By: Emily Cornelius and Sophie Huynh
Easter might not be a holiday with the biggest fanfare here in Singapore, but there’s still plenty of options for fun days out to celebrate the special weekend. Read on for our guide to excellent events that the whole family can hop over to…. (Psst! hoping to sign your kids up for an exciting Easter camp? Head here.)
Easter egg hunts
Sentosa Harbourfront has gone all out this year with The Great Egg-Venture. Expect to hunt high and low for 100 giant eggs, each individually hand decorated by local artists, which have been scattered around the Harbourfront precinct. Find as many as you can, and you could stand to win some cool prizes. There will also be a variety of fun activities for the kiddies including egg painting and Easter baking classes. How egg-citing!
When: From 14 March-5 April. Free entry for all.
Celebrate Easter Sunday with a sweet view! Eggs-plore Easter at Faber Peak Singapore will be hosting not one, but two Easter egg hunts this year. Climb aboard the cable cars for your first egg search and win a free ride with each egg found. Then grab your baskets and head to the Spuds and Aprons’ beautiful garden for your next colourful , egg-y quest. There will also be a bunny wonderland with real, fluffy bunnies for the kids to play with.
When: 5 April, from 11am onwards
If you’re looking for a more lavish hunt, book a spot at Capella Singapore’s Garden Affair. The day consists of an extravagant Mediterranean brunch with a free flow champagne option, followed by an Easter egg hunt off amoungst their charming gardens. Even better are the prizes up for grabs for whoever finds the most eggs – first prize is a one-night stay in a one-bedroom garden villa, second prize is a dinner for two at Cassia, and third prize is a 60-monute massage at Auriga Spa.
When: 5 April, from 12.30pm onwards.
Price: $188-$288 for adults, $78-$118 for children
Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
The Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa will host the Easter Garden Party, packed to the brim with Easter activities like magic shows and balloon sculpting. During their mouth-watering seafood feast, you’ll get to tuck into oysters, king crabs, scallops, prawns and a whole lot more. Guests will also be allowed full access to the resorts swimmig pool for a whole day of fun.
When: 5 April
Price: $158++ for adults, $38++ for children under 12, free for children under 5
Hotel Fort Canning
The Fabulous Easter Sunday Brunch held in the Grand Marquee at Hotel Fort Canning is serving up a luscious buffet in the park… with everything from meats and seafood, to mac and cheese. Alongside plenty of activities to keep the little ones excited throughout the day, this is a great pick for some fun in the sun.
When: 5 April, 12-3pm
Price: $68++ for adults, $34++ for children, free for children under 4
Mezza 9 @ The Grand Hyatt
Mezza 9’s Easter brunch spread includes a whole spit-roast lamb, fresh seafood over ice, and an array of yummy desserts. There’s also a special kids section with popcorn and fairy floss, along with face painting and magic acts. The chic and relaxed interior of Mezza 9 will make for a more home-y Easter experience than most.
When: 5 April, 11.30am-2.30pm
Price: $178++ for adults (includes free-flowing champagne, red and white wine, beer and mojitos), $70++ for children aged 7-12
The Four Seasons
With tables upon tables of food from all over the globe, you will be hard pressed to leave without a bulging belly from The Four Seasons hotel’s brunch. Free flow champagne is available for the adults, and an Easter egg hunt available for the kiddies.
When: 5 April, first seating from 11.30am-1.30pm, second seating 2-4pm.
Price: $198-$238++ for adults, $68++ children from 5 years old to 11 years old
Days out & camps
Camp Asia boasts a huge variety of specialty camps including sports, cooking, science, math, Lego robotics, business, drama, art, and mandarin. And if you’re still unsure where to place the kids, why not try one of their multi-activity camps? Hosted by both the Stamford American School and Australian International school, the camps usually run for about five days over the Easter period for children aged 6-11
When: 30 March-3 April, 6-10 April and 13-17 April
Universal Studios’ shindig, The Easter Extravaganza, promises to be an action-packed week filled with new thrill-seeking rides and interactive Easter stage shows. The entire park will be decorated in vibrant spring colours and there will be chocolate eggs hidden all throughout for those keen to hunt. Join in for events such as the The Royal Lunch at Eggingham Gardens and a special Easter breakfast.
When: 14 March-5 April
The S.E.A Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa will be having a cutesy Easter makeover. Families can even choose to sleep over at the aquarium and get an extra special tour of the marine habitats … oh and don’t miss out on the scuba diving bunny!
When: 14 March-5 April
Price: A one-day pass (including Easter Breakfast and an egg hunt) is $58 for adults, $48 for children
This is the ultimate adventure camp for those who have daring little lions. With activities such as treasure hunts, river rafting, adventuring racing, and dodgeball competitions this camp… the kiddies will come home dirty and exhausted but with a certificate to brag about. For kids aged 5-11.
When: 30 March-3 April, 9am-1pm
Price: $350-$575 depending on package.