Earth Day is happening soon folks, and we’ve got some great activities lined up to teach our urban kids about going green in our top 10 things to do with the kids in Singapore this weekend. We’ve also got a couple of great new sports for teens lined up (we’re always looking for ways to make parenting our teenagers that bit easier!), some trampolining fun at an Easter market and the chance for your future child modelling stars to go wild in designer boutiques at a very special event. As ever, don’t forget to also check out HoneyKidsGo for even more fun activity ideas for your weekend in Singapore.
1. Treat your tiny fashion stars to a day of designer fashion
We already love treating ourselves to some serious retail therapy at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, but there’s a new reason to indulge in a shopping session: our kids! With the arrival of some major names in fashion – in miniature size – The Shoppes at MBS is Singapore’s new luxury kids’ fashion haven. Treat your mini-me to something special and a super day out at the Little Luxury Stars event where the kids can bring out their inner fashionista at boutiques including Baby Dior, Gucci Kids, Stella McCartney Kids, Kids 21, Kenzo Kids, Dolce&Gabbana Junior, Fendi, Armani Junior and more. Don’t forget to head over to the HoneyKids Instagram feed to catch our very own little luxury stars sporting their #ootd!
When: 22-23 April
Where: The Shoppes at MBS
Cost: Free admission!
2. Bag some goodies at an Easter Farmers’ Market
The Easter rabbit hasn’t quite hopped away: catch on the last of the Easter events and head over to The Easter Farmers’ Market at Loewen Gardens. Expect a ton of goodies from specially chosen vendors for a great mix of organic vegies, fresh meats, wine and baked goodies. Kiddos can practise their jumping skills on the trampoline, hang out at the playground and even get their faces painted while the grown ups shop in peace. We also hear with our long bunny ears that there will be Easter egg hunts too. See you there!
When: 22 April. 9am-2pm
Where: 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Cost: Free admission
3. Catch a free storytelling session at PIP’s PLAYbox
We love curling up with the kiddos to read a good book, but sometimes it’s nice to have someone else do the reading! Head over to PIP’s PLAYbox this weekend where tots will go on an imagination adventure through HDB estates, forests and old kampong neighbourhoods while listening to locally written story, Fatimah and Her Magic Socks by Zizi Azah. Don’t forget to catch the free art and craft session too!
When: 22 – 23 April, 3pm
Where: PIP’s PLAYbox, Esplanade
4. Celebrate Earth Day at a hands-on workshop
We love teaching our kids about environmental issues, and with Earth Day happening this weekend we are loving the look of this workshop where kids age four to 13 can create their own frog planter out of recycled materials. Young environmentalists will love this hands-on lesson on planting and recycling. Spaces are limited so sign up quick!
When: 22 April, 10-11am
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Ridley Hall, Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost: $10 per child
5. Create some art out of recycled bottle caps
More Earth Day fun happening over at the library: Cap It Any Way is a fun, free workshop for kids to turn bottle caps into art. All materials are provided and the session is being run for kids by kids from Unity Primary School.
When: 22 April, 1-2pm
Where: Choa Chu Kang Public Library, Activity Room, 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, #04-01/02 Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, Singapore 689812
Cost: Free but registration should be made at:
6. Tip your teens out of bed for some exercise
Parenting teenagers can be, well, challenging. But now we have a great excuse for persuading them out of the dark recesses of their bedrooms and into a fun fitness class to recharge their minds and their bods. Head over to HoneyKidsGo to bag a free trial for an Innervate CrossFit class, a session aimed at 11 to 18 year olds where they will find friendly competition, healthy habits and a great exercise challenge.
When: 22 April, 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Innervate CrossFit, 994 Bendemeer Rd, Singapore 339943
Cost: First session is free
7. Get crafty with the kids
Big imagination is the name of the game over at Pip’s PLAYbox where tots can create their very own Mr Minismen: the magical lion in Zizi Azah’s Fatimah and Her Magic Socks. Drop by for a free craft session and take home a fantastical beast!
When: 20 April-21 May, 11am-6pm daily
Where: PIP’s PLAYbox, Esplanade
8. Get into weightlifting
Continuing the ‘getting our kiddos fit’ theme, we’ve found a sport with a difference: the Introduction to Weightlifting workshop is perfect for tweens, teens and adults looking for a new challenge, and this session is aimed at total beginners with a keen interest to try weightlifting. There are no age restrictions, but kids under 18 years will need a consent form from a parent/guardian.
When: 22 April, 9.30-11.30am
Where: SWF Training Centre, 54, 56 & 58 Jalan Benaan Kapal, Singapore 399643
Cost: $45 – registration is required.
9. Join a family-friendly street party
There’s a party going on in our ‘hood this weekend, and we’re all invited! The Amoy Street Bloc Party is taking over the street for a family-friendly festival that will include DJs, food, kampong games, fitness sessions, giant Jenga, rickshaw rides, cultural tours and lessons on how to plant an edible garden. And that’s just for starters!
When: 23 April, 3pm-10pm
Where: Amoy Street
Cost: Free and paid activities
10. Finish your weekend with Beers on the Hill
Live DJs, carpark cricket, garden games and great food are what it’s all about at the family-friendly ANZAC Edition of Beers on the Hill this weekend.
When: 23 April, 3-11pm
Where: kult kafe, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Cost: Free admission