When a week comes to an end, a new one full of activities is waiting to start. For the second week of November, we’ve compiled another list of family-friendly activities to do with your little ones. Whether you want to take a family trip to a whole other island to experience the beach or you are looking for an exciting night on a tour at the Singapore Night Safari, keep reading to find out about 10 activities you can do with your family.
Berani is our local Night Safari’s Sunda Pangolin, and you can now journey with him on Night Safari’s Animal Quest App. You and your family can embark on ‘Trails with Berani’ and explore the area. Keep your eye out for AR animals and complete quests to find them.
It’s a perfect night out for the little ones, an adventure that will give them permission to go over their bedtimes just this once.
If you want to make the experience even better, you can add on the ‘Wild Immersion’, where all of you will be able to put on VR goggles and follow an explorer as she looks for the Sunda Pangolin. You will also witness many other forms of wildlife.
From now until 31 December 2021. Tickets to the Night Safari are at 40% off until 17 November 2021, and are now priced at $63.60 per two adults and $43.20 per two children. Book your slot here.
Continuing on from the previous week, the LEGO® Brickfest runs through this week as well. With fan-built exhibitions focusing on the theme of “Imagine”, you and your Lego-crazy little ones can admire others’ handicrafts.
Whether your child is a pro at Lego or they are just starting out, the displays are sure to pique their interests and entertain them.
From now until 14 November 2021. Admissions are free. The event is held in the ION art gallery at level four. Register here.
If your kids love a good story, then this festival may be worth attending.
From the comforts of your own home, you and your little ones will be transported into other worlds through livestreamed storytelling performances.
This week, there are many sessions you can attend, including ‘Mermaid’s Song and Dragon Tears’ where listeners are transported to a mythical world where mermaids swing and wield swords, and dragons are strong enough to cry. For parents who want to educate their children on protecting the Earth, there is also a session called ‘Planet Earth, Our Home’ where the performers will take you on a journey to find out how a penguin defeated the Global Warming Monster, how an elderly couple started cleaning up, and how Osato ate the sky and began to care for the earth.
There are sessions throughout the whole week from 8 November 2021 to 14 November 2021. Admissions are free and conducted through Zoom. Click here to find out more about all the events.
Experience a blend of French and Singaporean talents and culture with the family through two interactive augmented reality walls.
You will be welcomed by landscapes inspired by both Singapore and France and experience how two artists’ work inspired the other to create new 3D variants of plants, flowers, and more.
A reprieve from the bustle of daily life, be immersed in the world created by the artists for a relaxing day.
From 11 November 2021 to 28 November 2021 and admission is free. The walls can be found in Our Tampines Hub. Find out more here.
For families who love circus acts such as aerial performances and other seemingly impossible stunts, the circus weekend is bringing back previously cancelled shows to entertain.
There are two different circus stages, one being the ‘Aerial Open Stage’ and the other being ‘Re:union’. In just 30 minutes, witness Singapore’s own circus enthusiasts as they entertain your family and many others.
From 12 November 2021 to 14 November 2021, with differing timings for both shows. Admission is free. Both programs will be held at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Find out more here.
You’ve probably seen KAWS’ signature character Companion floating around online for a while. The character has made six stops around the world, and its seventh just happens to be our little country.
The 42 metre-long artwork of Companion embracing a smaller version of itself will be on show at The Float @ Marina Bay for public viewing.
Bring your children along to see this bigger-than-life (quite literally!) monument that will only be in Singapore for a limited time.
There will also be merchandise released on 13 November 2021 to commemorate the occasion.
From 14 November 2021 to 21 November 2021. Find out more about the merchandise here.
There is now a ferry service from Sentosa to Lazarus, a Singapore island known for its beach. For those that are bored of the usual visits to East Coast Park and other Sentosa Visits, Lazarus is just a 15 minutes trip away from Singapore.
Far enough from mainland Singapore to feel like a day trip out of the country, you and your family can enjoy the day relaxing and having fun at the beach of Lazarus.
You will have to book the ferry service, with available slots starting from 12 November 2021. Adult ferry tickets are $18 per pax while child ferry tickets are $15 per pax. Children below two years old go free. Book your slot here.
A week of activities have gone by in the literary world, but there are still a few more that you can take part in with the little ones.
You can start the day off with a story-telling session in ‘Hedwig’s Adventures’, where we learn more about the first Singaporean Director of the national library. Learn about little known facts of the prominent woman, including whether she would pick Enid Blyton or Nancy Drew.
If you missed the previous Bento-making workshop, there is one more left for you to attend, and just in time for lunch. ‘Adventures in My Lunchbox’ is recommended for seven to 12-year-olds with adult supervision. You will have to provide your own ingredients, so be prepared!
To end the day off, you can attend the program ‘Navigating Memory Lane’, where writers for middle-grade readers discuss how they use mythical creatures in their stories to discuss dementia. The session is catered towards parents and children, with a live Q&A at the end.
All activities mentioned are held on 13 November 2021. ‘Hedwig’s Adventures’ includes free admission, while ‘Adventures in My Lunchbox’ and ‘Navigating Memory Lane’ are priced at $20 each. Find out more here.
If arts and crafts are your family’s jam, then you might fancy turning ordinary pieces of paper into Singapore’s national flower – Vanda Miss Joaquim.
A family-friendly activity suitable for children three years old and above (three to five-year-olds with adult supervision), the session will be held within the flower dome itself so your family can enjoy the surroundings while taking part in the craft activity.
The workshop is held on 13 November 2021 and 14 November 2021 at various timings. It is priced at $36 per pax exclusive of admission into the Flower Dome. Register here.
Speaking of going into the Flower Dome, why not take a trip down to visit the Tulipmania exhibition before it ends on 14 November 2021?
Tulipmania went on a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic but made its return this year in October. This year’s display is centred around Kazakh nomads and their culture. Apart from the tulips, a traditional yurt handmade by Kazakh craftsmen stands in the centre of the display area. Inside is a homely interior filled with decorations and cloth inspired by the culture of Kazakhstan.
Tickets to the Flower Dome are priced at $12 per pax for adults and $8 per pax for children below 12 years old for Singapore Residents. Get your tickets here.