Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: April 2018

By Felicia Wong   — March 29, 2018
  • Sesame Street at Changi Airport
    1 / 22 Sesame Street at Changi Airport

    Your little ones can look out for their favourite Sesame Street characters, such as Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Big Bird, at Changi Airport from now until May 1, 2018.

    There are many amazing activities planned, from a pop-up exhibition about the beloved TV series to a 30m-long inflatable playground. You can also take selfies with Big Bird at his nest and try your hand at the larger-than-life Gachapon machines. Redeem a Passport to Fun for your kids, too!

    When: Now until May 1, 2018
    Where: Changi Airport
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.tinyurl.com/changi-airport-sesame-street and read our full review here.

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  • KidZania Singapore Birthday Carnival
    2 / 22 KidZania Singapore Birthday Carnival

    KidZania Singapore turns two this April! Everyone is invited to its birthday carnival – with Kool games and a bouncy castle within the edutainment theme park. Other activities include the opportunity to earn double the kidZos for all earning role-play activities (from April 1 to 10), and the top 10 savers will win a chance to double their kidZo bank account balances.

    When: Now until April 15
    Where: KidZania Singapore
    Admission: Included with KidZania Singapore admission
    Find out more: www.kidzania.com.sg

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  • National Geographic’s Ocean Wonders
    3 / 22 National Geographic’s Ocean Wonders

    Make a splash at the S.E.A. Aquarium and discover more about marine life at National Geographic’s Ocean Wonders from now until May 20, 2018.

    Highlights include Ocean Record Breakers, an exhibition which features record-breaking marine animals, such as the largest, fastest and heaviest, and Marine Photography Adventure, where your little ones will learn how to snap like a pro and take part in a photography competition.

    And don’t miss out on the National Geographic Ocean Exploration Children’s Workshop, which teaches your kids how to be a great marine explorer. The full-day workshop is ideal for children aged 7 to 12 years old.

    When: Now until May 20, 2018
    Where: S.E.A. Aquarium
    Admission: Included in S.E.A. Aquarium admission; additional charges apply for children’s workshop
    Find out more: www.rwsentosa.com/oceanwonders

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  • TrollsTopia at Universal Studios
    4 / 22 TrollsTopia at Universal Studios

    With two all-new musical shows, a glitter-filled dance party and immersive virtual reality games, you’ll really feel like you’re stepping into the colourful world of Dreamworks Animation’s film Trolls. Make your way down to TrollsTopia at Universal Studios from now until April 29 for an amazing day out with your little ones.

    When: Now until April 29, 2018
    Where: Universal Studios Singapore
    Admission: Included with USS admission; additional charges may apply
    Find out more: www.rwsentosa.com/march-holidays and read our full review here.

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  • Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
    5 / 22 Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

    It’s billed as Singapore’s biggest carnival, and it doesn’t disappoint. The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival occupies a space larger than three football fields, and features 22 rides and attractions, as well as 29 game booths.

    One of the most Instagrammable attractions is the Star Flyer, a carousel ride that takes you 35m high and gives a 360-degree view of the Marina Bay skyline.

    Kids have to be at least 1.2m to go on it, but there are many other rides and games to keep the preschoolers very happy!

    Don’t worry about going hungry here. There are more than 20 food options, including burgers, pasta, satay and desserts.

    Where: Promontory and Bayfront Event Space
    When: Now till April 1, 2018, from 4pm to 11pm daily, except for New Year’s Eve, when it is open from 3pm to 2am.
    Admission: Free, but there are charges for the rides and game booths which range from $4 to $14.
    Find out more: www.marinabaycarnival.sg

    Read our full review here.

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  • Art-Zoo Inflatable Park @ i Light Marina Bay 2018
    6 / 22 Art-Zoo Inflatable Park @ i Light Marina Bay 2018

    The largest inflatable playground in Singapore is back!

    Art-Zoo introduces a brand new line-up of larger-than-life inflatable characters at i Light Marina Bay 2018.

    Your little ones will be ecstatic to embark on a colourful journey to meet characters they might have seen around Singapore, as well as magical creatures from their imaginations!

    When: Now until April 1, 2018, from 5pm to 10pm (Mondays to Fridays) and 3pm to 10pm (weekends and school holidays); last entry at 9.30pm
    Where: The Float @ Marina Bay
    Admission: $18 (Free admission for children under 24 months with each full paying ticket)
    Find out more: artzooworld.com

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  • KouKou Festival
    7 / 22 KouKou Festival

    Have you heard of Dreamworks KouKou, Dreamworks iconic animated characters in adorable dumpling-shaped form?

    Check out the world’s first KouKou festival. Highlights include a bento workshop with food stylist, Little Miss Bento and a drone obstacle challenge.

    Your little ones can meet their favourite Dreamworks characters, too. There will be meet and greet sessions from March 24 to April 1, 2018, featuring beloved characters like Po and Mei Mei from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and Puss in Boots from Shrek, and Alex and Skipper from Madagascar.

    Meet and Greet sessions (April 1)
    IMM: 1pm and 2.30pm
    Westgate: 4pm and 5.30pm
    JCube: 7pm and 7.45pm

    When: April 1, 2018
    Where: various CapitaLand malls
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.tinyurl.com/capitaland-koukou-festival

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  • NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra
    8 / 22 NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra

    Jam out to live music by local artistes 53A, Kollective, O.K Ready, SuperSonic, Syltra Lee and The Betts X Joshua Tan. Take your little ones down to Rockestra, the latest edition of Npark’s Concert Series in the Park on April 7, 2018. You’ll get to enjoy a night of contemporary pop rock music from 6.30pm until late at Angsana Green at East Coast Park.

    Where: Angsana Green, East Coast Park
    When: April 7, 2018, from 6.30pm till late
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.nparks.gov.sg/concertseries

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  • World Autism Awareness Day
    9 / 22 World Autism Awareness Day

    Every year, autism organisations around the world celebrate World Autism Awareness Day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.

    This year, Autism Partnership Singapore (AP Singapore) invites everyone to dress in blue and head down to Waterway Point on April 7, 2018 from 10am to 4pm.

    Bring your little ones along to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and take part in fun activities such as colouring and origami folding, too.

    Where: Market Square @ Waterway Point
    When: April 7, 2018, from 10am to 4pm
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.facebook.com/autismpartnershipsg

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  • Shimmer & Shine
    10 / 22 Shimmer & Shine

    Indulge your little ones in a Zahramazing celebration with Nickelodeon’s Shimmer & Shine this March holidays. From March 9 to April 8, 2018, City Square Mall presents an exciting line-up of activities filled with magic and friendship, such as a live show, party and more.

    Your little genies-in-training will love the first ever Glitter Party. They will get to enjoy sweet treats and fun games with Shimmer & Shine. All you need to do is redeem a Party Pass for children aged 3 to 12 years old with a minimum spend of $80. Party Passes are limited to the first 100 shoppers per session.

    Get to ready to sing and dance along with Shimmer & Shine in a ‘LIVE’ Musical show. You can even get your little ones a photograph with their favourite twin genies with a Meet & Greet pass. Redeem the pass one hour prior to the show with a minimum spend of $50. Meet & Greet passes are limited to the first 50 shoppers per session.

    When: Now until April 8, 2018
    Where: City Square Mall
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.citysquaremall.com.sg

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  • Meet-The-Authors: Gabby Tye and Elodie Kyra
    11 / 22 Meet-The-Authors: Gabby Tye and Elodie Kyra

    Bestsellling local author Gabby Tye and her sister Elodie Kyra will be having a meet-the-authors session at Kinokuniya’s main store at Takashimaya on April 14, 2018 at 3.30pm. They will be promoting their respective latest young adult publications, K and Rage.

    Gabby’s K is the companion book to her hugely popular trilogy, RunHideSeekis the notebook that Connor gives Kayla in Hide. In this plain notebook with a black cover, Kayla muses about life, love, friendship and death in a world where there is no more food. In poems and short sections of prose, she writes about her memories from the past, as well as her hopes for the future.

    Rage is the first book in a mystery series written by 15-year-old first-time author Elodie Kyra, who is also known as the real-life Ellie Belly. In a school for gifted but troubled teens, the students have all  become abnormally well-behaved. Everyone has changed – except Jordan and her best friend James.  Jordan untangles a sinister conspiracy behind the web of lies the school has been spinning.

    Where: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Takashimaya
    When: April 14, 2018, 3.30pm
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

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  • Peter Rabbit at Jurong Bird Park
    12 / 22 Peter Rabbit at Jurong Bird Park

    Hop into the magical world of Peter Rabbit at Jurong Bird Park this Easter! Head to the Birdz of Play area, where Peter Rabbit’s vegetable garden will be recreated, featuring 2D and 3D figurines of the bunny and his pals.

    Embark on an Easter egg hunt with your little ones and stand to win prizes, including an annual membership package. You can also admire 10 1m-tall giant Easter eggs, hand-painted by students of Pathlight school, and try out the egg-citing craft activities.

    Indulge in Easter-themed treats, like mini bunny baos, scotch eggs and hot cross buns at Jurong Bird Park’s F&B outlets, too.

    When: Now until April 15, 2018
    Where: Jurong Bird Park
    Admission: Included with Jurong Bird Park admission
    Find out more: www.birdpark.com.sg/peter-rabbit

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  • RSAF @ Heartlands - Punggol
    13 / 22 RSAF @ Heartlands - Punggol

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is celebrating its Golden Jubilee with unique demonstrations at five heartland locations across Singapore.

    Take your little ones down to the Punggol site from April 14 to 15, 2018, where they can witness military working dogs in action at 11.30am and 1pm on both days.

    Your little ones will also be thrilled to find out what it’s like to fly an RSAF aircraft and learn more about the RSAF’s operations through interactive displays.

    Don’t miss out on the photobooth! Take the opportunity to don the RSAF uniform and strike a pose with your kids. You can be a part of the RSAF Mural, too. Just take your photo against the various animated backgrounds and watch as it joins the montage which will eventually be made of 50, 000 photos.

    Where: Punggol Town Square
    When:  April 14 to 15, 2018, from 10am to 9pm
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.facebook.com/TheRSAF

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  • Treasures of the Natural World
    14 / 22 Treasures of the Natural World

    If you’ve always wanted to visit London’s Natural History museum, you won’t want to miss the Artscience museum’s latest exhibition from the famed British institution – Treasures of the Natural World.

    It boasts over 200 artefacts and specimens, and families can expect a voyage of discovery from the 18th century, through to the present day.

    There are also various interactive elements incorporated in all five themed galleries, such as the multi-sensory cabinet, and craft activities, where kids can have lots of fun while discovering objects of the natural world.

    When: Now until Apr 29, 2018
    Where: Artscience Museum
    Admission: Tickets start from $9.60 (for kids age two to 12 years old) and $13.60 per adult
    Find out more: www.tinyurl.com/artscience-treasures

    Read our full review here.

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  • Car-Free Sunday SG
    15 / 22 Car-Free Sunday SG

    Cyclists, joggers and families can look forward to Car-Free Sunday @ one-north this April! This is the first Car-Free Sunday event that will be held outside the Civil District.

    Jointly organised by Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), roads will be partially or fully closed for Car-Free Sunday SG @ one-north to create a large area for cycling, jogging and walking.

    Families can also look forward to a myriad of exciting activities planned throughout the estate, including mass aerobics sessions, electric unicycle hockey matches, bouncy castles, street pianos and more.

    Where: one-north Business Park
    When: April 29, 2018, from 9am to 12pm
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.facebook.com/carfreesundaysg

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  • Malay Heritage Centre
    16 / 22 Malay Heritage Centre

    Let your kids learn about the history of the Bugis – a sub-ethnic group of the Malays in Singapore when you take them to the Malay Heritage Centre’s latest exhibition, Sirri na Pesse: Navigating Bugis Identities in Singapore.

    Junior can go on Kampong Gelam Tales: A Dramatised Tour and learn more about the lives of several historical figures, or pick up an activity kit  and discover more about the stories behind the Bugis, their family heirloom and treasures.

    After touring the exhibition, don’t forget to drop by the Bugis-ship themed installation by Playeum and hang your thoughts on the “ship”.

    When: Now until June 24, 2018
    Where: Malay Heritage Centre
    Find out more: www.malayheritage.org.sg

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  • Gateway Kids Club
    17 / 22 Gateway Kids Club

    Gateway Theatre has launched the Gateway Kids Club, a dedicated and comprehensive weekly arts programme. Every Saturday, children aged 3 to 8 years old will enjoy a variety of themed arts-centric activities.

    The programme features engaging storytelling sessions by top theatre performers, arts and crafts activities, talks and workshops by parenting experts and more.

    These aim to help your little ones develop a large array of skills from their exposure to the Arts, such as language appreciation, empathy and critical-thinking.

    Where: Gateway Theatre’s Creative Arts Space
    When: Every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm
    Admission: Free; additional charges may apply for some activities
    Find out more: www.tinyurl.com/gateway-kids-club

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  • Ash & Elm’s Sunday Champagne Brunch
    18 / 22 Ash & Elm’s Sunday Champagne Brunch

    Can you eat clean at a buffet? Ash & Elm’s new Sunday Champagne Brunch comes close. Besides the usual buffet line-up, you get to choose from nine petit plates prepared a la minute.

    They incorporate seasonal produce, from Belgian endives to rhubarb to sweet French beans, and the dishes are a refreshing break from heavy Western cuisine. It’s available every Sunday from noon to 3pm and there is a kid-friendly section, too.

    Adults pay $138 (with unlimited Taittinger Brut Champagne, house wines, Bloody Mary cocktails, soft drinks, juices and coffee or tea) or $98 without the champagne and house wines. Kids pay $48.

    Where: Ash & Elm, Intercontinental Singapore
    When: Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm
    Price: $98 and $138 per adult; $48 per child (prices are before service charge and taxes)
    Find out more: www.ashandelm.sg

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  • Phobia²: The Science of Fear!
    19 / 22 Phobia²: The Science of Fear!

    Teach your little ones to face their fears with Science Centre’s latest exhibition, Phobia²: The Science of Fear!.

    Fear comes in all forms and understanding your fears is the first step towards overcoming them. Phobia² promises to inspire and empower visitors over the fears that hold them back, including the fear of insects, being buried alive, public speaking, sitting for exams and the fear of missing out (FOMO).

    The Science Centre will also be kick starting its ‘After Hours series’ with Singapore’s first-ever Phobia Party at the Ecogarden on April 13 and 14, 2018, from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

    Where: Hall B, Science Centre Singapore
    When: Daily, from 10am to 6pm
    Admission: Included in Science Centre admission
    Find out more: www.tinyurl.com/science-centre-phobia2

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  • Elmo’s TV Time
    20 / 22 Elmo’s TV Time

    How would “forever four-year-old” Abbie Cadabby interpret Ed Sheeran’s famous song, Shape of You? To hilarious effect that will entertain both kids and adults!

    The act is part of a brand new show titled Elmo’s TV Time at the Pantages Hollywood Theater in Universal Studios Singapore. Sit in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy almost 20 minutes of song and dance by the endearing Sesame Street characters as they pit themselves against one another in a talent competition.

    The original production is available year-round and is free, but usual admission fees to the theme park apply. Refer to the daily schedule for showtimes.

    Where: Universal Studios Singapore
    When: Daily
    Admission: Included in USS admission
    Find out more: www.rwsentosa.com

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  • Madame Tussauds Singapore
    21 / 22 Madame Tussauds Singapore

    Madame Tussauds Singapore now boasts a Marvel-ous addition.

    Besides taking wefies with the dignitaries and celebrities – their wax figures, that is – you and your kids can also meet Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America in the new Marvel section.

    End your visit with a 10-minute animated film in the Marvel 4D cinema.

    It’s said to be Asia’s first and features elements such as seat vibration, water sprays and wind as you watch the superheroes battle the villains.

    You’ll get a glimpse of Gardens By The Bay and the Singapore Flyer in the show, too.

    When: Daily, from 10am till closing
    Where: Madam Tussauds Singapore, 40 Imbiah Road, Sentosa
    Admission: There’s no extra charge for this new experience. Tickets start from $18 per kid (ages three to 12) and $28 per adult when purchased online.
    Find out more: www.madametussauds.com/singapore

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  • Nafa Arts Festival
    22 / 22 Nafa Arts Festival

    The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts celebrates its 80th anniversary with an Arts Festival 2018 that runs until June 3. On April 21, catch the Arts 4 Junior festival market, where you can decorate Minion cookies, dreamcatchers and photo frames, and enjoy activities like face painting or have your portraits drawn by a professional artist.

    Check out the ARTventure exhibition, which runs until April 22. It showcases works by Nafa students as young as 5 years old. Nafa’s website below has detailed programmes in May and June as well.

    When: Now until June 3, 2018
    Where: 80 Bencoolen Street
    Admission: Free but some activities have a nominal fee
    Find out more: https://www.nafa.edu.sg/events/nafa-arts-festival-2018

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