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What’s on this weekend: 4 – 5 March 2017

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Presenting the agenda for this weekend: a silent disco for kids, an inflatable playground, a carnival in Fort Canning Park and a visit to the flooded Amazon river.

Boogie at a silent disco for kids
Does your child love to dance? Now’s the chance for them to bust out those dance moves and release their inner dancing queen or king at i Light Marina Bay’s Silent Disco event! Pop by during the day where special daytime sessions for kids are happening. The music varies from Disney classics for younger tykes and the latest pop hits from Justin Bieber and Katy Perry for older children. Parents, there’s even hits from the 80s and 90s for your enjoyment! Come on down and plug into your personal headphone set, and dance away! Good for kids aged three and above. Note: this is a ticketed event.

3 – 12 March 2017. Check the i Light Marina Bay website for more information and get your tickets here.

Learn more about nature at an inflatable playground
Take an inflatable playground, combine it with art installations and you get the Art-Zoo Inflatable Park, also happening at i Light Marina Bay. Designed within a zoological setting, it features plants, animals and ecosystems that should spark their interest in nature and keep them bouncing for hours. Your child can explore and learn about plants, animals and alphabets through an art-based interactive adventure. We’re all for making playtime as creative and fun as possible, so this gets the thumbs up from us.

3 – 26 March 2017. Find out more about Art-Zoo here.

Get jazzy at this free jazz class
You’re never too young to learn jazz! Organised by the National Library Board, this free workshop aims to introduce children to the free-wheeling dance style. Your child will learn how to execute and interpret moves and steps in their own way. Suitable for kids aged five to seven years old.

4 March 2017. For more details and to register, click here.

Make colourful paper elephants covered in dazzling patterns
The elephant is considered a sacred animal in Indian culture and this fun activity by PIP’s Playbox aims to introduce young children to these creatures. Learn to make paper elephants in a variety of colours and patterns by taking inspiration from the Hindu festival holi, which means ‘festival of colours’.

1 – 31 March 2017. More details here.

Be transported to the flooded waters of the Amazon river
Did you know that for six months every year, seasonal rains result in the Amazon river water levels rising to over 10 metres high? Experience the unique ecosystem of this water wonderland at the River Safari’s ‘Amazon Flooded Forest’ exhibit. Touted as the “world’s largest freshwater aquarium exhibit”, the massive aquarium brings the Amazon river into view at all levels, from its depths to the surface waters. Observe and learn about the wildlife that live amongst the submerged trees, such as manatees, giant river otters and arapaima, through viewing galleries. This is a great opportunity to teach your kids about these aquatic animals!

For more information, click here.

Picnic at a carnival in Fort Canning Park
Pack your picnic basket and head down to The Foothills at Fort Canning Park this Saturday for a family-friendly carnival! View art exhibitions, go on guided tours and check out cooking demonstrations. Come nightfall, there’ll be a screening of Forever Fever, which might bring back memories for some of you. The action isn’t just happening at Fort Canning though – look out for activities at Dhoby Ghaut and Istana Park as well.

4 March 2017. For more information, visit NParks.

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