What’s on this weekend: 30 Dec 2016 – 1 Jan 2017

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Bid goodbye to the last weekend of 2016 with a roundup of these activities.

Potterheads unite at this magical Harry Potter-themed exhibition
You’ve read the books and seen the movies, now take your Harry Potter fandom to the next level with the Singapore Philatelic Museum’s Harry Potter-themed exhibition, ‘Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands’. Apart from stamps, there’ll be prop replicas, movie posters, toys and other memorabilia from private collectors on display.

From now till 30 June 2017. More information here.

Welcome 2017 at these parties
You’ll no doubt be making plans to ring in the New Year at the many countdown events islandwide. But if you still haven’t decided which parties to attend, check out our guide here.

Explore Singapore’s public parks
Take advantage of Singapore’s many public parks and visit one or two this weekend. Into sports? Go kayaking, abseiling and climbing at Pasir Ris Park. You can also take part in a spot of birdwatching at the Mangrove Boardwalk and even camp overnight, as long as you apply for a permit. If you’re into fishing, the pond at Punggol Park is great for a family fishing trip. There’s also a playground and a bike rental kiosk if your kids tire of angling.

For more information, visit the NParks website.

Or hit up a trampoline park instead
Want a different kind of park for a change? Why not give trampoline parks a try? Bounce Singapore has areas designed according to different interests and levels of difficulty, so young children, adults and fitness buffs can get in on the fun. AMPED Trampoline Park features basketball dunking, dodge ball games and wall climbing, while Skyhigh Trampoline Park’s small space makes it ideal for family gatherings. Jump into the foam pit or do your best slam dunk in between bouncing from trampoline to trampoline.

Bounce Singapore
AMPED Singapore
Skyhigh Trampoline Park

Be wowed by mind-bending artworks
If your kids complain that museums are boring, take them to the ‘Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder’ exhibit at ArtScience Museum. Featuring over 150 original artworks by graphic artist M.C. Esher, the surreal, mind-bending images blend fantasy and geometry. Inspired by nature and the landscapes of Italy, the playful and extremely detailed optical illusions of tessellation patterns and architecture will play tricks on your eyes. Psst, up to four children under 12 enter for free on Family Fridays with every adult ticket purchased.

From now till 26 Feb 2017. Information and ticketing details here.

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