Feb 1, 2012

Activities for Kids (Feb-Mar 2012)

We are getting closer to the March school holidays and we can't wait! So if you are like us, hopefully these few activities will make the wait much more bearable from now til then. :)

1. 1-for1 Offer at Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park & Night Safari

From 1-29 Feb 2012 (Weekdays only), Wildlife Reserves Singapore is having buy-one-get-one free promotion! Simply click and print out the coupon below and you can purchase one admission ticket to the Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari or Singapore Zoo and get another free!

2. Singapore Airshow 2012

Singapore Airshow is one of the world’s top three airshows and Asia’s largest aerospace and defence exhibition. Young and old, aviation enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a day of adrenaline-pumping revelry under the sun will make it a must-watch. From masterful aerobatic flying displays to the excitement of fun fairground attractions, food, and collectables, the Singapore Airshow has the makings of a new calendar highlight that will give families and friends a weekend of fun.

Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre
Date: 18 & 19 Feb 2012 (Public Visitors)
Time: 9.30am - 5pm
Charges: Standard - $20, Child - $8
For more information, please visit here: http://www.singaporeairshow.com.sg/

3. Straits Family Sunday: Two of a Kind - Workshop

Delight your family and friends this Valentine's Day with handmade presents. Have fun creating a paper replica of a bakul siah (lacquered basket) and make a card for your loved ones. Go on a special tour of the galleries to learn about objects that come in pairs (geared to children aged 6 to 8). Dress up as a Baba or Nyonya, examine the objects in our handling collection, or relax with a good book in our reading corner.

Venue: Ixora Room, Peranakan Museum
Date: 12 Feb 2012
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Charges: Complimentary with paid admission
For more information, please visit here: http://www.peranakanmuseum.sg/exhibitions/eventdetail.asp?eventid=278

4. Dinosaurs - Live! Exhibition

If you haven't been to see it, hurry because it's ending soon!

See almost 50 dinosaurs come to life in a prehistoric adventure that will no doubt thrill dinosaurs-crazy kids to bits! Be sure to download the Dinos Live! app if you have an iPhone. You can view augmented reality 3D dinosaurs come alive on your phone when you come across certain posters in the exhibition.

Venue: Annexe, Science Centre
Dates:  Now to 26 Feb 2012
Time: 10am - 6pm daily
Admission Charges: Click here
For more information: http://www.science.edu.sg/exhibitions/Pages/dinolive.aspx

5. The World's Most Expensive Sunflowers

In this new Artist Series starting from February 2012, participants will learn about the extraordinary minds behind ten masterpieces and get to be an artist for the day! This month, go wild with your creativity and ‘meet’ Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh! Led by art instructors from Lewin Education Centre, participants will also get to create an enchanting 3-D paper fold art inspired by the two great artists.

Each programme is limited to 30 children aged 7 – 10. Registration is required.

Venue: Sengkang Public Library Programme Zone (Compass Point Shopping Centre)
Date: 17 Feb 2012
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Charges: FREE

6. Play - Hello Elly!

Go on a trip through the forest and learn ABCs with Elly and Tree. Elly and Tree are best friends who share stories about streams, flowers and hills! Sing and dance with them as they grow up in a changing world. Come play with Elly and Tree and learn how to take care of Mother Earth.

*Recommended for children aged 2 to 4 years old.

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Date: 22 - 26 Feb 2012
Time: 22 - 24 Feb - 9.30am, 11am & 4pm; 25 & 26 Feb: 11am, 2pm & 4pm
Charges: $15 per ricket, or $50 for 4 tickets.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

7. Play - Hansel and Gretel

It’s easier to feed two mouths than four and the poor woodsman’s empty stomach goes to his head – he gives in to his bony wife and Hansel and Gretel have to be left in the forest, not just once but twice and the second time there won’t be any moonstones to follow back home. Instead they follow their noses to the sugary heart of darkness… Hansel and Gretel’s journey takes them from a house with empty cupboards and a mother who doesn’t like children to a house made of sweets and someone who just loves children – on toast!

Lyngo Theatre serves up a musical theatre treat with their own special recipe of multi-roled performances, captivating songs and haunting imagery.

Venue: Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis
Date: 28 Feb - 4 Mar 2012
Time: Tue - Fri, 10am; Tue, Thu & Fri, 3pm; Sat - Sun, 10.30am, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
Charges: Weekday - S$25, S$20 (Side View); Weekend - S$28, S$22(Side View)
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

8. Play - The Three Little Pigs

The time has come for the three little pigs to seek their fortunes. What will happen to them when the Big Bad Wolf gets in their way?Embark on an adventure with the three little pigs as they battle the Big Bad Wolf with their charming and witty ways!

An original adaptation of the classic fairy tale, The Three Little Pig teaches little ones how success can be achieved though hard work and perseverance.

Filled with humour, this endearing tale will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter!

Venue: DBS Arts Centre
Date: 1 Mar - 14 Apr 2012
Time: Mon, Tues & Thurs - 10am; Wed & Fri - 10am & 2pm; Sat & Sun/Public Holiday - 11am & 2pm
Charges: $20 (Weekdays); $28 (Weekends & Public Holiday)
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

9. FUTURE PERFECT: A Bioethics Theatre Play by the Necessary Stage

3 stories are intertwined in this brand new play about human enhancement. Light-hearted, dramatic and sometimes poignant, FUTURE PERFECT is the perfect educational play to highlight issues of biomedical ethics and to leave the audience wanting more.

Please reserve your seats with Susan Lim at 6425 2516 or rsvp@science.edu.sg

Venue: Dalton Hall, Science Centre Singapore
Date: 5 - 9 Mar 2012
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Registration begins at 2pm)
Charges: FREE

10. Musical - Sing to the Dawn

In a small village in the heart of Southeast Asia, Dawan competes with her brother Kwai for the coveted single scholarship for the City High School. Kwai just wants to further his own ambitions, but Dawan has bigger dreams in mind. When Dawan wins, she becomes the object of her father’s anger and frustration, and her brother’s bitter enemy. Confronted with an impossible decision, Dawan must find the strength and determination to do the right thing, sometimes against the advice of her elders and peers.

Kampung life, drama and song meet in this classic and timeless story of a girl and her fight for justice, against the odds.

Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Board
Date: 5 - 19 Mar 2012
Time: Monday to Thursday: 10am & 2.30pm ; Friday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm ; Saturday: 10.30am, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Charges: S$32 (Cat 1), S$28 (Cat 2)
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

11. Play - Egg & Spoon

Welcome to the magic circle where we celebrate the wonders of nature. Sit down and relax on our comfy cushions as two characters, Percy and April, guide you through the four seasons. Make some friends while you play peek-a-boo in our puddles or dance at the butterfly party. You’ll see how everyone likes to sleep on the moon cushion or cover themselves with snow from their first year to their fortieth, from spring to autumn and back again.

This is a highly interactive production for very young children where you can simply rock and roll around the clock to our lullaby or crawl into the middle and be a star! *Recommended for children aged 1 to 4 years old.

Venue: ACT 3 Theatre, ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre
Date: 6 - 11 Mar 2012
Time: 7 - 9 March: 9.30am ; 6 - 9 March: 11am ; 10.00 & 11.00 March: 10.30am, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
Charges: Weekday: $25 ; Weekend: $28
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

12. Straits Family Sunday: Jazz it Up! - Workshop

Do your homework in style with personalised stationery. Create a pencil topper and a notepad, all with a Peranakan twist. Go on a special tour of the galleries to learn about objects that Peranakans personalised, such as nyonyaware and sarongs (geared to children aged 6 to 8).

Venue: Ixora Room, Peranakan Museum
Date: 11 Mar 2012
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Charges: Complimentary with paid admission
For more information, please visit here: http://www.peranakanmuseum.sg/exhibitions/eventdetail.asp?eventid=279

13. Barney's Musical Castle - Live on Stage

Barney returns to Singapore with one of his most loved live-action stage shows, featuring the medieval-themed, musical-fantasy adventure with kings and knights, an enchanted forest, a live marching band, lots of dancing, a costume parade and 20 favourite kid-pleasing tunes including “Mr Knickerbocker”, “The Green Grass Grows All Around” and “If You’re Happy”.

Barney, Baby Bop and BJ have found a lost crown in the Enchanted Forest and must return it to the King. Joined by children and animal friends, the dinos make their way to the King’s castle – a memorable visit and lots of fun!

Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 9
Date: 15 - 18 Mar 2012
Time: Thurs, 7.15pm; Fri - Sun, 2.30pm; Sat & Sun, 11.00am , 2.30pm , 5.30pm
Charges: S$88, S$68, S$48, S$28
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

14. Disney On Ice Presents Let's Celebrate!

It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe.

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Date: 15 - 18 Mar 2012
Time: Thu & Fri - 3.30pm & 7pm ; Sat & Sun - 10am, 2pm & 6pm
Charges: $88.50, $58.50, $38.50, $18.50.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.
For more information, please visit here: http://www.disneyonice-asia.com/D30/

*UPDATED: Get ready for Disney On Ice before the real thing by visiting the following malls!

10 - 12 Feb: Central
17 - 19 Feb: Liang Court
24 - 26 Feb: Century Square
2 - 4 Mar: White Sands
9 - 11 Mar: Tiong Bahru Plaza
10 - 11 Mar: West Coast Plaza (Meet & Greet at 1pm) 
10 - 11 Mar: Square 2 (Meet & Greet at 3pm) 
16 - 18 Mar: West Coast Plaza

Children can interact with their favorite Disney characters through an 'Augmented Reality', try out finger skating at the 'Finger Skating Station' and create their own Disney masterpieces at the 'Colouring' corners. Also, don't forget to bring your cameras to the meet and greet sessions!

15. Concerts for Children: Peter and the Wolf (SSO)

Since its appearance in 1936, Prokofiev’s immortal symphonic fairytale Peter and the Wolf has enthralled audiences of all ages. Indisputably the most popular of classical works written for children, this delightful piece recounts how young Peter sets off into the woods against his grandfather’s advice, encounters a run in with a wolf, and eventually emerges victorious – with a little help from his friends. Hear how each character in the story is depicted by a different musical instrument. Make this an unforgettable family musical outing!

*Recommended for children aged 4 to 14 years old.

Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre (Theatre), Republic Polytechnic
Date: 17 Mar 2012
Time: 11am & 1pm
Charges: Standard - S$30, S$25
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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