This National Day, take your family out for a fun and free adventure around Singapore and discover what our beloved island has to offer.
1. Take on the Dairy Farm Trail
Start the day right with a nature hike through the Dairy Farm Trail. Visit Little Guilin and give your kids a disposable camera for them to document this adventure! Visit www.nparks.gov.sg for details.
2. A Picnic in Sembawang Park
Indulge in a relaxing picnic by the seaside at Sembawang Park. Just before you head off, be sure to pack some games and toys for your little ones or rent a bike in the park. Visit www.nparks.gov.sg for details.
3. Find the Elusive Cow at Coney Island
Coney Island is one of the latest nature parks to open but already, it’s drawing plenty of visitors. The park has five beach areas where you can go hiking, ride bikes and attempt to find that one elusive cow that happens to roam the island. Visit www.nparks.gov.sg for details.
4. Neighbourhood Celebrations
Various neighbourhoods will be holding their very own National Day celebrations that include fun activities and a live telecast of the National Day Parade. From kampong-style games to performances and fun workshops, there’s plenty to do. Visit www.one.pa.gov.sg for details.
5. Changi Airport
From the Changi Aviation Gallery where you can watch planes take off and land and learn about Changi Airport itself to the 12 metre high slide that’s the tallest slide in an airport or interactive art displays, there’s just so much to see and do there! Visit www.changiairport.com for details.
6. Kallang Wave Mall
With four colourful water slides to a kid’s pool and water jets, who says waterplay for kids can only be done at the beach? Kallang Wave Mall’s Kids Water Playground is one of the most fun and exciting waterplay areas for kids. Visit www.sportshub.com.sg/kallangwave for details.
7. The Singapore Sports Hub
This National Day, let kids pick up a new skill. The Singapore Sports Hub will be hosting Learn-To-Play Sessions for kids 7 years and above to try their hands at different sports available. Kids get to learn the game rules and right techniques for games like tchoukball, dodgeball, futsal and tag rugby from experts. Visit www.sportshub.com.sg for details.
8. Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum will be holding several exhibitions to tie in with National Day such as the Once Upon This Island feature that will explore stories and selected artworks from local artists. Visit www.singaporeartmuseum.sg for details.
9. Go to the Beach
Entry into Sentosa is free via the boardwalk so if you’re up for it, venture into Sentosa and visit the beach! Inside, the Sentosa Express and shuttle buses offer rides for you to explore different parts of the island. Visit www.sentosa.com.sg for details.
10. Orchid Extravaganza at Gardens By The Bay
Gardens by the Bay will hold a Orchid Extravaganza floral display throughout the month of August. Experience these gorgeous blooms firsthand with your little ones! Visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg for details.
11. Picnic at Bay East Garden
Opened 24 hours a day, Bay East Garden at Gardens By The Bay overlooks a majestic scenic view of the Marina Bay skyline. With lush open lawns and palm trees that line the waterfront, this place is perfect for an afternoon picnic, a round of cycling or rollerblading. Visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg for details.
12. ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum has lined up various events that are happening on the National Day weekend. From workshops to performances, kids will have heaps of fun! Be sure to head to the promenade and watch the Water and Light show while you're there. Visit www.marinabaysands.com/museum for details.
13. The Science Centre
If you’re Singaporean or PR, you get to enjoy free admission into The Science Centre on National Day itself. There are plenty of exhibitions like the Butterflies Up Close, Marine Alcove and Waterworks that’s available. Visit www.science.edu.sg for details.
14. Activities at the Esplanade
From workshops to performances and talks, plenty will be organised at the Esplanade. The non-ticketed event promises to deliver entertainment suitable for all ages. Visit www.esplanade.com nationalday for details.
15. National Gallery Singapore
Kids can drop by the Keppel Centre for Art Education to take part in workshops, arts and craft jams and other activities happening for free. Visit www.nationalgallery.sg for details.