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June 2023: Eat, Play, Shop & More for Families in Singapore this Month
Between the June school holidays and a public holiday at either end of this month, expect exciting family experiences galore. As always, we’re here to update you on everything fun to see, do, and feast upon right here on our little red dot. Join us as we explore the newest playgrounds and pop-ups, review world-class productions and family-friendly menus, and share all the good deals and best buys for families in Singapore. Not forgetting ideas for lazy #stayhome days. Scroll down to find all that’s in store for families this jolly June 2023 and beyond!
LEARN & PLAY
Wow Wild World
Behold majestic 3D sculptures of endangered ocean animals and learn about plastic pollution at Wow Wild World. Marina Square celebrates World Environment Day (5 June) and World Ocean Day (8 June) with an educational oceanic wonderland and a plethora of engaging activities. Dive into eco-themed upcycling activities and craft workshops for parents and kids. You can also meet a diverse range of wildlife through an immersive 3D augmented reality experience.
Till 11 June at Marina Square’s Central Atrium. More details here
National Family Week 2023
Families for Life’s annual National Family Week returns with tons of fun for families. While activities are spread over 20 SportSG centres, highlights converge at six anchor events at Our Tampines Hub, HomeTeamNS Khatib, SAFRA Punggol, ActiveSG Bukit Canberra, Lot One Mall & Gardens by the Bay. Participate in the exciting Family Challenge and bond through “GameOn Nila! – Our Family Trail”. Kids also learn about core family values on Becky Bunny bouncy castles. More parent-child activities include LEGO robotics, drone-flying, baking, fitness, and outdoor adventures.
3 to 11 June at venues islandwide. More details here
Bouncetopia SAFRA Choa Chu Kang
Kids can’t get enough of Kiztopia’s mega indoor edutainment playgrounds? Here’s good news. Adding on to seven existing outlets across the island, including the third Kiztopia Club that opened at The Woodleigh Mall just last month, a second Bouncetopia has just opened its doors at SAFRA Choa Chu Kang. Children from two to 12 years can release their inner superhero at the 6,400-sqf superhero-themed battlefield. Expect obstacle courses, high-speed slides, climbing walls, parkour features, and even a bouncy basketball court.
Now open at #01-04, SAFRA Choa Chu Kang, 28 Choa Chu Kang Drive. More details here
Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future
In conjunction with World Oceans Day on 8 June, learn how you can contribute to marine conservation at S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future. First, step into a future dystopian ocean with the Eyes On Our Oceans photo exhibition. Next, catch storyteller Kamini Ramachandran’s video stories in Once Upon A Tide at Ocean Dome. Then discover the impact of human behaviour on oceans through Bold Beauty art installations, and how we can help at Waves Of Hope educational booths. The Junior Ocean Protector programme also runs till 25 June.
2 June to 13 August at S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa. More details here
OUT & ABOUT
i Light Singapore 2023
There’s little to introduce about i Light Singapore, because you have to see it for yourself. Go admire and explore 14 immersive light art installations as they transform Marina Bay into a captivating playground. Asia’s leading sustainable light festival brings together a showcase of 22 artists from eight countries. Curated to the theme of ‘A New Wave’, the visual and interactive artworks spotlight nature’s blue spaces and inspire sustainability. Visitors are also in for gastronomic and musical treats at GastroBeats, which is also home to Jumptopia’s mega bouncy castles.
1 to 25 June at Marina Bay precinct. More details here
Zentosa LiveWELL Festival
Leveraging Sentosa’s unique island vibes, Zentosa LiveWELL Festival returns with over 250 activities across five holistic pillars of wellness. The festivities kick off with a Discovery Walk, which will be flagged off by Choo Sung-hoon a.k.a. ‘Sexyama’ from reality competition ‘Physical: 100’. Taking centrestage is the Festival Village at Southside, boasting health talks, healthy food options, yoga sessions, and music programmes. BondWELL with loved ones at the Therapeutic Forest Walk at Imbiah Trail, and find inner peace at FeelWELL at Fort Siloso.
10 June to 9 July at multiple venues on Sentosa Island. More details here
ART-ZOO Happy ZOObilee
Join in Singapore Zoo’s Golden ZOObilee celebrations and discover its wildlife wonders anew. To begin, eight larger-than-life animal sculptures are visiting the zoo. Meet Jubilee the Rothschild’s Giraffe, Astove the Aldabra Giant Tortoise, Komali the Asian Elephant, Minah and Bubu the Pygmy Hippos, Bunny the Linne’s Two-toed Sloth, Izara the Grevy’s Zebra, Hoepel the White Rhino, and Ah Meng the Sumatran Orangutan. Completing the Happy ZOObilee trail is a 21-metre-long inflatable art playground, animal interaction sessions, and craft workshops.
Till 27 August at Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road. More details here
Singapore Cable Car with Pokémon
Have you caught ‘em all yet? We’re talking about the 67 Poké Ball cable car cabins soaring 100 metres above sea level. On the inside, there are also five different themes to look forward to, comprising first-generation Pikachu and Eevee, as well as new favourites Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. You’ll also experience exciting multicolour light displays and fun photo ops at Mount Faber, Harbourfront, and Sentosa stations. Get your tickets online, or purchase over-the-counter to receive complimentary collectible Pokémon-themed sun visors, while stocks last.
Till 30 September. More details here
EAT & DRINK
BHC Chicken June Promotions
Yellow is the new black at South Korea’s largest fried chicken chain which just landed in Singapore. Every Monday to Wednesday from now till 21 June, dress your best in yellow when you visit BHC Chicken. Two diners enjoy 5% off while three or more get 10% off your total bill! And on the Father’s Day weekend of 16 to 18 June, dads get a Terra Beer on the house. Simply flash the image above and say “Appa Saranghae” to your dad when you make your order.
Till 21 June at #02-332A/F, Marina Square. More details here
Take a Road Trip with PAUL
No time to take a road trip with the kids during the school holidays? Then bring the feels home with PAUL’s new Road Trip set that’s full of feel-good daytrippin’ vibes. The artful Kid’s Box comes with a Ham & Cheese Croissant Sandwich, Bottled Juice, two Mini Donuts, and a sticker set. The value-for-money set goes at $16.90 each or $80 for five. For the grownups, share a Mini Nordic Bread with Smoked Salmon or Camembert Sandwich Box ($38 for 12 pieces). Finally, for dessert, the delicious new Peanut Butter & Jam Eclair ($8.90) will hit the spot.
From 1 June; free delivery with $120 minimum order. Pre-order here
Kids-Dine-Free Weekend Lunch at Seasonal Tastes
In celebration of National Family Week, children 12 and under enjoy complimentary buffet with every paying adult at Seasonal Tastes. On Saturdays and Sundays in June, families can kick back with its international buffet spread from $58++, complete with a dedicated kids corner. The little ones can also get creative with fun activities such as cookie and cupcake decorating. For $19 per canvas, they can even try watercolour stencil painting guided by Art Pop Studio.
Till 25 June at Level 32, The Westin Singapore. More details here
Kids Rule at PAZZION Café
Good news, parents! Children below the age of 12 dine free when you order two main courses at PAZZION Café this month. While you dive into a range of burgers, sandwiches, and rice bowls, the little munchkins tuck into a kid’s pasta. They can enjoy either Chicken Bolognese or Cream Sauce Linguine, along with a scoop of ice cream on the house.
Till 25 June at #B1-39/40, Takashimaya Shopping Centre & #B1-243/244, Jewel Changi Airport. More details here
Azur’s Family-friendly Buffets Return
Fans of Azur who have missed its Seafood & Grill Dinner Buffet, be glad to learn that it’s back! As always, it features a wide array of fresh and charcoal-grilled seafood and meats. It’s available every Friday and Saturday at $68++ per adult and $34++ per child. Alternatively, head to the Sunday Funday Lunch Buffet, which includes a dedicated kids corner, at the same prices. Make your reservations now to enjoy 25% off your total bill. P.S. Kids eight years and below dine free!
Till 30 July at Level 2, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. More details here
Refreshed One Farrer Confectionery
One Farrer Confectionery by award-winning pastry chef Wee Pai Hau relaunches with a sleek new look. Savour all-new cakes freshly baked daily, including the signature Absolute Ivory. It’s a unique combination of salted caramel, almond praline, and brown sugar jaconde sponge cake atop a feuilletine base. Other must-tries include Hazelnut Royale, Strawberry Jardin, and Coco Pan, a twist on nostalgic pandan cake. Mini cakes and pastries such as Chocolate Banana Muffin and Lemon Madeleine are choice options for afternoon tea too.
From 5 June at Level 1, One Farrer Hotel. More details here
ZenyumSonic™ 7-Day Free Trial
If you’ve been wanting to switch to an electric toothbrush but weren’t sure if the investment would work out, here’s your chance. You can now try the award-winning ZenyumSonic at zero risk. Powered by sonic vibrations, it improves oral health by removing more plaque than a manual toothbrush. The built-in two-minute timer and auto-off functions promote better brushing habits and prevents over-brushing. Kids learning oral hygiene can benefit too — it’s more fun after all. You only pay after seven days if you choose to keep it, or return it and pay nothing at all!
Till 18 June. Get your 7-day free trial
Little Ground Debuts in Singapore
The top South Korean multi-brand children’s store opens its first outpost here in Singapore. The one-stop shop for the best of quality, trend-inspiring apparel offers something for every wardrobe. Express your kids’ personality with the best Korean brands and other leading global labels for newborns to 12 years. Little Ground launches Spring/Summer 2023 with BLUEDOG, BLUEDOG Baby, Lulabee, Denim in the Box, Talescoop, and R:Robot both in-store and online.
Shop at #01-10/14, Forum The Shopping Mall or online
Pandora’s Disney The Little Mermaid Collection
Disney’s new live-action movie ‘The Little Mermaid’ just released in cinemas a few days ago. Drawing inspiration from the essence of universal friendship and spirited curiosity, Pandora also launches ‘Journey Beyond the Sea’. This new collection features seven designs that champion female empowerment and independence, just like the movie does. Mums and daughters can pick from charms, rings, and earrings in solid Sterling silver or with 14K gold plating. Highlights include Ariel, Sebastian, and Ursula dangles, as well as a Seashell charm.
Shop at Pandora stores and online
VivoCity Unveils a New Retail & Dining Zone
For the ultimate shopping spree this June, head to VivoCity. Spanning over 56,000 sqf, the refreshed zone features a mix of new and rejuvenated stores. First, TANGS welcomes new family-friendly shop-in-shop concepts including Maison Q, Miffy, and Hegen. Fashion and beauty lovers can also celebrate the arrival of Polo Ralph Lauren, Parfums Christian Dior, and more. Refuel at the new Tiong Bahru Bakery, The Providore, Belle-Ville Pancake & Coffee, and the first family-centric Waa Cow! Expect lots of shopping promotions, as well as fun fringe activities every weekend too.
Shop at Level 1, VivoCity. More details here
Roblox Singapore Wanderland
Love Roblox and looking for a new family game to play? Check out Singapore Wanderland. Singapore Tourism Board’s first foray into the popular online game platform reimagines Singapore in the metaverse. While playing three minigames featuring iconic local attractions, players earn magic orchids to transform a garden with mascot Merli. Attempt obstacle courses, speedy races, and scavenger hunts as you wander through whimsical renditions of the likes of Gardens by the Bay, Clarke Quay, and Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Visit Singapore Wanderland in Roblox. More details here
Stream and Wonder on Netflix
There’s magic everywhere on Netflix this June, with enchanting adventures in store for the little ones. First, catch up with the fabulous Mane 5 in My Little Pony: Make Your Mark: Chapter 4 from 6 June. Then on 19 June, meet curious little Kelp, a narwhal who finds out he’s a unicorn in Not Quite Narwhal. Older kids can encounter fearsome creatures on Skull Island on 22 June, including the giant ape who rules the island.
Available on Netflix
Income Eco Run 2023
How far will you go for a zero-waste lifestyle? That’s the challenge Income Eco Run (IER) poses to Singaporeans with a single run category spanning 3km to 21.1km. For every kilometre clocked, Income Insurance will donate $1 to the Singapore Environment Council in support of Zero Waste. Starting at the Marina Barrage, you can choose to U-turn at the 1.5k, 2.5km or 5km markers and complete a 3km, 5km, or 10km run back at the IER village. Long-distance runners can complete the full 21.1km run or exit at the 9km, 12km, 15km, or 18m marks.
11 June at Marina Barrage. Register here
Run for Inclusion 2023
Returning for its 9th edition, Run for Inclusion 2023 aims to unite individuals from all walks of life yet again. Options include personalised distances of up to 3km, 5km run or walk, 10km run, and 18km cycling categories. Continuing in its goal to provide more opportunities for persons with special needs (PWSNs) to engage in physical activities, it also reprises its signature Blindfold Walk after a three-year hiatus. Participants of all abilities can partner up and take turns to walk blindfolded. PWSNs and their caregiver enjoy complimentary entry.
2 September at Singapore Turf Club, Kranji. Register here
Great Eastern Women’s Run 2023
The 17th edition of the Great Eastern Women’s Run returns to pre-pandemic scale this year. Singapore’s only all-woman run will feature six categories, beginning with the by-invite-only 21.1km half marathon for local elite runners. The 21.1km half marathon and 100m Princess Dash for three- to six-year-olds are the new races. They supplement the 10km, 5km, and 2km ‘Mummy and Me’ event for mums and daughters aged five to 12. The Great Eastern Women’s Run supports Daughters of Tomorrow and Singapore Cancer Society. Support them here.
29 October at the Singapore Sports Hub. Register here
Featured image: Families for Life
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