The school holidays may be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun out with your family. With the sizzling hot weather this time of year, remember to keep yourselves well-hydrated while you’re out for some good, sweaty fun. Alternatively, you can always opt for indoor activities in cool air-conditioned comfort.

Here are some suggestions on where to go, for a good time out with your fam!

Plant a tree with FamilyTrees


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If you’re looking for a special way to mark your child’s growing up years, try planting a tree! Jointly organised by the National Parks Board and Families for Life, the FamilyTrees initiative lets you and your family plant a sapling anytime within three years of your child’s birth date. Not only do you help to green Singapore, but your very own Family Tree is also a sustainable living legacy that thrives together with your family.

Celebrate Singapore Zoo’s Golden ZOObilee

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Everyone’s favourite wildlife park turns half a century old this year! Singapore Zoo commemorates 50 years of caring for wildlife and spreading the conservation message with a series of fun-filled activities. Be part of the celebrations by joining their ZOObilee Trail, a unique trail featuring instagrammable inflatable art sculptures and interactive trail stations. Or sign up for the Mandai Wildlife Run in September and run alongside your favourite animals at all three parks.

Have a theatrical family weekend

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It’s never too young to expose the kids to a dose of arts and culture. Gateway Theatrepresents “When Sadness comes to call”, an exploration into the emotion of sadness for kids as young as four, while Arts Theatre of Singapore retells one of the much-loved tales from Chinese folklore Journey To The West.

Both performances are available on 15 & 16 July. Check out Sistic for details on showtimes and tickets.

Set sail and explore the Singapore Navy Museum

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There’s a brand new museum in town. The Singapore Navy Museum reopens after a two- year revamp and is the second in a series of defence and military museums undergoing a refresh. Visitors can learn about the role of the navy in Singapore’s development. Highlights include artefacts from the RSS Panglima – the navy’s first ship, and the Swedish-built Challenger-class submarine that the Singapore Navy adapted to operating conditions in the tropics.

Admission is free for locals and PRs.