October is filled with family fun as we expect 2 exciting occasions, Children's Day and Halloween, so let's discover more family fun this month!
With Children's Day and Halloween happening in October, you can expect lots of events and experiences to celebrate these occasions! From festivals for Children to family-fun Halloween trails, read on and discover your next family fun this month! So bookmark the list and refer back when you need new outing ideas!
So don't wait and read on to discover all the new things that you can do to have a fun filled Octobers!
Looking for more family fun ideas? These articles may interest you too!
- Ideas for Your Next Family Meal in October
- List of Family-friendly Halloween Experiences
- Children's Day Events and Experiences
1. Enjoy Free Unlimited Admission PLUS Limited-Time Perks with the Science Centre Annual Pass
Dates: Until 31 Oct 2023
Fees: From $15
Discover a world of endless wonder at Science Centre Singapore with the Science Centre Annual Pass! From just $15 per annual pass, families can enjoy unlimited admission to Science Centre Singapore, all year round!
But wait, there's more! For a limited time, families can unlock exclusive benefits and discounts when they purchase their Science Centre Annual Pass before 31 Oct 2023. This incredible offer includes a generous 50% discount on Omni Theatre Shows (limited to 1 ticket per pass holder), discounted admission to KidsSTOP™ and Snow City, and more!
Here's the pricing breakdown:
- Adult: $20 (Singaporean/PR), $35 (EP Holder)
- Child (3 - 12 years old): $15 (Singaporean/PR), $25 (EP Holder)
For Singaporeans and PRs who seize this opportunity before 31 Oct 2023, you'll instantly save $7 when purchasing an Omni-Theatre Show ticket. Plus, with just three visits during peak periods (weekends, public holidays, and school holidays), you'll easily cover the cost of your pass!
Don't miss out on this extraordinary chance to explore the wonders of science with your family while enjoying substantial savings. Grab your Science Centre Annual Pass today!
2. SAFRA Punggol Presents: The Island Rescue with Pororo and Friends
Venue: SAFRA Punggol
Dates: 13 and 14 Oct 2023
- 13 Oct 2023 (SAFRA Members Only)
- SAFRA Member: $8 (Child), $4 (Adult)
- 14 Oct 2023
- SAFRA Member: $8 (Child), $4 (Adult)
- Guests: $10 (Child), $5 (Adult)
Join SAFRA Punggol on 13 and 14 Oct 2023 for an unforgettable Halloween celebration at The Island Rescue, featuring appearances by your child’s favourite characters, Pororo and Friends! This family-friendly, enchanting yet spooky experience is sure to excite your little ones and create wonderful family memories!
Here’s what you can expect at The Island Rescue!
- Go on the Spooky Trail: Embark on a boo-rific spooky trail filled with pirates, shipwreck zones, and surprises around every corner. Get ready for some spine-tingling fun as you explore the mysterious island as a family.
- Enjoy the Fringe Activities: Take part in playful games such as Treasure Memory, Mini 3D Maze Adventure, and more, designed to entertain and engage kids of all ages.
- Take Part in the Best Dressed Contest: Gear up in your best Halloween or pirate costumes and take part in the Best Dressed Contest. Choose to take part in the Family or Children under 12 years old category and stand a chance to win attractive prizes!
- Meet & Greet with Pororo & Petty: Don’t miss the chance to get up-close to Pororo & Petty at the meet & greet sessions and catch their special performance that’s sure to leave your little ones in awe and create memories!
- Redeem Your Halloween Goodie Bag: All child tickets purchased comes with a limited-edition tote bag filled with Halloween-themed items, including candies, snack coupons, glow stick/headband and more!
This Halloween, The Island Rescue is the place to be for a family-friendly adventure! So, gather your little pirates and princesses, prepare the Halloween costumes, and head to SAFRA Punggol on 13 and 14 Oct 2023, for an unforgettable Halloween celebration.
*13 Oct 2023 is for SAFRA Members only. SAFRA Members enjoy priority registration from 18 Sep 2023, and guest registration starts from 2 Oct 2023 (till fully registered), get more details here.
3. Visit PCF Sparkletots’ Future Ready Fair for Free Interactive Workshops and More
Venue and Dates:
- One Punggol: 14 Oct 2023, 11 am - 6 pm
- Causeway Point: 21 Oct 2023, 11 am - 7 pm & 22 Oct 2023, 11 am - 6 pm
- The Plaza @ National Library Building - 4 Nov 2023, 11 am - 6 pm
PCF Sparkletots will be hosting its Future Ready Fair 2023 over 3 weekends for families to experience the preschool's STEMIE curriculum and showcase the inventions made by Sparkletots' children! Enjoy complimentary interactive workshops, STEMIE tales storytelling sessions and hands-on activities that promote STEMIE learning and critical thinking skills for your children.
Come and be wowed by the showcase of award-winning inventions created by the young Sparkletots children. Let your kids take part in the STEMIE tales interactive storytelling sessions, don’t miss out on the hands-on activities to stimulate STEMIE learning and take up the challenge at the STEMIE challenge where children will tap into their creativity and problem-solving skills to build the tallest and strongest tower!
There’s so much to do and so much to learn for little ones and families at the Future Ready Fair 2023!
4. Get Tickets to Chaos Lab
Venue: Changi Airport Terminal 2, Viewing Mall North #03-03, Singapore 819643
Dates: From Nov 2023
Admission: $30 (children), $9 (adults) - Tickets here.
Things are about to get a little chaotic! Chaos Lab is the ideal place for the little ones to have fun creating and playing. Here, they will get to explore a slime station, a neon graffiti wall, a ball pit, and many more surprises!
Meet the manic mad scientist, Dr Splat, and their lab assistants who will guide you through different zones to play, create, learn, and get just a little bit messy. You’ll be sure to enjoy yourself and make great family memories in this lab-themed playground.
Chaos Lab is not just another play area, but one where creativity, fun and learning mixes into an exciting experience.
5. Trick or Thrills at Universal Studios Singapore
Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Dates: 6 Sep - 5 Nov 2023
Admission: from $76 (compare admission tickets here)
From 6 Sep to 5 Nov 2023, families who visit Universal Studios Singapore will be rewarded with spooktastic fun at the Universal Studios Singapore Trick or Thrills! Families can expect meet and greets with popular characters including Illumination’s Minion Monsters, Sesame Street friends, as well as the return of the Universal Monsters and Scorpion King, while a notorious crew of candy thieves will get guests grooving along to a new live dance and percussion show!
Throughout the park, fan-favourite characters decked out in their Halloween best will be available tomeet and interact with guests. Come catch the Minion Monsters and Gru’s girls from Illumination's Despicable Me, Oscar the Grouch, Count von Count and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street; as well as Autobots Bumblebee and Megatron from Transformers, with new Halloween greetings for Bumblebee.
This will also mark the return of the Universal Monsters – Dracula, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein – as well as the Scorpion King in all his might. Not to be missed is a new meet and greet with The Sorceress, whose enchanting beauty and power draws guests under her spell.
6. Redeem Voucher Combos For Family Fun on Sentosa
Sentosa is the perfect destination for families to unwind, create memories, and have a blast – and now there is more reason to visit the island this Children's Day long weekend! Discover a trio of exciting combo deals, packed with free vouchers that promise you a fantastic time on the island! From stays and F&B options to various activities on the island, there’s a way for anyone and everyone to rest and be rewarded!
Simply sign-up for the FREE Sentosa Islander membership to redeem these vouchers, and don't forget to read our 5 tips to maximise your Sentosa Islander membership for more fun times on Sentosa!
Here is a selection of vouchers you can redeem
- 20% off on a 4-in-1 combo at 4D Adventureland
- 10% off on watersports at Ola Beach Club
- 10% discount on the Breakfast Buffet Sunset & City Lights Dinner Cruise at Royal Albatross
- 10% off food and beverages at Tanjong Beach Club
- 15% off the best available rate at Oasia Resort Hotel Sentosa
7. Unlock the Mysteries of the Science Lab Escape Quest: Tanglin Mall's Ultimate Halloween Adventure!
Venue: Tanglin Mall
Dates: 28 & 29 Oct 2023, 12pm to 6pm
Admission: Min. spend is required
Embark on a spooktacular adventure this October at Tanglin Mall, where thrills and rewards await you and your little ones at the Science Lab Escape Quest! Families will get to experience the thrill of breaking free from the fun-filled Science Lab escape rooms, go on delightful trick-or-treating, take part in engaging workshops, catch captivating performances and more!
Come dressed in your Halloween’s attire to participate in the Best Dressed Contest on 29 Oct and stand a chance to win prizes worth up to $1,400 in total!
To take part in the activities, simply redeem an event pass with $20* spent in the mall or redeem 100 Great Rewards Points* via the Great Rewards App from now till 29 Oct 2023. Limited to the first 500 redemptions only!
Be the first 50 BYKidO readers to key TMXBYKIDO1023 into your Great Rewards App for a complimentary pass to the Science Lab Escape Quest. Visit tanglinmall.com.sg for details.
8. The World of Nickelodeon at Marina Square
Venue: Let's Play @ #03-208/209 Marina Square
Dates: 23 Sep 2023 - 14 Sep 2024, 10 am - 8.30 pm
Admission: $31 (Mon - Thu), $35 (Fri - Sun, Ph and school holiays) - Ticket available on Trip.com
Calling fans of PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer! "The World of Nickelodeon" is back with more exciting immersive experiences at Let's Play @ Marina Square!
At The World of Nickelodeon, imaginations run wild as children explore a world of entertainment and adventure with incredible interactive gameplay and immersive exploration with the exhilarating realm of Nickelodeon characters.
The World of Nickelodeon is located at Let's Play @ Marina Square Level 3.
9. Play at the Reopened Tayo Station
Venue: E!Hub, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 3, S(519599)
Date: from 6 Sep 2023
Admission: From $31.90
Buckle up your seatbelts and prepare for a ride through wonder and excitement! Tayo Station, Singapore’s beloved children’s indoor theme playground based on the popular animated series "Tayo the Little Bus", has reopened its doors on 6 September 2023 with a suite of upgraded features, exciting programmes and more!
Learn all about road safety signs at the Road Safety School, enjoy driving around the expanded Tayo Road Circuit, cruise pass realistic cityscape, complete with pedestrian crossings, traffic lights and bus-stop. Stop at the garage to change a tyre or drop off your car. Check out the neighbourhood map and tag your next trip to Tayo Station!
10. Take Part in the Free FunLearn Fiesta
Venue: CSC@Tessensohn Rd, Level 4 Ballroom, 60 Tessensohn Rd, S 217664
Dates: 15 Oct 2023, 10 am - 5 pm
Get ready for a full day of excitement and enlightenment at the FunLearn Fiesta that blends learning with fun. Throughout the day, join engaging workshops, inspiring talks, and interactive games, lucky draw, surprise gifts and more.
Service providers with a variety of specialisations including sustainability, mental health, robotics, special needs, dance and arts will lead these learning opportunities. And it’s not just for kids; educators, parents and curious learners will discover that this event is tailor-made for them too. There will also be food and drinks available so you can stay for the full day.
Don’t miss out on this chance to grow, connect, and have a blast! The event is FREE with limited tickets available. So register for your tickets here!
PROMOTION: First 50 BYKidO visitors at the event will receive a Plantable Pen worth $6. Simply mention BYKidO at the registration booth on event day to receive the pen.
11. Nullspace - Robotics and Coding Open House
Venue and Dates:
- Nullspace Kallang, 1 Stadium Place, #01-72, Kallang Wave Mall, Singapore 397628 - 21 and 22 Oct 2023, 10 am - 3 pm
- Nullspace Rochester, 35 Rochester Drive, #03-07, Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639 - 28 and 29 Oct 2023, 10 am - 3 pm
Admission: Free with registration (Register here)
Nullspace will also be holding their year-end open houses in October, and both parents and kids can come by to get a first-hand experience of what Nullspace offers. The open houses will take place at Nullspace’s Rochester and Kallang branches, and a series of activities and projects will be prepared to showcase their various programmes.
While your child engages in the fun activities, take the opportunity to speak to the Nullspace instructors and ask any questions you may have about the programmes, course progression and recommendations, or anything at all.
That's not all! Families can enjoy an exclusive Count Down Promotion* at the open house where new and existing customers can enjoy up to 10% off course packages for purchases between 25 Sep to 19 Nov 2023!
12. Experience a Day at the Edventure Open House 2023
Venue: 750 Chai Chee Rd, #01-14/14A ESR Bizpark @ Chai Chee
Dates: 7, 14, 21 and 28 Oct 2023 from 11 am to 6.30 pm
Edventure Learning Academy (ELA) specialises in premium after-school student care programme for primary 1 to 6 students. The school recognises the many demands of these critical formative years, and the curriculum is precisely planned to enhance academic abilities, encourage extracurricular interests, and foster social-emotional growth.
As a leader in high-quality after-school student care programme, ELA is thrilled to invite parents to their Open House. held on Sat 7, 14, 21, 28 October 2023, from 11 am to 6.30 pm.
At the Open House, discover how ELA becomes the ideal partner in your child’s academic and personal development journey. Families will get to experience the following activities at the Open House,
Stick’Em Challenge: A fun and creative way to learn robotics and coding.
Wellness Exercises: Boost vitality with kid-friendly activities!
S.T.E.M Challenges: Ignite curiosity through hands-on fun!
Art & Craft Activities: Explore creativity with vibrant projects!
Indoor Playground: Cap the day with joyous, energetic play!
Discover a world where learning meets play, only at Edventure Learning Academy! Register now to explore, create, and energize with Edventure for a day filled with engaging activities and joyful memories.
12. Contribute and Have Fun at the Match For Life Carnival
Venue: Kampung Admiralty
Dates: 14 & 15 Oct 2023, 10 am - 8 pm
The annual flagship event for the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP), Match For Life (MFL) will consist of a series of community awareness events happening from 2 - 29 Oct 2023!
The main event will be a carnival happening on 14 & 15 Oct 2023 at Kampung Admiralty! The Kampung Admiralty Carnival will feature interactive roadshow exhibits and fringe activities such as a bouncy castle and numerous other carnival games as well as for the public to learn more about the bone marrow donation process!
Head down, have fun and learn more about the bone marrow donation process. If you feel like it is something you like to do, you may also register as a bone marrow donor too!
13. Take Part in Japanese-themed Activities at the Japan Rail Fair
Venue: JAPAN RAIL CAFE, Guoco Tower, 5 Wallich Street, #01-20 Singapore 078883
Dates: 13 - 15 Oct 2023
Since its successful launch in 2020, the highly sought-after annual Japan Rail Fair at JAPAN RAIL CAFE has fascinated numerous ‘passengers’ with its wondrous rail-themed programmes, and has since evolved into a vibrant lifestyle event that celebrates the best of Japanese culture!
The Japan Rail Fair 2023 will feature 23 booths and welcomes one and all to be introduced, or reacquainted, to all things Japanese over three days – from an array of free family-friendly performances and activities, to a delightful variety of food and beverages.
14. Embark On A Space Adventure with the New IKEA AFTONSPARV collection
Venue: IKEA in-store and online
The new IKEA AFTONSPARV collection is a series of space-themed toys and accessories that brings the outer space into the home space, these include soft-toy astronauts and aliens, a cardboard rocket play tent, a spaceship, finger puppets, space-age lamps, galaxy-inspired bed textiles, and a glow-in-the-dark curtain.
What's interesting is that the idea behind the collection is developed in collaboration with a group of young space enthusiasts between the ages of 3 and 7, and is aimed at sparking play and curiosity about the outer space! Making it a great addition to the home for more creative play time!
The AFTONSPARV collection will launch in-stores on 28 September, and online on 1 October.
15. Visit the New KPMG Wellness Garden at East Coast Park
Photo Credits: KPMG
Venue: East Coast Park Area D, next to Carpark D5.
A collaborative project between NParks and KPMG Singapore, the KPMG Wellness Garden at East Coast Park is the first new multigenerational Wellness Garden in the East boasts four themed sections, including a therapeutic garden, a nature playgarden, a nature fitness area and a pond trail.
At the Wellness Garden, you can also take in panoramic views at the elevated deck, which is accessible via a barrier-free ramp, or go on a leisurely stroll along the pond trail to spot dragonflies and birds amongst aquatic plants such as the Indian Shot and Common Cattail.
16. Come Dance Under the BIG Tree
Venue: 5 Sennett Road, Singapore Singapore
Dates: 28 Oct 2023, 6.15 pm - 9.15 pm
Get ready to immerse in an evening of dazzling dance performances, nostalgic bites, delightful games and more at "Under the BIG Tree 2023"! An outdoor Chinese dance carnival, "Under the BIG Tree" is specially curated by Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT) for you and your loved ones to spend quality time together while enjoying Chinese dance in a refreshing way.
Learn more about Chinese dance in a fun and light-hearted manner through a variety of fringe activities such as Chinese dance themed games, DIY props-making and more! Raving up the carnival festivities are also nostalgic bites from a local snack chain that will complete your full carnival experience.
Each ticket comes with a beverage, choice of popcorn or candy floss and a lucky draw number to stand a chance to win at the Lucky Draw! You can also purchase Bento Boxes at just $6 each too!
17. The Cat in the Hat
Venue: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT
Dates: from 18 Oct 2023
Admission: $27 - $50
Based on the all-time favourite book by Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat has been developed into a magically witty play by Britain’s National Theatre. After the successful staging by SRT’s The Little Company in 2012 and 2015, The Cat in the Hat is now back again!
If you have not read any Dr. Seuss lately, you will love this production of The Cat in the Hat. Every Dr. Seuss’s story is a lesson in grammar, syntax, scansion, phonics, morality, ethics, tolerance and the human spirit.
Sally and her brother get a surprise visit from the Cat in the Hat. With his endless tricks and crazy ideas, he certainly turned the dull rainy afternoon into one amazing adventure.
Joined by the twin mischief-makers, Thing 1 and Thing 2, The Cat in the Hat promises to be a purr-fect day out for both children and parents alike!
18. Disney 100: The Sound of Magic
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Dates: 7 - 8 Oct 2023 (2hrs 30mins with 20mins intermission)
Admission: $58 - $198
Join us for Disney 100: The Sound of Magic, a symphonic celebration of Disney music, animation and memories - 100 years in the making!
Favourite characters and soundtracks from the Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney Parks come to life on stage and the big screen at the Esplanade Theatre in a live-to-film concert like never before.
Journey on a magic carpet ride through the most memorable song, score and movie moments of the first 100 years of The Walt Disney Company, including Peter Pan, Moana, Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Frozen, The Lion King, Fantasia, Encanto, Disney Parks classics, and more!
19. Join the Eco-Discussion at The Conscious Festival
Venue: 38 Beach Road, Singapore 189767
Dates: 13 - 15 Oct 2023, 12 pm - 8 pm
The Conscious Festival presented by Green Is The New Black is scheduled to take place from 13-15 October 2023 at South Beach, a sprawling eco-lifestyle destination in the heart of Singapore. This event promises to be a remarkable convergence of music, art, thought-provoking talks, and immersive workshops, all designed to expand horizons and spark meaningful action. The Conscious Festival is a three-day, immersive celebration that offers a unique exploration of the future, with a keen focus on technology, sustainable living, and the pivotal themes of climate, impact, and consciousness.
20. Visit the New Exhibition at Block 39, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Venue: Level 3 of Block 39, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Date: 22 Sep 2023 to 25 Feb 2024
Fee: Admission is free for all visitors until 24 Nov 2023, after which, General Admission (free for Singaporeans and PRs) applies
Singapore Art Museum (SAM) unveils Proof of Personhood: Identity and Authenticity in the Face of Artificial Intelligence at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, challenging visitors to reflect upon what it means to be human, and how identity and authenticity are being redefined in our increasingly hyper-mediated world.
Bringing together local and international artists to explore the unstable relationships between identity, agency, and authenticity in our age of boundless digital consumption and hyper-mediation, Proof of Personhood investigates the nature of personhood and contemporary life in the 21st century. While we have not visited, it sounds like something to bring the older kids and to explore their world through art.
21. Parents Can Take Part in this Free Parent-Only Puppetry Workshop
Venue: SPH Media Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Level 1, S318994
Dates: 7 Oct 2023, 2 pm - 3 pm
Thumbs Up Little Junior, a SPH Media Chinese student publication for preschoolers, is organising a free Parent-Only Paper Puppetry Workshop, Let’s Turn Paper into Puppets!, to teach parents fundamental puppetry skills that they can use at home with their children. Through the use of puppetry techniques, parents can engage their child and support their development of Chinese language skills in a creative manner.
This workshop is a unique opportunity for parents of preschoolers who are keen to explore creative ways to instill a love for the Chinese language in their children.
22. Bid Le Le Farewell at the River Wonders
Venue: River Wonders
Dates: 6 - 31 Oct 2023
Admission: Tickets to River Wonders apply
Having crossed his second birthday and growing more independent, Le Le is set to return to China to fulfil the important mission of contributing to the conservation of the Giant Panda species. Le Le will leave for China in the second half of December.
Prior to Le Le's departure, River Wonders is also set to hold a series of activities for you and your family to say your goodbyes to Singapore's beloved Giant Panda cub. You can also catch Le Le when visiting between 10 am to 2 pm.
23. Take Part in the 3rd Edition of the UNWIND @ Raffles Place
Venue: Raffles Place
Dates: 21 Oct 2023, 4 pm to 9.30 pm
Admission: Free with paid activities
Raffles Place Alliance is kicking off the year-end festivities with the third edition of their UNWIND @ Raffles Place series, themed “Taste of Home at Raffles Place”. Participate in a one-of-a-kind communal dining experience set against skyscrapers and the lush greenery of the park and enjoy an unforgettable dining experience. While you dine, enjoy your favourite lawn games, live DJ sets and an outdoor movie screening, all happening at the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.
Don’t miss out on the fun on 21 October from 4pm to 9.30pm!
24. Anchorpoint's Pumpkin Treat Brings Free Halloween Fun For Families
Dates: 21, 22, 28 and 29 Oct 2023
During the last two weekends of October, the Anchorpoint will be kickstarting the Halloween fun for families with its first ever Pumpkin Treat.
On 21, 22, 28 and 29 October, the B1 atrium will transform into a festive pumpkin patch with free activities suitable for children aged 3 to 12. Old and new tenants will come together to join the spine-chilling fun with decorated shopfronts, exclusive Halloween bakes, and cauldrons of free candy.
Don your best Halloween costume and head down with the whole family to Anchorpoint’s B1 atrium for a thrilling array of activities. After greeting the friendly Anchorpoint scarecrow, zigzag through the Pumpkin Maze while keeping an eye out for spooky friends holding delicious treats. Dive in to search for mysterious surprises in the Halloween Ball Pit before unleashing your wicked creativity at the Jack-O-Lantern basket painting station—perfect for storing all the scrumptious candy. Finally, complete your Halloween get up at the face painting station and snap pictures at all the Instagram-worthy spots around the atrium.
25. Trick or Treat @ Opera Estate
Venue: Opera Estate, Singapore
Date: 28 Oct 2023
Admission: Free with ticketed option
This poplar Halloween event at Opera Estate will be back in 2023 as announced in a Facebook event post. Not much information is available yet, but its time to prepare your costumes, trick or treat bags and prep the kids for a fun experience collecting candies!
*We will update when more information becomes available.
26. Halloween Decoration & Trick or Treat @ Woodgrove
Photo Credits: Ah Lin Chua / Facebook
Venue: Woodgrove Estate
Date: Usually 31 Oct, TBC
Many parents will remember the massive crowds and impressive decorations of this popular community event that has been running since 2006 - mention Woodgrove Halloween and you will get excited looks from children and teenagers too!
Even with the onset of COVID, the Halloween decorations have been ongoing (unfortunately no trick or treating). The trick or treating restarted in 2022 and we are sure there will be a massive crowd this year in 2023! So grab your candy baskets and head down on 31 Oct 2023!
While there is no official website and we cannot promise you when it will happen, the event has been happening on 31 Oct over the years and we are quite sure it will be the same day this year. If you like to impromptu fun, this event is for you!
Stay tune and we will update with new information once it becomes available.
27. Old Seng Choong Opens a New Store
Venue: Paragon Shopping Centre and Changi Airport
Homegrown confectionary brand, Old Seng Choong has launched its brand new Bake-Off Concept stores in the heart of Singapore at Paragon Shopping Centre and at the world's best airport, Changi Airport. The stores will greet locals and travellers alike with an array of delectable fresh bakes every day, featuring over 15 traditional fresh bakes with a modern twist.
Retaining the layer of flaky and crispy skin as the key component of the bakes, flavours like Truffle Char Siew, Royal Sweet Potato with Mochi & Ginger, and Classic Yam with Iberico Ham varieties are some of the mouth-watering creations that are exclusive to the Bake-Off Concept stores, not forgetting the melt-in-your-mouth Crème Brulee Tart - one of the best-sellers, and the newest addition, the Charcoal Egg Tart.
28. Choose from 36 Gelato Flavours at the Refreshed Tom's Palette
Venue: 51 Middle Road #01-01, Singapore 188959
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun, 12 pm to 10 pm
Located at Middle Road, the cosy rejuvenated space of Tom’s Palette draws inspiration from a vibrant artist studio, and is decked in teak elements as well as eye-catching artwork by local artists. The inviting space seats up to 40 customers and features both sofa seats for cosy gatherings and an organically contoured table that doubles up as a showcase area for gelato-making workshops.
The new space offers a cool environment for families to try the over 200 unique gelato flavours in its library. But you may have to visit several times as there will "only" be 36 flavours at each time!
29. Try the All New Kids Meal at Dian Xiao Er - Launched on Children's Day
Venue: Dian Xiao Er restaurants island-wide
Dates: From 6 Oct 2023 onwards
Fees: $9.90 per set
Dian Xiao Er launches its Rainbow Kids' Meal for 12 year old kids and below. Little ones can choose from 3 different sets with flavours to cater to their taste buds and promising a splash of colour to keep them entertained!
Each serving is made from fresh ingredients to achieve nutritional balance and cooked up from a medley of colours, tastes and textures to keep things fun for robust palates. Also launched at the same time is the Dian Xiao Er Kid's Membership.
To celebrate the launch, for three days only from 6 - 8 October 2023, every child who orders a Dian Xiao Er Rainbow Kids’ Meal and finishes their meal will be rewarded with a Dian Xiao Er DD.Duck too!
30. Eat and Learn with LingoAce and Haidilao
Venue: Haidilao 313 Somerset, Marina Square, City Square and Downtown East
Dates: 2 - 19 Oct 2023
In the lead up to Children’s Day 2023, leading online learning platform, LingoAce, has teamed up with the much-loved hotpot concept Haidilao, offering a cultural immersion experience to guests and LingoAce users!
Families dining at the participating outlets will discover LingoAce pop-up booths offering a range of discounts, treats, and activities including a dedicated Secret Code Challenge, entertaining games and activities to introduce food culture - hotpot, as well as LingoAce’s Sing and Learn Series and a colouring book with Chinese Mandarin learning content, encouraging a blend of learning and dining in a fun-filled manner.
That's not all! You will also walk away with exclusive door gifts, including trial lessons and limited-edition merchandise while existing LingoAce users can redeem Haidilao dining vouchers worth S$20 (with a minimum spend of S$120) at participating outlets.
31. Find Out More About the Making of Changi Airport
Venue: Jewel Changi Airport, Cloud9 Piazza
Dates: 16 - 30 Sep 2023
Step into ‘The Courage to Dream – The Making of the Changi Airport Story’, an LKY100 commemorative exhibition to be held at Jewel Changi Airport. Featuring six interactive zones, the immersive walkthrough exhibition commemorates the visionary leadership, boldness and conviction of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. It also showcases how Mr Lee and his team of leaders made Changi Airport possible and paved the way for its success.
Through untold stories illustrated in engaging displays, with rarely seen archival content, visitors can embark on a nostalgic voyage through time from the 1970s to present day, and even get a glimpse of the exciting future of aviation. The exhibition will be open to the public for free from 16 to 30 September at Cloud9 Piazza, Level 5 of Jewel Changi Airport.
32. Visit the Singapore Archifest
Venue: Kampong Gelam and other parts of Singapore
Dates: 29 Sep - 28 Oct 2023
Admission: Free and Paid programmes
In line with its 60th anniversary, the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) presents a new edition of Singapore Archifest. Themed along “Interim: Acts of Adaptation”, festival-goers will reflect on the adaptability of our built environment to respond to pressing issues as the city continues to evolve.
Centred in the historic Kampong Gelam precinct, the festival demonstrates the ever-changing layers of the city through a month-long line-up of new and diverse programmes. From engaging installations, incubator design workshops, residencies, to thought-provoking talks, expect a season of experimentation and discovery as Archifest intervenes in our urban spaces like never before.
33. Sign up for the HCA Walk With Me Charity Walk
Venue: Marina Barrage
Dates: 19 Nov 2023
Walk With Me is a family-friendly walk around Marina Barrage that contributes to a good cause! Join beneficiaries of local charity, HCA Hospice, to enjoy a fun morning out in the beautiful surroundings of nature, in a collective celebration of life. All participation fees will be channelled towards providing professional hospice and palliative care services to patients and families in need.
Sign-up now and take part in the walk happening in November!
34. Discover More at the Revamped National Library Building
Venue: National Library Building
New sights, sounds, eats, and reads are coming to the National Library Building located in the heart of the Civic District. These will create more buzz in and around the NL Building, starting with the opening of the new Central Arts Library where it will offer offer some of the popular performing arts collections, and the programmes previously offered at the library@esplanade. The space will physically open in 2024, but families can expect a series of programmes in October. These include
- Jazz for Curious Listeners (Sep 2023 to Jan 2024): Jazz and music improvisation performance-lecture series held monthly at the NL Building Lobby, with the aim of educating the public on jazz appreciation and techniques of music improvisation.
- Open Stage Originals (Oct to Dec 2023): A monthly open call opportunity and platform for local singer songwriters, musicians, filmmakers, playwrights and choreographers to showcase and promote their original works.
- Monthly Movie Screenings (Sep to Dec 2023): Monthly movie picks from the performing arts film collection by Central Arts Library staff, held at the Imagination Room on Level 5 of the NL Building.
Families can also expect the reopening of Central Public Library in January 2024 as well as more food & beverage (F&B) options at the Plaza.
35. Visit the New Tampines GreenDew Playgrounds
Venue: 647A Tampines St 62, Singapore 521647
Families visiting the Tampines GreenDew estate will discover 2 uniquely themed playgrounds, one filled with Penguins and another with Cacti for pretend play and a day out filled with adventure!
Located next to the multistory carpark (Blk 647), the Penguin and Buoy Playground will let your little ones imagine themselves as explorers to the Artic! With buoy-themed structures, playful penguin elements, interactive educational components, and cozy seating areas, Tampines GreenDew offers an engaging play experience for young ones.
Nearby you will also find a playground that features cactus-like structures that are interconnected, as well as bridges, nets, and climbing obstacles.
36. Enjoy a Free Concert at Fort Canning Park
Venue: Fort Canning Park (Fort Gate, Old Married Soldier’s Quarters)
Dates: 15 Oct 2023, 5 pm - 7 pm
“Harmony in the Gardens” will feature a performance by Singapore’s home grown singer, actor and host Joanna Dong. Joanna is a ubiquitous figure on local screens and stages and has performed at national events such as the National Day Parade, the F1 Singapore Grand Prix, and the Singapore International Festival of Arts.
Put on your dancing shoes as the concert will also feature Gravity, a mix of international and local musicians. Over the years, the artists of Gravity band have collaborated, shared the stage or opened for world-famous acts like Guns and Roses, Black Eyed Peas, Westlife, Metallica, and Ozzy Osbourne just to name a few. Be ready to party with hits starting from today’s Top Billboard songs all the way back to some fun retro tunes.
Concert goers can expect an evening of live music, refreshments, and fringe activities such as themed photo booths and props, bubble art, balloon sculptors and giant games for all ages.
Bosch Singapore will also be handing over donations of a recent fundraising walkathon to Club Rainbow Singapore, to support and empower children with chronic illness through its Care For Life campaign. All the funds raised will be channeled back to Club Rainbow to support a wide variety of programs and services and vocational activities involving art and music.
37. Play and More at Octoburst! at the Esplanade
Venue: Esplanade, various locations
Dates: 6 Oct 2023
In conjunction with Children’s Day in October, Esplanade presents Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival – a festival that encourages artful play and fun for all.
Audiences of all ages and abilities can look forward to an array of exciting performances and activities that will charm both children and adults. Kick off the day with the talented young performers from Bukit View Primary School on the angklung and kulintang followed by an upbeat performance by Junior Rave Harpers. Vibe to familiar tunes, from uplifting renditions of songs about Singapore to Latin-themed songs.
Families can also join the Zip Zap Zoom Collective on a sing-along session featuring well-loved songs. Not to be missed either are Job Search, a roving performance by Freddo’s Children Theatre that inspires young ones to explore their dream jobs, and Musical Tales of Little-Known Tails, a curious musical storytelling adventure by Lin Xiangning.
At 4 pm, come celebrate PIP’s birthday as Dawn Wong and her friends (including PIP, Esplanade's most colourful and friendliest face!) perform jazzed up nursery rhymes and a jazzy birthday song! This is a free programme but registration is required!
38. Have a Fun Picnic with Grandpa and Grandma at Celebrating with Grands!
Venue: 7 Oct 2023, 4 pm - 7 pm
Dates: Gardens by the Bay, West Lawn (Next to Bayfront Plaza)
Celebrating Our Grands (COG), an annual event by Families for Life (FFL) to honour grandparents or elderly extended family members, returns this year with a picnic that everyone in the family, young or old, will enjoy! Head down for a day of family fun with exciting activity booths and stage programmes!
The picnic will be held at Gardens by the Bay where families can spend quality time with your ‘grands’ and let them know how much they mean to you!