Fun-filled Activities With Your Kids To Celebrate Children's Day 2018 In Singapore

Fun-filled Activities With Your Kids To Celebrate Children's Day 2018 In Singapore

We have a list of activities for Children's day 2018 in Singapore, especially for you! 

Mums and dads, we’re sure that you are well aware of this day than anyone else. Yes, it’s none other than Children’s Day, which is on 5 October this year. Your little ones might have repeatedly reminded you of this “occasion”. Perhaps, they just can’t wait to spend more time with you and for you to bring them out. Here then, is a list of activities for Children’s day 2018 in Singapore, especially for you! 

Activities For Children’s Day 2018 In Singapore

1. One Kind of Science Musical

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Singa and the Kindness Cubbies alongside the KidsSTOP™ mascots at One Kind of Science Musical. (Photo: Science Centre Singapore)

Mums and dads, do you wish you were more involved in the upbringing of your kids? Is the lack of time with them an obstacle you face? If so, then this will be a good opportunity for the both of you! 

The Science Centre Singapore (SCS) is bringing to you KidsSTOP™ ‘s One Kind of Science Musical, in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM). Your kids will get to follow loveable KidsSTOP™ mascots – Jo, Max, Pepper, Win, Belle – and the SKM mascots – Singa and the Kindness Cubbies – on an outdoor adventure of a lifetime. 

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KidsSTOP™ mascots Max, Belle, Pepper and Jo performing at One Kind of Science Musical. (Photo: Science Centre Singapore)

Your little ones will learn about life’s most important values through the illustration of kindness through creative drama and play — and its positive impact on mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Replete with songs, dance and light effects, they will be taken on an extraordinary musical journey.

Purchase your tickets to the musical at the SISTIC website here:

One Kind of Science Musical

For who: Recommended for children aged 8 years and below

When: 28 September to 6 October 2018 (Except for Monday, 1 Oct)

Where: Science Centre, Annexe Hall 1, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

How much: $25, excluding SISTIC booking fee

*Guests who purchased tickets to the Musical are entitled to a 20% discount for weekend entry to KidsSTOP™ (discount is valid till 5 Jan 2019)



2. Octoburst 2018! 

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Children’s Day 2018 In Singapore: Octoburst! @ The Esplanade, Esplanade’s annual Children’s festival.

It’s here! Esplanade’s annual Children’s festival, Octoburst! — designed and curated specially for the young (and the young at heart) — is coming to you once again. 

Across three fun-filled days, from 5 – 7 October 2018, your kids will experience the joys of self-expression, and learn to explore all corners of their imagination with an open mind. They will revel in a wide range of performances, participate in activities, workshops and more! 

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Children’s Day 2018 In Singapore: Some exciting performances and programmes as part of Octoburst! @ Esplanade.

In its 16th edition this year, and also for the first time in Octoburst!, a children’s parade will be taking place. Be part of a display of puppetry, music and performance and parade down the Esplanade Waterfront with family, friends and strangers from all walks of life.


When: 5 – 7 Oct 2018

Where: The Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981

For the full Octoburst! programme schedule, prices and venues, please visit here.


3. Junior & Me™ Fun Race

As parents, we are always on the lookout to create experiences with our children. Likewise, kids spell love as time so being able to spend time and form memories with you is something they always look forward to! 

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Children’s Day 2018 In Singapore: What better activity is there than to get your adrenaline pumping up and your hearts beating together as one? (Photo: Junior & Me website)

Junior & Me™ Fun Race is a non-competitive, six-stations obstacle challenge race. It involves a team of a parent or adult and a child (18 months to 6 years old). 

From cute challenges such as Zigzag piggy back dash to koala squats, it’s going to be a fun ride! Besides, all challenge stations will have a certified instructor to guide both you and your child. 

As the race is limited to 150 participating teams per day, gear up because it’s happening very soon!

Junior & Me™ Fun Race

For who: Parent / adult and child (18 months to 6 years old)

When: 6 & 7 October 2018

Where: KidZania Singapore, Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach Walk, #01-01/02, 098008

Race Timings: 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am or 10:30am (all races will end at 12pm regardless of races’ start time)


$79 (one adult & one child team) – Fun Race

$138 (one adult & one child team) – Fun Race and Kidzania Singapore Admission

Register here to get tickets

For more information on the race and race instructions, please visit the website here

4. Music Festival by Pat’s Schoolhouse

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1… 2… 3… Dance with me. 4… 5… 6… make a remix! 

Drop a beat and celebrate Pat’s Schoolhouse’s 30th Anniversary at their Children’s Music Festival. Yes, it’s time to experience a day as a Pat’s student, filled with songs, dances and loads of play, specially curated by the Pat’s team!

At Pat’s Schoolhouse, the teachers believe that music is key to developing a child’s emotional, social, and motor skills. Through this festival, they aim to creatively demonstrate how they infuse music into everyday classroom curriculum and learning!  

Join them for a day of musical extravaganza and enjoy fringe activities such as face-painting, balloon sculpting, a photo booth to take funny family shots and many more! They also conduct delightful workshops at prices of just up to $5, a pretty fair sum isn’t it?

Event Highlights

  • Amp up the beats at their parent-child musical workshop
  • Experience how music is injected into story-telling using shadow puppetry or dramatisation
  • Take your fitness to new heights as you bounce to beats on the trampoline. Coupled with other heritage games too, it’s just an endless fun for the whole family!

Moreover, admission is FREE! However, you’ll have to purchase a voucher booklet at $30 for food and drinks, musical workshops and games from them — at any of their 19 centres island-wide or at the event. 

Just don’t forget to bring along your friends and family for maximum fun!

Find out more details about the music festival here. 

Pat’s Schoolhouse Music Festival

Date: 6 October 2018, Saturday

Time: 3pm – 8pm

Address: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, 018951

5. Fight The Deadliest Monster 

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It’s time to fight for wildlife. This October, kids get to enter Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Singapore Zoo for free*!

YES, you heard it right. Specially for local residents, it’s free to enter the Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Singapore Zoo from 1st to 31st October 2018. Well, we can’t be sure if you did perk up (yes, pun was intended) at this offering, but we’re sure your little ones would be excited for the activities that is to come!

Wildlife Reserves Singapore is bringing to you and your kids “Fight The Deadliest Monster”. Come and learn how to be an eco-ranger and fight the Deadliest Monsters with them in a series of activities! 

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Children’s Day 2018 In Singapore: Plastic waste is the deadliest monster and a threat to wildlife. Your kids will be heroes and come to the rescue!

Some Highlights

Demonstration by Animal Ambassadors a.k.a Animal Stars 

Don’t miss out on showtimes where you will get up and close with the wildlife ambassadors — who happen to be the animals themselves as well. Watch out for Ippy the Macaw, Luke the Pelican and Philipp & Pedro the Sealions who will demonstrate how to combat the “Deadliest Monster” with sustainable practices.

Fight the Deadliest Monster Booth

Get up close with animals that are affected by the impact of plastic pollution. Friendly volunteers at the mobile booths will guide you on fun activities and you might get a chance to bring home a “Little Otter, Litter Trouble” book*.

Fight the Deadliest Monster Trail (Self-Guided)

Little defenders who complete the trail will be presented with a delightful “Little Otter, Litter Trouble” book*. More importantly, your kids will get to learn and pledge how they can help fight plastic pollution. 

Meet the Lovable Animal Mascots

Look out for your favourite wildlife mascots and you might even score insta-worthy shots with them!

“Fight The Deadliest Monster” is happening from now till 31 October, apart from the Children’s day weekend, so you have plenty of time to check out the different activities.

Fight the Deadliest Monster

When: 1 – 31 October 2018 (Free Admission)

Venue and Timings: For the various timings and timings, please check here.

Local Residents’ Exclusive: Kids enter free* to fight the deadliest monster this October!

*Free admission for one child – ages 3 to 12 years old (applicable with each paying adult)

Book your tickets here now.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this list of activities for Children’s day 2018 in Singapore! These pockets of time (holidays) are great opportunities for us to spend as much time as we can with our kids — so why not make the best out of them while we can? 🙂

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Written by

Jia Ling

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