Where to go with kids in Singapore: March 2019

March 15, 2019
  • British Council seminar: Raising the Future: The Tech Generation – March 23
    1 / 36 British Council seminar: Raising the Future: The Tech Generation – March 23

    How much screen time is too much, and how do you help your kid succeed in a digital world? The British Council brings together experts from the technology and early childhood education fields to answer your pressing concerns about raising kids in a tech-driven world. This three-hour seminar will be held at Huone Clarke Quay from 2pm to 5pm. The registration fee of $15 includes tea reception and a goodie bag – plus, be among the first 50 sign-ups and receive a $30 cash voucher from Creme Maison bakery (no minimum purchase needed). Sign up here.

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  • The Safe Seat Day – March 3
    2 / 36 The Safe Seat Day – March 3

    Did you know that only 55 per cent of parents who own child car restraints use them regularly? Find out why they’re so important for your kids’ safety, and win fabulous prizes at The Safe Seat Day event. Collect goodie bags worth over $500, join a storytelling session, and listen to talks by experts from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Taxi Baby, among other activities. The event will be held at library@harbourfront from 11am to 6pm. Find out more here.

     

     

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  • Singapore Design Week – various dates
    3 / 36 Singapore Design Week – various dates

    Kids aren’t left out of this year’s Singapore Design Week. Here’s what they can do:

    Mar 8 to 10, 5pm to 10pm: Visit the Street of Clans event at Bukit Pasoh Road and explore old clan houses, make a lantern and interact with the design installations. Free.

    Mar 16, 10 am to 1pm: Join the Hassell Junior workshops as the design practice opens it doors to the public. Kids will use building blocks, craft models and more to make creative projects. Hassell Studio, 33 Tras Street, #02-01. Free, no registration needed.

    Mar 4 to 16, 10 am to 5pm (excluding Sundays): At this event helmed by Onemaker Group, kids can make a prototype Polymorph, a non-toxic, biodegradable polyester. Or, learn about programming and robotics together with your little ones. Makerspace@NDC, National Design Centre, $20 for 1 hour. Walk-in registration. Click here for more.

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  • Meshminds 2.0: ArtxTechForGood exhibition – March 7 to 17
    4 / 36 Meshminds 2.0: ArtxTechForGood exhibition – March 7 to 17

    How do you teach kids about sustainability? Start by taking them to this immersive exhibition at the ArtScience Museum. Little ones will have fun playing with over 20 multisensory art works that highlight the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Use artifical intelligence to make Duplo animals come “alive”, use augmented reality to find recycling points in Singapore, and more. Admission is free. Find out more here.

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  • Arts In Your Neighbourhood, islandwide/Tampines – March 7 to 24
    5 / 36 Arts In Your Neighbourhood, islandwide/Tampines – March 7 to 24

    National Arts Council’s Art In Your Neighbourhood is back for their 12th run and the focus is Tampines – Singapore’s third largest new town and a former rubber plantation and site to sand quarries. While most of the festivities are occurring in Tampines, such as pop-up music stage Tiger in Tampines and a roving music truck by Ding Yi company, there are activities lined up islandwide as well. For full programme information, click here.

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  • Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Celebration – March 8 to April 28
    6 / 36 Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Celebration – March 8 to April 28

    The beloved children’s TV series turns 50! Take the family to the celebrations at Universal Studios Singapore. Join the Sesame Street Birthday Blowout show, visit Big Bird’s Nest and Abby’s Fairy Garden, and meet Lily the Tiger (莉莉虎) from China. There are also community events across Singapore, including a huge inflatable installation of Elmo at Ion Orchard (pictured). The Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Celebration is included with regular admission to USS. Find out more here.

    Related: Free things to do with kids in Singapore: ultimate guide for parents

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  • Barbie flight at the Singapore Flyer – March 9 to June 30
    7 / 36 Barbie flight at the Singapore Flyer – March 9 to June 30

    Take flight, literally, with Barbie at the Singapore Flyer, which has a special themed capsule to celebrate the iconic doll’s 60th anniversary. Time your visit to catch the Observation Wheel lit up in pink at 6.30pm daily until March 21. Adults pay $69 and kids aged three to 12 pay $31; the fee includes mocktails and macarons, as well as a souvenir photo for kids while stocks last. Check timings here.

     

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  • Matilda The Musical – Feb 21 to March 10
    8 / 36 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.

    Related: Top water parks and playgrounds for kids in Singapore

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  • Gretel and Hansel – from March 13
    9 / 36 Gretel and Hansel – from March 13

    This is not the Hansel and Gretel story you know. Suzanne Lebeau’s reimagined story sees Gretel as the jealous older sister, who finds herself in the forest alone with her annoying little brother. It’s her chance to get rid of him, but she will need to get his help to survive the dangers there. Kids will learn all about sibling rivalry, family, courage and understanding in this production by the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company. Watch it on weekdays at 10am and on weekends at 11am at the KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT. Tickets start from $26 (before Sistic fee); family packages are available. Find out more here.

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  • Singapore Festival of Fun, Clarke Quay – March 14 to 24 
    10 / 36 Singapore Festival of Fun, Clarke Quay – March 14 to 24 

    Last held in 2017, this family-friendly event consists of three parts. The festival kicks off with The Street Fest, on from March 14 to 19 at the Clarke Quay Fountain Square. Expect street circus and acrobatic performances from local and foreign artists. The Nickelodeon Fiesta will take place on March 23 and 24, and kids will be thrilled with the game booths featuring themes from familiar shows like Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Squarepants. If you’re on a date night, don’t miss the International Comedy Festival on March 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, and where comedians like Imran Yusuf and Tom Green are set to take the stage. Events are free, except for the comedy shows. Get more details here.

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  • PJ Masks - Meet the Heroes: Musical Meet & Greet (March 16 to 24)
    11 / 36 PJ Masks - Meet the Heroes: Musical Meet & Greet (March 16 to 24)

    Catch PJ Masks’ first-ever Musical Meet & Greet in Singapore at City Square Mall. Take a photo with the characters when you spend at least $40 at the mall. Showtimes are 2pm and 7pm from Tuesday to Friday, and at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm on weekends.

    Between March 15 and April 14, you can also earn “Heroic Rewards” when you shop at City Square Mall. Just spend a minimum of $150* (*$250 minimum spend if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice receipts) to redeem your $5 City Square Mall voucher. This offer is limited to the first 5,000 redemptions. Find out more here.

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  • The world of tokidoki at Changi Airport! – March 15 to May 1
    12 / 36 The world of tokidoki at Changi Airport! – March 15 to May 1

    If your family loves the Tokidoki characters, now’s your chance to slide down the world’s largest Unicorno slide at the inflatable playground (for adults and kids), visit a showflat and buy exclusive merchandise (minimum spend required). Plus, come up close to SANDy and Donutella at the meet-and-greet sessions. Dine with your kids at terminals 3 and 4 and get an activity pack, too. Find out more here.

     

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  • Singapore Heritage Festival 2019 – March 15 to April 7
    13 / 36 Singapore Heritage Festival 2019 – March 15 to April 7

    The annual heritage festival takes on a Singapore Bicentennial theme this year, with celebrations across the country. Over four weekends, join the festivities, include heritage trails, tours, open houses, and performances. Take note of these venues and dates: Kampong Gelam (March 15 to 17), Bedok (March 22 to 24), Telok Blangah (March 29 to 31) and Kranji (April 6 to 7). Find out more here.

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  • Armenian Street Party: Living Peranakan – March 15 and 16
    14 / 36 Armenian Street Party: Living Peranakan – March 15 and 16

    The Peranakan Museum is throwing a street party before it closes for renovations, and you’re invited. Taste authentic Peranakan food, sign up for Nyonya-inspired craft workshops, buy unique collectibles and dance to nostalgic hits. Admission is free for the event from 6pm to 11pm on both days. Find out more here.

    Related: Cheap and fun outdoor activities for every family

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  • *Scape Radikal Forze Jam (RFJam) – March 15 to 17
    15 / 36 *Scape Radikal Forze Jam (RFJam) – March 15 to 17

    Now in its 12th year, this annual breakdancing competition and street dance festival is a must for aspiring street dancers – kids as young as 6 are welcome. Watch showcases by young dance stars, take part in dance classes, and watch intense dance battles. Tickets start from $30 for single-day admission. Find out more here.

     

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  • National Museum of Singapore: School’s Out, Play’s In! – March 16
    16 / 36 National Museum of Singapore: School’s Out, Play’s In! – March 16

    The National Museum is where you and your little ones will want to be on March 16. Check out the slew of family activities it has lined up, including a sensory play date for little ones, craft workshops where you can make your own space shuttle and more, storytelling and more. Families with primary schoolers and older kids can join the tour of the museum’s premises, or take part in an intergenerational art jamming session. Some activities require paid registration in advance. Find out more here.

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  • Artclusive@*Scape – March 16
    17 / 36 Artclusive@*Scape – March 16

    This is an art jamming session with a meaningful difference. Organised by the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, the event will see the associations’ students mingling and painting with kids from Primary 3 to Secondary 5 levels. There’s a $10 fee for materials. 1 to 4pm at Scape; slots are limited. Register here. While you’re there, make time to view the art pieces created by DAS students, too.

     

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  • World Down Syndrome Day – March 16
    18 / 36 World Down Syndrome Day – March 16

    The Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) celebrates World Down Syndrome Day at Our Tampines Hub from 8am to 3pm. The event kicks off with a community walk at 8am, but you can also join the family carnival held afterwards. Register for the walk at $20 and get an event tee and goodie bag worth $50, or buy carnival coupons at $10 a booklet and stand a chance to win in the lucky draw. Find out more here or donate to the charity here.

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  • Free Sentosa entry and Funfest (March 16 to 24)
    19 / 36 Free Sentosa entry and Funfest (March 16 to 24)

    Enter Sentosa for free to enjoy Funfest at Palawan Beach. It’s a Sanrio-themed playground of over 800 inflatables, including Gudetama, Hello Kitty and My Melody. Besides taking endless wefies, challenge yourselves at the gigantic slides and obstacle courses. End the day with a free movie screening at 7.30pm; the films change daily. Find out more here.

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  • Kidz & Heritage at Kidzania Singapore – March 16 to April 21
    20 / 36 Kidz & Heritage at Kidzania Singapore – March 16 to April 21

    Kidzania Singapore’s inaugural Kidz & Heritage event celebrates Singapore’s progress. The whole family can dress up as early settlers and get a free photo (first 50 families), and the little ones will have fun role-playing traditional jobs, going on a trivia hunt and taking part in a drawing competition. The indoor playground’s festivities continue into April, when it celebrates its third birthday with loads of activities. Find out more here.

     

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  • Passion@KampongGlam – now until March 17
    21 / 36 Passion@KampongGlam – now until March 17

    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. Find out more here.

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  • Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Super Celebration – March 20 to 24
    22 / 36 Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Super Celebration – March 20 to 24
    The annual ice-skating show gets more extravagant. Expect a bigger cast as Inside Out characters – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust – make their Disney On Ice debut in Asia. Your kids can also look forward to reliving scenes from Frozen, Moana, Finding Nemo and Toy Story. Tickets start from $25 (before booking fees). Find out more here
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  • Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at Marina Bay – now until March 25
    23 / 36 Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at Marina Bay – now until March 25

    Visit the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival before it ends its run. You’ll enjoy carnival thrills, exciting visual spectacles and lip-smacking snacks and treats across over 50 rides and game stalls. Or seek out the many arts and crafts workshops led by a selection of local creators for a different but no less satisfying thrill.  Find out more here.

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  • Earth Hour 2019 – March 29 to 31
    24 / 36 Earth Hour 2019 – March 29 to 31

    Earth Hour isn’t just about turning off the lights for a while. This year, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment will hold a three-day festival that shows you and your kids how fast we’re losing nature, and how you can make sustainable choices. Join the countdown concert on March 30, which boasts local and international acts. The festival will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza. Free admission (excludes workshops and classes). Get tickets here.

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  • Car-Free Weekend Presents Our Telok Ayer Stories and #ThrowbackSaturday – March 29 to 31  
    25 / 36 Car-Free Weekend Presents Our Telok Ayer Stories and #ThrowbackSaturday – March 29 to 31  

    Our Telok Ayer Stories Explore the heritage of Telok Ayer with your kids. Visit one of Singapore’s oldest Chinese temples, get up close to the art installations and watch performances by local acts. There’s also a street party and vintage market.

    #ThrowbackSaturday happens only on March 30, when the Civic District is transformed into an outdoor classroom. Revisit your school days with activities such as History and PE, play kampong games and watch free movies. Plus, come dressed in your school uniforms to get a 50 per cent discount on local snacks.

    Free entry but fees may apply for some activities. Find out more here.

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  • Get creative with art loops by Passionarts! – March 30
    26 / 36 Get creative with art loops by Passionarts! – March 30

    Bring the whole family down to Our Tampines Hub on March 30 for a free art loops workshop. Created from tactile materials, these rings will form a 3D installation that will be part of the Passionarts Festival 2019. The workshops aim to raise awareness of social inclusiveness for the mental-welling of everyone in a community. Find out more here.

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  • Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden, The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay – March 30 and 31
    27 / 36 Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden, The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay – March 30 and 31

    Anime and J-pop lovers are gonna love the Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden event. Celebrity cosplayers, popular anime song singers and Japanese pop culture performances are slated to appear. Not a huge fan of anime? Then head there just for the Japanese-themed food bazaar. The event is free. Check the Gardens by the Bay website for more details.

     

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  • Visit Sentosa’s Palawan Pirate Ship before it closes April 15
    28 / 36 Visit Sentosa’s Palawan Pirate Ship before it closes April 15

    Take the kids to this free water play area before it closes as part of the Palawan precinct’s refurbishment. The last day to visit is April 14, 2019. Formerly known as the Port of Lost Wonder, this is a popular water play experience that’s great fun for kids of all ages. Find out more here.

     

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  • Nestopia by Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort
    29 / 36 Nestopia by Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort

    This brand new outdoor playground has long slides, climbing obstacles, suspended bridges and more! Read our review here.

     

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  • Book a family-friendly staycay
    30 / 36 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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  • library@harbourfront
    31 / 36 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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  • Sunday brunch
    32 / 36 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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  • Register for Wenyang TCC Kids Lion Dance Training
    33 / 36 Register for Wenyang TCC Kids Lion Dance Training

    Kids as young as four years old can sign up for a 10-lesson lion dancing course at Wenyang Sports Association. Besides picking up acrobatic skills, it’s a great way for them to polish their Mandarin, learn about Chinese culture and develop discipline. Lessons will be held on Saturdays from June, but you can register from March 1. Fees are an affordable $180 at the not-for-profit association. This programme takes in kids up to 11 years old. Watch the video here and find out more here.

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  • Future World: Where Art Meets Science
    34 / 36 Future World: Where Art Meets Science

    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 here.

     

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  • Admiralty Park playground
    35 / 36 Admiralty Park playground

    With a whopping 26 slides to choose from, this is the ultimate free public playground in Singapore. But read our guide for safety tips, as not all the slides are suitable for very young kids. Plus, we tell you where to get grub nearby.

     

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  • Playeum
    36 / 36 Playeum

    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 here.

     

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