7 highlights from Dad’s Day Out [Photo Gallery]

From tackling exciting mini-challenges to rubbing shoulders with celebs, this year’s Father’s Day event was high on the fun factor!

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The wet weather on Sunday didn’t dampen the spirits of the energetic 6,000+ papas and their familieswho turned up en masse to celebrate the Father’s Day Dad’s Day Out carnival at the Mediacorp Campus Town Square.

Besides entertaining stuff like games and acitvities, the festival also saw fathers sharing their experiencesstruggles and triumphs raising their families. Notes Richard Hoon, the Centre for Fathering chairman, “Perhaps when fathers share amongst themselves not just their struggles but triumphs, too, they will feel less alone and will be uplifted.”

The biggest highlight at the carnival was the Dads’ Promise Wall, where fathers and their children placed their handprints on the wall to show their commitment to being involved in their children’s lives. It holds the Singapore record for the Largest Handprint Wall!

The carnival marked the end of a year-long Celebrating Fathers 2017 movement launched by Mediacorp and the Centre for Fathering ― Dads for Life movement. Scroll through our gallery to see the carnival high points!

1. Flag off!

Says Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, who officiated at the event, “Despite the difficulties that we encounter at times, it is important to stay positive, and let our children know that we love them and will give them our best.”

2. Seeing Stars

The crowds also got the chance to meet and have take wefies with celebs from the hit Mediacorp Channel 5 drama, Tanglin. Actors Tay Ping Hui, James Seah, James Kumar and Mathialaga were there to mark the 500th episode of the popular drama series!

3. Soaking up some Mediacorp glam feels

Visitors were treated to a short tour of the Mediacorp’s new home at One North and even struck a pose for their own 8 Days magazine cover.  

4. Chilling on the lawn

The balmy weather turned the lawn into a perfect picnic spot for families to enjoy an al fresco meal. 

5. Dad’s the way

One highlight was the Dad’s Challenge activity where fathers and little ones had to tackle mini-challenges — like throwing a Frisbee at different targets and garden “bowling” — for prizes!

6. One for the record books

The Dad’s Promise Wall made it to the Singapore Book of Records for the Largest Handprint Wall.

7. Picture perfect memories

Families jostled to get on stage to take photos with the cuddly mascots — Moomba and Beary-Big — from Mediacorp’s multilingual Junction Tree learning series.