Yay, the weekend’s here again! Out of ideas on what to do? We’ve done the homework for you and picked out a selection of events and activities that the whole family can enjoy!
1. Octoburst! 2015 – A Children’s Festival
9 to 11 Oct
The Esplanade’s annual celebration of kids and childhood is back! There’s a host of fun events lined up, all designed to encourage discovery, play and activity. Catch theatrical treats like CASA and SPOT by La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi; introduce young ones to the beauty of ballet with the Singapore Dance Theatre’s condensed, kid-friendly version of Swan Lake; or take part in family-bonding workshops that teach young ones how to play the ukelele or make their own night light out of recycled materials. Read more details here.
2. “Celebration of Chrysanthemums” Floral Display
24 Sep to 10 Nov, 9 am to 9 pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
They’re much admired for their beauty and a key feature in Chinese art often used to symbolise the autumn season. Now, here’s a chance to marvel at the many varieties of the chrysanthemum and see specially cultivated blooms at this enchanting floral display based on the theme of myths and folklore.
3. Bosch Presents: Symphony in the Park
11 Oct, 6 to 7 pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens
To mark Singapore’s 50th birthday, Bosch is putting up this free concert by the NUS Symphony Orchestra, which will perform a repertoire of classical pieces and modern show tunes. So pack along your picnic mat and snack basket and head down for an enchanting musical evening. Fans will be provided free of charge (while stocks last) prior to the concert.
4. What the Ladybird Heard
9 to 11 Oct, 11 am, 2 pm & 4:30 pm
Drama Theatre, School of the Arts
Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, this glittering family treat boasts live music, puppetry, audience participation and lots of laughs. Two craft robbers plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow, but they didn’t count on the quiet little Ladybird having another plan of her own. Suitable for kids aged three and above.
5. Archifest 2015
9 to 10 Oct, 10 am to 1 pm & 3 pm to 6 pm
Festival Village, The New SIA Building
This annual festival celebrating the city’s architecture offers some interesting side-activities for kids too. The Scratch the Future workshop (pre-registration required) invites children to imagine and programme interactive stories about spaces and buildings of tomorrow, while We Build This City is a craft workshop where kids can splash out their creativity in constructing miniature models of imaginative cities to take home, as well as contribute to a large-scale interactive city model.
6. Chinatown Mid Autumn Festival Street Light-Up
13 Sep to 12 Oct, 7 pm to 12 am
New Bridge Road
Here’s the last weekend to admire the beautiful flower-themed decorations and lights that were put up in Chinatown for the Mid Autumn Festival. To properly take in the scene, ditch the car and try a leisurely stroll along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road instead.
7. Meet & Greet Pororo’s Friends – Eddy
10 & 11 Oct 2015
2 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm
Marina Foyer, L2, Marina Square
Meet Eddy, Pororo’s Friend, at Marina Square this weekend. In conjunction with the new Pororo Park Singapore that will be opening at Marina Square in November.
10 am to 7 pm
93 Stamford Road
The National Museum’s Permanent Galleries were recently reopened to the public after upgrading works and now offer a more immersive experience, with theatrical-style designs, subtle sound effects and multi-media projections. Click here for our detailed review.