I don't know about you, but it has been a roller-coaster of emotions for me this past one week. Luckily, there is the prospect of an upcoming long weekend which probably gives us a great excuse to do something fun with the family. So here are some suggestions to enjoy with your kids this Easter long weekend!
20 March - 10 May 2015; 9am - 9pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Admission fees apply
The highly anticipated, annual Tulipmania display returns to Gardens by the Bay - this time amidst a colourful setting of magical fairy tales. In this third edition, visitors can look forward to an even wider selection of tulips at Tulipmania - over 40 varieties in a myriad of hues and forms! Look out for captivating blooms like the scarlet "Red Riding Hood", the “Purple Prince”, and the “Orange Princess” as they grace familiar fairy tale settings like Cinderella‘s carriage, Rapunzel’s tower, and the ginger bread house of Hansel and Gretel. There’s even a tulip named “Singapore”! Fore more details, visit HERE.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Universal Studios Singapore
Now until 5 April 2015
Admission Fees apply
Easter Eggstravaganza at Universal Studios Singapore will see the theme park adorned with flowers and spring hues as well as an all new Easter-exclusive stage show. The new show promises a grand entrance unlike no other, with the Egg Lord flying through New York before inviting guests to his royal luncheon at ‘Eggingham Gardens’. The Royal Lunch at Eggingham Gardens will be an interactive stage show with ‘live’ singing and dancing featuring an original storyline. The friends from Sesame Street will be decked out in Easter outfits, joined by Puss In Boots and Kitty Softpaws who will also give out Easter treats from their golden eggs during Meet and Greet sessions. For more information, visit HERE.
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Open House
3 April 2015; 9am - 6pm
Read about our previous experience here: www.cheekiemonkie.net/2015/02/tanjong-pagar-railway-station-open-house.html
Saturdays@ACM - Eggs-traordinary Easter
4 April 2015; 1pm - 5pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
Supersize your Saturday! Enjoy a day of egg-citing programmes that explore Easter at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Take part in an egg hunt at the museum or make something super to take home. A full day of activities awaits the kiddos!
Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas
14 March – 19 July 2015
Mon - Sun 10am - 7pm | Fri 10am - 9pm
Free Admission for Singaporeans & PRs
SAM at 8Q
Gardeners' Day Out @ HortPark
4 April 2015; 9am - 5pm
Join in for a day of gardening fun at HortPark with kids-friendly activities, garden tours and workshops! Click on the poster above for more information or visit HERE for more details.
Lunar Eclipse @ Science Centre Singapore
4 April 2015; 5pm onwards
Science Centre Singapore
Admission charges apply
5 April 2015; 10am - 6pm
Downtown East, D'Marquee
Eggs-tra Special Easter Celebration at S.E.A. Aquarium
Now until 5 April 2015
Admission Fees apply
At the S.E.A. Aquarium, participate in its brand-new Easter breakfast programme where the traditional egg hunt takes a dive below the oceans with guests hunting for eggs across the Aquarium’s habitats while learning about the wonders of marine life, before settling in for a breakfast buffet. The Aquarium’s award-winning Ocean Dreams sleepover programme will also be given an “egg-citing” twist with special Easter activities as well as educating participants on marine life and fun facts about the ocean and marine conservation. For fans of S.E.A. Aquarium’s unique seasonal dive appearances, the Underwater Easter Bunny will be back with daily appearances at the Shipwreck habitat and Open Ocean habitat. For more information, visit HERE.
Eggs-plore Easter @ Faber Peak
5 April 2015; 11am - 3pm
Faber Peak Singapore
With a repertoire of Eastern and Western cuisine and a panoramic view of the Sentosa-HarbourFront precinct, be sure to make a trip to Singapore’s only happy hilltop destination this Easter Sunday as a line-up of eggs-citing activities await you and your loved ones.
Spuds & Aprons on 5 April, Sunday
1. Easter Egg Hunt (12.45pm - 1.30pm)
It’s eggs-hunting time while indulging in a leisurely Easter brunch with your loved ones. Grab your baskets and hunt for the colourful Easter eggs at Spuds & Aprons - The Garden, where you can exchange them for lovely prizes including Easter chocolate eggs, Haagen Dazs chocolate
ice-cream and more! If you are adventurous enough, try hunting for the exclusive SG50 egg and win yourself a plate of Al Fungi (worth $22) on your next visit and Super Hero merchandise.
2. BunnyWonderland Programme (11.30am - 3pm)
Easter is not complete without our four-legged furry friends. Get the opportunity to meet the rabbits and learn how to love and care for them the right way at the following programmes:
- Rabbit Playground: Find out more about rabbits’ play habits and suitable toys for them.
- Rabbit Photography Corner: Guests will be able to pat and cuddle the rabbits and take
photos with them as a little memento for this Easter season.
3. Roving Bunny Mascot (12.15pm & 1.15pm)
Not only will Spuds & Aprons be decked out in Easter decorations, a human-size mascot dressed up in a bunny outfit will be joining in the fun to spread the festive cheer atop Faber Peak.
Eggs-Hunting onboard the cable car ‘joyride’
(2 Sessions: 11.00am to 12.00pm, 1.00pm to 2.00pm)
Held over an hour session each, a total of 20 Easter eggs and 5 special SG50 eggs will be planted in our iconic cable car joyrides on 5 April, Sunday. Hunt for these eggs in selected cabins to stand a chance to win 2 FREE Return Cable Car tickets (worth $58) with every Easter Egg found. For guests who are lucky to have found any one of the SG50 eggs, the entire cable car cabin of up to 8 pax are entitled to Complimentary Unlimited Cable Car Rides within the day (worth $80).
For more details, visit HERE.
Naturally New Zealand @ Changi Airport
14 March - 5 April 2015; 12pm - 11pm
T3 Departure Check-in Row 11, Changi Airport
Kia Ora! The magic of Middle-earth descends upon Changi Airport this March School Holidays as a part of the Departure Hall at Terminal 3 is transformed into the beloved Hobbiton. Fans of the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies, as well as airport visitors can step foot into the Hobbit Hole, meet Gandalf the Grey as he stands guard over the One Ring and learn about the various scenic terrain such as Matamata Isle and Canterbury Isle. This set up is also the ONLY second authentic Hobbit Hole recreated by the same people who created the Hobbiton Village in the actual Lord of the Rings movie set.
PLUS, step into the Waitomo Cave attraction and take an exhilarating ride on a 5D simulator that promises to thrill both children and adults. This holiday special is available during March school holidays, subsequent weekends and public holiday during the event period.
Dates: 3, 4 & 5 April 2015
*Present a single same-day receipt with a minimum spend of S$40 (S$80 for supermarkets) from any Changi Airport Shop or Dine outlet to redeem 1 activity pass. Participants of the 5D simulator ride must be above 1.05m in height and at least 4 years old.
The Great Egg-Venture
14 March - 5 April 2015
Sentosa Harbour Front
Normal island admission applies
Hop on down to Sentosa HarbourFront and join in Singapore’s biggest egg hunt! Gather your family and friends to search for 100 giant eggs and you could win attractive prizes! For more information, visit thegreateggventure.com.
Beauty and the Beast
21 March - 3 May 2015
Tue - Fri: 8pm | Sat: 2pm & 8pm| Sun: 1pm & 6pm
Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
$65, $85, $115, $145, $170 & $190
From the producers of The Lion King, the award-winning production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST comes to Singapore in March 2015. This new touring production has been put together by the original creators of the Broadway production, including the Tony Award winning costumes from Ann Hould-Ward. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST features the animated film's Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. For more information and tickets, visit HERE.
LEGO Friends LIVE @ LEGOLAND Malaysia
14 March - 28 June 2015
Discover the magic of friendship and enjoy the original LEGO Friends song and amazing dance performances. The LEGO Friends Show is a brand new production, exclusively written for LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort. Showtime are Tuesday through Sunday with 3 performances per day at LEGO City Stage.
A Night of Magic at Raffles - Joe Labero
1 April - 3 May 2015
Sat & Sun: 3pm | Wed - Sat: 7.30pm
Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel
Adult: $75, $125, $230 | Child (5-12) $50, $60, $215
Returning to Singapore after the spectacular success of INCANTO and A NIGHT OF MAGIC AT RAFFLES, Joe Labero is back with a brand new fiery show in 2015, assisted by the hottest guest performers and fire artistes – Burnt Out Punks. With illusions so awe-inspiring as they are mind-blowing and spectacular, watch this four-time Merlin Award Winner's exclusive brand of magic, which includes illusions that are altogether unbelievable, outrageous, impossible, death-defying as they are stunning in their slick and beautiful execution. For tickets, visit HERE.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
2 April - 10 May 2015
Mon - Fri 10am | Sat & Sun 11am & 2pm
DBS Arts Centre
Weekdays: $25, $22 | Weekends: $35, $32
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (affectionately known as "Baby", "Middle" and "Big") graze happily together with their caretaker, Little Bo-Frilly. But one day, it dawns on them that they are in the middle of a horrible drought. As the grounds turn a dreadful shade of brown, they are slowly but surely running out food. Together, the gang makes the decision to cross a bridge to the other side of the valley, where lush green grass awaits. Unfortunately, below the bridge lives a frightening troll that gulp loves to feast on goats! Can they outsmart the monstrous, greedy troll in this fight for survival? Come on this adventure with catchy tunes and laugh-out-loud moments! For tickets, visit HERE.
Meet & Greet Geronimo and Thea Stilton
4 April 2015, Times at Paragon Shopping Center #04-41, 3pm to 3.30pm
18 April 2015, Times at Paragon Shopping Center #04-41, 5 to 5.30pm
25 April 2015, Times at Tampines 1 #03-06, 3 to 3.30pm
Look out for Geronimo Stilton and his lovely sister Thea Stilton at Times! Do not miss this opportunity to snap some photos and interact with the Stilton siblings at Times!
Ride, Feed & Pose with Real Ponies!
4, 5, 11 & 12 April 2015; 1pm - 8pm
City Square Mall, City Green (Park)
Giddy Up! Come down for this rare chance to ride a live pony, feed it, and snap a photo of the special moment! *Charges apply for riding, feeding and photo-taking with live ponies.
Da Vinci: Shaping the Future
Now til Mid-May 2015; 10am - 7pm daily
Standard: Adult $22 | Senior Citizens (>65) $22 | Child (2-12) $14
Local Residents: Adult $18 | Senior Citizens (>65) $16.50 | Child (2-12) $9.50
Da Vinci: Shaping the Future is a journey through the work and legacy of the most celebrated artist and scientist of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Presenting original masterpieces by da Vinci for the first time in Southeast Asia, the exhibition focuses on the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci’s largest notebook. There is a great range of child-friendly activities in Da Vinci: Shaping the Future which can keep children and their parents occupied for hours! From interactive exhibits throughout the route through the exhibition, to take-home activities and creative, hands-on workshops, there is something to suit all ages and learning styles.
*Family Fridays: Starting from 23 January, children under 12 years old enter for free with every adult ticket purchased. Visit HERE for more information.
Counting Sheep, Dreaming Goats
Now until 27 September 2015
Monday 1pm - 7pm | Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am - 7pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum, Level 2
Free admission for Singapore Citizens & PRs
The exhibition aims to bring children into the fluffy, cheeky world of goats and sheep. Here, children get to learn about the small ruminants, one of the first animals to be domesticated. They will meet four-legged friends from different stories and cultures, and get up-close and personal with beautiful goat themed stamps from around the world. For more information, visit HERE.
OR, if you prefer to stay at home, here's an oldie but still a goldie - DIY Easter Eggs!
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.