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: 26 Sep - 2 Oct 2022
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!
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. Join J'Kids Amusement For Carnival Fun At Oasis Terraces & Canberra Plaza
- 28 Sep - 16 Oct at Oasis Terraces
- 30 Sep - 16 Oct at Canberra Plaza
Admission: Carnival Games and Amusement Rides start from $5
J'Kids Funland will be happening at 2 neighbourhood malls, Oasis Terraces and Canberra Plaza, starting from this week till 16 Oct 2022! The carnival at Oasis Terraces will start on 28 Sep while the one at Canberra starts from 30 Sep.
Families can expect a variety of amusement rides and fun carnival game stalls for prizes to be won too! Families can also earn ShopperLink Points on the ShopperLink App at the malls to redeem FREE credits or a FunCard to be used at the carnival!
Get more details on the carnivals here!
2. Immerse Yourself At The My Little Pony Pop-up Event @ Takashimaya
Venue: Takashimaya Department Store, Children’s Department Level 4
Dates: 24, 25 Sep,1 & 2 Oct, 12 pm to 6 pm.
Head down to Takashimaya Department Store's Children's Department over 2 weekends to take part in the My Little Pony Pop-up event! Fans of the popular animation will get to redeem limited edition My Little Pony merchandises simply by adding the upcoming "My Little Pony: Make Your Mark” series to your list on Netflix! If you don't have a Netflix account, you can still redeem the merchandise by subscribing to My Little Pony YouTube channel or follow @HasbroSingapore on Instagram or Facebook!
That's not all! Create your very own Cutie Mark at the event and post it on Instagram to stand a chance to redeem a limited edition My Little Pont tote bag too! For those who make a purchase of My Little Pony merchandise at the event, you will also receive a limited edition My Little Pony colouring book too!
BYKIDO EXCLUSIVE: Head down to the pop-up event and quote [BRING YOUR KIDS OUT] to receive a limited edition My Little Pony activation kit. First come first serve, limited to 10 kits for entire duration of the event.
3. Discover The Indian Culture At The IHC Deepavali Open House
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre
Dates: 1 - 23 Oct 2022
Admission: Free with fees for certain activities
Known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, Deepavali is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. This year, the Indian Heritage Centre’s (IHC) Deepavali Open House welcomes everyone to celebrate the joyous occasion with an exciting array of on-site programmes.
Explore Little India and take in the lights and sounds of the festival light-up (unfortunately the open-top bus tour and trishaw trails of Little India have already been sold out). Families can also drop by the Open House to join workshops and drop-in activities. You will also want to get tickets for the Interactive Storytelling for Children for kids to appreciate the stories around the traditions and values of Deepavali too!
4. Travel To Japan At Jurong Point's First-ever Japan Matsuri!
Venue: Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Level1, 1 Jurong West Central 2, Singapore 648886
Date: 12 Sep to 23 Oct 2022, 11am to 9.30pm
Japan may have open up its borders further, but if you cannot wait to get to the Land of the Rising Sun, why not head down to Jurong Point's Japan Matsuri this weekend to discover Japan-themed family friendly activities!
Families can look forward to fun
5. Sit Behind A (LEGO Replica) McLaren Formula 1 Race Car
Venue: In front of the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza
Dates: 23 Sep - 2 Oct 2022, 11 am - 9.30 pm
Here's your chance to sit behind the wheels of a McLaren Formula 1 Race Car - even though it is "only" a stunning LEGO replica of the actual car. Displayed at the LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Pop-Up, the giant build is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of engineering excellence created using 288,315 LEGO bricks that took 1,893 hours to assemble, and measures 5.7 metres in length and 2.4 metres in width!
There will also be 3 interactive activities at the pop-up to test your (and your child's) speed and memory! From challenging the fastest timing to complete a half-assembled 42141 LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car set to a memory game where you will need to remember as many functions of the many buttons on the steering wheel - there will be prizes to be won too! Families can also get a complimentary photo printout with the giant build at the photo-booth too!
BONUS: Have A Play Date Outdoors
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!
Have any other ideas for an outdoor playdate? Share it with us in the Community Forum too!
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
Pixar Putt Opens In Singapore For The First-Time!
Venue: Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 26 Aug onwards
Admission: from $28
Much-loved pop-up mini-golf activity, Pixar Putt, is set to open in Singapore this year for the first time at the Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay Sands from 26 August.
This open air, pop-up mini-golf event is made up of interactive putting holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Inside Out, Onward, Luca and more. The mini-golf experience is suitable for players of all ages and the premiere Singapore event will feature new putting holes from some of Pixar’s latest hit movies.
Register For Swim For Hope 2022 As A Family
Dates: 1 Aug - 30 Sep 2022 (Registration Period), 1 Sep - 30 Oct 2022 (Swim Period)
Fees: from $22
SAFRA's iconic annual charity event, Swim For Hope, is back! Gather your friends and families to participate in this swim event where you can bond through swimming and do your part for charity - helping to raise the target of $500,000 for 5 beneficiaries!
The event will be available in a hybird format where you can choose to swim at their your own location and time or complete the distance through a combination of virtual and physical on-site swim - where you will complete the last 1km at a SAFRA Club.
Swim For Hope 2022 aims to raise $500,000 to support these 5 beneficiaries, President Challenge, Rainbow Centre, SAF Care Fund, Singapore Swimming Association and the Special Olympics Singapore and you can support the charities by taking part, engaging in the fundraising efforts and to purchase the newly introduced More Than a Box initiative.
Celebrate The 10th Year Anniversary of LEGOLAND Malaysia
Dates: 26 Aug - 25 Sep 2022
Admission: from RM149 (child), RM189 (adult)
LEGOLAND Malaysia kicks off a month-long 10th anniversary celebration where families can experience new activities and shows - and even prizes to be won!
At the entrance of the theme park, families will be welcomed by a 12-foot tall LEGO Anniversary Cake made of more than 90,000 EGO DUPLO Bricks! Families can also spend a min. of RM99 and stand a chance to win a prize worth up to RM50,000 at the LEGOLAND Malaysia Lucky Wheel!
If you are thinking of heading to LEGOLAND Malaysia, this September holiday might be the right time - and you will also get to enjoy the various activities to celebrate the park's 10th birthday!
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!
Discover Go-Karting In The Heart Of Orchard Road
Venue: SCAPE Playspace, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm
Admission: $25 (adults), $20 (students and kids)
*SCAPE Playspace overseeing Grange Road has been transformed into RaceHub, an electric go-karting track which will also feature elements of fitness and wellbeing for the community. The track will go on till July 2022 with the programme likely to be extended till the Singapore Grand Prix season.
Only children above 9-years-old and with a minimum height of 130cm will be eligible to get on the rides for safety reasons. There's also also a Junior Circuit option where kids from 3 - 7 years old can ride and parents can control the vehicle via remote control.
Catch the Mandarin Kids Theatre Performance - Gretel & Hansel
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road
Date: From 27 Jul 2022 (Weekdays, 10am & 2pm | Weekends, 11am & 2pm)
Pricing: From $26 (excluding SISTIC fee) | Buy tickets here
First staged in English in 2019, Gretel and Hansel (in Mandarin) is a heartfelt, humorous and exciting tale about sibling rivalry, family love, courage and understanding what it means to be a big sister! The two children become both characters and storytellers as they bring audiences on a thrilling and imaginative journey. Gretel and Hansel will help encourage children to work together, appreciate their siblings and understand the importance of family love.
Meet Dinosaurs at The Dinosaur Adventure Park
Venue: Let's Play, Marina Square #03-208/209
Dates: 1 Jul - 25 Sep, 10 am - 10 pm
Admission: from $25
Happening at Let's Play @ Marina Square, the Dinosaur Adventure Park is a MUST GO for all dinosaur fans - young or not so young! You will get to meet with moving (and growling) dinosaurs at the Dino Park, play on dino-themed rides (there's even a giant Triceratops that you can ride on), have lots of dino-fun and meet with a "live" dinosaur too!
Tickets are available from $25 for a 100min experience!
Enjoy FREE Interactive Workshops at PCF Sparkletots Future Ready Fair 2022
Venue and Dates:
- 29 - 30 Oct at Our Tampines Hub
- 5 Nov at The Plaza at National Library Building
- 12 Nov at Canopy @JLink
Across 3 weekends, PCF Sparkletots will be hosting its Future Ready Fair 2022 where families will get to take part in FREE interactive activities, including STEMIE Tales Storytelling sessions, Tech Toys workshops and more!
- STEMIE Tales Storytelling is an interactive storytelling session where children will participate in the story and help the characters live happily ever after through problem solving activities.
- At the Tech Toys workshops, children are introduced to Kubo and LEGO Robotics where they will pick up fundamental coding and computational thinking concepts while having fun.
- Badge Making workshops for children to create their very own badges to bring home for keepsake!
Parents can also visit the STEMIE Programme showcase where innovative products create by the Sparkletots children are exhibited! As part of the programme, children are introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Invention and Entrepreneurship, and encouraged to solve everyday problems by creating innovative inventions! So come and be amazed at what these pre-schoolers are capable of creating!
Have An Early Halloween Celebration @ Universal Studios Singapore
Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Date: 7 Sep to 6 Nov 2022
Fee: Admission fees apply (Check prices here)
It's time to get into the spirit of Halloween with Universal Studios Singapore's daytime Halloween event, Trick or Thrills. Running from 7 September to 6 November 2022, the popular event returns with an array of fun-filled family programmes that are suitable for all ages!
Families can expect a park-wide procession to collect sweets from the Sweet & Sour Squad to meet and greet opportunities with your favourite characters including Minions, Gru's Girls, Sesame Street, the Trolls and more!
Make One Last Visit To Jurong Bird Park
Venue: Jurong Bird Park
Date: now to 3 Jan 2023, 8.30am to 6pm
Fee: Admission fees apply (Check prices here)
The iconic Jurong Bird Park will be moving from its current location to Mandai in 2022 and they have planned a series of activities to commemorate its 52 years in Jurong.
From now till 3 January 2023, take a walk down memory lane and join in the festivities with "A Flight To Remember" as the park celebrates its final flight at its current Jurong premises. Families can go on a heritage trail or join a nostalgic tour as the relive their memories of visiting the park.
Visit A Sentosa Attraction With Free Entry To Sentosa
Venue: Sentosa Island
Date: Until 31 Dec 2022
The popular free-entry promotion is Sentosa was recently extended till 31 Dec 2022! Here's a couple of ideas if you decide to enjoy the free entry!
For those who loves the sun, sand and sea, you can now visit Sentosa's beaches on peak hours without booking! Plus with the new SMM, you can gather in groups of 10 without your masks too! This means less hassle and more fun on the beach! For those who decide to stay till the evenings, there will also be the free light and music experience, Magical Shores, at Siloso beach too!
How about a visit to our 74th and latest National Monument, Fort Siloso? The free experience at Fort Siloso comes with lots of learning opportunities for families to learn about our national heritage. While you are here, remember to take part in the Learn With Sentosa Photo-Hunt and stand a chance to win cash prizes too! Simply snap a photo of a Heritage Building and share it on IG with the hashtag #LearnWithSentosa - it is that simple!
Once you are done, you can even end the evening by visiting the latest lifestyle venue at Sentosa, Southside, to enjoy a meal at the Southside Interim Market!
Discover 5 Larger-then-life Art Installations At 3 Nature Parks
Venue: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Jurong Lake Gardens, and Punggol Waterway Park
Date: 12 May - 30 Oct 2022
Bring out your inner child with the simple joy of a seesaw, share your secrets through a larger-than-life paper cup, or marvel at a giant version of a Marie biscuit. From now till 30 October, the public can engage with five public art installations located across three park spaces in Singapore – Bishan-AMK Park, Jurong Lake Gardens, and Punggol Waterway Park.
As You Were is a public art showcase featuring seven artists stepping into nature to create interactive visual artworks that portray their imaginations of an endemic world. The artworks offer the families an opportunity to reconnect with nature as well as one another through fun and meaningful artworks that encourage a sense of play.
Visit The "Hello, Changi Precinct" Interactive Gallery
Venue: Changi Airport T3 and Changi Precinct
Dates: 5 Jul - 23 Oct 2022
Admission: Free, fees apply for tours
Changi Airport has launched the “Hello, Changi Precinct” gallery at Terminal 3 (T3), kicking off an initiative to drive awareness of the Changi Precinct which includes areas in and surrounding Changi Airport such as Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Bedok and East Coast Park.
Featuring interactive elements and photo spots modelled after iconic sights and sounds in the Changi Precinct, families can pose for photos and discover fun facts across seven themed zones. Families can learn interesting nuggets and stories of Siglap in the drawers of an old-school barbershop, play a digital arcade game at an HDB void deck and ‘watermelon’ playground, and jump onboard a bumboat that brings visitors through the history of Pulau Ubin and the eastern coast of Singapore.
Get Tickets To Disney In Concert
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Dates: 17 Dec 2022, 3pm | Early Bird Promo 10 Sep - 10 Oct
Fees: From $92 (Ticketing)
This December, Disney in Concert is back and you are invited to the world of “A Magical Celebration”! Premiering in Singapore with four live performers, this magical experience will include wonderful musical pieces featuring Disney’s iconic movies with a 46-piece orchestra, accompanied by original Disney footage.
Tickets are rather pricey so make use of the 5% early bird from 10 Sep - 10 Oct to get your tickets! Tickets before discounts are $152, $132, $112, and $92 and available on Trip.com.
A Minion’s Perspective Experience
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront
Dates: 3 Sep 2022 - 2 Jan 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!
Get Tickets To The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Dates: 5 Nov 2022 - 5 Feb 2023
Admission: $30 (Available on Klook)
The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022 makes its debut outside Japan at the National Museum of Singapore from 5 November 2022 to 5 February 2023. The exhibition will bring together a selection of contemporary artworks that reinterprets Doraemon in our changing world and showcases its cultural impact in contemporary history.
Tickets are available now on Klook at $30 per pax.
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.
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)
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!
Enjoy Free Storytime Sessions at Selected Libraries
Venue: Various Libraries
Dates: Depending on venue
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.
Have A Sweet Time At The Kumoya X Cinnamoroll Pop-up Theme Cafe!
Venue: Kumoya @ Orchard Central 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #04-08, Singapore 238896
Date: 19 Aug 2022 onwards, for a limited-time
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 9.30pm (last order at 8.30pm)
At Kumoya @ Orchard Central, get ready to be transported to Cinnamoroll’s world with specially-commissioned Cinnamoroll décor worthy of its 20th anniversary, complemented by a kawaii, limited-time menu!
There's a wide variety of menu choices comprising six snacks, five mains, three desserts and ten drinks. Don't forget to capture those cute pic-worthy moments with the adorable Cinnamoroll plushies placed on tables and seats at the café.
Do note that the café is not halal-certified. It is stated that the menu does not include pork, lard or alcohol, and is prepared by a team of Muslim staff. All the ingredients are also sourced from major Halal distributors and suppliers.
Have Fun At The New Impressions Kids Club
Venue: Horsecity, 100 Turf Club Road, #01-02C, Singapore 287992
Opening Hours: 9 am - 6 pm (daily, closed Mon)
Admission: from $25
Impressions Kids Club is a new venue for families to have fun at Horsecity! The kids club will include a kids spa area, a play zone as well as a lounge area for parents to chill while waiting for their kids.
The Kids Club Playzone features three main areas: an indoor playground, a nature playzone, and a sand playzone. Children will have the opportunity to explore all three zones during their playtime sessions. The indoor playground will include tube slides, trampoline, obstacle courses, swings and a ball pit!
Gather Your Friends For The Yakult Factory Tour
Venue: 7 Senoko Avenue, Singapore 758300
Date: Mon - Fri, excluding Public Holdiays
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.
Visit The Restored Bukit Timah Railway Station
Photo Credits: NParks
Venue: About mid-point of Rail Corridor
Opening Hours: 24 hours
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—the Railway Station and Railway Staff Quarters—as 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.
Visit Some Of The Best Outdoor Playgrounds!
Venue: Around Singapore
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!
Have Fun At The Dino-themed Water Playground at Causeway Point
Venue: Causeway Point, Level 7
Opening Hours: TBC
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!
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
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!
Go Splashing At The Reopened Oasis Waterpark @ Yishun
Location: Next to MSCP, Blk 307 Yishun Ring Road
Date: 9 am - 7.30 pm (daily)
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!
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.
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)
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!
Try Skimboarding At The Newly Opened Skim Alley
Venue: Heritage Chalet, 125A Pasir Ris Rd, Singapore 519121
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm (weekends)
Admission: from $28
Skim Alley is Singapore’s first and only flatland skimboarding pool facility situated in the quiet and rustic venue in Heritage Chalet along Pasir Ris Beach. Not only is it a trending activity for the adults, it is also great for a day of fun for families too!
At Skim Alley, families can try skimboarding at their purpose-built flatland skimboarding pool facility. Grab a board (provided) and glide across the surface of water that is just a few centimeters high - you will feel like you are skipping across the surface of water as you try to stay balanced!
Discover Sentosa's Rich Heritage
Venue: Various spots at Sentosa
Developed by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), the Sentosa Heritage Trail consist of 30 heritage sites, 10 heritage trail markers and 20 existing interpretive signs to help families trace the long and rich history of the island.
From the different communities that lived on the island to the military history, families can embark on 3 different thematic routes to discover military buildings converted to leisure venues, stories of the lesser known communities that lived on the island, and even former attractions on the island.
Visit Night Safari for the new Rhino Feeding Session
Venue: Night Safari
Dates: 7.30 pm on operating nights
A new feeding programme is launched to add to the activities at the Night Safari. The feeding sessions will happen at the Indian rhino habitat next to Night Safari’s East Lodge at 7.30pm on operating nights. Families who like to participate in the feeding while need to make a contribution of $10. All contributions from feeding sessions will go into supporting conservation projects in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Aside from the exciting chance to feed an Indian rhino, guests will also get to interact with the animal care team. Feeding sessions must be booked online.
Choke Full of Beans Serves Coffee With 3D Latte Art
Venue: 4 Changi Village Rd, #01-2090, Singapore 500004
Opening Hours: 12 pm - 8.30 pm (Tue - Thu), 12 pm - 10 pm (Fri), 9.30 am - 10 pm (Sat), 9.30 am - 8.30 pm (Sun)
Hidden in the east of Singapore, Chock Full Of Beans is a small quaint café that doesn't raise eyebrows from it's exterior. However, you will spot a long queue for it's weekend brunch and dinner - and if you look closer, you will see many people taking photos of their coffee too! More specifically, photos of the creative 2D and 3D latte art on their coffee.
Each art is handmade by the talented barista, and you can actually request for specific characters on your coffee too! Unfortunately, the art is only available on the lattes only but offers a nice quiet place to chill and have a meal after visiting the nearby Changi Beach or as you return from Pulau Ubin.
Book A Night At Pan Pacific Singapore's New Urban Jungle Suite
Venue: 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
Dates: From 18 Feb 2022
Price: from $820 per night
Families may now book a stay at one of 2 themed family suites, Urban Jungle Suite, at Pan Pacific Singapore. Stays start from 18 Feb 2022, and you will also find a new children's play area and a host of kids’ programmes too!
The suite features separate sleeping zones for parents in the main bedroom; and for their little ones, a jungle-themed room with an inflatable rocking hippo, a teepee and a treehouse bunk bed that sleeps two children along with welcome amenity, Urban Jungle Survival Pack, and bath toys for fun soak in the tub.
The stay includes as well private access to the Urban Jungle cabana by the pool with Kiztopia floats and tickets for three hours’ access to Kiztopia in Marina Square, Singapore’s largest indoor playground.
Visit The Latest Attraction @ Sentosa - The Central Beach Bazaar
Venue: Central Beach Bazaar, next to Beach Station
Date: From 15 Sep 2022
Fee: Free & Paid
The Central Beach Bazaar is a unique day-to-night carnival beach experience of immersive new sights, scents and sounds at the heart of Sentosa’s beaches. You will find an 80-metre tall Sentosa SkyJet landmark, a daytime Sentosa Musical Fountain, multi-concept International Food Street, and more! The attraction opened on 15 Sep, and families enjoy nearly all of the attractions within the new family-friendly entertainment and dining destination.
Head down to enjoy a meal at the International Food Street with a wide selection of affordable, piquant bites under $10. Hold on to your receipts (min. spending of $5 per pax) to get entry into the viewing gallery to get the best view of the Sentosa Skyjet or to the Musical Fountain.
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!
Go On An AR Dinosaur Adventure At Jewel Changi Airport
Venue: Jewel Changi Airport
Fees: From $25
Travel 89 million years back to the Late Cretaceous period with Jewel Changi Airport’s (Jewel) new play attraction, the Jewel-rassic Quest - a dinosaur-themed augmented reality (AR) game that brings storytelling to life through digital interactivity.
Indulge in an immersive experience to see magnificent dinosaurs such as the T-Rex and Velociraptor in action just metres in front of you. Look out for the other dinosaur species as they roam freely at Jewel’s indoor sanctuary - the Shiseido Forest Valley and HSBC Rain Vortex. The lush greenery and majestic water feature set the perfect environment, befitting the dinosaur theme.
With the issued TimeLens (tablet), you will venture through Jewel in search of checkpoints to advance the story as well as to go on an egg hunt. Families who complete the mission will be rewarded with photo-opportunities with the dinosaurs too!
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!
Grab A Fishing / Kayaking Promotion With Kayak Fishing Fever!
Venue: Multiple venues
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!
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
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!
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!
New Butterfly Maze @ Jurong Lake Gardens
Venue: Jurong Lake Garden
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.
Have Splashing Fun at the Reopened Jelutung Harbour Park
Venue: Near Blk 488/489 Admiralty Link, Singapore 750488
Opening Hours: 24hrs, Water Play Area (9.30 am - 9.30 pm)
Reservation: Not required
Surrounded by HDB blocks, Jelutung Harbour Park is a hidden secret for families living in the Admiralty and Sembawang area. The water play area might not be massive but it is free and still lots of fun for the kids!
Apart from the water play area, families can also play at the dry playground too! There is a toilet and our experience was that it is acceptable but we have heard various comments that it is usually dirty - so do take note.
If you are looking for more water play venues to visit, check out our updated list of water play venues in Singapore.
Visit the Reopened Play Court @ VivoCity
Location: VivoCity | 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Date: Daily, 10 am - 10 pm
With the relaxed SMMs, we are also beginning to see the reopening of once popular play venues. One of this is the Play Court located at Level 2 of VivoCity! You can once again hear the screams of joy and laughter as the kids go running, sliding and climbing on the various play structures at the playground!
We expect more fun to happen when the wet play section reopens (it is currently still closed).
The Energy Story Exhibit @ Science Centre Singapore
Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Hall B
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.
Junior Aquarist Programme @ S.E.A Aquarium
Venue: S.E.A Aquarium
Date: Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Time: 10 am and 2 pm
Fee: $38 + S.E.A Aquarium Ticket (Discounted tickets available at KKday, details below)
Recommended Age: 7 to 12 years old
The Junior Aquarist is a 1-hour experience for kids to experience being a professional aquarist and to learn about how to care for different marine animals. The programme is available for booking throughout the year with a different marine animal focus during different seasons!
The first season focuses on sharks, and kids can learn knowledge regarding sharks’ importance and why their unique adaptations make them such formidable hunters! They’ll also learn about the important work that aquarists perform.
The fee for the programme is $38, and a separate S.E.A. Aquarium admission ticket is required and sold separately. Booking is available throughout the year. You may purchase from KKday to enjoy the S.E.A Aquarium Junior Aquarist Program a special price of $60 (U.P. $68)
SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
Hour: 2 pm - 8 pm (Mon), 10 am - 8 pm (Tue - Sun)
*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 SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture across five specially curated zones to discover the Chinese Singaporean identity!
Digital Light Canvas at The Shoppes
Image credit teamLab
Venue: 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-50, Singapore 018956
Date: Permanent (Mon – Sun)
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm (last entry: 8.50 pm)
An immersive digital art installation, Digital Light Canvas at Marina Bay Sands will have you chasing after shoals of fish and painting calligraphic art. presented in collaboration with teamLab, the Japanese collective behind Future World: Where Art Meets Science at ArtScience Museum, the installation has two shows.
Strokes of Life is a four-minute sequence that takes place half-hourly and within those minutes, you can paint calligraphic art with every step you take, as brushstrokes blossom in your wake. In part two, Nature’s Rhythm, flocks of birds swoop through the 140-metre tall light sculpture overhead as thousands of fishes swim in the LED-lit ocean beneath your feet. If you step on them, they will part ways for you!
Digital Light Canvas also has other interactive features where you can use your phone to set off over 30 animated Crystal Fireworks and light displays and even have personalised messages appear on the LED floor!
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.
Living Green Eco Tour @ Singapore Discovery Centre
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 1st & 3rd Sat of each month, 2 pm
Fees: $10 (members) / $12 (non-members) per pax
The Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) has introduced a series of new guided tours aimed at edutaining (educating and entertaining) families visiting the centre. The Eco Living Tour will be introduced in Sep 2021 and focuses on how everyone can live a greener lifestyle and build a more sustainable Singapore.
During this 1.5 hour tour, families will visit the centre's mini-garden, take part in a microgreens planting workshop, and even explore the centre's solar panels through a walk into The Discovery Lake!
We hear that more exciting and educating tours will be coming up in the next few months, so stay tune!
Escape Adventure Trails
Image credit Island Wanderer
Venue: Around Singapore
Fee: Free & Paid
Suitable Ages: 10 years and above
How it works is that first, you choose your trail of choice – Tradesmen, Promenade, Hidden Gem, etc. – 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
- Mon - Fri: 12pm - 9pm
Sat & Sun: 11am - 9pm
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.
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!
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.
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.
Go Bowling With The Kids
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
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.
- Additional Weekday Play Time @ Kidodo Playground (City Square Mall)
- 2-hour Play Time @ Merry Haus (Oasis Terrace - Punggol)
- 5-hours Weekday Package @ PlayLand (Jurong Point)
- Discounted Arcade Tokens @ Fat Cat Arcade (Multiple Locations)
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.
Catch The Latest Omni-Theatre Show - Dinosaurs of Antarctica
Venue: Omni-Theatre, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Date: Fri to Sun, Public & School Holidays
Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
A whole host of activities and exhibitions are happening at the Science Centre Singapore this September, and we like to highlight the latest Omni-Theatre Show, Dinosaurs of Antarctica, where you will follow Antarctic scientists to discover more about the dinosaurs that roamed the continent, to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic changes globally.
Head Outdoors To Nature With The Family
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.
Visit A Library
Venue: Libraries islandwide
Date: Anyday, opening hours varies
From 19 Aug 2021, operating capacity in the National Library and 26 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!
If you like a little magic when visiting a library, why not visit the children's library at the National Library Building (photo above), located at B1. This treehouse-themed venue is sure to excite the kids and make reading - a little more magical! See more photos on our Facebook post.
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!