The final long weekend for the year is here. There are many events happening this weekend to celebrate the festival of lights and many outdoor events to get some fresh air. Here’s a list of things to do over the Deepavali long weekend 2019 in Singapore that we have curated specially for families.
Things to Do Over the Deepavali Long Weekend 2019 In Singapore
Visit the Indian Heritage Centre and soak in the Diwali atmosphere
The Indian Heritage Centre’s Open House held this weekend includes a Little India heritage trail, story-telling, Rangoli coasters craft activity and traditional Indian games. After the Open House, you could even soak in the Diwali atmosphere and enjoy the light up in Little India.
Car-Free Weekend October 2019 Edition
Several streets in the Civic District and Telok Ayer Street will be closed to traffic this weekend. There will be a Local Heroes Food and Art Market, guided tours of heritage sites, old school games, heritage trishaw rides.
The Grandstand’s October Playdate
On Saturday, 26 October, visit The Grandstand and try out various enrichment activities with your little ones. It will be a fun playdate as you try robotics and taekwando classes. First fifty sign-ups get free goodie bags! Get more details on how to sign up here.
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Istana Deepavali Open House
Don’t forget to attend the final Istana Open House for the year. Free for Singaporeans and PRs, the highlights of the programme include a performance by Shankar Symphonies presenting popular Indian music as well as other cultural performances. Nature lovers can also sign up for guided walks conducted by NParks. Get more information here.
SpookyTown 2: The Masquerade Hunt
Following the mysterious events that happened at SpookyTown: The Lost Carnival last year, SpookyTown 2 at KidZania Singapore promoses to be a night of family-friendly adventure. Search for clues and go on The Masquerade Hunt to locate the town’s missing Mayor Fabiola! This evening event takes place on 25, 26, 27 October and 1, 2, 8 and 9 November 2019 only! Book your tickets here.
Parks Festival at Esplanade Park
Shop, eat and play at the fourth Parks Festival edition at Esplanade Park. Families will love the outdoor ball pit and the inflatable play area. This time around, there is a special Pets’ Day Out: Parks Festival Edition. Apart from an adoption drive, dog obstacle courses, get the chance to interact with the animals. Pets’ Day Out is part of Parks’ Festival held at Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive and Empress Lawn which are also car-free areas for Car-Free Weekend. More information can be found here.
Singapore Really Really Free Market
Come with empty bags at the pop-up market which requires no currency. Singapore Really Really Free Market is all about giving and sharing. Give as much as you can and take what you need. This will be happening at Amoy Street on Sunday 27 October between 8am to 12pm.
Love Our Macritchie Forest Walk by Cicada Tree Ecoplace
Cicada Tree Ecoplace will be hosting a free “Love Our Macritchie Forest Walk” on Monday morning, 28 October at Venus Forest, Windsor Nature Park. Discover the amazing creatures in their rainforest home and pot soft-shell turtles, freshwater crabs, treeshrews, racket-tailed drongos amongst other wildlife. Sign up here.
Visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens Gallop Extension
Apart from exploring the new Gallop Extension at Singapore Botanic Gardens, there are many fringe events happening this weekend such as guided tours, origami craft, henna art and movie screenings. The details of the programme can be found here.
National Library Board’s Children Workshop “The People of Early Singapore”
Another free event is the children’s workshop on the afternoon of 26 October. This drama workshop takes the children back to the past in the 1800s to learn about the different people around the world who made Singapore home. Register at this website.
Free entry for children to Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park
Looking for things to do over the Deepavali long weekend 2019 in Singapore? Seize the opportunity for free entry for children to the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park on the last few days of October. One child between the ages of 3 and 12 years old will get free admission with each full paying adult admission. This promotion only applies to local Singapore residents. Terms and conditions apply. Get more details here.
Speak Mandarin Campaign 40 Carnival
Speak Mandarin Campaign celebrates its 40th year with a carnival this weekend from 12pm to 8pm at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Activities such as paper quilling, calligraphy, live music performances and public talks are all free. Get more information here.