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Weekly Recommended Family Events and Activities in Singapore

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Last Update: 16th Sept - 22nd Sept 2019 (Click here for previous updates) 

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1. Go Dancing in the Park with Your Little Tots!

Go Dancing in the Park with Your Little Tots!

Location: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Date:
 21 Sept 2019 
Hour:
 6 pm 
Admission:
 Free

Swing by Singapore Botanic Gardens with your little ones where NUS Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 40th anniversary with lively classical music. Join in the celebration with your little ones, singing and dancing to music from around the globe, ranging from the flamboyant Hungarian Dance No. 5 to the exotic Cuban and Mexican themes of Danzón No. 2!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits NUSSO: NUS Symphony Orchestra

2. Catch a Movie Under the Starry Night Sky at Capitol!

Catch a Movie Under the Starry Night Sky at Capitol!

Location: Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Date:
 20 Sept – 22 Sept 2019 
Hour:
 5 pm – 10 pm 
Admission:
 $18 (general admission)

Change your usual movie viewing experience up by catching a movie under the starry night sky this weekend. In celebration of Spearing Events Pte Ltd’s 10th year anniversary, they’re bringing you Movie at Capitol, an outdoor movie screening.

Watch the action-packed Avengers:Infinity War, Captain Marvel and Avengers:Endgame under the star-lit night on the grounds of the Capitol Building, while you feast on delicious nosh.

Inflatable sofas are available for seating or you can bring your own picnic mats and cushions. 

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Spearing Events

3. Have Good Fun for a Good Cause at the World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM) 2019 Carnival!

Have Good Fun for a Good Cause at the World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM) 2019 Carnival!

Location: *SCAPE Singapore, 2 Orchard Link Singapore 237978
Date:
 21 Sept 2019 
Hour:
 11 am – 4 pm 
Admission:
 Free

Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) is holding a World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM) Carnival and it’s open for all to attend. Aside from edu-tainment booths that educate about dementia, you can expect yummy bites, movie screening, games and fringe activities such as face painting and balloon-sculpting.

The carnival is a part of a month-long initiative to raise awareness of and challenge the stigma surrounding dementia.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Alzheimer's Disease Association

4. Octoburst! – Now’s the Perfect Time to Get Your Tickets!

Octoburst! – Now’s the Perfect Time to Get Your Tickets!

Location: Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Date:
 4 Oct – 6 Oct 2019 
Hour:
 Various timings
Admission:
 Free & Paid

With Esplanade’s yearly children’s festival, ‘Octoburst!’ just days away, now would be the perfect time to get your tickets for the programs that interest you and your little ones. Packed with an array of gripping performances and fascinating activities, like Cerita Anak, an interactive theatre performance, the magical story of A Ladder to the Stars, and Pipe-ful Play Garden, the festival is all about fun, friendship and imagination!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Esplanade

5. Bring Your Little Ones for a Fun Playtime at Safari Playland!

Bring Your Little Ones for a Fun Playtime at Safari Playland!

Location: Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Singapore 689812
Date:
 21 Sept – 22 Sept 
Hour:
 2 pm – 8 pm 
Admission:
 Spend min. $20 to participate

Some parts of the Lot One Shoppers’ Mall has been transformed into a safari-themed playland, offering fun table-top games and handicraft workshop, every weekend in September.

Bring Your Little Ones for a Fun Playtime at Safari Playland!

And when you complete the activities, you get a free balloon sculpture! This is the last weekend you can venture to the Safari Playland. 

RELATED: Safari Playland | Safari-themed Carnival at Lot One

For more information, click here.

Photo credits CapitaLand

ONGOING

1. Get Ready for Rainforest Lumina Season 2 at The Singapore Zoo!

Get Ready for Rainforest Lumina Season 2 at The Singapore Zoo!

Location: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Date:
 14 Jun 2019 onwards
Hour:
 7.30 pm – 12.00 am (last entry: 10.30 pm)

Admission:

  • General Rate
    Adult: $18
    Child: $14
    Student/Senior Citizen (60 yrs and above): $14

  • Top-up Rate (with any day park admission)
    Adult: $10
    Child: $10

Set in the backdrop of a tropical rainforest, Rainforest Lumina is a multisensory night trail featuring a mixture of audio, visual and light projections.

Get Ready for Rainforest Lumina Season 2 at The Singapore Zoo!

The Luminous Pathway, Sing Like an Animal, where you’ll be able to use your voice to regenerate the rainforest, Shimmering Islands, a garden of luminous orchirds pulsating to cultural music, and Water, where you’ll be able to catch Bob the otter’s dazzling aquatic orchestra of light, are just a few of the multisensory zones you’ll come across.

Get Ready for Rainforest Lumina Season 2 at The Singapore Zoo!

If you missed last year’s edition, this is your chance to experience the magic of the rainforest at night for yourself!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Wildlife Reserves Singapore

2. Drop Down the Rabbit Hole for a Wonderful Adventure in Wonderland with Alice!

Drop Down the Rabbit Hole for a Wonderful Adventure in Wonderland with Alice!

Image credits to Phoebe Powell via Marina Bay Sands

Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Date:
 13 Apr – 22 Sept 2019 
Hour:
 10 am – 7 pm (last admission: 6 pm)

Admission:

  • Local Rate
    • Adult: $15
    • Senior (65 & above) / Student / Person with Disabilities / Child (2 – 12 yrs): $11

  • Standard Rate
    • Adult: $18
    • Senior (65 & above) / Student / Person with Disabilities / Child (2 – 12 yrs): $13

We may not be able to hop down a magically crafted wonderland but we can at least wander through the whimsical land at the technologically crafted Wonderland, an immersive exhibit at ArtScience Museum.

The exhibit splendidly brings together hundreds of artefacts from behind the scenes of Alice in Wonderland, such as the first edition books, drawings and original costumes, together with an array of stunning audiovisual artworks, allowing you to journey through all of Alice;s fascinating adventures over the years!

What’s more, you can pick a character—the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, the Queen or the Mad Hatter—and go on a wondrous adventure yourself!

3. Bicentennial Mid-Autumn Celebrations

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival

Location: Chinatown
Date:
 31 Aug - 28 Sep 2019

The celebrations will showcase an exciting, colourful and vibrant month-long programmes from 31 August to 28 September 2019. During this period, Chinatown will be soaked in festivities and beautifully adorned with colourful lanterns and dazzling decorations. 

Highlights

Mass Lantern Walk
Date: 8 Sep
Time: 7 pm - 10 pm

Enjoy a fun night out with your family and friends with your creative lanterns as you join in the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Mass Lantern Walk that is open to the general public. Starting point at Kreta Ayer Square!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Chinatown Festivals

4. VivoCity's Curious Adventures in Wonderland

Vivocity Mid-Autumn

Location: VivoCity, Sky Park, Level 3
Date:
 23 Aug - 22 Sep 2019
Hour:
 7.30 pm - 10 pm
Admission:
 Free 

Journey down the rabbit hole for a glimpse into an illuminated world of curious adventures this Mid-Autumn! Immerse yourself in 5 larger-than-life whimsical zones made of lanterns at our Sky Park (Level 3)!

 Also Read: BYKidO at VivoCity's Curious Adventures

For more information, click here.

Photo credits VivoCity

5. Hit up the Bouncy Paradise with Your Little Tots!

Hit up the Bouncy Paradise with Your Little Tots!

Location: PeopleUp Enrichment Hub, 200 Pandan Gardens, Singapore 609336
Date:
 7 Sept – 6 Oct 2019

Hour:

School holiday week: 3 am – 9 pm 
Sat – Sun: 10 am – 9 pm

Admission: $10 (unlimited playtime)

Singapore’s largest indoor bouncy castle playground is indeed a bouncy paradise! With 20 different themed inflatable playgrounds, like the Sticky Wall, Dragon Dungeon and Ferris Land, and a big ball pit, little ones are probably going to be very busy playing to their fullest for a long time.

Hit up the Bouncy Paradise with Your Little Tots!

You can keep their energy up with bites from the snack booths. You can also snap a picture on a Royal Carriage or with a Giant Rubber Ducky as a keepsake of your visit!

Hit up the Bouncy Paradise with Your Little Tots!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Bouncy Paradise

 

6. Explore the Playground at Clarke Quay!

Explore the Playground at Clarke Quay!

Location: Clarke Central
Date:
 6 Sept – 15 Sept 2019 
Hour:
 11 pm – 10 pm*
Admission:
 Free (min spending of $30 at Clarke Quay Central required to redeem tokens for arcade games)

*writer’s note: I’m assuming this is a typo, and they meant 11 am – 10 pm but you might want to check with the mall, just to be sure.

Swing by Clarke Quay Central with your little ones to enjoy arcade games, and explore an outdoor maze, a magical gardens filled with origami butterflies, flowers and more. If you drop by this Saturday evening, you’ll be able to enjoy exuberant traditional Japanese Taiko drums performance and stunning LED acts!  

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Singapore River Festival

UPCOMING

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PERMANENT

1. Step into the Updated Future World: Where Art Meets Science at the ArtScience Museum!

Step into the Future World: Where Art Meets Science at the ArtScience Museum!

Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Date:
 Daily
Hour:
 10 am | 11.30 am | 1 pm | 2.30 pm | 4 pm | 5.30 pm (last entry)

Admission:

Local

  • Adult: $15
  • Child/Senior Citizen: $11

Standard

  • Adult: $18
  • Child/Senior Citizen: $13

The union of innovation and creativity brings you an extraordinary immersive experience at the newly refreshed Future World exhibition!

Wonder through the mesmeric Crystal Universe and explore Transcending Boundaries, a collection of six new artworks that inspires us to connect and interact with nature. 

Forget about standing under a real waterfall to experience the marvel of nature, the cascading waterfall brought to live with digital technology will evoke the same sentiments when you stand before it.

Collaborate with your little ones to produce a musical hit with Sketch Piston – Playing Music, an artwork that produces a variety of sounds every time you doodle something different on its screen.

Little ones are sure to find immense delight in bringing their colourings of animals and people to live at Sketch People and Animals, one of the new editions at the Park gallery.

What a Loving, and Beautiful World, where touching Chinese characters reshapes them into elements such as wind, rain and trees, is Park gallery’s other new edition.

In addition to the new digital artworks, the refresh has also introduced a new gallery—Sanctuary. Promising all who visit a moment of repose, Sanctuary will frequently renew its artwork. Currently, the gallery features an artwork portraying the different stages of cherry blossoms, symbolizing the transient life of both human and nature.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Marina Bay Sands

2. Drop by Gateway Kids Club for Your Little Ones’ Playtime!  

Drop by Gateway Kids Club for Your Little Ones’ Playtime!

Location: Gateway Theatre, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159461
Date:
 Every Saturday 
Hour:
 9 am – 1 pm 
Admission:
 Free and Ticketed
Suitable Ages: 3 – 8 yrs

Every Saturday, Gateway Kids Club hosts a line-up of programs for little ones to enjoy!

Little ones can let their imaginations fly with hands-on arts and craft activities, keep themselves occupied with outdoor games, and immerse in interactive storytelling tory each week. As spaces for the storytellisessions that capture the audience with a different sng sessions are limited, do register beforehand here.

Immerse yourselves in an interactive storytelling session

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Gateway Theatre

3. Have a Fun Fiesta at the Newly Opening SuperPark SG!

Have a Fun Fiesta at the Newly Opening SuperPark SG!

Location: Suntec City (North Wing), #02-477, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, Singapore 038989
Date:
 17 Nov onward

Hour:

  • Mon – Fri: 10 am – 9 pm 
  • Sat – Sun, Public & School Holidays: 9 am – 9 pm

Admission:

  • Regular: Mon – Fri
    • One Day (10 am – 9 pm): $35 
    • After 6 pm (6 pm – 9 pm): $22

  • Super Day: Sat – Sun, Public & School Holidays
    • Morning Mayhem (9 am – 1 pm): $32
    • Middle Session (1.30 pm – 5.30 pm): $40
    • After 6 pm (6 pm – 9 pm): $28
    • One Day Ticket (9 am – 9 pm): $48

After this weekend, you and your little ones will have a new place to frolick at because SuperPark, an indoor sports park brimming with family-friendly activities is set to open its doors this weekend!

The park will feature three themed areas with plenty to keep your excitement and energy levels high.

Slide down on a tube tyre, feel the rush of flight with flying fox, crawl through tunnels, race your family, tumble around the foam pit, scale walls and more at the Adventure Area.

Show off your skills and speed at the Game Arena with sporty activities such as the Hot Stepper, Superhoop, Baseball, and Superball. You can also Skate, scoot, climb, leap, backflip and more at the Freestyle Hall.

You can expect to spend hours at this park chock-full of activities enjoyable not just for little ones but for parents as well!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits SuperPark SG

4. Head Down to HortPark for Fun and Sun!

HortPark Playground

Location:  HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578
Date: All Days
Hour: 6am - 11pm
Admission: FREE

If you are looking for some outdoor fun, I will suggest heading to HortPark this weekend! There's the brand new Nature Playgarden, and the existing Playground that will ensure hours of fun! 

Not sure what to expect? We brave the elements, and did a scoop of BOTH venues for you! Click on the links below for pictures and videos! 

5. Find Out the Secret Behind KFC’s Crispy Chicken!

Find Out the Secret Behind KFC’s Crispy Chicken!

Location: Selected Restaurants 
Date:
 13 Apr – 14 Apr | 20 Apr – 21 Apr 2019 (2nd & 3rd weekend every month)
Hour:
 35 min/session
Admission:
 $15 (includes KFC meal & goodie bag)

Here’s a chance to find out how KFC’s finger-lickin’ good chicken is made. Sign up for a tour of the KFC kitchen and discover the process behind the scenes, from breading to frying.

While KFC may be willing to give up some of its secrets, like its unique breading technique, it still retains some mystery for the 11 herbs and spices that goes into the flour is still on the hush-hush.

RELATED: Join KFC Singapore’s newly launched guided kitchen tours and visit its first open concept outlet!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits KFC Singapore

6. Explore the Largest Indoor Playground in Town—Kiztopia!

Explore the Largest Indoor Playground in Town—Kiztopia!

Location: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-09, Singapore 039594
Date:
 15 Jun 2019 onwards

Hour:

  • Official Opening: 12 pm

Operating Hours:

  • Sun – Thur: 10 am – 9 pm
  • Fri – Sat: 10 am – 10 pm

Admission (1 child + 1 adult):

  • 1 hr: $28
  • 3 hrs: $38
  • Unlimited: $48

  • Additional Adult: $8

Suitable Ages: 12 yrs and below

We’re about to have a new indoor playground in town and its huge!  

Divided into 18 play areas (including a café), each designed with the specific objective of cultivating your little one’s social, emotional and motor skills, Kiztopia promotes learning through multi-sensory play.

Explore the Largest Indoor Playground in Town—Kiztopia!

Explore the Largest Indoor Playground in Town—Kiztopia!

Trampolines, slides, ball pits, role play rooms, augmented reality studios are just some of what you can expect at Kiztopia. To find out more on what you can look forward to, check out our first look.

Explore the Largest Indoor Playground in Town—Kiztopia!

Debuting alongside this edutainment facility, are Kiztopia’s 11 original characters Dr. Chen, Mark the monkey, Chichi the chick, Tiger, Raby the rabbit, Bell the bear, Pepe the pig, Tina the turtle, Pio the penguin, Honey the bee, and Eli the elephant. You’ll find them at the different play zones.

Explore the Largest Indoor Playground in Town—Kiztopia!

RELATED

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Kidztopia

 

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Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day




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