I am still getting use to Children’s Day not being on 1st Oct every year. The good thing is there is always a weekend following Children’s day and the kids get an extended holiday usually with celebrations on Thursdays followed by the long week end. Lots of places are having special activities to celebrate the event so there will be plenty for the kids to do over the long week end. Here are the ones we like:
As part of Lianhe Wanbao’s 30th Anniversary and in celebration of Children’s Day, Singapore Press Holdings, in collaboration with City Square Mall, is organising a KidSports Challenge for families with children aged two to twelve years old.Children get to try their hands at various Olympics-themed sports challenges. There are four categories in total, and the winner for each category with the highest score stands to win a medal, cash and even a cover story in Lianhe Wanbao! In addition, challengers with outstanding sportsmanship and garner the most votes from supporters will stand to win other attractive prizes.
Where: Level 1 Atrium City Square Mall
When: Sat, 5 October 2013 (KidSports Challenge), 12pm to 6.30pm
Saturday Social BBQ
Want the kids to have fun while you chill out? Timbre @ Gillman is having their first Saturday Social BBQ this coming Saturday. There will be fringe activities like drumming workshops, crafts sessions, play area so parents can kick back and relax.
Where: Timbre @ Gillman, 9 Lock Rd Gillman Barracks Singapore 108937
When: Sat, 5 October 2013, 4pm onwards
Cost: F & B cost applies. Fringe Activities are free
Octoburst – Our Forest Friends in Need
One of the many free events from Octoburst by Esplanade, Our Forest Friends in Need starts with Hansel and Gretel on a typical day out hunting for food. Along the way, they begin to realise that things are amiss as it becomes apparent that a strange force has upset nature!
They befriend the creatures of the forest and set out to unravel the mystery. They are finally led to the Witch, who has disturbed the balance of nature in the forest with her actions.
Where: The Big Stage Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981
When: Fri , 4 Oct 2013, 6.30 – 7pm, 7.30 – 8pm, 8.30 – 9pm
Music Carnival with Instruments of the Orchestra and unlimited Play
Expose kids to diverse sounds and timbre of each orchestral instrument, classical pieces like Saint-Saens’s Carnival of the Animals and Rossini’s William Tell and have fun with the movements and music associated with different animals. They also get unlimited play at Giggles, the new indoor playground at Marine parade. More about this program
When : Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
For: 2 to 6 years old (Parents accompanied for kids aged below 3 years)
$$$: $50 (1 Kid), $90 (2 Kids), $120 (3 Kids)
Where: Giggles Indoor Playground
Meet the Justice League and have some Candy
Meet Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and The Green Lantern. Bring Home polaroid as memento. On 4 Oct, free candy floss, pop corns and candies will be given out to the kids at Causeway point.
Where: Main Atrium Level 1 Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square Singapore 738099
When: 4,5 & 6 Oct 2013 1pm, 3pm & 5pm
Build Your Own Favourite Toy Workshops
Attend free workshops to build toy-like cars, airplanes, ice-cream and cookies! Plus, take part in the fun race on a mega race track and radio-controlled car and wheelie soccer games try-outs. TAMIYA products will also be on sale.
Where: Atrium, Level 1 ARC (Alexandra Retail Centre) 460 Alexandra Road Singapore 119963
When: 30 Sep – 6 Oct 2013, 11am – 9pm
More Places to go and check out
If work shops and mall events is not your cup of tea check out these Educational places for a day out, Visit a Farm, check out Museum or Galleries, go to an Indoor playground, have some water fun at a Water play place, and enjoy being outside at Outdoor playgrounds