Full steam ahead this weekend, folks! We’ve got a seriously cool school fair, dazzling Chinese New Year fun and plenty of chances to break out the craft kit in our roundup of 10 awesome things to do with the kiddos this weekend in Singapore…
1. Check out all the fun of the fair: at school!
It’s full steam ahead when it comes to the big and bold activity line up happening at the CIS STEAM Fair this weekend: and we’re all invited! Our round-up of what’s happening on the day will definitely have you rushing to register – hold onto your hats, parents, it’s an action-packed ride!
When: 3 February 2018, 11am – 2.30pm
Where: CIS Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41, 649414
2. Horse around at a carnival for a good cause
It’s Horse Fair time again at Singapore Polo Club where kiddos can feed a pony, learn all there is to know about horses and saddle up for pony rides (expect demands for horse riding lessons!). There’ll also be face painting, balloon sculpting and tons of games and competitions happening. Plus it’s all for a good cause! Carnival proceeds will go to the Club’s community outreach programme. Yee ha!
When: Saturday, February 3, 2018 11-3
Where: Singapore Polo Club
Cost: FREE entry, coupons may be required for some activities
3. Get all your CNY goodies at a pop up market
If you haven’t been busy whipping up your own DIY CNY decor, then the Capitol Piazza CNY Pop Up Market is the next best thing. Expect lots of great retail, craft and F&B vendors, and look out for LED lion dances and the roving God of Fortune!
When: 3-4 February, 1pm-9pm
Where: Capitol Piazza (Outdoor Plaza)
Cost: Free admission
4. Spend your Saturday at a family fun day
A full day of music, food, drinks, shopping, dance and play on an open field sounds like a great way to spend a family day to us! Cafe Melba FAMFEST is happening, and with highlights including a bouncy castle, face painting, art and craft, games and goodies, we say gather the troops and head on down!
When: 4 February, 11am-9pm
Where: Cafe Melba, Goodman Arts Centre
Cost: Free admission. Certain activities will be charged.
5. Explore Chinatown and check out the CNY lights
Dazzling lights, colourful lanterns and giant dogs are what it’s all about over in Chinatown, and the CNY festivities are now well underway. Head to Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge: now’s the time to check it out before it gets too busy.
When: Now-16 March 2018, from 7pm daily
Where: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge
6. Watch a lion dance competition
Drums, stunts and lions? Sounds like a heck of a competition to us! Bring the family to Banda Street to watch a small army of colourful lions showing off their acrobatic tricks at this international comp sure to be a roaring success for all.
When: 2-3 February, 6.30-10.30pm
Where: Carpark at Banda Street (off of Sago Lane)
Cost: $10 for one day, $15 for two. Tickets available from Kreta Ayer Community Club, 28A Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 088995
7. Create a puppy from paper
PIP’s PLAYbox is already lining up the Chinese New Year events for kids with a pawsome Year of the Dog craft activity for your mini pups. Create a cute paper pet in a free My Origami Puppy session. It might appease demands to adopt a dog for a bit…
When: Now until 11 March, 11am-6pm daily (closed for cleaning 2pm-3pm)
Where: PIP’s PLAYbox, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
8. Bring your tots to the theatre
Two of our favourite picture book writers – Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks – have teamed up for a colourful story involving a whole farmyard of adventures! But it’s the tiniest creature, the ladybird, who has the best plan of all when the prize cow is faced with bumbling thieves. Another chance to catch one of the fabulous KidsFest 2018 performances.
When: 31 January – 4 February
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
9. Celebrate World Wetlands Day with some free craft
We love that this free session combines a big dose of fresh air with a great craft activity! Craft With Us at Singapore Botanic Gardens is open to kiddos of all ages, and has been organised to raise awareness and celebrate the wetlands of the world.
When: 3 February, 9.30am-12pm
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate
10. Create something crafty out of household waste!
We’re well on board with doing our bit for the environment whenever we can, so any excuse to recycle common household waste sounds great to us. The Upcycling Workshop – Plastic Bottle Eco-Planter is aimed at kiddos age five to 16 years, and conducted by the National Environment Agency. Spaces are limited so register quick!
When: 3 February 10.30am-12.30pm
Where: Tampines Regional Library, PIXEL Labs@NLB, Level 4, 1 Tampines Walk #02-01 Our Tampines Hub Singapore 529684
Cost: Free but registration required.
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