Head to Vivocity’s third floor from Jan 12 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.
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2 / 17 Future World: Where Art Meets ScienceLoad more
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.
Find out more www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum
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Calling all foodies and thrill-seekers! What better way to celebrate Christmas and New Year than with the type of raucous fun that only proper carnivals can provide. The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is known for its satisfying carnival thrills, exciting visual spectacles and lip-smacking snacks and treats. This year, the event returns with over 50 rides and game stalls, so even the most hardcore carnival fan will be satisfied.
Ready for a change of pace? Run along and seek out the many arts and crafts workshops led by a selection of local creators for a different but no less satisfying thrill.
Now until March 24 at Bayfront Event Space, Marina Bay. For more information, visit here.
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Your little ones will adore the fun, glamping theme of TBB Safari, Tiong Bahru Bakery’s newest branch. Situated in the same compound as Open Door Policy, it serves its signature French pastries as well as exclusive new concoctions – such as Instagrammable lattes (from $6) that even the kids can enjoy. Take a walk around the garden that grows some of the ingredients used in the dishes, and say hello to the resident bunnies, too.
Find out more www.tiongbahrubakery.com
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Get an early start on Chinese New Year festivities at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s CNY Family Fun 2019 weekend event. Join the mass hunt for God of Fortune (Cai Shen Ye), take part in CNY-themed craft and cultural workshops – including lion dancing – and enjoy family-friendly performances, too. Collect a limited edition “singing red packet” while you’re there as well.
Jan 12 and 13, 10am – 8pm at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906). Free admission, but fees apply for certain activities. Pre-register here.
Find out more http://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/.
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If you haven’t taken the kids to Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity, now’s the time to discover this lovely child-friendly educational play space and check out its Going Play-ces exhibition at the same time.
Admission is $22 for a child and an accompanying adult; additional adults pay $10 each.
Find out more www.playeum.com
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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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Stock up on Singapore labels at this sale, which features over 50 brands and deep discounts of up to 90 per cent. Bring the kids along to get their Chinese New Year outfits from Peas and Plums (pictured) and buy books from Epigram Books, while you check out fashion brands, skin care, footwear, books and other lifestyle products.
Jan 11 to 13, 11am to 7pm, National Design Centre.
Find out more https://keepers.studio/
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Now in its fourth year, Earthfest is a sustainability festival that’s both fun and educational for the whole family. Check out the over 130 stalls at Marina Barrage on Jan 20 for the latest ideas on how to cut waste, recycle and live meaningfully. There will also be kiddie activities run by Orgayana. Tickets are free from the official website below but they usually run out fast, so get yours early.
EarthFest sponsored by Singapore Press Holdings, LingZhi Vegetarian, Bio-home and BlueSG.
Jan 20 at Marina Barrage, 11am to 4.30pm
Find out more https://earthfestsingapore.com
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Watch How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World before the rest of Singapore when you buy tickets to GV Movie Club’s Family Day on Jan 26. Each $24 ticket includes entry a preview screening, entry to the Family Day event – which has a glitter tattoo activity and movie-themed crafts – a movie tattoo sheet and a kiddle popcorn combo. You also stand to win movie premiums when you buy at least 2 tickets online from now until Jan 22.
Jan 26, from 2pm at GV Suntec
Find out more https://www.gv.com.sg/GVMovieDetails#/movie/0598
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Watch a kids’ movie for only $6 and get free admission for your kid (below 90cm)? You read it right. GV is offering special prices for two movies this month: Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation on Jan 21 (it’s a Monday) and The House With A Clock In Its Walls on Jan 26. Buy two tickets to either 11am screening and get a free gift, while stocks last.
The Hotel Transylvania 3 screening is part of GV’s regular Mums & Babies programming, and even features diaper tables with wet wipes and baby lotion in the cinema.
Jan 21 and Jan 26, at all GV cinemas except Suntec.
Find out more https://www.gv.com.sg/GVMovieDetails#/movie/0600
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This year’s annual i Light Singapore event is bigger than ever, thanks to Singapore’s Bicentennial celebrations. Look for the 33 light art installations in Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park.
While you pose for #OOTDs with the fam, take part in over 20 programmes. 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.
Jan 28 to Feb 24, 7.30pm to 11pm daily with extended hours to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. General admission is free.
Find out more www.ilightsingapore.sg
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Billed as Singapore’s biggest Malay-Muslim kids event, here’s where your kid can meet his favourite cartoon characters, such as Didi & Friends, Omar & Hana and Boboiboy, and take part in fun activities. Grab deals on parenting-related products, and try popular street snacks stalls, including Coolman SG, Broti, Yummy Takoyaki, The Fab Five, O’Braim
This first-time event is organised by Rosevalley together with Little Rockets and Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah.
Jan 25-27, 10am to 10pm at Suntec Convention Centre (Halls 401/402). Free admission.
Find out more facebook.com/events/561370134379679/
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Explore the Chinese Zodiac through toys? You and your little ones can do this fun activity at the Mint Museum of Toys’ Lucky Pig! programme. First, you’ll go on a guided tour of its vintage animal toy collection and learn the stories behind each precious plaything. After that, it’s time to make your own pig toy to display in your home. Best for kids aged 5 to 12.
Jan 27, 2pm to 3.30pm, $10 (child)/$15 (Adult)
Find out more http://emint.com/