Where to go with kids in Singapore: February 2019

February 09, 2019
  • Citroen’s Lunar New Year Open House – Feb 8 – 10
    1 / 15 Citroen’s Lunar New Year Open House – Feb 8 – 10

    Visit Citroen’s Lunar New Year open house for fun activities, including ang pow origami, clay modelling, calligraphy and a family photo booth (the best photo wins a festive hamper worth $120). The first 100 visitors on Feb 8 can also redeem a Cycle & Carriage 120th anniversary fortune bag. Book a Citroen there and enjoy savings of up to $6,000, too. Registration is required; find out more here.

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  • Toybox: First Multi-brand Live Carnival in Asia — Feb 1 to 17
    2 / 15 Toybox: First Multi-brand Live Carnival in Asia — Feb 1 to 17

    This inaugural event at Sentosa’s Palawan Green features seven popular Hasbro brands such as Transformers, My Little Pony and Monopoly. The highlights are the activity zones, including Super Claw, an oversized twist on the human claw machine arcade game, and Cluedo Tudor Mansion — an escape room modelled after the popular board game. Admission is free; buy coupons for games, activities and grub on-site. Read our review here.

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  • i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition – Now until Feb 24
    3 / 15 i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition – Now until Feb 24

    This year’s annual i Light Singapore event is bigger than ever. Look for the 33 light art installations that span five hubs. While you pose for #OOTDs with the fam, take part in over 20 programmes in the different hubs. They include the first-ever Festival at the Fort @ i LightSingapore at Fort Canning Park, which will have acoustic music acts, piano showcases, roving performances, movie screenings and guided tours of the historic Fort Canning Hill.  7.30pm to 11pm daily with extended hours to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. General admission is free. Find out more here.

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  • Light to Night Festival: Traces and Echoes — Feb 1 to Feb 2
    4 / 15 Light to Night Festival: Traces and Echoes — Feb 1 to Feb 2

    Be inspired by vestiges of the past in the vicinity of Asian Civilisations Museum, this year’s Light to Night festival revisits the culturally rich history of the Civic District. From 7pm to 12am, immerse yourself in a world of wonder and serendipity with engaging interactive sculptures and artworks. Some of the features include a giant time capsule created by OH! Other Half, old shipwrecks and nostalgic games organised by Mash Up Collective and Sebastian Chun, as well as a tunnel of dreams curated by the students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. What fun! Admission is free for all programmes. Visit ACM’s website for more information.

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  • Spring Surprise — Feb 2 to 10
    5 / 15 Spring Surprise — Feb 2 to 10

    This nine-day long festive event at Gardens by the Bay includes various activities such as an LED performance of an auspicious Chinese myth titled Carps Leaping Over the Dragon’s Gate, lion dance acts by an award-winning local lion dance troupe and Spring Street — a festive bazaar that retails Chinese New Year related souvenirs, crafts and artisan handmade accessories. Programmes are free, however admission charge to the Flower Dome still applies for activities happening in there. Find out more here.


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  • River Hongbao 2019 — Feb 3 to Feb 10
    6 / 15 River Hongbao 2019 — Feb 3 to Feb 10

    Chinese New Year is not complete without a visit to The Float @ Marina Bay, where the annual River Hongbao is held. Expect fun amusement attractions — such as dodgem cars, Ferris wheel and teacup rides — as well as engaging interactive and food stalls that will be available at the carnival itself. The highlight has got to be the spectacular display of fireworks and lasers which will illuminate the Marina Bay skyline every night at various times. The best show is definitely reserved for the eve of Chinese New Year (Feb 4) where fireworks will go off at 12am for 10 minutes. Admission is free. Visit their website for more details.

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  • Ion Orchard festive activities — various dates in Feb
    7 / 15 Ion Orchard festive activities — various dates in Feb

    Take the kids to Ion Sky on level 56, which is the highest point along Orchard Road, to catch a multimedia project light show of Koi swimming through a stream of abundance amid a cherry blossom forest (free, until Feb 19). Then head to Ion Orchard’s atrium on level 1 for a lion dance and drum performance at 3.08pm (Feb 5, 6, 9, 10, 16 & 17). If you’re lucky, you’ll get some tasty festive treats from the roving God of Fortune on Feb 5 and 6 at 1.30pm as well. All activities are free. Find out more here.

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  • library@harbourfront
    8 / 15 library@harbourfront

    Head to Vivocity’s third floor to visit the brand new library@harbourfront, which boasts spectacular views. It’s the largest public library here, spanning some 3,000 sq m, and there’s something for everyone in the family. The children’s section has paper crafting activities and word puzzles, and young ones can read augmented reality books as well. Find out more here and read about other kid-friendly libraries here.

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  • Chingay 2019 — Feb 15 to Feb 16
    9 / 15 Chingay 2019 — Feb 15 to Feb 16

    The bicentennial edition of this annual street parade is themed Dreams Funtasia and highlights include a first-of-its-kind painting depicting the past, present and future of Singapore that stretches 270m long, skilled and cultural performances by diverse groups, as well as a stunning display of lights, lasers, pyrotechnics and fireworks. Tickets for Category 3 start from $28.50 for both dates. Prices for Category 1 and 2 is at $50 and $40 respectively for the 15th, and $60 and $50 for the 16th. Find out more here.

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  • Matilda The Musical — Feb 21 to March 10
    10 / 15 Matilda The Musical — Feb 21 to March 10

    If you’re a fan of Roald Dahl’s novels, be sure to catch Matilda The Musical at the Sands Theatre. This award-winning musical from Royal Shakespeare Company will bring you on an exciting journey of an extraordinary little girl (aka Matilda) who takes on life with her vivid imagination and sharp mind in order to go above her circumstances and change her own destiny. Tickets for this concert start from $68 to $712 (for Tuesdays to Thursdays) and from $68 to $792 (for Fridays to Sundays). Buy tickets from Sistic.

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  • Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, Bayfront — Feb 5, 6 & 19 
    11 / 15 Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, Bayfront — Feb 5, 6 & 19 

    The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival celebrates the Lunar New Year with a bang. A series of special performances have been planned, such as an LED lion dance performance that is happening on Feb 5 and 6 (5 to 6pm) and Feb 19 (9 to 10 pm). A God of Fortune mascot will also be roaming about the carnival grounds at those times and spreading well-wishes. If you’re spending Valentine’s Day there, watch out for the cupid mascot. Entrance to the carnival is free of charge and it will be open as per normal during the festive period (4 to 11 p.m.). The carnival itself runs until March 24. Find out more here.

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  • Sunday brunch
    12 / 15 Sunday brunch

    Enjoy a leisurely brunch buffet on Sunday while the kids enjoy the child-friendly facilities and activities at these family restaurants. Check out our guide to the best kid-friendly Sunday brunches for families here.

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  • Book a family-friendly staycay
    13 / 15 Book a family-friendly staycay

    We’ve rounded up the best staycation deals for families in Singapore. These hotels promises loads of fun activities and rooms perfect for families, so you can enjoy a short break without leaving the country. Read more here.

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  • Year of the Pig Chinatown light-up — until March 6
    14 / 15 Year of the Pig Chinatown light-up — until March 6

    This year’s Chinatown light-up has a pig-themed showcase with a towering 12m sculpture of a family of pigs atop a purse overflowing with gold coins. Make sure to catch the display of 2,688 handcrafted lanterns, which include 180  pig lanterns along the main streets of Chinatown. And don’t miss the traditional Cantonese opera performances at the newly-revamped Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre, as well as the Chinese New Year countdown party on Feb 4 (from 9.30pm) that will feature firecrackers and a fireworks display. Find out more here.

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  • Royal Plaza on Scotts art wall and donation drive — until Feb 27
    15 / 15 Royal Plaza on Scotts art wall and donation drive — until Feb 27

    Take your kids to paint a wall that depicts the story of Scotts Road and Orchard back in the 1800s and do good at the same time.  Royal Plaza on Scotts commissioned the art work,Spice of Life, as part of its bicentennial activities. Snap a wefie with the Sir Stamford Raffles statue – the first time in the Orchard area– and make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation while you’re there, too. Find out more here.


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