Now that the year-end holidays are here, take the whole family out to these trending events around town
Just a little earlier this year, inflatable playgrounds and zombie runs were all the rage for families.
As we enter the end-of-year holidays and the kids are raring to head out for some fun, a new set of unique events specially for kids has popped up. Fill up your family’s holiday calendar with these int-eresting kids’ activities.
FUN RUNS & CARNIVALS
National Play Day Stroller Walk
19 Dec, 8am-10am, $28 per family (min. one child in stroller)
Get your family together for Singapore’s first stroller walk, and play the day away with fun carnival games, activities and prizes to be won.
Don’t forget about the walk itself, where you can get a free fun pack plus a bonus refresher pack if you finish the walk as a family!
28–29 Nov, 1pm–11pm
Neon Lights may boast a star-studded line-up with acts such as Rachael Yamagata, Damien Rice and Daughter, but its fringe festival is another thing of wonder.
As the music wafts in the air, hop around a huge variety of pop-up programmes — including NeonKids, an entire section just for children to have fun and get hands-on at workshops.
Sleep Walk and Carnival
6 Dec, 7.30am–8pm
In what is possibly the funniest and most ironic marathon in town, you’ll get to participate in a run revolving around sleep. The free-for-all carnival will also engage you with sleep-related games and activities, with many prizes to be won.
Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2015
19 Dec, 5pm–8pm
If running amidst Hello Kitty-themed everything isn’t exciting enough, this year’s Hello Kitty Run comes with a twist: it’s a night run! Participants will receive a race pack of Kitty collectibles like a Christmas-themed plush toy, medal and shoe bag.
Fans can also attend the Christmas carnival here, filled with Hello Kitty booths for everyone to enjoy.
ARTY FUN & MUSICAL MAYHEM
Emily Saves the Orchestra
21 Nov, 2pm & 4pm and 22 Nov, 2pm
Ten-year-old Emily needs help outsmarting a monster that plans to rob the world of music. Drama, dance and dazzling costumes blend in harmony with orchestral pieces to tell a hilarious yet heartwarming tale. It is one wild ride of an interactive performance.
Treasure Island Drama Programme and Play
23–27 Nov (for kids 5-7) & 30 Nov – 4 Dec (kids 7-9), 10am-12.30pm
If adventure on the high seas is something your kids wish for, set sail for a pirate’s life aboard the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Treasure Island Drama Programme. In a bountiful week of swashbuckling drama, arts and crafts and music, participants will also receive a ticket to the play (running until Dec 13).
SSO Babies’ Proms
28–29 Nov, various timings, from $25
In this cute performance, even young toddlers can enjoy the art of music-making. Discover the fun and fantastic world of orchestra, and the different instruments that go into every number. The kids can start having fun with activities galore 30 minutes before the concert starts. This event is suitable for children aged six and below, and tickets are required for children aged two and above.
Act 3 Holiday Drama Workshops
23 Nov – 15 Jan (most), various timings
ACT 3 Drama Academy has various types of fun holiday workshops for kids from seven months old to teenagers. Themes include “The Elves and the Shoemaker”, “The Nutcracker” and “Christmas Past, Present and Future — A Pantomime”. Visit the website for more details.
Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival
21–29 Nov, various timings
In the ultimate treat for the little ones, Disney’s ever-popular Mickey Mouse will whisk your family away on an enchanting journey. Characters from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Toy Story will dance to Disney hits and charm you.
Southeast Asia’s first Pororo Park
From 11 Nov
Fans of Pororo, or most children, can jump into the all-new Pororo Park at Marina Square’s new wing. An 11,000 sq ft indoor edutainment playground, it encompasses a theme ride, playground attractions, educational classes and entertaining shows.
By Pamela Chow