This week has been a stormy one so far, but we’re not going to let that dampen our enthusiasm and stop us from lining up fun-packed family activities! What’s on this weekend in Singapore? Cool trips to the theatre, art and craft workshops and a whole carnival packed with kindness for starters…
1. Catch a talking squirrel in a fun theatre performance for the whole fam
After getting sucked up by a Ulysses 2000x vacuum cleaner, a squirrel is given new life and the power of speech by 10-year old Flora Belle Buckman, a self-proclaimed cynic with her own set of family difficulties. This sounds like a page to stage performance that’s right up our street!
When: 19-20 May, various times
Where: Gateway Theatre Blackbox, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159461
Cost: From $27 per person
2. Be kind at a family carnival
The Kindness Carnival is back with fun games, delish eats and cool interactive activities including origami daisy making and a kids’ obstacle course. And, of course, plenty of opportunities to be kind!
When: 19 May, 10am-9pm
Where: OCBC Square (Stadium MRT Exit A, in front of Kallang Wave Mall)
Cost: Free. No registration needed.
3. Learn how to paint watercolour birds!
One of our fave homegrown artists, Melissa from PaintInks by Melt, is running a workshop for creative kids age 11 years and up, with 20% of proceeds going to dog rescue shelter, Uncle Khoe’s K9. Kids will learn how to draw a bird shape, paint with watercolours, blend colours and use graphite pencils to whip up a masterpiece by the end of the session.
When: 19 May, 3pm-5pm
Where: Muffinsaurs Studio, Paya Lebar Mrt
Cost: $80 per person (or $75 if you sign up in groups of two)
4. Get the lowdown on how to ace breastfeeding after a return to work
Going back to work after maternity leave can be a tough gig for sure, but if you’re planning on continuing breastfeeding once you’re back in the working world, you need this workshop and expert talk by Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group on your radar. Topics covered include managing childcare, breastmilk storage, maintaining milk supply and common hurdles you may face. Babies are welcome to come along too!
When: 19 May, 10am-12pm
Where: SCWO, 96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967
Cost: $35 per person (free for CHAS card holders)
5. Be inspired by a musical with a heart
Bring tissues for this heartwarming Mandarin musical that follows an Indonesian FDW who has been hired to help out with a Grandpa. Can this lovely lady overcome cultural differences to make a positive impact? Catch the show to find out!
When: 18 May to 22 June, various times
Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Cost: From $38 (free for kids age three and below)
6. Join in with the wedding of the year
We’re looking forward to a right royal knees up this weekend when one of the world’s most eligible bachelors is taken off the market by a beautiful actress. This is real-life fairytale stuff, people! Dive into our guide to all things Harry and Meghan for ideas on how to host a bash and where to watch the royal wedding live.
When: 19 May, from around 6pm local time
7. Get busy with art, music and performances at a creative carnival
Greenridge Secondary School is presenting its annual Creative Arts Carnival, a signature community outreach activity we’re all invited to. Expect an afternoon of hands-on activities, music-making and performing arts.
When: 19 May, 11am-2pm
Where: Choa Chu Kang Public Library Activity Room, 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, #04-01/02 Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, Singapore 689812
Cost: Free. No registration needed.
8. Stay out of the rain with a trip to the cinema
If you missed family blockbuster Thor Ragnarok, here’s a chance to see it at a child-friendly viewing. Golden Village is wheeling out Kids Flix at its Tampines cinema, and we can all
drool over admire Thor on the big screen while the kids are kept happy with popcorn.
When: 19 May, 11am
Where: Golden Village Tampines, Tampines Mall
Cost: $6 per person. Kids below 90cm are free.
9. Get fit at a festival
We’ve been saying all year that we are going to start getting fit, and here’s our chance to workout as a family! FitnessFest is on and packed with over 12 hours of non-stop cardio including CrossFit, boxing and quick workouts, run by the likes of fitness queen, Kayla Itsines. Prepare to sweat!
When: 19 May, 9am-9pm
Where: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Cost: $55 per person. Kids age 11 and under admitted free with paying adult.
10. Support local talent at a super cool market
Besides hosting workshops for crafty, creative types, Public Garden features an uber cool market that supports local and regional talent. This is THE place to pick up an unusual gift (or treat for yourself).
When: 19-20 May, 1pm-7pm
Where: Suntec Convention Hall 403, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Cost: Free admission
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