10 Places to Celebrate National Day 2018 at with Your Little Ones!


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Why spend National Day at home when there is so much else you could do? We bring you 10 Places you can celebrate National Day at and they’re all (mostly) FREE!

Give yourself a good workout having fun with your little ones on our nation’s birthday. If you managed to score tickets to the Parade, do see our post on what to expect @ The National Day Parade!

1. National Day at Singapore Philatelic Museum

National Day at Singapore Philatelic Museum

Location: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman St, Singapore 179807
Date:
9 Aug 2018
Hour:
10 am – 7 pm
Admission:
FREE

Look forward to fun quizzes, learn more about guide dogs, take pictures dressed up in costumes with your little ones, chase after the fantastic bubbles that CJ the Bubble Girl weaves this National Day at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Singapore Philatelic Museum

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2. National Day Celebrations 2018 At Marina Barrage

National Day Celebrations 2018 At Marina Barrage

Location: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Date:
9 Aug 2018
Hour:
11 am – 9 pm
Admission:
FREE

Watch RSAF fighter jets’ aerial performances and fireworks lighting up the night sky up close from Marina Barrage’s green rooftop. There will also be a live telecast of the National Day Parade.

Feel free to grab some bites at the food truck and indulge your inner shopaholic at the flea market stalls offering various good from pre-loved clothes to small snacks while your little ones keep busy with bouncy castles, carnival games and rides.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits PUB

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3. Celebrate National Day @ SYSNMH

Celebrate National Day @ SYSNMH

Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
Date:
9 Aug 2018
Hour:
10 am – 5 pm
Admission:
FREE

Celebrate our Nation’s birthday immersed in stories of Singapore and venture with Red the Fighting Fish through a series of activities to learn more about the pioneers of our nation at the Memorial Hall.

Little ones can also show off their artistic soul by coloring their own Betta Fish, designing own tote bag and SG badge.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

4. Celebrate Singapore’s 53rd Birthday at SAFRA

Celebrate Singapore’s 53rd Birthday at SAFRA

Location & Hour:

  • SAFRA Jurong
    12 pm – 8 pm | Free

  • SAFRA Punggol
    3 pm – 8 pm | Free

  • SAFRA Tampines
    2 pm – 8 pm | Member: Free | Guest: $5

  • SAFRA Toa Payoh
    7 am – 8 pm 
    • Heritage Fun Hunt: $10/Member pair | $15/Guest pair
    • Stage performances, ARTS@SAFRA programmes and NDP live screening: Free

  • SAFRA Yishun
    5 pm – 9 pm | Fees TBC

Date: 9 Aug 2018

This National Day, in addition to the live screening of the National Day Parade, selected SAFRA clubhouses will be offering food, fun games and activities from the different timelines like the 80s board games, 3D Merlion Craft, 70s Food Station, DIY Workshops, and Heritage Fun Hunt. 

For more information, click here.

Photo credits SAFRA

5. National Day Open House 2018 at National Museum of Singapore

National Day Open House 2018 at National Museum of Singapore

Location: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Date:
9 Aug 2018
Hour:
10.00 am – 8.30 pm
Admission:
FREE

Take a walk through Singapore’s history with the exhibitions at Singapore History Gallery, Life in Singapore: The Past 100 Years Galleries, Goh Seng Choo Gallery: Magic and Menace, and Gallery 10: Moving Memories, featuring artefacts from bygone years, interactive installations about growing up, and nostalgia-inducing animated murals like the traditional kopi-making, barbers in back lanes and fortune tellers.

Settle down for the live screening of the National Day Parade, take part in the coloring competition for families, little ones can bounce till their legs are wobbly at the inflatable playgrounds, immerse in a storytelling session, and complete a scavenger hunt to redeem a 3D model or sculpted balloon.  

All these and more at the National Museum of Singapore this National Day!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits National Museum of Singapore

6. Celebrate the nation's 53rd birthday with the wildlife park's fellow Singaporeans

Celebrate the nation's 53rd birthday with the wildlife park's fellow Singaporeans

Location: Singapore Zoo | River Safari | Jurong Bird Park
Date:
1 Aug – 31 Aug 2018
Hour:
8.30 am – 6.00 pm

Admission:

  • Singapore Zoo: $35/adult | $23/child 
  • River Safari: $32/adult | $21/child
  • Jurong Bird Park: $30/adult | $20/child

Get in the celebratory spirit with a face painting, snap pictures with the mascots Ah Meng, Canola and Sunny, and catch the park animals in action at the special National Day Animal Presentations.

Set off on a WILDerful Singaporean Trail to learn more about our native wildlife, complete the trail sheet activities and redeem an exclusive animal pin.

Find popular local dishes such as char kway teow and indian rojak at the Kampong Food Stalls to replenish your energy from all the excitement.  

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Wildlife Reserves Singapore

7. Celebrate the Singapore Spirit at Sentosa

Celebrate the Singapore Spirit at Sentosa

Location: Sentosa
Date:
20 Jul – 26 Aug 2018
Hour:
11 am – 8 pm
Admission:
FREE

Go big or go home seems to be Sentosa’s motivation for this National Day.

Please be forewarned that any humongous beef satays, traditional kuehs or other iconic dishes you find at Merlion Plaza are not to be eaten. You’re welcome and encouraged even, to strike a pose and snap a shot with the sculptures. 

Pop into Sentosa to enjoy a string of musical performances every Saturday of August, spot the food theme characters as they rove about Beach Station, keep your little ones entertained at the Pots and Pans play area and watch them groove to the beat at the Pots and Pans Performance by Mise En Place.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Sentosa

8. Celebrate National Day at Gardens by the Bay

Celebrate National Day at Gardens by the Bay

Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date:
9 Aug 2018
Hour:
8 pm – 11 pm
Admission:
FREE

Test your prowess in foam javelin throws, mini hurdles and more at the ActiveSG Athletics try-outs, take your pick from the games galore which includes VR games, Dance Dance Revolution, giant jenga, air hockey, hopscotch and so much more, experience nostalgia through Cantonese storytelling, sit in for slice of Singapore life movie screening, among others this National Day at Supertree Grove!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

9. Sports Hub National Day Fiesta 2018

Sports Hub National Day Fiesta 2018

Location: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub
Date:
9 Aug 2018
Hour:
12 pm – 9 pm
Admission:
FREE

In celebration of the nation’s 53rd birthday, Sports Hub brings to Singapore an array of exhilarating sporting and family-friendly festivities to ignite the spirit of ‘We Are Singapore @ The Hub’. Visitors will be able to participate in fitness workouts, sports challenges and family bonding activities.

Sports Hub National Day Fiesta Events

Parents can also keep their kids entertained with the various family-friendly activities including bubble performances, block-building challenges, bouncy castles, and ethnic craft activities such as tile and batik painting, bookmark-making and pyssia beads coaster art where participants can bring home their own masterpiece.

There will also be flag-making activities, badge-making workshops, and storytelling sessions at the Singapore Sports Museum and Sports Hub Library throughout the day.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Singapore Sports Hub

10. HomeTeamNS Celebrates National Day 2018

HomeTeamNS Celebrates National Day 2018

Location: Gardens by the Bay East – Promenade, 11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440
Date:
9 Aug 2018 (Registration ends 7 Aug 2018 or while stocks last)
Hour:
5 pm – 9 pm
Admission:
$15/person (children under 4 yrs do not require payment)

Register now to grab your spots at Gardens by the Bay to catch the live screening of the National Day Parade, enjoy snacks and games, and watch the fireworks display live from the comfort of your picnic mat.

You can also catch the live screening of the National Day Parade at any of the HomeTeamNS clubhouse, enjoy fringe activities like colouring and old school games, and feast on delicious treats at the Jin Ho Jiak Food Festival at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits HomeTeamNS

 

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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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