The school holidays have officially started and there’s lots going on that will make for fun days out, from carnivals and picnics to exciting sporting events, a book fair and film screenings.
1. Singapore Book Fair 2017
30 May to 5 June
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre
The 32nd edition of this long-running book fair offers much more than print books, with music performances, movie screenings, craft workshops and other enriching programmes lined up. More info.
2. Members’ Extravaganza at Jurong Bird Park
3 to 26 June
Jurong Bird Park
The June weekends are fabulous times for visiting the Bird Park, where craft activities, bird encounters and photo opps, and puppet shows are taking place. Members can also try their hand at being a parrot-keeper or stand a chance to get up close to feed the penguins. Learn more.
3. DBS Marina Regatta 2017
1 to 4 June
Enjoy an exciting day of dragon boating races, or chill out at Singapore’s only pop-up urban beach with some cool drinks and great food. There’s even a shopping area featuring curated lifestyle brands and social enterprises. Find out more.
4. Gardens Extravaganza Special
3 & 4 June, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Gardens by the Bay
This spectacular evening showcase marking the Gardens’ 5th birthday will feature aerial performances set against the projection-mapped Supertrees. Other special activities are also on this weekend, including a dance party, movie screening and a fun zone for kids. Details.
5. Singapore International Children’s Film Festival
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, National Gallery Singapore
Bring your kids on a fun, exciting journey through the world of film and let them experience the magic of the big screen. There are four films to pick from this Saturday, for ages ranging from two to 18. More info.
Till 26 June
Singapore Zoo and River Safari
See reptiles in a whole new light at the Zoo and River Safari’s new exhibits. A range of activities including games, crafts and enrichment sessions have been slated to help kids learn more about these fascinating creatures. Details.
7. Carnival by the Straits
3 June, 10 am to 5 pm
SAF Yacht Club
You’ll have a ball at this seaside carnival that’s packed with sea sports, joyrides, games, food and more. There is also a fancy dress contest, treasure hunt and more in store. More info.
8. NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra
3 June, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Fort Canning Park
Pack a picnic basket and get set for a night of music and nostalgia under the stars, as local artists and bands perform golden hits from the 60s to the 90s. Find out more.
9. Pets Picnic Party 2017
3 June, 2 pm to 6 pm
Indulge in a tasty picnic with your furry friends while interacting with other pet owners! There will also be an adoption drive, best-dressed pooch contest and a lucky draw with fantastic prizes to be won. Learn more.
10. Moomin Family Day
3 June, 10 am to 4 pm
Central Public Library
Calling all Moomin fans! Stop by My Tree House at the Central Library this Saturday for Moomin storytelling sessions, animation screenings, a meet-and-greet and colouring activities. Details.