Weekend Picks: 23 & 24 May 2015

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The weekend is finally here! Trying to decide how to spend it with the family? We’ve got some suggestions for you.

1. Little Day Out’s SG50 Best Places for a Little Day Out Poll

Ends Sunday, 22 May

We are preparing something special for SG50 and inviting parents to weigh-in with their opinion on the best experiences for kids in our online poll. Submit your answers by Sunday, 24 May 2015 to stand a chance to win a $50 Marche dining card.

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Best Places

2. I Theatre’s The Gingerbread Man

20 May to 7 Jun
Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel

The Gingerbread Man is a sweet spread of wonderfully catchy songs with a crazy cast of characters and frosted with valuable lessons to learn. Be sure to catch it at the Jubilee Hall. Read Little Day Out’s review of The Gingerbread Man.


3. IHC CultureFest: Street Carnival: Traditional Games and Folktales of India

22 to 24 May, 11 am to 9 pm
Indian Heritage Centre

Try your hand at traditional Indian games like giant Snakes and Ladder and Chess! Take rides on the swing chair and balloon wheel and try your luck at our traditional Pasar Malam games stations! There will be a storytelling session on 23 May at 11 am and 4 pm by Master Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran who will be sharing stories handed down to her by her grandfather.

4. The Incredible Book Eating Boy

22 to 24 May
SOTA Drama Theatre

Henry loves books. But Henry doesn’t like to read books, he likes to eat them. Oliver Jeffers’ bestselling picture book comes to life on stage for children 3+ and their families in this acclaimed Australian adaptation.

5. National Orchid Garden School Holidays Special

23 May to 7 Jun, 8.30 am to 7.00 pm
National Orchid Garden

From 23 May to 7 Jun 2015, students below 12 and accompanying adults can visit the National Orchid Garden for free. Get our National Orchid Garden Activity Sheet here.

Activity Sheet

6. Koalas at the Singapore Zoo

From 20 May
Australian zone, Singapore Zoo

Meet the four ladies from Down Under at the Singapore Zoo. Come face-to-face with Chan, Idalia, Pelita and Paddle, and get set for Koalamania which takes place from 30 May onwards.

Koala Chan

7. Flowery Fun Times

22 May to 19 July, 9 am to 9 pm
Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome

Enter into the world of nursery rhymes with characters such as Mary and her little lamb, the old lady in her shoe, and Old MacDonald with his farm animals at Gardens by the Bay’s Flowery Fun Times, opening this weekend.

8. Young Children’s Concert – Fascinating Sound Waves

22 and 23 May
SCO Concert Hall

Go on a musical adventure that explores the fascinating connection between science and music, mathematics and music in this concert presented by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra!

9. The Zurich Blue Piano Experience with Nico Brina

24 May, 6 pm to 7 pm
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Using his fingers, feet and nose to play the piano while singing at the same time, expect award-winning Swiss musician Nico Brina, the “King of Boogie”, to present an entertaining performance this Sunday at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

For more family-friendly events taking place in Singapore, check out Little Day Out’s Events section. Have a great little day out!

READ: Tips for Managing Your Child's Myopia

READ: Little India lights up for Deepavali