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The Best Things To Do With Kids In Singapore This Week (11 - 17 Oct 2021)



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Here's a list of activities and happenings for families that we felt you might be keen to take part in this week! 

Sometimes we receive press releases, sometimes we came across the information somewhere, and sometimes one of you sends the information to us. But when we come across something exciting and interesting for families, you can be sure we will be sharing it with you! 

Here's what we have this week! 

Online NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Gardens

Venue: Online, NParksSG YouTube & NParksBuzz Facebook
Date: 16 Oct, 7 pm - 8 pm
Fees: Free

Having a picnic while enjoying the regular concerts at Singapore Botanic Gardens was a favourite for the family. However, these concerts have not happened for awhile due to the ongoing COVID situation. Thus we are excited to share that there will be an online edition of the NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Gardens that families can attend to enjoy an intimate jazz evening from the comfort of your home! 

We suggest having a home picnic while listening to the concert too! The concert is part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2021 where other online and onsite activities for families will be happening too. 

Pop-Up Trampoline Park @ Forum The Shopping Mall

Venue: Forum The Shopping Mall, B1
Date: 1 Oct - 31 Dec 2021
Fees: $15 per pax per entry

A self-service trampoline park has opened at Forum The Shopping Mall. While we have not been, we have seen pictures of the play area, and it looked pretty exciting for the little ones. Apart from trampolines, there appears to be a mini-obstacle course for the kids to play at too. 

The admission is just $15 per entry (no re-entry allowed), so the kids can go ahead and jump for as long as they like. Just remember to use the washroom before heading in! 

"Travel" To Japan With Japan Rail Cafe

Venue: Online
Date: 16 & 17 Oct 2021
Fees: Free

Organised by JAPAN RAIL CAFE, The Japan Rail Fair is a fun-filled virtual fair that promises an exhilarating ride of free and ticketed live programmes over three days (16-17 and 23 October 2021) that will span prefectures such as Akita, Kagoshima, Kanagawa, Aomori, Tokyo, Fukushima, and Wakayama, while immersing sightseers in food, drink and culture during autumn – all via rail, of course! 

Here are some of the free activities happening this weekend for your consideration! 

  • DISCOVER NOW LIVE by Tokyo Station City Management Council
    • 16 Oct, 12 pm to 1 pm
    • Free via JAPAN RAIL CAFE’s Facebook /YouTube
    • Join two lively hosts as you solve riddles about food, shopping and history while wandering around the majestic Tokyo Station City!
  • Eat to explore: The colours of Kanagawa
    • 16 Oct, 2 pm to 3 pm
    • Free via JAPAN RAIL CAFE’s Facebook /YouTube
    • This multi-stop foodie trip will cover Yokohama, Odawara, Atsugi, and more, with introductions on different specialty foods.
  • Rail Fun: Exploring West Japan and Kyushu by Rail by JR West and JR Kyushu
    • 16 Oct, 4 pm to 5 pm
    • Free via JAPAN RAIL CAFE’s Facebook /YouTube
    • All aboard the fleets of themed sightseeing trains where the fun doesn’t end.
  • AKIBA Culture Talk Session
    • 17 Oct, 10 am to 11 am
    • Free via JAPAN RAIL CAFE’s Facebook /YouTube
    • Explore the colourful district of Akihabara, a well-known site regarded as the sacred place of otaku culture. Join two entrepreneurs to learn more about exciting collaborations between Singapore and Akihabara.
  • Have a luxurious vacation with JR EAST HOTELS
    • 17 Oct, 2 pm to 3 pm
    • Free via JAPAN RAIL CAFE’s Facebook /YouTube
    • The closest thing to a holiday that one can get for now, this programme will provide useful tips on activities in Kamakura and Sendai, as well as convenient and comfortable hotel recommendations.
  • JR East presents: Railway tips, trivia, and news!
    • 17 Oct, 4 pm to 5 pm
    • Free via JAPAN RAIL CAFE’s Facebook /YouTube
    • Expect tips, news and plenty of insights into different ways of enjoying rail travel, such as sightseeing trains and luxury trains.

Go On A Virtual Nature Exploration And Craft Workshop

Venue: Online
Date: 13 & 15 Oct, 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Fees: $19.90 

Join Kidz Treehouse on a virtual park tour at Sengkang Riverside park! The forest school will bring your child on a journey to the home of majestic wildlife, verdant meadows and exotic wildlife while harnessing the power of creativity through forest school inspired craft activities while being at home.

There are 2 Virtual Nature Exploration and Craft Workshops this week, each focusing on a different craft activity. Note that you will need to purchase the workshop 2 days in advace.

  • 13 Oct (purchase by 11 Oct) – Get up close and personal with the biodiversity at Sengkang Riverside Park via Zoom and make bird houses out of recycled materials
  • 15 Oct (purchase by 13 Oct) – Unleash your creativity, craft flower bouquets and learn about the role of a flowering plant through a virtual dissection

There are also workshops available on 20 / 22 Oct. 

Tech Funday by KidsSTOP™ @ Singapore Science Centre

Venue: KidsSTOP
Date: 17 Oct, 2 pm - 3.30 pm (Purchase by 13 Oct 2021)
Fees: $65 (non-members) / $60 (members)

Tech Funday is a parent-child programme recommended for 5 to 8 years old by KidsSTOP™ that encourages the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through mission-based activities. Complete the missions with tech toys and tinkering activities in this series of exciting challenges! 

On 17 Oct, you will be taking part in the Miniature Golf, controlling a mini robot and create a miniature golf course. Take part and try to complete the goft course with the least number of strokes! Admission is for 1 adult and 1 child to KidsSTOP where guests can enjoy playtime at the gallery after the programme.

 


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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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