Adults generally don’t think much about Children’s Day. It’s just a one-day school holiday for the younger ones and a regular work day for everyone else. Well, why not take a day off and spend it bonding with the little loves of your lives? There are plenty of fun Children’s Day 2019 events and family-friendly activities happening to honour our amazing children. Children’s Day 2019 falls on Friday, 4 October, making it a possible three-day weekend, so dads and mums, you know what to do!


1. Ha-Glow-een Fun with tokidoki at River Safari

Looking to complete your collection of limited-edition tokidoki x River Safari pins? Then it’s time to explore the River Gem Trail again across four weekends in October. You’ll also get to gaze at the graceful mermaids swimming with the manatees and take part in some Halloween fun. Activities include making neon rainbow slime, crafting a trick-or-treat bag, and having a glowing good time at the game booths.

When 1-31 October (activities are only available on selected days—check the website for details)
Where River Safari
Cost Regular admission applies; activities are free except for Manatee Mania Tour
Web www.riversafari.com.sg/tokidoki

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Closing date: 12 noon on 4 October

2. Saturdays@ACM – Young, Wild, and Free

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The Asian Civilisations Museum invites families to an early Children’s Day celebration. Discover how children in different Southeast Asian countries celebrate the occasion through an interactive drama. Explore the galleries with the fun trail for families. And even create your own toy inspired by the colourful collection on display. While you’re there, sew a button onto the Poverty Quilt at the Shaw Foyer, an installation by artist Jimmy Ong.

When 28 September, 1pm – 5pm
Where Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
Cost Free
Web www.acm.org.sg

3. GosTan Back – A Time-travelling Adventure on Wheels

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An interactive theatrical journey by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions, GosTan Back tells a story of a young boy who goes back in time to save the future. Sounds familiar? But unlike Marty McFly, Xiao Ming goes ‘Back to the Future’ right here in Singapore! Young audiences will experience our local history as they explore the Singapore History Gallery. It’s designed to engage special needs children aged six to 12 years and their families, but families with typically developing kids are welcome too.

When 3 October, 2pm – 3pm (other dates and times available till 31 October)
Where National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road
Cost $10 per parent-child pair
Web www.nationalmuseum.sg

4. ACT 3 Drama Academy Children’s Day Celebrations – Stars and Planets

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Two drama workshops inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince await kids from three to seven years old. Building on children’s imagination and creativity, each two-hour drama workshop culminates in a casual performative showcase just for parents! They can also play the role of ice cream chefs in a gelato-making workshop. Finally, share a beautiful reinterpretation of The Little Prince with your kids seven years and up as storytellers bring this classic tale to life.

When 4 October
Where ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cairnhill Road | Drama workshops also available at Kidz Education City, #05-04 to 06, Oasis Terraces @ Punggol, 681 Punggol Drive
Cost From $15
Web www.act3international.com.sg

5. Bulan Bahasa – Membudayakan Bahasa (Malay Language Month Carnival)

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To mark Malay Language Month, the Majlis Bahasa Melayu Singapura (Malay Language Council, Singapore) is presenting a family-friendly carnival on Children’s Day. Discover the richness of the Malay language, culture and heritage through a series of special programmes and activities. Be enchanted by performing preschoolers and learn how to paint batik, wear a sarong, and make a paper songkok. You can also enjoy Teater Kita, an interactive theatre production at Eunos Community Club on 6 October.

When 4 October, 10am – 1pm
Where Multi-purpose Hall, Bukit Panjang Community Club,
Cost Free
Web www.mbms.sg/en

6. Free Tamagotchi at Wildseed Café

The family-friendly Wildseed Café has planned something very special in celebration of Children’s Day 2019. First, children up to 12 years old who order from the popular kid’s set menu get a complimentary Tamagotchi! This promotion begins on 4 October, with 50 units available at each outlet, while stocks last. Kids can also take part in a floral art jamming session, led by Windflower Florist, at Wildseed Café @ The Alkaff Mansion. The $35++ session is limited to 20 kids and includes a light meal and all materials.

When From 4 October
Where The Alkaff Mansion, 10 Telok Blangah Green | The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane
Cost Free
Web www.wildseedcafe.sg

7. Playeum Presents: Make Your Mark!

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In celebration of Children’s Day, Playeum invites creators young and old to Make Your Mark! If you love doodling, sketching, drawing and painting, then drop by and celebrate the role it plays in your life. On top of the current hands-on exhibition I-Opener, there’ll be fun art activities, workshops, roving artists and visual exhibits. It’s open to kids from one to 12 years, and all adult family members too!

When 4-5 October, 10am – 5pm
Where Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity, #01-23 Gillman Barracks, Block 47 Malan Road
Cost $15 per person | $48 for a bundle of 4
Web www.playeum.com

(See also: 8 Educational Indoor Playgrounds where Kids can Learn Through Play)

8. Amazonia Children’s Day Carnival 2019

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If your kids are already fans of Amazonia Singapore, then this will definitely make their day. The Amazonia Children’s Day Carnival is jam-packed with everything from a giant Jenga competition to impact wall games. There’ll also be magic shows, colouring activities, carnival game stalls and live food stations. Parents aren’t left out either, with a You-Tuber workshop, wine sampling, pilates and more. And of course, there’s the ultimate Amazonia Treasure Hunt. The first 200 kids also get a goodie bag.

When 4 October, 1pm – 9pm
Where #03-113 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade
Cost $32 per child aged 1-3 years | $42 per child aged 3-15 years (includes admission for 2 adults and 2 hours’ playtime)
Web www.facebook.com/AmazoniaSingapore

(See also: Elliott’s Amazing Amazonia Singapore Adventure (Review))

9. The Finder Kids’ Monster Mashup Halloween

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It’s not quite Halloween yet, but who cares? Here’s one just for the kids and it’s happening on Children’s Day, so double yay! It’s going to be a kooky Halloween carnival filled with fun activities perfect for kids aged two to 12 years. There’ll be a Monster Hunt, terrifyingly delicious treats, best costume contest and more.

When 4 October, 3pm – 6pm
Where Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane
Cost Free (pre-registration required)
Web www.thefinder.com.sg

10. Shake & Waddle

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If you hadn’t heard, Yishun is home to more than just Stranger Things, including this fun-tastic new-ish community waterpark. For Children’s Day 2019, families won’t only have a splashing good time, but also get to participate in Shake & Waddle. It’s a first-of-its-kind dance game and a twist on the classic Snakes & Ladders game. Brought to you by dynamic dance duo ScRach MarcS, register as a family and go dance and play!

When 4 October, 6pm – 8pm & 5 October, 4pm – 6pm
Where Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East, 307 Yishun Ring Road
Cost Free
Web www.scrachmarcs.com

11. Octoburst! 2019 – A Children’s Festival

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The 17th edition of Octoburst! features over 140 free and ticketed performances and activities. Children of all ages can participate, play and soak in moments of joy and other emotions the arts can evoke. Join lovable mascot PIP who leads the PIParade on 4 October. Joining in are the talented kids from the Kinderland Marching Band and Maha Bodhi School Symphonic Band. Other highlights include Cerita Anak (Child’s Story), A Ladder to the Stars, and A Pipeful-Play Garden.

When 4-6 October
Where Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive
Cost Free and ticketed
Web www.esplanade.com

12. Children’s Day @ Wild Wild Wet

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This Children’s Day 2019, eXplorerkid invites families to have a splashing good time at Wild Wild Wet. There’ll be fun fringe activities and exclusive treats to be had. Team up with your kids and take part in the parent and child catwalk contest. The little ones will love singing and dancing with mascots Enzo and Kayla. Each ticket includes four day passes to Wild Wild Wet, so it’s a really good deal!

When 5 October, 2pm – 6pm
Where Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close
Cost $20 for 4 persons (including at least 1 child) for eXplorerkid and NTUC members
Web www.bit.ly/EKChildrensDay

(See also: 20 Water Playgrounds Your Kids Can Have a Splashing Good Time at While Beating The Heat!)

13. The Little Tailor Boy (A Children’s Day Adventure)

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An interactive storytelling session awaits amid the lush Singapore Botanic Gardens. The king has called for a challenge to hunt a boar, capture a unicorn and slay a giant. Meet the little tailor boy who accepted the challenge. Suitable for kids aged three to 10 years, the adventure includes fun arts and crafts and yummy snacks. Furthermore, kids get a complimentary toy with every purchase of a kid’s meal at Bee’s Knees (4-6 October, from 8am). Kids 10 years and below also dine free with every main course at Botanico (5-6 October, 11am – 3pm)

When 5 October, 3pm – 6pm
Where Bee’s Knees at The Garage, Level 2, 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost $35 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult) | $90 for 3 children
Web www.thegarage.sg

14. Klook Travel Festival

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Breaking away from conventional travel fairs, the Klook Travel Festival promises a one-of-a-kind experiential event for travelers of all ages. For one thing, it’ll feature eight photogenic travel zones from Japan to Europe. Inspired by the “uild-a-bear” concept, you’ll also be able to build your own holiday that every family member will love. Hear from well-travelled personalities such as Nas Daily, have fun with carnival rides and games, and win prizes, of course!

When 5-6 October, 11am – 9pm
Where Halls 401 and 402, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard
Cost Free
Web www.klook.com

(See also: Bet You Never Considered These 8 Unique Family-friendly Travel Destinations Awaiting You)

15. CATalysts – A Promenade Theatre Performance

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Jo and Win are on a rescue mission to save Madame Curie from grouchy Dr FeelBad and need your help. Put on a pair of headsets and get ready to explore KidsSTOP with them. You’ll be travelling by rocket, train and even dinosaur! CATalysts is a STEAM-themed interactive performance that highlights the importance of emotional well-being. After the show, kids can try out a science experiment at the Splashes of Emotions workshop too.

When 24 September – 10 October (except Mondays)
Where KidsSTOP, Science Centre Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road
Cost $25 per person (10% discount for a family of 4)
Web www.science.edu.sg

16. Kids’ FunLand @ Parkway Parade

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Easties, look out! Kid’s FunLand is descending on Parkway Parade. Expect plenty of fun-filled activities for kids across three categories: Adventure, Talent and Movement zones. Register on-site (either before or during the event period) to get a gamecard. Collect three stamps at the activities stations and get a sure-win lucky spin to win fabulous gifts.

When 30 September – 5 October, 11am – 9pm
Where Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road
Cost Free
Web www.facebook.com/KidsFunLandSg

17. Island Jamboree

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In honour of its 47th birthday, Sentosa is throwing itself a huge birthday bash and you’re invited! Head to the mini carnival at Merlion Plaza and Merlion Walk and win limited-edition merchandise at the arcade game booths. There’ll also be interactive photo points and roving musicians to entertain young and old. And don’t miss the very special edition of Merlion Magic Lights as the sun goes down. Enjoy 47% off the Sentosa Fun Pass complete with 55 tokens, while stocks last!

When 1 September – 20 October, 10am to 10pm
Where Merlion Plaza, Sentosa Island (Imbiah station)
Cost Free
Web www.sentosa.com.sg

(See also: Village Hotel at Sentosa: the most family-friendly staycation in the State of Fun!)

By the way, do you still remember the Children’s Day Song “Semoga Bahagia”? Written by composer Zubir Said – yes, who also wrote “Majulah Singapura” – the title means “may you achieve happiness”. So here’s wishing you and your kids a happy Children’s Day 2019. Semoga bahagia!

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