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From Arts To Zoo: November 2019 Events You Will Enjoy

School holidays are the best time to catch up with your kids. Whether you want to spend it doing activities you both love or discovering new places, make the most of the school break this November and treat your child to fun-filled activities and events.

From early Christmas festivities to entertaining showcases, there’s always something great to experience this month!

Sesame Street Run

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Is your child a fan of Sesame Street? Now is his chance to meet his favourite Sesame Street characters such as Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover up close. The Sesame Street Run is the world’s first and is being done as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. After visiting neighboring Asian countries like the Philippines, it is now making a stop in Singapore! The running event promises a fun-packed day with loads of activities for the whole family, including the five-kilometre family run. Families with younger children and grandparents in tow, there’s a three- and one-kilometre leisure walks so you don’t have to rush to get to the finish line.

As part of the celebration, participants will witness a giant birthday cake blowout and be flagged-off with a countdown by Sesame Street’s very own Count Von Count. The fun doesn’t stop there with Sesame Street carnival games and quizzes, promising everyone a truly merry Sesame Street experience.

Date: 17 November
Time: 7am to 12pm
Venue: Our Tampines Hub
Fee: Varies per category
Click here for more information.

Singapore Regatta Waterfest

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On 15 to 17 November, OCBC Square will be transformed into a gigantic water playground where a myriad of water-themed activities have been put together for a fun-filled adventure. With the free admission, families and friends are able to enjoy the thrilling activities and games installed at this year’s Waterfest Carnival. Activities installed includes, Bubble Run, Water Obstacles, Water Explorer, Stand Up Paddling, and Splash & Dash and a Toddlers’ Friendly Zone. Bring your own picnic mats and bask in the sun at the Chill out Lounge. What’s more, redeem an exclusive Splash Pack (5L Waterproof Dry Bag, Ice Popsicle and more) when you check in at the Event Information booth on 16 and 17 Nov.

As part of the Learn to Paddle program, there will be two separate orientations: Kayaking and Dragon Boating at various time slots. Participants are able to experience the thrill and adrenaline rush from Dragon Boating, and the three-hour kayaking experience for new water enthusiasts. Plus, be there to witness 130 local and foreign artistic swimmers compete for top placings at the 14th Singapore National Open Artistic Swimming Championships. Audiences would also have the opportunity to be in awe by the grace and artistry of a hybrid of swimming, dance and gymnastics live at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Also, learn the fundamentals of bike handling and the secrets to being an efficient runner from the professional coaches from Triathlon Singapore at our Sports Development Series.

Date: 15 to 17 November
Time: Various timeslots
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Click here for more information. 

Seed Heritage Christmas Activations

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Get first dibs on Seed Heritage’s festive children’s collection when you drop by at Paragon. The kid-centric event will feature a Christmas-themed ice cream cart giving away complimentary ice cream as well as face painting in the store for kids to enjoy. 

Date: 9 November
Time: 12pm to 3pm
Venue: Paragon, ​290 Orchard Rd
Fee: Free

Twilight Safari

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Photo credit: Twilight Safari

Get ready for the biggest food and shopping bazaar this 2019. Themed #TWILIGHTSAFARI, Twilight: Flea & Feast will house over 60 F&B street food brands and 150 retail brands selling a wide selection of cosmetics, apparels, and accessories, among others, for visitors to shop from.

For kids who love animal-themed movies, the event will also feature screenings of nine movies for free! Enjoy watching them on the amazing picnic set-up by Picneeds with your loved ones. Here’s the movie schedule:

Friday, 8 November: Zootopia (11am), Tarzan (3pm), and Planet of the Apes (7:30pm)
Saturday, 9 November: Brother Bear (11am), Dumbo (3pm), and Aladdin (7:30pm)
Sunday, 10 November: Madagascar (11am), Monkey Kingdom (3pm), and Life of Pi (7:30pm)

Other activities for kids include bouncy castles, face painting, and balloon sculpting.

Date: 8 to 10 November
Time: 10am to 10pm
Venue: Halls 401 and 402, Suntec Convention Centre
Fee: Free
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Singapore Book Bazaar

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Photo credit: Singapore Book Publishers Association

Organised by Singapore Book Publishers Association, Singapore Book Bazaar is a guaranteed haven for book lovers. Check out its collection and find books for all ages, including your kids. And of course, most of the books are going to be at a discounted price! This is your opportunity to foster your child’s love for reading.

Date: 14 to 18 November
Time: 10am to 9pm
Venue: Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
Fee: Free
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Artbox Singapore 2019

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Now on its third iteration, Artbox Singapore will once again treat the whole family to over 300 regional and local entertainment acts, unique wares from creative retailers, and a wide range of family-friendly activities. This year’s theme is Artbox Singapore 2019: Eden, which invites everyone to have a slice of their own paradise. Some highlights to look forward to include: 

  • The Garden of Creation: The first-of-its-kind,12,000-square-foot experiential art playground that will treat kids and parents to a series of arts and crafts sessions such as the exclusive Artbox jagua tattoo, 3D-printing of accessories, perfumery workshops, and many more. Help raise funds for charity when you participate in a hydro-dipping horseshoe craft booth by Singapore Turf Club.
  • Visual installations and performances: Stimulate your child’s imagination when you check out the three-level-high entrance containers called Artbox Vines Arch, and the 30-by-3-metre feature wall with illuminated letters that form the word “Artbox.” Creatives and retailers also get to showcase their own work. For the first time, there will be artists and musical acts from Malaysia and Thailand lending their support to Artbox Singapore.
  • Culinary experience: Choose from a wide selection of delectable food choices, including vendors joining Artbox for the first time, making the event a fusion of art, music, and food.
  • New retail brands: Mums who love to shop can browse the quirky and unique wares and brands from retailers around the region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. 

Date: 15 to 17 November / 22 to 24 November
Time: 3pm to 11pm
Venue: The [email protected] (Carpark B at Singapore Turf Club)
Fee: Free
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The King’s Fiesta

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Photo credit: Jurong Bird Park

Be mesmerised by the beauty and majesty of the Philippine eagle as Jurong Bird Park celebrates the endangered species. Coined “King of the Skies,” the celebration will be like welcoming a king—filled with music, dancing, games, and other kid-friendly activities. For kids who love nature encounters, getting to know more about the Philippine eagle is one for the books as it is the tallest of eagles and is considered as the Philippines’ national bird.

Date: 16 November to 31 December
Venue: Jurong Bird Park
Click here for more information.

SITEX 2019 Your Digital Playground

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Photo credit: SITEX

Introduce your child to the world of tech and digital at the upcoming SITEX 2019. The event will feature four experiential zones, all forming the Digital Playground that will immerse attendees in electronics and technology. The zones are: 

  • The new Health and Wellness Zone which is specially curated with the latest fitness gears and equipment. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate technology into your daily workouts or want to discover how you can elevate your fitness regime, this is the zone for you.
  • Also new is the Travel Tech and Portable Audio Zone which offers a range of products catering to individuals who want to know more about the latest gadgets and products that will make them commute and travel smarter and more consciously.
  • Crowd favourite Gaming Zone has been revamped to enhance millennial engagement and provide an immersive family experience. Apart from e-sports activities and gaming opportunities, families can look forward to enjoying interactive sessions with their kids and appreciate the work of talented digital artists across multiple media over the weekend.
  • For those who are fascinated with how the integration of smart technology into everyday life works, the Smart Home and Living Zone is the place to go. It’s perfect for the digital-savvy parents out there. 

Date: 28 November to 1 December
Time: 11am to 9pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Halls 5 and 6
Click here for more information.

The Gingerbread Man

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Photo credit: Singapore Repertory Theatre

Follow the story of Ginger, a giant cookie who loves to run as much as he can! This reimagination of the classic tale of The Gingerbread Man will teach your child the value of teamwork. The story starts when Ginger broke his mum’s oven and determined to find a new one, he goes on a quest that will allow him to meet friends and work with them to achieve a common goal. Aside from the interactive storytelling, your child will also love the vibrant songs featured in the show.

Date: Now ‘til 7 December
Time: 10am (Weekdays); 11am and 2pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Click here for more information.

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