50 Great Family Ideas To Make The Most Of Your SG50 National Day Long Weekend

The SG50 National Day Weekend is around the corner and here at Kip McGrath, we’re taking a break from all the studying to share with you 50 top ideas for your family to try over the long weekend.

It is after all a great opportunity to destress and take a much needed break for yourself and the family from studies and work.

The ideas are not meant to be specific, exhaustive nor mutually exclusive. Our advise is to mix and match as you deem fit.

So without further ado, let’s begin.

1. Live the island life for a day at Lazarus Island.

2. Get a close up view of the fireworks from the city centre.
There are numerous spots around the city centre especially the Singapore Promenade area. 


3. Take a walk along rustic Tiong Bahru Estate.
Tiong Bahru Estate is filled with numerous rustic charms. It’s architecture is sure to bring you back through the ages.

4. Go fishing.
There are multiple spots around Singapore to go fishing at. For example, there is the Bedok Jetty at East Coast Park. Alternatively, Pasir Ris offers a good location for beginners too.

5. Go for guided tours. 
The Original Singapore Walks 
Did someone mention free walking tours?
Indie Singapore
Mac Ritchie Guided Tour 

6. Work those muscles at the gym.
When was the last time you and your family headed over to the gym for a refreshing workout?

7. Learn about Singapore’s stamp history at Singapore Philatelic Museum.
Once upon a time before the internet, stamps used to be how people communicated long distances.

8. Combine your intellect and solve a jigsaw puzzle.

Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org for the photo credit.
Photo courtesy of www.SeniorLiving.Org

9. Go for a picnic.
Make sure you check the weather forecast for the day!

10. Say hi to the animals at the Singapore Zoo.
We hear there are discounts as much as 50% off for the month of August at our multi-award winning zoo.

11. Cook as a family.
Better still, take turns cooking meals for each other.


12. Immerse yourself in a story book. Or two.
Read as a family. Note: Public libraries in Singapore are closed on 7 August and 9 August 2015.

13. Catch a movie.
NOW SHOWING14. Touch a starfish and feed fishes at Underwaterworld Singapore. 

You can even swim with the dolphins!

15. Head down for a firefighting exhibition.

Taken from www.flickr.com
Taken from http://www.flickr.com

Ever wondered how our firefighters fight fire? Check out their open houses every Saturday 9am to 11am.

16. Open up the family photo album.
Gather round as a family and reminisce on the good old days.

17. Get your adrenaline pumping at GMax Reverse Bungy.
Located at Clarke Quay, this one is not for the faint hearted.


18. Pretend to be Sherlock Holmes at these escape rooms. 

Taken from Lockdown.sg

Room Raider

19. Challenge yourselves to the Battlestar Gallactica at Universal Studios

20. Get wet kayaking.
Ubin Kayak
Water Sports Centre at Singapore Sports Hub
Xtreme Kayaking

21. Go swimming at a public pool complete with slides.
Laze around in the Lazy River and chill out in the Wave Pool at these locations.

22. Go on a height element obstacle.

height Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir
Megazip Adventure Park

23. Fly kites.
Relive being a child with your children. Certain convenience stores especially near beaches sell kites.

24. Build sandcastle monuments.
Build them higher this time round.

25. Order in with Food Panda.

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This food delivery app ensures you get a wider range of choices to eat right without having to leave your house.

26. Enjoy scenic and panoramic views.
Pinnacle @ Duxton

Taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/z_wenjie/6491793231
Taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/z_wenjie/6491793231

Sky Park Observation Deck
Ion Sky at Ion Orchard 

27. Try your luck prawning.
At Bishan, Punggol and Jurong.
At Pasir Ris
At East Coast

28. Jump around.
At Amped Singapore

Taken from Amped Singapore
Taken from Amped Singapore

At Sky High

29. Go for a scenic jog.
Some scenic suggestions are Punggol Park, Promenade , Mac Rtichie Reservoir, East Coast Park and the Southern Ridges Trail.

30. Go ice skating .
At The Rink at Jcube
At Marina Bay Sands Skating Rink
At Kallang Ice World

31. Test your shooting skills at archery.
Archery Forces
Xtreme Sports Archery Tag

32. Try baseball and hit the homerun.
Homerun Baseball
The Hit Factory

33. Go for some fish therapy. 
It’s a tingling sensation! Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

fish copy
Kenko Reflexology

34. Jam together as a family. 
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If your family is musically oriented, this is a a must-do.
Transcend the different eras in music bond over musical notes.

35. Get prata.
A favourite for breakfast for many. Try out the different varieties like Prata Bomb and Cheese Egg Prata. Or how about mixing and matching your own ingredients.

36. Play some sports.
Tennis. Soccer. Ping Pong. Badminton. The list goes on. 

37. Rediscover Science at the Singapore Science Centre. 

science centre

38. Cultivate the Picasso-s in you.
Relive your art lessons back in primary school with your kids. 

39. Touch a starfish and feed fishes at Underwaterworld Singapore.
You can even swim with dolphins!

40. Immerse yourself in nature at Pulau Ubin. 


41. Check out the exhibits at Singapore Discovery Centre.  

42. Play with cats and dogs.

43. Go on an eye-opening trip to the newly opened Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum


44. Rent a cycling buggy and “drive” around.
The buggy sits between 4-6 people and is found at East Coast Park. 

45. Pitch a tent and go camping for the night.
Apply for a permit at an AXS machine or click here.

46. Go on a staycation.
The choices are limitless. A chalet, a bungalow, or a hotel stay. Or how about giving AirBnB a try.
D’Resort, Singapore’s first nature-inspired resort with an integrated water park experience is located in Pasir Ris.

47. Hold a BBQ and invite friends, family and your neighbours.
Various locations around Singapore.

48. Play some boardgames.
Bring out your competitive edge and outwit one another.
The Mind Cafe
Settlers Cafe 

49. Check out toys at the Mint Museum of Toys. 

Taken from www.onsingapore.com
Taken from http://www.onsingapore.com

50.  Watch the National Day Parade. 
Kip McGrath Singapore wishes all Singaporeans a Happy National Day! Have a great weekend!