Apr 21, 2016

11 Activities for Families this 23-24 April 2016 Weekend

Usually when it comes to compiling to-do lists, I only do so when the public holidays and school holidays are approaching. But strangely enough, there seem to be an overload of family-friendly activities happening in Singapore this coming weekend. Actually, some of the activities start today!

So be it letting the kids experience kampung life, catching a specially-choreographed epic Captain America Light & Fireworks show, heading down to a flea market where NO cash is needed, or enjoying free 2 hours worth of play in Singapore's first indoor water playground, there are plenty to take your pick from this weekend to keep the kiddos truly happy and occupied!

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War Festival
Now until 24 Apr 2016; Various timings
Marina Bay

Have you chosen which side to be on? Stand with #TeamCap this April and join in the fun at the Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Festival, a 4-day long party, gearing towards the release of the highly anticipated Super Hero film Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.

Festival Activities
21 - 24 Apr 2016 | 10am - 10pm | Event Plaza at the Promenade, Marina Bay Sands | FREE

“Be The Hero” Green Screen Photo Booth
Be transported into the Marvel Universe and emerge as a hero via the green screen photo booth. Strike your Super Hero pose and snap a photo. Get the complimentary digital photo as a momento!

Super Soldier Trampoline
Jump as high as a Super Hero, go as high you can to get a bird’s eye view of the bay when you’re inflight.

#ChooseWisely Laser Tag Laser
Whose side are you on? Pit your skills against your friends and family. Who will win - Red or Blue,? Revel in an exciting game of Laser Tag. Top scorer each day will get to win exclusive festival merchandise!

Artist Sketch Wall
Ever wondered how your Heroes were born? Watch as local Artists make your favourite Super Heroes come to life on canvas.

Movies by the Bay
21 & 23 Apr 2016 | 8.15pm | Event Plaza at the Promenade, Marina Bay Sands | FREE

Set against the beautiful Marina Bay skyline, revel in the complimentary blockbuster Marvel movie screening under the stars 21st & 23rd April, 8.15pm. Pack a picnic basket; enjoy the movie screening by the marina reservoir with your family and friends.

21 April: Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier
23 April: Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

#TeamCap Lights & Fireworks Show *HIGHLIGHT!
22 Apr 2016 | 8pm | Viewing point: Helix Bridge, Youth Olympic Park  & ArtScience Museum Outdoor Plaza | FREE

Join #TeamCap on the Helix Bridge for an epic light up of the Marina Bay Sands Towers in #Teamcap colors and a show-stopping fireworks display to remember! Be early to grab a good spot at the recommended viewing spot.

Magical Kampung 2016
23 Apr 2016; 9.30am - 4pm
Kampung Kampus (91 Lorong Chencharu, Yishun, Singapore 769201)
Entry to the Carnival is FREE, but token fees apply for the activities.

Everyone will be able to immerse in the kampung spirit and culture, while parents will be able to share the carefree kampung days with their kids. Activities include creating art from nature, experiencing the hustle and bustle of the mini bazaar, discovering its 21st century kampung grounds through an interactive Kampung tour, and participating in the customized workshops and activities that are tailored for all ages. For more on what to expect and activities suitable for kids, read my blog post.

Singapore Really Really Free Market
23 April 2016; 2pm - 6pm
DECK (120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937)
FREE Admission

The Really Really Free Market is a temporary market based on the concept of giving and building a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. No need to bring your wallet along as EVERYTHING IS FREE! Apart from the books, CDs, toys and goods, there will be people cutting hair, doing tarot card reading, singing and writing poetry too. You are encouraged to share your own stuff as well by giving them to others who need them! For more details, visit HERE.

Everyday Folk Market
23 Apr 2016; 4pm - 9pm
The Enabling Village (20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053)
FREE Admission

The Enabling Village, a common space for people with disabilities and the able-bodied, will open its doors for its inaugural market fair this Saturday. Titled the “Everyday Folk Market”, the quarterly market fair focuses on the everyday artist: hobbyists, amateurs, craftsmen and artisans.

Organised by SG Enable and The Local People, close to 50 booths will be set up at the market, offering unique artisanal works including original pieces by artists from the special needs community. Fans of ‘live’ drawing performance can look forward to an art jamming session by local arts collective Band of Doodlers. Foodies will be thrilled by vendors providing a variety of delightful bites.

NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra
23 April 2016; 5pm til late
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (Grand Lawn I)
FREE Admission

NParks is launching its new 'Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra' on 23 April 2016 at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Headlined by local musician, Gentle Bones, the concert will feature well-known Singaporean artistes and budding musicians. Mandopop hits by Beyond, Harlem, and S.H.E. will also be performed. Come early to send in your song requests, and join in the many family-friendly fringe activities!

Car-Free Sunday SG
24 Apr 2016; 5am - 7pm
Padang and surrounding area
FREE Admission

On every last Sunday of the month, the Civic and Central Business District will be transformed into a cycle-friendly, walkable and activity-filled public space with something for everyone as roads around the Padang, together with Fullerton Road, will be fully closed to vehicles. Besides walking, jogging or cycling around the 5km car-free route, the community can look forward to a wide array of family-friendly activities and events.

Kids' Zone, 7.30am – 12pm
Enjoy family-friendly activities where kids can paint and transform a pebble into an ornamental art piece, take part in our ‘Plants & Culture’ plant propagation activity, sketch and colour, or have fun at everybody’s favourite bouncy castles.

Live Out Loud, 9am – 12pm
Enjoy your own 15 minutes of fame at ‘Live Out Loud’ – NParks’ open mike performances – at Esplanade Park. Impress the crowd with your performances, from singing to dancing, or even playing an instrument. To book a performance spot, live-stream your performance with the official title (LiveOutLoud) via ‘Rings – Interactive Broadcast Platform’ through the Rings app or www.rings.tv. Shortlisted performers will be contacted.

Monument Trail (9am – 10.30am / 10.30am – 12pm)
Visit the historical landmarks of the Civic District that tell the story of Singapore’s history, growth and development. Learn more about the heritage and other interesting trees around the vicinity. The Monument Trail starts at Cavenagh Bridge near the mouth of the Singapore River, once the heart of Singapore’s commercial activity and entrepôt trade, and brings you through Empress Place and Esplanade Park before ending at War Memorial Park.

There are also new activities happening in the Civic District, including the RHB Singapore Cup Football Carnival, Lindy Hop performance and lesson, pebble-painting activity, ActiveSG Kids Obstacles Fun Race, free performances at Victoria Concert Hall and guided tours of National Gallery. Visit http://ura.sg/carfreesundaysg or its Facebook page for more details.

Affordable Art Fair
22 - 24 Apr 2016
22 Apr: 12pm - 6pm | 23 Apr: 11am - 8pm | 24 Apr: 11am - 6pm
F1 Pit Building
Online ticket price: $15 | Door price: $18 | Concession (Full-time students & senior citizens above 60) $10 | FREE for children under 16

The Affordable Art Fair, the leading showcase for affordable contemporary art, will return from 22 – 24 April 2016 for its third spring edition. Kicking off its seventh year in Singapore, the Affordable Art Fair offers a diverse range of contemporary art all priced between S$100 to S$10,000, with 75% of the art pieces offered under S$7,500. Showcasing a plethora of new local, regional and international talents, the upcoming Singapore spring edition is brimming with more originality than ever before!

For kids, head to Level 2 at Paddock 3 where a range of FREE fun filled workshops for children aged 4+ are being hosted by its Children’s Art Studio provider Little Artists Art Studio.  The Children’s Art Studio is open throughout the public days, and is run on an hourly drop off basis.

SAFRA Punggol Soft Opening
24 Apr 2016
SAFRA Punggol

Nestled in the scenic Punggol Waterway Park, the five-storey SAFRA Punggol features unique play and enrichment options for families, including the first indoor water playground in Singapore! To celebrate the opening of the SAFRA Punggol, visitors can enjoy a host of fun-filled activities and promotions on 24 Apr 2016, including carnival activities like Archery Tag, Water Slide and Giant Jenga.

In addition, Splash @ Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Punggol - the first of its kind indoor water playground in Singapore and spanning 23,000 square feet and three stories high, with eight different play decks, five slides and a themed splash pad - will offer a FREE 2-hour play time for everyone on 24 April 2016!

Madagascar Live!
Now until 24 Apr 2016
Thu & Fri: 6pm  | Sat & Sun: 11am, 2.30pm & 6pm 
Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
$130, $100, $80, $60, $40

Everyone's favourite Madagascar characters will star in a live theatrical show based on the blockbuster DreamWorks Animation franchise, reliving the fun and humour of the animals and their escapades, brilliantly recreated in a stage production of lively storytelling, dance and music, including the hit song 'Move It, Move It'. Audiences of all ages will love the wild and action-packed adventure as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the plotting penguins escape from their home at New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. For tickets, visit HERE.

Blue Man Group
Now until 24 Apr 2016
21 & 22 Apr: 8pm | 23 Apr: 2pm, 5pm & 8pm | 24 Apr: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
$155, $135, $120, $90

BLUE MAN GROUP is comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. For the first time in Singapore, this global phenomenon will blow audiences away with their high energy show. Now approaching their 25th year of creativity, this artistic group has been a smash hit off Broadway and on the Las Vegas Strip and cannot wait to redefine entertainment in Singapore. Reconnect with your inner child, re-experience mischievousness and sheer joy, and see what fun three guys can have with 30 litres of paint and 55 mashed-up bananas in the space of an hour and a half! Totally suitable for kids! For tickets, visit HERE.

With Love from Snoopy, Charlie Brown & the Peanuts Gang Exhibition
Now until 30 April 2016; 10am - 7pm daily
Singapore Philatelic Museum
FREE Admission for Singapore Citizens & PRs | Others: Adult $6 & Child: $4

Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and friends from the Peanuts Comic Strip in sending your love through letters, postcards and greeting cards. Letter writing and postal themes are commonly featured in the comic strips. They are also popular themes on postage stamps. View rare stamp artworks, stamps and first day covers issued by Portugal, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, USA, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. Learn about the creator Charles Schulz and his creation of these famous characters – Charlie Brown and his sister Sally Brown, Snoopy his famous beagle, and his friends Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Woodstock, Pigpen, Franklin, Peppermint Patty and Marcie. Also on display are comic strips and collectibles on loan from private collectors, Charlie Brown Café, and Mint Museum of Toys.

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Jenny Rose Ong said...

Hello Kelvin, is Safra Punggol is open for everyone on 24 april? Can we go in with the kids even we are not safra member? Thanks

Kelvin Ang said...

Hi Jenny,

Yes, it is open to everyone on 24 April! :)

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