Round up the September holidays with a bang this chock-a-block weekend! From theatre shows and bazaars to picnics and outings, there are so many exciting things going on you’re guaranteed to have a fun-filled, action-packed time before heading back to school.
1. Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay
Till 18 Sept
Gardens by the Bay
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There’s loads to do come sundown at the Gardens. Take in spectacular giant lantern displays and the thousands of colourful community-decorated lanterns, try your hand at traditional Chinese cultural activities and enjoy on-the-spot improvisational storytelling sessions by talented actors. Find out more.
2. Tinker Fest
Till 11 Sept
Science Centre Singapore
Enjoy a range of fun, educational activities and workshops at the Science Centre’s Tinker Studio, all based on the theme “Nurturing 21 Century Learners”. Learn how to create and land a paper helicopter, discover robotics and electronics and more. Details.
3. Jack and the Beanstalk
6 to 18 Sept
Drama Centre Black Box
ACT 3 International presents this adaptation of the classic fairytale, performed by the UK-based Lyngo Theatre. Tailored for kids from ages three to eight, this inventive take on the story boasts captivating music, clever props and some wonderful surprises up its sleeve.
4. Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention
10 to 11 Sept, 10 am to 8 pm
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Calling all comic and manga fans! Here’s your chance to score pop culture memorabilia, toy collectibles and hear from superstar authors. There’s also a kids cosplay parade and Akiba pop performances to enjoy. Learn more.
5. Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 Festive Bazaar
Till 15 Sept, 10:30 am to 10:30 pm
Get in the festive mood with a shopping trip down to this bustling bazaar, which offers all kinds of Mid-Autumn goodies from lanterns to yummy treats, handicrafts and tea. There’s also a Mass Lantern Walk on Sunday 11 Sept, where you can take a leisurely stroll while admiring Chinatown’s lantern displays and enjoy dragon dance performances, a pyrotechnics display and more. Details.
6. Families for Life School Holiday Edition Picnic
10 Sept, 5 pm to 10 pm
Jurong Central Park
Here’s a chance for the whole family to get together for some quality bonding time. Make and decorate your own lanterns, have fun in bouncy castles and enjoy an evening picnic while watching the movie Minions under the stars. More info.
7. Alice in Wonderland
11 to 12 Sept
Resorts World Sentosa Theatre
A massive hit during its tour across China, this Mandarin production is a visual and musical extravaganza that immerses audiences in an enchanting, dream-like world. Featuring cutting edge 3D performances and unforgettable scenes, it’s a treat not to be missed.
8. Straits Family Sunday – Family Tree
11 Sept, 1 pm to 5 pm
Discover the importance of family ties in Peranakan culture through a tour of the galleries and themed activities like making a 3D family tree photo frame. Be sure to catch the dramatised tour of the museum presented by ACT 3 International. More info.
9. The Magic Lantern
9 to 11 Sept
Esplanade Theatre Studio
Based on a Chinese folktale of a filial son who battles the impossible to save his mother, this modern adaptation brings the story to life through a mix of traditional puppetry, theatrical elements and live music performance.
10. Barney’s Greatest Hits
9 to 11 Sept
The Theatre @ MediaCorp
Get your fix of all-time favourite tunes from Barney, as the purple dinosaur and his friends perform a repertoire of their most popular hits in this energetic song and dance performance. Follow Barney on an imaginative adventure and get ready to move your feet and shake your body along to the beats.