We’re almost mid-way through the June holidays and if you’re wondering what to do with your children, we’ve compiled a short list of ideas that will allow your whole family to have some wholesome fun while also exploring more about Singapore!
1. Get Hooked SG’s Family-friendly boat expeditions
Explore Singapore’s Northern Islands with Get Hooked SG‘s private boat tours! They’ve got a broad range of private tour packages or craft your own itinerary to set out on your perfect high seas adventure! some of the highlights of their itineraries include:
Get Looked (Scenic and Sunset tours)
With an abundance of nature represented by its mangrove swamps and untouched wildlife, the North-eastern cluster of islands are characterised by its laid-back charm. Get Hooked SG’s Scenic and Sunset Tours promise a family-friendly visit to Pulau Ubin, the only inhabited island out of all 63 islands of Singapore. The tour caps off with a unique gastronomic experience with a hearty meal at Smith Marine – Singapore’s first and only floating restaurant that also doubles as a fish farm – where you’ll get a taste of the idyllic life of residents on a floating fish farm.
Get Spooked (Sundown tour)
From the mysterious TJ Tajam Shrine to the eerie Sungai Puaka, Singapore’s North-eastern islands are full of spine-tingling tales that are chilling and educational, providing an insight into the islands’ unique background. The Get Spooked Tour is Singapore’s first spooky-themed boat adventure that brings you to the creepiest hair-raising locations within the North-eastern sea at night. Here, you will be under an experienced guide who will share tales of their own supernatural stories. Once you’re done being spooked out, calm yourself down as you stargaze under the unpolluted night sky with family and friends.
Get Hooked Fishing Expedition
Avid anglers can look forward to setting sail towards the Northern Islands of Singapore with the opportunity to reel in the likes of Groupers, Snappers, Breams, Tusk Fish and more! Charter the entire boat for your own private fishing experience with toilets onboard, light refreshments and live prawn bait that will be provided. There will also be the option to visit other popular local offshore fishing spots in Singapore or drop by nearby kelong where you can even buy yourself some fresh catch! Still a novice? Fret not — Get Hooked SG’s expert anglers are on hand to ensure that you don’t go home empty handed as they share tips and tricks for your first capture!
Get Hooked SG is also offering an Exclusive Launch Promotion from now till 18 June, where guests can enjoy 30% off for off-peak bookings (Monday to Friday), and 20% off for peak bookings (Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays and School Holidays)! Expeditions can be booked through its exclusive ticketing partner, Trip.com, or through the QR code below.
2. UNWIND at Raffles Place Park
Take part in the first edition of UNWIND @ Raffles Place on Fri, 23 June with fun lawn games such as badminton, spike ball, win exclusive vouchers and enjoy music from a solar-powered DJ booth! As the sun sets, kick back into a comfy seat for an outdoor screening of “The Greatest Showman” while tucking into delectable light bites!
Register by scanning the QR code above.
3. Hop to Woodleigh Mall
The Woodleigh Mall has set up a Fun Arena at the Main Atrium at Level 1 from now till 11 June and is based on three concepts synonymous with their offerings: Play, Learn, Savour.
- Play: Taking place in a living room setup, try out an immersive and interactive game with the AR game console
- Learn: In this quirky setting, solve maths equations through action-packed fun and use a bow and arrow to successfully hit the target number for your answers.
- Savour: Inspired by the game of Pong, throw food plushies into matching coloured buckets to win at this game.
To qualify, shoppers need to spend S$30 in a single receipt and present it at the Main Atrium to gain access. Each receipt is exchangeable for 1 pass to the Fun Arena.
4. Take part in Jem’s 10th Birthday celebrations
Jem 10 Squad playing Spin The Wheel Game (left) and Basketball Game (right)
If The Woodleigh Mall is too far from you, then perhaps you may want to head on over to Jem and take part in their 10th Birthday celebrations! They’ve got a Ten-tastic Carnival showcasing an array of carnival games from 15-18 June, between 11am to 9pm at Levels 2 and 3. With exciting games such as Shoot The Duck, Ring Toss, Blow The Candles, Coin Toss and Feed The Hungry Bear in the line-up, there are so many ways to Play for a Cause this June! Using the accumulated Gems from Shop for a Cause, shoppers can earn themselves a lucky dip and stand a chance to win Lendlease Plus$, shopping or dining vouchers.
Keep a lookout for the Jem 10 Squad who will be roving around the mall every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 12 to 3pm with different challenges. Try your luck at Spin the Wheel, Charade, Scissors, Paper, Stone and Basketball Shooting Game and stand a chance to win exclusive Jem vouchers.
5. Relive the adventure of Jurassic Park at NEX
If your children are into dinosaurs, then it’ll be a real treat for them as dinosaurs from “Jurassic Park” are stomping into NEX from now till 25 June! In collaboration with Universal Products and Experiences, and Pacific Licensing Studios, the 30th anniversary of the iconic adventure film from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment is filled with activities and experiences.
Jurassic Park Walk-Through Experience
An immersive walk through the gates of Jurassic Park
From now till 18 June, 11am to 9pm, step into a prehistoric world of dinosaurs at NEX Atrium, Level 1, where visitors will return to Isla Nublar and journey through the iconic “Jurassic Park” gates. Stand in awe before the pack of velociraptors and the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex! Spot exciting scenes from the film as you stroll through the installations while capturing your trip throughout the dinosaur theme park.
Exciting activations at the walk-through installation
Look forward to a number of exciting activations happening at the “Jurassic Park” walk-through install from from now till 18 June, 12pm to 8pm. Children will especially love the LEGO and Mattel Play Zone where they get to turn their imagination into reality with brick play and get to assemble the five LEGO play sets from the all-new LEGO Jurassic Park product line.
At the Mattel Play Zone, children can participate in the colouring session of their favourite dinosaur when they purchase a product from Mattel’s “Jurassic Park” toy range. What’s more, those who take part in the mini colouring competition gets to receive free “Jurassic Park” stickers and the top 3 best colour sheets stand the chance to win exciting prizes worth over S$300.
Participate in the Spit Blocker Challenge
For the older kids, the Spit Blocker Challenge might be something up their alley. Simply scan the QR codes placed around the walk-through installation to play the game. The mission? Move your phone and tap on as many Dilophosaurus’ frills to block the spitting attacks within 60 seconds. Players with AR-enabled devices can also snap a picture of the Dilophosaurus using the game’s AR feature!
Come face to face with the highly intelligent velociraptor from 9 to 11 June and 16 to 18 June at NEX Atrium. The meeting sessions are at 1pm, 2pm, 4pm and 5pm daily. NEXrewards members who spend a minimum of S$50 in a single transaction on the same day get to redeem a priority photo-pass for a family of 4.
Catch the dinosaurs during movie screenings
Immerse yourself and enjoy the free movie screenings of the legendary films at NEX Atrium at the following time slots:
|9 and 11 June||Jurassic Park (1993)|
|10 and 12 June||The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)|
|11 and 18 June||Jurassic Park III (2001)|
6. Visit EATBOX alongside Singapore Badminton Open 2023
EATBOX by INVADE is back and will be happening next to the Singapore Badminton Open 2023, from now till 11 June 2023. This year’s EATBOX is located at the Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Square and is free to the public. Do note that their opening hours are as follows:
Weekdays: 4 to 10pm
Weekends: 12 to 10pm
Attendees can expect to tickle their taste buds from savoury bites to lip smacking dessert and refreshing thirst quenchers! Moreover, there are interactive experiences such as VR and Arcade Games located at a corner of EATBOX. And for badminton enthusiasts, they’ve planned exciting activities at their Airbadminton Court!
What’s EATBOX without some entertainment? While you’re enjoying your food, soak in some good vibes with the lineup of live performances!
7. Visit i Light Singapore and Gastrobeats 2023
Asia’s leading sustainable light festival, i Light Singapore 2023, is happening from now till 25 June and this year, festival goers can look forward to fun games designed around relatable themes of self-care, sustainable living and being future ready. For those who love to take photos, do look out for instagrammable visual installations, including artwork that will later be recycled and given a new lease of life. For example, DBS is presenting the Blumiwave at the Mist Walk, an artwork that aims to raise awareness of blue energy, an alternative renewable energy source harnessed from the sea and river waters. After the festival, the plastics used in the build of Blumiwave will be recycled by Magorium, a social enterprise that converts plastic waste into a sustainable construction material called “NEWBitumen”, which can be used to pave eco-roads.
After enjoying the art installations, head over to Gastrobeats, the festival village of i Light Singapore, for an exciting array of activities – all of which are free for play!
- Live performances by the community every Friday and Saturday: From 6pm to 7pm every Friday and Saturday, DBS will be presenting an enthralling line-up of performances by local talents who exemplify what it means to rise above life’s challenges. From jazz and classical piano and drumming performances, to pop music and soprano acts and more, festival goers can expect to be blown away by these talented and resilient individuals who embody what it truly means to be a hero.
- Transform food waste into animal feed and fertilisers: Ento Industries, also a business for impact supported by DBS Foundation, is coming in as GastroBeats’ food waste solution partner! Using its horde of Black Soldier Flies, all food waste collected from festival goers and vendors at GastroBeats will be sent to Ento Industries for conversion into high-value end products such as animal feed and fertilisers.
- Explore sustainable fashion at the DBS Zone: Festival goers can glam up their Glambot reels with accessories fromFashion Pulpit, a social enterprise that aims to promote environmental education and awareness in the field of fashion. Fashion Pulpit will also be styling mannequins with upcycled looks, which will be displayed at the ‘Find Your Spark’ booth.
8. Staycation at Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore
For families looking at a fun-filled getaway with plenty of activities for the whole family, Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore’s series of family-friendly fun this holiday season will surely thrill and excite.
Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore partnered with award-winning local children’s clothing retailer, Le Petit Society to launch the rainbow-themed family suite, the Le Petit Society Suite. Each suite comes with breakfast and a gift box of Le Petit Suite merchandise for the whole family, and thoughtfully equipped with amenities during guest’s stay. The children will be spoiled for choice with soft kids’ blanket, rainbow socks and a cap in their gift box, with matching Rainbow Lounge Tees for the whole family to wear throughout their stay. Each suite is also fully-equipped for all types of family vacations, such as cots, bottle sterilisers and high chairs available.
Other exciting activities that guests can also enjoy during their stay are the selection of Starbucks® favourite beverages from the We Proudly Serve Starbucks® program as part of the complimentary breakfast buffet for the whole family at the Collective, the property’s all day dining restaurant – the first hotel to offer that.
Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore will also be organising a live music event on 23 June 2023, where guests can unwind alongside the breath-taking views at Gather, the rooftop pool deck. With something for everyone of all ages throughout the stay, Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore might just be place for an incredible June! To find out more about the activities, visit https://www.daobydorsett.com.
The Le Petit Society Suite is available from now till 30 June 2023, from S$480++ per room per night. Bookings can be made at: https://www.daobydorsett.com/dao-by-dorsett-singapore/offers/le-petit-society-suite.html
Of course there are many other activities that you can organise as a family (e.g. picnics by the beach or at the park) but we hope that this list will help alleviate some of the stresses of thinking of how to spend more quality time as a family!
Images: DBS, Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore, Envato (header) Get Hooked SG, Jem, NEX, Raffles Place Alliance, The Woodleigh Mall