Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bub & Me: U Picnic at Marina Barrage

We attended the long-awaited NTUC U Picnic event at the Marina Barrage last Sat. Again, the sky threatened to rain down on our parade, but thankfully didn't. It was actually a beautiful, cloudy day out and the turnout at the event was massive!

The boy and Lil Pumpkin tried kite-flying for the first time. Other people make it look so easy, but they found it quite difficult to lift it into the sky!! I guess we need more practice :P

My parents joined us for this family outing :) So happy they came along and enjoyed themselves!

 Some of our picnic food that mum and I prepared. 

Lil Pumpkin having fun on the bouncy castles. There were lots of fun fringe activities like wind-mill making, balloon-sculpting, sgraffito art drawing etc. Unfortunately, there was only 1 vendor for each of these activities and the queues were horrendous! For such a big-scale event, I think it would have been best to have at least 2-3 stalls for each activity. It is a shame to spend such a long time waiting for these entertaining activities, and not actually enjoying them or the picnic.

Coupons for the fringe activities. 2 strangers actually came up to Lil Pumpkin to give us their extra coupons!! Aww how sweet! 

One with a big Hunny Bear! There were a few animal mascots running around, but I'm not sure for what brand. Food cereals??

The boy lined up for balloons {there was only 1 poor balloon-sculptor for the huge crowd}, while we went to get our face / body painted. Took us about 1 hour before it was our turn :/

But with a wide grin from Lil Pumpkin, all worth it {I guess} haha

Had my face painted too. So pretty! I am convinced that I must now get some face-paint and start having some face-painting fun at home with Lil Pumpkin *grins* 

Love simple family days like these! Marina Barrage is really such an ideal place for a picnic with the big rooftop lawn, gorgeous city skyline and convenient parking. It's walking distance from Gardens by the Bay {latest must-visit attraction in Singapore} and I think the next time we have a picnic, we will explore there!

I Blog on Tues with Diary of a SAHM. Read about the other fun activities we did with Lil Pumpkin here or my list of Kid-Friendly places in Singapore.

* Disclosure: The event coverage was due to an invitation from NTUC U Family. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

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12 comments:

Grace said...

Looks like you had loads of fun, Ai! Love that little grin on Lil Pumpkin's face! And the food??? Yum, yum, YUM!

Stacy said...

Whoo so many family-oriented activities in Singapore. Looks like you guys had a great time.

SengkangBabies said...

Love pumpkin's grin too :)

..but my little gal got a phobia of all-things-in-costume now :p

Sarah Evans said...

Hi! Bonnie Franks said to get in touch as you may be able to help :)

Here is the post I wrote about my problem - maybe you could help me figure out how to order these lovely shoes?

http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/emergency-kitten-shoes-i-need-your-help.html

Thanks
Sarah

~Summer~ said...

Looks fun, Ai! And the food you and your mum prepared looks delicious too! Wish we could have joined you guys! =)

Jess@Diary of a SAHM said...

Oh such a pity when these fantastic events aren't optimised by a lack of planning. Those are long times to wait for little kids!
Glad you had fun though, and yes, I think you should get some face paint. I'd like to see pics of your testing your skills. ;)

Lyndal said...

Wow this looks like such a great day!!
#teamIBOT

Sarah Evans said...

Thanks so much for trying to help me with those lovely kitty shoes - you are so kind!

I did manage to email the company and they said they didn't ship internationally at all. So no cute kitty shoes for me :(

Thanks so much for your help though!

Sarah
http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

Ai Sakura said...

Grace: we love making her smile too :)

Stacy: yes I think a lot of organisations are trying hard to be more family-oriented too. Great news for families in SG heh

Andy: Oh no! Hope she gets over it!

Sarah: glad to have helped!

Summer: you will soon! have safe journey back!

Jess: it was their first time organising such a huge picnic so I hope they learn and do a better job next time :)

Lyndal: thanks it was!

daddownunder said...

Your mum makes a mean picnic!

sophiastory said...

Looks really fun!

Becky from BeckyandJames.com said...

So much fun! Thanks for sharing!