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Celebrate Children’s Day with furry & feathered friends!

By Ninart LuiEvents - 30 September 2011 2:34 PM | Updated 2:59 PM

Celebrate Children’s Day with furry & feathered friends!

Happy Children’s Day, everyone! We’re lucky this year as Children’s Day falls on a Saturday, which means the whole family can enjoy a whole weekend (or more) of the ongoing festivities.

This year, Wildlife Reserves Singapore has joined forces to host a bumper crop of activities specially tailored for the young ones. So head on down this weekend (or even the next) for an experience your kids won’t forget!

At the Singapore Zoo, meet the world’s smallest breed of horse at the Make a Falabella Friend Today pitstop (Oct 3-7), or get your kids involved in coloring a vision of a rainforest scene with different animals at the Special Rainforest Alive booth (Oct 3-9), with additional face and hand painting activities available from Oct 7-9.


If your young ones have a thing for giraffes, don’t forget to join in the Grand Giraffe Parade (Oct 3-6 outside the entrance retail shop, Singapore Zoo and Oct 7-9 at Rainforest Kidzworld) for the perfect photo opportunity.

The fun doesn’t stop once Children’s Day is over. Head on down from Oct 7-9 as well for two additional treats awaiting your kids at the Zoo. Quirky magician Uncle Jimbo will be waiting for them at the zoo entrance with his bag of magic tricks, as well as a full show at the Rainforest Kidsworld.


Zoo in-house researcher Dr Ooz is also on a secret mission to nab nasty poachers before more animals get harmed – get the whole family involved and learn a valuable lesson on why the survival of the animals is important to our well-being on this planet.

Over at the Bird Park, Meet and Greet Our Feathered Friends (Oct 3-9) lets inquisitive minds get up close with some of the stars of the Bird Park as presenters share interesting trivia on them, while  Dr Squawk’s Flightless Feathery Friends gives a unique insight in avian creatures which cannot fly but are no less loveable.


For more educational entertainment, the Food and Feathers Trail allows kids to learn about the relationship between the diets of man and birds, as well as the impact that our environments and the birds have on each other.

Lastly, brace your tummies for 20 minutes of non-stop laughter at Sweetheart the Ventriloquist’s show together with her flap-bulous puppet friend, Baby Pinky (Oct 7-9). Guaranteed good times all round!

For more inspiration on what’s on for kids, don’t forget to check out our October Kids guide – Plenty of plays and other October fun for kids. Have a happy Children’s Day weekend, everyone!