February this year is good news all around for the children in your household. Not only do they get to welcome the Lunar New Year with many angbaos in hand, they also get a couple days off school.
If you are already planning ahead for what to do over the public holidays or weekends, here are activities in Singapore for kids this February, guaranteed to make your quality time with family worth.
Celebrate the festivities at River Hongbao
Despite the restrictions, Chinese New Year this year does not have to be boring and dull. This year, Gardens by the Bay will be ringing in new prosperities at River Hongbao from 30 January to 6 February.
During the event, you can expect festive lantern displays, thrilling amusement rides and inflatable playground for children, festive shows performed by Getai and Xinyao singers.
With vibrant light-ups and installations, these spots will prove themselves to be worthy enough to wow the children – and for you to snag a couple of memorable photos. Admission is free for this event but pre-booking is required.
Bring your sweetest dreams to life at Museum of Ice Cream
Having travelled around the world in New York City and soon settling in Chicago, Museum of Ice Cream has finally found its bustling home in Singapore. Here, you can dive into a Sprinkle Pool with your kids and frolick at the locally-inspired “Dragon Playground”.
We’re talking about a perfect excuse and opportunity for you to unleash your inner child!
Entrance for this event is ticketed, and we recommend going for the daytime admission (10am to 5.30pm) for families. While individual tickets go for $48, you can snag a discounted deal if you purchase them as a family group, with kids under 2 admitting for free!
Find magic at Pop-Up Disney: A Mickey Celebration
Running till 20 March this year, Pop-up Disney! A Mickey Celebration is an immersive experience which pays tribute to the iconic Mickey Mouse.
There are many galleries here where you can walk with your kids through – from the origins of Mickey’s good ol’ comics, to features of his special friendships with Minnie, Donald and Goofy. Be prepared to also get blown away by displays of a futuristic look at a hipster Mickey.
If you’re looking for activities in Singapore for kids with plenty of photo opportunities, this will probably fit the bill. Tickets go at $20 for kids and $25 for adults.
Enjoy the Slurping Good! Comfort of Instant Mee
Almost akin to the renowned Cup Noodles museum in Osaka, we finally have our own version of Slurping Good! hitting the shores of Singapore. Every Singaporean kid probably acknowledges that instant noodles is comfort food. (Though, not without the fair warning of our parents.)
Introduce your children to the world of comfort food by taking them to this interactive exhibition. With over 13 installations such as a cup-noodle slide, there will also be hands-on activities where you get to design your own cup sleeve and noodle bowl.
Priced at $21, the tickets are currently available for sale till end February.
Ride through the newly-opened Changi Bay Park Connector
Opened on January 2022, the Changi Bay Park Connector is part of the eastern segment of the recently-launched Round Island Route. If you have been yearning for a getaway with your family, Changi Bay will surely remind you of the romantic Jeju Island in Korea.
With scenic lookout points and long boardwalks populated with drifting greenery, this is the perfect spot to be at with your kids on a breezy weekend afternoon.
Feeling a little adventurous? Grab your bicycles and set out on a mini journey to check out the new cycling path. There you go, riding off towards the sunset!
Have a Unique Staycation Experience at Downtown East Pop-up Container Hotel
If stepping out of your hotel room to Uncle Ringo’s amusement park sounds like the type of fun your family is up for, this would definitely have to be one of your top activities in Singapore for kids.
Only until 20th March, SG Hotel on Wheels (SHOW) will be located at Downtown East’s Open Air Carpark. This one-of-a-kind staycay concept features 10 differently-themed boutique rooms – from Safari, Peranakan to a classic resort-themed design.
Don’t underestimate the size of this container room! You have an option between a 20-footer and 40-footer room, starting at $239 and $359 per night respectively.
Get Crafty with Workshops along Sentosa’s Coastline
Being by the beach never sounds like a boring day. Whether it is a sunny swim or throwing some frisbees and volleyballs around, there’s always something to do. The fun doesn’t have to stop there, though!
For the families who embrace sun, sea and sand – until March this year, Sentosa has a series of workshops lined up for participation. (Plus, Sentosa’s still offering free tram rides in from Vivo!)
Think terrarium-building workshops, cake and donut decorating classes, candle-making, and many more! If your kids love getting crafty, these artsy activities by the beach will definitely be something they would enjoy.
Get a Taste of Farm Stay in Singapore at Villa Umbrella
A new bed and breakfast-themed boutique hotel located off the mainland at Turf Club, Villa Umbrella is a must-visit for families who have a knack for adventure and nature.
Here, you can take a jab at your competitive side by racing your kids at Singapore’s first electric karting arena, or bash them at a game of paintball. Once you’ve exhausted all the energies, head for something a little more relaxed the next day. Think clay workshops and trail rides with the horsies!
Rooms are available for booking from $89 for the superior king room, which houses a king-sized bed. For the bigger families, you can also opt to size-up your rooms.
Gather your friends and family for a creative Chingay Party (for a cause)
While it has been a couple of years since we’ve been able to watch the Chingay Parade live, this year, Chingay celebrates its 50th anniversary by putting $7,500 worth of vouchers up for giveaways.
Gather your family and friends for a watch party on the 12th February for a good cause! Chingay50 will be pledging a sum of money to underprivileged families when the stream hits 20,000 views. As usual, we can expect the line-up to be filled with colourful showcases of our heritage and multiculturalism.
(Psst… the most creative watch parties get to win $500 worth of vouchers each. So it’s time to get cracking and start planning!)
Now that you’ve done your due diligence for February, here are some of the latest activities in Singapore for kids this month. While the March holidays are still a month away, we are sure these ideas will start them off on a right foot. Just enough to keep them looking forward for their share of fun that’s around the corner.
Given the COVID restrictions and safe distancing regulations, do remember that many of these exciting activities are ticketed… which only means one thing.
It’s time to get clicking before they get filled up to avoid the disappointment!