Wondering what to do this weeekend? Here are 11 family-friendly activities and events you can look forward to around Singapore over the coming Saturday and Sunday.
1. Aliwal Arts Night Crawl 2015: Don’t Give Face
25 July, 5 pm to 11 pm
Aliwal Arts Centre, Kampong Gelam
Don a mask and crawl through Kampong Gelam to catch free performances in unexpected locations, and shop for Singapore-made good at The Local People Art Market at the Aliwal Arts Night Crawl 2015. Kids can take part in a Community Arts Project or pick up a mask and add their personal touch to it by colouring and decorating it. Embark on a micro-story trail as Singapore folk tales get told in interesting locations such as a carpet store. Plenty more activities lie in store this Saturday evening. Find out more.
2. Brain Fest
25 & 26 July
Science Centre Singapore
Hurry, you need to find the vaccine before you turn into a zombie at the inaugural Brain Fest! Solve challenging and educational puzzles based on the human brain in a mass escape game experience at Science Centre Singapore. Normal admission charges apply. For upper primary students and above.
3. Free Ice Skating for Students and Staff
Month of July for Primary School Children
In the month of July, take to the ice as The Rink is providing free skating admision to Primary School students and Staff. Limited to 800 skaters per day and not valid on 26 and 27 July. T&Cs apply.
4. Gumtree Kids Carnival 2015
25 to 26 July, 10 am to 10 pm
Marina Square Central Atrium
Parents get to take part in a Swop and Shop activity where they can swop their pre-loved children’s items. Kids can look forward to a merry-go-round, bouncy castle, facing painting and more at this weekend carnival.
5. Geylang East Public Library’s 27th Anniversary Celebration
25 to 26 July
Geylang East Public Library
Geylang East Public Library is 27 years old. To celebrate, there will be performances by the Junior Reading Ambassadors, photo and game booths as well as a special Sunday Origami activity. Find out more here.
6. Kampong Arts Festival
25 July, 4 am to 9.30 pm
Open Field beside Simei MRT
Relive memories of the East Coast Kampong at one of the kampong games stations, or participate in the hands-on arts zone. There will also be performers entertaining the crowds and a mass sing-along session.
25 to 26 July, 12 pm to 8 pm
Cathay Green (Opposite The Cathay)
Watch professional tree climbers go through the paces in a competition. Take part in a children’s craft workshop and even learn to climb trees with professional guidance in the Young Arborist Workshop.
8. Hamleys’ Opening Weekend
Opens 24 July
The world’s oldest toy store, Hamleys, opened its flagship store at Plaza Singapura. With over 10,000 toys on offer, don’t be surprised if you end up getting lost amongst the toys at this mega toy store.
9. Singapore Red Cross Sunday Sales
26 July, 11 am to 4 pm
Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane
Visit the Red Cross House this Sunday, 26 July, and shop at a low cost, with sales proceeds going to local causes such as the Red Cross Home for the Disabled, FoodAid (a programme that provides food for the disadvantaged in Singapore) and TransportAid (a service that ferries the elderly and disabled between home and healthcare service facilities).
10. A Wok Down Memory Lane at Ellenborough Market
24 July to 8 August
Read Bridge, Clarke Quay
Food lovers can head down to Read Bridge and savour local flavours at this event being held in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival. Conjuring up days gone by, there will even be Teochew opera performances, a once-popular form of street entertainment on some evenings.
11. It’s Arts Time!
25 July, 12 pm to 6 pm – Tampines Regional Library
26 July, 12 pm to 6 pm – Jurong West Public Library
Celebrate the arts at the libraries with theatrical storytimes, performances and workshops. Catch a performance “through the looking glass” with ACT 3 International, Sita’s Magical Forest by Apsaras Arts and exhibitions at the libraries. There will be crafts and workshops too.
For more family-friendly events taking place in Singapore, check out Little Day Out’s Events section. Have a great little day out!