A Family Affair

Your Guide to a Fuss-free Family Picnic

Now that the sky is clear and the sun is out, it’s time for some fun in the outdoors! There is no shortage of parks with lush green lawns and beaches in Singapore, and what better way to utilise them than eating and playing as the cool breeze brushing across your cheeks? Here are our tips on how to plan the perfect picnic in the Lion City, so do take note!

Location, Location, Location.

Take our word for it – this is really crucial in making your picnic in the great outdoors a great success! Do your homework in finding the perfect destination for your picnic. For families with little ones, opt for somewhere that has a nearby playground, splash pads, or wading pool. These facilities will serve as a playtime treat for children who sit patiently throughout the picnic. Hit the following hot spots for the perfect picnic in Singapore: The Botanic Gardens, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, and East Coast Park.

Photo by Danny Santos.

How’s the Weather?

Although the sky looks clear today, don’t let it fool you with its innocent demeanor! It may surprise you with a sudden thunderstorm, causing you to cancel your family picnic. Check the weather before you and your family head out for the picnic, as there’s nothing worse than having dark clouds in the sky just as you finished unpacking your picnic gear.

Photo by Danny Santos.

Pack Lots of Yummy Eats!

The food is the key part of a picnic, and it should be all about ease. Pack simple and easy-to-prepare food like sandwiches, fresh fruits, and cakes. You can make them yourself or just purchase it from the local delis before the picnic. Keep everyone hydrated by bringing plenty of clean water and steer clear of unhealthy drinks such as carbonated drinks and sweetened juice!

Let the Fun Begin.

It’s a sin to not have some outdoor fun when you’re out in the sun, so bring some simple toys and games that the whole family can play together! For instance, bubbles, balls, and kites. If you’re going to the beach, remember to pack along sandcastle building tools ­– shovels and buckets. As for those seeking for some quiet activity, take along your book or board games!

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