Got any weekend (25-26 May) plans? Check out these fun, mostly FREE kid-friendly things to do in Singapore!
This weekend we’ve got you covered with a heap of FREE kid-friendly activities like Bouncy Castles and Giant Twister and Circuit Games at the Road Safety Park, and cultural fun at the National Gallery, which opens its Children’s Biennale 2019 exhibitions. Then there’s free storytelling for little ones, free mindfulness in the great outdoors for older kids and adults, shopping for a good cause (from as low as$1), free Thai cultural performances and free burgers to get excited about. It’s gonna be a super weekend!
Children’s Biennale 2019 at the National Gallery (FREE!*)
Celebrate the opening of Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019 at the National Gallery with a host of activities happening across two weekends. Explore Eko Nugroho’s Javanese lanterns depicting fantastical characters, marvel at Aung Ko and Nge Lay’s stunning traditional Burmese-inspired houses, and immerse yourself in Delia and Milenko Prvacki’s world of childhood wonders. Don’t miss the myriad of performances, and workshops. Entry is free for PRs and Singaporeans; for ticket prices check here.
Deets: Sat & Sun 25 – 26 May, 12 – 5pm, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
KDSG Kindness Carnival 2019 (FREE!)
Join the KDSG Kindness Carnival 2019 to celebrate Kindness Day on 25th May 2019. The theme extends to road kindness this year and this fun event takes place at the Road Safety Community Park in East Coast Park. Look out for fun-filled activities with your whole family including the hourly Circuit Game, which aims to educate children on traffic graciousness through fun and play. The carnival also includes activity stalls with hands-on activities and food stalls providing light snacks. Get set for a Bouncy Castle, Ball Pit, Hopscotch and Giant Twister stations! More on the event here.
Deets: Saturday, 25th May, 10am – 6:30pm, Road Safety Community Park, 910 East Coast Park, Singapore 449889
Mindfulness by the Bay in May (FREE!)
Teach your kids about mindfulness while enjoying a beautiful Saturday morning in the tranquil Gardens by the Bay – relax and recharge your body and mind through a series of light activities at the free event Mindfulness by the Bay. A group of meditation practitioners will guide you to relaxing the body and mind, regaining clarity and focus in life, and connecting to nature. It’s also a lovely way to meet like-minded people. Activities include light exercise, mindful stretching, mindful sitting, mindful walking and a sharing session. Be sure to wear comfortable casual wear – loose long pants, no jeans or shorts/bermudas. Don’t forget to bring along a water bottle, hat and yoga mat. Best for adults only or older kids (who can follow instructions mindfully). Event info.
Deets: Saturday 25 May, 7:30am – 9:30am SuperTree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive 018953
New2U Bi-annual Bazaar — Preloved Clothes Sale from $1
Need new clothes but don’t want to break the bank? Grab your friends and shop for a good cause with New2U Bi-annual Bazaar, where The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations will be selling pre-loved clothing and other items, with prices starting from as low as $1! The highly popular designer room will be back as well. All proceeds from the Bazaar go towards the Star Shelter and other SCWO initiatives. Event info here.
Deets: Saturday 25 May, 10am – 4pm, SCWO Centre, 96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967
AIA Glow Festival — Yoga & Mindfulness Classes for Kids and Adults
Look out for a heap of fun classes at AIA Glow Festival happening this weekend on sunny Sentosa! The festival brings together international yoga stars Marysia Do, and Patrick Beach, multi-award-winning music acts Lost Frequencies and Rudimental, plus healthy bites and talks on conscious eating. There is plenty for kids too with Kids Yoga classes on (one at 9am on Saturday) that offers a nurturing and non-competitive yoga classes for 8 – 15 year olds to relax and play, as well as Parent & Child or Mama & Baby classes — plus a heap of adult yoga classes. A day pass is $99 or you can buy an individual class passes at $19. More event info here.
Deets: Saturday 25 May 2019, 7:30am-11pm, Sentosa Island
Cluny Court Storytelling: Mouse Deer Tales (FREE!)
Who wants to hear about the tiny mouse deer Sang Kancil who loves playing tricks on the other animals until the day she meets the mighty Crocodile? Drop by to Cluny Court for the monthly storytelling session and discover what happens. The session is suitable for kids aged three to seven.
Deets: Saturday 25 May, 12 – 12:30pm, Cluny Court #02-13, 501 Bukit Timah Road Singapore, 259760
Chinese Cultural Centre Extravaganza — Arts, Crafts, Puppets & A Circus
Take the kids over to the annual Chinese Cultural Extravaganza that spotlights the very best of our unique Singapore Chinese culture through a series of fun programmes ranging from performances, concerts, craft workshops and bazaars. Held over three weeks from 24 May to 15 June 2019, there are 30 programmes that promise a fun time for the family. We are excited about learning how to create beautiful clay art pieces to reflect Chinese culture (design cheongsams and longevity buns) to evoke kids’ interest in Chinese culture. Some events are free, others ticketed from $5.
Deets: 25 & 26 May 2019 3pm – 4pm and 4.15pm – 5.15pm, SCCC Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio, Level 6
MINT Museum of Toys kicks off the start of the school holidays with a very special Make & Play programme, The Greatest Science Fantasy to pay homage to one of the greatest science fantasy film franchises of all time — Star Wars! Explore a showcase of prized collectibles, key characters, action figures and posters, dating back to 1977. There will be a hands-on workshop, focusing on a DIY zoetrope. Throwback to the early days of film animation by exploring this classic technique, and make your own animation of your favourite sci-fi characters. Take to the stars with Make & Play in The Greatest Science Fantasy! Tickets $20. More info here.
Deets: Saturday 25 May, 2 – 3:30pm, MINT Museum of Toys, 26 Seah St, Singapore 188382
Klook launches a Thai Open House, which is a week-long event at Plaza Singapura celebrating all Thailand has to offer together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Klook will be giving away 45 trips worth $500 each during this week-long event. Visitors can look forward to travel talks, cooking demonstrations, a photo exhibition, travel advice and an exclusive Klook promo code for all attendees. There’s a full schedule of activities like Pandan Leaf Folding, Thai Cultural Performances, Fruit Carving, and more. Read here on how to WIN big.
Deets: 21 – 26 May, Mall opening hours, Atrium @ Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
FREE Burgers at OverEasy! (FREE!)
Not technically a weekend activity but we thought this was one to mark in your diaries for next week! On 28 May, OverEasy celebrates 10 years and Burger Day! OverEasy Orchard and OverEasy Fullerton will be giving away 100 of OverEasy’s iconic burger, The Big Smack, a burger inspired by the world’s most iconic fast food burgers. Get it while it’s hot, and even enjoy special 10th Year Anniversary merchandise with every purchase of The Big Smack from 28 May to 30 June. Event info here.
Deets; Tuesday 28 May, OverEasy Orchard, 541 Orchard Rd, #01-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881 (or at Fullerton branch)
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