It’s the year end, and what better way to lift the spirits of your playful preschooler than by letting them out to play? Not to run wild, free and unsupervised, but with one loving eye placed on them, of course.
Here’s how you can keep the energiser bunnies happy while making sure you get enough of a parental peace of mind. Bring the brood to these 5 fun-filled events where the young ones – and also, you – can get happy, stay safe and maybe even learn a thing or two.
1. Baby Shark LIVE: The Hidden Treasure
Before you know it, it’s time for you and the whole family to go “Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo” again with some cutesy characters. Nope, not the two-note theme from Jaws, but the inescapable earworm-y tune from Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark”.
Yes, everyone’s favourite fishy fella from the deep blue ocean returns this December to our shores in a 75-minute live theatre show, along with Pinkfong the cheerful fox, Hogi the forest green hedgehog and all of the other aquatic friends and family (Mommy and Daddy Shark included).
In this show, the town of Reefville is seen welcoming the Shark Family, with Baby Shark, Pinkfong and Hogi teaming up to join in the town’s First Annual Treasure Hunt. To find the hidden treasure, the trio will have to solve riddles and head to a mysterious shipwreck, all the while, dancing and singing.
That means your kiddo and you will also get to join in the “seadventure” by twisting, hopping and warbling along, and learning about treasuring loved ones, too!
Baby Shark LIVE: The Hidden Treasure, 24 to 26 December 2021, at The Theatre at Mediacorp. Click here to get the full details and to book tickets.
BONUS: SAFRA members get to enjoy 20% off all ticket categories for Baby Shark LIVE: The Hidden Treasure. Click here for more information.
2. Peppa Pig Happy Day Interactive Play
If you haven’t heard, the world of Peppa Pig has been brought to life in Singapore! Yes, scenes from the animated series starring the preschooler’s favourite superstar porcine and her pals are now recreated in real life for the enjoyment of all of her fans in this interactive event.
You and your little one get to visit a soft play area, as well as installations of countryside, garden and city scenes, featuring life-sized, three-dimensional character statues so everyone can get playful posing for pictures with them.
What’s more, there are plentiful themed interactive video projections that will engage the LOs into hopping into muddy puddles, racing in running competitions and watering plants in a garden.
The highlight? Everyone in the family pen gets to meet and greet Peppa Pig or George Pig in the characters’ living room set-up!
Peppa Pig Happy Day Interactive Play, 3 November 2021 to 13 February 2022, Marina Square Level 3, #03-208/209. Click here to get the full details and to book tickets.
BONUS: SAFRA members get to enjoy 10% off tickets for Peppa Pig Happy Day Interactive Play. Click here for more information.
3. Jumptopia: Holiday Village
Have active tykes with loads of extra energy? Then let them loose at this humongous activity park.
Organised by Kiztopia, this 6 week-long amusement affair takes place over a whopping 44,000 sq-foot area at Hall B of the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. And, boyyy, are there lots for your little adventurer go wild over.
15 giant bouncy castles, with new, comprehensive play concepts such as mazes, swings, slides, obstacle courses, human-sized bubble balls and faux rock climbing.
Adventure courses and games such as Bell’s Bakery Shop, Tiger’s Olympic Range, Drago’s Adventure Land and Happy’s Fashion Maze.
Toddler-friendly mini ball pits and obstacle courses.
Phew. If you think reading this list is exhausting, imagine taking your powered-up ranger to the park – it’s going to be way more exhilarating!
Jumptopia: Holiday Village, 19 November 2021 to 2 January 2022, at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall B, Marina Bay Sands. Click here to get the full details and to book tickets.
4. Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration
This one’s for the kids – and, also for you kidults. An all-encompassing exhibition-slash-immersive experience, featuring all things Mickey Mouse. As the legendary black and white (and red) cartoon icon would say, “that sure is swell!”
Brought in all the way from the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, this multimedia showcase is landing here for the first time in Asia, which means us peeps on the isle will be the numero unos in the region to view this awesome show.
Expect 7 different themed experiences such as “Forever Mickey” (imagine getting lost in an infinity of Mickey Mouse ear hats) and “Mickey & Minnie’s Love” (a room that promises some cosy fun).
The ones to look out for are “Mickey Loves Singapore”, a special made-for-SG installation, and the Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration store retailing exclusive Singapore-only and Singapore-inspired Mickey merchandise.
So this celebration’s is not only ultra Instagrammable, but also “buyable” and memorable!
Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration, 19 November 2021 to 20 March 2022, at Suntec Convention Centre. Click here to get the full details and to book tickets.
5. CoComelon at CLOVE
All play and no food makes Jacks and Jills hangry brats. And, you really don’t need a crying mood-spoiler on a supposed fun outing.
The solution: Feed your little monster with love and yummy nom-noms at CLOVE, touted as Swissôtel The Stamford’s “all-day dining destination” that’s done up extra special as the world’s first CoComelon-themed restaurant for the year-end.
While it may not be your regular kiddie-event, it definitely will be an event for the moppet-aged fans of this popular YouTube animation series. And, it certainly qualifies as a “fun-fare” fiesta for foodies, too.
Here’s why: Tables converted into booths and school buses (so your petite passengers can dine and “ride” at the same time) and lots of themed colouring placemats, keyboard-design floor stickers, hanging mobiles, character standees, posters and a photo wall featuring all of the CoComelon stars against a backdrop of Singapore’s iconic spots.
Meaning your sprouts can play to their heart’s delight after their tum-tums are filled, and you can get many opportunities for that money shot for Instagram. Plus, a wide variety of balloons, merchandise and toys for you to buy as gifts for your tykes to bring more CoComelon-ish excitement back home.
And the biggest “why” – the too-cute-to-chomp chow. A sampler of the dishes: A colourful CoComelon Rubik Cube made with Trio Melon, tropical fruits, yoghurt and mint from the hotel’s Aquaponics farm; the TomTom Favourite Burger that has chewy Angus beef stuffed between brioche buns and served with French fries.
There’s also creative desserts such as The Ba-Nay-Nay (a banana, chocolate, yoghurt and biscoff smoothie) and Wheels on the Bus (created from Oreo, cream, milk and vanilla ice cream). Just you try not to steal off your bambino’s plate.
CoComelon at CLOVE (walk-in basis only), from 15 November 2021,
2 Stamford Road, Level 2, Swissôtel The Stamford, 178882, www.swissotel-singapore-stamford.com/restaurants-bars/cocomelonatclove; +65 6431 6156
Click here to get the full details.