Children’s Day is coming up next Friday on 6 October. But, if you’re too busy to plan out a fun-filled day for your kids, our advice to you is — don’t. However, we do understand the hustle and bustle of everyday life, especially for new parents. Carving out quality time for your children can be quite a challenge. Hence, we’ve got you covered with a list of fun activities you can do with your children in Singapore this weekend.

From engaging in interactive learning experiences to enjoying fun-filled outdoor adventures, here are five Children’s Day activities in Singapore that will make their day unforgettable!

1. Yeo’s Drinkable Garden

Photo: Yeo’s

Children’s Day calls for memorable adventures, and the upcoming Yeo’s Drinkable Garden offers a perfect one that centers around chrysanthemum.

Located at Gardens by the Bay, dive into a multi-sensory adventure that immerses you in the art of tea-making and the remarkable 120-year history of Singapore’s cherished heritage brand — Yeo’s. Together with your kids, you can learn about how fresh flower petals can turn into the packet of chrysanthemum tea that we all know and love. For instance, the growing and harvesting of fresh flower petals, and the brewing techniques. Last but not least, the fascinating glimpse into the final steps of cooling and packaging.

Even if your kids are uninterested in the production process, the flower dome has been transformed into a chrysanthemum heaven, the perfect backdrop to capture this special day in photos!

Yeo’s Drinkable Garden

Date: 16 September – 13 October 2023

Address: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

2. Forest Discovery Challenge 2.0

Photo: NParks

Suitable for children who are between Primary 3 and Primary 6, the forest discovery challenge is perfect if your kids adore nature.

This Children Day-exclusive activity provides your child the chance to discover the intriguing distinctions between young wildlife and their parents, all while engaging in a thrilling forest discovery challenge. Your kids can also take home a free enamel pin as a reward for completing the challenge!

Registration is free for all online, with the first session at 9:30am-12:30pm, and the second session at 11am-12pm.

Forest Discovery Challenge 2.0

Date: 6 October 2023

Address: Forest Discovery Centre, Gallop Extension, 5 Gallop Rd, Singapore 258960

3. LKY: The Experience

Photo: LKY: The Experience

Opening to the public on Children’s Day, this exhibition is the perfect opportunity to let your kids learn more about our founding father.

Dive into a captivating journey through the life of Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, at LKY: The Experience. It’s not just an educational journey, but a fun one with interactive sets, a gamified zone, and hands-on acticities.

Tickets start from $18 per person via Pelago, with the proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales donated to over 200 critical social service programs backed by Community Chest. 

LKY: The Experience

Date: 6 October – 31 December 2023

Address: 11 Prinsep Link, Singapore 187949

4. Octoburst! 2023

Photo: Esplanade

Located at Esplanade, Octoburst! is annual extravaganza tailor-made for Children’s Day, promising a fantastic lineup of performances and activities.

This children’s festival offers a range of activities for families: lively music shows, upbeat harp performances of jazzy nursery rhymes, singing and dancing, and DIY workshops! More information on the exact programme and timings are located on their website.

Octoburst! 2023

Date: 6 -8 October 2023

Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

5. Sentosa Festive Market

Photo: Sunday Social

The upcoming Sentosa Festive Market is perfect for families who celebrate Children’s Day over the long weekend; even better if you have a dog!

Organised by Sunday Social, the Sentosa Festive Market features 20 vendors on-site, allowing you to indulge in activities ranging from tarot card readings to exciting giveaways by Bare Coco. But what truly makes this market a standout choice for families is its inclusivity.

Furry friends are not forgotten here; on 7 October from 10am to 12pm, there’s a “Walk Your Dog” station where you can pamper your four-legged companions. The station also offers free pet treats and toys while supplies last, ensuring your pups leave with wagging tails.

Meanwhile, for parents looking to instill an entrepreneurial spirit in their children, the Sentosa Festive Market introduces the “mini entrepreneurs” initiative. This initiative provides kids with a unique opportunity to experience the world of business, nurturing their creativity and business acumen.

Sentosa Festive Market

Date: 7 – 8 October 2023

Address: Palawan Beach Walk, 80 Siloso Rd, Singapore 098969

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