It’s activities galore, with a slew of festivals and events taking place this weekend in celebration of all kinds of wonderful stuff – kids, family, music, dance, Halloween, and more! So get ready for a buzzing weekend that will leave you spoilt for choice on what to do.
1. Wicked – The Musical
Till 20 Nov
MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Experience this Broadway and West End smash hit that’s already wowed over 50 million people. A re-imagining of the Wizard of Oz tale, this musical’s technical wizardry, enchanting story and show-stopper tunes will captivate young and old alike. Learn more.
2. Families for Life Children’s Day Edition Picnic
8 Oct, 5 pm to 9:30 pm
The Lawn @ Marina Bay
Celebrate Children’s Day as a family at this special edition picnic. Decorate a kite together, play games, let the little ones cut loose at the bouncy castle, and chill out to music and a movie under the stars – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
3. Spooky Seas
Till 31 Oct, 10 am to 7 pm
The aquarium’s month-long Halloween celebrations sees it transformed into a pirates’ lair. Go on a trick-or-treat trail littered with challenges, listen to enchanting tales of the ocean, be treated to an underwater show featuring the Skeleton Wanderers and more. Find out more.
4. Octoburst! 2016 – A Children’s Festival
7 to 9 Oct
This annual festival is back, with a loads of theatre treats, hands-on workshops and fabulous free activities that are sure to delight. From plays and puppet shows to song and dance numbers performed by primary schoolers, there won’t be a dull moment. More info.
5. The Big Draw 2016
9 Oct, 11 am to 6 pm
Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity
Part of the world’s biggest drawing festival with events taking place worldwide, this free annual event is designed for kids from 1 to 12. Activities this year include an Amazing Shapes trail, an interactive and collaborative installation, puppetry and a stop-motion workshop. Details.
6. Got to Move 2016
7 to 23 Oct
This nationwide campaign to celebrate our local dance scene and get people moving is back for its second edition. Jitterbugs will be stoked at the near-150 free performances, workshops, classes, games and other dance-related activities taking place all across the island. Find out more.
7. Beautiful Sunday: Dreams of Disney
9 Oct, 3 pm to 4 pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
To celebrate Children’s Day, the Mus’Art Youth Wind Orchestra has lined up an afternoon of familiar and well-loved Disney theme songs, from the earliest Mickey Mouse cartoons to The Lion King and Tangled. Learn more.