Jun 24, 2019

5 Outdoor & 5 Indoor Activities for Families to make the last week of June Sch Hols end on a High!

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It's the FINAL week of the June School Holidays but the activities still keep on coming! So make it count with these 10 suggestions, and end the school holidays on a high note!



OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Head down to Pulau Ubin for Ubin Day 2019
29 Jun 2019  | 9am - 4pm | Pulau Ubin | FREE


Ubin Day on 29 June 2019 is the Grand Finale of Pesta Ubin! Head to the Assembly Area for booths and activities by passionate Ubin interest groups, kids activities and more! There will be lots of activities for everyone. No registration required, just come to Pulau Ubin to join the fun! For more information, visit HERE.

Join Woody & Buzz at Children's Festival 2019
Now until 30 Jun 2019 | 10am - 9pm | Supertree Grove | FREE


Children’s Festival 2019 will see the transformation of Supertree Grove at the Gardens into a colourful carnival filled with family-friendly games and activities, inspired by Buzz, Woody and the gang in an all-new Toy Story adventure.

Some of the experiences festival-goers can expect include Star Adventurer, where young visitors can race in self-driving cars in order to recharge Buzz Lightyear; and Bo Peep’s Adventure, a fun obstacle course for children to test their speed, agility and endurance. There will also be carnival game booths featuring Woody and Jessie. To top it off, the Festival will feature the first ever Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4 themed marble run track in Singapore.

The day ends on a magical note with a special Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4 inspired-edition of the Garden Rhapsody, a signature light and music show by Gardens by the Bay, to dazzle visitors with the magnificent sight of the Supertrees! Visit HERE for my review.

Bond with the family at the Families for Life Celebrations 2019
29 Jun 2019 | 9am - 9pm | SAFRA Punggol | FREE


The Families for Life Celebrations (FFLC) will be back this year on 29th June 2019, Saturday at SAFRA Punggol! Jointly organised by Families for Life (FFL) Council and SAFRA, this signature event presents a variety of exciting activities throughout the whole day. Enjoy the fun walk in the evening and proceed to the event lawn for a picnic and movie screening while we will end-off the exciting day with FIREWORKS! So bring the whole family together – invite your aunties / uncles / cousins / nieces and nephews and join us this year!

Go on a Pokémon adventure at Sentosa's Pokémon Carnival
Now until 30 Jun 2019| 5pm - 9pm | Sentosa Cove Village | FREE


Get ready for a big adventure, with hundreds of Pokémon descending upon Singapore this June school holidays as part of the Pokémon Carnival at Sentosa Cove Village! Marking the first time in Asia where fans will be able to see all 403 Pokémon from the Pokémon region of Alola in one place, the Carnival will also feature the hugely popular Pikachu Parade. Plus, Pokémon plushies will be up for grabs when guests complete the Pokémon Adventure, which will take fans on a journey around Sentosa Cove Village. Guests can also look forward to relaxing in the evening breeze together with loved ones by the waterside, as well as meet-and-greet sessions with their favourite Pokémon.

Pikachu Parade
Now until 30 Jun 2019 | 8.15pm
The 15-minute parade will take place at the Sentosa Cove Village concourse at 8.15pm on alternate evenings - specifically, on the following dates: 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 June 2019.

Pikachu Meet & Greet
Now until 29 Jun 2019 | 7pm & 8.15pm
Get up close to the adorable Pikachu during these sessions on 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 27 and 29 June 2019, at 7pm and 8.15pm.

Hakuna Matata! Put your worries away at the Circle of Life Festival
Now until 31 Aug 2019 | Singapore Zoo & Night Safari | Admission charges apply


Head to the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari for a fun-filled day! Welcome to the Circle of Life Festival. This day-to-night wildlife experience promises to take you on an extra wild adventure to explore what shines in the light and what lurks in the dark. Meet the real animals seen in all new Disney's The Lion King like Mufasa, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, the laughing hyenas and other favourite characters from Pride lands. For more details on Singapore Zoo's and Night Safari's activities, visit HERE.


INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Let the kids get curious at the National Museum: Get Curious!
Now until 30 Jun 2019 | 10am - 7pm | National Museum Singapore | FREE


This June, Children's Special at the National Museum celebrates the launch of a special publication for families, Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Guide to the National Museum of Singapore. Explore the permanent galleries as a family with this book, and discover the exciting stories of highlighted artefacts through themes such as Animals, Colours, Shapes, Transport and Values.

Plus, visit our basement level to discover magical story worlds of the land, sea and forest, play on bouncy castles, discover toys of the past and share stories of what’s in your world. Join fun programmes such as character tours, Young Cinema screenings, and engaging workshops where you can create your own windup toys and artworks. While you’re here, don’t forget to stop by our special exhibition on Singapore’s food packaging story at our level 1 Stamford Gallery! For more information on activities, visit HERE.

Go on a World of Adventures with Super Wings at Suntec City
Now until 30 Jun 2019 | Suntec City | FREE


This June School Holidays, gear up for a fun, exciting and educational journey with the Super Wings Live Show and other activities here at Suntec City! From 7-30 June 2019, a host of performances, parades and parties are in store for the whole family to enjoy at the North Atrium.


Live Show
28-30 June at 2pm and 7pm
Dance in excitement with our favourite Super Wings characters in an engaging live show featuring Jett and his friends, Dizzy, Donnie and Jerome! Catch the team in action as they get into the groove. A meet-and-greet session follows after the performance where you can land an up close and personal photo opportunity with your favourite airplanes.

Super Wings Parade
29 June at 4pm
Spread your wings and glide through Suntec City with the Super Wings characters, who will be taking flight from North Atrium to traverse through the mall in a parade and musical extravaganza!

Learn how sounds affect our oceans at Ocean Fest
Now until 30 Jun 2019 | S.E.A. Aquarium | Admission charges apply


Come celebrate the S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest: The Noisy Ocean! Learn all about the good and bad sounds of the ocean with interactive installations. Play at our audio-visual experiences, enjoy live shows and discover fascinating facts about the impact of noise on marine animals and the sea. For programme highlights. visit HERE.

Embark on a whirlwind fairy tale adventure at 22 Stories
Now until 30 Jun 2019 | Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm & Weekends: 10am-2pm, 5.30pm - 9.30pm | PeopleUp @ Pandan | $38 per pax or $140 for family of 4


22 Stories is a brand new immersive theatrical experience from ANDSOFORTH Jr., the masterminds behind hit shows such as Tales of Grimmsneyland and Wonderland. This time around, audiences are in for a big treat as they enter a sprawling, 20,000 square foot play area and explore 22 unique, Instagram-worthy experiential rooms.

Suitable for both the young and young at heart, get ready as your favourite childhood stories come to life through meetings with familiar characters and interactive art installations across four colourful, unique worlds. Promising plenty of laughs, fun and all-around wonder, satisfy your curiosity and get ready for the epic adventure of a lifetime. For tickets, visit HERE.

Let the kids embrace wonder at the FREE Children’s Biennale 2019
Now until 29 Dec 2019 | Sat–Thu: 10am–7pm & Fri: 10am–9pm | National Gallery Singapore | FREE for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs). Ticket prices start at $20 for others


Back for the second edition, the Children’s Biennale has opened at the National Gallery Singapore from now and will run all the way until 29 December 2019. This year’s exhibition is themed ‘Embracing Wonder’ and invites kids all all ages to experience a new dimension of creativity and open themselves up to wondrous surprises. Through 11 imaginative artwork installations, kids can embrace a fantastic, magical world by composing their own tunes, braiding giant tresses, wandering beneath massive lanterns, popping into a dome, and more. And the best part? It is all FREE for for Singaporeans and PRs! Read more about our experience HERE.



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Jun 18, 2019

NEW Free Outdoor Playground: Jubilee Park @ Fort Canning Park has super long slides & logs!

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For a huge slice of Singapore's history, look no further than Fort Canning Park. The hill once sited the palaces of 14th century Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. The decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was also made on the hill, in the Battle Box.

But not only that, Fort Canning Park also has wide green spaces for kids to run amok... as well as this brand new playground space.


Earlier this month, Fort Canning Park completed its first phase of historical restoration and now features nine historical gardens - the Pancur Larangan, Artisan’s Garden, Sang Nila Utama Garden, Jubilee Park (Phase 1), Raffles Garden, First Botanic Garden, Farquhar Garden, Spice Garden and Armenian Street Park.

Of all 9 gardens, Jubilee Park will probably appeal the most to kids because of the brand new playground!


Located opposite Liang Court, Jubilee Park sits on the western slope of Fort Canning Park, which used to host a range of recreational options for Singaporeans, such as River Valley Swimming Pool, Van Kleef Aquarium and the National Theatre in the 20th century. If these are familiar to you, then you and I probably grew up in the same era. 😁

Now, the open space has been restored as a family-friendly node with lots of play structures for kids. For one, they will love putting their balancing skills to the test at this log obstacle course!


Got kids who can never seem to stop bouncing? Get them on these bouncy nets while you chill in one corner. Sounds like a plan, no?



But my pick of the lot has got to be these slides!



 There are a total of 3 slides which offer different meandering options down to the bottom.


There is even a shorter and gentler slide for younger kids.


Kids can also access a lookout point via a rope bridge.


Of course, what's a playground without the usual swings?


There are different types of swings for kids to choose, including two which are wheelchair-friendly.


There is also space for outdoor art installations, performances and events. But this isn't all - the next phase of enhancement to commence in 3rd quarter 2019 will see the renovation of existing buildings at Foothills to accommodate gallery space and new F&B facilities.


Useful Information

Jubilee Park @ Fort Canning Park
Bounded by Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road
Nearest MRT Station: Fort Canning Station Exit B
Nearest Carpark: Carpark D (limited lots)




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Jun 14, 2019

Play in Buzz's Human Pinball Machine or Race through Bo Peep's Obstacle Course at Children's Festival 2019

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Children’s Festival 2019 is back this June School Holidays at Gardens by the Bay, and it will be a Toy Story-themed affair!

From 15 to 30 June 2019, Supertree Grove will be transformed into a colourful carnival filled with family-friendly games and activities, inspired by Buzz, Woody and the gang in an all-new Toy Story adventure.


And best of all, it's FREE admission for everyone!


I had watched the first Toy Story in 1996, and it has occupied a special place in my heart ever since. So yes, I think I was the more excited one compared to the monkies when it came to Woody & Buzz! 😁


Hey, but it's not called a Children's Festival without fun activities for kids, no? Besides parent-child workshops, there are plenty of free activities to get the kiddos excited:

STAR ADVENTURER
10am - 9pm; Supertree Grove


Essentially a life-sized human pinball game, kids are tasked to set Buzz Lightyear free by pressing on the target buttons to help recharge the batteries in his space suit.


Once powered up, Buzz Lightyear will be able to set himself free, ready to go to infinity… and beyond!


BO PEEP'S ADVENTURE
10am - 9pm; Supertree Grove


Kids who love a good challenge in the form of an obstacle course rejoice! There’s more to Bo Peep’s Adventure than meets the eye.


It is an obstacle course disguised as a beautiful symphony of colours, textures and visual treats, and holds many challenges that require speed, agility and endurance.


There are also three game booths at Supertree Grove which parents and kids can play together. Participation in the games are FREE.

WOODY’S COASTER RESCUE
10am - 9pm; Supertree Grove



JESSIE’S RING CAPTURE
10am - 9pm; Supertree Grove



BULLSEYE RESCUE
10am - 9pm; Supertree Grove



DISNEY AND PIXAR’S TOY STORY 4 THEMED MARBLE RUN
10am - 9pm; Supertree Grove


This is the first ever Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 themed marble run in Singapore! Happening twice every hour, visitors can gaze up to two of the Supertrees and follow the 1.5-metre-wide marble as it weaves around the towering structures and travels along the track that spans approximately 150 metres. This will be accompanied by familiar tunes from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story films.

Oh, and don't miss the chance to bring home Festival-exclusive Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 Bobble Head figures from a giant capsule-dispensing machine at the Marble Run. Simply spend a minimum of $5 at Gardens by the Bay and top up $7 at the booth for a play at the capsule-dispensing machine.


FRINGE ACTIVITIES


There are plenty of other fringe activities, like LEGO building, scattered around the Supertree Grove area too. As an added incentive for kids, they can pick up a trail book and complete special missions at Children’s Festival. Complete all trail stations in the book and they will be able to redeem an exclusive set of stickers!


MEET AND GREET BUZZ LIGHTYEAR AND SHERIFF WOODY
15 - 16 June | 10.30am, 4.00pm, 5.00pm, 6.00pm and 7.00pm | Supertree Grove


Always wanted to come up close with your favourite Toy Story characters? Come say hello and take a picture with Buzz and Woody at Children’s Festival by Gardens by the Bay on 15 and 16 June 2019.

TRANSPORTA
15 - 30 June | Mon - Thurs: 10am - 9pm & Fri - Sun: 10am - 9.30pm | Supertree Grove Lawn
Mon - Thurs
Off Peak Hours (10.00am - 4.59pm): $4 per visitor (Online & Onsite)
Peak Hours (5.00pm - 9.00pm): $5 per visitor (Online), $6 per visitor (Onsite)
Fri - Sun
$5 per visitor (Online), $6 per visitor (Onsite)


With a tagline like 'Gooey Oozy', I had expected something slimey... but it turned out to be tent filled with highly instagrammable spaces. 😂


Curated for curious minds, TRANSPORTA is a multi-sensory experience made up of interactive displays and motion-tracking technologies, in a special-design environment. There are 3 main chambers within, a mist-producing one, one filled with giant colourful balls and one with trampoline pits.


The chamber filled with colourful balls will be a hit with everyone, while kids will love jumping on the trampolines - because it creates sound and light!


Throughout the festival, there will also be lots of stage performances, ranging from space and cowbiy shows to bubble and puppet shows... to even an alien show! Check out the full schedule HERE.


And because no festival is complete without the aroma of festival fare wafting through the air, enjoy juicy burgers, freshly baked pizzas, frozen yoghurt and other delightful snacks at the Festival!


GARDEN RHAPSODY: DISNEY AND PIXAR’S TOY STORY ADVENTURE
15 - 30 June | 7.45pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm | Supertree Grove


End the day on a magical note with a special Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4 inspired-edition of the Garden Rhapsody, a signature light and music show at the Supertree Grove!


Celebrating the release of Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4, Gardens by the Bay’s new Garden Rhapsody brings you on an adventure filled with whimsical joy and friendships told through the medley of music from the Toy Story movies. Get ready to fly to infinity and beyond with the beloved Toy Story characters as they appear on fluffy clouds amongst the Supertrees.


So this June school holidays, Gardens by the Bay has got you all covered as kids get to fly to infinity and beyond at the Toy Story-themed Children’s Festival 2019!


Useful Information

Children’s Festival 2019
Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
15 - 30 June 2019
10am - 9pm daily
FREE, unless otherwise stated


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