5 things to do for family fun this June holidays
School is out, and it is time to find activities that will engage your child meaningfully and allow the family to have fun together. Here is our pick of five fun-filled arts and culture activities that promise to leave you with fond memories.
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This immersive theatrical experience is inspired by well-loved children’s fairy tales and nursery rhymes such as Aladdin and Alice in Wonderland. It allows both the young, and young-at-heart, to meet and interact with characters from the stories in elaborately decorated sets. Details here.
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Free performances at the Esplanade’s annual Flipside festival, featuring physical comedy, puppetry and circus arts, promise to delight both children and adults. The programme includes performances by the Singapore circus arts community, as well as acts from Finland and Cambodia. Details here.
Children’s Special At The National Museum of Singapore
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Spark curiosity in your child with the National Museum’s Children’s Special exhibition, which brings to life the magical worlds of land, sea and forest with interactive displays such as a bouncy castle and a large-scale jigsaw puzzle. The programme also includes child-friendly tours, film screenings and toy-making workshops. If you want to do more, or make repeated visits with your family, pick up a copy of the museum’s new activity guidebook, Get Curious!, designed to help families have a fun time exploring the museum’s permanent galleries. Details here.
Gallery Children’s Biennale
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The family-friendly exhibition at the National Gallery of Singapore features 11 interactive works of art that will allow children to be themselves and give free rein to their imagination. The works on display include Chance Operations (above) by Singapore artist Ang Song-Ming, which invites visitors to toss balls at large, colourful wind chimes to create tunes. Details here.
Dis/Connect: Digital Detox
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Want to reduce your child’s reliance on digital devices for entertainment but don’t know how? The storytelling festival, StoryFest, at The Arts House, offers engaging ways to help your child take a break from digital screens. Its Dis/Connect programme, free with registration, features creative storytelling sessions that include using origami and art to bring stories to life, as well as a library of picture books for children to browse and read aloud. Details here.