Weekend Picks: 11 to 13 September 2015

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It’s a long weekend! There are activities galore and we’ve highlighted some of the major goings-on here. So take your pick and end the September holidays on a high!

1. The Way Back Home

12 to 20 Sep, 10.30 am & 2.30 pm
Alliance Francaise Theatre

Immerse yourself in this inter-galactic adventure, which tells the tale of a little boy who lands on the moon and meets a passing Martian. Can the two become friends and will they find their way home? Read more.
Way Back Home

2. Dine Out for Teen Bonding

7 to 13 Sep
Various restaurants

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To help foster stronger bonds between parents and their teenaged kids, Reservations.SG has launched Dine Out for Teen Bonding week, where a teen and parent get to have dinner at selected restaurants offering discounted set meals. Participating restaurants include UNA at One Rochester and Skyve Wine Bistro. More details here.

Dine Out

3. Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys

11 to 13 Sep, 11am, 3 pm & 7 pm
Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

Embark on a live musical adventure with everyone’s favourite explorer! Sing, dance and play along as you help Dora get to the City of Lost Toys to retrive her teddy bear, Osito. Just remember to watch out for the sneaky fox, Swiper! Click here for details.

4. Minion Dance Workshop

8 to 12 Sep, 2 to 3pm
Wings to Wings Dance Development Centre

It’s a dance party young ones are sure to love! Inspired by the adorable Minions from the movie Despicable Me, this workshop tailored for kids from 4-8 years old will get them moving to the beat in no time. Find out more.

5. Wow Wild West! – The Cold-Blooded (Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish & Crustaceans Week)

12 Sep, 9 am to 3 pm
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Learn about the cold-blooded inhabitants of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at this nature appreciation event. There are talks, guided walks and fun activities for the kids in store. Click here for more details about the day’s programme.

6. Hi-5 House of Dreams

12 to 13 Sep, 10.30 am, 2.30 pm & 6.30 pm
Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

Get set for a song and dance-filled sleepover party, as your Hi-5 friends enter the world of dreams for some wonderful and wacky adventures. From fairy gardens and superhero worlds to outer space, it’s the stuff of your wildest dreams! Details here.

7. Sentosa FunFest

5 to 13 Sep, 10 am – 7 pm
Siloso Beach, Sentosa

It’s endless water fun at the Sentosa FunFest Mega Inflatable Beach Festival. Thrilling water slides, slippery horizontal slides and foam pools for adults and kids, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

8. Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention

12 to 13 Sep, 10 am to 8 pm
Halls B and C, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands

Dive into the world of toys, games, comics, anime, manga and collectibles at this major convention for fanboys and fangirls of all ages. There are stage performances, autograph sessions, a kids cosplay parade, game demos and more lined up.

9. Concerts for Children: Jack and the Beanstalk (SSO)

12 to 13 Sep, 2 pm & 4 pm
Victoria Concert Hall

This wildly entertaining concert-story, based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhyme, is a great way to introduce little ones to orchestral music. Featuring four actors, outrageous puppets and a 60-foot beanstalk that rises from the stage to the ceiling, prepare for a rollicking good time.

10. Community Garden Festival

12 to 13 Sep, 10 am to 5 pm

The inaugural Community Garden Festival celebrates the passion and experience of Singapore’s gardeners through a series of fun-filled activities for the whole family. For details of programmes in store, click here.
Hort Park

11. A Golden Jubilee Mid-Autumn Official Opening and Light Up Ceremony

13 Sep, 7 to 10 pm

New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2015 kicks off with this highly anticipated opening ceremony. On top of the Official Street Light Up, there’s also a dragon dance, multi-cultural performances and a fireworks display to cap off the evening’s festivities.

Merlion Lantern

For more family-friendly events taking place in Singapore and to plan your little days out in advance, check out Little Day Out’s Events section.

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