Before you know it, we’re mid-way into 2023 and the June and Summer holidays are here! Singapore is raring to go once again with the launch of a whole array of events that’ll keep you and the kids engaged, entertained, and occupied. If you’re not traveling this hols, this guide is for you! We’ve got you covered with the top events right here – so let’s rock and roll!
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The LEGO Group is revealing the new, merged realms of LEGO® NINJAGO® with brand new characters, products, and an animated TV show created with Epic Games' Unreal Engine. The products and TV shows are launching on June 1, 2023! From June 1-18, 2023, young ninjas are invited to unleash their potential at the LEGO® NINJAGO® Academy for an action-packed day of LEGO NINJAGO challenges at Compass One. Organized in partnership with Compass One, young heroes are invited to join the LEGO NINJAGO Academy and undergo ninja training. Prepare to fight the evil forces with a weapon-building station, a Spinjitzu challenge, and elemental challenges that test speed, agility, and endurance.
The brand-new LEGO NINJAGO: Dragons Rising TV show is coming to broadcast channels and streaming services around the world from 1 June 2023 and can be watched on the LEGO YouTube Channel: https://link.bricks.plus/
LEGO® NINJAGO® Academy, Compass One L2 Atrium, 1 Sengkang Square, Singapore 545078, www.facebook.com/CompassOneSingapore
i Light is back, and it’ll be a fun night activity for the kids this June holiday. Many unique installations will be littered across Marina Bay, South Beach, and Millenia Walk, and most of them are free of charge — but they do have some paid programs as well. One such installation is Lightwave: Turning The Tide, where visitors are transported to an underwater realm and prompted to reflect on the link between human activities and their harm on the environment. It then inspires visitors (and your little ones!) to create positive change and shift the tide.
I Light Singapore, Various Locations, www.ilightsingapore.gov.sg
Bring the kiddos to Avatar: The Experience this June holiday! Located in the Cloud Forest, it features stunning waterfalls and intricate walkways in an extraordinary glass greenhouse. The exhibit offers guests the opportunity to be immersed in the fictional yet fascinating world of Pandora, with its bioluminescent landscapes and mystical creatures. During the visit, the little ones get to also learn more about plant facts and snap lovely family photos along the way.
Gardens By The Bay, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/avatar-the-experience
The Pokémon Experience offered by Singapore Cable Car presents an ideal opportunity for you to relish breathtaking vistas and create cherished memories together. From now to 30 September 2023, visitors to Mount Faber Peak, HarbourFront, and Sentosa will catch a glimpse of a rare sight – an eye-catching line of 67 Poké Ball cabins soaring 100 meters above sea level. The exteriors of cable car cabins on the Mount Faber Line will be wrapped in the distinctive red and white colors of Poké Balls. Much like the inspiration behind their outward appearance, inside each cabin awaits a surprise -- five different interior designs, each themed around first-generation Pokémon like Pikachu and Eevee, as well as Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly from the latest Pokémon video games. Families and Pokémon fans will experience something new each time they ride on the Singapore Cable Car, marveling at a vibrant assemblage of newly-installed beautiful, multicolored lights at Mount Faber Station, HarbourFront Station, and Sentosa Station. The Singapore Cable Car Pokémon Experience is an exciting and convenient trip to and from Sentosa for families having a staycation nearby or heading to the beach for a day of sun and fun.
Read more about the experience in our article here!
Pokémon Cable Car Experience, www.mountfaberleisure.com/attraction/singapore-cable-car
Calling all Marvel fans! Jewel Changi Airport welcomes special Marvel Avengers-themed light and sound show! Spot iconic Avengers in the 2-minute Marvel Avengers-inspired Light and Sound show at the HSBC Rain Vortex. Catch Antman and The Wasp water projections flying across the world’s tallest indoor waterfall! Want more? Check out a 5-meter tall Iron Man statue at the entrance of the Shiseido Forest Valley! As you venture further into the valley, interactive Avengers-themed photo spots and larger-than-life 3D installations await you. As well, you can learn why The Avengers continue to be a fan favorite in the Marvel Universe through the interesting exhibition that chronicles this rich history and remarkable events. For more information and program line-ups, click here.
Avengers: Beyond Earth's Mightiest, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666, www.jewelchangiairport.com/en/promotion/Avengers-Beyond-Earths-Mightiest-at-Jewel.html
Drop by the National Gallery Singapore with the kiddos for the Children’s Biennale 2023. This year’s theme is “Let’s Make A Better Place”, and encourages both adults and children to find ways to create a world that values care, respect, collaboration, and imagination. The event is also centered on artworks created for children, with children, and by children, and is a space for visitors to discuss their dreams, ideas, and even struggles.
Children’s Biennale 2023, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957, www.nationalgallery.sg
If you and the kiddos haven't been to the Van Gogh exhibition, we strongly recommend booking tickets and visiting! It's a beautiful experience that's totally immersive, and will light up the little ones' day for sure. It's a 360° multi-sensorial experience that includes VR, featuring more than 300 artworks by Vincent Van Gogh. The whole family can also try creating your own masterpieces while you're there!
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, The Forum Level B1, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, www.vangoghexpo.com
ART-ZOO Happy ZOObilee runs from now till August 2023 with 8 bespoke animal sculptures that have been created especially for this commemorative edition. It will be hard to miss the larger-than-life inflatables and 2D sculptures of Jubilee the Rothschild’s Giraffe, Astove the Aldabra Giant Tortoise, Komali the Asian Elephant, Minah and Bubu the Pygmy Hippos, Bunny the Linne’s Two-toed Sloth, Izara the Grevy’s Zebra, Hoepel the White Rhino, and Ah Meng the Sumatran Orangutan. Besides snapping photos along the Instagrammable Happy ZOObilee trail, children can interact with tactile play elements to get the inside scoop on their favorite animals. End the trail at the 21-meter-long inflatable art playground, with other fringe activities including animal interaction sessions and craft workshops. Get your tickets here!
ART-ZOO Happy ZOObilee @ Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826, www.mandai.com/en/singapore-zoo/things-to-do/whats-on/sz50/happyzoobilee.html
Head over to the Mandai Bird Paradise this June holiday! It’s a totally new attraction that’s worth a visit with the kiddos, and you’ll get to immerse in the symphony of colors of Asia’s biggest bird park. There are so many bird species to check out and learn about, such as the Roseate Spoonbill, American Flamingo, Papuan Hornbill, and more. They’ve even got a penguin cove full of adorable waddling penguins. When you’re there, you can also take the opportunity to join feeding sessions, watch their bird presentations or go on a wildlife-guided tour.
Bird Paradise, 20 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729825, www.mandai.com/bird-paradise
Learn how everyone can contribute to marine conservation at S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future. Firstly, step into a possible future of a dystopic ocean with the Eyes On Our Oceans photo exhibition in the aquarium. Secondly, browse through thought-provoking art installations by local artists in Bold Beauty. Thirdly, In Once Upon A Tide at Ocean Dome, you will be transported into tales of a fisherman's greed and a brave crab through video stories by celebrated storyteller Kamini Ramachandran. To end off, you can visit educational booths at Waves Of Hope to learn about environmental efforts and solutions from Singapore’s youths and advocates. Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future is included in regular admission to S.E.A. Aquarium. Tickets retail from SG$43/Adult and SG$32/Child. For more information on the event, visit www.rwsentosa.com/oceanfest.
S.E.A. Aquarium’s Junior Ocean Protector also returns from May 27 to June 25, but with a twist! Both children and adults can participate in the program, where they go on a guided trail to uncover interesting facts about marine animals. For more information on S.E.A. Aquarium’s Junior Ocean Protector program and registration details,
Ocean Fest 2023, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/en/events/ocean-fest
From June 16 to 17, 2023, the annual children’s multilingual literary arts festival Monstrous Fun! @ The Arts House returns with imaginative arts and craft activities inspired by home-grown stories, bilingual storytelling sessions, interactive tours, and a Magical Monster Hunt. Embark on a literary adventure and let your imagination run free in the fantastical world of children’s stories with a line-up of interactive literary-based programs in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil for families with children aged three to 12 years at The Arts House. Inspired by our rich local literature, immerse yourself in activities in our four national languages, from bilingual interactive author-reading sessions and comic drawing workshops to thrilling monster hunts and tours! Click here to register and find out more about the full programs available.
Want more? Also check out the Goodman Open House @ Goodman Arts Centre on June 24, 2023! Celebrating the vibrant artistic talents of its tenants, Goodman Arts Centre will open its doors once again with open studios, engaging workshops, a pop-up artist market, and a closing parade!
Monstrous Fun @ The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429, www.artshouselimited.sg/tah-programmes-details/monstrous-fun
Visit the National Museum of Singapore with the little ones and check out Now Boarding: Experience Singapore Through Travel. This travel-themed exhibition offers a glimpse into Singapore’s journey as a favored travel destination from the 1800s to the 2000s. See it through the eyes of foreigners and tourists who have visited Singapore over the years, and there are also exhibits of our top tourism icons like the flip board that used to be at Changi Airport. It’ll be a wondrous experience for the kids and a nice nostalgic throwback for parents. The event ends on November 19, 2023.
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897, www.nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum/our-exhibitions/exhibition-list/now-boarding
Discover a Wow Wild World from now till 11 June 2023 as Marina Square celebrates World Environment Day (June 5, 2023) and World Ocean Day (June 8, 2023) with an educational oceanic wonderland and a plethora of engaging activities. Step into Marina Square’s Central Atrium to behold the majestic 3D sculptures of endangered ocean animals. Taking center stage is an awe-inspiring sculpture of a magnificent whale that measures 8 meters long! Furthermore, it is paired with other life-sized marine animals such as the shark, dolphin, turtle, seal, polar bears, and a waddle of penguins. Made with eco-friendly cardboard, these amazingly intricate cardboard creations bring the sculptures to life. Not only can kids make ocean-themed crafts at the Kids Zone but also bring home their favorite marine animals. Ocean-themed visuals will be provided to let kids express their creativity through colors and imagination. Each child will receive an eco-themed badge upon completing a coloring sheet! Click here for more information!
Wow Wild World, Marina Square Atrium, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594, www.marinasquare.com.sg/content/mall-promotions/discover-a-wowwildworld
An interactive and educational exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore, it features food-themed installations that cover topics like traditional food preparation tools and innovative food packaging. It's suitable for both kids and adults, so the family is guaranteed a fun time! There are special showcases, "food" trails, storytelling sessions and even craft activities that you can try out. They've even got tours and workshops available, and all the mentioned activities are happening on selected dates at different timings, so do check out the website for more information.
Get Curious! All About Food, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897, www.nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum
Nature lovers, this activity is perfect for you. This therapeutic forest walk at the Imbiah Trail will help rejuvenate you as you connect with nature. It also helps the kids take a short break from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing them to relax and melt away whatever stress they're feeling from school. There will also be an art expression activity and group reflection during the walk, and it's something that can help you bond with the little ones as well. The minimum age for this activity is 6 years old and tickets are available on selected dates from June 10 to 25, 2023.
Therapeutic Forest Walk, www.zentosafest.sentosa.com.sg/Therapeutic-Forest-Walk
This one’s for the little ones! Mini fans of Baby Shark now get to watch it live, where an exciting journey awaits, and Baby Shark and friends will bring all of you on a fin-tastic adventure under the sea. It’s Baby Shark’s biggest adventure yet, as it teams up with Pinkfong and Hogi for a treasure hunt at the site of a mysterious shipwreck. Together, they’ll be solving rhyming riddles and engaging the audience’s help along the way! Shows are available from June 16 to 18, 2023.
Baby Shark Live, Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956, www.sistic.com.sg/babyshark
Are your kids fans of Naruto? If yes, drop by Marina Square for the Naruto TV Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition. They’ll surely love the opportunity to be immersed in the World of Shinobi, where the right iconic scenes are brought to life and fans are allowed to embark on their own ninja journeys! If that’s not enough, there’ll also be a pop-up store at the exhibition where a wide array of goods and souvenirs, including limited edition merchandise, can be purchased.
Naruto Tv Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594, www.sistic.com.sg/events/naruto
Suitable for older kids, this play is written for, by, and about young people. It’s about being trapped in a regimented and pressurizing education system, and what happens when one student isn’t able to fit into the required mold? Or what about someone who can balance work and play but starts feeling their internal balance getting thrown off once hormones hit? It’ll be a humorous and thought-provoking play that your kids most likely can relate to. Shows are available June 15 to 18, 2023.
Spend a day at the Science Centre with the kiddos this June holiday! While you're there, do remember to watch The ELECTRIFIED Show together. It's going to be filled with fascinating elements like magic, mysteries, and time travel. The little ones will also be left in awe since the show includes really fun components using lasers, robotics, drones, dance, and more. The show runs from 26 May to 4 June 2023, and tickets can be bought via their website.
The ELECTRIFIED Show, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081, www.science.edu.sg
Besides bringing the kiddos to have a look at various plants and flower species at Gardens By The Bay, you can also visit the Life Is Sweet: Ang Ku Kueh Girl Exhibition with them. It’ll be a cute experience, and it features comic illustrations by Wong Shijia, the creator of Ang Ku Kueh Girl and friends. The illustrations showcase Ang Ku Kueh Girl’s daily life and her realization that the key to true happiness lies in having a grateful heart.
Life Is Sweet: Ang Ku Kueh Girl Exhibition, Gardens By The Bay, North Colonnade, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/ang-ku-kueh-girl
Do your little ones love manga? Let them indulge in reading their beloved manga titles this June holiday at the National Library, where they’ve recently opened their very first Manga Library pop-up. There’s a huge selection consisting of an extensive array of manga titles, and your children will surely feel like kids in a candy store. They even have a Mr Kiasu robot concierge programmed with an AI-generated voice that’ll recommend books, and it’s something the little ones are going to marvel at.
Manga Library Pop-Up, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539, www.nlb.gov.sg
Part of the Zentosa Livewell Festival, this scavenger hunt is a free event that'll be an exciting activity for the kids! Located at the Imbiah Forecourt, the scavenger hunt will also allow you to explore nature paths and learn more about Sentosa Island's fun facts. While you're there, why not also take part in the Game of Yesteryears activity, also located at Imbiah Forecourt. The family can try old-school games like Five Stones, Chapteh, Jenga, and more. Both activities are free, and are available from 10 June t0 25 June 2023.
Scavenger Hunt, www.zentosafest.sentosa.com.sg/Scavenger-Hunt
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