From taking in bright glorious blooms to learning about the cultural significance of Deepavali, there is no short of fun family activities to keep all generations entertained this October. And let’s not forget, Children’s Day is upon us too!

Celebrating Our Grands 2022

Families for Life is once again putting grandpa and grandma in the spotlight with the annual Celebrating Our Grands campaign! Be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for contests from 2 October to 16 October to win great prizes. Plus you can also download and DIY a photo frame for your grands to show how much you love and appreciate them!

Need some ideas on how you can bond with the elders in your family? You can get some inspiration from here and here.

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A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers

From 1 to 30 October, the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay will transport you to the region of Andalusia in southern Spain, known for its rich culture and gorgeous natural landscapes. Feast your eyes on a vibrant display of sunflowers and other popular Spanish blooms such as pelargonium, petunias and evergreen palms. Plus, learn about the region’s art and culture through this immersive exhibition.


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Deepavali Open House at Indian Heritage Centre

Across four weekends in October, visitors can enjoy festive programmes such as craft workshops, cooking demonstrations and even open-top bus rides to take in the sights and sounds at Little India. Stay tuned to more information on the Indian Heritage Centre’s Facebook page.

Deepavali Open House

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SSO Babies’ Proms

This highly popular event by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra is finally back on 8 October after a long hiatus. Specially curated for parents and children under the age of six, the musical adventure features accessible tunes as Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky and the Theme from Jaws and allows the little ones to learn all about the different instruments in an orchestra.

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Hare & Tortoise

Does slow and steady really win the race? And how can two characters of opposing personalities find a way to work together? Hare and Tortoise, a play by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, teaches children aged three and up the importance of making space for everyone’s talents and abilities in a fun engaging manner. The performance runs from 26 October to 13 November at the KC Arts Centre. Tickets are available via Sistic.

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Octoburst! at the Esplanade

To celebrate Children’s Day, the Esplanade is offering a slew of free family activities and programmes on 7 October. The fun starts at 10am at the Forecourt Garden where you can catch Kinderland Preschool Marching Band (made up of adorable preschoolers!). Plus, there will be performances by the Kids’ Philharmonic Orchestra, K-pop dancing,, meet-and-greet with Pip, the Esplanade’s mascot and more.

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