To make the upcoming Easter long weekend an eggcellent one for you and your little ones, we bring you a list of 21 family-friendly happenings around town to busy yourselves with.
What’s better than a weekend? Why, a long weekend of course! We’re pretty sure you’re all psyched up to usher in the Easter long weekend that’s just around the corner. But are you also at your wits’ end not knowing what to keep your kiddos occupied with? That’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up 21 of the best family-friendly Easter activities and more that are happening around town this coming long weekend. So take your pick and hop to it!
1. Have a bouncing good time at Easterville at Cafe Melba
Cafe Melba’s Mediapolis and Goodman Arts Centre outlets have both got a fun-filled three day eggstravaganza lined up for families with kids this Easter. Their famous Easter egg hunt will be taking place on all three days at 10am and 4pm, so make sure your little ones are ready for some serious searching. Attractive prizes await the lucky winners! There will also be Easter themed colouring as well as a bouncy castle for tots to bounce their long weekend away. Need we say more?
The cafe’s Hoppy Easter Specials for kiddos include Easter milkshakes and hot cross buns! Hey, all that bouncing and egg hunting saps up lots of energy, you know?
When: 14 – 16 April 2017
Time: 8am to 10pm (Mediapolis) and 8.30am to 10pm (Goodman Arts Centre)
Where: 1 Stars Avenue #03-01 S138507 (Mediapolis), 90 Goodman Road Block N #01-56 S439053 (Goodman Arts Centre)
2. Introduce your children to gardening at HortPark’s Gardeners’ Day Out
Got green fingers and have always wanted to introduce your little ones to gardening? Do just that by heading down to HortPark’s signature event, Gardeners’ Day Out! It promises a day of fun-filled gardening and lifestyle activities for everyone in the family. Highlights include a Gardeners’ Market, Food Bazaar, and talks and demonstrations by experts. What’s there for the little ones to do, you ask? Easter Egg Decoration at the Gallery (9am to 11am), an educational Garden Walk (10am to 11am) and Junior Butterfly Explorer (9.30am to 10.30am).
Registration is required for the Garden Walk and Junior Butterfly Explorer. You can do so at the Visitor Service Centre up to 30 minutes before the start of the activity.
When: 15 April 2017
Time: 9am to 3pm
Where: 33 Hyderabad Road S119578
3. Celebrate Easter by the Marina at Quayside Isle @Sentosa Cove
As part of Quayside Isle @Sentosa Cove’s Awesome April by the Marina, special Easter activities await your children during the Easter long weekend. While you enjoy an authentic Spanish Easter Brunch buffet at Sabio by The Sea, your little ones will get to take part in an Easter Cookie Bake-out (1pm to 2pm). Following that, get them to try their hand at winning the Easter Egg Colouring Contest! Each child will be provided with eggs and colouring materials.
When: 15 – 16 April 2017
Time: 11.30am to 3.30pm
Where: Sabio by The Sea, 31 Ocean Way #01-02 Quayside Isle S098373
4. Let imaginations run wild at Playeum’s hands-on exhibition, A World Full of Stories
A World Full of Stories is an interactive exhibition designed by Playeum for children between the ages of one to 12. It features nine unique environments and installations within which little ones can create their own tales and immerse themselves in the splendour of stories from different cultures around the globe. Benefits? The exhibition feeds children’s imagination, promotes creative literacy, and celebrates speech, language and drama while offering opportunities for story-building and role play.
When: now till 30 April 2017
Time: 10am to 6pm
Where: Gillman Barracks, Block 47 Malan Road #01-23 S109444
5. Take part in Open Farm Community’s annual Easter egg hunt
In case you weren’t aware, Open Farm Community (OFC) – which rests on 35,000 square feet of green-land, is all about uniting local farmers, creative chefs and an innovative spirit. Truly a first-of-its-kind dining concept here in Singapore! Oh, and they’re big on Easter too. Their annual Easter egg hunt is back this year to delight little ones who will be roaming free in the restaurant’s garden with their baskets at the ready.
And what can the grownups do while the kiddos hunt for Easter eggs? Indulge in the OFC Easter Brunch and laze the afternoon away with a free flow of prosecco, house wines, and draught beers. If you’d prefer to be on your toes, have a go at a game of table tennis or lawn bowling.
When: 16 April 2017
Time: 11am to 4pm
Where: 130E Minden Road S248819
(See also: Fresh & Fabulous – Open Farm Community)
6. Pig out on grilled delights at Skewer Supperclub at Timbre+’s 1st birthday bash
Timbre+ gastropark at One-North celebrates its first anniversary this April with a month-long birthday bash! Skewer Supperclub, a skewers-themed outdoor supper event is all set to treat you to hot-off-the-grill skewers by Iskina Cebu, Kush and Big Bern’s American Grill this weekend. Get ready to ‘meat’ Barbecue Baboy (charcoal grilled skewered pork belly), Barbecue Paa sa Manok (charcoal grilled skewered whole chicken leg), Chargrilled Foie Gras, Mid-wings with Salted Egg Aioli and Cheesesteak Skewers. Sounds like a true foodie’s dream come true to us!
When: 14 – 15 April 2017
Time: 5pm till late
Where: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @One-North, S139957
7. Experience Easter in The Park with Captain Bunny at Hotel Fort Canning
Hotel Fort Canning’s yearly sell-out event, Easter Brunch in The Park, returns this Sunday – this time with Captain Bunny! Get ready for an afternoon of wholesome outdoor games which include The Great Easter Feast, Captain Bunny’s Easter Egg Dash across the Garden Terrace, Treasure Island Piñata Bonanza and a Best Dressed Pirate contest! Children under the age of four get to dine for free!
Reserve your spots by calling 6799 8809 or drop an email at email@example.com.
When: 16 April 2017
Time: 12pm to 3pm
Where: 11 Canning Walk S178881
How much: $80++ per adult, $44++ per child aged 4 to 12
8. Go on an artistic voyage through the cosmos at ArtScience Museum
Featuring over 120 original artworks, scientific artefacts and manuscripts, The Universe and Art presents you visions of the Universe from across the globe and through the centuries. The ArtScience Museum’s newest exhibition unfolds in four parts – historical cosmologies, new scientific thinking, origin of life in the cosmos and pondering life in space. On show alongside masterpieces from around the world are priced artefacts on loan from our very own Asian Civilisations Museum!
If you and your little science geeks are ready to explore where we came from and where we are headed, this is the ultimate exhibition for you!
When: 1 April – 30 July 2017
Time: 10am to 7pm
Where: 6 Bayfront Avenue S018974
How much: $14 (adults), $11 (senior citizens), $7 (children aged 2 to 12), $35 (family package – two children and two adults)
9. Enjoy the outdoors at The Party Elves’ Annual Easter Family Picnic
What do you need to enjoy The Party Elves’ Annual Easter Family Picnic? Purchase tickets for your kids, grab a picnic mat and you’re good to go! The games and activities lined up are great for tots aged two and above. They include The Party Elves’ signature Easter Egg Hunt, sack races, egg decorating, face painting, egg croquette and even a petting zoo! Entry is free for children under the age of two.
You can also enjoy a 10% discount on lunch at Tree Lizard when you make a reservation with them directly. Call or drop a text message to 9883 9671 for enquiries.
When: 16 April 2017
Time: 9am to 12pm
Where: Tree Lizard, B1-01, 25 Dempsey Road S249670
How much: $30 per child (accompanying parents attend for free)
10. Have an unforgettable Children’s Day Out at Universal Studios Singapore
Kiddos, rejoice! For the months of April and May, Universal Studios Singapore is giving out loads of exclusive treats to children for one unforgettable experience at the park! In addition to the thrilling rides and blockbuster attractions, little visitors will also get to enjoy a kids’ meal, ice cream, a free flow of popcorn and a special gift worth $35 during their visit! How cool is that? This irresistible offer can be redeemed at the Guest Services Lobby located inside the park.
When: 1 April – 31 May 2017
Time: 10am to 7pm
Where: 8 Sentosa Gateway S098269
How much: $76 per adult, $56 per child aged 4 to 12 (day admission)
11. Catch an eggs-clusive appearance of the Smurfs at Jurong Bird Park
A parade of Smurfs have set up camp in Jurong Bird Park’s Waterfall Aviary, home to over 600 free-flying birds. 300 three-dimensional Smurf figurines will dot the two-hectare Waterfall Aviary which also boasts the world’s highest waterfall within an aviary! These mischievous little Smurfs have hidden 1,000 Easter eggs in the aviary and you are invited to embark on a hunt for them – stand a chance to win a prize if you find one!
Don’t forget to also seize the opportunity to snap a picture with the adorable Smurfs – the 30 metre tall waterfall makes for an impressive backdrop!
When: 8 – 30 April 2017
Time: 8.30am to 6pm
Where: 2 Jurong Hill S628925
How much: $29 (adults), $19 (children aged 3 to 12), $13 (senior citizens)
12. Celebrate ION Orchard’s 8th anniversary with a visual spectacle
In lieu of its eighth anniversary, ION Orchard is celebrating by transforming its outdoor space into an enchanted Glow Garden where flora and fauna are dressed in splendid lights and colours. Visit the mall in the evening and be treated to a visual spectacle accompanied by a symphony of lights and music. It makes for a great photo opportunity too! There are also light-themed activities like OOTD Fashion Workshops in the garden and illuminated cotton candy giveaways – the kids will be thrilled to bits!
Remember to head to level three where there’s a special light-room for you to create your own “light graffiti” masterpiece. With a slow-speed camera shutter, pen your wishes or just let your creativity flow and watch the product of your imagination come to life on social media!
When: 1 – 30 April 2017
Time: 10am to 10pm
Where: 2 Orchard Turn S238801
13. Sit back and watch A Peter Rabbit Tale by the Singapore Repertory Theatre
Somebody’s gotta stop that bunny! Peter Rabbit causes nothing but trouble with his constant mischief. But when he breaks some rules and steals from Mr. McGregor’s garden, he knows he has gone too far this time. Afraid of what his momma might say, the only choice for this little fugitive is to abandon his warm rabbit hole and step out into the big world! The tale, based on the beloved children’s classic by Beatrix Potter, teaches little ones the importance of family and the need to cherish loved ones. Awww!
A Peter Rabbit Tale is recommended for tots above the age of two.
When: 14 April 2017
Time: 11am & 2pm
Where: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, S239035
How much: from $35 per pax, Family Package for 4: from $129
14. Perk up your ears and listen to Rabbit Tales at Cluny Court
If your little ones love listening to stories, this is the activity for them this Easter long weekend. Bring your kids to Cluny Court where they can hear timeless tales about rabbits – they will be narrated by young storytellers themselves! From the proud rare in Aesop’s fables to the cunning Brer Rabbit who always has something up his sleeve, celebrate Easter with folktales that have stood the test of time.
This storytelling session is highly recommended for children aged four to seven.
When: 15 April 2017
Where: second floor of Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road S259760
15. Admire Precious Eggs from around the world at the Singapore Philatelic Museum
A collection of 148 one-of-a-kind eggs from the vaults of the Liechtenstein National Museum are now on show at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. The creations will tell you fascinating tales that reflect love, history, culture, art, faiths and traditions. Apart from painstakingly decorated quail, chicken, duck, goose, swan and ostrich eggs, there are also those crafted from metals, glass, porcelain, wax, crystal, marble, stone, and even reindeer horn!
While you’re there, tap onto the Precious Eggs network via a QR code and you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the egg you’re viewing on your mobile device! Ah, the wonders of technology. And that’s not all. The museum has got special activities for children lined up on Easter Sunday – 16 April 2017.
Easter Crafting (10am to 5pm)
Arts and crafts materials will be provided for your kids to make their very own fun chick-inspired pop-up craft which they can bring home as a memento.
Fun Quiz (10am to 5pm)
Visit the museum galleries and take part in this brain stretching quiz to stand a chance at winning exciting prizes! Children will hear all about the stories behind the beautiful stamps on display as they embark on an adventure around the museum.
Pysanka Egg Demonstration (1pm to 4pm)
Come marvel at beautiful eggs decorated Ukrainian style and seize the opportunity to create your own! The traditional designs on the eggs tell stories of culture, folktales and heritage of Ukraine. Little ones can try their hand at dying a hard boiled egg in the colour of their choice before choosing their favourite design to imprint on its shell. This will be another special keepsake!
Green Eggs & Ham (2.30pm to 3pm)
Join the Centre Stage School of The Arts as they breathe new life into Dr Seuss’s fabulous classic, Green Eggs & Ham! This storytelling session is suitable for children of all ages.
When: 12 April – 8 October 2017
Time: 10am to 7pm
Where: 23-B Coleman Street S179807
How much: $8 (adults), $6 (children), admission is FREE for Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents
16. Treat your tastebuds to delectable smoky creations at Siloso GrillFest 2017
The inaugural Siloso GrillFest will bring together 20 stalls offering Singapore’s best-loved BBQ treats and international cuisine by the idyllic Siloso Beach. Mix and match your favourite BBQ dishes and dine under the starry skies as the soothing sea breeze sweeps all your worries away. With live music performances by local bands and a carnival-like atmosphere, the Siloso GrillFest will kick off your long weekend with hearty food and fun for all in the family!
Oh, and do keep a lookout for what could possibly be Singapore’s longest BBQ pit, measuring over 4.5 metres long!
When: 13 – 16 April & 21 – 23 April 2017
Time: 6pm to 11pm
Where: Siloso Beach, Sentosa, 51 Imbiah Walk S099538
How much: $4 per pax for Island Admission
17. Celebrate KidZania Singapore’s first birthday with special in-park activities
KidZania turns one this April and you are all invited to their birthday celebration! The celebrations aren’t just about KidZania. That’s why they are offering great discounts for all kiddos celebrating their birthdays in the month of April! Kids aged 4 to 17 enjoy a whopping 30% discount on their walk-in tickets throughout April (excluding public holidays).
Don’t forget to embark on the KidZania Quest – explore the City for answers to your question card. A completed card will see you snagging an exclusive goodie bag filled with merchandise from KidZania’s industry partners!
When: 7 – 23 April 2017
Time: 10am to 6pm
Where: Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach View #01-01/02 S098008
How much: from $25 to $58 per child
18. Step into the world of Vincent van Gogh at Gardens by The Bay’s Tulipmania
This year, Gardens by The Bay’s Tulipmania draws inspiration from one of the most celebrated Dutch artists, Vincent van Gogh. Now into its fifth edition, the tulip festival has transformed the Flower Dome into a floral art gallery with two of van Gogh’s masterpieces – his self portrait and The Starry Night – recreated with tulips and hyacinths.
This year’s highlight? Darwin hybrid tulips which are known for their vibrant and large cup-shaped blooms. Trust us when we say you’re going to have a ball of a time trying to get that perfect shot to put on Instagram.
When: 1 April – 7 May 2017
Time: 9am to 9pm
Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive S018953
How much: $12 (adults), $8 (children aged 3 to 12 and senior citizens)
19. Support local entrepreneurs at Singapore’s first edition of creative market Artbox
The renowned creative pop-up market from Thailand makes its highly anticipated debut in Singapore this month! Indulge in some retail therapy by browsing the wares of local and international vendors, savour gastronomic bites, and admire the beautiful fairy light installations. Artbox Singapore also features music performances, open mic sessions and charity drives – there’ll never be a dull moment!
Entrance is free for all, so grab your family and head down to soak in the vibes of a local night market! Artbox Singapore is a rain or shine event.
When: 14 – 16 April & 21 – 23 April 2017
Time: 3pm to 11pm
Where: Bayfront Event Space (beside Marina Bay Sands)
20. Strike a cute pose for Instagram with Hello Kitty at Changi Airport
Are your children fans of the world’s most iconic feline? You’ve got to pop by the Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe soon then. Guests who dine in will get to snap a photograph with the pair of 3D life-sized Hello Kitty figurines. Oh, and they have been given super cute bunny ears in the spirit of Easter. Kids can also have a go at colouring in an A4 sized printout that will be affixed on the photo wall.
When: 1 – 23 April 2017
Time: open 24 hours daily
Where: Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe, #01-22 Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport
21. Treat your kids to personalised Easter chocolate eggs at Montreux Jazz Cafe
Montreux Jazz Cafe is all set to elevate its Sunday brunch experience with an Easter Sunday Brunch that will feature professionally trained children entertainers at the helm. Your little ones will be fully entertained by a host of Easter games and activities which include egg painting and an appearance by the Easter bunny himself! Apart from a full kids’ menu, tots will also be treated to a personalised gift.
A Valrhona Easter Chocolate Egg complete with your child’s name and handcrafted by Pastry Chef Jerome Au will serve as a special keepsake at the end of the Easter Sunday Brunch. Sweet!
When: 16 April 2017
Time: 11am to 3pm
Where: Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road #01-02 S229540
How much: $98++ per adult, $34++ per child