Kid-friendly activities to do in Singapore this week: 16 April 2018

Exhibitions that’ll give you a fright, huge open spaces and the chance to become a Book Fairy have been keeping our kids busy this week...

Just like that, Monday is upon us again! The best part about new week? It brings with it fun things to keep the kids busy with. Our own team of small roving reporters have been trying out kid-friendly restaurants, getting into the great outdoors and discovering huge playgrounds on a mission to bring you the kid-approved things to do this week in Singapore…

1. Go fly a kite (up to the highest height, and send it soaring…)
We’re blessed here in Singapore with pretty much year-round sunshine, so make the most of the good weather by packing a picnic and heading to the wide open space on top of Marina Barrage. With its sea breeze, this is THE perfect place to fly a kite! Be sure to sing the ‘Mary Poppins’ song while you’re sending those kites soaring!

2. Chow down on the best pizza on the East Coast
We were a little miffed when Picotin Express closed its doors in Siglap, so finding out it has just re-opened along Joo Chiat Road definitely called for a ‘does a little jig’ moment! The outdoors setting makes for a great fam-friendly dining opp (there’s even a pool table for bored teens), and their pizzas are some of the best in the land. Don’t even get us started on the chocolate mousse…

3. Go wild at a huge adventure playground
When it comes to an adventure playground in the great outdoors that is an easy activity pleaser for kids of all ages, Admiralty Park Playground is one of the best! There are no less than 26 SLIDES, people. Say no more.

4. Conquer your fears at a new exhibition
The Science Centre has done it again! There’s a brand new exhibition, and we just got a sneak peek of all the fun to come. Phobia2: The Science of Fear is a fully-interactive exploration that looks at the most common phobias and fears everyday people face. Monsters in the closet, big hairy spiders and even being buried alive are all part and parcel of this hugely fun, and more-than-a-little-scary, exhibit! We LOVE that it opened on Friday the 13th!

5. Become a Book Fairy
Encouraging little ones to love books is a big passion of ours. You’ll often find us spending a happy morning browsing books at one of Singapore’s loveliest bookstores, or looking for new reads with the kids at the library. But, we’ve found something even more exciting to inspire little (and big people) to read more – The Book Fairies! This adorable initiative just celebrated its first birthday, and has almost 9000 people sharing books in over 100 countries, including Singapore. How does it work? Once you’ve signed up to become a Book Fairy, you leave books in public places to be found by a lucky little (or large) bookworm. Leave a note inside, and an official Book Fairy sticker on the outside, and start spreading the joy of a great read!

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