It doesn’t matter if you’ve just moved to Singapore or if you’re a seasoned expat. Finding fun things to do with the kiddies can be tough if you don’t know where to look. Luckily for you, we’ve scoured our sources so you can have the best.weekend.ever with your little ones. From getting your artsy side on to healthy food for kids, we’ve got the full lowdown.
1. Check out the Deepavali Festival Village market on Campbell Lane
With Deepavali coming up, now’s the best time to hit the Deepavali Festival Village on Campbell Lane and Hastings Road in Little India. Get ready for a feast for the senses – and the crazy crowds. We’re talking about an uber-bustling marketplace filled with glittering decorations, peacock feathers, pretty saris and more. If you’re planning on getting some shopping done, its probably best to leave the kids at home for this one.
2. Go beneath The Curious Sky and try a drop-in program at The Artground
Who doesn’t love going to The Artground? They’ve changed up their play space once again and this time it’s inspired by elements of the weather – The Curious Sky by Ng Fongyee. When you’re done exploring, try one of the Artground’s age-specific drop-in programs that range from arts and craft to dance. There is no registration needed for these activities and they’re available on a first-come, first-served basis, so do come early if you can. Check the full list of programs here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 October from 10.30am to 4.30pm
Where: The Artground, 90 Goodman Road Block J #01-40
Cost: $10 per parent-child pair
3. Explore Bugis
Hop on your favourite bus and scoot over to Bugis! Although most people wouldn’t consider Bugis kid-friendly (it’s actually considered to be more teen-friendly than anything), we’ve scoured the joint for all the cool stuff your little ones would love. The best part? We’ve got enough to pack in a whole day’s worth of activities. From fun museums, shrimping, crystal shopping and food tripping, get ready for an awesome day in Bugis with the littlies in tow!
4. Healthy eating made fun thanks to the folks at EYEYAH!
Can’t get your kids to eat their veggies? This weekend, head over to Parkway Parade and check out the EYEYAH! pop-up in collaboration with DIY sushi chain Maki-San. Everything on the menu has been curated with a healthy dietary approach so you can be assured that everything’s all green. And you know that when it’s EYEYAH!, it’s bound to be cool! The first public workshop’s happening this weekend, so do check it out!
Where: 80 Parkway Parade B1-65
5. Go see Peter Rabbit on stage
Where is Peter Rabbit? will be hopping to the Victoria Theatre from Friday and all this weekend. You can expect beautiful handcrafted puppets, fun and original songs, plus a big dose of Beatrix Potter magic. We reckon the littlies are going to absolutely love it… and us!
When: 18–20 October
Where: Victoria Theatre
Cost: Tickets are now available through SISTIC or by calling 6348 5555. Prices start from $42.
6. Everyone Can Create: Clean Seas at ArtScience Museum
This weekend, try out an interactive workshop facilitated by local creative technology studio, MeshMinds, and taught on iPad. Using the Everyone Can Create curriculum from Apple, you’ll try out photography, drawing, video and music to express your ideas. Transform your creations from 2D to 3D, using AR Makr for iPad – a creative toolbox for augmented reality – and place them in the real world before sharing with your friends to spread the global movement to beat plastic pollution and create clean seas for future generations.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 19-20 and 26-27 Oct,11am-12pm
Where: Rainbow Room, Basement 2, ArtScience Museum
Cost: Free admission, on a first-come, first-serve basis
7. Make some Halloween treats for the kids
Feeling festive? We’ve got some healthy and spookily easy recipe ideas that you can whip up with the kids this weekend. We’re talking chocolate pot monsters, edible spiders, mummified toast and severed hot dog fingers – super easy, super yummy and SUPER GOOD!
8. Show your support for breast cancer with a pink-themed English Afternoon Tea buffet
Your little princesses (and princes) will love feeling all posh at The Goodwood Park Hotel’s English Afternoon Tea buffet at L’Espresso. This month’s theme: Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means all your usual faves will be gussied up in all shades of pink. Our fave part? The pink chocolate fountain that’s as delish as it looks. Breast Cancer Foundation pink ribbon pins will also be available for sale for a minimum donation of $2 via a BCF donation box at L’Espresso or The Deli, with all proceeds going to BCF.
When: Until 31 October
Where: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221, www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
Cost:Prices start from $48++ per adult and from $29++ per child.
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