10 kid-friendly things to do this weekend (Aug 5-6, 2017)

By Kim Chan   — August 03, 2017
  • ScienceArts
    1 / 10 ScienceArts

    See Singapore’s skyline like you’ve never before – Kaleidoscope Singapore is an interactive paper quilling artwork using lights, motion and 3D effects. It’s one of 10 installations bringing together the concepts of science and arts. The exhibition is curated to celebrate PassionArts Festival, Science Centre Singapore’s 40th anniversary and National Day.There will also be art workshops, such as Tumadi traditional batik painting, coaster designing, dim sum basket painting, paper quilling and Pongal pot painting.

    When: Aug 5 – 25, 2017
    Time: 10am – 6pm
    Where: Science Centre Singapore, Annexe Hall
    Admission: Free
    Visit: www.science.edu.sg/exhibitions/Pages/ScienceArts.aspx

    Related: Review: Professor Crackitt’s laboratory mirror maze at Science Centre


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  • Singapasar
    2 / 10 Singapasar

    Shop for all things locally designed or made at this three-day event, featuring apparels, accessories and even furniture. Many of the vendors, including Miniature Asian Chef and WhenIwasfour, will be launching new merchandise. There will be food and beverage stalls, as well.

    When: Aug 4 – 6, 2017
    Time: Aug 4: 4pm – 9pm; Aug 5 and 6: 11am – 9pm
    Where: National Design Centre, Atrium & Design Gallery 1
    Visit: www.singapasar.sg

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  • NS50 sports festival 
    3 / 10 NS50 sports festival 

    Dads, have you always wanted to show your kids what your basic military training days were like? Here, they can try out a National Service-inspired obstacle course, featuring six stations: the Low Wall, SCDF Ladder, Swing Bar, Tyre Flip, Dodge the Crowd and Flying Fox. They will have to make their way through the course with a Singapore flag in hand. Songs from the NS50 music album, We’ll Carry On, will also be performed live at this sports festival, where you can also take part in Zumba and other workouts.

    When: Aug 5 and 6, 2017
    Time: 9am – 9pm
    Where: Toa Payoh Hub atrium
    Admission: Free
    Visit: www.myactivesg.com/getactivesingapore/ns50


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  • PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate! National Day 2017
    4 / 10 PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate! National Day 2017

    Back for its sixth edition, this family carnival features four dedicated zones Play, Learn, Eat and Bond, as well as three thematic villages Music, Sports and Tech. At the Sports village, your kids can have fun on the trampoline and play floorball on wheels. There are also handicraft workshops and game booths that you can take part with your kids at the Bond zone.

    When: Aug 4 – 6, 2017
    Time: 12pm – 9pm
    Where: Singapore Expo Hall 5
    Admission: Entrance is free. Carnival coupons come in $5 denominations and can be purchased on-site or pre-purchased online
    Visit: www.playlah.sg

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  • NS50 Families for Life Picnic
    5 / 10 NS50 Families for Life Picnic

    The little ones will get to put on Singapore Armed Forces uniforms – and have their faces painted in camouflage. How’s that for your kid’s #ootd post for the day? So hold your family picnic here. Bring your own food or keep a look out for the mobile cafe.

    Children can also look forward to pedal boat rides, bouncy castles and marksmanship training practice, as well as join a guided coach tour to see the Safti and Pasir Laba Camp.

    When: Aug 5, 2017
    Time: 3pm – 9.30pm
    Where: Singapore Discovery Centre
    Admission: Free (food, beverages and the XD Ride activity are chargeable)
    Visit: www.familiesforlife.sg

    Related: The best National Day 2017 food promotions for families


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  • Red Riding Hood
    6 / 10 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

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  • The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio
    7 / 10 The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

    The classic tale of the puppet with a nose that grew is making its way onto the stage. Ideal for children from age five, The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio by Act 3 International will run daily from July 25 to Aug 6 at the Drama Centre. The performance presents a great opportunity to teach your young ones valuable lessons about honesty. Tickets, at $28 for child or adult on weekdays, and $38 on weekends, are available from www.sistic.com.sg.

    Visit: www.act3international.com.sg


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  • SG Mass Latch On
    8 / 10 SG Mass Latch On

    Calling all breastfeeding mums: Come meet fellow mothers, share your experiences and nurse together. This annual event is organised by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. The finalists of the Healthy Breastfed Baby Contest will also be crowned here. While you’re here, take part in stage activities and stand a chance to win attractive prizes.

    When: Aug 5, 2017
    Where: United Square Shopping Mall, basement 1 atrium
    Time: 11am – 4pm
    Admission: Free
    Visit: www.facebook.com/KKH.SG

    Related: 7 things you should not say to a new mum struggling to breastfeed


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  • Open Homes
    9 / 10 Open Homes

    Over 30 homes will transform into “living room theatres” as part of this year’s Singapore International Festival of Arts. From tales of the Bhori Tribe in Bedok, to understanding life on an airbase in the US in East Coast, every family’s story is different. Titled Open Homes, this art event spans three weekends from Aug 5. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Note that some houses have pets.

    Visit: www.tinyurl.com/OpenHomesSG


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  • Tanjong Pagar Centre
    10 / 10 Tanjong Pagar Centre

    Explore the many eateries at this building. While you’re here, let the kids sign up for the free dough dessert making session. Each session is limited to 30 kids on a first-come-first-serve basis. The little ones can also enjoy some colouring, watch cartoon shows and have fun in the ball pit.

    When: Aug 5, 2017
    Time: Craft dough dessert making: 12pm – 2pm; ball pit: 12pm – 8pm
    Where: Tanjong Pagar Centre, basement 2 atrium
    Admission: Free
    Visit: www.tanjongpagarcentre.com.sg/small-bites-explosive-flavours

    Related: 7 reasons to visit The Artground children’s arts centre

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