Hello, it’s March. If you’re still making plans for the upcoming one week school break (or haven’t done so yet), check out these hotels for perfect family-friendly staycations, or cruise and explore ports of call at our favourite Asian cities. As always, we’re here to update you on everything fun to see, do, and feast upon right here on our little red dot. Join us as we explore playgrounds and pop-ups, review world-class productions and family-friendly menus, and share all the good deals and best buys for families in Singapore this March 2023.
P/S: Read on for a giveaway of baby bottles and sippy cups that are durable and shatter-proof – the perfect playtime partners for your active little ones.☀️
(See also: Visit the Newly Refreshed Peranakan Museum Singapore)
GET OUT & ABOUT
NATURI – A sound installation and performance
Set in an imaginative forest, NATURI combines puppetry with sound exploration. Come in, lie back, and bathe in the soundscape of the forest. This 40-minute sound installation and performance is specially designed for young audiences from 18 months to 4 years; as well as children with additional needs with the psychomotor skills of up to 4 years, along with their carers.
4 to 12 March, various timings, at The Artground. Tickets from $18 (weekdays) | $20 (weekends) are available here.
March On: A Children’s Festival
Follow six-year-old Shan as she explores a new world – school – in The Beginning of Everything, and be part of an intergenerational immersive experience in Come Back Home, which follows the journey of a lost child. Then put on your dancing shoes in We Touch, We Play, We Dance by Second Hand Dance (UK), where families with little ones from birth to three years of age are welcome to let loose and engage with the dancers and each other. Check the March On website for updates of workshops and free programmes as well.
9 to 19 March, various timings, at the Esplanade. More details here.
IES Green Festival
Take part in a bicycle dynamo and a sustainability drones challenge, plus other fun activities at the inaugural IES Green Festival, which is organised by the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) and Science Centre Singapore. There’ll also be talks, quizzes, games, and exhibitions that showcase engineering innovations to create a greener, more sustainable future for Singapore.
4 March, 10am–1pm, Science Centre Singapore. Sign up for free here.
DAS Preschool Seminar 2023
Is your child at risk for literacy difficulties? What should you do if your child refuses to read or has poor reading skills? Gain insights into these and more, and learn strategies to support your preschooler’s social-emotional, language, physical and cognitive development. After all, early intervention can make a huge difference in easing a child’s transition into formal education, and helping them achieve their full potential.
13 March, 8.30am–1pm, Lifelong Learning Institute. Register ($58) and see the full programme details here.
LEGO Friends BFF Playdate
Forge fresh friendships alongside new LEGO Friends characters and have bricktacular fun! What’s more, there’s a screening of the new LEGO Friends Launch Special Episode, quizzes, a a LEGO Friends photobooth, as well as building activities inspired by the new LEGO Friends characters. Complete all the activities and redeem an exclusive LEGO Friends coin pouch. Sign up at bit.ly/LEGOFriendsSG to take part in one of the four 90-minute sessions per day.
17 and 18 March, 12–8pm, Anchorpoint Shopping Centre. Slots are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
(See also: What’s your Child’s Ideal Career Path based on their Chinese Zodiac sign?)
Sneakertopia: Step Into Street Culture
See over 100 limited-edition sneakers (including JJ Lin’s!) and 70 murals, installations, designs, and original artworks – many not shown before – at the Asian debut of this larger-than-life exhibition. With 10 immersive zones, this vivid intersection of sneakers, street culture, and art, with works by local and international creatives, is a must-go for sneakerheads and cool cats alike!
Till 30 July, 10am–7pm daily, ArtScience Museum. Tickets from $14 (child, Singaporean), $18 (adult) available here.
pandamart #HuntTheMouse, Singapore’s largest cash hunt, is back for its fourth iteration and the organisers say that this is the easiest one yet! Find the one SGD50,000 gold coin and 100 SGD500 silver coins hidden across the island, and the cash is yours to keep. Want location hints? Check Sqkii’s social media (Facebook, Instagram, Telegram) and the real-time map on the game website. None of the coins are in restricted or dangerous areas so kids can help search too.
9 March (10am) to 8 April (10am), all around Singapore. More details here.
SuperNature Insider Series 1.1
Are you TTC-ing? Let in-house nutritionist and naturopath Tiffany Wee guide you on how to restore your body’s natural balance in ‘Rebalance From Within’, and get yourself in the best shape, in and out, for conception. This is the first of a three-part series of expert-led talks and workshops from March to May, focusing on ‘A Wellness Approach to Conception’. The sessions are not just for those who are trying to conceive though. They’re applicable to all of us who are looking to detoxify and rebalance our bodies too.
11am–12.30pm (7 and 14 March); 3– 4.30pm (9 and 16 March), at Supernature, Forum The Shopping Mall. Registration fee: $18 (includes a goodie bag worth $30). Sign up here.
(See also: How Much Does Confinement in Singapore 2022/2023 Cost?)
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall large scale digital projections transport you into the heart of Van Gogh’s most famous works in this award-winning, highly-Instagrammable 360-degree digital immersive art experience. For the first time in Southeast Asia, see more than 300 of the Dutch artist’s sketches and drawings, and take a Virtual Reality (VR) journey into a day in the life of the artist. Other attractions include a cafe, art jamming, and Japanese culture showcase segments that acknowledge the Japonisme movement that influenced Van Gogh’s style.
From March 2023. Opening hours: 11am–8pm (Mon/Wed/Thurs); 10am–9pm (Fri/Sat); 10am–7pm (Sun). Tickets from $15 (child) | $24 (adult) at vangoghexpo.com/singapore.
PastaMania at Paya Lebar Square
Pasta Mania has opened a new outlet at Paya Lebar Square, giving us another place to enjoy yummy, affordable, Italian-inspired meals for the family. Apart from its signature favourites, there’s a new Yakiniku Beef Pasta. This features fresh beef slices sautéed with garlic, onions, fine asparagus, and Yakiniku cream sauce, and is available at $9.90 ($11.90 with one soft drink) for a limited period. Do try it out if you’re there!
PastaMania Paya Lebar Square is open daily from 11am–9.30pm.
Evorie Tritan™ Baby Bottles & Sippy Cups (+ Evorie voucher giveaway)
What if your baby’s bottle or toddler’s sippy cup could be ultra-clear, stain and scratch resistant, and also tough a durable enough to withstand the most active play? Additionally, what if it could also have the medical grade qualities of PPSU, but without the high price tag? That’s what you get with Evorie feeding and drinking bottles, which are made of Tritan™, a sturdy bisphenol A (BPA) free plastic widely used in homeware, appliances and medical equipment. We’re fans of Evorie’s sippy cups (which won the 2020 Good Design Award), whose ergonomic handles and soft straws that help babies above six months learn to drink on their own.
:: Giveaway ::
We have 3 x $50 Evorie vouchers to give away! Head over to the giveaway post @singaporemotherhood on Instagram and follow the steps to win:
- Like the Instagram post
- Follow @singaporemotherhood on IG
- Answer in the comments (T/F): Evorie bottles use Tritan™, a clear, glass-like, durable and safe option for babies. True, or False?
Closing date: 12pm, 7 March 2023.
Featured image: Come Back Home, March On, Esplanade. By Sarah Walkers