To bring the children closer to nature, the first Singapore Botanic Gardens Children’s Festival is going to be organised from November 11 to 26, announced National Parks Board (NParks) today.
Children of all ages are being invited to get in touch with nature through games, craft, storytelling, investigations and walks. There will also be performances and movie screenings.
The festival will run for about two weeks at the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden and around the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Children will also learn about farms, composting and propagation techniques. They will also be able to participate in daily hands-on activities and demonstrations. In one of the programmes, kids can learn how to make snacks and beautify them through food art as well as learn about healthy eating.
On weekends, children can enjoy the festival activities and performances, and movie screenings at the Eco-Garden including The Lego Batman Movie. There will also be interactive performances where children can meet and greet Speedy the Squirrel, Lizzie the Monitor Lizard and other performance characters.
There will be activity booths for three fun-filled weekends where various games will be available and children can win prizes.
All festival programmes are free of charge and more information can be found on www.nparks.gov.sg/childrensfestival, NParks said.