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: 23 - 29 May 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. Meet Hello Kitty & My Melody @ City Square Mall
Venue: City Square Mall, Basement 2 (besides travelators)
Date: 3 – 26 June 2022 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only), Fri: 4pm and 7pm, Sat and Sun: 1pm, 4pm and7pm
Admission: Spend to redeem passes
Meet the adorable characters, Hello Kitty and My Melody, in person and snap some kawaii photos together! Fans of all ages can spend a minimum of $50*at City Square Mall and redeem a Meet & Greet pass two hours prior. Only 50 passes available for each session!
Fans of the characters may also spend to redeem exclusive Hello Kitty Collapsible Cups too! Finally, don't forget to play at the mall's playgrounds at City Green Park and basement 1 as they will be reopening too!
2. Visit The Children's Festival @ Gardens by the Bay
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, SuperTree Grove
Date: 28 May - 19 Jun 2022, 10 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free, Fees apply for Tiger’s Sports Arena and Happy’s Craft World (Tickets available on Klook)
The Children's Festival 2022 at Gardens by the Bay is finally happening! Join Kiztopia friends who have returned from their travels around the world and discover the wonderful memories they have to share. You can expect eight specially-designed giant inflatables, measuring up to 12.5metres tall, take centerstage at Gardens by the Bay! Each inflatable features the iconic landmarks of the different countries, such as Mount Fuji in Japan, the Sydney Opera House in Australia and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
Note that tthese inflatables for photo-taking and NOT bouncy castles, but two of the inflatables allow visitors to “board” the hot air balloon to take photos.
Families who visit will receive a complimentary activity booklet - complete the sheet to receive an exclusive sticker sheet. Apart from these free activities, families can expect two ticketed interactive zones - Happy’s Craft World and Tiger’s Sports Arena!
3. Enjoy Cultural Activities @ Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
Date: 21 May - 3 Jun 2022, 10 am - 5 pm | Extending opening hours (28 & 29 May): 10 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free, some workshops may require a fee
At the Wan Qing Dragon Boat Festival 2022, families will discover the story and traditions behind Dragon Boat Festival, one of the oldest cultural festivals in the world, and revel in the rich historical and cultural significance of the festival with a line-up of live performances, cultural workshops, heritage walking tours, storytelling sessions, and more during Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall's (SYSNMH) weekend open house.
Kids can take part in an Origami Dragon Boat workshop, take part in a Dragon Boat Festival storytelling and even a concert in the heritage centre's lawn!
4. 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.
5. Visit The Army Open House @ F1 Pit Building
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Date: 28 - 30 May
Admission: Free, booking is required
Army Open House 2022 (AOH22) will make a return after five years to showcase the Army's hardware, software and heartware to engage Singaporeans of all ages. The main exhibition is happening this weekend at the F1 Pit Building and will feature signature AOH components, activities and shows across 13 zones!
The most exciting activities include a line-up of the Army's military platforms will be on display for families to take pictures of the various combat, combat support, and combat service support platforms, a kids zone comprising of a mini obstacle course, face painting with camo-cream, a mini campsite and a jungle maze, a firing range to experience firing Singapore's very own SAR 21 rifle(no real bullets of course), and battles rides where families will cruise down the waters of Marina Bay on the M3G military raft; take to the skies on the Chinook; and ride in some of the Army's most recognisable platforms!
Families will have to book tickets to visit AOH22 at the F1 Pit Building and in the heartlands. Ticket allocation will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Booking is at www.go.gov.sg/AOH22
EXTRA 1: Prepare For The June Holiday With Holiday Events, Camps and Workshops!
With the June holiday coming up and the relaxed SMM, we have also been alerted to a number of really exciting major events and festivals happening in June! To help you sieve through all that information and to find the best thing to do for your family, we have prepared the following lists just for you!
You may also wish to head over to our June Holiday landing page for more updates too!
EXTRA 2: 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
Discover the Rainbow Connection II @ Malay Heritage Centre
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre Fountain
Date: 29 Apr - 29 May 2022, 10 am - 9 pm (closed on Mon)
Rainbow Connection II is a light exhibition at the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC). This outdoor installation comprises a total of 500 suspended solar light modules made from upcycled cookie containers and solar lights at the fountain and lawn. While individually unique, the modules come together to form a fantastical sight when lit up at night, scattering prismatic projections all around. As the units gently rotate and sway in the wind, the installation seemingly comes alive through the dynamic play of shadows, lights and colours.
To welcome more visitors to enjoy the light installation at night, MHC will be extending its opening hours till 9pm from 29 April to 29 May 2022. While the centre is open from 10 am to 9 pm, we recommend coming at dusk to better enjoy the lights.
*Note that the MHC is closed on Mon.
Go Racing At The Star Vista Pop-up Kiddie Go-Kart Circuit
Venue: The Star Vista, The Star Plaza, Basement 1
Dates: 6 May - 10 Jul 2022
Admission: $15/ride; $35 for 3 rides
Head down to The Star Vista Basement 1 and let your little ones race across the pop-up race track by KF1! Available till 10 Jul, rides can be single or pillion rides - so kids of (almost) every age can play too! You can also spend & redeem a min. of $100 to redeem a free ride too!
Go Play @ Let's Play D'Marquee
Venue: Downtown East, D'Marquee
Date: 7 May to 9 Aug 2022
Admission: From $25 (Tickets available at KKday)
The much anticipated Let's Play D'Marquee will start this weekend from 7 May 2022 onwards. More than the usual inflatable playground, Let's Play @ D'Marquee will feature 14 thrilling attractions that include the thrilling Virtual Reality (VR) shooting game, King Kong Robots, new and improved mini dinosaur rides, as well as a variety of bouncy castles, sand pit. The entire play area will be over 17,000 sqf, for kids to bounce, battle, slide and soar through the different zones.
The experience is also divided into 2 zones. Within the indoor airconditioned zone, families will expect 8 different-themed inflatable obstacle courses, 1 bouncy challenge, 1 inflatable ball pit and 1 sand pit! It is the LARGEST variety of bouncy castles in a single venue for families!
And outside, in a sheltered area, families will get to escape reality at the Virtual Reality (VR) shooting games, fulfilling your robot dreams as you battle till the last King Kong Robot stands, bump your way through on the classic bumper car ride, enjoy a relaxing train ride on the Choo Choo Express and witness dinosaurs coming to life at the Mini Dino Ride.
Tickets start from $25 per person per session. Each session is 100mins. Below are the ticketing details
- May & June: Tickets available at KKday:
- Weekday: $28
- Weekend: $31
Take Part In A Singapore HeritageFest 2022 Programme
Dates: 2 - 29 May 2022
The Singapore HeritageFest (SHF) 2022 will commemorate Singapore’s vibrant travel history and rich natural heritage with programmes happening across the island. This year’s programme line-up includes heritage and cultural trails, hands-on workshops, video documentaries, tours, exhibitions and digital programmes that illuminate the evolution of travel to and within Singapore, and uncover hidden aspects of the flora and fauna native to the region.
Over 80 programme partners will be conducting 120 programmes - both online and onsite. Many of these activities are family-friendly, and families may wish to explore the family-friendly programmes available to take part in!
We recommend the Merli-Go-Round experience where you can join Merli on an adventure to explore hidden gems and learn about Singapore’s colourful history and heritage in Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Gelam, and Katong-Joo Chia. By completing quests, you can earn points to redeem exclusive Merli-themed prizes too!
CoCoMelon Pop-Up Cafe @ Swissotel @ The Stamford
Venue: CLOVE, Level 2, Swissôtel The Stamford
Opening Hours: 11 am to 10-pm (Daily)
From 15 Nov 2021, families can visit CLOVE at Swissôtel The Stamford to be transported to the world of CoComelon! From thematic decors to a Cocomelon-themed menus, this CoComelon Cafe is surely excite the younger kids.
Not just food, parents can also find specially curated CoComelon merchandise and toys for their children to engage with their favourite characters too! So time to grab your cameras (and kids) to visit this pop-up cafe!
More Fun At the Family Fun Fair At SAFRA Punggol
Venue: SAFRA Punggol
Dates: Till 29 May 2022, 5 pm to 9 pm (weekdays) and 10 am - 9 pm (weekends)
Price: from $5
If you are heading down to SAFRA Punggol or Splash @ Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Punggol, you will be please to know that there is a pop-up fun fair at the Atrium and Courtyard of the clubhouse.
Families will find a bouncy castle area, robotic ride, a clown swing, cartoon train and carnival game booths. Games and ride start from $5 and you will even get additional credits as a SAFRA Member too!
Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 at National Museum of Singapore
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement 1
Date: 29 Jan - 29 May 2022
We start off with a rather somber exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore in WWII through the sharing of lesser known memories and perspectives of the war.
Dislocations will bring together different personal accounts and examines the impact of war memory on Singaporeans before and till today. It goes beyond the usual WWII narratives to showcase an extended timeline of the war to provide a deeper understanding of the people’s experiences in wartime Singapore - including British families evacuating from the country just before the war, the defensive preparations by locals and more.
While it is not a "fun" exhibition for children, it will be a good visit for parents or for older children to better understand the war and the impact it had on different groups of people. For a more kids-friendly experience, families can try out the immersive pre-exhibition game, Sunset in Singapore, that allows visitors to encounter the war through the lens of various groups of people in Singapore at that time, such as an Allied soldier, nurse, or civilian.
EXTENDED - World Of Nickelodeon
Venue: Let's Play @ #03-208/209 Marina Square
Dates: 26 Feb - 19 June 2022, 10 am - 10 pm
Admission: $35 (Mon - Thu), $39 (Fri - Sun, Eve of PH and PH) - Ticket available on Trip.com
The popular carnival has been extended till 19 June 2022, so if you have not visited yet, you may wish to drop by before it ends!
The World of Nickelodeon is the first-ever Nickelodeon-themed play space in Singapore! Expect your favourite characters like, SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Bubble Guppies! There will be lots of photo opportunities and interactive elements for the family to have fun!
Explore the World at Brickman Wonders Of The World – LEGO Brick Exhibition Singapore
Venue: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore
Date: 12 Mar to 3 Jul 2022 (Fri to Sun, School & Public Holidays), 10am to 8pm (Last Entry at 6.30pm)
Fee: S$22 (excludes S$1 booking fee) | Book tickets here (16 Dec 2021 onwards)
*Opening delayed to 25 Mar 2022
Happening at the Science Centre Singapore from 12 Mar 2022 is the "never-seen-before" exhibition, Brickman Wonders of the World, bringing fans and friends of LEGO to re-live travel through exhibits of world-famous landmarks, merging the love for travel and LEGO to provide an interactive and engaging experience for all.
Involving over 1.4 million LEGO bricks that weigh over 1.4 tonnes, families will have the chance to discover more than 50 jaw-dropping creations of the world’s most iconic landmarks and discover the secrets behind how these epic masterpieces were brought to life through science, arts and technology.
Jumptopia: Wonder Garden
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront Pavilion
Dates: 20 Dec 2021 - 3 Jul 2022
Admission: from $16.50 per pax (available exclusively on Klook)
Jumptopia: Wonder Garden will be happening at Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront Pavilion from 20 Dec 2021 to 3 Jul 2022. This new Jumptopia experience is great for the kids who are full of energy and parents who love to join in the fun!
While not as big as its predecessors, Jumptopia: Wonder Garden makes use of the entire space to bring about a bouncy garden filled with different fruits, vegetables and animals!
There is also a Kith cafe (with limited seating) available for parents who prefer not to join in.
Enjoy Cultural Performances at SCCC's Cultural Extravaganza
Image credits: Bhaskar's Art Academy
Venue: Online and Onsite - Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Date: 13 May - 19 Jun 2022
Fee: Free and Ticketed
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) launches its marquee event Cultural Extravaganza. Notable local art groups like Bhaskar's Arts Academy, Nine Years Theatre, T.H.E Dance Company, TENG Ensemble, Jazz Association (Singapore), Ding Yi Music Company, and PLAYInc will be joining this year’s festival lineup.
Families will find 14 digital and on-site programmes over 38 days, ranging from musicals, concerts, interactive exhibitions, and dance productions! We especially excited about Jazz It Up!, featuring jazzy renditions of well-loved Chinese evergreens and modern-classic songs, and Butterfly Lovers, a re-imagined version of the popular Chinese folktale with Indian dance elements.
Visit A Sentosa Attraction With Free Entry To Sentosa
Venue: Sentosa Island
Date: Until 31 Sep 2022
The popular free-entry promotion is Sentosa was recently extended till 31 Sep 2022! The promotion was suppose to end on 31 Mar 2022 before it is extended for the 5th time, welcoming families to visit the island for free!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Have A My Little Pony Meal @ Kumoya Cafe Orchard
Venue: 181 Orchard Rd, Orchard Central #04-08, Singapore 238896
Date: From 24 Mar 2022 (for a limited time)
Time: 11 am - 9.30 pm (Last order Mains at 8 pm and all other menu items at 8.30 pm)
Kumoya Cafe is well-known for its cute and Instagram-worthy themes that rotate every few months. Following the whimsical Molang, and Spongebob-themed pop-up cafes, they are now bringing us the much-adored stars from My Little Pony!
The café has been transformed into a magical world of rainbows, stars and clouds featuring your kids (and perhaps your) favourite My Little Pony stars, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Apple Jack.
From decor to food items, everything at the cafe is My Little Pony-themed and screams out to all the little fans! If you want to bring something home, you will also find a gift shop with an extensive range of My Little Pony merchandise too!
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.
Celebrate Sentosa's Golden Jubilee
Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has kicked off celebrations for the resort island’s Golden Jubilee, which will feature over 50 new experiences and attractions. Themed 'Discovery Neverending', Sentosa will be celebrating diverse facets of the island while showcasing the evolution of Sentosa to become today’s unique leisure destination.
To kick things off, you may wish to consider going on a tour as part of the SentoSights, a series of tours which will bring you on a journey through Sentosa's lesser known nature, heritage and marine life, among others.
From 21 Jan 2022, Singapore Citizens and PRs aged 60 years and above will also enjoy exclusive discounts and deals at participating business establishments in Sentosa on weekdays. We hear that there will be more discounts and promotions announced throughout the year for everyone - so do keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information!
You can also start looking for your old pictures on Sentosa! From 7 February, there will be a social media contest for you to send in your memories of Sentosa and the 10 most heart-warming photo entries will stand to win a curated Sentosa experience package which includes a three-day-two-night staycation in Sentosa to be enjoyed with their loved ones.
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!
New Craft Zone at SMIGY PLQ Mall
Venue: SMIGY PLQ Mall
Fees: Starts from $12, ranges for activities
A new addition to SMIGY at PLQ Mall, the kids craft zone is located next to the main playground and offers various craft activities for kids to engage in! Activities include Dinosaur Egg excavating, ornament designing, handbag making and more. This is useful if you need an activity while waiting for your admission slot or for after play "cooldown"!
Craft activities are not part of the playground admission and pricing starts from $12. From now till 31 Mar 2022, you may also enjoy 20% off activities when you show our article to the staff 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 this April 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!
Fungus Humongus At The Artground
Venue: The Artground, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053
Date: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm (Wed - Fri), 9.15 am - 5 pm (Sat & Sun)
Admission: Free with refundable deposit
The Fungus Humongous is a playground at The Artground where children will enter a magical forest where everything, from fallen branches to all kinds of fungi, has been scaled up to huge proportions.
It has recently reopened for children to explore the various play structures which includes climbing, sliding and various obstacles. While tickets are free, there is a refundable deposit of $15.
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!
Get Your Family Selfie At The New iWan Studio
Venue: 12 Aljunied Road, #05-01, KH Plaza, Singapore 389801
Opening hours: 11 am - 10 pm (Mon - Sun)
Fee: From $29.90/hour per person
Spanning over 6,000 square feet, iWan Studio offers an immersive self-photography experience for families who wish to up their family selfies! The spacious studio is divided into 11 distinct zones with over 20 themes, each with elaborate set-up, that allow families to be immersed in the experience and different environments and scenes.
Each zone is beautifully set up with elaborate backdrops and props to create different ambiences, moods and characters play. Unleash your inner fantasies by opting for retro, romantic or even futuristic themes for your photos - using the mobile stands available, capture your selfies for keepsake and to share them on your socials too!
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.
Unleash Your Creativity & Have Fun In An Art Jamming Session
Art is a useful medium to spur creativity, encourage imagination and even to bond with your children! This weekend, you may wish to consider going on an art exploration and to create art as a family! If you need help, here's a list of 12 Art Jamming Studios and Art Workshops suitable for families for your consideration!
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!