Whether you’ve been keeping up with the action or just keeping a close eye on the results, you’ll want to catch the live screening of the FIFA World Cup finals to see which team is going to snag that trophy (and all the glory!). Feeling peckish? Singapore Food Festival is serving up some real treats and street eats over at STREAT, while France is celebrating Bastille Day. We’re also getting rosy ahead of PinkFest and Pink Dot SG AND there’ll be National Day rehearsals lighting up the skies around the CBD. It’s a lot to pack in to just two days!
1. Enjoy sun, sea, sand and brunch!
Start your day with a refreshing family yoga sesh on the beach with Freedom Yoga. Bring your mat, water bottle and towel and celebrate PinkFest with a free for all yoga class before you head to brunch. Remember to book your beach spot beforehand!
When: 14 July, 10:30am – 4pm
Where: Palawan Beach, FOC Sentosa, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098943
Cost: Free, register to reserve your spot
2. Go loco over local food
Singapore Food Festival is starting off with a bang at STREAT. Chill out on Empress Lawn with pop-up restaurants, food stalls, craft beers and cooking workshops. Pack your picnic basket and prepare for a fun family feast.
When: 13-14 July
Where: Empress Lawn
3. Check out this meowsome festival
Fans of feline friends won’t want to miss out on the first ever cat-only event (sorry, no dogs allowed!). Purr-use local and international cat products, attend talks and sharing sessions. Bring your cats (if they’re keen) or if you don’t have a cat friend, this fest is the chance to make one.
When: 14 -15 July, 11am-9pm
Where: Leisure Park Kallang, 5 Stadium Walk Level 1 Atrium, Singapore 397693
4. Celebrate all things French at Alliance Francaise de Singapour
Join in the amuse (fun) at the Bastille Day celebrations over at Alliance Française de Singapour. Snacks, drinks, quizzes and giveaways will be part of this special occasion, and don’t forget to head to the French themed photo booth to strike a pose too! Admission is libre (free), and dress code is bleu, blanc et rouge (blue, white and red!).
When: 14 July, 5.30pm – 7pm
Where: Alliance Francaise, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
5. Pop open a book with the little ones
Read Fest is still going strong with workshops, talks and storytelling sessions. Kids aged four to six years can listen in as characters come to life on some really lovely adventures. These sessions are happening at various times in libraries across Singapore, so do check the NLB website for details.
When: 14 July, various times
Where: Queenstown Public Library, Central Public Library, Jurong Regional Library, Jurong West Public Library
6. We PINK you’ll like this Sunday Social
Eat, drink and celebrate more of PinkFest at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Eat, drink, do a bit of shopping at the social market and, of course, enjoy a nice Sunday roast. Mmm!
When: 15 July, 12- 10pm
Where: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01 Singapore 338987
7. Feast in the East
The Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is opening this weekend with a family carnival to celebrate. Head down for games, free candy floss, balloon sculptures, performances and prizes! We do love a kid-friendly hawker centre!
When: 14-15 July, 11am-8pm
Where: Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre
8. Geek out at a Tech Jam
We’re always looking for ways to get rid of ewaste and Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam has the perfect solution – transform it into robots! Too easy? How about designing your own app to control those robots remotely? Try out the learning projects to get inspired.
When: 14 – 15 July,
Where: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Cost: Free, general admission to Science Centre applies
9. Catch the FIFA World Cup finals
Looking for a kid-friendly place to watch the FIFA World Cup finals live? How about on a mega 66sqm screen at Singapore Sports Hub? There’ll be fringe activities including games, performances, food and prizes to keep you and the kids buzzing with excitement.
When: Now until 30 July
Where: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub, Stadium Boulevard, Kallang, Singapore 271003
10. Have some good, clean fun
While the kids get crafty at the pop-up Playeum’s art workshops (for tinkerers age four to 12 years), you can enjoy some retail therapy at Market4Good and the Habitat Village. Pitch in to help build a life-sized Habitat house or get busy with a VR simulation of Habitat for Humanity’s local house-cleaning programme – beware the bugs!
When: 14 July, 9am- 2pm
Where: Market4Good, Kreta Ayer Square, Chinatown
Cost: Free, $25 for workshops, pre-register online
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