Houston, we have a problem: what to do with the kids this weekend! Well, you’ll be spoilt for choice, especially since it’s the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. Head to one of the museums for fun and games and loads of learning for little astronomers, or perhaps you’re a tea-lover and you’d rather ditch the kids for a tea-riffic experience at Jewel. Oh, and the stage show Aladdin opens this weekend, so better get booking…
1. Men (and women) on the moon
Mini astronomers better get themselves down to the ArtScience Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Among the programs going on is Operation: Moonshoot, where kiddos will get to create Astrolabes and gauge the stars, then build a rocket of their own out of rubber. There’ll be expert guidance and help from the gang of youth astronomers on hand.
When: 20 July, 3pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm
Where: Basement 2, Rainbow Room, ArtScience Museum, Downtown Core
Cost: Free, it’s a drop-in session
2. Under the night sky
The Science Centre in Jurong is having a fun-filled afternoon and evening for families to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Catch a movie, head over to the planetarium or enjoy a stargazing experience. The evening ends with a Picnic Under the Planets, so don’t forget to bring a picnic mat. F&B stalls will be set up so you and family can grab some grub.
When: 20 July, from 6pm onwards
Where: Lakeside Lawn, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Cost: Free admission for Picnic Under The Planets, ticket prices to enter the Science Centre from 4pm onwards start at $4.
3. You ain’t never had a friend like me
2019 has been all about Aladdin. The live-action remake was in cinemas recently and, here in Singapore, we’re lucky to experience the second act: the stage musical. Enjoy an “Arabian Night” out at the theatre this Sunday – there are limited tickets available for the afternoon and evening show.
When: Opens on 21 July until 1 September
Where: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Cost: Tickets start from $68 and go up to $912 for VIP Box seats. Tickets are available here.
4. START your weekend right
Head over to Gillman Barracks this weekend and check out lifestyle event START. You’ll get to shop for art, prints, furniture and fashion by local designers and brands… sounds like a shopping haven! Once you’re done, bring the kiddos over to Playeum for a couple of hours of fun at the creative space.
When: 19 July – 21 July
Where: 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
5. Use your loaf and say no to plastic
Tuck into a delicious loaf of bread and save the planet in the process by heading down to the first Bread Without Bags Fair at City Square Mall this Saturday from 11am to 7pm. A line-up of top bakeries will be selling their wares – packaging free – while there’ll also be educational booths and green stores to inspire sustainable living.
When: 20 July, 11am-7pm
Where: 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
6. Footie fever
If you’ve got a footie fan or two at home, you’ll want to take them to catch the International Champions Cup at National Stadium. There are two matches over two days: Manchester United vs Inter and Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur. We hear tickets are selling fast, so get booking!
When: 20 July & 21 July, 7.30pm
Where: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Cost: Tickets start from $38, available here.
7. Beers, beers, beers
Ditch the kids and head to Emerald Hill for a pint (or three) of Kronenbourg 1664. The French beer company is hosting an open-air fiesta with live performances, interactive games, bar bites and photo booths for you to get your silly on. Let’s hope it doesn’t get too messy…
When: 19 July – 21 July
Where: Emerald Hill, Orchard
Cost: Free entry
8. Theatre fun
The Artground at Goodman Arts Centre is probably one of the best indoor play centres in our books, so you’ve got to head over this weekend and see what’s on offer. There’s a mix of drop-in sessions (start your Saturday morning right with some Bollywood Jingles), and ticketed programs for kids of all ages. There’s art and crafts, storytelling, interactive circus workshops and more. Check their website for all the details.
When: 20 & 21 July
Where: The Artground, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053
Cost: Drop-in sessions cost $10, first come first served. Ticketed events start from $16. One parent can accompany one child at certain sessions.
9. Tea for two
Leave the kids with the hubster and steal a few moments of calm and quiet for yourself at Singapore’s Tea Festival this weekend. There’s loads of different workshops on, such as Make Your Own Blooming Teas, Chocolate Cupping, Tea Brewing, Tea Blending with Kombucha and more.
When: 19-21 July
Where: B1 Jewel, Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Cost: Experiences start from $25 and go up to $350. Click here to see everything on offer and to buy tickets.
10. A little culture, a little heritage
Head over to the Botanic Gardens bright and early with the kiddos as there’s plenty going on to celebrate the Heritage Festival this year. There are multiple tours of the newly-opened Seed Bank, as well as the Orchid Garden and Heritage Tours throughout both days. Evenings are filled with live music at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, and movie screenings on both days at the Eco Lawn Lake. Check out all the activities here.
When: 20 & 21 July
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
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