Activities and fun things to do this weekend with kids in Singapore
What will weekends look like during Phase 3 HA? We’ve got lots of kid-friendly activities this weekend such as funfair rides and dinosaur sightings, free virtual workshops for older kids, amazing playground suggestions, free yoga for mum and dad, a new Da Vinci exhibition opening at Science Centre and much more. If the fam needs a little fresh air, why not head out for a picnic (we have suggestions of where to go) or head out for a run around Singapore’s amazing parks.
1. Have a picnic (FREE!)
We have a few more days to go before we are allowed to dine in at restaurants, so to mix up eating at home and takeaways, how about having a picnic out? Choose a beach (book first) or for amazing views nothing really beats the hugely breezy green expanse on the rooftop of Marina Reservoir (bring kites to fly too!). Best in the evenings (there’s not a ton of shade during the day) – you will love seeing Singapore from a different angle, it just might feel like you are on holiday for an afternoon. For other picnic ideas, we’ve rounded up our favourite picnic places all over the island here!
Read more: 50% off deals and other takeaway promos
2. Plan Father’s Day
Father’s Day is on Sunday! It’s not too late to get a gift (check out our picks here – some can be delivered in time!). Or get the kids to make a gift by hand (a piece of art, a poem or a list of all their favourite things they have done with dad would make a fun gift). Next plan what you will be eating to celebrate Father’s Day – from breakfast ideas to lunch or dinner spreads – many restos are offering takeaway discounts and even bigger self-collection deals!
Read more: What Dishes to Order for Father’s Day 2021
3. Take Part in Free Yoga Livestream (FREE!)
How are you doing mums and dads? It’s never been more important to find ways to keep our mind and body healthy and active and one of the best ways to engage both at once is Yoga. Decathlon Singapore Lab is putting on series of free Yoga livestream classes in anticipation of International Yoga Day happening on the 21st of June. Certified yoga teachers will take you through different one-hour yoga sessions plus look out for exclusive prizes to be won too! Save the date and time and tune in via the link (oh and maybe let the kids go play outside or watch some (educational) TV so you can fully enjoy the yoga session unlike our pic above!).
Deets: 19 June 9am (Yoga for Everyone), 20 June, 9am (Strength from within Flow), and 20 June 6pm, (Yoga for Runners), free, online.
4. Play at COMO Adventure Grove Playground (FREE!)
The hype seems to have worn off a little so it could be a better time to check out COMO Adventure Grove Playground. This biophilic playground is the newest playground to open at Singapore Botanic Gardens (in the Gallop Extension side). Inspired by forest canopies, jungle trails and Singapore’s diverse flora, the playground features a sprawling 10m banyan tree structure covered in netted ropes, swings and slides. Try spot the massive jackfruit hidden within the COMO Adventure Grove playground — it’s over 100 times the size of a real jackfruit so you can’t miss it! Read all about how to get there and what to see here!
Deets: 5 Gallop Road, Singapore 258960, www.nparks.gov.sg
5. Visit Science Centre Singapore’s Da Vinci The Exhibition
Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids this weekend or during the holidays? Science Centre Singapore’s Da Vinci The Exhibition opens 18 June, and brings to life more than 50 life-size inventions, over 15 fine art studies and dozens of displays that showcase Leonardo da Vinci’s incredibly advanced understanding of science, mathematics, nature. There are 10 themed zones that celebrate artist and scientist in Da Vinci’s designs and early concepts, including discoveries in engineering, flight, hydraulics, music, optics, music, and more.
Deets: from 18th June to 2 Jan 2022, The Annexe, Hall 2, Science Centre Singapore, Pricing
6. Run the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Kids Virtual Race
Keep the kids fit with the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Kids Virtual Race! There are four races with varying distances and you can complete the race together as a family. Set up an SCSM Virtual Club (VC) account (registration is free!), then connect it to a running app like Nike+ or Garmin so your results are recorded. After that, head outdoors or hop on a treadmill indoors to complete your races within the assigned dates. More info here.
7. Take part in a Young Geospatial Scientist Online Workshop (FREE!)
Kids aged 7-12 years old can take part in this free online workshop by Science Centre Singapore. Explore navigational tools, learn to read maps and locate points of interest in this exciting workshop conducted in collaboration with Singapore Land Authority! Plus earn a limited edition Young Geospatial badge at the end!
Deets: 21, 22, 23, 24 or 25 June, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, online
8. Visit Uncle Ringo Carnival: funfair rides & dinosaurs
We covered the Uncle Ringo funfair at Punggol Container Park in this super in-depth article a while back but if you have yet to go, add it to your list! Make sure to head there early because the carnival gets really crowded by 5:30pm! The carnival consists of two carousel rides, a merry-go-round swing, balloon wheel ride, train ride, pirate ship and a ‘dinosaur and mythical creatures’ park – so there’s plenty for kids to do! Each ride costs from $5/person (price for accompanying adult differs for each ride) so do expect the cost to add up as you go. Do note that it’s first come first serve here and the funfair is only operating at 25% capacity. Read more plus where to eat and how to get there, here.
Deets: Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm to 8pm during Phase 3 HA.
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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!