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Children's Day falls on 8th Oct 2021, and here are some of the activities to bring the children (and the young at heart) to celebrate their day! 

Some of us may recall Children's Day as the 1st of Oct, but this was changed in 2012 to the first Friday of October. It's probably a good idea as it gives teachers and children a long weekend (instead of a off-day on a random day). 

*What we don't understand is why this year's Children's Day is not 1st Oct, since it is a Friday? 

This year's Children's Day is also different as the primary school kids will have had Home-based Learning (HBL) until 7th Oct, and have the long weekend. So we hope this list of events happening will be helpful for parents needing to find ways to keep the kids occupied. 

Octoburst! @ Esplanade

Venue: Online and at Esplanade
Dates: 8 - 10 Oct 2021
Admission: Free

Octoburst! - A Children's Festival is back! Families can expect online programmes where you will journey to a magical world to save our Precious Planet as well as travel back in time with familiar tunes from PLAYtime! performances. Both programmes are free and will premiere on 8 Oct at 9 am, and be available thereafter to the whole family at any time of the day!

Precious Planet is recommended for kids 3 years old and above, and the PLAYtime! Playlist for 2 to 6 years old. 

Another highlight of this year's festival is the popular self-guided tour to discover the sights and sounds of Esplanade! Bring back the nostalgia with your children and play a game of hopscotch at Esplanade Concourse, jump together to avoid the sharks on the floor at our courtyard, play a game of scissors, paper, stone or test your eyesight with a game of “I Spy!”. Simply pick up a copy of the trail guide from 8 Oct 2021 at Esplanade Info Counter (Mezzanine Level) between 12 to 6pm and start exploring!

If you enjoyed Octoburst! 2021, don't forget to sign up your child as a PIP's Club member (registration is free) to get access to PIP's PLAYbox, enjoy discounts on selected shows and priority registration for workshops and other events.

Homebased Bake & Craft by Genius R Us


Venue: Home
Dates: Till 31 Oct 2021
Admission: From $63

Bring baking and learning into your homes! Take on a fun project with these bake & craft at-home kits that creates deliciously cute treats. There are also craft kits available too!

Each baking kit comes complete with an easy-to-follow recipe card, along with pre-measured quality ingredients (except eggs, butter & hotdog sausage), baking foil and decorative toppings. Fuss-free and no waste.

Every purchase of these kits will entitle you to a free Zoom class during the Children's Day weekend (8 - 10 Oct) that will cover selected baking and craft kits. Refer to the schedule above. 

STEAM Fest 2021 @ Science Centre Singapore

Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Dates: 2 - 3 Oct & 8 - 10 Oct 2021
Admission: $18 (Adult), $60 (Child)

The annual KidsSTOP™ STEAM Festival is back for its 3rd year! Celebrate this Children’s Day with a line-up of STEAM Fest 2021 activities! This year’s theme focuses on building a more sustainable world, through engaging hands-on STEAM challenges, parent-child activities, children’s and educators’ workshops. 

Families can have fun with various hands-on activities at the STEAM Play Yard. Explore different approaches to STEAM education and gain insights to sustainability with us! There will also be a Sensory Theatre while all kids will bring home post Festival Kit to play a part to keep our Earth clean! Get your tickets now!

Watch LEGO IG Live Sessions And Win LEGO Sets

Venue: Instagram LIVE
Dates: 2, 9, 16 & 23 Oct 2021
Admission: Free

The LEGO Group will like to encourage you and your family to explore creativity and problem solving with your LEGO sets through the Rebuild the World Campaign. Hear from the experiences of fellow parents such as actress-parent Joanne Peh and entrepreneur-parent Cheryl Wee together with local early learning and parenting coaches through weekly Instagram Live sessions as they share tips on creating an environment to encourage creative, unstructured and independent play with children. 

Parents may also expect giveaways of 2 LEGO sets with a total value of more than $200 per session!  Don't miss out on our LEGO Creative Problem Challenge and Polybag giveaway for more chances to win LEGO sets too! 

Tanglin Mall FAM-BAM October

Venue: Tanglin Mall
Dates:1 - 31 Oct 2021
Admission: Free

Enjoy an entire month of e-Voucher giveaways, in-mall activities and even a chance to win 100% F&B cashback on a Sure Win Spin at Tanglin Mall! Receive $10 Great Rewards e-Voucher with min. spending as well as weekly celebrations to bring family fun into the mall this October.

Have fun and be rewarded when your family visits in matching outfits, go on a Halloween hunt, take part in the sure win spin, and more! You will even get an additional $10 Great Rewards e-Voucher when you flash this article at the customer service counter! 

Virtual Optical Illusion Camp 

Venue: Zoom
Dates: 8 Oct 2021, 10 am - 11.30 am
Admission: $55

Introduce your kids into the world of STEM/ STEAM research and analytical thinking through a series of fun science tricks all revolving around Optical Illusions.

This Virtual Optical Illusion Camp is suitable for 6 to 12 years old and it includes a STEM home-based kit that will explore the mystery of the eyeball, include a DIY Fim Projector, Spinner Disk Illusion and more! The facilitated workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Find out more here

Carnival Rides, Games And Bouncy Castles @ Downtown East 

VenueD’Ultimate Xcape @ Downtown East, Begonia Open-Air Carpark
Dates: Postponed
Admission: Various

As part of NTUC’s 60th anniversary campaign this year, families can expect a host of fun activities and pop-up attractions at Downtown East! As part of the D'Ultimate Xcape @ Downtown East, families can expect carnival rides and games to a ‘Dino’ inflatable park, creative art installations, and experiential workshops. 

The event was suppose to start on 22 Sep, but have since been postponed. Do stay tune for more information. 

Yokai Festival @ Downtown East

Venue: Downtown East, Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok
Dates: 1 - 31 Oct 2021
Admission: Free

Halloween Yokai Festival is Downtown East's annual Halloween event and it's forth edition will feature the well-loved Yokais at Downtown East as well as on social media too! The festival in October will see the Yokais face a new foe that threatens to destroy their village. 

From 1 to 31 October, keep your eyes peeled on Downtown East’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok) as the Yokai story chapters unfold each week. Lend your support to the Yokais in their battle against the Three-Tailed Scorpion Amikiro, look out for contests and win attractive giveaways like exclusive Yokai disposable masks! There will also be $100 Downtown East vouchers to be won! 

Create Your Own Bluey's Heptathlon 

Venue: At home
Dates: Anytime
Admission: Free

We may be staying indoors more often these days, but that doesn't mean we still can't have fun this Children's Day! 

If you enjoyed watching some of the games Bluey plays together with her friends and family, here's a chance to play along and race with 7 Bluey-themed games, such as Yoga Ball and Grannies. Don't forgot to record your scores on the score card, and at the end of the heptathlon, print out some medals for a prize-giving session - there's one for everyone!

You can get instructions and printables here, or if you are not sure what Bluey plays, you can catch him every Monday to Friday at 6.50pm, on StarHub channel 303 and full Series 1 available on BBC Player.

Watch My Little Pony: A New Generation

Available On: Netflix and Cinemas
Opening Date: 24 Sep 2021
Length: 90min

Available on Netflix and in the cinemas is the latest My Little Pony: A New Generation film! The film follows the adventure of Earth Pony Sunny Starscout who now lives in a world where the Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi are no longer friends! She and her friends travel to rediscover their past and reunite the ponies!

Habitat For Humanity Singapore Carnival Fun-Raiser

Venue: Habitat for Humanity Singapore, 56 Lorong 23 Geylang, Century Technology Building, #05-00, Singapore 388381
Date: 4 to 17 Oct 2021
Admission: $5-80 (Donations and slots vary with session chosen)

Running from 4 to 17 Oct 2021, the Habitat for Humanity Singapore's Carnival Fun-Raiser will be dishing out an exciting line-up of workshops and performances to raise funds for the Habitat for Humanity Singapore's cause and ongoing work.

Choose from a variety of workshops or performances below, learn a new skill or groove to the melodious tunes by some of the organization's talented supporters! These sessions vary from both online to in-person, age restrictions and capacity size so do take a look at each respective link for more details!

Design & Stand Chance To Win A Staycation With Hilton Hotel

Venue: Online
Dates: 20 Sep - 10 Oct 2021
Admission: Free

Kids aged 12 years and below are welcome to participate in Hilton hotel's design contest themed ‘A Greener Singapore’. To participate, you just have to submit a minimum A4-sized drawing showcasing your creativity and idea of a green and sustainable Singapore, and include the hotel’s name – 'Hilton Singapore Orchard’ on the drawing. 

There are 3 winners, each winning a stay at Hilton Singapore Orchard. 

Get 10% Off Peppa Pig Happy Day Interactive Play

Venue: Marina Square, Level 3, #03- 208/209
Date: 3 Nov 2021 - 13 Feb 2022
Admission: from $28
Promo Code Validity: 1 - 10 Oct 2021

Peppa Pig, the pre-schoolers’ superstar is coming to Singapore this November in a brand-new interactive experience! The Peppa Pig Happy Day Interactive Play features a multitude of Peppa Pig- themed activities for the kids and an opportunity to meet with their favourite characters in the cartoon! 

Tickets to the Peppa Pig Happy Day Interactive Singapore are exclusively available at SISTIC. From 1st till 14th Oct 2021, you can enjoy 10% off your ticket purchases when you use Promo Code: BYKIDO at the checkout. 

Sign-up For A Free Sentosa Islander Membership 

Venue: Sign-up Online
Dates: - 
Admission: - 

The Sentosa Islander membership is now available free for all Singaporeans and PRs. You will enjoy 365 days of unlimited access via the Sentosa Express, or you may register one private car to drive in for free too! There is also 2-hr free parking and other discounts for members too! 

The other benefit is the fuss-free Beach Booking where members do not need to book online, but simply head to Beach Entry Kiosk to redeem wristbands for beach entries during peak periods! 

It's free and you can simply signup online!  




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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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