8 and 14 June
Into the Wild
Designed to encourage city-dwelling kids to take an interest in nature, the Nature Keeper camp by the National Parks Board and Mitsubishi Corporation is a fun and educational day out at the Bukit Timah Reserve. Learning opportunities take place in a forest environment, with nature walks, games with nature themes, indoor learning opportunities together with hands-on activities that children aged around 7 to 11 can participate in and enjoy. It also aims to nurture young minds in THE active protection and conservation of our natural heritage.
Tickets at $25 (inclusive of meals and materials), www.nparks.gov.sg/events
Put those hand devices away and have some fun in the sun at Aviva Superfundae. To be held at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay, this year’s outdoor family carnival includes over 30 games and activities across five themed fun zones: Circus Centre, Speedy Zone, Dream Castle, Pirate Island, and Jungle World. Complete the Ninja Quest Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course; or get wet and wild at the CrayCraySpray Waterplay Area.
Tickets at $19.90, www.sistic.com.sg
Till 11 June
Aimed at from 2 to 18 years old, Big Eyes, Big Minds International Children’s Film Festival offers an international curation of films that encourages positive values and critical thinking. Founded in 2010 by filmmaker Mabel Gan, this edition, held at the National Gallery’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, will include Riveting Tales, a collection of six animated short films including Revolting Rhymes Part 1, based on Roald Dahl’s re-interpretation of classic fairy tales and made by the producers of The Gruffalo.
Tickets at $11.90, www.bigeyesbigminds.com
A Musical Story
Learn about the grand Klais pipe organ that takes centre stage at the Victoria Concert Hall with organ builder Adriel Yap, and enjoy the symphonic fairy tale for kids, Peter and the Wolf, supported by theatre company Act 3 at the Victoria Concert Hall.
Free admission, www.sso.org.sg
17 to 18 June
Saranghaeyo, Korea! K-pop-lovin’ families can enjoy heart thumping music and dance performances, Korean food tasting sessions, and participate in a mass Taekwondo session at the Asian Civilisations Museum’s (ACM) Seoul Awesome! Weekend Festival. Chill out on the ACM Green with a Korean movie marathon, and don’t forget to catch the museum’s special exhibition, Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life. A treat for those who are intrigued by Korean historical dramas, this is your chance to view actual furniture, fashion, and decorative arts from Korea’s Joseon era.
Free admission, acm.org.sg
17 to 18 June, 24 June
The Great Outdoors
Malls aren’t just about food courts and chain stores. Experience the great outdoors with White Sands Mall’s screening of Kong: Skull Island at the White Sands Outdoor Movie Drive-In. Or learn how to pitch a tent and light a campfire at the field outside the mall at the Urban Camping event held by the Singapore Scout Association. Urban Camping is on 17 and 18 June, 2017, $60 for a family of four (inclusive of tent and meals); White Sands Outdoor Movie Drive-In is on 24 June, 2017, $10 per vehicle, $6 per adult and $4 per child for access to a picnic area.
Till 24 June
Fun on the Bay
Park the kids at the Esplanade this holiday as the arts centre is packed with activities and performances for children all month long. Try craft activities like making a Father’s Day gift, creating your own wayang kulit (shadow puppet), or recycling old cupcake wrappers and straws into keepsake flowers. Or go on a musical journey with the Orchestra of Music Makers’ performance of Hansel and Gretal.
Craft activities are free and tickets for Hansel and Gretal start from $15, www.esplanade.com
Till 25 June
Days at the Museum
The National Heritage Board’s annual Children’s Season Singapore is back with a wide range of programmes, exhibitions and family activities for children of all ages. Spanning museums across the island – from ArtScience Museum and Asian Civilisations Museum, to SAM at 8Q and the Singapore Philatelic Museum – the season offers an encompassing programme filled with wide ranging activities to suit any personality.
Till 25 June
Mega Fun Festival
If a full day of activities for the kids at one convenient location is what you are looking for, then Sentosa is the place you want. Every Thursday to Sunday this month will see Palawan Beach transforming into a haven for children set on having fun: From the Mega play area filled with inflatable slides, walls and foam pools that they can get wet and wild in, to visual spectacles of giant bubbles, to the open air movie screenings and light displays in the evenings.
Free admission to the activities (standard entrance fee onto the island apply), www.sentosa.com.sg/megafun
25 June and 30 July
Get hands on and creative through educational art workshops at Playeum Children’s Centre for Creativity. The play space at Gillman Barracks has created a programme called Tinkering Sundays for open-ended learning, such as a workshop to make a cinema projector, screen and movie reel using everyday materials; and another to create fibre art out of wet felting wool.
Tickets at $43.50 per adult/child pair, www.playeum.com
Till 30 July
Kids in Wonderland
Let little ones experience the magic of theatre with an immersive, interactive play that will sure to leave its mark. Based on Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Kids in Wonderland gives children the chance to get to know the book’s eclectic troop of characters (including as Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, etc), while learning important lessons on cooperation and friendship.
Tickets at $28, www.kidsinwonderland.com.sg
Till 8 October
Perchance to Dream
The first edition of the Children’s Biennale by the National Gallery Singapore is here! Themed “Dreams & Stories,” the four-month-long event aims to inspire families to use their imagination through immersive art showcases, installations and activities. Enjoy nine interactive installations spread out across the entire Gallery, from artists including Yayoi Kusama, Mark Justiniani, the teamLab collective and Singapore Cultural Medallion winner, Chng Seok Tin. Highlights include Japanese artist and “polka dot princess” Kusama’s Obliteration Room, where kids can engage in the complete destruction of every trace of an object by covering all the furniture and walls with colourful dots! Till 8 Oct, 2017.
Ticketed and free activities, www.nationalgallery.sg