Hobbies are essential in raising a well-rounded, healthy kid. (Un)fortunately, there are currently too many options out there. With choices ranging from arts and music to sports and robotics, enrolling in every enrichment class is simply not feasible.

Before investing considerable time and money (it gets super expensive sometimes), take a more straightforward approach: expose your child to various activities. This initial encounter could lead to a profound connection with a hobby, igniting a lasting passion.

By attending sports and arts events, children can witness the vibrant communities surrounding these pursuits. Such experiences serve as a gateway, allowing them to explore and discover interests that resonate with them, ultimately shaping a well-rounded individual.

Who knows, they might uncover a deep love (or dislike) towards these hobbies. Get one step closer to finding a hobby for life with our list of activities for October 2023.

1. Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) Singapore – E-Sport

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Come October, the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) Singapore emerges as the ultimate destination for everyone’s favourite childhood arcade game, Street Fighter 6. CPT unites players and spectators from around the world to celebrate their love for gaming, where every match ignites excitement and keeps fans cheering for their beloved characters or contestants.

Though this hobby is sometimes frowned upon by parents, e-sports is actually gaining popularity and recognition as a legitimate sport worldwide. Your child might even be a future Olympian, with e-sports included as a demonstration sport in the Paris Olympics in 2024.

Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) Singapore

Date: 20 – 22 October 2023

Address: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 4 (1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593)

Price: Free

2. Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium – Cycling

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The Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium returns to Singapore in October. The two-day spectacle features 32 riders from eight of the world’s foremost professional cycling teams. Among the luminaries gracing the event are the 2023 Tour de France champion, Jonas Vingegaard, and the celebrated British cyclist, Mark Cavendish, who share the record for the most Tour de France stage wins.

Before you get caught up in the feeling of wind brushing past, remember to always ride with caution. Get your safety gear in order, and follow traffic rules at all times – safety first!

Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium

Date: 28 – 29 October 2023

Address: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983

Price: $58 – $90

3. Fizzicle Tea Blending – Tea Blending & Appreciation

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Embark on a sensory journey that transcends the ordinary with Melissa Mak – a certified tea blender, sommelier, and international kombucha judge. This workshop is perfect for your child to explore the nuanced art of tea blending, where the delicate interplay of flavours, aromas, and textures is celebrated with utmost reverence. The possibilities are boundless, you’ll even get to create your own signature blend!

Tea blending and appreciation is a great indoor hobby for your kid to explore the countless possibilities and maximise their creativity! You’ll never know, your child might be the next MasterChef Singapore!

Fizzicle Tea Blending Workshop by Chinatown Singapore

Date: 21 October 2023

Address: Chinatown Visitor Centre @CVC, 2 Banda Street Singapore 059962

Price: $29.8

4. Reflections Arts Festival – Performing Arts

With the theme “Co-Exist”, the community arts festival ‘Reflections’ celebrates creative talents while fostering a sense of community through a shared passion for arts and culture. The event embraces diversity and inclusivity, with up to 11 events from 18 October to 4 November 2023 – there will definitely be one that your kid will fall in love with!

Reflections Arts Festival by Republic Polytechnic

There are two shows that you should check out!

a. Quintessential: Timeless  

Photo: Republic Polytechnic

Jammerz Arena presents songs from past and present, old and new, and across multiple eras and genres. The reimagination of these songs highlights how the music co-exists through the wheel of time.

Date: 4 November 2023

Address: Republic Polytechnic

Price: Free admission via registration.

b. Euphony – Harmony of Sounds

Photo: Republic Polytechnic

This collaboration between RP Chinese Ensemble and RP String Ensemble brings about the euphony of different symphonies of traditional and classical music. It will also feature a collaboration with The Purple Symphony and Inclusive Arts Movement (I.AM)

Date: 28 October 2023

Address: Republic Polytechnic

Price: $10

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