What to do with kids in Singapore Jan 2013
Thursday, 3 Jan 2013
Now that the littlies are back to school (phew!) it’s back to making every minute of your weekend count, so it’s time to start some serious planning.
Here’s what to do with kids in Singapore this month:
The first weekend of January
Still in that holiday mood, are we? Kids will appreciate some festive cheer (yes, it’s never too late or too much) at Gardens by the Bay. Embark on a fun and enlightening journey through the conservatories to learn about resident conifers. Help Pearly the Pine Cone find her way out of the woods in an exciting board game the whole family can play. Solve the great Monkey Puzzle and complete your journey by creating your very own pine cone creature! Suitable for kids aged 4-9. Event details here.
If you’ve got older ones to entertain, start the year off right at the National Museum with Being Human, a photography exhibition by Singapore-based travel, documentary and portrait photographer, Alexander Stephan. Event details here.
Education disguised as entertainment – and the kids will never know! It’s a far drive out but watching giant pandas on a giant IMAX screen will thrill every animal-loving littlie. It’s also a great way for them to learn about poachers and environmental threats to animals. Details here.
Take it slow on Sunday by kicking back to some free tunes at the Esplanade, courtesy of SparksWinds. They’ll be playing music from everyone’s favourite cartoons like The Incredibles, Beauty and the Beast, and Howl’s Moving Castle. Details here.
Behold the highlight of the month – KidsFest 2013! Featuring 5 live theatre adaptations performed by professional London theatre companies, plus interactive educational workshops, we reckon this event is not to be missed. Want to meet The Gruffalo and Mr Benn? Now you can. Details here.
The Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens may be small… but it packs a mighty punch. Take the kids out for a food field trip on Sunday where they can pick out extra special gourmet treats to feast on for breakfast while you do your week’s shopping. Event details here.
The final weekend (congrats, you made it!)
You don’t have to be Singaporean the genius of John Clang’s photography. Check out Being Together: Family & Portraits – Photographing with John Clang, which explores family identity in today’s globalized world. Many family portraits are taken using Skype and older kids will appreciate the concept of family unity a little more (without even realizing it!). Details here. You can also read about John Clang in the The New York Times here.
Set your sights on conquering February by planning ahead, starting with booking your kid a slot at Camp Asia’s Saturday Club. Targeting kids 4-8, the program runs for 8 weeks from 9am-12pm every Saturday and keeps kids entertained with sports and the performing arts. See here for more details.