A tennis-themed family-friendly carnival fuelled by trends in wellness and sustainability in line with WTA Finals
Strap on your most comfortable pair of sneakers and head down to Courtside@Chijmes before or after catching a WTA Finals match. This free-to-enter carnival serves up something for everyone including games, workshops, food stalls, mass workouts and other hands-on activities to keep the whole family entertained.
The jewel of the event is the Health and Sustainability Fair, held on October 21 and 22, where you can join in a slew of workshops conducted by local artisans and craftsmen. Unleash your creative side in a watercolour and brush calligraphy class ($50) by Souldeelight, get involved in the basics of growing your own food with The Citizen Farm’s workshop ($50), or send your kids (ages 12 and up) to a leather crafting workshop ($68) by Stone for Gold.
There are guilt-free, #eatclean indulgences to be had, too. Foodies with a conscience can chomp on gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free baked goods from Oh My Goodness!, The GTCL Company and more. Ladies, fill your purse with artisanal natural makeup products from local beauty brand Suii Naturals. Fitness junkies can sign up for a tennis-themed Zumba class with ActivFitness, too.
On the following weekend (October 28 and 29), the carnival is all about the kids. Hop into one of the four virtual reality gaming booths for a round of tennis game simulator and Racket NX, or check out the air tennis inflatable booths. Tired out? Park your kids at the colouring and sand art workshops, and don’t forget to use the self-serviced photo-printing booths to immortalise the day’s memories.
Throughout the week, expect art and light installations including a replica of Geneva Broken Chair – with a twist. The 3m-tall structure will be covered with tennis balls. Participate in interactive displays and vote for your favourite singles and double players. To sweeten your week, there are plenty of F&B vendors discounts to be had, too!
For more information on Courtside@Chijmes and to buy tickets, click here.