Our weekly guide's got you covered with the latest places to go, events for kids, and and some suggestions for kids activities this weekend.
For this week, enjoy peach blossoms with Hello Kitty at Gardens by the Bay🌸, go on an adventure boat ride🛥️, catch an interactive theatre performance🎭, and more!
From now till 31 Mar 2021, enjoy free entry for 1 child with every paying adult at the following Sentosa attractions:
You'll get the following perks as well when you visit Sentosa:
For the first time ever, Hello Kitty will be making a special appearance at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay!
From Mar 1, the Flower Dome will be transformed into a kawaii Japanese landscape.
Enjoy the beauty of cherry and peach blossoms as you stroll through the gardens.
Follow Hello Kitty to discover her favorite photo spots!
When: From Mar 1
Where: Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome
Join STPI for an arty afternoon to create a hand-bound, perfectly functional miniature book!
Decorate your cover and print your own title text with stamps, then fill the pages with your very own narrative.
When: 7 March (Sunday)
Time: Drop in anytime between 11am to 4pm
Where: STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
Admission: Free, no registration required
Age: Recommended for 10 and above
PLAYtime! is an interactive theatre series for children ages two to six.
Each experience is an opportunity to spark your child’s creativity and encourage learning through the performing arts.
Amma's Sarees - A story that deals with loss, grief, and an absent parent, join mother-daughter pair Saratha and Rathi as they go on a journey through stories, song, laughter, some tears, and lots of colourful brilliant sarees to find a space where they can truly rely on each other and discover how to be the best family they could ever be.
I Nak Fly ( I want to fly) - Embark on a flying adventure with Deonn and her mother as they find a way to be braver together.
When: Mar 5-14
Duration: 40 mins
Where: Esplanade Theatre and Online
The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum will be resuming its volunteer-led guided tours on March 6.
The tours will be offered on the weekends in both English and Chinese and will last for about 1 hour.
While the tours are free, pre-registration is required at least 2 days in advance.
Note that you'll still need to purchase admission tickets to the museum.
Get tickets to the Natural History Museum on Klook.
High speed and stable, RHIBs are widely used by the military and rescue departments.
And now you can enjoy a joyride on the high seas!
Go on a 30 minute adventure cruise along Labrador Park or a longer island hopping tour of the Southern Islands.
Duration: 30mins to 3 hours
Packages: $65 per pax
Get up to 10% off packages on Klook.
Join Beep Lab in an immersive family game-learning experience loaded with interesting and little known stories of our history, interactive quizzes, and games.
You'll be going on a hands-on build mission that will have you creating your own architecture model!
Along the way, you'll learn about significant milestones that influenced the way we built houses and buildings, different kinds of building structures, and how different cultures, habits, and behaviours have shaped our world so differently.
When: 6 Mar - 23 May (Sat/Sun)
Duration: 3 hours
Where: BeepLab@200 Pandan Gardens (PeopleUp Enrichment Hub) #02-01
Price: $80 per family (up to 3 pax, min 1 adult)
Experience Singapore's changing landscape through the eyes of 15 contemporary Singaporean photographers.
The exhibition explores our hopes and dreams for Singapore and the stories that help us define the places we call home.
When: Now till 28 Mar
Where: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
The SAM Mini Mobile Museum is a travelling art exhibition held in partnership between the Singapore Art Museum and the National Library Board.
It introduces contemporary art through a selection of SAM's permanent collection artworks, adapted for non-museum spaces and created by Southeast Asian artists.
Featuring art forms like drawing, installation, sound and video, the Mini Mobile Museum invites the viewer to an intimate experience of the commissioned artwork within a public space.
The Dream from the Other Side by Singaporean Melissa Tan examines the mapping of Singapore from a historical perspective through the earliest topographical map of the city in 1958 to those of the present day.
The work invites audiences to observe these modifications as reflections of the constructive changes around us, as well as to speculate on the future of Singapore’s terrain.
Where: Tampines Regional Library
When: now till 21 Mar 2021
Enjoy 1-for-1 admission at the following attractions:
Flash sale is from 3-7 Mar 2021.
Valid for admission from 3-31 Mar 2021.
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1. Otah and Friends
2. Nature Play for Children - Group Up Initiative
3. Wood-Fired Artisan Bread Workshop
4. Sampan Ride at Marina Bay Sands
5. Catch Yayoi Kusama's latest solo exhibition
6. Check out the newly opened Zall Bookstore
7. Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of Covid-19 in Singapore
Following an overwhelming sold-out opening month, Singapore's first otter themed escapade, Otah And Friends, has extended its run from 26 Feb - 4 Apr 2021.
There'll also be new offerings such as meet and greets with a larger-than-life Otah, an Easter Egg Hunt, and new additions to the spaces including a magical tunnel!
Otah and Friends is brought to you by El Masnou, creators of Southeast Asia's first bubble tea themed attraction The Bubble Tea Factory.
Spanning a fantasy world of 2,500 square feet, it's a light hearted story based experience which combines the fun of a hide-and-seek game with the instagrammabilty of the Bubble Tea Factory.
When: now till 4 Apr 2021
Where: Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront Plaza, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Get hands on with nature and make new friends in these small group workshops from Ground Up Initiative (GUI).
Workshops are held at Ground Up Initiative's Kampung Kampus at 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201.
Children gather resources from around GUI and build dens and tell stories together.
The experience builds social and emotional skills in the healing environment of nature.
When: 27 Feb, 9:30am-12:30pm
Building a tribal home, creating your tribal ritual, and improvised drumming and body painting.
This nature play workshop builds social skills and expressive pre-verbal language through playful activities in nature.
Children will explore the rituals of our ancestors and how they took inspiration from the land.
When: 27 Feb, 2pm-5pm
Bond with your child in this unique farm-to-table bread-making workshop using a wood-fired earth oven.
You'll be taught the process of basic bread making including mixing ingredients, kneading the dough, proofing, shaping, and baking.
The workshop comes with a 30 minutes guided sensory farm tour to learn about local herbs and to harvest fresh herbs for your bread making.
Best of all, you'll get to take home two delicious types of bread; a flavorful, crusty, rustic bread, and a classic sweet and soft cinnamon roll.
When: 27 Feb, 9am-1:30pm
Where: Ground Up Initiative Kampung Kampus: 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201.
Tickets: $138 (An adult can bring one child up to 12 years old at no additional charge.
Board a beautifully crafted sampan boat and go on a leisurely cruise along the Canal of the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
You'll get to circle the Rain Oculus, an amazing water feature that functions as both a skylight and a rain collector.
Get discounts on tickets from KKday: $11.96 (UP: $13).
Yayoi Kusama: Recent Paintings is a solo exhibition featuring 15 monochrome paintings from the artist's My Eternal Soul series and CLOUDS (2019), a sculpture installation consisting of pieces of mirror-finished stainless-steel forms.
This will be Kusama's first solo presentation in Singapore since her last large exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore in 2017.
All works in this exhibition will be shown for the first time in Southeast Asia.
When: From now till 6 Mar 2021
Closed on Mondays and public holidays
Where: Ota Fine Arts Singapore
Just opened on Feb 8, Zall Bookstore stocks more than 30,000 chinese language books.
The two storey store also has a cafe and an art gallery.
Kids can look forward to a large childrens section with a variety of books for kids of all ages.
There's even a reading area for the little ones to settle down with their book of choice.
Where: 501 Orchard Road, #01-02/#02-18, Wheelock Place, SIngapore 238880
This exhibition is the National Museum of Singapore’s first exhibition introducing the museum’s new Collecting Contemporary Singapore initiative.
The initiative seeks to document contemporary events and developments in Singapore by collecting related artefacts and stories through engagement with the public.
With the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the National Museum commissioned five local photographers – Bob Lee, Brian Teo, Edwin Koo, How Hwee Young and Zakaria Zainal − and two filmmakers – Adar Ng and Dave Lim – to visually document how it was experienced in Singapore.
Visitors for the opening weekend (27 and 28 Feb) will receive a special thank-you gift pack for you to enjoy or pass on to any essential worker you know (Pre-registration required).
When: 27 Feb-29 Aug 2021
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level
Admission: Free admission for citizens and permanent residents
1. Molang x Kumoya Pop-up Cafe
2. Total Defence Commemorative Specials at the Singapore Discovery Centre
3. Battle For Singapore 2021
4. Glam Picnic with the Family
5. The Amazing Celestial Race
6. UV Paint Party - Splat Paint House
7. All Walks of Love - Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
8. [Flash Deal] Gardens by the Bay, S.E.A Aquarium, Universal Studios
Kumoya Cafe is back with another new theme.
From Feb 18, Kumoya Cafe will be transformed into a pastel coloured world of Molang, an animated children's television created by South Korean illustrator Hye-Ji Yoon and French animation studios Millimages.
The menu is designed once again by Shirley Wong (@littlemissbento) in collaboration with the Kumoya kitchen crew so expect lots of adorable creations that are too cute to eat!
Where: Kumoya@Jalan Klapa, 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
In commemoration of Total Defence 2021, Singapore Discovery Centre has curated a series of exhibits and programmes.
Total Defence Exhibits - Take a step back in time to learn more about the pain points from our past. From the Japanese Occupation to the present day threat of Covid-19, these crises have shaped our consciousness and resilience as a nation.
25 Jan - 28 Mar
Total Defence Exhibits Guided Tour - Gain deeper insights into our scars through the narration of the Singapore Story Guides as you walk through the exhibits.
Feb 20, 21, 27, 28
Short National Education Films - Watch short films about the Japanese Invasion and the Singapore Airlines SQ117 hijacking.
Feb 20, 27, 28
The Last Light Mixed-Media Drama Show - The drama tells a story about a Singaporean son who has to fight for and defend his country. Despite his initial apathy and reluctance, he discovers his commitment to defence and sense of purpose, courage, and allegiance to his country.
Feb 20, 21, 27, 28
Salute Singapaw Drop-in Coloring Craft - Dress up our the mascot SingaPaw in various uniforms as we salute the sacrifices of all our tireless heroes and frontliners.
More information on programmes on Singapore Discovery Centre's website.
To commemorate the 79th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, the National Heritage Board will be organizing Battle For Singapore, a series of programmes where Singaporeans can learn more about the events leading up to the fall of Singapore and about places and stories relating to the Japanese Occupation.
From 20 February to 14 March, members of the public can participate in a whole host of programmes including guided tours of Fort Siloso, the Former Ford Factory, and Changi Point.
There will also be webinars, talks, architectural tours, and interactive storytelling sessions.
When: 20 Feb to 14 Mar
Picnic in style with the family with this newly launched Glam Picnic package from Klook for up to 8 pax.
You can have the picnic at Gardens by the Bay or by the sea at East Coast Park.
Choose from a variety of setups or do it yourself:
All picnics except for the DIY Picnic without food come with a food bundle worth $40 which includes cheese, crackers, cream cakes, tortilla chips, chocolate chip cookies, truffles, sparkling juice, and grapes.
The food bundle is vegetarian and Halal.
Cutlery, plates, glasses, and napkins will also be provided with the food bundle.
Check out picnic packages on Klook.
Directed by Glen Goei, The Amazing Celestial Race is a hilarious musical comedy that takes its inspiration from the legendary competition at the heart of the Chinese Zodiac.
Featuring a wickedly funny script, heartwarming original songs, and ingenious puppetry, this epic musical comedy is perfect for anyone from ages 5 to 95!
When: 19 Feb -21 Mar
Where: Wild Rice @ Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, #04-08, Funan, Singapore 179105
It's art jamming with a twist at Splat Paint House. And to add to the fun, they've launched a UV Paint Party!
You'll get all the messy and dynamic fun you love at Splat Paint House but with glow-in-the-dark neon paints.
The UV Paint Parties are now available for bookings for up to 8 pax.
Of course if you're up more for the regular art jamming, that's still available too.
The activities are kids safe as you'll be issued with protective gear and the paints used are also non-toxic.
Where: 207A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574346
What is love? Find out at this instagrammable exhibition at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
Journey through the key milestones in our lives and discover how love plays a part in Chinese Singaporean culture from the cradle into adulthood.
When: from now till 28 Feb
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
CNY Promo: 1-for-1 tickets (from 3-28 Feb)
Get up to 66% off tickets to Gardens by the Bay and 1-for-1 Deals to Universal Studios and S.E.A. Aquarium. They're the lowest rates in the market!
Deal is available till 20 Feb only!
Admission to Flower Dome and Cloud Forest
Adult ticket: $8 (UP: $20)
Child Ticket: $4 (UP: $12)
2 Child Tickets for the price of 1 - $61 (Usual price for Singapore Residents: $86)
2 Child tickets for the price of 1 - $30 (Usual price for Singapore Residents: $46)
1. Wild about 牛 Year - Wildlife Reserves Singapore
2. Double Prosperity - Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
3. Special seasonal artwork at the Digital Light Canvas at Marina Bay Sands
4. Wooden Craft Activity - National Museum
5. Open House at Asian Civilisations Museum
6. Celebrate the Year of the Ox with LEGO® Festive Carnival
7. Lunar New Year activities and promotions at Fraser Property Malls
8. [Promo] KKday bundle deals on attractions and staycations\
Join Wildlife Reserves Singapore to celebrate Lunar New Year with their star animals.
Local residents enjoy 30% off admission tickets and there'll be lots of festive activities!
Auspicious greetings at animal presentations - Your favorite animals such as the Sea lion, Capybara, and Cockatoo will be revealing festive greetings, lucky numbers, or soaring through the air with auspicious red packets.
Festive Animal Enrichments - See animals such as the Ankole Cattle and Cattle Egret enjoy festive treats prepared by the keepers.
Zoo-diac predictions - Learn about your zodiac predictions for the new year.
牛 (niú) Year New Friend Trail - Go on a trail to help three animals gather ingredients to make a festive ‘Lou-HAY’ platter. Sign up for My Animal Buddy and complete the trail to redeem an ice cream!
Get to know the 牛 niú friends through fun online activities on MAB and unlock your 牛 (niú) year fortune.
When: 12-26 Feb
Featuring two large 'Foo Dou' Guardian Lions, the memorial hall's annual thematic installation, Double Prosperity, makes for great Lunar New Year family photos!
Share your photos with the front desk to win exclusive museum merchandise.
Double Prosperity is a collaboration between the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and artists Tan Yizi and Lee Hsieh-Lung of Blackbox, a design and collectible label based in Chengdu, China.
Comprising a male guardian lion with its paw on an embroidered ball and a female guardian lion restraining a playful cub, Double Prosperity reiterates the belief that good things come in pairs and serves as the Memorial Hall's wish for protection and blessings for Singapore in the face of challenges brought about by Covid-19.
The Memorial Hall is part of the Museum Roundtable so visitors will get a set of limited edition red packets as well!
Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
When: The installation will be on display on the lawn of the memorial hall from now till 28 Feb from 10am-7pm daily
Enjoy a seasonal artwork "Crystal Fireworks with Nature's Rhythm" at the Digital Light Canvas from Feb 5-21.
You'll be able to use your smartphones to set off three-dimensional fireworks made up of hundreds of thousands of light points.
When: 5-21 Feb, daily from 11am-9pm
Where: Digital Light Canvas, B2-50, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (next to Rasapura)
You'll need to purchase tickets if you want to enter into the Digital Light Canvas.
Create your own hanging wooden craft to decorate your home this Lunar New Year.
It's yours to bring home to ring in the Spring Festival!
The activity is part of the National Museum Singapore's lineup of programs for the Lunar New Year.
When: 13 Feb
Where: Glass Atrium, Level 2, National Museum of Singapore
Duration: 15 minutes
Time: slots available from 10:30am-4:10pm
Tickets: $10 (each ticket includes admission for 1 parent-child pair and a set of craft materials.
Enjoy $6 admission* to ACM across Lunar New Year weekends!
Don't miss the triple bill of special exhibitions now on – Faith Beauty Love Hope, Perfect Stranger, and thINK.
When: 11, 12, 13, 14, 26, 27, 28 Feb
Time: Daily (10am-7pm), Fridays (10am-9pm)
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
*SG/PR children (ages 6 and below), students & seniors enjoy free entry to all of ACM’s permanent galleries and special exhibitions.
Southeast Asia's largest LEGO® Festive Carnival continues into the Lunar New Year with refreshed LEGO® installations across 13 CapitaLand Malls in Singapore.
CapitaLand and LEGO® have also created an exclusive WhatsApp sticker pack of adorable festive greetings featuring LEGO Mini figures.
Download the stickers and send cute well wishes to your loved ones!
When: Now till 26 Feb
The malls of Fraser Property will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a slew of mall activities, workshops, rewards, and joyous treats for all!
Get free red packets and carrier bags when you spend, take park in lucky draws , play the Spot the Ox of Fortune Game for a chance to win digital gift cards, and more!
Save up to 47% on attractions and up to 70% on staycations with KKday's bundle deals this CNY festive period!
Bundle deals on attractions:
1. Nature Walks with Young Nautilus
2. ARTWALK Little India
3. Super Saturdays - Asian Civilisations Museum
4. New K-wave Zone at Madame Tussauds Singapore
5. [PROMO] Get 20% off tickets to Polliwogs this February
6. Chinese New Year 2021 workshop
Young Nautilus' Nature Walks take you on a tour of the coastal backyards in Singapore.
Get up close and learn all about the biodiversity of the amazing animals and plants in these habitats.
Walks are led by Young Nautilus' passionate educators with group sizes kept small at 4-8 participants per group.
A great way to expose your kids to science and nature!
Ages: Programs are available for kids from ages 2 and above.
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
ARTWALK Little India brings to life the history and traditions of Little India through a multisensory art experience.
Look forward to music and dance performances, storytelling sessions, live virtual tours, and kids craft workshops, all delivered online for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home.
Then take a walk around Little India and check out the various artworks and installations highlighting the culture of Little India.
When: Till 6 Feb
Join the Asian Civilisations Museum for a mix of onsite and online programmes as part of the Faith Beauty Love Hope - Our Stories Your ACM exhibition.
Enjoy special $6 admission to Faith Beauty Love Hope from 1 to 5pm during the programme (Usual price: $12 for Singaporeans and PRs, $20 for other visitors).
Activities include an online zine making workshop as well as onsite activities:
When: 6 Feb, 1-5pm
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Meet your favorite Korean stars at Madame Tussauds Singapore's new K-Wave zone.
Enter the Korean Town and pose in front of the hanoks (traditional Korean house) and cherry blossom trees.
Meet stars like Kim Woo Bin, Bae Suzy, and Song Seung Heon.
The wax figure of Kim Woo Bin will only be here for a limited period so be sure to catch him before he leaves!
Where: Madame Tussauds Singapore, 40 Imbiah Road, Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa, Singapore 099700
Get ticket deals on:
Just key in Promo code "welcomefeb2021" at the online payment page to enjoy 20% off child tickets at Polliwogs Indoor Playground at Suntec City and Vivo City.
Polliwogs Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-728, Tower 4, Singapore 038983
Polliwogs Vivo City, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #03-12 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Be immersed in the Chinese New Year festivities at this fun filled educational workshop with Mind Stretcher.
Your child will |explore the origins of Chinese New Year and learn auspicious greetings.
They'll also get hands on experience in Chinese calligraphy and create a plum blossom painting with Chinese ink.
Best of all, they get to bring home their creations to be displayed proudly during the Chinese New Year celebrations!
When: 6 Feb, 1pm-3pm
Where: MS West Campus @ Grantral Mall, 3151 Commonwealth Ave West #03-01 Singapore 129581
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