Singapore is a great place for families with children, offering a variety of exciting and educational activities that cater to all ages. Whether you’re a local resident or a tourist visiting the city, there’s always something new and fun to discover in Singapore.

Lost for ideas on what to do with your kids this weekend? There’s always something for the whole family. Make full use of the weekend and take your kids out to these family-friendly events.

1. ELFA Preschool Mid-Autumn Festival Open House

ELFA Preschool Open House Mid Autumn

If your child has many questions about the Mid-Autumn Festival, such as why we eat mooncakes and carry lanterns, we invite you and your little one to attend ELFA Preschools’ Mid-Autumn open house. At the thematic session, your young one will enjoy a fun time learning about the origin and traditional activities of the festival. Children can look forward to enchanting storytelling, music and movement activities, and cultural appreciation.

📅 Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
⏰ 10am to 12pm

Complimentary admission. Limited slots available. Pre-register here now and we will see you then!

Participating centres:

📍 ELFA Preschool @ Hougang
202 Hougang Street 21, #03-00, Singapore 530202
(Above Fairprice Finest)
Infant care service newly launched.

📍 ELFA Chinese Preschool @ Pandan Valley
3 Pandan Valley #01-316 Singapore 597627
(Inside Pandan Valley Condominium)

Register Now Dark Blue

For more information, visit ELFA Preschool Mid-Autumn Festival Open House


2. Little Footprints Preschool Open House

Little Footprints Preschool Open House

2024 registrations are now open! Join Little Footprints Preschool for their school tour to find out more. Enrol your child to receive exclusive promotions up to $2,600*. Strictly by appointment only.

📅 23 and 30 Sep 2023
⏱ 9am – 1pm

Infant care is also available at selected centres for families with little ones from 2 to 17 months.

Schedule your tour here!

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For more information, visit Little Footprints Preschool Open House.


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3. Your Child’s First Nature Guide

Your Child's First Nature Guide

Parents, you are your child’s first nature guide. Nurture their love for the great outdoors and a healthier lifestyle by leading by example!

📅 23 Sep 2023
⏰ 10am – 6pm
📍 West Coast Park (Next to Grand Lawn)

Find out more information via Your Child’s First Nature Guide.


4. Kid’s Hokkien Workshop & Mid Autumn Carnival 儿童福建营兼中秋节嘉年华

Kid's Hokkien Workshop & Mid Autumn Carnival SHHKCA

Join us for an unforgettable Hokkien experience at Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural Academy’s Mid Autumn Festival Celebration! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in Hokkien culture, indulge in delicious food, and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

📅 22 Sep 2023 (Fri)
⏰ 5pm – 9.30pm
📍 Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations
397 Lor 2 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319639

For more information, visit Kid’s Hokkien Workshop & Mid Autumn Carnival.


5. NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra

Rockestra NParks

Local acts 53A, Jukuleles, Solid State and SuperSonic will be energising the stage together with host Justin Misson amping out the crowd. Sing along to your favourite tunes from Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez and the like. Soak in the atmosphere and groove down to party beats like it was 1999!

📅 23 Sep 2023
⏱ 6pm – 10pm
📍 West Coast Park, Grand Lawn

For more information, visit Rockestra.


6. Parks Festival 2023 Makes a Return to West Coast Park

NParks Parks Festival

The Parks Festival is making a return, gathering our signature events at West Coast Park. There’s a wide array of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy! #SGParksFest

📅 23 to 24 Sep 2023
⏰ 10am – 10pm (Sat, 23 Sep) and 10am – 5pm (Sun, 24 Sep)
📍 West Coast Park

For more information, visit Parks Festival 2023.


7. Australian Youth Band in Concert

Australian Youth Band in Concert

The Australian Youth Band (AYB), a group of 50 young musicians from Melbourne, Australia, is proud to be presenting a symphonic performance at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Singapore Botanic Gardens during the band’s Singapore Concert Tour.

📅 23 Sep 2023
⏰ 6pm – 7pm
📍 Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

For more information, visit Australian Youth Band in Concert.


8. Out Of The Blue 2023 at Marina Barrage

Out of the Blue Marina Barrage

The Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage invites you to Out Of The Blue where you will learn about life underwater, the importance of water, and how you can play a part in conserving it.

Out Of The Blue is an event packed with various engaging activities including games, workshops, and storytelling. Out Of The Blue focuses on educating people more about our waters and practising upcycling.

📅 24 Sep 2023
⏰ 9am – 6pm
📍 Marina Barrage

For more information, visit Out Of The Blue 2023.


9. Singapore Design Week 2023 (SDW 2023)

Singapore Design Week SDW 2023 National Design Centre

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) this year, the flagship festival will bring to life the council’s motto, ‘Better by Design’ for this special edition. From special commissions by Singapore’s leading design curators to a dialogue of the brightest minds at the Design Futures Forum, three new Design Districts to the first-ever Friday Late at Bras Basah.Bugis, SDW 2023 will present an extraordinary showcase of Singapore’s unique brand of creativity.

📅 21 Sep to 1 Oct 2023
📍 Bras Basah.Bugis, Marina Bay, and Orchard Road

For more information, visit Singapore Design Week 2023 (SDW 2023).


10. Orchids of Machu Picchu: A Floral Journey Through Time and Beauty

Orchids of Machu Picchu Cloud Forest

In collaboration with the Embassy of Peru, Gardens by the Bay presents Orchids of Machu Picchu, featuring an enchanting display of orchids found only in the region of the UNESCO world heritage site. The floral display is inspired by the Inca Trail, a network of roads once connecting the ancient Inca Empire.

📅 18 Aug 2023 to 18 Feb 2024
⏰ 9am to 9pm
📍 Orchid Haven in Cloud Forest

For more information, visit Orchids of Machu Picchu.


11. One Punggol Lights Up for Mid-Autumn Festival 2023

One Punggol Mid-Autumn Festival 2023

There will be several pop-up booths for paper lantern paintings at The Plaza and families are welcome to decorate their own lanterns. Children and their parents can join in these free daily arts & craft workshop at the Hub and get creative!

And what’s more… 1,000 lanterns painted by Punggol residents will be curated together and transformed into a giant lantern art installation for the official Light-Up ceremony.

Official Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 Light Up

📅 Friday, 15 Sep 2023
⏰ 5pm – 9pm
📍 One Punggol, 1 Punggol Drive, Singapore 828629

One Punggol Mid-Autumn Celebrations 2023 & Lantern Walk

📅 Friday, 29 Sep 2023
⏰ 5pm – 9pm
📍 One Punggol, 1 Punggol Drive, Singapore 828629

For more information, visit One Punggol Mid-Autumn Festival 2023.


12. ‘Music & Memories’ by the Music & Drama Company (MDC)

Music & Drama Company MDC Music & Memories

To mark its 50th anniversary, the Music & Drama Company (MDC) pays tribute to its roots and thanks National Servicemen through a series of performances titled “Music & Memories”. Be entertained by a three-day song and dance extravaganza with original songs from MDC’s 50th anniversary album. Enjoy renditions of popular hits from way back, which are bound to bring back the fondest memories.

📅 22 to 24 Sep 2023
⏰ 22 Sep 4.30pm to 7pm | 23 Sep 11am to 2pm & 4.30pm to 7pm | 24 Sep 11am to 2pm
📍 Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium
🏷 Admission is free

For more information, visit here.


13. Yeo’s Drinkable Garden

Yeo's Drinkable Garden Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome

The Yeo’s Drinkable Garden celebrates the humble chrysanthemum through a fresh botanical exhibit showcasing its diverse varieties and refreshing qualities. Families with young tots and teens can embark on a multi-sensory journey through the craft of tea-making and 120-year history of Singapore’s beloved heritage brand. Explore each towering floral installation inspired by Yeo’s most iconic brews: the signature Chrysanthemum Tea produced from the aromatic Hang Bai Ju chrysanthemum, the newly launched ‘heavenly’ rare Snow Chrysanthemum Tea sourced from China’s cool Kunlun Mountains, and a “test-kitchen” Rose-Infused Chrysanthemum brew.

📅 18 Sep to 13 Oct 2023
📍 Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
🏷 Charges apply

You can get tickets via Klook.


14. ‘The Courage to Dream – The Making of the Changi Airport Story’

Changi Airport LKY100 exhibition

Experience the extraordinary journey of one man’s unwavering courage to dream and how it materialised into the world-class aviation hub that Changi Airport is today. Step into ‘The Courage to Dream – The Making of the Changi Airport Story’, an LKY100 commemorative exhibition to be held at Jewel Changi Airport starting tomorrow.

Featuring six interactive zones, the immersive walkthrough exhibition commemorates the visionary leadership, boldness and conviction of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. It also showcases how Mr Lee and his team of leaders made Changi Airport possible and paved the way for its success.

📅 16 to 30 Sep 2023
📍 Cloud9 Piazza, Level 5 of Jewel Changi Airport

For more information, visit ‘The Courage to Dream – The Making of the Changi Airport Story’.


15. Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2023

This year’s Chinatown Mid Autumn Festivals will be coming to you on the 15th of September 🥳🐰

From mooncakes to mesmerizing performances, come join us in the Mid Autumn festivities! 🌕✨

📅 10 Sep to 14 Oct 2023
📍 Chinatown

For more information, visit Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2023.


16. Singapore River Festival 2023 – River of Lights and Colours

Singapore River Festival 2023

Get ready to be swept off your feet by a whirlwind of exhilarating experiences, as the Singapore River transforms into a mesmerising hub of culinary delights, pulsating parties and shows, invigorating wellness activities and immersive Augmented Reality experiences! 💫

Gather your loved ones and prepare to dive into a month-long festival that offers excitement like never before, and memories that will last a lifetime! 🤩️️️️️️

📅 7 Sep to 1 Oct 2023
📍 Singapore River

For more information, visit Singapore River Festival 2023.


17. Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 @ Gardens By The Bay 滨海花园庆中秋

Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens By The Bay 2023 Entrance

Join us in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival as lanterns light up the Gardens in the evenings! Be sure to capture beautiful memories with your family and friends as you wander picturesque paths lined with colourful lanterns inspired by Chinese mythology, legends and cultures depicting reunion, fate and affinity.

📅 15 Sep to 1 Oct 2023
⏰ 6pm – 10pm daily
📍 Gardens by the Bay
🏷 Free Admission

For more information, visit Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 @ Gardens By The Bay.


18. Mid-Autumn Festival @ Jurong Lake Gardens – Lights by the Lake

Jurong Lake Gardens 2023 Lights by the Lake

Discover the allure of exquisitely handcrafted lantern displays, meticulously created by skilled artisans from China, adorning our beautiful Gardens. Engage in a plethora of enjoyable activities and experiences.

Come, be a part of this magnificent celebration and bask in the enchanting ambiance of Lights by The Lake 2023, set amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Jurong Lake Gardens!

📅 16 Sep to 1 Oct 2023
📍 Lakeside Field, Jurong Lake Gardens

For more information, visit Mid-Autumn Festival @ Jurong Lake Gardens 2023.


19. PassionArts Festival 2023 Celebrates ‘Blossom of Colours’

Experience the captivating display of creativity and collaboration, as the highly anticipated PAssionArts Festival returns. The Festival continues to co-create with the community, transforming our heARTlands into a mesmerising tapestry of art and culture in diverse hues and forms. Blooming across Singapore, PAssionArts Festival 2023 offers 60 Art Villages, each with an immersive array of art experiences that at least 50,000 residents can look forward to.

📅 2 Jul to 30 Sep 2023

For more information, visit PassionArts Festival 2023.


20. Mid-Autumn Festival with The Woodleigh Mall

Woodleigh Mall Mid-Autumn Festival

Create joyously sweet family moments whilst celebrating Mid-Autumn festival at The Woodleigh Mall through a series of Mid-Autumn themed activities and rewards. Shoppers can look forward to colourful light installations, an insta-worthy lantern tunnel and family-friendly workshops at the atrium as well as a Lantern Walk for charity. Bring your family and friends down to The Woodleigh Mall and be a part of this fun-filled experience!

📅 15 to 24 Sep 2023
📍 The Woodleigh Mall

For more information, visit The Woodleigh Mall Mid-Autumn Festival 2023.


21. Now Is Not The Time Exhibition

Now Is Not The Time Exhibition

“Now Is Not The Time” is a modern immersive art installation that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Singapore’s Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew. The exhibition is open to the public daily from 11 am till 8 pm from 10th till 24th Sep 2023.

The exhibition blends virtual production, AI, generative art, architecture, sculpture art, film, and music to deliver a unique experience, and is designed to appeal to all ages through Instagram-worthy visuals and the incorporation of interactive Alternate Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Visitors can look forward to appreciating original works by local art schools, and artists from Singapore and abroad.

📅 10 to 24 Sep 2023
⏰ 11am – 8pm, daily
📍 25 Pasir Panjang Rd Singapore 117536
🏷 FREE for the public

Visitors are required to register at here and select your preferred time slots (in 30-minute blocks).

Age Restriction: The exhibition is open for ages 13 years old and above.


22. Crea8 Sustainability Competition exhibition 2023

Crea8 Sustainability Competition exhibition 2023

Organised by PacificLight, the 2023 Crea8 Sustainability Competition exhibition is currently on display at the Singapore Discovery Centre till 8 October 2023.

This year’s theme ‘The Green Key’ challenging students to dive deeper into their understanding of sustainability through imaginative artwork and videos, aimed at creating awareness on its issues.

The exhibition at Singapore Discovery Centre (510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365), is open to the public from 12pm to 6pm on weekdays, and 11am to 7pm on weekends/public & school term holiday, from 9 September 2023 to 8 October 2023. No prior registration is required.


23. VivoCity Garden of Lights with Sanrio Characters

VivoCity Mid Autumn Festival Hello Kitty

In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, VivoCity, Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination mall, is thrilled to unveil its inaugural collaboration with Sanrio. Themed “Garden of Lights”, the Sky Park will come alive with iconic Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Kuromi, My Melody, Badtz-Maru and more.

📅 31 Aug to 1 Oct 2023
📍 VivoCity Sky Park

For more information, visit VivoCity Mid-Autumn Festival 2023.


24. Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival giant panda lanterns

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and learn about Chinese traditions and customs at the 12th edition of SYSNMH’s Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival! The Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Mooncake Festival) falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and is one of the most important festivals for Chinese communities around the world.

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival Open House

📅 23 & 24 Sep 2023
⏰ 10am – 6.30pm
📍 Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
🏷 Free admission with ticketed activities

For more information, visit Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2023.


25. CMSG ‘LKY100 – The Boy Who Became Prime Minister’ Exhibition

LKY100 - The Boy Who Became Prime Minister Quotes Mirror

What were founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s growing up years like, and what did he have to overcome in order to become a man who helped build Singapore into a thriving cosmopolitan city? In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Mr Lee’s birth, Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG) has launched its latest exhibition – LKY100 – The Boy Who Became Prime Minister – which traces the late Mr Lee’s story from his childhood to his career as a statesman, and examines the values he espoused and the legacy he left behind.

📅 19 Aug 2023 to 14 Jan 2024
📍 Children’s Museum Singapore

For more information, visit Children’s Museum Singapore ‘LKY100’ Exhibition.


26. Singapore Cable Car POKÉMON Experience

singapore cable car 50th anniversary pokemon

Visitors to Mount Faber Peak, Harbourfront and Sentosa will catch a glimpse of a rare sight – an eye-catching line of 67 Poké Ball cabins soaring 100 metres above sea level. The exteriors of cable car cabins on the Mount Faber Line will be wrapped in the recognisable red and white colours of Poké Balls.

📅 1 May to 30 Sep 2023

For more information, visit cSingapore Cable Car POKÉMON Experience.


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27. Avatar: The Experience at Gardens by the Bay

Avatar The Experience world of Pandora

Avatar: The Experience debuts at Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay. This immersive walkthrough event based on the global blockbuster film, AVATAR, is a uniquely designed collaboration between Cityneon Holdings, Disney Location-Based Experiences, and James Cameron and Jon Landau’s Lightstorm Entertainment.

📅 28 Oct 2022 to 30 Sep 2023
⏱ 9am – 9pm
📍 Cloud Forest

You can get your tickets via Klook.

For more information, visit Avatar: The Experience at Cloud Forest.


28. Love the Last March – Witness the World’s Longest Sculpture to Save Wildlife

Love the Last March Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Depicting the greatest animal march on Planet Earth, join us on Endangered Species Day 2023 (19th May) as Singapore plays host to the longest sculpture in the world – Love The Last March!

Designed by internationally renowned artists, Gillie and Marc are here for the first time with their biggest sculpture yet! Well-known for their monumental public sculptures that bring awareness to wildlife through their art are seen in major capital cities across the globe. An augmented reality also awaits the public, allowing the animal sculptures to leap out of their static bronze bodies and begin their march, making it seem as though they are marching LIVE together for their lives.

📅 19 May 2023 to 18 May 2024
📍 Gardens by the Bay

For more information, visit Love the Last March.


Note: All details are correct as at the time of publishing. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in the compilation. Readers are advised to check with the respective owners / event organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.

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