(2015) June Holidays Do What

Can’t believe that we are moving into mid year in 2 weeks’ time. While time seems to fly for SAHMs when we have kids constantly around us, we believe it is happening equally fast for the FTWMs who spend week-long hours at the office rushing through work just to get home to be with the kids.  No matter what, it’s time for indulgence and family bonding this coming June school holidays.  To plan for the month-long break, we have consolidated 30 activities and workshops for you to consider.  Whether your aim is to play madly with the kids, or to brush up on their skills, or just to chill with the nature, we believe we have captured it all.  So do share the love with your friends and start scheduling your calendar now.  Make the most out of it!


Children’s Theatre ~ The Wind In The Willows by ABA Productions

The Wind In The Willows

Our favourite, absolutely favouritest activity with the kids, is to the theatre where stories are being brought to life on the stage.  With a children’s Classics live on stage this June holidays, there is no guessing where we will be going.  ABA Productions has brought The Wind In The Willows direct from London.  The musical that lasts 1 hr 45 min without interval, has toured the UK on 3 occasions and is finally here in SG.  Follow Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr Toad on their adventure and tussle with the Police as they try to save Mr Toad from his self-destructive obsession.  Will Mr Toad come to appreciate the friendship between the four of them?  There’s only one way to find out. 

The Wind In The Willows
Fri, 12 June: 5pm
Sat, 13 June: 2pm, 5pm & 7.30pm
Sun, 14 June: 10.30am, 2pm & 5pm

Venue : SOTA – Drama Theatre (Map)

Ticket Pricing : S$62, S$52, S$42
Ticketing Available through : SISTIC Website


I Theatre’s The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

20th May – 7th Jun 2015 @ Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel

It’s still not too late if you can run faster than The Gingerbread Man!  Back from 2013 sell-out show, The Gingerbread Man is back with bigger, better and funnier performance this year.  Read about our pre-event article here and look out for our review in the next few days! 🙂  See ya at Jubilee Hall, Level 3 Raffles Hotel before it is over.

The Gingerbread Man

When: 20 May to 7 June 2015   (Tue & Wed: 10am & 2.30pm | Thu & Fri: 10am | Sat & Sun: 10.30am, 2.30pm & 5pm)
Where: JUBILEE HALL, Raffles Hotel

Ticket Pricing : S$32
Tickets available throughSISTIC Website | SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555 | SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide


Megachamps Workshop at Trainium Academy 

~ Creative Thinking and Confident Speech Workshops

This June Holidays is a great chance to empower our children in their speech presentation and help them with creative thinking skills.  Through engaging and fun activities, Trainium Academy makes learning interactive and purposeful while at the same time, empowering the children with the know-hows of a confident speech presentation and creative thinking skills.

Trainium - Confident Speech & Creative Thinking Workshops

Trainium – Confident Speech & Creative Thinking Workshops (Click to enlarge)

Confident Speech Workshop (For 7 – 12 year old)

Date : 10th-11th June | 18th-19th June | 23rd-24th June
Time : 9.30am to 5pm (Parents will be invited to watch a presentation by their kids at 4pm)
Fees : $500 (lunch included)
Class Size : Max 12

Creative Thinking Workshop (For 7 – 12 year old)

Date :  9th June |  17th June |  22th June
Time : 9.30am to 5pm (Parents will be invited to watch a presentation by their kids at 4pm)
Fees : $250 (lunch included)
Class Size : Max 20

Venue : 111 North Bridge Road, Level 21, Peninsula Plaza, Singapore 179098 (Map)
Registration Deadline : 8th Jun ’15
Group Discount : 10% discount for 3 kids or more
Multiple Workshop Discount : 10% for both workshops signed up together
Payment Method : To be advised once registration is accepted.

To register, email priscilla@trainiumacademy.com or call Eugene at 91791401 for more information about workshop content.

For more information, refer to our preview here.  Also, do look out for our review on Parents-Only Workshop in early June where we will find out how to help our children nail that DSA & scholarship interview, how to ace in oral examinations, and how to help them avoid potential pitfalls & traps.


KidStartNow Chinese Holiday Camp

Check out the Chinese-based holiday camp for 3-8 year olds this Jun holidays.  We will be reviewing the Show & Tell & Word Recognition Camp for 6-8 year old to see how best KidStartNow can help R to lift his confidence level during show and tell.

KidStartNow uses animated stories to capture the attention of children in a safe environment with small class size.  The use of digital rewards system helps to encourage and motivate kids to partcipate actively in class.  With passionate and qualified teachers, KidStartNow is the latest buzz in town when it comes to Chinese Enrichment Programme that aims to help children overcome the fear for Chinese and to grow to love learning the language.

KidStartNow

ROLE-PLAYING AND CONVERSATION CAMP (3-6 YEAR OLDS)

  • Focus on role-playing and oral conversation and not on word recognition
  • More fun and less academic vs regular enrichment classes
  • Develops interest in reading and learning Chinese through animated storybooks
  • Max of 8 students to a class
  • See schedule here

SHOW AND TELL AND WORD RECOGNITION CAMP (6-8 YEAR OLDS)

  • Prepares kids for show and tell in primary school by boosting oral confidence and vocabulary
  • Show and tell presentation in front of classmates on the last day together with fun role-playing activities
  • Boosts vocabulary and builds interest in reading through animated storybooks
  • K2 kids who join this camp must have a requisite level of spoken Chinese
  • Max of 10 students to a class
  • See schedule here

KidStartNow

  • Bedok Address : 209 New Upper Changi Road, #03-649, S(460209)
  • Lavender Address : CT Hub, 2 Kallang Avenue, #02-09, S(339407)
  • Phone: (+65) 6444-8280 / 6444-6310 / 9820-7272
  • Email: enquiry@kidstartnow.com

For more information, catch up with our pre-event article here.


Alive Museum

Alive Museum

With June, Alive Museum has once again refreshed 30% of their 3D art work.  If you have not visited this year, perhaps it’s time to make a visit and have some snapping silly fun with your family.  Do try to schedule your visit to weekday afternoons or early morning though, for the photography museum can be very crowded over the weekends.  Check out here for our review & tips, as well as on-going TICKETING PROMOTIONS for both weekday & weekend visits.

Location : Suntec City Mall #03-372 (between Towers 3 & 4) 

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily (last admission 9pm)

Directions : By MRT / Car/ Taxi

For more information, follow Alive Museum at their WebsiteFacebook | TwitterInstagram.


 Smurfs Live On Stage

The Smurfs Live On Stage

It’s every Smurf’s favourite time of year: Spring! Which means it’s time for the annual Spring Parade. But which Smurf will be chosen as the Leader of this year’s Parade? If Gargamel has his way, there won’t be a parade at all. He comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature, turn Spring off bit by bit, and catch the Smurfs in the process.

Will the Smurfs be able to save themselves?  Will they save Mother Nature?  Will they stop Gargamel from turning off Spring forever?  Find out in this magical musical story where your favourite Smurfs are together, Live On Stage!

For more details, refer to our pre-event article here.

When :  12th – 14th Jun 2015
Time : Fri (3PM & 7PM) | Sat & Sun (11AM, 3PM, 7PM)
Where : Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa (Map)
Duration: 90-min (with 20-min interval)

Ticket Prices (*excludes booking fee) : (Premium) $130 | (Standard) $120, $95, $75, $65, $45 | (Restricted View) $75, $45
Tickets available through:  SISTIC Website | SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555 | Resorts World Theatre Ticketing Counter


Good, Ole’ Messy Fun for under $5

All you need for an afternoon of ME-TIME is just 8 cups of plain flour to 1 cup of Baby Oil.  I got the 3-kg bag of flour from Sheng Siong and it’s the cheapest anywhere I could find.  ❤

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Pour into a tub and mix them all up.  Start playing.  Remember to sweep up everything and bag the bulk of it for refuse chute before washing up the corridor ;p

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Ubin Day 2015

Designed by The Green Beans SOTA

Designed by The Green Beans SOTA.  Love this Calendar for Ubin Day!

We first got to know of Ubin Day last year.  But were not able to make it due to forgotten reasons…… 😦   We have since been watching out for it and yes, it’s coming back again, for bigger and better this time!!  Ubin Day is Ubin Open House! Once a year, people and groups who love Ubin come together to organise special events for the public to celebrate Pulau Ubin.   These events passionately highlight Ubin’s unique charms throught its culture, kampung life, nature and wildlife, Ubin land and sea.  Through these events, volunteers help raise awareness of Pulau Ubin and issues on Pulau Ubin.

Activities related to Art | Birdwatching | Cycling | Exhibitions | Fly-fishing Demo | Guided Tours | Mountain-biking | Kayaking | Performances | Photography | Stargazing | Talk on Kampong Heritage | Workshops have been planned for everyone and there would sure to be something suitable for all ages.

Ubin Day is held in the kampung spirit!  It may be gone before we know it.  So why not take this chance to indulge the family in the Ubin Way and enjoy nature at it’s best right in our own backyard?

Love this Calendar for Ubin Day!

‘Like’ the Ubin Day facebook page  and web page to get the latest updates!


Chek Jawa Boardwalk trips with the Naked Hermit Crabs

Naked Hermit Crabs

The Chek Jawa Boardwalk was closed for maintenance work last year, and it has since re-opened for visitors starting from April ’15.  As usual, the Naked Hermit Crabs will host their monthly free guided nature walk for the public (registration is required).  Do read about our nature discovery tour to the Intertidal Walk at Sisters’ Islands to find out more.

Date / Time : 13 Jun (Sat) @ 4:30 – 6pm (- Special Ubin Day Walk)
Meeting place : Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Duration of walk : 2 hours
Admission : Free (but small donations are accepted)

Pls sign up with the mailing list at nakedhermitcrabs@gmail.com for weekly updates on upcoming nature walks.  For more information, pls see here and read about our journey with the Naked Hermit Crabs to the Pasir Ris Mangrove tour.


Balik Kampung with Ground-Up Initiative (GUI)

Balik Kampung (meaning “going back home” in the Malay language) is the flagship community programme of Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), a volunteer-driven and non-profit organization that goes back to the fundamental activity of working on the land. Through a diversity of activities such as organic farming, woodworking, repairing and maintenance, housekeeping, meal preparation, implementing appropriate technologies, curating art, and exploring humanitarian-related projects etc, beautiful interconnections are woven between one another as well as with the land we stand on.

Anyone from 3 – 99 years old can be a kampung warrior.  Sign up for a kampung adventure and be inspired here at Balik Kampung.  Watch out for the confirmation email that should arrive in your inbox upon signing up.

The available volunteering slots are:
Saturdays: 8.45am to 2pm
Wednesdays: 9.45am to 3pm

For more information, pls read here.


 Splashing Good Family Fun at SAFRA Family Day Out

SAFRA Family Day Out at Adventure Cove

Enjoy endless fun for the whole family at Adventure Cove Waterpark with an exciting line up of mystery activities, games and special treats!  With registration fees at more than 50% off the normal admission fees, don’t miss out this great opportunity for family bonding fun at SAFRA Family Day Out this June school holidays. Put on your swimsuits and grab those tickets now!

Save the date!

Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, Adventure Cove Waterpark
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
Singapore 098269
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015
Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Fees (inclusive of GST)

Family Package of 2 adults and 1 child
(SAFRA member only)
$48 (U.P. $98)
Family Package of 3 adults
(SAFRA member only)
$53 (U.P. $108)
Additional adult
Additional child
(SAFRA member only)
$19 (U.P. $36)
$14 (U.P. $26)
Guest adult
Guest child
(Guest)
$26
$18
Note:
Child refers to 4 – 12 years old
Child below 4 years old enters free of charge

What do you get?

  • Entry to Adventure Cove Waterpark
  • Access to interactive activities at The Coliseum
  • One Event passport for redemption of giveaways. Limited for each SAFRA member who purchased 1 Family Package or 4 Individual Tickets.
  • Attractive Goodie Bag for grabs (Only with purchase of SAFRA Family Package or 4 Individual Tickets for each SAFRA member)

Please note that ticket sales are only available online till Sun, 7 Jun 2015, 2359hrs on a While Stocks Last basis. There will be no ticket sales by the Organiser on event day.  Each SAFRA member is only allowed to purchase a maximum of 1 Family Package and 4 Individual Tickets. SAFRA members who purchase less than 4 Individual Tickets will not be eligible for the Goodie Bag.

Additionally, there will be a one-way shuttle service provided at selected clubhouses for a nominal fee.  SAFRA members may select their designated clubhouse during the registration process. Please see the details as follows:

Shuttle Service Fees

Description Fees
Family Package (2 adult & 1 child) $5 per package
Family Package (3 adults) $5 per package
Individual Tickets $2 per person

For more information, call 6377 9865 or email to spevents@safra.sg.  All information & photos are taken from SAFRA.sg.


Koala Mania at Singapore Zoo

Koala Mania Zoo

Meet the much awaited Koalas from down under at our beloved Singapore Zoo this June Holidays.   Chan (pronounced as Shan), Idalia, PaddlePellita will be ready to meet Singapore starting 20th May ’15.  The quartet is a precious gift from Australia to Singapore on the occasion of Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence, and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and Singapore.

EXCITING TICKETING DISCOUNTS!

1. Local Residents Enjoy 50% off River Safari Ticket with Every Singapore Zoo or Night Safari Ticket Purchased.

2. PAssion Card Members get 20% off prevailing admission rate (U.P. $32/adult & $21/child) at the Zoo!  Valid til 31st Dec ’15.  Just present your PAssion Card upon payment to enjoy the offer.  T&Cs apply.  Check out details at Singapore Zoo.

There’s also a KoalaClingOn Instagram Contest going on.  Check it out for your chance to win a pair of admission tickets to the Zoo!

For more information, call 6265 0022 or email to info.jbp@wrs.com.sg.  All information & photos are taken from Singapore Zoo.


City Square Mall Goes Back In Time on World Environment Day

City Square Mall June 2015

City Square Mall will be collaborating with the Public Utilities Board (PUB) to celebrate World Environment Day by holding a myriad of activities such as an eco-exhibition, workshops and stage games. These activities aim to raise the community awareness on environmental issues as well as educate the public on the importance of water conservation and how it directly affects energy consumption.  Aside from outdoor screening of The Croods,  PUB’s mascot, Water Wally, will also make a special appearance for fantastic photo opportunities with the kids.

Date / Time : 06 Jun ’15, Saturday @ 7PM

Venue : City Square Mall Fountain Square @ Level B1

For more details on the activities, visit City Square Mall website.  All information & photos are taken from City Square Mall.


Exhibition ~ The Little Prince In The Dark

The Little Prince In The Dark

Use your sense of touch to discover the story of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry in a whole new way! Immerse yourself in the dream world of the Little Prince, interacting with 13 sculptures created by French artist Arnaud Nazare-Aga.

This unique exhibition in the dark is complemented by an audio version of the story, which will be available in Chinese, English and French. The first-ever edition of The Little Prince with drawings in relief and text in Braille (in English and French), which was published by blind French artist Claude Garrandes in partnership with Universcience, will also be presented during this unique exhibition.

Date : 06 May – 20 June ’15
Time : Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Sat: 11:00AM – 5PM | Closed on Sun
Venue : Alliance Francaise De Singapour
Admission : Free

Celebrating 50 years of friendship between France and Singapore, the annual French festival Voilah!brings the ooh la la to Singapore with its biggest edition yet!  For more details on the programme schedule & activities, visit Voilah! website.  All information & photos are taken from Voilah!.


IMAX Movies at Omni-Theatre

Omni Theatre IMAX

Look out for the reopening of Omni Theatre’s post renovation with amazing 8K experience in June ’15.  No new show dates have been released yet.  Do check their website for updates.

For more information, call 6425 2500.  All information & photos are taken from Omni-Theatre.


Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Are you aware that Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has been partially reopened since April ’15?  The Summit of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (BTNR) can now be accessed through the Main Road on weekends.  Access to BTNR on weekends is via Hindhede Nature Park (Please see map of designated route below).

Bt Timah Nature Reserve

Opening Hours : 7am to 6pm (Saturdays & Sundays ONLY), last entry to the Reserve is at 5pm

Carpark : At Hindhede Drive

Access ViaHindhede Nature Park (Map)

Please note that there is NO wheelchair / stroller accessibility.  For more details, please refer to NPArks website.

Pls note that the Reserve will remain closed on weekdays and public holidays that do not fall on weekends.


Singapura The Musical ~ Tomorrow Begins Today

Singapura: The Musical takes the audience through a journey of love, hope, and new beginnings while exploring the strength of the human spirit during the formative years of Singapore’s history from 1955 to 1965. Through the eyes of ordinary men and women, audiences will witness how hope and youthful determination transcend the struggles of everyday life during this time period as Singaporeans strive towards a better future for themselves and their loved ones. Their passion and drive sees them dreaming, hoping and creating – against all odds – a place where they can truly call home.

Singapura: The Musical

When: 22 May to 7 June 2015   (Tue – Fri : 7.30pm | Sat & Sun: 2.30pm (Matinee) | Sat & Sun : 7.30pm)
Where: Capitol Theatre (Map)
Duration : 2 hours 15 minutes inclusive of a 15-minute intermission

Ticket Pricing
:  Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat Matinee, Sun Matinee ($165 $135 $85 $65)
Fri, Sat & Sun Evening ($175 | $145 | $95 | $75)
Tickets available through: eventCliQue | Hotline +65 6602 9900

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Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas

 

Imaginarium ~ A Voyage of Big Ideas is the new edition of SAM’s much-loved annual contemporary art exhibition for children, begun in 2010 and now in its fifth year. In the spirit of SG50, this year’s exhibition is inspired by the crescent moon on the Singapore flag, a symbol of a young nation on the rise with the capacity to dream big and think large. What might we be able to envision and aspire to? What worlds could we imagine for ourselves and create for others? With interactive and immersive artworks and hands-on activities at every turn, Imaginarium offers creative space where inspiration can bloom freely, and joyfully!

Find out more about our public programmes.

Date : 14 March – 19 July 2015
Time : Mon – Sun 10am – 7pm | Fri 10am – 9pm
Admission : Free (for Singaporeans & PRs)
Venue : SAM at 8Q (Map)

28th SEA Games 2015

Sea Games 2015

28th Sea Games 2015 ~ Non-Ticketed Events.

The Southeast Asian Games will once again return to Singapore in 2015, after a 22-year long hiatus.  SEA Games will be held from June 5 – 16, 2015 over a 12-day fiesta.  Singapore’s fourth time hosting the games is especially significant to the republic as it celebrates its 50th year of independence in 2015. This presents Singapore with the perfect opportunity to reinforce regional peace and friendship with its regional neighbours.

36 sports and 402 events will feature in the 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015. The sports are aquatics (swimming, synchronised swimming, diving, waterpolo), archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, billiards & snooker, bowling, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, floorball, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, judo, netball, petanque, rowing, rugby 7s, sailing, sepak takraw, shooting, silat, softball, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, dragon boat, triathlon, volleyball, wakeboard & waterski, and wushu.

For more information, see SEA Games 2015.

For full / ticketed event listing, click here.  Ticketing Hotline at +65 3158 8080.


#SgEatWithUs Carnival

#SGEatWithUs

#SgEatWithUs is a ground-up movement which hopes to celebrate the stories and values of Singaporeans surrounding local home-cooked food. More importantly, it seeks to build a strong and self-sustaining community which shares, cooks and appreciates local home-cooked food.  The next #SgEatWithUs Carnival will be on 14 June 2015, 2pm to 5pm at Singapore Art Musuem.

#SgEatWithUs Carnival hopes to bring communities together by extending the family bond with the different communities to build a stronger and united Singapore through home-cooked food.

For more information, see #SgEatWithUs web page.


Jubilee at the Botanics – Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) & Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO)

Jubilee at the Botanics

Jubilee at the Botanics is a weekend of Musical Discovery at the Botanic Gardens on 30 and 31 May.  Consisting of two free concerts by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the concert series takes a fresh approach to music, combining two of Singapore’s very best orchestras and bringing together the best of music from the east and west.   Brought to the community by Temasek, Jubilee at the Botanics aims to bring together friends, families and different members of the community to connect through the love of music.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO)
Sun, 31 May 2015 | 18:00PM – 19:00PM

Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO)
Sat, 30 May 2015 | 18:00PM – 19:00PM

Venue : Singapore Botanic Gardens,  Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Admission : Free

For more information, see NParks website.


 Muddy and his friends

Muddy & His Friends

Join Muddy and his friends for an adventure in the wetlands of Sungei Buloh. Be amazed listening to his interesting story and participate in the morning nature walk.  Suitable for children

Date : Sat, 30 May 2015
Time : 09:30AM – 11:00AM

Date : 20 Jun 2015  (Registration opens 12 Jun ’15)
Time : 09:30AM – 11:00AM

Venue : Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve,  Visitor Centre (Meet at Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance)
Admission : Free (Limited to 20 people)

For more information, refer to NParks website.


MSF Families for Life Monthly Celebrations

MSF Family Day

Themed “Family Time. Precious Time.”, the Celebrations aimed to provide a platform for multi-generational families to spend precious time together and participate in family-oriented activities.  This year, the Celebrations will go to the heartlands! All families are invited to join our monthly picnics to rediscover the importance of spending quality time together as a family.

From October 2014 to August 2015, you can enjoy a host of family activities, such as picnics, kite-flying and movie screenings at a scenic parks around Singapore. Come grab a cuppa and other freebies, and have a family photo taken with the iconic FFL Mobile Café amidst the beautiful scenery.

Sign up now as a family at our Family Registration page to enjoy the picnic activities and the FFL mobile cafe. Stand a chance to receive a Special Families for Life Picnic Bag. *T&Cs apply.  What’s more, you can also stand a chance to win attractive prizes such as family dining vouchers, bicycles and many more, while enjoying your family day out.

Date : 27 Jun ’15 (Registration starts 1st week of Jun ’15)
Time :  5.00pm – 7.00pm OR 5.00pm – 9.00pm (with movie screening)
Venue : Punggol Waterway Park (Movie Screening)
Admission : Free with registration.

For more information, see Families For Life web page.


Create A StoryPlay! (A Story-telling & Craft-making Workshop)

9 June  Create a StoryPlay Writer in Residency

Join us for a morning of craft-making and story-telling. Learn to ‘stage’ a story, creating the following:  Setting for a story | Characters (animals or people) | A Big Story Idea!  Trainers leading the session will help you to write a short story and create a paper craft comprising a ‘stage’ and ‘characters’.

About Adeline Foo

Adeline is the author of The Diary of Amos Lee series, first published in 2009. All eight titles in the series have made The Straits Times’ National Bestseller List collectively for more than 88 weeks.

About Lee Kowling

Kowling has illustrated over 40 children’s books and worked with major publishing houses in Singapore and the region. A graphic designer by training, she is much sought after for her watercolour paintings.

For further enquiries, please contact the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Education office at nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg or call 6471 9961 / 6465 0196.


Birthday Treat From The Rink

The Rink

If anyone in the family has a birthday that falls in the month of June, there’s one more free activity out there!  The Rink is offering a Skate-with-a-Friend for FREE promotion on your birthday month!  Enjoy a pair of 2-hour admissions with skate boots rentals worth $35.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 1 May – 31 Dec 2015.
  • Promotion is valid for one-time admission during birthday month only.
  • Tickets to be redeem on the same session only.
  • Valid daily on all public skating sessions.

The Rink
2 Jurong East Central 1
Level 3,  JCube
Singapore 609731 (Map)

For more information, email info@therink.sg or check The Rink for details.


Longkang Fishing at Ang Mo Kio-Bishan Park II

Our family loves Bishan Park II, where the MacDonald’s is located at.  We often go in the late afternoon / early evening where it is minimally hot.  The kids will be decked out in their rain boots and equipped with a tiny fishing net and a tank.  And they are allowed to have some kampung fun with longkang fishing in a relatively safe environment.  And of course, do bring along your bicycles and scooters for a half a day out at the park! 🙂

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Access the spot along Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, opp Teck Ghee Court Market & Food Centre.  The entrance to carpark is just underneath the pedestrian overhead bridge.

Bishan Park II (Map)


Father’s Day Special: A Terrarium Garden for Daddy (A Hands-on Workshop)

Looking for a perfect gift that requires minimal maintenance and spruces up Daddy’s serious workspace with a touch of nature?  This Father’s Day, join us and learn how to make a personalised Terrarium for your dad that will surely put a smile on his face!

Date : Saturday, 20 June 2015
Time : 10:00am – 11:30am
Venue : Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Admission : $30.00 per child (includes all materials)

For enquiry, please contact the SBG Education Branch at 64719961 & 6465 0196 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg.


Family Programmes @ Science Centre

DNA – The Recipe for Life

DNA is the recipe for life and your mission is to find the secret of this recipe! Your family will get to learn about traits and subsequently construct a family traits tree. You will also learn to extract DNA. Bond with your family as you do these activities and learn about the role of DNA in your life. This workshop would also be a perfect opportunity for students who wish to earn their “Young Geneticist” badge.

Date : Saturday, 6 June 2015
Time : 10am – 12pm (120 min)
Venue : DNA Learning Lab @ Science Centre
Admission* : $40.00 for 1 parent + 1 child (Each additional person $20)
Age : Parent(s) and children (8 – 12 years old onwards)
Closing Date for Registration : 30 May 2015

Newton’s Acrobats

Join us for our latest hands on public workshop. Learn how to create your very own Newton’s Acrobatic team with the use of recycled materials. Learn about gravity and use it to get your team to tumble, wobble, rock and roll! This is one toy making session where you will learn science through play!

Date : Saturday, 20 June 2015
Time : 10am – 12pm (120 min)
Venue : Ecolab @ Science Centre
Admission* : $35.00 each
Age : Children (8 – 12 years old)
Closing Date for Registration : 13 Jun 2015

Light Funtastic

Light can easily affect our moods and feelings about our surroundings. By getting your hands on technology and tinkering with art, you get to spice up your own space! This workshop is packed with challenging and stimulating activities as you demystify the fundamentals of electronics and create your own work of art. Build it, take it back and experience it!

Date : Saturday, 27 June 2015
Time : 9.30am – 11.30am (120 min)
Venue : Faraday lab @ Science Centre (level 3)
Admission* : $35.00 each
Age : Children (9 – 12 years old)
Closing Date for Registration : 20 Jun 2015

*Please note that additional 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST), online payment processing fee and credit card surcharge will be added to the final total amount.  The cost for this programme does not include admission to Science Centre (applicable only for non-members). For non members: http://goo.gl/Nufvq. It is based on the standard local resident rate (proof of identity required to enjoy this rate).

Registration and payment
Online registration and payment: https://www.regonline.sg/therecipeforlife

Contact Family Programmes @ Science Centre for enquiries at:
Email: fp_enquiries@science.edu.sg
Tel: 6425 2849 (during office hours, 9.30am to 6.00pm)
Contact person: Patrick Wang, Master Science Educator
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Storytelling Comes Alive! with PLAYMOBIL at Sentosa Palawan Beach

Let your imagination take you on a fantastic storytelling journey! Join us at this international award-winning event that brings you stories and characters coming alive right in front of your every own eyes.

– Three customised stories
– The largest PLAYMOBIL collector showcases his modified display sets at The Collector’s Showroom
– Enjoy life-size rides at the Carnival by the Beach ($5 per ride)
– Shop for exclusive PLAYMOBIL toy set sold only on Sentosa or grab that promotional offers at PLAYMOBIL Toyshop
(Mastercard holders who spend a minimum of $30 – maximum 2 combined receipts can redeem an exclusive PLAYMOBIL figurine!)
– Create your very own arts & crafts piece at Little Hands & Minds ($5 per craft)

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Photo from Sentosa

Date : 6 – 28 June 2015
Time : 10.30am – 7pm
Venue : Palawan Beach
Admission : Free (Island admission and car park charges apply separately.)

For more details, refer to Sentosa web page.


At the Movies

With 2 action-packed movies that the daddies will love, why not take time to chill over a cuppa while the man brings the boys??  Enough said.

Movies Jun 2015

Watch the Minions 2015 Trailer below and do nothing but WAIT for it to premiere!


KidsSTOP June Holiday Programmes

This June holidays, KidsSTOP has planned 3 science workshops for 4 – 8 year olds to explore on kitchen science, forensics science and interaction with light.  Which child would not like to mess up the kitchen?  Which doesn’t like to play with a torch?  For the slightly older, can consider participating in the KidsSTOP Mystery which involves a crime scene investigation.

KidsSTOP

Kitchen Science

  1. 02 June KidsSTOP Kitchen Science (For kids 4 – 5 years old) 3.00 pm – 5.30 pm: $40.00
  2. 16 June KidsSTOP Kitchen science (For kids 4 – 5 years old) 10.30 am to 1.00 pm: $40.00
  3. 09 June KidsSTOP Kitchen Science (For kids 6 – 8 years old) 10.30 am to 1.00 pm): $40.00

Come ​join ​us ​and ​explore ​the ​fun ​of ​Science ​using ​things ​found ​in ​the ​kitchen! ​Be ​awed ​by ​some ​really ​cool ​experiments ​and ​have ​a ​go ​at ​making ​ice ​cream!

The KidsSTOP Mystery

  1. 03 June KidsSTOP Mystery (For kids 4 – 5 years old) 3.00 pm – 5.30 pm: $40.00
  2. 17 June KidsSTOP Mystery (For kids 4 – 5 years old) 10.30 am to 1.00 pm: $40.00
  3. 10 June KidsSTOP Mystery (For kids 6 – 8 years old) 10.30 am to 1.00 pm): $40.00

There ​is ​a ​super ​villain ​causing ​mischief ​at ​KidsSTOP ​and ​we ​need ​to ​find ​him ​quickly! ​Join ​our ​witty ​superhero ​detective ​on ​a ​crime ​scene ​investigation ​where ​children ​will ​be ​going ​around ​KidsSTOP ​to ​look ​for ​clues ​and ​evidence. ​They ​will ​gain ​an ​insight ​into ​the ​intriguing ​job ​of ​a ​forensic ​scientist ​and ​the ​techniques ​used ​to ​analyse ​evidence. ​They ​will ​be ​given ​the ​opportunity ​to ​do ​fingerprint ​dusting, ​chromatography ​and ​find ​the ​identity ​of ​mysterious ​grains. ​Most ​of ​all, ​they ​will ​be ​having ​fun ​unravelling ​a ​mystery ​in ​a ​story ​driven ​detective ​adventure! ​

Shadow Puppetry

  1. 04 June Shadow Puppet (For kids 4 – 5 years old) 3 – 5.30 pm: $40.00
  2. 11 June Shadow Puppet (For kids 6 – 8 years old) 3 – 5.30 pm: $40.00

Have ​a ​go ​at ​making ​your ​own ​shadow ​puppets ​and ​stage ​a ​short ​play ​with ​your ​creation! ​ ​Have ​fun ​learning ​how ​light ​interacts ​with ​different ​types ​of ​objects. ​Experiment ​with ​light ​source, ​puppets ​and ​screen ​to ​create ​different ​shadow ​effects ​and ​understand ​how ​a ​shadow ​is ​affected ​by ​the ​intensity ​and ​position ​of ​light ​in ​relation ​to ​object ​and ​background ​surface. ​This ​exciting ​programme ​about ​the ​science ​of ​shadow ​puppetry ​will ​definitely ​intrigue ​and ​mesmerise ​you!

All information from KidsSTOP.  Call (65) 6425 0251 (Mr Siah Jian Xing) for enquiries.


PlayLAH! @ Singapore EXPO

PlayLah! @ Singapore EXPO revives the most popular games played across Singapore in the past 50 years. Don’t miss out on the kids activities while you enjoy the nostalgic food treats of yesteryear. Other highlights include the launch of Singapore Fashion Runway and surprise guest appearances!

Introducing our first two themes: ‘Kampong Days’ and ‘Retrolicious’!

Kampong Days (60’s & 70’s)
Meet Ah Seng, King of Chaptek! He and his sister Ah Zhen will be teaching you how to play classic games like Chaptek, Congkat and Five Stones!  There will be exhibits and educational boards from National Heritage Board which you don’t want to miss!

Retrolicious (80’s & 90’s)
Have you heard? Suzie is throwing a mega birthday party and everyone is invited!
Expect life-sized board games and antique furniture replicating a typical 80’s living room!

Join us for a weekend of fun and excitement for the whole family!
6-7 June | Hall 4A | 12pm-6pm | Admission is FREE


Family Time With Nature
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We hope the above list is enough to keep every child and family happy for the entire month of June.  Do start planning on your calendar now to reduce headache over boredom at home.

If your organisation has an awesome family activity and you would like a shout out for the month of June, pls email us at sayshappymums@gmail.com. 🙂

Thanks for joining us on SAys! Happy Mums.  If you liked what you read on our blog, please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.  We hope to see you back again soon.

Disclaimer : All photos / images are sourced from the respective rightful websites from where we picked the information for sharing purposes.  Wherever possible, we have tried our best to identify photo credit.  If we have accidentally missed out any, do let us know and we will be most pleased to follow up accordingly.

~ SAys! Shirley & Audrey 🙂

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About SAys! Happy Mums

We are a Singapore Mum Blog hosted by BFFs Shirley & Audrey. We blog about our children, parenting and family lifestyle. Most often than not, we find ourselves immersed in family and kids entertainment and can't escape from the lure of great food!

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