Nov school holidays 2017: Activities for kids

By Lynn Wee   — October 31, 2017
  • My Little Pony
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    Don’t be surprised to see grown men in the same cinema as your little girls watching My Little Pony: The Movie. There’s something about Pony magic that cuts across all genders and ages.
    Journey with the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – as they band together to save Ponyville from the evil forces. The animated movie features the voice talents of British actress and mum, Emily Blunt, and Australian singer-songwriter Sia.

    When: It rides into cinemas on Nov 2
    Find out more: www.mylittlepony.movie

    Related: Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: November 2017

     

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  • Sound of Music
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    You grew up watching Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. Now, take your kids to the eponymous award-winning musical, which returns to the Mastercard theatres at Marina Bay Sands on Nov 7.
    It follows the true story of Maria, a governess who fell in love with a widowed captain and his seven children, and who changes their lives with music.
    Expect loads of dancing and classic songs such as Do Re Mi and My Favourite Things.

    When: Various dates from Nov 7 to Nov 26, 2017
    Where: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
    Admission: Tickets start from $65.
    Find out more: www.marinabaysands.com

     

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  • The Clementi Mall
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    Stop by The Clementi Mall and get your dose of the Yuletide spirit this holiday season.
    A wide array of Christmas carnival games such as Knock the Snowman and Santa Hat Ring Toss awaits your little one, where they can stand to win prizes like vouchers from Cafemama, LiHo and Maki-san.
    Or, if your kid loves music, let her display her passion by playing a tune or two at the larger-than-life piano. The adults can also join in the fun and have lots of fun prancing up and down the keyboard together.
    From Dec 11 to 24, she can also play and do good at the same time when she participates in the Music with a Heart event. Simply follow the tunes successfully, and the mall will donate $5 to an adopted cause.
    There will also be musical performance and mascot appearances around the mall at various weekends from Dec 16 to 24.

    When: Now to Dec 31, 2017
    Where: The Clementi Mall
    Admission: Spend $30 to redeem either an activity zone pass, or a chance at the larger-than-life piano
    Find out more: www.theclementimall.com

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  • Singapore Botanic Gardens Children’s Festival 2017
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    Have fun outdoors at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Children’s Festival 2017, which will take place across three weekends from Nov 11 to 26.
    Besides performances and games, kids will also enjoy a wide array of activities such as fragrant plant craft and an action-filled storytelling session.
    If you have a budding chef in tow, take her to the opening of Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Kitchen, where she will learn how to make simple snacks and beautify them with food art. All activities are free.

    When: The three weekends across Nov 11 to 26, 2017
    Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.sbg.org.sg

     

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  • Justice League
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    Move over, Avengers, the Justice League is finally here.
    Fans of DC Comics have been waiting a long time for this superhero movie, which brings together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash in an epic battle to – what else? – save the planet from catastrophe.

    When: It opens in cinemas on Nov 16
    Find out more: www.justiceleaguethemovie.com

    Related: Nov school holidays 2017: Camps and workshops for kids

     

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  • The Affordable Art Fair Autumn Edition
    6 / 49 The Affordable Art Fair Autumn Edition

    Harness your little ones’ inner creativity at the Affordable Art Fair Autumn edition, which returns from Nov 17 to 19.
    Showcasing a wide array of art pieces and life-sized installations, it aims to educate, inform and inspire the public while making art accessible at the same time.
    Parents can leave their kids at the Children’s Art Studio, and enjoy a therapeutic walk through the galleries. It will host free activities such as interactive workshops, art tours and demos. Suitable for children aged four years old and above.

    When: Nov 17 to 19, 2017
    Where: F1 Pit Building
    Admission: Prices start from $10. Kids under 10 years old enter for free.
    Find out more: www.boutiquefairs.com.sg

     

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  • Frasers Centrepoint malls
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    The force is strong this school holidays. If Junior is a Star Wars fan, he wouldn’t want to miss these Star Wars themed activities, which will take place across the various Frasers Centrepoint malls.
    Kids can try their hand at flying the Millennium Falcone drone to combat the dark forces of the Galactic Empire, or, use a smartphone to help BB-8 escape the clutches of the dark force.
    There are also other fun activities such as The Last Jedi Nerf Blaster – where he can fire glow-in-the-dark darts at the First Order, and PS4 mission – which lets him experience the best-selling Star Wars HD video game.
    And, if the entire family is into Star Wars, join in the makeover adventure and dress up in your favourite character.

    When: Nov 17 to 24, 2017
    Where: Various Frasers Malls such as The Centrepoint, Causeway Point, Waterway Point and Changi City Point.
    Find out more: www.fraserscentrepointmalls.com

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  • Kidz & Health
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    Inculcate a healthy lifestyle in your young ones when you take them to Kidzania Singapore from Nov 17 to Dec 10.
    Its Kidz and Health programme aims to teach children about the foundation for optimal health – shopping healthily, personal hygiene, healthy dining, health checks and getting active – through various activities.
    This includes the use of VR technology to reinforce the importance of health checks, as well as a snakes and ladders game to learn about healthy lifestyle habits. These activities are suitable for kids aged four and up. There will also be a free spinal scan for both parents and kids.

    When: Nov 17 to Dec 10, 2017
    Where: Kidzania Singapore
    Admission: This event is included with regular paid admissions to the indoor theme park. Ticket prices start from $55.10 per child (aged four to 17) and $33.25 per adult.
    Find out more: www.kidzania.com.sg

     

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  • City Square Mall
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    There’s so much to see and do at City Square Mall this school holidays!
    Snap a shot with life-sized Transformers statues and be immersed in a galaxy-like experience when the set comes to life with smoke and laser.
    There will also be a Transformers Live on Stage – featuring favourites like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and a Cyber Galaxy-themed Christmas carnival with classics like bumper cars, inflatable slides and obstacle courses. Spend $50 to redeem a Meet The Autobots pass, or $40 for a Cyber Galaxy activity pass.
    Don’t forget to catch the Stellar light show which will transport you into a starry universe, or bask in the festive atmosphere and feel the falling snow.

    When: Various dates and timings from Nov 17 to Dec 31, 2017
    Where: City Square Mall
    Admission: Spend $40 for a Cyber Galaxy activity pass and $50 for a Meet The Autobots pass
    Find out more:
    www.citysquaremall.com.sg

    (Photo: City Square Mall)

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  • OCBC Cycle 2017
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    Gear the kids up for some fun at Singapore’s largest mass cycling event, which returns on Nov 18 at the Singapore Sports Hub.
    Its Mighty Savers Kids and Family Rides sport a new theme this year – Bubbly Fun, where kids aged two to 12 years old can cycle their way through showers of soap bubbles – don’t forget to snap an Insta-worthy shot of them.
    The categories range from 100m to 30 minutes and participants will walk away with a medal at the end.

    When: Nov 18 to 19, 2017
    Where:
    Singapore Sports Hub
    Admission:
    Registration starts from $23 for a Mighty Savers Kids Ride.
    Find out more:
    www.ocbccycle.com

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  • Twilight Encounters
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    Experience the holiday season in a different light at the Night Safari’s Twilight Encounters, which has a luminous theme this year.
    Take a stroll down the glow-in-the-dark walking trails and be dazzled by the geometric animal light sculptures, or watch the resident night creatures show off their natural talents with specially-curated toys and treats.
    There will also be neon face-painting for the little ones, after which they can head to the Glow Booth – a special UV light photo booth – to bring home a memento of their masterpiece.

    When: Nov 17 to Dec 31, 2017; all activities are available only on Fridays and Saturdays, and are free with regular paid admission to the park.
    Where: Night Safari
    Admission: $30 per child (ages three to 12 years old), and $45 per adult
    Find out more: www.nightsafari.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • AMK Hub
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    Drop by AMK Hub from Nov 17 to Jan 1 next year, and let your entire family bask in the festive atmosphere.
    Kids will have lots of fun at the Jolly Jamboree Carnival, where they will get to see cute decorations such as the life-sized balancing elephant and an interactive candy cane cluster. There will also be theme-park rides such as the Viking ship, Balloon Wheel and Carousel.
    While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the Snow and Bubbles Wonderland show and let your little ones experience a white Christmas, or keep a look out for Santa and his sidekicks as they make a trip around the mall.

    When: Activities will take place on various dates from Nov 17, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018
    Where: AMK Hub
    Admission: A carnival entry pass costs $20
    Find out more: www.amkhub.com.sg

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  • Suntec City
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    There’s no such thing as bear-overload!
    Head over to Suntec City from Nov 17 to Dec 25 and catch the bears from Care Bears, Forever Friends and Paddington in a massive Beary parade.
    Kids wouldn’t want to miss the various grizzly live shows, either. Each has a story to tell – the Care Bears will touch on the topic of sharing, while Forever Friends will share on friendship, and Paddington will take the little ones on an adventure.
    There will also be a free meet & greet session, a Beary Tea Party – where the little ones can cuddle with their favourite furry friends – and a kids craft workshop.

    When: Various dates and timing from Nov 17 to 25, 2017
    Where: Suntec City
    Admission: The Beary Tea Party costs $10 per child (pre-registration required via its app), and spend $50 to redeem a workshop pass.
    Find out more: https://sunteccity.com.sg/highlight/a-bearytale-christmas/

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  • Summer Breeze and Festive Sparkle
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    If you’ve not visited the newly-minted Urban Park at Tanjong Pagar Centre, now’s the time to do so.
    From Nov 17 to Dec 25, the park will be transformed to a colourful setting of pop-up installations of beach huts and a Tiki Bar offering fresh fruits and vegetables.
    There will also be a bouncy castle (for kids aged four to 12 years old) and kid-friendly activities such as learning how to style a sunhat, and crafting paper jellyfish.
    While the kids have fun, parents can also unwind and groove to beach tunes and popular renditions of Christmas favourites.

    When: Various dates from Nov 17 to Dec 25, 2017
    Where: Tangjong Pagar Centre, 1 Wallich Street, #31-01 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881
    Admission: Spend $10 to participate in the beach craft workshops
    Find out more: https://tanjongpagarcentre.com.sg/

    (Photo: GuocoLand Singapore)

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  • Dreamseeds Art Fest 2017
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    Play your part and do good at the same time when you take your kids to Dreamseeds Arts fest 2017, an inclusive arts platform organised by Club Rainbow.
    The activities range from an arts exhibition to a performing arts concert, and are a good opportunity for your kids to witness the artistic passion of beneficiaries with chronic illnesses.
    Children can participate in various workshops such as silkscreen printing and tie-dye, while mums and dads can shop at the art market.
    A range of merchandise such as totes, postcards and mugs featuring the beneficiaries’ artworks will be available for sale – all proceeds go to the represented beneficiary.

    When: Nov 18 to 25, 2017
    Where:
    Scape, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.fb.com/DreamseedsFest

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  • Land of Giants
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    Immerse your child in the world of invertebrates when you take him to the Singapore Zoo and River Safari this school holidays.
    Themed Land of Giants, Junior will be surrounded by 20 life-sized creatures such as the orchid mantis and net-casting spider as he maneuvers his way around to complete the ant trail at the zoo.
    A host of activities such as the River Tales – a storytelling performance about River Giants – and Enrichments and Feeding sessions, awaits him at the River Safari as well.
    Don’t forget to snap a shot with the dung beetle and lime butterfly mascots at the zoo, or Canola the manatee mascot at River Safari.

    When: Various dates from Nov 18 to Dec 31, 2017
    Where: Singapore Zoo and River Safari
    Admission: One day pass to both parks costs $28 per child (ages three to 12 years old), and $40 per adult
    Find out more: http://www.zoo.com.sg/events-promos/land-of-giants.html

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • Tangs
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    Mums, take your little ones to Tangs this school holidays and keep them occupied while you shop.
    Let him learn the basics of coding with the BBC Micro:bit when you register him for the Playcoding workshop, and he can create cool creations such as robots and musical instruments. Suitable for kids aged seven years old and up.
    Or, if you have a musically inclined kid in tow, sign her up for the Ukulele workshop and let her learn about strumming and rhythm. She will also be able to play popular carols like Jingle Bells and We Wish you a Merry Christmas at the end of the one-hour workshop. Suitable for six years old and up; kids below six have to be accompanied by an adult.

    When: The Playcoding workshop will take place on Nov 18 while the Ukulele workshop will be on Dec 16, 2017
    Where: Tangs
    Admission: Each workshop costs $30 per person.
    Find out more:https://www.tangs.com/productlist/category/house-of-tang-workshop

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  • Garden Troopers school holiday programme
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    If your tween is a nature lover, he will enjoy the Garden Troopers school holiday programme, organised by Gardens by the Bay.
    Through games and hands-on activities, kids aged seven to nine will discover the various flora and plants at the Green Encounters, while those aged 10 to 12 will learn about the relationship between plants and animals at My Outdoor Adventures.

    When: Nov 20 (9am to 5.30pm) – My Outdoor Adventures, and Nov 24 (9am to 3.30pm) – Green Encounters
    Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
    Admission: Prices start from $60 per child
    Find out more: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en.html

    Related: 7 fun indoor playgrounds in Singapore to check out

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  • Act 3 Drama Academy
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    Fuel your child’s interest in the Arts with Act 3 Drama Academy November/December Holiday Workshops.
    Parents with toddlers aged 18 to 36 months can sign up for the A Pirate’s Life for Me workshop, which promises oodles of fun for the little ones through the use of song, dance and rhyme.
    There’s also the Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves workshop, which aims to teach younger kids (three and four years old) various drama tools like movement and voice, and the older ones (five to seven years old) role-playing, miming and improvisational skills.

    When: Various dates from Nov 20 to Dec 16, 2017
    Where: Act 3 Drama Academy
    Admission: Prices start from $50 per child
    Find out more: www.act3international.com.sg

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  • YMCA Singapore Superkids Mini Camp
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    What are your little one’s unique talents? Take advantage of the YMCA Singapore Superkids Mini Camp and let him explore his multiple intelligences.
    The two-day camp aims to teach children aged four to six years old about healthy habits and fun fitness through its various workshops and role-play activities.
    Kids will also enjoy a tour of the Botanic Gardens and a mini stamps workshop at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.

    When: Nov 21 to 22, 8.30am to 4.30pm daily
    Where: Metropolitan YMCA Singapore, 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854
    Admission: Prices start from $210. The fee includes lunch and snacks.
    Find out more: www.mymca.org.sg

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  • J8 and Sembawang Shopping Centre
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    Realise your little one’s dream of a wintry Chrsitmas when you take him to J8 from Nov 21 to Dec 3, and Sembawang Shopping Centre from Dec 4 to 10 this school holidays.
    A host of activities awaits your little ones at the Santa’s Snowy Mountain.
    Kids aged five years old and up will have so much fun doing down the slide and into a ball pit of goodies, or they can try the VR cinema and join Santa on his rollercoaster sleigh ride.
    Tweens 12 years old and up will be in for an exciting time at the VR simulator where they can challenge themselves in the ski simulator and stand to win prizes.

    When: Nov 21 to Dec 3, and Dec 4 to 10, 2017
    Where: J8 and Sembawang Shopping Centre
    Admission: Spend $30 to redeem a VR simulator pass, and $50 to dive down the slide
    Find out more: 
    www.junction8.com.sg, and www.sembawangsc.com.sg

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Japanese Culture
    22 / 49 An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Japanese Culture

    If junior has a fascination with Japanese culture, you must sign him up for this school holiday programme, organised by the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
    During the five-hour workshop, he will discover fascinating facts about the Land of the Rising Sun, hunt for philatelic treasures, and participate in a stamp design competition.
    He will also learn how to make a Koinobori – carp-shaped wind socks, which are flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day.

    When: Nov 22 and Dec 6, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $60 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Anime Drawings
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    What do Pokemon, Dragon Ball and One Piece have in common? These popular Japanese anime series are part of the new Anime X Stamps exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
    Chronicle their origins in over 700 stamps, which also include classics from your childhood, like Astro Boy, and Doraemon. The exhibition runs until April next year. Admission is free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents.
    If your tween can’t get enough of these cartoons, register her for the school holiday programme – An Enchanted Day with Stamps, Anime Drawings – where she will attend a drawing workshop by Jerry Hinds, president of the Association of Comic Artists.

    When: Nov 24 and Dec 1, 2017
    Where:
    Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission:
    $60 per child, for ages seven to 12
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • Warriors’ Holiday Day Camp
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    Ditch the iPads and let your kids be one with nature this school holiday. At the Warriors’ Holiday Day Camp, your tweens can look forward to a myriad of activities such as paddy planting, an outdoor cooking challenge, art and science session with plants, and a guided farm tour at Bollywood Veggies.

    When: Choose either Nov 24 or Dec 1
    Where:
    Bollywood Veggies
    Admission:
    Prices start from $90 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and tea.
    Find out more:
    www.bollywoodveggies.com

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  • Plaza Singapura
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    Fans of Robocar Poli will be delighted to know that the cast of the popular South Korean animated series will be heading to Plaza Singapura from Nov 24 to Dec 10.
    Adventure with the stars – Poli, Roy, Helly and Amber – as they go on a story escapade around the world through song and dance. They will also be celebrating the season with Christmas classics such as Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Spend $30 to redeem a Meet & Greet photo pass for a family of four.
    Besides watching the stage show, kids can join daily workshops to craft their very own Robocar Poli badges, or join in the fun at tea party sessions and get up close and personal with the cast. The tea party passes are redeemable with a minimum spend of $80.

    When: Nov 24 to Dec 10
    Where: Plaza Singapura
    Admission: Spend $30 to redeem a Meet & Greet pass for a family of four, and $80 to redeem a tea party pass
    Find out more: www.plazasingapura.com.sg

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  • Mama White Snake
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    Transport your kids back to ancient times with this holiday musical by local theatre company Wild Rice.
    Besides elaborate and stunning costumes, families can expect lots of humour, song, dance and nail-biting action as the cast (which consists of over 20 kids aged five to 12 years old) put a cheeky spin on the classic Chinese folk tale – Madam White Snake.

    When: Various dates from Nov 24 to Dec 16, 2017
    Where:
    Drama Centre Theatre
    Admission:
    Tickets start from $45
    Find out more:
    https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cmama1217

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  • Blue-zilian carnival
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    Fly by the Jurong Bird Park this school holidays and let your little ones get up close and personal with its kaleidoscope of birds.
    Kids will have great fun participating in a myriad of activities such as face painting and movie under the stars, which will show the animated film, Rio.
    You can also sign them up for the I’m a Blue Macaw Keeper! workshop, where they will get up close and personal with these parrots, while preparing their food and learning how to care for them. This programme is suitable for kids aged four to eight years old, and they must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up at estore.wrs.com.sg from Nov 6.

    When: Various dates from Nov 25 to Dec 31, 2017
    Where: Jurong Bird Park
    Admission: $19 per child (ages three to 12 years old), and $29 per adult
    Find out more:
    http://www.birdpark.com.sg/index.html

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • Let's Play carnival
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    Take your kids down for an afternoon of fun at Ikea on Nov 25 and 26.
    At its Let’s Play carnival, your little ones will have a great time at the various game stations, which includes the Jungle Ring Toss, Rainforest finger-painting, GIF photobooth and more.
    Don’t forget to get a Play card (each parent-child pair is entitled to one card) and be rewarded with stamps when you play the games.
    Collect 6 stamps to exchange for an ice cream and hot dog set, or 12 stamps for an ice cream and hot dog set and a special Play kit.
    There will also be other activities such as storytelling and balloon sculpting.

    When: Nov 25 to 26, 2017, from 11am to 5pm daily
    Where: Ikea Tampines and Ikea Alexandra
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.ikea.com

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  • Sleep with the Manatees at River Safari
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    Fancy spending a night with the Manatees? Then this overnight camp at the River Safari is a must.
    Families will enjoy an unparalleled view of these sea cows as they spend a night in their pitched tents at the air-conditioned Amazon Flooded Forest.
    There will also be a behind-the-scenes tour where participants will get to prepare food and feed one of the world’s largest freshwater fish – the arapaima – as well as learn how aquarists care for the creatures.

    When: Nov 25 to 26, 2017, 4pm to 11am (next day)
    Where: River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Admission: $181.90 per child, for ages five to 12, and $214 per adult.
    Find out more: www.riversafari.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Amazing Brunei!
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    How much does your little one know about our neighbouring country, Brunei? At An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Amazing Brunei, kids will go on an interactive tour and learn more about the country’s culture, history and heritage through philately.
    She will also get to marvel at Brunei royal regalia and learn how to fold traditional head gear.

    When: Nov 27 and Dec 4, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $60 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • YMCA Singapore Superkids Camp
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    Similar to YMCA’s Superkids Mini Camp, the Superkids Camp caters to older ones aged seven to 12 but focuses more on creativity and problem solving.
    A myriad of activities such as the artist workshop, dance, and baking classes await your tween during the three-day camp.
    They will also participate in various team challenges and go on a hike to the Botanic Gardens.

    When: Nov 28 to 30, 8.30am to 4.30pm daily
    Where: Metropolitan YMCA Singapore, 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854
    Admission: Prices start from $260. The fee includes lunch and snacks
    Find out more: www.mymca.org.sg

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Exploring the Artist in You!
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    Channel your child’s inner Picasso at An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Exploring the Artist in You!, where she will get to translate her creative thoughts into art pieces.
    In the process, she will learn vital learning skills such as mindfulness, observation and concentration, which are critical to  emotional and cognitive development.

    When: Nov 28 and Dec 5, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $60 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • Frozen in Time: Time Capsules in Singapore
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    Transport your little ones back to yesteryears when you take them to Frozen in Time: Time Capsules in Singapore – a travelling exhibition by the National Heritage Board.
    Kids will not only get to see 40 unfamiliar objects and devices – such as a pager, a 35mm Rollei camera and an analog telephone – which are now obsolete, but they can also try their hand at the Super Simon game set – a machine which provides a sequence for players to repeat.
    There will also be Straits Settlement coins on display – where they can see its texture and details through attached magnifying glasses, and an art and craft activity – where they can make and take home their very own time capsule.
    The exhibition will be on display at Toa Payoh public library from now until Nov 29.

    When: Now till Nov 29, 2017        
    Where:
    Toa Payoh public library 
    Admission:
    Free
    Find out more:
    https://www.nhb.gov.sg/

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  • Overnight Adventure 
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    How many kids can say that they slept overnight in a museum? Yours can, if you sign him up for the Singapore Philatelic Museum’s Overnight Adventure. With activities ranging from an adventure race to a treasure hunt and arts and craft activities, he might not want to go home at all.

    When: Nov 30 to Dec 1, or Dec 7 to Dec 8, 2017
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $100 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes dinner, supper and breakfast.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • Universal Studios Singapore
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    You don’t have to wait till Dec 25 to start celebrating Christmas.
    Head on down to Universal Studios Singapore from Dec 1, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018 and bask in its festive atmosphere – expect twinkling lights, holiday displays and a larger-than-life Christmas tree.
    Kids will especially love the new musical production featuring Sesame Street friends, and the ‘Search for a Christmas Star’ show, which will showcase exciting performances, aerial acrobatics and a snowfall.
    Don’t forget to drop by Santa’s Workshop and go on a journey with the elves to complete all tasks at its various thematic zones.

    When: Dec 1, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018
    Where: Universal Studios Singapore
    Admission: This festive experience is included with regular paid admissions to USS. Tickets costs $72 for an adult one-day ticket (for Singapore residents only).
    Find out more: www.universalchristmas.sg

    (Photo: Resorts World Sentosa)  

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  • 3 Generation Bonding @ the Sports Hub Community Play Day
    36 / 49 3 Generation Bonding @ the Sports Hub Community Play Day

    Take the whole family down to the Sports Hub on Dec 2 and participate in the 3-generation massage workout; parrticipants can collect a free hand-held massage hammer stick. This activity is suitable for the young and young at heart.
    There will also be a myriad of activities such as the Family Adventure Race, Kpopx Anniversary Dance Off, and carnival and arcade games for families to bond over.
    Don’t forget to visit the social gifting bazaar, where you can purchase Christmas gifts while doing good at the same time.

    When: Dec 2, 2017, from 9am to 7pm
    Where:
    OCBC Square (outside Stadium Mrt Exit A)
    Find out more:
    www.sportshub.com.sg/CommunityPlayDay

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  • Sleep with the Beasts at Singapore Zoo
    37 / 49 Sleep with the Beasts at Singapore Zoo

    Who says you can’t enjoy a bonfire in Singapore? At the Sleep with the Beasts camp, families can do just that.
    Besides a host of activities such as singing, dancing and games around the campfire, participants will also go on an educational journey and learn about the key roles invertebrates play at the Spineless Wonders behind-the-scenes tour.
    And if your little one is brave enough, he can even pet a stick insect or a hissing cockroach.

    When: Dec 2 to 3, 2017, from 3.30pm to 11am (next day)
    Where: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Admission: $155.15 for kids aged five to 12, and $181.90 per adult
    Find out more: www.zoo.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • The Discover Me Multi-Activity Holiday camp
    38 / 49 The Discover Me Multi-Activity Holiday camp

    Give Junior the opportunity to find his passion at The Discover Me Multi-Activity Holiday camp.
    From its ‘Language of the Future’ workshop – which teaches kids the fundamental blocks of coding– to a ‘Life skills that Matter’ class, where children will learn about money matters and entrepreneurship, the five-day camp promises endless fun for your little ones through its range of fun and structured learning activities.
    Other highlights include building a race car, testing out science experiments, dance lessons, as well as learning how to play basketball from national players.

    When: Dec 4 to 8, 9am to 4pm daily
    Where: 81 Victoria Street (SMU)
    Admission: $635 per child, for ages five to 12. The fee includes lunch, snacks and a camp t-shit
    Find out more: www.smarter.me

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  • Bukit Panjang Plaza and Lot One Shoppers Mall
    39 / 49 Bukit Panjang Plaza and Lot One Shoppers Mall

    If your little one adores Dora the Explorer, she won’t want to miss its Christmas-themed live show at Bukit Panjang Plaza from Dec 5 to 10 and Lot One Shoppers’ Mall from Dec 12 to 17.
    Help the popular characters – Dora, Boots, Diego and Santa – as they celebrate friendship in this festive season, and get a chance to take a photo with them, too.
    They can also join in various activities such as the Dora and Friends workshop, and tea party.

    When: Dec 5 to 10, and Dec 12 to 17, 2017
    Where: Bukit Panjang Plaza and Lot One Shoppers Mall
    Admission: The Meet & Greet, workshop and tea party passes are redeemable each with a minimum spend of $30 in a maximum of three receipts.
    Find out more:www.bukitpanjangplaza.com.sg, and www.lotone.com.sg

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  • YMCA Singapore Commando Camp
    40 / 49 YMCA Singapore Commando Camp

    Bring out the little commando in your kids when you register them for the three-day two-night camp at the Metropolitan YMCA Singapore.
    Junior can expect a fun line-up of activities such as a Milo tour at Nestle, high course elements, a game of laser tag, campfire night and more.
    They will also hone their creative thinking and problem-solving skills in the process.

    When: Dec 5 to 7, 8.30am to 1pm
    Where: Metropolitan YMCA Singapore, 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854
    Admission: Prices start from $320. The fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper and snacks
    Find out more: www.mymca.org.sg

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  • Nature Keeper Camp
    41 / 49 Nature Keeper Camp

    Instill the love of nature in your kids when you sign them up for the Nature Keeper Camp, organised by the National Parks Board and Mitsubishi Corporation.
    The one-day camp aims to increase your child’s appreciation for our forests through a myriad of activities such as nature walks, indoor learning and games with nature themes.
    In the process, children will learn about the active protection and conservation of our heritage, as well.

    When: Dec 6, 2017, from 9am to 5pm
    Where: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
    Admission: $25 per child. The fee includes halal lunch, afternoon tea and all craft materials; registration closes on Nov 15, or when filled up
    Find out more: www.nparks.gov.sg/events

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  • Bedok Mall and Tampines Mall
    42 / 49 Bedok Mall and Tampines Mall

    Rock and roll with Alvin and the Chipmunkswhen they head to the malls this school holidays.
    Get up close and personal with the popular trio – Alvin, Simon and Theodore, as they present their chart-topping songs in this glam rock show. Expect lots of humour, music and fun choreography.
    Don’t forget to sign up for the Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks workshop, too, where your little ones can customise their very own photo frame. For ages five to 12 years old, and limited to the first 25 kids.
    The stars will stop by Bedok Mall from Dec 6 to 12, and Tampines Mall from Dec 14 to 19.

    When: Dec 6 to 12, and Dec 14 to 19, 2017
    Where: 
    Bedok Mall and Tampines Mall 
    Admission: 
    Spend $30 in a single receipt to redeem either a Meet & Greet or workshop pass.
    Find out more:
     www.bedokmall.com.sg, and www.tampinesmall.com.sg

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  • Paddington 2
    43 / 49 Paddington 2

    If Junior is a fan of this marmalade-loving bear, then its latest sequence is a must-watch.
    Journey with Paddington as he takes up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his beloved Aunty Lucy’s 100th birthday – a unique pop-up book. But the book gets stolen before he can save up enough to buy it. Will it be able to unmask the thief?
    Paddington 2 opens in cinemas on Dec 7.

    Related: 5 best old school playgrounds in Singapore

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  • Young Parents Fun Family cooking workshop
    44 / 49 Young Parents Fun Family cooking workshop

    If your child has a keen interest in cooking, register for the Young Parents Fun Family cooking workshop and let her make her very own lunch box.
    Parents can use this opportunity and bond with your little one (each registration entitles an adult and a child), while learning how to make various dishes such as a panda bento, chicken and potato pot pie with puff pastry bear, and steam rainbow cake.
    Each parent-child pair will also receive a goodie bag (worth more than $100), and a mystery toy (worth $50) from a Secret Santa. Breakfast will be provided.

    When: Dec 9, 2017, from 10am to 12pm
    Where: ToTT@Dunearn (Next to King Albert Park MRT)
    Admission: Free
    Find out more:
    www.youngparents.com.sg/event/young-parents-fun-family-cooking-workshop-2017/

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  • Sleep with the Night Critters at Night Safari  
    45 / 49 Sleep with the Night Critters at Night Safari  

    Take traditional camping up a notch and go glamping with your little ones at the Night Safari.
    At the Sleep with the Night Critters camp, families can tour the park’s six geographical regions in the comfort of your very own private buggy – complete with a personal guide, and participate in various wildlife activities such as elephant feeding and animal interaction sessions.
    End the day with a three-course gourmet dinner and spend the night at the nocturnal wildlife park in Singapore’s first luxurious tipi tent.

    When: Dec 9 to 10, 2017, 5pm to 10am (next day)
    Where: Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Admission: $255 for kids aged five to 12, and $300 per adult
    Find out more: www.nightsafari.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • Water Sports Centre and Splash-N-Surf
    46 / 49 Water Sports Centre and Splash-N-Surf

    If Junior loves water activities, take him down to the Water Sports Centre and rent a pedal boat, canoe, or kayak. Rental rates start from $6.40 for kids under 18 years old.
    The little ones will also have a splashing good time at Splash-N-Surf, which boasts a kids water playground, stingray half-pipe surfing facility and a Lazy River.
    This school holiday, you’ll also enjoy a free entry to the Lazy River at the Splash-N-Surf when you present the same-day boat rental receipt. The school holiday promotion will run from now till Dec 31.

    When: The school holiday promotion runs until Dec 31, 2017
    Where: Water Sports Centre and Splash-N-Surf
    Find out more: www.sportshub.com.sg/WaterSportsCentre

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  • Flying Through Time
    47 / 49 Flying Through Time

    Tiger, a noble warrior has traversed time and space from ancient Korea to modern Singapore in pursuit of Dark X – a villain who has killed his lover, Melly.
    But during the time warp, he lands himself at the MerTiger Academy where he meets the school’s cheerleading team and falls in love with one of the girls. What will happen to this time-travel love story? And will Tiger succeed in stopping Dark X from wrecking more havoc in modern day?
    Expect lots of nail-biting stunts, humour, and a dose of local flavour in this production, which features celebs like Joshua Tan and Melody Low. Recommended for kids aged four years and up.

    When: Dec 9, 2017 to Jan 21, 2018
    Where: Resorts World Theatre
    Admission: Prices start form $38. Tickets are on sale at www.sistic.com.sg or the Resorts World Theatre Box Office
    Find out more: https://tinyurl.com/flying-through-time

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  • Circus! Science Under the Big Top exhibition
    48 / 49 Circus! Science Under the Big Top exhibition

    Going to the circus is always a magical experience, but did you know that there’s a lot of science behind those breathtaking performances? Take Junior to the Circus! Science Under the Big Top exhibition and let him discover its secrets.
    Go behind the scenes and explore close to 20 circus performances – from learning the science of sword-swallowing to understanding how contortionists squeeze their bodies to fit into small spaces.

    When: Until March 18, 2018
    Where: Science Centre
    Admission: $15 per child (for ages three to 12) and $20 per adult. There’s also a family bundle at $64, which admits two adults and two kids.
    Find out more: www.science.edu.sg

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  • Malay Heritage Centre
    49 / 49 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 from 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: Till June 24, 2018
    Where:
    Malay Heritage Centre
    Find out more: http://malayheritage.org.sg/en

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