10 things to do with the kids this weekend in Singapore: 3-4 November 2018

Happy Halloween everyone: we're definitely now creeping towards the end of the year, but there's still plenty of fun to be had!

Today is Halloween! Spooks and scares abound, especially for the kiddos, who we’ve found just the best stories to give them the heebie jeebies (and maybe get them to stop picking their nose too). But our hands are shaking as we type this Halloween, dear readers. The year is almost over! Once the kids get back from trick-or-treating, it’s time to start booking turkeys for Thanksgiving. Don’t worry, there’s still time to plan those holidays and shop for presents (we recommend at least two months in advance, which means…now). We’re not in whirlwind season, yet… In the meantime we have a fun-packed weekend to get through…

1. Come play with us at our playgroup!

You’ve probably heard of our brand new FREE event series – HoneyKids Playgroup with a morning of play and a 30-minute baby-parent class at a Learning Vision centre in all four corners of our sunny island. What you might not know is that all spots have been booked out for 17 November, but there are still spots on 3 November, so squeeze you and your little humans aged zero to 18 months in for the last places before it’s all booked out!
When: 3 November, 9.30am-12pm
Where: Central location: 100G Pasir Panjang Rd, Interlocal Centre, #01-08, Singapore 118523
West location: Temasek Club, 131 Rifle Range Rd, #03-01, Singapore 588406
Cost: Free, registration required

2. Get creative at Singapore Writers Festival

The annual Singapore Writers Fest is back with more workshops, lectures, screenings and activities for the whole fam. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with our rundown of where to bring the kids. Let your creativity flow and maybe pop into a session or two of your own!
When: 2-11 November
Where: The Civic District
Cost: SWF³ events are free but select events within the festival may be ticketed or require a festival pass.

3. Go on a cinematic adventure

Golden Village is having a flm fiesta just for kids with a whole week of movie screenings of eight animated adventures including The Gruffalo and Stan Lee’s Chakra The Invincible: The Rise of Infinitus. Don’t miss out on the opening Foodiverse Family Day where on top of the movie screening, kids get to take part in penny clay making, snag a goodie bag and win awesome prizes.
When: 3-11 November
Where: Golden Village Grand, Bishan, Katong and Golden Village VivoCity
Cost: Tickets for screenings: $8-$13, Members: $20, public: $24

4. Roll up to the circus!

The circus is in town! And they’re bringing a whole star-studded cast of talented performers including acrobats, clowns, jugglers and daredevils who will wow you and the kids. We rolled up to the circus last Friday and all we have to say is “Hang on to your seats and enjoy the show!”
When: Now until 25 November
Where: Under The Mighty Big Top Bayfront Avenue, Beside Marina Bay Sands
Cost: From $35 -$155

5. Catch the rugby tournament

The 71st edition of SCC International Rugby 7s is on this weekend featuring top rugby teams from around the world. Whether you’re planning on sending your kids to rugby, have a few ruggers fans in the family, or just enjoy the sport, this is one tournament you can’t miss.
When: 2-4 November
Where: The Padang Singapore
Cost: Early: $20, Standard: $30, Concession: $10

6. Get ready to sing and dance with Pinkfong & Baby Shark!

Baby Shark has disappeared and Daddy Shark calls Pinkfong and his friends to help find him. Follow Pinkfong and his brave friends in this digital interactive live musical as they venture into the far, far Ocean Land and conquer dangers using his magic necklace and magic spell. Come early to take part in pre-show activities including colouring and origami. Hoi Poi, Pinkfong!
When: 2 – 4 November
Where: MES Theatre, Mediacorp
Cost: From $58-$128

7. Get clean and green in this carnival

Pick up some eco-friendly tips on how to lead a clean and green lifestyle at a carnival. Learn how to take climate action, get into eco-friendly crafting, and drop off your recyclables to redeem prizes.
When: 3-4 November
Where: Wisma Geylang Serai, 1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001
Cost: Free entry

8. Enjoy a concert in the park

Kick back and relax with a concert at Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a jazz-influenced performance by Mantravine and .gif while the kiddos are kept busy with fringe activities and a pre-show performance by Krysta Joy.
When: 4 November, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Cost: Free

9. Shop sustainably at The Conscious Festival

Green Is The New Black is bringing back one of our fave fests with more family friendly activities than ever before. Get your thinking caps for some awesome edu-tainment activities like talks by kids for kids on recycling, mini-maker workshops, nerf battles, a photoshoot, VR experiences, art installations and a digital graffiti wall. And while the kids are learning how to save the planet, you can get ahead of the Christmas shopping game (it’s never too early to start!).
When: 3-4 November
Where: Parkroyal on Pickering
Cost: Free entry

10. Illuminate the night with your creations

We love exploring Little India and Deepavali is the best time to head down to see the pretty lights and take part in the various activities. Explore the art installation at Project Oasis and draw on the lamps at sunset to see them come to life.
When: 3 November, 6pm – 10.30pm
Where: Clive St, Singapore, Singapore
Cost: Free

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