This month we’re seeing lots of new kids’ events and openings, from Jumptopia @ GastroBeats to McDonald’s indoor playground at Canberra Plaza to new baby playgroups, the reopening of water play and more!
Big news this month! Get the lowdown on Jumptopia @ GastroBeats, new water playground openings (including the one at Gardens by the Bay and Science Centre Singapore!), fun new activities like outdoor movie screenings at MBS, a new snow play installation at the airport (from just $5) and more!
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Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever, The World Tour: 21 August 2022
Billie Eilish is coming to town and tickets go on sale from 24 June 2022! The singer is bringing her Happier Than Ever, The World Tour to our shores on 21 August 2022 along with stops in Manila, Seoul, KL, Bangkok and Tokyo. The exclusive pre-sale for the Singapore concert will start from 24 June on Live Nation, with standard tickets going on sale from 28 June. Tickets will cost between $130 and $310 (excluding booking fees).
When: Sunday, 21 August 2022, 8pm
Where: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Buy tickets here!
New Playgroups in River Valley & East Coast: Bee Kids Club
For more than two years, babies and toddlers were deprived of normal social interactions thanks to the need for social distancing. With this in mind, play club and daycare centre Bee Kids Club has created the perfect environment to get our ‘bunker babies’ to develop healthily. Both the River Valley and East Coast campuses of Bee Kids Club offer engaging and well-organised indoor and outdoor facilities! Outdoor play is the most effective for exploring, risk-taking, fine and gross motor development and the absorption of vast amounts of basic knowledge. Bee Kids Club River Valley has a very nice playground with a garden, dry and wet zone and a blind alley! Bee Kids Club in Joo Chiat has fields, a mini garden and farm with hens and roosters – all a part of their Playgroup programme. Bee Kids Club offers many interesting weekday and weekend classes, holiday camps, mini-workshops, art classes, cooking classes for children of all ages, a Playgroup for toddlers, and adult-accompanied programmes for babies. They also organise kids’ events and playdates.
Bee Kids Club River Valley, 46 Kim Yam Rd, The Herencia, #01-04, Singapore 239351
Bee Kids Club East Coast, 406 Joo Chiat Place, The Yards, #01-27, Singapore 428084
Jumptopia @ GastroBeats & i Light Singapore kick off 3-26 June
Marina Bay will be buzzing with activity day and night throughout June! GastroBeats is a month-long music and food festival at Bayfront Event Space featuring local and gourmet eats, live music performances and the biggest highlight for kiddos – a huge food-inspired bouncy castle section by Jumptopia! Tickets for entry to Jumptopia @ GastroBeats are $23 (Monday – Thursday) and $26 (Friday – Sunday), which includes 1 hour of playtime and admission to GastroBeats! Get your tickets here.
In the evenings, watch as the Marina Bay area lights up with a Firefly Field, immersive light tunnels and light shows on the ArtScience Museum facade at i Light Singapore 2022! Read the full lowdown here, complete with info on free and ticketed events.
Just Opened: Indoor Playground at McDonald’s Canberra Plaza
After almost two years since it first opened, the indoor playground at McDonald’s Canberra Plaza finally welcomes kids! This McDonald’s outlet opened in the thick of the pandemic back in December 2020, when there were still strict limitations on group sizes in indoor play areas – so we’re excited that kids can now play in the indoor playground while adults grab a snack (or a McCafé cuppa!). Plus, McDonald’s Canberra Plaza also hosts birthday parties, starting from just $12/pax.
McDonald’s Canberra Plaza, 133 Canberra View, #01-01/02 03/28, Singapore 750133
Read more: 21 Awesome Kids’ Birthday Party Venues in Singapore
City Square Mall: Hello Kitty Meet & Greets & Eco Activities
Hello Kitty and My Melody will be doing special meet and greet sessions at eco-friendly City Square Mall this school holiday season! Look forward to the reopening of outdoor playgrounds at City Green Park and the indoor playground at Basement 1 too, while you let the little ones complete fun activities that teach about sustainability and the environment while mama gets to do some shopping afterwards. All the deets here!
City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
Gardens by the Bay Children’s Festival
Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay is back with an Around the World theme with Kiztopia until 19 June 2022. There are eight specially-designed giant inflatable installations representing different countries such as Singapore, Australia, Japan, Kenya, Thailand and The Netherlands. It’s free to view the giant inflatables but there are two ticketed areas as well – an arts and crafts and sports carnival section.
Sky High Outdoor Cinema at MBS SkyPark Observation Deck
Marina Bay Sands introduces Movies in the Sky from 9 June 2022, a brand-new series of movie screenings at the iconic SkyPark Observation Deck against a magnificent backdrop of Singapore’s distinctive skyline. Bring your own headphones to connect to high quality audio that plays in sync with the big screen. Get comfy on custom-designed recliner floor sofas to experience an intimate cinematic concept under the stars! Exclusively available for booking on Klook, Movies in the Sky will screen a curated selection of 12 internationally acclaimed films (including SHANG-CHI and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Spider-Man No Way Home, Hidden Figures and more) in June and July at 8:30pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets are priced at $48 each and include entry to the SkyPark Observation deck (worth $26).
Water Play Reopens: Jelutung Harbour Park, Gardens by the Bay & Science Centre Singapore
Here are two water playgrounds you can’t miss this June school holidays! Jelutung Harbour Park at Admiralty Link is one of the newest ones to open in Singapore, offering free water play for kiddos! There are water fountains, plus another playground next to it with slides for kids who prefer to stay dry.
Recently reopened after an extended closure due to pandemic restrictions, is the Far East Organization Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay! This large water play area is a favourite among families in Singapore, catering to kids of all ages. It’s free to enter with no bookings required – all the deets here on opening hours!
Science Centre Singapore’s water play area, Waterworks, has just reopened with water fountains and splash pads that little ones will enjoy. Plus there are benches under the shade for parents! More info here.
Read more: 7 Best Free Water Playgrounds in Singapore
Snoopy Adventure at Changi Airport T3
Winter came early in Singapore! Snoopy Adventure at Changi Airport with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang includes a double-storey snowhouse at Terminal 3 – kids can go on a snow luge ride, zoom down a snow slide and watch snow fall with an enchanting light and sound show. All the deets here!
PEANUTS Snow Hangout, T3 Departure Hall, Area next to Skytrain
Ms. Marvel Original Series on Disney+ first Muslim superhero
Ms. Marvel is finally debuting on 8 June 2022! The new Disney+ series tells the story of Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City. A great student, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. But Kamala struggles to fit in at home and at school, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Ms. Marvel is also Marvel Studios’ first Muslim superhero, making this one to watch!
Stream Ms. Marvel on Disney+ from 8 June 2022
Father’s Day Brunch/Dinner & Gift Ideas!
Father’s Day is on 19 June this year! Don’t forget to make those brunch or dinner plans with our guide to 10+ Best Restaurants to Book for Father’s Day, and scroll through our Father’s Day Gift Guide to find the perfect pressie for the dads in your life!