10 things to do with the kids this weekend in Singapore: 16-17 March 2019

We've got our school fair, farmers market, festivals and nature walks to keep the weekends packed out with fun...

The March holidays are about to hit, and we could not be more excited…for the kids. That’s right, it’s time to fill up those mum mugs for morning runs to holiday camps and trips to the museum. But before you dash off, check out our guide for what’s happening this weekend and get your schedule sorted. 

1. Get the kids’ schooling sorted

Hip, hip, hooray: it’s Honeykids International School Fair with HSBC time! We’ve got over 20 international schools from Singapore and the region, experts aplenty and we’ve even put 10 universities into the mix to get your teens sorted too. We’re gathering the whole lot into one room just for you to grill with all your burning educational questions. Don’t forget to grab your free goody bag, sit in on expert panel discussions, join a school-led workshop or two and RSVP. See you this Saturday!
When: 16 March, 9am – 3pm
Where: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pacific Ballroom, Singapore 039595
Cost: Free, RSVP
www.eventbrite.sg

2. Celebrate Down Syndrome at World Down Syndrome Day

Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) is organising a special event in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, (21 March). Come show your support for this global event with a community walk, family carnival and enjoy performances and food stalls. It’s time to embrace the differences in society and walk alongside persons with Down Syndrome towards an inclusive society!
When: 16 March, 8am – 3pm
Where: Our Tampines Hub, Central Plaza
www.facebook.com/events/332975050637552

3. Get your fill of cute at Sentosa

An explosion of cuteness is coming to Sentosa’s Palawan Beach this March holiday! Grab your cameras and head to the beach where more than 800 Hello Kitty, Gudetama and My Melody inflatables are waiting! Let the kiddos run wild in this free to enter event with foam pools, inflatable slides, climbing walls and mazes, but don’t forget the sunscreen! All Singaporean residents will get to enjoy free entry to Sentosa for the duration of the event.
When: 16-24 March, 10am – 7pm
Where: Palawan Green and Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Cost: Free
www.sentosa.com.sg

4. Spring into action with PJ Masks!

PJ Masks are dropping into City Square Mall to teach all budding superheres the right moves in order to save the day. Pop on your masks for this interactive musical meet and greet and usher your little vigilantes to an action-packed journey chock-full of mysteries, songs and dance with Catboy, Owlette and Gekko.
When: 16-24 March, 1pm-7.30pm
Where: City Square Mall
Cost: Free
www.citysquaremall.com.sg

5. Drop by the National Museum for some Family Fun

The National Museum has got some serious family fun lined up this Saturday with drop-in craft and colouring activities, storytelling and activity sheets for the special exhibition Moving Memories, featuring a selection of Yip Yew Chong’s life-sized murals.
When: 16 March, 10.30am – 5pm
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Cost: Free entry
www.nationalmuseum.sg

6. Head to the Farmers’ Market

It’s the Kampung’s first ever Farmers’ Market and they’re really pulling out all the stops! Grab your reusable bags and containers for zero waste shopping and eco-friendly workshops. Pick up locally-grown fresh farm produce, handmade crafts, fresh pet food and reusable products. The kids will get their share of fun at the craft activities, handcrafted games from Kampung Play, circus play by Bornfire and even free Kampung tours. Remember to bring cash, as well as your uncooked food waste to feed the organic farm!
When: 16 March, 10am – 5pm
Where: Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), Kampung Kampus, 91 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun), Singapore 769201
www.facebook.com/events/282886962584406

7. Pats for Patrick this St Pat’s Day!

Guinness is celebrating every Pat in Singapore with exclusive perks and a big blowout St Patrick’s Festival with pop-up KTVs, a vespa cultural tour, live music and Guinness masterclasses. There will even be a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Ireland and run a pub for 48 hours. You’ll definitely need to ditch the kiddos for this one!
When: 16 March 2019
Where: 30 Maxwell Road
Cost: Sign up to enter for free
www.get.guinness.com

8. Celebrate Singapore’s shores with a nature walk

Explore Singapore’s variety of shores, mangroves and reefs this weekend with games, storytelling and nature walks. There will be mangrove walks every hour to explore the mangroves at Belayer Creek Boardwalk to the reefs at Marina at Keppel Bay. Learn about the efforts to restore the mangroves at Pulau Ubin without planting, and don’t forget the insect repellant!
When: 16 March, 4pm – 8pm
Where: Berlayar Creek boardwalk beside Labrador Park MRT Station
Cost: Free
www.celebratingsingaporeshores.blogspot.com

9. Party in the streets!

Don your kebayas and batik shirts to kick-off the Singapore Heritage Festival with the Armenian Street Party! Dance, eat and shop your way through the night. Join in a wedding procession, and catch a fashion show, or let the kids try their hands at nyonya-inspired craft workshops. This is your last chance to catch the Peranakan Museum before it closes for renovation so don’t miss out!
When: 15-16 March, 6pm to 11pm
Where: Peranakan Museum
Cost: Free
www.noisesingapore.com

10. Check out thrilling street performances

Clarke Quay’s Street Fest has got a lineup of talents ready to dazzle with their performances. From clown acts to daredevils, pogo stunts and even upside down juggling, these international acts will keep you on your toes. Don’t miss Singapore’s very own The Annoying Brothers as they take to the streets with their cheeky Big Top acts.
When: 14 – 19 March, 6pm – 10.30pm
Where: Clarke Quay Fountain Square
Cost: Free
www.festivaloffun.sg/street-fest

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