Weekend Picks: 1 – 2 July

Hansel and Gretel Gateway Theatre

It’s not easy getting back into gear for school after a month-long break. But cheer up, there are still fun things to do to help the kids (and you) chase away the post-vacation blues.


1. Pesta Ubin 2017

Till 16 July

Pulau Ubin

Experience the island’s laidback rustic charm and explore its tranquil environs during this festival celebrating its unique identity. Activities this weekend include a tour of kampung houses followed by a building workshop for kids and a wildlife night walk. Learn more.

Pulau Ubin with Kids


2. Professor Crackitt’s Light Fantastic

10 am to 6 pm

Science Centre Singapore

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Specially designed for the Science Centre by the world’s leading creator of mirror mazes, this is the largest of its kind in Asia. There are interactive exhibits, experiments to fix and an engaging story to accompany your journey through the maze. More info. 

Science Centre Professor Crackitt's Light Fantastic


3. Rustle

1 July, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Get ready to groove to the beat at this energetic and high-spirited concert, which feature music and dance performances that span the many traditions and cultures found in Singapore.

Generic music band saxophone


4. Amazing Sandcastles Family Workshop

2 July, 4 pm to 6 pm

Castle Beach, East Coast Park

Learn from the gurus of sandbuilding how to construct a beautiful, detailed and all-out impressive sandcastle. A wonderful bonding activity and challenge for the whole family to take on together. Find out more. 

Castle Beach Amazing Sandcastles Family Workshop


5. Hansel & Gretel

1 July, 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm

Gateway Theatre

Kicking off the Opening Festival of Gateway Theatre, this dark and enchanting staging of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale is sure to delight young and old alike. Details.

Hansel and Gretel Gateway Theatre


6. Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens

1 July, 9 am to 2 pm

75E Loewen Gardens

Start your weekend with a shopping trip to this fresh foods and artisan produce market, where you can look forward to organic veggies, delicious treats, gourmet delights and more.

Generic vegetables market


7. Baby World

30 June to 2 July

Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre

No need to hop from place to place hunting for your baby essentials, this gathers over 150,000 products from countless brands under one roof! Not only would you save time, the product try-outs and demonstrations help you make informed decisions. Details.

Baby World


8. Hari Raya Special (A Guided Tour)

1 July, 10 am to 11 am

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Discover more about the many fresh plants and herbs that go into traditional Malay dishes such as beef rendang, chicken curry and satay. Guaranteed to work up an appetite. More info.





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