Looking for things to do with kids – especially in the long holidays ahead! Don’t panic, there’s so much choice with all the kid-centric festivals and exhibitions kicking off this month. Theatre, workshops and story telling included.
Here are just a few things to do:
#1 Children’s Biennale
What: This four-month programme features arty activities and installations, a film festival and other events, both indoor and outdoor. Highlights include nine interactive artworks, an outdoor festival in July, plus the reopening of the Keppel Centre for Art Education after a revamp.
When: Now until 8 October
Where: National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road
What: As well as international art installations from nine contemporary artists, the jam-packed programme – now in its seventh year – includes artist performances, short-fi lm screenings, a photo booth and hands-on workshops.
When: Now until 27 August
Where: Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, 8 Queen Street
#3 Children’s Season
What: Highlights this year include an interactive tour of the museum’s galleries, story-telling sessions, hands-on play activities, a presentation of animated children’s cinema classics as well as installations by French artists.
When: Now until 30 July
Where: National Museum, 93 Stamford Road
#4 National Heritage Board Children’s Season
What: This diverse and extensive programme of events includes workshops and activities ranging from an “I Want to be a Policeman” session to a Cyanotype printing workshop and a performance of Hansel and Gretel – something to suit every child.
When: Now until 25 June (check website for timings)
Where: Various locations
#5 Making It Home
What: Playeum’s new interactive exhibition, designed for children aged one to 12 years, celebrates the home as the origin of creativity, artistry and thought. Look out for a programme of holiday camps, creative and art-inspired activities, and “Tinkering Sunday” sessions.
When: Tuesdays to Sundays until 29 October
Where: Playeum, #01-23 Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road
Looking for more?
- The Singapore International Children’s Film Festival is a showcase of short fi lms that educate, enrich and inspire. 3, 10 and 11 June, City Hall Wing, National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road.bigeyesbigminds.com
- One Saturday every month, the Asian Civilisation Museum hosts Saturdays@ACM with theme-based activities including performances, storytelling and creative workshops. 3 June and 1 July.acm.org.sg
- Celebrate Moomin Day on 3 June with storytelling sessions and the chance to meet a real Moomin (he hails from Finland, by the way). Activities run from 10am to 4pm at the Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street.sf100.sg
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This article first appeared in the June 2017 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase a copy or subscribe so you never miss an issue!