Here’s your helping hand to keeping Bubba entertained this June School Holidays
June holidays are around the corner and some parents are making elaborate travel plans to spend some quality time with their children. For those who are not travelling, here’s a list of fun things to do with your children.
ACT3i Festival for Children
ACT 3i Festival for Children is dedicated to children from 2 to 12 years old, curated by ACT 3 International, Singapore’s leading Arts company. The festival is packed with exquisite, high quality and awe-inspiring theatre performances that will include original works from Singapore, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, the U.K and Canada.
Happening from 24 May to 5 June, we have picked a few shows in the June holidays to highlight:
- Marmalade by Claire Parsons Co, Sweden (for 2 to 6 year olds) – a performance that blends poetic movements with circus-based actions, Marmalade is the first collaboration between choreographer Claire Parsons and juggler Viktor Gyllenberg. The characters look at the world through the five senses as they invite audiences to feel, taste, and think about what marmalade can be.
- Awake LOVE Orchestra by Awake Projects, Sweden/United Kingdom (for 4-12 year olds) – the Awake LOVE Orchestra is a talented ensemble made up of vocals and a variety of instruments such as string and percussion to transport audiences on a musical journey across Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and the U.S. Composed with passion and love, the pieces are a fusion of haunting folk melodies enlivened with a contemporary groove. They are committed to make “lovely music about love with love for lovely people”, it is a brilliant avenue for children to learn about the beauty and diversity of the Arts, and a new way of viewing the world.
Sweet (for 4 to 8 year olds)- an interactive drop-off workshop comprising an art exhibition, art making activities, a show, as well as drama workshop and art making activities. The programme is a brilliant learning process for the child as it ignites the imagination, inspires a multi-sensory creative process, as well as encourages artistic expression and participation. Inspired by the literary works that celebrate the magical world of sweets and desserts, Sweet will feature elements of storytelling, improvisation and even gelato-making. While the session is about using desserts to inspire art-making and to teach the values of kindness, it also highlights the importance of eating in moderation.
- Marmalade – daily performances from 31 May to 5 June 2016 (40 minutes, no interval) | 10:30am (Tuesday to Friday) | 10:00am & 4:00pm (Saturday & Sunday). At Drama Centre Black Box, 100 Victoria Street, Level 3, National Library Building, Singapore 188064.
- Awake LOVE Orchestra – daily performances from 31 May to 5 June 2016 (1 hour, no interval) | 10:00am (Tuesday to Friday) | 11:00am (Saturday & Sunday). Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, Level 3, National Library Building, Singapore 188064.
- Sweet – 28 May to 5 June 2016 (2 hours) | 10.30am to 12.30pm | 3.30pm – 5.30pm. Venue: ION Art Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard.
For ACT 3i Festival detailed program, please visit act3international.com.sg/act3ifestival/.
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls – Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup – are here to save your bubbas from the clutches of boredom this school holiday. Catch all-new hit series, The Powerpuff Girls, every Monday to Friday at 5.30pm only on Cartoon Network, StarHub TV Channel 316.
The Powerpuff Girls, Cartoon Network will be hosting a fun-filled 3 day family event for all Powerpuff Girls fans in Singapore. Shoppers who spend a minimum of $30 in a single same-day receipt at United Square Shopping Mall also get to redeem an Adventure Time hat worth $30 at the concierge on Level 1 (limited to 100 customers per day).
27 May, Friday:
3:00pm: Introduction to The Powerpuff Girls Summer Fun event, quiz and prize giveaways
4:00pm: Paddle Pop activities and mascot meet-and-greet 5pm “Work It Out” dance session
6:00pm: Mascot meet-and-greet, quiz and prize giveaways
7:00pm: Paddle Pop activities and mascot meet-and-greet
28 May & Sunday 29 May, Saturday & Sunday:
11:00am: Introduction to The Powerpuff Summer Fun event 12pm Mascot meet-and-greet, quiz and prize giveaways
1:00pm: Chemical “X” Show with Professor Utonium
2:00pm: “Work It Out” dance session
3:00pm: Paddle pop activities & mascot meet-and-greet
4:00pm: Mascot meet-&-greet Quiz and prize giveaways
5:00pm: Chemical “X” Show with Professor Utonium
6:00pm: Paddle Pop activities and mascot meet-and-greet
7:00pm: Mascot meet-and-greet, quiz and prize giveaways
Venue: United Square Shopping Mall atrium
Date: 27 May 2016 Friday to 29 May 2016 Sunday
Time: 12:00noon to 8:00pm
“Candyland” Balloon Sculptures Carnival
“Candyland” Balloon Sculptures Carnival will be one sweet affair with ginormous lollipops, complimentary balloon sculpting workshops and free instant prints. Kids get to play on the “Ultimate Rebound” trampoline and “Stickywall”; and enjoy Storytelling Treats by National Library Board.
Venue: AMK Hub
Date: 28 May Saturday, 1:00pm.
The world’s fastest growing family entertainment phenomenon, KidZania is a unique, safe and interactive indoor edutainment centre where kids can experience the world of adults in a replica of a real city. At KidZania, children from 4 years old and above are empowered and inspired to live out their aspirations. Various role-playing activities will offer diverse learning experiences to help children build up their confidence, develop life skills and social skills, and gain greater awareness about social values.
At KidZania Singapore, children can pick from a large number of role-playing activities, earn a salary (in the form of kidZos, the official currency of KidZania), pay for goods and services and manage an ATM card – all the things they see adults do in real life. At KidZania, kids are empowered to take charge and make their own decisions. So, come down to this kid-sized city to let your kids learn life skills through play!
Address: 31 Beach View, Palawan Kidz City, Sentosa Singapore 098008
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm (Sundays to Thursdays)| 10:00am to 8:00pm (Fridays, Saturdays, School holidays, eve of and Public Holidays)
Ticket pricing: from S$25 to S$58. Online ticket purchases are entitled to 5% discount off walk-in rates. All adults must be accompanied by a child aged 17 and below to check into KidZania Singapore. Children below eight years old must be accompanied by an adult whilst in the city.
Mister Maker& The Shapes Live On Stage in Singapore
Great news for creative little fingers who are loyal fans of CBeeBies’ Mister Maker! The well loved creative Mister Maker, who is popular with children for his quick and easy art & crafts, will be visiting Singapore from 10 June to 12 June on his first ever live theatre tour in Singapore. With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise.
Details for MISTER MAKER and the SHAPES LIVE ON STAGE:
Date: 10 – 12 June 2016 (7 shows)
Performance times: 6:00pm for 10 June Friday | 12:00pm, 3:00pm & 8:00pm for 11 June Saturday | 10:30pm, 2:00pm & 5:00pm for 12 June Sunday
Venue: D’Marquee Downtown East Paris Ris
From S$35 (Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket)
For internet booking, please visit sistic.com.sg and all Sistic outlets.
For phone booking, please call +65 6348 5555
Details Mister Maker TV Show:
CBeebies (StarHub Channel 303) daily from 10:00am to 10:40am.
Power Up to Become a NEXO KNIGHTS Hero
Enter into the realm of LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS and fight Jestro at the Lava Land! Fun activities await children from 5 – 14 years old with 5 stations to join the NEXO KNIGHTS in action. Click HERE for activity line-up.
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Date: 1-19 June 2016, 10:00am to 10:00pm
Address: VivoCity, Court B.
Forget about your parental roles for an hour join forces with your kids as equals to work your way out of a specially themed U Escape Room. Powered by Timezone, U Escape is the latest Escape Room in town and is in partnership with Breakout Kansas City (Breakout KC) – the highest rated Escape Room experience in America.
U Escape at Plaza Singapura features all the original themes from Breakout KC, designed and crafted by Breakout KC founders Matt Baysinger, Ryan Henrich and Luke Thompson. At U Escape, up to 10 players will be locked in a uniquely themed room for 60 minutes. Players will have to work together, crack their brains, use their gut instinct, communicate with each other and think out of the box to find the way out of the room.
Players will be able to choose from the following four specially themed rooms:
- Szechuan Secret: Ever fantasized about stepping into the polished shoes of brilliant Government Agents and tackle adventurous missions? Well, here’s your chance to live the fantasy!
- The Atomic Bunker: Imagine stepping into an atomic bunker only to realise that the only way to save mankind from world destruction is to stop the reactor. And you only have 60 minutes! tick tock…
- Room 13: You don’t know how you checked in, that’s why you know this is one hotel room you would want to check out of as soon as you can!
- River Quay Casino: Take on the role of an eagle-eyed investigator and find the corrupt employee who has been looting the Casino.
Address: U Escape, Plaza Singapura, 68, Orchard Road, #07-08A Singapore 238839.
Ticket pricing: $26 (students), $29 (adults) for Peak | $20 (students), $26 (adults) for non-peak.
For more information about the prices and the themes of the game rooms, please visit uescape.sg.
Please note that children under 12 can join in the fun too as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Children 6 and below can play for free.
Aviva Superfundae 2016
In the world of the Aviva Superfundae, you can make a run for the candy cannon that fires gummies hourly, take part in fun family dashes, cool off with water play and unleash your inner Picasso. Look forward to lots of great food from Pasarbella and a movie under the stars, but what tops the cake is free ice-cream all day long. Not forgetting, there will be cold beer for well-deserving parents too!
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“About Mr Lee” tour by Tribe
Bring your children along and discover the personal life of our dynamic founding father together. Unravel the personal story of Mr Lee Kuan Yew with “About Mr Lee” tour by Tribe. Curated by Tribe – a new tour agency – the tour shows how the late Mr Lee’s political legacy and contributions have impacted not just Singaporeans but the world over. The tour is a peek into the real Mr Lee behind his public persona, how was he as a friend, son, father and a husband, his values, likes and dislikes. Chronicling his childhood, family and times with the greatest love of his life – his wife, Mdm Kwa Geok Choo.
Date: Every Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm (English tour sessions) Morning session | 1.30pm – 5.00pm (Mandarin tour sessions) Afternoon session
Venue: Various locations around Singapore. Meeting point: Raffles City Shopping Centre, outside Starbucks. Nearest MRT: City Hall MRT station.
Pricing details: S$45 (Senior Citizens over 65 years old), S$56 (Adult), S$30 (Child 7-18 years old), free for children under 7 years old.
For registration and more information, please visit tribe-tours.com. Registration for all tours must be done at least 2 days prior to tour. 10% of monthly proceeds are donated to charity.
Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is coming to Singapore for the
very first time as part of its first ever international tour. As described by USA Today, this “BIG FAT HIT!” will be playing at the
MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands for a limited season only from 8 June 2016.
Venue: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Performance Times: 7:30pm, Wednesday – Friday | 2:00pm and 7:30pm, Saturday | 1:00pm and 6:00pm, Sunday
Ticket Pricing: from S$65 (Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket)
For internet booking, please visit www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketi
For phone booking, please call +65 6688 8826
In person: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby).
For more information, please visit www.MarinaBaySands.com.
The Art & Science of Gems, Kids Workshops & Activities
Don’t we all love sparkly, beautiful gem stones? Mums are in luck this June holidays, as Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems are here to bring us on an exciting journey to explore the science of mineralogy and the fine art of jewellery and gem crafting. A thoughtful collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and Art Science Museum, this wonderful exhibition caters to everyone and yes you heard it right- even for children! Fun-filled workshops and activities are specially planned to cater to the needs of a young audience such that the subject can be easily understood and learnt in all creative ways! They include workshops teaching children about Jewellery Shapes and Patterns, making their own Paper Gem and a hands-on workshop where they get to create their very own piece of soap gem, in its own unique cut! All visitors are in for a treat as they get to observe a huge, stunning collection of jewellery and on top of that, rare gemstones and minerals hailing from the famous French National Museum of Natural History! This is surely a sparkling opportunity not to be missed!
Time: Monday – Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm (last entry at 6pm)
For more information, please visit www.MarinaBaySands.com
Big FunFun: Tee Up Kids Workshop with OIC Singapore
Join OIC (Organisation of Illustrators Council) for a fun-filled Sunday afternoon and get your little tykes in on the sustainable fashion movement. At this workshop, kids are encouraged to bring their old t-shirts, dresses, shorts, pants and other clothes to make them new again. Under the guidance of artist and illustrator Joycelyn Wong, the workshop is an up cycling project that allows kids to create their own unique reconstructed wearables with scraps of re-used cloth and other materials. Time to dig out those hand-me-downs!
Date: 26 June, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Price: $30 per pax (Comes with a free colouring book)
Age: 7 – 11 years old (Kids below recommended age can participate with adult guidance)
To register, please visit http://teeup.peatix.com
*Participants are encouraged to bring old clothes to work with. The more the merrier!
Giveaway for 2 children!!!
We are giving away 2 tickets to the FunFun workshop to 2 lucky readers!
Here’s what you need to do to win, all you have to do is follow the simple steps below:-
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After giveaway ends, we will contact you for your personal details including email address and contact number.
Giveaway ends on Thursday, 23rd June 2016 – after which, results for winners will be announced here, so be sure to come back again to check the results.
Congratulations to the following winners:
- Winner 1 – Keith Tan
- Winner 2 – Theresa Tay
All winners will be notified by email.