New Year, New Fun

Christmas over, stuck for things to do? Well fret not! We’ve handpicked some of the best things to do and see for families in the New Year.

Magical mystery tour

Enter a magician’s playground – with 7 top international illusionists perform mind-bending, modern magic that will have the whole family enthralled.

When: 17 Feb – 4 Mar 2012

Where: Marina Bay Sands theatre, see The Illusionists.


Full house

Three live theatre adaptations of best-selling children’s picture books are coming to town, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Stick Man and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Pick one or see them all.

When: The Tiger Who Came To Tea: 26 Jan – 4 Feb, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 29 Jan – 12 Feb: Stick Man: 3-12 Feb 2012

Where: DBS Arts Centre, see kidsfest website

Flying High

Get some hyper-realistic 3D thrill action in the incredible world of the Transformers. Save the planet while you race through the city, zipping through tunnels and down city streets hanging on for dear life. While your there, don’t miss the new Hollywood Dreams parade featuring floats of favourite movie characters with a cast of over 100 performers.

When: Transformers ride now open, Hollywood Dreams runs once a day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and is free with admission.

Where: Universal Studios, Resorts World, Sentosa

Child’s Play

One for the younger ones, The Baby Panda, specially written for the 2-4 year olds, is an interactive, music-filled story about the adventures of a playful Panda.

When: 2-4 Feb 2012

Where: The Esplanade, see The Esplanade website.

Fairy tale fantasy

Follow childhood fairy tale favourites, Hansel and Gretel, as they leap from the frying pan into the fire, in a musical theatre treat for the whole family (age 4+).

When: 28 Feb – 4 Mar 2012

Where: Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis, see ACT3 website.

Lanterns & fireworks

Don’t miss the festivities to celebrate Chinese New Year. The spectacular River Hong Bao Festival includes 70 giant lanterns and a fireworks display (beginning at 1230am) which is a symbolic gesture to drive away bad luck for the new year.

When: 22 Jan 2012

Where: Marina Bay see Your Singapore website.

Run wild

Overindulged over Christmas? Then, get your running shoes on. Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are opening their doors for the Safari Zoo Run. There’s even a 6km fun run kids aged 3+. Register soon if you want a place.

When: 5 Feb 2012

Where: Singapore Zoo, see Safari Zoo Run

Sky High

Adrenaline-pumping aerobatics and daredevil stunts are set to amaze at the Singapore Airshow, and give families and friends, young and old, a weekend of thrills and fun.

When: 18-19 Feb 2012

Where: Changi Exhibition Centre see Singapore Air Show for all the details.


Need more?

Check out our Top Ten List of things to do with kids in Singapore or cruise our Kids Section for more inspiration!