7 Kids’ Weekend Events & Things to Do with Kids Singapore: Weekend Planner

Theatrical experience commemorating the Battle for Singapore

Explore Singapore’s history and the brave heroes who fought during the Fall of Singapore with a series of events around town. Immerse yourself in the story of the Malay Regiment with an interactive theatrical experience called Loyal and True: A Theatrical Experience at Reflections at Bukit Chandu! Hear from the characters about their thoughts and feelings regarding their experiences during World War Two, and discover the heroic and human aspects of the Malay Regiment. Tickets are $16 however note that this event is recommended for ages 13 and up. More events here.

Deets: Sunday 3 March, 3pm – 3.30pm and 4.30pm – 5pm (2 sessions), Entrance, Reflections at Bukit Chandu

Outdoor Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (FREE!)

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Image credit: Sentosa

Take the family over to Palawan Green to enjoy the free outdoor movie screenings that take place on Fridays on certain weekends! Pack your picnic rugs and head over to enjoy tasty food and drinks (available to purchase on site), and an atmospheric outdoor movie screening. On 1 March at 7:50pm there’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001).

Deets: 1 March, 7.50pm, Palawan Green, more info here

Check out Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience Comes to Sentosa!
Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience has opened! This experience celebrates some of the most iconic forest scenes from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ series. Mesmerising lights will transform the Coastal Trail on Sentosa Island into a magical outdoor trail with magical creatures including a Hippogriff, Nifflers, and more. Strike your best stance for a wand duel photo before trying your hand at casting a Patronus to illuminate the dark woods. Get your hands on the wizarding world beverage, Butterbeer™, and explore exclusive merchandise from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies at the gift shop. The experience is created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment in partnership with Fever. Ticket prices start from $47 for adults and $38 for kids inclusive of booking fees (pricing differs for different dates).

Deets: 3 February – March 2024, Coastal Trail, Sentosa

Visit Pinkfong Baby Shark’s Playhouse

Pinkfong & Baby Shark's Playhouse at Marina Square
Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Playhouse at Marina Square

Pinkfong and Baby Shark’s Playhouse has opened at Marina Square! This pop-up play space has interactive play zones, engaging activities, and captivating Pinkfong and Baby Shark-themed displays to enjoy. Read our review here.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: 26 January 2024 – 31 March 2024, #03-208/209, Let’s Play @Marina Square

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STPI Open House: activities for kids (FREE!)

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Image: STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery

Take the family over to the STPI Open House and venture into Brassville, home of the finest printmakers and papermakers. You can create a little robot friend (pictured), decorate a snazzy suitcase and more. The annual Open House also provides a rare opportunity to explore STPI’s Creative Workshop, a space for artists to experiment with various print and papermaking techniques. Put your creative cogs and gears to work with a variety of art stations and workshops, which run throughout the day. Or print with the pros in the Creative Workshop, and bring home your own creations. All activities are suitable for all ages, unless otherwise stated. More info here.

Deets: Saturday 9 March 2024, 11am – 5pm, STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236

Five Footway Festival: Stories of Chinatown

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Five Footway Festival returns from 9 to 17 March 2024 to bring the past stories of Chinatown to life for all ages! Look out for a host of exciting activities for all ages at the Five Footway Festival taking place at various locations in Chinatown where the streets will come alive with the hustle and bustle of Chinatown in the 1900s. Get an understanding of the traditions of our forefathers in Singapore’s Chinatown, and how the lives of early immigrants were centred at the Five Footway across trades, clan activities, cultural, arts and entertainment activities. There will be traditional childhood games, street snacks, opera performances, dragon dances, wushu, culinary classes, movies and theatrical tours along Smith Street, Pagoda Street and Sago Street. Admission to the Five Footway Festival is free. Tickets for selected workshops can be purchased here.
Read our guide to Chinatown here.

Deets: 9 to 17 March 2024, various timings, Chinatown

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Visit a kid-friendly museum

Check out playground Dakota Breeze (FREE!)

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Mums and dads, do your kids love vehicles and aeroplanes? Have you taken them to the free outdoor playgrounds at HDB Dakota Breeze? ⁠There are three unique playgrounds to look out for (plus fitness areas and two rooftop gardens)! Head to the Dakota Heliport where kids can climb up and zoom down the slide.⁠ Have a go on the seesaw, then board the special climbing structure aeroplane, buckle up and imagine soaring off the runway!⁠ Read more here.

Deets: Dakota Breeze, 92A Jalan Satu, Singapore 392092

Check out SkyPark By Kiztopia @ Cineleisure

SkyPark By Kiztopia @ Cineleisure
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SkyPark By Kiztopia @ Cineleisure is the latest indoor playspace by Kiztopia for kiddos aged six and up, so it’s a similar indoor playground concept to SuperPark being aimed at older kids or mixed ages. SkyPark By Kiztopia @ Cineleisure offers an action-packed indoor adventure-scape of thrilling challenges including rock climbing and high-element obstacle courses like that at X-SCAP8 also on Orchard Rd. Here’s what to know about SkyPark before you head down.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654 Deets: Sun to Thurs, 10am – 8pm; Fri, Sat & Sun, 10am – 9pm; Orchard Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, #04-04/05

Explore the revamped Keppel Art Centre (FREE!)

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Image Credit: Cherilyn Gan

The Keppel Art Centre for Education has had a revamp, and we love the immersive spaces that encourage kids to learn through play. They can learn about the core elements of art through a digital art experience and even create abstract art with shapes and colours and watch it be projected onto the wall. Curious little inventors will love the Makers Studio, where they can try their hand at creating 3D Art or build giant wooden sculptures. Just be sure to book your slot ahead of time to avoid disappointment!

 Deets: Open daily, 10am – 7pm, National Gallery Singapore

Visit the newly opened Kiztopia at Jewel

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Image Credit: Kiztopia via Facebook

Spend the afternoon at Kiztopia’s newest indoor playground at Jewel Changi Airport. This aviation-themed wonderland is located inside Toys “R” Us and features trampolines, obstacle courses and even a funnel slide that ends in an ocean ball pit. Kids can explore a giant plane structure and snap a photo with a larger-than-life boarding pass. We’re pretty sure that this will be your aviation-loving kiddo’s new favourite playground! More info here.

 Deets: Sun to Thurs, 10am – 8pm; Fri, Sat & & PH, 10am – 9pm, Kiztopia at Toys “R” Us, Jewel Changi Airport

Head to a Fire Station Open House (FREE!)

Fire station open house kids
Does your kiddo love fire engines? Did you know you can take them to see a working Fire Station on the weekend for free? Selected Fire Stations are open for visits on Saturday mornings over two time slots – 9am to 9:50am or 10am to 10:50am. Both timeslots are guided tours. Tots will love this experience where they can learn about the cool Emergency Vehicles and their capabilities, watch a demo on donning the full firefighting protective gear, and see how the equipment is used (nothing beats seeing those massive sprays in person!).

Deets: Saturdays every weekend, 9am to 9:50am or 10am to 10:50am, Selected Fire Stations

New Playground at Gillman Barracks (FREE!)

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We love finding new playgrounds around town and the latest one is at The Gillman Barracks beside Carpark A, in front of Block 9. Climb the tower via the climbing wall or cargo net, zoom down two slides or come down via the fireman’s pole! See our video here.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: Open daily, 9 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937

Check out Camp Road Playground (FREE!)

Camp Road Interim Playground

Camp Road Interim Playground just off Tanglin Road is a small play area with a nature playground with logs and tree stumps to balance on and jump across. There’s a short slide and wide spaces to run around shaded by trees. Look out for the longer colourful slide near the bucket swing, and older kid’s swing plus there’s also an old-fashioned chair seat swing. We love that there’s an inclusive element to this playground with the wheelchair swing. Further down you’ll come across reflexology paths in pretty white and black stones and a bee hotel!

Deets: Along Camp Road (off Tanglin Road), open daily

Check out the Newly Revamped Tayo Station

tayo station ball pit basketball kids driving
Image Credit: Tayo Station

We are so excited that Tayo Station playground at Downtown East has reopened with an expanded kiddy road circuit, where kids can drive through a realistic cityscape with pedestrian crossings, traffic lights that work and even a garage! Plus, look out for tube slides and a two-storey play structure. Little ones will love the sensory play areas, while older kids can dash up the race ramp and get competitive with a basketball competition. Tickets and more info here.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: Tayo Station, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 3 E!Hub, Downtown East, Singapore 519599

Visit the Children’s Museum Singapore

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Image credit: Children’s Museum Singapore

Singapore’s first-ever dedicated children’s museum, the new Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG), offers young kids a creative way to learn about Singapore’s history thanks to the engaging exhibitions. Young toddlers can explore the Play Pod – a fun area for free play – while older kids can wander the streets of old in Singapore at The Marketplace, discover spices, design stamps, and admire bird life. Book ahead here.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: Children’s Museum Singapore, 23B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

Check Out Playground Dakota Breeze (FREE!)

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Image credit: Playpoint Asia

Mums and dads, do your kids love vehicles and aeroplanes? Have you taken them to the free outdoor playgrounds at HDB Dakota Breeze? ⁠There are three unique playgrounds to look out for (plus fitness areas and two rooftop gardens)! Head to the Dakota Heliport where kids can climb up and zoom down the slide.⁠ Have a go on the seesaw, then board the special climbing structure aeroplane, buckle up and imagine soaring off the runway!⁠ Read more here.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: Dakota Breeze, 92A Jalan Satu, Singapore 392092

Try the Bumper Cars at Jurong Point

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Image credit: Timezone

Check out the new maxi drift bumper cars at Timezone Jurong Point! These drift cars are designed to be child-friendly and can accommodate up to two passengers onboard each car. Zoom around the 11-metre by 20-metre track at this mega Timezone — the second largest in Singapore, with 130 games on offer. We reckon it will be super popular with kiddos’ birthday parties or for a fun afternoon escaping the tropical heat!

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: $12 per bumper car ride, Timezone Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2, JP1, #02-45 

Visit the New 3-level Go-Kart Circuit Hyperdrive

Go Kart Singapore at Shangri-La Palawan Shores HyperDrive Circuit
Image Credit: Shangri-La via Facebook

Part of the family beach club, Shangri-La’s Palawan Sands, the newly opened HyperDrive is a fully electric and indoor go-karting experience! This three-level racetrack offers an integrated gamified experience that will transport drivers into a virtual game. Look out for 308 metres of thrilling straightways and 14 exciting turns. Families can join in the fun with dual karts for double the excitement with the little ones. To go-kart alone, kids must be at least 130 cm tall. Read more about go-karting in Singapore here.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: HyperDrive at The Palawan @ Sentosa, Palawan Beach

Go ‘hunting’ for giants on Sentosa! (FREE!)

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The giants are here! Little Lyn, Reef the Chief, Curious Sue, and Dreamer Dee – collectively known as Explorers of Sentosa, have landed on the shores of Palawan Beach in Sentosa! ⁠The family of four giant sculptures were made using reclaimed wood by internationally renowned Copenhagen-based recycling artist Thomas Dambo, and each took approximately 700 hours to build. With the help of an interactive online treasure trail map, visitors can join the search for the Explorers of Sentosa, an experiential mixed-media installation, by first discovering “breadcrumbs”, which contain codes to unravel clues that would lead them to the sculptures.⁠ ⁠The sculptures will be free to view and situated along Palawan Beach till 2024.

Check out Jurassic Nest food court with dinosaurs

what's on this weekend for kids events in singapore
Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

If you have little dino fans and are in the Gardens by the Bay area, head over for a meal at the newly opened Jurassic Nest dinosaur-themed food hall. You’ll find 18 dinosaurs including a T. rex and Brachiosaurus, which will come alive, roaring to original soundtracks (approximately three minutes each time). Catch the dinosaur ‘show’ with free admission every hour from 12pm to 8pm. You’ll also find Michelin-starred brands serving up a range of Asian cuisine, from Hawker Chan’s Chicken Rice and Tsuta Ramen to Mama by Putien. Catch the other static dinosaurs scattered across the food hall while you dine on your favourite foods. Don’t miss the new educational trail that takes you around the gardens on a prehistoric adventure to learn more about the unique diets of herbivorous dinosaurs! Check here for opening times.

Deets: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-02, Singapore 018953

Visit Science Centre (the Fire Tornado demo is back on!)

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Image credit: Science Centre Singapore

A visit to the Science Centre Singapore is all the more appealing now that water play is back on; plus, the Fire Tornado exhibit is finally back in action too! Come face to face with one of the most terrifying and spectacular phenomena as you marvel at the fire tornado and its flaming vortex that takes place in a specially built chamber. The column of fire reaches over 600 degrees Celsius and makes quite a spectacle while bringing science to life for kiddos! Read our guide to the Science Centre here.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: 2:30pm, weekends, school & public holidays, Science Centre Singapore

Check out a water park (FREE!)

what's on this weekend for kids events in singapore
Kids will love splashing around the animal-themed play space at the free rooftop water playground at Tampines 1 mall. There’s also a dry play area with a slide and a wash area to clean up afterwards. See more pics of this water playground here. This new water park is free to enter. Read all about Singapore’s free water play areas here.

Deets: 12pm – 8pm (except Mondays 4pm – 8pm), Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1 Singapore

Have fun at Jurong Lake Gardens (FREE!)

what's on this weekend for kids events in singapore
Treat the kids to a play at Jurong Lake Gardens’ playground, Forest Ramble. The water play is open, and the main playground is lots of fun, with structures to climb on and a long slide too. There are 13 different adventure play areas to explore at Forest Ramble, with mini trampolines, rope obstacle courses and other equipment that is nature-inspired based on the actions and motions of the animals that inhabit the freshwater swamp. More info on the Jurong Lake Gardens here.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: Open daily (except Mondays) Clusia Cove and Forest Ramble at Jurong Lake Gardens

Take the kids on a street art hunt (FREE!)

what's on this weekend for kids events in singapore
Looking to get the kids out walking? Make it fun by spotting street art along the way! Check out our most comprehensive list of recommended street art murals sorted by neighbourhood here. Head out with a fully charged phone (for all those cute pics) plus a paper and pencil for the kids so they can search out “treasures” that you can challenge them to find.

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Have fun at a Dino-themed Water Playground (FREE!)

what's on this weekend for kids events in singapore
There’s a new dinosaur-themed water playground at Causeway Point with a Toddler Dino Zone, Adventure Volcano and Crater Zone. Kids will have a blast zooming down the two long slides, running through the dinosaur ribcage with water jets and watching the volcano erupt (with water!). In the evenings, the Dino-themed Wet Playground comes alive with neon lights!  Entry is free, and no pre-booking is required. If you’re excited to see what’s in store watch our video here.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: Water Playground @ Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square Level 7, Singapore 738099

Read More: 16 Places Where Kids Can See Dinosaurs in Singapore

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