Yet another school term down and before we know it, Christmas will be round the corner! But first, there is just the tiny business of getting through the 1-week long September School Holidays.
And even though the length of the break is in a single digit, there are no lack of holiday activities for families. In fact, some of the activities are already beginning from this weekend!
Presenting my - it's a recycled line and you can be sure to hear it one more time before the year is up - September School Holidays 2012 KIDS Activities List... Hope that you will find it useful too! :)
NIGHT FESTIVAL 2012
24 & 25 Aug, 31 Aug & 1 Sep 2012; 7pm - 2am
Various locations around Bras Basah & Bugis areas
A nocturnal extravaganza of spectacular aerial performances, music, dance and installation artworks at the heart of Bras Basah.Bugis precinct, Singapore’s arts and heritage district. The main events will take place on the public green spaces of the Singapore Management University, with late night openings and special events at cultural venues like the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, the Peranakan Museum, The Substation, and more.
To download a copy of the Festival Guide, click HERE.
For more information, visit the Night Festival 2012 website.
Alice in Wonderland - The Musical Show
29 Aug - 9 Sep 2012; 1pm, 4pm & 7pm (No shows on Tues)
United Square, B1 Atrium
Embark on an adventure with Alice, The Crazy Hatter, The Queen of Hearts, The Cheshire Cat and the ever impatient White Rabbit in this LIVE musical!
More details HERE.
Sentosa Big 40th Anniversary Special: Fiesta!
1 Sep 2012, 10am - 11pm
Merlion Plaza, Sentosa
Free (excludes transportation charges)
Sentosa is turning 40! A carnival of fun is in store on as Sentosa celebrates her birthday with you. Join in the Carnival festivities with a host of entertainments like a marching band, face-painting, balloon-sculpting and many more! After the night falls, the fun continues with an awe-inspiring display of cutting-edge video-mapping technology that brings the Merlion to life, synchronised with a fireworks extravaganza.
Also, head on down to Palawan Beach between 10am to 7pm for the first-ever outdoor Ice Playground by the Beach! At 8 metres tall, it is the longest (and coolest) in Singapore!
Sentosa Buskers Festival 2012
1 - 8 Sep 2012; 4 - 10pm
Free (Island admission and car park charges apply)
Be entertained by a mesmerizing mix of international comedy, circus and juggling acts, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! Be generous and place a token of appreciation in the busker’s hat after each performance for charity! All funds raised go towards supporting Community Chest.
For more information, visit the Sentosa Buskers Festival 2012 website.
NPO Open House
as part of Volunteerism Xperience
1 Sep 2012; 10-11.30am or 12-1.30pm
The President's Challenge will take place this year with an expanded focus that includes promoting volunteerism. The Volunteer Drive seeks to encourage everyone to be more involved in the community and promote volunteerism as a way of life.
The highlight of the Volunteer Drive is the Volunteerism Xperience (VX) on 1 September 2012. On this day, the public will have the chance to visit non-profit organisations which will open their doors to showcase their day-to-day work and how they engage volunteers in furthering the good causes they do. During VX, members of the public can also sign up as volunteers in a range of activities hosted by these organisations or within the community.
Our family has gone for our first-ever Volunteer session last weekend and I must say it went pretty well. Stay tuned for our field report soon!
If you want to sign up and be a part of the Volunteerism Xperience, click HERE for more details!
Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk tour
1 Sep 2012; 5-6.30pm
Pasir Ris Park (Carpark C); Free
Register through this online form HERE.
Plant Parts (free workshop for kids)
1 Sep 2012; 2-3pm
Queenstown Public Library; Free
Join in for a fun indoor activity where children can ‘create’ their own plant, while recognising the mains parts of plants and understanding their different functions. Just as each of the organs of our body performs a specific role, each part of a plant, such as roots, stem, leaves, flowers and fruits, has its special function too! For kids 5-12 years old.
F1 for Everyone by SingTel
1 & 2 Sep 2012; 10am - 10pm
Big Splash, East Coast Park; Free
Race down to the 'F1 for Everyone' Roadshow Finale and revel in the power-packed race-inspired activities - including the first-ever electric go-kart race, and crowd-favourite fast feats; like the fastest person to suit up like a race car driver and the person who can mimic the sound of an F1™ engine longest. There will also be carnival-style activities to bring the joy and excitement of the races to Singaporeans of all ages and walks of life, including fun-filled activities with race-inspired balloon sculptures, stilt-walkers, caricature artists, winning race photo moments and giveaways!
Also, catch the Live Screening of 2012 Formula 1™ Shell Belgian Grand Prix from 5pm onwards. From more information, click HERE.
The Trash Pack Meet & Greet
1 & 2 Sep 2012; Various Timings
Meet the Gross Gang LIVE at the various locations and timings below:
1st Sept (Sat)
12:00 PM Takashimaya
1:30 PM OG Albert
3:00 PM TRU Paragon
4:30 PM Metro Paragon
6:00 PM OG Orchard Point
7:30 PM Robinson's Raffles City
2nd Sept (Sun)
12:00 PM TRU Forum
1:30 PM BHG Bugis
3:00 PM OG People's Park
4:30 PM TRU Suntec
6:00 PM Metro City Square
7:30 PM Planet Toy Airport Terminal 3
Gardens by the Bay School Holiday Programmes
1, 2, 4 & 6 Sep 2012; 10.30am & 2pm
$18 per child (excludes conservatories ticket)
Kids at the Conservatories is a series of guided conservatory tours specially curated for children between the ages of 4-9. Each tour is followed by an interactive activity that reinforces important lessons learnt during the tour.
There are 2 Tours for different age groups: Talented Plants for 4-6 year olds and How Clever... for 7-9 year olds. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information regarding the 2 Tours, please click HERE.
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
1, 6 & & Sep 2012; 4-5.30pm
United Square, B1 Atrium
Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Cast Appearance @ Forum
1 Sep 2012; 4.15pm
Forum the Shopping Mall
Meet the cast of The Singapore Repertory Theatre's upcoming production "The Cat in the Hat" when they make an appearance at Forum The Shopping Mall.
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
22 Aug - 30 Sep 2012
Tue - Fri, 10am & 2pm* (*Only for show date on 4 Sep, 5 Sep & 7 Sep 2012)
Sat - 11am, 2pm & 5pm; Sun/Public Holiday - 11am & 2pm; Thur, 27 Sep - 12.30pm
DBS Arts Centre
Based on the all-time favourite book by Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat has been developed into a magically witty play by Britain’s National Theatre which will be faithfully reproduced by SRT’s The Little Company.
Sally and her brother get a surprise visit from the Cat in the Hat. With his endless tricks and whacky ideas, he certainly turned a dull rainy afternoon into one amazing adventure. Joined by the twin mischief-makers, Thing 1 and Thing 2, The Cat in the Hat promises to be a purr-fect day out for both children and adults alike!
For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Concerts for Children: Symphonic Sorcery - The Music of Harry Potter (SSO)
31 Aug (3pm) & 1 Sep (11am & 1pm) 2012
Esplanade Concert Hall
Take a ride on Harry Potter's flying broom, and race across the night skies to Hogwarts Academy, reliving the intrigue, magic and wonder of the first six Harry Potter stories… all on the wings of music. Enjoy the magical compositions of John Williams and Nicholas Hooper as they create a world filled with witches, wizards, warlocks and muggles. Your host is a delightful old wizard, assisted by his loyal servant Igor. They will guide you through Harry's thrilling years at Hogwarts Academy. You'll meet giant spiders, learn about potions, and fly on a Nimbus 2000.
Each concert lasts one hour and is suitable for ages 4 to 14. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE. Note: Tickets for both shows on 1 Sep 2012 is SOLD OUT.
Harry Potter - The Exhibition
2 June - 30 September 2012; 10am - 10pm
The ArtScience Museum transforms into the magical world of Harry Potter featuring items and settings from the popular film series. Get up close and personal with your favourite costumes and props such as Harry’s wand and eyeglasses, Hermione’s Yule Ball gown, the Golden Snitch - all displayed in settings inspired by locations like Hogswarts, the Gryffindor common room and the majestic Great Hall! For more information and ticketing, click HERE.
4 - 9 Sep 2012
Tues - Fri: 11am & 2.15pm; Sat & Sun: 11am, 2.15pm & 5pm
Grand Theater, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
All aboard for a Hi-Seas Adventure as Hi-5 embark on the holiday of a lifetime to the most fun filled place in the world - “Hi-5 Island”!
In Hi-5’s latest stage extravaganza you’re invited to go on a fantastical, magical trip full of fun, music and laughter with your favourite Hi-5 friends. The whole gang - Stevie, Casey, Lauren, Tim and newest Hi-5 friend Dayen, are waiting for you to come on the journey with them.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
HeART for Nature
8 Sep 2012; 9.30-10.30am
Dairy Farm Nature Park - Wallace Education Centre; Free
This FREE art workshop helps children to delve deep into their hearts to express nature in various themed art activities like drawing, fingerprinting, origami, puppet making. The children will also learn about our natural heritage. Suitable for children aged 5 to 8 (with parental supervision). Limited spaces available. Register online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Naturalists Passport Camp at Sungei Buloh
8 Sep 2012; 9am - 5pm
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
This 1 day camp encompasses a series of fun-filled and educational indoor and outdoor learning of the wetlands and nature conservation issues through worksheets, nature walks and hands-on activities. Children will earn a stamp for every completed activity, and a full collection of stamps will earn them a series of cloth badges. Limited to 40 children between the age of 6-10 years old. Registration is required.
Each participant needs to purchase a young naturalist passport from the Visitor Services Counter at 50 cents. Registration of $5 is applicable, and cheques will be returned upon attendance and completion of the camp. Admission charges (50 cents per child) apply.
For more information on the programme and the online registration form, please click HERE.
NTUC Income Kite Festival Singapore 2012
8 & 9 Sep 2012; 4pm - 8pm
The Promontory @ Marina Bay; Free Admission
The Kite Festival invites all kite-lovers to join in for some of kite-flying fun! Enjoy beautiful kite performances by experienced kiters and kitemasters from Singapore and Malaysia as they showcase their talents and stunning pieces including the 'teddy bear' and 'squid' kites. If you are new to the sport, be sure to stop by and check out the workshops on kite flying and kite making.
M.A.D. (Make A Difference) for Wild Pigs
9 Sep 2012; 4-6pm
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Pond Gardens; Free
Where do wild pigs live in Singapore? Are there wild pigs that live in other parts of the world? What do wild pigs look like? What do they eat? What may eat them? How many piglets do they usually have? What dangers do they face? How can we live with them? What can we do to conserve them? If we should meet a with a wild pig, what should we do? If you're a kid between the ages of 5 and 10 years, and would like to learn more about wild pigs, then join us for an evening of fun and learning. Take home with you a better idea about wild pigs that live in our midst. Note: This workshop will not bring you into close contact with wild pigs.
For pre-registration and more details, email Celine Low at email@example.com giving participants' names, ages & a mobile no.