What are your plans this weekend (22 – 23 September)? Check out these fun, mostly FREE, kid-friendly things to do this weekend in Singapore
This weekend we tell you all about all the FREE fun to enjoy with the family, from more Mid-Autumn fun – mass lantern walks and the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival to kid-friendly beach cleanups, Oktoberfest activities and more! Pssst! It’s also your last chance to take the older kids to The Lion King – if you haven’t seen it yet go, mama, go!
Join the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival (FREE*)
This annual Chinese cultural festival is a chance for the community to celebrate Chinese heritage through arts and culture. There are heaps of activities on over the weekend (mostly free but some ticketed at $10) so don’t miss out! Look out for heritage trails, mooncake tastings, lantern-making workshops, storytelling of Mid-Autumn tales, shrink art workshops. performances ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, and so much more!
Microgreen Workshop for Kids (FREE!)
Join the Little Green Thumbs at Artground for their Yummy Microgreens workshop for 4-year-olds+ where kids will get to design their own upcycled pot and bring home their own harvest of microgreens for dinner! Event timings here.
Lantern Walk at Dempsey with COMO Marketplace (FREE!)
Bring the whole family on down to the lush greenery of COMO Dempsey TONIGHT for an evening of handcrafted mooncakes and artisan tea followed by a mass lantern parade by moonlight. You’ll also stand a chance to win dining and shopping vouchers for ‘Best Lantern Of The Night’ award! All for nada! Register here.
Fun at the Fairground for the Less Privileged
Fairground is the Beyond Social Services’ outreach initiative to raise awareness for those affected by poverty (yes, it exists in crazy rich Singapore). Show your support by buying tickets or donating so less privileged families can enjoy this day all while letting the kids have fun. There will be a Jedi Academy to train little Jedi Masters, a Flea Market, superhero photo booth, carnival games and arcade fun. Tickets here.
Botanic Gardens Concert (FREE!)
Missed last week’s concert? Never fear – there is more music in store! Head on over to the Botanic Gardens‘ Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage for Da Capo XIII – The Magic of Music with music from movies such as The Incredibles, Kung Fu Panda and Harry Potter. Kids are gonna be stoked! Timings here.
Oktoberfest @ OD Mall
Oktoberfest doesn’t always scream family time but the bazaar over at OD Mall has some kid-friendly fun this weekend with face-painting, colouring and lots of artisanal fare at the bazaar, along with kids’ fashion and home decor. Look out for all-day happy hour of craft beers, traditional German food – sausages and schnitzels – plus shopping galore. Prost! More info here.
Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay (FREE!)
It’s the last weekend to check out the Mid-Autumn lights at Gardens by the Bay! First, free outdoor water play at the water fountains then food (at foodie street), and then a chance to admire the 1,000 hand-painted lanterns followed by a peek at the free nightly cultural performances. Full info here.
Kids Arts & Crafts at Esplanade! (FREE!)
There’s a heap of Mid-Autumn fun happening at Esplanade this weekend – make your own shrink art trinkets to learning about Chinese heritage through Chinese stories. Timings here.
Read about all the Kid Friendly events in SG here
Kid-friendly Beach Clean Up (FREE!)
Another weekend another beach clean up! We just watched Plastic Ocean and we can tell you our eco-warrior mission has upped its game! Check out our aim on the zero waste lifestyle here! This weekend the cleanup mission takes place on Sunday at East Coast beach – check out this post for all the meet-up deets.
Need more inspiration? Check out what’s on the calendar here!
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