Children’s Day in Singapore 2017: Things to Do as a Family

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Children’s Day in Singapore 2017 falls on Friday, 6 October 2017. It is a day that celebrates kids for who they are – kids.

In Singapore, Children’s Day celebration has been observed since 1961. It was previously celebrated on 1 October and many parents will have fond memories of singing the Children’s Day song, Semoga Bahagia.

Since 2011, it has been observed on the first Friday of October, allowing Primary Six children to enjoy Children’s Day after completing their PSLE!

If you are wondering how to spend Children’s Day in Singapore 2017 with your child, here are some fun ideas of things you can do over the Children’s Day weekend in Singapore.

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Children’s Day in Singapore 2017

“I’m Proud of You” – A Champion Family Festival

Mindchamps I Am Proud of You CarnivalTaking place on the Children’s Day weekend, 7 & 8 October, “I’m Proud of You” – A Champion’s Family Festival promises loads of activities for kids to enjoy. There will be ponies, a planetarium and plenty of bouncy inflatables at the indoor carnival being held at Singapore Expo. Enjoy 35% off admission tickets with a special Little Day Out code. Get more details here.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017Go ahead and let the kids indulge in night out at Chinatown. As part of the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, the streets of Chinatown have been lit up with thousands of glowing lanterns. This year’s decorations are based on traditional cellophane lanterns. Find out more.

Young Learners’ Festival 2017

Bring your young learners on a journey of discovery where they will learn how people move from place to place. Tinker with cool gliders, make a paper boat and create a camel craft at The Young Learners’ Festival 2017 at Science Centre Singapore. Open to the public from 2 pm to 5 pm on 6 October, and 10 am to 5 pm on 7 and 8 October. More info here.

Octoburst! 2017

Esplanade Octoburst! 2017Esplanade’s Children’s Festival is back with four days of free and ticketed programmes. There will be free craft workshops, storytelling sessions and performance at Singapore’s national arts centre. Find out more here.

Singapore Zoo, River Safari & Jurong Bird Park: Kids Enter Free in October 2017

The Deadliest Monster - Kids Enter Free to Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park in October 2017Exclusively for local residents, kids enter free with paying adults to the Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park from 1 to 31 October 2017 (except on 18 October which is a blackout date).

Families for Life Children’s Day Picnic

Take the family for picnic at East Coast Park’s Angsana Green on Saturday, 7 October. The Families for Life Children’s Day Picnic takes place from 5 pm onwards. There will be a scavenger hunt, bouncy castles, bubble fun and craft activities to help you celebrate Children’s Day in Singapore 2017.

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