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Weekend Planner: Fun Things to Do With The Kids in Singapore

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Got any plans this weekend (24-25 August)? Check out these fun, mostly FREE kid-friendly things to do in Singapore!

This week marks the start of The Singapore Night Festival so look out for stunning lit up building facades plus immersive performances. Then there’s a free family-friendly beach cleanup with music, a kids’ workshop on “flushable fashion” for little designers, free face painting and balloon sculpting at a grocery anniversary, inspo for holidays with no flights required and ideas to get kids out into nature…

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Fashion designer workshop for kids ages 6+ (Image courtesy of MINT Museum of Toys)

Kids’ Fashion Designer Workshop ($20)

Bring out your child’s inner creativity with the Make & Play, Tissue Couture! Workshop. Become a fashion designer for a day and create the chicest gowns and dresses. The Guys & Dolls exhibition doll collector Jian Yang will be conducting this workshop on ‘flushable fashion’! No needles or thread required, tissues and tape are all you need. Along the way, participants will find out how a self-taught tissue fashion designer’s work ended up in VOGUE.  Suitable for children age 6 right up to adults, in fact families are encouraged to participate. Each participant will be supplied with one doll and tissue materials.

Deets: Sunday 25 August 2019, 2pm – 3:30pm, MINT Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382

        Read more: The Best Museums for Kids in Singapore

Dreaming of the beach (Image credit: Pixabay)

Day trip to St John’s Island

Craving a holiday but can’t quite muster all that is needed for an actual trip? How about a quick visit to the nearby island of St John’s? Pack your suncream, swimmers, water bottles, sand toys and a picnic, and off you go! St John’s Island is just a short boat ride away and makes a fun day trip for beach lounging (but be warned: there’s not much shade). Or download the DIY trail e-guide and get your little adventurers on a nature hunt to seek out dolphins, reptiles and migratory birds! 

      Read more: St John’s Island: Dolphins, Migratory Birds and Reptile Spotting in Our Backyard

keep dreaming by Spectaculaire at singapore night festival
Spot the 16 different light installations set up around the Heritage District (Image via Spectaculaire)

Night fun & immersive performance (FREE!*)

We are excited to see SG come alive at night with The Singapore Night Festival taking place over the next two weekends. Watch the façade of iconic landmarks spring to life with artistic expressions while animated storytellers, dancers, and musicians enchant the crowd. There’s something for everyone, so look forward to an exciting line-up of arts, heritage and cultural experiences. Put Fuerza Bruta (29 to 31 August 2019) on your radar pronto — this is the festival’s headline act, presented by internationally renowned performers who have sold out shows across 34 countries. Fuerza Bruta invites festival-goers to step into their uninhibited and unforgettable world with an outdoor theatrical immersion with laser projections, groovy music and interactive performances. *Nearly all events are free but a few events require prior registration. Fuerza Bruta is $15; book your tickets here!

Deets: 23 August – 31 August, some ticketed, various locations around Bras Basah, Bugis, Cathay Green and Armenian Street

     Read more: The Best Bits of the Singapore Night Festival for Kids

Seven Clean Seas Potato Head anniversary Mega Beach clean up this weekend!
Mega Beach cleanup this weekend! (Image: Seven Clean Seas)

Kid-friendly Beach Cleanup (FREE!)

Want to nurture the little eco-warrior your family? Join Potato Head Singapore’s 5th Anniversary Beach Clean Up by Seven Clean Seas happening this Saturday. Potato Head’s vision is to give everyone a good time while doing good in the world so look out for a fun, family-friendly event, bolstered by fantastic tunes. NB: BYO water and safety gloves (read here for all deets). All volunteers will become unofficial members of the Potato Head family which means a 10% discount when you dine at Potato Head in future.

Deets: Saturday 24 August 2019, 9am – 12pm, Constant Wind, 11 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740

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Planting rice at Bollywood Veggies Farm

Visit a Farm: Bullfrogs and Horses & Muddy puddles

Looking to get the kids out into nature beyond the usual playgrounds and activities around town? How ’bout a visit to one of Singapore’s local farms? Yes, there are some here! There are actually over 100 farms in Singapore ranging from those producing dairy to those housing farm animals, and several are open to the public. Check out our recommendations of some of the notable farms where you can handle frogs, pet horses, feed ducks and get muddy planting rice! All about SG Farms here.

Face painting, balloons & grocery discounts at Little Farms (Image by Kevin Bidwell from Pexels)

Face Painting, Balloons & Grocery Discounts (FREE!)

Little Farms Holland Village will be celebrating its one year anniversary this weekend with plenty of fun and festivities for the whole fam! Look out extra-special deals and bring the kiddos as there will be plenty of activities like face painting and balloon sculpting to entertain them. Don’t miss the special cake cutting ceremony at 11am on Saturday 24 August while the first 100 customers will receive a FREE Little Farms tote bag with a packet of Marou Cacao Powder and a bottle of Remedy Switchel or Remedy Coconut Kefir Water.

Deets: 24 & 25 August, 10am – 6pm, Little Farms Holland Village,3 Lorong Liput #01-04/05/06, Singapore 277725

Fitness Tests for women ($5)

This one’s just for women so your other half can keep an eye on the kiddos while you sweat it out. Join in with The Great Eastern Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) which will give all women the opportunity to understand their current fitness. Plus there will be refreshments available, and a $10 Starbucks card and totebag for all participants.

Deets: 24 August, 9am1pm, Singapore Sports Hub – OCBC Square & 100Plus Promenade, 5 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397631

Looking for more? Check out our events calendar here!


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