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What’s on this weekend: 11 – 12 Feb 2017

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With theatre shows, a book swopping event and World Wetlands Day, it looks like the second weekend of February is going to be a busy one.

Have a family outing at East Coast Park
Bring the family down to East Coast Park for a day of art activities, sports, live music, games and more. These will be held at Parkland Green, Marine Cove and East Coast Park Food Centre. Your kids can try bubble soccer, join an origami workshop, take part in a mass chalk art drawing and learn cycling. The best part? Admission is free!

11 Feb 2017. Visit NParks for more information.

Follow the adventures of a tiny snail on her journey around the world
Follow the adventures of a tiny snail around the world as she hitches a ride on the tail of a humpback whale! Everything goes swimmingly well until the whale gets beached – what will happen to him and the snail? Trace her journey through the eyes of a young girl and her seafaring father in this fantastical stage adaptation of the picture book The Snail and the Whale. Great for children aged four and above.

9 – 12 Feb 2017. For more details, visit the KidsFest website.

Get up close to goats at a dairy farm
If your children have never seen a goat in real life, Hay Dairies is the place to bring them. The Lim Chu Kang farm has been around since 1988 and is the only goat farm in Singapore that produces fresh goat milk. It houses over 800 different goat breeds which hail from Minnesota, America. Join a tour and learn about these gentle farm animals, sample some goat milk and learn what a day in the life of a goat farmer is like. Tip: go before 10.30am to witness the milking process.

Find out more about Hay Dairies here.

Swop your child’s old books for new ones
Swop your child’s old books for some new ones at this weekend book swop organised by The Learning Caravan. Bring your child and a few picture books – you’ll receive a bookmark for every book you bring, which lets you pick a new book. The book swop is also a great way to make friends. Pre-registration is required and you can email thelearningcaravan@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

11 Feb 2017. Check The Learning Caravan blog for more details.

Cap off the Chinese New Year festivities with a lion dance
Bid goodbye to Chinese New Year with a roar by taking part in the iconic lion dance. Your child will get to revel in the Chinese New Year festivities one last time while donning the lion dance headgear and attempting the movements. Experienced instructors from Hong Jie Association will be on hand to guide children on the steps.

11 Feb 2017. More details here.

Discover the rich ecosystem and wildlife of Chek Jawa
It’s World Wetlands Day this Saturday and what better way to mark it than with a guided boardwalk tour of Chek Jawa? Learn about the six ecosystems and diverse wildlife that live there, and try spotting some of them, such as mudskippers and kingfishers. Don’t forget to arm yourself with plenty of insect repellent, water and a cap. The tour is free and limited to 45 people; just show up at the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre on Pulau Ubin.

11 Feb 2017. Visit the NParks website for more information.

Catch a special kids screening of a Pokémon movie
Break out the Pikachu hoodies at a special screening of Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel this weekend! The popular kids movie is showing at all Golden Village cinemas under its ‘Kids Flix’ series. Kids under 90cm get to watch for free, plus you’ll get a free gift. Grab some popcorn and make yourselves comfortable for the action-packed animation.

11 Feb 2017. Head here for more information.

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