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Weekly Recommended Family Events and Activities in Singapore

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1. Free The Dragon at the Asian Civilisations Museum!

Free The Dragon at the Asian Civilisations Museum!
Photo credits Asian Civilisations Museum

Location: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
 16 Nov – 29 Dec 2019 
 10 am – 7 pm (Mon – Thu) | 10 am – 9 pm (Fri)
 Free (general admission charges apply)
Suitable Ages: 3 – 10 yrs

Take a step into Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) this year-end and immerse yourself into stories that’ll bring you and your little ones away on magical adventures! From embarking on a quest to free Mr Dragon and meeting fantastical creatures through immersive installations, to solving stimulating puzzles and completing a story trail, Children’s Season at ACM is a treasure trove of educational activities and programs designed to inspire and invoke curiosity.

2. Add Some Light to Your Night at The Return of Sentosa Island Lights!

Sentosa Island Lights
Photo credits Sentosa

Location: Sentosa Cove 
 16 Nov – 31 Dec 2019 
 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm 
 Free (Island entry charges apply)

Sentosa’s signature Island Lights has returned this year bigger and better! Curated by the design studio Space Objekt, the key highlight of this year’s Island Lights is a 135-metre long space where you will be able to explore and immerse yourself in various light art installations designed by local and international artists!

Tina Fung and Reza Hasni’s ‘Candy Quartz’ featuring seesaws set amongst colorful illustrations representing child-like fun and play, and LEDscontrol’s ‘ShadowDial’, an installation inviting you to explore time through light, shadow and movement, are just two of the seven interactive light installations you can look forward.

Aside from the Instagram-ready installations, you can also look forward to an array of festivities such as movie screenings, interactive performances, roving performances by fire twirlers, percussion bands and much more over the weekends.

Sentosa Island Lights
Photo credits Sentosa

You can also have an enchanting dining experience at Quayside Isle, thanks to ‘illuminate by marina – Snowflakes Symphony’ which will see hundreds of color-changing neon snowflakes set to festive music every night.

Additionally, enjoy $6 off your Grab ride into Sentosa with the promo code [ SentosaEvenings ]. We hear there are only limited codes, so be sure to grab them early!

3. Venture into an Underwater Wonderland with Odyssea! [Inclusive Event]

Odyssea by Sensorium Theatre at The Artground
Photo credits The Artground

Location: The Artground (Whitebox), 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
 16 Nov – 17 Nov 2019 
 16 Nov: 11.30 pm & 2.30 pm | 17 Nov: 11 am 
 $40/child + guardian

Odyssea, brought to you by the Sensorium Theatre from Perth, is an interactive multi-sensory tale set in a tactile underwater wonderland. Settle comfortably on beanbag sand-dunes and get ready to journey from across the shimmering gold satin sands of the beach into a kaleidoscopic crocheted coral reef. The highly visual storytelling accompanied by original sea-themed songs and plenty of hands-on one-on-one interactions will immerse you into the world of Crab and his best friend Turtle.

The performance is suitable for both typically developing kids and little ones with additional needs.

4. Visit the Barbie 60th Anniversary Showcase!

Barbie 60th Anniversary Showcase
Photo credits Mattel Southeast Asia

Location: *Scape, 2 Orchard Link, Level 2, Singapore 237978
 4 Nov – 30 Nov 2019 
 10.30 am – 10.30 pm 

Barbie is celebrating her 60th year anniversary this year and as part of the celebrations, Barbie and Singapore Tourism Board have partnered up to shine the spotlight on our homegrown talents!

The collaboration brings you a showcase of 60 Barbie dolls, each with outfits customized by 18 local designers, hailing from a range of design disciplines, from illustration to embroidery. Going where their imagination takes them, the artists have brought to life unique costume designs.

Barbie doll outfits inspired by Designer Amos Ananda Yeo’s streetwear label (pictured above) and founder of Sole Superior, Dexter Tan’s Chicken Rice-inspired outfit (pictured below), are just some of the garbs the iconic will be clothed in at the showcase.

Barbie 60th Anniversary Showcase
Photo credits Mattel Southeast Asia

5. Revel in The Glittering Christmas Festivities at Christmas Wonderland!

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
Photo credits Christmas Wonderland

Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
 29 Nov – 26 Dec 2019 
 From 4 pm – 11 pm (various timings)

Admission (get your tickets here): 

  • Online
    • 29 Nov – 12 Dec 2019: $6
    • 13 Dec – 26 Dec 2019: $8
  • Onsite
    • Standard: $10
    • Concession (60 yrs & above):
      • 29 Nov – 12 Dec 2019: $6
      • 13 Dec – 26 Dec 2019: $8

Christmas is coming up and that means it’s time for one of the biggest Christmas event in Singapore—Christmas Wonderland! This year too, the annual event brings us sun-roasted Singaporeans a white Christmas filled with many activities that promises to liven up this festive season!

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
Photo credits Christmas Wonderland

You can look forward to a European-style Festive Market, majestic Luminarie Light Sculptures, theatre performances, a colorful Christmas Parade, carnival games and rides, as well as plenty of Christmas Carols to sing-along to! And if you’re lucky (and time your visit right), you’ll be able to celebrate a white Christmas!

Also, what’s Christmas without Santa? Take a tour around Santa’s Workshop, where the elves will be hard at work and snap a keepsake shot with Santa!

RELATED: Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay | A Wintry Wonderland in Sunny Singapore


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
 14 Jun 2019 - 9 Feb 2020
 7.30 pm – 12.00 am (last entry: 10.30 pm)


  • 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. Let The Bubble Tea Factory Bring you into a Whimsical Wonderland!

The Bubble Tea Factory
Photo credits The Bubble Tea Factory

Location: *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
 19 Oct – 18 Dec 2019 
 4 pm – 10 pm (weekdays) | 10 am – 10 pm (weekends)
Admission: $24 (weekday) | $28 (weekends/PH/eve of PH)
*Inclusive of one-time entry, a cup of bubble tea, bubble-tea inspired treats and an exclusive Boba Booster Pack

Immerse yourself in all-things bubble tea at The Bubble Tea Factory, an enchanting world inspired by Singapore’s favourite drink! With over 10 multi-sensory and visually-stunning installations, from delicious looking Pearl Pit to larger-than-life boba trees, it’s a feast for the senses. And not just for the sight, sound and touch, for the smell and taste as well. Visitors can also enjoy a refreshing cup of bubble tea and bubble-tea inspired treats!

3. Experience Decades of Disney’s Magic at The ArtScience Museum!  

Experience Decades of Disney’s Magic at The ArtScience Museum!
Photo credits ArtScience Museum

Location: ArtScience Museum, 
 26 Oct 2019 – 29 Mar 2020
 10 am – 7 pm (last admission: 6 pm)


  • 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

Shown in Southeast Asia for the first time, Disney: Magic of Animation will be featuring more than 500 remarkable art pieces, such as original drawings, paintings, sketches, and concept art curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.

Discover the magic behind over a century of artistry and technological innovations that brought to life your favorite films and characters, from Mickey Mouse and Lion King to Moana and Elsa! You’ll be able to witness the evolution of animation across the decades through interactive exhibits, projections and audio-visual displays.

Experience Decades of Disney’s Magic at The ArtScience Museum!
Photo credits ArtScience Museum

4. Follow The Gingerbread Man’s Journey! [Inclusive Event]

Follow The Gingerbread Man’s Journey! [Inclusive Event]
Photo credits Singapore Repertory Theatre

Location: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, #01 - 13, Singapore 239035
 Now till 7 December 2019
 11am and 2 pm on weekends


  • Weekday
    • Individual: $29 | $26
    • Family Package of 4 (Cat 1): $98
  • Weekend & Public Holiday
    • Individual: $49 | $39 | $36
    • Family Package of 4
    • Cat 1 (with photo taking): $166
    • Cat 2 (without photo taking): $132

A re-imagining of the classic ‘The Gingerbread Man’ this Gingerbread Man follows the antics of Ginger, a giant cookie, who prefers to do things on his own and ends up making a terrible mess. After breaking his mother’s prized possession, Ginger leaves the farm to win the local race due to the influence of the Sly Fox, who is actually scheming to gobble him up!

An original musical by SRT’s The Little Company, The Gingerbread Man, packed with vibrant songs and action, shows the value of teamwork and friendship.

Please note that photo taking session with cast (in costume) is only available for Weekend & Public Holiday shows.

Inclusive Performances

Signed Performance: 2 Nov 2019 – Book Here
Sign Language Interpreted performances are designed to cater for Hard of Hearing patrons. There will be a trained interpreter in a visible position near the stage signing all auditory elements of the show using the Singapore Sign Language. Seating is allocated for each signed performance to provide an optimal view to both the show and the interpreter.

Relaxed Performance: 9 Nov 2019 – Book Here
Relaxed Performance is designed to allow a more relaxed theatre environment for patrons on the Austistic spectrum, living with Dementia as well as those with diverse learning and communication needs.

Audio Described: 17 Nov 2019 – Book Here
Patrons who are blind or Vision Impaired can book for the Audio Described Performance. The performance will be verbally described live by a trained Audio Describer and transmitted to the audience through their own mobile phones with earphones.

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5. Tour The Nordic Countries at Gardens by the Bay this Christmas!

Tour The Nordic Countries at Gardens by the Bay this Christmas!
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
 8 Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020
 9 am – 9 pm 

  • Singapore Residents – Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
    • Adult: $20
    • Child: $12
    • Senior Citizen: $15
  • Singapore Residents (Flower Dome/Cloud Forest)
    • Adult: $12
    • Child: $8
    • Senior Citizen: $8
  • Standard Rate – Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
    • Adult/Senior Citizen: $28
    • Child: $15

Flower Dome has transformed into a whimsical Nordic wonderland for this Christmas season. This year’s Poinsettia Wishes features iconic landmarks in the Nordic region such as the Bolgen building in Denmark, Santa Claus Village in Finland, Hallgrimskirkja church in Iceland, Vennesla library in Norway and Triangeln train station in Sweden with a Christmas twist. Additionally, livening up the festive mood settled amidst the blooms of poinsettias and winter blooms in shades of red, blue, yellow and white, are a choir of Nordic gnomes called Nisse.

6. Rediscover Punggol Through Arts with Your Little Ones!

 Rediscover Punggol Through Arts with Your Little Ones!
Photo credits National Arts Council

Location: Various locations 
 7 Nov – 24 Nov 2019 
 Various timing
 Free & Paid

The yearly Arts in Your Neighbourhood is back and this time the focus is on Punggol. Home to many young families with little kids, Arts in Your Neighbourhood has over 40 family-friendly programs lined-up spanning across the various art forms, from music and dance to visual and literary arts.

Highlights include programs such as A Rainbow Odyssey, an interactive performance, Five Stones, an interactive art installation, and 7 Wonders of Punggol, a multi-disciplinary, multi-ethnic performance.

Please note that some of the events require pre-registration.

RELATED: Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) | Family and Kids Friendly Programmes

7. Catch a Movie with Your Kids at The French Film Festival!

Catch a Movie with Your Kids at The French Film Festival!
Photo credits French Film Festival

Location: Around Singapore
 4 Nov – 17 Nov 2019
 Various timing 
 Free & Paid

Returning as part of the ‘Voilah! France Singapore Festival’ is Singapore’s longest-running foreign film festival, the French Film Festival. Over the course of two weeks, more than 20 latest films and classics, exploring matters close to our heart, will be screened at various community clubs, Shaw Theatres Lido, The Projector, and Alliance Française. Families can look forward to films like Marona’s Fantastic Tale and Ballerina.

RELATED: French Film Festival 2019 | Family Friendly Films to Look Forward To!


1. Imaginique – Tickets are Fast Selling!

Imaginique – Tickets are Fast Selling!
Photo credits Imaginique

Location: Esplanade Theatre | Gateway Theatre | Drama Centre Black Box
 13 Dec – 22 Dec 2019 
 Various timing 
 From $40

Imaginique is a children’s festival featuring an innovative line-up of live theatre and music performances. But unlike conventional performances, Imaginique offers immersive, non-verbal performances to stimulate imagination and encourage curiosity in little ones.

Air Play is a fascinating combination of circus and street performance where you’ll witness flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites, a gigantic snow globe, and more! Toddler’s Room is a riveting dance performance, and Here I am – Self Portrait is a children’s visual arts workshop, while Loo explores the changes dry wind from Asia can cause.

Please note that tickets for the Imaginique programs are selling out quite fast, so you should get your tickets now if you don’t want to miss out on the novel experience!

2. Register Now for The Police Heritage Centre Open House!

Register Now for The Police Heritage Centre Open House!
Photo credits Singapore Police Force

Location: Police Heritage Centre, 28 Irrawaddy Rd, Singapore 329560
 19 Nov – 6 Dec 2019 (register by: 21 Oct – 31 Oct 2019) | Tue - Fri
 10 am | 11.30 am | 2 pm 

The Police Heritage Centre Open House is aimed at little ones. They’ll get to learn more about the Police Force, participate in interesting policing activities and even dress-up in kid sized Police uniforms! Registration is ending soon and most of the time, the spots tend to get taken up real fast, so do be sure to register asap if you and your little future-officers are interested!

Please note that tours are by appointment only.

3. Go Green as a Family at Families Go Green!

Go Green as a Family at Families Go Green!
Photo credits Sustainable Singapore Gallery

Location: Marina Barrage
 23 Nov 2019 
 10 am – 3 pm 
 Free (registration required for upcycling challenge)

Families Go Green aims to motivate and encourage families, as a unit, to adopt more sustainable habits, such as repurposing everyday household waste creatively into useful items like playthings. Families Go Green has an array of activities that you can participate in with your little ones, such as the Green Warrior Inflatable Obstacle Course, Upcycle Workshops, activities at the Sustainable Singapore Gallery, and Up Your Game! Carnival Games.

You can also register for free to take part in the National Family Upcycling Challenge and complete a series of games and activities as a family. Aside from there will also be an Upmarket by CDC and Food Trucks to keep you energized through the afternoon.


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
 10 am | 11.30 am | 1 pm | 2.30 pm | 4 pm | 5.30 pm (last entry)



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


  • 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
 Every Saturday 
 9 am – 1 pm 
 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
 17 Nov onward


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


  • 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 
 13 Apr – 14 Apr | 20 Apr – 21 Apr 2019 (2nd & 3rd weekend every month)
 35 min/session
 $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
 15 Jun 2019 onwards


  • 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!


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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