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Noteworthy November: What’s In, Out, and About for Families in Singapore

There’s always something fresh and fun to see, do, and eat on our little red dot. From the newest playgrounds and pop-ups to world-class productions and family-friendly menus, there’s plenty to keep you and the kids engaged. We’ve even included some exciting ideas for #stayhome days. It’s also the month we celebrate World Kindness Day, Grandparents Day, and the start of the year-end school holidays. (P/S: Look out for our upcoming article on school holiday fun for kids. Read on to find out what’s happening this noteworthy November!

(See also: 25 Acts of Kindness Kids can easily do any day, everyday)

STEP OUT

Gallery Children’s Biennale

Make your way to the National Gallery for the first ever ‘phygital’ Gallery Children’s Biennale this month. Showcasing nine immersive installations that children can experience to explore “Why Art Matters”, this complements the digital version of the Biennale launched in May this year. Youngsters can also sign up for storytelling sessions, sonic exploration workshops, and somatic movement workshops. Do pick up an Art pack ($5) which helps kids appreciate and understand the art in a fun manner.

Phygital experience from 6 November to December 2022, National Gallery Singapore. Online experience at http://childrensbiennale.com/ until December 2022. More details here. 

Concerts for Children: Hello from Beethoven!

Young music lovers get a peek into Beethoven’s life while listening to his music played by the strings of the SSO, and a narrator in costume. This immersive musical experience is a perfect introduction to the famed composer. Best for children aged four years and above.

Saturday, 13 November 2021, 11am and 2.30pm. Tickets from $25 at SISTIC.

Children’s Season 2021: Fantastic Critters & Where To Find Them

Go on a hunt for Fantastic Critters at the museums during the school holidays! Starting from 20 November 2021, collect your copy of the Fantastic Critters Activity Booklet at participating museums, complete activities, and get your critter stickers. Collect all 15 stickers to redeem limited edition prizes. The Fantastic Critters Activity Booklet also lists holiday programmes that families can enjoy at the museums, so grab your copy later this month!

20 November to 31 December 2021, various timings and locations. Get more details here.

UNTAME: DAY at the Science Centre

Turn trash into treasure, turn disposables into usable items, craft a memory on wood, help to set a record with CAPtivate, Singapore’s largest bottle-cap mural and more, at this year’s UNTAME: DAY (happening over a week including two weekends) at the Science Centre. There are over 10 hands-on activities that curious young scientists can do, including Tinker Fest, as well as a pop-up Farmer’s Market on 27 and 28 Nov where you can support our local farmers while learning more about real-life science in Singapore. Tickets are limited so get yours early!

20-28 November, Science Centre Singapore. Tickets at www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/untame/day

Mini Holiday Camp: All About Sounds

In this tour + activity mini holiday camp, kids get to create their very own sound machine and play it at the on-going Orchestral Manoeuvres exhibition. They’ll also go on a specially-guided journey through the galleries together with the ArtScience Musuem’s Education Specialists, take part in mini-activities and watch fun demonstrations! 

23 and 30 November 2021, 10.15am – 12.45pm, ArtScience Museum. Pre-purchase tickets online here.

(See also: Marina Bay Sands Staycation Review & Tips: have the best time with Family and Kids at MBS)

The Addams Family 2

Even parent spooks get the blues when their kids seem to be growing up too fast. In The Addams Family 2 Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up. They’re skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time”. Attempting to reclaim the family bond, the parents cram everyone into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Buckle up for an adventure across America, hilarious run-ins with cousin It, and many new kooky characters. What could possibly go wrong?

In cinemas across Singapore from 11 November.

#STAYHOME

Earwig & the Witch

Created by critically acclaimed Studio Ghibli, this new animated film tells the story of Earwig, a 10-year-old orphan girl who’s adopted by a witch named Bella Yaga. Earwig agrees to stay in exchange for Bella Yaga teaching her everything about magic. When Bella Yaga does not live up to her side of the bargain, Earwig joins forces with Bella Yaga’s familiar, a magic-savvy black cat named Thomas. Together, they go on the counterattack!

From 18 November, only on Netflix. More details here.

(See also: 5 Librarian-recommended Singapore Children’s Books that encourage Individuality & Inclusivity)

EAT & DRINK

CoComelon-themed café at CLOVE

Image: CoComelon at CLOVE Facebook

If your child is a fan of this hit Moonbug series, they’ll love the world’s first ever CoComelon-themed café. Sit at school bus tables where little ones can enjoy their meals using their own set of CoComelon-branded utensils! They’ll also get to try food inspired by the show’s characters, such as the TomTom Favourite Burger, Bingo Paw Bun, a Watermelon Waldorf salad, a CoCo-CaDo smoothie, Cody’s Mochi Yoghurt Pop, and the Wheels on the Bus Oreo milkshake.

From 1 November at CLOVE, Swissôtel The Stamford. More details here.

Minion Cafe

Bello! Step into SE Asia’s first  immersive Minion café for all things Minions from posters, wall decorations, life-sized figurines and even a photo booth where you can capture your Minion-infused experience. Feast on specially-created Singaporean inspired dishes such as Minion Keema Chicken Curry ($25), Minion Kelong Prawn & Scallop Pizza ($32), and Minion Wagyu Lunch Plate ($28). Don’t leave without checking out exclusive Minion Café merchandise that’s only available here in Singapore!

Till 2 January 2022, 3A River Valley Road, Merchant’s Court, #01-01C to 01D, Block A Clarke Quay, S179020. More details at http://minioncafe.sg/

Terra Madre

A new family-friendly eatery has opened on the hill and it opens early (from 8am) so if the kids are up and getting hangry, come on in. The cafe serves a hearty and healthy Aussie-inspired menu with vegetarian and vegan dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. What we love though is its grocery store next door, the largest organic and natural food retail store in Dempsey Hill. Pop in after eating to shop for baby and toddler food, herbs (like fenugreek — in case you’re a breastfeeding mum who’s looking to increase milk production), spices, grains, and more.

71 Loewen Rd, Loewen By Dempsey Hill, Singapore 248847. Find out more here.

Impossible™ Beef at Stuff’d

From this month, Stuff’d is completely replacing the beef from its menu with Impossible™ Beef Made From Plants, which means you can get ‘meaty’ with your favourite Stuff’d meals without putting on extra calories, and while helping to save the planet as well! What’s more, prices of Impossible™ Kebab, Impossible™ Burrito, Impossible™ Salad and Impossible™ Daily Bowl® are dropping by up to 25% so you’ll get to save more. Sustainable, affordable, and delicious? Yes, yes, and yes. 

Available at all Stuff’d locations islandwide. 

SHOP AWAY

Ka Car Hunt 2021

Do you use Ka laundry capsules for your laundry? Stocking up on them this month could help you win a Mercedes-Benz A-Class saloon, $10,000 cash, and more! Here’s how. First, find puzzle pieces A and B inside Ka 4in1 laundry capsules tubs. Secondly, bring them to the Ka roadshows to try your luck at claw machines for piece C. Got it? Register to qualify for the final stage of the game, where you can win the car. In the meantime, keep clothes and sheets extra clean with the new Ka 4in1 Anti-dust mite Laundry Capsules. These offer 99% anti-dust mite and 99.9% anti-bacterial properties and can be used for both top and front load washers. 

1 – 28 November. Ka 4in1 laundry capsules tubs are available at Cold Storage, Giant, NTUC FairPrice and Sheng Siong. Get more details at Ka’s Facebook and Instagram.

Eu Yan Sang Premium Korean Red Ginseng Extract 

If the thought of the upcoming school holidays and kids jumping around at home is giving you a headache already, you’ll probably appreciate Eu Yan Sang’s Premium Korean Red Ginseng Extract. Just one sachet contains up to twice the phytonutrient level of younger roots, offering a much-needed energy and immunity boost. Made with a non-hearty formulation, it also helps to improve  body constitution, blood circulation and help with the body’s regeneration of Qi. For added anti-oxidant effect, take the Korean Red Ginseng fortified with Black Goji, which has the highest Ginseng strength of 5000mg per sachet. Both taste pretty good, and we love how convenient and easy-to-use the sachets are too.

From $158 for 30 sachets x 10ml at Eu Yan Sang retail outlets and online at www.euyansang.com 

Dulux Wash & Wear Anti-Viral Interior Paint

Keeping walls at home clean is tough when your little ones want to wield their artistic prowess on every flat surface. But this new Wash & Wear paint from Deluxe promises to help keep things manageable. Its proprietary KidProof+ Technology delays stains from penetrating into the pain film, making it easy to clean off common household stains (and kid art). What’s more, it has an added layer of anti-viral protection from its Silver Ion TechnologyTM that helps protect against viruses and bacteria.

Available at paint stores islandwide now. Get colour inspiration and more details here.

STAY & PLAY 

Come aboard a whimsical festive journey at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel’s one-of-a-kind Christmas Staycation experience. At the “Enchanted Christmas Family GlampKation” kids get to sleep in a specially-decorated with festive fairy lights and plush toys, take home their own sleeping bags (up to two), and receive gifts such as an advent calendar and bath fizzies. In addition, there are Design-Your-Own Christmas tree and tote bag activities to keep them entertained, while unlimited ice cream will certainly keep those happy smiles on their faces!

For stays from 1 November 2021 until 7 January 2022. From $798++ per room night (Grand Deluxe Room) and $998++ per room night (Stamford Suite). For enquiries, call +65 6715 6800 or email [email protected]

Featured image: National Gallery Singapore

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