Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: October 2017

By Lynn Wee   — September 28, 2017
  • S.A.I.L workshop
    1 / 31 S.A.I.L workshop

    Keep your tween occupied during the PSLE marking exercise with various activities by Learning Horizon.
    Choose from a range of workshops – Sports, Arts, Information Technology and Life Skills, and sign him up according to his interest.
    Junior will get to take part in the amazing race and try his hands at rock climbing during the Sports workshop, and learn brush lettering and caricature at the Arts.
    If he’s into engineering, register him for the Information Technology class, or let him learn about social etiquette and personal grooming at the Life Skills session.

    When:
    Oct 19 – 24, 2017
    Admission: Prices start from $128.40. Call 6601-9708 or e-mail info@learninghorizon.com.sg
    Find out more: www.learninghorizon.com.sg

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  • Urban Park at Tanjong Pagar Centre
    2 / 31 Urban Park at Tanjong Pagar Centre

    Take the entire family down to the long-awaited Urban Park at Tanjong Pagar Centre – which opens on Oct 24, and join in the mass group workout by Virgin Active.
    There will also be a series of exercise such as Kickboxing and Body Combat (from Oct 26 onwards), and fun-filled ones for the young and young at heart on Saturday mornings. Register your interest at the Virgin Active website or the Health Promotion Board website and attend these sessions for free.

    When: Oct 24, and various days of the week
    Where:
    Tangjong Pagar Centre, 1 Wallich Street, #31-01 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881
    Admission: Free
    Find out more:
    https://tanjongpagarcentre.com.sg/

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  • Changi City point
    3 / 31 Changi City point

    If your kids love role-playing at the indoor kid-sized city at Sentosa, then they will be thrilled to hear that a Halloween-themed Kidzania will be making its way to Changi City Point this October.
    In addition to trying out the various professions such as a dentist and firefighter, children will also get to prepare spookalicious meals when they take on the Chef jacket.
    Or, if junior prefers a more challenging Halloween celebration, let him participate in the Amazing race challenge, where he will complete tasks such as dressing up as a mummy and spot the ghost, and stand to win attractive prizes.

    Where: Changi City Point
    When: Halloween-themed Kidzania; Oct 16 – 22, 2017, 12 – 9pm. Halloween Amazing Race challenge; Oct 28 – 29, 2017, 12pm
    Find out more: http://changicitypoint.fraserscentrepointmalls.com/

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  • Precious Eggs: Of Art, Beauty and Culture exhibition
    4 / 31 Precious Eggs: Of Art, Beauty and Culture exhibition

    Easter may be over, but the little ones will stay egg-cited for a long time thanks to the Precious Eggs: Of Art, Beauty and Culture exhibition.
    Eggs from quails, chickens, ducks and ostriches, as well as those crafted from wax, crystal, stone and marble are all part of the 148 unique artistic works from the Liechtenstein National museum.
    Besides learning interesting stories about these creations, families will also have a direct and personalised interaction with some of the eggs –such as having a 360-degree view of it on their mobile phone.

    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum
    When: Till Oct 29, 2017
    Admission: $6 per child; $8 per adult; admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents
    Find out more: http://spm.org.sg

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  • A Little Magic exhibition
    5 / 31 A Little Magic exhibition

    Take your little one to A Little Magic exhibition, and let her step into the magical realm of Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault – authors of well-known fairytales, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty.
    There, she will get to discover stamps from various parts of the world, and also be entertained by interactive and hands on exhibits.
    This exhibition is held in conjunction with the Children’s Season Singapore, and is suitable for kids aged four years and above.

    When: Till Oct 29, 2017
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum
    Admission: $6 per child; $8 per adult; admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents
    Find out more: http://spm.org.sg

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  • Making It Home: Dreaming Rooms, Making Spaces, Creating Places
    6 / 31 Making It Home: Dreaming Rooms, Making Spaces, Creating Places

    Creativity begins at home – ordinary household objects are fodder for your child’s imagination. Learn how to explore their infinite possiblities at Making It Home: Dreaming Rooms, Making Spaces, Creating Places, the newest exhibition by Playeum’s Children’s Centre for Creativity.
    This hands-on exhibition runs daily and is suitable for kids aged one to 12 years old.

    When: Till Oct 29, 2017
    When: Tues – Sun, 10am – 6pm
    Where: Playeum
    Admission: $22 per child (inclusive of one adult); $10 for each additional adult
    Find out more: www.playeum.com

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  • SEA Aquarium
    7 / 31 SEA Aquarium

    Gear the kids up for some spooky fun at the SEA Aquarium this Halloween season.
    With three interactive activities span across the aquarium, the little ones will have lots of fun exploring and learning about sharks, corals and more.
    Participate in all three of the Ocean Protectors Stations, and he will walk away with an exclusive SEA Aquarium badge.
    There will also be a story telling session on sea creatures by the Sea Witch, and an interactive dive presentation by the Underwater Protectors – who will be clad in Halloween costumes as they reveal disturbing facts on ocean plastic pollution.
    While you’re there, don’t forget to snap a shot with Mai the Mantra Ray and the SEA Aquarium’s latest Hammerhead Shark mascot, as well.

    Where: SEA Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa
    When: Sept 29 – Oct 29, 2017
    Admission: Regular admission charges apply. Ticket costs $24 per child (aged four to 12 years old) and $34 per adult. Kids enjoy 50 per cent off admission for the entire month of Oct; only for Singapore residents aged 12 and below.
    Find out more: http://www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/SEAAquarium

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  • Autumn Harvest floral display
    8 / 31 Autumn Harvest floral display

    Imagine being planted in a field saturated in rich hues of orange, red and gold flowers. Now you can do so without leaving Singapore.
    From now to Oct, the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay spots an autumn harvest theme, and families can expect creative interpretations of crop gathering such as the fruit and vegetable land, and a flower field overflowing with blooms like anemones, gaillardias and chrysanthemums.
    There will also be a mini Halloween exhibit showcasing various carved and decorated versions of – yes, you guessed it, pumpkins. Disney fans will be intrigued by Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage that sits amidst pumpkin trees, as well.

    Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
    When: Sept 1 – Oct 29, 2017
    Admission: From $8 for a conservatory and from $12 for two conservatories
    Find out more: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

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  • Universal Studios Singapore
    9 / 31 Universal Studios Singapore

    Who says Halloween is too scary for the little ones?
    Make this season fun for them by heading down to the Universal Studios Singapore from now till Nov 4.
    Besides its usual range of activities and award-winning attractions, kids can look forward to its new Halloween show – Trick or Treat with Sesame Street.
    Sing and dance along with the Sesame Street friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Count von Count and more as they go trick and treating in this musical extravaganza. Children will learn about friendship and kindness in the process.

    Where: Universal Studios Singapore; catch the show at Pantages Hollywood Theatre
    When: Now till Nov 4, 2017
    Admission: Regular admission charges apply. Ticket costs $56 per child (aged four to 12 years old) and $76 per adult.
    Find out more: http://www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/UniversalStudiosSingapore

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  • Changing Orchid displays in Cloud Forest
    10 / 31 Changing Orchid displays in Cloud Forest

    Orchid lovers will be in for a treat this month. Gardens by the Bay will be launching its first series of changing orchid displays, featuring over 400 of these blooms in a myriad of colours and forms.
    Use this opportunity to teach your little ones about the various genera of orchids such as the Cattleya – also known as the Queen of Orchids, and Rhyncholaeliocattleya Duh’s Fantasy Mellow – an award-winning orchid that comes in a deep red bloom or a ruffled dark fuchsia lip marked with yellow grooves.

    Where: Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay
    When: Sept 8 – Nov 12, 2017
    Admission: From $8 for a conservatory and from $12 for two conservatories
    Find out more: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

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  • Siloso Beach, Sentosa
    11 / 31 Siloso Beach, Sentosa

    Take the whole family down to Sentosa this October and be dazzled by the neon light displays across Siloso beach.
    Curated by urban artist Samantha Lo (also known as Sticker Lady) and visual artist Soph O, the artistic lights will act as the perfect backdrop for your Instagram shot.
    There will also be interactive activities such as the UV tattoo, a light painting booth and an interactive Doodle wall to entertain the little ones.

    Where: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
    When: Oct 20 to Nov 12, 2017
    Find out more: www.sentosa.com.sg/brightnights

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  • Abode of Peace and the Lion City: A Brunei-Singapore Exhibition
    12 / 31 Abode of Peace and the Lion City: A Brunei-Singapore Exhibition

    Discover the deep-rooted friendship between Singapore and Brunei through stamps and artefacts at the Above of Peace and the Lion City: A Brunei-Singapore exhibition.
    Here, kids will also get to explore the Ulu Temburong forests with 360-degree virtual reality displays and interactive stations, and see some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna through stamps.
    Parents can use this opportunity to teach your child about the Golden Jubilee of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between both countries as well.

    When: Till Feb 28, 2018
    Where: Singapore philatelic Museum
    Admission: $6 per child; $8 per adult; admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents
    Find out more: http://spm.org.sg

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  • Stitches of Love – Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories
    13 / 31 Stitches of Love – Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories

    Teach your kids to be grateful for the little things in life at the Stitches of Love – Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories exhibition.
    Featuring close to 100 clothing and accessories from the late Qing to early Republican period, kids will learn how these adornments were bearers of hope and blessings for the young wearers back in the ancient Chinese culture. Some even believed it protected them from misfortune and disaster.

    When: Till March 4, 2018
    Where:
    Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
    Admission: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents
    Find out more: Visit http://sysnmh.org.sg/ or call 6256 7377 for more information.

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  • Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition
    14 / 31 Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition

    Transport your kids back to the past and let them discover stories about Singapore’s World War II history at Witness to War: Remembering 1942, at the National Museum of Singapore.
    The exhibition features over 130 artefacts from both national collection and overseas museums, such as the Australian War Memorial and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, highlighting the shared regional history from the fall of Singapore in 1942.
    There are also various interactive stations, and a dedicated family activity space to let the young ones (aged seven to 12) understand war better.

    When: Until March 25, 2018
    Where: National Museum of Singapore
    Find out more: www.nationalmuseum.sg

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  • Science Centre
    15 / 31 Science Centre

    If junior has a fascination with science, illusions and mirror mazes, it’s time to pay the Science Centre a visit, again.
    Journey with the eccentric professor Crackitt in the Mirror Maze (pictured) and help him find his pet parrot by fixing some of the experiments, or grapple with the enigmatic exhibitions at the The Mind’s Eye: An exhibition on illusions and human perception.
    These two relatively new exhibitions has interactive elements that will keep junior excited as he learns about the physics of light, colour and reflection.

    Where: Science Centre Singapore, Hall A
    Admission: Regular admission charges apply. Ticket costs $8 per child and $12 per adult.
    Find out more: http://www.science.edu.sg/Pages/SCBNewHome.aspx

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  • Meet the author: Andrew Tan
    16 / 31 Meet the author: Andrew Tan

    First-time parents will be able to relate to this new book by local comic artist Andrew Tan, or better known as Drewscape – The Ollie Comics: Diary of a first-time dad.
    Take a sneak peek into his family’s adventures, and relieve your little ones’ cute and embarrassing moments.
    Dads and mums will also get a glimpse of parenthood in this quirky graphic novel.
    If you’re a fan of Drewscape, who is also the creator of Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise, drop by Kinokuniya Singapore (main store) on Sept 30, at 4pm.

    When: Sept 30, 4pm
    Where: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, #04-20/20A/20B/20C/21 Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya Shopping Centre)
    Find out more: http://kinokuniya.com.sg/

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  • Moonfest Tea Room
    17 / 31 Moonfest Tea Room

    Immerse your little one in a cultural experience when you take him to the Moonfest Tea Room this Mid-Autumn festival.
    There, you’ll get to try on-tap cold sparkling tea from Pek Sin Choon, one of the oldest tea merchants in Singapore, as well as learn how to brew tea the traditional way.
    Kids will also get to try on Chinese Opera costumes, and pick up some Chinese calligraphy skills at the same time, too.
    The event runs on various dates from Sept 29 to Oct 1.

    Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
    When: Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2017
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/moonfest-a-mid-autumn-celebration/2017/moonfest-tea-room

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  • Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2017
    18 / 31 Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2017

    Head to the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival this year.
    Your little ones will not only get to learn about the history and cultural significance of this festival, but enjoy a myriad of activities such as lantern walkabouts, craft workshops, heritage trails and music performances ranging from the traditional to the contemporary.
    Don’t forget to take a selfie or wefie with the lantern installations as a back drop; which will be available from now to Oct 15.

    When: Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2017
    Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: Visit http://sysnmh.org.sg/ or call 6256 7377 for more information.

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  • Storytelling: Grandmother’s tales
    19 / 31 Storytelling: Grandmother’s tales

    How much does junior know about the various spoken languages of Mandarin in Singapore?
    If you’ve always wanted to expose him to the different dialect groups, then take him to this storytelling session, where he’ll get to learn about them through a series of fun and engaging stories.

    Where: PIP’s PLAYbox at The Esplanade
    When:
    Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2017
    Admission:
    Free
    Find out more:
    https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/moonfest-a-mid-autumn-celebration/2017/grandmothers-tale

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  • Craft workshop: Pompom jade rabbit
    20 / 31 Craft workshop: Pompom jade rabbit

    If you child loves making her own craft, then she’ll have a great time at this workshop.
    This Mid-Autumn, Esplanade will be hosting a pompom workshop, where your little one will learn how to make a pompom jade rabbit using yarn and simple materials.
    Dads and mums can also use this opportunity to share with her about the legend of Chang E and her pet rabbit.

    Where: Esplanade Concourse
    When:
    Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2017
    Admission:
    Free
    Find out more:
    https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/moonfest-a-mid-autumn-celebration/2017/pompom-jade-rabbit

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  • Great Eastern Women's Run
    21 / 31 Great Eastern Women's Run

    Mums, bond with your daughters over at the Great Eastern Women’s Run, which will take place on Nov 12 this year.
    If you have a tween (girls aged seven to 12 years old), sign up for the new 2km Mummy + Me run, and race along The Float @ Marina Bay together. All participants in this category will walk away with a finisher medal upon completion of the race.
    For mums with younger daughters aged three to six years old, register for the 100m Princess Dash, and dress your little girl in tutus as she runs alongside you. Those who successfully complete the race will walk away with a finisher tiara.

    When: Nov 12, 2017. Register by Oct 1.
    Where:
    The Float @ Marina Bay
    Admission: Prices start from $18 per child and $26 per adult.
    Register at: https://www.greateasternlife.com/greateasternwomensrun

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  • Archifest
    22 / 31 Archifest

    The annual architecture festival returns this October with a new theme – Building Agency.
    From an Architecture and Photography exhibition to an Archi-Feast featuring edible installations, there are many activities that will keep the whole family entertained.
    Kids will enjoy the Arkid Build, a workshop that provides them the opportunity to role-play as architects and build imaginative buildings.

    When: Oct 4 to 15, 2017
    Where: Various locations
    Admission: Free unless otherwise stated
    Find out more: www.archifest.sg

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  • Octoburst!
    23 / 31 Octoburst!

    Let your little ones be one with mother nature and the environment through arts this October.
    At the Octoburst!, a Children’s Festival, kids will be entertained with a wide array of activities such as the Grow a Garden workshop – where your tweens can try their hands on transforming recycled bottles into a mini garden, and An Aquatic Adventure – where your young ones will learn how to make origami octopuses, fishes and ships.
    There is also a Pipe-ful play garden where your children will have a great time constructing a pipe maze. This is also a good opportunity for parents to bond with their precious ones through play.
    All activities mentioned are free.

    Where: Esplanade
    When: Oct 5 – 8, 2017
    Admission: Free; charges to various activities apply.
    Find out more: https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/octoburst/2017

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  • Mini Melissa #Flygirl Dance party
    24 / 31 Mini Melissa #Flygirl Dance party

    Mums who are fans of the signature tutti-frutti scented plastic shoes will be pleased to know that the Mini Melissa Day – #FlyGrl Dance Party is back.
    This Children’s Day, take your mini-me along and join in an afternoon of fun, music and dance.
    Your little princesses will also enjoy an array of activities such as balloon sculpting and a glitzy makeover.

    Where: Mdreams Raffles City, B1-28
    When: Oct 6, 2017, 3pm – 5pm.
    Admission: Free; registration starts at 2.30pm
    Find out more: https://www.mdreams.com.sg/

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  • Learning Horizon's Games Carnival
    25 / 31 Learning Horizon's Games Carnival

    What better way to celebrate Children’s Day then to have a great bonding session with your little ones?
    Take the whole family to Learning Horizon’s Games Carnival on Oct 6, and participate in various activities ranging from rugby and golf games to a customised captain’s ball game in an inflatable water pitch.
    There will also be balloon sculpting, ice cream treats and photo booths to keep everyone in the family entertained.

    Where: Kovan Sports Centre, 60 Hougang St 21, S538738
    When: Oct 6, 10am – 1pm
    Admission: Call 6601-9716/ 9718/ 9708 or e-mail operations@learninghorizon.com.sg to purchase your tickets
    Find out more: www.learninghorizon.com.sg/

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  • Early Childhood Exhibition 2017: Kidzania
    26 / 31 Early Childhood Exhibition 2017: Kidzania

    Your preschooler will not be bored when you take him along with you to attend the Early Childhood Exhibition 2017.
    While parents pick up practical tips on how to support their kid’s learning and development, as well as cultivate positive values and character-building in them, the little ones will have lots of fun role-playing as firefighters at the Kidzania Singapore booth.
    They will learn how to put out flames in buildings as well as what to do during a fire emergency.

    Where: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 4
    When: Oct 6 – 7, 2017, from 8.30am to 5.15pm
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: https://www.ecda.gov.sg/Pages/ECC-2017.aspx

    (Photo: Kidzania Singapore)

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  • Mid-Autumn Enchanted Garden Tea Party
    27 / 31 Mid-Autumn Enchanted Garden Tea Party

    If you’re residing in the North-East region of Singapore, head on down with the family to Waterway Point and take the festival celebration up a notch.
    At its Mid-Autumn Enchanted Garden Tea Party, the adults can enjoy sipping on their teas and savouring mooncakes, while the little ones learn how to craft their own lanterns.
    Kids will also be intrigued by the fairy stilt walkers, who will be making their rounds during the party.

    Where: The Plaza, Basement 1 at Waterway Point
    When: Oct 7, 2017, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Admission: Spend a minimum of $150 (maximum three combined same-day receipts) to redeem a family admission pass for four; limited to the first 50 families.
    Find out more: http://waterwaypoint.fraserscentrepointmalls.com/

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  • Children’s Biennale 2017
    28 / 31 Children’s Biennale 2017

    Let the whole family discover art in a novel way through installations, showcases and activities at the Children’s Biennale 2017.
    Look forward to 10 interactive installations that will engage the senses of sight, sound and touch. Not only is this exhibition perfect for kids, it’s also a great way for you to unleash your inner child. Read our review here.

    When: Till Oct 8, 2017
    Where: National Gallery Singapore
    Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs; $20 for foreign visitors
    Find out more: www.nationalgallery.sg

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  • Mid-Autumn at Gardens by the Bay
    29 / 31 Mid-Autumn at Gardens by the Bay

    Take a stroll down Gardens by the Bay this Mid-Autumn festival, and you’ll be impressed by a myriad of handcrafted lanterns that sit prettily amidst the lush greenery.
    Look out for an exciting line-up of activities such as the nightly cultural performances, lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting.
    Foodies will also be stoked to know that there will be a street food featuring Asian delights.

    Where: Various locations within Gardens by the Bay
    When: Sept 22 – Oct 8, 2017
    Find out more: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/midautumn

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  • I’m proud of you family festival
    30 / 31 I’m proud of you family festival

    How often do you say affirmative words to your precious ones?
    Take the opportunity to do so at the “I’m Proud of You – A Champion Family Festival – a two-day event organised by Mindchamps preschool and The Straits Times.
    Billed as the largest indoor carnival in Singapore, this event hopes to encourage parents to spend quality time with their kids, and to celebrate their little victories in life.
    Kids will have a great time across its three main zones – Leaning, Creative and Champion, where they can participate in a myriad of activities such as inline skating, live pony rides, pottery workshops, and meet and greet sessions with Pororo.
    Dads and mums can also register for parenting workshops by One FM 91.3 deejay and dad Shan Wee, MOE educator and teaching specialist Debra Ann Francisco, and more, while the little ones have fun.

    Where: Singapore Expo, Max Atria Gallery and Hall 1
    When: Oct 7 – 8, 2017, 10am – 9pm, daily
    Admission: Tickets are priced at $48 per child, and $38 per adult for a one-day access
    Find out more: https://www.iamproudofyou.com/

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  • Happy Belly, Happy Mummy seminar
    31 / 31 Happy Belly, Happy Mummy seminar

    If you’re a new mum-to-be, and would like to know more about the challenges of motherhood, head on down to the Happy Belly, Happy Mummy seminar on Oct 14.
    There, you can hear from the experts themselves and pick up some important tips on how to care for your newborn, as well as learn the benefits of Cord Blood banking.
    There will also be a mini bazaar with participating merchants like Bodywork Medicare, The Natal Kitchen, Drypers and more.
    Every couple will receive a free goodie bag, and lunch and tea are provided.

    Where: Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Medical Centre, Seminar room, Level 2
    When:
    Oct 14, 2017
    Admission: Free. Register online at https://goo.gl/iVrzHk
    Find out more: https://www.cordlife.com/sg/hbhm

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