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Whoah, how is it December?! Where did that come from?! Hopefully you’ve got your advent calendars on the go and have started thinking about whether you’re dining out this Christmas, cooking your own turkey, or ordering in a fully catered festive grub fest. Other than getting set for festive fun, there’s loads of things to do with kids this week in Singapore. Read on for our super-useful round-up for the week ahead…
1. Pencil in a date to go meet Santa!
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a date with the man in red. Top of your little fam’s wishlist this year? The prerequisite family photo with Santa. We’ve listed out all the places you can take the kids to meet Father Christmas in the run-up to the big day. Of course, your number-one pick should be our very own free event: Santa’s Village over at Tanglin Mall!
2. Take in a new museum exhibit
One of our fave things to do with the kids is to take them to expand their little minds at a cool museum exhibit. And we’ve literally just updated our rundown of all the best ones in town, so be sure to check in to see if anything takes your fancy. From the Science Centre’s latest offering about poop to the S.E.A. Aquarium’s Glowing Ocean exhibit, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Or ease yourself into the weekend over at the ACM with its Fun-tastic Fridays program, where kids can enjoy kid-friendly Lunchtime Concerts, drama performances, and craft activities.
When: Fridays, 6, 13 and 20 December, 12pm to 5pm
Cost: Free admission to programmes
3. Make some cute DIY Christmas cards
We’re sure the grandparents would relish a homemade card from the kids this year, especially if they live overseas and don’t get to visit often. Grab your crafting supplies and settle down with the kids to get creating! We’ve compiled a list of some really cute options for DIY Christmas cards that even the tiniest of toddler hands can cope with. And remember: you’re not going for perfection. It’s the thought that counts!
4. Start your presents prep
Jetting off to distant shores for the festive period somewhere is pretty exciting – but there’s also the packing dilemma to consider: what about the presents? If you’re travelling this Christmas, it pays to plan ahead and arm yourself with our handy guide on how to avoid excess baggage costs. From telling the grandparents to go easy and NOT BUY THE DARN BIKE to gifting experiences instead, we’re got you sorted.
5. Enjoy a day out in Buona Vista
If you’re a regular HoneyKids reader, then you’ll know and love our fun neighbourhood guides that give you the insider scoop on the most family-friendly sights, eats and treats in some of our fave ‘hoods. Next on the list is Buona Vista – it’s home to Kent Ridge Park, nom-worthy eats… and even a Yoda statue!
So there you are – a guide to your best week yet. Have fun, folks!