Where to go with kids in Singapore in October 2019

October 03, 2019
  • Got to Move – Oct 4 to 27 (free)
    1 / 30 Got to Move – Oct 4 to 27 (free)

    If you’ve never joined in Got to Move’s fun dance workshops by the National Arts Council, do it this year because they’re all free! There are many family-friendly activities, including a parent-and-child ballet workshop, family dance games, a dance walk in Sengkang, as well as immersive dance performances.

    See the full schedule here.

    (Also read: Boys who take ballet in Singapore)

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  • Vertical dance performance by Bandaloop – Oct 4 to 6 (free)
    2 / 30 Vertical dance performance by Bandaloop – Oct 4 to 6 (free)

    Look up, and catch this awe-inspiring aerial show taking place on Ion Orchard’s iconic glass facade! This performance by Bandaloop, an American dance troupe that is a pioneer in vertical dance, is part of the mall’s 10th-anniversary celebration. At its outdoor event space at level 1, you and your kids can also look forward to some trampoline fun. Find out more here.

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  • Storytelling for kids: learn about food allergies the fun way –  Oct 12 (free)
    3 / 30 Storytelling for kids: learn about food allergies the fun way – Oct 12 (free)

    Join a free storytelling session with members of the Singapore Parents of Eczema & Allergic Kids (Speak) and teach your little ones about inclusiveness and empathy. Amanda Chan, one of the storytellers, has a kid with multiple food allergies who is isolated in school because of it. You’ll also find out about the common food allergens in a show and tell session, and there will be activity colouring sheets for some educational fun.

    2.30pm to 3.30pm at Central Public Library (Tree House). Click here for the group’s Facebook page.

     

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  • Flavours of China playground – until Oct 13 (free)
    4 / 30 Flavours of China playground – until Oct 13 (free)

    Your kids probably can’t eat mala dishes but they will definitely want to dive into this mala hotpot-inspired ball pit that is filled with cushions resembling prawns, chilli, mushrooms, cabbage and carrots. Did you spot those noodle slides, too? This free activity is part of Changi Airport’s September school holiday and Children’s Day programmes. There is also free Playstation gaming experience. Find out more here.

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  • Japan Food Matsuri – until Oct 20
    5 / 30 Japan Food Matsuri – until Oct 20

    Japan’s famous Ichiran tonkotsu-based ramen makes its debut pop-up in Singapore, as part of the Japan Food Matsuri event. Enjoy a bowl at $12; only 700 servings are available daily. Besides ramen, you can look out for omakase-style brown rice sushi, fresh produce, confectioneries and even skincare products from across Japan, including Okinawa, Hokkaido and Tokyo. Take your kids here to shop and eat. Find out more here.

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  • Last chance to visit Sentosa Merlion and Island Jamboree – until Oct 20
    6 / 30 Last chance to visit Sentosa Merlion and Island Jamboree – until Oct 20

    Visit Singapore’s tallest Merlion statue before it closes to make way for redevelopment, and enjoy the carnival activities in Sentosa’s Island Jamboree event there. From arcade game booths to interactive photo points and roving musicians, it promises to be a memorable farewell to the Singapore icon. Stay for the special edition of Sentosa Merlion Magic Lights, which take place four times nightly.

    Sentosa and discounted Merlion admission fees apply. Click here for details.

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  • Little Music Explorer concert – Oct 13
    7 / 30 Little Music Explorer concert – Oct 13

    This family-friendly concert by MacPherson Philharmonic Orchestra features kiddie favourites, including tunes from The Lion King, Moana and Aladdin movies, as well as cartoon theme songs such as My Little Pony and even Baby Shark! Look out for a special appearance by Pikachu, too.

    2pm and 4pm shows. Tickets start from $23 for adults and $20 for kids aged two to 12; infants in arms allowed with one paying adult. Click here for details.

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  • Westgate Wonderland Halloween Party – Spooktacular Voyage – Fridays to Sundays in October 
    8 / 30 Westgate Wonderland Halloween Party – Spooktacular Voyage – Fridays to Sundays in October 

    Westgate mall in Jurong East turns into a pirate-themed Halloween playground for the family. Spend $120 until the end of the month to redeem an adult-and-child ticket. Take part in exciting games like shooting at targets from a canon, hoisting flags and throwing darts.

    Fridays to Sundays in October, 6pm to 9.30pm. Click here for details.

     

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  • The Bear’s Mouth – Oct 19 & 20 (free)
    9 / 30 The Bear’s Mouth – Oct 19 & 20 (free)

    Take the kids to this extraordinary, unforgettable performance where you can watch huge illuminated bears dance with various characters in Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay. It’s part of Voilah France Singapore Festival by the French Embassy, which showcases the partnership between France and Singapore. The festival features 50 unique programmes spanning everything from culture to education.

    The Bear’s Mouth shows areat 7pm and 9pm; click here for the full list of festival programmes.

     

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  • Toys ”R” Us 35th anniverary celebrations – until Oct 28 (some free)
    10 / 30 Toys ”R” Us 35th anniverary celebrations – until Oct 28 (some free)

    Have fun with Singapore’s only Slimy Machine and nine other interactive activity stations at Toys “R” Us’ Vivocity flagship store on Oct 4. It’s also Star Wars Force Friday, with prizes for best dressed kids and related activities. The popular toy store celebrates its 35th birthday with a month of weekend activities for every kid. Click here for details.

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  • Superpark Halloween – until Oct 31
    11 / 30 Superpark Halloween – until Oct 31

    Celebrate Halloween all month long at this huge indoor playground in Suntec City. Go trick or treating after 6pm at the Halloween Zone, join the Superdressed Instagram Contest to win a free pass and watch out for the Supernatural Beings wandering around – they’ve got prizes to give out. You can also enjoy ticket promotions.

    Tickets start from $22 (6pm to 9pm on weekdays). Click here for details.

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  • Daytime Halloween Fun at Universal Studios Singapore – until Oct 31
    12 / 30 Daytime Halloween Fun at Universal Studios Singapore – until Oct 31

    Halloween at Universal Studios Singapore isn’t all about scares and gore; it’s also about fun trick-or-treat! If your kids are below the age recommendation of 13 for its popular Halloween Horror Nights, make a date with the Minion Monsters and the Sesame Street gang in the run-up to Halloween. Watch our video and get the details of the family-friendly party here.

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  • Rhododendron Radiance floral display at Gardens by the Bay – until Oct 28
    13 / 30 Rhododendron Radiance floral display at Gardens by the Bay – until Oct 28

    Spot Gardens by the Bay’s cute bear mascots at the Rhododendron Radiance floral display in the Flower Dome, which showcases these beautiful plants from New Zealand. The bears will be camping, fishing, trying a zip-line and going on a hot air balloon ride – all activities you can do in New Zealand’s national parks.

    Usual admission charges to the conservatories apply. Find out more here.

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  • Changi Experience Studio child ticket discounts – until Oct 31
    14 / 30 Changi Experience Studio child ticket discounts – until Oct 31

    If you’re heading to Jewel Changi Airport, don’t miss Changi Experience Studio, a fun digital attraction that’s great for kids (watch our video here). To celebrate Children’s Day, child tickets half off for the month of October – but only when you buy a Children’s Day promo bundle at $26 for one adult and one child (usually $32 for residents), or $32 for one adult and two kids (usually $45).

    Find out more here.

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  • Westgate Wonderland Halloween Party – Spooktacular Voyage – select nights till Oct 31
    15 / 30 Westgate Wonderland Halloween Party – Spooktacular Voyage – select nights till Oct 31

    Enjoy Halloween fun at Singapore’s largest thematic outdoor playground in a mall. Join Captain Hank and his crew on exciting missions and beat the Grim Reaper to locate the prized treasures. Exclusively on Oct 31, kids can look forward to go trick-or-treating at over 20 participating stores and fill up their goodie bag with sweets.

    To redeem a ticket to the party, spend $120 within the mall between Sept 27 and Oct 31. Each ticket allows for entry of two persons – one child (12 years old and below) and one adult (parent/guardian). Find out more here.

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  • SpookyTown 2: The Masquerade Hunt – select nights from Oct 25 to Nov 9
    16 / 30 SpookyTown 2: The Masquerade Hunt – select nights from Oct 25 to Nov 9

    Kidzania Singapore’s family-friendly Halloween night event is back for its second year. Gather your kids to look for clues inside Mayor Fabiola’s mansion, craft their Masquerade Masks, take photos at the Whimsical Garden, play carnival games and more. Tickets are at $43 (advanced purchase until 11.59pm on day before selected date) and $48 (on-site purchase). Find out more here.

     

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  • Kumoya x Sesame Street Cafe – until Dec 29
    17 / 30 Kumoya x Sesame Street Cafe – until Dec 29

    Kumoya Cafe changes its theme every three months or so, and this time, it’s transformed into a Sesame Street-lover’s dream. Treat the family to a Sesame Street-inspired menu curated by the Kumoya kitchen team and food artist Shirley Wong – watch our video here.

     

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  • L’Espresso English Afternoon Tea Buffet Promotion in collaboration with Breast Cancer Foundation – until Oct 31
    18 / 30 L’Espresso English Afternoon Tea Buffet Promotion in collaboration with Breast Cancer Foundation – until Oct 31

    Indulge in L’Espresso’s popular English Afternoon Tea Buffet with your mummy friends for a good cause. In October, the buffet sports a pink theme, in line with Breast Cancer Month, including the signature chocolate foundation, which turns a beautiful blush hue. The cafe will give diners a $2 pink ribbon pin – the breast cancer awareness symbol – and Goodwood Park Hotel will donate the equivalent value of all pins given out during the month to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

    Prices start from $48++ for adults with two servings of coffee or tea on weekdays, while kids aged six to 11 pay $29++. Click here for details. 

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  • The Curious Sky at The Artground – A Curious Place to be – until March 2020
    19 / 30 The Curious Sky at The Artground – A Curious Place to be – until March 2020

    This free indoor play space has a new installation that’s sure to be a hit with kids from newborns to age 12. Titled The Curious Sky, it’s a multisensory arts experience that teaches kids about science concepts like the water cycle and weather. Watch our video review here for more details.

     

     

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  • Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019: Embracing Wonder – until Dec 29
    20 / 30 Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019: Embracing Wonder – until Dec 29

    With the theme, Embracing Wonder, you can be sure that the 11 artworks and displays at this year’s Gallery Children’s Biennale will be nothing short of magical during the June school holidays 2019. There’s Stardust: Soaring Through the Sky’s Embrace, where you cross a 16-metre bridge and peer down into what looks like an endless rock formation that glimmers and glows. In Every World, where you enter five frosted domes made of paper cut-outs to experience the magic of five different landscapes, including underwater, underground and English and tropical gardens. And in The Other Wall, you enter two traditional Burmese homes plated entirely in gold and get a rare glimpse into a typical Burmese childhood. It’ll be a lovely afternoon of discovery, creativity and exploration for both you and your little one. General admission applies. Click here for details.

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  • Jewel Changi Airport
    21 / 30 Jewel Changi Airport

    With over 280 shops and food and beverage outlets across 10 levels, Jewel Changi Airport is the hot hangout for all Singaporeans. Look out for a host of brands new to Singapore, including a Pokemon Centre Singapore, American burger joint Shake Shack,  the return of A&W. Not forgetting the awesome Canopy Park attraction. Click here for our ultimate guide to family activities, shops, dining and more.

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  • Enjoy a kid-friendly staycation
    22 / 30 Enjoy a kid-friendly staycation

    Young Parents‘ staycation video series takes you inside some of the most amazing kid-friendly staycations in Singapore, so you can book the right one for your fam. Watch the video series here.

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  • Visit an amazing HDB playground
    23 / 30 Visit an amazing HDB playground

    Watch our video series on six amazing HDB playgrounds that have been designed to reflect the heritage of the estate. They’re so much fun!

     

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  • Admiralty Park playground
    24 / 30 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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  • library@harbourfront
    25 / 30 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.

    (Also read:Cheap and fun outdoor activities for every family)

     

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  • Sunday brunch
    26 / 30 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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  • Visit a farm
    27 / 30 Visit a farm

    Singapore may be an urban metropolis, but there are a surprising number of vegetable and animal farms you can visit with the kids here. Find out more in our guide here.

     

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  • Nature Playgarden at Hortpark
    28 / 30 Nature Playgarden at Hortpark

    This free outdoor playground is fabulous for preschoolers from three to six years old. Designed with natural material, it offers nine play features for kids to engage with nature in a fun, free and unconstrained way. Find out more here.

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  • Have family fun for free
    29 / 30 Have family fun for free

    Check out our guide to free fun for the family, all year long!

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  • Indoor playgrounds
    30 / 30 Indoor playgrounds

    When it’s too hot or too wet to play outdoors, your best bet is a fun indoor playground that will entertain the kids for hours. Read our guide to the best ones in Singapore here.

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