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Things To Do With The Kids This October

From engaging to spooky fun activities, schedule family bonding time with these October line-up of child-friendly events which offers something for everyone!

Archifest 2018: Kidsbuild

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Photo credit: Archifest

Engage your child’s mind by introducing the diversity and richness of Singapore’s cultural and built environment heritage. Create your own additions to the exhibition by building structures of your own on the spot, and adding them to the ever-growing installation.

When: Now to 10 October
Time: 11am to 5pm
Where: Millenia Walk, Great Hall
Admission is free, unless otherwise stated.
Click here for more information.

Spooky Seas: Meet the Quirky
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Discover the beauty and mystery of underwater worlds like never before with habitats featuring some of the weirdest, wackiest and most fascinating species. Come face-to-face with rare and bizarre marine animals that includes a Vampire Fish! Plus, take part in the educational and engaging Scavenger Hunt to learn more fun facts about these wonderful creatures.

When: Now to 28 October
Time: 10am to 6.30pm
Where: S.E.A. Aquarium
Admission fee:
Singapore citizens: Adult – $34 / Child & Senior – $22
Non-Singapore citizens: Adult – $39 / Child & Senior – $29
Click here for more information.

World Space Week

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Come and celebrate the benefits of space and space exploration with your family! Immerse in all things outer space with live planetarium shows and stargazing sessions that promise to give you a glimpse into the world of human space exploration and the discovery of new worlds.

When: 4 to 10 October
Time: 1pm to 10pm
Where: Singapore Science Centre
Admission fee:
Singapore citizens: Adult – $18 / Child – $16
Non-Singapore citizens: Adult – $24 / Child – $20
Click here for more information.

Octoburst! 2018

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Photo credit: Esplanade

Participate, play and get your child’s imaginative minds fired up at the 16thedition of the annual children’s festival, Octoburst! Bursting with performances, activities and workshops, the three-day celebration of children will also include an inaugural Children’s Parade where your little ones get to march, skip or hop down the Esplanade Waterfront together with their peers, in a display of puppetry and music.

When: 5 to 7 October
Time: 10.30am to 9pm
Where: Esplanade
Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Kids’ Day Out @ Singapore Philatelic Museum

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Photo credit: Singapore Philatelic Museum

Celebrate Children’s Day at the Singapore Philatelic Museum with fun and engaging activities for the whole family where you can experience tactile sculptures from The Little Prince In The Dark Collection, be a part of storytelling sessions, as well as participate in a fun quiz to win prizes!

When: 6 October
Time: 10am to 7pm
Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Autumn in the Train at Tanjong Pagar Centre
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Photo credit: Japan Rail Cafe

Have a fun-filled train-themed time at the Urban Park at Tanjong Pagar Centre. In celebration of ‘The Railway Day’ in Japan, come and participate in exciting activities that visitors normally enjoy inside trains during Autumn in Japan, which includes free Japanese movie screenings as well as a large screen gaming experience. Plus, don’t miss your chance to meet and greet your favourite Pikachu mascots!

When: 11 to 14 October
Time: 11am to 10pm
Where: Tanjong Pagar Centre, Level 1, Urban Park
Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Got to Move

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Photo credit: National Arts Council

Join in Singapore’s nationwide dance movement with an exciting line-up of dance programmes and activities available island-wide that promotes quality bonding time while keeping fit together. Explore creative ways to expose your child to dance through a Family Dance Day, Parent-Child Ballroom workshop, Parent & Child Ballet Pas De Deux or, through crafting their very own dazzling dance costume.

When: 12 to 28 October
Admission is free. Click here for more information on programme time and venues.

Singapore River Festival 2018

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Celebrate the heritage, people and places that make up the river at this year’s Singapore River Festival with another round of exciting events and activities spread across Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay. Enjoy a stunning aerial, visual display of synchronised LED Kites as it illuminates the river skyline, or shop all things uniquely Singaporean at the ‘Local at Heart’ Bazaar – it’s an event suited for everyone in the family!

When: 16 October to 11 November
Time: 3pm to 10.30pm
Where: Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay
Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Philips Carnival

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Photo credit: Philips Singapore

Shop, learn and live with Philips at the highly anticipated bi-annual carnival. To celebrate healthy living, the carnival will feature a range of generous deals, educational talks and exciting activities including a pop-up kitchen where celebrity chef Angela May will impart some essential cooking tips while serving up healthy epicurean platters for tasting. Food carts are also available for foodies to indulge in tasty dishes and thirst-quenching drinks!

When: 19 October to 21 October
Time: 3pm to 9pm (Friday) / 9am to 6pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Philips APAC Center
Admission is free. Click here to pre-register for activities.
For more information, click here.

Neon Jungle @ Gardens By The Bay

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Step into the Neon Jungle after dark to discover the largest collection of psychedelic neon lights that feature some of the most endangered animals native to the biodiversity-rich South East Asia. Experience circus street performances and fun stage performances as well as a Neon Night Market that offers environmentally-friendly products from homemade goods to organic bites and the trendiest Instaworthy food!

When: 19 October to 28 October
Time: 6pm to 11pm
Where: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove
Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Baby Space

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Photo credit: National Arts Council

Explore Baby Space, a multi-sensory installation designed for pre-walking babies with your little one where contemporary dance, music and visual art meld together to form an immersive arts encounter. Here, babies are encouraged to interact with the dancers while also exploring the installation in their own unique ways.

When: 20, 21, 26 to 28 October and 2 to 4 November
Time: 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm
Where: Goodman Arts Centre, Level 1, The Artground
Admission fee: $28 for 1 adult + 1 pre-walking baby
Click here for more information.

It Takes A Village To Protect A Child

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Experience a day of fun for the whole family as you take a stand against child abuse. Activities range from nostalgic carnival games and a bouncy castle to live performances and storytelling shows as well as an opportunity to explore an interactive learning experience to find out more about child abuse and what you can do to help.

When: 21 October
Time: 9.30am to 5pm
Where: Our Tampines Hub
Admission is free. Click here for more information.

SpookyTown: The Lost Carnival @ KidZania Singapore

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Bring your little ones down for a night out to help Mayor Fabiola solve the mysterious events surrounding SpookyTown. You can also expect to enjoy carnival games with the family, take part in themed activities, meet characters from SpookyTown and go trick-or-treating at SpookZ Alley!

When: 26 to 28 October
Time: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Where: Palawan Kidz City, KidZania Singapore
Admission fee: $43
Click here for more information.

ACM After Dark 2018: The Elements

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Photo credit: Asian Civilisations Museum

Come and celebrate Halloween with your family at the Asian Civilisations Museum! Discover how the elements of Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire are linked to supernatural beliefs and ancient traditions, and be spooked by thrilling performances, paranormal talks and fiery activities.

When: 27 October
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum
Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Yokai Festival @ Downtown East

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Experience a Japanese take on Halloween at the Yokai Festival where you will be able to witness the Yokai come together to form the infamous Hyakki Yagyo as they parade around Downtown East. Plus, enjoy exciting performances and activities put up by the Onmyojis, as well as an outdoor movie screening of the popular Studio Ghibli film, My Neighbor Totoro with free rainbow popcorn and nachos!

When: 27 and 28 October
Time: 2pm to 8pm
Where: Downtown East, Event Square @ E!Avenue, Level 2
Admission is free. Click here for more information.