May 18, 2012

Kids Activities this weekend

The June School Holidays are creeping upon us and that could mean only one thing - loads of fun activities for kids and families alike!

As usual, we would be compiling a list of kids activities happening during the school holidays sometime next week. But first, here are a few events that are taking place from this weekend onwards.

Singapore Arts Festival 2012
18 May - 2 June 2012
FREE, Esplanade Park

One thing's for sure - there'll be lots and lots of playing for everyone in the family. The Kids Arts Village is the heartbeat of the Festival Village. It fires up your exuberant spontaneity through a multisensory arts experience spotlighting young Singapore talents. The arts discovery journey is sprinkled with an innocently magical touch — all the programmes at the Kids Arts Village have been curated by a selected panel of 10 to 12-year olds.

TimePerformance & Activities at the Kids Arts Village (18 May – 2 Jun Daily)
4:00PMTangle (40 Mins)Splash Art & Crafts:
  • Splash Art Planning
  • UV Art
  • Fest Goes Green
5:00PMTangle (40 Mins)
5:30PMThe Young Ones! Performance Showcase (60 mins)
16 days of different performances
6:30PMTangle (90 Mins)
8:00PMPop over the Main Stage for other exciting live performance! Daily till lateFest Goes Green
9:00PMSpooky Stories by Children (60 Mins)
Only on Fridays & Saturdays

For more details regarding the various events, kindly visit

Children's Season 2012
18 May - 24 June 2012

Jointly organised by National Heritage Board and the Museum Roundtable, Children’s Season 2012 offers a plethora of children-centric programmes and engaging family activities that will inspire, engage and educate the little one. This year, Children’s Season will involve 21 museums throughout Singapore.

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- Art Garden 2012 at Singapore Art Museum (18 May – 12 August) - RECOMMENDED!

The much-loved Art Garden returns this May for the third year running with an engaging range of contemporary artworks by Singaporean and international artists that will appeal to you and your young ones. The only exhibition in Singapore dedicated to showcasing art suitable for children, works at Art Garden address topical and open-ended issues. Admission charges apply. For more information please visit

- Style it the Army way at Army Museum of Singapore (18 May – 24 June)

Come 'Style it the Army way' or even style it your Army way. Is the Army only about pixelated prints? This time you get to tell us what your Army style is. Change into the uniforms, engage in battlefield fighting and test the mini armouries. Regardless of your age, style it and until you experience it, you will never know if it fits. $3 per child, $5 per adult. Recommended for children aged 6 and up. For more details on activity timings and admission charges, visit

- Who Wants To Be A Policeman? at Police Heritage Centre

18 & 25 May; 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June 2012 (Fridays)*: 10.30am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm 
19 May; 2, 16, 23 & 30 June 2012 (Saturdays)*: 9am and 11am 
*Visits are by appointment only. Duration of tour will be about 1 to 1.5 hrs.

This Children’s Season 2012, young visitors to the Police Heritage Centre can put on mini police uniforms and have their photographs taken! They can also enjoy exciting tours and take part in a fun colouring activity. Be the first 150 children to drop by and stand to receive free goodies! Free admission. Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 years old. For more details and to register, call 6478 2123 or visit

- Children's Fiesta at Infocomm Experience Centre (iExperience)
(19 – 20 May & 26 – 27 May: 10am to 6pm)

A weekend of fun activities at iExperience awaits you – get crafty when you participate in art and craft sessions including oil pastel colouring, digital drawing, and balloon sculpturing! Free admission. Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 years old. To pre-register, call 6820 6880 or email For more details and the programme schedule, visit

- Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research Open House at Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (19 May: 9am to 5pm) - RECOMMENDED!

Learn more about the rich biodiversity in Singapore this Children’s Season. Visitors will get a rare chance to go on guided tours, work with scientists and participate in exciting gallery activities. Do not miss enjoyable activities such as clay modeling, face painting, mask making, button making and mini-excavations held during this one-day Open House! Free admission. For more details, call 6516 8364 or visit

Spider-Man Meet & Greet at Frasers Centrepoint Malls
18 May - 5 June 2012
Details below

Meet Alvin & the Chipmunks @ Plaza Singapura
21 - 22 May 2012 
Summer Pinic: 4pm; Meet & Greet: 7pm
Main Atrium, Plaza Singapura 

Hang out with Alvin, Simon and Theodore and enjoy a pinic with them when they come down to Plaza Singapura this May. Simply spend a minimum of $30 for a meet & greet pass and $80 for a pinic for 2 kids.

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