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It’s 2 weeks away to the end-of-year school holidays! The final break for the year. Would you believe us if we told you that there’s abundant free programmes/activities for your family to indulge in this coming holidays? And who says learning has to be confined within the school grounds? There’s an opportunity to learn anywhere you are.

 

1. Story of the Forest

A visual spectacle, Story of the Forest is an immersive installation that transforms 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings into 3D animations. Through stunning artistry and creative technology, it invites you to interact with the animated wildlife of the Malay Peninsula in the 19th century up close. Learn more about the various flora and fauna by downloading the Story of the Forest app,

 

Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: National Museum

Use this Family Time Guide to make learning more fun for your kids:

https://www.nationalmuseum.sg/-/media/nms2017/documents/education/family-time-guide-singapore-history-gallery.pdf

 

Check out other exhibits at the National Museum here:

https://www.nationalmuseum.sg/our-exhibitions/exhibition-list

 

2. Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG

This year’s Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG just got bigger and healthier! Venture through different worlds and embark on exciting activities complete with the best health tips to kick-start new healthy habits. Learn to create healthy dishes,  bring balance back to your inner health, and sweat it out in mass workouts. A family that stays healthy together, stays happy together!

 

Date: 10-11 Nov 2018

Time: 11am-8pm

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub

Details: https://www.healthhub.sg/programmes/101/healthy-lifestyle-festival-sg

 

 

Other free fitness activities worth exploring

Active Family Programme (for families with children aged 6-12) Get fit together in activities like bowling, archery, and even Nerf combat! Who says getting fit had to cost? For more details and to register,

click https://www.healthhub.sg/programmes/142/MoveIt

 

#YouthFitFam (for youths aged 13-18) Get that adrenaline pumping through new sports like Jumping Fitness, Bollybeats, and Bouldering! For more details and to register, click https://cprmsadfs.hpb.gov.sg/hpbonline/Events.aspx

 

HPB provides a range of FREE programmes to ensure Singaporeans have access to quality fitness programmes. For the full listing of free HPB programmes, click https://www.healthhub.sg/programmes/listing

 

3. Storytime at the Library

Have you checked out some of our swanky new libraries such as Tampines, Yishun and Bedok Public Library? If you haven’t, now’s a great time! Unlike before, libraries no longer serve to just be a space for you to read. Stepping into a library is now like stepping into a different world. One such example are the Storytime sessions. Held daily in different parts of the island and in different languages, watch stories come alive.

 

Time/Venue: Various

For: Families with children aged 4-10

 

For the full listing of the Storytime sessions, click https://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/storytelling.pdf

 

4. Ecolife Family Tour

This family tour introduces Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Coney Island and their biodiversity. The tour is made engaging for parents and children with quizzes and photo hunts, among other activities.

 

Date: 3 / 17 Nov

Time: 9am-11am

Venue: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park / Coney Island

 

Other NParks activities worth exploring 

Open House at Teck Seng’s Place

Always wondered what kampung life in the 1970s wais like? Now you can! Bring your parents along and take them back in time. Note: This is a self-guided tour.

 

Dates: 6, 10, 11, 24, 25 Nov 2018

Time: 10am-2pm

Venue: Teck Seng’s Place, Pulau Ubin

 

Rain Forest Tour

Since the tour first launched in 2001, it remains the most popular. Find out about the ecosystem of the Gardens’ Rain Forest and its importance. Register at the Visitor Centre.

 

Dates: 10 Nov 2018

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am, 4pm

Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens

 

For the full listing of NPark’s programmes and to register, go here: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/events

 

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