This weekend we’re unleashing our inner thespian and combining it with some family picnic fun, getting busy with some Mother’s Day craft and thinking of ditching the kiddos (sorry, small people!) for a date night or two! No need to be sad about missing out on Bruno Mars tix, folks – there’s plenty to keep everyone busy with our top 10 things to do in Singapore this weekend…
1. Make a date at the park with Shakespeare
After a sad absence in 2017, we are over the moon that one our fave annual events, Shakespeare in the Park, is back! This year it’s Julius Caesar, a political thriller cleverly brought up-to-date with a backdrop of modern-day international affairs. We literally can’t wait. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and bring the tweens and teens along to make it a family night with a difference.
When: 2-27 May, 7.30pm nightly
Where: Fort Canning Park
Cost: From $45 per person
2. Immerse in the underwater world of Nat Geo
S.E.A. Aquarium is currently hosting National Geographic Ocean Wonders which features marine photography, a cool Nat Geo kids’ maritime exploration workshop, and new aquatic residents – the Sand Tiger Sharks! Sounds like fun we should be reeling in and making the most of.
When: Now until 20 May, 10am-7pm daily
Where: S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa
Cost: Free, but normal admission prices to S.E.A. Aquarium apply
3. Catch a toddler-friendly theatre performance
Based on the book ‘Bunny Finds the Right Stuff’ by Emily Lim, the little ones will adore this page-to-stage tale adaptation of Bunny, a floppy stuffed rabbit who isn’t happy with the way she is. Music, movement and interactive fun seal the deal on this charming production.
When: 4-18 May, various times
Where: PIP’s PLAYbox, Esplanade Theatre
Cost: $20 per person
4. Bring the family to a free concert
More picnic opps! This time at a free concert over at the beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens. End your Saturday on the right note at the Party with Novo concert where the entire family can practise their best moves to old-school disco tunes and big musical numbers from today’s best shows.
When: 5 May, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Cost: Free, no registration required
5. Spend Sunday with the family at the Peranakan Museum
It’s Straits Family Sunday time again and this edition is a special one in honour of mums! Check out drama performances, craft corners and lots more at this fun and free afternoon.
When: 6 May, 1pm-5pm
Where: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street, 179941
6. Leave the kids at home for a sunset cinema date
Not only will you get to watch ‘Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing’ in a divine location (outdoors on Tanjong Beach), but you’ll also enjoy sunset drinks, great eats and DJs rockin’ some cool tunes as part of the Peroni Sunset Cinema experience. All sans kids. Sign us up!
When: 5 May, film starts at 7.45pm
Where: Tanjong Beach Club
Cost: $29.80 per person
7. Get crafty at Jurong Lake
A craft and eco-lesson all rolled into one, Craft With Us is suitable for kids age three to 10 years and involves pop-up creations, storytelling and fun facts about flying seeds.
When: 5 May, 9am-10am
Where: Jurong Lake Gardens, Japanese Gardens – GuestHouse
Cost: Free, but registration required.
8. Sprint for glory with the kids at a family run
The Stars Wars Run Singapore is hyperspeeding back into our galaxy and welcomes young padawans from four years and up to join parents in a 540m dash for glory – or for a longer 5.4km non-competitive run. Teens age 13 and above can also show off their athletic skills by joining the 10km race. There’ll also be plenty of Star Wars fringe activities happening, including an outdoor movie screening of all the movies. Registration has been extended until 3 May, so sign up quick. May the force be with you all.
When: 5 May, 4pm onwards
Where: F1 Pit Building and Marina Bay area
Cost: From $60 per person
9. Create Mother’s Day craft with the little ones
‘You’re my Gal’ is an art and craft session happening at PIP’s PLAYbox where mini-makers can make a single flower corsage for mummy using cupcake liners and simple crafty materials. Perfect to go with your macaroni necklace when you’re out for that sumptuous Mother’s Day feast the fam has planned for you…
When: 5-14 May, 11am-6pm daily
Where: PIP’s PLAYbox, Esplanade Theatre
Cost: Free. No registration required.
10. Ease into Sunday evening at a family-friendly cafe
Wind up your weekend by heading to Sunday on the Hill over at kult kafe for some chilled vibes and family entertainment. Kids can boogie up a storm on the dance floor to live music while the whole fam can relax with delicious food by Sidecar Sausages. Add in craft beers and cocktails for the grown ups and, voilà – it’s Sunday evening heaven!
When: 6 May, 3pm-10pm
Where: kult kafe, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Cost: Free admission
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