Families for Life’s My Family Weekend is coming back bigger than ever before! From 31 August to 2 September, My Family Weekend provides the opportunity for families, both immediate and extended, to spend quality time together and bond over shared experiences.

Not only do we have more than 230 employers coming on board to support family life at the workplace on 31 August, there are also many family-friendly activities for families to participate in over this special weekend. If you are looking for creative ideas for a day of family fun, why not consider these events organised in conjunction with My Family Weekend 2018.

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#1 My Family Weekend Picnic @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

My Family Weekend Picnic

With lush greenery and open spaces, Singapore Botanic Gardens is the perfect spot for families to bring down their favourite picnic food and enjoy the outdoors. Join in My Family Weekend Picnic @ Singapore Botanic Gardens on 1 September, Saturday, and be prepared for an afternoon of family fun! Get your creative juices flowing as families customise their own tote bag or challenge your family to a game at the Families for Life Mobile Café where you can also redeem complimentary snacks and beverages, while stocks last. Families can also wind down the evening to the tunes of live music performances by Jack and Rai and more.

Date: 1 September 2018
Time: 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens
Programme Charge: Free (excluding the purchase of food and beverages on location)
Register as a family to receive a free Families for Life goodie bag (on a first-come-first served basis, while stocks last).

Programme Schedule

Time Programme
3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Families for Life Picnic
  • Families for Life Mobile Café and games
  • Family Time Pledge Wall
  • Family Time Box – Take up the challenge to switch into “off screen mode” by making a DIY box and storing the mobile phones of all your family members to enjoy Family Time.
  • Bubble Play
4pm to 5pm Band Performance: Abby Simone
5.15pm to 6.15pm Band Performance: Kollective
6.30pm to 7.30pm Band Performance: Jack and Rai

#2 My Family Weekend Fun Day @ Circular Road

My Family Weekend Fun Day

The finale event of My Family Weekend 2018, My Family Weekend Fun Day will see part of our bustling Central Business District closed to make way for an afternoon filled with fun, family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.

Families can look forward to a myriad of free activities and performances that will tickle the fancy of the young and the young-at-heart, like puppet-making, art doodling on the car-free Circular Road or simply a bouncy good time on Families for Life Bouncy Castles at the UOB Promenade. Don’t forget to snap a keepsake of this fun-filled day at the photo booth while you are there. Adding to the lively atmosphere is an array of live music performances and puppet shows as well as a food street featuring scrumptious delights.

Also, you can take a trip down memory lane together with your extended family as you sail down the Singapore River with the complimentary Family River Cruise (applicable only to pre-registered families who register on-site between 12pm – 3.30pm). Slots are limited, so remember to gather your whole family down to My Family Weekend Fun Day @ Circular Road early to avoid disappointment!

Date: 2 September 2018
Time: 12pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Circular Road
Programme Charge: Free (excluding the purchase of food and beverages on location)
Register as a family to receive a free Families for Life goodie bag (on a first-come-first-served basis, while stocks last).

Programme Schedule

Time Programe
12pm to 6.30pm Programme @ Circular Road

  • Puppet-making activity
  • Art doodling on the road
  • Animal Kiddy Ride
  • Stage performances (puppet show @1.30pm, 4.15pm and music performances @2.15pm, 5.15pm)
  • Food Street
  • FFL Mobile Cafe
Programme @ UOB Promenade

  • Registration and information booth
  • FFL Family Photo Booth
  • FFL Bouncy Castles
  • Family Activity Booth
  • Family River Cruise
4.30pm to 5.30pm Family River Cruise @ UOB Promenade
Pre-registered participants who register on-site at UOB Promenade between 12pm – 3.30pm are eligible to sign up for the ride at the Family River Cruise booth near the information booth. Limited slots available on a first-come-first-served basis.
6pm My Family Weekend Fun Day Lucky Draw
Families who complete the feedback form in the goodie bag and submit it at the information booth between 4.00pm – 5.30pm stand a chance to win up to $200 worth of vouchers.

My Family Fiesta, jointly organised by HeyBaby and SAFRA Punggol, is also back for the 2nd year on 2 September, Sunday in celebration of My Family Weekend! Be sure to catch babies as young as 6 months old crawling and the older ones toddling down the 3-metre cushioned race track at the signature “Diaper Dash”. Look out for Families for Life categories – Leopard Crawlers (for babies aged 6 to 12 months) and Freestylers (for babies aged 13 to 18 months). Free goodie bags are also up for grabs for the first 2,000 redemptions on a first-come-first-served basis.

Besides these signature events, My Family Weekend also brings together community efforts to celebrate the importance of family time and extended family bonds. From family food trails, and art and craft activities at the museum to a concert in the park, there is bound to be something interesting for your family, as we come together to celebrate family time at My Family Weekend.

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