5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (27th Jan - 2nd Feb 2020)

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1. Boogie with Your Little Ones this Weekend at The Artground!

Weekends at The Artground

Location: The Artground, 90 Goodman Rd, #01-40 Blk J, Singapore 439053
1 Feb – 2 Feb 2020
10 am – 5 pm
Free (program: $10/parent-child)

You can bond with your little ones this weekend over a series of parent-child activities, such as storytelling sessions, craft activities, music, and dance sessions at The Artground. Little ones will be able to get their hands on handheld instruments, listen to the fascinating tales of Little Hanuman – the monkey-faced god from Hindu mythology, create their own pencil case using scraps, and much more!

Prior registration is not required for these activities and are on a first-come-first-serve basis, unless otherwise stated.

Weekends at The Artground

Weekends at The Artground

Don’t worry if the spaces are filled up, you can instead check out the new interactive exhibit at their visual arts space—The Curious Sky – Galaxy Edition. Featuring elements from mission control stations to an overhanging view of the entire universe, it’s a whole another adventure!

Photo credits The Artground

2. Immerse Yourselves in a Riveting Theatrical Experience with KidsFest 2020!

KidsFest 2020 - The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo [Photo credits ABA Productions]

Location: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place Singapore 179556
31 Jan – 16 Feb 2020
Various timing
(book here): $62 | $52 | $42

Featuring a series of theatrical performances with popular characters from well-loved books coming to life on stage, presenting a vivid story, KidsFest is a festival not just for the little ones but also for the whole family to experience! This year, the annual festival’s line-up features shows like The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Mr. Men and Little Miss.

Tickets tend to sell out fast, so be sure to get them before they do!

RELATED: KidsFest! 2020: The Family’s Favourite Theatre Festival is back!

3. Catch the Colorful Chingay Parade with Your Family!

Chingay Parade 2020
Photo credits Chingay Parade Singapore

Location: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
31 Jan – 1 Feb 2020
8.00 pm – 9.45 pm

Please note that infants-in-arm are discouraged and children 2 years and above (by year) require a ticket for admission.

  • Parade 1 – 31 Jan 2020
    • Category 1: $50 | Category 2: $40 | Category 3: $28.50
  • Parade 2 – 1 Feb 2020
    • Category 1: $60 | Category 2: $50 | Category 3: $28.50

Chingay 2020 is themed ‘Colours in Harmony’ to mark the 60 years of community building by the People’s Association in 2020. You can expect to see an eye-catching showcase of different colors, symbolizing Singapore’s cultural diversity, at the iconic parade, which will be bringing you a stunning display of lights, lasers, pyrotechnics and fireworks as well as an array of multi-ethnic cultural performances by both local and international talents.

Also, the Chingay Parade will be making an appearance on 2 Feb 2020, Sunday, at Chinatown, where you can catch nine beautifully decorated floats alongside special performances by local and overseas performers for free!

4. Usher in the Year of Rat with Your Tots at the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020!

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020
Photo credits Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
1 Feb – 2 Feb 2020
10 am – 9 pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020 has a line-up of family-friendly activities, ranging from auspicious lion and dragon dance performances to Chinese painting and drumming workshops and craft activities for your little ones!

You can also join in the Memorial Hall’s signature mass lohei, get your zodiac predictions for the new year, and immerse yourself in an evening concert of contemporary and traditional performing arts.

Additionally, there will also be an outdoor installation, Lunar Guardians, produced by Hong Kong collectible label, BigBoysToys, in collaboration with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, that pays homage to the ancient Chinese art of lion dance. Featuring two lion-dance-inspired sculptures in the ‘mecha’ anime style, the installation juxtaposes tradition with modernity, encouraging conversations about the evolutions in this rapidly changing world.

The installation will be on display from 4 Jan to 9 Feb 2020 on the lawn of the memorial hall.

RELATED: Top 8 Things To Do at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020

5. Liven Up Your Lunar New Year Celebrations at River Hongbao 2020!

River Hongbao 2020
Photo credits River Hongbao

Location: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805
23 Jan – 1 Feb 2020
2 pm – 11 pm
Free (activity charges apply)

If you want to liven up your Lunar New Year celebrations, bring your little ones down to River Hongbao 2020, an annual affair celebrating all things Chinese! The myriad of intricate handmade lanterns, including one towering at 18 m height, are hard to miss. From a dazzling walkway inspired by tropical trees to lanterns with swimming goldfishes, spewing bubbles, the lanterns are a sight to behold!

You can also look forward to stage performances by local artistes like Zoe Tay and Desmond Tan as well as overseas troupes like the Shandong Song and Dance Theatre. Explore the interactive exhibits, keep your little ones (and yourself) entertained with over 20 carnival rides and games, and feast your taste buds on local traditional bites from different major dialect groups in Singapore (available on 29 Jan – 30 Jan 2020).

River Hongbao 2020
Photo credits River Hongbao

And of course, what New Year celebration is complete without fireworks? Stay on to catch the spectacular display of fireworks choreographed by local fireworks artist!

Fireworks Schedule
23 Jan 2020: 9 pm
24 Jan 2020: 12 am
25 Jan – 28 Jan 2020: 9 pm
29 Jan – 30 Jan 202: 10 pm
31 Jan – 1 Feb 2020: 9.30 pm


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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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