10 things to do with the kids in Singapore this weekend: 15-16 July 2017

Fun, fun and more fun is what's on the cards for another amazing weekend with the kiddos right here in Singapore...

Can it really be mid-July already? Apparently so! And what’s more, it’s nearly the weekend! We’ve got another 1o things to do with the kids in Singapore this weekend all lined up, and we can’t wait. We’ll be getting busy on a fun street trail around one of our fave family ‘hoods, celebrating all things French and watching fireworks. Oh, and the circus is coming to town! Woo hoo!


1. Take the kids on an activity adventure in Tiong Bahru
Head over to Yong Siak Street for a special event in Tiong Bahru for kids: The Children’s Street Trail! We can’t wait to see this already cool neighbourhood come to life for children age three to 12 years, with a fun and wondrous trail of activities. Expect heaps of craft projects, hidden treasures and animals, storytelling events, competitions, face painting, brownie baking and a balloon party – just for starters! The first 60 kids collecting four or more stamps from the various activity pods along the trail will snag a gorgeous goodie bag too. Dive in for our mini-guide to all the fun happening along the Children’s Street Trail
When: 16 July,
Where: Yong Siak Street
Cost: Free

2. Fall down the rabbit hole at a new interactive play space
The Artground launched to much fanfare last week and we’re already lining it up as one of our fave things to do with the kiddos at the weekend. Exhibits in this HUGE space will be refreshed twice a year, but it’s all kicked off with mixed media artist Poh Ya See’s installation ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’, which is all about exploring a hidden world of animals living underground. Extra brownie points for being hugely interactive and intuitive: giant foam noodles, anyone? Get all the deets, book your spot and find out why kids are going wild for The Artground right now!
When: Ongoing
Where: The Artground, Block J #01-40, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Cost: Free

3. Check out the new circus in town!
The familiar massive blue and yellow tent is rolling into Singapore, and it can only mean one thing – the circus is back in town! And not just any circus… Cirque du Soleil’s newest production, Kooza, lands at Marina Bay Sands bringing with it crazy acrobatics and jaw-dropping stunts, all set to a live jazz, funk, Bollywood fusion soundtrack.
When: 12 July-20 August, various timings
Where: The Big Top, Bayfront Avenue
Cost: From $88 per person

4. Celebrate Bastille Day
Ooh la-la! Join in the fun with the Bastille Day celebrations at Alliance Française de Singapour. Snacks, drinks, quizzes and gifts will be part of this special occasion, and don’t forget to head to the French themed photo booth to strike a pose too! Admission is libre (free), and dress code is bleu, blanc et rouge (blue, white and blue!).
When: 15 July, 5.30pm to 7pm
Where: Alliance Francaise, Sarkies Road, Singapore
Cost: Free


5. Cover the kids in slime
Expect your favourite Nickelodeon characters, crazy games, fun-packed activities, goodies galore and lots and lots of slime at this year’s Slime Cup SG. Bring a change of clothes – the kids are absolutely going to get messy! This one’s suitable for kiddos age four and up. Enjoy!
When: 15-16 July, 11am-7pm
Where: City Square Mall
Cost: Free. Do note that 15 July is for Singtel customers only. 16 July is open to everyone.

6. Sing along to Disney classics
A must for small (and large) Disney fans, A Dream is a Wish features the music of classic Disney animated films, performed by Base Philharmonic Orchestra, and suitable for kids of all ages. With faves including the hits from Frozen, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more on the playlist, we guarantee this is one concert where you’ll know ALL of the words… it’s futile to resist: just Let It Go.
When: 14-15 July, various timings
Where: Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Cost: From $62 per person. Kids two and under are free.

7. Ooh and aah at the National Day Parade rehearsal fireworks
Singapore’s 52nd birthday is just around the corner, and the practise sessions for the celebrations are well under way. Catch the rehearsal fireworks which will bursting into the skies this Saturday.
When: 15 July, 8pm
Where: Marina Bay Floating Platform area
Cost: Free


8. Find out where artist Nandita Mukand gets her inspirations from
Story telling and hands-on activities are what it’s all about at The Origin: The Tree and Me & The Unborn exhibit at Singapore Art Museum, and the artist, Nandita Mukand, will be sharing her inspirations in a session designed to remind us how entwined with nature our urban lives really are. Suitable for kiddos age five and up.
When: 15 July (6.30pm), 9 August (6pm) and 26 August (6pm)
Where: Singapore Art Museum, Level 3 Gallery
Cost: $5 per person, 20% saving on two tickets


9. Earn your green fingers at a community project
The whole family can join the Community in Bloom project over at Queenstown Library, where kids can get into some urban gardening with simple planting and garden maintenance projects and activities.
When: 15 July, 11.30am-12.30pm
Where: Queenstown Public Library, Garden Area, 53 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149297
Cost: Free. No registration required.


10. Get crafty at the library
Read! Fest 2017 is well underway through an array of great activities and sessions at libraries all around Singapore. Drop by the pop-up craft booth at Jurong Regional Library to create your own wooden frame, and typewrite a quote about reading (original or borrowed – it doesn’t matter!) to use as a decoration on your crafted masterpiece. Kids of all ages are welcome to dive into the huge piles of craft materials to also make a hanging ornament.
When: 15 July, 3-6pm
Where: Jurong Regional Library, Programme Zone (Level 1), 21 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609732
Cost: Free. No registration required. Kids under seven years should be accompanied by an adult.

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