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!
With the weekend just around the corner, it’s time to get organised. If you’re stuck for ideas of things to do, check out this week’s list of top picks to pack into your weekend. From catching the latest show at the theatre to checking out a new playground (yep, there’s another new addition to behold – hooray!). We’ve got plenty of outdoorsy ideas, as well as indoor options should the rain set in or if you need a break from the heat. So, without further ado – here are your weekend plans, sorted!
Top things to do this weekend in Singapore (and throughout the week!)
1. Book tickets for Harry the Hat at Sands Theatre!
Going to the theatre is a great day out for all the fam, so don’t miss the latest production, Harry the Hat, over at Sands Theatre. It’s the final weekend, so get nabbing those tickets. We checked out the fab performance last weekend and can recommend it! Missed out? Don’t worry, here’s a rundown of other theatre happenings to have on your radar!
2. Explore the new playground in Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park
Yep, there is another new playground to have on your list – this time over in Bukit Batok. There are two sections, one perfect for littlies with a small climbing wall and slide, and then some super-tall tube slides for the older kids to try out! The park is also worth a wander in its own right. Head up to the summit platform, or stroll along the elevated boardwalk and check out the views.
3. Hit a public pool!
Looking to beat the heat? Check out the fab public pools on offer across Singapore for a splashing good time! Even if you are lucky enough to have pool facilities at home, there’s nothing like a new pool to get the kids on board with the weekend plans. Plus, many pools have amazing water play features and slides galore – even more reason to visit!
4. Discover the new Lego store!
An indoorsy option for Lego fans – explore the newest LEGO store in town, and this one is bigger than ever! Head over to Suntec City and be wowed by the LEGO Merlion mosaic wall, made out of over 92,000 lego bricks, no less! There’s also an augmented reality kiosk, where you can check out what each completed lego set will look like before you tackle it!
5. Book a heritage tour with Trisaw Uncles
Looking to discover a new area of SG via a different mode of transport? How about getting a trishaw tour from one of the knowledgeable uncles over at Trishaw Uncle? Whether you fancy learning more about Kampong Glam, Little India or the Singapore River, it’s all covered! Psst. You can also use your Singapore Rediscover vouchers too, hooray!
6. Bounce away the weekend at a trampoline park!
A sure kid-pleaser (and you can have a go too!) – a trampoline park is perfect for burning off some energy come the weekend. And there are so many fab options when it comes to bouncing in SG. From the newly opened SuperPark to the dedicated under-12 sessions at Amped, there’s something for everyone!
7. Check out the lights in Geylang Serai for Ramadan!
We love Singapore for its diversity. So whether you are celebrating Ramadan or not, there’s plenty of ways to educate the kids and get involved in the holy month. From checking out the dazzling lights at Geylang Serai to sampling a delicious iftar (the meal to break the daily fast). For the full lowdown on all there is to know about Ramadan, check out our guide!
8. Fly a kite over at Marina Barrage!
Marina Barrage is the perfect spot for outdoorsy fun. This large grassy space, with amazing cityscape views, is the size of four football pitches! Pack your own kite, or check out the kite flying (it’s a popular spot for this!). There’s also water play at Marina Barrage, so you can make a day of it!
9. Check out the art over at Esplanade Concourse!
The Esplanade isn’t just about theatre and performances; there’s plenty more in store. If you’re in this part of town, be sure to check out the fab Diver(sea)ty artwork currently on display at the Esplanade Concourse. Kids will love the brightly coloured underwater scene, which is carefully crafted out of crochet!
10. Celebrate Earth Day at Science Centre Singapore!
It’s Earth Day on the 22 April, so get the celebrations started early by exploring the activities on offer at Science Centre Singapore. From an exciting photo trail to plenty of free interactive activities such as using a special robot to sort trash or recyclables, there is lots in store to keep the kids busy!
Wait, there’s more! BONUS THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK IN SINGAPORE
Looking for more things to do this weekend with the kids? Phase 3 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. So if you want more ideas for things to do this week with kids, you’ve got it. Because we love ya.
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. Although there is increased capacity in Phase 3, you’ll still of course need to wear your mask at all times (unless you’re shovelling popcorn in your face, obvs). Want to know what’s hitting the screens in 2021? See our guide to all the best family films coming out in 2021.
Hit a cafe early doors!
Kids don’t understand lie-ins? You’re not the only ones. On a brighter note, least you’ll bag a spot at one of these fab coffee shops which understand our kids and open early. Hotfoot it down and grab your caffeine fix to see you through until lunch.
Take bubs to a soft play
All kids love an indoor play area, but sometimes the littlies of the gang are overlooked. We’ve compiled a list of tot approved play places to make sure that’s not the case. After the complete list for older siblings? 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!
Try a new 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…
Hang out with the grandparents
If you ask us, our kids should be hanging with the Grandies almost 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!
Head to the zoo
Singapore Zoo, how we love you! We’re so excited to say hi to all our animal pals again. Just remember it’s running at roughly 65% occupancy in Phase 3, 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 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.
Raid the shops
Make the most of the January sales and grab a bargain at one of our fave shopping malls in Singapore, you deserve it!
Here’s a little reminder about changes we can enjoy in Phase 3:
- Groups of up to eight people are allowed to meet (eight visitors are also allowed to your home)
- Increased capacity at malls and operating capacity increased at some attractions
- Larger religious services and weddings
- Live performances up to 250 allowed
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.
Whatever activities with kids you decide on this week, have a good one, folks. And watch this space for more fun things to do this weekend!