What's on this weekend: 4 – 5 Feb 2017
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Overindulged in bak kwa and pineapple tarts? Shake off your Chinese New Year guilt and burn some calories with these fun activities this weekend.
Test your child’s superhero abilities in the LEGO Batman Escape Room
As you gear up for the release of The LEGO Batman Movie next week, why not take your fandom up a notch by getting your escape room game on? In the LEGO Batman Escape Room, your child gets to role play and solve puzzles to defeat nefarious villains and save the city before time runs out. There’ll also be photo opportunities with Batman, Batgirl and Robin, and a play area for kids to play with new LEGO Batman products. Looking for gifts for a Batman fan or for yourself? Don’t forget to check out our Batman collection here.
2 – 18 Feb 2017, various timings. Check out more details and ticketing here.
Watch a staging of Romeo and Juliet with a twist
The timeless love story of Romeo and Juliet gets a retelling in ‘Romeo and Juliet Untold’ – from the point of view of the Capulets’ party planner. It’s a great way to introduce Shakespeare to your kids, while the adults will enjoy a refreshing take on the well-worn tale. Presented by Shakespeare’s Globe, its earned rave reviews from Metro London and The Times, so you can be sure of an entertaining time. There are only three show times available, so get booking now. Suitable for children aged six and above.
4 & 5 Feb 2017. More information and ticketing here.
Make a maze out of shapes
Get crafty at the National Gallery’s Keppel Centre of Art as part of its Family Weekends. After viewing artist Danh Vo’s outdoor installation, your child can design their own maze using shapes. It’s all in line with the National Gallery’s aim to awaken children’s curiosity about art.
4 & 5 Feb 2017. Find out more here.
Witness a thrilling clash of sporting talents
Basketball fans, this one’s for you. Cheer on the Singapore Slingers as they take on Hong Kong Eastern this Sunday at the OCBC Arena! Bring along your whistle and show your support for our home-grown talents competing in the ASEAN Basketball League. With both teams currently occupying the top two spots, this match looks set to be a fiery clash of brawn and determination.
5 Feb 2017. For schedule and ticketing, head here.
Celebrate Chinese art and culture at the Esplanade
With Chinese New Year in full swing, take some time to check out the Esplanade’s Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts. Look forward to interactive storytelling sessions, craft workshops, puppet theatre shows and more. Most of these activities are free, so head down and immerse the whole family in Chinese culture.
4 & 11 Feb 2017. Find out more here.
Learn about the adventures of a BBC naturalist and explorer
Award-winning BBC naturalist Steve Backshall of popular children’s television programme Deadly 60 Pole to Pole fame, will be in town for a live show that promises to be both entertaining and educational. Be enthralled by his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole, and his encounters with animals from all over the world. Steve will also be taking questions from the audience, so if your child is inquisitive about wildlife and the natural world, this is the perfect time to put those burning questions to rest.
4 & 5 Feb 2017. For more information and ticketing, visit the Sistic website.
Go on an art excursion around Singapore on a bicycle
If you haven’t visited the Singapore Biennale yet, there’s still plenty of time. Instead of taking the bus or train or walking, how about getting to the arts festival’s various venues on two wheels? The Singapore Art Museum has teamed up with Hello, Bicycle! to offer free rides. Bicycles are available to rent daily at the Singapore Art Museum. Simply drop by the merchandise booth at the museum lobby, submit a photocopy of your IC and a deposit of $50 – which will be refunded when you return the bicycles in their original condition – and you’re good to go. So grab your kids, strap on a helmet, work those leg muscles and see some art!
From now till 26 Feb 2017. Head here for more information.