It’s the messiest, craziest, love-filled time of the year – Holiday season! Are you scouring through your brain wondering how you can best spend time with your child?
Have no fear! We’re here to spare you from any additional worry or stress.
Here’s our round-up of the best ways to spend this holiday.
For the budget-loving parent:
Our pick: Storytelling/art-and-craft sessions by NLB
Do you wish for your child to have a great time this holidays without pinching your pocket? Then, check out this page for various line-up of activities by NLB. Events range from art-and-craft sessions (Hint: Check out Deepavali Kaala) to interactive parent-and-child bonding sessions involving songs, rhymes and story sessions (Hint: Check out Jiggle, Read & Rhyme). The best part is: the activities cater to a wide age range of children, from toddlers to primary school children. There’s even a literacy carnival (Hint: Check out Early READ Carnival)!
P.S. If you do intend to participate in any of the events by NLB, some of them require registration. Do remember to register beforehand!
For FREE family-friendly entertainment:
Our pick: SAFRA Punggol Oasis Paradise
Dates: 24 Nov 2018
Location: SAFRA Punggol, Level 3, Atrium & Level 2, Courtyard
Bringing your whole family out on holidays can be expensive. Is there a budget-friendly way to do that? Yes, SAFRA Punggol comes to your rescue. On 24th November, you can choose to pop by SAFRA Punggol to partake in a wide range of activities from watching live dance performances by kids (as young as 3 years old!), watching a family-friendly movie, watching a water drumming performance and participating in a lucky draw. In addition to these be prepared to watch an exciting LED juggling performance!
For the parent who desires the ‘best-est parent’ award:
Our pick: PAW Patrol Live!
Cost: $58, $78, $98, $118
Dates: 17-18 Nov 2018
Location: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
If you’re secretly vying for the ‘Most favourite’ or ‘Most Popular’ parent award, hey, hey, hey, Paw Patrol is here to save the day! A ticket to this ultra-popular television series may result in your child jumping around with elation for days, and asking you every other day if today is the day to go to the show. Can you recall that fun-loving aunt or uncle from your childhood days? If you buy a ticket, that’s going to be the new you. You’re going to be at the top of the hierarchy – along with ice creams, bubbles and balloons. Be prepared to turn into royalty!
For the Christmas-loving parent:
Cost: Admission charges
Dates: 2 Nov 2018 – 6 Jan 2019
Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Do you a-d-o-r-e Christmas? Do you want to re-create a Christmas environment? Then, head over to the Disney Tsum Tsum Floral Display at Gardens by the Bay. Here, you can catch multiple Disney characters preparing for Christmas. Better yet, the Disney characters are surrounded by plants that are commonly associated with Christmas. Be prepared to spot Christmas berries, Holly bushes and Coniferous trees. Bonus: You also get the opportunity to view more than 8,000 multi-coloured Poinsettias and over 40 Tsum Tsums (yes, that’s a type of flower!).
P.S. Are you wondering which Disney characters will be there? Shh! It’s a secret. All we can say is, Minnie Mouse, Dumbo and Tigger will definitely be there. Snap a picture with them if you can!
For the parent who believes in mystery, wonder and myths:
Our pick: Dragons & Beasts, Singapore Zoo
Cost: Entry charge ($23 – $25)
Dates: 17 Nov – 31 Dec 2018 (On weekends and Christmas only!)
Location: Singapore Zoo, near Otter exhibit
Do you believe that childhood should be filled with mystery, wonder and myths? Then head on down to the Singapore Zoo. Pop by Valley of Myths where you and your child will be amazed by 17 mythical beasts. These include the Phoenix, griffins and … unicorns! What’s better than meeting a unicorn? Making one! Take back your own unicorn and dragon after an art-and-craft session at the Frozen Tundra. Here’s the best-part: You and your child also get to meet a real-life dragon (YES!). Head over to the Dragon’s Nest to bond with a friendly bearded dragon. You know your kids will never forget this memorable experience!
P.S. Save 15% off your tickets by purchasing them online
For family-friendly entertainment:
Cost: Admission starts from $4
Dates: 30 Nov – 26 Dec
Location: Gardens by the Bay
Are you looking for an outing that entertains your entire extended family? Christmas & Wonderland may be the best pick for you. The little ones can enjoy playing traditional carnival games and kiddy rides at the Fairground, while the adults and teenagers can enjoy the Garden Rhapsody Christmas Edition light and sound show. If you adore Instagram-worthy photos, you could take a family shot with life-sized reindeers at Santa’s Grotto. Wait, all of this sounds great, but is there something that can entertain the entire family at one go? Yes! A magic show – be prepared to be amazed by world-class illusionist and quarterfinalist from America’s Got Talent, Rob Lake. Kindly note that there are separate charges for the magic show and the games and rides.