So we’re nearing the time of year-end school exams and intensive cramming. But hey, everyone needs a break now and then. For a spot of stress relief, check out these fun events when you and the kids pop out for a breather this weekend.
1. “I’m Proud of You” – A Champion Family Festival
7 to 8 Oct, 10 am to 9 pm
Singapore Expo Hall 1
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU: Star Wars Comes to the ArtScience Museum
Through quality bonding time, this mega indoor carnival offers families an opportunity to their celebrate children’s little achievements and help them feel confident about taking on the world’s challenges. From bubble-logy workshops to sports try-outs, science shows and bouncy castles, it’s chock-a-block with fun things to do. Find out more.
2. Free Entry for Kids to Wildlife Reserves Singapore Parks
1 to 31 Oct
Singapore Zoo, River Safari or Jurong Bird Park
During the month of October, local residents between the ages of three to 12 get to enter these parks for free with every paying adult. Held in conjunction with the Go Green for Wildlife initiative, it’s also a great opportunity for kids to learn more about the environmental impact of plastics.
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites
6 to 15 Oct
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns with its massively popular production, based on Eric Carle’s worldwide bestseller. See the book’s beautiful illustrations come to life on stage, and learn some meaningful lessons about embracing who you are.
4. Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay
Till 8 Oct, 6 pm to 11 pm
Gardens by the Bay
This is the last weekend to catch these gorgeous, sprawling lantern displays and enjoy some Mid-Autumn festivities, whether it’s cultural performances, traditional crafts or a special edition of the Gardens’ nightly light-and-sound show.
5 to 8 Oct
This popular annual arts festival for little ones take on the theme of nature and the environment this year, offering a host of hands-on activities and engaging performances that are designed to help kids cultivate an appreciation for the world they live in.
6. The White World of Siwa and Malini by Papermoon Puppet Theatre
6 to 8 Oct
National Gallery Singapore
This experimental non-verbal puppetry performance for children and adults invites its audience to imagine how creatures in a completely white world live, and drives home the importance of appreciating the differences amongst people.
6 to 8 Oct
Resorts World Sentosa Theatre
Get set for an incredible, heady mix of acrobatic displays, martial arts skills and slapstick humour, as audiences follow the adventures of typical Korean family where every member just happens to be a chop-sock expert.