International Music Day, drone workshops and art-making... here's 10 things to do with the kids this weekend in Singapore: 23-24 June 2018
We’re sadly out of long weekends for the year and we’re coming up to the last weekend of the June Holidays but don’t fret yet – we’ve got plenty to make the weekend go with a bang…
1. Have an art day out
Head over to Gillman Barracks for plenty of arty fun and expect studio tours with open sessions, talks, interactive art-making activities, workshops and art exhibits by the bucketload, including one just for the kiddos, EYEPOP! You’ll also find plenty of cool stuff to see outdoors, a garage sale and, one for the dads, the Super Social World Cup-themed BBQ! While the meat is grilling, the kids can take part in a mini soccer crash course.
When: 23 June, 2pm – 7pm
Where: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
2. Let off some STEAM
What’s STEAM? Head to Our Tampines Hub for Happy Sparks, an educational event for kids to explore and learn while taking part in a scavenger hunt, dancing, playing stage games and getting creative building things like stuffed bears and electric cars.
When: 23-24 June
Where: Our Tampines Hub
3. Let your drones take flight
Kids who have always wanted to learn how to fly their own drone can put their flight goggles on and head to Science Centre Singapore for a full day of workshops and demonstrations on how to make, program and fly their very own drones.
When: 23 June 2018
Where: Science Centre Singapore, The Annexe
Cost: General admission applies, $10 per workshops
4. Create a charcoal masterpiece
Here’s one for budding teen artists (if you can tip them out of bed). Cool artist, Tang Ling Nah, will be leading a session teaching charcoal drawing techniques and prepping young creatives to whip up their very own masterpiece.
When: 23 June
Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
5. Enjoy story time among the books
Chill out in one of Singapore’s hippest neighbourhoods, Tiong Bahru, for a storytelling session at Books Actually where Josiah Ng, Lin Xueling and Zed Yeo will be sharing their lovely tales.
When: 23 June, 2-4pm
Where: Books Actually
6. Rediscover music the French way
This weekend is International Music Day, which makes it an ideal opportunity to encourage kids to appreciate music. While the small folk are kept busy with storytelling, karaoke and music performances, grown ups can learn how to create electronic music or just chill out listening in with a cuppa and a snacks or two.
When: 23 June, 10.30am-7pm
Where: Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
Cost: Free entry, ticket prices vary for activities
7. Be a Bugis Warrior!
Back in the 17th Century, the Bugis ruled the sea and now you can too! Team up with the kiddos and make your own boat in a bottle for the ultimate seafaring souvenir.
When: 23-24 June
Where: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
Cost: $5 per parent-child pair
8. Drop in for music, art and more
We just love The Artground’s playspace and can’t get enough of the current exhibit, [email protected] Pop over this weekend for the drop-in programmes where kids will get to make music using an angklung (a Javanese instrument), and take part in upcycle art workshops, storytelling and games. Registration is on a first come, first served basis so turn up early to save tears!
When: 22-24 June
Where: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053
Cost: $10 for each activity per parent-child pair
9. Stop and smell the roses
Can’t get enough of flowers? Hello Flowers has arranged a monthly popup at Quayside where you can pick up bespoke bouquets for just $25. There’s also the chance to team up with your little ones to make and take home your very own DIY potpourri.
When: 24 June, 11am-4pm
Where: The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252
10. Toot your own horn!
Join the music marathon at Our Tampines Hub for 12 whole hours of nonstop music. Book your slot for a chance to wow the crowd with your own rendition of the classics or show off your improv skills with a totally original piece!
When: 23 June, 10am-10pm
Where: Our Tampines Hub
Cost: From $10
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