5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (14th - 20th Sep 2020)

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1. TLC Children’s Festival

TLC Children’s Festival
Photo credits Singapore Repertory Theatre

Location: Online
Date: 5 Sep – 4 Oct 2020 
Hour: Varies 
Fee: Free & Paid 

The Little Company presents a month filled with theatre productions, workshops and talks curated to not just entertain but also to inspire little minds. Headlining TLC Children’s Festival are two original and locally produced shows – Fly High and Classic Stories from Around the World. 

TLC Children’s Festival
Photo credits Singapore Repertory Theatre

Also, there are parent-child workshops, camps, talks, as well as a series of free activities that you can access on the website. 

RELATED: TLC Children’s Festival by Singapore Repertory Theatre

2. Planet or Plastic?

Planet or Plastic?
Photo credits Jordi Chias via ArtScience Museum

Location: ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Date: 12 Sep 2020 – 28 Mar 2021
Hour: 10 am – 7 pm (last admission: 6 pm)
Fee (tickets): 

  • Standard Rate – Adult: $19 | Concession (child/student/senior): $14
  • Singapore Residents - Adult: $16 | Concession (child/student/senior): $12


An exhibition by National Geographic, ‘Planet or Plastic?’ is ArtScience Museum’s first exhibition to launch since re-opening after Singapore’s circuit breaker. 

Planet or Plastic?
Photo credits Randy Olson/National Geographic via ArtScience Museum

‘Planet or Plastic?’ traces the history of plastic from its invention to the present day and shines a spotlight on the global plastic pollution crisis through more than 70 photographs and videos. The exhibition also provides practical steps we can take to responsibly reduce, reuse, recycle, and refuse single-use plastic products. 

RELATED: 7 Museums in Singapore to Go Exploring with Your Kids

3. Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 

Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2020
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Location: Online & Onsite
Date: 18 Sep – 4 Oct 2020 
Hour: Varies
Fee: Free & Paid

Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 is bringing you not just a suite of virtual programs that you can enjoy with your family but also a series of lantern displays on-site at the gardens! With this mix of onsite and online programs, Gardens by the Bay aims to keep the traditions of the festival alive and bring cheer to Singaporeans as we adjust to life in the new normal at the same time.

The lanterns will be lighted up from 7 pm to 10 pm from 18 Sep 2020, which is when the virtual programs will be launching on their website.

RELATED: Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 Presents a Line-up of Onsite & Online Festivities

4. NMS Digital Exhibition: Every Body Plays a Part

NMS Digital Exhibition: Every Body Plays a Part
Photo credits National Museum of Singapore

Location: Online
Date: From 18 Sep 2020 
Hour: All-day
Fee: Free

The National Museum of Singapore will be launching ‘Every Body Plays a Part: A Showcase of Public Health Crises and Responses in Singapore’. The online showcase will provide insights into Singapore’s past experiences with infectious diseases and public health issues and observes how some of these measures are still undertaken to manage the COVID-19 pandemic today. You can explore the exhibit on the National Museum’s website from 18 Sep 2020.

The National Museum also invites residents in Singapore to contribute objects and accompanying stories and photos to its ongoing ‘Collecting Contemporary Singapore: Documenting COVID-19’ in Singapore initiative, as part of its public engagement efforts to broaden Singapore’s contemporary collection. For more information or to submit a contribution, you can visit their website. 

RELATED: Every Body Plays A Part | A Digital Exhibition by National Museum Of Singapore

5. Little Great Storytellers: Children’s Day Workshops

Little Great Storytellers: Children’s Day Workshops
Photo credits ACT 3 International

Location: ACT 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229707
Date: 9 Oct 2020 
Hour: 10 am – 12 pm | 3 pm – 5 pm 
Fee: $60 
Suitable Ages: 3 – 12 years

This coming Children’s Day, ACT 3 Drama Academy is offering a line-up of workshops for young ones from 3 to 4, 5 to 7 and 8 to 12 years old respectively. Little Great Storytellers features a series of one-off drama workshops that will teach little ones to use their own interpretation to tell stories inspired by Swimmy, Frederick by Leo Lionni and The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery, through creative drama tools such as improvisation, movement and role-play.



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This article is prepared by

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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