What to do in Singapore with kids? 10-11 March 2018

Theatre for the family, the chance to warble your favourite Disney tunes and a treasure hunt with a dinosaur are on the hit list for this weekend’s adventures…

Hello, weekend…We’re coming for you! And we can’t wait to get started with a gentle stretch in the park to start our Saturday, a quiz to test how much of a bookworm our keen little readers really are, plus role-playing kick-ass Disney princesses as a family. If it’s an action-packed Saturday and Sunday you’re after as well, then our top 10 list of what’s on this weekend in Singapore is a must read!

1. Bring the kids to the theatre
We’re chirping with excitement at this one: SRT’s The Little Company is bringing back The Nightingale! This lovely retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale is set to wow audiences – old and young – with its charming story, beautiful sets and catchy tunes.
When: Now until 20 April, various timings
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home , 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 239035
Cost: From $25 per person
www.srt.com.sg/thenightingale

2. Light up the weekend at a fam-friendly festival
iLight Marina Bay is back in its full dazzling and inflatable glory for three weeks of colourful fun. Expect light installations galore, visual art, pop-up dining, a carnival and even an inflatable at Singapore’s most illuminating family festival.
When: 9 March until 1 April, 7.30-11pm nightly
Where: Marina Bay Waterfront
Cost: Free admission. Some activities may incur extra costs.
www.ilightmarinabay.sg

3. Sing along to your favourite Disney songs
We can’t Let It Go – we love Disney almost as much as the kiddos do! Which is why you’ll find us at West Symphonia Presents: Disney’s Love Stories this Saturday evening, ready for a sing-a-long. Go on a magical musical journey with enchanting tunes from your fave movies, all with the theme of amour. Don’t forget to pack a picnic!
When: 10 March, 6pm-7pm
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Cost: Free. No registration required.
www.nparks.gov.sg

4. Get techie with the kiddos
If you have a budding engineer or scientist on your hands, the Shell Make the Future Singapore festival is the place to be this weekend. Packed with stage shows, music performances, VR experiences and interactive games (we’re hearing rumours of a kinetic dance floor!), it looks set to be a whole lot of fun for tots through to teens.
When: 8-11 March, various timings
Where: Changi Exhibition Centre (catch a free shuttle bus from Expo MRT Station)
Cost: Free.
www.shell.com.sg/makethefuturesg

5. Stretch it out with the family
Soak up some morning peace with a family yoga session in the park, and realign your chakras as a family with a spot of gentle stretching. Weekends in the Park Family Yoga is happening, and all you need to bring along is your mat, water and enthusiasm! Oh, and swimmers for the ‘lil ones – there is no way they won’t want to head to the water playground once you’re done saluting the sun.
When: 11 March, 8am-9am
Where: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Tecoma Green, lawn near Garden Spa/Dog Run
Cost: Free. No registration required.
www.nparks.gov.sg

6. Celebrate Singapore’s literary scene with A Weekend of Words
As part of A Weekend with Words: Textures at The Arts House, a festival celebrating Singapore’s vibrant literary landscape, the whole fam can dive into drama performances, film screenings, panel discussions and workshops as part of the celebrations.
When: 9-11 March, various timings
Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Cost: Free and ticketed event. Check full programme for deets.
www.theartshouse.sg/programmes/textures-a-weekend-with-words

7. Go on a treasure hunt with a dinosaur
Kids age four to eight years should head over to Singapore Botanic Gardens with their grown ups in tow for a roar-some treasure hunt. Sara the Forgetful Dinosaur: Children’s Treasure Hunt (A Guided Tour), will introduce Sara, a gigantic prehistoric dinosaur, who has left her eggs in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It’s up to our little dinosaurs to find them, as they learn more about the plant Kingdom along the way. Spots are limited, so sign up soon!
When: 10 March, 10-11am
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre
Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost: $8.50 per child (includes Sara the Forgetful Dinosaur workbook) and $6.00 per adult
www.nparks.gov.sg

8. Eat, drink and be merry at a social market
Hands up if you fancy a day of music, shopping and delicious eats ‘n’ drinks! Then you should head over to Camp Kilo Charcoal Club for their Sunday Social Market to check out local brands and talented crafters. Make sure to break out your best “mum and dad” moves to embarrass the kids once the DJ gets started… And then stay for their legendary roast dinner!
When: 11 March, 12pm-10pm
Where: 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01 Singapore 338987
Cost: Free admission
www.facebook.com/events/1546914092044036/

9. Catch a puppet show
Colourful tales are the name of the game at the LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre happening at Woods in the Books, one of our fave bookstores for kids. There’ll be games, puppet performances and lots of charming stories, and it’s all suitable for kids age three and up.
When: 10-11 March, 11am and 3pm sessions
Where: Woods in the Books
Cost: $28 per parent-child combo
www.facebook.com/events

10. Test your bookworm’s literary knowledge
What is Eeyore’s favourite food? Who wrote The Jungle Book? Test your ‘lil one’s literary know-how at the Book Out! Enter the quiz and stand not only to win the accolade of being parent to a pretty smart kid, but also some cool prizes. We bet you’re Googling the Eeyore answer right about… now!
When: 10 March, 12pm-3pm
Where: Bedok Public Library Learning Zone, Level 2, 11 Bedok North Street 1, #03-04, Heartbeat@Bedok, Singapore 469662
Cost: Free. No registration required.
www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary2/e/posb-nlb-kids-lit-quiz-book-out-22518147

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