Weekend Picks: 7 – 8 Oct

Octoburst Afternoon of a Foehn
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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

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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.

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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.

The Deadliest Monster - Kids Enter Free to Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park in October 2017


3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites

6 to 15 Oct

Victoria Theatre

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.

Flight of the Dragon Flies, Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017


5. Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival

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.

Octoburst Afternoon of a Foehn
Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault


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.

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7. Jump

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.

RWS Jump




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