Get set for a chock-a-block weekend! Whether you’re into books and reading, theatre, technology, or just plain love fun outings abuzz with activities and colour, there’s something on for everyone to enjoy and have a fabulous time with the family.
1. SAFRA Mount Faber’s Super Soaker Open House & Building Bonds with Art 2016
5 & 6 Nov, 9:30 am to 6 pm
SAFRA Mount Faber
Enjoy a weekend of splashy good fun and creativity at this open house event, featuring an art competition for kids followed by water-based games. On top of that, there will also be fringe activities like balloon sculpting, magic shows and terrarium making to keep little ones entertained. Learn more.
2. Singapore River Festival 2016
4 & 5 Nov
Celebrating the vibrant character of the Singapore River precinct, this features for the first time ever a breathtaking tightrope act being performed over the river. Other highlights include acrobatic acts and a street carnival with art installations, performances and children’s activities. Find out more.
3. Aesop’s Fables: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
4 to 6 Nov
School of the Arts Drama Theatre
A fresh telling of the classic fable, this packs in songs, dance and comedy to deliver an enthralling experience for young ones while teaching them about the importance of friendship and kindness. More info.
4. SWF For Families (SWF³) 2016
4 to 13 Nov
The popular kids-oriented track of the Singapore Writers’ Festival offers a whopping 66 programmes this year, with activities ranging from music, storytelling and cooking to different types of play and reading. Read our detailed write-up.
5. Charlotte’s Web
Till 11 Dec
KC Arts Centre
Named “the best American children’s book of the past 200 years”, the timeless classic tells a touching but positive message about friendship. Now, watch the story come to life in this poignant play by the Singapore Repertory Theatre. Details.
6. Purple Parade 2016
5 Nov, 3 pm to 7 pm
Get dressed in purple and join in the march to show your support for the building of a more inclusive society and of people with special needs. Celebrations include a carnival and concert performances taking place around the parade area. Find out more.
7. The Magic Paintbrush
Till 12 Nov
I Theatre ends the year on a bang with this special production. Based on a Chinese folktale, this marvellous musical is pure theatre gold that delivers high entertainment as well as some important moral lessons. Learn more.
8. SG Defence Exhibition
4 to 8 Nov, 12:30 pm to 8 pm
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Fascinated with military life and cutting-edge defence technologies? This exhibition offers you a chance to get up close with life-sized exhibits and experience some of the stuff currently being used in the training of our armed forces and National Servicemen. More info.