Got any plans this weekend (30-31 January)? Here’s your planner for fun things to do this weekend with kids in Singapore
Are you looking for fun things to do with the kids this weekend? We love heading out for a family meal at a cafe with a playground, taking the kids to a green park to play or checking off one more thing from our 101 things to do with kids list but if you need more inspo this is it! Our weekly roundup covers lots of 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. Fly Kites at Marina Barrage (FREE!)
If the weather is clear and windy this weekend, grab a kite and head over to the great outdoors at Marina Barrage. Set against the backdrop of Marina Bay, the enormous lawn is perfect for kite-flying, picnics and bubble blowing, as well as letting the kids run wild. Just remember that there’s not a ton of shade so bring hats!
Deets: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
2.Visit a Fresh Weekend Market (FREE)
Have you taken the kids to any of the urban farms to see where veggies are grown? Kok Fah Technology Farm is a local family-owned business that’s been selling leafy vegetables in Singapore for the past 30 years. Entry to the farm is free and open daily to public from 9am to 5pm. They have turtles and fish, an R&D hydroponics greenhouse featuring their salad greens and herbs and a regular Weekend Market from 9am to 5pm selling freshly harvested and imported vegetables. Bring a basket and get shopping for fresh affordable greens!
Deets: Weekends, 9am to 5pm, Kok Fah Technology Farm, 18 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 698974
3. Get your daughter involved in STEM
DiscovHER, is a series of exciting, female-led workshops and seminars happening at the Science Centre and online, via the Centre’s digital platforms here. Look out for an exclusive digital webinar (with a Q & A) on 30 January, which will see a panel of Singapore-based women in STEM discuss the importance of female participation and leadership in the industry. Head on over to Science Centre while DiscovHER is on to inspire your daughters (and sons) to learn about the various exciting scientific ventures pursued by women in STEM, from concepts such as microbiology and astronomy, to everyday fascinations like making candy, and kombucha! Free with every Science Centre admission.
Deets: 29 January to 7 February, Science Centre, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
4. Hit up a New Indoor Playground
There are so many indoor playgrounds in Singapore – you could go to a different one every other week for a year! Have you checked out The Artground now that it has recently reopened? This not-for-profit, accessible art centre and indoor play space for young children includes different interactive exhibitions for kids to explore (book in advance). Or what about Pirate Land, the first pirate-themed indoor playground in Singapore with pretend play, trampolines and a bouncing house? Check out our roundup of 34 indoor playgrounds here!
5. Visit a Museum / See the Star Wars Exhibition!
Have you gotten tickets to the new Star Wars exhibition at ArtScience Museum yet? The STAR WARS™ Identities exhibition starts this weekend and Star wars fans will get to see some 200 authentic props, models, costumes, and artwork from the original Star Wars films. If that’s not your cuppa tea, there are plenty of other kid-friendly and interactive museums on local history, science and art to suit every interest. From Keppel Centre for Art Education at The National Gallery, with its interactive activities and art printmaking workshops to dinosaurs at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Here’s our look at Singapore’s best museums for kids.
6. Catch the Light to Night Festival (FREE!)
It’s the last weekend that the Light To Night Festival is on so hurry on down to see Civic District’s Art Skins on monuments around Singapore. Be sure to visit the Asian Civilisations Museum, Esplanade as well as the National Gallery to see its Rotunda all lit up. For light projection timings and more about the art concepts click here.
7. Go down to Chinatown!
With Chinese New Year coming up, it couldn’t be a better time to check out Chinatown. This fun neighbourhood has plenty of kid-friendly activities as well as delicious foodie spots, so it makes for a fun trip with the kids. You can pick up some CNY fare, explore upstairs of one of our fave temples, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, shop for great kitchen wares on Temple Street, look for street art (check out our tips here) and then have a huge dim sum lunch. Everything you need to know about Chinatown is right here!
8. Check out Magical Shores at Sentosa (FREE!)
Magical Shores at Sentosa has just reopened. This free multi-sensory experience transforms Siloso Beach into an interactive light and soundscape, with colourful images swirling around on the sand and in the water. It’s also a great way to appreciate the island’s lush greenery with the kids once the sun sets. The light display only happens at night on weekends, and you’ll have to book in advance.
Deers: Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday & PH, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island
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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!