Wondering what's on in Singapore this week? Check out these awesome things to do and family-friendly activities for a ton of fun with the kids this weekend! And psst - we've got some mid-week inspo too!
Christmas is soooo close we can almost smell the turkey! In fact, we’re already building our Christmas shopping list so we can hit “Buy Now” as soon as Black Friday and Cyber Monday rolls along. The earlier the better, we say! And with our super-duper suggestions for things to do with kids this weekend with the kids, you’ll be having all the fun before you know it. In fact – we have some awesome weekday ideas too! Yep, no more pondering about what’s on in Singapore today, parents. We’ve rounded up some ideas for kids’ activities, and – spoiler alert – we’ve found some goodies! From cultural activities to fun with the grandparents, we’ve got it all.
And psst – word on the street is, there’s a chance that Phase 3 might be happening before the end of the year, which means more fun times and activities for the kiddos — and heck — the whole family! But while we’re still waiting, there’s still lots of things to do with kids this week in Singapore – and plenty happening this weekend! Here we go…
Top things to do this weekend in Singapore (and throughout the week!)
1. Better Together: Children’s season starts at ACM
Children’s Season is back with both online and self-guided activities at ACM! This season’s themes revolve around hope, kindness, and resilience – values which help us stay connected with our loved ones and keep our spirits bright. This Friday, catch Huda Patel’s My Name Is Nadia. I Have Autism on ACM’s YouTube channel or Facebook page narrated by Suzannah Chua. It’s perfect for kids ages 4-6 and includes cute origami crafts afterwards!
2. Use your SingapoRediscover vouchers!
3. Up early? Head to one of our fave coffee joints that are open as early as 7am!
If the kids refuse to sleep in (what’s new?) this weekend, round up the scooters and head to one of these fab cafes. The best part? They’re open super duper early!
4. See dinosaurs and snow at Changi Airport
Dino-obsessed kids will love Changi T3’s dinosaur-themed adventures! Look out for Dino Bounce, a massive 30-metre-long bouncy castle that will guarantee roars of approval. Thrill seekers can fasten their seatbelts for an adrenaline-pumping go-karting experience at Dino Kart, where they can race up to 24km/h on the electric Go-Karts!
5. Head out to this winter wonderland!
Once you’re done with all the dino-fun, head over to T3 departure hall for Singapore’s largest double-storey snow fun house, tokidoki Snow Holiday. You’ll get to go on a sub-zero snow adventure or slide down the 12-metre-long snow luge. To add to the wintry fun, you can also enjoy a magical ‘snowfall’ experience and reminisce about your favourite winter holiday.
6. Build your home library with the best books
It’s no secret all the mums at HoneyKids are big fans of books – which is why we’ve come up with a big, awesome list of all the best books for kids! We’re talking all-time faves and childhood family classics that’ll be great additions to your household library. Start collecting, peeps!
7. Go on a bike ride down a heritage road
For a shaded bike ride with the kids (this is better suited for more experienced biking kiddos), a cycle down a heritage road is a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in Singapore. These green heritage roads are lined with huge, leafy trees more than 40 years old. You can pick from Arcadia Road, Mount Pleasant Road, Mandai Road, South Buona Vista Road and Lim Chu Kang Road for your heritage road biking adventure!
8. Explore Clementi Woods
This 85 hectare patch of mostly unexplored green is definitely worth the trek to the West Coast. After Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Clementi is the second largest patch of wildlife habitat in Singapore and has two rivers running through it! To get to Clementi Woods, just head to the Green Corridor around Old Holland Road. You might want to try it out for yourselves first before bringing the kids.
9. Take them to see the lights!
Whether you’re the real Kris Kringle or a Grumpy Grinch, gazing at a Christmas light display is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. So, to help steer your sleigh in the right direction of Singapore’s glistening Christmas wonderlands, we’ve found all the spots around the city where you and the kids can see Christmas lights, from Orchard Road to Sentosa and everywhere dazzling in between!
10. Go on a culture vulture tour
Whether you’re an expat keen to expose your kids to authentic Singaporean experiences, or you are a proud local eager to revisit your own childhood haunts, we’ve pulled together a list of 21 quintessentially Singaporean activities for kids that give you a real taste of Singapore’s culture. Think bumboat tours, Trishaw rides, and of course, a lunchtime pitstop at a family-friendly hawker centre!
11. Start planning your Christmas celebrations
Sure, it’s barely December, but that’s not holding back our holiday cheer! Here are HoneyKids HQ, we’re already hunting for the best Christmas trees in town, we’ve stocked up on our advent calendars, and we’ve even pre-ordered our Christmas family feast. And the cherry on the Christmas cake? We’ve found all the fun family Christmas events in Singapore, and we’ve whipped up some cute Christmas gift tags that you can download, print, and stick to all of your pressies too!
12. Hang out with the grandparents
In case you missed it, last Sunday was National Grandparents Day. But if you ask us? We should be celebrating the Grandies every day of the week (even though they drive us nuts sometimes!). So, we’ve put together a list of all the fun things to do in Singapore with the seniors – the kind of family-friendly activities that won’t have them wilting in the Singapore heat, but will keep the kids busy too!
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.
BONUS: THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK IN SINGAPORE!
Want more ideas for things to do this week with kids? You’ve got it. Because we love ya.
Go Beyond Boundaries at Science Centre Singapore
Launched in October, everyone’s fave Science Centre Singapore is inviting families to immerse in a series of STEM-themed events as part of the “UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries” initiative. Kiddos can get involved in challenges, live discussions and performances across three core themes: Space & Beyond, Food & Beyond and Mind & Beyond. And the best bit? It’s all online, and it runs until November 29th!
Admire the installations at ArtScience Museum
Good news for museum-hopping parents: ArtScience Museum has a range of family-friendly artworks to explore at Future World! Step into Inverted Globe, Giant Connecting Block Town, where interactive art turns into a vibrant cityscape with every move. Watch the kiddos have fun playing with cars, trains, planes and other vehicles projected on this virtual city! Are the little ones obsessed with aquatic life? Check out the Sketch Aquarium that lets them put pen to paper. Their creations will be brought to life as digitally rendered underwater animals, as if by magic. Keen to explore? Enjoy 30% off exhibition tickets with a free Sands Rewards Lifestyle membership card!
Catch a blockbuster
What to do today? Cinema time! So what social distancing and safety measures can you expect? Well, patrons must sit at least 1m away from each other, or a minimum of a two-seat gap. However, if you go as a party of up to five people, you’re allowed to sit together without the distance. Hooray for love seats, we say! There’ll be a limit of 50 people in the cinema hall, and you must wear your mask at all times (unless you’re shovelling popcorn in your face, obvs).
Have fun in the snow!
You read it right: Snow City has reopened for cool times aplenty. If you want to ‘chill’ out here with the kids, it’s operating in a six-day week, from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm (6pm on weekends). Snow City will also close from 1pm-2pm for disinfection, and a maximum of 50 guests will be welcomed at any one time. Tickets are available based on either an hourly or two-hourly basis.
Head to an indoor play centre
Our littlies are so pleased that their fave indoor play areas are open once again. Check out our guide to our fave indoor playgrounds in Singapore, where you’ll find who’s open, who’s still closed and what the safety precautions in place are. Then read our survival guide for parents to ensure you leave with your sanity intact!
Head to the park
This is one thing we LOVE to do in Singapore – sit and play on the grass! Yep, parents: parks are officially open for fun again. Wondering where to go? Check out our guide to the best parks for kids in Singapore and then let them enjoy all that fresh air. Don’t forget the sunscreen! Come to think of it, don’t forget the mozzie repellant either…
Explore Jewel’s Canopy Park
It’s one of our top places to spend a few hours, so we’re happy to hear Canopy Park has now reopened! Check out our guide for the full scoop.
Curl up with a book at the library
Bookworms, unite: libraries are now open. Hooray! We’re already going through our TBR lists picking out what we’ll be borrowing first. Want to know the best libraries to take the kids to? Read our full article about it, then get reading!
Head to the zoo
Singapore Zoo, how we love you! We can’t wait to say hi to all our animal pals again. Just remember it’s running at roughly 25% occupancy, so be sure to get there early.
The pools are open, so why not take a quick dip with the littlies? We’ve also pulled together a guide on our fave public pools. Let’s just hope it stops raining so we can enjoy them! Don’t forget to check out our guide to where to buy the best kids’ swimmers so you can get all the gear.
Head to the playground
Anyone else overjoyed that park playgrounds are open again? Now for this rain to stop… If you get a dry spell this week, take the kids to burn off some energy on the climbing frames, swing sets and roundabouts.
Hit the beach
Yesssss… sand play and splashing in the sea awaits! Beaches are now open in Phase 2. If you’re looking for things to do with kids this weekend, why not grab all your gear and head to the seaside?
Raid the shops
While we’ve been shopping up a storm online throughout lockdown, nothing quite beats hitting the shops IRL. So we’re jumping for joy that our fave shopping malls in Singapore are open again for trade. Yippee! If you’re looking for things to do with kids this week, why not head to your nearby mall and stock up on everything you’ve been missing.
What ISN’T open in Phase 2?
While we’re pretty chuffed about all the ‘things to do with kids’ 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.
Don’t forget to safe distance!
While we’re enjoying our long-awaited freedom, don’t think the pandemic has disappeared – the risk of Covid-19 is still there. To do your part and stay safe, you’ll still need to limit close contact, maintain hygiene (keep washing those hands!) and continue with the safe distancing. In essence, wear your mask at all times when you leave the house, and stay at least one metre away from others.
Small-group social gatherings are allowed, but only up to a maximum of five people. We’re just glad we get to see familiar faces, to be honest! Households may also receive up to five visitors at home, which is great news if you’ve got a birthday coming up.
Whatever activities with kids you decide on this week, have a good one, folks. And watch this space for more weekend updates!