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What are your weekend (16-17 March) plans? Check out these fun, mostly FREE, kid-friendly things to do in Singapore.

This weekend let the kids’ imagination run wild with a Hassel Junior design event for little Iggy Peck architects, upcycling and performances at a 2-day carnival at Playeum, and the Clarke Quay carnival with street acts, acrobatics, juggling, dare-devilry and stand-up comedy for the whole fam. For parents there’s also a Birds & Bees sex education workshop (on how to communicate with your kids) and the Armenian Street part-ay (and more!).

EDITOR’S PICK!
Junior architect event with Hassell Junior (FREE!)

This Saturday 16th March HASSELL is throwing open their studio doors for kiddos to join the team of HASSELL architects, interior designers and urban specialists to explore the world of design together. Kids will be engaged in fun activities through building blocks, drawing and crafting models to imagine what our world could look like in the future! Small design tokens and goodie bags will be provided for all special young designers at HASSELL! All ages are welcome. More info here. 

Street acrobatics and comedy awaits at Singapore Festival of Fun
Street acrobatics and comedy awaits at Singapore Festival of Fun (Image: Singapore Festival Fun Facebook)

EDITOR’S PICK!
Singapore Festival of Fun

The third annual Singapore Festival of Fun is back! Clarke Quay will be transformed into a thrilling carnival showcase of street acts, acrobatics, juggling and dare-devilry, stand-up comedy and engaging family-friendly games by Nickelodeon. Clarke Quay Streetfest takes place 14th to 19th March 6pm to 10:30pm (FREE!) while the Magners International Comedy Festival is ticketed. All the info here. 

Family Crafts at the National Museum (FREE!)

This Saturday at the National Museum of Singapore enjoy craft activities based on the theme of food packaging! From glass bottles and tingkat to Tetra Pak cartons and Styrofoam boxes – kiddos will find out how food packaging has evolved over the years! Pique your curiosity with fun colouring templates, and come back for the Packaging Matters exhibition in April to find out more. Events timings here. 

Birds & Bees Workshop: Starting Open Conversations About Sex, Consent and Relationships

AWARE is holding a new instalment of their Birds & Bees sex education workshop series for parents! Through case studies, role-play and facilitated discussions, this 3-hour workshop will give parents a chance to think more deeply about their values and sexual health knowledge, to improve communication with their kids. Don’t hold off having the Birds & Bees chat with your kids – it’s better coming from you mamas and dads! Tickets are $25 here. 

       Read more: Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse: The Underwear Rule
and  Teaching Consent: Parenting Advice for Modeling Body Positivity

Kidsconnect 2019 at Playeum
Upcycling fun at Playeum

Kid-friendly carnival KidsConnect 2019 at Playeum

Playeum has teamed up with KidsConnect for this Friday and Saturday to host an arts carnival hosted by young people ( 7-14 year olds). The arts carnival will include performances by local schools, a rock concert by young musicians from Academy of Rock, interactive dance, children’s storytelling sessions as well as self-directed play activities where children are invited to create a bespoke piece with upcycled materials. More about KidsConnect 2019 here.

Delaying dementia by staying active with the Walk 2 Remember Free Walkathon

Walk 2 Remember Free Walkathon (FREE!)

Looking for something worthwhile to get behind and for a reason to get active with the whole fam? This Saturday, Walk 2 Remember seeks to encourage the simple act of walking as a way to delay one’s risk or progression of dementia. Plus this walkathon is in on one of our favourite parks, Bishan where you can take the kids to the awesome outdoor playground, sandpit and slide afterwards. Sign up here. 

      Read more: Playground Alert: Bishan Adventure Playground Re-opens

EDITOR’S PICK!
Kid-friendly Activities at Arts in Your Neighbourhood (FREE!)

Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) is back from now until 24 March. This time AYN offers a great line-up of quirky and engaging arts activities over three weekends – all free of charge – right where people live, work and play. The Nursery Rhymes Project
is on this 16th March and 17 March at two different locations. This mini-musical in Mandarin reinvents classic children’s nursery rhymes. Plus there are arts and crafts sessions from 3pm at Our Tampines Hub Festive Plaza. At Tampines Regional Library look out for an interactive story-telling experience with musicians and dancers at 3pm. Full programme here.

armenian street party
Armenian Street Party

Armenian Street Party (FREE!)

OK so this one ain’t for the kiddos – just you! The Armenian Street Party taking place at the Peranakan Museum from 6pm this weekend kicks off the Singapore Heritage Festival Peranakan style! Tasty bites await at the tok panjang on the street, then dance all night to nostalgic hits. There’s also a wedding procession, a fashion show and other performances, plus nyonya-inspired craft workshops. This cultural celebration is your last chance to visit the Peranakan Museum (Philatelic Museum) before it closes its doors for renovation – let’s see it off with a bang!  More here. 

           Read more: FREE Kid-friendly Activities at Singapore Heritage Festival 2019

Need more inspiration? Check out what’s on the calendar here!

 

 

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