This Children's Day, celebrate the joys of childhood by hanging with your wee ones at these cool hotspots!
Friday 8th October is all about the kids. Yep, it’s Children’s Day in Singapore! So we’ve rounded up our picks of the best things to do… even in a pandemic! So whether you’re planning to head out, or enjoy the day at home, take your pick and reward your kids for, well, just being kids!
THINGS TO DO ON CHILDREN’S DAY 2021 IN SINGAPORE
1. Head for a day at Gardens by the Bay
We love Gardens by the Bay at the best of times, and it’s always high on our kid’s list of fave places to visit in Singapore. Although we’re sad that water play is out of action at the mo, there’s still plenty to explore, from the Cloud Forest to those awesome SuperTrees. Make a day of it and check out the whimsical and super kid-friendly escape room, Otah & Friends, that’s currently in residence. One final treat this Children’s Day? Lunch at the newly opened Shake Shack. The perfect Children’s Day, we say!
2. Kids High Tea at The Rose Veranda
Get dressed in your best this Children’s Day and treat your mini-me to a gourmet high tea at The Rose Veranda, Shangri La Singapore. It’s got a heap of tasty snacks, plus plenty of adorable desserts, including a chocolate cakesicle covered in rainbow sprinkles, served in a three-tier high tea stand. You also get a main course too! That’s not all – the Shangri-La kids fun pack is also sure to go down well with colouring kits to keep little ones busy!
Where: Shangri La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
When: Available 1 to 10 October 2021, $48++ per set.
3. Grab a picnic and explore Singapore Botanic Gardens
Go on a picnic with Bees’ Knees at The Garage this Children’s Day! Their special picnic Buzz-kets allow you to enjoy a picnic in the Botanic Gardens, fully equipped with a picnic set that has decorative picnic mats, a foldable table, fluffy cushions and more. Although we can only enjoy it in twos at the mo, if you want to treat a little one this Children’s Day, this could be just the ticket.
Where: Cluny Park Rd, Level 1 The Garage, 50, Singapore 257488
4. Treat the kids to a Children’s Day 2021 Carnival at Amazonia!
We’re big fans of bringing the kids to indoor play centres when we have the chance. And double brownie points if there are celebratory festivities. This Children’s Day, head over to Great World City and head to Amazonia for its Children’s Day Carnival. Play at the various activities within the park, and then check out the magic show, arts and crafts, and even doughnut making!
Where: Amazonia, Great World City Level 3, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
When: Friday 8 October 2021
5. Bouncy Paradise
We’re going to just put it out there… Singapore’s. Largest. Indoor. Bouncy. Castle. Playground. If that has you jumping for joy this Children’s Day, hotfoot it down to Bouncy Paradise on the double! It’s good, active, air-conditioned fun, meaning it’s the perfect indoor activity. Don’t forget your socks, and make sure you book a slot before going!
Where: 200 Pandan Gardens, Singapore 609336
6. Nab a free ticket for your kid to the Da Vinci exhibit at Science Centre Singapore!
If you fancy checking out the Da Vinci exhibit and have a mini artist at home, then get them entering this colouring competition and bagging themselves free entry! What’s more, there’s also a chance to win two Pezzo classic cheesy cheese pan pizzas alongside tickets! Also, for the whole month of October, buy an adult ticket for the exhibit via Klook and get a complimentary child admission ticket!
7. Kids eat free at The Assembly Ground!
From 8-10 October, take your little one down to The Assembly Ground and for every main course purchased, there’s a free kid’s meal – yay! With everything from fish and chips to meatballs, they’re sure to be impressed!
THINGS TO DO AT HOME ON CHILDREN’S DAY 2021 IN SINGAPORE
If you don’t fancy heading out to celebrate Children’s Day in Singapore this year, don’t fret – here are a few kid-pleasers that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home…
8. High Tea (at home!) this Children’s Day
If the kiddos are pestering for some sweet treats, but the two-person rule means dining out is off-limits, then how about a high tea at home? The very scrummy offering from The Rose Veranda at the Shangri La Singapore (pictured above) is also available for takeaway, yay! After more options? Check out our handy guide on fam-friendly afternoon teas in Singapore.
9. Create your own home cinema!
Popcorn? Check. Comfy sofa? Check. New kid-pleaser movie? Check! Although you can head on down to the cinema this Children’s Day, you can also recreate this treat at home with no need to get out of the PJs. Need movie inspo? See our list of all-time amazing family movies. Or, if you’re all about the latest movie action, check out My Little Pony: A New Generation on Netflix!
10. Check out the Children’s Biennale!
If you haven’t taken a look at the National Gallery Singapore’s Children’s Biennale yet, then add it to your list of things to do this Children’s Day! The site is full of fun online activities and games for kids to explore, including immersive animated stories and digital art-making. You’ll get to see the work of renowned local and international artists before it hits the gallery walls later this year too!
11. Get crafting this Children’s Day
If you are planning to stay home this Children’s Day and need to keep the littlies entertained, then look no further than crafting! From trying your hand at origami to making your own play dough, we’ve got a list of 66 boredom busters to keep everyone busy. You’re welcome!
12. Celebrate Children’s Day and dine out (at home!)
If heading out for dinner is tricky, you can still do something special to celebrate with the kids (and avoid the washing up) by ordering in. There’s a whole host of options that are sure to go down a storm with all the fam, from delicious burgers to perfect pizza, and of course, that all-important dessert. Yup – we’ve got the intel on all the best takeout deals to celebrate in style!
13. Have an Octofun feast with PAUL Singapore!
If you want to have a feast fit for all the fam this Children’s Day, then tuck into the Octofun feast from Paul Singapore. Filled with mini quiches, assorted mini viennoiserie, tartlets and even a whole cake – there’s something for even the fussiest of little eaters!
Bonus: Gifts to give your child this Children’s Day
Psst! Want to make it extra special for the kids this Children’s Day? 2021 has been a bit of a challenge, so why not throw in an extra treat? Here are our top picks for Children’s Day gifts…
1. Treat the kids and save $8 when you spend over $40!
Take advantage of the Children’s Day offers from City Developments Limited (CDL) eMall with $8 off on a minimum spend of $40 using the promo code CDLeMall8. There’s also free delivery over $30, so you don’t even need to leave home – bonus! Top picks include crafting supplies from Star Arts to keep littlies busy, or treat the kids to take out!
What about a new water bottle for school? Check out Thermos Singapore’s range of adorable bottles for kids, including Frozen and Disney-themes, and small bottles for everyday use. Psst – they’re also available at special prices on Qoo10, Lazada and Shopee.
In the mood for some ice cream? Bring a smile to the kiddies faces with some ice cream pots from Creamier! Purchase the bestseller selection online, and you’re sure to make your kid’s day (or month for that matter!).
4. HakuPlate and Olsen Bakehouse sets
The lovely folks at HakuPlate have teamed up with Olsen Bakehouse to bring you a delicious yet wholesome treat for the kids this Children’s Day… in the form of Fundae Roti and Rainbow Loaf sets! Available until the end of October, we love this option as a great way to treat the kids and keep it healthy – winner!