Check out these awesome things to do and family-friendly activities for a ton of fun with the kids this weekend!
We’re only two weeks away from Halloween, and while the kids are busy picking out their costumes for trick or treating, we’re planning what to do during the October school holidays. But just because the much-awaited school break is on it’s way, that doesn’t mean you can’t have extra fun this weekend. And this weekend’s a good one, because we have dinosaurs, unlimited bubbly brunches and so much more…!
Top things to do this weekend
1. Go see some dinosaurs!
Grab your bikes, peeps, it’s time to try out the new Changi Airport Connector! It’s a 3.5-kilometre cycling and jogging path that links Changi Airport to East Coast Park and the Park Connector Network. The best part? The Changi Jurassic Mile. You’ll get to see life-sized prehistoric friends including a giant T-rex and super cute dinosaur eggs. Stop off for lunch at Hub & Spoke Cafe, where you can choose from classic breakfast options such as eggs Benedict and kaya toast, to familiar pasta dishes, sandwiches and nasi lemak.
Where: Follow the signs at Changi Airport MRT in the direction of Terminal 2.
2. Check out JangandFox’s cute exhibit at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Learn about Chinese Singaporean culture the fun way – though the heart-warming encounters of JangandFox’s Little Otter and friends on display at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. The sketches feature ten key family values: loyalty 忠, filial piety 孝, kindness 仁, love 爱, considerate behaviour 礼, righteousness 义, honesty 廉, shame 耻, thrift 俭 and perseverance 毅 – all translated into everyday scenarios. A lesson in culture in disguise of cute characters? We’re so in!
Where: 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
3. Try out a martial arts class
This weekend, book a free trial for you and the kids at a martial arts gym. Who knows, it may kickstart a new healthy habit for your family AND inspire a love for martial arts. Also, we love the fact that martial arts teaches kids independence, self-confidence, coordination and more!
4. Learn all about making ceramics!
Not all ceramics are created equally. Learn about this ancient art form with the folks from Asian Civilisations Museum through this fun video. Test your knowledge with this quiz and check out the new Ceramics Gallery at the museums for yourselves. Fun!
5. Cool off at one of these chilled out places
Wondering how to beat the heat in uber sunny Singapore? Lucky for you, we’ve found the best places to (literally) chill out on the island. And yes, we found actual snow!
6. Relax and have some brunch
There’s nothing we love more than coffee and a good brunch. Actually, we take it back – we love coffee, a good brunch and lots of bubbles! This weekend, treat yo’selves to a lazy bubbly brunch with all the trimmings. Go on, you know you want to!
7. Spend the day at Bugis
Did you know that there’s actually SO MUCH to do with kids at Bugis? From museums, pet cafes to shrimping, there’s enough for a fun-packed day with little ones. Plus, we’ve got the intel on where to have the best tonkatsu in town. You’re welcome.
Wait, there’s more!
Looking for more things to do this weekend with the kids? Phase 2 means sports, public facilities and gyms, plus tuition and private enrichment classes (except singing or voice training classes) have resumed. Which we have a LOT of time for.
What ISN’T open in Phase 2?
While we’re pretty chuffed about all the ‘things to do with kids this weekend’ inspo, you’ll have to wait a little longer for some activities to resume. Here’s what the government has listed as the still-closed facilities and activities:
- Entertainment venues
- Large-scale events and venues
- Some indoor and outdoor attractions
- Paintball game centres and billiard halls.
Whatever activities with kids you decide on this weekend, don’t forget to keep wearing your face mask. And yes, even though th3 kids are back to school, working from home is still be the norm where appropriate for the foreseeable. Watch this space for more updates!
Enjoy your weekend, folks!