Apr 14, 2014

10 Activities for Kids this Easter 2014

(Daddy compiles)

The Easter long weekend is near, and there is no better excuse than to spend some quality time with the family... with some of these activities for the kids, perhaps?

14 Apr - 4 May 2014; 9am - 9pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Admission charges apply. Click HERE for rates.

The hugely popular Tulipmania is back! This year, Asia's biggest tulip display depicts a Dutch cityscape of 50,000 assorted tulip varieties in a stunning array of colours. What's more, get to meet Miffy and snap a photo with her too! Read more about our experience HERE!

Easter Egg Hunt with Miffy 
20 April 2014 (Sunday)
Egg Hunt Sessions:
11am - 12pm (Registration opens 10:30-10:45)
1pm - 2pm (Registration opens 12:30-12:45)
3pm - 4pm (Registration opens 2:30-2:45)
Eligibility: Children 3-12 Years Old (3-6 years old require one parent supervision)
*Registration will be done in Flower Dome.

For more information, please visit HERE.

Eggy Day Out at Jurong Bird Park
18 - 20 Apr 2014; 8.30am - 6pm
Adult $25 | Child $16 | Senior Citizen $10

Revisit the feathered wonders and splendours of Jurong Bird Park. Go on specially curated tours and discover the park in a different light. Even better, children get 50% off admission rates this Easter long weekend! Simply flash the coupon below at the ticketing counter to enjoy this offer.

Egg Treasure Hunt
Kids can grab a treasure map and use the clues on it to hunt down 8 giant eggs around the park. Perform a task at selected stations to receive chocolate eggs or answer a simple question at other stations. Complete the map to receive a special treasure!
Dates: 18 – 20 April 2014
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Head to the Activities Registration Booth, Penguin Coast to collect the treasure map and egg carrier.

Lory Loft Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Venture into the world’s largest Lory Loft flight aviary and learn about these chatty parrots, their habitat and diet. Get hands-on and prepare your own lory feed for an up-close feeding frenzy with these birds!
Dates: 19 & 20 April 2014
Time: 9.30am (30 mins)
Registration: Starts from 8.30am at the Activities Registration Booth, Penguin Coast. Slots allocated on first-come, first-served basis. On-site registration closes 30 mins before tour.

Junior Eggs-pert Tour
Go on a tour of the Bird Park's bird nursery, the Breeding & Research Centre, where eggs are incubated and chicks are hand raised by “bird nannies”.
Dates: 18 – 20 April 2014
Time: 10.30am (15 mins)
Venue: Breeding & Research Centre
Registration: Not required.

Let the games begin! Little ones, take part in egg challenges and win medals for being an egg-lympian. Be enchanted by the half time magic show and end off with an egg-mazing finale!
Dates: 18 – 20 April 2014
Time: 1.30pm (30 mins)
Venue: Pools Amphitheatre

Learn more than a thing or two about eggs through fun experiments with “explorer” Dr Squawk. With the help of a “bird nanny”, she will show you how a chick feeding is done!
Dates: 18 – 20 April 2014
Time: 11.45am and 2.15pm (30 mins)
Venue: Breeding and Research Centre, Junior Eggs-pert Room
Age limit: 6 – 12 years old
Registration: Limited spaces only, registration required at the Activities Registration Booth, Penguin Coast. Alternatively, click here to register online. Slots allocated on first-come, first-served basis. On-site registration starts from 8.30am and ends 30 mins before session. Online registration closes 1 day before session and participants will receive a confirmation email.

Didi & Dodo Meet-and-Greet
Meet the chirpy egg mascots Didi & Dodo and take a photo with them to commemorate your Eggy Day Out!
Dates: 18 – 20 April 2014
Time: 12noon & 2.30pm (30 minutes)
Venue: Jurong Bird Park entrance

Celebrity Eggs-cursion
Go on a mini park excursion with your favourite celebrities!
18 April 2014
English Trail Guide: MediaCorp Class 95FM DJ Glenn Ong
Mandarin Trail Guide: MediaCorp Artiste Bryan Wong
19 April 2014
English Trail Guide: MediaCorp Gold 90.5FM DJ The Flying Dutchman
Mandarin Trail Guide: MediaCorp Love 97.2FM DJ Leelian Chua
20 April 2014
English Trail Guide: MediaCorp Class 95FM DJ Glenn Ong
Mandarin Trail Guide: MediaCorp Love 97.2FM DJ Leelian Chua

Time: 4pm & 5pm (60 mins)
Registration: English & Mandarin tours run concurrently. Registration starts from 1pm at the Activities Registration Booth, Penguin Coast. Slots allocated on first-come, first-served basis. On-site registration closes 30 mins before tour.

For more details, visit www.birdpark.com.sg/eggydayout/

Easter Festival at Resorts World Sentosa
18 Apr - 13 May 2014; 10am-7pm daily
Resorts World Sentosa
Normal admission applies

Universal Studios Singapore

Easter Weekend Special (18 to 20 Apr 2014; 8am - 10.30am)
It's the best time to put all your eggs in one basket! Participate in USS' park-wide egg hunt and feast on its special Easter breakfast buffet and egg painting activities before you continue your day in the park. Our experience HERE.

Easter Egg Island (18 Apr - 13 May 2014)
Catch the Easter Bunny as he shows off his drumming skills and meets his fans.

S.E.A. Aquarium

S.E.A.A. Bunny (18 Apr - 13 May 2014)
Take photos with a diving bunny at the following timings:
10.45am - 11.15am - Shipwreck Habitat
1.15pm - 1.45pm - Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora/Open Ocean Habitat
3pm - 3.30pm - Open Ocean Habitat
4pm - 4.30pm - Shipwreck Habitat

The Great Egg-Venture
18 Apr - 5 May 2014
Sentosa Harbour Front
Normal island admission applies

Come celebrate Easter at the Sentosa Harbour Front with your families and friends from 18 April to 11 May 2014, and be intrigued by the galore of Easter-themed activities and promotions. It will be Singapore’s grandest Easter Fiesta yet! Be part of Singapore’s biggest egg hunt in The Great Egg-Venture! Hunt through the nooks and crannies of the Sentosa-HabourFront precinct for 100 giant eggs, each measuring 1.5 metres by 1 metre, and stand to win prizes! For more information, visit www.shba.org.sg/events/easter-2014/the-great-egg-venture.html

Fort Canning Spice Trail
19 Apr 2014; 4pm - 5pm
Fort Canning Park
FREE; Pre-registration required

Participants will be taken on a guided tour of the Spice Gardens, which was once the site of Singapore’s first botanical gardens and now planted with many herb and spice plants including those with medicinal value. Some of the plants in the Spice Gardens include nutmeg and clove, which are used in various cuisines. For registration and enquiries, please call 6636 2393 or email elaine_pang@nparks.gov.sg.

The Day the Earth Died
18 & 19 Apr 2014; 2-4pm
Gardens by the Bay, The Canopy

Commemorate Earth Day with your family and through a very special program, learn how to take care of Earth and know first-hand what it would be like, if we do not take care of our planet Earth.

Singapore Maritime Trails
19, 20, 23, 26, 27 & 30 Apr 2014; 9am - 12pm
Pick up & meeting point: Swissotel, Main Lobby
FREE (Pre-registration required)

The first of a series of Singapore Maritime Trails will bring you on a journey that tells the story of the progress of Singapore’s maritime industry through a guided tour to Fort Canning, Boat Quay, Waterboat House, and other historical maritime landmarks.

Registration is compulsory. Please call +65 63255707 (Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am – 5pm) or email enquiries@maritimegallery.sg with the following information: 

• Name of Participant
• No of Pax (including participant)
• Handphone number
• Email address

For more details, visit www.smw.sg/singaporemaritimetrails/index.html

Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction
25 Jan - 27 Jul 2014; 10am - 7pm
ArtScience Museum
STANDARD: Adult S$24 | Senior Citizen (>65 yrs)S$19 | Child (2-12 years) S$12
SINGAPORE RESIDENTS: Adult S$18 | Senior Citizen (>65 yrs) S$16 | Child (2-12 yrs) S$11

Featuring more than 400 fossils and models, as well as over 50 original artworks, this first-of-its-kind exhibition combines four exhibitions from the renowned American Museum of Natural History, San Juan National Science Museum, SCI! Expo at Monash University and artist Peter Trusler.

“Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction” will take visitors on a journey from the Precambrian, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods, offering a refreshing and in-depth journey into the pre-existence, existence, rise and extinction of dinosaurs. Through a timeline thread, visitors will be transported more than 600 million years back in time to learn the unique story of what came before and after the dinosaurs, and gain a deeper understanding on how these species evolved and adapted to changing environmental conditions. Read my review here: www.cheekiemonkie.net/2014/02/dinosaurs-dawn-to-extinction-artscience.html & visit HERE for more information.

Now until 30 Apr 2014
Mon - Fri: 10am, 2pm | Sat, Sun & PH: 11am, 2pm
DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
Various Ticket Prices

Get tangled up in this musical fairy tale with a twist, and join Rapunzel as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, helped by her zany friends Montague the Prince, his sidekick, Chester the Camel, Hugo the Armadillo and Harriet the Roadrunner. Along the way, Esme the Witch, who has kept Rapunzel a prisoner in a lonely tower, also learns a lesson or two about the parent-child relationship, friendship and love. For tickets, visit HERE.

Seeing is Believing: Unusual Stamps exhibition
Now until 4 May 2014
Mon 1pm - 7pm | Tues - Sun 9.30am - 7pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Free admission for Singapore Citizens & PR

Have you seen stamps that are made of materials other than paper? Come and view a display of unusual stamps from the museum's permanent collection from Singapore and overseas. Discover quirky features on these little treasures that tickle your five senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch.

Put your nose to stamps that smell of familiar scents like flower, coffee and chocolate. Feel stamps made of different materials such as flockage, wood, silk and lace. See stamps that glow in the dark and those that feature 3D images. Listen to stamps that can play the national anthem, folk songs or even narrate a poem. There are stamps that even taste of chocolate!

OR, if you prefer to stay at home, how about some Easter Eggs DIY?

We have made our very own colourful Easter Eggs in the past and the monkies loved them! For a step-by-step guide on DIY Easter Eggs, visit www.cheekiemonkie.net/2012/04/easter-eggs-diy.html


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