Oct 4, 2017

26 Activities for Children's Day Weekend 2017


This year's Children's Day is a tad bittersweet for me... because Ash will be celebrating his final Children's Day. Come next year this time, he will be a full-fledged teenager. *GASP*

Time truly flies so my advice to all parents with young kids is to cherish every single moment every day. And there's no better way to bond with them than to bring them out for a day of fun this 6-8 October weekend! Good news is, I have done the homework for you. Here are 26 options - with more than half being FREE! - to take your pick from!



Octoburst! 2017
5 - 8 Oct 2016
Various programmes and timings
Esplanade
FREE & Ticketed events

The annual Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival is back! This year, Octoburst! invites the young to connect with Mother Nature and the environment through the arts. Through hands-on activities and performances, we hope children will explore the wonders of nature and cultivate an appreciation and curiosity for the world they live in. Here are some of the top picks:

FREE Activities:

Boats
6 - 8 Oct 2017 | 10.30am, 4pm & 5.30pm | Esplanade Courtyard Green
All aboard! Set sail on colourful vessels in an adventurous play space. Depart from Esplanade Courtyard Green and navigate through urban seascapes in search of safe harbour. Join the Boats crew on their Asian premiere this Octoburst!

Nature’s Creatures
6 - 8 Oct 2017 | 11am – 6pm | Esplanade Concourse
Designed by Three Pumpkins in collaboration with Isabelle Desjeux, Nature's Creatures invites children to depict the world of Mother Nature and her wondrous creatures through observational drawing, print rubbing, sculpting, and loose-part playing.

A Pipe-ful Play Garden
6 - 8 Oct 2017| 11am - 7pm | Esplanade Courtyard Green
This is the perfect place to have some fun in the sun! Back again this year, this activity is about constructing an ever-growing pipe-maze that everyone can participate and play in. Don't miss this interactive community artwork that encourages teamwork, learning and family bonding through play!

Let’s Get Grooving!
6 & 7 Oct 2017 | 3pm | Esplanade Concourse
Get up and boogie down with Sinclair Ang, an established and sought-after jazz specialist! On Friday, learn the basics of Charleston, the original “shuffling”, and on Saturday, try your feet at Authentic Solo Jazz which includes moves such as the Fishtails, the Fall off the Logs and Boogie Walks.

Billie & the Big Book
6 - 8 Oct 2017 | 7.45pm | Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Billie Butterfinger loves to play video games. Her friend, Norman Sulaiman loves to read books instead. Billie thinks that books are boring. However, after noticing that Norman seems to enjoy books so much, she decides to give it a try and read a big book she got for her birthday. The book transports the two friends into Paper Town, a wonderful world full of paper people. However, their adventure leads them in an encounter with Julius Scissors and his pet monster that have been terrorising the paper people. Can Billie and Norman save the people of Paper Town?

Grow a Garden
6 - 8 Oct 2017 | Fri: 3pm – 6pm; Sat & Sun: 2pm – 6pm | Esplanade Mall Level 2 (Beside Old School Delights)
Being a young gardener can be fun and simple! We often take for granted the kinds of waste we generate in our everyday lives and how we can take small steps to protect Mother Nature. With a little guidance from artist, Mrydette, kids will learn how to repurpose recycled bottles and grow a mini garden. See how waste can transform into something beautiful and meaningful in this hands-on activity.

In Search of the Rain
6 – 8 Oct 2017 | 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm & 4pm | library@esplanade
In Search of the Rain is an interactive performance that takes audiences into a smoggy city where pollution has caused everyone to fall ill. Journey together with a little girl and her grandpa as they look for clean water to save the city and discover how the actions of the people they meet have consequences to the sea creatures. Can the little girl collect enough clean water in time to save their home in time?

*Limited capacity of 20 pax per session. Admission stickers will be issued by our ushers 30 minutes before each session, on a first-come, first-served basis. For ages 3 & up.

Meera’s Nature Adventures
6 – 8 Oct 2017 | 5pm | Open Stage, library@esplanade
Meera returns for more fun this Octoburst!. This time, her nature adventure takes her deep into the ocean, amongst the clouds and through a forest. Come join Meera as she meets different animals who are struggling to survive with the many problems our environment is facing.  Learn how you can help them keep our world healthy and safe for our animal friends.

Fold, Crinkle, Roll
7 & 8 Oct 2017 | 4.30pm | Esplanade Concourse
Unable to sleep at night, two characters crack open a book and magical stories start to unfold. Through the power of curiosity, each page transports them to a different world where they notice its sights and sounds. By working together, they overcome obstacles, discover new creatures and find new chapters.Join them on this exciting adventure – underwater, over ground, and through the clouds. We can’t wait to see where you end up!

A multi-sensory dance experience created especially for children aged 3-8, Fold, Crinkle, Roll captures the challenges and possibilities in working with paper to engage the imagination.

PIP's Meet & Greet
6 - 8 Oct 2017 | Various timings & locations
11.30am: Concourse
1.30pm: Concourse
3pm: Theatre Studio
3.50pm: Courtyard Green
4.45pm: Theatre Studio
5.45pm: Concourse
6.50pm: Courtyard Green

Ticketed Programmes:

Cloud Man
6 - 8 Oct 2017 | 6 Oct 2017: 2pm; 7 Oct 2017: 2pm & 5pm; 8 Oct 2017: 11am & 2pm | Esplanade Theatre Studio | $25
Cloudia has always believed in the existence of Cloud Man - extremely rare creatures who live a quiet life high up in the sky. She has dreamt all her life to see one of them. Follow Cloudia on her journey to the very top of Cloud Mountain, a place where the views always bring surprises – and if you’re lucky, you might see something very special.

When All Was Green
6 - 8 Oct 2017 | 6 Oct 2017: 5pm; 7 Oct 2017: 11am; 8 Oct 2017: 5pm | Esplanade Theatre Studio | $25
Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s picture book “The Giving Tree”, When All Was Green is an award-winning puppetry play without words about mankind, nature and greed. Taking place on a set made of old books and recycled bindings, the story tells of the changing relationship between a boy and a tree as he grows up.

Afternoon of a Foehn Version 1
6 - 8 Oct 2017 | 1pm, 3pm & 5.30pm | Esplanade Annexe Studio | $10
Ever wondered what the life of a discarded plastic bag is like? Afternoon of a Foehn is a visual theatre piece that takes audiences on a dreamy flight of wonderment. Long forgotten plastic bags come to life as graceful ballerinas dancing to the tune of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun with a little help from a “foehn” or warm, dry wind.

Dance Appreciation Series: Introduction to The Nutcracker
7 Oct 2017 | 1pm & 4pm | Esplanade Concert Hall | $14
It’s Christmas and Clara Nightingale receives a beautifully-crafted nutcracker from Dr Drosselmeyer, a guest at her parent’s annual Christmas party. That night, she lies in bed with her new doll by her side. Suddenly, magic unfolds and her house is invaded by an army of mice. The nutcracker springs to life to defend the house and a fierce battle ensues. In this hour-long special for young audiences, find out what happens next and discover the world of ballet. Come dressed in your favourite costumes and meet the cast after the performance for a photo-taking session.

Parent-Child Workshop: The Imaginative World of Paper and Moving Paper Puppets
7 & 8 Oct 2017 | 2pm | Esplanade Rehearsal Studio | $28 per parent-child pair
How can a plain piece of paper show emotions? How does an object become a puppet – is it only about movement? Explore the imaginative world of paper and learn the basics of puppet manipulation in this workshop. Using only paper, participants will create their own paper characters with moving joints, build its identity, story, and also create other objects to complement the story.

For a detailed listing of all free & ticketed activities AND to purchase tickets, visit HERE.

Children’s Weekend Wonderland
5 - 8 Oct 2017; 10.30am - 8pm
Waterway Point Atrium
FREE


Fun for the whole family beckons at Waterway Point’s Children’s Weekend Wonderland! Participate in stage games, a colouring contest among others. Plus, win attractive prizes and walk away with goodie bags. For a detailed schedule, visit HERE.

Young Learners' Festival 2017
6 - 8 Oct 2017
6 Oct: 2pm - 5pm | 7 - 8 Oct: 10am - 5pm
The Annex, Science Centre Singapore
$2 per activity



Science Centre Singapore is proud to present the latest edition of Young Learners’ Festival! Expect a series of fun and educational activities at the Science Centre. This year’s theme is “I Like to… Move It!” and kids will be given the opportunity to participate in exciting hands-on activities, bring back their own hand made souvenirs and be treated to a fascinating Science show. For more details, visit HERE.

Changi Loves Children Carnival
6 - 8 Oct 2017; 12pm - 11pm
Changi Airport Terminal 3, Departure Check-in Hall Level 2 (Near Row 11), Public Area


Changi Loves Kids invites children to come and play at the Changi Loves Kids Carnival this Children’s Day weekend! There will be rides, games and prizes to be won!

Kamishibai
Date: 6 to 8 October 2017
Location: Event Area, Terminal 3, Basement 2, Public Area (opposite Kopitiam) 

Welcome to the fantastic world of Kamishibai (Paper-Plays)! Come join the storytelling sessions by the National Library Board to experience a slice of classic Japanese storytelling on 6 to 8 Oct, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm (each session is approximately 30 mins).

Kamishibai is a form of storytelling street art which is said to have started in Japan in the late 1920s. The typical “Kamishibai Man” was a candy seller and storyteller that sold candies or treats to crowds of children on busy urban street corners in Japan until the 1950s. Illustrated giant picture cards were inserted into a small wooden stage for children to see while the script or suggestions for the story was written on the other side for the storyteller. Some artists who made their living with Kamishibai eventually turned to the creation of manga (Japanese comic books) and Kamishibai is in fact often viewed as the precursor of modern manga! Besides Kamishibai, the storytelling sessions also includes fun stories where the children can get to interact with the storytellers.

FREE Carnival Rides
Date: 6 October 2017
Location: Terminal 3, Departure Check-in Hall Level 2 (Near Row 11), Public Area

Enjoy free carnival rides on 6 Oct. No minimum spend required!

Terms and Conditions: No spending is required for children below 12 years old for access to any of the three (3) rides namely, Heli Jet Ride, Carousel Ride and Western Train Ride. Only one (1) adult is allowed to accompany his/her child for both Carousel and Western Train Rides. Usual Carnival Passes are required for access to the games namely, Ring Toss, Feed The Lion and Claw Machine.

The White World of Siwa and Malini by Papermoon Puppet Theatre
6 - 8 Oct 2017
Fri 6 Oct | 2pm, 4pm; Sat–Sun 7–8 Oct |11am, 2pm, 4pm
Supreme Court Wing, Level 4, Theatrette
$20 (Adult - Child Pair) | $30 (Adult - Child Trio)


This new production about appreciating the differences amongst people invites audiences to experience how creatures in a completely white world live their lives. Children are born without prejudice yet are taught to see differences, and that one colour is better than others. This performance tells the story of a little girl named Malini, and an old man named Siwa. They live in a world where everything is white, flat and cold. However, one day, Malini discovers that her chick has been born a different colour. Once the adults find out that other colours have appeared, they will take action. This is an experimental non-verbal performance for children and adults. Suitable for kids aged 4 and up. For tickets, visit HERE.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites
6 - 15 Oct 2017
Weekdays: 10am | Weekends & 6 Oct 2017 (Children's Day): 10.30am & 2.30pm
Victoria Theatre
$25, $38, $48


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, visit HERE.

Halloween Brick-or-Treat @ LEGOLAND Malaysia
6 - 29 Oct 2017
LEGOLAND Malaysia
Admission charges apply


Spook-tacular chills and thrills await the bravest of the brave who attend LEGOLAND Malaysia's Halloween Brick-or-Treat. This year promises more spine-tingling fun and super-rific fun: Be greeted in the morning by Halloween characters and Ghostbusters during the Halloween Power Dance Tutorial (Weekdays) or Ghost-Busters Dance (Weekends) at LEGOLAND Theme Park; Build Halloween characters with LEGO bricks and receive a limited-edition Halloween Duplo Brick at Halloween Building Activity; Dress your kids in their most creative Halloween themed costumes and stand a chance to win some prizes at Spook-Tacular Costume Contest; Test your lung power at our Scream-oo-Meter, train under the very best witches at Learn-A-Spell and many more in our Spooky Trail! End the night and celebrate Halloween with LEGO Halloween characters at Brick-A-Boo Parade! For more details, visit HERE.

*For kids who dress up in Halloween costume during the Halloween Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, they will enjoy FREE admission to the Theme Park!

Saturdays@ACM: Light of my life
7 Oct 2017; 1pm - 5pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
FREE admission to programme


Go on a journey to explore, discover, and create every first Saturday of the month at the Asian Civilisations Museum! Be captivated by fascinating performances, journey across Asia with incredible storytellers, or make your own masterpiece.

Families for Life Children's Day Picnic
7 Oct 2017; 5pm - 7.30pm
East Coast Park Angsana Green (next to Car Park E2)
FREE
Bring your entire family including your aunties, uncles and cousins, and spend family time at the Families for Life picnic at East Coast Park! In celebration of Children’s Day, come on down to Angsana Green and enjoy loads of fun and memorable activities and games! Highlights include:

Scavenger Hunt
Have fun testing your knowledge of East Coast Park and complete the scavenger hunt together with your family!

It’s MAGIC! 
Children, be entertained by a special magic performance on stage!

Bubbles! Bubbles!
Catch them if you can! The bubbles will “appear” every 30 minutes between 5pm to 7pm to entertain the children and adults too! The Bubbles session lasts only 10 minutes each time, so catch them while you can!

Family Fun Activities
There will be lots of fun family-friendly activities such as bouncy castles, art & craft work using buttons and scratch art.

Evening Picnic and Movie Screening
Wind down your weekend with a chill and relaxing picnic. Pack your family favourite food and enjoy the evening picnic and the movie screening of Finding Dory.

Children’s Day Bash
7 Oct 2017; 11am - 2.30pm
10 Square @ Orchard Central
FREE


Get ready for a day of fun with the family. Spend some time to bond with your child through family games like Fruit Bingo, Sensory play and more!

 Gigantic Fun @ SAFRA Toa Payoh
7 Oct 2017; 12pm - 6pm
SAFRA Toa Payoh @ Atrium
FREE


Celebrate Children’s Day with plus-sized fun games and experience a plus-sized day out for the little ones to play and learn! Receive an exclusive McDonald’s Happy Pack* upon completion of all 3 game stations: Giant darts, Giant Jenga and Giant soccer pool.

Get ‘crafty’ and bring home your personalised Perler Beads too! On top of that, enjoy free flow of crunchy popcorn and fluffy candy floss for everyone, while stocks last! In addition, be the first 40 pax each day to redeem a free vanilla cone from Mcdonald’s over the weekend from 6 to 8 Oct 17.

*Mcdonald’s Happy Pack is redeemable for SAFRA members only. Guests of SAFRA will receive a mystery gift from SAFRA.

Voice Out! Concert in the Park
7 Oct 2017; 4.30pm - 7pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
FREE

Celebrate World Mental Health Day this October! Attend a concert in the park featuring a special guest appearance by Mandopop queen Stefanie Sun and a stellar line-up of local artistes including Marc X Hashy, Chloe Seah and Amanda Lee. Relax your mind on a Saturday afternoon and participate in a mindfulness session before the concert. Arrive early to collect a set of limited-edition tote bag and picnic mat. Limited-edition tote bags and picnic mats will be given out at the event venue from 4.30pm onwards while stocks last, on a first-come, first-served basis.

I’m Proud of You — A Champion Family Festival
7 & 8 Oct 2017; 10am - 9pm
Singapore Expo Hall 1
Adult $38 | Child $48


The 2-Day Family Carnival provides engaging activities for families to experience together! Bond with the family over fun activities such as pony rides, the Longest Indoor Inflatable Obstacle Course for Parent and Child and a family golf challenge. For more details and tickets, visit HERE.

Westgate Wonderland Halloween Party
7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 Oct 201
6pm - 9.30pm (last entry at 9pm)
Westgate


Westgate Wonderland Halloween Party is back! Join the kids for a thrilling adventure with Interactive Game Stations, GIF Photo Booth Printout, Halloween Felt Bag Workshop and Trick or Treat at Participating Stores. Little ones can come dressed in their best Halloween outfit and stand to win fabulous prizes at the Best Dressed Contest, happening every Sat and Sun night at 8pm. *Simply spend a minimum of $120 at Westgate to redeem one entry ticket to Westgate Wonderland Halloween Party.


Weekends in the Park: Family Yoga
8 Oct 2017; 8am - 9am
Bishan Park-Ang Mo Kio Park, Tecoma Green
FREE

Soak in the morning sun with a family yoga session in the park! Take the opportunity to enjoy the vast open lawns, lush banks of wildflowers and unique waterways. For the young ones that enjoy a splash, bring a change of clothes and head over to the ever popular Water Playground!

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay
Now until 8 Oct 2017
6pm - 11pm
Gardens by the Bay
FREE


A much-anticipated event in the Gardens' calendar, Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay draws visitors with its large-scale lantern displays and myriad festivities amidst a lush garden setting.
This year, the Gardens celebrates autumn abundance with lantern sets symbolic of bountiful harvests and good fortune, nightly cultural performances, a food street featuring Asian delights, and craft booths offering activities like lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting.

LANTERN DISPLAY
22 Sep - 8 Oct 2017 | 7pm - 11pm
Outdoor: Golden Garden, Canopy, Floral Clock, Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Lake, Dragonfly Bridge & Bayfront Plaza | Indoor: Flower Dome*
*Admission charge to the conservatories applies.


Take a stroll through the outdoor gardens where sprawling lantern sets bring to life scenes of bountiful harvests and abundance. Don't miss "Waters of Prosperity", the largest lantern display created by the Gardens to date. Spanning an area of 1,250 square metres over water, this lantern set portrays a fishing village teeming with 70 carp-shaped lanterns.

Other highlights include "Grains of Gold", a paddy field illuminated with 4,000 glowing rice stalks; "Splendour of Blooms" featuring some 250 waterlily-shaped lanterns floating on the lake; and "Flight of the Dragonflies" with more than 100 dragonfly-shaped lanterns adorning the Supertrees. The lanterns dotting the outdoor gardens continue inside Flower Dome as part of the "Autumn Harvest" floral display; look out for a plethora of fruit and vegetable-shaped lanterns including a giant pumpkin-shaped one!


FUN ZONE
22 Sep - 8 Oct 2017 | 6pm - 9.30pm | Supertree Grove

Try your hand at arts and crafts like lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting at the interactive craft booths. Booths include: Lantern decorating, Umbrella Painting, Chinese knots, Glowsticks and Balloons.

BLOSSOMING HARVEST (TRADITIONAL ARTS SHOWCASE)
22 Sep - 8 Oct 2017 | Mon - Thur: 8pm to 8.45pm; Fri - Sun: 7pm - 7.45pm, 8pm - 8.45pm | Supertree Grove
*Special performance on a 40-foot trailer on 29 Sep & 4 Oct, 9pm

Presented in partnership with the National Arts Council, "Blossoming Harvest" is a series of free cultural performances held nightly at the Supertree Grove. A display of local traditional arts groups, be prepared to be enthralled by elegant traditional music and dance performances. Our young talents will also be presenting contemporary interpretations of traditional forms.

ILLUMINATIONS OF JOY
22 Sep - 18 Oct | 7pm - 11pm | Silver Garden

The Silver Garden comes aglow with some 1,000 light installations created by beneficiaries from 30 social service organisations in Singapore. Illuminations of Joy celebrates a bicultural festival of lights with a display that will run from Mid-Autumn to Deepavali in the Gardens.

GARDEN RHAPSODY: TALES OF THE MOON
22 Sep - 31 Oct 2017 | 7.45pm and 8.45pm | Supertree Grove

For this special Mid-Autumn edition, the light and sound show will showcase spectacular lights like none before, and feature a medley of popular tunes that revolve around the moon, such as the jazz favourite 'Fly Me to the Moon' and the Chinese classic 'The Moon Represents my Heart' (月亮代表我的心). Immerse yourself in a breathtaking concoction of dancing lights from the Supertrees and evocative soundtracks beneath the gentle glow of the moon.

FOOD STREET
22 Sep - 8 Oct 2017 | 6pm - 9.30pm | Colonnade (Supertree Grove)

Indulge in a spread of Asian delights at Colonnade at Supertree Grove!

Children's Biennale 2017
Now until 8 Oct 2017
National Gallery Singapore
FREE for Singaporeans & PRs


Themed “Dreams & Stories,” the first edition of Gallery Children’s Biennale invites the inner child in each of us to embark on a creative journey. Explore the world through the eyes of nine artists from Singapore and beyond: Chng Seok Tin, Mark Justiniani, Yayoi Kusama, Vincent Leow, Lynn Lu, teamLab, Tran Trong Vu, Ian Woo and Robert Zhao. For more details, visit HERE.

Precious Eggs: Of Art, Beauty and Culture
Now until 29 Oct 2017 | 10am - 7pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents | Other visitors: Adults $8 & Child $6


The egg’s unique form and life-giving symbol have inspired artists and craftsmen, resulting in historical pieces like the Russian Imperial porcelain eggs, Fabergé egg pendants and other works using materials ranging from crystal to horn.

Besides colourfully decorated quail, chicken, duck, goose, swan and ostrich eggs, there are also eggs crafted of precious and enamelled metals, glass, porcelain, wax, crystal, marble, stone, wood, reindeer horn, cardboard, and papier-mâché.  Also on show is a series of artists’ eggs, a set of commissioned sculptures to showcase the works of Liechtenstein’s leading artists. From Singapore, 24K gold plated ostrich, emu, goose, chicken and quail eggs from RISIS are on display.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations 2017
Now until 19 Oct 2017
Various activities & timings
Chinatown
FREE

Photo courtesy of Belinda Tan
Walk down memory lane with your loved ones at Chinatown’s annual Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations this September! Soak in the joyous atmosphere that will bring back nostalgic memories of your childhood, as the streets of the Chinatown precinct are illuminated by a plethora of dazzling and brightly-hued LED lantern displays, guaranteed to leave visitors in wide-eyed wonder.

Street Light-Up
23 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 | 7pm – 12mn (Sunday – Thursday) & 7pm – 2am (Friday & Saturday) | Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road

Soak in the festivities and celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown, where traditional Chinese culture comes alive. Be enchanted by the flower-themed decorations of Chinatown as New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and the inner streets of Chinatown are adorned with colourful lanterns of varying shapes and sizes.

Festive Trade Fair and Street Stalls
Carnival: 20 September to 9 October 2017 | 11am – 10.30pm | Open Space In Front of People’s Park Complex

Playeum's 'Making It Home' Exhibition
Now until 29 Oct 2017
Tues - Sun: 10am - 6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Playeum (Blk 47, Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, #01-23, Singapore 109444)
$22 per child (1-12) | Accompanying adult: Free | Additional accompanying adult: $10


Located at Gillman Barracks, Playeum is a museum without walls which hopes to inspire children through self-directed exploration and learning and in the process, establish a culture of meaningful and impactful play. The new exhibition is all about dreaming rooms, making spaces and creating places. Kids (and parents) will be able to experience the home as a place where many ordinary materials can have multiple purposes and support imagination, innovation and sustainability.

Interestingly, the spaces within the indoor playground - if you can call Playeum that - have been transformed into different ‘rooms’, each with a different purpose with different opportunities for the kids to explore, experiment and redefine. Whether it is imagining colours, materials and designs for floors walls and ceilings, to conjuring up art works with sand or recyclable materials, kids can stretch their creativity and imagination to the limit! Head HERE for my review.

Autumn Harvest 丰收之秋
Now until 29 Oct 2017
9am - 9pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Admission charges apply


A lavish flower field saturated in rich hues of orange, red, gold and green welcomes visitors this
September, as autumn comes to Flower Dome in the “Autumn Harvest” floral display. Savour how the traditional season of crop gathering is interpreted in creative ways – a bounteous land is inhabited by a fruit and vegetable giant; a lush farm plot overflows with abundant produce and blooms like heleniums, callunas, phloxes and chrysanthemums; and Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage sits pretty amidst pumpkin trees.

Pumpkins take on yet another twist in the mini Halloween exhibit, where myriad carved and decorated versions celebrate the most anticipated festival of fall. There are more than 10 varieties of special pumpkins to see, such as the pristine white “Polar Bear”, the pretty striped “Pump-Ke-Mon” and the bizarre-looking “Red Warty Thing”.

Spooky Seas 2017
Now until 29 Oct 2017; 10am - 7pm
S.E.A. Aquarium
Admission charges apply



The Sea Witch Truly Awakens this Halloween! From the depths of the ocean, the Sea Witch has risen to the surface with some untruths to dispel urgently. She needs the help of the Underwater Ocean Protectors and here's where the kids come into the picture. Join Captain Spooks and his team as an Underwater Ocean Protector to unravel these mysteries now. Also, while you're at it, don't miss out on exciting game stations, gorgeous underwater shows and more! For all detailed activities, visit HERE.

Merlion Magic Lights: Neon Edition
Now until 29 Oct 2017
Weekdays: 7.45pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm and 9.15pm on Weekdays
2 additional shows at 9.45pm and 10.15pm on Weekends, Eve of PH & PH
Merlion Plaza
FREE

Watch the majestic Sentosa Merlion come to life in a spectacular display of lights and sounds! Featuring neon glows and dazzling sparkles, this is one instagram-worthy spectacle you do not want to miss!

The Deadliest Monster
Now until 31 Oct 2017
Singapore Zoo | River Safari | Jurong Bird Park
Admission charges apply
*KIDS ENTER FREE with every paying adult in October!


Join in this October at River Safari, Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park to learn how easy it is to start making small adjustments to our daily actions and make our environment a better place for wildlife and us. Visit HERE for a detailed list of activities.

Golden Autumn Celebrations
Now until 12 Nov 2017
11am - 10pm (Mon - Thur | 11am - 11pm (Fri - Sun & PH)
Resorts World Sentosa
Adult: $15 (Mon - Thu), $18 (Fri - Sun) | Child: $12 (Mon - Thu), $15 (Fri - Sun) | Senior: $8 (Mon - Thu), $9 (Fri - Sun)


Wander into a fantasy land of light installations and magnificent 3D lanterns in all shapes and forms, from fantastical creatures of Chinese myths to abstract motifs that captivate and dazzle the eyes. Other than photo-ops, you'll get to enjoy Chinese snacks, shop for exclusive merchandise and catch live performances, taking your Mid-Autumn celebrations to colourful new heights!

MOVIES

The Lego Ninjago Movie - Now Showing


Monster Family - Opening 5 Oct 2017


Witness to War: Remembering 1942
Now until 25 Mar 2018; 10am - 7pm
National Museum of Singapore
Free admission for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below


75 years after the fall of Singapore, rediscover this watershed event through a special international exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. Hear first-hand accounts from witnesses to war: ordinary men and women whose lives were upheaved by the outbreak of hostilities in Singapore in 1942. The exhibition presents the complexities of the events that led to the fall of Singapore, paying homage to the extraordinary tenacity with which these men and women bore their circumstances.

Featuring artefacts from 10 overseas museums and institutions, Witness to War will also explore how Singapore’s fall was part of a wider campaign waged by the Japanese Empire across the Pacific.



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