15 family-friendly activities for the Labour Day and Hari Raya public holiday long weekend

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(Featured photo adapted from: Beyond Expeditions Singapore, BYKidO & SethLui.com)

The next long weekend is just around the corner and with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we’re sure it’s going to be way more fun than the previous ones. If you’re wondering where to go and what to do, worry not — here are 15 activities that’ll surely keep you and the kids entertained during this well-deserved holiday. 🎉

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01 • Solve a mission on the Island Wanderer Escape Adventure

Embark on a journey through various iconic landmarks in our city to solve an important mission — there’ll be tricky puzzles to crack and lots of discoveries to be made. This Family Escape Adventure will take you about an hour to two to complete so remember to bring along sufficient water.

📍 Address: Various locations (within walking distance from each other)
🌐 Website: https://islandwanderer.company.site/

02 • Go art jamming while your kids play at Merry Haus

(Photo: Merry Haus)

Had a long week? Leave your kids to have their own adventure at Merry Haus’ play area while you unleash your creativity in an Art Jamming session. You’ll get to de-stress and your kids will get to have their fair share of fun too (under your supervision) — win-win!

📍 Address: Oasis Terraces, Blk 681 Punggol Drive, #01-34/35, Singapore 820681
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 12pm – 9pm | Sat & Sun, 11am – 9pm
📞 Phone: 6970 0686
🌐 Website: https://www.facebook.com/Merryhaus/

03 • Watch the PLAYtime! Imagination Station theatre performance at Esplanade

(Photo: BYKidO)

Catch the chronicles of the shy and awkward Jamie who accidentally boards an MRT to an imaginary station and sets out on a journey to find his way back home. Specially designed for kids from 3 to 6 years old, this production encourages the little ones to face changes with courage.

📍 Address: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Play timings: Mon to Fri, 9.30am & 11.30am (except certain dates) | Sat & Sun, 11am, 2.30pm & 4.30pm. See full details here.
🌐 Website: https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/playtime/2022/playtime-imagination-station

04 • Treat your family to a deep sleep massage at Moomin

(Photo: Moomin)

Did you know that there’s a family-friendly massage spa in town? Conveniently located in Vivocity and Funan Mall, Moomin is known for their deep sleep dry massage. If you’ve been feeling tired, head down to this place to get some knots loosened out. Your kids will love the experience too.

📍 Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-96, Vivocity, Singapore 098585. View the other outlet here.
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm daily
📞 Phone: 6255 3105 | 8691 3044
🌐 Website: https://moomin.com.sg/

05 • Catch My Little Pony characters at Kumoya Singapore

(Photo: SethLui.com)

Got a My Little Pony fanatic at home? Take them to Kumoya’s new pop-up where you’ll not only get to dine artsy, My Little Pony-inspired food, but also take pictures with your favourite characters including Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Apple Jack. Magical time guaranteed!

📍 Address: 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
📞 Phone: 8946 4181
🌐 Website: https://www.facebook.com/kumoyasingapore/

06 • Attend a unique mental health exhibition by Eyeyah!

(Photo: Shout.sg)

Eyeyah! Magazine is running an interesting pop-up exhibition on anxiety which features over 20 eye-catching artworks from across the world. There’s a lot to learn about mental health — plus, it’s a great way to kickstart a dialogue with your kids.

📍 Address: Kult Kafe, 200 Turf Club Road, #01-19B, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: Wed to Fri, 3pm – 10.30pm | Sat & Sun, 9am – 10.30pm
📞 Phone: 9389 2185
🌐 Website: https://www.instagram.com/kultkafe/

 

07 • Enjoy the last day of Songkran Festival at Wild Wild Wet

(Photo: SG Magazine)

If you’ve yet to experience Singapore’s very own Songkran, this is your last chance to do so! Head over to Wild Wild Wet tomorrow for a splashing good time. There’ll be water guns everywhere so be sure to grab as many folks at home as you can.

The Songkran Festival at Wild Wild Wet ends on 30 April 2022.

📍 Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: 12pm – 6pm daily
📞 Phone: 6581 9128
🌐 Website: https://www.wildwildwet.com/

08 • See larger-than-life dinosaurs wander about Jewel Changi at Jewel-rassic Quest

(Photo: 8Days)

Want to see 89 million-year-old dinos roam freely at Jewel Changi? Head down for the Jewel-rassic Quest game where you’ll be able to see huge dinosaurs through augmented reality and take part in a fun mission that includes egg hunts, giveaways and mini games. You may even stand a chance to snag cute limited edition dinosaur pins, a complimentary jungle hat and a $10 Jewel retail voucher!

📍 Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Game timing: 10.30am – 5.30pm daily
📞 Phone: 6956 9898
🌐 Website: https://www.jewelchangiairport.com/en/attractions/Jewel-rassicQuest.html

09 • Have fun at the Uncle Ringo Carnival in Punggol

(Photo: SassyMama)

Who’s up for some good ol’ carnival fun? The Uncle Ringo Carnival at the Punggol Container Park has rides galore — a pirate ship, a mini-carousel, a larger carousel, Ferris Wheel, Dragon’s Park and a train ride. Have your pick or go on them all! 🚂

📍 Address: 50 Punggol East Tebing Lane, Singapore 828826
Opening hours: Wed to Sun, 5pm – 9pm
🌐 Website: https://www.facebook.com/uncleringoclub/

10 • Explore the new playground in Toa Payoh

(Photo adapted from: BYKidO)

If you haven’t heard the news, there’s a new playground at Play @ Heights Park in Toa Payoh and it comes complete with a wet play area, sand area (with flying fox), a high-element playground, a mini-skate park for bicycles and kick scooters—and even a trampoline park! There’s plenty to do, so set aside a few hours this weekend for a fun-filled time.

📍 Address: Blk 144 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310144
Water Playpark opening hours: 8am – 9pm daily

11 • Take a stroll at the newly opened part of the Tampines Park Connector

(Photo adapted from: National Parks Board)

Outdoor junkies, rejoice! A section of the park connector along Sungei Tampines is now open. If you enjoy taking the folks out for a walk, be sure to pay this place a visit this weekend.

12 • More carnival games at SAFRA Punggol and Waterway Point

(Photo adapted from: BYKidO)

WIth so much fun happening in Punggol, it’d be a sin to miss out. SAFRA Punggol has a pop-up fun fair which includes a bouncy castle area, a clown swing and a robotic ride. You’ll be able to enjoy these rides and games at Waterway Point too!

📍 Address: SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, Singapore 828654| Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
SAFRA Opening hours: 9am – 9pm daily
📞 SAFRA Phone: 6585 8718
🌐 Ticketing website: https://www.safra.sg/clubs/punggol

13 • Go furniture shopping at Tan Boon Liat Building

(Photo adapted from: The Providore and TimeOut)

Whether you’re in the mood for Hari Raya decoration or shopping for your new home, the Tan Boon Liat Building is a treasure trove that you need to check out. From a plethora of furniture styles to essential homeware, there’s so much that you can find under one roof —- your shopping experience can’t get more convenient than this!

📍 Address: 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
⏰ Opening hours: Varies between stores. See building directory here.
📞 Phone: 8683 3880
🌐 Website: http://www.tanboonliat.com/

14 • Visit Ramadan bazaars before they close for the year

(Photo: TimeOut)

We’re down to the last few days of Ramadan which means that the bazaars will be closing down soon. Squeeze some time this weekend to drive down and snag your favourite goodies before they’re gone!

📍 Address: Various locations

15 • Travel to the past at the abandoned Fort Serapong

Did you know Sentosa once used to serve as a fortified military base back in the 1800s before it became the fun island that it is now? You would’ve heard about the more famous Fort Siloso but there’s another place known as Fort Serapong that’s been largely under the radar. Take a couple of hours this weekend on an adventurous tour of this abandoned fort that’s located amid overgrown vines and bushes. 

The tour covers many spots that are otherwise out-of-bounds to the public, so expect to bring home lots of new knowledge and secrets about our past.

📍 Address: Sentosa Cove Village bus bay
⏰ Tour timings:
Tues, Thurs & Fri, 8.30am – 11am or 12pm – 12.30pm | Sat & Sun, 12pm – 2.30pm
🌐 Website: https://beyondexpeditionssg.com/events/2022/2/17/attack-at-fort-serapong-a-time-travel-adventure-tour

Don’t forget to book your slots in advance if needed. From all of us at Team GetGo, Selamat Hari Raya and have an amazing long weekend! 🥳

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Stay safe on the road,
Luna 😊

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