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Weekend Planner: Fun Things to Do This Weekend (17-18 April) With Kids in Singapore

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Activities and fun things to do this weekend with kids in Singapore

Are you looking for inspiration for your weekend? If you love having lunch out, check out our list of places offering a kids-eat-free deal or choose a cafe with a playground. Packing the kids off to a green park to play is always an easy option, or check out our 101 things to do with kids list. But if you need more inspo, here’s our weekly roundup with great activities from free events in Singapore on the weekend to fun things to do with kids at home or out and about. So bookmark this page and you’ll never be stumped about what to do on the weekend again!

1. Explore the reopened Rail Corridor (FREE!)

Have you checked out the new 4km stretch of the Rail Corridor Central that was recently reopened between Hillview and Bukit Timah? The Rail Corridor is a nature trail along the former railway line connecting Singapore and Malaysia and the new extension extends from the newly restored truss bridges at Upper Bukit Timah Road to the one at Bukit Timah Road. If you are after a map to guide you on entry points to this stunning heritage walking stretch, check this handy map by NParks. This stretch of the Green Corridor can get crowded so go super early while it’s not hot!

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2. Take kids to see The Sea Show (FREE!)

Got an ocean-loving kiddo at home? They’ll love The Sea Show, a free exhibition that teaches kids all about the ocean. Designed by EYEYAH! this multimedia exhibition comprises art from 30 artists and illustrators from 13 different countries. These artworks celebrate the ocean’s impact on travellers and ships, while also detailing the various threats faced by the ocean and its marine life. Don’t miss the dockyard at the entry, where children will learn about marine-related professions through a “Where’s Wally”- style game, the aquatic cinema with ocean-themed animations and a series of customised postcards that explore intriguing aquatic superstitions. Be sure to pick up your complimentary activity booklet so young visitors can find clues and answers to the various puzzles that are hidden within the exhibition.
Deets: Ends 13 July, 9am to 6pm, Singapore Maritime Gallery, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Level 2, 018988

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3. Check out Earth Day activities at Science Centre

In the lead up to Earth Day on 22 April, Science Centre Singapore is putting on fun activities that will be complimentary with every entry ticket. Go on an exciting photo trail, create an animal that camouflages (in the Tinkering Studio), learn how an energy-efficient house can reduce carbon footprints using renewable sources and more!
Deets: 16 – 18 April, various timings, Science Centre Singapore15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081

MUST-READ: Essential Guide to Science Centre 

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4. Get tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream Singapore

Have you heard the news? Experiential museum Museum of Ice Cream Singapore is opening from August 2021 in Dempsey (but you can grab yourself tickets now)! Look forward to multi-sensory installations in the new, massive space, including a sprinkle pool that to jump into, access to 14 uniquely themed exhibits, plus sweet treats and surprises throughout your journey (we heard there’s a special ice cream collaboration in the works!).

5. Admire the Geylang Serai Hari Raya Light Up (FREE!)

To celebrate Ramadan, this year’s Geylang Serai Hari Raya Light Up themed “Celebrating Our Kampung Spirit” takes place along Sims Avenue, Changi Road and Geylang Road. When night falls take the kiddos over to admire the forty installations twinkling over a total distance of 1.4 km. The lights at Geylang Serai will be turned on each day from 7 pm to midnight. Highlights of the light-up include two main arches at Sims Avenue and Changi Road featuring a mosque with golden domes, surrounded by full blooms that symbolise a new beginning and renewed bonds of friendship and kinship, and an arch featuring a crescent moon, drum, flowers and fruit, which symbolise hope and abundance.
Deets: daily from 7pm until 13 May 2021

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6. Visit a Farm to See Frogs, Veggies and Goats

Looking to get the kids out in nature beyond the usual playgrounds and activities around town? Have you ever tried visiting one of Singapore’s local farms? Yes, there are some here! There are actually over 100 farms in Singapore ranging from urban vegetable farms where you can tour the different fruit and veggie farming techniques to those with some farm animals. Check out our recommendations of some of the notable animal farms featuring frogs, goats and ducks here.

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7. Go shopping for preloved treasures!

Okay, so this isn’t necessarily something you’ll want to do with the whole fam but happy mama, happy kids right? So leave the little darlings at home and go shopping! Love a designer label but always baulk at the price? Check out the upcoming 80s and 90s auction at Hotlotz where you can snap up luxury fashion and jewellery pieces that have been bought right off of the catwalk from that era.
Deets:  Online bidding runs from now until 6pm on 18 April 2021. More info here.

And because we are all about upcycling and not contributing to so much stuff these days, how about buying some preloved high street wear? Head over to ‘Declutter & Refresh at [email protected]t’ where you can sift through thousands of pre-loved items. Bring your own bag and book your shopping slot on the Swapaholic website!
Deets: 17 & 18 April, [email protected], 313 Orchard Road, #02-25 (Opp. Starbucks), 238895, Singapore

MUST-READ: Second Hand Shopping in Singapore

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8. Splash at the new water play Coastal PlayGrove

Little kids will love the shallow wading pools at the beautiful new playground Coastal PlayGrove in East Coast Park. This free park on the former site of Big Splash, sports a huge vertical climbing challenge for older kids (13 yrs+) and long metallic tube slides to whizz down plus lower climbing challenges for younger kids. Read up on all the info here!

Looking for more inspiration for Things to Do in Singapore with Kids? Read this!

All event information is supplied by third parties so always check with the venue in case of any changes before you make plans for your weekend!

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Image credits: @flavourforagerThe Sea Show, Pexels, Museum of Ice Cream, Hays Dairy, Sassy Mama

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