2023 is upon us and there is no better way to start the new year than spending quality time with your family. Check out what’s the latest to hit our sunny shores and have lots of fun together. Here's what you can look forward to this month!
Welcome your little one by planting a tree with your family! Not only is it a special family bonding opportunity, you can also create a lasting legacy for a greener Singapore together.
FamilyTrees provides Singaporean families the opportunity to commemorate their child’s birth by planting a tree, within 3 years of their child’s birth date. Tree-planting activities are spread across the island, why not check out available slots this month and sign up?
Light to Night Festival
The latest iteration of the Light to Night Festival is back with a bright spark from 6 to 26 January 2023. With a festival theme of “Here and Now”, the multisensory and immersive light-up installations aim to encourage all participants to embrace the present. Organised by the National Gallery of Singapore in collaboration with its civic district partners, this electrifying festival will be sure to delight everyone in the family!
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Head on over to Singapore’s newest museum, the Children’s Museum! Specially designed to keep little ones 12 years and under engaged in play, the museum promises to be a treasure trove of wonder and fun for your children as they learn about Singapore’s past and present. Unlike regular museums, everything on display is made to be touched, examined and held by curious little hands, and children will feel right at home with no shushing needed! If all that wasn't enticing enough, everyone in the family from the young to the adults gets to visit for free from now until 31 March 2023.
Image source: NHB.gov.sg
After closing its doors for an exhibition update some months ago, the beloved Future World exhibition by Team Lab at the ArtScience Museum renowned for its interactivity and immersion is back to stay, and more engaging than ever. The refreshed exhibition encourages even more interaction, with dynamic light up art installations that will change colours and directions as visitors touch the screen or move through the space. It's truly mesmerising for everyone, from children to grandparents, so make this a family outing to remember! Entrance fees apply.
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Put on those walking shoes, apply some mosquito repellant, and make your way to the newest nature park in sunny Singapore, Rifle Range Nature Park. Embark on one of the few available walking trails or boardwalks that will take you through the 66 hectare forested park to explore highlights like the Quarry Wetland or Colugo Deck for a panoramic view of the nature park. Bird-lovers can look forward to awesome bird-watching opportunities in the park too, so pack along your binoculars for the day!
Image source: NParks.gov.sg
Immerse yourself in the best of Singapore arts for 10 glorious days this January, from 6 to 15 January, at the 11th edition of Singapore Art Week. Perfect for families with teens as you hone your artistic senses with them and check out your pick of the 130 arts events and programmes taking place all over our island including art experiences at museums and galleries, experiential programmes, tours, and trails.
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Escape rooms are great for thrill-seeking families with older children (the minimum age is 7 years for this one), they are a wonderful opportunity to bond through problem-solving and teamwork. This one at St John's Island is no exception, with the added perk of being set outdoors on the island. Hop on a ferry from Marina South Pier and you'll be given a map, an iPad and a notebook to help you solve puzzles and clues to win the game. You have four hours to put your heads together and test your strength as a family as you trek across the island on foot and dig up clues! This unique Escape Room experience runs till 19 February 2023 and requires a group of 5 people to play, so you'll want to gather your older kids and some friends and try it this month.
Image source: Sentosa.com.sg