10 things to do with the kids this weekend in Singapore: 13-14 October 2018

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If you’re reading this, you made it halfway through the first week of October holidays for international schools. That’s right, we’re here and it’s happening. Autumn, spiced pumpkin lattes, Halloween, camps, it’s all on this month along with more school open houses and the Singapore River Festival. Want to hear the good news? You still have three weeks to Halloween, which means there’s still time to put that Halloween costume together for trick-or-treating. There’s also a few spots left at our next Dream Team Talks event happening at AIS on 16 October. But that’s next week: let’s get to this weekend first…

1. Go on a quest for a healthy lifestyle

Grab the fam and explore different worlds such as Nutriquest Empire, Robo Garage, Mysterious Forest, Wacky Wonderland and then embark on exciting activities including cooking demonstrations, games, workshops and exercises, and pick up health tips to kick-start new healthy habits, all part of the Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG.
When: 12-14 October, 11am-8pm
Where: Heartbeat@Bedok, Singapore
Cost: Free
www.healthylifestyle.sg

2. Rev up your engines at a supercar expo

Car enthusiasts, race over to Marina Bay Sands’ Expo & Convention Centre for a showcase of more than 30 cars at the Audi Brand Experience. Keep an eye out for Audi’s autonomous driving concept cars Aicon and Elaine, the exclusive e-tron Vision Gran Turismo and the Audi e-tron, the brand’s first-ever fully-electric SUV. Kids can even earn their own “driver’s license” racing Playstation driving simulators.
When: 10-14 October
Where: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Cost: myAudiworld members $9; public $14
www.audibrandexperience.sg

3. Join a workshop for kids and young ladies

As part of the nationwide dance movement, Got to Move, pick up a new set of moves in this workshop for kids and ladies. Suitable for kids aged three years and up, they’ll be able to pick up the basics of Ori Tahiti, a Tahitian dance accompanied by traditional drum music. Teens aged 12 and up will also get to learn more challenging choreography and learn how to dance to a song from Moana.
When: 13, 20 and 27 October, various times
Where: The Substation, 45 Armenian street, #02-01, Singapore 179936
Cost: Free, registration required
www.facebook.com/events/325969644840702

4. Tuck into some delish meat

Refuel after a long week with a beef buffet. With beef gathered from all corners of the world including Japan, Australia and Uruguay, The Great Meat Feast is a meat-rific journey of choice cuts prepared in a wood-fired oven. This year’s edition features Yukimuro Snow-Aged Wagyu Beef, Tajima Wagyu, 150 Days Grain Fed Beef City Black and Ana Paula Black Angus served with a delicious array of sides including creamy mashed potatoes, roasted veggies and a special dessert trifle. Come hungry.
When: now until 21 Oct, dinner only
Where: The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra
Cost: $78++ (Mon – Thurs), $88++ (Fri – Sun)
www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/alexandra/the-carvery

5. Celebrate autumn at Tanjong Pagar Centre

Celebrate Railway Day (Tetsudou-no-hi) this October as the Urban Park transforms into a train to bring you Japanese food, activities and merchandise. Catch movie screenings, jazz performances, music, a meet and greet with Pikachu and soak in the autumn vibes!
When: 11-14 Oct, 11am to 10pm
Where: Tanjong Pagar Centre L1 Urban Park
Cost: Free entry
www.facebook.com/events/237691950240612

6. Get the teens to game on

Teens, take note! GameStart 2018 returns this year with games showcases, esport tournaments, previews and cosplay. There will be masterclasses and workshops on gaming related topics and a guest appearance by the voice of Mei from Overwatch, Elise Zhang. If you’re already lost, check out our clueless parents’ guide to online gaming and enjoy the ride.
When: 13-14 Oct, 10am-10pm
Where: Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 401-403
Cost: From $12
www.gamestart.asia/ticketing

7. Head to the opera

This one is perfect for date night. L’arietta Productions, a Singapore based chamber opera company presents three chamber operas in a Singapore Trilogy. Follow the journey of a woman as she reflects on her life and relationships through Singapore’s obsessions – kopi, food and shopping. Bring your loved ones, sip a cup of kopi and watch the stories unfold.
When: 12 Oct: 8pm, 13 Oct: 3pm and 8pm, 14 Oct: 2pm
Where: The Arts House
Cost: $40, $32
www.singaporetrilogy.peatix.com

8. Meet the author behind the wacky Treehouse series

Don’t miss the chance to meet the author of the award-winning and endlessly imaginative Treehouse series, Andy Griffith. He’ll be dropping by Popular Bras Basah and Kinokuniya in Takashimaya on 14 October for book signings. Grab a copy of the latest in the Treehouse series while you’re there. Entry is free but don’t forget to register!
When: 14 October
Where: Popular Bras Basah (11.30am), Kinokuniya Takashimaya (3.30pm)
Cost: Registration required
www.facebook.com/events/1057424507752228

9. Step into a Carnival of Music

Join the New Gen Wind Symphony (NGWS) for fun, music, games and prizes this Saturday. Play carnival games, win exclusive handmade keychains and soft toys, and watch live performances from your favourite animated feature soundtracks.
When: 13 Oct, 5 -7:30pm
Where: Taman Jurong Kakis, 1 Yung Sheng Road, Jurong, Singapore 618495
Cost: Free
www.facebook.com/events/465713750587371

10. DIY your own Halloween decor

It can’t be October without a Halloween-themed event. Luckily, Fleurs & Buds has us covered with Halloween floral jamming workshops for kids every weekend this October – with a Halloween twist! Get tricky with flowers and make a spooky autumn-themed bouquet for the season.
When: 12-14 Oct, 2-4pm
Where: Fleurs & Buds, 8D Dempsey Road #01-01 Singapore 249672, Singapore 249672
Cost: $50
www.facebook.com/events/1821168217939113

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