We’re raring to go this weekend and can’t wait to dive into a movie night with a difference, introduce the kids to classical ballet and Shakespeare in one hit, and then partake in a beer or two at Oktoberfest. Yep, we’ve got our weekend with the kids in Singapore well and truly sorted.
1. Catch an all time classic musical: in the park!
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Cancer Centre Singapore has organised a special movie screening of The Sound of Music: expect the hills (or slight gradients in the grass at least) of the Botanic Gardens to come alive with the sound of the Von Trapp children Doe a Deer-ing while the family sits back and relaxes with a perfectly packed picnic. We also hear tales of free flow popcorn and candy floss.
When: 14 October, 7.30-10.30pm
Where: Eco Lake Lawn (nearest entrance, Bukit Timah Gate)
Cost: Free. No registration required. Event subject to weather conditions.
2. Give a furry friend a new home
We’ve had animals of all shapes and sizes, from small pets to ethical elephant encounters, on our minds in light of last week’s World Animal Day, so it’s only fitting that we include the chance to adopt a new fur baby into your family. Mutts and Mittens are hosting their first adoption drive, where you’ll hopefully sniff out the perfect pooch for your home (although do note that many of the Singapore specials looking for a family are not HDB approved).
When: 14-15 October, from 12pm daily
Where: No 11 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 Singapore 5619326
Cost: Free admission, but adoption fees will apply.
3. Introduce the kids to ballet AND Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet is dancing its way onto the stage at Esplanade this weekend in a classical ballet dance version packed with technical brilliance, stunning sets and seriously wow costumes. The Stutgart Ballet will quickly be persuading the kids to demand dance lessons (and maybe even us adults too).
When: 12-14 October, 8pm daily
Where: Esplanade Theatre
Cost: From $60 per person
4. Head across the border for a Halloween fright fest
With Halloween around the corner, why not ramp up the spooky fun by whizzing over the border (broomsticks optional) for the LEGOLAND annual Brick or Treat event? Guaranteed ghoulish fun for the whole fam. Kids who dress up in their Halloween costumes bag free admission!
When: Now until 29 October
Where: LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, 7 Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Cost: Usual admission prices apply; children 3 – 11 years old dressed in full Halloween costume can enter the park for free, book in advance from now until 10 October and get 20% off ticket prices!
5. Hang out with a very hungry critter
We caught one of our fave bedtime stories turned into a puppet stage show last week, and this weekend is your last chance to get in on the critter fun. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle stories including The Lost Little Cloud and The Mixed Up Chameleon, presented by ACT 3 International is utterly charming.
When: Now-15 October, various timings
Where: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
Cost: From $18 per person
6. Go to Oktoberfest (without actually having to go to Germany)
We love including a great excuse for ditching the kids and going on a date night in our weekly round-up, and this weekend we can’t wait to discover Germany right here in Singapore at Oktoberfest! Sausages, beer and no kids? Bring it on!
Where: 13-15 October
Where: Savourworld, 2 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118222
Cost: $28 per person (includes a large stein of beer)
7. Bring the kids to the movies
We’re big fans of the Kids Flix sessions at Golden Village and this weekend our kids (and us) are looking forward to a good chuckle at Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Scheming, mad cap fun and cringe worthy moments guaranteed (much like parenting).
When: 14 October, various timings
Where: Participating Golden Village cinemas
Cost: $6 per person
8. Play games, listen to stories and get the kids’ imaginations fired
Bring kids of all ages to Once Upon a (Playful) Time at Pasir Ris Public Library for a fun session packed with games, stories and the odd surprise along the way.
When: 14 October, 12pm-1.30pm
Where: Pasir Ris Public Library Programme Zone, 1 Pasir Ris Central St 3, #04-01/06 White Sands, Singapore 518457
Cost. Free but registration required.
9. Watch a live screening of a Premier footy match at family festival
Calling all football fans! Watch a live screening of the Liverpool vs Manchester United soccer match at an event designed with not just football in mind, but the family too. Fringe activities include airbrush tattoos, photo booth, bouncy castle and a penalty shoot-out, all part of Premier League Moments at Empress Place.
When: 14 October, 5-10.30pm
Where: Empress Place, Empress Lawn
Cost: Free. No registration required.
10. Join a Faber-Castell creative workshop
The watercolour pencils and Gelatos (pigment sticks) will be at the ready for the Fashion Illustration Workshop designed with adults and teens aged 14 and up in mind. Singaporean artist, Chan Clayrene, (best known for illustrating her work with nail polish) will be taking the class to help unleash that inner fashion designer within.
When: 15 October, 3-5pm
Where: Redpan, Marina Square, #02-03/04, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Cost: $130 per person
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