10 things to do with the kids this weekend in Singapore: 11-12 May 2019

Happy Mother's Day, mums! Here's what Dad and the kids can get up to this weekend while you chill in bed with Netflix...

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and all we can say is that we’re expecting an amazing breakfast (in bed or buffet) and a bouquet of flowers or handmade card wouldn’t hurt either. Whether you’re planning on spending the weekend with the kids in tow or having the husband babysit while you enjoy a craft workshop or farmer’s market or two, we’ve got it all in our weekend guide…

1. Catch Shaggy and the Trims

Shaggy may look big and bold but he’s in need of a haircut and we all know how a first haircut can go. Take the kids along to see how Shaggy gets out of his hairy situation and discover that maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem. There are sensory-friendly performances on 10 and 11 May for kids who prefer a more relaxed performance.
When: 11 May, 4pm; 12 May, 11am
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Cost: $20
www.esplanade.com

2. Shop for unique finds at the Creators Market

Get inspired at the Creators Market this weekend! Recharge with a little retail therapy and discover new products from gluten-free bakes to customisable bean bags. There’ll be music performances, tarot reading and workshops happening all day.
When: 11 May, 11am–5pm
Where: Funan Showsuite, Corner of High Street & Hill Street, Singapore
Cost: Free entry
superchargecreatorsmarket.splashthat.com

3. Learn how to create traditional block printed textiles at home

Head to WithAutumn for an introductory class to block printing. Take the kiddos above six years old or come with your friends to create your own block printed scarf. WithAutumn works with small scale local Indian artisans and uses handcrafted wood blocks and handwoven scarfs to create their art.
When: 12 May, 1-4pm
Where: The Hive Lavender, 1 Kallang Junction Level 6 Vanguard Campus, Singapore 339263
Cost: $89 for 1 person, $169 for 2 persons
www.withautumn.com

4. Shop at an indoor farmers’ market

Singapore’s largest farmers’ market in the city is happening this weekend with over 80 farm growers, urban farmers, artisanal and specialty food. Bring your reusable bags and fill up on locally-grown organic produce to feed the whole fam. There will be workshops on tea-making, how to grow your own food and even ‘Sprout & Learn’ cooking masterclasses led by Michelin-star chefs.
When: 11-12 May, 10am-8pm
Where: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 403
Cost: Free entry
www.visitsprout.sg

5. Learn how to bake an apple pie

Written and directed by Ms Chow Keat Yang, director and playwright of several PLAYtime! Productions, How to Bake an Apple Bay is one way get those little bakers interested in the art of pastry making. This interactive show will introduce kids to simple maths, counting and sequences – everything you need to know when baking the perfect apple pie.
When: 6-10 May, 9.30am and 11am; 11-12 May, 10am and 11.30am
Where: Black Box, Drama Centre
Cost: $15
howtobakeanapplepie.peatix.com

6. Pick up a new skill at MERCI MARCEL

One of our fave lunchtime hangouts is celebrating mothers with a lettering workshop led by Singaporean hand letterer Robyn. Learn how to write the most beautiful cards and letters to impress mum!
When: 11 May, 4pm-6pm
Where: Merci Marcel Club Street, 7-9 Club Street, Singapore 069403
Cost: $95
bit.ly/mercimarcelxrobyn

7. Shop, eat and relax

Chill out with a beer and a barbie at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club’s Sunday Social. While the kids are kept busy with activities by Bumblebees, you can enjoy good music, shop local brands or just have a chat over food. It doesn’t get more laid back than this!
When: 12 May, 12pm-7pm
Where: 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01 Singapore 338987
Cost: Free entry
www.facebook.com/events/362976187640949/

8. Fuel your sugar rush with My Melody Run Singapore 2019!

There’s still time to sign up for the world’s first My Melody Run at Palawan Green. Get right for the sweetest 5km fun run with the whole fam. Get your sugar rush on through the different zones like Lolly Polly and Bubble Field. Not a fan of running? Head to the carnival which opens at 8am and stick around for live band performances at 9.45am. Online sign ups close at 11.59pm on 9 May.
When: 12 May, 7.30am-11am
Where: Palawan Green, Sentosa
Cost: $60
www.mymelodyrun.com.sg

9. It’s Show Time!

All your favourite cartoon characters are leaping out of the screens to meet you in person at It’s Show Time. Meet The Powerpuff Girls, Trolls and a spellbinding magic performance from Asia’s Got Talent Digital Magician TK Jiang or get into some Mad Science. There will be game booths, a lucky draw and a chance to win awesome prizes.
When: 6-12 May
Where: Plaza Singapura, Level 1 Main Atrium
Cost: Free entry
www.starhub.com/its-show-time

10. Upcycle your used bottles – for mum!

If you’re going museum-hopping for the weekend, drop by the National Museum of Singapore to make a last-minute Mother’s Day gift. Kids will get to craft a mini plant jar and paper plant out of used glass bottles and take home a cute little decoration just for mum!
When: 11 May, 11am – 4pm
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Glass Atrium, Level 2
Cost: Free
www.nationalmuseum.sg

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