Looking for fun things to do with the kids in Singapore this weekend? Well, you’ve come to the right place! From fighter planes to dinosaurs, superheroes to blanket forts, there’s affordable activities afoot for the whole family.
1. Fly over to the Singapore Air Show
Eyes to the sky, people! The Singapore Air Show is jetting back into town for a weekend packed with aerobatic flying displays, meet and greets and plenty of sky-high action!
When: 10-11 February, 9.30am to 5pm daily
Where: Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road, Singapore 498760
Cost: $9 for kids (age 3-12 years), $22 for adults
2. Bring your small superheroes to hang out with superheroes
If your kids are fans of all things superhero, then you need to take a trip over to Sentosa for the Marvel 4D cinema experience at Madame Tussauds. We’ve already tried and tested this one and it’s, in the words of our four-year-old, ‘totally amazing’. Once you’ve been suitably impressed with the special effects in the 4D adventures, share a stage with One Direction, shake hands with political leaders and fawn over your fave idols.
When: Ongoing, open daily 10am to 6pm (Sat & Sun open until 7.30pm)
Where: Madame Tussauds, Sentosa, 40 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099700
Cost: From $18 per child (age 3-12 years) and from $28 per adult
3. Celebrate the Lunar New Year at KidZania
KidZania is laying on the Lunar New Year treats with a full programme of edutainment adventures including an origami workshop, hong bao design comp, games and a parade.
When: Now until 27 Feb, 10am to 6pm daily
Where: KidZania Singapore, Palawan KidZ City, Sentosa
Cost: Regular admission charges to KidZania Singapore apply, $25-$58 per person
4. Have a good day out at Gardens by the Bay
A Good Day Out is where you’ll find an imagination playground, bouncy castles, a charity market, live music, zumba sessions and a heap of great eats and drinks, all laid on by Tote Board to celebrate its 20th birthday.
When: 10 February, 10am to 8pm
Where: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
5. Catch the last of KidsFest 2018
Aimed at slightly older kiddos than previous KidsFest performances (age five years and up), the whole fam can get on board meeting cool prehistoric creatures in Dinosaur Zoo, an educational performance that’s sure to be roar-some! A must for any mini palaeontologists.
When: 9-11 February
Where: Victoria Theatre
Cost: From $42 per person
6. Become trash clean-up heroes
Gloves and garbage collection bags will provided for the Trash Hero beach clean-up sessions where kids (and adults) can come along and do their bit for the environment by keeping Singapore’s shorelines trash-free. There’s plenty of educational value to the missions too: guides will impart wise words about the impact that waste and rubbish has on the global environment, and how we can all play our part to help.
When: 10 February, 8-10am
Where: National Sailing Centre, 1500 East Coast Parkway National Sailing Centre, Singapore 468963
7. Build a blanket fort!
Ths special Chinese New Year edition of Camp Kido includes crafts, blanket forts, street party games, a dragon dance, calligraphy workshop and tons more. After all that adventure, young campers are going to be hungry: luckily there are Camp Kido platters and mocktails on hand for them to refuel with. Suitable for kiddos age five to 10 years – and grown ups who want to be kids too!
When: 11 February, 12pm-6pm
Where: 66 Kampong Bugis, Level 1, Singapore 338987
8. Start your Sunday with a stretch
We’re trying to get fit affordably as one of our New Year’s resolutions, so this pop-up yoga session at Botanic Gardens will certainly put us on track. Start your Sunday right with a big old stretch and a salute to the sun (if it decides to come out). All proceeds will go towards supporting Lamu Centre of Preventative Health – a non profit non-profit organisation that provides free preventive healthcare to the most impoverished peoples of Lamu, Kenya.
When: 11 February, 8am-9am
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost: $15 per person
9. Flex your green fingers at Gardener’s Day Out
Get out into the fresh air and pick up a gardening tip or two at the Gardener’s Day Out event over at Hort Park. Check out the family activities including a Valentine’s craft session, storytelling, a food bazaar and nature walks.
When: 10 February, 10am-12pm
Where: Hort Park, 33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578
10. Introduce the kids to classical ballet
Singapore Dance Theatre is bringing Giselle to the Dance Appreciation Series, designed especially with younger audiences in mind. The special hour-long condensed version has all the glitz and power of the full performance, but without the lengthy running time small people may struggle to sit through.
When: 10 February, 4pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Cost: From $14 per person
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