Weekend Picks: 4 & 5 July 2015

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It is the weekend! Time to spend time as a family. Here are a selection of family-friendly events and activities taking place this weeekend, 4 & 5 July, in Singapore.

1. Peter and Blue’s Birthday Party

2 to 5 July
Esplanade Theatre Studio

This hour-long children’s ballet, presented by Singapore Dance Theatre, brings together familiar characters – Peter, his dog Blue, and his cat Calico. Together, they embark on a magical adventure, ending with an unexpected surprise to celebrate Peter’s birthday. Find out more.

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Peter And Blue

2. OCBC WaterFest

3 to 5 Jul
Singapore Sports Hub

Get out on to the water at OCBC WaterFest. Try out sailing, canoeing, kayaking and peddle boats. Kids get to play at a bouncy castle with water slides, play ping pong battle and have their faces painted.

3. Saturdays@ACM – Supersized

4 July, 1 pm to 5 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum

Learn more about the artistic treasures from India through songs, dance, and craft-making this Saturday. You can even get your hand decorated with henna art this Saturday at ACM.

4. Durian Fest at Bugis Street

4 Jul, 8.30 pm onwards
Bugis Street

Calling all durian lovers! Try out a huge variety of durians in a all-you-can-eat buffet at this celebration of the king of the fruits!

5. Nutella: Unplug to Play

4 Jul, 11 am to 9 pm
United Square Shopping Mall

Take part in an afternoon of games and activities with a twist as popular electronic games get replaced with their analogue versions. Presented by Nutella, turn off the screens and turn on the fun as a family at this free event.

6. Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road

4 Jul, 6 pm to 11 pm
Orchard Road

Stroll down Orchard Road and take in performances by street buskers and balloon sculptors. Orchard Central and TANGS will be extending their shopping hours till 11 pm for the occasion.

7. HarbourFront Centre’s SG50 Children’s Art Competition

Submission of artwork by 27 Jul

Calling all children from four to 10, take part in an art competition in celebration of Singapore’s Jubilee and stand to win Mapletree vouchers. Visit the Customer Service counter at HarbourFront to pick up a drawing sheet and registration form.

8. Librarian’s Favourite: Surviving the Desert

4 Jul, 1 pm to 2 pm
Sembawang Public Library

Why does the cactus only require only a bit of water to survive? Join in a fun story session and stretch your imagination at this event being held at one of our favourite libraries. Part of ReadFest! 2015 and suitable for children between seven to 10 years old.

Reading Deck

9. DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

13 June to 27 Oct, 10 am to 7pm
ArtScience Museum

Enjoyed Kunfu Panda, Madagascar, The Dragon Flight, How To Train Your Dragon and more? Go behind-the-scenes and see remarkable character sculptures, concept drawings and footage atDreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition.


10. Junior BMT Carnival

4 Jul at SAFRA Toa Payoh
5 Jul at SAFRA Tampines
From 11 am

“Why does daddy have to go away for two weeks every year?” In conjunction with SAF Day, this free carnival lets young ones find out more about the contribution of NSmen (hey daddies!) with activities such as face camo-painting and outdoor survival skills.

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

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