10 things to do with the kids this weekend in Singapore: 26-27 January 2019

There's two more weeks to go to Chinese New Year and we're stocking up on goodies and decorations at green markets and art fairs!

You don’t even need to ask: we can’t wait for Chinese New Year. The whole of Singapore is ramping up for the celebrations with fam-friendly events and feasts galore. But if you’re still a newbie to the CNY celebrations, hop into our guide and stock up on snacks and festive threads this weekend…

1. Celebrate the arts at the Civic District

The monthly Arts Weekend At Civic District is happening this weekend with plenty of activities to keep you and the kiddos entertained. Look out for fab art installations including the facade light show, Art Skins on Monuments: The Odyssey, Sticks by Sebastian Chun as well as exploratory piece Under the Five Trees. There will also be music performances, awesome food and craft booths at Art X Social: there really is something for everyone.
When: 25-27 January
Where: Singapore Civic District
Cost: Free
www.nac.gov.sg/ArtsWeekendCivicDistrict

2. Get your fresh produce at Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

Boasting local farm produce, locally-made artisanal food and products, workshops and family activities, browsing the Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market is our idea the perfect easy-paced weekend while getting into a green spirit. Plus, with Chinese New Year just around the corner, expect the stands to be overflowing with celebration goodies and special plants to spread good fortune.
When: 26-27 January,  10 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Gardenasia, 240 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718898
Cost: Free entry
www.facebook.com/events/356507945167762

3. Pick up some DIY skills at Repair Kopitiam

Clearing out the house with a spring clean? Don’t throw out that old radio or chair, learn how to repair them at Repair Kopitiam. Head to this monthly meet-up for tips and tricks on how to salvage your appliances, furniture and fabric instead of tossing out, a great step to working towards a more sustainable world.
When: 27 January, 10 am – 2pm
Where: Block 453, Jurong West Street42, and Blk 890D, Tampines Avenue
Cost: Free – don’t forget to bring your broken appliances!
www.repairkopitiam.sg

4. Eat healthy at The Green Collective SG

Support local and eat healthy at The Green Collective SG. From microgreens, local produce and vegan food to eco-friendly reusable products, this is your one-stop shop for going green. Grab your biggest reusable bag and get ready to shop.
When: 26-27 January, 11am – 6pm
Where: The Green Collective SG, KINEX Mall #01-36 to 41, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157
Cost: Free
www.facebook.com/events/306355499999193/

5. Get your caffeine fix at La Kopi

Coffee lovers, grab your mum mugs and head to this one-of-a-kind coffee festival! This caffeine fuelled event won’t just have mocha by the mugful, you’ll also get to take part in pizza making and cupcake decoration workshops, find out how to brew the perfect cuppa and catch a live barista competition.
When: 26-27 January 2019.
Where: Singapore Expo Hall 5B
Cost: Free
www.lakopi.com.sg

6. Code and fold at the Science Centre Singapore

Matthew Gardiner, pioneer of the fusion of origami, folding and robotics, ‘Oribots’ is hosting a workshop for kids aged eight to 12 years old. Build and code your own robotic origami and learn through nature and play!
When: 26 January, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Digital Fabrication Space, Level 2, Science Centre Singapore
Cost: $60
www.science.edu.sg

7. Pop a pop-up art fair on your radar

Disappointed the annual art fair, Art Stage, was canned last minute? Non-profit art organisation Art Outreach is taking over with The ARTery, a pop-up art fair for 14 local and international galleries. Come support the arts and pick up some cool pieces for the home!
When: 24-27 January, 11am – 7pm
Where: Hall A, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971
Cost: Free admission
www.arteryartspace.com

8. Stop and smell the dahlias

The “Dahlia Dreams” floral display returns to Gardens by the Bay to usher in another new year! Stroll through the pavilions, past the water wheels and admire the lantern archway all while surrounded by beautiful dahlia blooms. You’ll also be able to spot beautiful pig sculptures in the dome. We already checked it out and loved it.
When: now until 24 February, 9am – 9pm
Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Cost: Admission to Flower Dome applies
www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

9. Be Sow Happy! for Saturdays@ACM

ACM is celebrating the Year of the Pig with an awesome fun-filled Saturday of award-winning lion dance performances and fortune telling.
When: 26 January, 1 – 5pm
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum
Cost: Free
www.acm.org.sg

10. Explore SAM and enjoy a drop-in workshop

Looking for more family-friendly craft workshops? SAM at 8Q have drop-in activities all day themed around Singapore Biennale. Show your love for our sunny Singapore by drawing your very own “guardian” to protect it!
When: 26 January, 1.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Workshop Space 1 & 2, L2, SAM at 8Q
Cost: Free
www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

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