Five fun activities our kids are loving in Singapore this week: 30 October 2017

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Wide open spaces, delicious pizza, spooky movies and a trip to the river... the kids have been busy

If you’re feeling the post-Halloween weekend ‘coming-down-from-sugar slump’, you’re going to need some fun stuff to try with the kids to perk you right back up. This week, when they weren’t being little monsters, our HoneyKids junior troop were busy checking out cool exhibitions, getting creative in the kitchen, and banging on people’s doors demanding treats.

1. While we’re not quite done with Halloween yet, we also know it’s not going to be long until the kids start using the C-word in every other sentence: yep, we’re already turning our minds to Christmas! And ahead of the festive season, our team of mini-masterchefs had a great time whipping up a sweet treat storm at a preview of the Shangri-La’s Gingerbread House Workshop. We’ll be releasing full deets soon: stay tuned!

2. Being parents of kids who just can’t help but touch everything (especially the things you tell them not to touch), we’re big fans of interactive exhibitions and activities. Sensory play is King! Which is why our intrepid small reporters LOVED the new Circus! Under The Big Top exhibition at the Science Centre. Packed with 20 interactive exhibits, our kids had a fine time balancing on a high(ish) wire, folding themselves into small spaces (known as packanatomicalization apparently: try saying that after a glass of vino), and dressing as clowns. It just opened this weekend, and is sure to be a big, top circus kind of hit (see what we did there?).

3. Halloween weekend may have been and gone, but the main event itself – 31 October – is yet to come. If you’re all partied out and can’t stand the wails every time you deny the kids a plate of their serious sweet stash for breakfast, we say pop on a Halloween movie blockbuster and swap the candy for some of our healthy-but-creepy recipes instead. Our kids spent a very happy afternoon catching Hotel Transylvania while chowing down on a plate of boo-nanas.

4. Running wild and free in big, open, green spaces is always a sure winner when it comes to adventures with the kids in the great outdoors. We took ourselves, a perfectly packed picnic, and even the family dog, off to re-discover the lakes, gardens, playgrounds and nature in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. A quick family feast near Orchard Road at perennial fave pizza joint, Pizza Express, topped off the fun nicely.

5. Singapore River Festival is sailing back into town this weekend, and we took the junior team along for a sneak peak to get the scoop on all the fun. Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay are all laying on a colourful treat this year, and the fam-friendly activities definitely need to be on your radar. LED kites, dragon boating and a Quayside Cinema are just a snippet of the action you can expect. Now, sing along with us, “Row, row, row the boat, gently down the stream…”

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