Looking for things to do in Singapore with kids? Here’s our round up of kid-friendly activities in the month of July 2018.
It’s back to school but the kid-friendly fun continues this month with loads of amazing things to do for both parent and child.
1. The Little Prince: Behind The Story
Gain a new perspective to the beloved French classic and its author at this showcase of more than 250 exhibits.
Besides rare unpublished illustrations and personal items such as pilot’s gloves and a leather satchel, you can also check out up-close stamps, miniature sheets, airmail covers and postcards. Interspersed are milestones such as when international airmail services were introduced.
From now until March 17, 2019, at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents; tickets at $8 (adult) and $6 (child aged 3 to 12).
Find out more www.spm.org.sg
2. The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030
Ever wondered what’s the history behind your favourite playground?
For the first time ever, the National Museum of Singapore and the Housing & Development Board are collaborating to present The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030, an all-encompassing exhibition about the development of Singapore’s playgrounds in the past, present and future.
The feedback from this exhibition will guide the conceptualisation of the National Museum’s first-ever permanent playground in 2019.
The exhibition runs from now until September 30 at Stamford Gallery. Admission is free.
Find out more www.nationalmuseum.sg
3. Rainforest Lumina
What happens in the rainforest when night falls? Follow the Creature Crew on a whimsical adventure filled with amazing visual and audio moments.
Presented by the Singapore Zoo in celebration of its 45th year, Rainforest Lumina takes you on a night walk on the wild side. With the theme of “We are one”, the experience seeks to drive home the message that humans, animals and nature are inter-connected, each with an important role to play to sustain life on earth.
Tickets at $22 (adult)and $16 (child aged 3 to 12 years). Purchase online for 10 per cent discount on Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays, and 5 per cent discount on Fridays, Saturdays, eve of public holidays, and public holidays.
Starts July 1, 7.30pm to 12mn, every night.
(Photo: Moment Factory)
Find out more rainforestlumina.wrs.com.sg
4. Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes
ArtScience Museum’s Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition is a must-visit for all superhero fans. It runs from now until September 30.
Using state-of-the-art technology, this cutting-edge exhibition allows you and your tots to immerse yourselves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from its introduction with Iron Man (2008) to its most recent release, the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
Standard tickets are priced at $14 (children, students and senior citizens), $19 (adults) and $54 (Family package: two kids and two adults)
Tickets for Singapore residents are discounted: $12 (children, students and senior citizens), $16 (adults) and $45 (Family package)
Tickets are available at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and online.
Find out more www.marinabaysands.com/museum
5. The Lion King
Treat your whole family to a night of extraordinary performances by a talented and diverse cast from all over the world.
Transformed into a dazzling Broadway experience with some of the most recognisable music in the world, it’s no wonder this beloved Disney film is the world’s No. 1 musical.
Catch The Lion King at the Mastercard Theatre at Marina Bay Sands from now until Sept 23.
Ticket prices start at $65.
Find out more www.tinyurl.com/mbs-the-lion-king
6. Asian Culture and Music Series: Indonesia
The Asian Civilisations Museum’s Asian Culture and Music series celebrates 50 years of friendship with Indonesia.
Enjoy the wide array of performances planned. Feel the rhythm of traditional Javanese percussion and be mesmerised by Wayang Sandosa, a modern form of Indonesian shadow puppetry.
You can also jam out with your little ones to pop tunes by local and Indonesian performers at the Empress Lawn and take part in crafts and dance workshops, too.
The Asian Culture and Music series will be held from 1pm to 9pm on June 30, and from 1pm to 5pm on July 1.
Admission is free.
Find out more www.acm.org.sg
7. Jurassic World: Explore & Roar
Experience the one-of-a-kind Jurassic World: Explore & Roar at Universal Studios Singapore.
On top of the classic adrenaline-filled rides and world-class attractions at the theme park, visitors can look forward to an all-new immersive Jurassic World adventure.
Highlights include getting up close and personal with these amazing predators at Jurassic World: Roar!, an action-packed live action show, and learning how to train a dangerous velociraptor at the interactive Raptor Training School.
Jurassic World: Explore & Roar is held at Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, from now until August 22.
8. Children’s Festival: Small Big Dreamers
Take your kids to National Gallery’s first Children’s Festival, which runs from now until September 9. Titled Small Big Dreamers, children and the young-at-heart can look forward to experiential art and active play.
The first edition of Children’s Festival is inspired by the works of one of Singapore’s pioneer performance artists and a Cultural Medallion recipient, Lee Wen.
Lee Wen’s installations will be accompanied by other works by international artists such as We Make Carpets from the Netherlands (pictured), teamLab from Japan and Mark Justiniani from the Philippines.
Admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents.
9. Singapore Youth Festival 2018
Watch over 200 performances from students participating in the 52nd Singapore Youth Festival from now until July 8.
The Festival Concert takes place on June 30 at the Esplanade Theatre (reserve seats for the 3pm matinee here; tickets for the evening concert are sold out). There are other showcases at the Esplanade during the weekend of June 30 and related events at the National Gallery.
Admission is free for all events.
Find out more https://www.singaporeyouthfestival.sg/
10. The Kidz Academy & Baby Baby
Head down to the Singapore Expo for family-friendly events during the Youth Day long weekend.
At The Kidz Academy, check out the new Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, a 60-sqm inflatable filled with various butterfly species (register here). Take part in the Talentime competition and other activities such as gorilla climbing and inflatable dart and archery games.
Baby Baby 2018 features products and services from over 500 brands, including popular ones like Spectra, Aprica and Parklon. Look out for crazy deals, test strollers at the Stroller Park and take part in the lucky draw or grab a goodie bag.
From now until July 1.
11. Elmo’s TV Time
How would “forever four-year-old” Abbie Cadabby interpret Ed Sheeran’s famous song, Shape of You? To hilarious effect that will entertain both kids and adults!
The act is part of a brand-new show titled Elmo’s TV Time at the Pantages Hollywood Theater in Universal Studios Singapore. Sit in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy almost 20 minutes of song and dance by the endearing Sesame Street characters as they pit themselves against one another in a talent competition.
The original production is available year-round and is free, but usual admission fees to the theme park apply. Refer to the daily schedule for showtimes.
Find out more www.rwsentosa.com
12. Madame Tussauds Singapore
Madame Tussauds Singapore now boasts a Marvel-ous addition.
Besides taking wefies with the dignitaries and celebrities – their wax figures, that is – you and your kids can also meet Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America in the new Marvel section.
End your visit with a 10-minute animated film in the Marvel 4D cinema.
It’s said to be Asia’s first and features elements such as seat vibration, water sprays and wind as you watch the superheroes battle the villains.
You’ll get a glimpse of Gardens By The Bay and the Singapore Flyer in the show, too.
Happens daily, from 10am till closing, at Madam Tussauds Singapore, 40 Imbiah Road, Sentosa.
There’s no extra charge for this new experience. Tickets start from $18 per kid (ages three to 12) and $28 per adult when purchased online.
Find out more www.madametussauds.com/singapore
13. Sprout, Farm-to-People Festival
With its specially curated line-up of more than 50 exhibitors from the local sustainable agriculture community, Sprout is poised to become Singapore’s largest farmers’ market.
Sprawled across six zones are exciting activities to enrich and engage, this is where to pick up useful tips to grow your own food at home, and discover how to prepare healthy and yummy homecooked meals.
It’s on July 7 and 8, 10am to 8pm, Suntec Convention Centre – Hall 406. Admission is free.
Find out more www.visitsprout.sg
14. Cake Club by Marina Square
If your family has a sweet tooth, head down to Marina Square’s Glasshouse for desserts galore! Its Cake Club pop-up event features a rotating lineup of SG’s best dessert creators, including @crememaisonbakery, @boufesg, @edithpatisserie and more.
Held in the mall’s Glasshouse at The Roof Garden (access it from the door near Aston’s), the colourful set-up will delight your little ones. There will also be kid-friendly dessert workshops. July 14 to Aug 25 (Saturdays and Sundays only), from noon to 8pm. Admission is free.
Find out more www.marinasquare.com.sg