10 things to do with the kids this weekend in Singapore: 19-20 January 2019

From Pongal to Chinese New Year and Singapore Art Week, there’s lots of festivities happening around the island this January

We’re over half way through January and who has their New Year resolutions still intact? Ours were to spend more time in the gym, but we’ll be honest: our shiny new trainers remain unused. Oops. Luckily with Singapore Art Week kicking off this weekend and Pongal and Chinese New Year celebrations ongoing, there’s plenty to keep our weekends filled…

Come party at the next HoneyKids Family Fun Day with HWA

If you’re signed up to our newsletter, you know that we can’t wait for the party that promises plenty of Chinese cultural activities at Hillside World Academy. Learn what life is like as a HWA student while trying out the CNY activities that go hand-in-hand with the school culture. Join a calligraphy workshop, snag CNY goodies, watch dragons dance and get busy with paper cutting crafts. And that’s just for starters! Be sure to arrive in time for the unmissable authentic Chinese performance at 2:20pm which includes a lion AND dragon dance. Did we mention it’s all for free? Read on for more deets, or if you’re ready to party, sign up now as spots are limited!
When: 19 January, 2pm-5pm
Where: HWA campus, 11 Hillside Drive, Singapore 548926 (Serangoon area)

Stretch your green thumbs at Gardener’s Day Out

We could always use a few more tips on urban gardening and the monthly Gardener’s Day Out is packed with talks, workshops and demonstrations on how to make little gardens grow better. Get the kids up bright and early to go on a Garden Walk and then attend an upcycling workshop.
When: 19 January, 9am – 3pm
Where: Hortpark
Cost: Free

See live cattle as part of Pongal celebrations

As part of the Pongal Festival celebrations, cattle such as cows, bulls, calves and goats are honoured to ensure a bountiful harvest. Farm-lovers should head on down to Hastings Road to meet the animals and join in with the ongoing celebrations.
When: now until 19 January, 10am – 10pm
Where: Hastings Road
Cost: Free

Celebrate Pongal at Indian Heritage Centre!

Indian Heritage Centre is celebrating Pongal with an Open House. Learn more about the harvest festival through craft activities, workshops, tasty foods and vibrant performances this weekend.
When: 19 January, 12pm – 7pm; 20 January, 10am – 4pm
Where: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Cost: Free

Get your Lunar New Year kicks at City Square Mall

Gather up the fam for an outdoor carnival with games and rides along with a Tunnel of Spring Blossoms at City Square Mall. We’re also excited for late-night shopping at the newly opened department store Don Don Donki for Japanese food, beauty products and more.
When: 11 January – 17 February 2019
Where: City Square Mall
Cost: Free

Watch Badanmu Cadets live

The cute characters from Badanamu are hopping off your screens and onto the stage to usher in the Lunar New Year! Take part in craft activities, interactive touch screens, and sing your favourite Badanamu tunes in the karaoke booths. Catch Bada and Jess perform hit songs like Ponytail, Hop, Pop, Stop and Badanamu Time and get to meet them after every performance. On 19 January, 1pm, the creator of Badanamu himself, David Roberts will be present at the meet and greet.
When: 18 January – 3 February, 12-8pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre
Cost: Free

Trot into the Lunar New Year with a pig-turesque photo tunnel

Traverse the vibrant tunnel decked with over 200 piglet plushies and sparkly fairy lights for a fab insta-worthy shoot before dinner. Don’t forget to read our ‘10 fun things you never knew about pigs‘ to get you into a piggy mood.
When: 19 January to 24 February 2019, 11am – 11pm
Where: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Chinatown, Singapore
Cost: Free

Get busy with a CNY craft workshop

Forget juggling oranges this Chinese New Year! Rock up to your next reunion meal with your own DIY orange carrier. Head to an evening workshop at Bernina and sew your own reversible orange carrier complete with pineapple embroidery. Perfect for any occasion and great if you’re looking to pick up a brand new skill.
When: 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 January
Where: BERNINA Concept Store, 38 Jalan Pemimpin, #08-03, Singapore 577178
Cost: $88

Be inspired by nature at Pasir Ris Park

From wood sculptures to scrap art contests, wearable art workshops and public talks, learn all about woodcarving and sustainable art while surrounded by lush greenery and plenty of inspiration. After all, you can’t spell nature without art!
When: 16 – 20 January, 9am – 5 pm
Where: Pasir Ris Park, Piai Plaza
Cost: Free

Find your fortune at Resorts World Sentosa

RWS is celebrating the Lunar New Year with lion and dragon dance performances, music showcases and fortune lucky draws. Feeling lucky? Grab our guide to Sentosa and the kids for a weekend of fun and fortune.
When: now until 19 February
Where: Resorts World Sentosa
Cost: Free, entry fee applies

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