asia, a region with many ethnic groups, of which the Chinese form a small part of the overall population.

        After interacting with diverse influences over many years, Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way quite unlike other communities around the world. Go on a journey at¬†SINGAPOšļļ: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture¬†across five specially curated zones to discover the Chinese Singaporean identity!

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        Go On A Kayaking Adventure On The Waters

        For those with older kids (7 years old and above), you may wish to go on an adventure on the waters by going kayaking! This water sport is great to get some sun, exercise and with only 2 of you on the kayak - there will be lots of bonding opportunity too! 

        We have put together a family's guide to kayaking in Singapore where we have included a list of kayak rental venue for families. 

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        Escape Adventure Trails

        Image credit Island Wanderer

        Venue: Around Singapore
        Date: - 
        Time: - 
        Fee: Free & Paid
        Suitable Ages: 10 years and above

        Island Wanderer has combined escape room-style puzzles with amazing race-style use of iconic landmarks around Singapore to produce adventurous trails known as the Escape Adventure Trails. 

        How it works is that first, you choose your trail of choice ‚Äď Tradesmen, Promenade, Hidden Gem, etc. ‚Äď and you will be given a mission to solve. A chatbot will then give you clues, guiding you from landmark to landmark. You will get to solve tricky puzzles as well as explore the city and uncover her stories!¬†

        Play & Art Jamming Package @ Merry Haus

        Venue: Venue: Oasis Terraces, Blk 681 Punggol Drive #01-34/35, S820681
        Opening Hours

        • Mon - Fri: 12pm - 9pm
        • Sat & Sun: 11am - 9pm

        Fees: $47

        Located at Oasis Terraces at Punggol, Merry Haus is a cafe with play venue for parents to have "me-time" while letting the kids have fun in the play venue. They have recently launched Art Jamming sessions at the cafe, and the Play & Art Jamming Package allows tired mummies (and daddies) to drop the kids at the play area while they engage in a therapeutic art jamming session. 

        You may also be happy to know that you will be able to keep an eye on your kids from the cafe / art jamming area too.  

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        Enjoy A Neon Art Jamming Experience At Arty Party Singapore

        Venue: 62B Queen Street  Singapore, 188541
        Opening Hours: Mon - Thu (10.30 am - 7.30 pm), Fri - Sun (10.30 am - 9 pm)
        Fees: from $59

        Arty Party Singapore is a space for families and parents to relax, have fun and to just let go - not forgetting also great for creating family fun too! The space is quite "free-for-all" with paint splashed across the walls and the art jamming sessions reflect that tension-releasing atmosphere too! 

        Be your very own Picasso, embrace your inner creativity and be amazed at the sense of satisfaction that stems from forming something distinctive with your own hands! The studio also provides a very interesting Neon Art Jamming session using glow-in-the-dark paint to create your own artwork too! Read more about our Neon Art Jamming Experience! 

        If you need help more ideas, here's a list of 12 Art Jamming Studios and Art Workshops suitable for families for your consideration!

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        Learn Bouldering At Planet Boulder's Lift-Off! Guided Session For Families

        Venue: 604 Sembawang Road, #B1-22/23, Singapore 758459
        Date: Fridays, 7.15pm - 8.15pm
        Fee: $45 per pax (min. 2 pax to start session)

        Here's an opportunity for families to give bouldering a try! Head down to Boulder Planet where they offer "Lift Off!" a one-hour bouldering experiential experience for families and kids. This session is for the first-timers who like to give this extreme sport a try. The package will included a dedicated instructor to guide you too. 

        Do note that the session requires participants to be 6 years old and above (0.9 min. height). You will need to book for a min. of 2 participants, up to a max. of 6 participant. 

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        Bring Your Little Ones For An Open Gym Session At Kinder Klasse

        Venue: 11 Rhu Cross, #02-01, PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, Singapore 437440
        Date: Available at selected timeslots weekly
        Admission: $12 per hour

        Located at PAssion Wave @ Marina Bay, Kinder Klasse is a gym school that offers an open gym session for kids between 7 months to 7 years old. In this 1-hour unstructured play experience, children will be able to explore the entire gym at their own pace - enjoying the gym's indoor playground facilities like the Bouncy Castle, Trampoline, Ball Pit, Rockwall, Slide and Swing!

        Trainers will also be setting up different challenges each day on the other side of the gym floor where they can balance on planks, crawl through tunnels, go through mini obstacle courses, tumble on our soft play mats or just chilling on the rockers. This 1 hour experience is available at just $12 per child. 

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        Go Bowling With The Kids

        Venue: Various

        An indoor and fun family activity, bowling centres can be easily found around the island. It is not weather dependent and is great for the seemingly erratic weather that we have experienced over the last week. And if you need help, here is a list of family-friendly bowling centres for your to consider! 

        Additionally, we have a couple of bowling deals for you to consider too! These include at 

        Singapore Bowling

        Forte Bowl

        Enjoy An Indoor Playground Promotions

        If the weather does not allow (or if you prefer not to), here's also a list of indoor playground promotions on BYKidO that you can enjoy this week. 

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        Visit the New Opened SMIGY United Square

        Venue: United Square Level 1, Opposite Information Services
        Opening Hours: 10 am - 9 pm 
        Admission: $19 for an hour, $29 for 2 hours

        SMIGY Indoor Playground is a popular playground located at PLQ Mall and Tiong Bahru Plaza, and they recently opened their 3rd outlet at United Square Mall. 

        This 5,000 sqft play space includes many play elements and equipment for the young ones. You will find a giant ball-pit, a sandpit filled with hinoki wooden blocks, a trampoline park with interactive play experiences, and much more! There will also be a connecting cafe opening within the next few months too. 

        Tickets are available at $19 per hour and $29 for 2 hours.

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        Head Outdoors To Nature With The Family 

        Venue: Various
        Dates: Various
        Fees: Free

        Despite our relatively small size, Singaporean families are blessed with an abundance of parks and reservoirs to explore, many of which are family-friendly too. If you are thinking of heading out to explore nature with your family but is not sure where to start, here's a list of 11 Family-friendly Nature Walking Trails to get you started! 

        If you like to get more details of specific parks or to read about the latest parks, you may also visit our Park's Page that consolidates all the recent articles that we have written on parks. 

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        Visit A Library 

        Venue: Libraries island wide
        Date: Any day, opening hours varies
        Fees: Free

        From 19 Aug 2021, operating capacity in the National Library and 25 public libraries have been increased to 50%. There is also no limit to staying in the library on weekdays, while a limit of 2 - 3 hours is still adhered to on weekends. Have a look at the revised COVID-19 guidelines for libraries and plan a visit and explore the world of reading! 

        And if you have a baby (below 2 yrs old), you may wish to register him/her as a member of the library and receive a baby gift pack too! Get more information about the Babies Can Be Members Too! programme! 



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        This article is prepared by

        Malini Pannirselvam
        Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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