We got a wake-up call the other day and realised – it’s Plastic-Free July! So in between our trips to the circus, checking out the National Day fun and getting into some crafts, we’re going low on plastic and high in fun.
1. Head to the Big Top
The circus is in town and it’s bringing some serious steampunk vibes to the big top! Cirque du Soleil is back with Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities and it’s brought innovative mechanical sets, wow-worthy costumes and, of course, amazing acts. We rolled up to the circus on opening night and caught yo-yo wizards, gravity-defying acrobats and eye-watering contortionists in action. Read our full review and book your tickets before it rolls out on 4 August.
2. Watch the NDP rehearsals
It’s never too early to celebrate our sunny little island and all the things we love about it, but the National Day Parade is definitely an added bonus. Rehearsals are taking place at this year’s NDP location on the Padang so if you fancy a sneak preview, just take a walk along St Andrew’s Road after 7pm to catch a glimpse of the performances. Head down on the right day and you’ll even be able to catch the fireworks!
3. Jet off to Langkawi
We just got back from a fab weekend away in Langkawi, sipping coconuts and enjoying the beach. We may not have taken the kids this time, but this little island is choc-a-bloc full of kid-friendly adventures, including exploring rice fields, feeding eagles, riding cable cars and snorkelling. There’s a reason we keep going back!
4. Throw a party for the toys!
We might be expecting some sudden thunderstorms this week, so if an unexpected burst of rain catches you off-guard and you don’t fancy gearing up to brave the weather, why not dig out the craft kit and throw an impromptu party for the kids’ plastic figurines? They’re not called party animals for nothing!
5. This is how we roll
Need an easy indoor activity to occupy the kids? Rent a lane at a kid-friendly bowling alley – think bowling balls for tiny hands, bumper lanes and arcades – and rack up those strikes!
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