It’s the last quarter of 2023! October is a month of celebrations with Children’s Day, PSLE Marking Days and Halloween to look forward to! It’s also a nerve-wracking period for students (and parents) who are taking the PSLE!

Check out our list of happenings in Singapore for October 2023 if you’re looking for ideas on how to spend the day or week.

1. LCentral Early Bird Enrollment (Free Smiggle Bag)

LCentral Early Enrollment 2024

Exciting news! LCentral is thrilled to announce that registration for 2024 is now open!

Parents of students entering Primary One in the upcoming year are invited for a complimentary diagnostic assessment. This assessment will provide valuable insights into your child’s English proficiency, ensuring a tailored learning experience.

At LCentral, we believe in nurturing confident communicators and proficient readers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to kick-start your child’s educational journey with us. Join us for a personalized assessment and let’s embark on a successful learning adventure together!

Enrol now and secure your child’s spot at LCentral.

Register early to redeem a Free Smiggle Bag. T&C Apply

All LCentral centres except Woodlands, Jurong East, Punggol and Habour Front

Register Now


2. Families – The Building Blocks of Singapore (FABS Study)

A-Star SICS FABS study

Having two loving, supportive parents can provide the child with emotional warmth, support, and the development of critical cognitive, emotional, and social skills.

Join us at in our mission to translate scientific findings into real-world solutions that make a difference.

For more information, visit A-Star FABS Study.


3. Be Your Child’s First Influencer!

HPB You Are Your Child's First Teacher

Looking for things to do over the next two weekends? Join Health Promotion Board, Singapore for joy-filled activities to share with your child – and the best part? It’s absolutely free!

📅 22 Oct 2023
⏰ 10am – 6pm
📍 Woodlands Regional Library

📅 28 Oct 2023
⏰ 11am – 7pm
📍 library@harbourfront

Get ready to explore a new world without screens with your little ones and make a pledge to be your child’s first influencer. Learn more here.

Learn More

For more information, visit Be Your Child’s First Influencer!.


4. Mandarin Right Brain Training for children aged 5 to 8 years old

Happy Train Right Brain Training 5 to 8 years old

Happy Train is introducing the NEW “Happy Solo” classes for children aged 5 to 8 years old.

When children reach the age of 7 or 8, they begin to think with more complexity and sophistication. As the brain prunes some established connections, they start to reorganise the remaining connections to make them more efficient.

Our Happy Solo programme is specially designed to ensure that the learning in Happy Train is always effective.

Classes will commence in October 2023. Find out more here.

For more information, visit Happy Train Mandarin Right Brain Training.


5. Ichiban Montessori Open House

Ichiban Montessori Open House

Looking to enrol your child in a preschool that develops confident, reflective and independent learners, who will make a difference in their community? Head down Ichiban Montessori’s Open House to find out how more about their curriculum! Tours are strictly on appointment basis.

📅 7, 14 and 21 Oct 2023
⏱ 9am – 1pm

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

Register your interest here!

Register Now

For more information, visit Ichiban Montessori Open House.


6. The New Age Parents TNAP Awards 2023

The New Age Parents TNAP Awards 2023

Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of these remarkable brands as they emerge victorious in TNAP Awards 2023 (Education) and TNAP Awards 2023 (Home Essentials and Mum & Baby Care)!

The New Age Parents TNAP Awards 2023 Spot & Win Contest

Ready to snag some enticing prizes? Wait no more! Get in on the action with our The New Age Parents Awards 2023 Spot & Win Contest for a shot at winning. Head over to the TNAP Awards 2023 Spot & Win Contest to join in. Best of luck!


7. VitaKids x The New Age Parents Giveaway

VitaKids x TNAP Giveaway

It’s time for a fantastic giveaway to celebrate our community of health-conscious parents! 🎉 We are giving away 5 incredible VitaKids prize packs (each worth $89), filled with health and wellness goodies that your family will love.

Find out how to win VitaKids x The New Age Parents Giveaway.


8. Discover The Amazing ‘Palm Trembling’ Qigong Technique

Bai Yin Qigong Youtube Live

Discover the 3-minute ‘SuperExercise’ (Invented 3,000 years ago) which has helped Singaporean parents relieve pain, sleep properly, manage weight and more.

For more information, visit Bai Yin Qigong.


9. Celebrate This Deepavali at the Indian Heritage Centre

Indian Heritage Centre Deepvali Celebrations 2023

Join us for a month-long celebration of Deepavali at IHC! Experience traditional food, fashion, and activities that showcase our diverse Indian culture. Celebrate the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Don’t miss out!

📅 14 Oct to 12 Nov 2023
⏰ 10am – 6pm DAILY, except Mondays
📍 Indian Heritage Centre

For more information, visit Deepavali @ Indian Heritage Centre.


10. FREE entry to Changi Experience Studio at Jewel

Changi Experience Studio at Jewel

Celebrate the end of PSLE exams with FREE entry to Changi Experience Studio at Jewel.

Get ready to rejoice, as the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) come to a close! All PSLE students can unwind and celebrate at the Changi Experience Studio – a-state-of-the-art digital attraction at Jewel – for free! One student can enter for free with every paying adult.

🗓️4 to 31 Oct 2023

For more information, visit FREE entry to Changi Experience Studio at Jewel.


11. 7oaks Preschool’s Learning Festival

7oaks Preschool Learning Festival 2023

Come celebrate Children’s Day with us! Admission is free and there will be hands-on activities, educational workshops, performances, and more. It’s the perfect opportunity for the whole family to learn and have fun together. Buy a coupon* for $8 to redeem a goodie bag worth $15.

*Coupons are limited and available while supplies last.

📅 7 Oct 2023
⏰ 10am – 4pm
📍 Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408601, Exhibition Hall 1 & 2, Level 1

For more information, visit 7oaks Preschool’s Learning Festival.


12. F&N Magnolia Hello Kitty Ice Cream

F&N Magnolia Hello Kitty Ice Cream StickPhoto Credit: F&N Foods

Transcending generations, the blend of a prominent and endearing character with that of the irresistible flavours from F&N Magnolia, creates a charming indulgence, capturing the hearts of the young and young-at-heart. The limited-edition F&N Magnolia Hello Kitty Ice Cream Stick is a fun and playful fusion that serves not only as a treat for the taste buds but also as a feast for the eyes.

For more information, visit F&N Magnolia Hello Kitty Ice Cream.


13. National Museum of Singapore X KIND KONES: NMS Sorbet Giveaway

NMS X KIND KONES NMS Sorbet Giveaway

Come celebrate the National Museum of Singapore’s 136th birthday with a scoop of ‘mystery flavour’ NMS sorbet! Five lucky visitors who can guess the correct flavour of the sorbet will also receive a $20 gift card courtesy of Kind Kones!

📅 7 and 8 Oct 2023
⏰ 1pm – 3pm and 4pm – 6pm*
📍 Level 2 Glass Atrium, National Museum of Singapore

*Giveaways will be on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.

For more information, visit NMS Sorbet Giveaway.


14. Free Concert at SBG

Thomson Jazz Club’s two big bands, Thomson Big Band and Thomson Swing Band will be back to delight the crowd at the Singapore Botanic Gardens after a 3-year hiatus. Thomson Swing Band will dazzle with their jazz rendition of classic songs like It Had To Be You and When I Fall In Love.

📅 8 Oct 2023
⏱ 6pm – 7pm
📍 Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

For more information, visit Free Concert at SBG.


15. Free Vanilla Cone at McDonald’s®

McDonald's Celebrates Small WinsImage credit: McDonald’® Singapore

This Children’s Day, McDonald’s is celebrating the small wins for children! “My Happy Little Wins” is a heartwarming campaign that honours the small, everyday successes of children. From October 4 – 8, parents are invited to bring their children below the age of 12 to any McDonald’s restaurant to revel in their victories – however big or small. They will be met with fanfare from the McDonald’s crew and even receive a celebratory sweet treat!

For more information, visit McDonald’s® Celebrates Small Wins for Children This Children’s Day.


16. SBG Children’s Day Special: Forest Discovery Challenge 2.0

SBG Children's Day Special Forest Discovery Challenge

Celebrate the Children’s Day school holiday with us at the Forest Discovery Centre at OCBC Arboretum! Explore the fascinating differences between young native wildlife and their adult counterparts, and engage your mind and hands in an exciting forest discovery challenge. Bring home an enamel pin featuring Singapore’s native wildlife when you complete this challenge!

Suitable for children in P3 – P6
📅 6 Oct 2023
📍 Singapore Botanic Gardens, Gallop Extension

⏰ 1st session: 9.30am – 10.30am (Click here to register)
⏰ 2nd session: 11am – 12pm (Registration full. Click here to register for waitlist)


17. Octoburst! A Children’s Festival

Octoburst! 2023 - A Children's Festival Esplanade

Octoburst! returns on October 6, 2023, at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, celebrating Children’s Day with an exciting lineup of performances and activities for all ages. From lively music performances to inspiring roving acts and creative crafts, the event offers a day of entertainment and wonder for both children and adults alike.

📅 6 to 8 Oct 2023
📍 Esplanade

For more information, visit Octoburst! 2023.


18. Hop on Board and Traverse the Japan Rail Fair 2023!

Japan Rail Fair Photo-Taking Session with JAL Flight Attendants

The Japan Rail Fair 2023 will feature 23 booths and welcomes one and all to be introduced, or reacquainted, to all things Japanese over three days – from an array of free family-friendly performances and activities, to a delightful variety of food and beverages.

📅 13 to 15 Oct 2023
📍 Urban Park, Guoco Tower

For more information, visit Japan Rail Fair 2023.


19. Families for Life (FFL) Celebrating our Grands Picnic

Families for Life (FFL) Celebrating our Grands Picnic

Spend quality family time at Families for Life (FFL) picnic @ Gardens by the Bay, in a celebration of the strong intergenerational bonds of families. This nation-wide celebration, held a day after Children’s Day, aims to foster the family values of Love, Care & Concern, Commitment, and Respect in the young.

📅 Saturday, 7 Oct 2023
⏰ 4pm to 7pm (Picnic registration starts from 3.45pm)
📍 Gardens by the Bay, West Lawn
🏷 Admission is free

For more information, visit Families for Life (FFL) Picnic.


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 event organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.

Trick or Treat? Halloween is on 31 October and we have compiled a list of Halloween Parties and Events in Singapore 2023 just for you.

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