Hooray, school’s out! The fun’s already starting so there isn’t a moment to waste. Art or science, music or theatre, indoors or out – with so many exciting things going on, the weekend is not going to feel long enough.
1. Geronimo Stilton Live in The Kingdom of Fantasy
26 to 28 May
MES Theatre, MediaCorp
The books had little readers glued to the pages. Now, this Geronimo Stilton musical is set to wow in an all new way, as it brings the famous mouse hero and his adventures to life on stage. More info.
2. Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth
Till 27 Aug, 10 am to 7 pm
SAM at 8Q
See the world in a new light and discover how its many different people, cultures, plants and animals are connected in ways big and small. Pick up an Imaginarium Adventure Kit to guide you through the exhibition’s interactive artworks, and be sure to catch the children’s short films playing on loop. Learn more.
3. Wan Qing Dumpling Festival 2017
27 & 28 May, 10 am to 9:30 pm
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Learn the history and cultural significance of this popular festival, and join in the many fun activities that have been lined up, from a dumpling hunt and storytelling to magic shows, craft workshops and outdoor blockbuster screenings. More info.
27 May to 26 June
Singapore Zoo and River Safari
Be among the first to see an array of fascinating new reptiles and learn more about them through a range of activities such as animal sessions, reptile-themed craft workshops and meet-and-greets. Find out more.
5. Singapore International Children’s Film Festival
27 May to 11 June
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, National Gallery Singapore
Go on a magical film journey with seven collections of shorts, each curated for a specific age group. Highlights include Roald Dahl’s wickedly funny Revolting Rhymes and the feel-good live-action movie, Sing. Part of the National Gallery’s Children’s Biennale. Details.
6. Families for Life Celebrations 2017
28 May, 8 am to 9:30 pm
Held in conjunction with Car-Free Sunday, this offers a full day of fabulous activities. Run, cycle or stroll on closed roads, have a breakfast picnic at the Padang, enjoy sports and games from Nerf shoot-outs to K-pop crossfit, then round off the day with a movie screening and free popcorn. Learn more.
7. Faber-Castell Art Festival
27 May to 4 June, 11 am to 9 pm
Marina Square Central Atrium
At this inaugural festival, be inspired by art and try your hand at creating your own. Learn from artists in interactive workshops, take part in a family colouring competition, be wowed by the works on display and more. Details.
8. GoStan Back (A Time-Travelling Adventure on Wheels)
27 & 28 May, 10:30 am to 12 pm
National Museum of Singapore
Discover Singapore’s history and artefacts in a fun new way with this special theatrical experience, about a boy who travels back in time to try and save the future. Part of the Children’s Season programme. Find out more.
9. Young Children’s Concert – The Little Adventurer of SCO
27 May, 5 pm to 7 pm
Concert Hall, Esplanade
All kinds of weather can be expressed through music. Join in this fun learning experience to discover how musical instruments tell the weather and treat yourself to a repertoire of lovely compositions along the way. More info.
10. A Little Magic
27 May to 8 Oct, 10 am to 7 pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum
There is magic to be found in beautiful stamps at this exhibition featuring fairytale designs. Get hands-on with some of the displays, learn philately terms and find out what Cinderella has got to do with it all. Find out more.