Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: February 2018

By Lynn Wee   — January 30, 2018
  • Majestic Dragon Trail
    1 / 21 Majestic Dragon Trail

    Join in the all-new Majestic Dragon Trail that takes place daily at Universal Studios Singapore. The auspicious dragon will make its way around the entire theme park and guests are invited to follow.

    When: Now till Feb 25
    Where: Resorts World Sentosa
    Admission: Usual admission fees apply.
    Find out more: Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore: Universal Studios + S.E.A Aquarium

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  • Gong Sea Fa Cai
    2 / 21 Gong Sea Fa Cai

    Over at S.E.A. Aquarium, its annual Gong Sea Fa Cai celebration returns. Here, you can catch divers in festive costumes perform dragon dance underwater, with thousands of marine creatures swimming around them.

    Keep a lookout for the real sea dragons, as well. Get your camera ready to snap lovely shots of these sea dragons, upload them on Instagram with the hashtag #gongseafacai and you can stand to win prizes.

    When: Now till Feb 28
    Where: Resorts World Sentosa
    Admission: Usual admission fees apply.
    Find out more: Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore: Universal Studios + S.E.A Aquarium

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  • Pop-ups workshop
    3 / 21 Pop-ups workshop

    Bond with Junior over a craft session when you take him to the pop-ups workshop by the Singapore Book Council.
    There, you will learn about the basic principles before making your very own Chinese New Year pop-up card as a keepsake.
    Children have to be at least 10 years old to attend.

    When: Feb 3, 2018, from 9.30am to 11.30am
    Where: Singapore Book Council training room, 90 Goodman Road, Blk E, #03-32 Singapore 439053
    Admission: $40
    Find out more: https://alap.bookcouncil.sg/

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  • Straits Family Sunday
    4 / 21 Straits Family Sunday

    Let your kids learn about the heritage and culture of the Peranakans – Straits-born people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage – when you take them to the Straits Family Sunday on Feb 4.
    Themed Tahun Baru, Baju Baru, which translates to New Year, New clothes, the little ones will have a great time learning about Peranakan traditional clothing through an interactive drama performance.
    They can also get creative and design New Year clothes for the entire family at the museum’s craft station.

    When: Feb 4, 2018, from 1pm to 5pm
    Where: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: http://peranakanmuseum.org.sg

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  • Festival at the Fort
    5 / 21 Festival at the Fort

    Take your little one to the Festival at the Fort and let him learn and appreciate the rich history of the iconic hilltop landmark in Singapore.
    Besides the guided walks around Fort Canning Park, there will also be the popular NParks concert series in the park: Rockestra concert, and various activities such as the interactive bubble show, kids craft, drama performances and movie screenings.
    Don’t forget to check out the plant sales, too.

    When: Feb 3 to 4, and 10 to 11, 2018
    Where: Fort Canning Park
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/FestivalAtTheFort

    (Photo: National Parks Board)

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  • Upcycling workshops
    6 / 21 Upcycling workshops

    Introduce a zero-waste lifestyle to your little ones when you take them to these upcycling workshops, which are organised by students from the Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information.
    From an upcycled zipper pouches workshop to the eco-enzyme class, tweens (aged seven to nine) along with their parents will not only learn about upcycling, but they can also try their hand at turning old and unwanted products into something useful.

    When: Various dates from now till Feb 10, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
    Where: Cairnhill Community Centre
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: https://www.upandawaysg.com/

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  • Camp Kido: Chinese New Year special
    7 / 21 Camp Kido: Chinese New Year special

    Take your kids to Camp Kido on Feb 11, and let them soak in the festive atmosphere.
    Your little ones can try their hand at various activities such as Chinese calligraphy – conducted by Linda Hao – and an origami workshop, where they can make their own paper-crafted dogs and oriental paper hand fans.
    There will also be a storytelling session, a gold ingot and dog hunt and other traditional festivities like dragon dance and lo hei.
    These activities are suitable for kids aged five to 10 years old.

    When: Feb 11, 2018, from 12pm to 6pm
    Where: 66 Kampong Bugis, Level 1, Singapore 338987
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/campkido

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  • Chinatown street bazaar
    8 / 21 Chinatown street bazaar

    What better place to usher in the Year of the Dog than in Chinatown? Kick things off with the street light-up from now till March 16, where thousands of homemade lanterns will put on a spectacular display of lights.
    Don’t miss the bustling annual street bazaar from now till Feb 15, where you can pick up festive goodies and accessories, and stay for the nightly stage shows at Kreta Ayer Square.

    When: Now till Feb 15
    Where: Various parts of Chinatowntime
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: http://chinatownfestivals.sg

    (Photo: Facebook/Chinatown.festivals

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  • Kidzania Singapore
    9 / 21 Kidzania Singapore

    Let the little ones celebrate Chinese New Year with these kid-friendly themed activities at Kidzania Singapore.
    Besides role-playing at the interactive city, kids can also look forward to a myriad of fun activities such as a zodiac bingo game and origami craft workshop.
    There will also be a Lunar New Year city parade and a hongbao design competition, where your child will stand to win prizes.

    When: Feb 8 to 27, 2018
    Where: Kidzania Singapore, 31 Beach View
    Admission:There’s no extra charge for this Lunar New Year event. Tickets start from $25. From now till Feb 28, visitors can purchase the 1 adult and 1 kid bundle tickets at $80. Purchase online with promo code <KZSG80> or at its ticketing counters.
    Find out more: https://kidzania.com.sg/

    (Photo: Kidzania Singapore)

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  • Mount Alvernia's Winning @ Weaning workshop
    10 / 21 Mount Alvernia's Winning @ Weaning workshop

    How do you wean your baby the right way?
    Find out at Mount Alvernia’s Winning @ Weaning workshop. Besides expert tips on introducing solids, you’ll see a demonstration of various food textures and get hands-on practice on making baby food.
    The $38 fee per couple includes a book on home cooked meals for infants as well as a weaning starter pack.
    Light refreshments will be provided.

    When: Feb 23, 2018
    Where: Mount Alvernia Hospital
    Admission: $38
    Find out more: www.mtalvernia.sg/weaning-workshop

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  • City Square Mall
    11 / 21 City Square Mall

    What better way to welcome the Year of the Dog than with the stars of Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol?
    Your little ones will have so much fun at the paw-some carnival, which boasts a myriad of outdoor carnival rides and a dog-themed inflatable. There will also be an All-Star pups photo station where kids can snap a shot with their favourite life-size characters, and a lion dance performance with Chase and Marshall.
    They can also get up close and personal with the stars for an interactive game-play session.

    When: Various dates and timings from now till Feb 25, 2018
    Where: City Square Mall
    Admission: Spend $50 to redeem a meet and greet pass
    Find out more: https://www.citysquaremall.com.sg/

    (Photo: Facebook/City Square Mall)

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  • Kiddy Craft Sundays
    12 / 21 Kiddy Craft Sundays

    Enjoy a leisurely meal with your kids when you dine at Hill Street Coffee Shop.
    Located at Marine Cove, which houses one of Singapore’s largest playgrounds at 3,500sqm, the restaurant will offer a line-up of art workshops for the little ones on the second and last Sunday of every month.
    In February, children will get to tap their creative juices with a Scratch Art workshop, where they will use a wooden stylus to draw on a special art paper and create their own masterpiece.

    When: Feb 11 and 25, 2018, from 12pm to 1.30pm
    Where: Hill Street Coffee Shop, #01-03, 1000 ECP, Singapore 449876
    Admission: The workshop is free for kid patrons aged four and above, with an accompanying adult diner.
    Find out more: www.hillstreetcoffeeshop.com.sg

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  • Saturdays @ ACM: Golden Dog
    13 / 21 Saturdays @ ACM: Golden Dog

    Take a break from your Chinese New Year visiting and take the little ones to Saturdays @ ACM, a family-friendly programme organised by the Asian Civilisations Museum.
    Kids will not only have a great time exploring the museum’s galleries and trying their hand at the various craft activities, they will also  learn more about the different zodiac animals.
    Don’t forget to catch the interactive performances and drama, and the lion-dance show, too.

    When: Feb 24, 2018, from 1pm to 5pm
    Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: http://acm.org.sg/

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  • Sentosa’s Fun-tastic Fortune
    14 / 21 Sentosa’s Fun-tastic Fortune

    Fans of Charlie Brown’s pet beagle will be excited to know that Snoopy will be visiting Singapore from now until March 4 this year.
    Walk down the Sentosa Boardwalk though to Beach Plaza and you’ll be greeted by photo-worthy installations of the star at various locations.
    Taking centrestage are two giant Snoopy sculptures – which measure 4m and 3m in height – and you can find them at the Sentosa Boardwalk and Merlion Plaza respectively. You won’t want to miss out on the meet and greet sessions, either.
    While you’re there, don’t forget to participate in the various festive activities such as penning your hopes at the Wishing Trees and trying your hand at composing a Chinese New Year tune.

    When: Now till March 4, 2018
    Where:
    Sentosa Boardwalk, Beach Plaza and Merlion Plaza Bridge
    Find out more:
    https://www.sentosa.com.sg/

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  • Stitches of Love – Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories
    15 / 21 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: Now 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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  • Circus! Science Under the Big Top exhibition
    16 / 21 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: Now till 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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  • Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition
    17 / 21 Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition

    It’s a gripping exhibition about Singapore’s history – and it’s not just for adults. Witness to War: Remembering 1942 has various interactive activities, such as exploring a makeshift air- raid shelter, and a dedicated family activity space, A Child’s Perspective, to help young ones understand the complex topic of war better.
    Plan your visit to coincide with the free storytelling sessions – which take place on various dates from now to Feb 3 2018, and let the storytellers take your little ones through the exhibition with engaging war stories. Registration is required.

    When: Now till March 25, 2018
    Where: National Museum of Singapore
    Admission: Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents
    Find out more: www.nationalmuseum.sg

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  • Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
    18 / 21 Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

    It’s billed as Singapore’s biggest carnival, and it doesn’t disappoint. The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival occupies a space larger than three football fields, and features 22 rides and attractions, as well as 29 game booths.
    One of the most Instagrammable attractions is the Star Flyer, a carousel ride that takes you 35m high and gives a 360-degree view of the Marina Bay skyline. Kids have to be at least 1.2m to go on it, but there are many other rides and games to keep the preschoolers very happy!
    Don’t worry about going hungry here. There are more than 20 food options, including burgers, pasta, satay and desserts.

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

    Read our full review here: http://www.youngparents.com.sg/family/prudential-marina-bay-carnival-what-you-can-expect-family-friendly-attraction/

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  • Treasures of the Natural World
    19 / 21 Treasures of the Natural World

    If you’ve always wanted to visit London’s Natural History museum, you won’t want to miss the Artscience museum’s latest exhibition from the famed British institution – Treasures of the Natural World.
    It boasts over 200 artefacts and specimens, and families can expect a voyage of discovery from the 18th century, through to the present day.
    There are also various interactive elements incorporated in all five themed galleries, such as the multi-sensory cabinet, and craft activities, where kids can have lots of fun while discovering objects of the natural world.

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

    Read our full review here: http://www.youngparents.com.sg/family/7-things-you-need- know-treasures-natural-world-artscience-museum/

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

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  • Madame Tussauds Singapore
    21 / 21 Madame Tussauds Singapore

    Madame Tussauds Singapore now boasts a Marvel-ous addition. Besides taking wefies with the dignitaries and celebrities – their wax figures, that is – you and your kids can also meet Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America in the new Marvel section.
    End your visit with a 10-minute animated film in the Marvel 4D cinema. It’s said to be Asia’s first and features elements such as seat vibration, water sprays and wind as you watch the superheroes battle the villains. You’ll get a glimpse of Gardens By The Bay and the Singapore Flyer in the show, too.

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

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