As part of safety precautions from the coronavirus outbreak in Singapore, many outdoor and mass events have been postponed or cancelled. This might have left some parents who were excited to bring their kids out, such as the Light art festival i Light, disheartened. But fortunately, there are a slew of other activities to look forward to. Here’s our quick guide to family activities in Singapore for the month of February and March.
Family-friendly Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Month
Photo: Golden Village
For a reduced price at only $6, bring your kids to catch all-time favourite, Disney’s The Lion King. Happening for one day only on 22 February for GV members. You’ll also receive a Kids Flix Free Gift (while stocks last) with every ticket purchased. Promotion available at selected outlets only.
*FREE admission for kids below 90 cm
When: Saturday, 22 February 2020
10am – GV Jurong Point & GV Plaza | 10.30am – GV Yishun & GV Grand, Great World
View more details here.
The exhibition | Photo: The Artground family activities in singapore
What better way to teach kids about a subject matter than to let them explore for themselves? And they can do so in a safe environment like the Artground that provides a multi-sensory arts play space.
Their latest exhibition The Curious Sky is inspired by elements of the weather: sing in the rain, dance with the rainbow and hear the thunder rumble. The sky’s the limit (no pun intended). | Website
Where: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053
When: Until March 2020
Wed and Thurs: 9.30am to 5pm | Fri, Sat & Sun: 9.30am to 6pm
How much: Free entry (apart from other drop-in activities Artground might offer)
Find more details here.
‘Fly High’ integrates aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) that are useful disciplines for the young ones. | Photo: Sistic
Journey with Poppy and Mo as they embark on a crazy ambition of building their very own flying machine.
Expect lots of comedy in this physical theatre as you move to original songs and engaging puppetry. The show also presents a learning opportunity where your kids get to glean basics of aerodynamics. Recommended for 3 year-olds and above.
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT | 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
When: From 19 February 2020 until April 11 2020
Weekdays: 10am | Weekends & Public Holiday(s): 11am & 2pm
How much: Standard tickets start from S$29. Enjoy a 15% discount on tickets on all categories for shows on Saturday 21 Mar (2pm) and Saturday 28 Mar (11am and 2pm) here.
Photo: Gardens by the Bay family activities in singapore
While it’s a pity there’s no Spring season in Singapore, here’s the next best thing for your eyes to feast on. This year, Sakura Matsuri is back with one of its highlights featuring a larger-than-life Gassho-style village, amidst beautiful cherry and peach blossoms, right at the Flower Dome.
Be immersed by the tale of Momotaro—a boy born from a peach who’s destined to be extraordinary. You can also look forward to cultural activities as well as experience a tea ceremony in their Japanese Tea House. | Website
Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
When: 6 March 2020 – 29 March 2020
Happening daily from 9am t0 9pm.
How much: View charges here.
Get 50% discount on Living Worlds admission ticket for every Science Centre admission ticket purchased. | Photo: Science Centre Singapore
It is an urgent call for all, with climate change swiftly impacting the world. This timely wildlife and exploration edutainment exhibition will explore the interdependent relationship between animals and the environments they inhabit, helping individuals be more environmentally aware.
Get access to never-seen-before footage and immerse yourself in variety of interactive play elements.
Where: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore
When: Now until 22 Mar 2020
How much: $23 per adult, $18 per child, $66 per family
Enjoy a 15% discount on all children and adult tickets when you book here.
We Bare Bears x Kumoya Cafe
Photo: kumoya_singapore | Instagram
The Bear Bros are back! And they are going to sweep you off your feet with some really cute and sweet matcha buns, waffles and many more! Check them out at their homely abode, a stone’s throw away from Bugis MRT.
Where: 8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320
When: Until April 12 2020
More details via Kumoya’s Facebook page here.
Different themes and 11 exciting games to choose from. | Photo: Headrock VR
Take your family adventure a notch higher with HeadRock VR. Whether it’s braving the storm blizzard, busting zombies or feeling the adrenaline rush from the Extreme Train, it’s your call.
Choose between packages of 3, 5 or 7 rides. Rides are suitable for children aged 6 and above. There’s also an ongoing promotion (see below).
Where: 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-38-39
How much: Big 3 – S$35 | Big 5- S$50 | Big 7 – S$65
The show also includes projections, audio-visual displays and hands-on educational activities. | Photo: Disney’s Frozen 2 via Artscience Museum
Watch your beloved animated Disney animated characters come to live here at the Disney: Magic of Animation exhibition. Go behind-the-scenes to experience over 90 magical years of Disney animation and be awe-struck by artworks from timeless classics such as Steamboat Willie (1928) to recent blockbusters such as Moana (2016) and Frozen 2 (2019).
The interactive exhibition features over 500 exceptional art pieces that span over nearly a century and includes original drawings, sketches and concept art, bound to captivate your inner child. Very magical indeed.
Where: Art Science Museum
When: Until 29 Mar 2020
View full pricing and get your tickets here.
Photo: Singapore Symphony Orchestra family activities in singapore
Another family adventure awaits! Join conductor and host Jessica Gethin on a Journey Around the World with the orchestra. As the audience, you will explore soundscapes of music from across the globe. Who knows what will come first! This interactive show celebrates the beauty of cultural diversity, uniting people through the language of music.
Where: Victoria Concert Hall
When: 21 March 2020 – 22 March 2020
Sat / 21 March 2020 / 2pm
Sat / 21 March 2020 / 4pm
Sun / 22 March 2020 / 2pm
Sun / 22 March 2020 / 4pm
How much: S$25, S$32
Enjoy a 10% discount on all tickets when you book through this link.
For Parents with bigger kids
“This is a story of one family–and, in fact, a story of so many families–struggling to save a lost loved one, where sometimes love is not enough.” | Photo: Pangdemonium
While this brutally play is targeted towards parents with older kids, it is a timeless story that seeks to explore one of society’s pressing concerns—mental health—especially among youths.
16 year old Nicolas, a once lively boy becomes silent, sullen and secretive in face of his parents’ divorce. His behaviour becomes erratic as he is forced to go back and forth between them. He further spirals into emotional and mental despair and feels that “life is weighing him down”. Is the the stage of “just being a teenager”? The story unfolds further as Nicolas’ parents step in to take desperate measures.
Directed by Tracie Pang.Written by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton.Starring Adrian Pang, Nazray, Serene Chan, Sharda Harrison, Shona Benson and Zachary Pang. NOTE: Advisory 16 (Mature Content).
‘The Son’ Details
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre
Address: 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3, Singapore 188064
Date: 20 February – 7 March 2020
Time: Tue – Sat 8pm, Sat – Sun 3pm
Ticket prices: $25 – $75