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.
We're still in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) but fortunately, parks, museums, and indoor playgrounds remain open, though with reduced capacity.
For this week, go on an off road adventure on an ATV, develop your child's interest in STEM through a fun parent-child programme, go behind the scenes with the animal trainers from the Singapore Zoo, and more!
Stay safe everyone!
Located on a farm in Kranji, Mud Krank is the first and only all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail riding facility in Singapore.
Get your adenaline pumping in this fun outdoor activity where kids as young as four can enjoy riding the 4x4 ATVs!
No prior experience is required as Mud Krank's staff provides training and preparation for beginners to ride the automatic transmission ATVs.
Ages: 4 and up
Location: Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Farm H, Singapore 718813
Prices (15 minute session):
Celebrate Singapore's 56th birthday with a light projection in the theme of Together Our Singapore Spirit at the National Museum Singapore.
Date: 1-31 Aug, 7:30pm-12am daily
Location: Facade of National Museum of Singapore
Tech Funday is a parent-child programme that encourages the exploration of STEM through mission-based activities.
Complete the missions with tech toys and gadgets in a series of exciting challenges!
In Railway Express, you'll go on a train adventure to search for coal for KidsSTOP which is running low on energy.
Negotiate tricky puzzles and find your way out through color based coding!
Ages: Recommended for 5-8 years old with 1 accompanied adult
Date: 1 Aug, 2pm
Location: KidsSTOP, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Tickets (Register by 28 Jul):
Price includes 1 adult and 1 child admission to KidsSTOP where you can enjoy playtime at the gallery after the programme.
Join the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in online drama performances, storytelling sessions, and craft activities!
Story Time - A story about Ma Liang, a boy who dreams of being a scholar, and his magical paintbrush.
Ages 5 to 7
Move It! Drama Performance - Discover how Pan Gu created China's five great mountains in this ancient myth.
Let's Get Crafty! - Download the template and watch a step-by-step video tutorial to create your own Mandarin summer hat.
Ages 7 to 10, with parental guidance.
When: From now till 28 Aug
Details on ACM's website.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to train animals?
In this live online session, Natalie and Hanna, the animal trainers from the Animal Friends Show at the Singapore Zoo, will share how they work with the star animals such as parrots, cats, and dogs.
They'll be on hand to answer all your questions and will even teach you a trick or two that you can use on your own pets!
Date: 30 Jul (Fri), 10am
Price: $10 for a 20 minute session
Kiztopia will be opening another outlet on July 22nd!
The 5,500 sq ft Kiztopia Club at Punggol Town Square will feature a Safari theme with 12 play concepts including slides, ball pits, pretend play supermarkets, and more.
There will also be a full fledged restaurant with healthy kids meal selections to recharge after a fun play session.
Location: 85 Punggol Central, #01-01/02/03/04, Singapore 828726
Pinkfong, Baby Shark, and his family will be at the S.E.A. Aquarium this summer!
Look out for the musical walkway where kids can express their creativity by hopping along the walkway to play the tune for the global hit "Baby Shark".
Get the family together for an exciting interactive game where you'll learn about sharks and become heroes of the sea.
Best of all, you'll get to meet Pinkfong, Baby Shark, Mommy, and Daddy Shark.
And that's not all, you'll also meet the S.E.A Aquarium's lovable manta ray mascots Mika, Mako, and Manja, all dressed in their tropical best!
Date: 17 Jul -25 Aug
Location: S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Youth (13-17): $28
Child (4-12): $23
Check out your favorite Sesame Street characters in the new Bollywood Show at Universal Studios Singapore!
Watch Bert bust out slick moves as the "hero" while his sidekick Ernie serves up some comic relief.
See Elmo, as he makes his big debut as the star of the show in the role of "The Prince".
Get a taste of Bollywood as you swing and bob to exciting dance routines, rhythmic beats, and colourful traditional costumes!
Where: Universal Studios, 8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore 098269
Explore the fascinating marine life in our backyards in these small group nature walks with Young Nautilus.
Under the guidance of passionate educators, you'll discover amazing animals such as hermit crabs, mudskippers, seastars, slugs, and many other species of marine animals that have made the intertidal zone their home.
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Ages: Recommended for ages 2 and up. For Pasir Ris Park Intertidal, at least 5 years old.
Guided tours of the Indian Heritage Centre have resumed!
Do you want to hear the stories behind the artefacts?
Come visit the Indian Heritage Centre and join passionate docents who will introduce you to the musuem's finest treasures in the permanent and special exhibition galleries.
As the tours are based on availability of volunteer guides and are on a first come first served basis, we recommend to call ahead to confirm availability of the guide before heading down.
The guided tours are free.
Tamil: 1st Saturday of the month, 3pm
Mandarin: 2nd Saturday of the month, 2:30pm
Meeting Point: Lobby, Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
More info on Indian Heritage Centre's Website.
Based on the popular Korean animation character Tayo the Little Bus, newly opened Petite Tayo KidsClub at Kallang Wave Mall is the first ever Tayo character based playground with a working space.
Kids will enjoy a playground with more than eight different activity zones such as pretend-play stations, a car track, climbing walls, and a music room.
Parents can also book the working pods which come with high speed internet and a pantry with complimentary drinks and snacks.
There's even a drop off service where your kids will be watched over by a PlayGuide so you can work in peace!
Ages: 1-6 years old
Location: Kallang Wave Mall @ The Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Place #01-06/07 Singapore 397628
Universal Studios goes Hawaiian this summer!
The talking tiki King Kahula will make an appearance in a brand-new interactive meet and greet.
Watch Madagascar's King Julien as he rides through on his colorful tropical ride featuring hula characters.
You won't want to miss the new themed selfie zone based on your favorite characters.
Plus look forward to thrilling rides and tasty tropical inspired island flavours!
From: 2 Jul - 9 Aug 2021
Location: Universal Studios, 8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore 098269
Ever been grossed out by the sight of poop stains on the toilet seat or mucus dripping from an open nostril?
Discover how important it is for our bodies to eliminate the many unpleasant substances.
Kids will love this show that is packed full of fun demonstrations and experiments!
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up
Location: Science Centre Singapore, Maxwell Auditorium Hall B
Date: From now till 28 Nov 2021
Tickets: $5 (Science Centre admission charges apply)
Visitors of all ages can participate in creative workshops at Creator's Cove (located within the Gardens' World of Plants) which draw inspiration from nature and art.
The Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom Exhibition at Gardens by the Bay ends on August 1st so make sure to make a trip down soon to catch the breathtaking glass masterpieces!
Make your own Mini Garden Stake - Decorate your garden with mini stakes.
Available on: Fri-Sun (9am-7pm)
Duration: 30 mins
Price: $45 per pax
My Little Universe! - Use your imagination to create to design your own little universe in a glass pendant or magnet.
Duration: 45 mins
Price: $10 per pax
Batik Painting - Find inspiration among the nature-themed sculptures at Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom and get creative through batik painting.
Available on: Sat-Sun (2pm-7pm)
Duration: 30 mins
Price: $25 per pax
Kidodo is an indoor playground that just opened at City Square Mall.
It's not the biggest playground by any means but kids will still love the play features it offers such as ball pits, trampolines, obstacles courses, and a spiral slide that takes you all the way from the third storey of the play structure to the first level!
Location: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road #02-19A, Singapore 208539
Tickets include admission for 1 adult and 1 child.
Go on an enchanted night walk at the Singapore Zoo as Season 3 of Rainforest Lumina opens on July 8 with new and enhanced multisensory zones.
Step into the luminous world and meet the creature crew as the Singapore Zoo is lit in a way you've never seen before!
You'll be transported to a different world as the rainforest comes alive through 10 multisensory zones with immersive play and interactive stations.
Location: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Road Singapore 729826
Operating hours: 7:15pm-12am
This July, get up to 40% off attractions at Canopy Park Jewel with purchase of the bundle packages.
You'll get discounts to attractions such as the Mirror Maze, Hedge Maze, Canopy Bridge, Manulife Sky Nets, and Changi Experience Studio.
Perfect for a fun day out at Jewel with the kids!
What's more, you can also enjoy these promotions when visiting Jewel:
Shop & Eat - Combine spend of minimum $80 in 2 same-day receipts (1 F&B and 1 Retail) to redeem a $10 Jewel Voucher
Free Entry to Canopy Park - Admits one with every $10 spend, capped at 5 admissions per receipt.
The promotions are valid till 31 July.
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, Canopy Park, 78 Airport Boulevard Singapore 819666
Located next to HomeTeamNS Khatib, this new playground features colorful treehouses, slides, and built in trampolines on the ground that the kids will love exploring.
Aside from the Treehouse Playground, you can also check out the older playground which is located at Block 809 Yishun Ring Road.
You'll find a toddler section here as well.
Location: Between HomeTeamNS Khatib and Blk 809 and 810 Yishun Ring Road
If you're a Minions fan, you'll love this high tea experience at 2am:dessertbar.
The Minions inspired high tea sets come with:
They look almost too good to eat!
You'll also get to enjoy an edible craft experience including edible crayons and chocolate paint.
From: now till 31 July
Location: 21A Lor Liput Singapore 277733
Explore amazing virtual reality artworks by international art stars in the ArtScience Museums's new VR Gallery which opens on 10 July.
The VR Gallery is opening as part of the ArtScience Museum's 10th anniversary celebration, with a launch that features an exhibition of VR artworks by three of the world's best known contemporary artists - Olafur Eliasson, Marina Abramovic, and Anish Kapoor.
Through state of the art virtual reality headsets and controllers, you'll be experiencing art in a whole new way!
Location: ArtScience Museum, VR Gallery, Level 4
Tickets (Singapore Residents):
10-16 Jul: 4:30pm-5:30pm
From 17 Jul:
Haw Par Villa reopened on Jul 1 following nine months of closure for renovation works.
The attraction has been given a fresh look including restored sculptures such as the Main Arch.
You'll also be able to experience a new projection mapping at the main entrance as well as enhanced lighting at night.
In addition, the Ten Courts of Hell will now be fully air conditioned, though it is only slated to open on 28 October along with Hell Museum, the world's first museum on death and afterlife.
Location: 262 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118628
Opening hours: 9am-10pm
Get ready for an in-store experience like never before as the largest LEGO Certified Store in South East Asia opens at Resorts World Sentosa!
LEGO Fans can look forward to the following:
There'll also be exclusive deals from the opening weekend onwards!
Location: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Level 1, The Forum #01-72/74, Singapore 098138
More details on Bricks World's Facebook Page.
LEGO fans have more to look forward this week! Check out the 2 metre LEGO build of the iconic Adidas shoe.
The first stop in the roving exhibit's tour is at Bugis+.
Be inspired by the genius of Leonardo da Vinci in this exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore.
Da Vinci, The Exhibition, features a comprehensive look at da Vinci's work as an artist, scientist, and designer.
Spread over 10,000 square feet and 10 zones, this exhibition consists of the largest collection of da Vinci's inventions ever seen in Southeast Asia, with more than 50 live-sized reproductions of his inventions and 15 reproductions of his most famous artworks such as "Mona Lisa", and "The Last Supper".
There will be many interactive displays, which will allow visitors to experience and understand the mechanics and concepts behind da Vinci's creations.
Kids can also look forward to hands-on craft activities where they can recreate some of da Vinci's inventions such as a parachute or flying machine.
When: 18 June 2021 - 2 Jan 2021
Where: The Annexe, Hall 2, Science Centre Singapore
Just the exhibition
Bundled Tickets (Science Centre Singapore + Da Vinci The Exhibition half day pass + $5 Curiosity Shop voucher)
GoCycling has opened its newest outlet at Singapore Flyer!
Explore various cycling routes nearby and admire landmarks along the way such as Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park, Singapore River, Esplanade, Sports Hub, Marina Barrage, Gardens by the Bay, and East Coast Park.
GoCycling has 12 outlets islandwide making it easier to explore cycling routes which are further out as you can rent and return the bikes at any of their outlets.
There are also several types of bikes to meet your family's needs, from adult and kids bikes to tandem, family bikes, and pedal go-karts. Ideal for a fun family day out!
Location: 30 Raffles Avenue #01-01, Singapore Flyer
It's art jamming with a twist at newly opened art jamming studio Motion Art Space.
Use physics to create beautiful masterpieces with pendulum and spin painting.
Packages included everything you need to get started including a canvas, paints, spinner station, and paint tools such as pendulums, trays, and brushes.
The activity is also safe for kids as Motion Art Spaces only uses tempera paints which are washable and non toxic.
Location: 36A Arab Street
Price: From $59
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Hey kids! You can be either a "Sherlock" or a "rogue of the sea." The choice is yours!
In the Pirates and Detective Camp by The Story Corner, you'll solve mysteries and look for hidden treasure while being immersed in the stories of the The Five Outers and Pirate Frank.
During this two-day workshop, participants will become spy agents and pirates, traverse the Island of hurdles, meet suspects, and decipher secret messages.
Kids can look forward to lots of hands-on activities such as creating their own invisible ink, spy decoding wheels, and fingerprints matching as they try to solve the mysteries.
It's a great thinking camp that teaches kids the importance of observation.
Date: July 24-25
Ages: Suitable for 5-9 year olds
Location: Goodman Arts Centre
Price: $80 per child
Join The Artground for a series of performances in storytelling, dance, and music.
Baby Beat - An introduction into the world of music that babies and toddlers can experience through simple movements and activities
Letters Come Alive - In this whimsical and acrobatic dance theatre performance, the letters of the alphabet take on different shapes and sounds to inspire silliness that kids and grown-ups will enjoy.
Terrific Tales, The Tiger & The Baby - An introduction to the art of storytelling about a tiger that was more silly than scary.
Dance- Telling, Lord of the Universe, Jagannath - This dance-telling session will include storytelling on Lord Jagannath (the Lord of the Universe), hands-on artwork, and dance retelling using Indian classical dance movement techniques
Tech Funday is a parent-child programme that allows both you and your child to deep dive into the world of STEM through fun and challenging activities.
In the Balloon Pop! Challenge, you'll be using an array of tech toys to complete a series of missions including creating and protecting a robot.
Ages: Recommended for 5-8 years old
Date: 18 Jul, 3pm
Location: KidsSTOP at Science Centre Singapore
Includes admission for 1 adult and 1 child to KidsSTOP where guests can enjoy playtime at the gallery after the programme.
Register by: 14 Jul
Organized by the Singapore Philatelic Museum, kids will explore Fort Canning Park's wildlife and plants through this activity-based, multi-sensory trail.
Learn how to identify flowers and flora, as well as spot little creatures like bugs, squirrels and bats.
Children will learn to appreciate nature's wonders and to be inspired by the outdoors.
This is a drop-off programme and parents will drop off their children with the facilitators at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
Ages: Recommended for ages 4-6
Drop off and pick up: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23B Coleman Street Singapore 179807
Date: 17 Jul, 9am-11am
Enjoy an afternoon of art and fun at the National Museum Singapore!
Experience first-hand a tour of the art installation WAS I HERE, led by artist Francis Ng.
Afterwards, you'll get to express your creativity and artistic interests by taking Polaroid pictures and creating a 3D cast made of plaster of Paris.
Ages: 10 and up
Date: 17 Jul, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Location: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement Level
In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the basic steps of making your own ketupat, a custom for both Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Date: 18 Jul, 10:30am-11:30am
Location: National Museum of Singapore, The Salon, Level 1
Ages: Adult accompaniment recommended for children under 13 years old (tickets are required for adult)
Tickets include craft materials and light refreshments
Join The Story Corner on a journey to learn everything about recycling and global warming through a shadow puppetry show and arts and crafts session.
Children will learn about climate change through storytelling. They'll also learn about recycling by participating in hands-on crafts sessions to make biodegradable bags.
This is a drop off event for kids from 3-7 years old.
Date: 9 Jul
Location: Rocking House Playhouse, Horse City, 100 Turf Club Road #01-02M Singapore 287992
Tickets: $45 per child
Join Little Cookhouse and City Sprouts for a parent-child takoyaki workshop where you'll be heading to the urban farm at Sprout Hub to forage for ingredients for your takoyaki.
In the 1.5 hours session, you'll go on a guided visit of Sprout Hub, learn about farming and what's growing in the greenhouses, harvest pandan leaves from the farm, and make your very own Pandan Coconut Takoyaki from scratch.
Ages: Suitable for 3 years old and above.
Location: Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562
Tickets: $120 per group (up to 4 pax)
Each ticket is valid for up to a family(or group) of 4 participants.
In Musical Swings, Canadian artists Daily tous les jours present a whimsical game of swings that explores cooperation from a new perspective.
Each swing sets off a different note when in motion, and secret melodies are unearthed when the players cooperate by synchronizing the movements of their swings.
A celebrated landmark in Montreal's entertainment district, Musical Swings has now been brought to Dhoby Ghaut by the Singapore Festival of Arts 2021.
Ages: Recommended for participants 7 years and above who are at least 120cm tall. Children below the age of 10 must be accompanied by their parents or carers.
Date: From now till 11 Jul 2021
Location: Dhoby Ghaut Cathay Green
Bounce to your heart's content at Airzone, the world's first indoor suspended net playground.
Suspended between levels 2 to 6 of City Square Mall, you'll be moonwalking on the bouncy nets, playing giant inflatable soccer, and sliding from one level to the next.
Plus with the Limited time "Two-to-Play" promotion bundle, you'll get 2 weekday admission tickets and 2 free drinks at $42.50 (UP: $54)!
You may have done an art jam before but have you done one with cats?
The Art Jamming sessions at Wildflower Studio let you express your creativity while being surrounded by three of their cute resident cats!
Packages come with all materials, a drink, and interaction with cats.
Tickets: $35 per pax. Children 4 and above can come without an accompanying adult. For younger children, adults will need to purchase a ticket to accompany the child.
Location: Blk 838 Yishun Street 81 Singapore 760838
Join Electus Films for 1-day workshops in mobile photography or film making.
Kids will learn from Saphira Idayu, the founder of Electus Films who has 10 years of experience in the film industry.
Intro to Mobile Photography - Learn to have the eye to capture moments that are important or interesting to you.
You'll learn the different angles, exposure, and how to tell a story with a picture.
You'll also get the chance to use a film camera!
Intro to Mobile Film making - Learn the tips and tricks and all the necessary skills and techniques to make your debut film!
Duration: 2 hours
Join an English speaking guide on a virtual cruise down the Dotombori River in Osaka, Japan.
Cruise along nine bridges that go over the river, and take in views of the busy downtown area.
After the cruise, you'll be heading to the food street where your guide will show you various local dishes such as okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and other delicacies which have attained national and international acclaim.
Your guide will also be on hand to answer any questions you have along the way.
To celebrate Kiztopia’s 2nd Anniversary the indoor playground will come to life in the evenings with special lighting effects and captivating light projections.
You'll be treated to a unique glow in the dark play experience, special stage performances, dazzling station games, and craft activities.
When: Friday-Sundays (from now till 4 Jul)
Location: Kiztopia, Marina Square.
Price: $38 (3 hours play time)
Looking for more indoor playgrounds? Check out our guide on the best indoor playgrounds in Singapore.
Head down to the Science Centre and join Edufun in an engaging and mentally stimulating workshop with the kids.
Learn about how Leonardo Da Vinci used the Golden Ratio in some of his works of art and try your hand at word and vocabulary puzzles.
Location: Science Centre Singapore
Date: 25 June, 2pm-5pm
Price: $68 for 1 child and 1 accompanying adult
Join City Sprouts at Sprout Hub for three exciting activities in one fun morning.
1) Farm tour & treasure hunt
2) Hands on skin drumming circle
3) Natural pigment workshop
Snacks and lunch will be provided.
Date: 24 June, Thursday
Price: $90 per pax
Location: Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Road
Get closer to nature on this fun and interactive tour.
Explore the farm and learn about turning food waste into compost.
You will participate in the following activities during the two hour program:
Date: 26 June, Saturday
Ages: 3 and above
Location: Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Road
Join Susan Soulard from The Whole Kitchen for an engaging farm to table experience.
In this workshop, kids will learn to love healthy foods while being introduced to the joys of cooking.
What to expect:
You'll also get to take home a goodie back from The Whole Kitchen.
Date: 27 June, Sunday
Price: $45 per pax
Location: Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Road