What are your plans this weekend (26-27 May)? Check out these fun, mostly FREE, kid-friendly things to do this weekend in Singapore!
Families for Life Celebrations (FREE!)
Families for Life Celebrations (FFLC) is back on 27 May, Sunday, in conjunction with Car-Free Sunday SG at the Civic District. Bring your own wheels including bicycles, rollerblades, skates, scooters, strollers/prams, and wheelchairs to explore the closed roads of the Civic District and stand to win prizes too. The Padang will be turned into a Bouncy Wonderland with over 50 bouncy castles, sports inflatables and obstacle inflatables and with musical performances, an outdoor movie screening and food on offer too – this is set to be a fun family Sunday! Event location deets here.
Visit Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree at Gardens by the Bay (FREE!)
This Saturday 26th May, four magical lands await for kids to explore Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree at the Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay! There’s the mirror maze at Land of Enchantments, a lucky dip in the confetti-filled giant donut inflatable at Land of Tea Parties, plus storytelling, magic shows, bubble shows and even science demonstrations and an original musical production! Book fans are sure to jump at the chance to meet the characters Moonface, Silky, Saucepan Man and the magical fairies Tilly and Fernie, too. All this for free! Charges do apply to other workshops. More on this magical event here.
Get arty at Goodman Open House – Re:Imagined (FREE!)
There’s a family-friendly arts festival at Goodman Open House – Re:Imagined this Saturday 26 May and you are all invited for free! Kids will get the chance to explore environmentally-sustainable ways to create and present art. Check out over 20 different workshops, performances, interactive exhibitions, and the first-ever Goodman Green Green Market, a sustainable lifestyle market at Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore’s largest arts enclave. Look out for the free workshop “Hey Prints Charming” by Artefakts — a super fun paper marbling how-to for kids, and “The Conscious Camp by Mural Lingo ” where you can learn how to extract natural dyes and colour pigments from plants! More deets on the Goodman Open House and location info here.
Witness Singapore Air Force Air Troopers in Action (FREE!)
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has been bringing its Golden Jubilee celebrations to heartland locations across Singapore and if you missed the last sessions, you’ve got just one more chance to catch the troopers in action at Jurong East. You’ll get to see how RSAF’s Force Protection Troopers respond to any unauthorised drones flying over military airbases, using the jammer gun and the drone catcher to protect airbases and ensure aviation safety. Catch them on both Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am and 2pm. Other highlights include: taking control of an RSAF aircraft (through flight simulators, Ground-Based Air Defence (RBS-70) simulators and a helicopter simulator), plus get the chance to don the RSAF uniform, strike a pose and have your shot professionally snapped at the RSAF photo booth. Event info available here.
Meet Joseph Schooling at The DBS Marina Regatta
Calling all adrenaline junkies – The DBS Marina Regatta takes place at The [email protected] Bay on 26-27 May and 2-3 June. The super fun looking land and water obstacle course, “Battle Bay Extreme”, is the big draw but you can also catch May and Joseph Schooling cooking together (awwww!) at the Mahota Commune workshops, plus look out for kid-friendly upcycling and craft activities, free yoga and fitness classes and ArtBox, Thailand’s largest creative pop-up market with over 400 lifestyle, fashion and food stalls. Event deets here.
Pssst! Click here to watch our interview with Mama Schooling here where she gives us tips on nurturing talented kids!
Check out all the Hari Raya Fun (FREE!)
The Geylang Serai Bazaar is back from now till 14 June 2018. As well as admiring all the pretty lights at night there will be food stalls selling tasty treats, outfits and festive ornaments plus Uncle Ringo fun and inflatable slides for the kiddos. Check out all the fun in our video above.
Need more inspiration? Check out what’s on the calendar here!
Lead image sourced via Carnival World