5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (7th - 13th Oct 2019)

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1. Have a Jolly Good Time at The Nee Soon East Family Carnival!

Have a Jolly Good Time at The Nee Soon East Family Carnival
Photo credits Nee Soon East Community Club

Location: Nee Soon East Community Club, 1 Yishun Ave 9, Singapore 768893
13 Oct 2019
12 pm – 6 pm

Bring your little ones down to Nee Soon East Community Club where you can indulge in a fun-filled afternoon! Event highlights include inline skating, karaoke session, rock wall climbing, movie screening, and indoor playground. And if you’re early (and lucky), you’ll get to sink your teeth in some yummy hot dog bun and ice cream for free!

2. Check Out the Deepavali Open House at IHC!

Check Out the Deepavali Open House at IHC
Photo credits Indian Heritage Centre

Location: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
12 Oct | 19 Oct | 26 Oct – 27 Oct 2019
10 am – 6 pm (12 Oct, 19 Oct & 26 Oct) | 11 am – 3 pm (27 Oct 2019)

Whether you’re celebrating Deepavali or not, you can still join in the celebrations at the Indian Heritage Centre’s Open House! Activities range from writing a Deepavali card, traditional Indian games, and rangoli coasters craft activity, to storytelling sessions and live band performances! You can also feast on free snacks and goodies!

3. Learn More about Various Indian Practices at GBB!

Learn More about Various Indian Practices at GBB
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Location: Colonnade (Supertree Grove), 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
14 Oct – 28 Oct 2019
5 am – 2 am

You can learn more about the various traditional Indian practices in Singapore, from traditional crafts and trades to games, at the traveling exhibition by the Indian Heritage Centre, which will be making an appearance at the Colonnade. Through the interactive exhibition, where you’ll be able to get hands-on with a series of games and crafts, you’ll be able to observe how the traditional practices have evolved over the years.

Not only that you’ll also get to feast your eyes on the brilliant Rangoli Flower Carpet by renowned Rangoli artist Vijaya Mohan! Traditionally, rangoli is an artwork created on the ground using colored rice or flour, whereas, the Rangoli Flower Carpet is created with something a little different—reused bottles!

4. Register Early for The Young Explorer Carnival!

Register Early for The Young Explorer Carnival
Photo credits Snazzit

Location: Parkview Square 2 Lv 8, 600 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188778
26 Oct 2019
11 am – 8 pm
Free (register for goodie bag – while stocks last)

The Young Explorer Carnival is teeming with things you can do with your little ones, from movie screening and art & craft workshops to performances, from Storytelling Yoga for Kids to live demonstrations of kid's self-defense! Aside from free admission to the carnival, you can also enjoy free popcorn and cotton candy!

Additionally, in support of ‘Say yes to waste less & zero waste’ campaign by Clean & Green Singapore, the Young Explorer Carnival will not be having any form of plastics, including bags, straws and cups. So, do remember to bring your own containers and bags for your purchases from the booths.

5. Join in National Museum’s 132nd Anniversary Celebrations!

Join in National Museum’s 132nd Anniversary Celebrations!
Photo credits National Museum of Singapore

Location: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
12 Oct – 13 Oct 2019
11 am – 6 pm

National Museum of Singapore is celebrating its 132nd birthday with an array of exciting programs. You can expect interactive performances, craft activities and a marketplace inspired by old port cities. You can also sign up for a tour around the museum to relish in interesting tales of this building that’s more than a century old.

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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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