Sep 29, 2014

Children's Day Activities for Kids 2014

Kids who are 12 years old and below have got it good this coming weekend. Not only is it Children's Day this Friday, Hari Raya Haji's in-lieu holiday falls on the following Monday making it a super combo long weekend for the little ones! And if you are fretting over where to bring them, I have done the homework for you!

Rhino Month @ Singapore Zoo
20 Sep - 19 Oct 2014
Singapore Zoo
Admission Fees apply

Singapore Zoo will launch its inaugural Rhino Month from 20 September to 19 October 2014 to raise awareness about the plight of rhinoceroses in the wild. Join in tonnes of rhino fun and learn the horn-est truth about rhinos and the threats that they face in the wild!

Event dates: 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19 Oct 2014 (Sat, Sun & Hari Raya Haji)

All About Rhinos 
See & touch actual rhino specimens, pick up an activity sheet & receive a little gift when you complete it!
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Rainforest Courtyard  (Outside the retail store)

Rhino Craft 
Model your own clay rhino and wrist band and learn about rhinos at the same time! Token donation of $2 required for clay modelling activity.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Wild Africa (hut in front of Nyala exhibit)

Wild Africa Guided Tour
Let our friendly guides tell you more about the inhabitants of the savannah in this 20-min guided tour. Registration required at All About Rhinos booth (8-min walk to tour starting point). Limited to 30 slots per tour on a first come first served basis.
Time: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm
Tour starts at: Wild Africa (hut in front of Nyala exhibit)

Indian Safari Floral Display
29 Sep - 2 Nov 2014; 9am - 9pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Admission Charges apply

Come along on a botanical experience to India and come face to face with animals of the wild like tigers and elephants - made of plants of course - as you take in the grandeur of India's national bird, the peacock, elegantly draped in colourful blooms such as pansies, marigolds and orchids.

Free entry for kids to Indian Safari on Children's Day weekend!
Kids visit the conservatories FREE with each accompanying adult! For local residents from 3 - 6 October only. For terms and conditions, visit HERE.

29 Sep - 5 Oct 2014
Compass Point

There’s some totally fun and whacky science for kids happening at Compass Point this Children’s Day! The kids will get a real buzz out of these amazing hands-on experimental workshops and shows. Register from 1 October 2014 for the Sensational Science Workshops for children aged 4 – 12 years at the Customer Service Counter, Basement 1. Workshops will be held from 1 – 5 October 2014, Level 1 Main Atrium at 4.45pm, 6.45pm and 8pm. Slots are limited, so be sure to register for the workshops when you spend a minimum of $50 in a maximum of 3 same-day purchase transactions swiped to your Frasers Rewards card at participating retailers.

Show Me Science are must see sensational live science shows that are sure to make learning fun! Happening from 3 - 5 October, Level 1, Main Atrium at 5.30pm and 7pm both days, you’ll want to get in early and grab front seats, so you don’t miss a thing over this terrific scientific weekend!

Singapore Teochew Festival
Now til 5 Oct 2014; 11am - 10pm daily
Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza
$5 (Entry Only)

Singapore Teochew Festival is proudly organised and presented by the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and celebrates the rich heritage of the Teochews in Singapore! Visitors will be captivated by specially-curated sections – Culture & Heritage, Food & Beverage and Arts & Crafts. Children will not be left out as there will be special activities such as craft-making and colouring competitions to introduce Teochew culture in fun and engaging ways.

The festival will span an area of more than 30,000 square feet and comprise 20 vendors brimming with unique food products, scrumptious fare and gorgeous merchandise. The public can also look forward to a good insight on Teochew life from food vendors and artistic talents that have been specially invited from Shantou, China to add pizzazz to the event.  For more information, visit

Now til 5 Oct 2014
Tue - Fri: 7.30pm | Sat: 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun: 12pm & 5.30pm
Bayfront Avenue beside Marina Bay Sands
Various ticket prices

Cavalia is an innovative multi-media and multi-disciplinary theatrical production that boldly explores the boundaries of equestrian arts and acrobatic feats. It deftly combines 50 magnificent real horses, 43 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from all over the world - all of these coming together for a show fit for families and friends, young and old alike. Simply put, it is a show like no other and the monkies will attest to that who remained spellbound throughout the show. Check out our review HERE. For more information, visit

Lantern Carnival by the Lake
Now til 5 Oct 2014; 5pm - 10pm daily
$5 (normal), $3 (PAssion Card holders) 
Science Centre Singapore Lakeside (beside Snow City)

For the first time, Science Centre Singapore (SCS) will be hosting the inaugural edition of Lantern Carnival by the Lake, where dozens of lanterns will illuminate the Science Centre’s premises. This year’s event will play on children’s interest in extraterrestrial beings, with 22 human-sized alien and UFO-inspired lanterns lining SCS’ iconic lakeside. In addition, visitors can look forward to other highlights, such as lantern-making workshops, liquid nitrogen demonstrations and star-gazing sessions.

The Nightingale 夜莺 (Mandarin)
18 Sep - 11 Oct 2014
Tue - Fri: 10am | Sat & Sun: 11am, 2pm
DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
Weekdays: $22, $25 | Weekends: $32, $35

SRT's The Little Company brings you a refreshing new take on Hans Christian Andersen's well-loved fairy tale... but in MANDARIN! The Nightingale is a joyful burst of song that reminds us all to appreciate and value the world around us. Enchanted by the lilting birdsong of the plain-looking, brown Nightingale, the little Emperor of China captures and keeps her in a gilded cage for his daily entertainment. But soon, along with her freedom, the beautiful voice of the Nightingale is lost and a singing mechanical bird replaces her. Join the Nightingale and friends in their quest for her freedom. For tickets, click HERE.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites
27 Sep - 5 Oct 2014
Mon: 10am, 2pm | Wed & Thur: 10am | Sat: 10.30am, 2pm, 4pm | Fri & Sun: 10.30am, 4pm
Drama Centre Theatre
Weekdays: $25, $28 | Weekends: $32, $35

Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he chomps away on his journey to metamorphosis! Starting out as a baby caterpillar eating anything and everything along the way, he changes into a beautiful butterfly at the end. Then, join bored Little Cloud who decides to stray away from his fellow mates to go on a thrilling adventure transforming himself into an airplane, a sheep, a clown with a funny hat and even a shark! And lastly, follow The Mixed Up Chameleon who doesn't think he's special changing colours everyday. He finally embraces his uniqueness only after an identity calamity happens when he decides to emulate the different animals he meets at the zoo. For tickets, click HERE.

SEAA Wonders: Spooky Sea
1 Oct - 16 Nov 2014
SEA Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa
Admission Fees apply

This October, brace yourself for some of the scariest-looking marine animals you have ever seen. Discover amazingly spooky facts beyond their creepy looks with our exciting line-up of programmes and activities.

Spooky Seas Adventure Trail
Ready, set, go! With a map in hand, kids can set off on this fun and educational adventure. Through 12 activity stations around the aquarium, they will learn amazing facts about seemingly scary animals and discover why they are often misunderstood.
Venue: Ocean Gallery
Date: 1 October to 16 November 2014
Time: 10am to 7pm

Ocean Dreams – Spooky Seas Edition
The iconic sleepover programme at S.E.A. Aquarium takes on a Halloween twist. Click HERE to find out more!

Sharing sessions by aquarists
SEAA aquarists will be conducting a series of presentations on scary-looking marine animals, and how their unique morphological features make them appear creepy.

Venomous versus Poisonous Marine Animals: Do you know that some of the most innocent-looking reef fishes are equipped with self-defense mechanisms? And those that can't hide may defend themselves using venomous darts, needles, stinging cells or toxins in their skin. Come find out which are the Top 5 most hazardous animals at S.E.A. Aquarium.
Date: 4/5/6th October
Time: 11.30 & 15.00
Venue: Ocean Dome

Masters of Camouflage: Now you see me, now you don’t. Marine animals have incredible camouflage methods that allow them to survive and reproduce. Discover how they can change their skin color, pattern or texture to blend in with their surroundings, or even mimic everyday objects to avoid being noticed.
Date: 4/5/6th October
Time: 13.30 & 16.30
Venue: Ocean Dome

Baby Market Fair 2014
2 - 5 Oct 2014
2-4 Oct:: 11am-9pm | 5 Oct: 11am- 6pm
Singapore Expo Hall 4
FREE Admission

Baby Market is the Biggest Baby Fair in Singapore, entirely dedicated to pregnancy, birth, babies & toddlers. This mega baby event offers amazing shopping, expert advice, professional services, entertainment and features everything under one roof for prenatal, birth, breastfeeding, babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents too!

Octoburst! Drawing Competition and Colouring Fun
3 Oct 2014; 8.30am - 11.30am
Esplanade Concourse

It's a mystery theme this year so come down to Esplanade and find out the secret! 5 to 12 year-olds can participate in the On-the-spot Drawing Competition, with prizes to be won while 2 to 4 year-olds can indulge in some Colouring Fun! Event is free but registration is required. Visit HERE for more information and to register. *Closing date for registration is 1 Oct 2013.

Octoburst! 2014
3 - 6 Oct 2014; Various Timings

In celebration of Children’s Day and childhood, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay presents the 11th edition of Octoburst!. The annual festival is Esplanade’s festival of arts and culture for children aged two to 12 and over four days, Esplanade will be transformed into a wonderland for children, with ticketed and non-ticketed activities that will surprise, amaze and bring fun to young ones.

From a production that offers a behind the scenes glimpse into how an animated film is created (Something Very Far Away), to a huge outdoor maze made of colourful ribbons which will be created by children themselves (aMaze me!), the festival offers a line-up of ticketed and non-ticketed interactive activities that encourage imagination and play.

Download the full calender of events HERE. For more information, visit

Children’s Day Extravaganza!
3 - 5 Oct 2014; 
Downtown East, Event Square

3 Oct: 
FREE Admission/Play for first 50 kids* at Downtown East for the following activities: eXplorerkid, Hoverball, Megabounce, Wild Wild Wet and Zoomoov.
*Valid for kids 12 years old (born year 2002) and under.

4 Oct: 7:30pm | Event Square
Catch FREE screening of 'The Lorax' Movie with FREE popcorns!

5 Oct: 2pm | Event Square
Get creative at the Colour-Your-Bus contest. *Registration fee applies. To register, visit HERE.
Meet and greet with Enzo & Kayla from eXplorerkid!

Young Learners Festival 2014
3 - 5 Oct 2014
3 Oct: 1.30pm-5pm | 4-5 Oct: 10am-5pm
Science Centre Singapore, Marquee & Ecogarden
Admission charges apply; $2 fee per activity

Making Sense @ Ecogarden
Calling all brave explorers, come join Mr and Ms Organs on a magical journey to explore the sight, sound, smell, taste and touch of the Ecogarden! All explorers will have their five senses put to the test by spotting colourful flowers, listening to the music of nature, smelling blooming flowers, “tasting” culinary plants and touching garden animals, all these and more! Mr and Ms Organs will make sure your five senses never go to rest in our wonderful Ecogarden!

Shake Shake!
Make your very own toy and learn more about sound! The little ones will make their own mini shakers to bring home while learning about simple Mathematics. For the primary school kids, find out more about the range of different sounds and effects that can be made using a variety of materials. It’s a craft which kids of all ages can try out!

Magic Eyes, Magical World!
Eyes are one of the most important organs that we use to see things and colours. Come join us as we explore a whole new world with our eyes using simple materials to create simple crafts! The little ones will make the coolest solar filter ever, while the primary school kids will get to paint with magic!

Sense-sational Science Show
Let us take you through a “sense-ational” journey as we learn how our senses help us to explore our amazing world!

Children’s Day Weekend Extravaganza
3 - 5 Oct 2014
City Square Mall

Mat Yoyo ‘Live’ On Stage and Meet & Greet
Time: 5pm
Come enjoy a special 20-minute live show featuring Yoyo and Yaya through an interactive song and dance performance. Yoyo and Yaya will be playing mini games with the audience over the Children’s Day weekend! Also, 40 exclusive Meet & Greet passes are available after each show, grab the chance to take a photo with Yoyo and Yaya.

Magic shows with Tricky Patrick & Uncle Jimbo
Time: 3 – 5pm
Laugh along with Tricky Patrick as he selects volunteers from the crowd to join him in performing tricks. Witness how he turns shredded paper into a hat, Superman’s brief or a funny boxer and make a bottle vanish into thin air! This will be followed with a special performance – ranging from storytelling sessions to dance and musical numbers – by the students of LEAP SchoolHouse, Genius R Us, Perfect Pitch and UBO Bilingual School. Award-winning magician Uncle Jimbo would then continue the fun with his special magic and puppet show to ensure you’ll be smiling the rest of the day.

Marine Fantasy at Northpoint
4 - 5 and 11 -12 Oct 2014
Northpoint, Level 1 Atrium

Experience an unforgettable time of fun-filled activities themed around underwater marine life and fun with balloons!

Spot the Flying Fish, 2pm & 6pm
Let the flying fish fascination begin! Be sure to drop by Northpoint to catch a glimpse of the Flying Fishes balloons. Be amazed by these giant lifelike balloons as they swim and glide through the air, totally mimicking a fish out of water! It will be a great deal of fun for the family!

The Magical Marina Show, 7pm
Have a blast at Northpoint and be entertained by Funny Baby at 3pm and Uncle Jimbo at 7pm. Indulge in the magical world of exciting tricks in the magic show and be amazed by the colourful and awesome balloon wizardry show! There will also be kids comedy and ventriloquist puppet act to keep everyone entertained!

Aquatic Balloon Giveaway, 4pm
Continue to have fun with balloons at Northpoint! Receive a FREE sculpted balloon when you spend $20!

Briny Balloon Sculpting Workshop, 3pm & 5pm
Be sure not to miss our Balloon Sculpting Workshop where kids get to twist and sculpt their own balloon and have a fun-filled session! To participate, simply spend $20. Limited to the first 30 kids only.

Saturdays@ACM - Supersized
4 Oct 2014; 1pm - 5pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
FREE Admission

Shake things up on two Supersized Saturdays! Embark on fantastical journeys to explore, discover, and create — fascinating performances, spellbinding storytellers, and be an artist for the day.

What's more - Meet Dora the Explorer and Diego! Stand a chance to win attractive Nickelodeon prizes too!

Mangrove Walk at Sungei Buloh
4 Oct 2014; 9.30am & 3.30pm
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Free 1.5-hour guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves and enjoy views of the Johor straits. Suitable for young children. Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Ben & Jerry’s ChunkFest 2014
4 Oct 2014; 2pm - 10pm
The Meadows @ Gardens by the Bay 
FREE Admission

Who can resist ice cream??? Bringing you chunks of fun, Singapore’s biggest ice cream festival comes back for the seventh year, with the backdrop of the iconic Gardens by the Bay. Take in breath-taking scenery under the sun and enjoy an ice cream picnic with a smorgasbord of 20 flavours to try! Taste the newly launched Core ice creams, exclusive flavours brought in from US for ChunkFest only and some of Singapore favourites. Enjoy euphoric carnival activities and also a moovie screening under the stars!

Art Rojak!
4, 11, 18 & 25 Oct 2014; 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
The Playtent (180 Joo Chiat Road #02-01 S'pore 427451)
$10 per workshop

Art Rojak! Is a community initiative by The Playtent to introduce and make arts accessible to the immediate community. Choose from a plethora of workshops! From crafts to acting, design to music, traditional to digital arts & much more, each workshop is an hour long and costs $10! Pick and mix, have fun! For a look at the workshops available, visit HERE.

Port of Lost Wonder - BBQ Under The Stars
4 Oct 2014; 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Port of Lost Wonder, Sentosa
Adults $39 | Child $15 | FREE for Child below 5 yrs old

Experience the beauty of the Port at night, take a splash at the Pirate Ship, enjoy the cool sea breeze and the calming, rhythmic waves as you dine! Treat your taste buds to a delectable spread of starters, mouth-watering barbecued meats and sweet treats at our dessert bar! Cuddle as a family along our picnic grounds and catch a show under the stars! For tickets, visit HERE.

Razzle Dazzle U Picnic
4 Oct 2014; 5pm - 9pm
The Grand Lawn @ West Coast Park
NTUC Member: $20 per family of 5 | Public: $50 per family of 5

U Picnic returns with a ‘Razzle-Dazzle’ theme that promises ‘Food.Fun.Experience’ for your whole family! Besides stage performances and fringe activities, take part in activities like flying LED discs, Laser Light show, Glow in the Dark Experience, and many more! For tickets, visit HERE.

International A Acappella Festival 2014 Opening Concert
4 Oct 2014; 6pm - 8pm
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Botanical Gardens
FREE Admission

Come celebrate the wonder of the human voice during this annual month-long International A Cappella festival. The opening concert of the Festival will take place at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Performers include The Glue (Switzerland) as well as the TAS Children's Pop Choir, TAS Youth Voices and TAS Voices, NANU, Acappuccino, VocalBlends and many other guest artistes. Pack that picnic basket too!

Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road
4 Oct 2014; 6pm - 11pm
Orchard Road (between Scotts Paterson Junction & Bideford Junction)

From 4 October - March 2015, a section of Orchard Road will be a temporary pedestrian street between Scotts Paterson Junction and Bideford Junction, every first Saturday night of each month, from 6pm -11pm. And for its first edition on 4 Oct 2014, Tennis Pops Up @ Orchard Road (7.30pm to 9.30pm; between ION Orchard to Ngee Ann City, and Paragon to Tangs) will transform part of the iconic retail stretch into a tennis extravaganza and offer a wide variety of tennis related events and activities with the aim of introducing and promoting tennis as a sport for all – the activities are suitable for audiences of all ages and tennis proficiencies. Expect activities such as introductory tennis clinics, tennis themed game booths, live demo matches and even groove to performances by popular local acts such as Jack and Rai!

LEGO BRICKBUSTA 'Catch the Crooks'
4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 Oct 2014; 12pm - 8pm
Various Toys 'R' Us stores

Children aged 5 to 12 years old will get a chance to be real-life detectives, locate suspicious crooks and build their own LEGO City Police Car! Cadets that successfully complete both activities will stand a chance to receive a LEGO City Police poster signed by a team of LEGO designers. Event schedule as follow:

4 & 18 Oct 2014: Toys 'R' Us VivoCity
5 & 19 Oct 2014: Toys 'R' Us Forum
11 & 25 Oct 2014: Toys 'R' Us Tampines
12 & 26 Oct 2014: Toys 'R' Us Paragon
*All timings are between 12pm - 8pm.

National Geographic Channel Free Pet Shop 2014
4 & 5 Oct 2014; 12pm - 6pm
Big Splash @ East Coast Park

Featuring more than 100 dogs that will be up for adoption, the event aims to advocate dog adoption and foster better man-canine relationship. With fringe activities such as obedience training workshops, dog shows, and talks on topics like common behavioural problems and ailments, the event hopes to shed new light on dog ownership and the community surrounding it.

Sundays @ the Park
5 Oct 2014; 8am - 10.30am
Choa Chu Kang Park (Hardcourt) & 
Sembawang Park (Open space near NParks iKiosk)
FREE Admission

What better way to enjoy your Sunday morning with friends and family than to head down to a Community Park near you? With activities such as instructor-led Zumba, yoga and kickboxing, participants can expect an exciting morning filled with heart-pumping programmes! And the activities are FREE too!

Tropic Green - Jazz in the Gardens
5 Oct 2014; 5.30pm - 7pm
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Botanical Gardens
FREE Admission

Tropic Green features jazz and latin stars from Cuba, Japan, Mexico, USA, UK, Venezuela and Singapore.  Rich in harmony and rhythm, the performance features original compositions by the band leader, Susan Harmer.  This session also includes a surprise guest who will perform with the band!

MPH Books Sale 2014
3 - 6 Oct 2014
3 Oct: 3pm - 9pm | 4-6 Oct: 9am - 9pm
Singapore Expo Hall 6A
FREE Admission

Enjoy great savings across all English book genres at MPH Books Sale this Oct - from fiction, to non-fiction, to business, to cookery, to travel, to children’s books, and many more!

ArtScience Museum Open House
6 & 22 Oct 2014
ArtScience Musuem
FREE Admision

As part of the upcoming festivities in the month of October, ArtScience Museum is pleased to extend complimentary access to its exhibitions and workshops on 6 and 22 October. Visitors can visit two photography exhibitions, Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990 – 2005 and Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography and participate in a number of programmes, for free on the two public holidays – Hari Raya Haji and Deepavali. For more information on the exhibitions and complementing free public workshops, visit

The League Against Evil: A DC Super Heroes Exhibition
Now til 30 Nov 2014; Mon: 1pm - 7pm | Tues to Sun: 9:30am - 7pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum
FREE Admission for Singapore Citizens & PRs | Others: Adult $6 Child $4

To commemorate the milestone of BATMAN's 75th Anniversary, Singapore Philatelic Museum brings in the first and only DC Comics Super Heroes exhibition in Asia. Don't miss to see interesting collections on display such as DC Comic Super Heroes stamps from the museum's permanent collection, special issue of Singapore Post MyStamps on DC Comics and BATMAN, and the stamp artworks, as well as rare original comic art pages and collectibles on loan from collectors. Our experience HERE.

Fly with the Superheroes onboard Singapore Cable Car
Now til 31 March 2015
Cable Car Ticket Price: Adult: S$29 | Child: S$18 (3 to 12 years old)

Soar through the sky with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern onboard Singapore Cable Car this June School Holidays and join them in battling The Joker to save the day! Read about my preview HERE. Fly down to for more information!

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