It’s Father’s Day this Sunday and there’s no better way to celebrate the occasion than by spending some quality family time together. For ideas, check out these fun events taking place, whether it’s an old-school carnival, an outing at the park or a science event where both you can dad can learn something new.
1. Gardeners’ Day Out
17 June, 9 am to 11 am
HortPark Exhibition Gallery
Start the weekend with a relaxing morning out in the gardens. Kids can look forward to craft activities and learning about nature, or try their hand at harvesting fresh vegetables. More info.
2. Sports Hub Community Play Day
17 & 18 June, 10 am to 9 pm
OCBC Arena, Sports Hub
It’s a blast from the past! Enjoy old-school fun at this carnival, which features classic rides and games like those found at the Wonderland Amusement Park of yore, along with inflatables, a bubble playground and group workouts.
3. Dad’s Day Out
18 June, 9 am to 7 pm
MediaCorp Campus Town Square
Double the size and double the fun, this edition of Dad’s Day Out features a Dad’s Challenge, carnival games for the whole family, 3D photo walls, parenting workshops, celebrity appearances and more. Details.
4. Hansel and Gretel
16 & 17 June
Esplanade Concert Hall
An international and local cast of singers joins forces with the Orchestra of the Music Makers to bring forth Engelbert Humperdinck’s popular opera in a fun-filled performance packed with lush, memorable songs and tunes. Learn more.
5. Seoul Awesome! Weekend Festival
17 & 18 June
Asian Civilisations Museum
Calling all K-fans! Don’t miss this exciting festival on Korean culture, featuring performances, workshops, yummy food and even a movie marathon so you can swoon over your favourite stars. Find out more.
6. SAFRA Mount Faber Father’s Day Celebration
18 June, 12 pm to 4 pm
SAFRA Mount Faber
Take part in an ice-cream-making class with daddy, or let him enjoy some well-earned pints at a craft beer appreciation workshop while you make him a card. Be sure to catch the free screening of a hit animation! Details.
7. Young Cinema
17 & 18 June
National Museum of Singapore
Enjoy animated short films by acclaimed French filmmakers as well as up-and-coming local talents in this specially curated programme for the whole family, which includes action, fantasy and adventure.
8. VCH Organ Series: Peter and the Wolf
18 June, 2 pm & 4 pm
Victoria Concert Hall
Learn about the iconic Klais organ from an organ builder, and enjoy a performance of Prokofiev’s popular musical symphony for kids, Peter and the Wolf. Free admission but seating is limited.
9. Space Fiesta
17 June, 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Jurong Regional Library
Here’s your chance to learn more about the science and technology behind developments such as 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality and coding. No registration required. More info.
10. Opera in the Park
17 June, 6 pm to 7 pm
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Pack a picnic basket, open up a comfy mat and settle in to enjoy an evening of popular and familiar songs from musicals and operas. Free admission.