Giant bunnies, Minions galore, National Day celebrations and carnival fun: dive into all the cool things to do in Singapore with the kids this weekend...
August already? Yep: the year is just flying by in a blur of so many awesome things to do every weekend with the kids here in sunny Singapore, and we’re loving that we get an extra day to spend with the small people next week thanks to National Day 2017! In the meantime, get busy this weekend with the grand opening of a new hub in the Tampines ‘hood, a good excuse to visit Sentosa, and the chance to prove that Singapore IS a breastfeeding-friendly city…
1. Whip out your human feeding equipment at a family picnic
While we are very much pro-feeding your baby however that works best for you AND bubba (#fedisbest after all), we also love any initiative that creates more support for breastfeeding mothers here in Singapore. Too often we hear of mums who have been shamed into covering up in public while simply trying to feed their babies. Not cool! We’ve already posed the question ‘is Singapore breastfeeding-friendly?’ and we love this annual event that normalises breastfeeding in everyday life: nursing mums of Singapore, you are all cordially invited to join the annual Big Latch-On synchronised breastfeeding event on 5 August 2017.
When: 5th August 2017, 9am-11am
Where: 20 Upper Pickering St, Hong Lim Community Centre, Singapore 058284
2. Have a ton of fun at a children’s carnival, lah!
Head over to Expo to celebrate Singapore’s 52nd birthday with a carnival of fun-filled, family friendly activities sponsored by PlayLAH! Kiddos will love the carnival games, bouncy castles, temporary tattoos, hands-on workshops (think arts ‘n’ crafts including sticker craft, scratch craft and photo frame making!). Look out for lots of delicious local eats too!
When: 4-6 August, 12-9pm daily
Where: Singapore Expo, Hall 5, 1 Expo Drive, 486150
Cost: Free admission. Coupons required for some activities.
3. Travel back in time to Singapore of old
To get a real feel for Singapore through the ages, we love the look of the Heritage Carnival 2017 happening over at Palawan Green. Hang out with roving characters dressed in costumes from pre-war Singapore, chow down on traditional eats at the food stalls, and keep the kiddos happy on an obstacle course designed for small people. Wind up the fun with a family-friendly movie under the stars.
When: 4-13 August, 11am-9pm. Movie screenings 7-13 August.
Where: Palawan Green, Sentosa
4. Hang out with giant bunnies at an outdoor festival
Can’t get enough of art for kids, museums and exhibits? Want more of the Children’s Biennale? Say no more with Singapore’s Civic District Outdoor Festival, organised by the National Gallery. For two weekends, the Civic District will be transformed into a world ‘When Time Stood Still’ that every curious little eye and wandering explorer will delight in. Check out our guide to all the fun happening before going to hang out with giant bunnies…
When: 4–5 , 11–12 August 2017, 5pm till midnight
Where: Various locations around the Civic District: National Gallery Singapore; The Arts House; Asian Civilisations Museum; Victoria Theatre; Victoria Concert Hall
5. Meet the Minions!
Bring your own small minions to party with the actual Minions over at Universal Studios Singapore where the Despicable Me Breakout Party is happening until the end of August. Bananas at the ready, folks!
When: Now until 20 August
Where: Universal Studios Singapore
Cost: Free, but admission prices into the park apply
6. Give a furry friend a new home
Considering adopting a fur baby into the family? Sniff out the SOSD pet adoption drive this weekend where there will be plenty of wagging tails of all ages, breeds, shapes and sizes looking for a forever home.
When: 6 August, 11am-3pm
Where: Singapore Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore 298334
Cost: Free admission. Adoption charges apply.
7. Dance with your little ones at a parent child workshop
Twirl and whirl with your mini-dancers age three to six years as at the Twinkle Toes workshop, part of the Esplanade’s da:ns festival’s Footwork series, Twinkle Toes. This is a parent and child session: tutus optional!
When: Weekends from now until 24 September, 9am and 10.30am sessions
Where: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Cost: From $24 per team
8. Join a special National Day storytelling session
Listening to stories and getting busy with some cool craft is the name of the game at Queenstown Public Library this weekend. Drop in to a free session with your kiddos age four to six years.
When: 5 August, 10.30-11am
Where: Queenstown Public Library Storytelling Corner, 53 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149297
9. Drop in on the grand opening of Tampines Hub
With much fanfare and ceremony, the new family-friendly metropolis of the east, Tampines Hub, is opening this weekend and we’re all invited! Expect tons of goody giveaways, craft workshops and even fireworks at a party that’s being started by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
When: 6 August, from 9am
Where: Tampines Hub, Festival Plaza, 1 Tampines Ave, Singapore 528523
10. End the weekend at Sunday on the Hill
Wind up your weekend by heading over for the chilled vibes and family entertainment at the Latin Dance edition of Sunday on the Hill at kult kafe. Kids can boogie up a storm on the dance floor to live music, check out a toy exhibition or even join a game of pool. Throw in delicious food by Sidecar Sausages and a great selection of craft beers and cocktails and, voila: Sunday evening heaven.
When: 6 August, 3-10pm
Where: kult kafe, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Cost: Free admission
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