Things to do in Singapore: Stork’s Nest Fifth Annual Family Sale – preloved and new bargains for the whole family

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Oh how we love to find a second-hand bargain here in Singapore, and with our kids growing ALL OF THE TIME, we can’t wait for a rummage at the upcoming Stork’s Nest 5th Annual Family Sale! Prams, toys, maternity bits ‘n’ bobs, and plenty of cool threads for the kiddos are just a few of the things you can expect to find while browsing 100 stalls chock-a-block with goodies galore. There’ll also be plenty of great family-friendly business sellers to discover, so whether you need to find a relaxed photographer who can capture pics of your unruly rabble, need some advice from our friends at Taxi Baby about safe car travel with nippers, or could do with some words of wisdom from the Breastfeeding Mother’s Support Group, there will be plenty of awesome businesses on hand. Mark Saturday 20 May 2017 in big letters on your calendar, and we’ll see you there!

What’s it all about?
First and foremost this fabulous sale is organised by Stork’s Nest Singapore (SNS) to raise money for StarPALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support): every cent made from renting tables will go directly to this worthy cause, and with an amazing $15,000 raised last year, we’re hoping that this year even more money will be collected to help kids with life-limiting conditions. Do look out for the StarPALS table and feel free to pop a dollar or two into the pot if you can!

None of this would be possible without the huge effort put in by the Stork’s Nest Singapore team: SNS has been a lifeline to many a worried mummy or baffled daddy since 2012, and with over 9,000 parents on its FaceBook group, SNS is THE  place for those with kiddos age zero to five years to freely ask questions about any and all aspects of parenting. Judgey pants need not apply.

Who will be there?
Well aside from SNS, StarPALS and Australian International School (who is providing the space AND a heap of fun activities for kids), the HoneyKids’ team will be there! Hurrah! Do make sure you come and say hello! We’re giving away some fab prizes too… more on this later!

The other confirmed business and services lined up makes for an impressive list: Littleones Photography, Gift-It-Forward, Mindful Moms, Chloe’s Treasure Chest, Ni-Night, Jars of Fluff, Tiny Seedling Organics, All Things Felt, Baby Wearing Singapore, The Good Label, SAMMYEVE, Tekkie Help and New Mother’s Support Group, among MANY others, will all be there to share their awesome products and services.

And let’s not forget the private sellers’ tables, crammed with piles of family-friendly treasure all at a steal. Get there early for the best bargains – and don’t forget to bring cash!

What else can you expect?
Whether you are there to bag a bargain, or just fancy a mingle, there are a ton of great activities lined up for the whole famalam. Kiddos can expect a bouncy castle and face painting, while grown ups get to do grown up stuff including a free workshop on making a will, hosted by St. James’ Place, and demos by Baby Wearing Singapore, who will be proving that carrying a bubba the right way is not only safe, but easy too.

With all that excitement comes the need for fuel! And as luck would have it, there will be plenty of food picks available on the day – including a sausage sizzle (well, it is an Australian school!)

WIN great prizes!
Come say hi to the HoneyKids team and you could win some fab prizes! We’re giving away:

Brand New Unique Speed Little Apple Electric Unicycle (worth $550) from Minor Inc.
This is an ideal entry unicycle for new starters! Sporting a minimalistic design and study casing, it is also an economical option for an electric unicycle; www.minorinc.com

$500 Party Toys Rental Voucher from Toy Shelf
Kids love to try and explore new things all the time so by renting toys instead of buying new ones, they can be kept entertained and you can save money and space at the same time. Great for birthday party rentals too! www.toy-shelf.com

Annie Sloan Workshop Voucher & DIY Kit with Crate (worth $540) from Flower Girl Singapore
Includes Annie Sloan Basic Techniques Workshop voucher for one, 1L tin of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™, 500g Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Clear Wax, 500g Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Brown Wax, Annie Sloan Small Brush, Annie Sloan Wax Brush, Pine Crate ready to be painted; www.flowergirl.com.sg

$200 Voucher to be used on any new bookings from Hirely Events
Hirely Events is a curated marketplace where you can compare and book top face painters, magicians, custom cakes, bouncy castles or catering services for your next party.
www.hirelyevents.com

Psst: You can also enter by popping your details in here.

Winners will be announced on Monday 22nd May via email.

*By entering this prize draw, you agree to have your details passed on to the four prize sponsors.

Food, fun and bargains by the bucketload? Best. Day. Ever.


All the deets
When: Saturday 20 May 2017, 10am-1pm
Where: Australian International School, 1 Lor Chuan, Singapore 556818 (just a seven-minute walk from Lorong Chuan MRT station). Onsite parking is available via Gates 2 & 3.
Cost: Free admission. And make sure you bring some cash: no plastic, people!

Stork’s Nest Fifth Annual Family Sale

Lead image: Littleones Photography and Click Oh!