What are your weekend plans? If it’s raining do you have a Plan B? Check out these fun (mostly free) kid friendly things to do this weekend!
EDITOR’s PICK: FREE! Night Magic. Take older kids out for a magical experience at night time (what kid doesn’t love to stay up past bedtime!?) to see the Light to Night Festival 2018 with visual art installations, music, dance and literary performances, as well as an art market from 19 -28 January 2018. If you don’t fancy a late night with your children, know that there are also daytime activities on offer too. Find out where to go and what to see HERE.
FREE! Jump inside a life-sized multicoloured kaleidoscope at the OH! Treasure Chest at the ACM Learning Gallery at Asian Civilisations Museum as part of the light to Night Festival. “Like Alice in Wonderland, you will experience something familiar, something nostalgic, something strange, and something wonderful – all at the same time.” Plus there are other art displays, workshops like the DIY Kaleidoscope workshop on 19 January 2018, and even Movie Nights at the museum – a good one to keep in mind if it’s still raining outside!
FREE! Paw-some Carnival – Know any Paw Patrol fans? Head over to City Square Mall for the start of their month long festivities to celebrate Spring this lunar season. Look out for their outdoor carnival rides, such as a dog-themed inflatables, a pirate ship, carousel and more! There will also be an ‘All-Star Pups Photo Station’ for you to snap a photo with five life-sized PAW Patrol characters, performances and fun-filled activities with Chase and Marshall.
Kids Veggie Tour. Join cuddly mascot Sara this Saturday 20th January 2018 on a guided tour at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden as she visits the “supermarket garden” and learns fascinating facts about every day fruits and veg from bananas, to sugarcane and sweet potato! Timing and booking here.
FREE! Go cycling in East Coast Park! You can actually cycle through East Coast Park all the way to the ArtScience Museum and there’s plenty of chances to spot monitor lizards and otters on the way! Or if you fancy learning how to skate check out the East Coast Skate Park for lessons with a very cool skater teacher. For water lovers there are the sailing clubs (like Constant Wind) where you can try out a sail boat (if there’s enough wind), or rent a Stand-up Paddle Board or even wakeboard at the Singapore Wake Park where kids as young as 4 are able to join in the fun. If you’d rather stay dry – there’s Marina Cove Playground, which is playground paradise.
FREE! Slides Galore at Admiralty Park Playground! Sometimes it’s hard to find fun for older kids and tweens and young kids at the same time. Admiralty Park Playground has 26 slides of varying heights (the longest roller slides in SG), plus flying foxes and makes for one mega fun morning out for the whole fam!
Lace up your trainers and join Run for Hope this Sunday 21 January at Singapore Sports Hub. The annual run raises much-needed awareness and support for cancer research, patients and survivors.
EDITOR’s PICK: Go Rock Climbing at Clip N Climb – a great physical work out for young kids and older teens with 19 colourful climbing challenges of varying difficulty. Climbing is good for kids on so many levels — from physical, to therapeutic and confidence-building and this indoor climbing centre provides a great opportunity for some parent-child bonding time too. Read our review here.