11 kid-friendly things to do this weekend (July 22 – 23, 2017)

By Kim Chan   — July 20, 2017
  • Maker Faire at Science Centre Singapore
    1 / 11 Maker Faire at Science Centre Singapore

    Singapore’s largest DIY festival is back this year with over 300 booths for your little ones to explore and learn in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The space is split into five different zones: the Young Makers Zone, where you and your little one can explore the cool projects from schools and other young makers; the Craft Zone, where Junior can get creative with handicrafts like origami, yarn bombing and more; the Early Childhood Zone for the really little ones aged nine and below, which has activities to get them making and tinkering; the Maker Culture Zone, where your kids can learn through a combination of Arts and Science; and of course, the Technology Zone, where kids can expect to see tech projects and tools by tech companies, hobbyists and start-ups.

    So get Junior’s creative juices flowing with this fun weekend activity. Tickets can be purchased online at a discounted price or on-site.

    When: July 22 & 23, 2017
    Time: July 22: 10am – 8pm; July 23: 10am – 6pm
    Where: Science Centre Singapore
    Admission: On-site: $8.50; online: $6.50
    Visit: www.science.edu.sg/events/Pages/MakerFaire.aspx#mfs

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  • Art for Autism: All things Singapore
    2 / 11 Art for Autism: All things Singapore

    If your family loves art, head down to The Fullerton Hotel for this unique art exhibition organised by Pathlight School. Featuring art works done by 33 students and alumni under the school’s Arts Development Programme, visitors will get to see everything uniquely Singapore through the eyes of these young artists.

    Plus, enjoy the ‘live’ drawing demonstrations as the artists showcase their passion and meticulous attention to detail.

    When: Now till Aug 30, 2017
    Time: 11am – 9pm
    Where: The Fullerton Hotel, East Garden Foyer
    Admission: Free
    Visit: www.art.autism.org.sg/exhibition/2017

    Related: 8 fun things to do with the kids in Orchard Road

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  • Sugar Rush Fair
    3 / 11 Sugar Rush Fair

    If your family has a sweet tooth then head down to The Seletar Mall for a weekend of sweet treats. Indulge in an array of desserts such as the popular ‘Torched’ Gourmet marshmallows, the Ondeh Ondeh cake jar and the Pandan Muah Chee with creative toppings, you and your little ones will be spoilt for choice.

    Spend a minimum of $10 at the fair and your little one can stand a chance to win some fun prizes at the game stalls, “Dessert Sniper” where he can shoot down dessert targets, and “Loop-A-dessert” where he throws a hoop around a dessert.

    When: Now till July 30, 2017
    Time: 11am – 9pm
    Where: The Seletar Mall
    Admission: General admission is free, but food prices may vary and games require minimum spend of $10.
    Visit: www.facebook.com/theseletarmall or www.theseletarmall.com

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  • Red Riding Hood
    4 / 11 Red Riding Hood

    Fuel your kid’s interest in Mandarin with this musical production of Red Riding Hood. Staged by Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company, this adaptation of its 2013 English show is packed with humour and original songs.

    When: Now – Sept 1, 2017
    Time: Weekdays: 10am; Weekends: 11am & 2pm
    Where: KC Arts Centre
    Tickets: prices start from $25, and are available from www.sistic.com.sg
    Visit: www.srt.com.sg/materials/186-productions/current-season/1660-red-riding-hood-mandarin.html

    Related: Back Into The Woods

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  • Escape games: Emoji Decoding
    5 / 11 Escape games: Emoji Decoding

    Spend quality time with your little one in this multi-sensory escape game this weekend. With a minimum spend of $30 at Bugis+ or Bugis Junction, you and your little one will get to enter the treasure cave and find the Genie that is trapped in the lamp at the end, by solving the writings on the wall and avoiding traps laid by the Cryptic Emoji along the way. The first 1,000 to complete the game will receive 5000 Stars(= $5 CapitaVoucher) or mall dining vouchers.

    The Escape games are part of CapitaLand’s “Decode the Emoji” campaign happening from now till Aug 13, 2017, so check out their website for other activities that you and your little one can take part in.

    When: Now till July 23, 2017
    Time: 11am – 9pm
    Where: Bugis+
    Visit: www.capitalandmallasia.com.sg/specials/shoppers/emoji/index.html

    Related: 5 reasons to visit the newly renovated Singapore Maritime Gallery

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  • Open Farm Community’s Sunset Social Market
    6 / 11 Open Farm Community’s Sunset Social Market

    The popular OFC Social Market is back for its tenth edition with a twist, taking on a sunset setting instead of its usual daytime format. Held over two days, the first ever sunset market brings you Singapore’s best artisanal bakers, gourmet grocers, small-batch producers and modern-day hawkers, all featuring dishes and snacks inspired by local tastebuds. From Chefy Bakehouse’s salted egg yolk cookies to Rojak Line’s vegan rojak, there is definitely something for everyone.

    You and your little one can also take part in some of the workshops happening at various timings throughout the day, such as the Organic Farming workshop by Edible Garden City at 3pm, or the Flower Crown making workshop by Gathered + Styled at 4pm. Pre-registration for the various workshops is required and can be done online.

    When: July 22 & 23, 2017
    Time: 3pm – 8pm; workshop: 4pm – 5pm
    Where: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
    Admission: General admission is free; workshop prices vary.
    Visit: www.tinyurl.com/OFCSunsetSocial

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  • Art Zoo Inflatable Park
    7 / 11 Art Zoo Inflatable Park

    This popular child-friendly art installation is back with its larger-than-life inflatable animals, plants and ecosystems. Your little one will have a ball of a time exploring nature through art in this interactive world.

    When: Now till July 31, 2017
    Time: 11am – 9pm daily
    Where: Resorts World Sentosa, The Bull Ring
    Admission: Adult: $10; Child: $20. One child under 24 months enters free with one full paying adult. Proof of age may be required.
    Visit: www.artzoo.sg

    Related: What you can expect at Universal Studios Singapore’s Despicable Me Breakout Party

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  • Playeum's Children's Centre for Creativity
    8 / 11 Playeum's Children's Centre for Creativity

    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: Now till Oct 29, 2017
    Time: Tues – Sun, 10am – 6pm
    Where: Block 47 Malan Road, #01-23 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
    Admission: $22 per child (inclusive of one adult); $10 for each additional adult
    Visit: www.playeum.com

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  • Singapore Restaurant Festival
    9 / 11 Singapore Restaurant Festival

    This inaugural festival, themed “Flavours of Singapore”, brings you the best of locally-inspired dishes from more than 50 restaurant brands. It’s an extension of the popular Singapore Restaurant Month. From the unique Har Jeong-flavoured Mangalista pork belly ($12) from E!ght Korean BBQ, to Italian restaurant Supply & Demand’s Maiale Oriental Pasta (from $15), inspired by bak chor mee, there plenty that foodie families can look forward to.

    DBS and POSB cardholders can also buy a dining voucher set worth $100 at a discounted price of $70. The vouchers can be used at any of the participating outlets during the festival.

    When: Now till Sept 30, 2017
    Visit: www.singaporerestaurantfestival.com for outlet listings

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  • The Artground
    10 / 11 The Artground

    Check out Singapore’s newest children’s arts centre as it conducts an array of fun programmes this weekend.

    During the opening month of July, all programmes except the Baby Space performances are free. But you must register for entry as spaces are limited.

    Find out more about The Artground in our review here.

    Where: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053
    Time: Wed – Thurs: 9.30am – 5pm; Fri – Sun & Public Holidays: 9.30am – 6pm (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
    Admission: General admission free year-round; programmes free only in July; Baby Space: $18 per baby-carer pair
    Visit: www.theartground.com.sg

    Related: Why The Artground is a magical arts playground for babies and kids

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  • Children’s Biennale 2017
    11 / 11 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: Now till Oct 8, 2017
    Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road
    Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs; $20 for foreign visitors
    Visit: www.nationalgallery.sg

    Related: Review: Dreams & Stories, Gallery Children’s Biennale

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