Fun Weekend Activities To Do With The Whole Family | 17-18 April

Ally Villar
·4-min read

It’s finally Friday again! This means it’s time to plan exciting weekend activities with the family. Two days may be short, but there’s enough time for you to spend a great sunny day out with the kids.

If you haven’t decided on what to do then there’s no need to worry. We’ve listed down seven fun weekend activities for your entire family to enjoy!

7 Fun Weekend Activities With The Family

1. Have some outdoor fun at Coastal PlayGrove

Image source: Facebook / NParks

One of the best weekend activities you can indulge in is splashing around at the new Coastal Playgrove. There are play areas for both kids and adults alike! You can play around in its water play area or attempt to climb Singapore’s tallest outdoor play feature.

If you would also like to take a break from all the excitement, stroll along with your little one through its nature playgarden.

2. All aboard The Orient Express!

Image source: Orient Express

The well-loved pop-up attraction “Once Upon Time On The Orient Express” has now been extended to September 2021. Aside from the exhibition that families enjoyed during its soft opening, it will also have brand new features. This includes a refreshed dining experience and a pedagogical book for kids to learn more about the Orient for a complete cultural experience.

Don’t miss a chance to experience this fun yet educational exhibition and add it to your list of weekend activities with the family!

3. Learn more about Japanese culture at the Life In Edo | Russel Wong In Kyoto exhibit

weekend activities with family
weekend activities with family

Image source: Asian Civilisations Museum

For more calming weekend activities with the family, you can head down to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) for their latest exhibition Life In Edo | Russel Wong In Kyoto.

Very much like the other galleries and installation at ACM, these exhibitions are a fascinating walk through Japanese culture. Life In Edo uncovers the everyday occurrences of the Edo period showcasing woodblock prints and paintings. Meanwhile, Russel Wong In Kyoto features photographs of the photographer himself through his 13-year-long and ongoing personal project.

4. Join the festivities of an Indian New Year Open House at the Indian Heritage Centre

weekend activities with family
weekend activities with family

Image source: Facebook / Indian Heritage Centre

This Saturday (17 April), the Indian Heritage Centre has prepared a special event for Singapore’s Indian communities. Their Indian New Year Open House is free for all to celebrate the culture and traditions of India.

You can join in on weekend activities with your family for thoranam tying. You might also like to try rangoli stencilling or learn how to cook your own Thosai. Have your kids take part in creating phulkari tile designs at their workshop on Sunday (18 April).

5. Put your green thumbs to the test with Gardeners’ Day Out


Image source: National Parks website

You can still have some weekend fun at home by joining NParks’ Gardeners’ Day Out programmes! For those wanting to polish their gardening skills, this is the perfect way to spend your Saturday (17 April). You can join the experts as they share their knowledge of plants through talks and demonstrations.

There will also be video tutorials as part of their kid-friendly weekend activities with family.

6. Collect a free hand sanitiser to stay safe during your weekend activities with family

Image source: Temasek Foundation

Of course, proper safety and sanitisation should also be part of your weekend activities with family. The Temasek Foundation has launched automated vending machines for you to get a free 500ml worth of hand sanitiser.

These are alcohol-free and contains 0.2% benzalkonium chloride (BKC). This makes them a useful tool to fight against coronavirus. So before having a fun day out with the kids, make sure to stay safe and healthy!

7. Have some tropical fun at The Sea of Tiki

weekend activities with family
weekend activities with family

Image source: S.E.A. Aquarium website

Last but certainly not least on our list of weekend activities with family, is the S.E.A. Aquarium. It has something special under its waters and you can enjoy a full tropical adventure at The Sea of Tiki event!

Meet your tropical marine animals in a Tropical Trail and you might even catch a Tiki Warrior dive in to feed them. To commemorate your visit, snap a photo with their Tiki Totem installation. Stick around and you may even catch the adorable Manta Ray Mascots.

That’s what in store this weekend. Some incredibly fun activities for the family! We hope we’ve given you ideas on how you can spend the next two days with your children.

Lead image source from S.E.A. Aquarium website.


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