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Come together with your entire family to spend quality family time at the Families for Life Picnic@Istana!

Spend an evening of family bonding and good fun, whilst enjoying the beautiful landscape surrounding The Istana grounds. Look out for the signature Families for Life Mobile Café, and a wide range of family-friendly activities and music performances for the entire family. Capture family moments at the instant photo booth and end the night with a movie screening under the stars.

Registered families will receive a goodie bag, which includes a picnic mat.

To Note: 

All families must adhere to the following:

The following items will not be allowed within the Istana grounds for security reasons:
• Pointed and sharp objects (e.g. knives of any size, forks)
• Flammable items (e.g. lighters)
• Canned food and drinks

To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all visitors, and to prevent damage to the premises, the following will not be allowed within the Istana grounds:
• Activities such as wheeled sports (e.g. cycling, rollerblading), littering, smoking, consumption of alcoholic drinks are not allowed.
• Portable Mobile Devices cannot be operated within the Istana grounds
• Pets, except for guide dogs, are not allowed.
• No storage facilities will be provided. Security personnel reserve the right to turn away visitors who bring along items that are not allowed.
• All visitors will need to go through security screening prior to entering the Istana grounds.

Programme Schedule



4.00pm - 6.30pm

Entry into The Istana for pre-registered families (Last entry is at 6.30pm)

  • Families will present the confirmation email with the QR code at the main gate. All families are required to clear The Istana security clearance together as a family. Do allow time for security clearance.
  • It is a 1km uphill walk from the main gate to the picnic ground. For elderly or persons who have difficulty walking, it is recommended for them to bring walking aid or come in wheelchair.

4.30pm - 7.30pm


Goodie bag redemption for pre-registered families

  • Last redemption at 7.30pm. There will be no collection of goodie bag after the event.
  • On-site redemption is on a first-come-first-serve-basis, while stocks last on event day.

4.30pm - 7.30pm

Programme Highlights:

  • Families for Life P.L.A.Y. Space
    FFL PLAY Space

    As part of Families for Life new parenting outreach programme Parents Learn And Play (P.L.A.Y.), come spend some quality parent-and-child bonding time at FFL P.L.A.Y. Space various Pop-Up booths and join in the fun creating fun play activities such as Aeroplane Straw, Balloon Popper and Catapult!
  • Baby Bonus Parenting Resources Experiential Learning Space
    Baby Bonus Parenting Resources
    For parents with younger ones, learn to make puppets and skills to teach your little ones about emotions and build their language skills!
  • President's Challenge Charity Drive
    For just a minimum $10 donation, receive a limited edition Families for Life Picnic basket packed with a President Challenge coasters and snacks worth over $30!

    All proceeds will go towards supporting the President’s Challenge.
    FFL Picnic Basket President's Challenge Coasters
    Koko Krunch BarKoko Krunch Cereal
    UFC Watermelon waterCalbee ChipsCadbury Dark Milk
    *Contents in the Charity Picnic Basket are subjected to changes
  • Families for Life Mobile Café

    Check out the iconic Families for Life signature mobile café to enjoy complimentary snacks and play the family games.
  • Bouncy castles and Kids Playground
    FFL Bouncy Castle
    Kids will enjoy the bouncy castles and kids playground at the lawn.
  • Hema Beads Keychain Making
    Hema Beads
    Create your own hema beads keychain as a memento from the picnic.
  • Photo Booth
    FFL Photo Booth
    Take a family portrait with the beautiful lush greenery at The Istana and get an instant photo at the event.

4.30pm - 5.15pm

Band Performance – The Steve McQueens

The Steve McQueens 

5.30pm - 6.15pm

Band Performance – Shili & Adi

Shili & Adi 

6.15pm - 6.30pm

Storytelling by National Library Board

NLB Storytelling with Puppets
Love listening to stories? Join our librarian for a fun and exciting story time with puppets!

7.30pm - 9.15pm

Movie Screening - Inside Out


*The organiser reserves the right to modify, alter or change the programme.


Supported by:

President's Office

In Support of:

President's Challenge 


Getting There

Venue: The Istana, Orchard Road, 238823

Getting to The Istana


Nearest MRT:
Alight at Dhoby Gaut station which connects to the Circle Line, Northeast Line and the North South Line. Take Exit C and walk towards The Istana.

Via Car/Taxi:
Drive towards and alight at Plaza Singapura and walk along Orchard Road towards The Istana.

Nearest Car Park:
Plaza Singapura, Concorde Hotel and Shopping Mall, The Cathay
As parking lots are limited, families are encouraged to car pool or take public transport.

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