National Day 2017 : Activities for the family - - Singapore Wacky Magazine

National Day 2017 : Activities for the family

National day is less than a week away. The celebration starts this week with specially curated NDP activities for the families. Time to get your flags out and celebrate the Nation's 52th birthday!

NDP Parade
Marina Bay

Dont' have ticket for the parade?
You can still soak in the atmosphere at Marina Bay, Best place to catch the action and fireworks will be from the Merlion Park and the Esplanade Bridge. Be there early to reserve a spot.  Parade starts at 530 pm. Look up and spot the Red Lions to signify the start of the parade.

Highlights for all to enjoy
  • Red Lions 
  • Dynamic Defense Display ( near Merlion Park)
  • Aerial Display (National Flag and Bomb Blast by F15SG) 
  • Fireworks

Check out our NDP 2017 highlights for a clue on what to expect on the actual day!

Sport Hub National Day Fiesta
Aug 9 9am-9pm
Singapore Sports Hub

Enjoy a full day celebration featuring a variety of sports, fitness, entertainment and lifestyle activities including the National Day Parade, family picnic, sports challenges, 52-minute National day fitness workout, aquathlon workshop and a carnival

Key Highlights

  • Live NDP Telecast & Family Picnic – Have a mass family picnic right at the OCBC Square while watching the live telecast of the National Day Parade.
  • Experience Sports Super 8s – Form a team of 2 to 5 persons, be an athlete for a day and challenge yourself to 8 different sports – tennis, table tennis, lawn bowl, athletics, touch rugby, basketball, futsal and floorball.
  • 52 minute National Day Fitness Blast – Come dressed in red and Zumba/Cardio Blast along to your favourite National Day-themed songs!
  • Experience Sports – Sports Development Series: Aquathlon – Have a swim at our world-class swimming pool at the OCBC Aquatic Centre, and run along the Stadium Riverside Walk to enjoy the scenic views of the city skyline.
  • National Day Carnival – Be entertained by stage performances and participate in activities such as upsized board games, bouncy castles, racing simulators, design-your-own-NDP-truck and more! 
Full details available here

PlayLAH! Let's Celebrate! National Day 2017
4-6 August
Singapore Expo Hall 5

Singapore favourite carnival is back for it's 6th iteration to commemorate Singapore's 52th National Day

Families can experience 4 main zones- Play, Learn, Eat and Bond, together with addition of new villages - Music, Sports and Tech, along with brand new stage performances. In collaboration with Fest Events International, the annual Singapore Drum Festival will be held alongside PlayLAH!, which included the Ultimate Drummer's Weekend as well as the Drum off Singapore Competition.

Full details here

Pororo Park National Day event
9 August 2017 
530pm-1000 pm

Enjoy unlimited playtime offer with exclusive indoor and outdoor event for kids including National Day feast, faceprinting, balloon sculpting and best of all, a fantastic view of the aerial display and fireworks. Free goodie bag for every paying child.

Families for Life 
Celebrating NS50 Picnic
5 August Singapore Discovery Center 430pm-930pm

As part of NDP 52 celebration, recognition is given to NSmen who celebrate NS50 . Highlights includes Families for Life Picnic, NS50 themed games, Families for Life bouncy castles, SAF Kids Dress-up, NDP 2017 and NS50 Special Exhibitions, Pedal boats, Mini Standard Obstacle Course for families and individual markemanship trainer shooting. There will also be a movie screening of Boss Baby @ Concourse.

Full details here

Singapore Zoo, River Safari & Jurong Birdpark National Day Special
1 Aug to 31 Aug

This month will be a great time to visit Singapore Zoo and either River Safari or Jurong Bird Park within 7 days of purchase. You get a huge savings of 52 % off the combo Tickets.

Also enjoy special NDP treats such as Let's SINGapore, Animal Enrichment goes Red and White, A Showtime to Salute,  Animal Icons Face Mask Craft , Shoik SG Treats and more.

Full Details here

So Singapore at Sentosa
14 July to 27 August

Go loco with all things local with free day and night activities for everyone.

Selected highlights
Heritage carnival 2017 - SO Singapore
4-6 Aug 3pm-930pm (Fri), 11am-940pm (Weekend) Palawan Green
All day Heritage carnival that promises to take you back to Singapore's fishing village days to post war era. Enjoy Singapore delights such as Peranakan Kueh, Burger Bomds and Chendols.

Movies By the Beach
4-13 Aug 730 pm Palawan Green
Catch local films like 'Ah Boys to Men' and 'Illo Illo'

Merlion Magic Lights
14-27 July , Various time Merlion Plaza
The Merlion comes alive with vibrant and colourful National Day themed lights and projections.

National Day Performances 
9 Aug
Enjoy performance by the Chord Squard, Sound Groove Music, Roving Performers nad Walkabout Characters, National Day Love Telecast @iFly Singapore

More activities can be found here

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