Activities and fun things to do this weekend with kids in Singapore
Are you looking for inspiration for your weekend? We line up all the fun things to do in our weekly weekend planner. Bounce off all your energy at Jumptopia; go on an eco-farm trail to see solar panels and plant your own herbs; take the kids for pony rides; sign up for a virtual event on cyber wellness; do Chinese activities with your preschooler online, or stay home with our bumper post on home-based activities including DIY Mid-Autumn crafts! Bookmark this weekend planner page and you’ll never be stumped about what to do with kids on the weekend again!
Read on for some great family weekend activities!
1. Get into the Mid-Autumn Festival spirit!
It’s Mid-Autumn Festival on 21st September and there is plenty of fun in the lead up to get into the spirit of this festival! Take part in a Virtual Mid-Autumn Nagomi Art Workshop by Toa Payoh Central Community Club (18 September), join Better Trails for an evening walk (18, 19 and 21 September) illuminated by lanterns, or head over to Gardens by the Bay to check out the Rabbits Forest set (pictured), featuring adorable rabbit lanterns spreading festive cheer in Flower Dome (admission charges apply)!
Read More: Mid-Autumn events in Singapore
2. Visit a Kid-friendly Museum
There are plenty of kid-friendly and interactive museums in town to explore local history, science and art. From Keppel Centre for Art Education at The National Gallery, with its interactive activities and art printmaking workshops to seeing dinosaurs at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Here’s our post on Singapore’s best museums for kids. Do note museums are operating at a reduced capacity.
3. Stay home idea: try some baking or DIY Mid-Autumn crafts!
With the recent advice to limit social gatherings you may prefer to stay at home more this weekend. If you are stuck for ideas on how to entertain the kids, check out our bumper post on stay-home kids activities here including fun recipes for kids. Or why not try some DIY Mid-Autumn crafts (get your art supplies here) from paper lantern making to mooncake prints, or even mooncake playdough!
4. Take the kids for pony rides!
Take the little ones (as small as 3 years old) for a short pony ride at Gallop Stable – there’s one at both Horse City and Pasir Ris, and rides are just $10. If mum and dad want to go horse riding, head over to the Pasir Ris Park Stables. Helmets will be provided and all pony rides are fully supervised by trained staff.
Deets: Saturday and Sunday, check website for timings; Pony rides are $12 per ride.
5. Bounce off all your energy at Jumptopia
If your kids have lots of energy to burn off why not check out the newly opened Jumptopia? 12,000 square feet of bouncing fun awaits indoors with 6 giant Kiztopia-themed bouncy castles, claw machines, station games, an Instagram worthy photo booth and more. Tickets to Jumptopia are priced at $18 per person and $64 (U.P $72) for a Family Package of 4.
Deets: until 10 Oct 2021, various timings, D’Marquee at Downtown East.
6. Join a virtual session for preschool Chinese activities
Join ELFA Chinese Preschool‘s virtual Open House taken by ELFA’s native Chinese teachers who will lead your little one on a discovery adventure to uncover the meaning behind Mid-Autumn customs through story-telling, songs, riddles and lantern-making! You can also find out more about this preschool’s bilingual programme and thematic approach to learning in the session. Slots are limited and you’ll need to register online in advance!
Deets: 18 September 2021, 10am, online.
7. Eco-farm tour, lantern-lit trail & crafts (mostly FREE!)
Check out the Singapore Discovery Centre for their free mid-autumn activities, from lantern walks, to storytelling, activity trails and making paper bunny lanterns. There’s even an eco-farm tour (charge applies) where you can learn about solar panels, see them up close, and plant your own seeds! Check out all the Mid-Autumn festival fun (most of which is free!) here.
Deets: various dates and activities, mostly free, at Singapore Discovery Centre
8. Sign up for a virtual event on cyber wellness (FREE!)
Get your family prepared to guard against cyberbullying – sign up for the TOUCH Cyber Wellness Symposium 2021 which will be held virtually. This event by Touch Parenting and other guest speakers is aimed at youths as well as parents and will cover online safety, pornography, eGaming, cyberbullying, content creation, Q&A, as well as parent-child workshops to build a better digital culture in your family – it’s a full day’s worth of info. Registration is FREE* and you’ll also receive a goodie bag!
Deets: 25 September 2021, 10am – 4pm, online
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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!