The best activities and events for kids

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Get the kids out of the house and away from the computer with our round-up of family-friendly activities. If you're looking for somewhere to go for a meal with the kids, head this way or if you maybe want to go for an educational day out, check out our list of Singapore's secret museums

Kids

Kidz & Craft

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One for the entire family, Kidzania's very first Kidz and Craft is jam-packed with fun activities to keep your little ones busy. Join in your kids for a creative dig at crafting activities, ranging from soap making to art jamming, where your kids get to bring home their masterpieces. From August 8 to 12, catch the event decked in the patriotic red and white for its special National Day-themed edition. Show off your moves and jump in its National Day-themed hourly City Clock Dance, too.

Theatre, Musicals

Peter and the Starcatcher

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What if we tell you that there's a story prior to Peter Pan's iconic adventures with the Darling children? Based on the Broadway production, Pangdemonium takes on Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher, a heartwarming prequel that shadows a young starcatcher-in-training named Molly who's on a secret mission, voyaging across the seas with three other orphans. Follow the children as they overcome obstacles to make their way to Neverland safely.

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Theatre, Children's

The Rainbow Fish

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One for the whole family, catch the Asian debut of the stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s The Rainbow Fish, as well as companion titles, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites, at the Victoria Theatre. Brought to you by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, feast your eyes for a kaleidoscope of puppetry spectacle that follows the Rainbow Fish as he explores the deep blue sea.

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The Little Prince: Behind the Story

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The Little Prince is probably one of the world's most widely read books – we all know the famous, oft quoted phrases from this French book published in 1943 from our childhood that has since been translated into 300 languages. Throwback to your salad days (or introduce your kids to this book) with this exhibition dedicated to this iconic book through rare philatelic materials, hand-drawn illustrations and artefacts – some of which have never been exhibited outside of France. 

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Kids, Festivals

Children’s Festival: Small Big Dreamers

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You’re never too young to dream big. This interactive exhibition lets the little ones put on their creative hats to compose their own tunes and maneuver around an obstacle course made of ribbons. Journey through five immersive installations including the Yellow Man, a piece by Singaporean Cultural Medallion recipient Lee Wen.

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Jurassic World: Explore & Roar

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From June 2 to August 22, immerse yourself in Jurassic World: Explore & Roar at Universal Studios Singapore. Embark on a prehistoric adventure where dinosaurs roam the earth and plunge into prehysteria when Velociraptors, Pteranodons and the mighty T-Rex escape containment and wreak havoc in an all-new live action show. You can also interact with incredibly realistic animated dinosaurs on the big screen with cutting-edge augmented reality. Marvel up-close at a baby dinosaur as it hatches out of its egg in an incubator or join an all-new raptor training programme to learn the necessary handling skills to work with these prehistoric predators. Guests are in for a good time as dinosaurs take over the streets of Hollywood and New York, perfect for creating those epic Instagram moments. In addition, guests can continue to enjoy the adrenaline-filled rides and world-class attractions at the theme park such as Jurassic Park.

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Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes

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Marvel fans, get your superhero fix at ArtScience Museum. This exhibition brings 19 Marvel movies from the past decade together – showcasing the art, tech and sets behind the films. From Iron Man to Black Panther, chart the evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and find out how it’s become a worldwide phenomenon.

Kids, Exhibitions

Playeum's 'Going Play-ces'

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What devasting effect does plastic pollution have on our seas and marine life? Can we live without light from the sun? Explore new places through various landscapes such as the sea, jungle and city in this hands-on exhibition for kids aged one to 12 at Playeum's Children Centre for Creativity.

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Art, Installation

Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time

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Put on your best time traveller outfit and step into Singapore Art Museum’s latest annual exhibition titled Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time. This family friendly explores the concept the time through immersive and interactive works by local and international artists while cracking the myths, tales and theories that shape our memories and futures. 

Things to do, Exhibitions

Madame Tussauds' Marvel 4D Experience

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Avengers assemble! Be a part of the superhero squad at this immersive exhibition featuring life-sized wax figurines of Iron Man and Captain America, and a 4D experience of your favourites fighting villains on the streets of Singapore. Sounds like something we think every Marvel fan need to check out. 

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Things to do, Exhibitions

Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks

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Lego fans, here's one for you. Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks is a travelling exhibition that features eight models of Singapore national monuments, constructed using over 110,000 LEGO bricks. Iconic landmarks include the National Museum of Singapore, Jurong Town Hall, Sultan Mosque, and St Andrew’s Cathedral – with the tallest model standing at 1.1m high and the heaviest at 40kg. 

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Art

Future World

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The ArtScience Museum’s first-ever permanent exhibition is a world of high-tech, immersive digital art installations. Featuring 15 works by award-winning Japanese art collective teamLab, Future World will be constantly updated with new works over the years. Highlight pieces include 'Crystal Universe', where visitors can enter a room filled with over 170,000 LED lights that change colours, and 'Universe of Water Particles' – an 8-metre-tall digital waterfall whose water particles tumble down logs in accordance with the laws of physics. We check out five of the most eye-catching pieces at Future World.

Kids' got energy to burn?

Kids, Playgrounds

The best rooftop playgrounds in Singapore

Rooftop bars and infinity pools are aplenty in Singapore but our city is also home to many sprawling rooftop playgrounds that are a hit among kids with energy to burn (and parents seeking reprieve). Head to one of these spaces during your next family outing because they assuredly take fun to next level.

Kids

The best free water parks in Singapore

In case you didn't notice, Singapore's weather can get quite hot, so cool down with the whole family at these aqua playgrounds around the island. We've checked out where to go for the best sprinklers, bubblers and water fountains that are great for kids (and adults). Best of all, as they are in public spaces, there's no admission fees! Just like these best public pools too.  Looking for other great things to do around the city? Discover the 101 best things to do in Singapore or things you can do here that you can't do anywhere else.  RECOMMENDED:  The best public parks for kids and The best indoor playgrounds in Singapore

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The best public parks for kids

Sure, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and all that. But as much as we’re proud of that fact, there are scores more public parks in this ‘City in a Garden’ that are perfect for unleashing the little ones in.

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