We’re kicking in August with exciting events and firework sightings for the nation’s 57th birthday. But even after the early festivities have died down, it doesn’t have to mean the energy has to dissipate. As we welcome the next half of 2022, here are some activities for kids that will keep them enthralled and curious.
1. Singapore Night Festival
After a two year hiatus, Singapore Night Festival is finally making a comeback and lighting up the streets of Bras Basah again.
From an After Dark food carnival at Dhoby Ghaut to traditional puppetry performances and night lights in cathedrals, there will be 55 different experiences for you to pick from. Best part? Many of them are free admission! Whether you are looking for a hands-on activity or simply yearn to busk in these novel lights while walking through town, SNF will keep you occupied all through this week.
Date: 19 to 27 August 2022
Location: Across Singapore
Price: Varies according to experience
2. Films at the Fort
For parents who are film buffs, you’d be happy to know that Film at the Fort will be screening a couple of Award-winning productions all through this month. Think Forrest Gump, Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Survivor, as well as other indie titles such as Licorice Pizza.
Busk in the lightness of the open-air atmosphere as you sip on wine and gourmet delicacies that are available for purchase there.
Date: 10 to 21 August 2022
Location: Fort Canning Green
3. Have an Alice in Wonderland Themed Tea
Running over a series of 2 weekends, here is an exclusive invitation to show up at a pop-up Alice in Wonderland-inspired tea at The Secret Patio.
Step into the magic of a fragrant garden with photo-worthy floral backdrops. As all tea parties, nothing is complete without food – your entrance ticket entitles you to 2 pastries and a cocktail potion. Dress your kiddos up in their best Alice in Wonderland outfit, and you might even stand to win a special prize!
For those who’re interested in watching Mad Hatter perform some magic tricks, simply top up $20 for the full experience.
Date: 12 to 14 August 2022; 19 to 21 August 2022
Location: 10A Duxton Hill, The Secret Patio
Price: $39.90 per pax or $59.90 per pax (with live show)
4. Subway Big Museum of Taste
Popping up in Singapore as the world’s first Subway museum, Prinsep Street will be home to gigantic sandwiches this August. Not only will there be photo opps with larger-than-life Subway installations, there are also neon-lit rooms with claw machines to keep your kids entertained.
If that isn’t enough, get your kid busy with digital virtual booths where they will knead dough, slice vegetables and squeeze condiments. There you go – your personal sandwich artist!
Each ticket also entitles you to 1 coke and a cookie.
For families who are die-hard Subway fans, this novel exhibition is a must-visit.
Date: 10 to 30 August 2022
Location: 11 Prinsep Link
Price: $12 for single ticket or $20 for 2
5. DinoQuest World Adventure
Surely, every kid has questioned at least once if dinosaurs are real. To prove that these gigantic beings have roamed and stomped the Earth once, DinoQuest World Adventure is an educational exhibition which will take your kids along a discovery of Dinos from the land of Aussie.
Here, there are a total of 5 zones which will take participants through the Dino journey – from life on earth, to extinction and excavation thereafter. From interactive exhibitions and multimedia projector shows to hands-on activities, this is one to keep your kids engaged throughout.
Date: 4 June to 31 August 2022
Location: Suntec City, North Atrium
6. Sentosa 4D AdventureLand, for Thrilling Activities For Kids
Another voyage to the inquisitive kids, Sentosa’s 4D Adventureland should appeal to the more adventurous ones. This season, they are screening simulations which will take you through different climates and settings such as the Himalayas, Amazon, Old West, etc. Elevate these experiences by going on a journey to save mankind from extinction, protect civilians from bandits, and more.
If adrenaline sounds like your thing, this eye-opening thriller rides might just be right up your alley.
Date: NIL (Permanent Feature)
Location: Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa
Price: $41 per child; $42.20 per adult
7. River Wonders: Celebrate Le Le’s Birthday
Join the Panda-stic Party at River Wonders as Le Le celebrates his birthday!
From interactive exhibitions and photo opps to arts and craft activities, this is the perfect reason to catch Le Le and Jia Jia in action – if you have yet to. Apart from meet and greets and a bamboo forest with LED decorations, there are also artsy activities. Shadow box light art, LED canvas art, terrarium-building, just to name a few.
Date: 5 August to 11 September 2022
Location: Mandai Zoo
Price: From $36
With this list of activities for kids, we’re pretty sure it will get you covered for the upcoming weekends of August!