Jul 27, 2017

Army-themed Activities for Kids at Families For Life 'Celebrating NS50' Picnic 2017

Looking for a fun way to spend time with the kids on 5th August 2017 (Sat)? Head down to the Families for Life Celebrating NS50 Picnic at Singapore Discovery Centre between 3pm and 9.30pm! Expect plenty of family-friendly activities like games, bouncy castles, face painting and an outdoor movie under the stars!

And in celebration of 50 years of National Service, families can also expect fun NS50-themed activities and games... including the first-ever SAFTI-Pasir Laba coach tour, families can test their skills at the mini Standard Obstacle Course (SOC) and Individual Marksmanship Trainer (IMT) shooting. Families will also be able to DIY their own ID tag and rank insignia!

Here are some of the highlights to expect:

Activities @ Concourse and Discovery Land
Timing: 3pm - 7.30pm

- Enjoy complimentary snacks and fun bonding games at the FFL’s signature mobile cafe.
- Families will be able to DIY their own ID tag and rank insignia and experience camouflage face painting.
- Kids will get a chance to dress in mini SAF uniforms for a family photo moment.
- Participate in the family bonding games and complete the game passport to redeem a SDC Limited Edition Souvenir.

Merrymaking @ S’pore Discovery Centre & Army Museum of Singapore 
Timing: 3pm - 7.30pm

Enjoy a fun-filled day with your family at S’pore Discovery Centre and Army Museum of Singapore with fun activities like pedal boat over Discovery Lake, 4D simulator rides, bouncy castles, fun traditional carnival games, camouflage face painting, kids sized army uniform, Individual Marksmanship Trainer (IMT) shooting and many more! And not forgetting the meet-and-greet session with S'pore Discovery Centre's friendly and lovable lion cub mascot, SingaPaw!

Activities @ Singapore Discovery Centre
- iWerks Theatre short film screenings
- NDP 2017 & NS50 Special Exhibitions
- Pedal Boat (FREE, 3- to 6pm only)
- XD Ride (Chargeable @ $5/pax)

Activities @ Army Museum 
- NDP 2017 & NS50 Special Exhibitions
- Static display of army vehicles
- Mini Standard Obstacle Course (SOC) for families
- Individual Marksmanship Trainer Shooting

SAFTI-Pasir Laba Camp Bus Tour 
Timings: 1.05pm, 2.05pm, 3.05pm, 4.05pm and 5.05pm
Duration: Estimated 1 hour per tour session
Limited seats available, on a first come first serve basis

In celebration of 50 years of National Service, S’pore Discovery Centre will be having a coach tour with commentary by our guides to both SAFTI Military Institute and Pasir Laba Camp.

Given their significance and rich history to generations of NSmen, this rare opportunity allows NSmen to reminisce and share their memorable NS journey with their family members. Abound with unique memories and stories of our National Service journey, visitors will get a rare glimpse of the SAF officers training grounds, iconic SAFTI tower, SAF Parade Square, infamous Peng Kang hill, the state-of-the-art Multi-Mission Range Complex (MMRC), the iconic Leaders Square and much more.

Movie Screening @ Concourse - The Boss Baby
Timing: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Special Exhibition “In Commemoration of NS50”
@ Army Museum of Singapore
Now till 1 Oct 2017

This special exhibition explores how National Service has evolved since its inception, and pays tribute to all servicemen for their priceless contributions to ensure Singapore’s security. Visitors can also take up the challenge at the interactive stations to get a taste of the rigorous training that servicemen undergo to stay fit and mission ready.

National Day Special Exhibition “Shiok, SG Ulu & Steady Together”
@ Singapore Discovery Centre
Now till 1 Jan 2018

Discover SG and the power of the invisible. Be a traveller in our home and find out how our diverse
experiences are really part and parcel of who we are as Singaporeans. Let’s embark on this
personal journey together - for Singaporeans by Singaporeans, because the Singapore Story – it
is Ours to Create!”

OH and if you planning to head down, DO REGISTER FIRST to receive a Families for Life goodie bag, which includes a picnic mat and frisbee fan! The goodie bag is available on a first-come-first-served basis, while stock last! To register, visit HERE.


Useful Information

Families for Life 'Celebrating NS50' Picnic
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre (510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365)
Date: 5 Aug 2017
Time: 3pm - 9.30pm
Getting there:

By MRT: Nearest MRT Station: Joo Koon (EW29), approximately 8mins walking from Exit B
By Bus: Nearest Buses: Bus 182M and 182, approximately 4 mins from bus stop B23089 or SBS Service 182 or 182M from Joo Koon Bus Interchange
By Car/Taxi: From AYE, take exit 20 | From PIE, take exit 40
*Limited car park lots are available, families are encouraged to car pool or take public transport.

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