There’s always something fresh and fun to see, do, and eat on our little red dot. From the newest playgrounds and pop-ups to world-class productions and family-friendly menus, there’s plenty to keep you and the kids engaged. We’ve even included some exciting ideas for #stayhome days, so read on and plan for a super September with these fun activities for everyone in the family.
GO & SEE
Museum Mystery Tours
Do you know where LKY’s first office was located? Where you can find a ferocious “Face of Glory”? The first time capsule in Singapore? What about a chair that’s not always a chair? Go on a Mystery Museum Tour to discover these and more! Created to commemorate the Museum Roundtable’s 25th anniversary, the tours are based on three themes: Fashion Confessions, Mythical Creatures, and Hidden Secrets. Choose a theme, a date, and wait for meet-up instructions to the start of your magical mystery museum jaunt. Bring the kids; the tours are child-friendly, with guides who are brilliant at engaging young ones and keeping them interested.
From $10 for Hidden Secrets (1-1.5 hours, one location) and $20 for Fashion Confessions and Mythical Creatures (2.5-3 hours, two locations). Both include hand-on activities at the museums. Register here.
Find out about the ‘Four Switches’ that guided Singapore’s energy transformation, the pros and cons of different energy sources. Then learn how green energy can power a more sustainable future, one that our children will inevitably inhabit. Whether you’re a parent or a conscious consumer, these six zones of interactive displays will be an eye-opener and perhaps even change the way you use energy at home and in the workplace. P/S: kids will get a quick and fun revision as the exhibition is aligned with the MOE Science syllabus for lower secondary students.
General admission to Science Centre Singapore applies. More details here.
(See also: 4 Ways you can Empower your Daughters)
My Community Festival
We love this community-driven festival which opens the doors to some of Singapore’s best kept secrets! Through physical tours and virtual experiences, explore neighbourhoods and Bukit Brown after dark (if you dare!). Discover the best places to take sunrise photos, and visit offshore islands as well. You’ll be surprised to discover what cultural gems we have in oft-overlooked spaces in the heart of the community!
10 September to 3 October. More details here.
Silver Arts Festival
‘Jio’ the grandparents to take part in TENacity, the 10th anniversary edition of the Silver Arts festival. There are over 30 live performances, digital workshops and exhibitions in the four main languages, from grooving to evergreens from the 40s, reminiscing the golden age of Malay films, to radio play series Chap Lau (十楼), and a virtual photography and writing workshop in Tiong Bahru. This year, the festival stretches for four months (from September to December) so there’s lots of time to enjoy everything!
Subscribe to the Silver Arts WhatsApp channel for regular updates or join online programmes on the NAC Facebook Events page. Tickets for the in-venue programmes are free and available via SISTIC. Check out all programme details here.
HAVE A STAYCATION
Family Playcation Wellness Camp at Shangri-La Singapore
Shangri-La Singapore has a fab new #staycay package where kids get their own ‘camp’ and parents can truly chill. Curated in collaboration with Stabilo, Petit Atelier, The Intan, and The Alpha Mind, the 1.5 day camp for little ones includes activities such as Peranakan tile colouring, creative writing, art jamming, and even a mystery hunt. In addition they get a limited edition welcome goodie bag, plus playtime at indoor playground buds and Splash waterpark.
Parents? Just sit back and relax in your Garden Wing Deluxe Family Terrace room. These newly created rooms come outfitted with a sofa bed that has four configurations, a tepee tent for the childrne, and a spacious outdoor cabana — perfect for couple time shenanigans while the kids are at camp.
17 September to 12 December 2021, from $718++ for a 3D2N stay on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 6235 1666 or book online here.
Feast on flavours of the region at this 9,500 square feet creative food hall. The 20 booths and four kiosks boast culinary delights such as Satay Ummi’s Nasi Lemak, Butcher The Burger Bar’s Butcher Truffle Eggstarter, as well as Okinawa Onigiri’s freshly made Onigiri-Sandwich and halal Mookata options from Chickata. Remember to stop by the interactive murals to get a shot for the ‘Gram too!
From 3 September, 8am – 10.30pm, @Tekka Place Annex Building (above Rochor MRT). More details here.
Marrakech at SO/Singapore
Take a gastronomic trip to Morocco in a culinary collaboration between SO/Singapore’s Executive Chef Hong Dingzhao and Walima’s Chef Safia. This Marrakech-inspired feast brings the colour, spices, and scents of the city right to your table, with salads, harira, tajines, and mouthwatering desserts. Feast your eyes as well as your appetite; all dishes are served in refined Moroccan ware by Middle Eastern home décor boutique Maghrebi. Marrakech at SO/Singapore is only on for two weeks, so book your seat early, and get ready to indulge.
16 to 30 September for lunch (11.15am or 1.15pm) and dinner (6pm or 8pm) at Xperience Restaurant, SO/Singapore. Make your reservation here.
Poh Heng New Baby Collection
Homegrown jewellery chain Poh Heng has revived the baby jewellery tradition with their new Poh Heng Baby collection. Made to express the loving bond between mother and child, it includes anklets, bracelets, pendants and earrings crafted in 22K and 24K gold. Gift Baby a timeless name bracelet, or something modern, like a Disney pendant. No matter what you choose, it will surely be a precious keepsakes for little one as they grow. Shop the Poh Heng Baby collection here.
The Bub Fair
If you’re a conscious shopper with an eye for quality, don’t miss the inaugural Bub Fair. Here you’ll find products built on design and sustainability, such as rattan homeware and environmentally friendly bed linens. Look out for baby safe play mats, ethically made children’s clothing, toys, and wholesome snacks for the little ones too.
4 to 5 & 11 to 12 September, 11am – 8pm, Visual Arts Centre. Register here for free admission.
GET UP & MOVE
Make Time for More at Sentosa
Our favourite island is celebrates its 49th birthday and you’re invited! Head over to Sentosa’s Instagram account @sentosa_island for a chance to win one of 49 amazing prizes — including a staycation for four at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa which comes with a private beach dinner at the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia and four 120-Token Sentosa Fun PassTM.
In addition, as part of the Make Time For More Holidays campaign, there’ll be a slew of new fun activities for families — pottery, graffiti, ukulele, archery and more — by the beach. Furthermore, take advantage of deals and rewards with sure-win scratch cards every $30 spent on the island, and 50% off the 100-Token Sentosa Fun PassTM! Get more details: IG contest | Make time for More Holidays
“Jump! Jump!” called 90s hip hop duo Kriss Kross and that’s what our Generation Alpha kids will be doing at this 12,000sqft bouncy castle playground by KKday and Kiztopia at Downtown East. There are seven giant Kiztopia-themed bouncy castles, claw machines, station games, and IG-worthy photo booths to keep big and small ones entertained. The largest, the Alien Snail bouncy castle, is a massive 22m wide and 8 m high! Best for children aged two and above. Socks are compulsory and oh, bring your water bottles too ‘cos bouncing is thirsty work!
Till 10 October at D’Marquee @ Downtown East (Pasir Ris). Opening hours on weekdays 10am – 8pm (Sundays to Thursdays) | weekends 10am – 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays, including September school holidays). Tickets $18 per person and $64 (U.P. $72) for a Family Package of 4. Complimentary for babies below 12 months with paying adults. Book your bouncy time here.
The PUB Green Run
Formerly the Green Corridor Run, this virtual race lets participants contribute to the re-wilding of the Rail Corridor. Run anytime from 18 September to 13 October 2021 in the 10km classic, or the 3km family category. All participants will receive a running cap and a finishers medal.
From $39 (10% discount for kids under 18 years). Get more details and register here.
Will you Maggi Mee? Get ready for Slurping Good! the first instant noodle-themed experience in Singapore. Pose and play at instant noodle-themed murals, installations and games in 13 interactive spaces over two levels. It’s oodles of noodle fun in this 6,000 sq ft playground that we can’t wait to explore!
From 24 September, 10am – 10pm. $21 (free for children below 3 years), at Tekka Place (above Rochor MRT Station). More details here.
Family Fun and Laughter Night
Outwit, outlast and play on with other family teams! Gear up for games like “Don’t Get Lost Maze Game”, “Spell With US”, “Mentimeter Quiz” and more in this Family Fun and Laughter Night. Lots of attractive prizes await, and one lucky family will walk away with a 2D1N staycation at Shangri-La Singapore.
National Heart Week/World Heart Day 2021 Virtual
It’s never too early to get a headstart on heart health. Do that in this virtual festival, where you can attend talks on hypertension and salt intake and other cardiovascular diseases. Try fitness routines that’ll get your heart pumping, and learn diet and recipe tips from nutritionist Charlotte Mei as well.
18 September to 3 October. Get more details here.
Meet Sharkdog — half shark, half dog with a big heart and a belly full of fish sticks! Together, Sharkdog and his human pal Max take on silly or messy adventures, and have lots of fun the process. Did you know that this family-friendly animated series is created by Singaporean storyboard artist, Jacinth Tan? From 6 September, on Netflix Kids & Family.
Featured image: Shangri-La Singapore