Hold onto your hats, people, it’s going to be a jam-packed weekend here in Singapore for kids! Whether your intrepid mini-adventurers are into Disney princesses, fancy whipping up a storm in the kitchen, or just spending a day out in Sentosa – there’s something for everyone in this week’s top 10!
1. Get international school advice while the kids are kept busy by Kaboodle
Drumroll please – It’s HoneyKids International School Fair time again and we are soooo proud of how the second edition has shaped up. This is your time, parents, to speak to the international schools you have on your radar, in one place, on one day. Have your questions lined up, and don’t forget to register for the informative panel talks happening throughout the day, where you’ll hear from experts on everything from bilingualism to curriculums. The kids will want in on this one too. Indoor play genius, Kaboodle, are on hand to entertain the small people while you get busy with finding your perfect school. See you there!
When: 7 March, 9am to 3pm
Where: Shangri-La Hotel Orchard, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Cost: Admission is free! But do register your interest.
2. Roll up, roll up for a charity carnival
If you live in the Simei or Tampines ‘hood, you’re absolutely going to want the annual Metta Charity Carnival on your weekend checklist. Join a charity walk, come in your fancy dress (there’s prizes for the best!), and join in the games, rides and local street eats for a carnival with charity at its heart.
When: 18 March, 9am-4pm
Where: Metta School, 32 Simei Street 1
Cost: Free admission. Charity Walk: $15 per person. Carnival coupons available for rides, games and food: $50 per booklet (broken into $2 and $1 denominations).
3. Be a musical superhero for the day
Here’s a musical treat for the whole fam… SSO Concerts for Children – Summon the Superheroes, is filling the Victoria Concert Hall with a rollercoaster ride of superheroic sounds in an action-packed programme led by SuperMac, the Caped Crusader!
When: 17-18 March, 2pm and 4pm
Where: Victoria Concert Hall
Cost: From $30 per person. No babies in arms admitted.
4. Ditch the kids and go shopping
Gather your girlfriends, leave the kiddos with their dad, and head to one of the best pop-up markets of the year. Boutique Fairs is back, and you totally deserve some mum time off! With over 200 independent, design-led labels covering two floors, you’ll find fashion, accessories, furniture, home decor, kids clothes and toys and lifestyle goodies by the bucket load.
When: 16-18 March, various times
Where: The F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Cost: Free admission (but come ready to spend!)
5. Have a troll-ific day out at Sentosa
Oh how we love all things Universal Studios Singapore, and even more so now the colour and fun just got ramped up a notch or two with the arrival of TrollsTopia! Poppy and Branch are heading up the fun for the Easter season with VR games, meet-and-greets and troll-tally cool activities.
When: Now until 29 April
Where: Universal Studios Singapore
Cost: Usual admission costs into the park apply
6. Celebrate St Patrick’s Day
Whether you’re Irish or not, there’s plenty of fun to be had at the annual St Patrick’s Day Street Festival and Parade. Don your green threads, paint a shamrock on your cheek and head out for a weekend of live music, games and children’s activities. And Guinness, lots of Guinness.
When: 16-18 March, various times
Where: All along Circular Road
Cost: Free admission
7. Adopt a new family member
Having recently adopted a Singapore Special puppy of our own through the pawsome Exclusively Mongrels dog rescue team, we’re definitely on board when it comes to persuading people who are considering owning a pet to adopt, not shop. Pick up your perfect pooch at the Adoption Drive happening this weekend – it is the Year of the Dog after all!
When: 17 March, 11am-3pm
Where: Holland Village Park
Cost: Free admission. Free to adopt (donations always welcome, however) after completion of home trial.
8. Prepare to try some tasty Easter treats, made by the kids!
Now that you’ve got your DIY Easter craft sorted, it’s time the kids learnt a thing or two about creating some tasty Easter goodies for the festive season. Expat Kitchen will have mini-chefs whipping up carrot cake, cookies, cupcakes and egg nests, all with an Easter theme in this lovely baking session. There’ll also be a craft corner for some egg dyeing fun.
When: 17 March, 10.30am-12pm
Where: Expat Kitchen, 9 Norris Road #02-01, Little India, Singapore 208252
Cost: $55 per child
9. Become trash clean-up heroes
Join in the Trash Hero beach clean-up and do your bit for the environment by keeping Singapore’s shorelines trash free. Bring the kids along to make it a family event as you learn more about the impact that waste and rubbish has on the global environment, and how we can all play our part to help.
When: 17 March, 8.30am-10.30am
Where: National Sailing Centre, 1500 East Coast Parkway National Sailing Centre, Singapore 468963
10. Grab your Mickey ears for Disney on Ice, Everyone’s Story
If you caught our review from last year’s Disney on Ice extravaganza, you’ll already know how much we love this annual icy show. It’s back in town in time for the school holidays, and there are more princesses, cool characters and ice-skating wizardry than ever!
When: 14-18 March, various timings
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
Cost: From $25 per ticket
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