7 kid-friendly things to do this weekend (June 17-18)

By Kim Chan   — June 15, 2017
  • Sports Hub Community Play Day
    1 / 7 Sports Hub Community Play Day

    Themed “Good Ol’ Wonderland”, this edition of the community play day wants you to spend the Father’s Day weekend reliving the old days. For the first time ever, the quarterly community play day will be held over two days, featuring new activities like carnival games booths and the much anticipated glowing Zumba, where participants will get to be covered in neon paint as they exercise in dance with the fun music. There will also be returning attractions like the kampong games which will be a nostalgic sight for Mum and Dad.

    Parents can also spend some time teaching your little ones about the history of the grounds where the sports hub now sits with the heritage gallery and guided tours.

    Do come in attire suitable to be painted on for the glowing Zumba.

    When: June 17 – 18, 2017
    Time: 10am – 9pm
    Where: OCBC Arena
    Admission: Event is free; fees for amusement rides and carnival games apply.
    Visit: www.sportshub.com/CommunityPlayDay

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  • Science Centre Singapore
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    Help Professor Crackitt find his pet parrot, Wattnot, while fixing some of the experiments in his laboratory, all while navigating through Asia’s largest mirror maze – “Professor Crackitt’s Light Fantastic! – a Mirror Maze experience”. While making your way through, do also look out for the creepy-crawlies, secret rooms and find your way out of the multiple fake exit illusions. This huge mirror maze features more than 17 exciting experiments backed by the physics of light, colours and reflections, which are sure to spark your little one’s curiosity.

    While you’re there, also check out The Mind’s Eye, an exhibition where all is not as it seems. It has over 30 items which challenge the way you observe and make sense of the things around you, playing with perception vs. reality.

    When: Ongoing
    Time: 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.15pm)
    Where: Science Centre Singapore
    Admission: entrance to exhibitions mentioned is free, standard admission to the Science Centre apply.
    Visit: www.science.edu.sg

    Related: Review: Professor Crackitt’s laboratory mirror maze at Science Centre 

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  • The RSN50 Doodle Wall
    3 / 7 The RSN50 Doodle Wall

    Has your little one always loved the sea? Here’s his chance to get a peak into the life of a navy officer and discover his own future as one in the ‘Draw your Dream Navy Ship’ competition. In celebration of the Republic of Singapore Navy’s 50th Anniversary (RSN50), leave your mark on the RSN50 Doodle Wall as you colour in a part of the of the mural. The mural will be displayed at RSN50@Vivo at the end of the year.

    On weekends, the little ones can bring home their very own nautical souvenir from the rope-tying activities. Activities are recommended for families with children aged 12 and below.

    When: Now till June 26, 2017
    Time: 10am – 8pm
    Where: SAFRA Toa Payoh
    Admission: Free
    Visit: www.facebook.com/singaporenavy/

    (Photo: facebook.com/singaporenavy)

    Related: Top 30 activities for the June school holidays 2017

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  • Little Creatures
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    Let your little ones explore the world of music with this musical play jam programme organised by exp. under Sathecollective. Suitable for kids aged three to seven, they can expect to explore sounds and musical ideas, experience free play and experiment with different musical instruments on their own. Who knows what they’ll come up with. Each session is limited to 15 people.

    When: June 17 and 24, 2017
    Where: Goodman Arts Centre, Block B #05-02
    Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm (one hour per session)
    Admission: $20
    Registration: e-mail experience@sathecollective.org
    Visit: www.facebook.com/expbysathecollective

    Related: 15 best camps for kids during the June school holidays 2017

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  • Mega Inflatables playground
    5 / 7 Mega Inflatables playground

    The little ones will have a splashing good time bouncing and sliding down giant inflatables, which include the foamy maze, balancing beam and traversing wall. This outdoor playground also boasts Singapore’s largest inflatable slide, which measures 10m (about three storeys) in height, diving into a ball pool containing more than 200,000 balls. There is no age limitation, but height and weight restriction applies for various attractions.

    When: June 8 to 11, 15 to 18, and 22 to 25
    Where: Palawan Beach
    Time: 10am – 7pm
    Admission: Free, with regular paid admission to Sentosa

    Related: Top 10 things to do at Sentosa this June school holidays 2017

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  • Jurong Regional Library’s Anniversary: To Infinity and Beyond Carnival
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    Does your little one love all things outer space? Then he’ll be in for a treat at Jurong Regional Library’s Anniversary: To infinity and Beyond Carnival.

    A line up of fun activities awaits, including a space-themed storytelling session at the Activity Zone from 12.30pm to 1pm. Kids can also look forward to a carnival filled with space-themed booth activities, happening from 12pm to 4pm.

    When: June 17, 2017
    Admission: Free
    Visit: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

    (Photo: Facebook/Jurong Regional Library)

    Related: June school holidays 2017: Mall activities

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  • Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands
    7 / 7 Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands

    This is the last weekend to catch this magical exhibition designed with families in mind. It features an array of Harry Potter stamps from around the world, each with scenes and moments from the movie printed on.

    While you’re there, expect to see a vast collection of movie memorabilia and collectibles such as the collector’s edition disc set and filmaking book set. Experience the magic for yourself at the interactive multimedia exhibits where you can wave a wand and see “magic” happen on screen, the little ones are sure to be delighted.

    When: Now till June 18, 2017
    Time: 10am – 7pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum
    Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs, For foreigners: $8 per adult; $6 per child (3 – 12 years old)
    Visit: www.spm.org.sg

    Related: Review: Dreams & Stories, Gallery Children’s Biennale

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