Where to go with your kids in Singapore: October 2018

By Mary Lim   — September 25, 2018
  • Repton Schoolhouse Singapore open house
    1 / 17 Repton Schoolhouse Singapore open house

    Visit Repton Schoolhouse Singapore’s open house on Oct 26 and 27 for a day of enriching activities, including Chinese language appreciation, English language appreciation, poetry, theatre and problem solving.

    You’ll also learn more about how the school – which has over 450 years of history in the UK – combines the best of the British and Singapore education systems in its curriculum. The first 100 enrolments will enjoy a waiver of registration fees worth $538 and a special Repton jigsaw puzzle.

    Oct 26 and 27 (9am-5pm), 321, Alexandra Central Road, #03-11 Alexandra Central

    Find out more www.repton.com.sg

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  • Spooky Seas
    2 / 17 Spooky Seas

    Take your kids to the SEA Aquarium to meet an intriguing quartet – vampire fish, bumphead parrotfish, elephant fish and paddlefish! Part of the attraction’s Halloween celebrations, it includes a scavenger hunt where younger guests can discover more about the quirky inhabitants of the aquarium and mimic their behaviours at interactive stations. Singapore residents enjoy discounts on bundled packages.

    Until October 28.

    Find out more www.rwsentosa.com/seaa

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  • Sunflower Surprise Floral Display
    3 / 17 Sunflower Surprise Floral Display

    If a stalk of sunflower can put a smile on your face, imagine what more than 16,000 of them can do to lift your spirits! You won’t want to miss the brand new floral display, Sunflower Surprise, which features more than 50 varieties of sunflowers. Themed after The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, your children can try to spot Dorothy and her friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion from the classic tale. Usual admission charge applies.

    August 31 – October 21, Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay.

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

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  • KidsSTOP: One Kind of Science Musical
    4 / 17 KidsSTOP: One Kind of Science Musical

    Co-presented by the Science Centre Singapore and the Singapore Kindness Movement, this musical attempts to explain kindness through science. Packed with entertaining songs, dance and lights, it encourages kids to think kind, do kind and be kind. Recommended for age 8 and below. Tickets at $25 (excludes admission to Science Centre, KidsSTOP booking fee).

    September 28 to October 6, Science Centre.

    Find out more https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cscience1018

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  • Children’s Day Promotion
    5 / 17 Children’s Day Promotion

    Make this Children’s Day extra-memorable for the youngsters with a host of scintillating activities at Snow City. Besides interactive Arctic exhibitions, it also features life-sized snow sculptures and an exciting 60-m-long slide. Free admission for children aged 3 to 12 during the promotion, while tickets for Singaporean adults start at $15.

    October 5 to 7, Snow City.

    Find out more http://www.snowcity.com.sg/


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  • Pat’s Schoolhouse Music Festival
    6 / 17 Pat’s Schoolhouse Music Festival

    Pat’s Schoolhouse advocates music as key to developing a child’s emotional, social and motor skills. Drop in for a day of singing and dancing, and check out a host of fringe activities such as face-painting, balloon sculpture and a photo booth to take funny family snaps. Admission is free. Grab your Festival booklet for food and game outlets at the entrance.

    October 6, Marina Barrage.

    Find out more https://patschoolhouse.com/music-festival/

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  • Archifest 2018
    7 / 17 Archifest 2018

    This year’s theme Design For Life is portrayed through three sub-categories of People, Time and Environment. To please younger ones are activities such as Kidsbuild: Powered by Dream Builder Studio, which features a mega-city installation to help promote public participation in urban design, city planning and heritage preservation.

    Until October 7, Great Hall, Millenia Walk.

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

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  • Got To Move 2018
    8 / 17 Got To Move 2018

    Singapore’s nationwide dance movement returns with an even bigger programme, many of which offer family-friendly fun. Check out Parent & Child Ballet Pax De Deux, organised by the Singapore Ballet Academy. Besides learning the basics of classical ballet partnering, you also get to redesign t-shirts into costumes. Don’t miss, too, I Can Dance To Keith Haring, organised by Moving Arts. It redefines arts appreciation by combining pop art and hip-hop.

    October 12 to 28.

    Find out more www.nac.gov.sg/GotToMoveSG

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  • Pinkfong & Baby Shark Live Meet & Greet
    9 / 17 Pinkfong & Baby Shark Live Meet & Greet

    Come meet the adorable duo during their performance and photo-taking session. Find out how to score photo passes and tickets to their live musical that happens until October 14.

    October 6 & 7, Level 1 Atrium, J Cube.

    Find out more

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  • Academie of Stars
    10 / 17 Academie of Stars

    The talent school celebrates its official opening on Children’s Day with a series of exhilarating activities. Pop in and help set the Singapore record for The Largest Human Formation of A Star, which aims to feature more than 1,000 participants across all age groups and all walks of life. Académie of Stars is also donating $1 to Club Rainbow’s Talent Fund for every participant of this project. Sign up at here.

    October 6, The Yards, 408 Joo Chiat Place.

    Find out more www.academieofstars.com

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  • ECDA Early Childhood Conference 2018
    11 / 17 ECDA Early Childhood Conference 2018

    Themed Nurturing Young Minds: Building Strong Foundations, this year’s edition sees early childhood educators gather to explore latest research on brain and holistic development and strategies to maximise kids’ potential. In addition to acquiring tips and ideas on inculcating values, expect plenty of fun withs over 20 hands-on and interactive activities, from getting up-close with marine creatures to treasure-hunting! Free admission.

    October 5 & 6, 8.30am to 5.15pm, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4.

    Find out more https://ecc2018.sg/exhibition/

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  • A Halloween Treat
    12 / 17 A Halloween Treat

    Get ready for a spook-tacular evening! Decorate your own pumpkin bucket, shout “Trick or Treat” for delicious candies, or try to get a wefie with Dracula. Tuck into the Halloween exclusive eats at restaurants such as Sabio by the Sea, Teapas Bar & Grill.

    October 27, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove.

    Find out more www.quaysideisle.com

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  • Singapore River Festival 2018
    13 / 17 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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  • Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Light-up
    14 / 17 Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Light-up

    This year’s street lights focus on the stories of the early Chinese immigrants in Chinatown and how they have contributed to Singapore’s nation building.

    The main centrepiece is a huge Chinese junk ship and 168 sculptured lanterns of the different vocation of the early Chinese immigrants, particularly the Samsui Women, Coolies, Street Hawkers and Rickshaw riders, which will be showcase along the divider between Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road.

    Look out for beautiful paper accordion lanterns in vibrant shades of red, pink, yellow and orange that line the main streets of Chinatown along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Seng Street and South Bridge Road.

    September 8 to October 8.

    Find out more 6222-3597

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  • Tanjong Pagar Centre
    15 / 17 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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  • Halloween Craft Workshop
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    Have fun at series of handicraft workshops organised by White Sands mall, where families can learn how to make their own Halloween decorations.

    September 29 & October 6, Pasir Ris Public Library.

    Find out more http://www.whitesands.com.sg/

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  • Baby Space
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    Baby Space is a multi-sensory installation designed for pre-walking babies. Melding together contemporary dance, music and visual art, it encourages babies to interact with the dancers and explore the installation in their own unique ways. Tickets at $28 for 1 pre-walking child and 1 accompanying carer.

    October 20 & 21; 26-28, and November 3 & 4, The Artground (Whitebox), Goodman Arts Centre.

    Find out more https://theartground.com.sg/event/baby-space-oct-nov-2018/

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