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Awesome April: What’s In, Out, and About for Families in Singapore

Awesome April - Jurong Bird Park

There’s always something fresh and fun to do, see, and eat on our little red dot every month. From the latest playgrounds and pop-up events to world-class stage productions and new family-friendly menus, there’s plenty to keep you and the kids engaged. We’ve even included some exciting ideas for those #stayhome days. Read on to find out what’s happening this awesome April!

GET MOVING

Easter Egg-stravaganza at Jurong Bird Park

April at Jurong Bird Park

Families have egg-stra reason to eggs-perience Jurong Bird Park’s signature Easter event this month. In commemoration of its Golden Jubilee, there’ll be a Golden egg hunt, special Jubilee maze, and opportunities to win exclusive prizes. The Songbird Terrace is also transforming into an Easter-themed playground, where you can also decorate your own Easter egg. Easter Egg-stravaganza at Jurong Bird Park runs from today till 2 May.

Usual admission applies; more details here

(See also: Easter 2021: Brunches and Goodies for EveryBunny)

NERF Action Xperience x KKday Sports Camp

NERF Action Xperience x KKday Sports Camp

If your kid loves NERF guns and adventures, then sign them up for an afternoon of fun. Exclusively for kids aged 7 to 11 years old, the NERF Action Xperience x KKday Sports camp hones agility while testing team-building and creative skills. Besides a t-shirt they will design in Art Attack, participants also receive a NERF Action Xperience t-shirt and certificate of completion. Choose from three timings on 5, 8 & 9 April.

$49.99 per child; more details here

GO & SEE

Textures 2021: The Bottled City

Textures 2021: The Bottled City

The Arts House presents the fourth edition of Textures, an annual festival that celebrates local literature. This year it takes on the form of a mobile installation and roving library. After opening at The Arts House from 26 to 28 March, The Bottled City travels to the heartlands of Jurong, Yishun, and Toa Payoh during the first three weeks of April. The Enabling Village (20 Lengkok Bahru) is its final stop, happening from 20 to 25 April. Drop by and discover #SingLit through books, miniatures, papercut sculptures, terrariums, and cross-stitch.  

Admission is free; more details here

(See also: 6 Singapore Children’s Books that Encourage Kindness)

Junior Theatre: Harry the Hat

Junior Theatre: Harry the Hat

Centre Stage School of the Arts and BASE Entertainment Asia present high jinks and mischief this April. Parents and kids will love the warmth and humour of the tale of a cap-selling peddler and mischievous monkeys. This interactive storytelling production guarantees to spark the imagination and evoke spontaneous reactions in children. Four showtimes daily on 10, 11, 17 & 18 April at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands.

$42 per seat; more details here

EAT & SHOP

800° Woodfired Kitchen

800° Woodfired Kitchen

One of America’s most exciting pizza chains, owned by Miami Heat mega-stars Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, debuts in Singapore! Halal-certified, 800° Woodfired Kitchen promises authentic Neapolitan-style woodfired pizzas made with clean-eating recipes and highest quality ingredients. Customise to your heart’s content, or order speciality pies such as Spicy Meatball, Philly Cheesesteak, and the ultra-umami Tartufo.

Visit 800° Woodfired Kitchen at #01-52/53 KINEX Mall or order islandwide delivery (use promo code 800NEW to get $10 off first delivery order for orders above $80)

Pâtisserie CLÉ

Pâtisserie CLÉ

For authentic French viennoiserie like croissants, pain au chocolat, and apple mille-feuille, head to Pâtisserie CLÉ. Fans also rave about the Orh Blanc Tart and The Gentleman. Behind it are two Singapore-born and Paris-trained pastry chefs who honed their craft at renowned establishments such as Les Amis and Joël Robuchon Restaurant. Germaine and Joy are now bringing their pastry dreams to new (lucky) heights with a second brick-and-mortar outlet. New bakes celebrating their new neighbourhood include the Lucky Clover and Truffle Ziggy.

Visit Pâtisserie CLÉ at 79 Lucky Heights

(See also: Baby Full Month Cakes and Packages 2020: Sweet and Stylish Choices Mums Love)

Royal Hazelnut Banana Cake from Conrad Centennial Singapore

Royal Hazelnut Banana Cake from Conrad Centennial Singapore

Indulge your sweet tooth while contributing to a good cause. Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Executive Pastry Chef Richard re-invented his favourite childhood snack Pisang Goreng into the Royal Hazelnut Banana Cake. Using only the best Pisang Emas, each loaf is soft and moist, with a caramelised brown crust. Conrad Centennial Singapore is donating all proceeds from the first 500 cakes to soup kitchen Willing Hearts.

Available at $18+ at The Terrace and online

REST & RELAX

Stay Yo Way! at YOTEL Singapore

Stay Yo Way! at YOTEL Singapore this April

This April, YOTEL Singapore is launching a stackable weekday staycation promotion that urges you to Stay Yo Way! Choose to enjoy a complimentary second night or receive $150 in dining credits with every overnight booking. For the best of both worlds, combine both offers for a three-day, all-inclusive getaway in Orchard Road from just $300++. Your little ones will love the kids menu at KOMYUNITI, and of course, resident robots, Yoshi and Yolanda!

From $150++ per night; more details here

The Recharge Retreat with Grand Hyatt Singapore x Kydra

The Recharge Retreat with Grand Hyatt Singapore x Kydra in April

This one’s for the mums who need some me-time. Unlock the landmarks of wellness through a guided retreat presented by Grand Hyatt Singapore and local active wear brand, Kydra. Exclusively available on select dates from April to July, The Recharge Retreat includes a night’s stay in a Junior Suite, fitness and meditation activities, nutritionist-crafted meal, and spa treatment. A set of Kydra active wear (worth up to $150) which you get to select before your stay will also be waiting for you when you check in.

From $530++ per night; more details here

(See also: Best 30-minute Workouts for Busy Mums in Singapore)

#STAYHOME

Qingming Festival with Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Qingming Festival with Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre in April

How much do you know about the Qingming Festival, which falls on 4 April this year? Take this opportunity to discover its significance — on the pretext of teaching the kids, of course! In a new Kaki Says animated video, learn a lesser-known origin story and other fun facts behind the festival. Then follow Shin Liat and Jack from Genealogy Society Singapore as they share how various dialect groups honour their ancestors. Catch them on the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s social media platforms.

Free to view; more details here

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