October means the welcoming of both Halloween and Oktoberfest (both equally un-child-friendly.) While you can reserve those events for a blast with your social circle, here’s a list of family-friendlier activities for kids that will keep you occupied over the next 4 weekends instead.
1. Get Trick or Treatin’ at Universal Studios
Thinking of spicing things up this Halloween… but afraid your kiddos might get too freaked out? Universal Studios Singapore is running a kid-friendly themed parade this year, with the Sweet and Sour Squad out and about parading. (Think of them as your Alice in Wonderland characters who have too many sweet treats to share!) There will also be meet and greet with the Minions, Rock N’ Trolls, as well as Sesame Street – definitely no shortage of fun activities for kids here!
If you’re planning a trip here – be sure to come all decked out in your brightest, most whimsical colours!
Location: Universal Studios Singapore
When: 7 September to 6 November
Price: $58 per child; $68 per adult; $268 for family package (2 adults, 1 child)
2. Baker’s Brew Junior Workshops
All through the month of October, Baker’s Brew will be holding regular classes for kids who wish to nurture this delicate skill. There are a variety of classes you can sign up for, depending on what type of desserts you’d like to bake – from flavourful ones such as Hershey S’mores bars and Mandarin pineapple tarts to cartoon-inspired like the Poké Ball cookies, Easter egg nest and burger cupcakes.
These activities for kids are suitable for those aged 4 to 12 years old. Plus, if your kid’s birthday happens to fall in October, they are also open to hosting private bake workshops and birthday parties!
Location: Baker’s Brew @ Paragon
When: All through October
Price: $58 per class (1h 15min)
3. Splashin’ Time at Hydrodash
If you have yet to check out this bouncy water castle, maybe it’s time to! Take a trip down to Palawan Beach this weekend and have a splashing good time. Suitable for kids aged 5 and above, this play zone is split into Zone 1 (for kids 5 and above) and Zone 2 (for kids 7 and above).
While you’re here, expect to spend up to an hour flying up in the air, before crashing right into the seas of this floating aqua park.
Location: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Price: From $13 for a 1-hour ticket slot
4. Bid Goodbye to Jurong Bird Park
As Jurong Bird Park sets to close on 3rd January 2023 to prepare for its new home in Mandai Wildlife Reserve, parents can expect the attraction to be swarmed with visitors till year end.
Until then, feel free to head down to pay homage to its OG location. Home to 135 species of birds, we’re sure your little kiddos will be fascinated by the likes of colourful doves, mynas, and even penguins!
Plus… you there’s plenty more activities for kids here, including live shows and the chance to feed the animals!
Location: Jurong Bird Park
When: Until 3rd January 2023
Price: $38 for adult; $25 for child
5. Free Tours at the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Want to get tramping through the bushes? Singapore Botanic Gardens is hosting free nature tours in their compound for kids aged 3 and above. The best part? It’s free! All you have to do is show up early and snag your slot – as availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
You can choose from two different tours – the Learning Forest Tour (8 and 22 October) which will take you through freshwater forest wetland ecosystems, as well as a Rainforest Tour (8 October). Each session will last for about an hour, as you explore with a volunteer guide!
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens
When: 8 and 22 October
6. Catch the BBC Earth Screening Festival
Lay out under the magic of the SuperTree Grove to catch the BBC Earth documentary this October. This month’s screening will feature Frozen Planet II and Frozen Ocean, giving your kids a comprehensive idea of what life looks like in these icy lands. If they have always been intrigued by polar ice caps and white snow bears, this is the perfect activity to take them out for!
Location: Gardens by the Bay, SuperGrove Tree
When: 15 October, 5.30pm
7. 2D1N Halloween Intertidal Camp & BBQ
Like all things spooky, mysterious and interesting? This Halloween camp will just the right amount of educational and thrilling for your family, especially suited for kids aged 7 to 12.
Over 2 days (29 and 30 October), you’ll spend the weekend having tons of outdoor fun – from a Halloween dress-up BBQ dinner, to a night time intertidal beach walk, morning family yoga, and art and craft sessions. Fret not if you’re worried about sleeping arrangements – the price you pay will include accommodation at Netheravon Terrace (yes, it’s also air-conditioned!)
Location: 25 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508506 (Changi)
When: 29 to 30 October
Price: From $650 per family (3 pax)
8. Fright Night at Asian Civilisations Museum: ACM After Dark
Over the past few years, Halloween has been welcomed through the doors of an uncanny location – the Asian Civilisations Museum. While this year’s event has not been confirmed, this will be something you’d want to keep your eyes peeled for.
If you do not wish to entertain your kids staying wide awake in fear for the night, we suggest to skip this event. Otherwise, this annual ACM After Dark event is pretty novel – expect chilling performances and spooky dressed-up characters, discussions of paranormal activities, and some storytelling of ghastly tales.
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum
Lots Of Fun Activities For Kids In Singapore This October 2022!
While booze and overly-spooky activities may not be found in this list of activities for kids, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun! As we come to a gradual end of the year, this will be a great time to slow down with your family as you take stock of the past few months!