Children’s Day 2018: What’s On in Singapore

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Children’s Day is just around the corner and for some – especially those who would have just completed the PSLE – this is an extra special weekend! If you’re racking your brains, wondering where’s good to go – look no further! We’ve sniffed around and put together this awesome list of things to do on Children’s Day 2018 and the days to follow.

Thing to Do on Children’s Day 2018


Octoburst! @ The Esplanade

Octoburst! 2018: Children’s Parade, Theatre And Dance To Celebrate Children’s DayIt’s time for Octoburst!, the Esplanade’s annual children’s festival once again!

Participate, play and get those imaginative minds fired up at the 16th edition of this three-day celebration of children! Taking place from 5 to 7 October, Octoburst! 2018 is all about inclusivity and the value of friendship and family this year.

Hands, Octoburst! 2018Expect a great line-up of activities, workshops and performances, including the inaugural Children’s Parade, where our little ones will get to march, skip or hop down the Esplanade Waterfront in a spectacular display of puppetry and music. Or have a hand in constructing a pipe maze on the Esplanade Courtyard Green, and perhaps get lucky and enjoy some Bhangra beats while you’re at it!

For a full Octoburst! programme schedule, go here.


ACT 3 Drama Academy presents ‘A Twitty Children’s Day!’

Little ones and pre-teens between 3 to 12 years of age can enjoy ‘A Twitty Children’s Day!’ at ACT 3 Drama Academy on 5 October 2018 as Roald Dahl’s most loved – and most disgusting! – story, The Twits!, is brought to life! The children will have a blast getting creative with squiggly spaghetti, glass eyeballs, big beards, and more!

Energetic two-hour workshops – designed with specific age groups in mind and taught by the experienced ACT 3 Drama Educators – will encompass role playing, physical exploration, movement and music, inspired by the classic Roald Dahl story. Make this Children’s Day Twit-terrific with ACT 3! To register for a workshop, go here.


One Kind of Science Musical

One Kind Of Science Musical: Kindness And Science Come Together In The KidsSTOP Musical
Image: Science Centre Singapore

From 28 September to 6 October, the KidsSTOP mascots and the Kindness Cubbies are heading outdoors for an adventure of a lifetime, complete with tents and camping rhymes, in One Kind of Science Musical! Enjoy 40 minutes of songs, dance, and a mystery as you learn more about simple scientific concepts about kindness and find out what happens to your brain and your heart when you decide to be kind.

Recommended for children aged 8 years and below, KidsSTOP’s One Kind of Science musical will feature one of Singapore’s most iconic mascots from days of yore, Singa the Lion. Expect a series of fun and educational post-show activities to follow at KidsSTOP! Get more details here.


Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) Early Childhood Exhibition 2018

Mums, Dads, children and grandparents – join the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) at Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre on 5 and 6 October for a fun-filled and interactive educational experience at the Early Childhood Exhibition 2018.

Meet trained early childhood professionals and community partners to find out how you can support your children’s learning and holistic development – from technology and innovation, creativity, to language, and purposeful play. Pick up practical tips and innovative ideas to cultivate positive values and character building in your children.

Grab some free popcorn and be sure to catch the interactive programmes and performances happening on the Central Stage during the exhibition. Go here for a full programme schedule of Central Stage performances.

Date: Friday, 5 October and Saturday, 6 October 2018
Time: 8.30 am to 5.15 pm​
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4
Fee: Free for the general public (including grandparents and parents with young children aged 6 y​ears and below)


Stories x Coding: The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Trehaus

This Children’s Day 2018 in Singapore, introduce your 4 to 6 year olds to the world of coding, using Eric Carle’s classic story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Held in Trehaus, Singapore’s first co-working space with child-minding facilities, your children will learn about coding blocks from Coding Lab’s proprietary, award-winning MIT-inspired curriculum. Concepts such as loops, motion, and events will be explained in a natural and fun way, all with minimal screen time. Through a combination of reading, drama, kinaesthetic learning, and craftwork, your child will learn computational thinking and problem-solving in a novel and exciting manner. To register, please email candice@codinglab.com.sg.

Date: Friday, 5 October 2018
Time: 9.30am – 11am
Location: Trehaus, Claymore Connect
Fee: $55


Starting from Scratch: Create your Own Game! At Coding Lab

Step into the world of programming in Coding Lab’s specially designed Children’s Day workshop as students, aged 7 to 9, have a go at designing their own computer game. Your child can choose between a shooting game or a game of Pong, and have fun creating it to play at home or with friends!

Your child will be in excellent hands with Coding Lab’s nurturing teachers who are trained to deliver the award-winning Coding Lab MIT-inspired curriculum. For more information on session times, go here.


Tiny Movements Co @ Trehaus

We all know about yoga and its benefits, but have you heard of Wobbel Yoga – yoga practice using the Dutch-made Wobbel balance board? Learn all about the basics of Wobbel Yoga from certified children’s yoga teacher, Cheryl, founder of Tiny Movements Co. on Saturday 6 October at Trehaus.

Experience the joy of bonding with your child on the wobbel board as you sing, dance, and put in practice the basics of yoga philosophy, meditation, and partner yoga. Suitable for all children from 18 months and up, Wobbel Yoga with Tiny have a go at something new! To register, please email tinymovementsco@gmail.com.

Date: Saturday, 6 October 2018
Time: 9.30 am or 10.30 am
Location: Trehaus, Claymore Connect


T-Play Carnival @ HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok

Take Flight At T-Play, HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok Indoor PlaygroundLooking for things to do on Children’s Day 2018? Celebrate it with a bang at the T-Play Children’s Day Carnival, organised by HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok!

Get competitive at the game stations, or simply have a few laughs during the magic show. Get your faces painted, before you expend some energy in T-Play, the transportation-themed indoor playground!

Date: 5 October 2018, Friday
Time: 2 pm to 6 pm
Location: T-Play, HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok
Admission: T-Play entry fees apply.


Kids Eureka! @ SAFRA Jurong

In celebration of Children’s Day 2018 in Singapore, SAFRA Jurong will be organising Kids Eureka!, a Science carnival incorporating education and entertainment! Play and learn about science as you have a go at numerous specially designed hands-on experiments. Get details here.

Venue: SAFRA Jurong, Atrium
Date:  Sat, 6 Oct 2018
Time:  2 pm to 5 pm
Fee:    Registration is FREE!
Register by Sun, 30 Sep 2018 to be entitled to a sure-win lucky spin.


eXplorerkid Children’s Day @ Downtown East with Hi-5

Fans of the hit Australian children’s series Hi-5 will want to pencil in the eXplorerkid Children’s Day event at Downtown East, happening from 5 to 7 October.

Celebrate Children’s Day 2018 with the cast of Hi-5 as they perform all your favourite songs from the series, such as “L-O-V-E”. Be the first 50 children present and score a ‘Meet and Greet’ with Jup Jup, Hi-5’s well-loved mascot! With a host of music and dance performances, activities, and games lined up, Downtown East is where you want to be the weekend of Children’s Day 2018! Details here.

Time: 11 am to 6.30 pm
Date: 5 to 7 Oct 2018
Venue: Event Square, Downtown East


Junior and Me Race @ KidZania Singapore

The Junior & Me Fun Race is a non-competitive, six-station obstacle challenge race to be completed by a team consisting of a parent or adult, and a child, aged 18 months to 6 years old. Taking place on 6 and 7 October at KidZania Singapore, the nior & Me™ Fun Race is limited to 150 participating teams per day, with participants having to complete the race within an hour from the race start time.

Participants can expect stations such as Crabby Sidewalk, Koala Squats, and the ZigZag Piggyback Dash! Sure to get your hearts racing and adrenaline pumping, taking part in the Junior & Me Fun Race will certainly make for a memorable Children’s Day. To learn more about the race, go here.