Where to go with kids in Singapore in November 2019

November 13, 2019
  • Line Friends, mega claw, igloo playground at JCube – Nov 15 to Jan 5
    1 / 29 Line Friends, mega claw, igloo playground at JCube – Nov 15 to Jan 5

    Even if you don’t live in the west, there’re good reasons to travel to the family-friendly JCube mall in Jurong! Not only is it home to Singapore’s only Olympic-sized ice rink, it will host the first igloo pop-up playground. This holiday season, you’d also spot Line Friends everywhere around the mall. Spend at least $30 at selected stores, including Don Don Donki which is opening on Nov 29, to exchange for a token to play the mega claw machine too.

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  • ChildAid Concert – Nov 20 and 21
    2 / 29 ChildAid Concert – Nov 20 and 21

    Now in its 15th year, ChildAid is a concert by kids, for kids – and one that your little ones will definitely enjoy.

    Tickets for its two performances at the Esplanade Theatre range from an affordable $18 to $38. The best part is, funds raised go to the The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. The latter provides recess and transport money to students from low-income families. Buy tickets here.

    (Photo: The Straits Times)

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  • Line Friends World Tour – Nov 15 to Dec 31
    3 / 29 Line Friends World Tour – Nov 15 to Dec 31

    Fans of Line Friends will be spoilt for choice as 13 Capitaland malls host South-east Asia’s largest Line Friends World tour exhibition. There are six city-themed exhibitions and cool activities such as a dual-storey outdoor snow fun house at Plaza Singapura and an igloo playground at JCube. You can also take photos with Brown and Cony at selected malls with a minimum purchase, and win prizes when you complete the digital passport. Click here for details.

     

     

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  • Christmas with We Bare Bears at City Square Mall – Nov 15 to Dec 29
    4 / 29 Christmas with We Bare Bears at City Square Mall – Nov 15 to Dec 29

    Head down to City Square Mall for all things We Bare Bears, including the world premiere of the We Bare Bears Christmas Adventure live stage show from Nov 30 to Dec 15. Meet Grizz, Pan-Pan, and Ice Bear after the show for a photo when you spend at least $40 (terms apply), jump for joy in the Bounce House inflatable (minimum spend applies), and experience “snowy” foam. Click here for details.

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  • Disney: Magic of Animation – until Mar 29, 2020
    5 / 29 Disney: Magic of Animation – until Mar 29, 2020

    Take this as your exclusive behind-the-scene tour to Disney’s animation productions, from Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie (1928, pictured), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), The Lion King (1994), to Frozen (2013) and Zootopia (2016).

    Shown in Southeast Asia for the first time, you’ll find over 500 art pieces, including original drawings, paintings, sketches and concept art curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. Among the highlights is the debut of original artworks from the highly-
    anticipated film, Frozen 2, ahead of its movie release on Nov 21. Tickets are from $12 per child aged two to 12 and senior citizen; $16 per adult. Find out more here.

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  • JCube X Spartan Kids Obstacle Pop-Up – until Nov 3
    6 / 29 JCube X Spartan Kids Obstacle Pop-Up – until Nov 3

    Run, jump, crawl and climb! Give your children a taste of the Spartan Kids signature obstacles – in air-conditioned comfort at JCube mall. They will receive a goodie bag each when they complete the obstacle course. The activity is for kids aged four to 13.

    To redeem an entry pass, exchange 1,000 Star dollars via the CapitaStar App or spend $10 in a single same-day receipt at the event area. Entry is limited to the first 50 participants on weekdays and the first 100 participants on weekends. Find out more here.

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  • Woof-a-thon 2019 – Nov 2
    7 / 29 Woof-a-thon 2019 – Nov 2

    What a sight it would be when over 200 doggies and their loving owners come together for a 2.5km Buddy Walk at Oasis Terraces in Punggol. Organised by the Singapore Heart Foundation, the event aims to encourage walking for heart health, as well as raise awareness on the cardiovascular benefits that pet ownership can bring.

    Registration for the Buddy Walk segment has closed, but you and your fur-kid can still can still look forward to other activities, including a basic health check for dogs, CPR demonstrations for both humans and canines and a dog fashion contest. Find out more here.

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  • Hope Should Not Be Rare Community Carnival – Nov 3
    8 / 29 Hope Should Not Be Rare Community Carnival – Nov 3

    Take your family to this free carnival at Punggol Town Square on Nov 3 from 8.30am to 2pm. Enjoy fun games and magic show, take a selfie with Sharity Elephant while you can also learn more about rare diseases. This carnival is organised by Mount Alvernia Hospital, in support of the Rare Disease Fund. Find out more here.

     

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  • Goodman: B-Sides – Nov 16
    9 / 29 Goodman: B-Sides – Nov 16

    Art meets nature at Goodman Arts Centre’s B-Sides festival for families, art enthusiasts and nature lovers. Artists will teach you how to make mini ceramic planting pots as well as floral glass magnets – among other free and paid workshops, activities and performance from noon to 7pm. Also, take a tour of its new community garden that is jointly tended by resident artists, tenants, and neighbouring gardeners. Find out more here.

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  • Singapore Book Bazaar – Nov 14 to 18
    10 / 29 Singapore Book Bazaar – Nov 14 to 18

    Make your way to Anchorpoint Shopping Centre for this bazaar where books for all ages are going at up to 50 per cent off. Organised by the Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA), you’ll also get to meet local author James Suresh, illustrator Gracie Chai, among others. The first 30 customers who spend at least $50 can also pick a free book over the SBPA counter at Basement 1. Find out more here.

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  • Frozen 2 movie – from Nov 21
    11 / 29 Frozen 2 movie – from Nov 21

    Why was Elsa born with magical powers? Set three years after the first film, this highly anticipated sequel sees the queen of Arendelle embark on a quest to discover the source of her ice powers and save her homeland, together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven. Opens in cinemas islandwide from Nov 21.

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  • Build The Change – Nov 21 to 28
    12 / 29 Build The Change – Nov 21 to 28

    Your kids are invited to build the future, literally, by using Lego bricks. Held at the National Design Centre, this free event is best for kids aged six to 12 and must be registered by a parent or guardian to participate. Each building session takes 1.5 to 2 hours long.

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  • i'mable Gift Market – Nov 23
    13 / 29 i'mable Gift Market – Nov 23
    SG Enable’s inaugural inclusive gift market is a great way to stock up on presents for a good cause, and teach the young ‘uns about the true meaning of the season. Besides food, apparel and home decor items made by persons with disabilities, there will be workshops, fringe activities, and the chance to buy celebrities’ preloved wardrobes, too.
    10am to 6pm at the Enabling Village. Click here for details. 
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  • Neon Lights Festival – Nov 23 and 24
    14 / 29 Neon Lights Festival – Nov 23 and 24

    Ready for a family-friendly weekend of music and fun? This festival at Fort Canning Park promises an electrifying line-up of international and local music acts, as well as art workshops and performances. Tickets are from $128 for adults and $30 for kids aged three to 12. Find out more here.

     

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  • Arctic Justice movie – from Nov 28
    15 / 29 Arctic Justice movie – from Nov 28

    Swifty the fox works in the mailroom of a package delivery service, but he’d rather be like the celebrity husky courier dogs outside. When he stumbles upon an evil plan by Otto Von Walrus, he gathers his ragtag band of friends for an epic battle. Features the voices of Jeremy Renner and Heidi Klum. Opens in cinemas islandwide from Nov 28.

     

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  • Bvlgari Fireworks Tree and new Ion Sky experience at Ion Orchard – until Jan 1, 2020
    16 / 29 Bvlgari Fireworks Tree and new Ion Sky experience at Ion Orchard – until Jan 1, 2020

    The stunning Bvlgari Fireworks Tree is this year’s ultimate Christmas photo #goals and a fitting end to Ion Orchard’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Kids will love using an app to customise the colours on the tree, too. Plus, spend at least $20 to redeem a ticket to see Ion Sky‘s new digital experience, which features Ang Ku Kueh Girl and Friends in a fun-filled food adventure across Singapore. Check out the mall’s year-end festive offerings, from foodie delights to exclusive buys. Click here for details.

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  • Kumoya x Sesame Street Cafe – until Dec 29
    17 / 29 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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  • The Curious Sky at The Artground – A Curious Place to be – until March 2020
    18 / 29 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
    19 / 29 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
    20 / 29 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
    21 / 29 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
    22 / 29 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
    23 / 29 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
    24 / 29 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
    25 / 29 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
    26 / 29 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
    27 / 29 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
    28 / 29 Have family fun for free

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

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  • Indoor playgrounds
    29 / 29 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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