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5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore!


Weekly Recommended Family Events and Activities in Singapore

*Updated Weekly*

Last Update: 13th - 19th May 2019 

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1. Explore Chinese Culture at SCCC Cultural Extravaganza!

Explore Chinese Culture at SCCC Cultural Extravaganza!

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Date:
 24 May – 15 Jun 2019 
Hour:
 Various timing 
Admission:
 Free & Paid

SCCC Cultural Extravaganza is back again this year with a diverse line-up of breath-taking performances, hands-on workshops, exhibits packed with insightful information, craft goods, and delightful munchies.

Explore Chinese Culture at SCCC Cultural Extravaganza!

Shop for unique artisanal goods at the bazaar, try your hand at Peranakan beading, pick up some basic circus acts, and even brew yourself a cuppa coffee!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

2. Revel in the Lively Festivities at the Thai Festival!

Revel in the Lively Festivities at the Thai Festival!

Location: Royal Thai Embassy Singapore, 370 Orchard Road, Singapore 238870
Date:
 16 May – 19 May 2019 
Hour:
 11 am – 9 pm 
Admission:
 FREE

Thai Festival 2019 is here and that means you can get your hands on a buffet of Thai food, sweet fruits and clothes without having to fly out! You can also expect spectacular cultural performances including Muay Thai!

And if you’re lucky you could actually fly out to Bangkok for a genuine Thai experience for free. All you have to do is spend $20 on Thai products during the festival and you’ll stand a chance to win a pair of THAI Airways tickets to Bangkok.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Royal Thai Embassy Singapore

3. Celebrate International Museum Day at NMS!

Celebrate International Museum Day at NMS!

Location: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Date:
 18 May 2019 
Hour:
 11 am – 5 pm 
Admission:
 FREE

Did you know that this Saturday is International Museum Day (IMD)? How do you celebrate IMD? By visiting a museum of course.

National Museum of Singapore has a line-up of fun activities that you can do with your little ones. You can make your own memento at the craft stations, go on an exciting scavenger hunt, or pick up interesting facts about the National Museum building that has been standing for more than a century.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits National Museum of Singapore

4. Immerse Yourselves in the Young Children’s Concert 2019!

Immerse Yourselves in the Young Children’s Concert 2019!

Location: Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore 068810
Date:
 17 May – 18 May 2019

Hour:

  • Fri: 10.30 am
  • Sat: 2.30 pm | 5.00 pm

Admission:

  • Standard: $37 | $27
  • Restricted View: $14

Suitable Ages: 5 yrs and above

The Young Children’s Concert 2019: DiSCOvering Treasures of Chinese Music – Winds in the Bamboo Grove will bring you and your little ones on an enchanting auditory adventure. You’re truly feel like you’re in the midst of a bamboo grove, filled with the sounds of wild animals, birds chirping and much more!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Singapore Chinese Orchestra

5. Wander into a Digital Wonderland with Your Little Ones!

Wander into a Digital Wonderland with Your Little Ones!

Location: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Date:
 18 May – 19 May 2019 
Hour:
 11 am – 8 pm 
Admission:
 FREE

Have a taste of what it’s like to live in a futuristic world at SG:Digital Wonderland, Singapore’s largest tech carnival!

Expect synchronised dance performance by a team of robots, free tech workshops, robotic baristas, and a bunch of other really cool gadgets that you’ll want to take home.  

Wander into a Digital Wonderland with Your Little Ones!

Don’t worry about leaving out your little ones, for there will also be a myriad of activities, such as Augmented Reality Dodgeball, Arcade Claw Game 'Drone Edition', Space Invaders, Mario Kart, and Zombie Busters VR game, to keep them entertained.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Infocomm Media Development Authority - IMDA

 ONGOING

1. Play Miniature Golf at Power Putt! At Singapore Sports Hub!

Play Miniature Golf at Power Putt! At Singapore Sports Hub!

Location: Singapore Sports Museum, Singapore Sports Hub, 6 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397698
Date:
 25 Oct 2018 – 30 Jun 2019

Hour:

  • Mon – Fri: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Sat – Sun: 10 am – 9 pm

Admission:

  • FREE for Local Residents

  • Standard Rate
    • Adult: $10
    • Young adult (under 18yrs)/Student/Senior Citizen (60 yrs & above): $5
    • Child (under 6ys): FREE

Pop into Singapore Sports Hub for a mini game of mini golf with your little ones. While golf might not be a sport little ones may enjoy, miniature golf, especially the one at Singapore Sports Hub is a whole another story.

Featuring golf holes inspired by the venues of Singapore Sports Hub like the Sports Hub Library and Singapore Indoor Stadium, and an array of obstacles such as tubes, tunnels, ramps and windmills, Putt Power! is a much more exciting experience than normal golf.

Be sure to grab a putter, a rainbow ball and a score sheet before starting your power play. And if you come across a rubber chicken, do not be alarmed, it’s part of the course.

For more information, click here (exhibitions > temporary exhibitions)

Photo credits Singapore Sports Hub

2. Drop Down the Rabbit Hole for a Wonderful Adventure in Wonderland with Alice!

Drop Down the Rabbit Hole for a Wonderful Adventure in Wonderland with Alice!

Image credits to Phoebe Powell via Marina Bay Sands

Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Date:
 13 Apr – 22 Sept 2019 
Hour:
 10 am – 7 pm (last admission: 6 pm)

Admission:

  • Local Rate
    • Adult: $15
    • Senior (65 & above) / Student / Person with Disabilities / Child (2 – 12 yrs): $11

  • Standard Rate
    • Adult: $18
    • Senior (65 & above) / Student / Person with Disabilities / Child (2 – 12 yrs): $13

We may not be able to hop down a magically crafted wonderland but we can at least wander through the whimsical land at the technologically crafted Wonderland, an immersive exhibit at ArtScience Museum.

The exhibit splendidly brings together hundreds of artefacts from behind the scenes of Alice in Wonderland, such as the first edition books, drawings and original costumes, together with an array of stunning audiovisual artworks, allowing you to journey through all of Alice;s fascinating adventures over the years!

What’s more, you can pick a character—the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, the Queen or the Mad Hatter—and go on a wondrous adventure yourself!

3. Find Out What’s All the Hype About Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay!

Find Out What’s All the Hype About Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay!

Location: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Date:
 12 Apr – 20 May 2019 
Hour:
 9 am – 9 pm

Admission:

  • Singapore Residents – Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
    • Adult: $20
    • Child: $12
    • Senior Citizen: $15

  • Singapore Residents – Flower Dome OR Cloud Forest
    • Adult: $12
    • Child: $8
    • Senior Citizen: $8

  • Standard Rate – Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
    • Adult/Senior Citizen: $28
    • Child: $15

If you’ve ever Googled Netherlands, you’re sure to have been awed by the fields and fields of vibrant coloured tulip blooms. Can you imagine what it would be like to witness it with your own eyes?

Well, you don’t have to imagine it anymore, you can experience the beauty of tulips blooming in a small Dutch village, with cows and chickens roaming around. You can even step into a windmill!

In addition to being mesmerized by a variety of striking tulips, you will also get to discover the different stages in a tulip’s lifecycle at Gardens by the Bay’s Tulipmania Floral Display. An enriching and enchanting experience packed in one.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

4. Immerse Yourselves in a World of Adventures with 22 Stories!

Immerse Yourselves in a World of Adventures with 22 Stories!

Location: PeopleUp @ Panda, 200 Pandan Gardens, Singapore 609336
Date:
 1 May – 30 Jun 2019

Hour:

  • Fri: 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm
  • Weekends: 10 am – 2 pm | 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Admission:

  • Standard (for one): $38
  • Family Pack (for four): $140

To immerse yourself in a story has a whole new meaning thanks to ANDSOFORTH Jr.’s 22 Stories.

Venture into 22 rooms and traverse four different worlds, joining characters from fairytales you grew up with it and your little ones are growing up with now! From spiralling down the rabbit hole into Wonderland with Alice, having tea with Mad Hatter, amassing riches with Ali Baba, and flying across the starry night sky with Aladdin on his magic carpet, to going to the ball with Cinderella, swimming the wide sea with Little Mermaid and climbing Jack’s magical beanstalk! It’s going to be a wild adventure!

Immerse Yourselves in a World of Adventures with 22 Stories!

RELATED: Explore 22 Different Stories @ ANDSOFORTH Jr.’s 22 Stories | An Immersive Theatre Experience

For more information, click here.

Photo credits 22 Stories

UPCOMING

1. Catch the Amusing KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities with Your Little Ones!

Catch the Amusing KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities with Your Little Ones!

Location: Under the Big Top, Bayfront Avenue, Beside Marina Bay Sands
Date:
 6 Jul – 21 Jul 2019

Hour:

  • Tue – Fri: 8 pm
  • Sat: 4.30 pm | 8.00 pm
  • Sun: 1.30 pm | 5.00 pm

Admission (excld booking fee):

  • Adult
    VIP Experience: $320
    Premium: $195
    A Reserve: $165
    B Reserve: $135
    C Reserve: $95

  • Child (2 - 12 yrs)
    VIP Experience: $310
    Premium: $185
    A Reserve: $155
    B Reserve: $125
    C Reserve: $85

Children under 2 years of age may be admitted free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat

Settle down with your little ones and get comfortable for Cirque du Soleil is bringing you on a wild ride through the Curio Cabinet of an ambitious inventor. KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities transports you into a quirky world where anything, it seems, is possible.

For more information, click here.

Visual credits Cirque du Soleil Asia Pacific PTE LTD

2. Enrich your Mind, Body and Soul at the AIA Glow Festival!

Enrich your Mind, Body and Soul at the AIA Glow Festival!

Location: Sentosa Island
Date:
 25 May 2019 
Hour:
 7 am – 11 pm

Admission:

1 Nov 2018 – 31 Jan 2019
  • Afternoon Pass: $79 
  • All Day Pass: $99
  • Premium All Day Pass: $119
1 Feb – 15 Mar 2019
  • Afternoon Pass: $89
  • All Day Pass: $109
  • Premium All Day Pass: $129
16 Mar – 30 Apr 2019
  • Afternoon Pass: $99
  • All Day Pass: $119
  • Premium All Day Pass: $139
1 May – 17 May 2019
  • Afternoon Pass: $109
  • All Day Pass: $129
  • Premium All Day Pass: $149

Purchase 2 All Day passes and get FREE entry for a max of 2 children age 12 yrs and under. For more information on the available tickets and to purchase tickets, click here.

Take part in Yoga sessions, indulge in wholesome foods and enjoy exuberant live performances at the AIA Glow Festival with your little ones. Enjoy the cheapest prices when you buy now! 

Enrich your Mind, Body and Soul at the AIA Glow Festival!

For more information on the festive offerings, click here.

Photo credits Glow Festival 2019

PERMANENT

1. Step into the Updated Future World: Where Art Meets Science at the ArtScience Museum!

Step into the Future World: Where Art Meets Science at the ArtScience Museum!

Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Date:
 Daily
Hour:
 10 am | 11.30 am | 1 pm | 2.30 pm | 4 pm | 5.30 pm (last entry)

Admission:

Local

  • Adult: $15
  • Child/Senior Citizen: $11

Standard

  • Adult: $18
  • Child/Senior Citizen: $13

The union of innovation and creativity brings you an extraordinary immersive experience at the newly refreshed Future World exhibition!

Wonder through the mesmeric Crystal Universe and explore Transcending Boundaries, a collection of six new artworks that inspires us to connect and interact with nature. 

Forget about standing under a real waterfall to experience the marvel of nature, the cascading waterfall brought to live with digital technology will evoke the same sentiments when you stand before it.

Collaborate with your little ones to produce a musical hit with Sketch Piston – Playing Music, an artwork that produces a variety of sounds every time you doodle something different on its screen.

Little ones are sure to find immense delight in bringing their colourings of animals and people to live at Sketch People and Animals, one of the new editions at the Park gallery.

What a Loving, and Beautiful World, where touching Chinese characters reshapes them into elements such as wind, rain and trees, is Park gallery’s other new edition.

In addition to the new digital artworks, the refresh has also introduced a new gallery—Sanctuary. Promising all who visit a moment of repose, Sanctuary will frequently renew its artwork. Currently, the gallery features an artwork portraying the different stages of cherry blossoms, symbolizing the transient life of both human and nature.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Marina Bay Sands

2. Drop by Gateway Kids Club for Your Little Ones’ Playtime!  

Drop by Gateway Kids Club for Your Little Ones’ Playtime!

Location: Gateway Theatre, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159461
Date:
 Every Saturday 
Hour:
 9 am – 1 pm 
Admission:
 Free and Ticketed
Suitable Ages: 3 – 8 yrs

Every Saturday, Gateway Kids Club hosts a line-up of programs for little ones to enjoy!

Little ones can let their imaginations fly with hands-on arts and craft activities, keep themselves occupied with outdoor games, and immerse in interactive storytelling tory each week. As spaces for the storytellisessions that capture the audience with a different sng sessions are limited, do register beforehand here.

Immerse yourselves in an interactive storytelling session

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Gateway Theatre

3. Have a Fun Fiesta at the Newly Opening SuperPark SG!

Have a Fun Fiesta at the Newly Opening SuperPark SG!

Location: Suntec City (North Wing), #02-477, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, Singapore 038989
Date:
 17 Nov onward

Hour:

  • Mon – Fri: 10 am – 9 pm 
  • Sat – Sun, Public & School Holidays: 9 am – 9 pm

Admission:

  • Regular: Mon – Fri
    • One Day (10 am – 9 pm): $35 
    • After 6 pm (6 pm – 9 pm): $22

  • Super Day: Sat – Sun, Public & School Holidays
    • Morning Mayhem (9 am – 1 pm): $32
    • Middle Session (1.30 pm – 5.30 pm): $40
    • After 6 pm (6 pm – 9 pm): $28
    • One Day Ticket (9 am – 9 pm): $48

After this weekend, you and your little ones will have a new place to frolick at because SuperPark, an indoor sports park brimming with family-friendly activities is set to open its doors this weekend!

The park will feature three themed areas with plenty to keep your excitement and energy levels high.

Slide down on a tube tyre, feel the rush of flight with flying fox, crawl through tunnels, race your family, tumble around the foam pit, scale walls and more at the Adventure Area.

Show off your skills and speed at the Game Arena with sporty activities such as the Hot Stepper, Superhoop, Baseball, and Superball. You can also Skate, scoot, climb, leap, backflip and more at the Freestyle Hall.

You can expect to spend hours at this park chock-full of activities enjoyable not just for little ones but for parents as well!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits SuperPark SG

4. Head Down to HortPark for Fun and Sun!

HortPark Playground

Location:  HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578
Date: All Days
Hour: 6am - 11pm
Admission: FREE

If you are looking for some outdoor fun, I will suggest heading to HortPark this weekend! There's the brand new Nature Playgarden, and the existing Playground that will ensure hours of fun! 

Not sure what to expect? We brave the elements, and did a scoop of BOTH venues for you! Click on the links below for pictures and videos! 

5. Find Out the Secret Behind KFC’s Crispy Chicken!

Find Out the Secret Behind KFC’s Crispy Chicken!

Location: Selected Restaurants 
Date:
 13 Apr – 14 Apr | 20 Apr – 21 Apr 2019 (2nd & 3rd weekend every month)
Hour:
 35 min/session
Admission:
 $15 (includes KFC meal & goodie bag)

Here’s a chance to find out how KFC’s finger-lickin’ good chicken is made. Sign up for a tour of the KFC kitchen and discover the process behind the scenes, from breading to frying.

While KFC may be willing to give up some of its secrets, like its unique breading technique, it still retains some mystery for the 11 herbs and spices that goes into the flour is still on the hush-hush.

RELATED: Join KFC Singapore’s newly launched guided kitchen tours and visit its first open concept outlet!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits KFC Singapore

 

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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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