Children’s Day in Singapore is an awesome time for families with kids to celebrate childhood and togetherness. Children’s Day events and activities offer plenty of fun and bonding opportunities for families.
This year, Children’s Day in Singapore falls on Friday, 6 October 2023. It is a long weekend for kids in primary school and there is no shortage of things to do.
Here’s a look at some of the fun Children’s Day 2023 activities and events that you can join in over the Children’s Day weekend in Singapore.
What to Do for Children’s Day 2023 in Singapore: Events and Activities
Magic Mee Goreng Puppetry Performance
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Enjoy a puppet show at The Marquee, Science Centre Singapore, from 3 to 8 October for Children’s Day 2023.
Magic Mee Goreng, a highly engaging and interactive puppetry performance by Paper Monkey Theatre, focuses on food and science-related topics. Go on a journey to a town known for its food and follow along as a man discovers the secrets behind a Mee Goreng shop’s success.
The show will take kids on a sensory adventure with Wayang Golek puppetry elements, batik-inspired costumes, interactive games and catchy music.
The Magic Mee Goreng Puppetry Performance is suitable for children aged 4 to 8 years old. Tickets are priced at $29 each.
HOT TIP: Enjoy savings of 15% off on a Family of Four Bundle by using our Little Day Out discount code LDOSFBUNDLE when purchasing tickets on SISTIC.
Jewel-rassic Quest Children’s Day Promotion
Play the role of an adventurer and go on a Jewel-rassic Quest to help recover a lost treasure around Jewel’s lush Shiseido Forest Valley. This AR experience will be especially fun for families with dinosaur-loving kids. The game has also been enhanced with a Dino Egg Hunt and Fossil Excavation.
Receive two $5 Jewel Retail Vouchers & Exclusive Dino Pins when you purchase Jewel-rassic Quest tickets this October as part of a Children’s Day promotion. Terms and conditions apply.
Get more details about this Children’s Day 2023 promotion.
Baker & Cook x The Common Bench
This Children’s Day 2023 weekend, Baker & Cook is collaborating with The Common Bench at its Dempsey outlet. Families can take part in Family Wood Construction Workshop on 6 October from 10.30 am to 12 pm. It is suitable for kids between the ages of 5 to 12 and designed specially for families to experience woodworking together in a fun, casual, laid-back style as they learn the basic techniques of woodworking such as sawing, drilling, sanding, and hammering.
Get more details and sign up here.
In addition, Baker & Cook Dempsey, Faber Drive, Hillcrest, Namly Place, South Buona Vista, Serangoon Garden Way and Swan Lake will have free gingerbread cookies decorating for kids on 6 October. There are limited availability per store. Get more details here.
LingoAce x Haidilao Singapore Children’s Day Experience
To celebrate Children’s Day 2023, online learning platform LingoAce and Haidilao Singapore are teaming up to offer a range of discounts and treats to guests and LingoAce users to encourage language learning and cultural exchange.
Activities planned out include interactive games and an introduction to food culture through the LingoAce curriculum and LingoAce’s Sing and Learn Series and colouring book. Use a secret code word to get a limited edition toy and LingoAce sticker.
This LingoAce and Haidilao Singapore collaboration will take place at Haidilao outlets at City Square, 313@Somerset, Marina Square, and Downtown East from 2 to 19 October 2023.
Children’s Day Celebration at One Punggol
Head down to One Punggol’s Plaza & Celebration Square on Sunday, 8 October 2023 from 9 am to 12 pm for a morning of family fun. At The Plaza and Celebration Square on Level 1, there will be community performances, a magic show, bouncy castles, game booths and snack stores.
For even more fun, purchase a ticket for $5 to gain access to the Multi-Purpose Hall on Level 5 where activities include exclusive stage performances, roving magicians, special craft activities, instant photo booth and face painting.
Get more details about the Children’s Day Celebration at One Punggol.
Children’s Day Carnival at PAssion Wave @ Sembawang
For a day out in the sun for the whole family at Sembawang in celebration of Children’s Day, PAssion Wave @ Sembawang and North West PAssion Wave Outreach Committee are organising a Children’s Day Carnival on 7 October 2023, 9 am to 1 pm. enjoy game booths, bouncy castles, snack and water sports try-outs (for minimum 10 years old). Tickets are priced at $5.
Get more details about the Children’s Day Carnival at PAssion Wave @ Sembawang.
The Polliwogs Children’s Day Celebration
Celebrate Children’s Day at The Polliwogs VivoCity and The Polliwogs Clarke Quay Central with a Junior Chemists’ Discovery Day where kids can turn into young scientists and explore the magical world of chemistry and get treated to an enchanting magic performance on 6 October 2023. There will be face painting and balloon sculpting activities and free cotton candy for the first 100 kids.
Jewel Changi Airport Children’s Day Pouch Painting
Jewel Changi Airport is celebrating Children’s Day this year with a special pouch painting event at Canopy Park, while stocks last! From 11 am to 5 pm, Jewel Changi Airport is providing pouches for the little ones to unleash their creativity! This activity takes place at Canopy Park, Level 5, outside the Family Room (beside Foggy Bowls)!
Woods in the Books Children for Children Donation Drive
Independent bookshop Woods in the Books is holding their Children For Children Donation Sale on 7 & 8 October 2023 in aid of St. Isidore Centre located at Potong Pasir to support their orphanage operations and shipping costs to the Philippines and Indonesia. The donation takes place at Woods in the Books Katong.
Find out more about the Woods in the Books Children for Children Donation Drive.
Children’s Day Activities at IKEA
Children are invited to join in the fun at IKEA Singapore outlets for the Children’s Day weekend.
Take part in creative play by crafting and colouring IKEA’s new space-themed cardboard template sets. This activity is suitable for children ages 5 to 12 years old and willbe taking place at IKEA Tampines, IKEA Alexandra and IKEA Jurong from 6 to 8 October. Kids can also part in games with IKEA’s local community partner – APSN Centre for Adults.
Want to meet the stars of IKEA’s new space-themed collection? The Astronaut mascot will be at IKEA for a meet and greet over the Children’s Day weekend in Singapore at the following times:
|IKEA Tampines||6 October: 1 pm to 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm to 3 pm, 4 pm to 4.30 pm|
|IKEA Alexandra||7 October: 1 pm to 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm to 3 pm, 4 pm to 4.30 pm|
|IKEA Jurong||6 October: 1 pm to 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm to 3 pm, 4 pm to 4.30 pm|
Get more details about IKEA’s Children’s Day weekend activities.
Disney 100: The Sound of Magic
Journey on a magic carpet ride through the most memorable song, score and movie moments of the first 100 years of The Walt Disney Company, including Peter Pan, Moana, Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Frozen, The Lion King, Fantasia, Encanto, Disney Parks classics, and more.
It will be a symphonic celebration of Disney music and animation on 7 and 8 October 2023.
Families for Life’s Celebrating Our Grands
Families for Life is once again holding a picnic at Gardens by the Bay on Saturday, 7 October 2023, 4 pm to 7 pm, and this time it is celebrating the strong intergenerational bonds of families.
Did you know that Grandparents Day is celebrated in Singapore the day after Children’s Day? This occasion is aimed at encouraging children to show their appreciation for their grandparents or elderly extended family members, such as grandaunts or granduncles, by presenting them with a Celebrating our Grands craft!
There will be live band performance, song dedications, food trucks with free snacks and bouncy castles. Other highlights include meet-and-greets with Becky Bunny and a Becky Bunny Tattoo Sticker Booth. There will be a free caricature for the first 30 families with grandparents.
Get more details about Families for Life’s Celebrating Our Grands event at Gardens by the Bay.
Kids Eat Free at PastaMania for Children’s Day
PastaMania is celebrating Children’s Day and on 6th October only, kids (aged 10 years old and below) will get to dine for free (U.P $9.90) with every main ordered from the adult menu across all PastaMania outlets- except PastaMania Pronto @Pioneer Mall. This offer is applicable for dine-in only.
Dian Xiao Er Kids’ Meal & Kids’ Membership Launch
On 6 October, Dian Xiao Er is launching its first-ever kids’ meal and exclusive kids’ membership to welcome young foodies to the table! There are three Dian Xiao Er Rainbow Kids Meals: the Steamed Fish Set, the Steamed Chicken Set and the Shrimp & Egg QQ Set.
Along with the menu, there is also an exclusive Kids’ Membership where the little ones can collect stamps and stand to win Dian Xiao Er’s merchandise!
From 6 October to 8 October, every child who orders the Dian Xiao Er Rainbow Kids Meal and finishes it, will be rewarded with an exclusive Dian Xiao Er D.D Duck toy! This bright yellow rubber duck serves as a reminder to always eat well and have fun with your food.
Snow City Children’s Day Promotion
Enjoy 50% off child admission tickets with every full priced adult ticket for various ticket types at Snow City from 1 to 31 October 2023. Have fun in the snow or bumping around in the bumper cars for Children’s Day.
Get more details about the Snow City Children’s Day promotion.
Amazonia Children’s Day Carnival
Pay a visit to Amazonia indoor playground on 6 October 2023 for a Children’s Day carnival that includes free live entertainment, carnival snacks and game stalls.
Get more details about Amazonia Children’s Day Carnival.
Wild Wild Wet Children’s Day Special
Have plenty of splashing fun at Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East this Children’s Day 2023. On 6 October 2023, the water attraction is having a special Children’s Day promotion so that you can celebration the day with a splash.
Purchase a Wild Wild Wet Child Day Pass for just $10. This Wild Wild Wet Children’s Day special is limited to the first 200 redemptions at E!Avenue Level 2 Information Counter only and it is limited to one Child Day Pass per person and valid for use on 6 October 2023 only.
It also comes with a Tayo Station Playtime Voucher.
Get more details and the full terms and conditions for the Wild Wild Wet Children’s Day Special.
Update: This has promotion has been fully redeemed.
Celebrate Children’s Day with Simon
Enter into the world of Simon’s imagination through his eyes. Simon is a boy with hearing impairment who shows us how he bravely goes through his life with hope and adventures!
Simon’s world of colourful sounds keeps his happy heart going…and friends can play a big part in support for someone like Simon.
Participate in a fun-filled drawing session with the illustrator at this event.
This story-share session with the author and illustrator of the book SIMON’S WORLD OF COLOURFUL SOUNDS takes place at Punggol Regional Library on 6 October, 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm and is open to all children, including those with special needs.
Get more details on Celebrate Children’s Day with Simon.
Even More Ideas for Children’s Day in Singapore
If you want even more ideas of things to do with the kids on Children’s Day in Singapore, don’t fret. We have even more great ideas of things to do this Children’s Day 2023, including free ideas that won’t cost you a thing.
One of the best ways to spend the day is to head outdoors for some fun and play in the sun.
There are plenty of outdoor playgrounds that you can visit in Singapore. Amongst our favourites are the Admiralty Park playground as well as the Jubilee Park playground. When was the last time you visited the Tiong Bahru Park playground? Or how about the Marine Cove playground or the play tower at Coastal PlayGrove. More central to town is the COMO Adventure Grove.
Younger ones can also pay a visit to the nature playgardens in Singapore, including the latest one that opened at KPMG Wellness Garden. We also find the nature playgarden at Pasir Ris Park to be fun to explore and visit.
For an alternative idea of an outdoor spot to visit, we would suggest take a trip up into the air to the CapitaSpring Sky Garden. Found in the heart of the city, it is a chance to get a new perspective on the urban jungle we live in as well as to gawk at the vista from the rooftop garden of one of Singapore’s tallest buildings.
If greenery is your thing, you can also pay a visit to the new Far East Flora garden centre along Clementi Road.
For a nice treat for the kids, you could also take them to one of the kid-friendly restaurants or cafes with playgrounds in Singapore.
There’s always plenty to do in Singapore. We hope that you enjoy the time with the family over the Children’s Day weekend in Singapore and have a wonderful time making memories together!
Also, here’s a PSA. Did you know the school holidays are just a month and a half away? Have you started planning ahead yet? If not, check out our list of 2023 school holiday camps and programmes, including some early bird deals.