Aug 27, 2018

Your Guide to all the FREE Activities happening this 'My Family Weekend 2018'!

My Family Weekend is back this year for the second running! An initiative organised by the Families for Life Council (which I am a part of), it kicks off this Friday, 31 August in conjunction with the Teachers' Day school holiday and lasts all the way until Sunday, 2 September.

The objective of My Family Weekend is simple - to make time for our family and celebrate family bonding through the many activities happening this weekend. As schools and pre-school centres will be closed on 31 August due to Teacher's Day, kids will have no school so a growing number of employers have already pledged their support to put in place family-friendly workplace options on this day to support family time.

But more than that, there are plenty of events taking place this 1 and 2 September weekend - ALL OF THEM ARE FREE! - so it gives you the perfect reason(s) to bring the family out!


Kick things off on the right note on Eat With Your Family Day

Now this is one event you can organise on your own! Since last August, Eat with your Family Day has increased its frequency to four times and is held on the last Friday of each quarter. Remember to leave work on time and have a good meal together with your family!


Have fun while giving back to the community at The Giving Family Festival 2018
1 Sep 2018; 10am - 9pm
Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Square
FREE Admission

This September, The Giving Family Festival is back! An initiative of TOUCH Community Services, the carnival celebrates the spirit of giving back as One Community. At the Festival, you can play together with your loved ones and develop intergenerational bonds – all while giving back to society! The young and young-at-heart will be able to enjoy carnival rides, engage in a nerf-gun battle, enjoy live performances, and take part in fun workshops on decorating jumbo cookies, learn to play the ukulele, or how to sign. Proceeds will go to help 31,000 beneficiaries including youth-at-risk, vulnerable families, people with special needs and disadvantaged seniors. For more details, visit HERE.

Spend the day at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park at SINDA Family Day Out
1 Sep 2018; 11am - 3pm
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Activity Lawn
Along Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
FREE Admission for Singaporeans & PRs

Come spend your day at the park with your family. Soak in the relaxing atmosphere under the sun. Share a lovely conversation in between snack bites on the picnic mat, and design your very own kite! It’s time to be creative and have a whole lot of fun with your family!

Head to Singapore Botanic Gardens for the My Family Weekend Picnic
1 Sep 2018; 3.30pm - 7.30pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
FREE Admission

Families can look forward to an evening of fun, laughter and entertainment amidst the lush greenery of Singapore Botanic Gardens. There will be music performances by 3 local bands starting at 4pm - Abby Simone and Oli (Jazz), The Kollective (Acoustic) and Jack and Rai (Top 40). Enjoy fringe activities such as tote bag painting, bubble play, redemption of complimentary snacks from Families for Life Mobile Cafe and many other fun family activities from 3.30pm onwards!


It's gonna be a PACKED day today!

Enjoy a day of ultimate fun at SAFRA Punggol's My Family Fiesta
2 Sep 2018; 9am - 6pm
SAFRA Punggol
FREE Admission

Jointly organised by HeyBaby and SAFRA Punggol, My Family Fiesta promises an entire day of enjoyable family bonding through a variety of fun and exciting activities for everyone. Event highlights include SAFRA Punggol's signature 'Diaper Dash', free singing sessions, kayaking and cycling by the scenic waterway, bouncy castle, and so much more! Free goodie bags are also up for grabs for the first 2,000 participants!

SAFRA Punggol Family Bazaar
1 & 2 Sep 2018 | 10am - 6pm | Level 5, Function Room
Get ready to soak up the family vibes and satisfy your shopping craves at the SAFRA Punggol family bazaar! Featuring a galore of household and family related products from well-known brands NTUC Fairprice, Big Little Me, Kiddylicious, Toy Avenue and more, satisfy your shopping craves with attractive SAFRA members discount and win fabulous prizes in a Sure-win Lucky Dip!

Free entry to Splash @ Kidz Amaze
9am - 11am | Level 3
Limited to the first 100 customers, First-come, first-served basis.

Free Cycling
9am - 6pm | Level 1, Promenade Deck
Limited to the first 150, First-come, first-served basis.

Families for Life Bouncy Castles
9am - 6pm | Level 2, Courtyard

Free Kayaking
9am - 10pm, 11am - 12noon, 3pm - 6pm | Punggol Water Park, Pontoon
First-come, first-served basis.

Free Parent and Child Taekwondonomics
10am - 11am | Level 1, Promenade Deck
Limited to the first 15 pairs, first-come, first served basis.

Free Singing Session
10am - 6pm | Level 5, Manekineko
Limited to 1 hour slot per family, based on room availability.

Storytelling by LCentral
10.30am - 10.45am: Open for Registration; 10.45am - 11.15am: First Session
11.15am -11.30am: Open for Registration; 11.30am - 12noon: Second Session 
2.30pm - 3.00pm: Last Session
Level 4, LCentral English
First-come, first-served basis.

Free Bowling Session
2pm - 4pm | Level 5, Orchid Bowl
Limited to 1 hour slot per family and 12 lanes only. Based on lane availability.

For more details, visit HERE.

And for the biggie, zoom to Circular Road for My Family Weekend Fun Day
2 Sep 2018; 12pm - 6.30pm
Circular Road
FREE Admission

Head to the heart of the business district for My Family Weekend Fun Day on 2 Sep, Sunday! Circular Road will be closed to traffic so that kids get to doodle on the road! Also, learn how to make your own puppet or stop by the UOB Promenade next to Circular Road to snap a family portrait against the beautiful backdrop of city skyline before having a blast at the bouncy castles along the Singapore River. HIGHLIGHTS include:

At Circular Road

Puppet-making Workshops
Get your creative juices flowing and learn how to make your very own puppet with your family. What's more, gather round the stage for a puppet performance for some family fun!

Art Doodling on Road
Try your hands at doodling on the car-free road and be part of the creative and vibrant chalk art on the street!

Kiddy Animal Ride
Hop onto the animal rides as the closed street gets turned into a mini race course.

FFL Pop-Up PLAY Parent-Child Activities Booth
Wonder what’s a sun riser? Come on down and make your own sun riser fitting for the celebration! Don’t forget to join in the fun at the Family Shoot Out game and other activity booths for quality parent-and-child bonding.

Stage Performances
Be enthralled by the puppet performances or relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of live music performance.

Families for Life Mobile Café
Check out our Families for Life mobile café to grab complimentary snacks and drinks! Don’t forget to have a go at the simple family activities next to the mobile café too.

At UOB Promenade

Families for Life Bouncy Castles
The young and young at heart will have a blast playing the bouncy castles along the scenic Singapore River.

Families for Life Photo Booth
Don’t miss out the photo booth set against the backdrop of the Singapore River and take a family portrait for keepsake.

Family River Cruise (4.30pm - 5.30pm, Pre-registration required)
Gather your extended family members for a 30-min evening river cruise as you take a trip down memory lane along Singapore River.

For more details, visit HERE.

Visit Peranakan Museum for its Straits Family Sunday: Warna Warni (Colours)
2 Sep 2018; 1pm - 5pm
Peranakan Museum
FREE Admission

Journey through the galleries and explore the colourful world of the Peranakan. Join a character tour and learn the hidden meanings behind the colours often used in the Peranakan household.

Wind down the weekend at the NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Park
2 Sep 2018; 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens
FREE Admission

Roll out your picnic mats and soak in the infectious beats with your friends and family. Come tune in to original music by Noise Singapore artists Adia Tay, The Betts and Stopgap!

Or if you don't mind paying $5 per person for some water sporting fun, head down to PAddles on WaVe 2018
2 Sep 2018
9am – 1.30pm & 1.30pm – 6pm
Water-Venture East Coast
$5 per pax

PAddles on WaVe 2018 is a combination of water and beach lifestyle sport carnival. Participants are free to try any lifestyle beach sports namely: Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Windsurfing, Inflatable Foam Pool, Inflatable Castle, Beach Yoga for just $5 per session. Only registered participants will be allowed to attend the try-out on a 1st come 1st served basis. Do turn up early as limited slots are available. Minimum age for water sports try-out will be 10 years old and above and land activity try-out will 6 years old and above. Register HERE for 9am slot or HERE for the 1.30pm slot.

FOR MORE DETAILS on My Family Weekend 2018, visit HERE.

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