Having a case of post-holiday blues this first week back at school? Cheer up, there are still fun activities you can enjoy over the weekend. Here, we highlight some no-stress events that are great for some relaxing family time.
1. Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 Garden Light Up
Till 18 Sept, 7 pm to 10 pm
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
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Round up your Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations with a trip to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall for family photo opps with the specially created dragon playground and larger-than-life lanterns.
2. Sing Chu Chinese Storytelling
17 Sept, 11:30 am to 12 pm
Tampines Regional Library
Help your kids learn Chinese in a fun way through interesting and engaging storytelling sessions organised by the Chou Sing Chu Foundation. The stories are intended to spark children’s imaginations while instilling good values. Find out more.
3. Nature Appreciation Walk at Lower Peirce
17 Sept, 9:30 am to 11 am
Lower Peirce Reservoir
Learn more about the amazing plants and animals that can be found in Lower Peirce, from pitcher plants and ant-plants to macaques. Who knows, you might even spot a flying lemur! Spaces are limited, so register fast if you’re interested. More info.
17 Sept, 5 pm to 10 pm
Choa Chu Kang Park Event Lawn
Pack some mooncakes and tea and enjoy an evening picnic while listening to local singing talents belt out xinyao songs, golden oldies and contemporary Mandopop hits in this latest installment of Rockestra. Admission is free. Learn more.
5. Jack and the Beanstalk
Till 18 Sept
Drama Centre Black Box
Follow the exciting adventure of Jack as he scales up the beanstalk into the land above the clouds in this inventive new adaptation by ACT 3 International. Packed with surprises, captivating music and clever props, it’s a production will delight both young and old. Details.
6. Sports Hub Community Play Day
17 Sept, 9 am to 6 pm
Enjoy a day of sporty fun at the Sports Hub! There’s a football carnival and sports clinics to look forward to, as well as opportunities to try out new sports such as speedminton and frisbee. More info.
7. Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay
Till 18 Sept, 7 pm to 11 pm
Gardens by the Bay
Catch the spectacular mythology-themed giant lantern displays and colonnade of community-designed lanterns before they come down after this weekend. Don’t miss the on-the-spot storytelling sessions by quick-thinking actors improvising on the go. Details.