Have a spellbinding time at River Safari this October!

Have a spellbinding time at River Safari this October!

Head over to Safari Boo, a merry-not-scary event organised especially for the little ones and their families. Read this article to find out what lies in store!

If you’re looking to treat your kids to some really fun activities this October, you don’t have to look any further than River Safari.

Singaporean families love River Safari for its one-of-a-kind river-themed exhibits, and this fun atmosphere will become home to a fa-boo-lous event for the little ones this month — Safari Boo!

Safari Boo

Your little ones will get to meet their favourite fairy tale characters, only at Safari Boo!

Are you ready for an enchanted evening?

Mums and dads, boys and girls, rejoice for Safari Boois back for its second magical year! Safari Boo— a merry-not-scary kids’ event — is Singapore’s wildest trick-or-treat activity for children between the ages of 3 to 12.

Dress your little ones in their favourite costumes and bring them along for an evening full of interactive craft and activity stations, special animal presentations, and a royal ball and show.

Your whole family will be star-struck by the twinkling lights and colourful decorations that will light up the park, awesome trick-or-treat trails and of course, your kids’ favourite characters from much-loved fairy tales.

Once you get there, go on an adventure through the following zones filled with exciting activities:

1. Hansel and Gretel House of Fun

Kids will get to make exciting arts and crafts like candy spiders with lollipops, decorate their very own crowns and spin the Witch’s Wheel for a surprise treat at the Hansel and Gretel House of Fun.

There will also be education booths for the kids to enjoy. These will be packed with loads of hands-on activities that incorporate wildlife facts into much-loved fairytale storylines for plenty of edutainment fun.


Time: 6-10pm

Location: Giant Panda Forest Entrance

Education Booths

Time: 6-10pm

Location: Giant Panda Courtyard

Safari Boo

Your kids will love meeting Golden Pheasant and Red Panda at Safari Boo!

2. Furry Tales

Your little animal lover’s dreams will come true in the Furry Tales show, where animals meet fairy tale characters! Here, against a two-storey castle backdrop, your kids will get to see very special animal presentations, featuring pelicans, binturongs and more.

Not too far away from all this excitement lies even more fun! Your little one can enjoy fringe activities such as face painting, glitter tattoos and hair colouring in the Twinkle Time Beauty Parlour. Be on the lookout for the adorable River Safari mascots Kai Kai, Jia Jia, Golden Pheasant and Red Panda!

Furry Tales

Times: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm (each show lasts 30 minutes)

Location: Boat Plaza

Twinkle Time Beauty Parlour

Time: 6-10pm

Location: River Safari Cruise Queue Area

Mascot appearance

Times: 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm (for 15 minutes)

Location: Boat Plaza

Keep reading about more Safari Boofun on the next page… 

Safari Boo

At Safari Boo, kids can get up close and personal with cool animals like this Bearded Dragon.

3. Trick or Treating with Friends of the Sea

Your kids can continue their magical adventure on this fantastical trick or treat trail, where storybook characters will hand out sweets and toys to them.

They’ll meet fairy tale favourites like Little Mermaid, Ursula, King Neptune, Sherman the Turtle and more. After this, head on to watch the real mermaids of the ocean — the manatees — get hand-fed treats from their caregivers.

Friends of the Sea

Time: 6-10pm

Location: Wild Amazonia Boardwalk

Manatee Feeding

Times: 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm

Location: Amazon Flooded Forest

Safari Boo

You won’t want to miss Safari Boothis October and don’t forget to dress up your kids in their finest costumes!

4. Be My Guests Royal Ball

Head to the grand finale of this enchanted evening at the Royal Ball, where  you and your little ones can dance the night away in a magical ballroom!

All beautifully dressed little ones will then take part in a costume parade, where Fairy Godmother will present them with some awesome prizes.

Times: 7pm, 8.15pm and 9.15pm (each show will be for 30 minutes)

Location: Safari Square

Safari Boo

This little girl got to touch a very adorable pygmy hedgehog at last year’s Safari Boo.

Other than these four fun zones packed with exciting adventures for your little ones, you’ll get to meet Jack (of “Jack and the Beanstalk” fame!) who will be giving away Safari Boocandy bags.

There are also heaps of photo opportunities with both animals and all-time favourite fairy tale characters, such as Fallabella the miniature horse (6.30pm, 7.45pm and 9pm) and Pinocchio and Geppetto (6pm-10pm).

Safari Boo— the merry-not-scary event for kids!

Dates: 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 October and 1 November, 2015

Time: 6-10pm

Admission: FREE for kids under the age of 12; $20 for adults on all nights, except for 8pm Sunday tickets at $15. Tickets are limited and only available online. Click on this link to buy yours now!

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

Mums and dads — what are you waiting for? Get your little ones’ best costumes ready and head down to Safari Boothis month. Be prepared to have a ball of a time!

Did you and your family catch all the fun and excitement of last year’s Safari Boo? Tell us all about it by posting a comment below. 

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