Hooray for the weekend! Though the skies might be hazy and grey, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had. We round up some activities that are sure to pick up your mood and brighten your days.
1. The Art of Speed
19 Sep 2015 to 3 April 2016, 10 am to 6 pm
Come explore the essence and concepts of speed at the Playeum Children’s Centre for Creativity. From zooming toy cars and ramps of different sizes to a a digital room with a shadow play installation and a playmaker space where kids can get creative with their own special projects, there’s plenty to keep them engaged. Read our review here.
2. Donate a Book, Change a Life with Brighton Montessori
3 Oct, 1 pm to 4 pm
Brighton Montessori, Great World City
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Brighton Montessori is sharing the gift of literacy with less fortunate children in neighbouring region. Bring the books your kids have outgrown down for donation and pick up some discounted books along the way. Little ones can look forward to dramatisations of well-loved tales, story-themed game booths, craft stations and more. More details here.
3. Mid-Autumn Festival @ Gardens by the Bay
25 Sep to 4 Oct, 7 pm to 10 pm
Gardens by the Bay
Here’s your last chance to see the dazzling and elaborately crafted lanterns that celebrate the beauty of the natural world. See the different areas of the Gardens come to life in a kaleidoscope of light and colour, and enjoy performances by local artists. Look out for the fireworks display happening at the Supertree Grove at 8 pm on 3 Oct.
4. Serenading Pangolins
3 Oct, 2 pm & 5 pm
Drama Centre Black Box
The pangolins are in danger! Are there brave and smart children who can help build a bionic armour to save them? Through creative staging and interactive audience segments, this dance-theatre performance aims to raise awareness on the endangered status of pangolins.
19 Sep to 22 Nov
Soak in the atmosphere of a spectacularly lit-up Little India and head down to the Deepavali Festival Village at Campbell Lane for a spot of shopping. There are all kinds of gems to be found at the bustling bazaar, from ethnic clothing and home decor to elaborate costume jewellery and festive delicacies.
6. Saturdays@ACM – Child’s Play
3 Oct, 1 pm to 5 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
Children’s Day has come early to the Asian Civilisations Museum. To celebrate, the museum has lined up song and drama performances, lessons in making traditional games like chapteh and five stones, and even bouncy castles shaped like some of Singapore’s most iconic playgrounds. Free admission.
7. Nishikawa-ryu – The Artistry of Odori
2 Oct to 3 Oct, 7 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
Here’s a rare opportunity to catch a performance of odori, the traditional Japanese dance, by the highly acclaimed Nishikawa-ryu company. With their mix of contemporary and traditional dance, you’re sure to be entertained and dazzled. A children’s group will also perform exquisitely choreographed pieces.
8. “Celebration of Chrysanthemums” Floral Display
24 Sep to 10 Nov, 9 am to 9 pm
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemum blooms show their flower power at this stunning exhibition. Much admired for their beauty and a popular symbol of autumn in Chinese art, the many chrysanthemum varieties on display here will draw you into the world of myths and folklore through the language of plants.
9. National Museum of Singapore’s Permanent Galleries
10 am to 7 pm
93 Stamford Road
Check out the National Museum’s permanent galleries, which were recently reopened to the public after nearly a year of upgrading works. Boasting an attractive, theatrical-style design, subtle sound effects, multi-media projections and informative labels for all exhibits, the galleries provide visitors with an immersive musuem experience. Read our detailed review here.