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14 Things to Do This Weekend (13-14 August) with Kids in Singapore: Weekend Planner

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Activities and fun things to do this weekend with kids in Singapore

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11. Art Lab: Comic Book Adventure with Your Family

Have you checked out Apple’s free kids’ workshops yet? There’s coding, video lab, and the Art Lab: Comic Book Adventure with Your Family session, where families are invited to imagine a story about how to keep the planet safe. You’ll then head out of the Apple Store to take photos and add drawings and stickers to your comic book on iPad. Recommended for kids aged 8–12 and their parents. Kids will get a Camp T-shirt and certificate. Devices will be provided. Sign up here (you can book ahead for future sessions if these get sold out).
Deets: various timings, Apple Orchard Road, 270 Orchard Road

12. Catch the National Day Light-Up (FREE!)

Image credit: National Museum of Singapore

Take the kids on a tour of the impressive National Day light up around Singapore (drive past in the car, or just walk around). This year, you’ll see the facades of the following buildings lit up: National Museum of Singapore, Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Central Fire Station, The Cathay, National Design Centre and Stamford Arts Centre. The red and white projections on these landmarks will take you on a journey through our shared heritage (plus the kids will relish being out and about at night).
Deets: now until 27 August 2022 (National Museum of Singapore until 10 August only), 7:30pm – 12am daily

13. Check out a newly reopened rooftop water park (FREE!)

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The free rooftop water playground at Tampines 1 mall has finally reopened! Kids will love splashing around the animal-themed play space that has a few little slides, sprinklers and water fountains. There’s also a dry play area with a slide and a wash area to get cleaned up afterwards. See more pics of this water playground here. This new water park is free to enter. Read all about Singapore’s free water play areas here
Deets: Open from 12pm to 8pm (except Mondays 4pm to 8pm), Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1 Singapore

14. Celebrate Le Le’s birthday with panda-themed activities

Le Le, the first giant panda cub to be born in Singapore, is turning one on 14 August and River Wonders is marking this milestone with a month-long Panda-stic Party with panda-themed activities. Get some fun photos with Giant Panda mascots and look out for different craft activities where you can create your own Glo-Art masterpieces (ticketed separately). Spot adorable Le Le with mom Jia Jia in their shared exhibit at Giant Panda Forest (in the daytime only). If you’re coming to River Wonders after dark, make a stop by the bamboo-inspired birthday cake display, which sparks fireworks hourly. Then, let light displays guide you on a stroll along the Amazonia Boardwalk as you discover fun facts about Giant Pandas. The Panda-stic Party bundle, which includes admission to the day and night event, starts from $36. Night offerings run from Fridays to Sundays, eve of Public Holidays and on Public Holidays within the event period. 
Deets: until 11 September 2022, River Wonders

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Have fun at a Dino-themed Water Playground (FREE!)

Dinosaur fans, not only is there a new Dino-Quest exhibit at Suntec with animatronic dinosaurs, interactive dinosaur exhibits and plenty of hands-on activities but there’s also a new dinosaur-themed water playground at Causeway Point that’s completely free! The Dino-themed Water Playground just opened this week – if you’re excited to see what’s in store watch our video here. There’s a Toddler Dino Zone, Adventure Volcano and Crater Zone. Kids will have a blast zooming down the two long slides, running through the dinosaur ribcage with water jets and watching the volcano erupt (with water!). In the evenings, the Dino-themed Wet Playground comes alive with neon lights!  Entry is free and no pre-booking is required.
Deets: Water Playground @ Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square Level 7, Singapore 738099

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Visit The Arena @ Keat Hong (FREE!)

outdoor playground in north Choa Chu Kang Mega Playground: The Arena @ Keat Hong
Image credit: Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim

The newly opened free Choa Chu Kang outdoor playground, also known as The Arena @ Keat Hong, is making waves with its three amazing playgrounds for kids of all ages. From a stunning treehouse-like tower and massive slides that loop multiple times before reaching the bottom, to pirate ship play equipment and swings, there is something fun for children of all ages in each of the three playgrounds. Read all about this playground and 20 other free spots to take the kids to play, here!
Deets: The Arena @ Keat Hong, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 and 5.

Check out food-themed play space at The Artground (FREE!)

The Artground has a new playspace with a foodie theme! Part indoor playground, part arts and interactive theatre space, The Artground offers heaps of movement and dance workshops along with arts and craft activities. The new play installation, Masak Masak, features a food-themed play area with food-related installations to play with. From climbing huge bowls of cendol to jumping on an egg tart trampoline, and making prata and kopi at their own ‘hawker stalls’, there are so many fun things for little kids (best for toddlers up to 6 years old). Check out our Instagram Reel for all the highlights! Free to enter the playspace but special programmes are ticketed.
Deets: 28 May – 26 March 2023, The Artground, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40

Head to the Singapore Zoo for water play!

singapore zoo water play kidzworld

Did you hear? Singapore Zoo’s Wet Play Area at KidzWorld has reopened after two years of restrictions! Hands down one of our kids’ favourite spots in Singapore this water play area is the best thing after a morning spent seeing all the animals in the zoo. Don’t forget to book a slot to feed some of the animals from giraffes to rhinos and elephants, plus see the educational animal shows while you are there! Read our full guide to Singapore Zoo here.
Deets: Now open! Wet Play Area at KidzWorld, Singapore Zoo 

Have fun at Jurong Lake Gardens (FREE!)

Jurong Lake gardens playground kid-Friendly Nature Park Alert!

Treat the kids to a play at Jurong lake Gardens’ playground Forest Ramble. The water play is open and the main playground is lots of fun, with structures to climb on and a long slide too. There are 13 different adventure play areas to explore at Forest Ramble, with mini trampolines, rope obstacle courses and other equipment that is nature-inspired based on the actions and motions of the animals that inhabit the freshwater swamp. More info on the Jurong Lake Gardens here.
Deets: Open daily (except Mondays) Clusia Cove and Forest Ramble at Jurong Lake Gardens

Go on a Treasure Hunt: Try Geocaching! (FREE!)

We love a treasure hunt (we can’t wait for Easter where we hope hunting for Easter eggs is back on!) but in the meantime, you can try geocaching with the kids! Geocaching involves finding treasures (called geocaches) hidden by fellow Geocachers – you find the clues to where each treasure is hidden using the GPS on your mobile phone. All you’ll need to do is to download the Geocaching App (the basic access is free), look for a geocache near you and start hunting. Once you find the treasure (which is often a small waterproof container containing a piece of paper where those who found it can write their name) you rehide it in the same place and log your find on the app. A fun way to get the kids out into nature and exploring your neighbourhood.

Visit a Fire Station Open House in person (FREE!)

Fire station open house kids
(Fire station open house, taken pre-Covid)

It’s all systems go as our beloved Fire Station Open Houses are back! Selected Fire Stations are open for visits on Saturday mornings over two time slots – 9am to 9.50am or 10am to 10.50am. Both timeslots are guided tours. Tots will love this experience where you can learn about the cool Emergency Vehicles and their capabilities, watch a demo on donning the full firefighting protective gear, see how the equipment is used (nothing beats seeing those massive sprays in person!). Walk-ins are allowed, but groups of 10 pax or more will be required to make a pre-booking.

Take the kids on a street art hunt (FREE!)

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Looking to get the kids out walking? Make it fun by spotting street art along the way! Check out our most comprehensive list of recommended street art murals sorted by neighbourhood here. Head out with a fully charged phone (for all those cute pics) plus a paper and pencil for the kids so they can search out “treasures” that you can challenge them to find.

Ride the playground “train” at Tiong Bahru (FREE!)

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Looking for outdoor playgrounds where the kids can let off some steam? The playground in Tiong Bahru makes for a fun kids activity and when the kids have had enough of the choo choo train, you can head to the Wet Market to gorge on pau at Tiong Bahru Pau (or grab a croissant at Tiong Bahru Bakery). We wrote a whole guide to Tiong Bahru neighbourhood here or check out this article for a list of other amazing outdoor playgrounds that are all FREE!

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