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November always brings a lift of spirits with school holidays just around the corner. While the current wave of the coronavirus infections is expected to peak mid-month, events and activities in Singapore carry on with cautious optimism. Do remember to practise personal safe management measures to keep yourself and your family safe as you go about your daily and leisure activities.
Let’s find out what’s in store this month:
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Family Day Out 2022
26 – 27 November
Gardens by the Bay
Here’s a great reason to gather the fam for some holiday fun! Families for Life will be holding a free mass picnic on 26 and 27 Nov from 4 to 7pm. You can look forward to craft activities such as shrink art making, hand-painting, sand art booths, enjoy sweet treats such as popcorn and candy floss, and groove along to live music by Merry Bees!
Be the first 200 families to pre-register for the 26 Nov session to receive the exclusive Families for Life picnic basket and YCF Commemorative Stamps! Keep a lookout on how you can catch Avatar: The Experience at the Dome with your family at a special price too.
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Singapore Writers’ Festival
4 – 20 November
Are you a fan of homegrown writers and Singlit? This beloved multilingual festival returns for its 25th edition with something for everyone! Families with little ones can pick from educational and family-friendly workshops and activities under SWF Playground, while Gen Z participants get to explore culturally trendy ideas through a series of programmes curated for youths by youths. There’s even Dialect Story Telling for Kids – a great way for grandparents to bond with their grandchildren!
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Yellow Ribbon Community Arts Festival
5 – 13 November
Gardens by the Bay
Support the rehabilitation efforts of inmates and ex-offenders as they express themselves through art and poetry at this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Themed, 'Home is where the heART is', this meaningful festival showcases the talent and heartfelt stories of people looking for a second chance in life. Its weekend event includes band performances, free workshops, as well as stalls selling yummy eats and handmade art and crafts.
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NParks Talks, Walks & Workshops
1 – 30 November
Explore the greener side of Singapore with NParks line-up of family-friendly activities this November. Choose from guided tours of mangroves and rainforests or walk the Rail Corridor and Southern Ridges as a family activity. Little ones can embark on a nature adventure with Coco the Malayan Colugo to learn about his friends and the plants in the forest. Those with green fingers can choose from various workshops – from growing orchids, to creating their own container garden, or consulting with NParks own in-house horticulturist, Dr Wilson Wong.
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Gift your mum with an unforgettable day out, in the company of her nearest and dearest. Not sure what kind of experiences mum will prefer? Here are some suggestions from omakase dining to hiking through the forest!