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Fun things to do with your kids during the September holidays

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If you’re wondering how to keep your kids occupied this September holidays, look no further than our list of fun activities for the whole family.

Check out a play based on a Grimm Brothers fairytale
The classic Grimm Brothers fairytale Hansel & Gretel comes to life this September. Presented by Players Theatre, it tells the story of siblings Hansel and Gretel, who stumble upon a gingerbread house in the forest while trying to find their way home. Can they escape from the clutches of the evil witch before they become dinner? The vivid mix of storytelling, visuals and acting will captivate your kids. Suitable for children of all ages.

20 August – 4 September 2016
Ulu Pandan Community Club Theatrette

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/theplayerstheatreSG/ 


Have a splashing good time at a water park
With Singapore’s muggy weather, there’s no better way to cool down than with a dip in the pool. The rooftop water park at Kallang Wave Mall is an ideal place to take your young ones to. Decked out in palm tree and flower-shaped designs, it has water jets, slides and a 60-centimetre-deep pool. We hear it also offers a nice view of Kallang Basin. The best thing? Admission is free. Swimsuits are highly recommended. Good for children aged three to 12.

More information:
http://www.sportshub.com.sg/ 


Get up-close and personal with butterflies
Ever wondered about the life of a butterfly, from birth to death? Butterflies Up-Close at the Science Centre explores the different stages of a butterfly’s life cycle, and how it lives and interacts with its surroundings. One of the highlights is the live butterfly enclosure, where your kids can observe the delicate flying creatures as they feed and flutter about. Great for children aged three and above.

30 April – 31 December 2016
Science Centre Singapore

More information:
http://www.science.edu.sg/exhibitions/Pages/ButterfliesUp-Close.aspx 


Step into an interactive digital art landscape
If you haven’t checked out the Future World exhibition at ArtScience Museum yet, now’s the perfect time to do so. The collaboration with Tokyo art collective teamLab features 16 stunning art installations that respond and change at your touch. The sculptural particles of light in ‘Crystal Universe’ will take your breath away, while your kids will enjoy seeing their animal drawings come to life in ‘Graffiti Nature’, a brand new installation. Good for children aged two and above.

Future World is a permanent exhibition and is expected to run for the next several years.

More information:
http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/future-world.html 


Enjoy a relaxing picnic at the Botanic Gardens
Pack a picnic basket and spend a lazy afternoon at one of the many parks in Singapore. Take your pick from popular spots like Botanic Gardens, East Coast Park, Marina Barrage and Labrador Nature Reserve. The Botanic Gardens are especially scenic and if you’re lucky, there might a concert or two on at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. With its sprawling grounds and many walking trails, your kids have plenty of space to roam freely while marvelling at the insects, fish and swans. For dog owners, your furry friend will surely appreciate being outdoors and mingling with other canines. Just remember to bring plenty of water, sun block and insect repellent.

More information:
https://www.sbg.org.sg/

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