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5 Reasons To Get Out Of The House This Children's Day Weekend

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

It’s that time of the year that is solely dedicated to your little ones – have you made plans yet? We know that everyone’s facing exam fever but contrary to popular belief, it probably would not hurt to take the weekend off from all that studying, just to do something fun with the family and celebrate all there is to being little and innocent; it would also probably be a good reminder of what childhood should be about, too – fun, laughter, and not so much all that hours and hours of stress and studying for exams. 

  1. Octoburst 2016

    Where: Esplanade Theatres by the Bay
    When: 7 – 9 Oct

    There’s loads to see and do at the annual Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival, happening from 7 – 9 October. Embark on an adventure with stories from all corners of the imagination. From delightful performances to hands-on workshops, Octoburst! is the perfect festival to encourage play and family fun while immersing in a world of terrific tales and creative endeavours. There are both ticketed and free performances so check out the Esplanade website for more information!

  2. Families for Life Picnic: Children’s Day Edition

    Where: The Lawn @ Marina Bay 
    When: 8 Oct, Saturday, 5 – 9.30pmSchool Holiday Edition Picnic with Families for Life! (1)

    Celebrate Children’s Day with DIY kite decoration, mini games, yummy food, music performances and more! There will also be an outdoor screening of Kung Fu Panda 3. Registration has closed but families are still welcome to join in the activities. For more information, head over to www.familiesforlife.sg.

  3. Hideaways – Creating with Nature

    Where: Playeum, Gillman Barracks
    When: till 30 Oct
    Hideaways – Creating with Nature is an immersive environment for children to explore, observe, construct, reflect, innovate and engage with nature and natural materials through hands-on exhibits and interactive artists’ installations. Enter the world of insects, secret dens, skeletal structures, musical magic and kinetic artwork! For more information: www.playeum.com/hideaways
  4. Kiddie Carnival @ Urban Farm & Barn

    Where: Urban Farm & Barn, Bukit Panjang Park
    When: 8 & 9 Oct, 1 – 6pm
    There will be stalls and activities for your little ones – from naturally dyed play dough to seed bombs and planting, it’ll be a great way to spend Children’s Day!
  5. Jurong Birdpark, River Safari and Singapore Zoo 

    Good news for parents – kids 12 and below enter free this month, with every adult ticket purchased. Check out Furry Zoo Babies where kids will be introduced to Poe the young binturong, Foxtrot the baby fennec fox and Winona the baby goat, go on the baby animal trail and redeem a gift, and craft your very own caterpillar from recycled materials at Caterpillar Craft. For more information: zoo.com.sg/kidsenterfree-16.