Where to go with your kids in Singapore: November 2018

By Mary Lim   — November 13, 2018
  • Future World: Where Art Meets Science
    1 / 32 Future World: Where Art Meets Science

    Kids will love the new artworks at Singapore’s largest digital art exhibition. The Nature gallery has been rebuilt from scratch to accommodate stunning interactive installations such as a six-metre-high “waterfall”, where the water’s direction changes at the slightest touch of your hand. What a fun way to learn about biodiversity! A family ticket for two adults and two kids costs $54.

    ArtScience Museum.

    Find out more www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum

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  • Singapore River Festival 2018
    2 / 32 Singapore River Festival 2018

    Celebrate the heritage, people and places that make up Singapore’s most famous waters. Stretched across Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay are festivities galore, led by a month-long LAH (“Local at Heart”) Bazaar that peddles uniquely Singaporean products. It’s also the first-ever cashless marketplace! Other highlights include Sky Aquarium @ Boat Quay, where a synchronised LED kite display of kites, lights and lasers illuminate the river skyline.

    October 16 to November 11.

    Find out more http://www.srf.sg/

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  • Dreamworks Find The Fun!
    3 / 32 Dreamworks Find The Fun!

    Poppy and Branch from popular Dreamworks animated series Trolls: The Beat Goes On! are dropping in so don’t miss their meet-and-greet sessions at the Find The Fun party. Don’t forget to catch the free screenings of other Dreamworks shows Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters and Dragons: Race to the Edge, too.

    November 12-18, Level 2 Atrium, Junction 8.

    Find out more https://www.capitaland.com/sg/malls/junction8/en.html

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  • Nadam by Little Creatures
    4 / 32 Nadam by Little Creatures

    This immersive performance is inspired by the Chinese philosophies of Heaven, Earth and Man as well as Eight Tones, seeks to develop children’s awareness of diverse cultures in the world and develop values such as respect and empathy for others. There are three segments, including Man, where performers encourage babies to communicate by improvising their voices.

    November 16 & 18,  The Artground, Whitebox, Goodman Arts Centre. 

    Find out more https://nadam.peatix.com/?lang=en-sg

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  • Singapore Writers Festival
    5 / 32 Singapore Writers Festival

    Look forward to a line-up of family-friendly activities such as reading and storytelling sessions, writing and craft workshops, and educational experiences at this year’s Singapore Writers Festival.

    November 2-11.

    Find out more www.singaporewritersfestival.com

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  • Arts In Your Neighbourhood
    6 / 32 Arts In Your Neighbourhood

    Leading the fun-filled family-friendly arts programmes is Musical Notes by French troupe Compagnie des Quidams. Three quirky black and white characters on stilts will lead audiences in their musical fantasies as they dance along to different melodies. Arts in Your Neighbourhood brings together different experiences across music, dance, theatre and visual arts to cater to different ages in the community.

    November 8-25.

    Find out more http://artsforall.sg

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  • Tanjong Pagar Centre
    7 / 32 Tanjong Pagar Centre

    Look out for interactive art installations that evoke spontaneity and creativity at Rolling@TAG (The Artground), where kids aged 12 and below can discover their own expressions of “play” and hone their motor skills.

    The art installations include Wave Structure, Climbing Dome, Big Slide, Mini Platform and Mini Tunnel. Filled with slopes, surface and tunnels, children can enjoy an exciting play experience as they climb through, over and under freely.

    Until 30 November, Tanjong Pagar Centre.

    Find out more https://theartground.com.sg/

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  • Animal Farm
    8 / 32 Animal Farm

    Four legs good, two legs bad! The theme of bullying takes centre stage in this stage production of George Orwell’s novel. It is also the first to feature the young graduates of Spur, an annual programme by Act 3 Drama Academy to nurture budding thespians. Tickets cost $15 per adult or child aged seven and up.

    November 20, Black Box, Drama Centre.

    Find out more www.act3international.com.sg


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  • The Grinch
    9 / 32 The Grinch

    How does one steal Christmas? So that he gets to enjoy some peace and quiet during the festive season, the Grinch decides to pose as Santa Claus and disrupt the celebrations. He runs into Cindy Lou, who plans to trap Santa Claus on Christmas Eve so she can thank him for helping her overworked mother. This heart-warming movie about optimism and friendship stars Benedict Cumberbatch and is based on the eponymous classic by Dr Seuss.

    November 29.

    Find out more www.grinchmovie.com

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  • Sleeping Beauty
    10 / 32 Sleeping Beauty

    You know the story: Princess Aurora is cursed to fall into a deep sleep for 100 years on her 16th birthday after pricking her finger, and must be awakened by a true love’s kiss. Presented by the Singapore Dance Theatre, this ballet production  is set to the enchanting score by Peter Tchaikovsky performed by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Tickets start from $35; concessions are available.

    December 6 to 9, Esplanade Theatre.

    Find out more www.singaporedancetheatre.com

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  • Garden Troopers
    11 / 32 Garden Troopers

    Grab your youngsters and pop in at this horticultural adventure, which is sure to enrich and engage with its exciting line-up. Work together to win a game at A Play-Date with Plants (ages five to six), or explore the link between animals and plants through a series of games and puzzles at My Outdoor Adventures (ages 10 to 12).

    Otherwise, go on a scavenger hunt and learn to create a mini garden at Green Encounters (ages seven to nine). Programmes run on various dates, with fees starting from $60; register by Nov 5.

    Find out more www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/whatson

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  • Affordable Art Fair
    12 / 32 Affordable Art Fair

    The leading showcase for affordable contemporary art returns with a fresh plethora of local, regional and international talents featuring 80 galleries. It’s an excellent opportunity to introduce your youngsters to art. Tickets cost $18; concessions are available.

    November 16 to 18, F1 Pit Building.

    Find out more www.affordableartfair.com/fairs/singapore

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  • Eiichiro Oda presents Hello, One Piece Luffy is here!
    13 / 32 Eiichiro Oda presents Hello, One Piece Luffy is here!

    One Piece is a Japanese manga adventure written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It is a story about Luffy, who forms the Straw Hat Pirates with his friends and embarks on an adventure to become the Pirate King by finding the mysterious treasure known as “One Piece”.

    This exhibition is headlined by a replica of Oda’s desk, and a virtual reality experience of Oda at work. It introduces Oda’s art to both fans of One Piece and anyone who is keen to discover more about this colourful world.

    November 27 to January 1, 2019, Maritime Experiential Museum at Resorts World Sentosa.

    Find out more www.rwsentosa.com/onepiece


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  • Passion@KampongGlam
    14 / 32 Passion@KampongGlam

    Passion@KampongGlam is a weekend series of experiences dedicated to bringing out the district’s best through a carefully curated programme of food, music and cultural activities designed to appeal to both young and old.

    Activities take place from Friday to Sunday, from 4pm to 6pm, on a stage in front of the Singapore Visitor Centre on Bussorah Street. Kids will be especially delighted with games and cultural performances on Sunday.

    Until March 17, 2019.

    Find out more www.passionATkampongglam.com.sg

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  • River Lockdown
    15 / 32 River Lockdown

    An ancient board game has been discovered at River Safari. Play the role of an adventurer stuck in time and come face-to-face with fearsome river creatures as you attempt to escape in this exciting game quest. Designed for the family, adventurers can form groups of up to six participants to solve puzzles to escape.

    November 17 & 18.

    Find out more http://riverlockdown171118.peatix.com

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  • Music Tells A Story
    16 / 32 Music Tells A Story

    Filipino conductor-arranger Gerard Salonga leads the SSO for Concert for Children, a musical showcase that seeks to teach kids to listen out for themes that represent characters and events in a musical story or picture. Suitable for kids aged from 4 to 14.

    November 10 & 11, Victoria Concert Hall.

    Find out more www.sistic.com.sg

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  • Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint Marc – An Evening Of Disney Delights And Season’s Greetings
    17 / 32 Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint Marc – An Evening Of Disney Delights And Season’s Greetings

    Enjoy an evening of delightful Disney tunes and catchy Christmas carols sung by the angelic voices of The Saint Marc Children’s Choir. Younger ones will be excited by songs such as When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio) and Let It Go (Frozen). And since the choir is singing in French, kids will be exposed to foreign language.

    November 20 & 21, Victoria Concert Hall.

    Find out more www.sistic.com.sg

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  • Horsin’ Around
    18 / 32 Horsin’ Around

    Always wanted to get up close and personal with a magnificent stallion? The opportunity is here. Snap a photo, get up close and feed the horse only at United Square! Kids also get to decorate their own horseshoe! Counters will be placed to sell feed and provide craft materials at a token value, in support of Riding for the Disabled Association Singapore (RDA). All proceeds will go to RDA.

    November 25, Level 1 Roundabout Driveway.

    Find out more www.unitedsquare.com.sg

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  • World Prematurity Day
    19 / 32 World Prematurity Day

    Around the world, 15 million babies are born preterm and more than a million die as a result. As part of its efforts to raise awareness of this crucial health issue, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital celebrate preemies for their strength and tenacity. Highlights include a telematch and a bubble show!

    November 10, Community Plaza@ Oasis Terraces, Punggol.

    Find out more https://www.kkh.com.sg

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  • Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum
    20 / 32 Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum

    Disney Tsum Tsum brings a touch of magic to the Christmas floral display at Gardens by the Bay. In this special “Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum” floral display, Olaf makes himself at home with a snowy landscape of poinsettias, Christmas berries and holly, while Dumbo takes flight with a sled full of presents. Admission charges to Flower Dome apply.

    November 2 to January 6, 2019.

    Find out more www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

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  • Celebrate Christmas with Robocar Poli & Friends
    21 / 32 Celebrate Christmas with Robocar Poli & Friends

    The Robocar Poli gang comes to Marina Square (which will be transformed into Brooms Town) for Christmas. Join your favourite characters Poli, Helly, Amber, Roy, Cap, Spooky and SchoolB for a festive adventure filled with kid-friendly games, colourful bites and exciting workshops.

    November 17 -18 & 22-25,  Central Atrium, Marina Square.

    Find out more www.marinasquare.com.sg



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  • Ion Orchard
    22 / 32 Ion Orchard

    After taking in the new Disney-themed Christmas light-up along Orchard Road, take the kids to Ion Orchard, which has a gorgeous 14m-tall Cartier ferris wheel featuring its iconic red boxes. While you can’t take a ride, it’s worth queuing up for the photo booth, where you can take fun selfies and receive a free printout and e-mail copies (until Jan 1, 2019). We suggest going at night, when you can see all its 2,688 lights in their full glory.

    Stop by the adjacent Christmas Park that’s made for festive OOTDs, stay for the Ion Sparklers’ energetic dances (think The Rockettes) and other entertainment (now until Dec 25). If you love art, take the family to the mall’s Virtually Versailles digital exhibition, which brings to life the splendours of French culture and history for the first time in Singapore (until Jan 6, 2019).

    Find out more www.ionorchard.com

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  • Evening Chorus at Kranji Marshes
    23 / 32 Evening Chorus at Kranji Marshes

    Learn about different species in these marsh, woodland and grass habitats in this free tour. Participants will be guided on a 3km walk through an ecologically sensitive conservation area not usually open to the public. It is not recommended for young children without supervision.

    Dec 8, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Kranji Gate, 11 Neo Tiew Lane 2

    Registration is compulsory and visitors who turn up without first registering will be turned away. E-mail nparks_sbwr@nparks.gov.sg or call 67941401.

    Find out more  www.nparks.gov.sg

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  • The Little Prince in the Dark
    24 / 32 The Little Prince in the Dark

    As part of an ongoing exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the French classic The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), by writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a special dark room displays five sculptures depicting characters from the book. Visitors, including the visually impaired, will get a tactile experience of the story. Free for Singaporeans and PRs.

    Saturdays from Nov 17 till Dec 22; various times,Singapore Philatelic Museum

    Find out more www.spm.org.sg

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  • Yoga for kids
    25 / 32 Yoga for kids

    It’s never too early to start practicing yoga, and while you can introduce this to your kids via exercises at home and YouTube tutorials, there is nothing better than working with an experienced practitioner. Sophie at So Yoga runs kids classes at various locations and her classes are suitable for kids between 6- and 9-years-old. Best of all, they are affordably priced at $20. She also runs family yoga classes on occasion (there is one on Nov 17 at Kate Porter Yoga Studio), which is a great way to bond with the kids over a restorative practice.

    Find out more https://www.soyoga.com.sg/ orhttps://www.facebook.com/SoYogaSing

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  • Cooking classes for kids
    26 / 32 Cooking classes for kids

    Do you have a budding MasterChef in your home? Treat them to a Junior Chef cooking class at ToTT. Suitable for ages 5 to 12, ToTT runs cooking classes where parents and kids can work together in a hands-on class to cook dishes like takoyaki, Harajuku crepes, confetti cupcakes, cookies and chocolate log cakes — all things the little ones will enjoy eating too. They will learn to prepare at least three dishes per class, using the state-of-the-art tools and equipment that ToTT is famed for. The kids go home with recipe print-outs and an apron. Classes are held on weekdays and weekends, at their Century Square and Suntec outlets.

    Find out more https://tottstore.com/

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  • Help the community
    27 / 32 Help the community

    Instead of wallet-draining activities, teach your kids to spend their time giving back to society and in turn they will learn to value what they have. The month-long school holidays are a good time to explore volunteer work. The Food Bank Singapore is an organisation that collects unused and unwanted food from homes and organisations, and donates it to the needy. Get involved by adopting a bank box as a family, and collect unwanted food items from within your neighbourhood, friends and community. Food Bank also recruits junior volunteers who join the Food Bank Singapore Junior’s Club. The kids will be involved in collection and donation drives, food sorting and more. The experience and learning will be priceless.

    Find out more http://www.foodbank.sg/juniorsclub/

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  • The Yard
    28 / 32 The Yard

    To keep your hyperactive young ones actively engaged, look no further than the gymnastics camps atThe Yard. Its two locations (Dempsey and Jurong) will run five-day intensive three-hour-long camps which are a mix of fun and training across various ages. Choose from single-activity camps and multi-activity camps and expect them to dabble in gymnastics, trampoline, parkour, ninja and freestyle programmes. The camps see kids going from drills to skills, strength to strength, with continuously monitored progress and challenges. Camps run from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm. All five-day campers will receive a goody bag and a certificate of completion. From Dec 17 to 21, 2018 at $380 per child.

    Find out more https://www.theyard.sg/

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  • Our Tampines Hub
    29 / 32 Our Tampines Hub

    Every Saturday from Nov 10 to Dec 15, Our Tampines Gallery is organising tons of arty-crafty activities for the young ones. No need to register, just walk in with your kids to try your hand at making a traditional game like Five Stones, or make you own works of art with paper craft. You will be learning from seniors from the Tampines area, and they will teach you old-school games and crafts that came before today’s internet games and online world. It’ll be an insightful and fun experience for your kiddos. From 2pm to 5pm.

    Find out more https://www.ourtampineshub.sg/

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  • Mint Museum of Toys
    30 / 32 Mint Museum of Toys

    Take Grandpa and Grandma out with the kids to visit the Mint Museum of Toys’ Back in 公 Kong’s time programme on Nov 24.

    There, you’ll get to feel what it was like to be a kid growing up from the 1930s through to the 1960s – its showcase of toys and tin collectables will surely bring back sweet childhood memories for the grandparents, and your kids will enjoy bonding with them over shared stories.

    This is a special tour that takes place outside the museum’s usual hours, and curator Richard Tan will be on hand to explain the history behind the toys. Usual admission charges apply.

    Nov 24, 6.30pm to 9.30pm

    Find out more http://emint.com

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  • Kinderland open house
    31 / 32 Kinderland open house

    Visit the Kinderland chain of preschools on Nov 24 from 9am to 1pm for a morning of fun activities for the little ones, including arts and crafts, storytelling, as well as music activities that showcase its music-infused curriculum. You can also find out more about its enrolment promotion there, too.

    These are the participating childcare centres: Choa Chu Kang, Sengkang, Woodlands Civic Centre, Hougang, Ministry of National Development, Marine Parade, Pandan Valley and Ministry of Manpower, as well as its kindergarten in Serangoon.

    Find out more https://kinderland.com.sg/


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  • Family Fun at the National Museum - A Grandparents’ Day Special
    32 / 32 Family Fun at the National Museum - A Grandparents’ Day Special

    In support of Grandparents Day, all grandparents enter the National Museum for free on Nov 24 and 25 – that’s all its galleries as well as  ticketed exhibitions such as In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology. Sign up for 1.5 – 8 Sensory Playdate by Home Play Singapore, where kids from 18 months old to eight years old can bond with parents and grandparents while feeding “birds” at sensory trays and creating a play dough collage. Or be among the first 15 kids to queue for a special storytelling session by great-grandmother Eliza Quek, who will help them discover more about the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of natural history drawings. Visit its website for a full list of activities.

    Find out more https://www.nationalmuseum.sg/

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