This month is extra exciting for the young ones, thanks to Children’s Day plus primary school closure for PSLE marking. Take this time to bond with the entire family at any of these fun-filled events. If you have a P6 child, it’s also the perfect opportunity for him or her to de-stress after a season of exam taking!
The annual COG campaign comes back on 7 October with a Family Picnic at Gardens by the Bay, West Lawn from 4pm to 7pm. Be entertained by activity booths and stage programmes that are dedicated to celebrating grandparents and extended elderly relatives like grandaunts and granduncles. Plus, you and your children can show your love for the seniors using craft kids distributed via schools. Show off your handiwork on FFL’s social media platforms and you can stand the chance to win dining vouchers.
Jointly organised by the National Parks Board and Families for Life, the FamilyTrees initiative lets you and your family plant a sapling anytime within three years of your child’s birth date. Not only do you help to green Singapore, but your very own Family Tree is also a sustainable living legacy that thrives together with your family.
Dates for October:
Somme Rd Playground
4 October 2023
Whampoa Park Connector
11 October 2023
Jurong Lake Gardens
13 October 2023
Faber Hills Playground
20 October 2023
Image source: NParks
Fancy a leisurely read accompanied by birdsong? Catch Molly the Mobile Library on 28 October from 9an to 12noon at the Wave Plaza of Jurong Lake Gardens. The mobile library is part of the National Library Board’s drive to promote reading and making books available to all children. You will find thousands of children’s books within one big Molly bus and two mini-Molly buses. Just remember to bring your library card along!
Image source: Gardens by the Bay
Feast your eyes on some 80 varieties of chrysanthemums, among which 10 will be shown in Southeast Asia for the very first time. This exhibition at the Flower Dome is a nod to the lush grasslands and meadows of Mongolia. You will even spot the scabiosa, Mangolia’s national flower. The Chrysanthemum Charm display runs till 13 November 2023.
Image source: Children’s Museum Singapore
The Children’s Museum is one of the most enriching and fun places to spend a day at with the little ones. Various activities and exhibitions are on at any one time. In October, you can find an exploration trail of the remarkable life of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, a dramatised story telling session, glue making workshop and more. Entry tickets to the museum need to be prebooked—they tend to run out quickly—and are free for Singaporeans and permanent residents.