We’ve got no shortage of awesome activities to keep the kids occupied not just for this weekend, but for the upcoming March holidays as well. For now we’ve got a fair few book-related events happening so skip the library for workshops and storytelling sessions before heading to the park, hanging out with your fur-kids and humming along to some tunes.
1. Be an everyday hero at the World Kidney Day Carnival
March alongside heroes of all ages in a family-friendly 2km walkathon, get a first-hand experience of life as a kidney patient in an experiential room, learn how to wield a lightsaber or work on your Zumba moves. There will also be crafting stations, freebies, and free health checks!
When: 10 March, 10am-7pm
Where: Our Tampines Hub
2. Spend a weekend in the park
Want to learn all about sustainable living? Do your part for the environment and learn how to repurpose everyday items into coin pouches and card holders through free upcycling workshops by Terra Village. Ditch the plastic and pick up reusable goods at the Sustainable Lifestyle Market.
When: 9-10 March, 11am – 8pm
Where: East Coast Park, Marine Cove
3. Keep the clan spirit alive
Back when Singapore was part of the Straits Settlement, clan associations were formed to help immigrants stay connected and provide them with a community they could depend on. Drop in to Street of Clans to celebrate this history of clan associations and businesses through guided tours, heritage trails, talks, workshops and design installations.
When: 8 to 10 March
Where: Bukit Pasoh Road
4. Make a date with books
Thinking about publishing your own book? Head to The Moon to meet local authors and network with other professionals in the writing industry. Whether you’re a reader, a writer, an illustrator, a publisher, a bookseller, or a parent or educator, you’ll find something or someone to connect with.
When: 9 March, 12pm – 2pm
Where: The Moon, 37 Mosque Street, Singapore 059515
Cost: Free with purchase of a drink from the cafe, pre-registration is required
5. Enjoy a symphony in the gardens
Lay out the picnic mat and relax to the beautiful music performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Joshua Tan. Unwind with a programme of Handel, Grieg, Liszt and more.
When: 9 March, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
6. Get your paws to the park!
Take the kids and furkids out to the park for a fun-filled day out. Compete for best dressed or groomed and a let them take part in a talent contest. Attend training demos, vet talks and snag free pet goodies too. Plus, there’s a bouncy castle for the little (human) ones!
When: 9 March, 9am – 12pm
Where: Telok Kurau Park, Singapore 428044
Cost: Free entry, $5 competition fee
7. Have a literary day out
Textures returns with the theme of Love and Loss (and some things in between). Kids can get into the world of books through Mandarin and Tamil storytelling, while kids age seven to 12 years can sign up to a comics workshop to learn how to create their own comics. Swing by the pop-up book fair for more local literature!
When: 7-10 March
Where: The Arts House
Cost: Free entry
8. Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
Sesame Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary with brand new birthday bash shows, exhibits like Big Bird’s Nest and Abby’s Fairy Garden. Meet Lily the Tiger, a new friend coming from China, who will be making a special appearance.
When: 8 March to 28 April
Where: Universal Studios Singapore
Cost: admission prices apply
9. Send off the Singapore Philatelic Museum
Singapore Philatelic Museum will be shutting its doors for redevelopment on 18 March so this is your last chance to catch The Little Prince and You’ve Got Mail exhibitions. Head to its last two open houses to discover Singapore’s story through stamps, take part in a fun quiz and listen to a rousing performance of The Little Prince Songs performed by Vocal Associates.
When: 10 and 17 March
Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum
10. Take part in arts in your neighbourhood!
The arts are coming to your ‘hood over the next three weekends with art activities from craft-making to storytelling, music to dance performances. All for free! Watch fish fly in the sky, sing along to a mini-Mandarin musical, and get into some serious crafting.
When: March 7-24
Where: Bedok Town Square, Plaza At Our Neighbourhood 8, Our Tampines Hub Festive Plaza and Ang Mo Kio Central Stage
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