Jewel Changi Airport This highly-anticipated addition to Changi Airport opens just before the Good Friday long weekend. With over 280 shops and food and beverage outlets across 10 levels, it’s set to be the next hot hangout for all Singaporeans. Look out for a host of brands new to Singapore, including a Pokemon Centre Singapore, American burger joint Shake Shack, Swiss chocolatier Laderach, and the return of A&W. Click here for our ultimate guide to family activities, shops, dining and more. Mermaid Meet and Greet – every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until April 28 If your kids are fascinated with mermaids, take them to Ion Orchard’s outdoor space, ION2 (outdoor space) to catch a beautiful mermaid in action every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until April 28. At 5pm, 6pm and 7pm, she moves gracefully in 8,000 litres of seawater in a purpose-built tank. Or take a photo with her on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm and 3.30pm. These are among the special activities taking place in April as the mall celebrates its 10th anniversary. Find out more here. Related: Top water parks and playgrounds for kids in Singapore Singapore Heritage Festival 2019 – April 6 and 7 During the last weekend of the Singapore Heritage Festival 2019, join the Foodpass event at Kranji Countryside. The free food trail takes you to over 15 farms as you discover different food sources and farm heritage stories. There are also special events at Hay Dairies and Jurong Frog Farm (nominal fees apply). Find out more here. Alternatively, climb aboard a bus at the National Museum and meet four characters from Singapore in the 1970s and travel back in time in the Buses and Roads: A bus theatre experience. It costs $10 and there are 3 sessions a day. Buy tickets here. Singapore Badminton Open 2019, Singapore Indoor Stadium – April 9 to 14 If your kids play badminton, don’t miss Singapore’s most prestigious badminton competition. World and Olympic champions such as Kento Momota, Lilyana Natsir, Tontowi Ahmad and Ratchanok Intanon have reigned supreme at this yearly competition. Tickets start from $20 via Apactix. Related: Cheap and fun outdoor activities for every family Petexpo 2019, Singapore Expo Hall 7 – April 12 to 14 Animal-loving families, mark your calendars for Singapore’s biggest pet fair. Get your hands on the latest pet accessories, stock up on yummy treats, and join classes on everything from healthcare to massages and animal first aid. Bring your dogs down for the Fur4Hope charity dog grooming event; proceeds go to canine shelters. This fundraiser is co-hosted by the Animal Arts Academy and Pet Lovers Centre, with prices for services such as hair/nail care and hair cut ranging from $5 to $20. The first 200 participants to register online for the charity event will receive a $20 goodie bag. Pay $5 for a one-day ticket or $12 for all three days via the Petexpo website or at the door. Pets are, of course, welcomed. Related: 47 enrichment classes in Singapore for babies, preschoolers and primary school kids Wonderland, Artscience Museum – April 13 to Sept 22 Giant teacups, costume displays, animation, puppetry and a myriad of audiovisual and light projections — these are just some of the many exhibits that you can interact with at Artscience Museum’s collaboration with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Celebrating Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic tale, Alice In Wonderland, get ready for a colourful and mind-boggling experience as the show brings you through the various iterations of Alice in popular culture. Tickets start from $11. Find out more here. Related: Free things to do with kids in Singapore: Ultimate guide for parents HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens – April 13 and 14 This prestigious sporting event at the National Stadium promises loads of family fun, too. If the kids aren’t into rugby, take them to meet their favourite Dreamworks characters, like Kung Fu Panda, Trolls and Shrek. The little ones can also watch Dreamworks movies screened all day long. There’s also a family-friendly Singapore Sevens Splash Party with live performances, as well as a Sports Hub Community Play Day – Super 7s Warrior, where kids and adults can test their athletic prowess. Tickets start from $19 for kids aged 4 to 18; those below age 4 enter free if they don’t occupy a seat. Family packages are available. Click here for details. Visit Sentosa’s Palawan Pirate Ship before it closes April 15 Take the kids to this free water play area before it closes as part of the Palawan precinct’s refurbishment. The last day to visit is April 14, 2019. Formerly known as the Port of Lost Wonder, this is a popular water play experience that’s great fun for kids of all ages. Find out more here. Shilin Night Market, The Grounds@Kranji (Singapore Turf Club Carpark B) – April 19 to 21, 26 to 28 Taipei’s Shilin market is the largest and most famous night market in the Taiwanese city. Invade, the same organiser who brought Bangkok’s Art Box to our shores, is bringing this popular night market concept to The Grounds@Kranji, located at Singapore Turf Club. Expect a wide array of offerings, from food, fashion, lifestyle and design goods, interactive arcade games, KTV booths, live music performances and lantern installations. Admission is free and it is a rain-or-shine event. Click here for details. Pokemon Go Safari Zone, Sentosa – April 18 to 22 If your family still plays Pokemon Go, here’s your chance to catch ’em all. In partnership with Niantic and The Pokemon Company, Sentosa will become a safari zone for players to catch rare, shiny and never-before-seen Pokemon, such as Tropius, shiny Shuckle, Unown and more. While you do have to register for a spot in the zone, those who missed the chance can still experience normal gameplay on the island. There are over 100,000 slots up for grabs so hurry, register for free. Kidzania Singapore’s 3rd birthday celebrations – now until April 21 Your three-year-old gets free admission to Kidzania Singapore from April 12 to 21 as part of its birthday celebrations (you need to show proof and terms apply). Plus, come in a group of three and get 30 per cent off kid and adult tickets during April. If you visit on April 20 and 21, you’ll see a special birthday rendition of its City Parade at 1.30pm. While you’re there, make sure to enjoy its inaugural Kidz & Heritage event, which celebrates Singapore’s progress. The whole family can dress up as early settlers and get a free photo (first 50 families), and the little ones will have fun role-playing traditional jobs, going on a trivia hunt and taking part in a drawing competition. Find out more here. Ride for Rainbows – April 27 If your kid is aged 15 or older, take part in this charity cycling event as a family. Organised by Club Rainbow, the proceeds will help it to fund services for children with chronic illnesses. There are non-competitive routes ranging from 28km to 108 km, and riders must raise a minimum donation to qualify. Riders below the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for more details. SGF Horticulture Show – April 27 to May 5 The Singapore Garden Festival is back, with a new event – the SGF Horticulture Show. Held at the revamped Jurong Lake Gardens, it will feature underwater garden landscapes, eye-catching dioramas that tell stories, as well as bonsai dating back to 1721. Don’t forget to stock up on plants, gardening accessories and more at the SGF Marketplace there, too. Admission is free. Stay beyond the closing time of 7pm for weekend performances at the gardens. Click here for details. Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Celebration – now until April 28 The beloved children’s TV series turns 50! Take the family to the celebrations at Universal Studios Singapore. Join the Sesame Street Birthday Blowout show, visit Big Bird’s Nest and Abby’s Fairy Garden, and meet Lily the Tiger from China. There are also community events across Singapore, including a huge inflatable installation of Elmo at Ion Orchard (pictured). The Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Celebration is included with regular admission to USS. Find out more here. The world of tokidoki at Changi Airport! – now until May 1 If your family loves the Japanese lifestyle brand, now’s your chance to visit a tokidoki show flat, slide down the world’s largest Unicorno slide at the inflatable playground (for adults and kids), and buy exclusive merchandise (minimum spend required). Plus, come up close to SANDy and Donutella at the meet-and-greet sessions. Dine with your kids at terminals 3 and 4 and get an activity pack, too. Read our review here. Barbie flight at the Singapore Flyer – now until June 30 Take flight, literally, with Barbie at the Singapore Flyer, which has a special themed capsule to celebrate the iconic doll’s 60th anniversary. Adults pay $69 and kids aged three to 12 pay $31; the fee includes mocktails and macarons, as well as a souvenir photo for kids while stocks last. Check timings here. Disney Tsum Tsum drawer collectibles – now until June 25 If you and your kids love Disney Tsum Tsum, you’ll want to collect all 12 drawers in this collectible set at 7-Eleven convenience store. These adorable drawers are great for holding your kids’ small toys, stationery, and snacks. To start your Disney Tsum Tsum drawer collection, spend $4 at any 7-Eleven store to get an original sticker stamp. Collect six stamps and add $5.90 to redeem a blind pack of Tsum Tsum drawer or collect 20 stamps to get the drawer for free. Find out more here. Nature Playgarden at HortPark This free outdoor playground is fabulous for preschoolers from three to six years old. Designed with natural material, it offers nine play features for kids to engage with nature in a fun, free and unconstrained way. Find out more here. Nestopia by Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort This brand new amazing outdoor playground has long slides, climbing obstacles, suspended bridges and more! Read our review here. library@harbourfront Head to Vivocity’s third floor to visit the brand new library@harbourfront, which boasts spectacular views. It’s the largest public library here, spanning some 3,000 sq m, and there’s something for everyone in the family. The children’s section has paper crafting activities and word puzzles, and young ones can read augmented reality books as well. Find out more here and read about other kid-friendly libraries here. Related: Free things to do with kids in Singapore: ultimate guide for parents Sunday brunch Enjoy a leisurely brunch buffet on Sunday while the kids enjoy the child-friendly facilities and activities at these family restaurants. Check out our guide to the best kid-friendly Sunday brunches for families here. Book a family-friendly staycay We’ve rounded up the best staycation deals for families in Singapore. These hotels promises loads of fun activities and rooms perfect for families, so you can enjoy a short break without leaving the country. Read more here. Admiralty Park playground With a whopping 26 slides to choose from, this is the ultimate free public playground in Singapore. But read our guide for safety tips, as not all the slides are suitable for very young kids. Plus, we tell you where to get grub nearby.
Where to go with kids in Singapore: April 2019
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